Template talk:My sandbox

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Why is this a template? Shouldn't this be a regular page, preferably a sub-page under the owners' user page? --Darkstar (talk) 00:57, 9 April 2019 (CEST)

Good catch. We should check with Dugo to make sure it's OK, but then we can do more or less as you suggest, and move the page to be sub-page of their User: page, although I'll have to look up how to include one page in another (which is presumably the reason they used a Template: page). Jnc (talk) 01:30, 9 April 2019 (CEST)
Oh, it turns out to be simple; the {{}} syntax can transclude pages/sub-pages from namespaces other than Template:, all one has to do is specify the namespace. So {{User:Dugo/My sandbox}} will do it. (I used to know all this stuff back when I was an active admin on Wikipedia, but I've forgotten a lot of it, had to look it up! :-) Jnc (talk) 05:04, 9 April 2019 (CEST)
yes, but my point was rather that this is a page that looks and feels just like a sandbox page, i.e. lots of random stuff scattered around. I bet it is not designed to be transcluded into other pages (and as of this writing, it has exactly 0 active transclusions except from the user's page itself) so I don't understand why this needs to be a template at all... --Darkstar (talk) 14:21, 9 April 2019 (CEST)
Oh, no, I got all that ("Good catch"), but had just instantly moved on to 'how do we clean this up'. Jnc (talk) 14:48, 9 April 2019 (CEST)