Template talk:California cities and mayors of 100,000 population

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This page started with 39 redlinks and one blank.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:31, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I really like this template. I did fix a few of the links for some mayors in Northern California. They were linking to the wrong people. Just letting you know. Killiondude (talk) 18:46, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Remove the mayor links[edit]

A list the 62 big cities in california might be useful to navigate around from city to city. But I cannot see a utility of looking at one city and wanting to jump the mayor of another city. -MarsRover (talk) 22:11, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

What is the point of this? Not sure why we need a template for this. Mikemill (talk) 00:17, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

The template has been redesigned now. It is intended to be useful for Mayors. If you are looking at one mayor you might want to look at another. Suppose for example you are trying to consider who they might choose to replace Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate, you might start with a page like Byron Brown, which I have been working on a lot lately, and then say. Hmm what do some other mayors look like?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 22:17, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
But the template is being put on the city articles. You should only put on the Mayor articles, right? I would create a different NavBox with just the cities for the city articles. --MarsRover (talk) 04:40, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
I dont like this template as it is, but i do see we have them for most states, so consensus says it stays (for now at least). I do respect its existence, and think it has use, its just got problems. i think calif's just feels too big (therefore hard to maintain-most people are city boosters, not position of mayor statewide boosters), and of course, its not great to have a navigational template where more than half are redlinks. i do see we SHOULD have articles for all mayors for over 100k cities. I also dont like the fact that this template needs to be changed with each election or mayor changing event, where most templates are either relatively static or change incrementally (awards templates). It would make more sense to link to an article on "mayor of san francisco" as a position, not the person, and pipe in the name of the current mayor. but we arent going to do that. only 2 or 3 cities have such articles associated with them. AT the least, per marsrover, this template should be used on the mayor articles, not the city articles. wait, Ok, i just figured out why it is on the city pages: the redlinked mayors wont get changed at election time unless the template appears on the city page, and a city article editor notices the discrepancy between the mayor named in the article and the template. also, at election time, an editor may notice the template and change it there while working on the city article. again, its not easy to maintain this list unless someone is diligent. IS someone strongly attached to this article?Mercurywoodrose (talk) 17:59, 26 December 2010 (UTC)