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The current output of this template really disturbs sentences - see for example the Pine tree article. I'm not that into WikiMedia programming which is the main reason I don't just fix it myself. Also, I have two different suggestions on how to use this template in the future:

  1. As today, but the output is changed to not exceed the general height of the sentence.
  2. As a notation system, like today's references. Seeing as I'm not that into WikiMedia programming I don't know if this could easily be done, but it seems to me that it should be easy to incorporate it into the references. {{ein|6ACV13}} -> <ref>{{e|6ACV13}}</ref>

Thoughts? Aki 02:10, 5 December 2010 (CET)

I don't like suggestion 2. It'd just complicate it for us. And the references don't look that good either. But I do agree with suggestion 1, even though I prefer the (6ACV13) alternative, which is much simpler and has been used for a long time, over this template. We could also choose Template:Es, which does the same as the one I like, but I don't see many people using it. "I still think this whole thing is against nature." San Saber 19:14, 5 December 2010 (CET)
Solution to both the problems! I have created the template {{Et}}, which is the same as {{Es}} but with the brackets (i.e. forming (6ACV13)). This can be used when reffering to an episode in a quite obvious way:
Leela was forced to live in the sewer a while back (6ACV12)).
When referencing to an episode a little more discrete, however, one can use <ref>{{e|6ACV12}}</ref> so that the flow isn't disrupted. When using this the article must have a == References == <references /> at the end, but most bigger articles already do. Example:
The Professor is inspired by, among others, Braino.[1].
Aki 19:33, 6 December 2010 (CET)
Great idea. That's a big work you did there. But I think we can still improve it. Could the template have some kind of "production code" for the movies as well? (BBS for Bender's Big Score and TBWABB for The Beast with a Billion Backs, for example.) By the way, what's Et mean? And? Extraterrestrial? Episode title? San Saber 23:11, 6 December 2010 (CET)
Et is one more than Es. Duh. Plus, you know, a message from the ETs. Aki 08:39, 7 December 2010 (CET)
LOL. But, hey, listen (or read, if you think that's better): I've been using the new template for a while now, and came across a few places where it doesn't really fit. Like, for instance, how do we reference multiple episodes at once, as we did with (3ACV02, 4ACV05, 4ACV18, TBWABB, 5ACV16, US#X02), and still use Et? (See The Futurama Holiday Spectacular#Continuity.) Oh, also: Did you think about that (TBWABB) thing? San Saber 19:06, 8 December 2010 (CET)