MediaWiki talk:Header-sandbox

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I noticed that on a discussion page, (I wish I could remember which one), one or two users were confused by the <!--You will get blocked from editing if you remove this line!-->.
They seemed to think it was the warning text, not the template, that would get them blocked.
Perhaps we could use the idea on the Introduction, where the actuall template is called Template:Please leave this line alone. That way, when they want the template to appear, they type {{Please leave this line alone}}, making it so users aren't confused.
We could move this template to something like Template:You will get blocked if you edit this line!
That would make users less confused. — talk Bubsty edits 01:43, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
No, I think it's just fine how it is. -- Tom 01:46, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
It does work like this, but as I said, a couple of users were confused. — talk Bubsty edits 01:48, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
I know what you said. I am also aware of the discussion. One user asked a question about it and their question was answered. It's not a problem. -- Tom 01:55, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
Ok, just a suggestion. — talk Bubsty edits 02:01, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

I came up with a different approach. I moved the instructions to the MediaWiki namespace and hard-coded them into the page, so there won't be any problems with it being deleted. I will look into doing the same for the introduction page. — It's dot com 20:12, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Question: Should the sandbox message have a shortcut template? --Stux 19:32, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't see why it would need one. -- Tom 20:24, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Meaning, of course, that the sandbox message (MediaWiki:Sandbox) doesn't need a shortcut. The sandbox itself probably could use one (which would go on this template, yes). -- Tom 20:28, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Er... what he said. I added a shortcut box. It had to be subst'd, because the MediaWiki message doesn't transclude templates in the same way regular pages do. — It's dot com 20:35, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah Tom, that's exactly what I meant. I guess I should've been more specific in my statement (as in "should the sandbox message have a shortcut template to the sandbox") :). Anyway, so Dot com, how does the Mediawiki message transclude templates (if at all)? Did it simply copy the template text? --Stux 03:46, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
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