[WikiEN-l] good example of overuse of {{fact}}

Rory Stolzenberg rory096 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 00:22:19 UTC 2006

That's Pearle, which would be an alternate way of doing things, where people
write {{fact}} and it's changed by a bot to {{fact-date|Month Year}},
putting it in a datestamped category. It's easier for the typist than
{{subst:fact}}, but even if they wrote {{fact}}, a substing bot is probably
less complicated than Pearle, though it doesn't really make a difference.
(Also, I promise you that I will not be helping to implement any of these
changes; last time I did something like this I was blocked twice).

On 10/15/06, Steve Summit <scs at eskimo.com> wrote:
> geni wrote:
> > On 10/15/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> >> Is there any way we could have a date-stamped fact tag?
> >
> >...
> >
> > Would need to be done by bot...
> If I remember correctly, the last time I put a bare {cleanup}
> tag on an article (being too lazy to look up the preferred
> date-stamped version), a bot came along less than a day later
> and replaced the tag with the properly date-stamped version.
> So clearly we could use the same sort of bot here, if we wanted to.
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