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Der Chor in einem Gottesdienst in St. Martin, Idstein 2009

OREYA ist ein gemischter Kammerchor a cappella aus Schytomyr, Ukraine, der international in Konzerten und Wettbewerben auftritt.

Geschichte[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Der Chor wurde 1986 von Alexander Vatsek gegründet, der die Gruppe seitdem leitet. Der Schwerpunkt liegt einerseits auf Musik aus der Ukraine, andererseits auf internationaler Chormusik durch die Jahrhunderte, mit Werken wie zum Beispiel Alfred Schnittkes Pater Noster, Samuel Barbers Agnus Dei, Eric Whitacres Lux Aurumque,[1] Arvo Pärts Kyrie und Hyo-Won Woos Gloria (1972).[2]

Der Chor errang Preise bei internationalen Chorwettbewerben wir dem Internationalen Robert Schumann Chorwettbewerb[3] und dem 14. Internationalen Kammerchor-Wettbewerb Marktoberdorf 2015, bei dem OREYA unter anderem einen Sonderpreis für die beste Interpretation eines geistlichen Chorwers für Schnittkes Lord Jesus Christ erhielt.[4] OREYA trat bei der Aachener Biennale 2009 sowohl in Einzelkonzerten auf als auch im Abschlusskonzert gemeinsam mit sechs anderen internationalen Chören in Leonard Bernsteins "Kaddish".[5]

Daniel Honsack, ein Rezensent des Wiesbadener Tagblatts, schrieb über ihr Konzert in St. Martin, Idstein: „Der Chor beeindruckt mit sanfter Nachhaltigkeit und eindringlicher Schärfe. Verblüffend ist die klangliche Homogenität, die auch bei scheinbar chaotischer Choraufstellung beibehalten wird. Die einzelnen Stimmgruppen glänzen durch eigenständige Klangfarben, die sich immer wieder neu zusammenmischen lassen.“[6]

Im Juni 2016 trat der Choir Israel auf, gemeinsam mit dem Gary Bertini Israel Choir, in Galakonzerten des Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, geleitet von Vasily Petrenko, in Rachmaninoffs Chorsinfonie Die Glocken.[7]

External links[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Einzelnachweise[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

  1. 2016: Frieden unter den Völkern. St. Martin, Idstein. 2016. Abgerufen am 9. Oktober 2016.
  2. Conductor Alexander Vatsek / (winner of Certamen Coral de Tolosa – Tolosa 2011, Basque Country/Spain) (englisch) jskd.si/maribor. 2016. Abgerufen am 10. Oktober 2016.
  3. 6th International Robert Schumann Choir Competition / 20th – 24th October 2010 (englisch) ipo.co.il. Abgerufen am 10. Oktober 2016.
  4. Ergebnisbekanntgabe. chorverbaende.de. Abgerufen am 10 Oktober 2016.
  5. Pedro Obiera: Ovationen zum Abschluss der Saison. 12. Juni 2009. Abgerufen am 9. October 2016.
  6. Daniel Honsack: Sanfte Nachhaltigkeit - KONZERT Der ukrainische Chor Oreya in St. Martin Idstein. Wiesbadener Tagblatt. 19. Mai 2007. Abgerufen am 10. Oktober 2016.
  7. Series Name: Gala / 15 June 2016 (englisch) ipo.co.il. 2016. Abgerufen am 9. Oktober 2016.

Kategorie:Gegründet 1986 Kategorie:Gemischter Chor Kategorie:Kammerchor

Evidence[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

  • It is evident that a reader is helped by a reference to time in history and location in geography, as an infobox can supply, for example BWV 10.
  • It is evident that an infobox should summarize key facts of the article, for example Carmen. It is a myth that it can summarize the article.
  • It is evident that an infobox emits metadata.
  • It is evident that an infobox written by a different user mirrors how an article is understood, as a good feedback.
  • It is evident that the removal of an infobox excludes comments from readers who will typically not search in the history of an article.
  • It is evident that there is no ban for infoboxes on talk pages. Or is it?
  • It is evident that a million readers in July 2013 did not complain about the infobox in Franz Kafka.

Tommy20000 comments on TFA scheduled for wrong date http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Today%27s_featured_article/requests&diff=507296929&oldid=507295753

The following discussion was initiated by Gerda Arendt (Diskussion • Beiträge • Hochgeladene Dateien • Sperr-Logbuch • Globale Beiträge • Logbuch) in June 2013.

I dream of the day that the infobox is a simple tool of accessibility.

Table of inclusions of musical composition infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

{{Infobox musical composition}} {{Infobox Bach composition}} {{Infobox opera}}

2016 stats[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

For comparison, the numbers of a year ago are in brackets for January.

Date Composition Bach Opera
1 Jan 2016 513 (256) 203 (185) 199 (100)
1 Mar 2016 548 207 222
4 Apr 2016 583 208 264
1 May 2016 609 208 277
1 Jun 2016 626 210 294
1 Jul 2016 632 210 318
1 Aug 2016 652 211 346
1 Sep 2016 666 210  ?
1 Oct 2016 702 211 395
1 Nov 2016 701 212 422
1 Dec 2016 706 212 454
31 Dec 2016

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Discussions and reverts[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

The dates indicate when an infobox was installed that was later reverted, or suggested but not accepted. Colour indicates no infobox.

The list has been called the infobox warriors' hit list. It is not. (If we were warriors we would keep it secret.) It is mainly a list of infoboxes that have been reverted. It was begun during the 2013 arbcase about infoboxes, but reverts still happen, while members of this project believe that an infobox serves some readers (see project page) and should be kept. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Article type date
en:Agrippina (opera) opera 8 Jan
en:Rinaldo (opera) opera 9 Jan
en:Pierre Boulez person 5 Feb
en:Georges Bizet person 8 Feb
en:Youth on the Prow, and Pleasure at the Helm artwork 9 Feb
en:Claudio Monteverdi classical composer 9 Feb
en:Fidelio opera 21 Feb
en:Peter Maxwell Davies classical composer 14 Mar
en:Max Reger person 23 Feb
en:Mary, mother of Jesus saint 2 Jun
en:Pelléas et Mélisande (opera) opera 17 Jul
Orlando paladino opera 25 Jul
en:Frankie Grande person 30 Jul
en:Stanley Brett person 1 Aug
en:Giulio Cesare opera 1 Aug
en:Handel's lost Hamburg operas opera 2 Aug
en:Guerilla Cricket radio show 3 Aug
en:Kelly's of Cornwall company 18 Aug
en:La princesse jaune opera 29 Aug
en:Die Fledermaus opera 31 Aug
en:Le duc d'Albe opera 1 Sep

latest entry --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Questions and answers[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Ched[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Are we supposed to discuss and talk here on the talk page? Or are you hoping others will edit the main/user page? — Ched :  ?  10:03, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

