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Add new requests for a new template or updates to existing templates to the bottom of this page. Please be clear about what the template is used for, roughly what it should look like, and which articles it should link to, if any.

For requests regarding stub templates, go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals.

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Potential templates for people and professions[edit]

Potential templates for science and health[edit]

Potential templates for places and things[edit]

make template[edit]

could somebody make a Template of Defunct Indian political parties Thanks because I don't know how to do it

Template:Deletion mention[edit]

Please review this new template. I'm not sure if this is acceptable, as it is a proposal to complement Template:Deletion sorting in deletion debate procedures. This is also my first template, so bugs are likely. Thanks, PaleoNeonate (talk) 15:59, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

I also have the impression that when it's used, the talk page link is not available, a bold name results instead. It may be that in edit "preview" mode where I tested it, it is not identical as when it'll be saved. To be tested. PaleoNeonate (talk) 16:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Actually, it seems to work fine. I was initially testing with "preview" on my own user talk page, and it was the first link to the same talk page, rendering it in bold. PaleoNeonate (talk) 18:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
I think that an optional reason parameter would be useful. Example: "Note: This debate has been mentioned at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Council. 23:56, 20 March 2017 (UTC)", "Note: This debate has been mentioned at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Council. PaleoNeonate (talk) 23:56, 20 March 2017 (UTC)" or "Note: This debate has been mentioned at User_talk:PaleoNeonate (reason: article creator). PaleoNeonate (talk) 23:56, 20 March 2017 (UTC)". PaleoNeonate (talk) 00:13, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

 Done — PaleoNeonate — 16:25, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Actual section move / merge into other existing article[edit]

I was rather shocked to find that there doesn't seem to be a template for moving a section from one article into another existing article. There are the split section and merge templates, but there isn't a section merge template.

The place where this came to my attention is the Konkomba language article, whereby the Konkomba people section (whose heading I added because there were no headings before) should be merged into the existing Konkomba people article.

I don't know how to notify editors to do this because I can't find a template that says this proposal. SpikeballUnion (talk) 13:23, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@SpikeballUnion: See {{Move portions from}} and {{Move portions}}. Mathglot (talk) 07:50, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh yes, I saw the Move portions template too. It doesn't really specify a section to be moved or even mention the word section, however. I considered adding that one to the page but I didn't for these reasons. SpikeballUnion (talk) 11:38, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Are you reading the same documentation I am? See the part under "For specifying which portions are to be merged". Mathglot (talk) 01:37, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I see that. However, it does not say to move a section from one article to be merged into another; it only mentions portions. I've gone with the split section template where it includes an extension of "which already exists". In my opinion, it would be better if there were a template for "moving" or "merging" a section (whole, not portions) rather than having to using the one for "split" and simply using an add-on phrase, but I guess it's just a wording/clarity thing. Regardless, it looks like the problem's solved. Thanks for your help. SpikeballUnion (talk) 18:17, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Template:Cat topic in year for years BC[edit]

Template:Cat topic in year doesn't seem to work for years BC, e.g. it was tried at Category:Conflicts in 494 BC ([1]). Please could someone either adapt it to work for BC, or add a separate equivalent template for years BC? – Fayenatic London 09:27, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:S-start, Template:S-ttl, etc to Wikidata[edit]

Hi, it would not be sensible to integrate these templates from Wikidata? At least for people there is P: 39. Wouldn't that save work if everything came centrally from Wikidata? mfg --2A02:560:41DF:D000:C5BD:DEF6:F1AC:1EAC (talk) 17:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Template to inform other language WPs of a deletion[edit]

The genesis of this request is an article that was recently deleted after an AfD discussion. The article had existed for over 5 years, and during that time, it had been translated into three other language wikis. I am looking for a way to inform the editors on those language wikis about the deletion, so that they can decide whether or not to initiate AfD proceedings for the translated pages.

I imagine that such a template would go at the top of the article and say "This article was translated from English Wikipedia on <date>. As of <date>, the original article no longer exists because of <reason>. The discussion that led to the deletion of that article is <here>."

I don't believe that the template should push for the translated article to be deleted, since that is up to the editors of those language wikipedias. It could contain a link to the new AfD page, if they want to use it.

