Template talk:Rhode Island

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U.S. state templates[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. states/state templates lists and displays all 50 U.S. state (and additional other) templates. It potentially can be used for ideas and standardization. //MrD9 07:25, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Standardization of state templates[edit]

There is currently an ongoing discussion regarding standardization of state templates (primarily regarding layout and styling) at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. states/state templates. An effort was made earlier this year to standardize Canadian province templates (which mostly succeeded). Lovelac7 and I have already begun standardizing all state templates. If you have any concerns, they should be directed toward the discussion page for state template standardization. Thanks! — Webdinger BLAH | SZ 22:58, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Slimming the template (edits of 16 July)[edit]

The "region" links in this template were never very useful. Someone had added them in on the notion that there was scads of info to write about the state's regions, as defined by some tourism office. In practice, this was never done; that sort of information invariably has found its way to city/town articles, or to county articles. Two of the regions -- "South County" and "Providence" -- were actually coterminous with a county and city, respectively. So I deleted all but two of the regions -- Blackstone Valley, an interstate region and National Heritage Corridor, and Block Island. Those I moved to be on the same line as the counties. Also: the Narragansett Indian Tribe link was unnecessarily taking up an entire line on its own, so I moved that to "topics." Net loss to the template -- two extra lines and a handful of useless links. ``` W i k i W i s t a h W a s s a p ``` 04:17, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Is there a particular reason why this template is yellow? I understand the idea of trying to match the flag, but it seems a bit bright. Wouldn't it be better to just go with the default used by {{navbox}} to avoid having a rainbow at the bottom of the page when this navbox is next to another one and per WP:ACCESSIBILITY? Please let me know if there is a strong reason to have it a particular color. I noticed this was attempted recently, but was reverted, so I thought I would be proactive and start a thread here to avoid an edit war. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 21:53, 19 December 2010 (UTC)