Talk:JanuWiki 2019/Preload with category

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Three suggestions

  1. Are we going to start articles off with the appropriate infobox "shell" pre-loaded? I'd like to, if at all possible. (Perhaps that's what $3 is for? In which case, cool.)
  2. I'd suggest not wrapping $2 in square brackets, and encoding them into the argument instead. That makes it more flexible, and allows us to replace $2 with whatever we want: Navboxes, multiple categories, etc. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 04:20, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. A third suggestion: Using ~~~ instead of {{subst:REVISIONUSER}} might still be preferable simply because REVISIONUSER substitutes in nothing but the username, whereas three tildes adds both a link to their user page and (more critically) a link to their user talk page, which might be useful to have in the event hatnotes. Just a thought. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 04:28, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
On #1, never mind I just saw JanuWiki 2019/Preload with infobox. (Sorry, I've been offline for a couple of days, just catching up.) I'll add some thoughts to the talk page there. So just #2 and #3 apply. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 04:45, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
On #3, you've probably seen now that in the {{Godwiki event construction}} template, the {{subst:REVISIONUSER}} uses the username to populate the {{God|extended=yes|author}} template. I decided to stick with that, because it still gives links to the User: and Talk: page as well as a link to the user's Godville God page, allowing one-click visibility of the player's guild (for score tracking) and if necessary, direct messaging on Godville, which will be a million times more likely to be seen than a Talk: message if the editor really wants to reach them. Certainly, if we don't like the way that {{God}} formats, I can pull the link generation snippet out of it and insert it natively into both {{Godwiki event construction}} and {{Godwiki event review}}, but that seems unnecessary. :)
Good point on #2 with including navboxes, I'd forgotten about adding the event navbox to both preloads! :D -- Djonni (talk) 17:34, 29 December 2018 (UTC)