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  • Support, as the author of most of the proposal :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 19:46, 25 October 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support solves the most common challenge in new and small wikis – Susannaanas (talk) 13:39, 30 October 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Robin van der Vliet (talk) 13:54, 30 October 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Readers do expect some kind of standarization among Wikipedias. This is a clear step on the right way. B25es (talk) 16:02, 30 October 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Ainali (talk) 16:43, 30 October 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support --Frhdkazan (talk) 06:50, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support This is an important change that would make life a lot easier both for people writing templates, and those using them. It's long overdue! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 10:38, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support As a person who met this problem on several occasions in different Wikimedia projects, I think it would be quite useful, especially for smaller Wikipedia editions. Drbug (talk) 14:30, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Of course. Templates on meta-wiki global userpages does work globally. And templates in file pages on Commons too. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 14:32, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support --Kaganer (talk) 17:29, 5 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Shai-WMIL (talk) 09:54, 7 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Ruti-WMIL (talk) 08:09, 10 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support WikiLester (talk) 09:18, 10 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Bekmaw (talk) 11:59, 11 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support --Sannita (talk) 09:43, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support--Ferdi2005 (talk) 15:42, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Excellent proposal. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 15:44, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support as an admin of a small Wiki. That may be helpful --Sciking (talk) 16:17, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support as I would develop a Wiki which currently is devoid of any template or infobox. Taking some of the most developed ones could be very great. Sandrino 14 (talk) 16:28, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support--Dome (talk) 17:16, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support --GC85 (talk) 20:20, 29 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support strongly. I think this would be really helpful for every small wiki. Also it will make the cross wiki collaboration much simpler.--Lemure Saltante (talk) 21:12, 29 November 2019 (UTC)[]
  • + Support Mi subtenas la ideon de transvikigigo de ŝablonoj - Alfono (talk), la 16-an de decembro 2020
  • STRONG support Without templates the MediaWiki software is incomplete and for third parties to implement a featureful wiki can be extremely challenging. --Rob Kam (talk) 15:34, 2 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support This would be a vital tool to the growth of underresourced wikis and repairing global knowledge equity.--Pharos (talk) 20:27, 2 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Importing all the needed stuff in a newly created project is a pain in the ass, and something fundamental is always missing. --Ruthven (talk) 09:50, 4 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support I've wondered about this for years. Outstanding idea and explication of the idea in the proposed specification! Libcub (talk) 06:18, 13 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support --94rain Talk 07:41, 13 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support أدعم هذا المقترح بشدة. Dyolf77 (talk) 15:29, 24 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support Would really be useful and most especially to new and emerging wikis. Ammarpad (talk) 16:52, 24 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support. This would be really helpful for every mall wiki. Mahuton Mah3110 (talk) 00:00, 25 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support. Особенно понравилось второе предложение о том, что для локальных вики ничего не изменится. На самом деле, улучшение при оставлении прежних полных прав - очень правильный шаг. Спасибо разработчикам! HalanTul (talk) 00:24, 26 December 2019 (UTC)[]
  • Support. Uziel302 (talk) 15:57, 2 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support. Actually, in cawiki we're working in this line. --Amadalvarez (talk) 07:30, 3 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Obviously. There shouldn't be any opposition, especially for those who go to multiple wikis with multiple languages. —Eihel (talk) 18:55, 3 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Complete support. I was actually working on auto template translations for a while, and this should be the way to go.--Khutuck (talk) 15:27, 19 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support of course, since this would make life easier for template maintainers and make things more consistent across the wikis. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 18:07, 24 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Especially when communities have a choice of participating or not this seems like a great feature. 2001:984:F34D:1:29CC:DBF4:7704:4F57 16:56, 27 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support with appreciation for ironing out technicalities to address concerns, and making it very flexible, which means powerful, without changing our current local setups. PC-XT (talk) 00:08, 29 January 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Shinaimm (talk) 16:23, 11 April 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support And my point of view coppied from here.--Krzysiek 123456789 (talk) 11:36, 19 April 2020 (UTC):[]
