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Boilerplate (prefilled text for a new page) can be a useful guide when editing.

One challenge is making sure that unused boilerplate text is deleted (or at a minimum, commented out) rather than left in, cluttering the page. Ideas:

  • Put clear requests for the user to delete the boilerplate
  • Run a bot (can we do it only for pages not edited in the last 30d?) Identify pages with raw boilerplate, and manually delete the boilerplate content.

Boilerplate implemented on Appropedia:

Ideas for improving the boilerplate[edit]

The following is based on boilerplate used at en.howtopedia.org:

  • Problem:
  • Idea:
  • Price Range:
  • Material Needed:
  • Geographic Area:
  • Difficulty:
  • Skills needed:
  • How many people?
  • How long does it take?
  • Context (any information about context not yet mentioned):