Template talk:Sports governing bodies in Australia

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Red links[edit]

User:Falcadore, I think you are misunderstanding WP:REDNOT. If you read a bit further, it says An exception is red links in navboxes where the red-linked articles are part of a series or a whole set. That's what this template is - the whole set of governing bodies. If you have separate additions/corrections, fill free to restore them, but the redlinks should stay. StAnselm (talk) 07:31, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

That's pretty tenuous. You could make "series or a whole set" mean almost anything you like as the purpose of nav boxes is to collect related articles for ease of navigation.
I put it to you that "series or a whole set" needs to be much more specific than a collection of sporting governing bodies, otherwise why suggest redlinks should not be used in nav boxes at all? Looks to me like this is a case of using the letter of the law to defeat the spirit of the law. --Falcadore (talk) 09:00, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
No, the "spirit of the law" is in the lead of Wikipedia:Red link: Red links are frequently present in lists and sometimes in disambiguation pages or templates. StAnselm (talk) 10:42, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
This is a navigational box. By stating it's a template and its contents represents part of a series you are effectively rendering pointless the statement that redlinks should not be used in navigation boxes because you can just say "Oh its a template and part of a series so I can ignore it and you". If redlinks are supposed to be used in nav boxes then why state at all that it should not? Since it states nav boxes specifically against the used of redlinks, don't you think that it should take precedence over the broader template definition?
Or are you saying the sentence in REDLINK relating specifically to nav boxes should be deleted? --Falcadore (talk) 22:16, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
Further to previous comments I refer you to: Wikipedia:Navigation templates where it says:
Navigation templates provide navigation between existing articles
Red links should be avoided unless they are very likely to be developed into articles. Even then, editors are encouraged to write the article first.
Do you still disagree? --Falcadore (talk) 06:21, 28 January 2014 (UTC)