User talk:Trappist the monk

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OL book template[edit]

Template:OL book is broken now for some reason; the links just look like I'm not sure if this is due to your edit or some other change to MediaWiki template code. Do you know how to fix this? --̣Morn (talk) 12:06, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Are you sure? Are you using a mixture of named and positional parameters? These work:
but this doesn't work because I mixed named and positional parameters:
Trappist the monk (talk) 12:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I was looking e.g. at [1] which uses {{OL book|id=OL51187W}}. If I change the template to OL work instead of OL book the link works again. So I guess OL distinguishes between books and works (i.e., all different editions of a book) now and those pages were using the wrong template. Thanks for your help! --Morn (talk) 14:59, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Template needs updating[edit]

Hi Trappist, when you have time can you take a look at {{English Heritage List entry}} and make necessary changes for the deprecation of |separator= in the recent update of the {{cite web}} template. Many thanks. Keith D (talk) 00:07, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

The same issue exists at {{IoE}}. For what it's worth, I did a quick insource: search looking for use of the separator parameter within both templates and didn't find any (that's not to say that none exists, just that I didn't find any), so a very simple solution would be to simply remove the parameter from both templates and their documentations. Stamptrader (talk) 15:53, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
I did update {{English Heritage List entry}} and have since been reverted. That discussion is at Template talk:English Heritage List entry#separator, ps, and mode.
Trappist the monk (talk) 16:38, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Oops, I need to retract. After further searching, I could only find 4 uses of the separator parameter within the {{English Heritage List entry}} template. But {{NHLE}} is a redirect to the English Heritage List entry template and a search using insource:"NHLE" insource:"separator =" brings up almost 1900 hits. So, it is in common usage. Stamptrader (talk) 03:45, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Lucretia Mott[edit]

Lucretia Mott, the abolitionist and suffragette is directly descended from Tristram Coffin through his grandson James, son of Tristram Coffin, Jr. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Philipmb68 (talkcontribs) 23:11, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Ok. So what am I to do with this information?
Trappist the monk (talk) 00:27, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Update Template:Cite mailing list?[edit]

Is updating {{Cite mailing list}} to Lua on your to-do list? I have updated the documentation, thinking that the module updates had taken care of it, but it looks like that template is still running the old code. I'll be happy to revert my edits to the documentation if the citation module is not ready to handle the template yet. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:56, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, done.
Trappist the monk (talk) 12:25, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Do you have time for some Monkbot runs?[edit]

The deprecated parameter category has recently increased in size due to the addition of {{cite report}}. It could be reduced in size substantially by Monkbot's various |month= and |coauthors= tasks. Do you have time to let Monkbot roam over the category for a while?

Once it is done, I would be happy to help find and characterize remaining unfixed cases within the category that Monkbot could fix with modifications to its code. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:39, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

I think the change in size the deprecated parameter category is due more to the |author-separator=, |separator=, etc deprecation than to {{cite report}}.
Monkbot tasks 1–5 need to be rewritten to implement things I've learned since their initial approvals. When I have nothing more interesting to do ... and because they will be new, it's back to the bot approval process once again.
I've started task 1i.
Trappist the monk (talk) 18:19, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I agree that the author-separator parameters have added to the category as well.
I have found a couple hundred instances of |month= in the category today, and there were none (according to WP's search results) before the transition; most of these are in {{cite report}} templates. It would be nice to clear out the Monkbot-fixable instances of the old parameters so that human editors can focus on articles that need human intervention. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:30, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


I don't know how to properly place the coordinates. They are in the article. Please help. Thanks. 7&6=thirteen () 16:10, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Fixed Never mind. Sorry to disturb you. 7&6=thirteen () 16:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Missouri Civil War Page[edit]

Some Wikipedia users seem to have started a war on this page. For the longest time, the article has stated that 40,000 Missourians joined the Confederate army. This data is well established. Some users have deigned to change it though. Would you be able to do anything about it?- Spradlagg — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)