Was the data from the Czech Parish template saved?

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The Czech Parish template has been replaced with the categoryinfobox template. Was the data entered into the template on the category kept somewhere so it will show up in the new template? The new template doesn't have the parameters from the Czech parish template. Those parameters included old and new parish name, old and new town name and links to the exact records. The template was created to aid users in finding the correct parish records. I can't find a discussion about changing or deleting the template.
in Policy and Style by Michelle Hartley G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
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Was the data entered into the template on the category kept somewhere so it will show up in the new template?

In short, yes the data was kept in the change history of the categories themselves. In many cases, the categories had the base template (i.e., {{Czech Parish}} with no parameters filled in), which caused a blank appearance on the page - so there was no use in the template being present.

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The other data was all HTML and CSS which is not approved for category pages. The CategoryInfoBox was approved some time back (I don't have the exact link available at the moment), but it can be expanded with some additional parameters if needed.

The new template doesn't have the parameters from the Czech parish template. Those parameters included old and new parish name, old and new town name and links to the exact records.

These can already be handled with the Location CIB as shown on the template page (i.e., succession, webpage, wikidataID and spacepage parameters).

I can't find a discussion about changing or deleting the template.

The Czech Parish template was not actually changed or deleted. The usage on categories was just replaced with the approved CIB as this template will be retired in the future since it does not fit within the approved styles or classes of templates.

by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (315k points)
Regardless of the reasons communication before replacing it would have been nice.

Even though the Czech Parish template wasn't deleted or changed the template is no longer unusable.

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