Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 August 11

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Template:CoordDec[edit]

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The result of the discussion was no consensus. It appears there are issues with how the VE handles templates which overload parameters, but there is also no consensus on how to fix it. There is also no consensus to deploy this solution. I am closing this as no consensus under the assumption that these will be used to continue discussion about the best solution. Feel free to renominate these if the discussion stalls, or the result of discussion is to not use this solution. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 13:50, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Template:CoordDec (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:CoordDM (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:CoordDMS (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Redundant fork of {{Coord}}, which already has the "signed decimal numbers" various functionality for which this was these were apparently created; as evidenced in this sample conversion. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:52, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Keep This template now has a very important function using the visual editor/template data system. The main problem is that {{coord}} template is heavily overloaded, with different meanings for arguments depending on the number of arguments. The VE/TD does not work well with overloaded templates and there is a WONTFIX on a bug request to handle this bug 49743http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49743. {{CoordDec}}, {{CoordDM}} and {{CoordDMS}} are part of a solution to get round this, with a fixed set of positional parameters they can be used easily with the TemplateData system. To compare try the visual editor on any page with a {{coord}} template and see how complex the template data is, then compare with St Veep which uses {{CoordDec}} this has a simple TD dialogue. {{CoordDec}} also splits the archaic geohack parameter into separate parameters. I'm guessing its just a historical remnant of the days before named parameters.--Salix (talk): 07:37, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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I've added the other templates, to this nomination. We have a template which works well, and has done for several years. We shouldn't be forking it because of a bogus accusation that it is "broken by design". Note the bugzilla response by Richard Morris:

Its a template used on 863,827 pages, so I guess people have been able to use it just fine. Its not broken by design its just a template which makes heavy use of Function overloading which differs by the arity of its arguments, a well used software design practice. The problem is that the templatedata systems does not allow for this paradigm.

Where is the on=wiki discussion of the supposed need to do this? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:26, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

It was discussed at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback/Archive 2013 1#Template data for coord and other templates using overloading. I do think JDF has a point "In general, this [Coord] is simply an example of a ridiculously-confusing template for users. I'd very strongly recommend just fixing the template (by splitting the two users into different templates; use a single parent template to implement the proper RDFa hinting equivalently)." BTW I'm the Richard Morris in the bugzilla. --Salix (talk): 10:50, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
A conversation in which only two people replied to your original post, neither expressing support for this forking. No notification on the template talk page? No notification on the geocoordinate project page? No notification on the tech village pump? As noted above, there is nothing to "fix" in Coord; the problem is with VE. And if that quote is by you, your action in forking this template is all the more untenable. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:04, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Really what needs to happen is a wider discussion about how to deal with template data for overloaded templates. Thats why I started the discussion at Template talk:Coord, and {{CoordDec}} etc is a possible solution. I should have started that discussion earlier, but there has been lots else to do with TemplateData. If you want a fix in VE then reopen the bugzilla bug. The other big overload problem is {{convert}} no one has tackled the template data for that.--Salix (talk): 11:27, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Infobox awards[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 04:53, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Infobox awards (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

generally redundant to {{infobox}}, with 'award1=' replaced with 'data1='. transclusions where it is used to list awards and honours can be typically replaced with a parameter in infobox person. other cases can be replaced with {{multiple image}} or with {{image array}} or with {{photomontage}}, or just with a simple {{infobox}}. other outliers can be handled with using less generic templates. also commonly confused with {{infobox award}} or {{infobox film awards}}. Frietjes (talk) 19:26, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • delete (creator) One of my very early templates, it is now replaceable by more appropriate templates including {{quote box}}. --  Gadget850 talk 22:48, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Native Hawaiians infobox[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete. --BDD (talk) 22:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Native Hawaiians infobox (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Infobox British Pakistanis (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Overseas Chinese infobox (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

single use template, now merged with the article. Frietjes (talk) 18:54, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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Template:Schools in Evanston-Skokie School District 65[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 04:53, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Schools in Evanston-Skokie School District 65 (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

WP:NENAN Just three relevant links to schools and no backlink to the school district The Banner talk 16:37, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • delete, no high schools, so the number of notable schools will be limited. better to consolidate the information in a school district article. Frietjes (talk) 22:29, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Macedonian musicians[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 05:36, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Macedonian musicians (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

better covered by a category, which is the standard method for grouping lists of musicians with a particular national origin. Frietjes (talk) 16:29, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete, even for a small country, the number of notable musicians is bound to be too large for a navbox.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 16:37, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 18:23, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete speedy per nom. Banhtrung1 (talk) 03:36, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
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Template:FripSide[edit]

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The result of the discussion was Delete; deleted as G7 by NawlinWiki (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) AnomieBOT 17:08, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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

