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Let's stop breaking pages when templates i18n-ize

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SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

As I understand it, when someone internationalizes a template here using Project:Translation machinery, every page using it displays garbled <translate>...</translate> tags until it is updated to invoke {{TNT|Template name}}.

This happened with {{MW version}}, it happened with {{Soft redirect}} (until @Krenair reverted it), etc.

Although the translation work that @Shirayuki and others do is immensely valuable, I think it's unfair to other mw.org users when it breaks pages that aren't internationalized. Surely there's a way that a template can do the right thing and not f*** up untranslated pages? If not, then we need a process for "Templates that are going to be translated", "Pages that need update for i18nized templates", [[Category:Templates that only work on i18n pages]], and maybe a bot to do the work.

Thanks for everyone's hard work, I appreciate it.

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I asked him some time ago to ask for a bot to replace all templates that were being translated with {{TNT}} or {{TNTN}} where applicable. Sadly, that hasn't been done AFAIK

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