FamilySearch Wiki talk:Maintenance Templates

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Possible page design changes

As the list of templates grows for maintenance work, I'm not sure that this page should remain the same as it is today. I'm hopeful that anyone watching this page will have some ideas about:

  • How to improve the page itself
  • Should this page just continue to get longer and longer as new templates are added?
  • How to improve the current templates (size of flag, text on the flag, etc?)
  • How to incorporate this page with the rest of maintenance. I guess this question is about the overall design of maintenance projects and tasks.
  • The bottom section of this page was added to help with monitoring the pages that currently have a maintenance template added to the page. With the implementation of the new FamilySearch Wiki:Maintenance page I don't think the section at the bottom of this page is needed anymore. I'm open for discussions and welcome your feedback and ideas for improvement. --Fran 19:51, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Under construction

The question has been asked about creating a maintenance template to flag articles as under construction. I think in the majority of cases a stub template would be adequate. However I can understand that in some instances, when an article is in the middle of an expansion or major restructuring and is being actively edited, then a separate {{Under construction}} is warranted. --Steve 06:37, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Agree. I guess when users add the words "under construction" to the page itself, then a comment on the discussion page could be added regarding both the Stub template and the Under Construction template. That would both educate and give the author the option to use the one most appropriate for the content they are adding/editing. Does that sound okay? I'm training our support teams on the many aspects of supporting the wiki, which includes all of the maintenance templates. This training is now a WikiProject Support, and your comments or suggestions are always welcome. --Fran 01:06, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes I think the approach that you outline would work well. If moderators/admins/experienced users are encouraged to use the talk pages to help newer contributor learn about the help available in this and other circumstance it will hopefully lead to continued growth and participation from more users. --Steve 08:52, 18 November 2010 (UTC)


I am wondering how much effort goes into making sure these templates are aligned with policy. For example, I haven't found any policy on image use which states that you shouldn't have duplicate images if they simply different sizes. So this page contains a template which infers a policy that doesn't exist. Randyhoffman 17:15, 1 February 2011 (UTC)