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Character lists and their sources[edit]

I want to create an article about the characters of a video game franchise. What sources do I have to insert so that the article becomes submittable? NikoPalad67140 (talk) 17:10, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal for changes to nav box[edit]

I would like to formally propose some changes to....

Below is the revised version that I would like to implement. This would involve several changes to structure, and also to content, such as;

  • simplifying the titles for each group within the nav box,
  • consolidating some sections
  • renaming some links to be more clear,
  • adding a new line to link to the Library
  • adding a line to link to some of the basic newsletters, and also to some resources for data relating to Wikipedia
  • regrouping links within some groups on separate lines, to make this easier for newcomers.

the goal is to make this nav box simpler for new editors, as well as easier to read for existing editors.

Thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 01:06, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Section for comments[edit]

This is definitely bigger and not simpler and removes the main Interactive help pages from Header. The format also does not highlight the main summary pages in the side header and instead leaves us with black titles that aren't links wasting space. Is this not simply a copy of a template that was deleted recently? This format looks very familiar.Moxy-Maple Leaf (Pantone).svg 01:12, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
to answer your question, this is not a copy in any way of the template that was deleted recently. this is primarily all of the prior categories that previously existed at Template:Basic information; the groups have been renamed, but it is the same groups. As noted, I did add two new categories.
I want to fully answer your question, which is totally valid. this template is very much the prior established structure of {{Basic information}}; again, yes there are revisions, primarily by renaming the group names, and removing the piped links, and also renaming or reordering some of the links for some pages. --Sm8900 (talk) 01:19, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would like to let a little more time go by, to allow anyone else to respond if they wish to do so. Once some time has elapsed, I hope to go ahead and revise my proposal further, in order to accomondate some of the suggestions and comments expressed, to the most practical extent possible. This will include the valid points expressed by Moxy above.
If anyone has other requests or suggestions in regards to this proposal, please feel free to express them; otherwise, my further revisions will focus mainly on Moxy's valuable points above. thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 04:19, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I oppose this change. When I originally created {{Basic information}}, my idea was to create a simpler template to the present {{Wikipedia help pages}}, which at the time seemed over-extended (but not anymore). So extending this template goes against my vision of having a simple template that wouldn't overwhelm newbies. And that is the risk here, of overwhelming new users with choice and therefore intimidating them. "Basic information", I feel, should only contain the most basic pages, just enough for new contributors to make a reasonable start here. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:12, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mrjulesd and Moxy:, I appreciate your highly valuable comments above. I have provided a new proposal, based on your insightful feedback and comments above. the new proposal leaves most of this template in place. I would welcome your comments, if you wish. you can view this proposal at the discussion at the Village pump section. thanks very much. --Sm8900 (talk) 14:50, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal to modify template[edit]

hi. there is a proposal to modify Template:Basic information, at the page below.

Please note, we will move ahead with changes at the template, based on the consensus at the page below; this is to avoid any concerns or appearance of forum-shopping. we would welcome any comments and feedback there. thanks.

--Sm8900 (talk) 18:04, 23 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you change the "red alert" for messages?[edit]

--Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:04, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]