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After talking with Ratwar and after a look over by SerCenKing and Krusty, I have created a page for the frequently used templates (found here) in a sandbox. I was wanting to know if I can have the go-ahead to make it an actual page. If so, what is the correct namespace to use? UESPWiki? Thanks in advance.

P.S.: Sorry for ebing a pest about this, but I have a lot I want to do and I hate interrupting my tasks! Thank you! --Mr. Oblivion(T-C) 18:45, 27 May 2009 (EDT)

Remember what I told you on your user page? By using each of those templates on the page, you put it in a lot of categories in which it shouldn't be. If, instead, you do something like this...
==Questionable Content==

* [[Template:Incomplete|Incomplete Article]]: <code>{{Incomplete|}}</code>
* [[Template:Quality|Quality Issue]]: <code>{{quality|}}</code>
* [[Template:Cleanup|Requires Cleanup]]: <code>{{Cleanup|}}</code>
: Pages with this template on them will be listed on the appropriate namespace subpage under [[:Category:Pages Needing Cleanup]].
* [[Template:Wip|Work in Progress]]: <code>{{wip|}}</code>
:Placing this on an article will let others know that you are working on it over a reasonable period of time. It will also <snip>
:* editor = name of editor who placed the WIP tag
:* date = date on which WIP tag was placed
And so on...
... it would result in this...

Pages with this template on them will be listed on the appropriate namespace subpage under Category:Pages Needing Cleanup.
Placing this on an article will let others know that you are working on it over a reasonable period of time. It will also place the article into the appropriate works in progress category. The following parameters are optional:
  • editor = name of editor who placed the WIP tag
  • date = date on which WIP tag was placed

... and it will not clutter categories needlessly, plus it would make the page more compact and reduce the need for scrolling. --Gez 20:33, 27 May 2009 (EDT)
I do remember and I did definitely consider this. I made the decision to go ahead and place them on there so editors have the visual thing right there. I will wait for an Administrator to respond before I make any changes. Thanks! --20:51, 27 May 2009 (EDT)
I'd say that the most appropriate namespace is Help.
However, Gez is correct. The article doesn't belong in any of the dozens of cleanup categories to which it has currently been added, and having it appear in those categories will only cause a lot of confusion when editors try to wikify it, or find the unanswered questions, or the to-be-verified information on the page. Furthermore, it definitely does not belong in any of the deletion categories. If it continues to appear in the Speedy Deletion category, it could very well end up getting deleted accidentally, because articles in that category are supposedly ready for immediate deletion, without any further discussion or review.
Having said all of that, however, my opinion is no more important on this question than any other editor on the site. Decisions about what content belongs on the site, or where it belongs, are not the responsibility of admins -- those are community decisions. See, for example, UESPWiki:Consensus. Not to suggest that asking for feedback is unwelcome (and it probably is best to sort out questions about article namespace/name before creating the article, instead of needing to sort it out later and then having to clean up the redirects). It's just that you don't need a stamp of approval from an admin. --NepheleTalk 22:29, 27 May 2009 (EDT)
Okay, thanks Nephele. I will edit it ASAP. I only wanted an administrative comment due to namespace and major control/understanding of categories and templates. I will edit it and go ahead and make the new page. Thanks again! --Mr. Oblivion(T-C) 22:31, 27 May 2009 (EDT)