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Unacceptable content linking to an outdated Wikipedia page on parapsychology[edit]

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TreeTrailer (discusscontribs) 06:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for sharing your concerns. However, personal attacks are not welcome at Wikiversity. All comments and concerns should focus on content rather than editors. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 12:42, 17 May 2016 (UTC)


I have been stumped in trying to build up an Informal Learning Activity site because I want to code some templates to make it easier to add content and I can't find where there is information about coding and placing templates. I've spent a lot of time going to pages that tell me about various templates already available but they've got me nowhere I wanted to go. Help, please! Wnholmes (discusscontribs) 11:47, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Information on templates is available at mw:Help:Templates. But in many cases, there are either existing or better alternatives available. What, specifically, are you trying to accomplish? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:22, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much for that link; I don't how I didn't find it. The work I'm planning to do is highly repetitive. For example, I get actin (protein) by coding &nbsp;&nbsp;[[w:Actin|actin]]&nbsp;(protein) but I would prefer the simpler {{NTb|A|a|ctin|protein}} and this would also make it simpler for other people to add items. And I presume that I can put the template into the Name Trees file space. Thanks again for your help.  Wnholmes (discusscontribs) 23:24, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
Have you seen {{Wl}}? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:02, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
I looked at it just now but it doesn't help much. I tried what I thought might work and put a template up on and tried to use it as but it wouldn't even try it. It seems to imply that I have to put the template somewhere else. True? If so, where? I would appreciate your help very much if you can put up with my floundering. Wnholmes (discusscontribs) 03:08, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Preceding with Template: is only helpful when you want a template that will be shared by multiple learning projects. In this case, keeping the template with the learning project makes more sense, but must use a regular page name. Calling that page as a template is then either a full path to the page or a relative path. Since you are trying to call STa from a subpage at the same level, the syntax is {{../STa|parameters...}}. Note that excessive HTML typically isn't necessary except for very advanced templates. An * at the start of a line automatically generates a bullet and removes the need for <br>. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:26, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks muchly for the help. It seems to be working fine for me now.  Wnholmes (discusscontribs) 12:07, 6 June 2016 (UTC)