Template talk:Tamper

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Retire this?

At the time of writing, the only page that still uses this template is Category:Template. (WardPhoenix just rightly removed it from Category:Guidelines, and I just removed it from Category:Test templates.)

Personally, I don't think that people making changes to templates is tampering. That implies that someone owns these; nobody does, or everybody does. And it was wrong-headed and egoistic for anyone to believe they owned the wiki in the first place. I hate all this old "Grrr, stupid kids, keep off my lawn!" old-man-yelling crap that we still have to deal with here.

Do we:

  • Want a warning of this kind on the Template category at all?
  • Want a friendlier warning?
  • Want to get rid of this template entirely?

My vote is scrap it completely. -- Djonni (talk) 08:15, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

This template was a remain of the dark age of the Godwiki. I didn't consider remove it back then because I though it could be useful to keep people off editing the guidelines but now I think it might be a cause of people not going into the wiki. If the template dies, he dies. -- WardPhoenix (talk) 11:44, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Tick.png Done 👏👏👏 I updated the page at Category:Templates to have a clear, friendly, and helpful explanation of how to safely mess around with templates and coding without breaking anything. -- Djonni (talk) 12:00, 26 October 2020 (UTC)