Template talk:Geobox

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Highest_lat_s[change source]

The parameters highest_lat_s and highest_long_s don't work. They produce a bright red error message. It ruins the appearance of almost every article that uses this template. So I suggest that you either take the two parameters out of your template, or make them work. Art LaPella (talk) 21:55, 16 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Resolved.
Art LaPella (talk) 17:21, 4 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal to completely deprecate this template[change source]

According to this template's documentation, it is already deprecated for mountains, mountain ranges, and provinces. I propose that we deprecate it for all other uses, work to replace current uses with standard infobox templates, and delete it when it is no longer used. I realize that the effort to replace could take some time, which is why I didn't go to RFD with this.

This template is currently transcluded by 387 other pages. Of those, 384 are articles. The other three are user pages in the userspace of two different editors, neither of whom seems to have edited here since 2015.

I would replace the template it by manually copying infoboxes from enwiki, but if anyone has a quicker or more automated way, please let us know.

English Wikipedia deleted their copy of this template in 2018, and nothing there currently uses it. We don't have to do the same as enwiki, but this would mean that nothing copied from there in the future would need this template.

Here is a list of the pages that appear related to this template. We should be able to replace all uses of the main template and then see if any of the following are still used.

--Auntof6 (talk) 00:54, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion[change source]

  •  Comment: Can you explain exactly what this would entail? I know I just revived one that was depreciated last month by DJSasso because the template Settlements LUA called for it and it contained all the vital information and formatting for it, so it was not correctly carried over. When I brought it back from the grave, the infobox formatted correctly. Thank you ma'am! PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 01:06, 26 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @PotsdamLamb: It would entail doing what I said in the first paragraph: "work to replace current uses with standard infobox templates, and delete it when it is no longer used." This template is used where standard infobox templates could be used. It's not something that's called by other templates like the one you describe.
    By the way, the word is deprecated, not depreciated, but you're not the first to make that mistake. -- Auntof6 (talk) 12:28, 27 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Auntof6 I wanted to follow up on this and see if you had an example of one or two you could link to show the changes and that it has the same information as I know the geo contains other information as well? I could also help you write it out if needed too. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 00:59, 16 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Look at Bratislava here on Simple, which uses the geobox template. I would replace that template with the {{Infobox settlement}} template, which is used on enwiki's article as you can see at en:Bratislava. I would just copy the enwiki code over, and make sure it's working here. Geobox might be displaying something that the settlement template doesn't and/or vice versa, but the settlement template is the standard: whatever it displays is sufficient even if it's lacking something that geobox includes. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:14, 16 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Support - @Auntof6 I like it! I think it should work. I matched a majority (just by line numbers in notepad++) but our version had extra stuff in that should not have been in there, but I did clean it up while I was on it. PDLTalk to me!OMG, What have I done? 01:49, 16 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]