This template generates an infobox for items. The Infobox provides a summary of statistics associated with a given item. It is intended to organize the information consistently across all items and provide a quick reference-point for pertinent information about the item.
Formatting and ordering of information is largely done by the template with a few exceptions noted below (sizing images, adding links, etc).
Information is passed to the template in the form of parameters and values that are designated as such: |parameter = value. Parameters containing no value or only whitespace will be ignored and not included in the infobox.
Certain parameters enable the template to automatically add the item to other categories. The parameters with this feature are noted below in the list of parameters. This functionality extends the usefulness of the infobox but it may not always be desirable. To disable auto-categorization, add the parameter/value combination: |nocat = 1.
The removed_version parameter also affects auto-categorization by disabling categorization by other parameters to ensure the item is only auto-categorized into Category:Removed_Items. There may be other categories added to the item outside the infobox, which the infobox can not control or manipulate.
If a field is set to auto-link, it will automatically include the [[ and ]] around the field. Thus creating a link to the page that is referenced in this field. The template should make sure that the field is accurate by passing the value through a validation template, normally the Validate list or Validate list list templates.
The removed_version parameter disables also the auto link system.
Parameters that expect boolean values such as true or false allow for some variation in terminology as in the following: