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Are the recent edits to this template really desirable? It started off fairly clean and simple, but lots of stuff of marginal interest has been added over the last few months, and I'm not at all convinced by the "spicing up" in the latest version. What do other people think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonathan A Jones (talk • contribs) 12:21, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
I agree, we should discuss changes here before introducing icons into the template. I think it isn't desirable for a navbox which is intended for navigation. Aloneinthewild (talk) 22:16, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
@Aloneinthewild: I felt it helped seperate the colleges a bit. As it currently is, it just feels a bit too much like a monotonous block of text to me. ∰Bellezzasolo✡Discuss 15:20, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Third opinion request made 21:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Navigation templates are essentially like the Yellow Pages: Dull, boring, alphabetically-ordered and practical. While I understand the desire to make Wikipedia's presentation less boring (believe me, I do), the navigation template isn't the place to do so. Ask yourself this: Do the shields help navigation in the context of the template? If one has not lived in Oxford c. 13th century, the answer is probably "no". What does? Categorizing, alphabetizing, and simplifying more than anything else. François Robere (talk) 23:37, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
The template currently lists Archaeology and Archaeology of the History of Art as separate departments, but they were both merged into the School of Archaeology in 2000. The university's web page only recognises the School of Archaeology as a department, and the other two institutes are now referred to as sub-departmental sites. I propose that these two links are replaced with one to the School of Archaeology page. Both institutes still have their own pages that can be accessed via the School of Archaeology one, and replacing these two links with one will also make the template smaller. Amys eye (talk) 09:50, 3 June 2019 (UTC)