Template talk:Natural disasters

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Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded[edit]

I have reverted the recent expansion to this template to remove several key articles from Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded. in particular, famine, drought, and earthquake were broken after the changes. Frietjes (talk) 16:01, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

and how do i tell if the size is exceeded for my self? and famine was no longer in this page , also i wasnt finish yet so that was probloly why it appeared broken.Joshoctober16 (talk) 16:31, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
ok i was rigth, im doing a large update , and the page's you say its broken are all the page's that i didnt get ready yet , will be cleaning them page's to have the template back how it was.Joshoctober16 (talk) 16:39, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Bloated[edit]

As the communication above indicates, this navbox is way too large. There are guidelines for good navboxes, and some of the points that make for a good template include:

  • The subject of the template should be mentioned in every article.
  • The articles should refer to each other, to a reasonable extent.
  • If not for the navigation template, an editor would be inclined to link many of these articles in the See also sections of the articles.

(See also Wikipedia:Navigation template.) Far from any of these points being true, many of the subjects are not mentioned (and should not be mentioned) in the main article. That is especially true of the space-related articles. As the lead of natural disaster makes clear, disasters are events that affect the Earth, so articles like Big rip are ludicrously off-topic. The main article only mentions comet impacts and geomagnetic storms. Also, it's a bad sign when a navbox has so many levels. I'm going to start trimming it, starting with the space articles. RockMagnetist(talk) 15:11, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

One of the considerations when deciding what to keep in this navbox is whether it's actually a natural disaster or just a hazard. RockMagnetist(talk) 16:39, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

I'm finished removing links. I also got rid of links to specific disasters such as Lake Monoun - including them would open the floodgates, so to speak. RockMagnetist(talk) 18:07, 30 March 2019 (UTC)