...and I will watchlist (for all the good that will do me - or anyone else for that matter. I'm absolutely TERRIBLE at following others editors. In fact, I'm terrible at following my own "samned duff" — Ched :  ?  10:10, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
For the moment, I would prefer discussion on this talk. My statements on the user page are still growing and need my own sorting ;) - I will incorporate good ideas from here when their time comes. - Feel free to add infoboxes that got under the rug to here for discussion, adding just a link on the user page, adding at the bottom. I intentionally left their former discussions behind (all easy to find in case of interest), in order to get a new perspective, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:20, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Are infoboxes useful?[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Yes, I think they can be, when they provide different information or pull together salient points (often with wikilinks) that are scattered through the article and are hard to find for readers that do not want to read the entire article. However, when most of the items in the infobox merely repeat points generally found in the first paragraph of the lead, then I think they are more of a distraction than an aid. --Robert.Allen (talk) 23:29, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

If you read the article you will understand that they are useful even if they only give a time and a location, as an opera libretto will tell you at what time and location a story takes place. You will understand that the time in granular form is different (and useful for many purposes) from the string, even if it looks the same. (And if you read the history, you will see that I argued exactly like you in March 2012.) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
One of the big problems with the bad boxes, is that the people putting them up don't read the (sensible) infobox guidelines. Infoboxes are an old fashioned, arguably outdated, way of presenting key information, and they must be actually useful to the reader to be viable. They are not decorative flourishes to satisfy editorial egos. Kleinzach 01:30, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
"They are not decorative flourishes to satisfy editorial egos" Indeed not. The rest of your comment is unsubstantiated and/ or bollocks. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:03, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
What an unpleasantly uncolleaguely remark from Pigsonthewing! Most offputting, even to those inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt when he is on the offensive. Tim riley (talk) 19:36, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

It does something for me, a human reader[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Re: Talk:José Carlos Cocarelli#Box Answering here, because it might be of broader interest than a talk page of a less prominent pianist, where I said bout the infobox:

It does something for me, a human reader, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you explain what? Fut.Perf. 07:58, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
I will try.
As a reader: I like articles structured in a similar way. I like to look at the familiar spot to find key facts (not a summary). In this case, I would like to see that he is a pianist right on top, but the template is not there yet. It was tried, see Percy Grainger.
As an editor: I like to know that "my" data can be reused by programs and translation roboters. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:35, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

"Ausgabe" info and the other box[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

At Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Classical music#Lead for Mozart masses I suggested to postpone re-opening discussions on the infoboxes for Mozart masses.

Well, here I am back, also explaining one of the reasons I wanted to postpone then: at Talk:List of masses by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart#Jack's riddle: the solution I had suggested to include the AMA/NMA info in the box, which was executed for the model boxes shown here and here.

...which made me realise there are some problems:

  1. Increases the surface of the infobox, not exactly what would make those not liking them start to like them more;
  2. In my view infoboxes should work as a summary, not displaying info not found elsewhere in the article;
  3. External links are forbidden in infoboxes, so when IMSLP has the AMA version of the score (they usually do), it is not possible to provide a convenience link from the infobox (which for me would be one of the more interesting reasons why one would give the boring "Series X Volume y No. z" info anyways).
  4. The previous are only "circumstantial" objections. The main, and quite principal, objection is: why would one give only the info of "one" active commercial publisher of these scores (in casu Bärenreiter), not the info on the others providing Urtext editions? I mean, K. and Vorlage:D. numbers are somewhat universal, they existed before they got intertwined with the Bärenreiter commercial score-publishing activity (and for Schubert at least they continued to exist outside that realm: the 1995 American Deutsch catalogue was not based on the 1978 Bärenreiter version). The NMA/NSE classifications lack such independence, they refer to a particular publisher. Why would one publisher's commercial info be given, overriding efforts by other publishers in that field? I don't underestimate Bärenreiter's efforts, sometimes publishing rare versions not published before, but in the score-publishing business they are for most scores "one out of many".

Prior to fathoming the impact of what has been called infobox-wars, I had invented something else to overcome these difficulties, which you can see here: {{Schubert scores}}. The box is currently shown in

Such box also replaces the {{IMSLP2}} template in these articles: the advantage being that the IMSLP template refers only to the linked score as if there was no other one, not even close to drawing attention that the AMA/AGA scores on that website maybe have lost their "commercial" value, but also by definition have missed out on over a century of scholarship. The "scores" template on the other hand puts it all together. You can see Schubert's autograph of the entire piece via a direct link (when available), the 19th century publication date of the AGA version is given before the link at IMSLP, all Urtext editions can be linked, including the Bärenreiter/NSE one.

(just taking a short break when typing this, Schubert's D 574 on the radio — yeah that's why these mindnumbing discussions on boxes and scores and wars and DRNs have any meaning, don't they: the music is just too beautiful)

I'd like to work out a particular example of this: the third entry of the scores box in the D 279 article: until recently D 309A was "deest". Bärenreiter claims to have been the first to publish it. Now it is possible to purchase that publication (only 219,00 € ...). But here's what Wikipedia can do: give a direct link to how Schubert wrote it down, so you can see for yourself whether or not you want to have a paper version of that score. And links to both the website where a facsimile copy can be bought, and the Bärenreiter publication. No discrimination among those providing a printed version of the score (neither among those that offer a downloadable version free or otherwise, not giving the impression the "free" ones are the only ones worth linking to).

Also the fourth entry of that same box, on D 346, is interesting. Schubert's autograph leaves the piece unfinished. So nor the autographs website, nor AGA/NSE add a note to that. There are a few notable completions (discussed in various reliable sources). The scores box allows links to where the scores of these completions can be obtained, along the links to the unfinished versions offered by OAW/AGA/NSE. All sorts of things not possible with the very confining IMSLP2 template.

Now here's the catch. The Schubert scores template didn't go down very well:

So I put the whole idea on hold until... I realized the AMA/NMA additions to infoboxes were not part of a better solution either.

In short, two things:

  1. I withdraw my suggestion to add AMA/NMA info to infoboxes: imho it is not something good to do.
  2. I humbly ask to give your opinion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Classical music/Compositions task force#Scores template, I'd value your opinion very much. --Francis Schonken (talk) 15:03, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Arguments against infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

In discussions about infobox I meet arguments against infoboxes that I find debatable. Some occur regularly, some less frequently. My response is to how I understand the argument, which may differ from how it was intended. The first comment is mine, feel free to add.

undue[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"I have no objection per se to boxes for compositions, so long as they conform to WP:UNDUE."

  • The reader should be helped by an infobox regardless how far the article is developed.

summary[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"An infobox is supposed to summarise the article."

not needed[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"An infobox is not needed for this article."

