Template talk:Sandbox

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Template sandbox[edit]

If there is a sandbox for tests in the commons template namespace please add an info where that is. –Be..anyone (talk) 16:59, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Upload tests[edit]

{{edit protected}}I guess this could be mentioned Category:Test uploads. (I couldn't find any related page explaining its function more elaborately.) Palosirkka (talk) 06:02, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

 Not done Sandbox get's deleted, categories will be gone. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:14, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

__NOINDEX__[edit]

{{editprotected}} I don't see any reason for this (and Commons:Sandbox) to be indexed by search engines. Also, in case an user places copyrighted content in the sandbox, the copyrighted content (and the sandbox) will not be seen in search engines (to prevent accusation of copyright violation). I want to place the __NOINDEX__ magic word in this template because if __NOINDEX__ is placed in the sandbox, it will be removed automatically by Hazard-Bot. Thank you. Poké95 06:44, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

 Not done I don't think there are any concerns regarding copyrighted content in the sandbox, as the contents are automatically deleted by a bot quite frequently. As the much higher profile EN.WP doesn't worry about its sandbox being indexed, I don't see any reason for us to worry. Also, the sandbox needs to be findable by inexperienced users. Placing __NOINDEX__ on the sandbox would result in the Sandbox being unfindable with queries like "Commons Sandbox" on Google and other internet search engines. I realize that more experienced editors might find the idea of searching the entire internet to find a page on Commons as silly, but it's surprisingly commons for less experienced editors to not know how to find pages on Commons without using a generic internet search engine. —RP88 (talk) 04:54, 9 November 2015 (UTC)