Template talk:Infobox Australian place

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The deletion of Category:IUCN Category Ia and the effect on protected area articles using the Infobox Australian placeEdit

Hi everyone,

The following is for information purposes only.

Yesterday, I noticed that Category:IUCN Category Ia has been deleted - please refer the following for the notice of deletion Category:IUCN_Category_Ia. All of the articles that I have written about Australian protected areas with an IUCN Category Ia have been affected. For example, 'Category:IUCN Category Ia' no longer appears in the category list for Althorpe Islands Conservation Park.

I posted a message on the talk page of WikiProjects Protected areas which is the relevant project - please refer Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Protected areas#The deletion of Category:IUCN Category Ia.

Regards Cowdy001 (talk) 19:27, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

It seems rather strange that the category has been deleted when IUCN Category 1a still exists. I don't understand the deletion rationale that it is non-defining, especially when it's the highest level. --AussieLegend () 20:20, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 31 March 2020Edit

Hey! I think that the bullet point before the Density parameter might be a mistake. ItsPugle (talk) 03:00, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

It is a sub-entry under "Population". What do you propose instead? – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:03, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Oh, I don't really think it's a sub-entry? I mean, like I can understand why it might be, but there's no real point as far as I can see in making it a sub point - it's the only one? Maybe just removing the dot point might be the best thing to do, otherwise it looks really... funky. ItsPugle (talk) 05:15, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
It's definitely not a mistake. It's a sub-entry of "Population" as Jonesey95 indicated. Otherwise we'd have to have "Poulation density" as a label. --AussieLegend () 06:04, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
It's a subentry of "Population" and "Area", and so I agree with ItsPugle that the bullet point looks a bit out of place. It would be better to move the line "Established" above "Population", then "Area", then bulleted "Density":

 • Density

This way, it looks more logical. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 06:23, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Maybe it's worth just calling it population density? If that's too long, just put in a few spaces as an indent, otherwise it looks like a mistake to the general public. ItsPugle (talk) 06:30, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
While it may be related to both population and area, its primary relevance is to the population figure. Putting it after area makes it look relevant to area, but not population.
otherwise it looks like a mistake to the general public. - In the almost 13.5 years that this template has existed, you're the only person who has ever complained. --AussieLegend () 09:28, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
I mean, okay, so I think it's just the bullet that's making it look funky. What about my idea of an indent? ItsPugle (talk) 10:57, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Can you please be more careful when responding? One of your responses deleted Michael Bednarek's post,[2] and you just deleted the middle of mine.[3] As for the bullet, it has been in the template for 13.5 years with no complaints so you need a much wider consensus to get it removed. --AussieLegend () 11:47, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Apologies for the issues with replying; my ISP is somewhat struggling to keep my internet on, so I'm sorry if my messages are overwriting yours - to me it honestly is that your messages aren't showing. Nonetheless, just because the template's existed for 13 and a half years doesn't mean it's not imperfect nor that there can be improvements. Not to mention that this whole conversation is about a bullet point, not the principle behind the template or the template itself, so this polarity of a community discussions to me seems a bit extraneous. I've put forward an idea that possibly an indent would more suitably replace the bullet point, since it applies white space and general design alignment principles, meaning that it blends in more and is more visibly akin to the previous item for people who are just skimming over the infobox. ItsPugle (talk) 11:58, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
It's probably worth looking at Infobox settlement for guidance, since this template should be as similar to that one as possible in order to provide a consistent reading experience to our readers (who vastly outnumber editors, let alone editors who are dedicated enough to care about infobox formatting). Infobox settlement uses a bunch of bullets for various sub-entries. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:36, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Region coding too ?Edit

Each town has been individually sub-cat-coded into it's regional area sub-cat, Towns in the sub region, but the infobox adds in Towns by state by default, so now every place is doubled, sort of. If you can require a state can you get an area/region too and auto add it into the sub region ? it would need every one to be edited, and info added, and sub-cats removed and all Dave Rave (talk) 09:21, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

@Kerry Raymond: all towns are here from the template, all towns are manually coded to the sub cats Dave Rave (talk) 23:44, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

How do you embed other Infoboxes?Edit

I want to embed other infoboxes. How is that done? I cannot see support for module, child nor embed. Betterkeks (talk) 01:36, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Logo placementEdit

Can we move {{{logo}}} on top of {{{image}}}? ...or below everything? Having it between rows |dataX= and |dataY= is aesthetically bad and is very disorienting to notice or to read maybe, e.g. City of Mandurah. – McVahl (talk) 09:40, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

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