Help talk:Infobox U.S. County

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== Duplication of template instructions ==
 
== Duplication of template instructions ==
 
I'm curious about the duplication of instructions for using a template. Why is a help article needed in addition to the usage documentation on the template article?  I'm also concerned that the documentation for using this template is currently not the same on both the [[Template:Infobox_U.S._County|template article]] and this help article. If both are truly needed, I'd suggest using the transclusion capability built into MediaWiki to ensure that both article pages are exact duplicates and avoid the need to manage updates so that the content is the same on both pages. I was going to add the Help category to this page, but I'm more concerned about the duplication. --[[User:JensenFA|Fran]] 22:02, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
 
I'm curious about the duplication of instructions for using a template. Why is a help article needed in addition to the usage documentation on the template article?  I'm also concerned that the documentation for using this template is currently not the same on both the [[Template:Infobox_U.S._County|template article]] and this help article. If both are truly needed, I'd suggest using the transclusion capability built into MediaWiki to ensure that both article pages are exact duplicates and avoid the need to manage updates so that the content is the same on both pages. I was going to add the Help category to this page, but I'm more concerned about the duplication. --[[User:JensenFA|Fran]] 22:02, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
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== One of several Infoboxes ==
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This help article only shows the US County infobox template instructions. The title doesn't specify that this is only for US Counties and the content on the page doesn't explain that there are several other Infobox templates that can be used. Perhaps this article needs editing to explain the purpose and options available then link to the template pages for each option. --[[User:JensenFA|Fran]] 22:39, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

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Duplication of template instructions

I'm curious about the duplication of instructions for using a template. Why is a help article needed in addition to the usage documentation on the template article? I'm also concerned that the documentation for using this template is currently not the same on both the template article and this help article. If both are truly needed, I'd suggest using the transclusion capability built into MediaWiki to ensure that both article pages are exact duplicates and avoid the need to manage updates so that the content is the same on both pages. I was going to add the Help category to this page, but I'm more concerned about the duplication. --Fran 22:02, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

One of several Infoboxes

This help article only shows the US County infobox template instructions. The title doesn't specify that this is only for US Counties and the content on the page doesn't explain that there are several other Infobox templates that can be used. Perhaps this article needs editing to explain the purpose and options available then link to the template pages for each option. --Fran 22:39, 16 August 2011 (UTC)