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[New Template] State Template suite

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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:Upd ... e_template
- Pages in progress with a link to the test page.

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

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Current Template Deployment Status

Post by aemfield
I'm ready to set it up for the Idaho page.
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Post by bart99gt
I'm ready to get the Mississippi wiki page moved over to the new format. Just point me in the right direction.
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Post by bart99gt
I'm trying to create a table of other editors in the state, but I can't get any of their information to appear. Anyone want to take a stab at what is wrong here?

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... pdate*/%20

I've put the information into both areas (I know it only needs to be in one spot, but I'm out of ideas) but nothing appears in the table. I stink at coding stuff like this, I'm sure it is some syntax issue, but I just don't know enough to troubleshoot it without it taking me an hour.

Also, I'm more or less ready for this to be the official page, how do I change it from being "Test"?
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Post by bart99gt
Fredo-p wrote:
bart99gt wrote:I'm trying to create a table of other editors in the state, but I can't get any of their information to appear. Anyone want to take a stab at what is wrong here?

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... pdate*/%20

I've put the information into both areas (I know it only needs to be in one spot, but I'm out of ideas) but nothing appears in the table. I stink at coding stuff like this, I'm sure it is some syntax issue, but I just don't know enough to troubleshoot it without it taking me an hour.

Also, I'm more or less ready for this to be the official page, how do I change it from being "Test"?
Resolved.

The issue is the AM template you were using. For some reason is was this:
{{Editor|YOUR_USER_NAME|YOUR_RANK#|YOUR_AREA|ANY_COMMENT}}

When it should have been:
{{AM/Editor|YOUR_USER_NAME|YOUR_RANK#|YOUR_AREA|ANY_COMMENT}}

It was missing the "AM/". Regardless if they are AM or not, this must be included as it's part of the template code.

Also, you said you added it twice. Try not to do that. I removed that extra part. By forcing a table where the template didn't have one before, you can run into more errors than expected. If you ever have any questions, ask first and we can walk you through it so you can learn. It took me a while to get used to it. Heck, I'm still learning. :D

Thanks. I just put it in the second area just to see if it would work there instead and was going to delete the unneeded one once I got it to work.
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Post by BlueTiger68
Missouri is ready to move to the new state template. How do we get started?
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Post by bummerdude69
Suggested addition wrote:The "Area Managed" field should indicate only the permanent editable area assigned in response to a formal application, not any additional editable area resulting from drives or MapRaid participation.
I still have my NYC MapRaid that was informally requested (which I edit as my local area allows). Would that fit the description?
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Post by bummerdude69
DwarfLord wrote:The problem is that "Area Managed" means different things to different people.

Usual Editable Area:
How about Usual Editing Area instead?
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Post by bummerdude69
Is there a standard way to highlight page differences from State/ USA/ Global defaults? I'm thinking something inline like Bold or Italics for example. Maybe an icon?
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Post by CBenson
In the Maryland test page, I put the FC information in the mapping resources section. I was looking at Virginia's page and what is being said there is that secondary state highways (those with numbers over 599, and signed with a circle rather than a shield) should not be automatically made minor highways. So there the only state specific FC guidance is specifically not for major roads.
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Post by CBenson
kentsmith9 wrote:
PesachZ wrote:I added to the NY test page content on Mobile Speed Cameras included below for convenience. You may want to add a version of this to hard-coded Camera content.
I believe Mobile speed cameras a state specific, but I guess speed cameras in general are also state specific.
I agree that Mobile speed cameras are rather state specific. In Maryland cameras are authorized in construction zones. Those tend to be the ones mounted on vehicles. But Maryland also authorizes speed cameras in school zones. Some counties thus rotate their limited supply of cameras from school to school over time. So so a portable camera can look like this or this (go back in the street view history to see the camera).
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