Template talk:Infobox team

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How should the location work, should the country be given Or perhaps it's a better idea to do a few category pages so Korea, North America, South America, Oceania, Europe, Asia and International would all give the team page the correct team category?


Should be possible to create two variables, one for the international list and one for the korean, that would only require the TLPD-ID number.


Shouldn't the variables set this by default? or perhaps should empty categories be hidden just like Location and Deleted? --Salle 23:23, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Unrecognized Country[edit]

If you look at Category:Unrecognised Country, you will see a lot of teams listed there under the country named, "{" (Left Curly Brace). This is due to these teams not putting a line in their infobox for location. I.E. no
|location= country/continent/server
line. Thought I'd mention this since the result of this bug is an ugly inclusion at the bottom of every team page that spans continents, "Category: Unrecognised Country, Teams" Not sure if this bug is intentional (no other way to implement an automatic flag + country category) or not Danglars 08:34, 1 November 2011 (KST)

Fixed, might take a while before the pages are updated and not in that list any more (unless some crazy editor wants to go around to them all and just save them without any changes, as that should fix it) --salle (t, c) 16:22, 1 November 2011 (KST)

Staff naming convention - should there be one?[edit]

In an effort to make team pages more consistent, I stumbled upon the different naming conventions we currently have on coaches, managers and captains.
I wondered if there should be general naming convention for this columns?

Some examples of the different styles:
Alien Invasion: Germany Heiner "Totoro" Knüppel
DeadMachine: USA  Rekatan
CheckSix Gaming: USA CHeeSY
compLexity: USA Scott "Popcorn" Ford
Evil Geniuses: Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson
Fnatic: USA Duran "Xeris" Parsi
It's Gosu: Gretorp
Quantic Gaming:  SaSe Kim Hammar
Team Acer: Germany Mondragon

I would propose to use either the style from the Evil Geniuses page: Firstname "Handle" Lastname or, like on the Alien Invasion page: Germany Firstname "Handle" Lastname.
This way it could be more consistent if staff members don't actually play the game.

What is your opinion on this matter?
/shz (Talk) 07:12, 21 December 2011 (KST)

I support the EG style too, for the reasons you mentioned. It's definitely the best-enhanced style, which deals with staff members who don't play the game. The flags are not necessary in the infobox IMHO, since they are displayed in the Management section of the page.
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Koorb  Talk to me  07:10, 21 December 2011 (KST)
Added my signature, thanks ;)
/shz (Talk) 07:12, 21 December 2011 (KST)
I agree with Koorb. -- PhiLtheFisH 07:13, 21 December 2011 (KST)
I've started to change the names to the Evil Geniuses style then. /shz (Talk) 11:19, 28 December 2011 (KST)

Adding more variables to make the team management structure easier to display[edit]

So the team management section of this infobox has been very simplistic, I think due to inherting a very simple structure from the Liquipedia I where the teams had a very cohesive structure that didn't have many different styles of organizational structure, but in starcraft 2 with a much more global scene the structure of teams are very different from team to team, and I think we should make the infobox be able to reflect this in a good way. So the additional variables I'd like to add would be these.

  • |owner=
  • |ceo=
  • |coo=
  • |president=
  • |vicepresident=
  • |generalmanager=
  • |chairman=
  • |headcoach=

Also if we wanted to we could make the main sponsor stick out beyond the others. Although if we look at say a team's infobox on Wikipedia there's no mention of sponsors anywhere. I'm not sure it's a bad thing that we expose sponsors, but it might be a good idea to think about what direction we're taking this in.

  • |mainsponsor=

So I think I covered most different corporate structures if there's any other variable you think should go there or some idea for how to structure them (from top to bottom) that will not mess any structure up, I'd be happy to hear how/what to do it. it's possible to have some things shift places due to the other variables used, although not too many of those as the complexity goes up significantly per difference. --salle (t, c) 04:39, 24 May 2012 (KST)