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The template says "see below for my question". Is the question supposed to be somewhere on the message flag, or does the flag just point to a question below? Either way, something needs to be changed -- either the wording on the flag or more code to include a question. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:13, 27 March 2007 (EDT)

  • The way I designed it, it was meant to point to a question that the user types below. Heroe(talk) 20:24, 27 March 2007 (EDT)

I'm missing something

What does this do? It doesn't add a category. How are we supposed to find these questions, apart from watching recent changes? If we're just watching recent changes, what difference does adding the template make? How is it different/better than other places to ask questions, like Heroes Wiki talk:Community_Portal or Heroes Wiki:Administrator Portal? I'm not opposed to it; I just don't get it.--Hardvice (talk) 23:00, 27 March 2007 (EDT)

  • Well, I kinda wanted it to automatically call an Sysop, but I don't know how to do that. Heroe(talk)
    • See, now, that's more what Heroes Wiki:Administrator Portal does, since all admins are supposed to watch that page. If you're set on the template, the best way would be to have it assign the page to a maintenance category (something like Category:Unanswered questions), but even then it depends on an admin checking that category manually (since you can't watch a category for new articles). I can't speak for anybody else, but I check most of the maintenance categories (double redirects, noimage pages, wanted pages, wanted categories, orphaned pages, and such) maybe 1-2 times a day, so maybe that's not the best way to get a fast answer.--Hardvice (talk) 23:16, 27 March 2007 (EDT)
      • I agree. Among the admins and other frequent fliers, this site is very well-watched. I have not known somebody to ask a help-related question that has gone unanswered. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:29, 27 March 2007 (EDT)
        • I have asked a few questions that have never been answered. I don't remember what or where, and they are probably obsolete, so you don't have to waste your time looking for them (unless of course you want to :) ). I probably wouldn't use this anyway, but it could be useful. -Lөvөl 03:36, 28 March 2007 (EDT)
          • I wouldn't be opposed to setting up an email distribution list, like "helpme @", and letting people who are interested in doing volunteer support subscribe to it.--Hardvice (talk) 16:59, 28 March 2007 (EDT)

Is this needed?

Is this needed? --SacValleyDweller (talk) 22:23, 21 February 2009 (EST)

  • No. I've never liked it and I can't recall it ever being used. Is anybody opposed to it being deleted? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:38, 21 February 2009 (EST)