  • Of course not, but it can be helpful.

redundant[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The infobox ... would contain only redundant information."

  • An infobox has to be redundant by design.

barrier[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"It also presents a barrier to new contributors."

  • If it does, a hidden notice could help.

default status quo[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"We default to the status quo"

  • There is no progess in sticking to the status quo.

discussed before[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"This was discussed back in ..."

  • Consensus can change.

misrepresentation[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"It misrepresents the content of the article."

  • If it does, parameters can be fixed or omitted without reverting the box.

future misrepresentation[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"It is absolutely certain that once an infobox is in place, editors will try to extend the detail, adding stuff likely to mislead or misrepresent."

  • If it happens (not so certain) it can easily be reverted.

image size[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The image that goes at the top is reduced to a size that completely obviates its function and ruins the visual effect."

  • The image size can be adjusted.

wasted space[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The box would waste space at the top of article."

  • Fear not, there is no space limit. Often the infobox fills white space next to the TOC.

attention[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The reader's attention should be directed immediately into the key information of the article, which is well-presented in the lead."

  • If there is an image, the reader's attention will go there. An infobox can provide him at a glance key facts, for example a composer's name, which appears in the lead only after help to pronounce, translation(s), subtitle, etc.

lazy reader[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"They cater for the lazy reader."

  • They don't cater, they help by supplying key facts, to any reader who looks for them.

ugly[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"Infoboxes are ... aesthetically ugly. ... Let's not add another eyesore to another beautifully crafted article."

  • POV, and if really ugly, they can be changed.

author[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"We as the authors want people to read our contributions which we have written and researched for many months."

  • You may want to respect also what different readers want.

no education[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"To encourage readers to simply rely on the text within the infobox, does nothing for the potential educational values which our articles have to offer."

  • A reader who needs a simple fact will be served better by an infobox, and the other education is still there, undiminuished.

contentious[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"Infoboxes are frequently contentious."

  • Is infobox is "contentious" for the given article.

distracting[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The new infobox opera is distracting."

  • The replaced side navbox, navigating away from the article, seems more distracting.

seems[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"The new infobox opera seems to me clunky, intrusive, pointless ..."

  • Point of view

pattern[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"It's part of the tabular, caption-plus-content pattern of infoboxes."

  • It's a wanted structured design.

not for newcomer[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

"It doesn't help the opera newcomer understand what Rigoletto is."

  • It doesn't have to. (Not even the article can fully do that.) It tells the newcomer the composer sooner than the lead.

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:22, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

I made the former list to prose, for easier linking. Note that I didn't touch the topics metadata ad microformats. I detailed explanation of microformats emitted by an infobox is presented by RexxS on Talk:Mont Juic (suite). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:46, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

unneccessary[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

edit summary

Open for discussion[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Chopin[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Infobox added by a new user, reverted and discussed, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:41, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Older cases[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Orlando furioso, Motezuma (March 2013)

By others: Isaac Stern (2008) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:42, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Infoboxes for discussion[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Compare articles, with infobox and without[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

The following sortable table shows several infoboxes which are/were installed or suggested recently (mostly in 2013) and are under debate. The table is not comprehensive, additions are welcome. Infoboxes include the types {{Infobox person}}, {{Infobox musician}}, {{Infobox artwork}}, {{Infobox organization}}, {{Infobox Bach composition}} (short: Bach), {{Infobox musical composition}} (short: musical), {{Infobox opera}}, {{Infobox church}}. "Successful" infoboxes, installed by a principle author of an article and unquestioned, such as most works by Johann Sebastian Bach, are not listed, but those of his works where the infobox was not kept unchanged. Infoboxes that were liked by authors, such as the Schubert masses, are also not shown.

Reactions to added infoboxes range from a complete revert to collapsing of sections, shortening by deletion of parameters or information, and discussion. The latter is wanted. It can be improved by leaving an infobox in place for a certain minimum time, to also gain input from readers.

One aspect of the following table may be to look at the (sometimes amazingly short) time between installation of an infobox and its revert.

The table entries are sorted by date of installation/suggestion of an infobox but can be sorted by other fields.

