Template talk:Bahraini uprising of 2011

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Links to HR reports?[edit]

I wonder if this template should still contain links to Human Rights reports that don't have their own articles, nor seem likely to; my understanding is that templates are primarily for navigation, and this section of the template doesn't seem useful for that, more like a mini-article. In addition, there are already covered well in the main article on the topic. Does anybody have any counterarguments I'm not thinking of? -- Khazar (talk) 17:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I saw that the first two links do indeed have independent articles. I should have looked more closely before opening my mouth. For now I'm removing all the redirects from the template; should these get articles in the future, they can be restored. Fair enough? -- Khazar (talk) 17:32, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
I don't mind. The number of reports is growing. Just today Front Line released a new one. I was going to list reports by the publisher's names instead of report names. The wiki links don't necessarily need a separate article (See Casualties in Template:2011–2012 Syrian uprising). However I think it looks better now. Bahraini Activist (talk) 19:00, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


I also wonder if some of the deaths just added should be removed from the template, and the master article included instead (Bloody Thursday). Per Wikipedia:Navigational_templates, it's better to avoid redirects in navigation templates, since that interferes with the primary purpose (navigation); listing individual casualties seems a bit more appropriate for an infobox, unless they get individual articles. That way someone interested in our coverage of this event can keep clicking on links without being sent to the same article five times. Does that make sense? For now, I'm removing the redirected deaths, but if it seems to you that I'm very wrong in this, feel free to revert me. Cheers! -- Khazar (talk) 19:18, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Oh. I agree after reading Wikipedia:Navigational_templates and the explanation you said about being sent to the same article five times; I'd hate that. Can you elaborate more about the infobox you suggested? Bahraini Activist (talk) 19:47, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I just meant you might mention or link to them in infoboxes like {{Infobox 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising}}, which go into more detail about the events. Looking at that one specifically I'm not sure that it's a good idea, though; obviously the killings you mention here are more notable than some others, but if there are 60+ casualties so far, it's probably better to just have the number instead of trying to list names. Maybe a possibility to keep in mind for the future, though. Keep up the good work! -- – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:12, 26 March 2017 (UTC)