Template talk:P

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I'm sure the paragon will use P as it's abbreviation so it might be an idea to get this out of the way — Skuld Monk 09:36, 18 July 2006 (CDT)

Agree with the move. It is more than likely that the abbreviation for the Paragon will be "P", and the Paragon profession icon will be used much more frequently used than the platinum icon, so it should have priority. --Tetris L 01:53, 20 July 2006 (CDT)
Yeah, move it. I think we should also move Template:G to get it all over with, since they're on a lot of the same pages. By the way, is there some way to get a list of all pages that use a given template? -- Gordon Ecker 02:43, 20 July 2006 (CDT)
"What links here" in the Toolbox in the left sidebar. It works for templates too, not only articles. --Tetris L 03:11, 20 July 2006 (CDT)

If we move it to template:plat, where do we move the existing template:plat? What about moving the existing template:plat to something more appropriate like template:cost or template:price? Anyway, regardless of what we do, we should try to get everything sorted out before the Nightfall PvP preview next weekend. -- Gordon Ecker 23:31, 23 July 2006 (CDT)

What about Template:CoinG and Template:CoinP for the coin icons? Those aren't taken by any other existing templates. -- Gordon Ecker 00:12, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
As being the person behind template:Plat (and possibly template:P) I have no problem with your suggesions. --Rainith 00:25, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
Forget future Guild Wars installments, what about future MediaWiki versions!? --Xasxas256 00:51, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
They could be combined into one template, but then all the current uses of G and P would have to be changed to use the single template. -- 04:10, 24 July 2006 (CDT)
Template:Plat would need to be altered so it can show just the platinum icon, just the gold icon and the gold icon and a number in addition to its current ability to display the platinum icon, the gold icon and numbers beside each. Or we could stup using {{gold}} and {{plat}} as they exist right now, only using them for the icons like {{p}} and {{g}} are used right now, since {{plat}}1{{gold}}500 is about as easy to use as {{plat|1|500}}. Anyway, we need to decide on something and start phasing out {{p}} soon, because it's going to be a lot easier before it's on ~75 skill pages next weekend. -- Gordon Ecker 01:23, 25 July 2006 (CDT)
Let's use the CoinP/CoinG templates. Either move the gurrent P/G templates there or move the Plat/Gold templates there and then move P/G to Plat and Gold. --Rainith 01:47, 25 July 2006 (CDT)

Ok, I can't believe I didn't think about this earlier. The long time RPG players here should have too. Move Template:G and Template:P to Template:GP and Template:PP (abbreviations for Gold/Platinum Piece(s) used in many RPGs, most notably D&D/AD&D). If we keep both letters capitalized we are unlikely to run into a problem with future professions as (so far) the official profession abbreviations with multiple letters have the second letter in lower case. Any thoughts? --Rainith 21:13, 26 July 2006 (CDT)

The RPGs I play either use G, Gil, or Gold. I think Template:Gold and Template:Plat are sufficiently short and definitely clear. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 21:18, 26 July 2006 (CDT)
Yes, but that does not take into account the fact that those are already used as templates for merchant tables. This does. --Rainith 21:20, 26 July 2006 (CDT)
Wow, I haven't used GP in a LONG time. I don't think it's terribly intuitive for players who don't have a D&D/AD&D background. On the otherhand, Gold and Plat are very intuitive. If the templates can be tweaked with an if/then to only do the icon if no amount is given, then I think that would be the better solution. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 21:27, 26 July 2006 (CDT)
Huh, I jsut took a look at what merchant tables are doing with templates, and well, blah. I don't see a necessity to keep Template:Gold with respect to how the merchants are using it. The "align=right" part is completely specific to merchants and shouldn't exist in a template as generically named as "Gold", and the whole use of that template can be scrapped, IMHO. So now that I have taken into account that Template:Gold is a template name already used by merchant tables, I may re-state my support for Template:G and Template:P to be moved to Template:Gold and Template:Plat respectively. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 00:17, 27 July 2006 (CDT)
Fair enough, I just wanted to see if we could just change one thing with this instead of two. I'll be moving the Plat and Gold templates to CostP and CostG and taking care of the resulting necessary changes. Then I'll move the P and G templates over to Plat and Gold. People can then freely migrate all the uses of P and G. --Rainith 21:09, 27 July 2006 (CDT)

Ok, template:Gold and template:Plat are now the same as template:G and template:P. --Rainith 21:38, 27 July 2006 (CDT)

K. Now that the move has been made I think it's time this became Paragon template it's creating bad replacements already.--Phoenix Phoenix Benu.png 06:33, 28 July 2006 (CDT)
I started the process earlier this morning. On most armor price pages, I'm replacing t:P with t:CostP where it works, and t:Plat in the remaining locations (or leaving it at t:P where it's already intended to be the Paragon icon). At the same time, for consistency, I'm also replacing t:G with t:CostG and t:Gold. I need to take a break for the real-world for a bit, but will return later today to complete this. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 09:56, 28 July 2006 (CDT)
Completed. I believe that the only occurances of t:P still in use are for the Paragon profession. All currency related uses have been moved to t:CostP and t:Plat.
I have not cleaned up all occurances of t:G, only the ones that I came accross while working on t:P, plus one or two others. I may go back for the rest of t:G later, but it's a much lower priority. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 15:45, 28 July 2006 (CDT)