    Hello, I have an idea to unify some templates on all wikis such as infoboxes. And each wikis would only create a linguistically relevant content for the article. This would make the translation easier. The names of the template parameters could also be translated to make it easier for editors who don't know other languages and they would work like [[file:]]. It doesn't matter what wiki we put the translation of this syntax in anyway, the file will be inserted correctly. Krzysiek 123456789 (talk) 23:02, 5 April 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support Urgently needed. Currently, transposing a Lua-based infoboxes that source Wikidata to other projects is a nightmare, and, on practice, impossible. For COVID 19, this is a clear issue, outbreak pages numbers do not agree across projects, and commmunities with less editors lag behind. A global version of [[1]] would help many wikis. Maybe it would be superflual for en.wikipedia, but it is something that Wikipedia as a whole needs a lot. TiagoLubiana (talk) 13:20, 27 April 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support to reduce duplication of effort and unnecessarily clunky maintenance procedures. —Goldenshimmer (they/them)|TalkContributions 23:37, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support. We need it now. Nothing to lose, a lot to gain.BoldLuis (talk) 15:05, 12 May 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support - for small wikies work of users from translatewiki and such global technical project will help a lot. I hope it will include repository with normal git (so that one will be able to make a fork of module/template, test it and apply changes with one click) and Scribunto step-by-step debugging with table of used arguments, like in Visual Studio Code (I wasn't able to make even mw.ustring work in standalone version). Now many wikies copy templates from enwiki, translate it and leave unupdated - this is not good. We have many slightly different templates in different lang-sections with slightly different code which is double (triple, ... N times) heavier to update. Global templates will be good for Wikipedia identity too - some new users or users with a specific sense of aesthetic perception use colors that do not meet the recommendations of the Wikimedia Foundation (colors that do not have sufficient contrast with the color of text and links, therefore make Wikipedia poorly accessible). Global templates will allow the Wikimedia Foundation to monitor such things better. Thus, since the amount of work that will have to be done if you work not with N templates is bigger than amount of work with one template and N translations, such a global project will free up the resources of community for improvement, and just supporting existing templates. Carn (talk) 08:01, 19 May 2020 (UTC)[]
    Thanks for the support, Carn
    Some comments:
    First, I'll assume that when you say "section", you refer to the Russian word "раздел", for which the usual English word is "an edition of a wiki in a certain language" :)
    About Git repository: I mention this briefly in the long proposal, although I say "Gerrit" and not "Git". Templates and modules are code, so it makes sense to story them in a Git repository or something similar. However, the easiness with which templates and modules can be easily modified on wiki pages is one of their greatest strengths: a template maintainer doesn't have to learn Git commands and wait for a long review process to get something deployed. This can, and occasionally does cause problems, but it's mostly a good thing. Therefore, while having a more robust way to manage versions of templates would be nice, it must absolutely not become harder to get them deployed than it is now, and the current proposal doesn't suggest, by itself, to change this.
    "Now many wikies copy templates from enwiki, translate it and leave unupdated - this is not good. We have many slightly different templates in different lang-sections with slightly different code which is double (triple, ... N times) heavier to update." — Yes! This is one of the main things that this proposal is trying to fix.
    "Global templates will be good for Wikipedia identity too - some new users or users with a specific sense of aesthetic perception use colors that do not meet the recommendations of the Wikimedia Foundation (colors that do not have sufficient contrast with the color of text and links, therefore make Wikipedia poorly accessible). Global templates will allow the Wikimedia Foundation to monitor such things better." - It's true, but it's important to note that it's not supposed to be forced. It will only happen if the wiki editors communities actually want it, and they will be able to override it. --Amir E. Aharoni {{🌎🌍🌏}} 13:16, 24 May 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support by all means. Past time for this, one of the longest standing feature request families for the wikis :) Sj (talk) 19:41, 31 May 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Nataev talk 11:50, 4 June 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 07:34, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support --ToprakM 07:58, 18 June 2020 (UTC)[]