Table of debated infoboxes

Article type date added suggested by author? date reverted changed by author? status notes
1 Symphony No. 1 (Bruckner) musical 2007/08/10 add infobox Gc yes 2013/07/11 tr[im] Nikkimaria no shortened similar in other symphonies
2 Philipp Glass musician 2009/05/16 infobox Hyacinth yes 2009/05/18 rm infobox per ... Kleinzach no shortened long discussion, several types of infobox
3 Andreas Scholl person 2012/11/28 [1] IP no 2013/07/11 by all means, wait ... Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox one of my favourite edits: we should propagate good ideas whenever we find them
4 Arthur Worsley person 2012/12/19 iBox Andy edits 2012/12/30 rm, rm OR, fmt Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
5 Carleton W. Angell person 2012/12/21 iBox Andy edits 2012/12/22 cleanup Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
6 Forsbrook Pendant artwork 2012/12/29 ibox Andy yes 2012/12/30 rm, fmt Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
7 Dancing Barry person 2012/12/30 iBox Andy edits 2012/12/31 rm Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
8 Mass in B minor structure Bach 2013/01/01 try infobox GA yes 2013/01/01 rm list, fmt Nikkimaria no infobox long discussion, compromise: partly collapsed
9 BWV 105 Bach 2013/01/01 try infobox GA no 2013/01/01 No thanks, Gerda, this infrobox is absolutely horrendous and ugly Mathsci yes tried 2 more times
10 Robert Callahan (judge) person 2013/01/02 iBox Andy edits 2013/01/02 rm, cleanup Nikkimaria no
11 Hans Severus Ziegler person 2013/01/02 iBox Andy no 2013/01/02 rm, cleanup Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
12 Lloyd Hartman Elliott person 2013/01/02 iBox Andy no 2013/01/03 rm, cleanup Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
13 Howell Conant person 2013/01/07 iBox Andy no 2013/01/08 cleanup Nikkimaria no shortened
14 Messiah structure musical 2013/01/08 start infobox GA yes 2013/04/02 rm lists ... Nikkimaria no shortened
15 Christopher Pinchbeck person 2013/01/17 fmt Andy no 2013/01/18 cleanup, tag Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
16 Russian Symphony Orchestra Society musical artist 2013/01/29 template Andy edits 2013/01/30 cleanup Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox reverted, collapsed, hidden, see talk
17 Renaissance Theatre Company organization 2013/02/19 imrovements Andy edits 2013/02/20 rm, org, fmt Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox reverted and moved several times
18 Messiah Part I musical 2013/02/23 start infobox GA yes Vorlage:Y infobox and Parts II and III on Handel's birthday
19 Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina church 2013/03/01 image + Andy yes 2013/03/02 rm, fmt Nikkimaria no collapsed move, then revert, several times
20 Robert Stoepel person 2013/03/04 Infobox from Gerda kosboot yes 2013/03/22 WP:COMPOSERS; MOS:. Toccata quarta no Vorlage:Y infobox
21 Peter Planyavsky person 2013/03/04 start infobox GA yes 2013/03/04 compresses badly Nikkimaria no shortened several reverts, position move, collapse, and talk
22 Penns Hall building 2013/03/10 iBox Andy edits 2013/03/10 cleanup, tag Nikkimaria no reverted again 16 July
23 Reginald Aspinwall person 2013/03/13 + Andy no 2013/03/14 rm, fmt Nikkimaria no reverted again 16 July
24 Johann Sebastian Bach person 2013/03/21 Birthday GA edits opposed
25 George Frideric Handel person 2013/03/25 Mini-infobox GA no opposed
26 St Matthew Passion structure Bach 2013/03/28 infobox GA yes 2013/04/01 rm long lists and doubled param Nikkimaria no shortened, collapsed sections several changes and long discussion
27 Holzhausenschlösschen building 2013/03/30 various Andy edits 2013/04/01 rm empty ... Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
28 Sparrow Mass musical 2013/03/30 infobox GA no 2013/07/11 cleanup Nikkimaria no edit war, see below
29 BWV 103 Bach 2013/04/15 infobox GA yes 2013/07/11 rm long list Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox long debate
30 St Mary's, Bryanston Square church 2013/04/15 template Andy no 2013/04/16 rm huge block of template text; assorted formatting fixes; tr Nikkimaria no collapsed
31 St. Severin, Keitum church 2013/04/26 start infobox GA no 2013/07/11 (no edit summary) Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
32 Jochem Hendricks person 2013/05/02 + Andy no 2013/05/03 rm empty params, fmt Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox
33 Sally Ryan person 2013/05/02 + Andy no 2013/05/03 rm empty params, rm unsourced, fmt, ce Nikkimaria no Vorlage:Y infobox changed several times
34 The Rite of Spring musical 2013/05/30 Infobox Andy no opposed
35 Carmen opera 2013/06/03 Project opera GA no Vorlage:Y infobox 30 Aug 2014
36 Nixon in China (opera) opera 2013/06/04 Versionsvergleich GA no 2013/06/04 per project discussion Nikkimaria no
37 Das Rheingold opera 2013/06/19 try infobox GA no 2013/07/11 restore Template:Wagner operas until there is consensus for this change ... Robert.Allen no side navbox
38 L'incoronazione di Poppea opera 2013/06/19 try infobox GA edits 2013/06/19 FA, best to discuss that first Nikkimaria no identibox
39 La Navarraise opera 2013/06/20 try infobox GA no 2013/07/08 restore top right navbox and rmv duplicate per talk page Kleinzach no side navbox
40 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opera 2013/06/21 try infobox GA no 2013/07/08 restore ... Robert.Allen no side navbox
41 Joseph (opera) opera 2013/06/25 try infobox ... GA no 2013/07/08 Replacing the infobox with the navbox per the discussion on the talk page Kleinzach no side navbox footer navbox removed, also infoboxes and footer navbox in the other operas by Méhul
42 Die Walküre opera 2013/06/26 try infobox ... GA no 2013/07/08 restore ... Robert.Allen no side navbox
43 Die Feen opera 2013/06/29 try infobox ... GA no 2013/07/08 restore ... Robert.Allen no side navbox
44 Falstaff (opera) opera 2013/06/30 try infobox ... GA no 2013/06/30 unsuitable infobox Michael Bednarek no
45 Don Carlos opera 2013/07/06 replace ... GA no 2013/07/11 infobox still under development. Michael Bednarek no long discussion, see below
46 Rigoletto opera 2013/07/06 replace ... GA no 2013/07/29 Restoring original per WP:BRD. Please establish consensus on the talk age before restoring! Eusebeus long discussion
47 Das Liebesverbot opera 2013/07/17 infobox GA edits 2013/08/04 revert to template: see talk Smerus no side navbox reverted back, and reverted again
48 Mont Juic (suite) musical 2013/07/23 infobox GA no 2013/07/23 restore, fmt Nikkimaria no shortened author likes it
49 Fatinitza opera 2013/07/23 infobox GA no Vorlage:Y infobox
50 Götterdämmerung opera 2013/08/02 try infobox, as an option of Project Opera GA no 2013/08/02 Revert infobox - unreasonable to insert without discussion Smerus no side navbox
51 Cantata academica musical 2013/08/05 try infobox GA edits 2013/07/23 rm: several errors or oversimplifications, net negative; also per previous agreement. feel free to discuss on talk Nikkimaria edits talk
52 Siegfried opera 2013/08/06 Infobox GA no
53 Der Ring des Nibelungen opera 2013/08/13 try infobox, as an option of Project Opera GA edits 2013/08/13 why don't we try the same navbox that we use on all the other Wagner opera articles; I don't know why it wasn't added here in the first place Robert.Allen side navbox side navbox new
54 Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 Bach 2013/08/13 infobox GA edits 2013/08/13 rv: multiple problems, will incorporate fixes momentarily Nikkimaria edits
55 Giuseppe Verdi person 2013/08/13 Infobox GA no
56 Peter Warlock person 2013/08/15 (infobox) Catsmeat no 2013/08/16 Reverted to revision 566939132 by Mandarax: see talk page. (TW) Smerus no edit war
57 BWV 71 Bach 2013/08/20 infobox GA edits 2013/08/21 rm infobox pending consensus for this change via discussion on Talk. Thanks! Eusebeus edits 22 August: short musical composition, reverted by Nikki
58 Symphony No. 8 (Dvořák) composition 2013/08/30 infobox GA yes 2013/09/01 rm infobox pending consensus from talk per fields to include (if any) Tim riley no Vorlage:Y infobox
59 Cello Concerto (Elgar) composition 2013/09/01 try infobox GA no 2013/09/02 Poor old Cello Concerto! Why inflict an idiot box on this when the other major works escape? Eusebeus no

Discussions[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Some discussions need a closer view:

  • Sparrow Mass, an edit war that lead to the protection of the page
  • Richard Wagner does not appear in the table because I never suggested an infobox, knowing about the principle author's dislike of them. I only posted one on the talk page, following a recommendation by Newyorkbrad. The (unnecessary) discussion that followed was a discussion as if it had been suggested for the article, and showed the positions of several users clearly.
  • Don Carlos where an infobox suggested was to replace the redundant side navbox Verdi operas in the position of an infobox, redundant because it duplicated navbox Giuseppe Verdi. In order to avoid the side navbox being redundant, it was improved by a better picture, and the other navbox removed without a discussion from almost all Verdi operas. Needless to say that the removed navbox, which had been in place since March 2013, should appear in all articles it links to. At present, the side navbox is in place. See also the project discussion which shows several advantages of an infobox for the specific opera, but so far not one for a side navbox on the other operas/works of the composer (other than "We always did it that way").

