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I think this template should be named in the same way as other templates, ie. remove the space. Very few templates have spaces in their titles and I think it's something we should avoid. --[[User:Bobnotts|Bobnotts]] <small>[[User talk:Bobnotts|'''talk''']]</small> 09:46, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
 
I think this template should be named in the same way as other templates, ie. remove the space. Very few templates have spaces in their titles and I think it's something we should avoid. --[[User:Bobnotts|Bobnotts]] <small>[[User talk:Bobnotts|'''talk''']]</small> 09:46, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  
:No problem Rob, I just used the names as they were on wikipedia. I also liked it this way because it avoids having to change case inside the name as, say, "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo". Would "mergefrom" and "mergeto" be acceptable? Another possibility is to have "aliases" for these templates, as we currently have the alias {{CiteTemp|Lang}} for template Language (in fact, just a redirect). In this case, the templates could be moved to the official names "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo" and the current names would be kept as alternative options. —[[User:Carlos|Carlos]]&nbsp;[{{carlos}} {{mail}}] 11:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
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:No problem Rob, I just used the names as they were on wikipedia. I also liked it this way because it avoids having to change case inside the name as, say, "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo". Would "mergefrom" and "mergeto" be acceptable? Another possibility is to have "aliases" for these templates, as we currently have the alias {{CiteTemp|Lang}} for template Language (in fact, just a redirect). In this case, the templates could be moved to the official names "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo" and the current names would be kept as alternative options. —[[User:Carlos|Carlos]]&nbsp;[{{fullurl:User talk:Carlos}} {{mail}}] 11:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  
 
::I have to say I prefer the first of your two suggestions. I believe that creating duplicate templates for the same job is a mistake, primarily because it is likely to cause confusion for newcomers to the wiki. Take, for example, [[Template:LinkText]] and [[Template:LnkTxt]]. They look like they could have the same relationship as [[Template:Language]] and [[Template:Lang]] but in fact they don't. "Mergefrom" and "Mergeto" would be my preference, but let's wait a bit for other opinions. --[[User:Bobnotts|Bobnotts]] <small>[[User talk:Bobnotts|'''talk''']]</small> 22:41, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
 
::I have to say I prefer the first of your two suggestions. I believe that creating duplicate templates for the same job is a mistake, primarily because it is likely to cause confusion for newcomers to the wiki. Take, for example, [[Template:LinkText]] and [[Template:LnkTxt]]. They look like they could have the same relationship as [[Template:Language]] and [[Template:Lang]] but in fact they don't. "Mergefrom" and "Mergeto" would be my preference, but let's wait a bit for other opinions. --[[User:Bobnotts|Bobnotts]] <small>[[User talk:Bobnotts|'''talk''']]</small> 22:41, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

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I think this template should be named in the same way as other templates, ie. remove the space. Very few templates have spaces in their titles and I think it's something we should avoid. --Bobnotts talk 09:46, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

No problem Rob, I just used the names as they were on wikipedia. I also liked it this way because it avoids having to change case inside the name as, say, "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo". Would "mergefrom" and "mergeto" be acceptable? Another possibility is to have "aliases" for these templates, as we currently have the alias Lang for template Language (in fact, just a redirect). In this case, the templates could be moved to the official names "MergeFrom" and "MergeTo" and the current names would be kept as alternative options. —Carlos Email.gif 11:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
I have to say I prefer the first of your two suggestions. I believe that creating duplicate templates for the same job is a mistake, primarily because it is likely to cause confusion for newcomers to the wiki. Take, for example, Template:LinkText and Template:LnkTxt. They look like they could have the same relationship as Template:Language and Template:Lang but in fact they don't. "Mergefrom" and "Mergeto" would be my preference, but let's wait a bit for other opinions. --Bobnotts talk 22:41, 15 January 2009 (UTC)