User talk:Tjorvi

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Status of your Template:Tjorvi

Hey Tjorvi, I don't know if you ever visit the Godwiki anymore or whether you're likely to ever see this, but if you do I was hoping I could ask a favor.

I was wondering if you'd be willing to do the following?

  1. Go to Template:Tjorvi and Move it to a subpage of your user space, something like User:Tjorvi/infobox
  2. Edit User:Tjorvi and replace {{Tjorvi|...}} with {{User:Tjorvi/infobox|...}} (or whatever name you chose)

Templates don't need to be in the template namespace to be transcluded, there's nothing special about articles in that namespace except for the convenience of not having to type "Template:" in front of their names when transcluding. And it doesn't really make sense to have a template in the Template namespace that's only for one specific page, that's a better fit for user space. The pages in the Template namespace are typically meant to be general-use templates.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with you having created a template for your user page infobox (in fact, it's kind of awesome!), and there's nothing wrong with creating templates in the Template: namespace, it's open to anyone. Take this as merely a suggestion regarding another way to achieve the same result. (And as a bonus, if the template lives on a subpage of your User:Tjorvi user space, you'll be the only one with the ability to edit it, so you don't have to worry about vandalism, pranks, etc.)

Sorry to bother you! -- FeRDNYC (talk) 22:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)