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Please note that on 6 May 2012, most of the threads mentiond below were moved to forum:tech notes, since most of them have to do with the proper use of certain variables in the new system. Most of these discussions are still active. Unless indicated as archived, you are welcome to contribute to the various threads indicated.

If you've been paying attention this weekend, you'll have noticed that we've finally started moving to standardized infoboxes. Obviously, the inclination is going to be to "kick the tires" and try it out. However, this implementation is a complicated process, that's going to require several bot runs and a whole bunch of time.

Please do not start manually editing or correcting infoboxes. I realise that the infobox changeover will result in pages temporarily displaying some errors. Your manual edits could impair bot replacement. There will definitely come a time where lots of manual help will be required, but that time is not now. I'll send up a flair when the bot has done all it can do, in about a week or so.

Specific discussions

Thanks to user:Tybort's hard work, we now can offer you a neat list of other forum threads that concentrate on specific parts of the new infobox. Please be sure to read all these threads so that you're fully up to speed on this frankly major refit.


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Thanks.
czechout@fandom   21:13: Sun 11 Mar 2012 

General comments

Since the release of Worlds in Time, I've been moving links from Unnamed planet (A Christmas Carol) and Ember to Ember (planet). Is it still technically a no-no to alter Individual and Species template to finish the job until further notice? -- Tybort (talk page) 18:16, March 17, 2012 (UTC)

Relatedly, is it still "dangerous" to manually alter the story preload pages even if it helps people use the correct template?
Also, are you going to do a "usage" page on {{Infobox Story}} for webcasts? -- Tybort (talk page) 15:17, March 19, 2012 (UTC)

The variable {{{fav episode}}} on {{Infobox User}} is misspelt as "Favourte" on the box. -- Tybort (talk page) 01:59, March 21, 2012 (UTC)

Also, {{{fav enemy}}}, despite being on the usage bit on the infobox page, doesn't seem to actually show up. Is this accidental or deliberate? -- Tybort (talk page) 02:01, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
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