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Proposed very good article demotion[change source]

I thought I had posted about this before, but can't find where, so please excuse me if this is a duplicate.

I have proposed that Hanami be removed from very good article status. Please see Wikipedia:Proposed article demotion#Hanami for details and discussion. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:43, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Minimal basics for a new page creator[change source]

I've been working on articles from Special:UnconnectedPages and after adding to the Wikidata item, doing some basic cleanup and expansion here as required. Sometimes I'll want to advise a page creator on what's missing and needed for the article - for example, one with no apparent Wikidata item or page elsewhere in the WPs (e.g. User talk:Usangulbore for Sangul Utindaan). I'd like to link to useful instructions, but nothing I find among the Help:Contents links covers this at a very practical level. How do you suggest dealing effectively with this situation? -- Deborahjay (talk) 12:06, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

It might fit as a section on Help:Starting a new page. -DJSasso (talk) 13:33, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Whoa - I've just read through that page a couple of times, and there are several things I fail to understand (e.g. "link wiki pages"? "Protecting your page" via sysop rather than Template:In use?). Must give this some thought... I'll be back. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:59, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I'd say that last part could be removed. I don't think I'd protect a page for that. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:08, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
...and my personal favorite: not including appropriate categories. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:08, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

OP again: Nope re: Help:Starting a new page. What I'm seeking is a well-worded intervention for an already-created (and likely abandoned) page like those "not linked to [a Wikidata] item", to address the page creator via Talk page, to point out several essential requirements and their remedies. -- Deborahjay (talk) 18:09, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Template:Cite web in Change source[change source]

Does anyone know how to update the box that appears when choosing the "cite web" template in the Change source screen? Ours includes some fields that the one on does not. Most annoyingly I am getting a reference error on Irrawaddy River because I included more than one author. --Tbennert (talk) 04:45, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

I think the problem was you were using the last name first name parameters for articles that had more than one author so it was causing an issue. But in the process of fixing it I found out documentation was out of date so that couldn't have helped when you were trying to fix it so I have now fixed both. I should note I never use the visual editor so I am not sure how it looks in the visual editor. Wouldn't be surprised if most of our templates don't work in it. -DJSasso (talk) 17:07, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the fix! I do use the "Change source" rather than "Change" if that is what you mean by visual editor. There are actually several other boxes that are different in our cite web template than on en. They don't cause error messages but they also don't display correctly. For this issue they have a + symbol next to the first and last fields so you can add more authors. It would be really great if we could import the updated fill in box, I just don't know where it pulls from. I'll do some looking around when I have time. Thanks! --Tbennert (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Asking Too Much Info[change source]

I wanted to donate to Wikipedia, however, in the process, you are asking for too much information. It makes me uneasy to put all my info out there for a $5 or $10 donation. Wish it could be done differently. — This unsigned comment was added by 2601:402:8202:53d5:80b9:f94b:32f6:25d2 (talk • changes).

Sorry about that, fundraising is organized by the Wikimedia Foundation, we have no local control.--Peterdownunder (talk) 04:27, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Script import?[change source]


Hi, Can scrips like this be imported here ?,
I'm assuming it'd need to go into my JS (or someone can import it in to Ohconfuciuss js) and the "" parts would need to be changed to ""
But other than those 2 issues the script should work on here shouldn't it ? Or is there a giant piece to the puzzle I'm missing ?,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:06, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

It is possible they could work here. You would have to try. Sometimes we are missing things that scripts rely on which is why twinkle doesn't totally work here. -DJSasso (talk) 18:19, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Djsasso, Ah right well this doesn't have anything to do with Twinkle unfortunately - This might be of help in getting it running?,
This script is simply to convert all dates to either DMY or MDY - As the articles are a whole range of both I figured this script might be a good way to tidy the articles up and to make them less confusing to our readers,
Also If this script is accepted/imported then I'd be happy to create the various policies tied with the script at EN to avoid issues like country ties and all that, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 20:48, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Not sure how I misread the reply above but somehow I did! - If we're missing different parts then I guess it's kinda pointless importing everything, Okie dokie thanks for your help anyway, –Davey2010Talk 00:37, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
I was just using twinkle as an example. You could try copying that script to a .js file in your userspace and then importing it into your js for whatever skin you use. It might work. It might not. If I get some time I will try it with mine. But being the time of the year it is I am all over the place so I can't promise how soon that will be. -DJSasso (talk) 00:50, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Actually I added it here. Put the following in the js file for the skin you use.
importScript('User:Djsasso/MOSNUM dates.js');
I haven't tried using it on a page yet but it shows up on the side like it should. There is no reason I can see it wouldn't work. I will try it after I post this. Don't worry about the policies etc. We technically already have them because we have a policy to use all policies when the policy doesn't already exist here. And for date stuff its probably just to use the ones for now. -DJSasso (talk) 00:59, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Just tried it on one page and it works. Should be good for you. -DJSasso (talk) 01:10, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi Djsasso, Ah brilliant thanks so much!, Okie dokie I'll leave the policy creations be, Thanks for kindly importing this much appreciated :), –Davey2010Talk 15:21, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the importation of scripts can be done in a foolproof manner that defy the updating of the parent scripts... I already do that for m:User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Regex menu framework.js within my script, so it must be possible. but what's the correct syntax? --Ohconfucius (talk) 13:38, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject: Revitalize[change source]

