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Bug 9499 - New "automatically substing" template namespace
New "automatically substing" template namespace
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2777
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Templates (Other open bugs)
1.9.x
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on: 2003
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-04-05 00:51 UTC by emddudley
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:48 UTC (History)
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Description emddudley 2007-04-05 00:51:18 UTC
Many people get confused on Wikipedia on whether or not they should subst a
template, despite the extensive [[Wikipedia:Subst]] page describing the topic. I
am tired of people substing templates when they shouldn't, and not substing when
they should.

I propose the addition of a new namespace type which acts as a template in every
way except that it is automatically substed. Essentially it should be a shortcut
for going to the template, viewing the source, copying it (being careful not to
select any <noinclude> text) and copying it into the new page. Perhaps it could
somehow get substed prior to the "save edit" stage so if the user wanted to make
a change to the substituted text, they could do so without making two edits.

Templates could still be substed using the subst keyword, but I wouldn't mind
seeing the keyword get removed entirely.

My argument is that the *creator(s)* of the template should be the ones that
determine whether or not a template should be substed, not the users. The
creators know what the proper use is, and users just get confused or make
mistakes. It would be more clear to have a separate namespace.
Comment 1 emddudley 2007-04-05 00:54:37 UTC
I see that there is a similar bug for adding a new keyword that would be a
template unsubstable. I think this bug should remain separate, since this is a
proposal for a new namespace, not a keyword.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-04-08 07:37:52 UTC
Namespace clutter; similar enough to bug 2777, which is more feasible with our
current template handling, and makes more sense.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2777 ***

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