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"add entry" linkEdit

{{editprotected}} Why does it link to a subcategory (currently Category:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2007/09) rather than the more appropriate Commons subpage (currently Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2007/09) referred to by the "this category's entry" link? Please fix that. Thanks.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:43, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done - thanks for changing the protection level, Bryan!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:56, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

add entry againEdit

What exactly is that link supposed to do? The way it looks now, it encourages adding the discussion directly to the monthly page, which, I think, isn't what is wanted. Shouldn't the link rather create a new subpage? --rimshottalk 13:44, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


There is a March 2008 note about not changing this template until some survey is completed. The instructions in the template are simply wrong, and don't match how {{cfd2}} works. Why on earth shouldn't we fix this so at least it isn't telling people to do the wrong thing? - Jmabel ! talk 18:21, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Could you provide a link to that note ? Teofilo (talk) 07:34, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Add a preload link using template:cfd2Edit


New version :

New codeEdit

<noinclude>{{must be substituted}}</noinclude><div class="boilerplate metadata" id="cfd" style="margin: 0 5%; padding: 0 7px 7px 7px; background: #FFFCE6; border: 1px solid #aaa; text-align: left; font-size:95%;">
'''This category is being discussed in accordance with Commons's [[Commons:Categories for discussion|Categories for discussion policies]][[Template:Cfd|.]]''' {{#if:{{{1|}}}|This nomination is part of a discussion of several related categories.}} This does '''''not''''' mean that any of the '''pages''' or '''files''' in the category will be deleted. They may, however, be recategorized.<br />
Please share your thoughts on the matter at '''[[Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/{{{year}}}/{{{month}}}/{{#if:{{{1|}}}|{{{1}}}|Category:{{PAGENAME}}}}|this category's entry]]''' on the [[Commons:Categories for discussion|Categories for discussion]] page.
Please do not empty the category or remove this notice while the discussion is in progress.<br /><!--

-->{{#ifexist:Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/{{{year}}}/{{{month}}}/{{#if:{{{1|}}}|{{{1}}}|Category:{{PAGENAME}}}}
|<!--not created yet-->
{{!}}After saving the category page with < n 
o w i k i>{{subst:cfd}}</ n o w i k i>, please use [{{{year}}}%2F{{{month}}}%2FCategory%3A{{PAGENAMEE}} this link] to start the discussion page.
</div><includeonly>{{{category|[[Category:Categories for discussion|{{PAGENAME}}]][[Category:CfD {{{year}}}-{{{month}}}]]}}}</includeonly><noinclude>
See [[Commons:Categories for discussion|Categories for discussion]] for usage of this template.
[[Category:Category maintenance templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]

approximate renderingEdit

rendering (more or less, because it needs to be used on an actual category page, not on a talk page like here):

See Categories for discussion for usage of this template. [[Category:Category maintenance templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]


to test this new version, add {{Template talk:Category for discussion|year=2009|month=07}} at the top of any category page and click on the "show preview" button. Teofilo (talk) 08:52, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Teofilo (talk) 08:39, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I replaced the code, but it was only semi-protected so it wasn't needed to place a editprotected template :) Huib talk 18:20, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
That's true ! Thank you. Fortunately that enabled me to correct a few mistakes I had forgotten to correct in the code I provided above. Teofilo (talk) 19:19, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Todo listEdit

  • Make it easier to use it for listing multiple categories (e.g. sample).
-- User:Docu at 08:29, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Change to Commons:Categories for discussionEdit

Please see Commons_talk:Categories_for_discussion#"current_requests"_subpage. -- User:Docu at 06:23, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


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— Preceding unsigned comment added by Danscartoons (talk • contribs)
Try Commons:help desk. -- User:Docu at 07:24, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Renaming categories that contain cfd templatesEdit


Does this template really need to be substituted as the instructions indicate? Because in practice, is rarely/never is. Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 06:49, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Include category name when nominating?Edit

Currently, if you click nominate for discussion the automated system adds {{Category for discussion|1=|month=05|year=2016}} to the category page. I was wondering if it would be possible to include, by default, the name of the category being nominated, ie. {{Category for discussion|1=Category:Category being nominated|month=05|year=2016}}. That way, if the category is moved, the link to the CFD page won't be lost. As a side benefit, it would also make it easier for copying and pasting the template to related categories under discussion. Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 18:13, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Experienced problems with moved CFD categories too,   fixed now.    FDMS  4    21:05, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks so much, FDMS4. That's great! - Themightyquill (talk) 07:10, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
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