User talk:The Infobox Strikes Again!

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I like what you do with infoboxes in classical music! (Did you choose your name because you knew that's a hornet's nest?) Why would you not link the key and the term "Op." which may be unfamiliar to readers who will see it in the infobox first? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:27, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

I'd be happy to link "Op." to "Op." Thank you for the wonderful suggestion! (Also, my user name refers to a particular jet I like, which is where the username comes from. Thanks for asking)The f18hornet (talk) 19:36, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
I changed the Bach compositions to the dedicated template (which came first ...). The image of Bach is useful only for his few late works, - and the only one of a young Bach is questionable. Can you comment here from a composer's point of view? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:32, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your contributions to the articles. I will say though, that it is a bit too minimalistic and doesn't give me all the information I need to know from it. An Infobox should give you all the information you need to know just from it, yet not too complicated.

I'll use this example (again), to show what a good infobox does looks like.
As you can see, if I knew nothing about music, I could easily learn everything I need to know about this piece just by looking at the infobox. After all, the article isn't just for Music theorists.
Yet even if it is too complicated, I can easily learn what an opus number is just by clicking on it.
This should be the purpose of an infobox, to describe the complicated, simply, and even if it be complicated, it should be easy to learn what you need to know


Cheers,
The f18hornet (talk) 14:56, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

For your amusement, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:42, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
I guess I found your old name more amusing ;) - fly gently, please, study the discussion on Jean Sibelius (and that one was civil) ;) - You will meet the chorus of "redundant!" who may say that it's redundant that a violon concerto is a concerto and scored for violin and orchestra. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:57, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Amused about your Sibelius strike ;) - I said "study"! - You probably don't know - and it certainly doesn't show in that discussion - that we are all urged to never speak generally about infoboxes but precisely about a specific one for a certain article, with Support, Oppose or Comment for that one. Linked to divisi yesterday, did you know? I think where Divisi (music) goes is nonsense. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:40, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
please use indenting for formatting, not html code, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:42, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Don't worry Señor, I'm not doing persons right now, so you can sleep in peace knowing I won't add a beautiful userbox to Jean Sibelius. Since I don't see an infobox necessary for him, I won't give him one. I'm more focused building the articles that need it, rather than the articles that don't. I'm also more focused the works themselves right now, and the works that need it. (P.S. As far as studying it goes, I looked at it a little bit, but didn't read it all because it was as long as a college thesis statement, but only about a wikipedia feature.) The Infobox Strikes Again! (talk) 15:08, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the move. That was truly kind of you.
Kind? No, I linked first to the other and then found yours ;) - Thanks for not adding an ibox to Sibelius (or any other classical composer) without first seeking permission consensus on the talk. They are so special ;) - An area where infoboxes are welcome now, and few exist, is opera, - if you are prepared to be eventually reverted you can add almost blindly. {{infobox opera}} is short and has a cute last example (created by a friend as a self portrait). Violin concertos seem also fine. Composers with anniversaries coming soon are Ferruccio Busoni (April) and Max Reger (May), - any help to expand the latter is welcome! I try to have his Requiem as Featured article on his day of death, - has an infobox, of course ;) - more for other compositions welcome. - If you are interested in a bit of history: infobox opera was created in 2013, there was strong opposition first, and we had an arbitration case restricting said friend and me (the arbitrators didn't look at the operas but at old stories dating back to 2005). My restriction expired, but I still tread carefully - it's a hornet's nest ;) - If you think Sibelius was long, don't look at Laurence Olivier ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:25, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
ps: often it's best to Ignore Ignore Ignore (said a friend) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:18, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Your helpful comment[edit]

Thank you for your comment and fix which helped to improve Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 to FA! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

"Your favourite"[edit]

... concerto is on the Main page, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:38, 13 March 2016 (UTC)