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Re: Template limits and server loads

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:56:31 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs_OiRnkXC_FGEZFxLhDcxG_tg0fck3b_rY8nyMa+Q=tWQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Yeah, the huge issue isn't putting it on the templates, it's being used a
lot on pages which will be a problem later. I realize there is no way
around it in templates often but on pages it will become a problem due to
the limits. You don't want to put metatemplates on pages unless it's
absolutely necessary for this reason. ;;

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:29 PM, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com> wrote:

> Every template value that features a table is going to use lots of
> instances of this template.
> This might be a bug in MediaWiki, or intentional behavior, but this is how
> it is.
> ☆*PhistucK*
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Taylor Costello <
> nottaylorcostello@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>> I've noticed on some pages, people are using Template:! when they don't
>> need to. Please keep in mind that if you don't need to use the piping
>> template, then don't, it's usually only needed if the coding is clashing
>> with the wiki markup, otherwise just using wiki markup should work fine.
>> Try testing wiki markup before resorting to the template (by using the
>> preview button). Most wikis have template limits, and once you go over
>> them, any page with Template:! on it is going to break and be sorted into a
>> bad category via MediaWiki, it also goops up the servers and causes a very
>> heavy load.
>> Of course, if our wiki (Docs) has no template limits, this doesn't really
>> matter, but using a template when you don't need to still causes a lot
>> of unnecessary load.
>> *Try wiki markup first, use work-around templates second.*
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