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WikiProject Oklahoma / University of Oklahoma (Rated Template-class)
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Template creation[edit]

This is a first draft I created. I'll continue to try to improve it with some additional CSS and also started working on some of the red links. --Nmajdan 23:21, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

  • This is a great template - very helpful!
However, I think the image needs to be replaced. Currently, the template is using the OU logo, which is copyrighted. Wikipedia policy on fair use of copyrighted images states in point 9 that "should never be used on templates (including stub templates and navigation boxes)". For this reason, similar templates used by Wikipedia:WikiProject University of Texas at Austin have used a hand drawn Hook 'em Horns instead of the UT logo. Since OU does not have a hand-sign, perhaps a GFDL photo of the campus would work well? Johntex\talk 17:24, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

HA! Sure you do. It's called Hook'em Horns, and you turn it upside down. You also put it on shirts and have to pay royalties to the University of Texas every time. Thanks for the extra revenue!

I put in a photo of the Bizzell library because it seems like a pretty picture and because it has a good aspect ration (taller than it is wide). There may be a better choice available - I'll look around some more. Johntex\talk 17:29, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
It looks good, thanks =) -- Ash Lux (talk | contribs) 12:50, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure about the copyright status of that picture. I have some much better ones that I took personally and are almost identical in composition but with more detail. It will be a few days before I can post them as they are on my other hard drive which I don't have with me right now. --Webmaestro 04:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
OK, great! Thanks for working on getting us a picture that we know will be legitimate. Johntex\talk 05:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Redesign[edit]

I redesigned the template today. I think this looks a lot better as its simpler, smaller, better colors, well, many reasons. If anybody has any issues, please let me know.↔NMajdantalk 21:41, 1 August 2007 (UTC)