There is inherent humour in being unable to test the comparative efficacy
of a technological whizbang due to the lack of sufficiently standardised
technological whizbangs ;p.


On 14 January 2014 11:32, Marc A. Pelletier <m...@uberbox.org> wrote:

> On 01/14/2014 02:18 PM, Oliver Keyes wrote:
> > Database-stored information on
> > templates is "where are those templates linked from", not "and when were
> > those links added" (unless something has changed relatively recently)
> >
>
> And even then that'd give dubious results.  Some talk page get archived
> barnstars et. al., some people (like I do with User:Coren) move them off
> to a discrete subpage in their userspace, and some people simply remove
> old sections from their talk pages (which would make the template not
> show as a transclusion at all).
>
> Add to this the complexity that several barnstars are subst:ed rather
> than transcluded -- but not all -- and you end up with a completely
> intractable problem.
>
> -- Marc
>
>
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Wikimedia Foundation
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