Template talk:Wookieepedia

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the reason I went in trying to fix something was because after Marudubshinki's edit, the template was adding an extra line break below itself. I don't want to just keep trying stuff, but this seemed to have fixed it. There's still a hair of difference in the normal gap size, but I'll let someone else deal with that. —Skope (talk) 05:11, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

This better? Zetawoof(ζ) 08:44, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

I am thinking of changing this template to redirect to Template:Wookieepedia box, which would match similar links such as Template:BabylonProject and Template:TardisIndexFile. Would this cause any damage that anyone would forsee? (It would stop the template from violating template policy that says templates should not pretend to be plaintext.) Phil Sandifer 22:32, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Changed text[edit]

I changed the template text so it doesn't read "Wookiepedia: The Star Wars wiki". While the phrase "The Star Wars wiki" may be used as part of the wiki's name, but the name may give the impression that it's the only Star Wars wiki around, which isn't true. Wikia itself hosts several Star Wars wikis. The {{Memory Alpha}} template reads similarly. --Jtalledo (talk) 22:07, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Converting to {{wikia}} template[edit]

So I converted this to use the existing {{wikia}} template and it was reverted because "that looks absolutely horrible". I don't happen to agree with this, but in any case this is best fixed by editing the {{wikia}} template, not by keeping around a hand-hacked subset of it. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 20:35, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I've reverted this now. I'd encourage users to change the layout of {{wikia}} if they think that the prose in general is awkward. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 17:09, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Confusing, too many links[edit]

This template is confusing and inconsistent to most other templates for links to other wikis/databases. The template text should start with the link to the external article and not with a link to Wikia. In fact it is irrelevant to the reader that Wookiepedia is hosted by Wikia, hence we don't need to use the {{Wikia}} template at all. I propose to change this to a simple "[link] at Wookiepedia" -- memset (talk) 10:45, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd much rather an alternative layout was suggested for {{wikia}}. That way, every interwiki could benefit from the short version. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:30, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
I've now rewritten it. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:44, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
I still don't see the benefit of using the Wikia template. It just adds a link to Wikia that isn't helpful to a reader of a Star Wars related article, and prevents us from adding a much more useful link to the Wikipedia article about Wookieepedia. Without using the template it's not much more than a simple interwiki link, no need for another level of indirection. -- memset (talk) 14:18, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Absolutely. Wikia itself has almost nothing to do with the articles that {{sww}} is being transcluded on, so why do we need it? The average reader quite simply doesn't care. EVula // talk // // 15:00, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
The Wikia disclosure is no less relevant on a Star Wars article than it is on any other random article which happened to have an appropriate Wikia devoted to it, so again this is something which would be best addressed upstream. The same goes for adding a link to the WP article on the template. There are plenty of reasons why all Wikia links on WP should be treated uniformly. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 20:19, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm still confused about why we need {{wikia}} at all. From my perspective, all its introduction has done is to cause a bunch of grumping about how it doesn't particularly work very well, and the response has been to fix {{wikia}}. What was so wrong with the old version? I'm of the opinion that we don't need to mention Wikia at all; what else is there to standardize? All Wikia links are (more or less) standardized already, in the form of the interwiki map. EVula // talk // // 20:50, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Addendum: I just realized that using {{wikia}} makes the "Wookieepedia" link point to that site, rather than our local encyclopedia article on the site. Again, this strikes me as a step backwards, and makes me wonder what was so wrong with the initial version in the first place. EVula // talk // // 20:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, the reason we've got a {{wikia}} in the first place is that it saves projects from having to roll their own everywhere, and that for most Wikia sites #12 in the WP:EL list of sites to avoid applies. Wookieepedia is larger and more stable than most wikis though. I suppose that's the call. The point is, though, that it's worth having a discussion on the issue rather than just point-reverting it on the basis that it's "ugly" or whatever. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 21:09, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Text in link[edit]

The logo is "the Star Wars Wiki" not "a Star Wars Wiki" (talk) 21:41, 26 March 2010 (UTC)