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by parameter

According to the page, "by = Names of anyone editing the checklist, in reverse chronological order." Why do we need all the names? More generally, why do we need this parameter at all? The information is in the history if you really want it, but it does not seem very useful to know. -- Jitse Niesen 07:12, 9 September 2007 (CDT)

I agree. Clean up has been discussed as for the axe too, in the forums. Chris Day (talk) 09:20, 9 September 2007 (CDT)

I agree that we might as well get rid of the cleanup field, it doesn't do much good. Neither does the underlinked field. The "by" field actually helps, though. It saves time--you don't need to research who has rated the article--and doesn't occupy much room. Still, I agree that it may not pay its own way. I'm going to collect our various suggestions on the forums and we'll come to a conclusion relatively soon--so Jitse can run his script! --Larry Sanger 11:55, 9 September 2007 (CDT)

But do you need all the names in the "by" field? If you do, then you should not label it "Checklist last edited by". -- Jitse Niesen 00:30, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

No, I'm really inclined to get rid of "by" altogether, as you suggest. This is particularly unneeded after the checklist is moved essentially to its own page (the metadata page). --Larry Sanger 08:55, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes (re: most recent edit), Larry, we ae on {{subpages}}. Any mention of subpages9, except in a historical context, should now be reverted to subpages. Chris Day (talk) 16:11, 17 September 2007 (CDT)

Instructions for use

I just added subpages to Macroeconomics to see what's up. Everything went according to the instructions until returning to the main article the second time where I expected to find the prompt to add the talk page and unused pages. It wasn't there, so I had to do them by hand. For those trying to work their wayt hrough this process, Chris is still working and improving these pages daily. Attempts to keep the instructions up to date may be futile until Chris works out the kinks in the template. Just be patient and understand it is a work in process. --Matt Innis (Talk) 09:59, 14 October 2007 (CDT)

Optional subpages

I couldn't find any explicit instruction as to how to add additional optional subpages - I've added it here, but a template might be useful to include in each subpage documentation - eg. CZ:Gallery? --Russ McGinn 08:19, 27 November 2007 (CST)

An alternative is as follows:
  1. Go to the talk page of the article.
  2. Click on the show link next to the label "Unused pages" at the top of the talk page. A list of subpages for the article that have not yet been created, will appear.
  3. Click on the name of the subpage you wish to create. If your intended subpage is not included in the list, then you can request that it be added as explained on CZ:Subpages.
  4. Place {{subpages}} at the top of the new page and click save.
I think these are simpler for people that do not know the wiki very well. What do you think? -- Jitse Niesen 09:24, 27 November 2007 (CST)
Ah! that's how you do it - thanks Jitse - will you change my instructions? --Russ McGinn 09:40, 27 November 2007 (CST)
I've changed it per your suggestion --Russ McGinn 21:16, 27 November 2007 (CST)