Template talk:The Beatles

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Filmography and Videography[edit]

I see that the Filmography and Videography sections have been combined. Maybe if we showed which ones were made by The Beatles themselves? Democraticmacguitarist (talk) 14:49, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Is that really necessary? All the films star The Beatles. People can find out more by clicking the links. McLerristarr / Mclay1 01:32, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Seems okay as it is; it's only a short list, so I don't think it needs collapsing or anything. And for overview info such as which ones they made themselves, the links on the left (Filmography and Videography) can be used. PL290 (talk) 17:45, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Please add de:-link[edit]

Somebody please add de:Vorlage:Navigationsleiste The Beatles. Thank you.--Rock-Z (talk) 11:30, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Size of this navigational box[edit]

it seems that this navbox should be applied very sparingly, due to its extreme size. it transcludes a bunch of large navboxes, and we should try to apply the smaller ones directly where appropriate to increase the utility of the navboxes as navigation tools. comments? should I take this to TfD for more input? thank you. Frietjes (talk) 15:01, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

There are 17 [Show] links in the current version. I agree this needs to be changed, in some way. Not sure how, or to what. –Quiddity (talk) 20:51, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I think all that needs to happen is delete the templates for the individual members; those are hardly necessary in this context. Democraticmacguitarist (talk) 22:03, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Split to its components. One for albums, one for singles, etc,. etc. It's too large to be useful as it is, and if the applicable templates are transcluded on the contained articles (per WP:BIDIRECTIONAL), only the relevant templates will be shown at each article. That's how they're supposed to work after all. In short - this combined template should only be used on one article: The Beatles. --Rob Sinden (talk) 09:32, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Agreed, I will do this shortly - may take a little while to work my way through all the links, even with the benefit of AWB. --NSH002 (talk) 09:26, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, I've now completed this exercise, so that this huge template is no longer used in article space. I have replaced its transclusion in The Beatles by its contents. Now thinking of taking it to TfD, but am in two minds as to whether it should be deleted (which would have the advantage of removing the temptation to add it to any old article vaguely related to the Beatles) or redirect it to something (probably Template:The Beatles main) in order to preserve the edit history. Any thoughts? Anybody else looking at this page - feel free to take it to TfD while I make up my mind. --NSH002 (talk) 17:24, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
awesome. I would suggest taking the pre-August 2011 history from this template and merging it with the history of Template:The Beatles main, then moving Template:The Beatles main here, which would simply delete the post-August 2011 history of this template (which isn't that significant). will need an admin to do the history merging, so perhaps TfD is the best way to achieve consensus for the history merger, and deletion of the current bloated form of this template. Frietjes (talk) 17:41, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, I've had a bit of practice. For a really big navbox, take a look at {{Murinae}}, its edit history and my notes on its talk page. That one is now transcluded on only one page in article space: Murinae; I think that's fine, since the template is serving as a reference, another variety of a list article. It can and should be linked to, but a template of that size should only be transcluded very sparingly. Another difference is that {{Murinae}} was never used on any article not linked to from the template. By contrast, {{The Beatles}} was transcluded on hundreds of articles not so linked, most of only marginal relevance to The Beatles. That makes the idea of deleting it—and thereby preventing it being plonked on any old article that has something to do with the Beatles—very attractive. On the other hand, it would look very odd not having a navbox for the most famous band in history. You're right that the post-August 2011 edit history is not very significant, so on balane I would support your history merge proposal. --NSH002 (talk) 09:12, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
okay, see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2014 April 24. Frietjes (talk) 15:56, 24 April 2014 (UTC)