User talk:Edokter

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Question at Village Pump[edit]

Living in a necessary-only world[edit]

Maybe because wetware currently appreciates a little more presentation than software or hardware?

Not that the above would be my example of choice. This would be more likely.

Sardanaphalus (talk) 20:50, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Template:Asbox at Requested moves[edit]

Where in Wikipedia:Requested moves did you refer this proposal? I can't seem to find it... Sardanaphalus (talk) 23:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I was merely pointing to the proper venue for a new discussion; I did not start one. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 07:50, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Understood. (I read "therefore referring to WP:RM" as the action you'd take.) Have now made the request at WP:RM. Sardanaphalus (talk) 08:17, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Would love your feedback on a navbox question[edit] Kentsmith9 (talk) 07:39, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


   Tnx. Should i just forget that multiple instances of {{tl:Reflist}} on a talk page ever were a problem, or do i need doc'ntation about a nicer workaround? (My first stabs at research to catch up are fruitless.)
   And am i right that your summary implies we should annotate that doc'n's ref to {{Reflist-talk}} as "Obsolete, tho still supported"?
  (Looking here for response.)
--Jerzyt 21:20, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Multiple reference lists are no longer a problem as each list is now closed automatically. {Reflist-talk} is still used for its different look, so it is not obsolete. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 00:38, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
   Oh, of course -- tho i'd have spent a long time puzzling out those now obvious answers. Thanks again.
--Jerzyt 06:02, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Deep Breath (Doctor Who)[edit]

I have to respectfully disagree with you: when I highlight the title and paste it into text, the quote marks are carried over. Like this: “Deep Breath” (Doctor Who). G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 19:43, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I would have thought that you would not copy the quote marks as they are CSS presentation. But I can copy This is a quote and it pastes as "This is a quote" (Firefox 26.0). --  Gadget850 talk 19:51, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
(ec) Yes, I notice that only Chrome behaves. However, the page is subject of a discussion regarding this feature, so please let it stand for now. You can always copy from the adress bar. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 19:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Okey-doke - I will say, it looks much more aesthetic this way. G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 20:02, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Follow-up: 23W has now removed the <q></q> tags. G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 14:04, 21 July 2014 (UTC)


Could you please restore that? I'm interested in more detail than just "total is X". Nikkimaria (talk) 16:26, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

What more detail could you possibly gain from a tracking category? -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 16:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
If you have a category in place, you can use a tool like CatScan to find out what sorts of pages are in it. Nikkimaria (talk) 16:45, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Please get consensus on the talk page first before you fill the job queue with 2.5 million jobs again. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 16:56, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
2.5 million? Where are you getting that number from? Nikkimaria (talk) 16:57, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
here (look for jobs=). This is the most used template (3,000,000+) and any change should be discussed. Adding a category causes all pages the template is transcluded in to be added to the queue, as well as jobs generated to update all the link tables. So it could easily have crept up to 6,000,000+ and take weeks to complete. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 17:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Reversion edit #618332486; WP:INDENTGAP[edit]

Hello there, Edokter! I'm writing in reference to your reversion of my edit on the "Idea lab" section of the Village Pump.

In the edit summary of the edit that you reverted, I wrote:

WP:INDENTGAP applies to lists, not discussions. The bullets increase readability, and WP:VP discussions are equiv to RFCs. Please note, most discussions on this page use bullets. Removing them is disruptive; please don't.

In the edit summary of your reversion, you wrote:

WP:INDENTGAP applies *specifically* to discussion.

Please consider the possibility that your interpretation takes WP:INDENTGAP out of context. The "INDENTGAP" shortcut targets a sub-sub-section of Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Accessibility labeled "Indentation". That paragraph is a subpart of the section labeled "Lists", which in turn is a subpart of the section labeled "Block elements". The entire page is discussing a DOM implementation method that is preferred for structuring articles for universal-accessibility purposes. The phrase "discussion threads" is mentioned there only in passing as an example of another common use of colons as wiki markup, whereas the use actually being discussed is for building list objects. This is not the context in which my edit took place, which was a discussion thread, not an organized list of information in an article. That's why WP:INDENTGAP doesn't apply to my edit.

I'm also concerned that you apparently reverted based only on that sole justification, disregarding the other valid rationales that I provided for my edit.

While I certainly recognize you as a valuable and dedicated editor, in this particular case I feel that your reversion of my edit was uncalled for.

Respectfully, — Jaydiem (talk) 23:49, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I think you misapplied WP:INDENTGAP completely; that section mentiones the use of colons in a discussion threads as a common use, and your edit completely ignores that. Please do not try to change the way we have been conducting discussions since Wikipedia's inception. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 08:24, 25 July 2014 (UTC)