Template talk:Infobox golfer

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Infobox width[edit]

most biography-based infoboxes (e.g., {{infobox person}}, {{infobox sportsperson}}, and {{infobox football biography}}) use the default infobox width. This infobox is using 25em, which is a full 3em larger than the default. the creates a mismatch in the infobox sizes when multiple infoboxes are used on the same page. for example, see Ellsworth Vines. I attempted to correct this, but was reverted with the reasoning that too narrow - ruins layout on may articles. I checked the may article, and didn't see this infobox, so I am assuming there is some other article with a serious problem caused by using the default 22em width? please let me know so we can come up with a solution. Frietjes (talk) 21:30, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Typo - I meant "many articles". Because the labels (on the left hand side) of the box are fixed width, narrowing the infobox width causes many of the values (on the right hand side) to line wrap, for instance the birthdate field and place fields. Changing to the default width to "fix" a handful of pages that have multiple infoboxes while simultaneously making most other articles ugly is not a good solution. Tewapack (talk) 05:05, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Tewapack, can you put an example in the testcases which demonstrates this problem? Frietjes (talk) 13:02, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
For me, the right-hand Greg Norman "PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit winner" (under Achievements and awards) now spreads over 4 lines, which perhaps demonstrates the point. Nigej (talk) 15:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Nigej, that sort of thing is easy to fix, since it's some editor decided where to put the line break. anything else? Frietjes (talk) 18:45, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes. The Norman example shows many labels and values wrapping that shouldn't: fullname, born, spouse, "PGA Tour of Australasia" under wins by tour, "The Open Championship" under majors. Any current golfer who has played a major will probably wrap both the "born" field and "The Open Championship" under the majors section. Tewapack (talk) 18:53, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Olympic medals integration[edit]

The Olympics not include stroke play golf on the programme and have done previously. This should be integrated in to this infobox. This is to be discussed as to the best position for this, and how to integrate this. Sport and politics (talk) 23:21, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Linking to a nation in the nationality parameter[edit]

In the nationality parameter, it should list a nation, not link to a nation and present that nation with a flag. It's a violation of both WP:OVERLINK and WP:INFOBOXFLAG. If the subject represented the nation, that should be addressed in a separate parameter along with the competition in which the golfer represented the nation. Not watching here so ping me if you want me to comment. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:40, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

@Walter Görlitz: This is a Wikipedia:Perennial proposal. See Archive 2 above which has sections "Nationality", "Nationality again" and "Nationality field". Nigej (talk) 16:09, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
But nationality is not to be linked, while the competition that the player represented the nation in and the nationality they represented there should be. So "nationality" should be unlinked and without a flag, "represented" may be. Walter Görlitz (talk) 16:11, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
@Walter Görlitz: You must be a quick reader if you've read and digested the long discussions I pointed you to. Two minutes, very impressive. Nigej (talk) 16:35, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I've read them in the past and understand the concept quite well. Walter Görlitz (talk) 17:55, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
This way of displaying the country's flag (link and all) is the way that we've been displaying things on the golf related articles for many years. If it were a serious problem, something would have been done about it ages ago. How is this possibly in a violation if no editors have shown to have a serious problem with it? Johnsmith2116 (talk) 05:45, 7 December 2017 (UTC)