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What do people think about this? Currently, headings are used for each orbit of the system (see Tatoo system for example), which takes up a lot of room and looks kind of ugly. I think this info would look better in an infobox.

Also, most system articles are stubs; they contain little to no information about the history of the system itself. Adding infoboxes would probably encourage people to add more information to the main part of the article.

Here are some fields that could be added to the infobox:

  • Region: _____
  • Sector: _____
  • Suns: _____
  • ORBITS
    1. planet name | planet type | number of moons
    2. planet name | planet type | number of moons
    3. planet name | planet type | number of moons
    4. etc
  • Space stations
  • other objects

Feel free to add more! --Azizlight 00:28, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

  • This makes a whole lot of sense. I endorse such an action. Thefourdotelipsis 00:53, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • I wonder if there could be a visual way to show this, ie an orbit map of concentric circles. It would work provided there weren't too many planets in the system. --Eyrezer 01:34, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Sounds like a good idea. I also endorse this. Unit 8311 12:37, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • An info box or some sort of template is a great idea. Eniad (Boring conversation anyway.) 07:58, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support. Might want to add a field for anomalies as well, such as the Maw Cluster. Livingston (The Force will be with you. Always.) 01:18, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Gee, why didn't I think of this. It's brilliant! -- Riffsyphon1024 16:51, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Picture ideaEdit

  • While this looks very average, it at least gives you an idea what I mean. It could easily be cleaned up and placed into a template for ease of use. --Eyrezer 02:09, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Something along these lines could also work if the planets were standardized. --Eyrezer 06:42, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Doesn't look too shabby, but it's bordering on fanart. Might be best just to stick to simple text. --Azizlight 09:35, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
    • I'm not particularly keen on either of these two picture ideas, as per Azizlight. Unit 8311 12:38, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Agreed on the bordering fanart thing, and just that it's one less thing to have to learn to edit if we stick to an infobox. Big fan of the infobox idea. Wildyoda 13:42, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • I really like the second image. But not all planets orbit their sun in a perfect circle, some have rather eccentric orbits (like Stroiketcy for example, see p.5 in Galaxy Guide 2), some systems like the Tatoo system have more than one sun, or more than a handful of planets (Dilonexa system). --Craven 19:15, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Agreed: too fanartish. Agree per Craven: there are too many system configurations to be represented in an simple, easy to use (as an editor), and informative picture. But I'm all for an infobox. Eniad (Boring conversation anyway.) 07:58, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
  • The image labeling system can get complicated, as I've demonstrated on User:Riffsyphon1024/Maptest. However, it the planets could be standardized and if stated not to be the true form of the planet described, we might be able to squeeze it by. Although I might personally attempt to build a system from those with the most stats on planet mass, orbits, and other things. -- Riffsyphon1024 16:51, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

TemplateEdit

I just created the template: {{System}}. Feel free to add/remove fields as necessary. Here is an example of the template on the Kessel system article. —Xwing328(Talk) 20:47, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Nice work Xwing. Looks good --Eyrezer 22:40, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Like it a lot. Good work. Master Aban Fiolli (Alpheridies University ComNet) NR Seal 21:29, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
  • I say it's beautimous. No, don't question the word. I think that this is a really cool and great template. Jedipilot94 *Fo-Shizzle* 00:09, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Ah here it is. Very nice. I should point out that in cases where a single planet has many organisms, we should direct them to that planet for the list instead of placing them all here. See Endor for example. -- Riffsyphon1024 16:52, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Impressive. Most impressive. Unit 8311 18:44, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • I have since used this on the Endor system. -- Riffsyphon1024 19:12, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
  • I've added it to the Alzoc system. Two questions: Are we limiting species to sentient species? What happens if not all the planets are known? Presumably do it as I've done in the Alzoc system, where only the third orbit is shown. --Eyrezer 23:33, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

ChangesEdit

Just made a couple of minor changes so the template is more suitable to the actual system rather than the planet. An example of this can be seen at Tatoo system. --Azizlight 10:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

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