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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:52, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

How to merge a template[edit]

Hello PC-XT. You recommended a merge at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2013 February 10#Template:Moogfest 2010. I am thinking of closing some TfD discussions. How is a template merge done? Do you just subst the template into the article? Is anything special done about the edit history of the template? Thanks for any advice. EdJohnston (talk) 06:01, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, for Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_February_10#Template:Mw_mages, as a passing suggestion, I mentioned a merge with a list in the Mage_Wars article. I was thinking of either adding something to each list item, or replacing it with the table from the template, myself, but wasn't sure about it, either, and just left it. The template didn't have much more information, so it was hardly worth doing. PC-XT (talk) 00:11, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot to say that in the one before that I was just seconding Frietjes' suggestion, but I see it's already been closed. PC-XT (talk) 12:16, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi, about the KIS templates[edit]

Hi, I'm sorry, but I didn't catch your message as I've not been logged in much. Thanks for saving my templates from possible imminent doom, that was great of you. Though that doom never came, for that good deed, I give you this:

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Thanks for saving my KIS templates! W. Conrad Walden 02:20, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

W. Conrad Walden 02:20, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! I'm glad you appreciated it! If you want to keep any of the ones you made in your own userspace, just move them per WP:UM. ;) PC-XT (talk) 05:57, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 19[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Gun.Smoke, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Yashichi (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

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I know the bot won't read this, but thanks for reminding me. Maybe I'll put this on some project talk page, too... Yashichi is actually what got me started on DPL. The disambiguation page had more info than anywhere else I could find, but it didn't seem right after I linked to it, so I researched, and tried fixing some others to practice. It was fun, and apparently so distracting that, somehow, I forgot to go back and finish the first one. :S I hope that doesn't give me an unfair point on that list or something... It's ok to clear my score, if you want. I didn't do it for points, anyway. It's actually fun to just fix them, regardless. :) -PC-XT+ 03:03, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Farewell Dab solver. You made fixing DABs fun. —PC-XT+ 01:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

A Response from Daemox (talk) 23:07, 20 June 2013 (UTC)[edit]

Howdy PC-XT,

You left a message on my talk page a month or so back, but I have been pre-occupied with school and nerding out on Arch Linux. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I will take another look at the KIS project here as soon as feasible. I think I will be creating a new account as I want to change my username but it is not looking like that is feasible (neither here nor there, but I'll probably get back to you with the new account).

Cheers!

Hey, nice to see you! I've been away, too. Any thoughts you have on KIS will be welcome. BTW, I like Arch Linux principles, myself. (I haven't tried it, yet, but hope to.) I'll expect to see you on a new name. -PC-XT+ 05:18, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Kurdish separatism in Iran article[edit]

Hi, i would like to notify you that articles Kurdish separatism in Iran and Rebellions in Iranian Kurdistan are proposed to be merged. Previously a related discussion was held at proposal to rename "Kurdish separatism in Iran" -> "Kurdish insurgency in modern Iran" (WP:RM was rejected). In addition, the template:Campaignbox Kurdish separatism in Iran was later split ([1] into new template:Campaignbox Kurdish–Iranian conflict, but was consequently remerged via a community consensus (see discussion). Current merger discussion is held at Kurdish separatism in Iran#Proposed merge with Kurdish separatism in Iran.Greyshark09 (talk) 08:09, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I may reply at Talk:Kurdish separatism in Iran#Proposed merge with Kurdish separatism in Iran. -PC-XT+ 03:00, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Infobox photo consensus discussion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion on which photo would be better for the Rebecca Housel Infobox in this discussion? If you are unable to, I understand; you don't have to reply to this message. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 03:36, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

I have been absent for over a month, but I will look at the photos, now. :) -PC-XT+ 02:09, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

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NENAN[edit]

Thank you for quoting and pinging me. I'd completely forgotten making that remark! Usually my comments are too long and complicated. I see from from your user page you haven't been well. However, judging from your editing you are fully recovered. Best wishes. Thincat (talk) 11:00, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

I had a similar impression after reading WP:NENAN, but it wasn't really solidified, yet. Your comment said the same thing I was thinking, only better, really cementing it, using its navbox section to make it clear. So, I felt I should post it in that discussion, since it seemed to fit right in, and I'm glad it made you happy. Yes, I'm feeling a lot better, now. Thank you. I need to update my user page... —PC-XT+ 11:32, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Infobox Photo Discussion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in this discussion regarding the better photo for an article Infobox? Thanks, and Happy Holidays. Nightscream (talk) 23:49, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Coordinates[edit]

Thank you very much for the barnstars! In answer to your question, could you change it to a geography one? By the way, does your username refer to the computer of the same name? Green Giant (edits) (talk) 10:51, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, on both counts. —PC-XT+ 11:01, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

I award you the Barnstar Barnstar[edit]