Compare articles, with infobox and without

The following table establishes an easy comparison of articles where infobox are debated, showing them with and without infobox. If the infobox is in the present version, please help yourself to a version without it (in imagination or history). Sometimes a shortened/collapsed state is also shown, especially if it is the present version. In some case, the column shows a comparable example of a successful infobox.

Article class type date without infobox with infobox shortened / collapsed compare principal author notes
Georg Solti TFA person 2012/07/25 present template Franz Kafka Tim riley
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek after TFA book 2012/09/18 present iBox Duino Elegies Yllosubmarine
3 Andreas Scholl person 2012/11/28 Vorlage:Y GA, George Ponderevo, Malleus Fatuorum one of my favourite edits, by GP: we should propagate good ideas whenever we find them
4 Arthur Worsley person 2012/12/19 Vorlage:Y
5 Carleton W. Angell person 2012/12/21 Vorlage:Y
6 Forsbrook Pendant artwork 2012/12/29 Vorlage:Y
Cosima Wagner after TFA person 2012/12/26 present iBox Brianboulton
7 Dancing Barry person 2012/12/30 Vorlage:Y
8 Mass in B minor structure DYK Bach 2013/01/01 infobox present: collapsed parameters GA
9 BWV 105 Bach 2013/01/01 present try infobox BWV 76 Mathsci
10 Robert Callahan (judge) person 2013/01/02 present iBox
11 Hans Severus Ziegler person 2013/01/02 Vorlage:Y Andy
12 Lloyd Hartman Elliott person 2013/01/02 Vorlage:Y
13 Howell Conant person 2013/01/07 iBox shortened
14 Messiah structure for TFA, DYK musical 2013/01/08 start infobox present: shortened and collapsed GA
15 Christopher Pinchbeck person 2013/01/17 Vorlage:Y
16 Russian Symphony Orchestra Society musical artist 2013/01/29 present see talk Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
17 Renaissance Theatre Company organization 2013/02/19 Vorlage:Y
18 Messiah Part I for TFA, DYK musical 2013/02/23 Vorlage:Y GA and Parts II and III on Handel's birthday
19 Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina church 2013/03/01 present image + St. Martin, Idstein
20 Robert Stoepel person 2013/03/04 Vorlage:Y kosboot
21 Peter Planyavsky DYK person 2013/03/04 revert Talk:Peter Planyavsky#Infobox present: shortened Graham Waterhouse GA
22 Penns Hall building 2013/03/10 present iBox
23 Reginald Aspinwall person 2013/03/13 present +
24 Johann Sebastian Bach person 2013/03/21 present Birthday Karlheinz Oswald
25 George Frideric Handel person 2013/03/25 present Mini-infobox
26 St Matthew Passion structure DYK Bach 2013/03/28 infobox present: shortened, collapsed parameters GA
27 Holzhausenschlösschen DYK building 2013/03/30 Vorlage:Y GA, Giano, Malleus Fatuorum, Andy
28 Sparrow Mass musical 2013/03/30 present WP:QAI/Infobox Mass No. 6 (Schubert)
29 BWV 103 GA Bach 2013/04/15 Vorlage:Y GA
30 St Mary's, Bryanston Square church 2013/04/15 template present: shortened, collapsed parameters
31 St. Severin, Keitum church 2013/04/26 Vorlage:Y Dr. Blofeld, Ipigott
32 Jochem Hendricks person 2013/05/02 Vorlage:Y
33 Sally Ryan person 2013/05/02 Vorlage:Y
Richard Wagner for TFA person 2013/05/13 present Wagner special Smerus
34 The Rite of Spring after TFA musical 2013/05/30 present Infobox facts Brianboulton
35 Carmen after TFA opera 2013/06/03 present Project opera Brianboulton
36 Nixon in China (opera) FA opera 2013/06/04 present Infobox Brianboulton
37 Das Rheingold opera 2013/06/19 side navbox try infobox Der Ring des Nibelungen
38 L'incoronazione di Poppea FA opera 2013/06/19 side navbox try infobox Brianboulton
39 La Navarraise opera 2013/06/20 side navbox try infobox
40 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opera 2013/06/21 side navbox try infobox
41 Joseph (opera) opera 2013/06/25 side navbox try infobox footer navbox removed, also infoboxes and footer navbox in 11 other operas by Méhul
42 Die Walküre opera 2013/06/26 side navbox try infobox
43 Die Feen opera 2013/06/29 side navbox try infobox
44 Falstaff (opera) opera 2013/06/30 side navbox try infobox footer navbox removed
45 Don Carlos opera 2013/07/06 side navbox Talk:Don Carlos/Archive 1#Infobox footer navbox removed, suggestion for two infoboxes
46 Rigoletto opera 2013/07/06 side navbox replace
47 Das Liebesverbot opera 2013/07/17 side navbox infobox
48 Mont Juic (suite) DYK musical 2013/07/23 Talk:Mont Juic (suite) present: shortened Hymn to St. Cecilia JackofOz
49 Fatinitza GA nom opera 2013/07/23 Vorlage:Y Adam Cuerden for GA, also 3 other operettas by Suppé
50 Götterdämmerung opera 2013/08/02 side navbox infobox
Duino Elegies TFA book 2013/08/03 Vorlage:Y ColonelHenry
51 Cantata academica DYK musical 2013/08/05 present Talk:Cantata academica Missa Brevis (Britten)
52 Siegfried opera 2013/08/06 present Infobox
53 Der Ring des Nibelungen opera 2013/08/13 side navbox infobox
54 Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 Bach 2013/08/13 present Infobox BWV 169
55 Peter Warlock FA person 2013/08/15 reverted present Brianboulton
56 Giuseppe Verdi opera 2013/08/13 present Infobox
57 BWV 71 Bach 2013/08/20 present infobox BWV 131 Thoughtfortheday
58 Symphony No. 8 (Dvořák) DYK composition 2013/08/30 Vorlage:Y Gerda Arendt
59 Cello Concerto (Elgar) composition 2013/09/01 present try infobox

Table II of debated infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

The following sortable (not comprehensive) table shows several infoboxes that are or were under debate, {{Infobox person}}, {{Infobox Bach composition}} (short: Bach), {{Infobox musical composition}} (short: composition), {{Infobox opera}} . Reactions to added infoboxes range from a complete revert to collapsing of sections, shortening by deletion of parameters or information, and discussion. The latter is wanted. It can be improved by leaving an infobox in place for a certain minimum time, to also gain input from readers. The table entries are sorted by date of installation/suggestion of an infobox but can be sorted by other fields. The background colour is red when no infobox is present. If you find that the state is not up to date, please change.

