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I'm impressed with a recent development on the Psychology Wikia. Pages that are redlinked in material copied from Wikipedia are (manually but easily) given a notice (w:c:Psychology:template:existswp) linking to the WP article and inviting readers to create an independent one if they think it's relevant to the Psy Wiki. The template was added by w:User:Splarka in mid-March.

We can use that for placenames and other material, whether the redlinking arises from a copy or from our own templates. Readers who want the full WP article can jump to it immediately. They and/or other readers can create our own article at leisure. We can word it so that it remains appropriate even after we start adding "original" content to the page.

I've created an adaptation for us (with a shorter name, as is my custom whenever practicable): template:seewp. Ideas for improvements to its wording are welcome. I plan to include a category so that keen workers can see the affected pages listed. (Using Special:wantedpages is of similar value.)

Robin Patterson 01:45, 1 May 2007 (UTC)