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Similar to, but not redundant with Template:Wikipedia--Commodore Spock 21:53, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

I really don't think that having 'Example' as the default is a very good idea at all... very bad idea indeed. -- Sulfur 22:15, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
It's just a variable, I could set it to {{{1|Main_Page}}} or {{{1|{{PAGENAME}}}}} if you think that's any better?--Commodore Spock 22:19, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia icon Edit

The icon has never shown inline before. Why now all of a sudden? -- Renegade54 18:00, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

There was a change made to the Common.css as part of an update to some formatting that was never completely transferred over from the Monobook.css into Monaco or the other skins. The overall reasoning, as I understand it, is that external links should be marked somehow. I'm sure I'm not explaining this correctly though, since I wasn't around when these were first introduced and have never really used Monobook here. - Archduk3 18:23, November 22, 2010 (UTC)
That's the short gist of it. It should help us find (and remove) and WP links that are found in the middle of "in-universe" sections of text. I hope. -- sulfur 18:33, November 22, 2010 (UTC)
What the two said - it's basically not a new idea, but a fix partially for an old bug and partially for Wikia's new idea to not always link to external pages directly but sometimes put an ad page in between. The only thing that really is new (I believe) is the icon being used. It has first been uploaded and suggested a good while ago, but never been put to use. I'm not completely convinced that Wikipedia's puzzle ball really works as a small icon, but it's still better than having unmarked external links in articles. -- Cid Highwind 20:14, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia icon problemEdit

There is a slight problem with this icon. It does not show in the preview, causing too often tiny messes like Ron Howard's science fiction drama Apollo 13 in [1]. I agree, it would be nice to distinguish external links in text. --(boxed) (talk) 02:15, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

There is an issue, and in cases like that, it might be better to simply readjust the text to avoid such a situation. -- sulfur (talk) 02:18, March 29, 2013 (UTC)

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