Template talk:Infobox sportsperson

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RfC announce: Religion in infoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC at Template talk:Infobox#RfC: Religion in infoboxes concerning what should be allowed in the religion entry in infoboxes. Please join the discussion and help us to arrive at a consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 17:36, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

National team[edit]

national team is under personal information, but should be under Sport. Sander.v.Ginkel (Talk) 15:51, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

The "national team" parameter was added at the behest of WP:SWIMMING in mid 2015 in order to deal with disputatious editors who wanted to argue about the use of national flag icons, dual nationality, and other related nationality issues. Frankly, we were tired of explaining to non-sports editors that "nationality" = "sporting nationality," and that flag icons were being used to represent national team members, so we cut the whole argument off at the knees by using "national team" instead of "nationality" for all Olympic swimmers and others in international competition (the overwhelming majority of notable competitive swimmers). We only use "nationality" for the relatively few notable swimmers who weren't members of their respective national teams, and the two parameters are mutually exclusive -- they cannot be used at the same time. As for the placement of "national team" within the layout of Template:Infobox swimmer -- a wrapper of Template:Infobox sportsperson -- we like it fine just where it is. In 2012, WP:SWIMMING agreed to the merge of Infobox swimmer with Infobox sportsperson, with the caveat that Infobox swimmer would continue to exist as a wrapper of Infobox sportsperson, with a specific subset of parameters required for competitive swimming. Frankly, if we had known in 2012 that Infobox swimmer would be hostage to every dispute and controversy over Infobox sportsperson, and every well-intended editor's desire to import the optional parameters we intentionally excluded from the wrapper in the first instance, we would never have agreed to the merge. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 13:29, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata version[edit]

Hi all. At the request of @Hawkeye7, I've started a Wikidata-driven version of this template at Template:Infobox sportsperson/Wikidata. It's currently a test - I've enabled some of the parameters but not all, and I've used the article at Madeline Groves to test it out - but hopefully in the longer run we can add the wikidata functionality into this template rather than having a separate one (along the same lines as Template:Infobox person. Note that Wikidata is the fall-back option - the template allows each parameter to be locally overriden as needed. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 09:17, 26 June 2016 (UTC)