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RLong 21:40, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Help to start discussion about renaming some templates to more accurately reflect purpose
I noticed a set of templates used in several Oregon counties that contain the names of communities in a given county. I like and support the concept, but I do not like the naming convention. Two of the templates are named Template:Wallowa County and Template:Baker County. I propose the templates (and other similar templates) be renamed by adding the word Communities as a suffix to the current name.
How do I go about proposing such a global naming convention name so the templates more accurately convey their purpose?
Thank you.--Delvin Bunton 06:35, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
I will find out and get back to you! Great question! Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 13:01, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
All requests to the Governance Council for global renaming of templates can be submitted through email at: email@example.com. They meet on a regular basis and will respond to you directly regarding this issue. Good luck! Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 14:47, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Brepouille/Wiki Support Team (talk) 19:36, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
After I clean up all the links to obsolete or abandoned page names (such as links to Sherman County, Oregon) that were entirely replaced by Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy, it seems to me the redirect no longer serves a purpose once all links to the redirect are gone.
If acceptable, I know how to mark a page for deletion, but do not want to spend the time if of limited worth. --Delvin Bunton 16:38, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
I understand the purpose for the redirects, and only really want to suggest removal of redirects that have no links to them, such as when all links to the old name are gone. For example, if someone searches for Sherman County, Oregon the page redirects to Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy. The active page will show up in the search form because the names are so similar. --Delvin Bunton 21:40, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
Why am I being blocked for "Spamming Links to External Sites?" I have made some links to legitimate Weber State University sites for their maps on our wiki home page for our upcoming conference. These are legitimate web sites available to the public. Another site I have linked is our own Ogden FamilySearch Library site.
The rules allow legitimate links and I thought they were actually encouraged. I see on my blocked log that my blocks go back to many people for what reason?
I have even been blocked on a wiki page that doesn't have ANY external links. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Ogden_FamilySearch_Library_2016_Conference/bios
What am I missing? If I am not allowed links then please let me know.
Showing Henny how to create a new topic
Beverly, thanks for your note. I am happy to help with the spammers. If there is ever anything else I can help on, please let me know. I'm around most days, and usually have some free time. --Evancol (talk) 13:58, 16 July 2016 (UTC)