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Language field not added[edit]

I thought there was consensus to add this? Per User:Adabow above? In ictu oculi (talk) 04:07, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Prior discussion is archived at Template talk:Infobox single/Archive 7#Language field. I'd say the matter was not resolved, and needs further discussion. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:00, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 2 February 2014[edit]

Please change [[Record producer|Producer]] to [[Record producer|Producer(s)]] per the #Pluralizing "Producer" section. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:09, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Done I've also wrapped the hyphenated-words and parenthesis ending word(s) in <span style="white-space: nowrap;">...</span> tags to prevent unwanted wrapping. Happy editing! Technical 13 (talk) 15:33, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Infobox bug?[edit]

Why is it appearing at the top of the page, alone, and not on the right side of the text? prism 17:29, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Please give an example of a page where this is happening. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:49, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Song vs. Single[edit]

If a song is on both a side of a single and an album, there should be some way to have the sequence info for both the single series and the album in the infobox. Compare, for instance, A Passage to Bangkok to Closer to the Heart, songs 4 and 5 on Exit...Stage Left. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Do you mean something like Help! (song)? GoingBatty (talk) 00:56, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
This is a symptom of the ongoing problem of {{Infobox song}} and {{Infobox single}} having overlapping properties, and often being used interchangeably. I've proposed previously that we merge them. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:24, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Data granularity redux[edit]

As promised some months ago, I have made some changes in the sandbox:

  • As an alternative to |Last single=, we now have |Last single title= and |Last single year=
  • |This single= is removed, and replaced with {{{Name|{{PAGENAME}} }}} (reusing code from |title= (the year of the single in question is redundant)
  • As an alternative to |Next single=, we now have |Next single title= and |Next single year=

Please check, test and improve my code (it doesn't yet check for unexpected cases, like "years and no titles"). Separating titles and years will give us improved data granularity, and allow us to do other things with those values, such as (for example) writing database queries or adding categories. We can also remove the presentational <br /> and parentheses from the values, cleaning up our data. Can we hard-code the quote marks, making the data even cleaner? Does anyone foresee any problems with the changes? Once settled, I propose to request a bot to change the data in all instances; and to do the same for sister infoboxes {{Infobox song}} and {{Infobox album}}. Eventually, |Last single= and |Next single=should be deprecated. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:18, 16 April 2014 (UTC)