Template talk:New York elections

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As seen on my talk page, I removed gubernatorial races from this template, as they belong in their own existing template and clutter this one, but the template creator is quite unwilling to engage in productive discussion.--Muboshgu (talk) 22:52, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Forget it, Muboshgu. This was one of my working tools. I will create another one. No reverts, I will replace everything again and again. Keep off my back, I'm not a teenager blogger with speculative articles on future events. I do historical research. And I need a nav box for it. Kraxler (talk) 20:40, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

I have no interest in getting caught in the middle of this ill-tempered war and I don't want to seem condescending, but perhaps starting a personal sandbox page named something like User:Kraxler/NY Elections template would allow you to work in peace.
¶ As I've indicated elsewhere (Talk:New York state election, 1848), new years should be promptly added as state election pages are completed to the "Elections by Year" navigation box in the previous Template:ElectionsNY, while Template:New York City mayoralty elections provides a precedent for having both a specialized template (with many red-linked years) at the foot of the State Election pages, and Template:ElectionsNY running along the right-hand side. (See, e.g., New York City mayoral election, 2001.) —— Shakescene (talk) 09:04, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Shakescene, I need that template on the article pages, to go forward snd backward in a click while creating new articles in the sandbox, if it was hidden somewhere it would take a few clicks and the whole thing gets confused and costs time. Besides, I will move all "gubernatorial election" articles to "state election" as I progress through the years, and although the old title remains a redirect, I'll fix the links, so that the years appear in bold type in the template on the related article page.
I will fix this template again on Monday and please look at Muboshgu's user page for my ultimate position on this. I'm covered by the wiki guidelines (WP:POINT), any administrator will decide in my favor in this case. Imagine, I just write articles and get attacked by a tagger and threatened with edit-war over an otherwise absolutely unimportant template if I don't submit to some high-jacker's point of view. What has that Muboshgu guy to do with my state election articles anyway? I have edited in Wikipedia for years, have never been involved in an edit war before, have never disrupted anybody's work, have made a few suggestions and sometimes abandoned them, if other users' arguments were consistently enough against them, and have occasionally apologized for being rash. But do I have to take this much bullying from a guy who has ANBSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with my work? I don't think so.
After settling this dispute, we will fix also the ElectionsNY template somehow, I'm sure we arrive at some sensible solution, Shakescene. Kraxler (talk) 22:45, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing major wrong with the ElectionsNY template. If you have tweaks to suggest, that's fine, but it is essentially fine. --Muboshgu (talk) 16:03, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes it is, the question is only where and how the state elections appear. Kraxler (talk) 22:46, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
What do you think is wrong with Template:ElectionsNY? --Muboshgu (talk) 01:10, 19 March 2009 (UTC)


Do we really need to include the winners of every New York Senate election in the template? I don't think so, since it sort of spoils the fun of reading the actual articles for those interested to see who won, and it gets very monotonous anyway... (talk) 22:54, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree, but not because it spoils the fun, but because navigational boxes are for navigation, and not coatracks for more content. Frietjes (talk) 23:03, 2 July 2013 (UTC)