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:Yeah this template doesn't have any helper redirects. I'm still supporting my idea at the bottom of [[Template talk:App#Introducing default argument]] though (replace it with [[Template:META Missing package]]): anybody else does? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 18:39, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
 
:Yeah this template doesn't have any helper redirects. I'm still supporting my idea at the bottom of [[Template talk:App#Introducing default argument]] though (replace it with [[Template:META Missing package]]): anybody else does? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 18:39, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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:Note that in this case only the uppercase variant is correct according to [[Help:Template#Style]]. [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Template:Aur&redirect=no Template:Aur] should not even exist, but removing it would probably break a ''lot'' of pages. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 18:59, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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Opinions

IMHO this template is not necessary, we could just implement a default value for the 4th argument in Template:App:

{{{4|not packaged? [https://aur.archlinux.org/ search in AUR]}}}

This will just show the AUR home, but searching for some predefined strings like this template is doing now is pointless since if a user adds this template, he should search for a package himself, and if he finds nothing why should he bias the search of other users in the future with his own keywords? And in any case, even if we don't consider biasing, thinking of some keywords should be such an easy task that giving some predefined ones seems to be overkill, if not an insult to other users' intelligence :P Finally, all the instances of this template that I've tested return 0 results in their searches, so the given keywords are not helping anyway.

-- Kynikos 11:26, 30 January 2012 (EST)

>> this template is not necessary
How will we find missing links then? Using this template looks like the simplest way.
>> we could just implement a default value for the 4th argument
>> searching for some predefined strings like this template is doing now is pointless
Looks good for me; my proposal: use
{{{4|{{AUR?{{1}}}}}
as 4th argument in Template:App.
Searching for application title works in 90% of cases.
--AlexanderR 18:28, 30 January 2012 (EST)
Discussion continues in Template talk:App#Introducing default argument . -- Kynikos 07:53, 1 February 2012 (EST)

A case for case-sensitivity

This template behaves differently than the AUR template, where both 'AUR' and 'Aur' work as the template name:

Pkg template also supports two ways of calling the template:

It's not a big deal, just something I noticed. -- Karol (talk) 08:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah this template doesn't have any helper redirects. I'm still supporting my idea at the bottom of Template talk:App#Introducing default argument though (replace it with Template:META Missing package): anybody else does? -- Kynikos (talk) 18:39, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
Note that in this case only the uppercase variant is correct according to Help:Template#Style. Template:Aur should not even exist, but removing it would probably break a lot of pages. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 18:59, 19 March 2014 (UTC)