Article type date added by date reverted changed by notes
Symphony No. 5 (Bruckner) composition 2007 2014/07/01 mos, refs, simplify Nikkimaria
Symphony No. 8 (Bruckner) composition 2007 2014/07/01 mos, refs, simplify Nikkimaria disc, data removed
Symphony No. 1 (Bruckner) composition 2007 2014/07/23 tr Nikkimaria
Joseph Priestley person 2011/10/04 infobox 2011/10/04 no consensus for infobox whiich mentions none of his religious or philosphy achievements Ruhrfisch
Missa (Bach) composition 2013/01/03 try infobox GA 2014/10/26 re-integrate content that was split-off for no apparent reason Francis Schonken
Missa in B minor (Bach) composition 2013/02/13 A separate article on Kyrie and Gloria (BWV 232a) of the Mass in B minor (BWV 232), composed as a set much earlier GA 2014/10/26 re-integrate in Missa (Bach), split serves no purpose Francis Schonken redirected 3 more times, draft on 28 Oct, latest renamed and expanded
Victor Bruns person 2013/12/08 infobox for an article I created GA 2013/12/09 not so Nikkimaria
Polish Requiem composition 2014/02/24 infobox for an article I created GA 2014/02/25 rv per AC Nikkimaria
Toilet paper orientation 2014/05/07 Necessary details MTBW 2014/05/07 previous version was preferable Nikkimaria one more rv
Richard Adeney person 2014/06/02 infobox for an article I created GA 2014/02/25 not so Nikkimaria
String Quartet (Bruckner) composition (2) 2014/06/29 Infoboxes String quartet & Alternative rondo Meneerke bloem 2014/06/29 mos, ce, rm 2nd Nikkimaria similar: String Quintet (Bruckner)
Anna Kravtchenko person 2014/07/15 fmt, expnd MTBW 2014/07/16 rv: net negative, no consensus for mass additions, please discuss on talk first Nikkimaria restored
José Carlos Cocarelli person (10) 2014/07/15 fmt, expnd MTBW 2014/07/16 rv: net negative ... Nikkimaria 2 more rounds of reverts, restored, 10 similar cases
Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a Bach 2014/08/30 Added infobox, removed wl from boldface ... Finnusertop 2014/08/30 rv bold edit: given rationale insufficient to warrant that change Nikkimaria
Intermezzo in D minor (Bruckner) composition 2014/09/05 Merge two versions, provide additional material left behind in the redirect Montanabw 2014/09/05 integrate some old content with existing text and style Nikkimaria Infobox originally in String Quintet
Rondo in C minor (Bruckner) composition 2014/09/05 data forgotten during the split (with refs) Meneerke bloem 2014/09/05 integrate some old content with existing text and style Nikkimaria Infobox originally in String Quartet, removed twice
Locus iste (Bruckner) composition 2014/10/05 Ō xein', angellein Lakegerdamoniois hoti tēde keimetha tois keinōn rhēmasi peithomenoi. Serten 2014/10/05 restore for GAN Nikkimaria reverted a few times
Missa, BWV 233 composition 2013/09/08 Single work split from Missa (Bach), a start GA 2014/10/26 separate article serves no purpose Francis Schonken the other three missae similarly

As of 7 September 2014, there are 70 transclusions of {{Infobox opera}}, 175 of {{Infobox Bach composition}}, and 187 of {{Infobox musical composition}}. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:49, 7 September 2014 (UTC) As of 5 October 2014, there are 75 transclusions of infobox opera, 184 of Bach and 196 of composition. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:36, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Table of inclusions of musical composition infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Date Composition Bach Opera
7 Sep 187 175 70
5 Oct 196 184 75
22 Oct 207 188 74

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:28, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Invitations posted[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Thus far following invitations have been posted:

I propose every on- or off-wiki invitation to the current debate be logged here. Invitations may need to be scrutinized by an uninvolved admin in view of WP:CANVASS#Inappropriate notification: for invitations not logged here that could very likely mean a dramaboard-like development for instance at WP:ANI (which I'd avoid). --Francis Schonken (talk) 12:41, 9 November 2014 (UTC); Updated 13:39, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Moved material and restored[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

One user moved the entire contents of this page to another users's userspace without consensus. This screwed up a lot of links at other pages and caused general disruption. I have restored this material. Now discuss. Montanabw(talk) 21:42, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

I don't mind the copy of the old material, that *also* is at User:Gerda Arendt/Infobox. At least the cross-namespace redirect is no longer in place.
But we don't need the old material, when properly linked (as it was before Montanabw's intervention [2])
So I propose to have no duplicate copy of what belongs in user namespace, and link to Gerda's reflections and interpretations appropriately from the top of the page. --Francis Schonken (talk) 22:07, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Page layout[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

I prefer the new discussion at the top of the page, as long as the old userfied content is doubled here. --Francis Schonken (talk) 06:27, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Anyway I'm not going to put my thoughts under a text that on the top of the page starts with "The following thoughts were initiated by Gerda Arendt (Diskussion • Beiträge • Hochgeladene Dateien • Sperr-Logbuch • Globale Beiträge • Logbuch) ..." My thoughts shouldn't be usurped by anyone, tx. --Francis Schonken (talk) 06:34, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

I've moved the discussion from the project page to this, the talk page; pending a proper fix of the mess you've made.Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:40, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Moved from main page[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

I want to make this a page for (the preparation of) Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Infoboxes#Community discussion recommended (Remedy six of the infoboxes case): Vorlage:Quotation--Francis Schonken (talk) 11:30, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Issue 1: visibility of infoboxes in generated PDF[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

See [3] — should this issue be raised in the wider community discussion on infoboxes? --Francis Schonken (talk) 11:30, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

This may be a silly question, but wouldn't it be better to fix the PDF problem so that infoboxes are printed. Did PDF generation not use to print infoboxes? Was there a discussion about this somewhere?
If the question is raised, should the text not first be changed to the more logical
  • "The PDF version of a Wikipedia page (generated with the "Download as PDF" link) does not include the Infobox, so the infobox should not contain anything that is essential to the article, and is not otherwise repeated in the article body."
--Boson (talk) 16:19, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Don't know whether that would be a (technical) fix, or something that is disabled by design. Feel free to ask the question to the tech people involved in the PDF module and/or those maintaining the code of the infobox umbrella template. My question is: should we involve community discussion on whether the community thinks it should be one way or the other?
Regarding the understandability of the sentence I typed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes#Disadvantages of infoboxes, please improve if you think it unclear or incorrect, it's not like I own the sentence. --Francis Schonken (talk) 19:15, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Vorlage:Od Infoboxes are printed when the article is printed, so it nonsense to suggest that there is a problem with printing. It is true that creating a downloadable pdf of an article omits the infobox, but the solution is to amend the routine that excludes the infobox (or better to give the downloader the choice). Infoboxes are far too useful (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes #Benefits of infoboxes to be ripping them out of articles merely because of their exclusion from downloaded pdfs. --RexxS (talk) 19:57, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes#Disadvantages of infoboxes, there's no "printing" mentioned in the description of the problem (unless when the PDF is printed as I did some days ago). Let's not concentrate on the non-issues, please. --Francis Schonken (talk) 20:07, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
See Vorlage:Diff2 with the edit summary "apparently the image isn't printed/PDF-ed when enclosed in a navbox". If you're going to claim that a "navbox" (you meant infobox) isn't printed, then you're making that assertion and I have simply explained to you that you're mistaken. You raised the non-issue, not I. --RexxS (talk) 20:16, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
In the mean while I've directed to at least three places where the problem is identified to exclusively the generated PDF, I'd rewrite the edit summary when I could, but as said, let's not concentrate on non-issues.
The generated PDF is the issue, not the direct printing. --Francis Schonken (talk) 20:21, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

