Template talk:Infobox Country

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How the hell do we add this to a page, I made about 46 tests and it never appear... I copy and paste what appear in 'edit'?? (that will be my next try) Maplefanta 20:52, 30 December 2007 (CET)

no similar result than what others do... I so hate wiki Maplefanta 20:54, 30 December 2007 (CET)

IE 7

In internet explorer 7 this template looks terrible, it's always on top of the articles instead being on the right side as supposed. Are there any solutions with this browser instead of throwing it away and installing Firefox ? 14:30, 22 February 2008 (CET)

external links

I guess the infobox is not the right place for these links. Despite the fact that it broke all pages which already used this template, I already installed a script that adds a hitchbase-link to the bottom of any page. I can try to find a way to do the same for avp-links (but i guess it'd make more sense on ru.hitchwiki.org?) --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 17:13, 11 April 2008 (CEST)

Sorry for playing around with it in the final template (and also without discussion first), but I think I finished with it now. I agree with most what you say and I do know that Wikis (as most other pages) do like to have a prominent status and do not like when people leave the webpage. However, I do see the Wiki as a tool where people get a) quick and good information they need and b) a place for knowledge exchange. Therefore, it would be good to have those links (AVP, Hitchbase, AutostopGuide,..) at a prominent place. Especially the (Google translated) AVP links, this is for many countries a good (non central western) addition of information and for some countries the only information. Hopefully, it will facilitate more knowledge transfer and cooperation in future (from license discussions to more contribution from other projects). --Alex 17:26, 11 April 2008 (CEST)
I guess you got me wrong: I didn't say I don't want these link, I said the infobox is the wrong place for it. The template generates a load of broken links now. i.e. on the page of Russia it points to http://ve.free-travels.ru/articles/item.php?country=of which does not exist. Similar things happen on France and Ireland... I don't want to try more. It simply does not work this way. That is actually the reason why we discuss such changes before we implement them. Please create a template for avp like it's done for hitchbase. I'll remove the links again --MrTweeksite, wikitalk 21:45, 11 April 2008 (CEST)
Sure, I understand. Still, I do think that this is the right place for the above reasons mentioned above. I am happy when somebody is able and willing to create a template in which the links are displayed in the right form. Is it possible to hide not filled in fields in templates? This was my first try and then slowly add it in more and more contries... --Alex 15:20, 14 April 2008 (CEST) Edit: Dumdidum. Not interested I guess?
Tried it with Template:avp . No idea how it works correctly, just have a look there and try to get it working better than I did :D And have a look at the Talk page there. platschisite, wikitalk 20:48, 15 April 2008 (CEST)
The doc says something about if-statements, that might be what you want. (don't have time right now)--MrTweeksite, wikitalk


With the if-then statements it is now possible to crosslink (where there is more information on other pages) and make more information easily available. I added the possibility for AVP to the template. However, Google translation is fine, but only translates the first part of a page... does anyone know a better automatic translation which we could use here? Thanks. --Alex 08:44, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


I think it would be good to change the flag element to .svg or to enable both (if .svg is compatible with the template form). I just uploaded a .png flag version of the Antigua & Barbuda flag because it was necessary, so now we have a .svg version online and a .png version, which I find slightly unnecessary. The same goes for other countries such as Jamaica and probably many more. Any thoughs?--Zenit 15:56, 18 May 2011 (CEST)

The problem is the [[Image:flag_{{{country|{{PAGENAME}}}}}.png|30px|border|Flag {{{country|{{PAGENAME}} }}}]], which relies on the name of the page to be the name of the country to be that of the flag. .SVG flags come directly from Wikipedia, and they don't follow this simple format. Changing this is not going to be a trivial matter... Prino 22:37, 18 May 2011 (CEST)
I don't know if we need to change it... instead we could just kick out all the .svg flags and replace them with the .png flags. Or would quality suffer immeasurably?--Zenit 12:40, 19 May 2011 (CEST)