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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 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. --Hyarion 03:07, 4 April 2006 (EDT)

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?--Narfil Palùrfalas 17:26, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
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.
What are the shortcuts? The only one I know is for the Lay of Leithian.--Narfil Palùrfalas 19:32, 5 May 2006 (EDT)
How are you doing on the infoboxes? --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:04, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
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. --Hyarion 12:12, 8 June 2006 (EDT)
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. --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:46, 8 June 2006 (EDT)

Some infobox templates suggestions:

I'll think up some more later. --Narfil Palùrfalas 20:21, 22 October 2006 (CDT)

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. --Narfil Palùrfalas 20:23, 22 October 2006 (CDT)
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. 00:48, 15 January 2007 (EST) (Argh, no sig)
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. --Hyarion 01:09, 15 January 2007 (EST)
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. --Narfil Palùrfalas 11:44, 19 January 2007 (EST)

Just a notice that in the past few months I've created quite a few new infoboxes, including Template:Location infobox, 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[former link]. There are also (which I have not created) Template:Dwarves infobox and Template:Teleri infobox, by the way. --Narfil Palùrfalas 19:29, 6 June 2007 (EDT)

Good work, Narfil. It's nice to see these infoboxes starting to appear in the articles. Might I suggest making a special Half-elf infobox as well? None of the Half-elves aside from Elrond seem to have infoboxes at all, probably because it is hard to decide what to use with the current selection. —Tar-Telperien 21:09, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
Never mind, I made it myself: Template:Half-elf infobox. I chose purple because it hasn't been used and because most Half-elves come from royal lines. The heritage parameter is for stating exactly what the character's genetic make-up is—admittedly, something someone could find out by clicking on the names in the parentage parameter, but I figured that if there was going to be a separate Half-elves infobox, we might as well make that information more convenient. —Tar-Telperien 05:37, 1 November 2007 (EDT)
Good job. Sorry, I didn't see your comment until just now. --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:47, 1 November 2007 (EDT)
Thanks. And as for me, I didn't notice that you wanted to make the Vala infobox deep purple. Ah well, I suppose we can still make it light purple instead. —Tar-Telperien 14:08, 1 November 2007 (EDT)
Is anyone opposed to changing the font color of 'Name' and 'Vanya' on the Vanyar infobox? The white font on the gold background gets lost and makes it very hard to read. Simply changing the font to black would make it stand out and become much more readable. -Smog 20:25, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I think it's a good idea.--Morgan 20:45, 14 February 2013 (UTC)