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Two Latter Day Saint movement templates[edit]

Merged

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Since Template talk:Latter Day Saints already redirects here, I will open this discussion here.

At some point in the past two Latter Day Saint movement templates, {{Latter Day Saints}} and {{LDS}}, did very different things. I have yet to figure out exactly what they did, but it appears to have been some kind of attempt to allow for multiple Latter Day Saint movement templates to be called out using only one template. (see TFD: Latter-day Saints)

However, at this point neither of these templates do what seemed to be intended purpose, nor do they follow WP:MOSLDS. {{LDS}} is a redirect to {{Latter Day Saints}}, but the coding of {{Latter Day Saints}} only calls out for the use of {{Latter-day Saints}}. So the net effect is {{LDS}} redirects to {{Latter Day Saints}} which redirects to {{Latter-day Saints}}. (NOTE: While {{Latter Day Saint movement}} appears on the actual {{Latter Day Saints}} template page, the coding dose not pass {{Latter Day Saint movement}} on to any page using {{Latter Day Saints}}. Therefore any page that calls out {{Latter Day Saints}} only gets {{Latter-day Saints}}.)

After a little work, I fixed the few pages (10 or so) that used {{LDS}} and {{Latter Day Saints}} in the past, can changed it to the appropriate template, i.e any combination of {{Latter Day Saint movement}}, {{Latter-day Saints}} and {{Community of Christ}}.

At this point, if you check "Pages that link to "Template:Latter Day Saints" and "Pages that link to Template:LDS, you will see that that these two templates are now only used on Talk, Wikipedia and Sandbox type namespaces and these templates are no longer used on any articles. This means can do anything we want to them

I'm proposing the following:
  1. Redirect - Template:Latter Day Saints to a to Template:Latter Day Saint movement - Per WP:MOSLDS, the capitalization of the "D" and lack of "-" actually means something, so it would better fit WP:MOSLDS to have it redirect to Template:Latter Day Saint movement in case of future use.
  2. Keep - Template talk:Latter Day Saints as a redirect to Template talk:Latter Day Saint movement. Since Template talk:Latter Day Saints is already a redirect to Template talk:Latter Day Saint movement, which is weird as it goes to a different place then where the template redirect to, it should stay the way it is now.
  3. Redirect - Template:Lds (and talk page) to a redirect for Template:LDS (and talk page) - By doing this we eliminate a case where a "name-space collision can occur" as these two templates are case sensitive. Since "LDS" is the more appropriate capitalization, then Lds should be the redirect.

What dose everyone think?--- ARTEST4ECHO (talk) 15:35, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Support — well thought out reasoning; this is inline with the guidelines mentioned than current state. Thank you for taking the time to unravel the template mess. Asterisk*Splat 16:05, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
This seems pretty uncontroversial. I've done it. --- ARTEST4ECHO (talk) 17:40, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.