Template talk:Infobox military person

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Edit request (23 March 2014)[edit]

Please change:

| label3         = Nickname
| data3          = {{{nickname|}}}
| class3         = nickname


| label3         = Nickname(s)
| data3          = {{{nickname|}}}
| class3         = nickname

That way it will be grammatically accurate for those with multiples. Thank you. Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 00:26, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. Cheers, LittleMountain5 01:07, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Danke schoen. Flag of Arlington County, Virginia.png Illegitimate Barrister 02:22, 24 March 2014 (UTC)


Is this parameter (image_size) currently disabled for this template somehow...? (See opposite.) Sardanaphalus (talk) 23:41, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks OK if you use the template as per the instructions, the code in your example look all wrong to me MilborneOne (talk) 17:13, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

I must've been having a no-brain moment, thinking that 150px should look bigger than it does. Thanks for checking. Sardanaphalus (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Commands held for NCOs[edit]

Micheal Barrett: Commands held Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Does that really apply for NCOs? Hcobb (talk) 21:29, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

your right, it does not, something I've wondered about before. An NCO can have charge of or lead a unit, but not command. An officer meanwhile can lead or have command of a unit. Having said that, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is not a "unit" but rather a special rank and billet (or "position") so it doesn't fit in the "unit" entry either. In the specific case of SEA's [like Barrett] I think the rank entry alone covers it, but for other cases, I think that, of those two lines in the template [unit and commands] one of them needs to be expanded to include things like positions (not neccesarily changing the display, maybe just an explanation in the documentation about where billets and positions and the like should be included, ie what about the XO of a major unit or a Civil War era Quartermaster of a unit?). Cheers, Gecko G (talk) 19:55, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Some tweaks[edit]

Hello. This sandbox version (current as of this message) has a few tweaks which I think would benefit the template. Any comments, please? Sardanaphalus (talk) 07:50, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

the diff is unreadable. At this point, I would object, since it is not clear what is being changed. perhaps try again, but without the massive whitespace changes. Frietjes (talk) 14:45, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Try the testcases page? The massive whitespace changes reduced the unnecessarily massive amount of whitespace. Sardanaphalus (talk) 19:43, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
It would be helpful if you would describe the changes you have made and the reasoning behind those changes. Regards — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 July 2014[edit]

Please remove "font-size: 100%" from the abovestyle parameter. As explained at Template:Infobox, a "font-size:100%" override should only be added to abovestyle if the header is not a title and should be displayed as regular text. Otherwise, the default 125% font-size should be allowed to have effect. In the case of Template:Infobox military person, the header is a title (the name of the person), and should be displayed prominently, i.e. not in tiny 12px text. Kaldari (talk) 06:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC) Kaldari (talk) 06:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I've been thinking about this too for awhile so I've now made a few tweaks in the sandbox. Please view the result at the testcases page. De728631 (talk) 09:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done – Please make any necessary changes to the documentation. – Paine Ellsworth CLIMAX! 15:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

RfC on Template:Infobox person[edit]

This message is to notify you that there is an RfC ongoing on whether to add pronunciation info to {{Infobox person}}, which this infobox transcludes. Your comments on the matter are appreciated. The discussion can be found here. Thanks! 0x0077BE (talk · contrib) 17:11, 16 November 2014 (UTC)