Template talk:Infobox sportsperson

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Spouse parameter[edit]

I suggest we add a "spouse" parameter as in {{infobox person}}. It's not uncommon that sportspeople are married to other notable persons and we should be able to show that in the "Personal information" section of this template. Any thoughts? De728631 (talk) 15:14, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

fine with me, should probably add some non-married equivalent as well. Frietjes (talk) 15:58, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that would be |partner= as in the "person" template. De728631 (talk) 16:15, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
No objections. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:03, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Where would you like the new parameters to be added? Could you give a description of what parameters should come before or after, or maybe update the template sandbox with the relevant code? Best — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 17:27, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I think similar to "infobox person", these parameters should be quite at the bottom of the "personal information" section, i.e. between "weight" and "other interests". Since the template already has a parameter |partner for professional sports partners, I suggest we use |spouse and |life-partner instead for the personal details. See the updated sandbox and the Andre Agassi box at the testcases page. De728631 (talk) 19:08, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
PS: I can also add those to the real template myself (admin), so unless your question was not about actual layout concerns, I'm going to do just that. De728631 (talk) 19:14, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Done Too late, I did it already. :) — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 02:22, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps for consistency with {{Infobox person}} we should stick to |partner= and change the existing parameter to |sports_partner=. — Cheers, JackLee talk 05:21, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Heh, thank you, Mr. Stradivarius. @JackLee: that would require a bot run to replace existing instances of the old |partner= parameter. But you're right, there should be a certain level of consistency. De728631 (talk) 14:52, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── That shouldn't be too difficult. Just file a request at "Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks". By the way, I think the new parameter should be |life_partner= rather than |life-partner=: see this discussion "Consistency" above. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:45, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

yes, underscore rather than dash per life partner. Frietjes (talk) 20:13, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Agreed, I've made it a |life_partner= for the time being. I'm going to look for a bot to swap the relevant "partner" paramenters. And while they are at it, they can also replace |other-interests= with |other_interests=. De728631 (talk) 20:57, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
yes, use the underscore version. Frietjes (talk) 21:42, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool. I wonder if it is a good idea to fix any occurrences of {{Infobox Sportsperson}} to {{Infobox sportsperson}} (if any), while we're at it. — Cheers, JackLee talk 12:05, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I figured out how to request this at "Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Template redirects". — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:30, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Excellent. And I have added a few tasks at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Rename template parameters. De728631 (talk) 15:38, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Embedding voice files[edit]

A project I'm running, and a related event in mid-January will soon add around a thousand recordings of article subjects' voices to their biographies. I'd like to embed those in the relevant infoboxes, as in this example (using {{Infobox person}}). Can we add the necessary parameter to this template? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:22, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

No, please - give them their own little box. Much too crufty and against WP:INFOBOX principles. Of course adding them is an excellent idea, but not in the main box. Johnbod (talk) 18:03, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes please. Nobody except Johnbod would prefer an ugly separate box to an elegant integration within the infobox. It works well with {{infobox person}}, and it should be just as useful in this template. --RexxS (talk) 20:12, 20 December 2013 (UTC)


Any chance of getting position added to the template? Hawkeye7 (talk) 10:54, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

as in top/bottom or as in occupation? Frietjes (talk) 16:23, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
I guess as in quarterback, midfielder, goalie, batsman, etc. De728631 (talk) 16:44, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that is what I meant. I wanted it for basketball players. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:03, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
@Hawkeye7: I see, so below |sport= and above |team=? Frietjes (talk) 21:54, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
and any particular reason why {{infobox basketball biography}} doesn't work for basketball players? Frietjes (talk) 21:55, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Several. It is set up for American basketball and is missing other fields that I use for wheelchair basketball players, like disability_class. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:16, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
@Hawkeye7: let me know when you decide where it should be placed within the template. Frietjes (talk) 00:03, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Below sport and above disability_class would be fine. Face-smile.svg Hawkeye7 (talk) 04:09, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
added. Frietjes (talk) 15:12, 30 April 2014 (UTC)