Gamesmaster G-9 (talk) 02:39, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Note: the closest that I currently know about would be Template:oldafdfull that is used on the top of relevant talk pages. If what you seek doesn't already exist, maybe something based on this idea, and for talk pages could work (just an idea, and I will leave more experienced editors comment). — PaleoNeonate — 02:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:Cleanup (example!)[edit]

For templates like Template:Cleanup, I would like to suggest adding a period (full stop) for those parameters which are followed by a new default sentence. For example, if you add "reason=" here, in the displayed text two more sentences come after the manually added reason (Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article if you can). And I think people tend to forget to put in the period since you don't see the follow-up part when you add {{cleanup|reason=}}. What do you think?Erdic (talk) 15:08, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

One issue may be that they could issue two full stops, especially when used by editors who know they should include it and are used to those. A way to avoid that would be to add conditionals, although the template language is rather primitive and ugly. Presumably it would be possible to create a template like {{strip full stop|string}} or {{ensure full stop|string}}, which can work substituted or not (using Extension:StringFunctions for instance), such that warning box templates could then start to defer to that common functionality... It's possible that such a template already exists (to add or strip the full stop), but I failed to find one when searching a bit. — PaleoNeonate — 17:32, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Year category from infobox: test ifexists[edit]

Please amend Template:Infobox animanga/Video so that it only adds a year category to an article, e.g. those in Category:2018 anime television series (deleted per Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2017_April_17#Category:2018_television_series_debuts), if the article exists. – Fayenatic London 13:47, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Since this page seems mostly dead (I find myself needing to reply to requests here, and my own old request was never answered, I had to write my own template), I suggest also asking at Template_talk:Infobox_animanga, a page the author(s) of that template are most probably watching. Also, when you said "article exists", did you mean "category exists"? Thanks, — PaleoNeonate — 17:40, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Update to Template:cv-unsure[edit]

I'd like to request an update to Template:cv-unsure in order to add a new version param. Details at Template talk:Cv-unsure. Can anyone here help with this? Mathglot (talk) 22:45, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:Deprecated template[edit]

Where a parameter is required in a replacement template, Template:Deprecated template shows the required usage, but incorrectly encloses it in square brackets instead of curly braces. Please revise the presentation, so that what it tells the reader to use can actually be copied and pasted. See Template:WikiProject Kenya for an example that doesn't work. – Fayenatic London 17:39, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

A template to produce a won–loss record, followed by winning percentage[edit]

Turns out an existing template has the desired functionality S Philbrick(Talk) 21:26, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


There are many articles about coaches in which won loss record and winning percentage are displayed. For example, see: Jim Flanery

One of the entries is: 269–183 ({{Winning percentage}})

Note the summary lines in the Head coaching record as well as the last line of the infobox.

In this particular case, the 2016–17 results need to be added to the table as a yearly entry and the totals must be updated. This update require an edit to the:

  • School overall results
  • School's conference result
  • Total (overall)

While this isn't terrible onerous, the current values are typically portrayed as wins–losses followed by a template (Winning percentage) that calculates the ratio. To do the update, the wins must be updated, the losses must be updated, and then the two entries to the Winning percentage template must also be updated.

It would save time if a single template (I'll call it "winning record") would take wins and losses as input and produce the record followed by the percentage. With this template, the wins and losses could be updated once.

So for example "Winning record|60|40" would generate "60–40 (.600)"

I do not see this as replacing the existing template. There may be cases where you just want the percentage, and there may be cases where you just want the record. (As an aside {{Win-loss record}} exists, but doesn't seem to be used on article I edit.)

One caution - I mainly work on basketball articles, where ties are almost nonexistent, so if someone wants to make this general, for use in sports such as hockey, the template should take an optional third parameter for ties. I don't know how the percentage is calculated in those cases, so unless someone supplies the rules, it could be a two parameter template.

Regarding articles it would be used for, almost every blue link in List of current NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches could use it, and I suspect men's college as well as professional basketball articles, and probably other sports as well.--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:53, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:Winning percentage has "{{Winning percentage|100|50|record=y" }} returning "100–50 (.667)" Like that or something else? UW Dawgs (talk) 18:28, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
UW Dawgs Oops, embarrassing, I missed that it could be done that way. I think that works, thanks--S Philbrick(Talk) 19:06, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.