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A parameter to optionally remove the word "more"

I'd do this myself if I were more familiar with Lua, but I've only ever edited like 1 or 2 Lua modules so I don't really know the relevant syntax.

I've created an example of what I'm asking for in the underlying template for this module – Template:Main list – at User:Seppi333/Example, where:

The default output for {{:User:Seppi333/Example|ABC}} produces

The use of |more=no with {{:User:Seppi333/Example|ABC|more=no}} produces

The motivation for doing this is that some sections/topics for which the main list template is relevant (due to the fact that a comprehensive list of things that constitute the topic exists on WP) do not include a list of example entries in that section. In those cases, saying there's a "more comprehensive" list at ABC is an awkward hatnote because it implies that there's a partial list located within the vicinity of where the hatnote was placed on a page when there's isn't. I remember wanting this functionality for this hatnote previously, but never got around to requesting it.

The current use cases I have in mind are for GeneWiki#Number of gene articles and Transcription factor#Number; there are no example entries included in those sections and the lists specified in the {{Main list}} hatnotes constitute complete or nearly (~80%) complete lists, respectively. I've added |more=no to the main list templates used in these articles to provide test cases in the event someone is willing to add this functionality to the module. Seppi333 (Insert ) 03:17, 28 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

While it is possible to do what you mean, aren't one of the currently available hatnote templates doing what you want?
  • {{See also|List of ABC}} produces: See also: List of ABC
  • {{For|a comprehensive list|List of ABC}} produces: For a comprehensive list, see List of ABC.
  • {{Further|List of ABC}}} produces: Further information: List of ABC
If the articles are titled ABC and List of ABC, I'd just use {{See also}} as it's clear from the title what the the link is. --Gonnym (talk) 19:23, 30 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Facepalm Facepalm Yeah, you're right; #2 is the exact same hatnote as what I've requested here. Thanks for pointing that out. Seppi333 (Insert ) 19:45, 30 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]
There is also {{main listing}} which gives . That is listed as an alternative on the doc page. MB 19:16, 6 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Text used for multiple pages

When this template is used to list multiple pages (i.e. has a second parameter), should the text read "For more comprehensive lists, see..." instead of the default? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 08:15, 1 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]