Template talk:Infobox Robot
So... umm... is there any kind of consensus on whether/how to use this on bot pages? --AaronR 00:49, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
- As for the how, its covered in the documentation. (The infobox may be added by pasting the template as shown below into an article.)
- As for a whether I think it should, as it summerizes things nicely. It does make the overall article seem shorter, but the same information is still there, just compacted and in a format that is always the same(so you know where to look to find the info your looking for). If its just the fact that you don't want to bother adding it, I could do that.
- You must remember, anything that is covered in the box can be expanded upon in the article itself.
- --Chase-san 02:35, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
- By "how" I was referring to the context of the box, not how to place it on a page. --AaronR 03:28, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
- I really like the info boxes. I kind of like having all the fields anyone might want in there and leaving them optional - that gives people a lot of freedom with their pages. It's nice to have a quick run down of pertinent info in one easy to find spot, and if you want to repeat info or give more detail on the main page, that's fine. --Voidious 03:23, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, I just realized that this looks a lot better above the navbox on a bot page, while I've been putting it below the navbox for a long time. See Diamond vs Shadow. --Voidious 15:51, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Adjusting some fields
I added non-breaking spaces to the multi-word fields, as I think having them break onto two lines kind of ruins the compactness of the info box. I also changed "License" to "Code License". I kind of think the names of the fields ("Author", "Code License", etc) shouldn't be linked, just because it looks a little weird; I don't really think anybody is going to miss that link.
Lastly, I don't particularly like how the "Download" and "Source" links end up looking (breaking onto two lines and the word to the right of the link) - how about just listing them like all the other fields, though still with the bigger font (like now)? --Voidious 03:23, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
- The "Download" and "Source" thing was my own mistake, nevermind. --Voidious 03:30, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Point of the non-breaking spaces?
Generally non-breaking spaces are used to make multiple spaces, ergo more then one, the places where you put them are simply singularly spaced, can you explain? --Chase-san 03:19, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
- They are "non-breaking", meaning they will never be turned into line breaks. It keeps the words around it on the same line. --Voidious 03:23, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Released Date help
If you have no idea when you released a bot (like me, and Seraphim). I found a neat way to find out. Find the first jar you used, open it up and look at the Date of the class files, that was the day it way first released (down to the second even). You can use this information to add it to your Version History and even use diff's to help with your history if you never made one in the first place. (therefore you can make a Version History after the fact) --Chase-san 07:06, 21 December 2007 (UTC)