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Hi, so I think the template has some merits; if it is deemed worth to be kept, I want to ask about how to make the template better.

Prior to my modification, the text displayed was "This subject is far too vague or ubiquitous to have a list of appearances. It probably appears in every release/title of the Wizarding World franchise. If you think there are exceptions, please list them below.". To me, the last sentence makes little sense; if there are "exceptions", as in release(s)/title(s) that the subject actually didn't appear in, why should said release(s)/title(s) be listed? It is supposed to be a list of appearances after all, NOT a "list of not-appearances". So I modified it to something that I think would make sense; but in doing so, substituting would be needed for the editor note to be rendered, which, to me, feels like I went about it the wrong way.

Dunno. I like the simplistic formatting, making it somewhat like {{main}} and the likes, an official message of sort? But I feel like the part about potential need of adjustments, just doesn't fit with the message. So I thought about looking like category:Maintenance templates:

I stress, I do like the simplicity of the original formatting choice, but I just feel the second part of the message doesn't go with it? Thoughts? --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:24, March 26, 2019 (UTC)

You are right. I decided to include that sentence to remind editors that there may be possible exceptions, but now a list of non-appearances doesn't make much sense to me as well.
The substitution would lead editors to think it is not a template, right? There must be a way to include a hidden note while still making clear it is a template.
Also, there seems to be a problem with spacing. For some reason, the template creates a chunk of empty space in the section. I couldn't find a way to fix it. - Esbonl (talk) 09:53, March 28, 2019 (UTC)
The spacing issue should be slightly better now; didn't noticed there were additional line breaks for the editor's message and the noinclude part. And yeah, substitution does make it not template-like. Thoughts about the other treatment? --Sammm✦✧(talk) 19:15, March 29, 2019 (UTC)
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