Template talk:Infobox recurring event

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Merge with Template:Infobox festival[edit]

I didn't nominate it, but I'm going to go ahead and merge it now and make the other one a redirect. —CodeHydro 17:07, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

done —CodeHydro 18:24, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Years Running[edit]

If an event has been on hiatus for one or more years, should this be counted against "Years Running". How can this be done without using The age template ? Prefer not to hardcode. --Biatch (talk) 21:59, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Website line[edit]

The "Website" line should be on one-line, similar to many other infoboxes, please fix. • SbmeirowTalk • 00:55, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Done. Thank you User:Frietjes for the help! • SbmeirowTalk • 07:05, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
This is a bad idea, because many URLs are long, and the original configuration allows them the maximum space before forcing the infobox itself to widen. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:13, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Wrong, it isn't a bad idea! Use square brackets to make a link to it and shorter text that shows up on the screen! • SbmeirowTalk • 22:03, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Not only is it a bad idea, but so is hiding the URL behind link text, when the URL is the fact under consideration. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:13, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Though I've only listed 6 templates, there are numerous templates that put the website on ONE line. The above examples total in the hundreds of thousands of articles that use the one line format. What's up with this template? • SbmeirowTalk • 20:53, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Field "proceedings"[edit]

As {{infobox conference}} redirects here, it'd make sense to offer a "proceedings" field, to cover the possible publication of academic proceedings. fgnievinski (talk) 00:19, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Founders and sponsors[edit]

The template currently has fields entitled "Founder" and "Sponsor". Both roles will often be held by more than one person. The easiest solution would be to change the titles to "Founder(s)" and "Sponsor(s)", in analogy to "Patron(s)", but that seems rather ugly to me. An alternative would be to allow multiple parameters each (say founder_name2, founder_name3, ...) and to have the template speak of "Founders" if more than one is used. That would require quite some one-time effort to modify the template, though. Thoughts? Huon (talk) 23:04, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Huon, updated, see doc. Frietjes (talk) 17:25, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Error message and tracking category for unsupported parameters[edit]

I have added error tracking for unsupported parameters to this template. See Category:Pages using infobox recurring event with unknown parameters. A red error message appears when you Preview the article, between the edit screen and the rendered preview. In the category, the articles are sorted by the name of the parameter that is unsupported.

I have added this error-checking to a number of heavily used infoboxes, and it usually goes smoothly, highlighting errors that improve the articles that end up in the category. Every once in a while, parameters are missed or something goes wrong. If that happens, don't panic, just post here and I will be happy to fix it. Revert the change if you feel that you must.

If I have made any mistakes in coding, or if template changes are desired, please let me know. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:07, 13 November 2016 (UTC)