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I'm not too sure, y it shouldn't be used, but its misleading if its under current isn't it? I mean he hates konoha since before the series started, and he was Mizukage before the series started as well.. It seems like he's still loyal to them, which we all know he isn't..--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 06:55, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

And ofcourse the Uchiha clan which he abandoned before the series started...--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 06:56, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps you're right about things that happened before the series started. That should be cleared up. However, affiliation means more than being loyal to something. It can also indicate origin or association. In that respect, he is still, even at this point in the series, affiliated with Konohagakure, Kirigakure, and the Uchiha clan and one could argue that he's still a Mizukage, even if he isn't active any more. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 07:10, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Ya, but wasn't the "previous rows" added to prevent confusion, and constant editing ::::S?..--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 07:12, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree wit AlienGamer....btw ShounenSuki did u ever get the time 2 make the icons?--Moiz1224 (talk) 07:14, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

As far as I know, the "previous" rows were a leftover from when the infoboxes were shared between wikis. They were never supposed to be used, although I do agree that they could serve a purpose for things from before the series started. However, the wiki is supposed to be relevant to any point within the series. E.g. if a character was affiliated with Konoha at the beginning of the series, but switched allegiance to another village (like Kabuto), we shouldn't say he was previously affiliated with Konoha, since the wiki should be as relevant to that period during the series, as to any other. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 10:57, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Then at the very least i'll change the things which were past...--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 10:59, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Btw, before we make these changes wiki wide, I think we should create a forum for it, and get all the input from the community...--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 11:01, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Good idea, we need to clear this matter up properly. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 12:37, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
I had planned to destroy "Previous" rows in the new character infobox. Well, actually the focus was getting rid of constant edits to teams because of characters switching between teams like the 8-man and indivdiaul 3-man teams. I was thinking of leaving a special row for cases like Sasuke who did actually leave a team, but even that could be dropped. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Sep 1, 2009 @ 17:09 (UTC)
Wat about cases like Madara, who left Konoha & the Uchiha clan before the start of the series, and was also a mizukage, again probably before the series started...--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 17:12, September 1, 2009 (UTC)

First I'd again like to point out that Madara is still affiliated with the Uchiha clan, Konoha and Kiri, despite no longer being loyal to them. That said, I believe we could do completely without the "previous" rows, even in cases where something happened before the series started. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 07:58, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

I dont mind either way, but i think once thats done there will be a lot edits done. But it'd be nice if we had the opinion of the rest of the community..--AlienGamer--Talk (contribs)-- 08:03, September 2, 2009 (UTC)

Any way, I'll make my case clear again: I don't believe the "previous" rows in the infoboxes should be used, with a possible exception for those cases that happened before the series started. The Wiki should relevant to any point of the series and having "previous" rows goes directly against that. --ShounenSuki (talk | contribs) 07:57, September 8, 2009 (UTC)