On reflection, I assume that the reference to printing is this: there is software available that 'prints' to a pdf file on disc, rather than to paper on a printer. Examples include PrimoPDF, Print-to-PDF, CutePDF and many more. If anyone wants a pdf of the article that includes the infobox, they can simply use one of those free programs to produce a pdf that contains everything that would be printed onto paper - and that includes the infobox, of course. I think you're imagining a problem that simply does not exist. --RexxS (talk) 20:23, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

I know. I use PDFCreator (open source software). That is not the problem. The method offered by Wikipedia does not print the infobox, so the most direct line to a PDF file results in an incomplete article (if information/images not contained in the rest of the article are only included in the infobox).
Further, I prefer the two-column layout of the Wikipedia-generated PDF, also for reading on paper.
That's how I found out. I had a visit from my father a few days ago, and wanted to give him a print of what I was doing lately, generated and printed the PDF, but only saw afterwards the image was missing.
In fact it's about the contradiction between the WP:LEADIMAGE recommendations and the result of the PDF generated by Wikipedia: the lead image should be unique and highly representative of the article, which usually leads to an image not repeated in the body of the article. So no, this doesn't work well together with the PDF generation offered by Wikipedia. --Francis Schonken (talk) 20:35, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Then that is purely an artefact of the process used by the mediawiki software; it's not a fault of the infobox. Using the "Printable version" link followed by printing through a pdf generator requires exactly the same number of steps as using the "Download as PDF" link followed by saving the generated pdf to disc. I don't accept that the latter is any more direct than the former, and surely you can see that having the option to create a pdf with or without an infobox is actually a benefit, not a disadvantage? --RexxS (talk) 20:56, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Re. "artefact of the process used by the mediawiki software; it's not a fault of the infobox":
  1. I don't know, maybe it depends on the infobox umbrella template (which equals "the infobox", most other templates are included in the PDF and/or are printable, so I don't see why this one couldn't be made this way)
  2. The actual issue raised here is whether or not the Wikipedia community should decide what the software should do. I'm sure whatever the community decides, the software can be managed to do it.
It's not about the number of steps, it's about the ease with which incomplete versions of articles can be produced. For BWV 243a I don't care with the current image in the infobox: that image is not OK for WP:LEADIMAGE, non-essential to the article, I couldn't care whether or not it is included in PDF and printed versions. Same for the image in the infobox at Rondo in C minor (Bruckner): image not OK for WP:LEADIMAGE (see talk page discussion on that one), non-essential to the article, couldn't care less when versions of that article without the infobox are spread. But the problem arises when the image in the infobox *is* OK with WP:LEADIMAGE, then the image becomes an unmissable part of the article, and I think it a bad idea that incomplete versions of the article can be spread easily.
The general background is also that I was indifferent (completely in balance) about infoboxes: for me advantages and disadvantages of infoboxes were equally strong, so I felt indifferent about them (I can give proof of that when needed), until a few days ago this minor difference added slightly to the disadvantages, so now for articles that have an essential image in the infobox, I'm against the infobox.
Again, the thing that needs to be solved in the first place imho is whether or not we want images in infoboxes to conform to WP:LEADIMAGE, if so I want to know in the next step what the community thinks about the inclusion yes or no in the PDF generated directly by the Wikipedia software. We don't want people who click the "download as PDF" link to know in advance it discerns images on whether or not they are included in what we call infoboxes, but what an average reader is not expected to be familiar with. --Francis Schonken (talk) 21:22, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
The pdf link creates a totally scewed up article; I just tried it and it also omits the table of contents! The software is buggy; definitely us the "print version" link. Montanabw(talk) 04:20, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
(FYI: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement/Infobox#Moved material and restored discusses the page layout now)
I don't think the generated PDF is "totally scewed up" (sic). Anyway, seems like this is something where a wider community input would be welcome. --Francis Schonken (talk) 06:32, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Generally, I'd recommend participants in this discussion to give up WP:BATTLEGROUND attitudes, per Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Infoboxes#Editors reminded (remedy five of the arbcom case). About the issue discussed in this talk page section I suppose at least two routes can be explored, probably best both:

  1. Have a closer look at the techical angle (as I already suggested above), ask the ones responsible for the PDF-generating module, see whether a minor change in the infobox umbrella template can solve the issue, etc...
  2. Prepare the wider community discussion as recommended by ArbCom (remedy six of the ArbCom case as quoted above)

I'm no supporter of the attitude of "denial" either, suggesting there's no problem, and anyone should know (how?) that the PDF-generating software provided by Wikipedia shouldn't be used etc. I regard that as a non-constructive attitude, akin to battleground attitude. --Francis Schonken (talk) 07:15, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Further continuation of discussions in Wikipedia: and Wikipedia talk: namespaces[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

I uncollapsed the active discussion, leaving this for history. Any neutral discussion of infoboxes should NOT be on the pages of this project which supports them, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Archive 2

Vorlage:Infobox classical composer

Vorlage:Infobox person

Archive 2015

The following discussion was initiated by Gerda Arendt (Diskussion • Beiträge • Hochgeladene Dateien • Sperr-Logbuch • Globale Beiträge • Logbuch) in June 2013.

I dream of the day that the infobox is a simple tool of accessibility.

