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|text=There's a tendency on our larger pages for the Background section to become a wall of text, for example [[Viacom_(pre-2006)]]. I think we could supplement these sections with an infobox to provide readers with the key facts at a glance. Below is a screenshot of how this would look on the aforementioned page. I've used PortableInfobox as it suits the look of the wiki more than the Wikipedia equivalent and template construction is simpler.
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|text=There's a tendency on our larger pages for the Background section to become a wall of text, for example [[Viacom_(pre-2006)]]. I think we could supplement these sections with an infobox to provide readers with the key facts at a glance. Below is a screenshot of how this would look on the aforementioned page. I've used PortableInfobox as it suits the look of the wiki more than the Wikipedia equivalent and template construction is simpler
 
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The template is at [[Template:Infobox company]]. At the moment it's got the essentials, but of course more parameters could be added as needed.
 
The template is at [[Template:Infobox company]]. At the moment it's got the essentials, but of course more parameters could be added as needed.
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|text=I don't think we need the image there because we already have image captures
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But other than that, I think it's a good idea
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|text=I think this'd make pages a lot easier to digest, I'm for it. I feel though that instead of listing subsidiaries, It'd just be easier to name the current parent company and link to its category page (like for this example, ViacomCBS/CBS)
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|text={{quote|I don't think we need the image there because we already have image captures|CnowEnt}}
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For that matter, I'd probably get rid of the top header too since the title kinda makes it redundant.
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You make a good point. A more comprehensive list and better navigation around the wiki.
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|text=Finally got around to working on this a bit more. I've made some changes based on the feedback I got here, plus a couple of stylistic tweaks to the template itself. Here's how it's looking:
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There's a tendency on our larger pages for the Background section to become a wall of text, for example Viacom_(pre-2006). I think we could supplement these sections with an infobox to provide readers with the key facts at a glance. Below is a screenshot of how this would look on the aforementioned page. I've used PortableInfobox as it suits the look of the wiki more than the Wikipedia equivalent and template construction is simpler

InfoboxDemo.PNG

The template is at Template:Infobox company. At the moment it's got the essentials, but of course more parameters could be added as needed.

What do you think?


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Dreamcast99
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I like this idea.


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CnowEnt
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I don't think we need the image there because we already have image captures

But other than that, I think it's a good idea


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I think this'd make pages a lot easier to digest, I'm for it. I feel though that instead of listing subsidiaries, It'd just be easier to name the current parent company and link to its category page (like for this example, ViacomCBS/CBS)


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I don't think we need the image there because we already have image captures
— User:CnowEnt

For that matter, I'd probably get rid of the top header too since the title kinda makes it redundant.

I feel though that instead of listing subsidiaries, It'd just be easier to name the current parent company and link to its category page
— User:SubparMario63

You make a good point. A more comprehensive list and better navigation around the wiki.


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Hb1290
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28 April 2021

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Finally got around to working on this a bit more. I've made some changes based on the feedback I got here, plus a couple of stylistic tweaks to the template itself. Here's how it's looking: Screenshot 2021-04-28 113710.jpg

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