  • There's nothing I can oppose, so why not support? The original meaning of "wiki" is just let global peoples to contribute coordinately, so why still independent? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:18, 23 June 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support I've also checked the "oppose" section for any convincing arguments against the proposal, and reaffirmed my positive opinion about this proposal (See Amire80's response to the criticism below for details). Will actually minimize code bloat and save the cost of cross-wiki compatibility.--Nahum (talk) 11:20, 10 July 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support. This would be super-helpful for many wikis. Not every community can maintain all the numerous things that are needed to maintain complicated templates, gadgets, modules etc. whose functionalities are taken for granted on big wikis like enwiki or dewiki, but unavailable without much stress elsewhere. --MF-W 13:05, 12 July 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support - this would help so much with the huge amount of mess on smaller language wikipedias -- Zblace (talk) 10:03, 27 July 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support This will be a great benefit for Wikipedias with small communities. Serchia (talk) 15:33, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support This will be a massive help with any cross-wiki projects. Quotes on wikipedia that just transclude a quote from Wikiquote or wikisource, etc. Information across the wikimedia projects should all seek to have a "Single Source of Truth" and not be repeated in multiple places. Global templates will help with this. Supertrinko (talk) 00:17, 15 September 2020 (UTC)[]
    Thanks for the support and the comment! Although I do have an important thing to say about this. Implementing a Global templates repository as the current proposal suggests will probably make cross-wiki transclusion of this kind technically possible, but whether it's a good idea to actually use it this way is up to the communities. Many people thinks that it's not great to display prose stored on another wiki. The current proposal is more targeted at templates that implement features, such as "citation needed", infoboxes, citation templates, chess chart*s, etc. These features include text strings, but they are short and tightly organized, and they are more similar to software user interface or structured data than to manually-written page content. --Amir E. Aharoni {{🌎🌍🌏}} 11:46, 18 September 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Templates are cumbersome and adding functionality to them is not something the average editor is comfortable doing. I have been editing for the last 14 years, I am fairly technical minded and still have a hard time with templates. Anything that makes Template development, deployment and editing easier has my full support. GoEThe (talk) 14:14, 9 November 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support --沈澄心 (talk) 13:52, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support I personally love this idea, it would be incredibly efficient and convenient for the Wikimedia Community. Arepticous (talk) 14:45, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support This is logical. I read the the back and forth below in the oppose section; and I believe the concern raised there was adequately addressed by the counterarguments presented. 𝒬𝔔 00:00, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support of everything able to globalize templates/modules. It has been shown time after time that templates are needed to be globalized. Everything that makes internationalization easier, is a big present that can be given to the technical community. - Klein Muçi (talk) 11:21, 27 November 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Support Kpjas (talk) 10:58, 9 December 2020 (UTC) Coming from Wikipedia PL (the Polish language Wikipedia) I have always wished to be able to have translated templates/modules from other Wikipedias.[]
  • Support I am working in couple of small wikis. Importing, updating and developing templates and modules is a constant pain with no end (until global templates). --KuboF Hromoslav (talk) 19:03, 14 December 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG supportAleks Andre (talk) 10:21, 15 December 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG supportJabieroKubo (talk) 16:41, 15 December 2020 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support — I work on wikis like the asturian or Esperanto, this would make the work a lot easier. --Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 12:56, 18 December 2020 (UTC)[]
  • jes, ankaŭ mi sutenas tion, kompreneble. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.16.127.223 (talkcontribs) 22:47, 25 dec. 2020
  • Strong support NMaia (talk) 02:40, 26 December 2020 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support Should be useful to show data from Wikidata and show it localwiki with a single template, best for maintenance. A better approach than {{LangSwitch}} ? --Bouzinac (talk) 11:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support global templates will boost productivity of many smaller wikis. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:33, 12 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Long overdue. David Wadie Fisher-Freberg (talk) 13:47, 16 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support Reinvent the wheel umpteen times or more is not of the 21st century, ladies, gentlemen and others... Klaas `Z4␟` V:  11:40, 23 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support I am the admin on a couple of small'ish wikis. Maintaining templates and the underlying modules that we have imported and/or copied from Wikipedia (and others) is a major maintenance headache. An initiative like this is long overdue and will benefit many wikis. I recognize it will not be easy, but the benefits will be significant. --Peculiar Investor (talk) 14:49, 23 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support. Especially helpful for smaller projects! --Dick Bos (talk) 16:29, 28 January 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support Mi apogas la proponon por informkestoj pli facilaj kaj centraj, tiel ankaŭ en la Esperanto-vikipedio estos progresaj ŝablonoj, kiuj nun mankas. Ĉar informkestoj aspektas malsame en malsamaj Vikipedioj, prilaboradi tiujn informkestojn kaj aliajn ŝablonojn estas sufiĉe malfacila tasko. I think that global templates will help very much in all wikiprojects and languages - especially in the most little. A way to create and choose local templates must absolutely remain, but as long as they are missing or if they are not complete enough it is very useful to have the global ones. Eo: Mi kredas ke mallokaj ŝablonoj multe helpos en ĉiuj vikiprojektoj kaj en ĉiuj lingvoj - precipe en la plej malgrandaj. La eblo krei kaj elekti lokajn ŝablonojn devas nepre resti, sed dum ili mankas aŭ se ili ne estas sufiĉe kompletaj estas tre utile havi la mallokajn. Alifono (talk) 20:11, 29 April 2021 (UTC)[]