Table of inclusions of musical composition infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

{{Infobox musical composition}} {{Infobox Bach composition}} {{Infobox opera}}

2015 stats[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Date Composition Bach Opera
1 Jan 2015 256 185 100
2 Feb 2015 293 186 118
2 Mar 2015 334 186 123
2 Apr 2015 349 187 127
2 May 2015 357 187 131
2 Jun 2015 369 187 136
1 Jul 2015 409 189 143
1 Aug 2015 422 188 157
30 Aug 2015 433 193 164
1 Oct 2015 440 196 170
1 Nov 2015 444 197 177
1 Dec 2015 453 199 180
31 Dec 2015 498 202 184

January: Don Giovanni --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:37, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

April: Lohengrin --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

May: Beethoven --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:03, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

July: The Ban on Love --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:32, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

August: Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:55, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

October: Johann Sebastian Bach --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:43, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

November: Joseph (opera) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:55, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

December: Sibelius --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:21, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Discussions and reverts[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

The dates indicate when an infobox was installed that was later reverted, or suggested but not accepted. The colour red indicates no infobox.

2015[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Article type date
Michael Tippett person 2 Jan TFA
Ian Bostridge person 17 Jan
Rose Leclerc person 21 Jan
Albert Ketèlbey person 28 Jan
Adoration of the Shepherds (Domenichino) artwork 11 Feb
Franz Liszt person 13 Feb
Lulu Wang person 8 Mar
James Joyce person 3 Jun RfC
Mass in C major (Beethoven) composition 22 Jun
Lohengrin (opera) opera 27 Aug
Die Laune des Verliebten opera 27 Aug
Die Hochzeit opera 27 Aug
Männerlist größer als Frauenlist opera 27 Aug
Tannhäuser (opera) opera 27 Aug
Rienzi opera 27 Aug
The Marriage of Figaro opera 16 Sep
Gioachino Rossini person 20 Dec
Eileen Sharp musical artist 6 Dec

2014[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Article type date
Symphony No. 5 (Bruckner) composition
Symphony No. 8 (Bruckner) composition
Symphony No. 1 (Bruckner) composition
Missa in B minor (Bach) Bach
Trayvon Martin person 11 Jan
Polish Requiem composition 24 Feb
Franciszek Mączyński ibox 1 Apr
John McCabe person 20 Apr
Toilet paper orientation ibox 7 May
Talk:Georges Bizet person 20 May
Richard Adeney person
String Quartet (Bruckner) composition
String Quintet (Bruckner) composition
Anna Kravtchenko person
José Carlos Cocarelli person (10 cases)
Sophie Dahl person 28 Jul
Chopin person 25 Aug
Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a Bach 30 Aug
Intermezzo in D minor (Bruckner) composition
Rondo in C minor (Bruckner) composition
Locus iste (Bruckner) composition
Missa (Bach) Bach 26 Oct
Missa, BWV 233 Bach (4) 26 Oct
Colleen Evans person Talk:Colleen Evans 28 Oct + 6
Yeats person 24 Nov
Beethoven person 29 Nov
John Gielgud person 4 Dec

2013[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

The numbered articles were presented (with more detail) as evidence in the arbcom case in 2013.

Article type date
1 Symphony No. 1 (Bruckner) composition (2007)
Robert Stoepel person
Orlando furioso opera
Motezuma opera
2 Philipp Glass musician
John Le Mesurier person
3 Andreas Scholl person
4 Arthur Worsley person
5 Carleton W. Angell person
6 Forsbrook Pendant artwork
7 Dancing Barry person
8 Mass in B minor structure Bach
9 BWV 105 Bach
10 Robert Callahan (judge) person
11 Hans Severus Ziegler person
12 Lloyd Hartman Elliott person
13 Howell Conant person
14 Messiah structure composition
15 Christopher Pinchbeck person
16 Russian Symphony Orchestra Society musical artist
17 Renaissance Theatre Company organization
18 Messiah Part I composition
19 Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa in Pristina church
20 Robert Stoepel person
21 Peter Planyavsky person
22 Penns Hall building
23 Reginald Aspinwall person
24 Johann Sebastian Bach person
25 George Frideric Handel person
26 St Matthew Passion structure Bach
27 Holzhausenschlösschen building
28 Sparrow Mass composition
29 BWV 103 Bach
30 St Mary's, Bryanston Square church
31 St. Severin, Keitum church
32 Jochem Hendricks person
33 Sally Ryan person
34 The Rite of Spring composition
35 Carmen opera
36 Nixon in China (opera) opera
37 Das Rheingold opera 27 Aug 2015
38 L'incoronazione di Poppea opera
39 La Navarraise opera
40 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg opera 27 Aug 2015
41 Joseph (opera) opera 22 Jun
42 Die Walküre opera 27 Aug 2015
43 Die Feen opera 27 Aug 2015
44 Falstaff (opera) opera
45 Don Carlos opera
46 Rigoletto opera
47 Das Liebesverbot opera 27 Aug 2015
48 Mont Juic (suite) composition
49 Fatinitza opera
William Burges person
50 Götterdämmerung opera 25 Aug 2015
51 Cantata academica composition
52 Siegfried opera 25 Aug 2015
53 Der Ring des Nibelungen opera 25 Aug 2015
54 Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 Bach
55 Giuseppe Verdi person t 13 Aug
56 Peter Warlock person
57 BWV 71 Bach
58 Symphony No. 8 (Dvořák) composition
59 Cello Concerto (Elgar) composition
Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky) composition
Joseph Priestley person 2 Sep 2013
Victor Bruns person
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 Bach 4 Sep
Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49 Bach 10 Oct

Before[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Article type date
Frank Sinatra person 18 Dec 2005
Mozart person 6 May 2006
Laurence Olivier person 25 May 2006
Rod Steiger person 7 July 2006
Jean Sibelius person 31 Jul 2006
Cary Grant person 6 Jun 2006 - 15 Jun 2016
Catherine Zeta-Jones person 14 August 2006
Deepika Padukone person 21 August 2006, 30 Oct 2014
Peter Sellers person 12 Nov 2006
George Formby person 15 Feb 2007
Daisy Dormer person 15 Feb 2007
Georg Solti person 20 Mar 2007
Isaac Stern person 22 Jul 2007
Kenneth Horne person 19 Sep 2007
Richard Harris (composer) person 30 June 2008
Victor Bedikian ibox 25 October 2009
Samuel Barber person 6 Dec 2009
Test Match Sofa radio show 7 Dec 2010
Blues dance ibox 17 Nov 2011
Noël Coward person 2 Dec 2011, RfC 15 Aug 2016, closed 29 Aug, but
Character of the Happy Warrior ibox, now poem
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud ibox, now poem
Camille Saint-Saëns person 12 May 2012
Poor Susan ibox, now poem
Ian Fleming person 27 Jul 2012
Josephine Butler person 9 Aug 2012

latest entry --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Why we use infoboxes[Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten]

Where is the links to the stats on the percentage of wikipedia articles with infoboxes and also where is that cool list of good reasons to have infoboxes? Can we link them here for easy access? Montanabw(talk) 19:44, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes/Statistics, but please note it is well out of date. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:08, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Also Wikipedia:WikiProject Infoboxes#Benefits of infoboxes. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:12, 2 February 2015 (UTC)