WP:NENAN Only 3 more or less relevant links (I have doubts about the links to the singles) The Banner talk 16:18, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

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Template:Infobox European Union[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 05:14, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Infobox European Union (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

This is not a real infobox, in the sense that all its parameters are already filled, and it is meant to be included in only one article (European Union). The separation was likely motivated by concerns about its size (14kb), and the poor readability of its wikicode. But creating a prefilled infobox as a separate template merely conceals this issue, rather than solving it. A potential solution would be to follow the example of other articles; India, for example, only lists two names for the country in the infobox, leaving the rest for a separate article. Likewise, the United Nations article avoids listing all member states in the infobox itself, as the EU infobox currently does. eh bien mon prince (talk) 14:21, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete. This version suffers the same problem that the original version had in 2007: an infobox template that is only used on one article. Zzyzx11 (talk) 08:03, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Keep - this is better than 14kb code more in the main article. Subtropical-man (talk) 15:45, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete This an already filled template using on only one article, just use that formatting on the article. No need to have a template. TBrandley (TCB) 16:47, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete and merge into European Union. Single use template with no prospect for other uses. If the article is to long we should WP:SPLIT content to subarticles. Hiding content in a transcluded template doesn't address the issue. TDL (talk) 17:32, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete speedy. No need to create infobox for a certain organization. Banhtrung1 (talk) 03:32, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
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Video gaming industry in... templates[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 04:49, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Video gaming industry in Australia (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Brazil (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Canada (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Finland (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in France (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Germany (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Japan (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Russia (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in South Korea (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Sweden (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Turkey (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in Ukraine (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the Czech Republic (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the Netherlands (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the People's Republic of China (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the Republic of China (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the United Kingdom (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
Template:Video gaming industry in the United States (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Previous discussion: WikiProject Video games talk page

I am nominating these recently created and (as far as I'm aware, undiscussed) templates for specific countries for deletion. The templates list hardware and software developers, game franchises and games, industry people, and very few country-specific topics arranged by the country they are in. Firstly, this is a very broad intersection, with hundreds of pages in some cases. This duplicates our lists and categories. Secondly, the inclusion criteria appears to be subjective with no clear reason why some games/franchises/companies/people are not listed. Should we list all pages in an unbiased manner, it would quickly become unwieldy. Not to mention why these countries are, rather than every country with notable examples. I would also argue that the common topic, i.e. the country, is not sufficiently characteristic in today's video gaming industry. While it is common to separate games and developers by geographic areas (N/S America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa), individual countries within these areas is not. When looked strictly at organizations, conferences, rating systems, and other industry articles that, there are only a handful of pages that can all fit nicely is a larger Video gaming industry in region" templates. But I do not see the usefulness of listing every (subjectively notable) game and developer in this particular way. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 09:59, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete as per nom. I was going to nominate these myself, but due to my slovenly attributes, hadn't got around to it. The templates strike me as being either always incomplete or just a duplication of Categories and Lists. I think these templates are a an answer to a problem that doesn't exist; and actually end up creating one instead. - X201 (talk) 10:26, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't see why the templates should be deleted, there are templates about other industries relating to a specific country like, Template:Automotive industry in the People's Republic of China and Template:Electronics industry in Japan. Seqqis (talk) 16:39, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

I can't speak for other industries and how topics relate to them, though I would apply the same TfD reasoning to the Automotive templates, for example. Of course, I won't as that would just be WP:POINTy at this point. And by the same reasoning your argument of WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS and WP:FAIT are not valid reasons. I appreciate you having spent effort on creating these and other sets of templates, but--in all fairness--you did not discuss this. I would support region-based templates about topics (not games, companies, people), for example. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 17:27, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete I have to agree with Seqqis at this point, but then again these templates are always seemingly uncomplete. I think we should delete these templates.BrandonWu (talk) 03:46, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom. -- ferret (talk) 22:06, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete - Completely useless templates. DarthBotto talkcont 22:11, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete - per nom. To be done right, would end up making them extremely large and unwieldly. We don't need templates for this. Sergecross73 msg me 17:13, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete per nom.--Enok (talk) 21:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
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Template:Navbox Presto[edit]

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The result of the discussion was delete. --BDD (talk) 22:25, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Template:Navbox Presto (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)

Do not need for this one time used template that has information already in the Presto card and better explained too. Martin Morin (talk) 03:39, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Delete Fails the definition in Wikipedia:Navigation templates that "A navigation template is a grouping of links used in multiple related articles to facilitate navigation between those articles". This template is not in any of the articles it links to, because it is a tenuous grouping and an unlikely subject for navigation. Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:17, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
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