User talk:StringQuartets&ChiaPets

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I'm wondering if I can create a new infobox because none of the others seems to apply to what I want to do? Also if so how should I go about it? The prototype is below.

Prototype infobox



This template will automatically include the Songs category on any page it's used on.

Articles about fan songs should use the FanSong template. Articles about Filk songs should use the FilkSong template.

To embed this template on a page, copy & paste the code below to the top of the new page:

|writer (s)=


  • title= Song Title
  • producer= Produced by
  • date= Release date
  • fandom= Fandom, or Multiple for mixes
  • performer(s)= Person/Band Name, or Multiple
  • director= Name of the Director of the music video
  • writer (s)= Person/Band Name, or Multiple
  • other= Other notes
  • externallinks= online version, downloadable samples, performer's page, etc.

The Template

Song Title:
Director of the Music Video:
Writer (s):
External Links:
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Have you considered using the Template:BlankInfobox if you don't want to use Template:UserProfile? There is a lot you can do with the blank box and it comes with a detailed instruction. --SecurityBreach (talk) 15:22, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
No but, what I'm wondering is if I can create a new template for non-fan songs? Cause I have a project where I'm trying to document fan theories in the One Direction fandom and that includes theories about songs. So I'm going to be using the template multiple times. --StringQuartets&ChiaPets (talk) 15:27, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm not sure if you have to make a Fanlore page for every song you want to refer to. Couldn't you just use external links? --SecurityBreach (talk) 15:34, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
I think the glossary template should work fine, as with Babygate or The Johnlock Conspiracy, because most of the info you'd be putting into this song info box really isn't relevant to fanlore (eg, we don't care to collect information about who produced non-fannish music) and a link to Wikipedia would do just as well. A template for fan theories specifically might be good if we think the glossary box isn't enough though? - Hoopla (talk) 15:38, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Thats a really interesting idea but what would you put in a template for fan theories? --StringQuartets&ChiaPets (talk) 15:45, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
There is a Category:Fan Theories, but I think having a template that automatically sorts pages into the category is definately an option. --SecurityBreach (talk) 16:13, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
And that template would then be an infobox right? --StringQuartets&ChiaPets (talk) 16:24, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I should think so. But I'd definately wait for a few more voices before making and uploading one unsolicited. --SecurityBreach (talk) 16:45, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Right, right, of course. --StringQuartets&ChiaPets (talk) 16:48, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, and also thank you for all your great work on Fanlore! I wish you happy editing :D --SecurityBreach (talk) 16:56, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Opened discussion on Category talk:Fan Theories. - Hoopla (talk) 17:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you both for all of your help! <3 --StringQuartets&ChiaPets (talk) 17:03, 12 April 2021 (UTC)