Template talk:Factioninfobox

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Please put your comments here on the template, what you want to see before this becomes required for faction pages. Make sure you sign your comments by pressing the signature button, which is between the ignore wiki formatting button and the horizontal line button. You can indent your comment if you are replying to someone elses comment using the : character --Draygo (talk) 19:53, 22 March 2014 (EDT)

I'm thinking that Size (Small/Medium/Large), Focus, Date of Founding, Leadership, Stance (Passive/Neutral/Aggressive) would be the basics. The ability to add the Faction's logo to the top of the Infobox would also be great. --Deggy (talk) 23:22, 23 March 2014 (EDT)

Size is going to be automatic based on member totals. Date of founding - should I pull that from the page creation date or should it be manually filled in? I also could do both, pull from the page creation date and allow an override. Stance is going to be handled by the diplomacy page, if you want to add that you can use a custom field for now. Ill add the ability to add a logo for sure. What do you mean by focus/leadership isn't that the same as faction type/leader or do you need something more here? --Draygo (talk) 23:45, 23 March 2014 (EDT)
Leadership is the same as Leaders. Focus and Faction Type are similar enough to be equivalent, too. The override feature for faounding date would work well, but is there a way to prevent the override from pre-dating the page creation date? We potentially don't want people making their factions seem older than they are. --Deggy (talk) 10:38, 24 March 2014 (EDT)
Well I think its more likely that peoples factions would have been created before they make their wiki page. As I think about it I don't think its too important to control it like that. For example if someone is part of a gaming community that has its founding back in early 2000's or 1990's it wouldn't be false for them to list that as a creation date. Ill look to also making the leaders header switch to leaders when more than one leader is listed. --Draygo (talk) 13:05, 24 March 2014 (EDT)
I made a quick edit to your faction page to restore your custom entries. --Draygo (talk) 00:09, 24 March 2014 (EDT)
Thanks. By the way, whenever I add a custom row to the template it seemed to want to double it and add it twice. --Deggy (talk) 10:38, 24 March 2014 (EDT)
yeah there was a problem with the template, shouldn't be an issue now. If it does it just leave the edit on the page and drop me a note and Ill fix it asap. --Draygo (talk) 13:05, 24 March 2014 (EDT)
Well obviously if I have to use this I'm going to customize it to be exactly the same format as what I already have. So I don't really care what default fields it has. Rubberstamping the formatting so that it links up across the entire wiki I get, but there's absolutely no need to try to come up with a list of "mandatory" fill in fields and data requirements. Every factions needs and info they wish to share are completely different.--GDFKingTigerTank (talk) 21:41, 31 March 2014 (EDT)
Hence the custom fields. I can add more as needed. Every faction has members. every faction is or is not recruiting. Every faction has a name. Type isn't required at all and you can put whatever you want in there, if it doesn't matchup with any predefined type you end up going into the other category, the type category is for sorting out the factions page when that becomes automated. The only reason those fields are specified is because all factions share them so instead of each faction having to fill out a custom line they can just use a predefined line (and you can omit them). Is there a specific thing in the template you are objecting to? Ill add the image option for you so you can keep your image in the template without a problem. It will be optional like a lot of the lines in the template. --Draygo (talk) 21:49, 31 March 2014 (EDT)
Image option added. Just needs the name of the image, automatically centers it. --Draygo (talk) 21:54, 31 March 2014 (EDT)