Template talk:Infobox German location

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Add missing default value[edit]

For example please add the Wikidata (and maybe more) {{#Property:P94}} as | #default = {{{Wappen|{{{image_coa|{{#Property:P94}}}}} }}} -- πϵρήλιο 12:25, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 12:55, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Demonym[edit]

I get that this will get a Red information icon with gradient background.svg because you want other people to do your coding for you instead of addressing the merits of their request, but at some point a demonym field should be included into this infobox, if it's becoming standard for German location articles. — LlywelynII 04:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Infobox settlement overlap[edit]

Really, everything you didn't bother to copy from {{infobox settlement}} should be used here or the template should be depreciated. We shouldn't have to use two templates when one will suffice to get the same information across. — LlywelynII 04:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Population densities[edit]

I'm concerned that instead of being rounded to the nearest whole number (which is the usual demographic practice, as seen in, for example, the German-language Wikipedia) population densities are being expressed to an accuracy of just two significant figures. Given that the calculation for each location is based on a land area expressed to the nearest tenth of a square kilometre and an exact population figure, I believe that such rounding produces an unnecessary degree of imprecision in the results.

To take an example from Schleswig-Holstein, the population densities of Kiel and Pinneberg are both being expressed as 2000/km2 – when there is in fact a substantial population density difference of 84 persons per square kilometre between the two places (the real figures are respectively 2036/km2 and 1952/km2).

I know I can always go to the German-language Wikipedia for the figures I need in order properly to compare localities, but it seems to me a pity to have to be obliged to do so, and I would like to propose that the calculation be adjusted to produce results rounded not to two significant figures but to the nearest whole number, as in the German Wp. -- Picapica (talk) 09:27, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

see template:pop density, which uses the precision of the input. Frietjes (talk) 15:02, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

website - Website[edit]

A lot of German locations use the previously permitted lowercase parameter "website" instead of "Website". Could the infobox continue to support this variant please? Plan B would be to let the bot check and correct those "old" spelling variants. But as a lot of parameters in the infobox are lowercase anyway, it would probably make more sense to keep the additional variant (or switch to lowercase completely). GermanJoe (talk) 13:30, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@GermanJoe: What makes you think the lower-case |website= might no longer be supported? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:47, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
The problem was already fixed yesterday [1] by @Magioladitis: (thanks for that). That request can be set to Done, unless other editors prefer another solution. GermanJoe (talk) 10:34, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

@GermanJoe and Pigsonthewing: Both parameters are supported right now. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:43, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 August 2015[edit]

I'm concerned that instead of being rounded to the nearest whole number (which is the usual demographic practice, as seen in, for example, the German-language Wikipedia) population densities are being expressed to an accuracy of just two significant figures. Given that the calculation for each location is based on a land area expressed to the nearest tenth of a square kilometre and an exact population figure, I believe that such rounding produces an unnecessary degree of imprecision in the results. To take an example from Schleswig-Holstein, the population densities of Kiel and Pinneberg are both being expressed as 2000/km2 – when there is in fact a substantial population density difference of 84 persons per square kilometre between the two places (the real figures are respectively 2036/km2 and 1952/km2). I know I can always go to the German-language Wikipedia for the figures I need in order properly to compare localities, but it seems to me a pity to be obliged to do so, and I would like to propose that the calculation be adjusted to produce results rounded not to two significant figures but to the nearest whole number, as in the German Wp. Picapica (talk) 08:11, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid this is something that is determined by Infobox settlement (this template is only a wrapper for Infobox settlement). More specifically, there is a rounding calculation in {{Infobox settlement/densdisp}}. I don't know exactly how to improve the precision of the density calculation, it's also a matter of preference probably. Markussep Talk 13:13, 12 August 2015 (UTC)
@Picapica: Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. The problem (if problem there is) is not specific to {{Infobox German location}} but concerns all usages of {{Infobox settlement}} and if a change is to be made, should be discussed at Template talk:Infobox settlement/densdisp. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:48, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Red. To be honest, I would have been very surprised if the requested change had been executed at this stage! I hadn't imagined I was taking anything more than a first step. Ignorance of procedure on my part, clearly! I will take my case to Template talk:Infobox settlement/densdisp. Thanks, again, for the pointer. -- Picapica (talk) 15:27, 16 August 2015 (UTC)