Template talk:Infobox roller coaster

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Latest comment: 8 August 2019 by Lachlan in topic Dates

Metirc conversions

Something that's bugged me for a while is the inaccuracies created when inputting metric units (which probably a majority of roller coasters are measured in). So I plan to add a system for inputting metric units directly into this infobox. At some point in the future I'd like to change the default units to metric, since most of the world use it and this is not an American-focused website.Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 13:17, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Am thinking of changing this template so that dates would be entered in a purely numerical format like this: 20191231 which would be 31 December 2019. Couple this with renaming the parameters in the visual editor to include "YYYYMMDD" in the title, this ought to make a more consistent format. Can then program infoboxes for rides in the US to use American dates, and other ones to use international style dates. Any thoughts? Since this will require changing every single roller coaster article, I will hold off for a bit. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 14:40, 8 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]