On 26 March 2013 13:55, Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
On 26 March 2013 08:45, WereSpielChequers <werespielchequers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Taking things to the logical next step, we could introduce a system of
> hidden templates to resolve words with multiple meanings such as bonnet,
> bolt, batter, tramp or pants. As well as transforming the quality of machine
> translation of the pedia, this would also make it easier to offer people a
> choice as to which version of English they view Wikipedia in.

I've tried to introduce this previously, for example for species names
("Parus major" should not become "Parus mayor", when the
English-language page it's on is translated into German.

The template was deleted:

There's a version in my userspace if you wish to examine it:

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I think that one key enabling change here will be the visual editor. Once we can edit without seeing templates then maybe the community will accept an increased use of templates, especially ones that work behind the scenes and aren't visible to the reader.