Template talk:Infobox book series

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Image syntax and unknown parameters[edit]

The image syntax for this template should be updated to the new standard of bare filename, as with {{Infobox book}} and others. Also, can the functionality be added that identifies the use of unknown parameters in preview? Thanks.— TAnthonyTalk 16:52, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

This template also uses |image_caption= instead of |caption=; I know this has been changed in many other infobox templates but I don't know where and when the original discussion occurred for that update.— TAnthonyTalk 16:59, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Per WP:TESTCASES, may you put your change in Template:Infobox book series/sandbox and re-open (|answered=no) the request then? You're probably suggesting using Module:InfoboxImage like {{Infobox book}} does. The functionality that identifies unknown params requires Module:Check for unknown parameters, which is also what {{Infobox book}} is using at the bottom of its text. |caption= can be added as an alias. If you need help, ping and I can take a look. Thanks, — Andy W. (talk) 18:38, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi, template code is not my area of expertise so if I attempt this myself it will be awhile. Yes though, I believe those are the modules from {{Infobox book}} that would add the functionality I'm talking about. I've been trying to find the discussions regarding what I called "the new standard" as far as infoboxes moving toward this, no luck so far but Magioladitis or Frietjes may recall. Frietjes has added the tracking category Pages using deprecated image syntax to some infoboxes for me in the past.— TAnthonyTalk 15:01, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
TAnthony, probably done. let me know if I missed something. Frietjes (talk) 15:31, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! — TAnthonyTalk 15:52, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 31 October 2016[edit]

The request is to invoke Module:InfoboxImage:

Currently the template has:
| image  = {{{image|}}}
I would ask that this line be changed to:
| image  = {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image={{{image|}}}|size={{{image_size|}}}|alt={{{alt|}}}|suppressplaceholder=no}}

Note that I updated Template:Infobox book series/sandbox and checked the testcases and they all look good. Also note that while suppressplaceholder=no is not required, without it the test cases will not displayed the images as they are placeholder images.

Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 03:16, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. This change seems to have no effect, which prompts me to ask why it should be considered an improvement to this template?  Paine  u/c 04:52, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
@Paine Ellsworth: it in fact has multiple effects. The Module is in use on nearly every infobox on Wikipedia as it renders the image in a much cleaner fashion. It also adds the maintenance category Category:Pages using infoboxes with thumbnail images for those pages where a thumbnail is incorrectly used in the infobox. This didn't seem the least bit controversial which is why I chose to make the request. @Andy M. Wang:, you just helped me do this on {{Infobox single}} perhaps you can chime in here and assist? --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:28, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Seems like there were some issues at Ibox Single and hope they've been resolved. I have no problem with this as long as Andy W. is involved.  Paine  u/c 05:36, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
@Paine Ellsworth: I'm curious did you even read the discussion? There was an issue in that there was a tiny typo when the edit was made. If you read the thread you would see that it was resolved. --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:39, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Of course I read it. I saw the issues pointed out by John of Reading and SMcCandlish in addition to the missing pipe. I would resent your implication, but I prefer to AGF. Face-smile.svg  Paine  u/c 05:52, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi Zackmann08, Paine Ellsworth, I can take a closer look in the next day or so, sorry, a bit away today/tomorrow. I had a concern with the edit request right above this section, that a new standard of bare filename could be breaking (hence the conditional logic for |image= for {{Infobox book}} right now?), again, haven't looked in detail... don't know if the same applies here yet — Andy W. (talk) 07:05, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Looks like this has been done. — Andy W. (talk) 17:26, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
@Andy M. Wang: does indeed! Thanks Frietjes. --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 17:32, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Cover artist(s)[edit]

Since this is for a series of books, it may be good to add a cover_artists parameter in case there are multiple cover artists for the series. As it is now, there is no way for it to display "Cover artists" when there are multiples. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 18:29, 26 January 2017 (UTC)