Template talk:Infobox football club

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missing parameter[edit]

|short name= isn't displayed nor explained. Shouldn't template source use | class3 = short name? SLBedit (talk) 19:09, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Do we even need short name parameter? As far as I'm aware, the short name would be the one used as the heading of the infobox. Number 57 19:10, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
At least two articles are using short name. One is using it as an abbreviation of club's full name, another is using it to display a shorter name of the one used in infobox header. SLBedit (talk) 19:33, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
TBH, I'd be in favour of removing it as redundant. What do other people think? Number 57 21:00, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Me too since it's unknown and rarely used. SLBedit (talk) 21:05, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
now tracking with Category:football team templates which use short name parameter, which will take at least 24 hours to fill up. Frietjes (talk) 15:57, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Many articles use it. The parameter still isn't displayed in Template:Infobox football club. SLBedit (talk) 02:08, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

@Number 57 and Frietjes: Articles are using |short name= for club acronym. Can't we just remove it or perhaps rename it to |clubacronym=? SLBedit (talk) 22:53, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm happy to delete it if there are no objections. Only 288 articles of the 20,000+ that use the template actually have this parameter. Number 57 17:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
No one is interested in this issue. SLBedit (talk) 00:36, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Relegation / promotion - which league, season and position should be shown?[edit]

Upon a team being promoted, at what point does the league, season and position need to be changed? Is it only once the new season has begun? Please see Maitland FC for my example. Thanks. Datasmack (talk) 08:46, 17 November 2014‎ (UTC)

I would update when season is over. SLBedit (talk) 15:57, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
So if a team gains promotion in say, the 2014 season, then once that season has finished, the league should be updated to show the higher league, season 2015 and with a position of -? How do you then show that this club has won the lower league and have been promoted? Datasmack (talk) 21:59, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
"season — The last completed competitive league season. i.e Not the current season." You add "League, 1st (promoted)". SLBedit (talk) 10:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

I have improved the article a little bit. SLBedit (talk) 10:58, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Add history label[edit]

must be added the label history such as the template:infobox sport club. Thanks (| label13 = Team history | data13 = ) --Odythal (talk) 11:55, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

I don't think so. – PeeJay 18:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
It is useful for the clubs that have changed name several times in their history. For example see Toronto Phantoms or West Texas Roughnecks and many others that use the template:Infobox sports team --Odythal (talk) 19:07, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh, well if you'd said that to begin with instead of just saying IT MUST BE ADDED, I might not have said no so quickly. Seems logical to me. – PeeJay 19:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Could someone add it--Odythal (talk) 14:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

We should probably wait until some more people have had a chance to contribute to this conversation. Someone might be able to see a negative we've missed. – PeeJay 16:55, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Toronto Phantoms
Full name New York CityHawks (1997–1998)
New England Sea Wolves (1999–2000)
Toronto Phantoms (2001–2002)
I'm not sure this is necessary and am concerned it might just add clutter to the infobox. Perhaps it would be better to use an existing parameter for this, perhaps club full name. See an example to the right. The name parameter could also be altered to change from "Full name" to just "Name" if there was a "multiple_names=yes" argument. Number 57 18:52, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

The label: full name is in the top of the infobox and doesn't look nice. In the exising templates are correctly positioned. Other examples for the use of template:Infobox Basketball club: Ikaros Kallitheas B.C., AEL BC --Odythal (talk) 14:41, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

I disagree, I think the top of the infobox is probably the best place for multiple names to be outlined. Number 57 15:59, 21 April 2015 (UTC)