Table:Death in infobox

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I think there should be a death spot in the characters' infobox, just like there are birth spots. Ideas? Aki 23:12, 5 September 2010 (CEST)

Nobody replied?! Personally, I find the new conference table hard to keep up with, since the old one I was subscribed to and I got notifications whenever it updated. But now each new topic is its own thing, so I have to subscribe individually. And I never remember to come check here. Long story short: Yes. I agree. --Buddy 05:15, 13 December 2010 (CET)
I don't like it in general because its a spoiler right near the top of the page. A person may be browsing and stumble across a page for a character they haven't met yet and be like "what? They died? I'm not up to that!" On the other hand, this kind of spoiler is less of an issue on Futurama (I don't think anyone has died in a manner that would ruin much to know in advance. Also, there is a general sense of non-concern about spoilers here, I sense. Finally, the kind of information in an infobox is generally the basic facts of which death seems to qualify. I'm surprised it isn't already in there. —JediRogue 08:38, 2 January 2011 (CET)
We generally do not concern us too much with spoilers. It is part of the notion that this wiki is for people who have already watched the show and/or are not afraid of having future episodes spoiled. We used to have warnings on new episodes for like 2-3 months, but the idea subsided due to our belief that if people didn't real want to be spoiled, they would avoid the wiki.
As such, I find a death part in the infobox interesting. Besides, the infobox already contains 'Decreased character' on top of characters that are dead in the Futurama universe, so I don't even think spoilers are that much an issue. --Sviptalk 12:03, 2 January 2011 (CET)
Thanks for the replies, and sorry for missing yours until now, Buddy. The conference table should have some kind of notification system, but I don't know how to work it into MediaWiki, and creating a separate phpBB forum just for the conference table sounds not so amazing.
On death in infobox, when no-one replied I did it anyway. Check for example the Nudar article. Lots of deceased characters still don't have it though, but I plan to work them all through in time. Aki 12:25, 2 January 2011 (CET)
There's also The Infosphere's policy on spoilers. I don't know if you've read it yet, but I think it covers pretty much everything you guys have been talking about. Sanfazer 13:14, 2 January 2011 (CET)