Template talk:Non-English

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Template message[edit source]

This question or concern has been resolved.

Today I have moved and tidied up this template's documentation. The current wording of the template requires review as there are other language versions of this wiki (see list/links). Rather than say delete should the template state the article will be reviewed? --Steve 17:57, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

True, any non-English pages will be marked as such with this template. When the associated language version of the wiki is available, the content on the non-English pages will be copied into the right language version. After the content is copied into the new language version, the page will be deleted from the English version. I will go ahead and edit the template wording. --Fran 05:25, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Moves are getting confusing[edit source]

When you moved the template the reason for the move was "(moved Template:Notenglish to Template:Nonenglish: change title in line with the softened policy about non-English content)" - can you help me understand what part of the policy was softened? All the changes and moves to pages and templates and categories that were set up to manage the non-English content has created a confusing set of pages in the wiki. It's hard to know where to add comments. Some pages that had comments on the talk pages were deleted in the moves. What was so important to cause the need to change the title from Notenglish to Nonenglish to Non-English???? I'm concerned that as people come and go, names of templates and categories will be changed just because someone "thinks" it needs changing. I know this is a wiki, but this is crazy confusing. I'm just looking for help in understanding what has caused the need for all these changes related to the Notenglish template in general. --Fran 16:57, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Fran, I hold my hands up on leaving the template and the talk pages with different names. I've now corrected this. The minor policy change/softening referred to was discuss in the technical meeting on May 24. I made the change to the name of the template from Notenglish to Nonenglish as the not was seen to have negative connotations. I then posted about this change in the forum thread Foreign Titles in User Guidance/ linking to Foreign Language editions. Michael then followed this up with his own post stating that the concession we had talked about would not be acceptable. Does that help to give some background to the change? BTW if someone uses {{notenglish}}, {{nonenglish}} or even {{non-english}} it will all result in the same template being displayed. --Steve 17:14, 11 July 2011 (UTC)