User talk:Muhandes

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Expanding cita_web with Spanish parameters[edit]

Hi, User:Wikid77 here. I am expanding the Template:Cita_web to handle Spanish parameters, acting as an "exact copy" of es:Plantilla:Cita_web, plus allow any English-language parameters in the mix to run {{cite web}}. I think this design, feasible now using Lua, is following the idea you had suggested in the RfD of July 2010
     • wp:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2010_July_18#Template:Cita_web
The prior redirect had become troublesome as rejecting the unrecognized Spanish parameters, while the newly expanded template can show actual formatted cites and links from Spanish parameters, as typically written by various users. Likewise, other templates provide dual support for German parameter names, such as "Einwohner=" or "population=" with Austrian towns. Hence, I implemented your suggestion, tested as the /sandbox version Template:Cita_web/sandbox, and installed. However, now there is a debate to prevent the expanded template. See discussion:
     • Template_talk:Cita_web#Expanded as a full template
Your opinions would be appreciated in that discussion, when you have time. Thanks. -Wikid77 (talk) 12:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Both sides present compelling arguments. At this point my involvement with Wikipedia is at such that I chose not to take a side. --Muhandes (talk) 11:04, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


Hello Muhandes! Thanks again for your help earlier. Something's been on my mind right now and it's certifications for streaming. I believe right now only IFPI Denmark does this, but I can imagine more certifying authorities doing this as the music industry continues to go more digital. So I was thinking about a new symbol just for streaming. Maybe ~ or ° as a symbol with the bottom "figures based on streaming" or something like that. Thoughts? Erick (talk) 19:13, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Erick. In general, the template tries to follow List of music recording certifications, which is a featured list, and therefore I believed is pretty well sourced. If the consensus is that the "Based on" column in that list should include this information, I think so should the template. Otherwise, I think it might be less relevant information, and "sales" should cover streaming as well. This (the latter) would also be my personal opinion. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 07:30, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Hmm yeah, you make a fair point. I guess I haven't thought of that. Erick (talk) 09:08, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Remember when you mentioned that sales should cover streaming as well? Well do you think you include a parameter that says "streaming=yes" which changes the ^ to a * just like "digital=true" for the RIAA? Denmark and Spain are the countries that I know that has certifications for streaming. Maybe also include have the value of streaming for both countries as well by having the "streaming=yes" as well? The streaming figures for Denmark can be found on IFPI Denmark and Spain's streaming figures can be found here (4 million streams is gold and 8 million streams is platinum). Erick (talk) 17:53, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Erick. I just returned from a trip abroad so I'm not sure how much time I have on my hands. But I will try to have a look soon. --Muhandes (talk) 05:36, 21 July 2014 (UTC)