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For your creations of File:World War II rib.png, File:World War II Ribbon.png, and File:World War II Ribbon Shadow.png in pursuit of reward. The future winners of this barnstar will be happy to have your alternatives available. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:04, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Your compensation[edit]

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For your creation of ribbon alternative for the India Star and the India Barnstar of National Merit. In the words of Dennis Bratland, "please accept this barnstar while your check is, one would hope, one would like to think, in the best of all possible worlds, in the mail." Chris Troutman (talk) 18:31, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for helping with copy editing the article we took from RfD. I am not sure it is notable either, but thanks at least for tidying it up a bit. Niet Zonder Arbeit, Nothing Without Work, the motto of Cornelius Vermuyden and South Cambridgeshire District Council. 08:50, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

That's just bloody brilliant what you have copy edited there. I don't know how to award a barnstar so can I give you a virtual one, but that CE there is just bloody brilliant and thank you very much we turned a delete into a stub and it is coming along nicely, we rescued it and thank you very much. Si Trew (talk) 09:00, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! It was interesting. Even if the sources don't stand up, I had fun. —PC-XT+ 18:12, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Section editing and references[edit]

Regarding something you wrote at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Automatically_prompt_editors_before_saving_common_mistakes, I would recommend using Anomie's Ajax Preview, which adds an extra button between Save and Preview, and allows you to view a section with refs laid out. The added bonus is that you avoid the mistake of leaving Reflist in the section by accident. :) Green Giant (talk) supports NonFreeWiki 01:26, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! I'll check that out! —PC-XT+ 01:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

"'Help to create template"'[edit]

Goodday sir, I am a new user. Please could you help on how to create templates for my user page. Thanks in anticipation.-Medara Bassey (talk) 10:13, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia! I'll leave a note on your talk page. —PC-XT+ 10:24, 2 April 2014 (UTC) (replied here)

Templates[edit]

Thanks sir. This is the infobox template I need:

name: myinfo

parameters: name, sex, date of birth, nationality, language, location, occupation.

I dont want to use infobox templates created by others. I want to know how to create one by myself.

Please show me how you programmed this template, from the begining to the end. I may have to add more parameters in the future.

Medara Bassey (talk) 11:15, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

I might suggest looking at {{Infobox user}}. It has a lot of those parameters. Since you want to make and use your own template, you can make it in userspace. I might suggest creating the page User:Medara Bassey/infobox for this purpose. Most people base their infobox templates on {{infobox}}, but you don't need to. In the template page you create, try this code to make a table:
{| class="infobox"
|-
! Name: || {{{Name|}}}
|-
! Gender: || {{{Gender|}}}
|}
You can expand the table with more options. Then, on your userpage, place the name of the template you just created, and its parameters, inside curly braces, for example {{User:Medara Bassey/infobox|Name=Medara Bassey|Gender=Male}}. If you use a parameter that isn't in triple braces in the template, it won't show up. There are a lot of other things you can do with templates and parameters. For more on tables, see Help:Table. —PC-XT+ 11:34, 2 April 2014 (UTC)


Article link[edit]

Goodday sir. Please I want to create a template named User:Medara Bassey/show article. Name of article is a parameter. Assuming the value is: National Examination Council (Nigeria), The template should open this wikipedia's article. How do I code this template? I'll be gratefull. Medara Bassey (talk) 15:02, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

How do you want the link to the article to appear on the page? You can use National Examination Council (Nigeria) to display an article with its title. The code is [[National Examination Council (Nigeria)]]. You can add parameter code in a template, so it becomes [[{{{1}}}]] or [[{{{article}}}]]. To change link display, use [[{{{article}}}|{{{text}}}]]. For more info, see Help:Link#Wikilinks. —PC-XT+ 20:11, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
You can add that code to a row in an infobox table: (Example to the right)
Page: National Examination Council (Nigeria)
Information: This page is about NECO and further information...
{| class="infobox"
|-
! Page: || [[{{{Page}}}]]
|-
| '''Information:''' || {{{Info|}}}
|}
—PC-XT+ 20:42, 2 April 2014 (UTC) 21:02, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Or, here is another style:
National Examination Council (Nigeria)
This page is about NECO and further information...
{| class="infobox"
|+ [[{{{Page}}}]]
|-
| {{{Info|}}}
|}
—PC-XT+ 20:59, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Proposed wikis[edit]

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Hello there. This is to say thank you for your support for NonFreeWiki and UserWiki. Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 12:51, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome! Thank you for proposing them! —PC-XT+ 18:22, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Wil Wheaton photo discussion[edit]

Hi. Can you offer your opinion in the consensus subthread of this discussion? Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 18:23, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for inviting me. I've been away, but the discussion there seems to have found reasonable consensus I would have supported. Cheers! —PC-XT+ 18:22, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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I love this bot. I don't intend to rely on it, but it's great to know if I accidentally copy the part after the bar, instead of the actual article title, there's a bot who will inform me. :) —PC-XT+ 01:21, 9 July 2014 (UTC)