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8/30/2016: Massive re-work is being done on the InfoBox Templates. Read that page to keep up with the plan for that, and adding better keyword tags (categories) to all the pages. --OS-9 Al (talk) 15:28, 31 August 2016 (CDT)

InfoBox Templates

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Home / Help - InfoBox Templates

This page will link to the various InfoBox templates available in this wiki.

Click on a template link to view the usage help:

InfoBox Fields

Here is where we will figure out the various fields each InfoBox needs to have.

The main sections of this wiki are:

  • Company
  • Convention
  • Hardware
  • People
  • Publication
  • Software

I think we should have an InfoBox for each of those sections.


Every InfoBox will have the following fields:

  • Name (will use PAGENAME if not specified)
  • Photo (will use PAGENAME.jpg if not specified)
  • Caption (photo caption)
  • Info Source (where did the data come from? Link to other website, or note magazine article, etc.)
  • Year (year of release, used as a category)
  • Notes

Most items should have a "Category" and "Type". Not sure how to do this. For instance "Game -> Shooter", or "Utility -> Disk".


  • End Year - last year operated
  • Location - City, State, country they were located?


  • End Year - last year held
  • Location - City, State, country they were located?


  • Category - Cartridge, Serial, ???
  • Type - Floppy, Hard Drive, RS232, ???



  • End Year - last year published
  • Format - Hardback, Paperback, Floppy Disk
  • ISBN
  • ISBN-13
  • Language
  • Pages - how many pages
  • Publisher
  • Volume - ?

We need something to mark it as a "Book" versus "Magazine" versus "Newsletter", etc.


  • Category - Game, Productivity, Utility, OS, etc.
  • Type - Shooter, Word Processor, Disk, etc.
  • Graphics Mode - VDG/GIME mode: 32, 80, 256x192x2, etc.
  • Memory - 32K, 64K, 128K, etc.
  • Platform - CoCo 1/2, CoCo 3
  • Requires - Joysticks, 6309, etc.

When I make the master InfoBox, it will be the "one box to rule them all" and include the various sections depending on the type specified. Because of that, fields that are common to subsets need to be noted -- i.e., Software and Hardware might both have Category and Type, but only software would have Graphics Mode.