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1/06/2020 6:45 am  #1


Reference Threads Finder

This thread originated on CxPulp and will be updated as old threads get readded and as new reference threads appear.
The following isn’t meant to be a Best Of list but rather how to find threads dealing with specific bits of information to make it easy to find some particular bit of data (without creating a ton of Sticky threads). The person in charge of the thread noted. I’ve left out data that’s just a list of Tables of Contents and the like. Closed threads can’t be added to or changed but are preserved for historical purposes.

Raw Data

DC Who’s Who/Secret Files Master List (Andy)
List of entries in DC’s versions of the Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=158

Official Index to the Marvel Universe Key (Eric)
List of all abbreviations used in the 21st century Marvel Index series
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=169

Eliot R. Brown Schematics & Other Art (Andy)
List of all versions of Brown’sm technical art in the Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=51

Handbook "easter eggs" (David)
In-jokes and the like in Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=71

Marvel Handbook/Index/Files Chronology (Andy)
When Marvel’s reference books were published
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=109

Never Been Kissed: Encyclopedias and Files Edition (Andy)
Which entries in Marvel’s Handbook-like Encyclopedias of the early 2000s and Marvel’s Files books have never been covered in the Handbook run beginning in 2004.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=168

Never Been Kissed: Guidebooks Edition (Andy)
Which entries in the In the Comics sections have never had a full Handbook profile.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=164

Never Been Kissed in the 2000s (Andy)
Which entries in Marvel’s 1980s-1990s Handbooks have never been covered in the Handbook run beginning in 2004.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=136

Non-Marvel Handbooks (Stuart)
Handbooks and other stat sources published by a source other than Marvel, though they may involve Marvel characters
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=86

Official DC Index Master List (Andy)
List of which DC titles have been officially covered in Independent's DC Index books
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=62

Official Marvel Index Master List (Andy)
List of which Marvel titles have been officially covered in Marvel Index books
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=57

OHOTMU Books of the Dead Tracking Page (Andy)
Current living status of characters appearing in Book of the Dead handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=108

The OHOTMU Master List (Also, Files, Guidebooks and Related Works) (Andy)
All known Handbook entries/sub-entries
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=105

OHOTMU Sightings Outside the Handbooks - Current Version (Andy)
Handbook entries not actually in Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=123

OHOTMU – Straight Reprints (More or Less) (Andy)
Where to find reprints of Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=29

Poster/Pin-Up Type Entries (Andy)
For profiles/interesting schematics which aren’t in Handbook/Files format, usually very informal
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=137

Sagas (David)
List of material in Marvel Saga format
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=70

Variant Editions - Foreign or Otherwise (Andy)
Variants of single Handbooks (due to price, missing/duplicate pages, etc)
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=122

Raw Data (Closed)

OHOTMU/Encyclopedia Master List (Older, Historical Version) (Eric)
All known Handbook entries/sub-entries; reformatted and replaced by the current version
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=133

OHOTMU Sightings Outside the Handbooks - Historical Version (?)
Handbook entries not actually in Handbooks; replaced by the current version
COMING SOON!

The Facts

Absolute dating of Timely comics (RobFJ)
Technically not closed but RobFJ hasn’t joined us yet in the new site; about determining when Timely titles were actually published
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=14

Changed Premises (Andy)
Things that were canon but aren’t now
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=36

The Comic Book Index - Windows Application (Roger)
Covers Roger’s software that’s intended to amalgamate the various bits of Index data
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=268

The Evolution of the Marvel Universe (Andy)
Tracks the changes to the formatting of the Handbooks
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=214

Marvel Legacy – Windows Database Application (Roger)
Covers Roger’s software that’s intended to amalgamate the various bits of Handbook data
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=271

The Official Handbooks General Q&A Thread (any Handbook writer)
General questions about the Marvel Universe that can be answered by Handbook writers
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=429

Omniverse Map (Stuart)
Looks at the various evidence for the existence of an Omniverse
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=294

OT - Deadly Ernest, stupid wiki (Stuart)
Technically not closed but nowadays mainly covered in the Things People Keep Getting Wrong thread; Wikipedia errors.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?pid=266

Sequencing monthly and quarterly Timely issues comics (RobFJ)
Technically not closed but RobFJ hasn’t joined us yet in the new site; about determining when Timely titles were published in relation to one another.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=47

Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux (Stuart)
Various factual errors
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=293

The Facts (Closed)

Omniverse - clearing something up (Stuart)
Earlier version of the current thread looking at the larger Omniverse (not just Marvel)
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=129

Things People Keep Getting Wrong - Original Version (Stuart)
Various factual errors; later overhauled and replaced with the newer one.
https://whowatchesthewatchers.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=326
 

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1/06/2020 6:45 am  #2


Re: Reference Threads Finder

Additional historical text from CxPulp:
 
zuckyd1
06-29-2015, 09:52 AM
 
I think the poster/pin-ups thread probably deserves to be listed in the Raw Data section.
 
 
Andy E. Nystrom
06-29-2015, 07:19 PM
 

  zuckyd1 wrote:

I think the poster/pin-ups thread probably deserves to be listed in the Raw Data section.

 
I had a feeling I was missing at least one. And of course it was the one I had only just updated, sigh. Will add in a moment.
 
mal32
07-01-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Another interesting thread, thank you Andy
 
 
Andy E. Nystrom
10-17-2015, 09:42 AM

Eliot R. Brown thread added.
 
 
Andy E. Nystrom
11-02-2015, 06:35 PM
 
DC Index thread added. This is something I've wanted to get around to doing for a long time.
 
Historical text from Capes (Optional):

Andy E. Nystrom
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:49 pm

Added in the previous overlooked Marvel Legacy thread and updated links to threads that have been moved over. While CxPulp still hasn't gone dark (I guess figuring out exactly when an Incursion will destroy everything isn't an exact science) I've removed the CxPulp links to keep the traffic here. Don't want anyone to post to CxPulp and then have the post vaporized before I see it.

Andy E. Nystrom
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:12 pm

More links put back in, and the Index Key added.

Andy E. Nystrom
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:48 am

Currently reformatting the Non-Marvel Handbooks thread. One thing that came up that I previously missed because I wasn't checking in on that thread all the time is, there was some question as to what does and does not belong in that thread. My official ruling in all such cases: check this thread for whom the "thread owner" is. They have the final call as to whether something counts. So in the case of Non-Marvel, Stuart started it for a project he's working on and hasn't relinquished it, so he's the go-to person for that particular thread and so on. Other people can make suggestions but they have the final call (actually strictly speaking Stuart can overrule everybody, but as a general rule, use the go-to people here).

zuckyd1
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:21 am

  Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

Currently reformatting the Non-Marvel Handbooks thread. One thing that came up that I previously missed because I wasn't checking in on that thread all the time is, there was some question as to what does and does not belong in that thread. My official ruling in all such cases: check this thread for whom the "thread owner" is. They have the final call as to whether something counts. So in the case of Non-Marvel, Stuart started it for a project he's working on and hasn't relinquished it, so he's the go-to person for that particular thread and so on. Other people can make suggestions but they have the final call (actually strictly speaking Stuart can overrule everybody, but as a general rule, use the go-to people here).

Sounds fair. Stuart, what say you?

Remaining historical text MISSING
 

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