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Don't delete it just yet, I have an idea for making it work, without accidentally adding every single article that a template is in. --Hecko X 16:58, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

OK, you take it from here, cause I honestly have no clue what I am doing, or what to do. I'm gonna take a break now, I've been online for hours. --Frusion1021 17:01, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Total success, we can now add templates to this category without accidentally adding the additional pages the template is on. --Hecko X 17:20, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Proposed new categories Edit

Honestly, these template categories have become a mess. I propose categorizing them in a new way, based on template types:

  • Data
    • Infoboxes
    • Data tables
  • Navigation
    • Navboxes
    • Context-links
  • Media
    • Icons
  • Design
    • Citations
    • Quotes
  • Maintenance templates
    • Stubs
    • Mboxes
  • Templates by game
  • Non-article templates

If no one opposes this, I shall begin recategorizing them all soon (possibly sped up by the bot).--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 14:43, April 7, 2017 (UTC)

Okay, I have started on this. Still need to go through "utility templates" to sort through which belong in Design (formatting), and which should just be moved to non-article templates. Not sure if Notices should get their own category or if that can count as maintenance templates? I wouldn't call "spoiler" a maintenance template...maybe it belongs in design. After doing this basic recategorizing, we may be able to figure out if we can make more specific categories under Data templates - it'll just be loads easier to figure out what's what instead of just a lump of templates in "Utility".--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 00:07, April 14, 2017 (UTC)
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