Template talk:WikiProject Punk music

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WikiProject Punk music (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject Punk music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of punk rock on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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META Version[edit]

What was wrong with the implementation of {{WPBannerMeta}}? There was no errors that I saw, and from the last edit it is exactly the same. The META template is standardising WikiProject banners, and it is useful to keep the META template in use so one edit to the meta can implement a change to all banners instead of manually going through and changing them all. —Borgardetalk 03:50, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

I was still in the middle of redesigning the template and creating the various categories. In the process I discovered a variety of new classes that I decided to add (template, redirect, etc.) and had to take time to figure them out and create the proper categories before adding them to the template. I'm not really experienced at this whole thing, and I'd never seen the meta template before. But when it was changed it caused a whole bunch of error templates to appear ([1]) about categories that didn't exist. I've actually created those categories, but some of them aren't named exactly as they appeared in the error messages (ie. Category:WikiProject Punk music pages rather than Category:Project-Class Punk music articles...the rationale being that there aren't actually articles, but other types of pages). In order to finish building the thing, I had to go back to my in-progress version. There actually are differences between the pre-meta and post-meta versions: [2]. I think I've got the template set now, and the necessary categories in place, so if you want to go back to the meta version it's probably safe to do so, as long as it'll work with the current categories. Let me know and I'll help iron out problems if I can. I decided to do all this because this project has been pretty quiet and it didn't even have the proper categories or an assessment scale set up. --IllaZilla (talk) 04:19, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
The meta version won't work with the categories you want it to have. They are standardised to be "CLASS-class TOPIC article". —Borgardetalk 10:46, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Well then I suppose the categories could be renamed. If the meta version is becoming standard then I suppose that's what ought to be done. I felt it was sort of miscategorizing to categorize pages as "articles" that weren't in the article namespace. --IllaZilla (talk) 19:33, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 September 2013[edit]

There are a number of articles currently not within the scope of WikiProject Punk Music that I would like to tag and assess with the project template. To do this, I am using the Kingbotk plugin of AutoWikiBrowser. However, I've hit a snag in that the template does not fit the generic WikiProject template criteria because it does not have attention= or needs-infobox= parameters, so I can't use the plugin. Can these two parameters please be added to the template? Wall Screamer (talk) 21:46, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

@Wall Screamer: I assume you mean within the scope and not not within the scope!? I have made the changes. Please now update the documentation and create the relevant categories. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:01, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 6 October 2013[edit]

Can you please add the following parameter to the template:

 |MAIN_CAT            = All Punk music articles

Cheers ~ benzband (talk) 12:17, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

 Done. I notice there are three categories not being used (not even created). Do you want to keep these? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:05, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I have asked about them at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Punk music#WikiProject banner categories. benzband (talk) 15:26, 7 October 2013 (UTC)