Template talk:Source-wikipedia


Pending text [1 July 2012]

I don't want to break anything, but I think it might be worth putting in some holding text that explains what's going on prior to conversion to the wikipedia templates. I was thinking something along these lines:

this template will be automatically converted to new content linking to Wikipedia

but I'm conscious that it has to be done in a way that removes the text once the wikipedia templates are inserted. AndrewRT 16:57, 28 June 2011 (EDT)


I agree with this. Something is going on behind the scenes to convert these to the new templates, so I don't want to mess anything up, but I think this should definitely have some filler text.--Jdfoote1 14:08, 1 July 2012 (EDT)


Suggested revisions [21 August 2011]

These suggestions are from observations of issues arising from a few uses to date.

1. The conversion process should add

==References (from Wikipedia)==
<references/>

to the generated {{WP-[pagename]}} output. See, for instance, Surname:Thompson and Surname:Collins as two examples where this has been added manually to the content template.

2. The conversion process should interpret [[Wiktionary:nnnnn|nnnnn]] as [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nnnnn nnnnn]]. Right now, if a wiktionary link formatted as shown is included, the corresponding word disappears from the incoming text - which is really odd. See for instance this diff: http://www.werelate.org/w/index.php?title=Template%3AWp-Schaefer&diff=16499519&oldid=16498292 .

Those are my two most pressing suggestions.

Thanks.--ceyockey 12:46, 21 August 2011 (EDT)


Suggested best practice [21 August 2011]

Assuming that the inclusion of the 'references' suggestion above is either adopted into the code or adopted into manual practice of editing certain content template instances, I would suggest best practice to be the addition of a section to the target WeRelate page similar to that illustrated at Surname:Thompson so that Sources in WeRelate can be aligned to sources in Wikipedia. The aim of this is primarily to provide an impetus to the enhancement of content and use of WeRelate Sources.--ceyockey 12:54, 21 August 2011 (EDT)

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