Notifying the community of this WikiProject per WP:WikiProject. This post is to request it's move to Wikipedia-space.

Link is here

Essentially, it's to help rebuild the anti-vandalism defenses, since the ChenzwBot no longer operates, and to revert the vandalism that passed through and has stayed on pages. Adotchar| reply here 22:56, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

From Wikipedia:Wikiproject: Many projects that have been created here in the past have been abandoned after a short amount of time. Because of this, WikiProjects are created in a user's userspace. Additionally, we already have a Wikiproject Anti-Vandalism. --Eurodyne (talk) 01:35, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Besides what Eurodyne quoted, we'd also have to create and maintain structure and such for WikiProjects if they were official. If your project is active and effective enough for long enough, it might be worth revisiting this. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

To notify a page creator of its nomination for QD[change source]

After tagging a page for Quick Deletion, where to find a message template to for notifying the (IP account) page creator on the latter's User talk page? I don't find anything appropriate in WP:Template messages. -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:45, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

It's Template:QD-notice. If you use Twinkle, it takes care of that for you in addition to placing the QD template on the page. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:31, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

No webservice[change source]

When I click Changes by user (on the Revision history page) I get a message No webservice. I would like to find out what changes I contributed to the page Wikipedia:Most wanted articles. How can I find this information? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 15:03, 8 December 2017 (UTC) Please ping me

You want to know how many changed you did on that specific page? You would have to count them all manually on the revision history. I don't get that error you are talking about, it might have been a temporary issue. That being said that particular page is historical as noted at the top it hasn't been updated since 2012. You are better off looking at Special:WantedPages to see what is most "wanted". -DJSasso (talk) 16:10, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Djsasso, thanks for responding and for the information provided. Just a couple of points:
  • "I don't get that error you are talking about": this error
  • "You would have to count them all manually on the revision history" Why do it manually when there is a tool that does it for you? Ottawahitech (talk) 13:32, 12 December 2017 (UTC) Please ping me
I don't think I was looking at the same page as you as the links are different in your two posts. I will take a look. -DJSasso (talk) 17:22, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Looks to me like that tool no longer exists or its maintainer has it off. I will see if I can research other information. -DJSasso (talk) 17:25, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Graf[change source]

I am currently writing an article on this. User:Artix Kreiger/Graf. I was hoping that an admin could move the vandal history to somewhere else. Artix Kreiger (talk) 15:28, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

No the history will always be there so people can see the history of the page. Your article if you move it there will just be over top of it. -DJSasso (talk) 17:26, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Chart position on page[change source]

On Voov, the chart table that's supposed to display under the Countries section heading shows up under References instead. How to fix this? (And do we really post this sort of technical question here rather than elsewhere? I'll have more...) -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:03, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Fixed: the table wasn't correctly closed. And, yes, this is usually a good place to ask technical questions or ask for help when you aren't asking a specific person. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:17, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
That's a great fix - I had also wondered how to tweak the column width according to the text content. -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:32, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't know how to do that off the top of my head. I suggest looking for an example on some other page. I think long lists -- such as lists of politicians, monarchs, or award winners -- might be likely to have such examples. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:50, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Please move this page[change source]

Could an admin please move the page Chinese character to Chinese characters in line with enwiki for having a plural title; there are many Chinese characters, not just one. Thank you, ««« SOME GADGET GEEK »»» (talk) 15:26, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@Some Gadget Geek: Can you not move it yourself? Most users here can move pages as far as I know. Ottawahitech (talk) 13:20, 12 December 2017 (UTC) Please ping me
Done, although this didn't require an admin. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: How would a non-admin have moved that page over a redirect? —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 17:13, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, you're right. I just dealt with the redirect automatically without thinking about it. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:26, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
No worries--thanks for all you do. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 17:47, 12 December 2017 (UTC)