User talk:31.221.61.66

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Please stop[edit]

Please stop replacing well-working {{marriage}} templates in biographies with plane text. Thank you. - DVdm (talk) 06:32, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Plain text does the same thing, so why make things even more complicated?
Standardisation. Your action does not produce the same result as the template. You can of course go to the template talk page and propose a change to the template, in order to make it render along the line of your preferences. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 06:52, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Er, no. It's exactly the same actually -- why use the template when the plain text produces the same result.
Your version is not the same as the original version. Perhaps there is no difference on your system, but there surely is a difference on mine. In the original template version the abbreviated "m" is underscored with dots, and upon hovering over the "m", the text "married" pops up. Furthermore, if the Wikipedia community—which includes you of course—decides to change the style of this clause, it can be done with one simple edit to the template, as opposed to—let's say—125,878 edits to various articles. That is the advantage of standardisation through templates. - DVdm (talk) 07:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)