Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Infoboxes
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Add a spot for iconic quotes
What about adding a space in infoboxes for an iconic quote, perhaps going right below the title? I'd see this especially appropriate for events, films and persons. Examples:
- The Blitz could have "This was their finest hour"
- Casablanca (film) could have "Here's looking at you kid"
- Martin Luther King, Jr, could have "I have a dream"
- I think I'd leave it to individual wikiprojects, but it doesn't seem immediately offensive in any way. I'm just wondering if some subject areas would be best to leave it out over concerns about it being a hotbed of contention. Why don't you mock it up in a sandbox for a large and active wikiproject and we can see what people think? VanIsaacWScont 06:13, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
- I do not support this proposal for three reasons. First, readers not familiar with the subject will find an infobox quote out of context to be meaningless. Second, for certain high-profile subjects, editors will find it tough to get people to agree on one quote (eg, the Casablanca film has several famous lines, some public figures have several memorable quotes), so you may end up with editors trying to insert multiple quotes, adding unhelpful clutter to the infoboxes. Third, some events/films/persons have no iconic quote, but some editors will stretch to insert some quote that isn't particularly iconic. Barryjjoyce (talk) 00:49, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
- I very strongly agree with Barryjjoyce. However, if it comes down to including it, please omit "iconic" and just use "quote." "Iconic" is unnecessary in this context; I don't believe anyone expects to find mundane quotes in the infobox ("I forgot to pick up a loaf of bread while I was out." – Alfred, Lord Tennyson). -- Gyrofrog (talk) 16:50, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Question & potential need for an adapted infobox for European Parliament election, 2014
Hi, we've been having a discussion about the use of election infobox over at European Parliament election, 2014. Consensus is that the headings in the infobox "First party", "Second party", etc. need to be changed to "First group", "Second group", etc. Is it possible to effect this change this within the current template? Or do we need to have an adapted template? If we need an adapted template, there are some further changes that would be desirable as well; and the adapted template would be useful and an improvement for all such EP election articles. I should note that this proposed change is part of a compromise we've arrived at after substantial discussion. If anyone can let me know what how to go about this, I'd be quite grateful. Gabrielthursday (talk) 18:59, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
- It should be possible to do that in the existing infobox; please raise the issue on its talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:18, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Leaflet for Wikiproject Infoboxes at Wikimania 2014
My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.
One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.
This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:
• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film
• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.
• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.
• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____
• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost
The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014
For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Adikhajuria (talk) 17:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)