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Default image width[edit]

Could someone change the default image width so it fills the infobox more? One of previous changes (in September I think) made it so that images are now less wide. Comparison with different image ratios:

I prefer the old size with less padding in all cases. --The1337gamer (talk) 00:39, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done, pending discussion. Since May, it was changed from a hardcoded upright=1.15 (With no parameter to adjust) to a softcoded upright=1.0 (Overridable with image_upright). I don't think we should upscale by default. User preferences for thumbnails should take precedence. Are any other widely used infoboxes using a default upright of 1.15? -- ferret (talk) 01:18, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
No worries. Just increased thumbnail size in preferences so it doesn't look bad on my monitor now. --The1337gamer (talk) 01:28, 19 December 2017 (UTC)
I briefly check a few others. Infobox person is doing what we do, default of 1.0 with parameter to adjust. Infobox film has it hardcoded to 1 with no parameter. -- ferret (talk) 01:30, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

Removal of the display parameter[edit]

Is there any reason why the |display= parameter is still included in the infobox? Not only is it almost never mentioned within the article itself (the main criteria for infobox parameters), it's almost always unsourced, and a mass collection of technical numbers (color depth, resolution, etc) is never ideal for the casual reader. I say we just get rid of this field, as it's only relevant to older arcade games that don't go against my three points (which is a very low number). The |cpu= and |sound= paramters could also be removed, as they are only relevant for older games running their own hardware (arcade), with the notable ones already having a linked system in the |arcade system= parameter that states it anyway. Thoughts? ~ Dissident93 (talk) 22:09, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Don't have a strong opinion on this, beyond the fact that everything in the infobox is suppose to be sourced and in the article. That said, if we keep these fields, I think they are prime candidates to move to a embedded infobox that would be utilized with |embedded=. -- ferret (talk) 22:18, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Better than nothing, but my issues with it would still exist. The |cabinet= is trivial as well, and we could also replace the generic "Arcade" usage in |platform= with the actual system when known, getting rid of |arcade system= to further clean things up. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 05:49, 6 February 2018 (UTC)