Template talk:WikiProject Plants

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WikiProject Plants (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject icon This template is within the scope of WikiProject Plants, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of plants and botany on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Category for photo request[edit]

I noticed that many photo requests for "Acacia xxx" articles were appearing in the high-level category Wikipedia requested photographs, whereas (in my opinion) they ought to go in a lower-level category. I did accordingly alter some photo requests so as to make them more specific — for an example, see Talk:Acacia alpina. In that example, I was following the instructions at the top of the Category:Wikipedia requested photographs by subject page. However, I see that there is an existing category Plant articles needing photos which is populated by use of this "WikiProject Plants" template. So, as I see it, there are two options:

  1. Alter this template so that it puts things into a new Category: Wikipedia requested photographs of plants? This would be consistent with the naming convention that comes out of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs by subject.
  2. Alter the workings of Template:Reqphoto somehow (not sure how) so that it uses the existing Category:Plant articles needing photos.

Comments please! Thanks, A bit iffy 14:47, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

When I set up the template, I followed the example of another WikiProject. I don't think we'd need to change it to fit the "naming convention" as it wasn't meant to be a part of {{reqphoto}}, but an internal WikiProject assessment. If anything, we should change it to Category:Plant articles needing images to be more correct, since we often use non-photo images for plant articles, especially extinct plants. The second option doesn't sound plausible. The Acacia articles with the reqphoto template on the talk page seem to be the work of one editor, so the incident is isolated. I'd simply remove the reqphoto template if it's already covered by the WikiProject's template. Cheers, --Rkitko (talk) 16:31, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
There we go. I used BotanyBot to discard the {{reqphoto}} from the aforementioned Acacia articles and replaced them, if needed, with the "needs-photo=yes" parameter. --Rkitko (talk) 00:38, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Cheers.--A bit iffy 07:21, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Update to banner[edit]

On the sandbox is a proposed conversion of this template to use the {{WPBannerMeta}}. It would look very similar to your current banner, e.g.

WikiProject Plants (Rated A-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This template is within the scope of WikiProject Plants, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of plants and botany on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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 Mid  This template has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

The advantage would be that it is easier to keep up to date, as there is essentially only one template to look after which works for multiple projects. It is also extremely easy to change how it works and add new functionality - see how simple the code is. I haven't yet implemented SL-class, although that can be done. Are there any thoughts or concerns about this? Martin 10:33, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

I asked around at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Plants#MetaBanner and there didn't seem to be any concerns. I say go for it, if you'd like. Cheers Rkitko (talk) 13:01, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Wow, you are ahead of me :) Well I'll implement the SL-class now and create any required categories. I'm wondering if there is anything to be added? For example, it might be a good idea to add support for subprojects (e.g. your carnivores) in case you decide in the future to merge banners. Martin 13:16, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Or would you prefer to do it? Martin 13:24, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
I'd say leave off the daughter project support for now. We can always add it in later. I'll leave the rest in your capable hands. Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 22:00, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, it should all be ready for you to move across. Martin 22:40, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Done. Sorry for the delay. Should I just delete the sandbox now? --Rkitko (talk) 14:58, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

png → svg[edit]

Hello, the format of file:Nuvola mimetypes info.png is PNG. The same image exists in SVG format. Please change Nuvola mimetypes info.png to Gnome-mime-text-x-credits.svg. Nodulation (talk) 00:38, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for the note. Rkitko (talk) 01:28, 18 August 2011 (UTC)