Template talk:Infobox-Character

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Affections[edit]

What exactly is "affections" supposed to be for? I don't remember that concept appearing in any Kirby games; then again, I haven't played all of them. If it's just random stuff the character likes though, that should really be limited to Trivia, or the character's description for more important things.--Vellidragon 14:47, 29 January 2011 (CST)

I am interested to know as well! Tacopill 18:36, 4 February 2011 (CST).

Is the "other games" parameter really necessary?[edit]

I get why we have "debut game" and "latest game" here, but why exactly do we have "other games"? It seems unnecessary and sometimes really bloats the infobox to crazy sizes, particularly in certain major character pages like Bandana Waddle Dee. In fact, in the case of Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight, the infobox would get so bloated that the games aren't even listed (particularly a problem with Meta Knight, whose infobox simply says "various Kirby games", which isn't very informative). Yes, the information needs to be in the article, but I don't think the infobox is the right place for it. The point of an infobox is to provide concise information about the subject in question, and the "other games" parameter isn't concise at all and sometimes (in cases like Meta Knight) isn't even informative. I think we should just remove the parameter altogether, and move the info to a section near the bottom of the page titled "List of appearances by date". -YFJ (talk · edits) 19:27, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

I do agree that the list of games does make the infobox quite tall. Perhaps we could establish a protocol wherein if the number of other games the character appears in is sufficiently large (perhaps more than five), then we could move the list to somewhere near the bottom of the article with an internal link from the infobox. Does that sound like a good compromise? --Fubaka (talk) 19:11, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea. Would definitely help Meta Knight's infobox especially. -YFJ (talk · edits) 20:48, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and made some changes to the Kirby page to reflect what I have in mind. You can use that as a template when making these sections for other characters. --Fubaka (talk) 21:42, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Added it for Dedede. Will add it for Meta Knight and Bandana Dee when I have time. -YFJ (talk · edits) 23:10, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
I've now added it to Meta Knight and Bandana Waddle Dee. Pretty nifty format, I must say. -YFJ (talk · edits) 05:21, 25 May 2019 (UTC)