Template talk:Democracy sidebar

New for 2004 - Wikipedia categories

I'm curious. With the advent of categories, what is the purpose of this template? -- Stevietheman 14:25, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I believe in the use of templates as a possibility to place an article in the right context. If one is interested in elections, one can find directly all kinds of related articles, without first searching categories and sub-categories. It is an extra dimension to Wikipedia. --Gangulf 15:05, 21 Sep 2004 (UTC)
You should probably consider creating a WikiReader for this topic. The outline that you have would make a good start. However, it doesn't make a good template for inclusion in all of the pages you've included it in. -- RobLa 04:05, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

This template is so huge that it is no longer useful. Break it into smaller interlinked templates or delete it. --Jiang 00:48, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

This template is ridiculous. john k 01:50, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

This template is no longer necessary as it contains only one link. Overview democracy should be renamed List of democracy-related topics to sound less Canadian and linked directly? --Jiang 06:03, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

You might be right (the title has changed allready in List of democracy and elections-related topics, but it will take some time to make in every related article a direct link. Wiht this existing category, it is done in one step. --Gangulf 06:07, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)