Forum:Bonus Infobox Image Bot

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This thread was archived on 15 October 2009 by Calebchiam.

In a rather recent discussion, it was made so that the images of an equipable item connect to the bonus infobox quite nicely, like this:

However, most pages have the image right next to the infobox, not using the image and caption options, instead using {| to make it appear next to it. I propose we have one of our skilled scripters (Quarenon, Az, someone) to make a bot that makes the image appear connected to the bonus box, for there are simply too many to do it manually, if this is possible.

Discussion

  • Support - As nom. — Enigma 18:44, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
  • Neutral - I am not sure that this can be done but it is worth a try... Liam - Beta Tester (talk) 18:48, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'd like to see someone bring a bot to the metaphorical table before support/opposing. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 19:11, September 27, 2009 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure this is possible, most these tables use the same format and the only difference is the stats, the image, and the caption. If a bot can update exchange prices, fix formatting, add categories... can't it do this? — Enigma 05:25, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
How would it know which image to put in the infobox? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 05:39, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
Any images within the {| and |} boundaries around the infobox, I would assume. — Enigma 05:47, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
AFAIK, only a few editors (myself included) positioned images with a table. Compared to the amount of equipment articles with images, only a small proportion were edited with the positioning, since the only way to find pages with unpositioned images was to browse. Its a lot easier to find now, since the pages now have [[:Category:Needs image placement|a category]]; and a lot of those either don't have any image at the moment or don't look different when worn (hence image=needed or image=no can be used, respectively).
I personally like to give the page a once over to fix up any code, wording and/or generally clean-it-up at the same time. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 13:56, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Sometimes the larger infobox has to be moved to the bottum of the page to fit leaving a lot of empty space. It is not always in the pages best intrest for this to be. I would rather a human make these changes as we know when a page looks good, as opposed to a bot. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 09:36, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - I too doubt that this bot would be possible to create. Not to mention that the bot will have to remove extra codes that are left over (if any) as well as identify which image(s) have to be placed in the infobox. C.ChiamTalk 10:01, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - These changes should be handled on a per case basis and a bot for this would be difficult if not impossible. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 11:01, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Per Cat. Ruud (talk)(Suggest me naems) 10:44, October 1, 2009 (UTC)

Closed - No bot will be created for this function. C.ChiamTalk 07:14, October 15, 2009 (UTC)