    The point above is made out of two comments written by the same user, and merged by myself. --Amir E. Aharoni {{🌎🌍🌏}} 14:37, 3 May 2021 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support Psychoslave (talk) 23:26, 20 March 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Unmeasurably strong support. Rarely has the next big leap been more obvious. On many occasions, I have willfully navigated the dependency hell of having to sloppily copy dozens of interdependent templates from a larger wiki just to get an infobox to display on a small new wiki. Template management is a huge overhead for small communities. I believe that most new editors expect templates to work alike across wikis, and that menial work in this area contributes to editor discouragement. —Iketsi (talk) 15:06, 25 March 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Mi kredas ke mallokaj ŝablonoj multe helpos en ĉiuj vikiprojektoj kaj en ĉiuj lingvoj - precipe en la plej malgrandaj. La eblo krei kaj elekti lokajn ŝablonojn devas nepre resti, sed dum ili mankas aŭ se ili ne estas sufiĉe kompletaj estas tre utile havi la mallokajn. --- I think that global templates will help very much in all wikiprojects and languages - especially in the most little. A way to create and choose local templates must absolutely remain, but as long as they are missing or if they are not complete enough it is very useful to have the global ones.--Rdelre (talk) 19:28, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support--So9q (talk) 21:04, 1 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support In running Not Wikilambda, I’ve become acutely aware of how painful it is to use a wiki without the comfort of templates we often take for granted. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 16:43, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 19:53, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support Mi tre ŝatus tion. Eine solche Template-Standard-Library hätte ich auf verschiedenen kleinen Wikis schon gut gebrauchen können, um nicht von Null beginnen oder sinnvolle Templates (samt aller Dependencies) händisch kopieren zu müssen. Having a global collection of widely applicable templates (and being able to use those templates right away) would have been so useful in these cases. -- Das-g (talk) 20:57, 16 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support it will hurt ... --Frettie (talk) 06:52, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support this will be great --Dominikmatus (talk) 08:13, 22 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Would deliver a new tool on the size of Wikimedia Commons. Would be quite useful.--Paracel63 (talk) 10:47, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support --Sabelöga (talk) 11:20, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Giridhar (talk) 13:50, 29 April 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support יונה בנדלאק (talk) 06:08, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support TheDesertboy (talk) 10:56, 6 May 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Standardisation is good and this can only help smaller wikipedias — OwenBlacker | Discussion 11:39, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support DarwIn (talk) 11:40, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Tiputini (talk) 15:28, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Iñaki LL (talk) 15:34, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support שי אבידן (talk) 05:32, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • STRONG support Varlin (talk) 16:18, 13 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Deror avi (talk) 10:09, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Danny-w (talk) 12:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support גופיקו (talk) 12:01, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Arielinson (talk) 12:08, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support איתמראשפר (talk) 12:12, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Ovedc (talk) 12:38, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support La Nave Partirà (talk) 12:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support שמיה רבה (talk) 14:15, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support העיתונאי המנטר (talk) 14:22, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support ויקי4800 (talk) 14:59, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support דגש (talk) 15:02, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support. Geagea (talk) 21:54, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Strong support Barak a (talk) 22:44, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support Ldorfman (talk) 23:15, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support much needed בורה בורה (talk) 23:16, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support מושך בשבט (talk) 19:49, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support -- Would be nice to store them on Commons because there is an infrastructure for other enterprise wikis, not run by the Foundation, to use images from Commons near-automatically, and it would be good to get that for templates. -- Econterms (talk) 15:36, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Support -- This is a much needed feature not just from a tech standpoint but for the very question of optimizing volunteer labor. --Psubhashish (talk) 11:38, 22 August 2021 (UTC)[]