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I added these templates yesterday because it helps newbies understand what's going on with the templates. In answer to question on surpressing the categories, no, there is no way, and the demonstration of the candidates for speedy deletion template requires the use of the template because of the |reason thing. But it's not a big problem, they've done it on Wikipedia for a long time and I thought it wouldn't hurt us here. If you'll notice, I mentioned on the categories pages that neither of these are actually being considered for deletion- as I hope any admin would know anyway.--[[User:Naryathegreat|Naryathegreat]] 20:01, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
:Hmm, it still seems a little sloppy. Why can't we just copy and paste the contents instead of actually using the templates themselves? (Also, remember it's just HTML generated in the end, the |reason thing is a red herring-- perhaps you don't know what I'm getting at?) The only disadvantage of copy and paste (which would *look* exactly the same as it does now) would be that if one changes, the other will need to change too. This seems far less of a problem than having the page actually be listed for deletion. [[User:Mshonle|MShonle]] 22:22, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
== [[Special:Lonelypages|Orphaned pages]] ==
 
There are more than 500 orphaned pages, and many of them should be deleted. Some are not in English, so I can't judge. I deleted all pages in French among them. [[User:Yann|Yann]] 14:49, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
 
'''Keep, keep keeeeep! Your list is bogus!''' I see 3 copies of the perfectly-good [[Cookbook:Egg_Roll|Egg_Roll]] recipe in that list. Something is '''not''' right about that list. [[User:AlbertCahalan|AlbertCahalan]] 22:20, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
I spotted something that appears 5 times, all identical. Soppose there are 6 copies in the database, 5 of which are counted as orphans. So you delete 5... but in doing so, wipe out the copy with the most recent history. Maybe you even corrupt the database worse than it is already. As for the egg roll, that may be partly my doing, caused by the wiki telling me that the page is empty when I save it for the first time. So of course I hit the back button and try again, figuring that some database connection somewhere got dropped the first time. So that's at least 2 serious bugs right there, falsly (?) reporting that a fresh module has no data and allowing the addition of multiple modules with the same name. It would be very unwise to touch this mess without first investigating what is going wrong with the wiki database and other code. [[User:AlbertCahalan|AlbertCahalan]] 22:46, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
Why is this even listed here? It's not a specific page or book to be deleted.
[[User:AlbertCahalan|AlbertCahalan]] 21:38, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)
 
: Read what Yann said. "many of them should be deleted". Some of them may be speedy deletes, which needs to be brought to immediate attention. [[User:Dysprosia|Dysprosia]] 04:08, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
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