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The Opportunity Registry looks great. --kimlebouton 17:34, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

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Please chack out the Elite Technology opportunity for a SAS EBI consultant on (That comment was added by User:Dtfdtf on 15 August 2011)

I think you have the wrong idea about how to promote your opportunity. To list on this page the article needs to contain the text [[Category:Opportunity Registry]] which is automatically added if you create the employment opportunity article via the form on the page. - Cameron 08:02, 15 August 2012 (EDT)

Adding a category

Is there a way to add the Jobs category to this page? --Otterm1 19:35, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Why? This all works off other articles about jobs containing [[Category:Opportunity Registry]] so there should be no need for a separate jobs category, since all the jobs get listed here in decending date order - much better than a category. Mind you this article could be categorised as a feature page, or automated page, or whatever category one devotes to articles that cannot be edited but are updated automatically by other wiki activity. - Cameron 08:02, 15 August 2012 (EDT)
Does [[Category:Quick Links]] work for this article? - Cameron 08:13, 15 August 2012 (EDT)
I think [[Category:Quick Links]] is an artifact of how we provided quick access before we had the improved left nav. So I suspect (but will have to research it) that this the category can go away. We replaced Quick Links with the More link under Popular Links. And this page does have a link from there.--Don Henderson 09:01, 15 August 2012 (EDT)
I see Popular Links is also uncategorised, and there is no category equivalent to Popular Links. Certainly needs some thinking about how to properly categorise all the Popular Links pages in a consistent way. - Cameron 09:14, 15 August 2012 (EDT)

Instructions for employment opportunity titles and changing poor titles

It seems that people are reading the instructions Please include the State/Country in your description: very literally and are giving employment opportunities titles exactly like [[State/Country]].

Using the forward slash (/) symbol in a wiki article title creates a wiki sub-page, which is rather like a sub-directory containing an article called Country under the base article called State. This may have undesirable effects, especially if the base article State also exists, as breadcrumb trails appear at the top of the page. Also, the possibility for a clash of article titles is greatly increased with such a limited choice of titles.

I would change the instructions to not use the / symbol, and so they would read something like:

Please include the Position title, State, Country in your description:

The expression State/Country in the explanatory note should also be changed to read as either State and Country or else State or Country.

Lastly I have found it is possible to move mis-titled employment opportunities to a suitable title without impacting on the listings in this article. But the page needs to be purged after the move for the new title to appear. To purge the page go to the URL

- Cameron 09:10, 16 August 2012 (EDT)

New category for old/filled job postings?

Rather than removing positions which have been filled, can they be moved to a category that wouldn't show up here? Something like Archived Employment Opportunities or Old Job Posts?

The reason I think we shouldn't delete them is that it could be useful to see old examples, and users/students/contractors can go through old posts to see the kinds of requirements and expectations. Just my ¢2. - paulkaefer (talk) 11:38, 27 December 2016 (CST)

I too think that deleting Employment Opportunities is not the best approach. These opportunity listings contain information about who is seeking to employ people and what skills are being sought. Deleting an opportunity listing means that the opportunity to analyse the history and changing needs of employers is lost. I also notice that at least one employment opportunity lister refers to listings as closed while the template has an expiry date. Although an archive suggests old or historic records, these Employment Opportunities are not necessarily very old, and some that are older could still be active and ongoing opportunities. I would rather remove the expired opportunities from the list and leave just the active opportunities listed. I would suggest calling the category Expired Employment Opportunities. By changing the category, the listing should disappear from the list, which depends on a particular category. - Cameron (talk) 15:52, 28 December 2016 (CST)
I like it. Good suggestion, Cameron. - paulkaefer (talk) 16:53, 28 December 2016 (CST)
In the meantime, is there a way to limit this page to only show the last three/six/12 months? - paulkaefer (talk) 09:21, 1 February 2017 (CST)
I see Tesscunningham recently marked a bunch of posts as closed. I'm proposing that we start a category called Category:Expired or Closed Employment Opportunities, and move relevant pages to that category instead of this one. Thoughts? = paulkaefer (talk) 11:00, 4 May 2017 (CDT)
Paul and Cameron Your comments make good sense. I like this approach. Don Henderson is working on a notification system for updates to categories so we can be told when something passes a threshold (like 12 months). For now I will create the category and we can start moving items that are either closed or stale. --Art Carpenter (talk) 13:11, 5 May 2017 (CDT)
Great! Thanks, Art! = paulkaefer (talk) 16:20, 5 May 2017 (CDT)

Hi All! This is Tess Cunningham. I agree that only "Open" listings should appear. I've never known what to do - except to just go back into the listing and marked them "Filled" or "Closed." Please let me know what you decide as I have one to close right now. Call me @ (317) 423-9143 Ext 815 (EDT) or email me @ to discuss. I'm delighted you brought it up! Thanx!

Hi Tess, the heading in the Employment opportunities has some instructions about what to do. It says that once a position is filled or expired you should update the listing article with that information and ... :
  • ... replace the category text [[Category:Employment Opportunities]] with the category text [[Category:Expired or Closed Employment Opportunities]].
- Cameron (talk) 21:16, 13 May 2017 (CDT)