Template talk:Information

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Edit request

{{Edit request}} Please can you change {{heavily used template}} to → {{heavily used template|3=very}} to move this template to Category:Very heavily used templates. (there are 85 Mio uses ;) Thx and best Regards, -- W like wikiPlease ping me!Postive1Postive2  16:38, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 12:18, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Add a "notes" section to the Information template.

I am tired of trying to replace "anmerkungen" with some other convoluted form to make it compatible with commons. Grandmaster Huon (talk) 14:51, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Grandmaster Huon, For files that need "notes" field we replace {{Information}} with {{Artwork}}. --Jarekt (talk) 12:25, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Incorporate "Assessment"?

i'm wondering, whether it would be a good idea if info template adds a new field Assessment which will be the place for all the QI VI FI MOTD... templates.--RZuo (talk) 15:07, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

RZuo, very tiny fraction of Commons files would use "assessment" field. For those current standard seems fine. One can also add new fields to {{Information}} with "other field" parameter. --Jarekt (talk) 12:29, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Publication dates matter

Note that publication date can matter for copyright purposes in some circumstances, eg for "works for hire" and for unpublished works, published after the death of an author. In these cases, publication date is more important to record than the created date. Both may be important however. Could this parameter be added? JimKillock (talk) 21:31, 30 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 I Support adding a seperate parameter for both dates, there should be some distinction between the two. Sebbog13 (talk) 21:59, 27 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Sebbog13: Would "publication date" work for you?   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 02:40, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I don't think it makes a lot of sense to add a new parameter to {{Information}}. It's specifically intended to be the "simple to use" template. If you have more complex needs you always have the option of choosing from the series of templates based on {{Artwork}}, which incudes {{Photograph}}, {{Book}}, {{Map}} and several others. These all support the "Publication date" parameter. In addition, if you really want to use {{Information}} and don't want to choose one from the {{Artwork}} series of templates, you have several other existing options for adding a publication date to a file using the information template: (1) embrace the simplicity and just mention the publication in the description or permission arguments, or (2) use the "other fields" parameter like "| Other fields = {{Information field |name=Publication date |value= 2000-01-01}}", or (3) add the "publication date" using the structured data tab. —RP88 (talk) 03:15, 28 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with RP88. Please use {{Book}} template for scans of published material. --Jarekt (talk) 12:31, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Also agreed with RP88. You can put freeform text in the Date field as well, meaning you can put two dates with labels of what they mean, and just use the {{ISOdate}} or {{Date}} or {{Other date}} templates to format the individual dates. There are other reasons for multiple dates at times (for example there is an {{Odate}} template, for the date of an original work and the date of this version, for derivative works such as vectorizations). Carl Lindberg (talk) 13:06, 20 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]