Template talk:Hatnote

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Unnecessary template[edit]

I think this template is not necessary because it can easily be substituted using :''{{{1}}}''<br>. However according to Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Dablink, there are a lot of pages that use it. Ideally, we would have a bunch of users chaging the pages until the template is no longer used, otherwise deleting this template would put it at the top of the missing page list.
~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 13:52, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

  •  Oppose. This template and :''blah blah...'' are not the same. The template uses a <div> tag with dablink class and some additional styling. And adding that tag manually into each dablink template would be hectic since if, for example, you would need to modify the styling, you will have to do that in every template. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:24, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Majr? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:31, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Actually, you are right. In Planned versions#Pocket edition, the whole thing is in italics, not just individual words.
    ~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 15:14, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
    You are right, they are not the same, but if you test it you will notice that the only difference is a slight difference in the location, which is not noticeable unless they are put together for testing.
    ~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 14:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Rarely, there are cases where we need dablinks going one after another. Also, please use the “Add topic” tab (or “Add topic” option in the collapsible tab) to add topics, or, at least, add spaces between equal signs and header titles in section headings. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 14:44, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    What about {|:''Text''|}?
    ~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 15:01, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    In such cases a div is better than a table. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 15:10, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    It isn't a table because there is no class="wikitable".
    ~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 15:17, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    The class is irrelevant. The markup {| ... |} denotes a table in MediaWiki's markup language, though the particular markup you provided doesn't output anything; it has no header or cell markup so the parser just swallows it. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:39, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
  •  Oppose: This template is not only to make dablinks more convenient, it is also to make them more consistent, a change to this template would easily be reflected in the rest, should global changes sever be required. It also can easily be used to produce the same style text outside of the templates.
    Also, having a conversation for 1 day is not consensus to make changes from it, wait until users agree. KnightMiner t/c 15:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Avengers, Assemble! Majr, Munin295, Dinoguy1000, Orthotope, LauraFi, JEC6789, GreenStone? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 15:10, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
  •  Oppose This template's purpose is as much about accessibility and semantics as it is about formatting - much more so, really. The fact that the exact same template exists on Wikipedia, filling the exact same role (and more, actually, since there it uses a module which offers much more functionality than our template does), should tell you a lot here. Further, this template isn't really meant to be used directly on articles; it's a metatemplate, used to build such things as {{About}} and {{Redirect}}. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:39, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
  •  Oppose. –LauraFi - talk 22:07, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Why?
    ~From Contrapple Grid Empty Map.png 23:00, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
    Maybe because she agrees with everyone else. — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 06:49, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
    GreenStone? — NickTheRed37 t/c (f.k.a. Naista2002) 06:55, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
    (edit conflict) Exactly. –LauraFi - talk 15:15, 29 March 2015 (UTC)