User talk:Lillebror

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Improvements to templates[edit]

What's your thoughts on the idea suggested over at sky:Template talk:Expand?

Doesn't make much difference in my opinion, but certainly not opposed to the idea. The check should be pretty inexpensive from a performance perspective too.

It'd also pretty obviously apply to more templates than just the expand template. ~ Meneth (talk) 16:21, 19 May 2015 (CEST)

My first thought was good idea, should work. But ... the talk page should exist if an artikel is tagged with this template. It’s no lack of the template if the talk page is missing, it’s a failure of the editor who has forgotten to communicate the reasons for tagging the article. – Lillebror (talk) 08:04, 20 May 2015 (CEST)
Usually, it is pretty obvious that either the article is quite short/has whatever problem the template indicated, or the specified template does. So there's not necessarily a need for a note on the talk page. ~ Meneth (talk) 09:23, 20 May 2015 (CEST)
(Anon peeks 'round corner) My suggestion definitely is cleaning up after rapid taggers, Lillebror, so your point is quite valid. However, I'd like to point out that sky:Special:Wantedpages is filling up with useless links created by {{sky:Expand}} (Ctrl+F "Talk:"). I knew there was a non-aesthetic reason for hiding that redlink. ;) 16:48, 20 May 2015 (CEST)
Perhaps it's then better to remove the link complete. If the talk page exists it's not sure that this topic is discussed there.
The corresponding template on wikipedia links also to the talk page. But there is also a template for expanding a section that does not link to the talk page. This template has the reasons as optional paramater. I think this could be a good solution for here, too. – Lillebror (talk) 10:22, 21 May 2015 (CEST)
Hatnotes are usually the longer variety as I believe the latter was made intentionally compact. Regardless, I'll exit stage left as I'm getting far more into personal opinion than useful suggestions. ;) 12:26, 21 May 2015 (CEST)
Changed the template as proposed. A link to the talk page will only be displayed if the editor specified a section of the talk page and the talk page really exists. – Lillebror (talk) 08:34, 22 May 2015 (CEST)