Daddy Issues

Do we really need if they have Daddy Issues or not? I thought it was suppose to be a brief overview, not an info box of their problems.--CaptainInsano Agreed, that sort of threw me off when I saw it. It's not really needed, is it? --Keyes 09:37, 13 June 2006 (PDT)

Remove. Remove "Daddy Issues" and "Secret" from infobox. Daddy issues and secrets are both speculation. Only a few characters have "daddy issues" or "secrets", and it adds no benefit to the majority of characters who don't. For the characters that need it, it's better handled in the article itself where more detail and examples and theories can be provided. --Elvis 09:56, 14 June 2006 (PDT)

Word spacing prevent

I set the text of infobox aligned to left. That way the text don't is forced to space the words to be adapted to body justifyed style.--dusuarez 10:04, 11 October 2006 (PDT)

Last Appearance

Is this supposed to be:

  • "most recent appearance in the show" (in which case all those N/As don't make sense)
  • "episode in which they died" (what's the point, since they may appear again in flashback, monster, or vision form)
  • "last episode they appeared in, in the series as a whole" in which case we can't possibily answer this until the series ends

Enquiring minds want to know...--Jackdavinci 16:19, 1 April 2007 (PDT)

The 2nd and 3rd ones. It is the episodes in which they die, which is most of time their last appearance. If they appear in a FB or a dream after their death it is also added there. See Boone for an example of this. -Mr.Leaf

Okay good example, thanks! --Jackdavinci 17:22, 1 April 2007 (PDT)

I'm pretty new here, but it seems to me that the "last appearance" should list the most recent appearance of the character. I've often wanted to check this, but have had to navigate my way through the (imo) clunky Character appearances page to determine this. If a character is dead, I think it would make more sense to mark the episode where they died in someplace like the status field (for example, in the case of Boone it could say: "Status Decased (as of Hearts and Minds)", or something). Otherwise you end up with a bunch of living characters with empty "last appearance" fields. I'm not sure where to bring this up, so if it would be better mentioned somewhere else, my appologies. Jimbo the tubby 21:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)

Name parameter

Unless someone can think of some objection, the name line is probably better left unlinked, like most other lines. That link got added at some point along the way, but it seems to do more harm than good. I can think of three possible cases of what that link does, and in all of those cases the consequences seem more negative than positive:

Case 1: The name in the "name" line is the same as the page name, in which case the link is automatically disabled. No harm done, but useless in this case.
Case 2: The name in the "name" line is different from the page name. In this case, since the actual page for the character is the one with the "page name" name, the link in the "name" line either links to a nonexistant page or links to a redirection page which itself redirects back to the same page. Which is at best useless and at worse confusing and ugly.
Case 3: The parameter in the "name" line is "unknown". Then, the "name" line links to a page named "unknown", which had been deleted and recreated a few times and that someone has most recently recreated as a redirect to the "unaswered questions" page, which is irrelevant in the present case.

Can anyone think of any other case where a link there might be of any use? -- Cheers (talk) 10:05, 18 May 2007 (PDT)


Wanting to add a religion line, but decided to get some opinions first. So, opinionate. --Blueeagleislander 02:32, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

Please don't. Why do that? For the characters whose religion is known, it can easily be treated normally in the body of the article. For most characters, it would just add another "unknown" line to the infobox. The infobox shouldn't be a duplicate of the body of the article, which is still the place where information should normally go. IMO, it should be limited to basic information that is ascertained for a good proportion of the characters and/or that wouldn't always flow easily in the text. Some characters have an infobox that is larger than the rest of the article. Adding more stuff to the infobox would worsen the situation. -- Cheers (talk) 03:06, 6 June 2007 (PDT)
I agree. Also I think we should remove the flashback and flashforward sections and just have one "Centric episodes" parameter. Two is just adding more crud to the infobox --Nickb123 (Talk) 03:24, 6 June 2007 (PDT)
  • I also agree. The "Centric Episodes" makes much more sense in light of the fact that there's only been ONE flashforward to date, and we don't even know for sure if there will be more.Jimbo the tubby 13:09, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

OKay, I'll leave it. But I do agree with the -centric section. --Blueeagleislander 03:43, 6 June 2007 (PDT)

  • I agree that Religion isn't really needed although I disagree to a point on the flashforward thing. I see no problem with it being in the infobox. The problem I see is it being on every page with "N/A" written. It is best if it at the time being is only on jack's page and not on the rest. Whoever added it also added a default if statement so if it isn't written in the article it won't appear in the infobox which is fine by me. -Mr.Leaf 13:19, 6 June 2007 (PDT)
I don't think reigion is needed. Agree that flashes can be consolidated, but wouldn't call it "centric" since some flashes like 48 days or the airport flashes are not always episodes that focus on the character that appears in the flash, and sometimes characters appear in flashes in other's centic episodes (like Libby) - better just call it "flashes", and in the case of non flashbacks, specify that in paranthesis: Through the Looking Glass (flash forward). I also still think that origin should be changed to locations or BOA (bases of operation). It's more relevant and there's more information available on where characters have appeared in flashbacks than where they were simply born. --Jackdavinci 22:54, 6 June 2007 (PDT)
We don't need "Flashforward Episodes" and everyone's pages, IMO. "Centric episodes" is the best solution. --Marik7772003 12:34, 14 June 2007 (PDT)

Season 4

It's not going to be used for another four/five months, so can the S4 bit in the character appearances be removed for now?  >: 4 8 15 16 23 42  12:35, 25 September 2007 (PDT)


First of all, hi.

Secondly; I think the "age" section should be changed/removed. The time for this "age" is not consistent throughout the site; for characters it refers to them on the island (2004), while for others like ARG characters it refers to their age as of the time the events are happening. I think some tweaking is in order. -Chris[dt7] 10:09, 6 January 2008 (PST)

Vid game?

Down the bottom where it says appearances and "S1, S2" can sum1 add video game? --Blueeagleislander 01:31, 23 January 2008 (PST)

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