Template talk:Campaignbox Arab–Byzantine Wars

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Splitting[edit]

This has gotten so long and convoluted that splitting it into two or three separate campaignboxes may be a good idea at this point. Kirill 00:17, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

The war is over 500 years long - its only natural that it be long. Any splitting will wrongly imply that the war was only a series of crushing Arab victories stopped finally at Constantinople - something that I strongly opposed and helped initiate the article to become GA. Its also why I made Byzantine-Arab Wars (780 - 1180). Leave me a message at my talk page please if you have any ideas.

Respectfully

Tourskin (talk) 04:57, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Re: Byzantine-Arab Wars template[edit]

In response to a message I received from Tourskin, I would have to say I disagree with including the non-existent red links on this template. The purpose of the template is for easy navigation around related articles, but having a clunky template with too many unnecessary links simply defeats the purpose of having these templates. Since the Byzantine-Arab Wars (780 - 1180) already covers the battles anyway, having so many links for non-existent articles is a bit pointless in my opinion. I think we should only include those later battles on the template only after some seperate articles for them are created. Jagged 85 (talk) 01:44, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Its not pointless because as I have said earlier on its about showing the reader that the Arabs did not have it their way all the time. Tourskin (talk) 04:29, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
I've now renamed the "Later Conflicts" to "Later Byzantine Campaigns" to show that Byzantines were on the offensive in the later conflicts. Jagged 85 (talk) 04:29, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

formatting issue[edit]

There is a formatting issue with this box. When inserted into a page it puts the remaining text into it self --Johnleeds1 (talk) 22:13, 2 February 2014 (UTC)