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WikiProject Albums (Rated Template-class)
This template is within the scope of WikiProject Albums, an attempt at building a useful resource on recordings from a variety of genres. If you would like to participate, visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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"The reviews parameter has been deprecated. Please move reviews into the “Reception” section of the article. See Moving reviews into article space." - with a big ugly icon next to it.

Is it necessary to display this message to every reader of Wikipedia? Can't you put the "affected" articles into a maintenance category so that interested parties can find and clean them up from there? (Poor choice of words really as I don't see removing that parameter as helpful but c'est la vie). --kingboyk (talk) 14:24, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

They are in a maintenance category. If you clicked on the link in that notice, you'd find it. It's Category:Infobox album with reviews. The message is designed to notify readers and editors of the change and hopefully get them to help move the reviews out of the infobox. This change has involved over 52,000 articles; It needed to be well-advertised and required the help of as many interested editors as we could get the word out to. As you can see from Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums/Moving infobox reviews into article space, we're 70% complete but there are still almost 16,000 articles to go. A bot is performing the bulk of the moves, while some dedicated editors are also pitching in. Until the drive is complete, the notice helps readers and editors to be aware of the change and its background, and instructs them how to pitch in if they are interested. So yes, it is necessary to display this message in articles that still have reviews in their infoboxes, but the message will go away in the near future. If it offends you that much, why not help out? If you moved the reviews yourself the "big ugly icon" could be gone right now. --IllaZilla (talk) 15:47, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I've done my bit here thanks (check my contribs) and a fat lot of thanks I got for it. I shall continue to maintain my stance that wiki should be optimised for readers and not editors! That means keeping maintenance messages as small as possible. --kingboyk (talk) 21:04, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Requested template editEdit

See Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2012_May_17#Category:Wikipedia_requested_photographs_of_albums Please remove imageneeded as it's redundant to an automatic process of {{Infobox album}}. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:56, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

  Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit protected}} template. I suggest waiting until the CfD request is closed to make sure we don't empty a category that might be kept. Also, what code exactly needs to be deleted?  Sandstein  07:49, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Main imageEdit

File:2 vinyl records + 1 CD.jpg was deleted as copyright violation. The image will eventually disappear from the caché. I opened a discussion at TT:WPSONGS which image should replace it. Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 22:21, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Dead image linkEdit

File:Vynil record.jpg has been moved to File:Parlophone LP PMC 1202.jpg. Please update the template to reflect this move. Thank you! Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 05:49, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

No it wasn't. File:Vynil record.jpg was moved on 8 January 2013 which left it as a redirect to File:2 vinyl records + 1 CD.jpg; but that was deleted yesterday, which left an orphan redirect. I altered that redirect yesterday, but for some reason it doesn't work properly, even though File:Parlophone LP PMC 1202.jpg exists. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:38, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Oopsy-daisy; my bad. :-( Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 17:55, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposed new imageEdit

There's a proposal to use a different image for WikiProject Albums. The image would appear in the {{WikiProject Albums}} template, and also in the {{User WikiProject Albums}} template. Editors are encouraged to join in the discussion, which is taking place at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums#WikiProject Albums image. (Please comment there and not here to keep the discussion in one place.) Mudwater (Talk) 01:42, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request for new imageEdit

Please update the {{WikiProject Albums}} template, to use File:Record-Album-02.jpg instead of File:Parlophone LP PMC 1202.jpg, per the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums#WikiProject Albums image. Thanks. Mudwater (Talk) 12:58, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

  Done all set. J04n(talk page) 13:24, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Mudwater (Talk) 13:46, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requestsEdit

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 15:30, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:11, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
  Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:46, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
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