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This thread was archived on 22 August 2009 by Azaz129.

It's simple: the most used templates, like {{stub}}, {{construction}}, {{merge}}, etc, will have shortcut, for example, {{s}}, {{c}}, {{m}}, respectively. It won't hurt and it will speed up thing a bit. Here is a table of the new shortcuts, if they are made. Discuss. Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 19:37, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Long Short
stub s
construction c
merge m

You can do this yourself. Just use redirect. (Redirecting Template:c to Template:Construction will allow you to use {{c}} instead of {{construction}}. ShinyUnown T | C | E 19:57, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Its a good idea, but be aware there already a bunch of one-character templates ({{!}} {{,}} {{*}} and {{t}} for example). A good idea would be to list all frequently used templates like that and decide what gets what letter. (Also, {{construction}} is a shortcut for {{under construction}}. Make sure you redirect to the original one to avoid double redirects). Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 20:44, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Comment - This idea is sounds good in principle, but what is your source for which templates are most often used? I checked Special:MostLinkedTemplates and Template:stub is used quite often (about 3000 times), whereas Template:under construction is used only 200 times, and Template:Merge is us about 20 times. So, to me, it makes sense to make the shortcut for Stub, but not the others. I'd certainly listen to reasons why these other templates need the shortcut, but they just don't appear to be the most used to me. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 23:22, 3 August 2009 (UTC)