- wait wait a second http://www.funtoo.org/Special:RecentChanges <--- can u make bigger changes, like adding content, and try avoid spamming this plz. i hate it when i screw up, and notice it immediately after a commit because of this. im just making sure you're aware that you're massively spamming logs. Threesixes (talk) 23:47, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry if I have caused you any inconvenience. However, I am adding all Templates on the wiki to a Category:Template. Because of this, I have to add to each Template -- hence the spamming of the log. Is it okay with you if I finish up (I will then be done spamming, I promise.)?
Duncan, it is not really that helpful to add Templates to a Template category. They are all in their own namespace and it is easy to find them using this link: http://www.funtoo.org/index.php?title=Special%3AAllPages&from=&to=&namespace=10
I did not know about this namespaces tool. Should I remove all of the templates from that category that I created?
Yeah, probably. In MediaWiki, generally any "Foo:" (with colon) prefix means it's in a separate namespace. This means it's easy to find all pages in a namespace using the All Pages link. Also note that you did this wrong. If you look at all the pages in Category:Templates, you'll notice that all the packages are in there. If you want to add a template to a category, but not the page that it's used on, then you need to put the category tag inside a section. That section will only apply to the template itself.
Moreover, this causes any page using a template to be in the template category as
[[Category:Template]] is included in the source code of the page.
By the way, I wonder if this is a good behavior. Indeed, you can't link to a category without including the page in this category. I just figured out one can use
[[:Category:Template]] for that purpose -- Pytony (talk)
I will go ahead and delete the Category:Template and remove all missing links to it when I get the chance. School has been busy lately. -- Duncan
Status of Category:Templates
I have deleted the line from all of the templates that I screwed up. While I was looking around, I found some old templates that seemed to be unused and tagged them for deletion.