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Edit abuse?

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was moved to Template:Noticeboard links.Juliancolton | Talk 00:21, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Template:Editabuselinks? — I'm not sure what to call this template, but considering that it includes links to generic help boards such as "requests for feedback", I think that a more inclusive name is in order. @harej 18:31, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Comment — Maybe Helpandassistlinks? 『 ɠu¹ɖяy¤¢ 22:17, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Since very few of these things are about dispute resolution, how about "Template:Noticeboard links"? @harej 02:13, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good to me.
V = I * R (talk to Ω) 02:25, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Fine with me also. 『 ɠu¹ɖяy¤¢ 09:38, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Far more logical name than the current one. Jafeluv (talk) 20:18, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
But Noticeboard links are only one section of the navbox, the entire thing deals with dispute resolution. I think {{Dispute resolution links}} is good. -- œ 17:56, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
How much of it deals with dispute resolution? I'm not sure what you're referring to. @harej 21:00, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't mind if this gets renamed, but I'm at a loss to see how the name of the template is terribly important. Protonk (talk) 21:55, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Template names should be descriptive of what they are. @harej 22:04, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Editprotected request


I'd like to replace the link: [[Wikipedia:User Page Design Center/Help and collaboration/Help Requests|User page help]]

with the updated: [[Wikipedia:User page design center/Help and collaboration/Help requests|User page help]]

to bypass the redirect. Thanks. -- œ 18:03, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

PS. the "Arbitration: Requests / Enforcement" links have also been moved to different titles.

Done Thank you. - Rjd0060 (talk) 21:59, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Add External links/Noticeboard

I suggest linking the new Wikipedia:External links/Noticeboard in the Content section. (Noticeboard has been discussed/approved at WT:EL). Thanks. -- Quiddity (talk) 17:38, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

I second this request. Would help to popularize the new board. ThemFromSpace 22:31, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree as well. UncleDouggie (talk) 08:21, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Yup. agree. --Hu12 (talk) 15:42, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Crystal Clear action edit add.png Added --Hu12 (talk) 13:22, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Request for edit to fix AR link

{{editprotected}} As part of the total revamp of the old Abuse Report system we have moved and renamed the project to Wikipedia:Abuse response. As part of the last stage of the rename the main page was recently moved. While there is a redirect from the old Wikipedia:Abuse report main page we are trying to change all the links we can. Since this high visibility template links to the abuse response system we were wondering if you could make the following change:

Replace: [[Wikipedia:Abuse reports|ISP reporting]]

With: [[Wikipedia:Abuse response|ISP reporting]]

If for some reason you are hesitant to do this edit please feel free to contact me or any of the other contacts listed on Wikipedia:Abuse response.Jamesofur (talk) 08:05, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ≈ Chamal talk ¤ 09:32, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


I saw a thread at WP:ANI that had a suggestion to have an indicator on this template for backlogs. Is this feasible? N/A0 00:50, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Sounds like a job for a bot, although I wonder if the transclusion process would mean that the template updates on other pages immediately or later. If it's the latter, then it wouldn't help a great deal. I'd also be interested in bandwidth implications - AIV can go into and out of backlog several times an hour all day; that could mean a bot flagging and unflagging the AIV entry maybe 30+ times a day, with the transclusions all having to change as well. REDVƎRS 06:56, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Unprotect, please

{{sudo}} I don't see any reason to have this be fully protected. Thanks. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:17, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Well it's fairly heavily transcluded, but I have reduced the protection as requested. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:00, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Add a link to the Pending changes noticeboard?

Perhaps during the pending changes trial a link to the noticeboard for issues might be a good idea?. Wikipedia:Pending changes/Noticeboard. --Rocksanddirt (talk) 17:46, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Structure of template

User issues are placed third from the top, when they are in fact, the primary reason this site exists. This template needs to be redesigned for functionality and sorted appropriately. Viriditas (talk) 09:32, 23 March 2011 (UTC)


Seriously, can people stop messing around with the layout of this? Every day I come here and someone has moved everything around again. It's annoying and makes it difficult to find the links I'm looking for. - Burpelson AFB 17:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

More links!

