Template talk:Jefferson County

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County template

I got the idea from Wikipedia's Alabama template. I know Dystopos isn't big on templates, but I find them a handy way to link to other, relevent topics both as a user and an editor. My cut-off from "major cities" was a population of 10,000. What does everyone think? I've only put it on the Jefferson County page so far so I could get feedback before going for it. --Lkseitz 15:41, 13 February 2007 (PST)

  • I prettified it a bit, and went ahead and added all the other incorporated cities. Does this effectively replace, then, the List of Jefferson County municipalities (or perhaps the latter should be made into a table with the year incorporated, population, mayor, etc). I don't mind having this on the Jefferson County article, but I'm not sure how relevent it is to put it on, say, Trussville. Other thoughts are welcome. --Dystopos 16:00, 13 February 2007 (PST)
    • Note: For more of my thoughts, you can read my contributions at Wikipedia:Template talk:Alabama --Dystopos 16:02, 13 February 2007 (PST)
    • I was not attempting to replace the List of Jefferson County municipalities, which is why I was limiting the number of cities I listed and providing a link to that list. I don't want to make the template too overwhelming, but it occurred to me other possible additions are roads (e.g. I-65, U.S. 280) and geography/landscape (e.g. Jones Valley, Red Mountain, Shades Creek). --Lkseitz 16:42, 13 February 2007 (PST)
      • I was thinking out loud when I asked that. I think the number of municipalities is right at the threshold of too many to put on a template, but drawing an arbitrary line seems to obscure an important fact, that there are so many. And it does replace the list, which is not a bad thing at all. It's much more compact. I'll work on making the list more informative. Maybe single links in the topics section for "geography" and "roads" would be the best way. We could link to the roads category and develop a list of geographical features to link too. All in all, I think this is a good contribution to BhamWiki. --Dystopos 18:52, 13 February 2007 (PST)


  • I stumbled across this template and really like it. I've started adding it to the cities when I update them. Any objections? --Wheresdib 10:46, 18 March 2008 (PDT)
  • Sounds reasonable to me. --Dystopos 12:28, 18 March 2008 (PDT)
  • That's more or less what I designed it for. I've really only held back because Dystopos isn't thrilled with large templates. Although this one's actually smaller now than when it started. I wouldn't mind adding a show/hide link to it, but I don't think BhamWiki's set up for that, as I tried it once with another template without success. --Lkseitz 12:33, 18 March 2008 (PDT)