Template talk:Molecules detected in outer space

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Created talk-page for {{Molecules detected in outer space}} Template Page - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 18:40, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps this should be a category or list instead?[edit]

I was thinking that perhaps this would be better served by being a category instead, or perhaps a list page (with roughly this navbox's contents) with links from the articles see also sections.

The issue I have with the navbox is that it seems a bit overkill include navigation to the complete list of molecules found in outer space, in every such compound's article. While I think it's useful to note that Acetonitrile has been found in outer space, is it really helpful to have the complete list of such there? Also some consideration needs to be made for the future, when the list of molecules found in outer space extends to thousands of items.

Both categories and links to a list page would be less intrusive.

Categories are easy to maintain (just add {{category:Molecules detected in outer space}} to each page and the category page fills in automatically with links to all those articles, but you're pretty much limited to an alphabetical list of those articles.

A list page allows you to do anything, but like the navbox, would require manually maintaining both the links to the list in each article, and the contents of the list itself, although the formatting of the list is open ended (so you can have the diatomic/triatomic/etc. breakdown). My initial thought is that this would be the best approach. Rwessel (talk) 15:37, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

@Rwessel - Thank you for your comments - and suggestion - this may be a possibility - comments from others are welcome of course - (if not aware - a list page of these molecules is at => List of interstellar and circumstellar molecules) (list of "redirects") - also - please understand that it's *entirely* ok with me to rv/mv/ce as needed of course - in any case - Thanks again for your comments - and - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 22:33, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please categorise this list. As a navbox, is is not fit (because it is just a list). -DePiep (talk) 14:10, 31 January 2017 (UTC)