Forum:Move DII into Infobox Item

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This thread was archived on 15 January 2021 by BlackHawk.

With the recent influx of new editors coming to claim their bounty uploading DIIs it's a fairly common occurance that Category:Needs detailed item image gets left on the page. I propose that we include a parameter for the DII in Infobox Item similar to the way we include chatheads in Infobox non-player character/Infoboc npc multi.


  • Category is managed by the module
  • Standard image formatting/sizing


  • Would need a bot to move existing DIIs into the infobox template
  • DII is not located within the infobox


Support - as nominator. Lava hawk.png BlackHawk (Talk)    20:44, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Support/Suggestion - I love the idea, but I suggest we have some placeholder/thing on the top-left part of the article so new/old editors know there's a DII missing on the page, rather than just the category. Maximus Gugu of ArmadylQuick chat button.png: Your Friendly Neighborhood Artist. 20:55, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

Oppose - Please don't mix the logic behind Infobox Item. Its intention is to provide concise information about an item, and that's it. Otherwise, we confuse existing editors about what code manages which information displayed on the page ("why can I see the file on the page but I can't see it being invoked in the source?"), and we open room for more information being shoved into the template for no reason. I don't know why chatheads were merged into Infobox NPC (presumably the same reason), but I also oppose that. HaidroH rune.pngEagle feather 3.pngCandle (blood red).png 1XqyDNM.png Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngHazelmere's signet ring.png 02:03, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Oppose and support removing all chatheads from infoboxes, including NPC multi - I get the intention about trying to standardize, but there are going to be formatting issues when you try to cram unrelated items into a template together like this. Take Safalaan for example - with the chathead in the infobox, I can't actually insert a {{clear}} template to fix the spacing for the table of contents because its locked behind the embedded infobox template. I don't think embedding it in the template has any pros that I find compelling, and it introduces cons like the example given. I think there are other ways to explore adding the category. For the current NPC multi, I think we should remove it NPC infobox and embedded it with a linked switch template that is distinct and separate. Smithing.pngAescopalus talkCrafting.png 04:10, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

There is a roundabout way of doing this, as I've done here, but I agree it's not optimal. Talk-to Kelsey 04:15, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Closed - After already undoing the changes to the chatheads, I am withdrawing this proposal. DIIs should not be moved into the infobox. Lava hawk.png BlackHawk (Talk)    13:10, 15 January 2021 (UTC)