Template talk:Artifact/Archive

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2018

Wanted artifacts?

I just noticed that |wanted= is documented and supported in this template... though since it talks about "the monster", I think that's a mistake left over from when Benjamaster1 originally created it by cut-and-paste from Template:Monster. Artifacts do sort of have "wanted" dates, when traders are explicitly looking for them... but even if that's going to be supported, at least the documentation needs to be updated to properly reflect the type of template. Really, I'm not sure how much use that gets or whether it's worth bothering. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 03:57, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I would honestly not bother. Nobody is that assiduous in updating the wiki when something is featured in the Godville Times, and to be honest I just don't think it adds anything to a monster or artifact page to know if it ever was. You almost never see a template using the parameter, and when you do, it's always very old data.
If anyone truly wanted to keep track of it, making te edits every day, they already would be. I think we can safely scratch it from the infobox templates. -- Djonni (talk) 16:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Surprisingly enough, {{Monster|wanted=}} still gets some use; there are new Wanted entries that are less than a year old — though you're right, it's not used much. (Of course, part of that may be due to the fact that many Wanted monsters don't have existing wiki articles to add the data to.)
{{Artifact|wanted=}} does not appear to be used anywhere, though, so yeah. I'll pull it out of the documentation for now, and try to remember to actually pull it out of the implementation (it is, in fact, implemented) as well. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 10:56, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
I mean there's no harm in having the parameter available in {{Monster}} for those who do wish to use it, sporadic though it is. But if {{Artifact|wanted=}} hasn't ever been used then yeah, pruning it is a good idea.
The only set of players to whom I could image {{Artifact|wanted=}} being of interest is hero-traders, and that's still a real small group. -- Djonni (talk) 12:35, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Tick.png Done — Or, un-done, really. |wanted= is no longer implemented in the template. -- FeRDNYC (talk) 23:54, 30 November 2018 (UTC)