Template talk:App

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Can we add features to this template?

See https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:List_of_applications#Marking_Wayland-native_GUI_applications%3F . The App template should maybe support marking the app as having a graphical user interface implementation on X Windows, a Wayland compositor, or multiple of those. Neven (talk) 19:12, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Description field

Why should the description be a full sentence? In practice, it rarely is. If it is a sentence fragment, it should not end with final punctuation, per standard style guides. W+lf (talk) 18:15, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Because the template description says so. Also, I'm not aware of any "standard style guides" that would forbid punctuation after sentence fragments. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:00, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia MoS w+lf 00:26, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia's Manual of Style applies only to Wikipedia and not any other writings. Furthermore, the description field in this template is not a caption. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 08:09, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Wikipedia's MoS is an amalgam of common style guides... I'm a contributor. Better to quote from MOS:LISTFORMAT, since that's how this template is being used? "When the items are sentence fragments, the list is usually preceded by introductory material and a colon. Items may be given with initial lowercase or in sentence case. No final punctuation is used in most cases." It's the same as with captions, which also tend to be fragments—it would be uncommon to keep the final punctuation in those cases. Chicago/MLA: "If the list items are not complete sentences, you can often begin each item with a lowercase letter and use no punctuation after the item." w+lf 06:12, 23 November 2020 (UTC)