Bulbapedia talk:List of link templates

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Why is this protected now? I sometimes create new Shortlink and add them here: like the {{an}} that I created. Netto-kun Talk 13:38, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, it's mostly because it's a Bulbapedia policy. I myself was wondering as I was protecting it if this one should be left alone. I'll ask around and get back to you. --PAK Man Talk 13:39, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't know if this should be protected or not, but I think it shouldn't. After all, some people like me, create Shortlink templates and aren't Admins to add here. Netto-kun Talk 13:42, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
After talking it over with another admin, we decided to have it protected from new users only. You should be able to edit it just fine. If not, let me know. --PAK Man Talk 05:07, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

The "G" template

On my talk page, one of the admins told me not to use it as a laziness template. I haven't gotten a response yet, so I will ask it here. If the g template can't be used in that manner, what can it be used for? I was unaware of the new policy being implemented. --rockersk08 23:17, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

It's only for games, hence the letter "g". You probably used it for something else involving the word "Pokémon", which is not the intended use.--RexRacer 23:41, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
If it's only for games, and the "pkmn" template does baisicaly the same thing, then why does the "g" template even exist? Dolphins_are_awesome (and Vulpix are too)! 01:07, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
{{pkmn}} hides the "Pokémon". {{g}} shows the "Pokémon". And people are very, very lazy with it. Personally, I would like to see all uses of it fazed out. It is not hard to write "Pokémon", guys! — THE TROM — 01:27, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Umm, no, but it... saves coding. Like, a lot of coding. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that's what link templates are all about - that that's the reason we were always incouraged to use them all the time. --electAbuzzzz 13:39, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but it's deemed as laziness template because it's not hard to type [[Pokémon Trainer]], but it's a waste of time to type [[Pokémon Trainer|Trainer]]. Also, the "g" stands for "game" before, but is now widely used as "anything with Pokémon in its name". It's been approved by admins to delink everything that links to G template. Kevzo8 13:51, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
An additional piece of reasoning is that it makes it easier for new users to get their head around things. {{p}}, {{a}} and {{m}} are straight forward, but this one's just plain confusing to half of 'em. While link templates remain encouraged, use them only for their intended use. — THE TROM — 20:10, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, after reading this, I'm still confused. I understand that the "g" template was meant to be used with games, but what harm is there in using it differently? Sure, it's "lazy", but it also saves space. While I see an advantage in the latter, I don't understand what's wrong with being "lazy". And if everything that links to the "g" template is delinked, what's the point anyway? --Socob 17:25, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

There should be a shortlink to trainer classes

I would make it, but then I couldn't add it here. Dolphins_are_awesome (and Vulpix are too)! 23:37, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Use {{OBP}}. It links to things that are disambiguated and not covered by other link templates. Example here. — THE TROM — 23:45, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Actually, I think that a Trainer class thing would be good, if we move all Trainer classes to a parenthetical (why haven't we, anyway? Double Team proves we need it). TTEchidna 19:14, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
People have been edit/move warring over this for months TTE. Surprised you never noticed. It would certainly follow all of the disambiguation conventions we have here. —darklordtrom 22:41, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Regular talk pages

Where is the link template for regular talk pages? --CUBONE PWNS (Planet CuboneBone Club) 17:17, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

There isn't one, due to lack of demand in linking to talk pages. Obviously you're trying to code a signature, so just link it regularly. You'll probably save more room in coding by doing so. —darklordtrom 20:21, 2 August 2009 (UTC)


Shouldn't there be a link template for Wikitonary (or whatever-it's-called?) It would help a lot. ♣♣ Ƒǿҫὑṩ ❺❽ ♣♣ 17:58, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't disagree, but what should it be? --SnorlaxMonster 15:14, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

New template

Can someone add the template { {TRT} } . It's a lot easier than typing out [ [Team Rocket trio|Team Rocket] ] in episode synopses. I really just want to know what people think before it's added. --LimeGreenCharizard-- 21:57, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

I think that is a useful template. --SnorlaxMonster 02:53, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm good with that as well. --ZestyCactus 02:55, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay. I added it. --LimeGreenCharizard-- 02:58, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Pokémon Adventures link

The Pokémon Adventures link { {PAV|_} } (I think) should be changed. Since Pokémon Adventures is usually known as Pokémon Special, and that's what the chapters are known as here, shouldn't we change it? -- Pringles 22:14, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

{{PAV}} links to the volume names, which are located at "Pokémon Adventures volume #" it makes the most sense to use PAV. Also, Bulbapedia always refers to things by their English names if they have them, so we always use Pokémon Adventures over Pokémon Special. The reason the epicodes use PS is that we used to call it Pokémon Special when the epicodes were decided upon and the epicodes tend to reflect the Japanese name anyway since that is the order they follow. --SnorlaxMonster 15:12, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

"Ablities" misspelling

This is a bit minor, but "Abilities" (linking to the "Ability" article in the 10th row, under the 'Use' column) is spelled incorrectly as Ablities - there should be an "I" before the "L" in the word. It appears to be linked correctly, but it is visually spelled incorrectly. I'm unable to edit the page (it's apparently protected/locked), so I hope that someone with proper editing permissions can fix the error. Thanks. Fenyx4 (talk) 14:29, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out, it has been corrected. --Pokemaster97 14:36, 18 March 2013 (UTC)