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Watching Template:Ranks being made, and watching Curps' creation of Template:DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual (regardless of his vandalistic work thus far), I was wondering what the criterium or rules dictating the creation of Templates is. -- THOR 00:13, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

As far as I am aware, we don't have any strict policies regarding the creation of content templates. Just use common sense (Is this content really useful as a template?), add the template to the appropriate list (Memory Alpha:Navigational templates) and expect "your" template to be edited by others, just as any other contribution. The "dual licensing" template is something completely different, however. I personally think we shouldn't start this, and something as important as this does at least need a consensus in my opinion (See below). -- Cid Highwind 06:09, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
I agree -- Template:Ranks and others like it, such as Template:Hosts of Dax, were created to correlate data in articles that occur in short series -- if someone created one that didnt work, it would be voted down or deprecated, or it would be fixed to conform to a better style (to fit canon, for example, or brevity) -- just like a regular article that was off topic.
Licensing issues and other templates dealing with our administration structure should remain in the province of the bureaucrats though -- an archivist who wishes to enact changes in basic structures of the site like licenses and structure, should more properly do so through a discussion here or a related talk page, not by creating an anomalous template page -- that kind of action is what requires approval. This user is banned anyway, so i dont think this was a serious edit -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 10:17, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
This is probably the best place to bring this up, in MA/de we created several new navigational templates recently. Most notably those on the series pages (see de:TNG Staffel 2). I find them quite useful and think it would be a nice idea for MA/en too... -- Kobi - (Talk) 10:27, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)
Yes -- i've seen some really complex ones in use at wikipedia and at http://babylon5.wikicities.com/ -- in particular, i'd like to add some sort of season browser template -- their episode articles contain a long episode template which is a few degrees more complex than i've ever seen before. -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 10:41, 21 Mar 2005 (EST)

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