Talk:Druid (Evaluational Base Class Layout)/Template:Wikify (Bold)

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Bold?[edit]

On an unrelated point, does the bold text in Template:Base Class Wikify add value? It comes across to me as unnecessary screaming. See what I did in Template:Base Class Description Needed for contrast. --Cúthalion 16:33, 9 April 2007 (MDT)

I am in favour of an emphasis on the first-line, be it bold or something else like small-caps, grey or whatever. It would be worth checking some Wikipedia’s templates.
David Latapie ( | @) — blog 18:55, 9 April 2007 (MDT)
I actually like the method I just made. I have the top being bold and normal sized, the line right under that being .9em. And the rest of the template being "small". An example template is here. What do you think of it? --Green Dragon 13:24, 10 April 2007 (MDT)
I like it much! You got it right, I think. Seems like this question will be solved in no time :-)
David Latapie ( | @) — blog 13:38, 10 April 2007 (MDT)
So, does everyone agree that should be the default look for major templates on base classes? --Green Dragon 13:44, 10 April 2007 (MDT)
I abstain. With that much text in the box, it makes sense to have a header that stands out. Some nitpicks:
  1. I tweaked the formatting. I'd recommend adding those settings to the CSS .messagebox definition.
  2. I tweaked the category link messages. This may be controversial.
  3. The first line should either be a sentence (period, no caps) or a title (succinct sentence fragment). I don't have a strong opinion which one.
  4. The second sentence is redundant. If the first line is a sentence, up through "that is why..." could be deleted without loss of information. If the first line is a title, this point becomes moot.
  5. I appreciate the spirit of the disclaimer, but it's a bit wordy. See below.
--Cúthalion 13:50, 12 April 2007 (MDT)


Tweaks[edit]

Opinions on this template, please. --Cúthalion 13:50, 12 April 2007 (MDT)

I say make this the used one — with a couple changes. I propose to make the second line a little more inviting for someone to format the class. Other than that I think it is better. --Green Dragon 21:36, 12 April 2007 (MDT)
I agree, the second line needs work in order to conform to the quality standards of the D&D Wiki. ;) How about:
You can help D&D Wiki by formatting this page to make it conform to the layout standards.
--Cúthalion 21:42, 12 April 2007 (MDT)
Sounds good, implement it if you would like to bring it up to the quality standards of D&D Wiki ;). --Green Dragon 22:26, 16 April 2007 (MDT)
I mercilessly butchered the other templates, as well. Feel free to add more flavor to taste. --Cúthalion 15:13, 17 April 2007 (MDT)
Its okay, other than that I think a stub does reflect the quality, normally at least. --Green Dragon 18:20, 17 April 2007 (MDT)
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