Template talk:Finswimming

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Integration with Underwater diving template[edit]

I have combined all the underwater diving navboxes, as this allows more functionality for site navigation of diving related articles, but Finswimming is a little different in that a significant number of disciplines are not really diving, as they are performed exclusively at the surface. Therefore I have left {{Finswimming}} as an additional navbox in all the articles where I have added {{Underwater diving}}. If there are Finswimming articles which are exclusively about surface finswimming or underwater finswimming, the inappropriate navbox probably should be removed, with a edit summary noting why. There may also be a better solution I have not thought of. If so, let me know.· · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:31, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

A possible alternative would be to group surface finswimming in a Swimming or Watersports navbox, but I am not involved in those projects, so will leave it to their discretion. · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:54, 22 September 2019 (UTC)


The function of a navbox is to allow easy discovery of related articles, and to link to them so the reader can get there by a single click. This implies that a navbox is there to contain Wikilinks, and where useful, they may be grouped under a non-link descriptor. Ideally all links would be to full articles, or redirects/piped links to such an article, but Wikipedia is a work in progress and we do not yet have all the articles, so redirects to sections are also OK. The best way to do these is to run them through a redirect which has the potential to become a full article. Redlinks are not preferred, but at least they indicate where the article should be, and may be acceptable for important articles expected to be created soon - if you are planning on doing it yourself in the nearish future, or if you wish to draw attention to an article which really should already exist. Non-links are appropriate only as names for groups of links. It is also acceptable and useful to put in commented out links as a planning aid. Cheers, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 05:45, 22 September 2019 (UTC)