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I couldn't find it anywhere but please excuse me if this idea has been introduced before.

Recently, I was flicking through a few pages and found references to renown, with no explanation of what it is. A quick search shows that one or two pages explain it but most don't. Now we could easily add the explanation in brackets but I've seen a neater (to my mind) solution on other sites and I thought I'd see what you all think. Please take a look here for an example.

I imagine there are other words that could use definitions but I have to confess that I haven't found any yet. I probably wouldn't be in favor (I'm learning about the spelling now!) of using this method if it was just on one term.

Rpeh 06:54, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

Tooltips are definitely an idea that could be used more widely. My one suggestion, though, would be to use the existing template Template:Hover, which is already used on several pages for this purpose, instead of introducing a new template that does the same thing. --NepheleTalk 13:13, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
Hmm. I'd disagree with your second part. That template should be deleted and the standard Wikipedia/WikiMedia [1] one used instead. More people will be familiar with that one. Rpeh 13:29, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
In my opinion, the template name "H:title" really doesn't tell anyone what the template does. The "H:" naming system is part of an organizational system that may be used at Wikipedia, but I don't foresee ever being introduced here, so using a name based on that organization doesn't seem to be helpful. And the template at wikimedia is also called "Hover" [2], so it seems like by using Hover we're not introducing a completely new name for the template. --NepheleTalk 13:44, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
Fair enough, although it does tell people what it does if they know HTML. Plus, your link is a redirect rather than main template. Actually, that's a good idea. I'll put a redirect on the title one and get to work doing the changes for renown once I've finished uploading my latest batch of images. Rpeh 13:53, 8 June 2007 (EDT)