Template talk:Creator

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Statistics (Please do not archive)[edit]

Date Number of Creator templates Number of Files using Creator template
6430 281k
7488 321k
8698 379k
10,285 452k
15,441 872k

Only says "birth" even if also death-info[edit]

The following:

 | Name              = Fortuné Méaulle
 | Birthdate         = 1844-04-11
 | Birthloc          = Angers
 | Deathyear         = 1901
 | Deathloc          = 

displays as:

Fortuné Méaulle (1844–1901) Link back to Creator infobox template

LUA and Wikidata[edit]

This template should be rebuild as LUA module at Module:Creator and have the option to fallback to Wikidata, see phab:T89597 (part of Commons:Structured data). Multichill (talk) 14:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Arbitrary access for commons to fetch Wikidata values is coming (soon) after Wikimania. Andy Mabbett (talk) 20:55, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
AFAIK, We are still totally unprepared for it. I will be at Wikimania and I put my name on a "Looking for a Hackatron buddy" list where I proposed to work on this problem, in case someone is interested and will attend Wikimania. --Jarekt (talk) 23:29, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
@Jarekt, Multichill, Pigsonthewing, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE): Did WM2015 bring any joy to getting this converted? What is it that we see as the hold-up for this to move forward? Is it a Commons issue? Procedural? Hacking? Bot requirement? I know that I saw mock-ups undertaken at WD at a previous time. With my enWS hat on, I know that with adding more data at WD, that having to do it at Commons for the same data is problematic, and I am just as likely to link to the creator: ns and not get to the template. <Bad Billinghurst!>  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:17, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
I worked on other tasks at the Wikimania, and from what I heard Arbitrary access is still work in progress. Rebuilding this and other similar templates as LUA modules is still on my to do list (unless someone beats me to it). I heard that there were plans to create some "official" LUA libraries for accessing wikidata, but I do not remember who might be working on it. --Jarekt (talk) 04:22, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
It can't be far off, judging from d:Wikidata:Arbitrary access, where you an always find the latest news. Andy Mabbett (talk) 19:26, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Andy if you look at d:Wikidata:Arbitrary access there is not expected date for Commons. So I would not hold my breath. --Jarekt (talk) 20:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
The dates for most of the 12 & all of the 18 August roll-outs were only added yesterday. Andy Mabbett (talk) 13:33, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Collapse in Template:Category definition: Objects?[edit]

Currently the template contains a <table class="toccolours collapsible {{ifimage|collapsed}}"> element. Is there a way to collapse the template also in Template:Category definition: Objects? It should be a fine visual improvement. --Marsupium (talk) 15:10, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

I can not think of a simple way to do it. --Jarekt (talk) 15:29, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
For 21667 transclusions even a very simple parameter could be appropriate. Don't you think? --Marsupium (talk) 16:23, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
The problem is that one would have to add a parameter to all 20k Creator templates which would be passed to {{Creator}} and then use some complicated syntax in 5822 transclusions of {{Category definition: Object}} in category namespace. I assume that within next few years Template:Category definition: Object will the totally rewritten or retired after all that info is on wikidata (same with creator and institution templates). --Jarekt (talk) 11:58, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
My inventory of the Père-Lachaise Cemetery is a big user of this template (3812 transclusions in category namespace). I will move to Wikidata my structured data when Wikidata will have the basic functionalities. Pyb (talk) 14:45, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
A lot of moving of data to wikidata should happen automatically by bots, so hopefully there will be no need for manual transfer. --Jarekt (talk) 16:46, 15 June 2015 (UTC)