Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2020 September 14

September 14Edit

User:MrKIA11/Archive BoxEdit

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The result of the discussion was replace usage with the appropriate template(s). If the user wishes to convert this into a proper template, they can move it to the Template space. Primefac (talk) 00:39, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

While this is in the user space, it's actually used in article talks among other places. Replace with the much more common {{Archives}}. Gonnym (talk) 22:58, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Delete after replacing. If there's a serious functionality-based rationale to keep it, then move it into "Template:" namespace with a clearer name that identifies the distinction. Templates used site-wide in reader-facing pages like article talk pages should not be in userspace.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  14:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete after replacement. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:51, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Procedural query: Less than 5-10 usages are on talk pages. Those can be replaced without a TfD by any interested party by hand, nobody would bat an eyelid. TfD at the top says: The majority of deletion and merger proposals concerning pages in the template namespace and module namespace should be listed on this page. + However, there are a few exceptions: (none of which are met here). Pretty sure this cannot be deleted at this venue, nor should it be - we can just replace the couple of usages on article talk pages. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 00:41, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
    • See WP:NOTBUREAUCRACY, but even if not, the template was used in the talk mainspace which means it falls under everything related to it, including TfD. What you are saying is opening a loophole, where users will write templates in their userspace, apply it to mainspace and then block the removal at TfD. --Gonnym (talk) 15:02, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
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Template:User talk disclaimerEdit

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The result of the discussion was delete after replacing existing usages with {{User page}}. (non-admin closure) ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 00:38, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Almost the same as the standard {{User page}} template. Should follow the many recent User page template consolidations. Nothing to merge and if desired, the color can be set with the |background= parameter. Gonnym (talk) 22:50, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

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Template:The SketchesEdit

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The result of the discussion was no consensus. Primefac (talk) 00:39, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

There are only 3 directly related articles to the band here which sufficiently link to and from one another without the need of this navbox. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 18:46, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

  • KeepJogiAsad (talk) 14:10, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Keep, I guess. After cleaning the template from unrelated links, there are still 4-5 actual links here. It might be better to remove all the non-links from the article as they outnumber the actual links, making this harder to find actual links. --Gonnym (talk) 10:35, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
Relisted to generate a more thorough discussion and clearer consensus.
Please add new comments below this notice. Thanks, --Trialpears (talk) 21:40, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
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Template:Editnotices/Page/Wikipedia talk:Requests for commentEdit

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The result of the discussion was relisted on 2020 September 26. Primefac (talk) 00:22, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

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Template:Welcome to my talk pageEdit

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The result of the discussion was delete. If anyone wants the code to "subst"/replace the removal, drop me a note and I'll copy it over. Primefac (talk) 00:43, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Little-used talk page header (even then, most were on talk pages of long-absent users, now replaced with {{not around}}), with bizarre non-standard implementation of {{Babel}} included. Plenty of alternative talk-page welcome templates are available, as listed on {{User talk pages}}. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

You can delete it if you prefer so. I created the template, probably more than a decade ago, based on a template we use on sl:, and to be honest agree that it looks dated and that implementation is not making use of the newest possibilities of mediawiki. But it is somewhat funny how I was invited to leave a comment on this deletion entry after User:Pigsonthewing removed it from my talk page and added a note, that I've been absent from Wikipedia for a while. Where I disagree, is how you make an argument that the template is little-used after you made approximately 50 edits to remove the template from other users' talk pages. Replacing header that greets peers by saying "Welcome to my talk page" with a notice that is basically saying "go away" between the lines really shows how Wikipedia evolved to an unwelcoming place (despite informative value that {{not around}} certainly has). --Smihael (talk) 22:36, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
When I replaced the template on your talk page with {{not around}} (as noted above) you had not edited this wiki since January 2019 - 20 months ago. The documentation for that template says it "may be used on the talk page of a Wikipedia user who has been a longer-term contributor but has not been active on Wikipedia in the past few months/years" and suggests that doing so after "an absence of at least several months (e.g. six months) is reasonable". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:35, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
It indeed might be used :) I would probably even keep it on my talk page if it wasn't for you deleting my (or any one else's) welcome message... There's a difference between adding {{not around}} to the top of the page and adding it and removing something else. --Smihael (talk) 18:04, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete We have way too many of these user-talk banners already. They should just be deleted if mostly disused (one could subst them in place, where they do not do something that's a bad idea like this one does with the babelboxes). Otherwise, the common ones could probably be merged into a single template with some output variations controlled by parameters.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  14:26, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
This seems reasonable. I also subst-ed it on my talk page. --Smihael (talk) 18:04, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
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Template:Language with name2Edit

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The result of the discussion was Delete; deleted by Fastily (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 03:05, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Seems to have been used at one point by {{Lang-en-US2}} and {{Lang-en-GB2}} which have since been deleted (in 2017). If this was still useful it would have been in current use. Gonnym (talk) 08:20, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Delete. Looks right. --Bsherr (talk) 18:45, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete. It's correct that this is no longer needed.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  14:26, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
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Brisbane Light Rail templatesEdit

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The result of the discussion was delete. (non-admin closure) Techie3 (talk) 03:59, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Deprecated {{s-line}} templates replaced by Module:Adjacent stations/G:link. Fleet Lists (talk) 00:41, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

  • Delete per nom. --Gonnym (talk) 08:20, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
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