Template talk:Infobox dot-com company

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see Talk:YouTube/Archive_4#Use_of_Infobox_Website

Use on websites[edit]

I won't revert this situation, but until this template is fully tested, fully documented, and ideally reviewed by experienced editors (both for code- and value-wise), I would suggest not adding it to any current articles, especially if it means replacing other more mature ones. Don't rush things...it appears only a day old! -- Huntster T@C 10:51, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

OK, I've added a basic description but don't worry for the maturity, it's only {{Infobox Company}} + {{Infobox Website}}. 16@r 13:32, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Screenshot location[edit]

The resulting infobox looks rather odd with the screenshot image right in the middle of all the text. I would suggest moving the screenshot parameter to the bottom of the box (or perhaps omitting it entirely). Does anyone agree? --CrazyLegsKC 05:52, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

I'd suggest omitting altogether. I recently noticed a deletion proceeding of a screenshot (though I cannot remember the file), where the very valid argument for deletion was that even though a website may copyright itself, it may contain visual elements that are themselves copyrighted by another organisation. I'm always wary of making it seem as if an image is require, when copyright issues such as this can so easily (and honestly) be overlooked. But that's just my opinion...if a screenshot is desired, it can be added to an appropriate section of the page in which the specific content is discussed (thus fulfilling that part of Fair-use requirements). Huntster (t@c) 06:26, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
What do you think about my collapsible screenshot idea? 16@r (talk) 19:25, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
It just seems like more clutter in the infobox. If it is to be included, I suggest going with CrazyLeg's suggestion of moving it to the bottom, so that all regular text data is kept together. There are plenty of other infoboxes that do exactly this...I think this is the only one to substantially change the formula. Also, it is generally a good idea to discuss such changes before making them. Would you mind doing so in the future? Huntster (t@c) 20:25, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Well, it depends... I know generally it's a good thing to DISCUSS ideas before making major overhauls, but in this case, I didn't feel it's was one. Plus as the template's creator I was nearly the only contributor till here, that's probably why I didn't feel necessary to discuss it before doing it, but I agree with your opinion (discussing before acting) and yes I am aware I'm not at all the template's owner. Apart from this, the pro of my proposal is that the location of the screenshot (in the middle of the infobox) clearly allows to distinguish information concerning the company and information about the website. What do you think of it? 16@r (talk) 21:47, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry about earlier, I was in a foul mood and it showed :/ Okay, the code you are using now is a nice, seamless integration into the infobox architecture, so I can't complain about that, especially since it is hidden by default. I still think placement at the bottom of the infobox would be better (see how Infobox Album or Single do it), or most appropriately, placement outside of the infobox so that fair-use violations won't be an issue (having the screenshot actually in the section of prose discussing the contents of the site). I'm concerned more for policy violation than appearance, to clarify. Huntster (t@c) 10:11, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Extra space[edit]

Something in this template is triggering an extra line of space at the top of every page where this is used. The code is too complex for me this fix it. Help! ☆ CieloEstrellado 05:37, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

language parameter[edit]

The language parameter does not expand the word "language", and is inconsistent with Template:Infobox Website.

In {Infobox dot-com company} we see Available in linking to Internationalization and localization. See Tweeter.
In {Infobox Website} we see Available language(s) linking to Natural language. See Meebo.

I searched the word language in article Twitter and found nothing. Doloco (talk) 21:38, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Add some new items[edit]

Please add successor and predessesor please. (talk) 16:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

added. Frietjes (talk) 23:19, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

country of origin parameter[edit]

Country of origin should have "country" capitalized. --Mika1h (talk) 12:59, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

fixed, thank you. Frietjes (talk) 13:19, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

location of website[edit]

Should the website be displayed at the bottom of the template like numerous other templates on Wikipedia? • SbmeirowTalk • 17:00, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

probably some historic reason for this, i.e. that the URL/Website of a dot-com company is basically it's name. Frietjes (talk) 17:23, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 April 2015[edit]

Please replace the lefthand side with the right. It handles linewraps (labels) and plurals. (talk) 08:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. Kharkiv07Talk 13:18, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Is there something controversial about it? (talk) 23:57, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't see why plural parameters are necessary. Long items should be fixed in MediaWiki:Common.css; I reported the issue several moons ago. I've added non-breaking spaces in a couple of places. Alakzi (talk) 00:07, 14 April 2015 (UTC)


I have noticed that it is impossible to add coordinates for dot-com companies. I will suggest that we be able to add coordinates in this template (for the exact locations of their headquarters). Gamingforfun365 (talk) 02:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Okay. I have already done it myself, but, if you think that I had made a mistake, you may undo my edits and explain why here. Gamingforfun365 (talk) 02:40, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
This section seems to be pretty silent about it, and I presume that the "coordinates" label be appropriate. Gamingforfun365 (talk) 02:47, 13 May 2015 (UTC)