Template talk:Cleveland Browns

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Using the template properly[edit]

For the head coaches' pages: {{BrownsCoach}}

For the team's seasons' pages: {{Cleveland Browns seasons}}

For the template in general: {{Cleveland Browns}}

The general template should only be used on general pages; please use the Coach template and the Seasons template on their respective pages. Try not to use the general template on those pages. Wlmaltby3 03:02, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

For the starting quarterbacks' pages: {{BrownsQuarterback}} Wlmaltby3 02:34, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Creation of the template[edit]

I've created this template based upon the templates for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, though I simplified its design. I noticed that the templates used within those templates (that is, {{fb start}}, etc.) were for soccer, and not gridiron football. Therefore, I removed those elements; however, if it is necessary that they be in the template: by all means, add them in there the way they should be in there. I also simplified the seasons portion of the template, as it seemed too messy on the other templates. That is all there is to say from me, but I shall contribute to the articles as best I can. Wlmaltby3 03:25, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Don't list as N/A[edit]

Don't list the radio section as N/A, as that would be misleading, as some people would think that the games won't be on the radio.

While technically, it won't be officially official until 5/1/2013, sometimes it's better to go with WP:DUCK in cases like this...because God knows all parties involved in The Browns' new radio contract are beating us over the head with the fact that they have the games.

Vjmlhds 19:23, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

First of all, there is nothing misleading with "n/a until 5/1/2013". You yourself acknowledge that the new radio deal does begin until May 1st. Secondly, WP:DUCK is an essay, not policy, and it only pertains to "internal processes" like interactions among users on talk pages or in discussions. Clearly you are reaching here to find a justification to include these stations. May 1st will come soon enough. Until then, "technically" and "officially" (your words) there is no existing deal between the radio stations and the Browns. WP:VERIFY Levdr1lostpassword / talk 21:35, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
"The duck test does not apply to article content, and does not trump or even stand aside policies such as WP:NOR, WP:VER, WP:NPOV or WP:SYNTH..." Levdr1lostpassword / talk 21:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)