User talk:Jackmcbarn

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Tech News: 2014-36[edit]

07:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


I find the info about Horadiz disturbing for armenian community, Horadiz village is under armenian domain, territory and map, not azerbaijani. Not only Horadiz but many other surrounding villages of Karabagh. I hope you can change that, thanks

"Hello, I'm Jackmcbarn. Your recent edit to the page Horadiz appears to have added incorrect information, so I have removed it for now. If you believe the information was correct, please cite a reliable source or discuss your change on the article's talk page. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:00, 3 September 2014 (UTC)" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Please provide a reliable source to back up your statement. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-37[edit]

09:33, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For fixing issues with templates before most even find or realize the existence of the issue, I hereby present to you this barnstar. Also, thanks for your prompt and accurate input regarding issues with templates and modules; your efforts really are helping to prevent Wikipedia from imploding on itself. Steel1943 (talk) 14:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Did you mean X?[edit]

Thanks so much for the help with the redundant messages! I was unaware that my addition to {{No article text}} checked for a missing parenthesis, and I also had no idea that was already had something that was performing this function. Nyttend (talk) 01:54, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Carnall[edit]

Hello Jackmcbarn. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Carnall, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: there are links to multiple existing articles and it therefore does not qualify for deletion via G6. Thank you. SmartSE (talk) 22:21, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-38[edit]

08:34, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for rewriting the module, these were my baby steps in Lua. There is one issue, I tried to fix, but I need some more practicing first. In your version icons have been swapped, so |25|A|B leads to BBAAAAA instead of AA|BBBBB. Could you please take a look? Thanks! Erik Zachte (talk) 21:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

@Erik Zachte: Are you sure you want it to work like that? Right now, it's easy to predict which argument goes with which digit, since the x'th argument always represents the (10x)'th place. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:33, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
I can see your reasoning. Maybe it's matter of taste, not sure. My reasoning is: use the same sequence as how we write numbers. We write 521, largest number left-most, so using the same sequence for images seems most intuitive for me. Yours seems a bit more leaning toward expert users. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Erik Zachte (talkcontribs) 21:47, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
@Erik Zachte: Okay, that's now done. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Awesome! I'm playing around with using symbols for numbers in tables, like this one [37], here are some symbols I might use
Land area Generic train simbol.svg Generic train simbol.svg Generic train simbol.svg Generic train simbol.svg Generic train simbol.svg BicycleTrailNPS0.png BicycleTrailNPS0.png 
Population Community Noun project 2280.svg Community Noun project 2280.svg Community Noun project 2280.svg Community Noun project 2280.svg Community Noun project 2280.svg Emoji u1f464.svg Emoji u1f464.svg 
GDP Money.png Money.png Money.png Money.png Money.png Gold coin icon.png Gold coin icon.png 
GDP per capita Shopping cart with food clip art 2.svg Shopping cart with food clip art 2.svg Shopping cart with food clip art 2.svg Shopping cart with food clip art 2.svg Shopping cart with food clip art 2.svg Jean victor balin bread.svg Jean victor balin bread.svg 
Erik Zachte (talk) 23:24, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
@Erik Zachte: I've renamed d to base, and it's now optional, defaulting to 10 if not specified. I think I fixed all the uses. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:35, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Default is nice, thx. Still functionality changed, and I inadvertently benefited from the earlier bug. See this table where I actually want no more than two icons, and the first can exceed 10 for a few exceptional large cases. Three icons would be too confusing in this busy table with 3 sets of Isotype diagrams. Do you have a suggestion for how to implement this? I could fork the function but may be overkill. Also FYI here is a blog post on the new page.
@Erik Zachte: Okay, you now have the behavior you want there, and I didn't have to reintroduce the bug to do it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm really impressed with how fast you do these things. Thanks a lot! Erik Zachte (talk) 22:55, 17 September 2014 (UTC)