Template talk:Decade box

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Whatcha think?

Okay, what do y'all think of this template? I've implemented it on 2005, 2006, and 2007 so far. --Lkseitz 21:26, 13 February 2007 (PST)

  • This definitely fills a need. Ultimately the intention is to absorb the 'buildings" categories into the "works" categories, so we might incorporate that merger. I think the text could be smaller and not bolded, as well. --Dystopos 21:29, 13 February 2007 (PST)
    • Now smaller and not bolded. I left the Buildings category link in for now. Once the categories get rearranged, we take that link out of the template and pow! -- all the pages that use it are updated. (Ah, the beauty of templates.) --Lkseitz 21:40, 13 February 2007 (PST)
      • Looking again, I wonder if, in the example, instead of linking to 1949 and 1960 we should link to the 1940s and 1960s, (maybe a page with just the corresponding template on it) -- and perhaps those links should be in the header bar (smaller than the title) rather than in the list of years. Whatcha think? --Dystopos 06:57, 14 February 2007 (PST)
        • I thought about that, because that's how the Wikipedia template I got the idea from did it. But since we don't have decade pages (and I wasn't sure we ever would), I thought providing links to the adjacent years would provide a nice continuity for people who wanted to go through one year at at time. BTW, I was planning to do similar templates for the births, deaths, events, etc. category pages if this one caught on. --Lkseitz 07:31, 14 February 2007 (PST)
          • If the "1940's" link went to the 1940s decade box, you'd still have the continuity, right? --Dystopos 08:46, 14 February 2007 (PST)

Yeah, I got around to that

Okay, Buildings are now gone in favor of Works. And since that freed up space, I added Establishments. I figured they were more interesting than Disestablishments, although we could add that as well, if desired. Incidentally, I created a separate template for the decade categories a while back. Using it, you can start in the 1750s and work your way up each decade to the 2020s. Which also happens to be a convenient way to see which years are still missing. --Lkseitz 10:07, 16 April 2012 (PDT)