Template talk:USGS

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Should websites be replaced with publications? Vsmith (talk) 12:40, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Update to use source parameter[edit]

This template calls {{Include-USGov}}, which now has a source parameter. That parameter allows us to pass in formatting templates, such as {{cite web}}. The sandbox version of {{USGS}} now converts its arguments to {{cite web}} and passes them along to {{Include-USGov}}. This will promote uniformity in formatting of PD references and in reference metadata. Please see the test cases to see how this affects the formatting.

Admins: please copy the sandbox version of the template to the main template. Thank you. —hike395 (talk) 19:10, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Not done: {{edit protected}} is not required for edits to unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. Assuming there is consensus, you should be able to make the change yourself. Anomie 04:24, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Gosh, I'm embarrassed. So many templates have been admin-protected that I thought this one had been, too! I'll go ahead and make the change. —hike395 (talk) 04:32, 27 February 2012 (UTC)