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1st ARY Film Awards [edit]

Hello, @Andy Mabbett, i want another favor, since you link ARY Film Award for Best Film Jury to Template : best_film_jury, i want you to link ARY Film Award for Best Film Viewers to Template : best_film_viewers. waiting for your action. Sorry to disturb you, i tried by myself to do it but i couldn't. in order to prevent any mishap to that page, it's better that you should do it!. Fushan talk to Faizan August 19, 2014, 00:39 (UTC).

@Fushan007: I'm sorry, I can't work out what it is that you're asking me to do, please can you rephrase? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits

Request to Link the Parameter[edit]

I have copied this MSG here, i am waiting for your action.

@Pigsonthewing:, What i am saying is, in "Template:Infobox film awards" there are two parameters one is Best Film Jury Choice and other is Best Film Viewers Choice meas there are two type of Besy Film Awards. In Article 1st ARY Film Awards, both parameters should have linked to their respective articles, one Best Film parameter is already linked to its article and other i want you to linked it. Means you have to link ARY Film Award for Best Film Viewers to parameter best_film_viewers. Fushan talk to Faizan August 20, 2014, 16:23(UTC).
@Pigsonthewing:, Thank you so much. Andy, you are the king. Fushan talk to Faizan August 21, 2014, 2:27(UTC).

The Endless River[edit]

Just to let you know - I moved the lyrics note back because there is only one track with lyrics ... so it fits better there.

The source for this infoemation is One Fifteen - Pink Floyd's management company.JABEYEPR (talk) 19:39, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

@JABEYEPR: I've copy edited it to make that clear; but please see WP:RS for details of what constitutes an acceptable source. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

HMS Richmond helicopter crash‎[edit]

Thanks Andy! Where did you find the tail number? I couldn't find it as I was writing the article. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

@HJ Mitchell: I forget which page I found it on first, as I checked a several, to be certain. A Google search for the two dead crew members' names found some, then searing for "XZ256" found others. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:55, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I Googled it and found that the official report is in the House of Commons Library so I fired off a request for a copy. I'm curious to see what the response is... HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:42, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
@HJ Mitchell: If that doesn't work (though it should), you could always ask your MP to obtain it for you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:59, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I might have to resort to that—the House of Commons Information Office have referred me to the Parliamentary Archives. The phrase "pillar to post" comes to mind... HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:16, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Your local public library, if they don't have it (they probably won't), should be able to get it through inter-library loans; or, since Lenton is well within cycling distance, you could try blagging your way into the lib at the University of Nottingham. I think that there's a HMSO shop in Nottingham City Centre. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:08, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
I found this, which mentions the Richmond incident. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:39, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Infobox cleanup?[edit]

Hey Andy, can you clean up the infoboxes for Javier Castellano, John R. Velazquez, Joel Rosario, and Victor Espinoza?? They need list parameters, collapsing of the longer lists of grade I wins, etc. You can use the version at Rosie Napravnik or Gary L. Stevens as a base for what I'm after...I think I had you clean up those two, didn't I? Thanks! Montanabw(talk) 19:15, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

@Montanabw: I think that was RexxS. See what you make of Javier Castellano, for starters. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:43, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I tweaked it so it looks the way I want it to look (split out American Classic/Breeders' Cup races from the rest) - even if the syntax is screwy. Does that give you enough to go on? Except, is there a way to make the bulleted list a list with each entry on a separate line - with or without bullets? Montanabw(talk) 23:24, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Montanabw: Try {{ubl}}, as used at LB&SCR A1X Class W8 Freshwater, or {{plainlist}}, as used at Fairport Convention. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:08, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I don't know how to make that stuff work unless I can do a straight copy and paste, changing only the data. When I have to change parameters or add syntax inside, I'm helpless... If Andy can tweak these jockey ones, I can then copy and paste from there. Otherwise, I get weird results - I'm not a programmer... Montanabw(talk) 20:26, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Of the two, {{plainlist}} is probably easier to understand. You take a normal bulleted list, and put {{plainlist| in front of it, and }} at the end, like this. It has the advantage that when editing the page, it's easy to pick out the individual list items in order to add, amend or remove, because they're one per line, just like a normal bulleted list. It does take up a fair amount of vertical space though. For this reason, some people prefer {{ubl}} where you list the various items one after the other, separated by pipes, like this. A clear disadvantage of that one is picking out the pipes which separate the list items from the pipes used inside the list item - in this case to separate the parameters to {{convert}}. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:30, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Redrose, if you know how this works (I just imitate what others insert), can you look at the Rosie Napravnik infobox? The collapsed section (Graded Stakes wins) has the very problem you discuss (a list that is not one per line, so hard to read) so could you pop in the plainlist parameter in the right spot so that section has a more readable list when uncollapsed? I have to do it about 10 times before I get the markup syntax placed right, and even when it looks right, I still need a gnome to clean it up for me. Montanabw(talk) 23:50, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

RE: your msg[edit]

I certainly tried to explain the situation on the editor's talk page when he was an IP. If you look at the history at talk:mitty you will see that he went back and removed the ip sigs and substituted his new user name. That aside I certainly see your point and unfortuneately am not ablee to help like i used to. I replied here because my phone lets me make a new section but not a regular edit and i only get a couple hours a week to edit on a computer. Feel free to renove the editor retention template from my talk. Ill put it back when the situation improves. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 02:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-37[edit]

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Grid Refs <-> Lat & long[edit]

I don't know if this is your sort of thing but... Do you know if there is a tool which will automatically complete the Grid Ref &/or Lat & Long sections of Template:EH listed building row if one or the other is included? As you know I've been working on Scheduled Monuments in Somerset and its 7 sub lists (over 670 entries). I know several ways to look them up and insert them manually which I've been doing on List of Scheduled Monuments in Bath and North East Somerset but wanted to automate the process for the others. I have a vague memory of a discussion related to WLM last year about whether this is possible but can't find it now.— Rod talk 11:58, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't know of an on-wiki tool; it would be possible to have a bot do it as a one-off job. Try asking at WP:BOTREQ. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:42, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

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