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Adding an infobox[edit]

Smiling: for Andy adding an infobox to an article he creates, you suggested an again different wording. Do you (and your colleagues) seriously think he would create an article without an infobox at the same time - if permitted? - Seemingly unrelated question: how do you like this (about La Loca (opera), comment, collaboration)?--Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:42, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: I quite honestly don't know if he would or not. I haven't reviewed every article he's ever created. If not, the "fortnight" restriction would still be no burden, as certainly putting an infobox in immediately to a created article would fall well within that. So far as the comment you cite, I think it's dead on. It's not like any of us get paid to do this, so being passionate about developing an educational work like this is really all that there is to it. Seraphimblade Talk to me 00:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Don't misunderstand me: the present suggestion is fine, but it looked to me as if more time was used for fine print, and that is a waste of time. As far as I know Andy, he will create an infobox at article creation time, as a service to readers. (I usually work differently, create a stub first, then add ref by ref, and then add the infobox when enough information is collected.) There are only few articles of those he created under restriction which don't yet have one. I smiled the most when an arbitrator added the infobox that Andy wasn't permitted to add. - DYK that I got to know Andy in 2012, in one of those composer discussions? Worth reading (and short), Samuel Barber, still on the talk. Note that I was against it, - it took me half a year to learn that infoboxes are useful ;) - How anything in that discussion can be termed disruptive I still fail to understand. - Thanks for sharing the passion! I left project opera for a year, to not cause them trouble, but happily returned: did you notice the nice infobox for the opera? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

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