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[edit] Template:Infobox

I'm not quite sure why you'd replaced the "infobox" class at {{Infobox}}, but it's defined at MediaWiki:Common.css - if you think it should be changed, it should be changed there so that the change will affect any future templates that use that class. (I suppose you may have changed it before I copied the class definition over? In that case, would you mind if I changed it back?) --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:55, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

I went ahead and reverted that particular change. At the time, the class wasn't defined (and I don't have permissions to edit css), so I had to embed the style to make it work. --Cyanfish (talk) 21:15, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

Okay - I had similar problems with {{Navbox}}, which is what prompted the import. If you see any CSS changes that need to be made, please let me know! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:17, 3 August 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Beret Guy

It seems to me that "Comics featuring the Beret Guy" sounds better than "Comics featuring Beret Guy" (without the "the"). It seems you think otherwise. Would you mind explaining your reasoning? Cheers, Waldir (talk) 14:32, 5 August 2012 (EDT)

Everywhere else (including comic(s), the title and the content of Beret Guy) uses "Beret Guy" as a proper noun (his name), without "the". With that in mind, I believe it's grammatically correct to say "featuring Beret Guy" (like the name of any other character) rather than "featuring the Beret Guy". "Comics featuring the beret guy" would also be correct, but not consistent with other pages. --Cyanfish (talk) 16:49, 5 August 2012 (EDT)
Well, I don't think consistency is an issue unless we're evaluating against with external sources (especially xkcd itself). Internal consistency among explainxkcd content can be maintained whatever option we choose. I am only concerned that an "X Guy"-expression can be used as a proper noun. Are there other usages of similar constructs (outside the xkcd realm, I mean) as proper nouns? I'm having a hard time seeing that construction as gramatically correct. --Waldir (talk) 18:33, 5 August 2012 (EDT)
I have heard that form used as a proper noun, but I can't find any sources (it's difficult to do a search for that). I don't think there's any grammatical reason we can't say his name is "Beret Guy" - it's a name, not a phrase, so there aren't really any restrictions. If we decide that's his name, then it's a proper noun. Of course, we could also call him "The Beret Guy". --Cyanfish (talk) 19:21, 5 August 2012 (EDT)
Ok, then; I'll trust your judgment, since English is not my first language. I'll remove the prefix parameter from {{infobox character}} as it isn't needed anymore. --Waldir (talk) 20:21, 5 August 2012 (EDT)
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