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Chief Stewards[edit]

Frankly, I'd prefer to see the chief stewards removed from the template. But, if we're gonna have 'em, I think they should be separated from the IMS owners. Also, that crotchety old man Harlan Fengler should really be mentioned.--Mycroft.Holmes 03:34, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Format of Year Links[edit]

Having 20-year segments on a line looks funky at certain browser widths - at the width my browser happens to be at at the moment, it has 1910-1928 on one line, then 1929 on a line all its own; 1930-1948 on one line, then 1949 on a line all its own; etc. I'm being bold and merging it all into a single line, and letting the user's broswer determine where to put line breaks. (Also removing the unnecessary, unlinked 1910.) If anyone has a better formatting suggestion, go ahead. Chuck 13:52, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't have the numbers handy, but I'd venture that the majority of monitors/browser winders are plenty wide to hold the 20-wide list of years. It looks a lot like the one from the World Series template, and looks nice and clean all lined up. I think the SUper Bowl template is a "self-wrapping" one, and it's messy, hard to read. Doctorindy 02:49, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't we be designing for as many browsers/windows sizes as possible, and not be satsified with merely a "majority" of browsers? Not to mention that the part of my browser that actually displays the page is ~920 pixels wide, beyond the 800 pixels generally considered minimal for web design. Here's what the two versions look like in my window:
With 20-year lines
With a single line, auto-wrapped
Which do you think looks nicer?
As far as the Super Bowl Template, that lines up poorly because of the Roman numerals, which vary in width from year to year, and not directly because of the self-wrapping - it would look just as ugly with a fixed number of years on each line. Here, where we have only Arabic numerals, and every year is the same width, that's not a problem. Chuck 23:08, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Have taken a different approach: 10-year lines. How about this? Chuck 15:07, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Indianapolis 500 Lore[edit]

I would like to get the thoughts of others concerning the addition of notable Indy 500 moments to the "Lore" category. I would propose a similar format used for the Daytona 500 template, in which notable 500s are listed as "The Fight" (1979), "Cope's Upset" (1990), "Dale & Dale Show" (1993), and so on. Perhaps the Indy 500 equivalent could show "Helio's Redemption" (2009), "Hornish's Upset" (2006) "Danica Leads" (2005), "Helio's Controversial Win" (2002), "Helio's Fenceclimb" (2001), "CART Teams Return" (2000), to name some recent events (though perhaps it could be narrowed down more). "A.J.'s Fourth Win" (1977), "Uncle Bobby's Controversy" (1981), "Crash at the Start/Trophy Dash" (1982), "Closest Finish" (1992), "The Mighty Mercedes" (1994). Please share your thoughts, but please be polite if you object. I'm just a fan who wants to contribute. (talk) 19:34, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, just an afterthought, maybe if not appropriate in the template, this would be more fitting in the Indianapolis 500 by year page? (talk) 20:05, 16 September 2010 (UTC)