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This thread was archived on 15 January 2010 by Calebchiam.

I was thinking that maybe we should automatically implement a string such as "coins" after the current existing {{GEPrice|n, where n stands for an item}} template. That way, we don't have to always remember to add it manually since it gets tedious after a while. For example, if the string was not added, the template would appear like this:

272

instead of this:

272 coins

Thoughts? --Fruit.Smoothie 04:00, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - GEPrice is used for calculations and would not play nice with strings. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 06:05, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion - We could put in a parameter to the geprice template, so something like {{GEPrice|Yew logs|c}} would return 272 coins kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 07:05, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

comment Gp is better than coins. I never see the word coins used by players in-game. Ever. Gp I see often.--Degenret01 07:17, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

And "dds" is more commonly used than Dragon dagger (p++), but we're an encyclopedia and we're supposed to use a more formal tone. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 07:19, December 4, 2009 (UTC)
We're supposed to use coins, but i think gp is better. Wikippedia doesn't write 20 Australian Dollars. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 10:05, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Stong oppose - GEprice is used in templats to work out calculations and forumlas. Changing it to anyhting other than a straight number would break a hell of a lot of pages. --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 10:20, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

I like Psycho's idea - We already use {{GEPrice|item|n}} (or {{GEPrice|item|no}}) to remove commas from the number, I don't see why we can't use {{GEPrice|item|c}} (or maybe {{GEPrice|item|coins}}) to add coins after the number (with the default being without it). It wouldn't mess up any existing calculations as the GEPrice template only recognises n or no to remove the comma, or the prices used are in the form {{Exchange:item|View=price}} (which isn't affected by GEPrice anyway). Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:40, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Except having the extra parameter be "coins" would be a bit silly, since you wouldn't save any time in typing it Lol kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 20:00, December 4, 2009 (UTC)
>.> wasn't thinking, lol. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 16:07, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Support Psycho - Per Gaz. --Quarenon  Talk 18:36, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Support Psycho (sounds strange) - It can't hurt, it can only do good. Per Gaz. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 19:53, December 4, 2009 (UTC)

Comment I really don't see the difference in string/parameter, but OK. What I was talking about was just manually including the parameter/string such as 'c' to the end of the template in GEPrice (ONCE, by an administrator) so we don't have to automatically type the word 'coins' or 'GP' out every time. If we had to include a word such as "coins" everytime just so the template would work that would totally defeat the purpose, and that's not what I'm aiming for. So I guess everyone likes Psycho's idea? --Fruit.Smoothie 00:28, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Support Pyscho's idea - it sounds good to me, per Gaz. 20px‎ Kudos 2 U Talk! Edit count! Contribs! 01:11, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - What's the point of adding a parameter, |coins, when you could just type "coins" after the number? You're actually making MOAR work for yourself, you have to type in the pipe, | OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!!!!! You do notice that's ONE MORE CHARACTER to type write? No sarcasm intended, I just found it kinda pointless to even create a parameter for that if you have to type more Lol Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 06:10, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

What about just |c? Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 16:07, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Oppose Pyscho's idea - Per Lil Diriz 77. You might as well type it out instead. - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 15:51, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Neutral - It would be good to include in the template, but truly, most articles that use this template and need coins on the end will already have it. It'd just be a matter of changing {{GEPrice}} coins to {{GEPrice|c}} which seems like a lot of extra labour which does not achieve much. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 00:01, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Comment - The main reason why I suggested this was to end all unnecessary clutter I see in the money-making articles. Many people forget/leave out the word "coins" after their GEPrice, which is why I came up with this idea. The point of it would be a one-time thing ONLY, meaning that an administrator or some other person would just need to 'tweak' the current template a little so that the existing template wouldn't have to be modified, only the results that the template gives (sort of like what xxxxxx achieves). However, this would require some extent of programming and extra coding, so I guess it is sort of complex.

But, if this would be possible, people like us wouldn't have to write something like '|c' or 'coins,' which pretty much defeats the whole purpose, as there would still be the same amount of work to be done.

However, I do see why some people are upset, as the major implications would have outlasting and complicated end-results, results which of course would be disastrous, on a scale of every single article containing the template itself. I see that this idea was sort of far-fetched, so I am requesting a close if more people voice their concern --Fruit.Smoothie 00:43, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Another possiblity is to create another template, basically a copy of GEPrice, named GEPriceC (hypothetnically). The reason why this might be better for you is because it would be very easy to replace {{GePrice with {{GePriceC and delete "coins" from an article. The program Notepad++ (its free >_>) can do that in just a few mouse clicks. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 00:52, December 6, 2009 (UTC)
I like how you think Psycho. But I don't think people would be comfortable going out of their comfort zones for such drastic measures. However, it's a community project, so if more people chime in, then maybe it could be done. I'd be willing to help with the programming or anything else required. Nothing wrong with two separate templates for the same purpose. Hypothetically, that is... --Fruit.Smoothie 01:01, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Requesting closure

Since nobody seems to care/bother... Fruit.Smoothie 17:40, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

Closed - It is a little silly to add another parameter when coins is just 5 letters. Lol C.ChiamTalk 14:30, January 15, 2010 (UTC)