Template talk:bs

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As far as I can tell, we only keep these around because they're not unused and for linking to the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Wikipedias. Both of these are eminently solvable. See Category talk:Bosnian language for some background (there's a lot more background than that if you look hard enough, the debate predates my presence on Wiktionary). Mglovesfun (talk) 18:03, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm OK with this. the templates could be converted to redirects to {{sh}}. Otherwise, the new translations into bs, hr, sr, will keep coming. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 00:45, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Template redirects don't work for language codes, though. But the translation adder can be made to automatically substitute one code for another, so that when users type any of those codes, it is automatically changed to sh. —CodeCat 00:47, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Oh and for the record, if the consensus and current practice is to treat these as one language, and we always merge them whenever they do crop up, I see no reason to keep these codes. However, we may want to creation protect them, you never know who will disagree... —CodeCat 23:24, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, finish up with the merger already. Oh, and any {{attention}}s or {{trreq}}s that call these templates ought to be dealt with as well. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:15, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
What about the Babel templates though? Are we going to force people to state they speak Serbo-Croatian? —CodeCat 02:18, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Well, I suppose those might be helpful, but we don't let users specify a dialect of English (well, except for me). If necessary, I'd rather we directly modify {{User sr}} etc than keep these templates. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:22, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
It seems that if you subst the template {{User lang}} inside {{User sr}}, it leaves only a single transclusion of {{sr}}, and a rather inconspicuous one at that. So it should be easy to do. —CodeCat 02:33, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Instead of modifying {{User sr}}, I have removed the single language template transclusion from {{User lang}}. So we can now safely remove any language template without worrying about that. —CodeCat 02:41, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
{{wikimedia language name}} now recognizes bs, hr and sr to be Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
{{wikipedia}} still uses the old codes, as on Zagreb. —CodeCat 19:22, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but it can; that's what {{wikimedia language name}} does. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:35, 14 November 2012 (UTC)