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Template:StateForum/doc

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This is a documentation subpage for Template:StateForum.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.

This template enables the automatic selection of a United States (or US Territory) forum or region name.

Usage

Place {{StateForum}} on a page where either a URL to a state or region forum is desired. Alternately the template can also determine the name of the region based on the state name or the states in a region. It uses the data in {{StateForum/List}}.

{{StateForum
| STATENAME or 
  STATE ABBREVIATION or
  REGION NAME
| state-id or 
  region-id or 
  region-name or
  regional-coordinator or
  state-list or
  state-list-long
}}

Parameters

First parameter
STATENAME - The full name of the state or territory (Alaska, California, Texas, etc.)
STATE ABBREVIATION - The two letter state abbreviation (AK, CA, TX, etc.)
REGION NAME - The full name of the region (Northwest, New England, etc.)
Second parameter
state-id will return a URL to the state specific forum.
region-id will return a URL to the forum for that state's region.
region-name will return the name of the region.
regional-coordinator will return the username of the regional coordinator.
state-list will return the abbreviated names of the states in the region.
state-list-long will return the full names of the states in the region.


Examples

Entering:
[{{StateForum | AK | state-id}} Alaska forum]

Produces: Alaska forum


Entering:
[{{StateForum | AK | region-id}} {{StateForum | AK | region-name}} region forum]

Produces: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=Northwest region forum


Entering:
[{{StateForum | Northwest | region-id}} Northwest region forum]

Produces: Northwest region forum


Entering:
{{StateForum | Northwest | regional-coordinator}}

Produces: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum


Entering:
{{Username |{{StateForum | Northwest | regional-coordinator}} }}

Produces: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=Error in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum (in Parameter to RC/Data or RC/Forum PM)

(NOTE: The template currently requires no space between the | and the first parameter.)


Entering:
{{StateForum | Northwest | state-list}}

Produces: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=AK/ID/MT/OR/WA/WY


Entering:
{{StateForum | Northwest | state-list-long}}

Produces: http://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=Alaska / Idaho / Montana / Oregon / Washington / Wyoming