Template talk:Quote

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Suggested change/new template[edit]

The following unattributed comment was left by Adrielle Firewalker.

Wouldn't it be better to not use the color box template for this one?

We could have something like

<div style="margin:0;background-color:#ccc;border:1px solid #999;border-left-width:5px;font-style:italic;text-align:left;padding:1em 1em 1em 1em; overflow:hidden;color:#000">"{{{quote}}}" - {{{source}}}</div>

Instead which would make citing sources within the quotes a lot easier. Currently it looks a little strange:

Template:Quote

compared to:

"some quote from somebody" - Adrielle

Granted the difference is subtle, but it reads a lot easier.

I think a good option would be to have the source as an optional argument, but that can't be implemented without parserfunctions, which I don't believe are enabled.
On the use of the color box template, it is necessary to ensure consistency between the various boxes of this type. The actual text part of the color box is not restricted in any other way, so this template can do what you had previously mentioned without dropping the color box.
Changing the quote box in the way you have describe right now, however, would break all the quotes on the wiki, so I'd recommend against it. I'd revisit it after we know whether or not we'll get parserfunctions.
Also, don't forget to sign your talkpage comments with (~~~~). --Mariokoli Mianana 15:48, 9 January 2009 (UTC)