Template talk:Information

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Info non-talk.svg Template:Information has been protected indefinitely because it is a highly-used or visible template. Use {{Edit request}} on this page to request an edit.
Please test any changes in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in a user subpage, and consider discussing changes at the talk page before implementing them.

Hidden '(Reusing this file)'[edit]

This section is currently tied to the Permission field and not shown if empty. Please unty it from Permission and have it always shown at a prominent place on top or at the bottom of the template. This is actually important information for Reusers that should not be hidden. --Denniss (talk) 06:35, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

This is unnecessary, by default every Commons file has a series of media reuse buttons/links at the top that already includes a link to Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia. These buttons/links at the top of every file is installed by the Stockphoto gadget, which is enabled by default for all Commons users (even anonymous users who are not logged in). —RP88 (talk) 07:15, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
We can't have enough of this information; especially where it's most useful, close to attribution and licensing info. If you scroll the page down to view source/author/license any link to reuse info is gone/out of field of vision.--Denniss (talk) 12:53, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
When Information template is created the permission field is intended for license (as mentioned in the documentation). Now many people place license out of it. So one solution is to add a default value "See below" if that field is empty. Many people are already doing it. Jee 13:00, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
for years "See below" was displayed by default by the template when "permission" field was empty, I do not think we should be adding it by hand as it carries no information. I also agree with RP88 that Stockphoto gadget adequately fills the role of providing reuse information. Displaying "permission" row without any useful information in it makes page less readable. --Jarekt (talk) 16:05, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree to the comment by Jarekt. “See below” is actually even being removed from the file description pages. --Leyo 20:50, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
The "see below" is completely useless, as writing "-" or doubling the textual content of the license template. sarang사랑 05:51, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Time zones[edit]

None of the examples specify time zones. Can they be included in ISO 8601 format, or any other way? --ghouston (talk) 07:41, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Template:See below[edit]

Since the Template:See below is stated as being intended to be used in the Permission field of the Information template, I would like to notify the watchers here about my DR. --Leyo 14:34, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Maintainance category for wrong dates[edit]

Hi all, as i understand finally we want to have only machine-readable dates in the respective parameter of the template. Is there any maintainance category that lists non-parsable dates so that we can work on it? --Arnd (talk) 20:19, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

@Aschroet: Category:Pages using Complex date template with incorrect parameter perhaps. Lotje (talk) 12:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Lotje, this category i know. It contains files that use complex date template but in a wrong way. But there are many many files that do not use a template within the date parameter which cannot be parsed in an automated way. --Arnd (talk) 14:02, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

@Aschroet: maybe someone will come along and give us a helping hand. One never knows... Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 14:06, 22 August 2015 (UTC)