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Basic problemEdit

Number pages are (correctly) categorized as Category:Integers. They are not disambiguation pages. If other Wikipedia articles are still ambiguous with the title (not just related to the number), a disambiguation page is needed for "other uses". -- JHunterJ (talk) 21:03, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

This is true. I've deleted the bit which was sending readers to number pages in the absence of disambiguation pages. I've also added a few disambiguation pages (the now exist from 0 to at least 100). JIMp talk·cont 00:29, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Number linkEdit

@Steel1943: The code I re-added for the number doesn't display if the number page is a redirect, which should avoid some of the bad links. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 00:34, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

  • @Pppery: Ah, it is different than just reverting my edit. That is awesome; I'll revert my revert. Steel1943 (talk) 00:54, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
    I do admit I should have used a better edit summary for that, though. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 01:01, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Implicit "number" linkEdit

At least one page, 495, looked like this until I fixed it:

The number page is explicitly specified in the template. I found this unpleasant. Any way to prevent implicitly linking to the "number" page if it is specified explicitly? This probably isn't a pervasive issue, but I'm not going to search every number to verify. ItsNickBarry (talk) 04:48, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Not that I'm aware of without luafying the whole thing, which I'm not willing to do. {{3x|p}}ery (talk) 19:58, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

What's the point?Edit

Why is this specialised template used rather than {{about|the year|the number|xyz (number)}} which would produce the same output? Using this template means that an editor unfamiliar with it has to search the documentation to find how to add a second link to the hatnote, as I've just done at 145. Just seems rather pointless. PamD 07:02, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

BC and redirect linksEdit

See User talk:Crouch, Swale/Year DAB#Dab titles for another proposal for this template (or the creation of a new template). Crouch, Swale (talk) 19:57, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

The template should not appear if there are no linksEdit

On most pages, the template currently outputs the unlinked hatnote This article is about the year ####, which is unnecessary clutter (see WP:HATNOTE for the purpose of hatnotes). It should be modified to produce no visible output on such pages. --Paul_012 (talk) 15:44, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

I have edited the template accordingly. --Paul_012 (talk) 10:22, 3 March 2021 (UTC)