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Proposed deletion of Salvo (artist)[edit]

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The article Salvo (artist) has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this newly created biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article. The nominator also raised the following concern:

All biographies of living people created after March 18, 2010, must have references.

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I'm contacting everyone who has commented but who hasn't taken an explicit Support or Oppose position (or if you did, I missed it). In the interest of bringing this discussion to resolution, it might be helpful if you could do that. Thanks. EEng (talk) 12:59, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

New Zealand English[edit]

I've answered your questions on the page. I realise you might not have wanted specific answers but were simply trying to generate a clarification/rewrite of the "New Zealand English" page. I hope your question and my response lead to some sort of cleanup, because I consider the page unsatisfactory in its present form. Akld guy (talk) 02:30, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


I had to look up strine. Funny. Peter Horn User talk 17:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Still pending[edit]

Still pending at Template talk:Convert/TonCwt to t#Just curious (latest post there)

Peter Horn User talk 21:52, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]

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  • fruit provides, among other [[dietary minerals]] in minor amounts, 7% of copper, 4% of phosphorus]] and 4% of potassium (for DV in a 2000-calorie diet) (table). Lychees are low in [[saturated fat]]
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ThinkPad X[edit]

I understand changing disp=flip to order=flip. But why replace the convert/flip4 templates with text equivalent? Kendall-K1 (talk) 11:19, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, I should have checked the template talk page first. Kendall-K1 (talk) 16:23, 22 September 2014 (UTC)


FYI: [1]. CC.

can you clarify?[edit]

Minor talk page dustup: yet another conflict over technical language and a template created with a lot of disusssion and input. Montanabw(talk) 05:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Relax M ... convert people are nice—we're not warriors! Johnuniq (talk) 07:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Then discuss that with Frietjes??? Montanabw(talk) 07:14, 17 October 2014 (UTC)


All the wikitext for Module:Convert/data is generated by a script, so manual edits are not desirable. The procedure is to add wanted units to Module:Convert/extra. Later, after confirming the units are wanted (WhatLinksHere for articles), the information is added to the master list of units, which is then processed. One of the drawbacks of the module is that there is no way (other than searching a database dump) of finding whether the units you added (hp/lb, shp/lb, kW/kg) are used. Another drawback is that with all the units in one megalist, I think we should avoid casual requests for new units that would be unlikely to get much use—I have no opinion on these. By the way, I left a rambling response at Talk:Malik Deenar re carpenter's rods. Johnuniq (talk) 06:59, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Another feature of makeunits (the script which generates Module:Convert/data) is that it performs various checks, and it would have refused to generate the current data because it would anticipate the following error which is now in Supercapacitor:
  • {{val|990|u=kW/kg}}990 kW/kg
Because no one has defined "kW/kg" at {{val}}, the above ends up calling:
  • {{convert|1|kW/kg|disp=unit or text|abbr=on}} → kW/kg
That strange disp setting was added for val—the effect is that if the unit code is known, convert outputs its defined symbol; otherwise, it outputs the given text "kW/kg" (it can also handle unit name and links). However, convert assumes the underlying data is valid, and it performs a conversion before deciding what to output. At the moment, that unit exists and has default output PS/kg, but the latter does not exist, so a mouse-over of the above error text shows a complaint that PS/kg is not defined.
I'm providing all this unwanted detail in case it's of interest for the future, and I'm hoping you'll think of a fix, or raise it at convert talk. If you think there is a need for the units you defined, no problem, and I'll get around to adding them to the master list in due course. However, I don't feel like thinking about PS/kg, so I'm hoping you'll do that. A quick way to define units of this kind is as "per" units—search the docs visible at Module:Convert/extra for "per" unit for examples. I hope any new units get used. Johnuniq (talk) 09:07, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Okay, so next time I'll add units to {{convert/extra}}, thanks for the info. The reason for adding kilowatts per kilogram was so that we could replace {{convert/scale}} on General Electric T700. It is a bit extravagant to add code for use on only one page but it's less extravagant than having a special template used only five times in articles (three times on General Electric T700 and twice on WAC Corporal, replaced with hard coding). {{Convert/scale}} is just one of many of these special templates which go pretty much unused (as you know). I can see no reason to keep them but the are clung onto for their special features. I hope one day we can do a tidy up i.e. deletions but perhaps some of these features are worth absorbing into the main template. For example, if we could (as input and/or output) take any two (or possibly more) units which are already defined and combine them (by division, multiplication, etc.), {{convert/per}} and {{convert/scale}} would become redundant. As for the kilowatts per kilogram default, I switched it to horsepower per pound, which I'd already added and which I think makes more sense anyway. Jimp 01:27, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good! Cleaning would help here, and also help people who copy an article for translation on another Wikipedia as it reduces the number of templates they have to deal with. Johnuniq (talk) 02:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Rod as a volume[edit]

I'm not sure how active the measurements wikiproject is, so would appreciate your comments at WT:WikiProject Measurement#Rod as a volume. There are some other recent edits from the same source that I'm not sure of, but that can be another time. Johnuniq (talk) 10:14, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

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I used the DTSH template on tables of fraternity installation dates in sortable tables when the only information available was season, so if I had three fraternity installations as February 1, 1940, Spring 1940 and May 13, 1940, I'd do them as {{dts|1940|2|1}}, {{dtsh|1940|4|1}}Spring 1940, and {{dts|1940|5|13}} how can I do this without dtsh?Naraht (talk) 00:46, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

You can use |format=hide, i.e. {{dts|1940|4|1|format=hide}}Spring 1940. For more details see Template:Dts#Formatting. Jimp 12:58, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Gapsize[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Gapsize has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 17:08, 3 March 2015 (UTC)