Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Infoboxes

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TemplateData: Extending use; removing redundancy[edit]

Please see my proposal for combining TemplateData and template parameter documentation; and including Wikidata equivalences Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:03, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Remedy six of the infoboxes case[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Infobox for an initiative regarding this recommended remedy. --Francis Schonken (talk) 11:45, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Changing project space without discussion?[edit]

Yesterday, the project page was changed by a user who is not a project member (to my knowledge), without an obvious prior discussion. I believe that a single user's problem shouldn't go on the project page without a discussion of members, and after a discussion better be inserted by a member. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:26, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Removed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:32, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
[1] — unhelpful while it reinforces groupthink of insiders and a state of denial regarding issues that might be useful to solve.
Re. "project page was changed by a user who is not a project member" — precisely: Wikipedia allows this to counter groupthink in the sense of "everything is in order no problems to solve". I expect project members to be interested in solving problems, not to deny them. --Francis Schonken (talk) 14:00, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
It's not just infobxoes that are not included in those PDFs. It's tables at all. So it's more of an issue with the PDF renderer rather than infoboxes. -- WOSlinker (talk) 14:34, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I see. But an argument not to use infoboxes (at least those containing something that is essential to the article), as in: an argument "beyond repair", because nobody is going to get it repaired... Thanks for clarifying. --Francis Schonken (talk) 16:27, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
sounds like an argument to not use the PDF renderer. I can provide you with javascript to disable the link. Frietjes (talk) 19:25, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Well, err, no. It is an argument not to use the infoboxes. Let's ask the wider community whether this argument can be used. Oh I forgot, the infobox supporters put remedy six on hold. Then we don't ask the wider community, and I use it as an argument. --Francis Schonken (talk) 19:44, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Removing Infobox influences/influenced parameters on the Freud article.[edit]

I'd be grateful for comments re the current RfC on the Talk:Sigmund Freud which asks "Should the Freud Infobox have "influences/influenced" parameters at all?".

The Freud article is linked to the Infobox:Scientist template and, as I understand it, there has been no discussion here on removing these parameters from this or other similar templates (eg Philosopher, Scholar), notwithstanding the 2013 RfC which led to the removal of these parameters from the Infobox Person Template.

The wider question I have, and the reason I post here, is can/should parameters in existing Infobox templates be removed on an article by article basis as the RfC assumes? Would this not conflict with the Infobox Project Page objective of: "Creating standard sets of parameters to be used in related infoboxes"? Almanacer (talk) 13:05, 17 November 2014 (UTC)