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TFM in limbo[edit]

I've just found that Template:En bears {{being deleted|2013 August 18}} but is no longer listed at WP:TFM, presumably it should be in the holding cell. What's the procedure for dealing with this, and how many others are there which have similarly passed into limbo? --Redrose64 (talk) 11:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Interesting history: This template was discussed at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 August 18#Template:En, along with {{ar}}, which has since been recreated as a redirect. (That redirect seems against the consensus to me.) The closer placed {{en}} into the holding cell. It was then disputed and marked as such in the holding cell. The resolution was to keep the template for File space, but not use it elsewhere. There was no real consensus on what the template should contain. It was eventually removed from the holding cell, leaving it as is for use in File space, with the deletion notice still on the page. I think I will file an edit request to remove the deletion notice and replace it with a more appropriate one, if possible...
The templates marked as being deleted should be listed at [1], unless someone makes a typo in the transclusion or something. Anyway, I assume any templates in limbo will eventually be found, one way or another... —PC-XT+ 11:38, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I would say that {{ar}} should be deleted and salted, and yes, {{en}} is officially in limbo and have the being deleted tag removed and/or have some namespace detection added to restrict it to file space. Frietjes (talk) 15:49, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm trying to CSD G4 {Ar} with a notice asking for WP:SALT, and Lfdder helped get the deletion notice changed on {{En}}. Redrose64, Frietjes, Lfdder, or anyone else interested, feel free to look over Template:En/sandbox's namespace detection and improve it before we make the request. I'm correcting some of the article space transclusions. —PC-XT+ 09:36, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
nice. we should do something about {{de}} as well, which was also deleted at TfD, then recreated. Frietjes (talk) 14:28, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Ah, you're right! I've already started replacing it, for consistency, and will continue. When {{de}} is gone from article space, I could try the same thing I did with {{ar}}. There aren't that many article space transclusions of {{en}}, either. When they are gone, I'll submit the edit request, unless someone else does it first. —PC-XT+ 16:57, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
the most recent is here. it looks like there was a bot actively fixing these after the TfD closed, but the bot is probably no longer running (or is just less active). Frietjes (talk) 17:16, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
I had forgotten it was a part of that. So there's at least two deletions. It probably could use salting. —PC-XT+ 17:51, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
I submitted the {{en}} edit request. Plasticspork and Sporkbot took care of the remaining transclusions and deleted and salted {{de}}. —PC-XT+ 07:28, 23 February 2014 (UTC)


I tried to relist Template:TAPPS_1A, but the relist got reverted by someone involved in the discussion. Only two people have responded to the TfD so far, so I feel that relisting this TfD is more than reasonable. Thoughts? --Jax 0677 (talk) 21:09, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Station templates replaced[edit]

I have carefully replaced {{Infobox Norwegian station}}, {{Infobox Oslo Metro station}} and {{Infobox SPT subway station}} with the standard Infobox station. Could someone with the authority now delete them and any related sub templates, doc pages, talk pages, redirects, etc.? Thanks. Sw2nd (talk) 17:43, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

tagged with {{db-xfd}}. Frietjes (talk) 18:06, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Multiple templates to be merged[edit]

The guide says under Multiple templates: you can propose multiple templates for merger in step 1, but then step 2 doesn't actually support the discussion title through tfm2. I added part of the functionality to tfm2. I think the guide should be updated in Step 2's Multiple templates: to mention using the new title parameter of {{tfm2}}. Also, I changed the guide's recommendation for {{tfm}} (step 1) to use |heading= since what the guide said to do before didn't work. --Odie5533 (talk) 21:34, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

A club ≠ a team[edit]

Why should Template:Infobox bandy club be merged into Template:Infobox sports team? One club can have many teams, like men's and women's teams, youth teams for different ages etc. One sports club can also have teams in many different sports. Bandy boy (talk) 15:09, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

@Bandy boy: Please see Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 October 1#Template:Infobox bandy club; bear in mind that the discussion was six months ago, but if you disagree with its outcome, you could take it up with the closing admin, which was Plastikspork (talk · contribs). --Redrose64 (talk) 23:10, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
I have sent Plastikspork a question about it. The discussion gives no clues, as no reason for the suggestion is given there except that the template is not used in many articles, which isn't a sufficient reason in my book. Even if the discussion was six months ago, noone has done anything about it yet, which also seems to point at that it wasn't such a good idea after all. Bandy boy (talk) 23:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I checked the source of the deleted template, and it was indeed redundant. If you have a problem with using {{Infobox sports team}}, then use {{Infobox sports club}}. If there are parameters which are missing from the more generic template, then propose adding more on the talk page for the generic template. I, personally, don't see what the problem is here. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 23:13, 4 April 2014 (UTC)