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True infobox can be in a section?[edit]

Today, the 120 chemical element articles have a fine infobox that includes an "isotopes" table (e.g. uranium). Over at WikiProject talk:Elements I propose to break that table out into a new, separate infobox. That new infobox will be added into a section of the article. And also: the new infobox will be freshly added to the article isotopes of uranium.

Example: uranium. Today: Uranium, {{Infobox uranium}}, Isotopes of uranium.
New: adding {{Infobox uranium isotopes}} to section Uranium#Isotopes and to Isotopes of uranium

Main question: Is it OK to use a straight infobox in an article section? What information, semantics, MOS, guidelines to keep in mind? (note: ideas are welcome, consensus forum is WT:ELEM). -DePiep (talk)

RfC: Allow private schools to be characterized as secular as well as religious?[edit]

This RfC, which directly concerns and affects {{Infobox school}} which is a child of this a template, is here: Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 136#RfC: Allow private schools to be characterized as non-affiliated as well as religious, in infobox?. Herostratus (talk) 18:52, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

The above RfC is an attempt is being made to overturn two infobox RfCs, one from less than six months ago and another from a year ago.
Specifically, this new RfC asks that "religion = none" be allowed in the infobox.
The first RfC that this new RfC is trying to overturn is:
The result of that RfC was "unambiguously in favour of omitting the parameter altogether for 'none' " and additionally found that "There's no obvious reason why this would not apply to historical or fictional characters, institutions etc.", and that nonreligions listed in the religion entry should be removed when found "in any article".
The second RfC that this new RfC is trying to overturn is:
The result of that RfC was that the "in all Wikipedia articles, without exception, nonreligions should not be listed in the Religion= parameter of the infobox.".
--Guy Macon (talk) 06:35, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
The above-mentioned RfC has been snow closed. At 8 Yes, 48 No, the Wikipedia community has decided, once again, that without exception, nonreligions should not be listed in the 'Religion=' parameter of the infobox on any article anywhere on Wikipedia. --Guy Macon (talk) 15:49, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Former Names and Former Administrative Divisions[edit]

For a lot of cities/towns in Europe, like Danzig or Straßburg, they've belonged to a number of countries over the years. Can we add a 'former name' and 'former administrative divisions' section as an optional section? So, for example, Suckow an der Ihna, now Żukowo would show something like:

Żukowo Former Name: Suckow an der Ihna Former Country: German Empire (1871-1945)

  • Member State: Prussia
    • Province: Pomerania
      • Regierungsbezirk: Stettin
        • Kreis: Saatzig

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--James (talk) 12:10, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

@James: Maybe you meant to post your question on Template talk:Infobox settlement? --Izno (talk) 12:27, 6 July 2017 (UTC)