What about adding WP:NFCR? It's missing from the copyright related links. Ocaasi t | c 01:14, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Skip to bottom

Why does this template now transclude "Skip to bottom"? It messes up my UP layout so I'm removing this template from it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Targaryen (talkcontribs) 19:48, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

WQA may close

There is a proposal at the Village Pump to close the Wikiquette page. The consensus appears to be moving in favor of closing, but the discussion is still on-going. If it were closed, this project page would need to be modified to remove WQA and perhaps replace it with something (perhaps a link to Dispute Resolution process or Third Opinion because the latter may take on much of the workload). Please comment at the Village Pump discussion (not here, so the talk is colocated) if you have any thoughts. --Noleander (talk) 13:49, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Draft of a revised template (menu)

I've posted, at Template talk:Noticeboard links/Draft, a suggested revision. The aim is to get two reactions - (1) "It doesn't look all that much different", and (2) "I didn't realize we had a noticeboard/venue for that or that."

Suggestions (feel free to do directly to the draft) are welcome, of course. Here's what changed:

  • In general: when there are multiple items associated with a particular type of link (for example, Village pump), the actual links are smaller and within a set of parentheses
  • "Requests for closure" has been moved out of "Administrator", and is now a separate item (similar to how "Edit warring", another noticeboard, is handled). It is titled "Closure" (similar to other noticeboards, where "Request for" is not shown in the menu)/
  • "Media copyright" is now in the second group ("Content"), rather than the first ("General"), and has been grouped with a similar item, "Copyright problems", in a new topic, "Copyrights".
  • "Abuse response" has been retitled "reporting (with the "Abuse" topic) for clarity.
  • The link to the main Arbitration Committee noticeboard has been retitled to make it clearer that only the Committee can post there; this is not a noticeboard for general posting by any editor.
  • "Sanctions" is now "Article sanctions"; "Restrictions" is now "Editor restrictions"; the two are now not tied to each other. They have been moved to different places in the group, based on alphabetization.
  • The "Help" link to Wikipedia:Questions has been removed; that page is not a noticeboard, it's a directory - the only one in the entire template. The topic has been retitled "Questions", following the name of the (no-longer-linked-to) directory page.
  • "Resource Exchange" is now "Resource requests" ("Resource" isn't clear enough to stand on its own)

Group 4 has been sorted so that the Help- (Question-) related links are not at the end of the group.

-- John Broughton (♫♫) 03:15, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Looks very nice! I've moved the draft page to Template:Noticeboard links/sandbox, the usual location for template drafts. (The {{documentation}} and {{edit protected}} templates are set up expecting template drafts to be put there, which gives us a number of Handy Links that I quite like.) The one thing I don't agree with is the decreased size of the text in brackets - I think this makes it harder to read, and most of these links are ones that editors are likely to want to click on, so I don't see too much reason to make them less prominent than the other text. Other than that, I think it's a definite improvement. I've also created a test cases page for people who want to see the draft and the main template at the same time. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:48, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Great proposal/draft, and I agree with Mr. Stradivarius' suggestion to remove the decreased sizing. I've done this to the sandbox version. I support this update. –Quiddity (talk) 18:55, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Quick addendum: The only (Bracketed) group that currently has a wikilink as part of the name, is Village pump. We could remove the wikilink from that, so that the black font more clearly indicates that a group (...) is following? –Quiddity (talk) 06:08, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
@Quiddity: - I think that's a good suggestion; I'll make that. -- John Broughton (♫♫) 03:36, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Changing template

Right now, at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Abuse response, there is a conversation on eliminating the Abuse listing on this template since that project appears to be inactive. Liz Read! Talk! 15:20, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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