[New Template] State Template suite

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[New Template] State Template suite

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:17 am

After some significant input and feedback from champs and selected area managers, I am pleased to announce the availability of the new common State Template for the USA.

Its purpose is to create consistency between all 50+ states and territories in the USA. The templates are complex in the back end to enable some simplicity on the user side, but still allow all state/territories to be updated with a single change to a linked template. It was designed to be updated by people with little to no Wiki editing experience.

Parts of the template are common to all states, some parts are unique to individual states.

If you would like to see what it looks like, check out these pages already using the new template:
If you would like to set up your state on the new template, please post your desire here so we can be sure we don't have multiple people setting up the same state. Then I can point you to the instructions for getting started.

Other states being tested now:

EDIT: The test phase is officially over. The template is ready for use by any state that is so interested in using it.

All current state pages not yet on the new template have the template {{UpdateToStateTemplate}} already added. If you start working on a test page for the state template, consider updating the UpdateToStateTemplate template on the original page to include a link to the test page. The link above provides the information necessary to format the link. Do not include the full URL, just the page name like {{UpdateToStateTemplate|Arkansas/Test}}.

I updated the template to include two different tracking categories.

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Category:Updating_to_State_template
- Pages in progress with a link to the test page.

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Category:Update_to_State_template
- Pages that do not yet have the test page linked in the template.

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Current Template Deployment Status
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby sketch » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:35 pm

I'm ready to test it, Kent.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby KuniaKid » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:52 pm

Looking forward to State of Hawaii page.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby Fredo-p » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:58 pm

Kent is busy this weekend with personal matters, so his time will be limited. If he doesn't get to you guys today or tomorrow, rest assured, he'll answer on Monday.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby aemfield » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:39 pm

I'm ready to set it up for the Idaho page.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby kentsmith9 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:27 am

sketch wrote:I'm ready to test it, Kent.

Which state did you want to do, LA?
KuniaKid wrote:Looking forward to State of Hawaii page.

Sounds good.
aemfield wrote:I'm ready to set it up for the Idaho page.

OK
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby sketch » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:47 am

Yep, Louisiana.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby SkiDooGuy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:14 pm

I would be willing to do MI. With some guidance of course.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby qwaletee » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Kent,

Any reason the main template is in article space instead of template space?

The CM/RC/AM/SM sections, when you edit them using the template (as linked form the doc page) tell you to go back and click the link next to the table. I don't think that's the correct instruction. It appears to be fixed boilerplate, so better get that straightened out before any real pages go live. Hopefully, I've ust misunderstood it, but even so, that's cause for a bit of alarm.

The BasePage2 template uses the RootPage template doc. Is that by design? Seems to be a CnP error.
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Re: [New Template] State Template suite

Postby sketch » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:52 pm

It might seem counterintuitive, but I would prefer if the word "legal" as it pertains to the existence of red light / speed cameras should be rendered in red, and the word "illegal" in the same context rendered in green. Maybe I'm just looking at it from the driver's point of view, rather than the editor's.

Anyway, La. test page for now: https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Louisiana/Test
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