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I had a hard time understanding the Questbox template organization when I looked at it, some time back, but since we've talked about it on the pump, I think I understand it, and what you're saying on this page a little better.

I do still have some questions, such as why it's necessary to have the code subpage. Can it not be placed w/in the nowiki tags w/o causing an issue? Also, is there any way to give a full example of your template w/o it passing categories to the code page? You could just create a dummy template that doesn't include the categories, right? So, your example page would, rather than calling the template, be a copy of the template minus categories, and then in your code page, you would just call the example template using the parameters you want to illustrate.

Suggestions: Questbox is a great template, but I think you need to get more general for the boilerplate. It would be tedious to have to remove all that code and such from the boilerplate, let alone the fact that reading the boilerplate is a pain in the ass. So my first suggestion is to take out all the Questbox specific stuff, and replace it with things like:

Parameter 1 - this is what it does, and how to use it.

My second suggestion is to link live examples (like questbox's) of the subpages that should be used, or either incorporate a generic suggestion into the boilerplate or create a subpage biolerplate for just the subpages. --DuTempete talk|contr 11:07, 20 April 2007 (EDT)


User Template Edit

I'm not sure how to make one. I made a page-Example: Template:User_RP -but I don't know to make make the user template itself. Ecozonz ( T C )06:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

See WoWWiki:List of user templates, and please sign using ~~~~ it adds your username and time for you, saving you the headache of forgetting. User:Coobra/Sig3 05:06, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry about that signature thing, I always forget how to do it, but i got the user template thing figured out, I think its pretty good. Ecozonz ( T C )06:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Inv misc key 14 This user's character has crafted a Mekgineer's Chopper. Engineers get all the cool stuff...




Thank you Coobra, for putting my user template in WoWWiki:List of user templates Ecozonz ( T C )06:32, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Categories Edit

A suggestion: If you're going to add auto categorizing to a template, think about whether or not the articles most likely to have the template will actually need that category. For example, Beast should have the creature template, but the article will be placed in Category:Beasts, not Category:Creatures.

If you still think your template needs an auto category, please add an option to edit that out on specific articles. (An older version of Template:Creatures had this code: {{Creatures|nocat=true}}) I'm making this suggestion because at the moment, there are user articles in the main categories because they are using templates and the only way to remove the category will be to edit the template code or remove it from the user article. -- Mordsith - (talk|contr) 18:17, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

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