Talk:Writing Guidelines

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Where are the infoboxes?

According to the Infoboxes section of the Writing Guildlines page there is a collection of infoboxes on Robbastard's user page. The link was broken and I wanted to fix it, but can't tell where it should point to. I've looked at both his user page and his disussion page, but can't find anything with that heading.

I wonder if this is maybe something that has been moved off of his user page (and it probably shouldn't really be there forever) to a more permanant home on the wiki. Big Mac 15:59, 17 January 2009 (EST)

You can generally see them in the various Categories. For example, the Greyhawk Author infobox is linked to in the Greyhawk authors category and the magic item infobox linked to in the magic items category. In a few cases they're linked to in the appropriate specialized Writing Guidelines page because putting them in the main category means every article that uses that infobox also ends up in that category, even if you don't want it to be. For example, you'll find the deity infobox linked to at Writing guidelines: Greyhawk deities. -- Rip 17:02, 17 January 2009 (EST)

That last sentence is very interesting. Maybe the writing guildlines should tell people to look for infobox information in the specific guidelines. Big Mac 18:02, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Infoboxes are the same as templates, by the way. At least, until someone adds a proper citation template. -- Rip 17:07, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Thanks. I was mainly trying to get the broken link fixed (rather than get advice on what an infobox was). I figured that any would be editor who got to that part of the Writing Guidelines page would know what they were doing, but would just want to know where to find the infoboxes. Big Mac 18:02, 17 January 2009 (EST)
BTW: Robbastard has fixed the link, so I think the problem has been dealt with (unless you want to add in your advice about checking sub pages). Big Mac 18:04, 17 January 2009 (EST)