Template talk:WikiProject Dance

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WikiProject Dance (Rated Template-class)
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This template categorizes pages using assessment grades and importance through built-in transclusion. An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Dance}} banner on its talk page.

{{WikiProject Dance|class=|importance=}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Dance articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. Articles for which a valid importance rating is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Dance articles. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale.


Template WikiProject Dance tidy[edit]

I saw the tidying you (User:Happy-melon) did at Template:WP Australia and wondered if you could help with Template:WikiProject Dance, it works fairly well but there are some things not working properly such as List does not show up on the banner (see Talk:List of dances). Thanks. Paul foord (talk) 16:33, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Updating {{WikiProject Dance}} cross posted from User talk:Paul foord - I use |Ballet=yes together with |nested=yes extensively to avoid having to put two seperate templates, {{WikiProject Dance}} and {{WikiProject Ballet}}. Doing so saves screen space and produces a banner giving both WikiProjects' names. — Robert Greer 19:48, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi there! Of course I'd be delighted to help you with {{WikiProject Dance}} - it looks like a fairly standard banner. I would like to know before I try anything, however: how many of the banner's parameters does WikiProject Dance actually use? |small=, |nested=, |class=, |importance= are all obviously vital, but you also have functionality for |attention=, |portal=, |needs-image=, |orphan=, |dykdate=, |peer-review= and |old-peer-review=, as well as |Ballet=. How many of these features are actually used by the project? Any that are unused should be removed to reduce load time and improve the durability of the template. Many thanks, Happymelon 18:32, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
I use |Ballet=yes together with |nested=yes extensively to avoid having to put two seperate templates, {{WikiProject Dance}} and {{WikiProject Ballet}}. Doing so saves screen space and produces a banner giving both WikiProjects' names. — Robert Greer (talk) 19:44, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
That's good to know; what I was actually asking is, for how many of these features does the relevant infrastructure actually exist? For instance, the banner has code for |peer-review=yes, but does WikiProject Dance actually have a peer review department? Does anyone ever patrol the category associated with |needs-image=? The text snipppet which is displayed with |orphan= ("This article is not assigned to a WikiProject or workgroup") makes no sense to me whatsoever, and not being familiar with WikiProject Dance, I don't know if you have any articles where the |dykdate= would be appropriate and useful. These are the details I really need to be able to clean up the banner. Happymelon 21:02, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
not cross posted - There are only a few dozen Wikipedians writing seriously about dance, scarcely two dozen about ballet; for my part I've been kept fully occupied trying not to fall too far behind New York City Ballet to worry about anything else. As you mention |class= is important (I use it often, in place of |nested= with re-direct, disambiguation, list and category pages.) Of the rest, |portal= looks interesting; there is a well-developed Portal:Dance, and Paul foord and I have begun Portal:Ballet, but it's nowhere near ready to announce. When that time comes, we may need seperate |Dance-portal= and |Ballet-portal= tags (the {{WikiProject Dance}} template is purely Paul foord's bailiwick.) — Robert Greer (talk) 22:26, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Than you for your response. (I have noted this discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance. The following would be useful:
  • General parameters
  • Wikiproject specific parameters
    • Ballet
      • Ballet-importance
      • Ballet-attention (see attention=yes))

Comments are used occasionally

Not in use are (plus any others not above):

  • orphan
  • maindykdate (last updated in 2006)
  • peer-review
-- Paul foord (talk) 02:37, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
I use the shortcut {{WP Dance}} quite regularly. Paul foord (talk) 11:33, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

importance= in nested Wikiprojects doesn't seem to work[edit]

When I grade the importance of the Ballet Wikiproject in Ballet-importance=, nothing shows up unless the Dance wikiproject is graded, and then I find that I can't give it a different importance for the Ballet Wikiproject than that listed for the importance of the Dance Wikiproject. Help? Dkreisst (talk) 22:33, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Figured out a solution using {{WikiProject Dance|class=Start|importance=low|Ballet=yes|Ballet-importance=mid}} format. Dkreisst (talk) 10:58, 14 January 2012 (UTC)



  |TODO_LINK  = Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ballet/to do
  |TODO_TITLE = WikiProject Dance To-do list
  |TODO_LINK  = Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance/to do


  |TODO_LINK  = Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/to do
  |TODO_TITLE = WikiProject Dance To-do list
  |TODO_LINK  = Wikipedia:WikiProject Dance/to do

To correct namespace. Sawol (talk) 10:19, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: There are to-do lists at both Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ballet/to do and Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/to do, so a change to the "correct" namespace may or may not be a valid request. More details and possibly a consensus may be needed. Painius  23:02, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/to do is original per its page history. I merged Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ballet/to do to Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet/to do. Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ballet/to do should be used as its talk page. Sawol (talk) 01:26, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
So you appear to be requesting that Wikipedia:WikiProject Dance/to do be deleted to make room to move Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Dance/to do to that page. After you explained about the merge, this now makes sense, so it's:
 Done Painius  03:57, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requests[edit]

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 17:57, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:34, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:46, 17 December 2015 (UTC)