Angela (beesley(a)gmail.com) [050427 15:03]:
I feel Wikipedia has way too many of these boxes
already, and we need
to make sure these don't proliferate by allowing any free content site
to add their link in this proposed box if that link is not useful to
readers of that article.
Jamesday has occasionally threatened to switch templates off altogether
when the database is having a particularly hard time of it. While drastic,
after one too many boxes this solution does have a certain appeal.
For promoting Wikimedia's own projects, the
template is more
justifiable, but even there, I would prefer if this was regarded more
as meta data than as article content. Generating sister project links
automatically, or having them as part of the interface rather than the
article would be far preferable. Anthere made a request in bugzilla
related to this last year
They are metadata, really. A place for this sort of related *internal*
metadata (which Wikicities and Wikitravel content most certainly isn't)
would be a very useful thing. Same for spoken versions of articles (there's
some dispute on en: where and how to link these). It's the sort of stuff
that *almost* belongs in the interwiki language links, but *not quite*.