Template talk:WPSS-cat

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Use of {{WPSS-cat}} (copied from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stub sorting)[edit]

I understood that this template should be applied to approved stub categories, to indacate that future chnages should be made thorugh the /criteria mechanism. Si i added a mention of it to WP:STUB in the instuctions for creating new stub catefories. User:Sn0wflake reverted this, with the edit summary: User:DESiegel, I believe you are missing the point of that template somewhat. Would you mind taking creating a discussion at WP:WSS first?. I am creating the discussion as requested. If the point of the template is not as I have suggested above, what exactly is the point, and how is it to be used. I thought I was doing obvious maintence work after seeing the brief discuission over creating this template, and looking at the tempalte itself. What did I miss? Look at the edit history on WP:STUB, and particularly this version to see what I said. Note that I did this change twice, but not as an attempt at a revert war -- I incorrectly thought that my change had been wiped out in the course of repairs to vandalism -- i didn't look at the history closely enough. But that is a minor point, the question is, should this template tag be used on all "approved" stub categories? If not, how and were is it supposed to be used? DES 22:47, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

DES, it seems that the implementation of this information on the guideline page should have been a little different, but your general idea is correct. The wording I propose is something along these lines: "The addition of the {{WPSS-cat}} template should be made once your stub category is approved by the WP:WSS, to make clear that it underwent the mandatory revision proccess and was approved by means of consensus." and that this paragraph is not placed on the A,B,C list, since that is directly connected to the green box above it, and it would not make a lot of sense to contain a different letter which does not appear there. Cheers. --Sn0wflake 01:23, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
I created the template in an attempt to slow the proliferation of new templates and categories. The template should be used on categories that have been approved by WP:WSS and are currently on the stub type list, but which are likely to attract new splits from people not involved with the project (such as bio-stub, geo-stub, hist-stub and the like). It can theoretically be used on all stub categories that we want to keep, so the edit to WP:Stub was OK, but could do with rewording as Sn0wflake says above. BTW, I'll post a little of this at template talk:WPWSS-cat, as well. Grutness...wha? 01:39, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Box colour[edit]

I've added the coffee colour back to the box. The actual colour isn't too important as far as I'm concerned, but the simple grey is too easily ignored. The reason I used the talk-style box in the first place was because the colour made the notice stand out far more than the grey boxes used for other category templates, which can easily be overlooked. Grutness...wha? 04:15, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

I don't mind the more contrast, I was more after the wrong CSS class. It was confusing to see a Talk notice on a Category; using the wrong classes defeats the point of standardizing on classes. --Joy [shallot] 09:32, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

Colour discussed on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stub sorting[edit]

Editors interested in the colour scheme for this template can comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stub sorting. Valentinian T / C 18:10, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} Just wondering if this template should be using the {{cmbox}} template

|type = notice
|image = [[Image:Wiki_letter_w.svg]]
|style = text-align:center;background:#addfad;
|text = This category is maintained by '''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting|WikiProject Stub sorting]]'''.<br/>
Please '''propose new stub categories ''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals|here]]''''' before creating fresh categories and templates.
[[Category:WikiProject Stub sorting|WPSS-cat]]
[[Category:Category namespace templates|WPSS-cat]]

-- WOSlinker (talk) 23:56, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Happymelon 10:36, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Slight change in wording[edit]

It was pointed out during a discussion at WP:WSS/D that theis template only taks about proposing categories, not templates... so I've tweaked the wording a bit. I've also simplified it slightly, so that it's now on two lines rather than three. Grutness...wha? 09:37, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Macedonian interwiki[edit]

{{Editprotected}} Can somebody please add [[mk:Шаблон:ВПСН-кат]] to the interwiki of this page. Thanks a lot! --B. Jankuloski (talk) 00:06, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Done. — RockMFR 01:54, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

On mobile[edit]

This template is not visible on mobile. Why? It provides essential information, such as disambiguating Category:Roman Catholic Church stubs from Category:Roman Catholic church stubs, which are about different topics (the organization and buildings, respectively), but differ only by capitalisation of a single letter. Hairy Dude (talk) 23:43, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Note for anyone who might test: For some reason, it seems to be hidden only in category space. If put on, say, a user subpage, it's still shown. This strikes me as some pretty bizarre behaviour. Hairy Dude (talk) 23:45, 1 February 2016 (UTC)