Hello, I'm Jack Greenmaven. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to History of Ptolemaic Egypt because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, you can use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Greenmaven (talk) 19:15, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
A cup of coffee for you!
|I am impressed by your longstanding enthusiastic contributions to categorizing articles and sorting links while keeping a low profile otherwise. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:16, 4 April 2014 (UTC)|
May 2014 disambig contest: let's do it again!
Greetings fellow disambiguator! Remember back in February when we made history by clearing the board for the first time ever, for the monthly disambiguation contest? Let's do it again in May! I personally will be aiming to lead the board next month, but for anyone who thinks they can put in a better effort, I will give a $10 Amazon gift card to any editor who scores more disambiguation points in May. Also, I will be setting up a one-day contest later in the month, and will try to set up more prizes and other ways to make this a fun and productive month. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:48, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
A page or category should rarely be placed in both a category and a subcategory or parent category (supercategory) of that category (unless the child category is non-diffusing – see below). For example, the article "Paris" need only be placed in "Category:Cities in France", not in both "Category:Cities in France" and "Category:Populated places in France". Since the first category (cities) is in the second category (populated places), readers are already given the information that Paris is a populated place in France by it being a city in France.
Just as in that example, Category:Michigan portals is in Category:United States portals by state or territory, so a reader is given the information that Portal:Michigan is a "United States portal by state" just by the fact that it is a "Michigan portal". There is no need to double up, and if the other states are in both, they all should be removed as well. Imzadi 1979 → 22:44, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Template testcases doc
- Template:Documentation/testcases was listed in Category:Wikipedia formatting and function templates due to its transclusion of Template:Documentation/doc. I noticed several weeks ago that there were a bunch of template subpages in that category that clearly didn't belong there. Most of them were "/sandbox" subpages (in this case, it was a "/testcases" subpage). In virtually every case, it was due to the "/sandbox" (or whichever) subpage transcluding the "/doc" subpage and getting itself listed in the same categories as the main template. Although I fixed the ones that were listed back when I first noticed this (on or about July 25-26), I looked back yesterday, found a few new ones, and fixed those as well. Jdaloner (talk) 09:58, 1 September 2014 (UTC)