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Add new requests for a new template or updates to existing templates to the bottom of this page. Please be clear about what the template is used for, roughly what it should look like, and which articles it should link to, if any.

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More music and organization templates (20 December 2013)[edit]

The template red links in this section cover either musicians, musical ensembles or organizations. They should be navigation boxes at the bottom of the articles. Musical templates should contain the people, albums and songs associated with the topic. Organization templates should contain the people, products, and subsidiaries affiliated with them.

KFC template request[edit]

I would like a template for the KFC related pages. I would like it modelled on the Burger King template. The pages I would like to be included in the template are:

KFC KFC advertising History of KFC KFC Original Recipe Double Down (sandwich) KFC in Japan KFC in China List of countries with KFC franchises Colonel Sanders (founder) Pete Harman (key founding figure) David Novak (CEO of Yum!, KFC's parent company) Roger Eaton (president of KFC) Kentucky Fried Cruelty KFC Twenty20 Big Bash KFC Mashed Potato Bowl Harland Sanders Café and Museum KFC Yum! Center Original Recipe Bites Original Recipe Boneless

Farrtj (talk) 14:55, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Tada. I made it without referring to the BK navbox you mentioned; you may want to tweak it, but I think it looks pretty similar. Whisternefet (t · c) 01:42, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Series overview[edit]

I'd like it if there were a template for series overview tables. They are usually seen on television episode lists, where are then transcluded onto their main article. A lot of them go malformed when a well-meaning editor with little experience parsing wikitables tries to edit a cell and ends up breaking the whole thing. As well as that, there exists no standard for their appearance, usually being built from copy-and-pasting existing ones; thus, they usually vary in their presentation, which can get a little confusing.

Below is a wikitable illustrating what one looks like with common parameters, as well as proper formatting per MOS:DTAB:

(TV series) series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Network Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region A Region B
n 0 December 0, 0 (0-00-00) December 0, 0 (0-00-00) (network) December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0
AB 0 December 0, 0 (0-00-00) December 0, 0 (0-00-00) (network) December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0
0 December 0, 0 (0-00-00) December 0, 0 (0-00-00) (network) December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0 December 0, 0
Non-season N/A N/A N/A

Whisternefet (t · c) 22:15, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Why does this template contain irrelevant information about the DVD releases? We're not here to sell a product, and this information has no business being at the top of the page. It's the least important information about the series.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:22, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
For the sake of demonstration; a large chunk of featured episode lists have it present, so obviously it must be valuable to some readers. Whisternefet (t · c) 22:33, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Whisternefet, if going forward with this, please add an optional field for a third column under "Originally aired" that is labeled "Network". See List of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episodes and List of Cougar Town episodes as an example of where this would be necessary. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 22:59, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Done (although that possibly brings up the problem of rowspan, if that is to be preferred). Whisternefet (t · c) 23:09, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Because it exists(ed) on a featured list does not mean that readers found it valuable. No one really challenged it for what it was, because the lists was neat and clean. DVD release info is the least valuable information in the entire article. Nielsen ratings/rankings hold way more value than DVD releases, as would the broadcast day and time (as you can quickly provide a comparison to a show's broadcast day/time to its Nielsen numbers). There is a reason that the DVD info (Home Media) is the last thing on the page. Not to mention that a show released in Region 2 and 4 is again, the least relevant information to provide a reader when trying to provide an overview of a series. You're placing undue weight on what amounts to the marketing/sale of the show, and not on the encyclopedic content.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 00:17, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
As you should be aware, MOS:TV says "The inclusion of DVD releases in episode lists is not a requirement but up to editor preference", and editors seem to prefer including DVD releases. Strangely, the MOS says nothing about Blu-ray, but that's a MOS issue. Typically, DVD release tables duplicate a lot of the information included in the series overview table so DVD and Blu-ray dates are typically included in the series overview table to eliminate unnecessary redundancy. We see a similar thing in ratings tables, where often the only difference between the episode list and the ratings tables are the viewer figures, which was a reason that |Viewers= was added to {{Episode list}}. --AussieLegend () 01:41, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
I know what the MOS says, I wrote it. Just because it isn't a requirement doesn't mean it isn't on basically every single page. That said, it doesn't negate the fact that you're putting preference to the sale of a show over actual informative content like viewership ratings and date/time of broadcast. The fact that a series was released in Japan is irrelevant when looking at the overview of a show. Remember, you're arguing for a table that is a "Series overview", NOT a "page overview". There is a difference. The DVD release is irrelevant to the series itself, as it doesn't impact whether a series continues or not. Thus, if you're going to say that an overview table needs to exist, then it should contain information that is relevant to the series, not just duplication of irrelevant dates of home media release.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 02:56, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@Aussie, the way I'm reading that, it is for a section inclusion on the List of eps page, not necessarily in the overview template. So as I'm reading it, if the Home media info is not on the LoE page, the info should not be in the overview table. It appears that it as just become "accepted" (using that lightly) for the info to be there, because other pages did it. Having thought on Bignole's arguments a while, I actually believe it would be a better fit to have the viewer info (premiere viewers, finale viewers, avg viewers and rank, or something like that) in the table instead of the DVD/Blu-ray releases. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 04:13, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
"A lot of them go malformed when a well-meaning editor with little experience parsing wikitables tries to edit a cell and ends up breaking the whole thing." - A template isn't going to stop this happening. It still happens with infoboxes and, most notably, {{Episode list}}. Regarding the code that you've presented, {{Start date}} can only be used once per row, therefore {{End date}} should be used for the season end date and the DVD and Blu-ray dates have to use raw dates. --AussieLegend () 01:22, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
It happens a lot more with wikitables, I notice. For the most part, the code isn't always easy to decipher, and even more so with all the gobbledegook to make it comply with WP:DTT. I just think there's more benefit in having it fitted as a template, especially for one that occurs as frequently as this. Fixed the {{Start date}} and {{End date}} templates, thanks. Whisternefet (t · c) 01:44, 16 April 2014 (UTC)