Template talk:ITN-Update

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Why is the template yellow? I liked the tan better. SpencerT♦C 11:06, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

It turns yellow when 24 hours go by without an update, to remind users to suggest or comment on items and remind admins to go see if there is a decent candidate. - BanyanTree 11:54, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I wasn't sure if someone was changing the color for whatever reason. SpencerT♦C 01:20, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


I think it might be simpler if, instead of typing {{ITN-Update|2009|07|17|06|30|00}} on Template:In the news/Next update/Time, we just use a timestamp (which can be created easily by {{subst:CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}. This would then be the same system that is used by DYK on Template:Did you know/Next update/Time. Any comments? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:59, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:14, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Having said that, you don't have to type {{ITN-Update|2009|07|17|06|30|00}} manually. You can just copy and paste it. --BorgQueen (talk) 15:15, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
And even if we use {{subst:CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}, we still have to copy and paste. So what's the difference? --BorgQueen (talk) 23:22, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Couple of things:
  1. The code of the template is simplifed. At the moment, it's dividing the time into the six components, but then just joining them all up again, so it's a bit pointless.
  2. It will match the system used at DYK, so less chance for editors who work at both to get confused.
— Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:50, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I've made an edit notice for the timer at Template:Editnotices/Page/Template:In the news/Last update where the time can be copied and pasted from. So I've removed the instruction line from the bottom of the template (as it's only the admin that needs to see it, not everyone). Hope that's okay. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:16, 19 July 2009 (UTC)