Template talk:No metadata template
I just created a new article and got the new metadata thingy. I followed a link and arrived here.
Just a suggestion: when the page comes up, can the name of the newly-created article appear (as it used to) i.e. instead of template:ARTICLE NAME/METADATA or whatever, it comes up template:Lesser Pink Sea Snail/metadata.
It'll reduce errors.
Aleta Curry 20:41, 26 March 2008 (CDT)
- Now I see what you're saying. Did it really do that? If so I have no idea how to fix it to do that again. Chris Day 21:24, 26 March 2008 (CDT)
- I think I just figured out the change I made that you'd like to see back. Check out the new version. Chris Day 21:40, 26 March 2008 (CDT)
- Don't feel bad; I just figured out that the geniuses at DIA and NATO, for some ungodly reason, reused the SA-5 designation for two completely different missiles, with different code names GAMMON and GRIFFON, for, respectively, the S-200 (missile) and V-1000 (missile). Incidentally, I'm following what I think is your lead, and making sort sequences "missile, designation-foo". Howard C. Berkowitz 00:39, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
God this is a mess.
Would anyone mind if I took this, ripped it to shreds and built something simple instead. No offence to Aleta or anyone else who worked on this, but it looks like it was designed by a firm believer in the 'ransom note' school of typography. 'Show' links? What? Can't we just have a simple banner at the top saying "This article does not have a metadata template." And clicking the words metadata template takes you to the page to create one. Make it invisible to people not signed in. As for cluster move: have it in smaller text underneath, and have a show link just for that. If nobody has any objections, I'll do it. And finally, I won't have to look at blinking, rotating text. Sorry if I'm sounding a bit brusque, but this last change has pushed me into action. –Tom Morris 13:36, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, first thing: I've made it so that the new minimal banner at the top has a link to the metadata template. That way, people don't need to open the full thing - they can just click 'metadata subpage' and get on with it. This will be about 80% of the edits. I'm actually not too bothered by the rest - so long as I don't have to look at it! I'm firmly in the "I don't care, so long as I don't have to look at it" category! Also, I'm not wild about the "if you feel up to it" language, so I cut that. –Tom Morris 14:03, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
- Tom, I personally do not mind either way. The "feel up to it" was meant for those who do not know about Metadata. Moreover, because of complaints that this is easily forgotten, a reminder to save before starting to create the Metadata should be put before the link to the Metadata page. The directions were hidden so that they do not disturb readers. Thus it had a reason that the "minimal banner" was not too minimal. (The directions itself could be much shorter, I agree.) --Peter Schmitt 14:30, 7 February 2010 (UTC)