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21st May '18 1:50:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/ChoRenSha68K''[='=]s seventh and final stage of a given loop is numbered Stage 0. What's more, it's considered part of the next loop for numbering purposes, so Stage 0 on the first loop for example is numbered "2-0". This may be because [[spoiler:the explosion that happens at the end of this stage is seen in Stage 1]] and a full playthrough comprises two loops[[note]]Thus, the stages on the first set of loops are numbered, in order: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, ''2-0'' (end of 1st loop), 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, ''3-0'' (end of 2nd loop and the game)[[/note]].

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* ''VideoGame/ChoRenSha68K''[='=]s seventh and final stage of a given loop is numbered Stage 0. What's more, it's considered part of the next loop for numbering purposes, so Stage 0 on the first loop for example is numbered "2-0"."2-0", ''however'' it's still internally part of the same loop as the previous stage since it doesn't introduce revenge bullets just yet (or new types of revenge bullets, if you're on any loop higher than the first). This may be because [[spoiler:the explosion that happens at the end of this stage is seen in Stage 1]] and a full playthrough comprises two loops[[note]]Thus, the stages on the first set of loops are numbered, in order: 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, ''2-0'' (end of 1st loop), 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, ''3-0'' (end of 2nd loop and the game)[[/note]].
19th May '18 12:36:13 AM Arcorann
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* Donald Knuth has a tendency to give his software idiosyncratic ''version numbers''. The release versions of his font-design program METAFONT are 2, 2.7, 2.71, 2.718, etc, asymptotically leading to the constant "e"; similarly, the release versions of his typesetting program [=TeX=] are 3, 3.1, 3.14, and so on, converging to "pi".
** It's been claimed (possibly by Knuth himself) that when he dies the version numbers will be changed to e and pi respectively, and any further bugs will thereby be considered features.

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* When Donald Knuth has a tendency to give his software declared METAFONT and [=TeX=] feature-complete in 1990 he also announced that both programs would receive idiosyncratic ''version numbers''. The numbers'': the release versions of his font-design program METAFONT are 2, would be 2.7, 2.71, 2.718, etc, asymptotically leading to the constant "e"; similarly, the release versions of his typesetting program [=TeX=] are 3, would be 3.1, 3.14, and so on, converging to "pi".
** It's been claimed (possibly by
"pi". Knuth himself) also stated that when he dies the version numbers will be changed to e and pi respectively, and any further bugs will thereby be considered features.
15th May '18 10:47:28 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DCComics confused at least a few readers in 2016, when the ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch, a borderline-but-not-quite {{reboot}} meant to [[RetCon tweak]] elements of their ComicBook/New52 continuity [[ContinuityPorn without abandoning]] [[CanonWelding the actual established stories and events]], started up, for two reasons: 1.) select LongRunners, namely ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', actually ''reverted back'' to the numbering system they had used ''before'' the [[ComicBook/New52 previous reboot]], meaning that for instance ''Detective Comics'' suddenly ''jumped up'' to number 930-something, and 2.) as part of their relaunch/launch of multiple titles, various books were announced as getting "new Number Ones" after they got what was referred to as their "''Rebirth'' one-shots", which were single-issue books that were titled, say, ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanterns Green Lanterns: Rebirth]]'', ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Wonder Woman: Rebirth]]'', etc., and were supposed to be jumping-on points for new readers to entice them into the following ongoing series. Except one must pity the poor reader who didn't realize that the "one-shots" inexplicably had an actual ''issue number'' in the upper right corner of the covers, which happened to be "1"... ''as did the following issue that would continue that book's story'', since as noted, they were getting "[[ExactWords new number ones in addition]]" to the ''Rebirth'' "one-shots". Additionally, some of the so-called "one-shots" weren't really standalone stories at all and were closely tied to the plots of one ([[BatFamilyCrossover or more]]) books involving their characters, leaving a reader slightly confused if they happen to skip the event's "one-shot" and try to jump straight to the "ongoing" story in one or more books. Which they might actually do, if they think it's another version of the "first issue" that just happens to have a VariantCover (which DC had also made clear every issue would get, after all).

