[WikiEN-l] Don't template the newbies either

geni geniice at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 10:14:12 UTC 2007

On 7/9/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.webhostingreport.net/blog/archives/2007/07/08/wikipediaorg-on-its-way-to-become-a-second-dmoz/
> It's from a search engine spammer, but the point stands. Templating is
> not only insulting to the regulars, it's insulting to all recipients.
> How about some RFA opposes: "Too much templating, no conversation."
> That should get the goldfarmers off the templating kick.
> - d.

It depends on the situation. If someone has uploaded a copyvio despite
multiple warning notices I will throw {{subst:nsd}} at them if only
becuase it is more polite than what I would write. If however it looks
like someone just forgot to list themselves as a sorce or whatever it
will generaly avoid a template if only because  the responce rate is
higher (perhaps because it makes people think genisock2 is a real
person or whatever).

So templates do have their uses in some cases but are less use for
regular communication.

Untill I see more detials of this case it is hard to say which applies.


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