|This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Costume template.
Helpful but huge
This is a potentially useful template but, unfortunately, even when unexpanded it consumes a significant amount of premium space near the top of every article in which it resides — with information that is related to but largely irrelevant to the primary topic. May I respectfully suggest that instead of using it near the tops of costume articles, as a sidebar, it be redesigned for use at the bottom of the article (e.g., like Template:Ballet)? Lambtron (talk) 14:28, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
- Saw this at top of Kigurumi article and noticed the template wasn't in any categories. I was about to add it to Category:Arts and culture sidebar templates when I noticed Lambtron's suggestion. Changing this template into a navbox for bottom of article seems good to me. Sound good to you?
- Also, how about making a simplified version similar to Template:LGBT sidebar for the top of articles? --EarthFurst (talk) 19:33, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
- I'm in agreement that this would better serve the articles it incorporates, as well as Wikipedia as a whole, if it were provided as a Navbox. In addition to the points already made, the Navbox formatting is also far more compatible with the box's content than a sidebar, as can be seen by expanding its "Awards" section.
- The current "Awards" content in its sidebar form (when expanded)...
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- vs. the same content (alphabetized, as is the convention, and with the duplicate entry removed) as a Navbar group...
- If the sidebar content really felt like a "series" overview, rather than just a laundry list of related-article links, I might see an argument for it. But in a "series on Costume" listing, I'd expect "Awards" to be one entry, linking to an article about awards in the costuming field. Listing sets of articles on related content is exactly what a Navbox is intended for, and unsurprisingly it's better suited to the task. -- FeRD_NYC (talk) 17:44, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Unrelatedly I just noticed this and piped all the award links to make them shorter - the expanded template is briefly visible when any page first loads, and yes, is far too wide. --McGeddon (talk) 11:06, 20 October 2016 (UTC)