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I've begun the endless task of creating infoboxes. The first primitive example is located at [[Frodo Baggins]]. The idea is to have a different infobox for every [[Races|Race]]. For example an Earthy/greenish theme for [[Hobbits]], evil characters such as [[Sauron]] and [[Morgoth]] could have a more black and red theme. The infoboxes wouldn't be limited to characters either, weapons, locations, etc. could all utilize them. The first step, well at least among the first steps, is deciding on all the details we want the infoboxes to contain. As previously noted I've thrown up an example at [[Frodo Baggins]] but this is far from complete. If you have any suggestions for colors, details of the infoboxes, etc. feel free to post here. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 03:07, 4 April 2006 (EDT)
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:I think that there should be different colors of infoboxes between, for instance, the [[Teleri]], the [[Vanyar]], and the [[Noldor]].  They are different, though all elves, and colors would be easy to pick (blue for the Teleri, gold for the Vanyar, sky blue(?) for the Noldor]].  Also, how do you get to the templates to copy them onto the articles?--[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 17:26, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
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::[[:Category:Infobox_templates|Here]] are some of our current infobox templates. I think we definitely need different colors for the different [[Elves]]. I've thrown together a quick [[Template:Teleri infobox]], to insert it into the page you might want to view the code at the top of [[Frodo Baggins]] to see how to use an infobox template in an article. Feel free to change the colors on the template as well. Let me know if you need any help.
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:::What are the shortcuts?  The only one I know is for the [[Lay of Leithian]].--[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 19:32, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
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:::How are you doing on the infoboxes? --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 12:04, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
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::::Slacking as always, so much to do so little time. If you give me any specific ones you need I'll be glad to throw something together. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 12:12, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
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:::::Well, you have already made the Teleri (which I'm not sure what to type for it).  Preferably [[Noldor]] and [[Edain]].  I really don't ''need'' any; I was just wondering how you were doing with them. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 12:46, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
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Some infobox templates suggestions:
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* [[Noldo]] (color dark red)
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* [[Númenórean]] (color dark blue like a night sky)
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* [[Weapon]] (color gold/silver)
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* [[Rohirrim]] (color brown-red)
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* [[Gondorian]] (color like ''Númenórean'' only with more gray in it)
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* [[Maia]] (color silver-blue)
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* [[Vala]] (color deep purple)
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* [[Nando]]/[[Sinda]] (color leaf green)
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* [[Vanya]] (color yellow/gold)
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I'll think up some more later. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 20:21, 22 October 2006 (CDT)
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:By the way, if more than one color is possible, I would say add gold to the Vala and Maia templates as well, and add some red to the Gondorian and Númenórean templates. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 20:23, 22 October 2006 (CDT)
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:Again, I apologize for contributing as an anon, but as a wiki member, I can say that we at Wookieepedia have come up with a variety of infoboxes and have let other wikis borrow our coding before. I recommend you ask an admin, such as Sikon or Xwing328; they can help with transferring the code much more than I can. [[User:128.194.66.86|128.194.66.86]] 00:48, 15 January 2007 (EST) (Argh, no sig)
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::Thanks for your thoughts. To be honest you'll notice quite a few of our infoboxes mimic those found on Wookieepedia, not to mention a lot of their ideas and standards. Sikon never misses a chance to point out our borrowings :) Thanks again for stopping by and keep up the great work at Wookieepedia. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 01:09, 15 January 2007 (EST)
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:::I'd like to create an infobox for the [[Elves]].  What I'm wondering is if we should distinguish between the [[Noldor]], [[Teleri]], [[Vanyar]], and [[Sindar]]/[[Nandor]].  I don't have a strong preference, though I sort of like the idea of different colors for different strains of Elf. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 11:44, 19 January 2007 (EST)
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Just a notice that in the past few months I've created quite a few new infoboxes, including [[Template:Location]], [[Template:Noldor infobox]], [[Template:Vanyar infobox]], [[Template:Evil infobox]], [[Template:Sindar infobox]], and [[Template:Objects]].  We should be able to addd templates to almost any and every page, and start replacing [[Template:Royalty infobox]].  There are also (which I have not created) [[Template:Dwarves infobox]] and [[Template:Teleri infobox]], by the way. --[[User:Narfil Palùrfalas|Narfil Palùrfalas]] 19:29, 6 June 2007 (EDT)
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