Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 April 2

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April 2[edit]

Template:Navboxes colour[edit]

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The result of the discussion was merge Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:39, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Template:Navboxes colour (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Navboxes (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Propose merging Template:Navboxes colour with Template:Navboxes.
The purpose is merely the same, as far as I understand. DixonD (talk) 14:11, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

merge, should be trivial, just add optional colour parameters to {{navboxes}}. Frietjes (talk) 17:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Mobilesig[edit]

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The result of the discussion was keep User:Technical 13   ( C • M • View signature as intended) 23:20, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Template:Mobilesig (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

It's a way to get someone's signature when they substitute a template. It tries to solve a problem that doesn't exist. It's an unnecessary template that duplicates the Mediawiki base functionality and isn't needed, whatsoever, to be used in various templates. User:Technical 13   ( C • M • View signature as intended) 12:11, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Strong Keep - I created this very necessary template to solve a problem that very definitely exists. When I make a talk page comment with my mobile phone, there is no other possible way to make a signature, because my mobile phone cannot produce a tilde and doesn't even seem to know what they are or display them. Even clicking the special insert boxes underneath the edit window does not work on my phone. Do not go around joyfully deleting things because you don't understand them. If you do, I and perhaps others will have to leave talk page comments unsigned when editing from a mobile phone. Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 13:34, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Delete per same reasoning as Template:AddSig, Template:YourSig, and Template:TimeStamp. User:Technical 13   ( C • M • View signature as intended) 14:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
It's always easier to just point at "other stuff" as some kind of fait accompli and precedent, than it is to explain why it is logical to deprive mobile phone users of being able to make signatures, isn't it? Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 14:27, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
It's a duplicate of Template:YourSig which was deleted because it tries to solve a problem that doesn't exist, and is an unnecessary template that duplicates the Mediawiki base functionality. User:Technical 13   ( C • M • View signature as intended) 14:32, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
In logical terms, that's identical to pointing at other stuff as a fait accompli and precedent. The question remains: Why do you want to deprive mobile phone users of being able to make signatures so bad? Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 14:35, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Leave it alone. Technical 13, you've been strongly warned at User talk:Technical 13#Final warning to stay away from signature-related nonsense. Please try to honour that. —Sladen (talk) 14:34, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep. The templates Technical 13 made were based on a flawed premise of general utility. This template has proven utility in a specific situation - since 2011, so Technical 13 is wrong in describing it as "a duplicate" of a template created last month - and is not the same thing. This is either a transparent attempt at petty revenge for having those templates deleted, considering the copy-and-pasted deletion rationale, or a failure to distinguish apples from oranges. Either way, this is a bogus nomination. — Hex (❝?!❞) 16:24, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Largest cities of the United States[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:36, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Template:Largest cities of the United States (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Orphaned template, and currently has not been updated with the results of the 2010 United States Census or subsequent data. Zzyzx11 (talk) 08:23, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment why not ask WPUSA or WPCITIES to update it? -- 65.92.180.137 (talk) 00:44, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete Not used, all the articles linked have already an extensive set of navboxes, so WP:TCREEP applies. Their position in the US in terms of population is already stated and linked to the full list in the infobox, so I see no added value in this template. CRwikiCA talk 13:34, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • delete, navobox creep. Frietjes (talk) 17:44, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • commnet, where is this template used? If it is in use in certain articles and so it saves article space size, then perhaps it has a purpose.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:49, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
At the moment it is not used in any article: Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Largest_cities_of_the_United_States CRwikiCA talk 22:24, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete Templates are not meant to become list articles. --Polaron | Talk 16:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete. Unused, and appears to have been designed as boilerplate content, which is highly undesirable. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 03:23, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Largest cities and metro areas of the United States[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:36, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Template:Largest cities and metro areas of the United States (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Orphaned template, and currently has not been updated with the results of the 2010 United States Census or subsequent data. Zzyzx11 (talk) 08:23, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment why not ask WPUSA or WPCITIES to update it? -- 65.92.180.137 (talk) 00:44, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete Not used, all the articles linked have already an extensive set of navboxes, including {{USLargestMetros}}, so WP:TCREEP would apply if this template would be used. Their position in the US in terms of population is already stated and linked to the full list in the infobox, so I see no added value in this template. CRwikiCA talk 13:37, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • delete, navobox creep. Frietjes (talk) 17:44, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete This is a template that is trying to become an article and it is already duplicated in function by {{USLargestMetros}}. --Polaron | Talk 16:12, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

"Delete. Another useless navbox. GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:14, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

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