Template talk:Infobox CSI character

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Proposed template[edit]

{{CSI character|
csi_serie=[[]]|
image=|
image_size=|
caption=|
bgcolor=|
name=|
gender=|
hair=|
eyes=|
birthdate=|
city=[[]]|
job=|
rank=|
position=|
family=|
status=|
seasons=|
portrayed=[[]]|
first=
last=
|}}

Notes:

  • last: Use only for the last appareances of character that have been killed or have otherwise left the show for good.

Proposed background colours:

#FFFF99 CSI Characters
#ccccff Police Characters

Opinions? --Andromeda 16:56, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

"Status"[edit]

"Status" option has been removed from the vast majority of the infobox templates. From my point of view, infoboxes are supposed to give a short description of the character for readers who want to take a general idea of the character's profile. This should apply for users watching previous episodes for the first time as well. Check talk the discussion for the Lost infobox and mainly the discussion for Heroes infobox. There were more discussion, not caused by me, but I can't find them right now. I remember, that for some time, some Lost fans were using "Location" in order to describe "status" after the latter's deletion :)

See that conditions such "alive", "dead" depend on the episode you watch and when writing about fiction there is not "current status". Check discussions about the use of the term "former". Moreover, other conditions like "imprisoned", "wounded", etc. are a perfect area for speculations. Infoboxes should give a general overview of the characters, independent of the episode last shown on the TV.

Check recent discussion in Template_talk:Coronation_Street_character#.22Status.22, as well.

I will remove this option unless there is a disagreement which we can discuss. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:39, 30 September 2008 (UTC)