Template talk:Infobox football biography

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Honours[edit]

Is there any reason the honours section is hidden? Hack (talk) 08:17, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Is there any reason it exists at all? Players who have won honours usually have a section lower down the page for just that purpose; why do we need it in the infobox as well? Furthermore, which honours are we even supposed to list here? Just international honours? Or are we including club honours too? What about individual honours? Where do we draw the line? How do we decide where that line is? I say we just delete the whole section from the infobox and have done with it. – PeeJay 11:02, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Wrapping fullname parameter[edit]

Some months ago, I suggested the |fullname= should wrap automatically to the width of the infobox, because editors were using manual linebreaks to stop long names forcing the infobox to an excessive width. The two people who replied agreed with the suggestion, but I forgot about it and it got archived HERE before the request was formalised. So I'm doing that now. Thanks, Struway2 (talk) 14:26, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

From what I can see of Charlie Oatway, {{Infobox football biography}} and {{Infobox3cols}}, the styling of the |fullname= parameter is controlled by
| datastyle       = white-space: nowrap; vertical-align: baseline
Wrapping will be enabled if that white-space: nowrap; is removed; but that would affect every one- and two-column row of the infobox, not just the "Full name" row. It wouldn't affect the four-column rows, nor the image row. Therefore, Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:11, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Now that Redrose64 has made the required change to the sandbox (I was getting there, slowly, but they very kindly got there first :-) and I've added an example at Template:Infobox football biography/testcases#Wrapping full name, and encouraged people HERE to look at it in their various browsers, can we have it now please, or is there anything more needs doing first? Thanks, Struway2 (talk) 08:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I also removed the extra markup from Charlie Oatway and Jean Beausejour. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Redrose64. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 10:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Club information section[edit]

Yesterday I changed "Current team" to "Current club" on the basis that teams and clubs are different, and that club was the more appropriate use (Manchester United is a club, not a team). PeeJay2K3 quite rightly pointed out to me that this parameter is used for international managers, so should remain as "Current team". However, I then noticed that the entire section that this falls under is titled "Club information", so the infobox is inaccurate in all cases at the moment (players like Luke Hyam have "current team" instead of "current club" and international managers like Roy Hodgson have their jobs under "Club information").

I propose adding an "international=yes" parameter that switches "Club" to "team" in both cases when it's used (on international manager articles). I've trialled this in the sandbox, with the results in the testcases page (note that the current version still uses "Current team" instead of "Current club", but I would also change that when making the edit). If people are happy with it, I'll implement it and update the 200 or so national manager articles. Cheers Number 57 16:23, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

This makes sense, but don't forget about all the other people associated with national teams (i.e. under-21s managers, assistant coaches, etc.) when you make those changes. I have to wonder, however, whether there's a simpler solution than adding the switch. Perhaps a fundamental reorganisation of the sections? – PeeJay 09:06, 16 October 2014 (UTC)