Template talk:Infobox fictional country

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Deleted fields[edit]

Flags and coat of arms are encyclopedic for many fictional countries. Like maps, they are described and/or illustrated in works about Middle-earth, Narnia, Tintin, etc. I recommend restoring these fields deleted by User:Izno, though they should be optional in order to avoid forced redlink where no image exists.

I am not as sure about the field for Native name. Some fictional countries may have a native name, perhaps in a fictional language, but this is probably not common. Goustien (talk) 17:06, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Flags and coats of arms are likely to fail the nonfree content criteria and so I do not agree that there should be support for them in an infobox. If they do not fail those criteria (one of them being encyclopedicity), then I see no reason why they cannot be added to the article proper. The map is likely to do so also and that should probably be removed as well. As for the native name, I find that distinctly unencyclopedic. --Izno (talk) 17:54, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
OK, I am restoring some of the flags to the text of the articles. A separate problem is with the leader fields: articles are showing only the leader2, not the primary leader. Thus, Ruritania has lost its King Rudolf, and Grand Fenwick has only its prime minister and no longer its Duchess. Goustien (talk) 06:21, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
I merged the leader1 and leader2 fields as being highly unnecessary (WP:WAF). They were in the wrong order though, which I have fixed. --Izno (talk) 15:47, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Native name[edit]

That field is defined for San Theodoros.
I see no reason not to display the information if it happens to be defined. Varlaam (talk) 21:41, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Unencyclopedic? Huh? That's a pretty arbitrary statement.
We are talking about fictional countries here.
The native name for San Theodoros can be cited; I am not going to waste my time providing a source for an invisible field.
Varlaam (talk) 21:46, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
WP:WAF. Also, see my comments above. --Izno (talk) 01:18, 7 December 2012 (UTC)