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* Creator/DCComics confused at least a few readers in 2016, when the ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch, a borderline-but-not-quite {{reboot}} meant to [[RetCon tweak]] elements of their ComicBook/New52 continuity [[ContinuityPorn without abandoning]] [[CanonWelding the actual established stories and events]], started up, for two reasons: 1.) select LongRunners, namely ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', actually ''reverted back'' to the numbering system they had used ''before'' the [[ComicBook/New52 previous reboot]], meaning that for instance ''Detective Comics'' suddenly ''jumped up'' from number 52 to number 930-something, 934, and 2.) as part of their relaunch/launch of multiple titles, various books were announced as getting "new Number Ones" after they got what was referred to as their "''Rebirth'' one-shots", which were single-issue books that were titled, say, ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanterns Green Lanterns: Rebirth]]'', ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Wonder Woman: Rebirth]]'', etc., and were supposed to be jumping-on points for new readers to entice them into the following ongoing series. Except one must pity the poor reader who didn't realize that the "one-shots" inexplicably had an actual ''issue number'' in the upper right corner of the covers, which happened to be "1"... ''as did the following issue that would continue that book's story'', since as noted, they were getting "[[ExactWords new number ones in addition]]" to the ''Rebirth'' "one-shots". Additionally, some of the so-called "one-shots" weren't really standalone stories at all and were closely tied to the plots of one ([[BatFamilyCrossover or more]]) books involving their characters, leaving a reader slightly confused if they happen to skip the event's "one-shot" and try to jump straight to the "ongoing" story in one or more books. Which they might actually do, if they think it's another version of the "first issue" that just happens to have a VariantCover (which DC had also made clear every issue would get, after all).
6th May '18 6:23:52 PM Malady
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6th May '18 6:23:30 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': The first four Tennyo stories have their parts numbered in Roman Numberals. They are, in order:
** ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/9-original-canon/24-another-day-we-were-going-where Another Day, We Were Going Where?]]''
** ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/9-original-canon/147-first-day First Day and Other Interesting Things]]''
** ''[[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/455-tennyo-it-s-nice-to-have-friends Tennyo: It's Nice to Have Friends]]''
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28th Apr '18 9:22:14 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DCComics confused at least a few readers in 2016, when the ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch, a borderline-but-not-quite {{reboot}} meant to [[RetCon tweak]] elements of their ComicBook/New52 continuity [[ContinuityPorn without abandoning]] [[CanonWelding the actual established stories and events]], started up, for two reasons: 1.) select LongRunners, namely ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', actually ''reverted back'' to the numbering system they had used ''before'' the [[ComicBook/New52 previous reboot]], meaning that for instance ''Detective Comics'' suddenly ''jumped up'' to number 930-something, and 2.) as part of their relaunch/launch of multiple titles, various books were announced as getting "new Number Ones" after they got what was referred to as their "''Rebirth'' one-shots", which were single-issue books that were titled, say, ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanterns Green Lanterns: Rebirth]]'', ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Wonder Woman: Rebirth]]'', etc., and were supposed to be jumping-on points for new readers to entice them into the following ongoing series. Except one must pity the poor reader who didn't realize that the "one-shots" inexplicably had an actual ''issue number'' in the upper right corner of the covers, which happened to be "1"... ''as did the following issue that would continue that book's story'', since as noted, they were getting "[[ExactWords new number ones in addition]]" to the ''Rebirth'' "one-shots". Additionally, some of the so-called "one-shots" weren't really standalone stories at all and were closely tied to the plots of one ([[BatFamilyCrossover or more]]) books involving their characters, leaving a reader slightly confused if they happen to skip the event's "one-shot" and try to jump straight to the "ongoing" story in one or more books. Which they might actually do, if they think it's another version of the "first issue" that just happens to have a VariantCover (which DC had also made clear every issue would get, after all).

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* Creator/DCComics confused at least a few readers in 2016, when the ComicBook/DCRebirth relaunch, a borderline-but-not-quite {{reboot}} meant to [[RetCon tweak]] elements of their ComicBook/New52 continuity [[ContinuityPorn without abandoning]] [[CanonWelding the actual established stories and events]], started up, for two reasons: 1.) select LongRunners, namely ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' and ''ComicBook/DetectiveComics'', ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', actually ''reverted back'' to the numbering system they had used ''before'' the [[ComicBook/New52 previous reboot]], meaning that for instance ''Detective Comics'' suddenly ''jumped up'' to number 930-something, and 2.) as part of their relaunch/launch of multiple titles, various books were announced as getting "new Number Ones" after they got what was referred to as their "''Rebirth'' one-shots", which were single-issue books that were titled, say, ''[[ComicBook/GreenLanterns Green Lanterns: Rebirth]]'', ''[[ComicBook/WonderWoman Wonder Woman: Rebirth]]'', etc., and were supposed to be jumping-on points for new readers to entice them into the following ongoing series. Except one must pity the poor reader who didn't realize that the "one-shots" inexplicably had an actual ''issue number'' in the upper right corner of the covers, which happened to be "1"... ''as did the following issue that would continue that book's story'', since as noted, they were getting "[[ExactWords new number ones in addition]]" to the ''Rebirth'' "one-shots". Additionally, some of the so-called "one-shots" weren't really standalone stories at all and were closely tied to the plots of one ([[BatFamilyCrossover or more]]) books involving their characters, leaving a reader slightly confused if they happen to skip the event's "one-shot" and try to jump straight to the "ongoing" story in one or more books. Which they might actually do, if they think it's another version of the "first issue" that just happens to have a VariantCover (which DC had also made clear every issue would get, after all).
18th Apr '18 9:24:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The stages in ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' are numbered not by the order the player goes through them, but by the time period they take place. Because of this, the final stage, which is set millions of years in the past, is Stage 1.

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* The stages in ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' are numbered not by the order the player goes through them, but by the time period they take place. Because of this, the The game begins on Stage 3, and then progresses to Stage ''2'' (mandatory in console-exclusive modes and optional in arcade modes, where you can go to Stage 4 instead) for a flashback episode. The final stage, which is set millions of years in the past, is Stage 1.
23rd Mar '18 6:21:38 PM Gamermaster
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* Due to season 2 of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' being in AnachronicOrder, episodes have .5 numbers (or .8 in the case of episode 7) to represent where they are in the timeline for the first season, and the two flashback episodes have negative numbers. The only exceptions are episodes 11-13, which take place after the season 1 finale and continue the numbering from where it left off.

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* Due to season 2 of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' being in AnachronicOrder, episodes have .5 numbers (or .8 in the case of episode 7) to represent where they are in the timeline for the first season, and the two flashback episodes have negative numbers. The only exceptions are episodes 11-13, which take place after the season 1 finale and continue the numbering from where it left off.
23rd Mar '18 6:19:43 PM Gamermaster
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