Template talk:Infobox Playboy Playmate

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Birth date and age templateEdit

Lately the {{Birth date and age}} template has been added to most, if not all, Playmate infoboxes. Today, an editor went through taking this template out. I've reverted the removals. This template has been agreed on for use at {{Infobox actor}} (see discussion) which covers many more articles than the Playmate infobox. Since there seems to be at least one user who doesn't feel it belongs here, I'd like to hear other people's input. Thoughts? Dismas|(talk) 23:02, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

I honestly see no problem with the day and age. Though one can easily determine the age by the birthdate, the age doesn't hurt the article in any way. Ohyeahmormons 19:52, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

This infobox is uglyEdit

I know that this sounds rather harsh but in plain terms this infobox is ugly. There are serious issues with the spacing of it (for example, there are a number of fields which use three lines whilst the adjacent text only takes up one, making the spacing look poor) and it detracts rather than adds to the article (am talking about Tiffany Fallon in particular. I don't know how to do it myself, but the first thing that should be done to make this look better is to incorporate the name into the infobox (perhaps with a colour background) to make it look more together. Some colour would probably enhance it quite a bit. -- PageantUpdatertalk | contribs | esperanza 05:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Measurement unitsEdit

I notice some template users use something like: 36" - 24" - 36" for body measurements, but WP:UNITS suggests that " not be used for inches. But I don't think we should use 36 in - 24 in - 36 in either. A more usual usage is 36-24-36 and usually understood in the context of body measurements. I was looking for guidance but could not find a reference anywhere. Schmiteye 04:18, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Birth date and age templateEdit

Is there any particular reason why the birth date and age template doesn't work if try to use it within this template?? Tabercil 19:59, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Within the template? Do you mean actually coded into it or used in the birth date's value field? It works everywhere I've seen it, for instance, Tiffany Selby. Dismas|(talk) 21:04, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... you're right. I guess I musta made a typo when I tried keying it in and thought it was the Playmate infobox that was broken instead of me <G>. Oh well. Tabercil 21:56, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

New fieldsEdit

Why isn't there a caption field in this info box? Anyone? Dismas|(talk) 20:54, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Since nobody has replied, I'm gonna throw one in. Dismas|(talk) 21:52, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

In addition to needing an Image caption field as noted above, this template also needs an Image-size field. Valrith 13:38, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

It was added, but I think it should have a default. Wikipedia's built-in images look too big in infoboxes in their original sizes. -Lwc4life 17:43, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

I've added a Natural bust field. Keep in mind I've made it just optional. -Lwc4life 17:43, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Header colorEdit

Propose to change the default header color to DeepSkyBlue for living Playmates and silver for deceased Playmates. This would be an automatic based on the death filed. Very similar to the Template:Infobox actor. The code to change would be the following:

{| class="infobox vcard" style="width:{{{box_width|22em}}}; font-size:90%; text-align:left;" ! colspan="2" style="text-align:center; font-size:larger; background-color:{{#if:{{{death|}}}|silver|DeepSkyBlue}}; color:#000;" class="fn" | {{{name|{{PAGENAME}}}}}

This would make the infobox a little more in line with other infoboxes.

Also I believe that all fields should be optional and only display if a filed has been filled in. --Jeanenawhitney (talk) 21:07, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

New layout with documentationEdit

I have cleaned up the template code. Added color to make it a more pleasing display. Centered the appearance and date lines. Made the default image size to 150px which seems to be better suited for infoboxes. I did change the image-name field to image which at my attempt broke the template. But AnonEMouse fixed it before I could (thanks). I have changed the month field to issue (but preserved month for backward compatibility) just for the fact that it is the issue of the magazine not the month. Fixed measurements display for bust hips waist. added color background for playmate of the year. removed the confusing pmoy abbreviation. Made all fields optional. The last reason was because I came upon a lot of boxes with question marks in them, which just made it darn right nasty looking. Last I added full documentation for the use of the template. --Jeanenawhitney (talk) 07:08, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Adding website parameterEdit

I added a parameter for website and birthname. The parameter for birthname was in the doc's but not in the template. Softened the color displays. Placed division lines between sections. Changed the natural bust parameter to accept y, yes, n, or no. But display as Yes or No. Moved playmate of the year under playmate of the month issue. This allowed adding the website to the bottom of the box. Changed the born and died display to a better format. Fixed a bug that could cause measurements not to display properly. If a particular measurement is not used the other two (or single) will display properly. Changed the order of display for born parameters from place of birth, birth date to birth date, place of birth. Added a deathplace parameter. All parameters are optional. --pete 19:02, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


Since figures such as age, weight, bust/waist/hips, etc. should have a source, some of the articles have sources for each of these values, e.g. Jayde Nicole. I think the repetitious [1] next to all the values looks cluttered. I was wondering if there would be any objections to having a place for a single source (normally the Playmate Data Sheet post July '77) so that the clutter can be cut down. Thoughts? Dismas|(talk) 05:39, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Offhand, no objections... but I do seem to remember a debate somewhere about whether the Playboy Data Sheet counted as a reliable source. I'd want to make sure that the concerns from that debate are reflected in what changes are made. Tabercil (talk) 16:22, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Good call. That discussion is here. I remembered it being in one of the talk pages for a Playmate that had gone through an AFD. I have a small list of those articles here. Dismas|(talk) 16:40, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
It's ugly to repeat named references over and over in an infobox so specifying a data sheet for playmates would be good. It does not matter so much if the datasheets are untrue, it is more important they are a verifiable record (and even in some cases like Juliette Frette the deliberate omission of information (her weight) is quite interesting).
Weight and measurements will fluctuate over time anyway so the measurements given at the time of the playmate shoot is also a good thing to specify, rather than trying to work through different sources each claims about different measurements.
What brought me here was also a question of measurements, particularly, the question of Playmates who had a natural bust but then later had cosmetic surgery, in particular to two PMOY, both Sara Jean Underwood and Carmella DeCesare. If we were to include measurements based on when they appeared in Playboy rather than later, it makes it much clearer and should help avoid disagreements over what the correct measurements are. -- Horkana (talk) 20:39, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Preceding and succeeding changeEdit

I've made a change, and wasn't sure where to discuss. To avoid duplicating here, it's [1] Thanks, Piano non troppo (talk) 21:17, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Natural bustEdit

The natural bust field was added, without discussion, here. This field is not part of the more generic Template:Infobox adult biography. I don't see why it's necessary in this Playmate template. So, I'm proposing that it be removed. Comments? Dismas|(talk) 05:42, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

I'll agree. Although has there been a lot of undocumented assertions by editors speculating due to the presence of the field in the playmate articles? It was rampant in the general porn star articles. Morbidthoughts (talk) 21:07, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
And I've removed it pretty much on the grounds Morbid mentions. If it's relevant to the article on the person, then it should be sufficiently well sourced to go into the article. Tabercil (talk) 21:35, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


Is it possible to align the infobox to left of an article? If not, can that parameter be added? Aditya(talkcontribs) 17:38, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

RfC on Template:Infobox personEdit

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Bust and waistEdit

I've just noticed that women's bust and waist measurements are in BLPs because of this template. Those parameters were removed from {{Infobox model}} in March 2016 following this discussion. Can they please be removed from this one too? SarahSV (talk) 02:22, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

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