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Category:Articles using Infobox character with multiple unlabeled fields[edit]

I fail to see the use of this category. Would somebody explain it to me please. Or, alternatively, if others likewise don't see any use to this category, we could remove it. Debresser (talk) 21:17, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

It's from July 2010. So been there for a while now. Guessing it could probably go. -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:46, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
I now understand this category is here to see which labels are being used in addition to the regular ones, to see whether perhaps they should be added to the infobox. Well, perhaps somebody come to a conclusion, and then remove the category? I simply wouldn't know how to do this technically. Debresser (talk) 09:17, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Actually , this tracking category was added on 30 July 2010 in this edit, based on this discussion. I'll ask the editor who did this to comment here. Debresser (talk) 20:09, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Species[edit]

Parameter isn't defined in the documentation, which it probably should be. Should human characters have this parameter used, as at The Inspector? Thanks. DonIago (talk) 17:57, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

If the show only features humans, then no. If we're talking about something like Star Wars, Battlestar Gallatica, etc., then yes because there can be humanoid characters that are not actually human. But if I was reading a page on Ross Gellar, then it's obvious he is human.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 18:35, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
That works for my purposes. Thanks! DonIago (talk) 18:38, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Date of Birth Parameter and Age Parameter[edit]

Currently the only way to put these in is to use the data parameters, but having them at the bottom look silly, really it should be at the top and its own parameter.--Ditto51 (My Talk Page) 18:38, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

see this thread and related threads. Frietjes (talk) 18:54, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Frietjes, Ditto51 in fact if there is any "birth" date for fictional characters it should be removed since fictional items are not born but created. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:02, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 25 April 2014[edit]

Can the first appearance and last appearance parameters be made italic? Ollieinc (talk) 07:01, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Not a good idea. In the context of episodes for example, quotes are used instead of italics. Edokter (talk) — 09:53, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Species[edit]

How many species should be listed under the 'species' parameter? And should in-universe dating be included? It appears only one species is listed for most shows. However, there is slow edit-warring going on for several The Vampire Diaries characters in that regard. --Ebyabe talk - Union of Opposites ‖ 14:35, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

In theory, if the species changes then you can treat it like you treat anything and just add below them. It shouldn't restrict the number. I think only 1 species is listed because it's rare that a character's species changes. What do you mean by "in-universe dating"?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 14:47, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Re in-universe dating, things should only be included in the infobox if it's defining. So if a character was a vampire for 4 seasons, and a ghost for 4, you could legitimately include both. If they were a ghost for 3 episodes, you'd probably not include it at all. Guidelines would say, if you want to give guidance as to 'dating', to refer to the seasons of the show rather than the in-universe chronology or with reference to fictional events.Zythe (talk) 15:09, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
The one I'm seeing most is Stefan Salvatore. The in-universe dating is changing back and forth between 2012 and 2014. I don't follow the show, but apparently it's 2012 in the show this season. Or something. Going by season, though, does sound like the more sensible thing. --Ebyabe talk - Border Town ‖ 16:54, 23 May 2014 (UTC)