Template talk:Small Solar System bodies

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Meaningless edit to remove 1527 redlinks[edit]

Congratulations, this page is the single most redlinked-to from the main article space. Though commiserations, it is red no longer. :) Alai 03:35, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

scattered disc terminology[edit]

In the Trans neptunian objects subsection, I have changed Scattered disc to Scattered disc objects. There are several reasons why this is preferable:

  1. Firstly, the primary source of the terminology comes from the expression "Scattered disc object" which indicates that the object's orbit is in a certain class. "scattered disc" is a derived term. In fact, many or most scattered disc objects spend a part of their orbit within the Kuiper belt.
  2. The term "scattered disc" is then named after these objects, because at present they are the only ones known to pass through the region immediately beyond the Kuiper belt. However, if objects with circular orbits at, say, 80 AU were found, they would not be scattered disc objects, even though they would be in the region currently called the "scattered disc".
  3. This all can be seen in the name itself. It's not that we have a disk that has been scattered, but that there are objects that have been scattered from the "disc" (of the solar system).
  4. Lastly, aesthetically, though this slightly lengthens the text of the template, there is still much space on the second line anyway, so the template itself does not take up any more space.

Deuar 20:03, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Trojans[edit]

The existing item "Minor Planets" should have a new sub-header added called "Trojans" (in addition to the two existing sub-headers "Asteroids" and "Distant Minor Planets".

Into this new sub-header, there would be the visible names: Mars, Jupiter, Neptune.

  • The sub-header itself would be a link to the page "Trojan Asteroid" (which currently lacks a link).
  • Mars would be a link to the page "List of Mars trojan asteroids" (which currently lacks a link)
  • Jupiter would be moved from the sub-header "Asteroids", and would only display the planet name
  • Neptune would be moved from the sub-header "Distant Minor Planets", and would only display the planet name

--RSStockdale (talk) 17:50, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

And Earth trojans, mustn't forget them. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty | Averted crashes 14:41, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

To Martin (MSGJ) - Do you think that you could do this suggestion also? Or give me Admin rights for an hour or so, and I'll put it in. It is trivial, but would add needed information into the template. RSStockdale (talk) 13:14, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Template title change suggestion[edit]

Now that we have changed the title of the small Solar System body article back to its formally correct typography (which is sentence case, since the term is a common noun; see the talk page), I suggest we change the template title (which appears at the top of the template) to "Small Solar System bodies", for the same reason. WolfmanSF (talk) 23:55, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from WolfmanSF, 23 September 2011[edit]

The template title (which appears at the top of the template) should be changed to to "Small Solar System bodies" because "small Solar System body" is a common noun (and thus a term normally presented in sentence case), as well as to be consistent with the title of the article by the same name.

WolfmanSF (talk) 03:51, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

I think that the best we can do is {{lowercase}} because of the mediawiki software - see Wikipedia:Naming conventions (technical restrictions). Hope this is what you were looking for. Skier Dude (talk) 04:26, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, that wasn't what I intended; that change should be reverted. The problem is that in the actual coding for the template, which starts out:
{{Navbox
|name = Small Solar System bodies
|state = uncollapsed
|title = Small Solar System Bodies
in the last line, the title is specified to appear at the top of the template box as "Small Solar System Bodies" by the pipe "Small Solar System body|Small Solar System Bodies" when it should be piped to "Small Solar System bodies". WolfmanSF (talk) 00:27, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:06, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Asteroids - Aten[edit]

Aten should be moved to be a parenthetical item after Near-Earth, as it is a sub-grouping of Near-Earth

RSStockdale (talk) 13:23, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Near Earth Asteroid link[edit]

Please update the link for Near Earth Asteroid to Near-Earth_object#Near-Earth_asteroids, to avoid the current re-direct. John a s (talk) 10:28, 1 April 2013 (UTC)