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Zuz (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The only name I recognize is Nosebagbear, and that means there is no one on this list whom I know believe to be a nut in the negative sense. Most excellent. Darkfrog24 (talk) 22:21, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I raised an issue about a month ago Wikipedia:Simple talk/Archive 138#Category question and was told to wait. What else needs done to advance this proposal? Nunabas (talk) 02:52, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah I would only not add them on templates where the one doesn't add them. As Auntof6 mentions we basically use templates often here and keeping customized ones here is generally not possible in reality. So if the template still adds then so should ours. (This is the case in most cases here where templates are adding them). As Auntof6 mentioned in the section you link to because our templates update to match en.wikis fairly regularly they have already been removed from the ones they should be in most likelihood. I should also point out that their wording doesn't prevent them, it just doesn't recommend them. -Djsasso (talk) 11:39, 5 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Notify Gothic architecture being proposed for demotion.

See Wikipedia:Proposed article demotion for more details. CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 00:48, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

holy guacamole what happened

why were so many people blocked, was there a massive sock attack or something? Derpdart56 (talk) 17:09, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Just move along, nothing to see here. WP:DENY. Though I guess that is more for vandals. Just a big sock farm. -Djsasso (talk) 18:45, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New GA

Dear community, we have a new good article -- Sentō. Thanks to everyone who participated in the proposal and those who helped in improving the article.-BRP ever 00:56, 8 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations @Frontfrog:. This is my first ever GA and I am so proud of all the work we did. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:24, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Darkfrog24 Yeah, I went to your talk page to give you a barnstar for this one, but it turns out I recently gave you one ;) Anyways, good job guys! BRP ever 12:52, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, same feeling. I'm glad that you helped me. Frontfrog (talk) 12:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ha ha, let's do it again some time! Darkfrog24 (talk) 16:24, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I think it's possible! :) Frontfrog (talk) 15:59, 12 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How to simply a link.


There must be a way to turn Jugend (Zeitschrift) [Jugend] (just an example) into Jugend by dropping the (Zeitschrif) part but I don't know how to proceed; Can someone please tell me ? Thanks, LouisAlain (talk) 03:57, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@LouisAlain Are you thinking of the pipe trick? -- Auntof6 (talk) 04:04, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

That's the point exactly. Now I have to try. Thank you. LouisAlain (talk) 04:08, 11 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Would this be deletable?

A page I found, Ultima werewolf, appears to be a self-publication, where someone created a story and then uploaded it to Wikipedia as a page. It has a notability tag, a deletion tag, and a quick deletion tag, and I'm just wondering: can this be deleted? I'd say yes but the deletion policy might say otherwise, there's nothing in there that covers this scenario. (talk) 21:30, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Has been deleted. -- Auntof6 (talk) 22:39, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It's me again (from home, the other one is my School IP), and despite the page being deleted I would like to know what would be the correct course of action if a self-publication situation ever appears again. (talk) 23:44, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
In general, an original story would not be notable unless an appropriately qualified source indicated it was notable. And if already published we could only allow brief excerpts and a commentary. Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:52, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Template fixation

Hello Wikipedians! I created a user template recently. This one:

Quora icon.svg This person uses Quora as Simple talk/Archive 139.

. Whenever I put this template either at mine or at others, including that of User:Ferien, it automatically links to a single and certain user in Quora. Can anyone fix this template? I don't why it is linking to a certain Quora user account, when that username is not particularly mentioned in the template content. I created this template, for Wikipedians who are also Quorans. It's like en:User:UBX/Twitter. Regards! :) Haoreima (talk) 06:55, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Single Chart cat broken

It says -3 Derpdart56 (talk) 17:16, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Derpdart56 Which cat? Can you link to it? -- Auntof6 (talk) 17:35, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Auntof6, the category doesn't actually exist but you can see it as the only red link in Category:Wikipedia backlog --Ferien (talk) 17:41, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Derpdart56, Ferien: It's coming from Template:Backlog status. I don't know why, but some of the items in the list are set to display fewer items than are actually in the category. I/we could change it not to do that, but I'm reluctant to do so without understanding why it was set up that way. The enwiki version does the same thing, but of course they have a lot more in their categories so none of theirs is showing up with a negative number. Auntof6 (talk) 19:43, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback on a article I'm working on

I'm currently working on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, please criticize me. (or edit the article) Thanks! Kolva (talk) 19:48, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Kolva: No criticism, just a suggestion! If you add at least one citation in every section of the article, it will be good. There are some sections which lack citations. Regards! :) Haoreima (talk) 03:24, 16 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]