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Format parameter[edit]

Should the format parameter appear as


According to Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers#Specific units, a double quote should not be used as a symbol for inch. Piriczki (talk) 21:15, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Just seeing this now. I don't see why the MOS should not be followed. The field has plenty of room and 7" is not much shorter than 7-inch. —Ojorojo (talk) 14:35, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

The MOS § Specific units is quite clear: For inches (and feet) "Do not use ′ (′), ″ (″), apostrophe/​single quote (') or double quote (")". WP:NUMNOTES includes "In tables and infoboxes, quantities are expressed in figures (Years in office: 5); but numbers within a table's explanatory text and comments follow the general rule [i.e. Integers from zero to nine are spelled out in words]." Also using the measurement alone appears too colloquial for an encyclopedic article; the format type should be added (7-inch single, 10-inch record). The examples given in the Template:Infobox single#Parameters Format follow the MOS: 7-inch single, 12-inch single.

Proposal to clarify the Parameters Format instructions following the examples already given and WP:Units (additions in bold):

The way that the single was originally released; i.e. 7-inch single, 12-inch single, CD single, cassette single, digital download (note the piped download link). Do not use ″ () or double quote (") for inches (use 7-inch instead of 7"; if necessary to abbreviate, use 7 in). Numbers should be expressed in figures rather than spelled out (use 10-inch instead of ten-inch). The format type should also be specified (single, record, etc.), rather than using the measurement alone. See WP:Units. Separate multiple values using {{Flatlist}}.

Ojorojo (talk) 17:24, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

If there are no objections, the above will be added to Parameters Format explanation. —Ojorojo (talk) 16:46, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Length parameter[edit]

Should the length parameter include the different lengths of the song e.g. the duration of the album and single version or just the duration of the single as the infobox is about the single issue? --Mistymountain546 (talk) 13:13, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Infobox single parameters pertain to information about the original single: release date, format(s), length, label, etc. (the album parameter generates "from the album", not "later included on the album"). Other releases, including those with different durations, should be discussed in an appropriate section in the body of the article. —Ojorojo (talk) 13:44, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Singles rarely contain only one song. It should be the length of the single as a whole. --Michig (talk) 14:13, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 2 July 2016[edit]

The background color (#F0E68C) does not meet Wikipedia's AAA color restrictions (WP:COLOR) with the blue text of the links (#0645AD). [1] I suggest we change the color from #F0E68C to #F3EBA5. [2] Its the closest match that meets Wikipedia's standards, and its not drastically different. Grapesoda22 (talk) 01:38, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Grapesoda22 (talk) 01:38, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:04, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
@JJMC89: Why do I need to start a discussion? I proved point blank that the current colors violate Wikipedia's policy. What's there to even discuss? Grapesoda22 (talk) 02:18, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
Changes that require at least some discussion, or at least several days passing with no one commenting on your proposal ... Visual layout changes that are minor but still noticeable, e.g. swapping the order of a few parameters in an infobox, or slightly tweaking something's color.WP:TPE WP:COLOR is not policy, it is part of a guideline. — JJMC89(T·C) 02:35, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
Agree. A discussion should happen first.
We should be going for WCAG 2 AAA Compliance and the new contrast does support that, but where is that shade of blue coming from? Is that the universal link colour or is it browser-specific? I know that I can change the colour of unvisited links in Firefox and Chrome. I'm assuming that's the case with other browsers. In short, we can't control the link colour and it may be set to this for people who have difficultly seeing, and so there's no need to change. And visited links, #551a8b, seem to be OK. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:55, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
While WP:ACCESSIBILITY is only a manual of style, to say that we should not attempt to follow it is a bit like saying "I don't care about other readers". Let's discuss this further. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:55, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
@Walter Görlitz: I got the link color by taking a screen shot and using the eye drop tool in Gimp to extract the link color and get the exact hex triplet. I used Google Chrome the first time, and I tried it again and got the same color in Internet Explorer. The idea of making the links black could work. I've done that to solve a similar issue before, but I'm not exactly thrilled about it because its a lot harder to differentiate between links and normal text. Grapesoda22 (talk) 22:41, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Miscellaneous fields[edit]

There is a discussion about infobox fields at WT:SONGS#Should the infoboxes for singles and songs contain miscellaneous information? Interested parties are invited to participate. —Ojorojo (talk) 21:54, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Including "Cover versions" in infobox song[edit]

A discussion about including cover versions in song infoboxes has been started at Template talk:Infobox song#"Cover versions" parameters in infobox song. Please add your comments there. —Ojorojo (talk) 17:17, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

RfC To get more input, an RfC has been opened at WT:SONG#RfC: Should "Cover versions"/"alt Artists" be removed from Infobox songs? Please add your comments there. —Ojorojo (talk) 19:32, 8 September 2016 (UTC)