Template talk:Mises blog

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I wanted to change my script that links to this template, when I noticed that this template is also out of date! Mises Blog changed into The Circle Bastiat. :/

Can anyone change this template to reflect this? Pestergaines 14:04, 31 March 2012 (MSD)

I don't know what you mean. This template is designed to allow easy linking of articles on the Mises Blog. The Mises Blog still exists. The articles that are linked to using this template are still found at the same URL. There is absolutely no reason to change this template.
If all you're saying is you want one just like it to link to articles on the Circle Bastiat, then just create a new template using the source code for this one and simply change the encoded redirect URL. --John James 17:43, 4 April 2012 (MSD)

Lack of parameter names

I notice the parameters aren't named; it's designed to be used like this:

{{mb|21440|The End of an Era|Klein, Peter G.|5 May 2003}}

rather than like this:

{{mb|id=21440|title=The End of an Era|author=Klein, Peter G.|date=5 May 2003}}

That eliminates some typing and makes it easier to read the wikitext. But it would probably cause some issues if you ever want to add more parameters, eliminate some, or rearrange the parameters' order. Also, I don't know whether this would be desirable or not, but since LvMI owns the backend for the entire site, it might be possible to create a MediaWiki extension that would integrate data from the Blog, Daily, and Resources, so that you would only need to put an ID in the template and it could populate the rest. Anyway, here is the alternative template I created to illustrate how it might look if we named the parameters: User:Nathan Larson/Mises blog Nathan Larson (talk) 00:18, 14 July 2012 (MSD)