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Template:cite doi RfC[edit]

Because you commented at this discussion, I would appreciate your views at this RfC on the particular issue of DOI templates. Thanks! -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:16, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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Nominated Chrome for FAC today, FYI: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/California Chrome/archive1. Grab your popcorn and watch the show. Montanabw(talk) 22:53, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 23:50, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

Template:Did you know nominations/Beryl Randle[edit]

Hello, Andy. Would you like to address the issue raised by 97198, please? Please respond on the DYK nom template. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 14:00, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@PFHLai: Thanks for the reminder; that's now done. I don't feel comfortable with these reviews, and wish there was some other way to offset some of the large volume of work I do for Wikipedia, in other spheres, against my nominations. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:20, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick response, Andy. Your wikicontribution is much appreciated. To be honest, I ain't too comfortable with these reviews, either. Oh, well.... --PFHLai (talk) 02:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

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I saw your message at WikiData about the possibility of a lua template. Before I do anything, are you ok with me proposing the removal of persondata? Can I email you the proposal before I post it, so you can look it over? Bgwhite (talk) 19:43, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: Yes, to both. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:05, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
See User:Bgwhite/Sandbox. Feel free to edit away. Bgwhite (talk) 22:39, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I have posted the RFC here. Bgwhite (talk) 21:35, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks; I've had your draft open in a browser tab for the last few days, but couldn't think of nay improvements. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:52, 20 July 2014 (UTC)


The location is here, but I'm afraid I don't know what information it is you need/how to add to the article. Can you help? J Milburn (talk) 21:40, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! J Milburn (talk) 21:54, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
@J Milburn: My pleasure. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Break character in titles in templates[edit]

Do you know why there is a gap added by using the break character in the infobox template in articles such as James Gibbons. The gap looks awkward, as if there is a line of text that is missing. It is created by adding a break character before the person's name. If it is a style that has been agreed on, we should add it to the template directly, but to my eye it looks awkward. What do you think? Is it possible it is there just to add more color to the infobox? Look at James Roosevelt Bayley for one where I removed the gap. I am sure this has been discussed already, but you would be the one to know. You can change back Bayley after you peek at it. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 00:43, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): I think they're a legacy from a time before the template layout was improved. Remove them, as I just did on your former example. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:22, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 July 2014[edit]


You have violated an active ArbCom restriction. Please self-revert immediately or you may be subject to an Arbitration Enforcement action. Nikkimaria (talk) 00:43, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Nikkimaria, you need to leave more info than just a threat. Which article and what restriction? Bgwhite (talk) 01:15, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Infoboxes#Pigsonthewing_and_infoboxes, Albert Schram. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
(watching) I looked at the article which had not come to my attention before. The edit improves Wikipedia. It's unfortunate that arbcom restrictions prevent that, see also --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:23, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
No, Nikki, as an intelligent reading of the relevant diffs shows, I did no such thing. But you're still stalking my (and others') edits. How many times have I (and others) told you to stop doing that? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
I confess that I also fell for the first impression. We know from the case that looking at a diff without context can result in strange evaluation. Do you remember that you reportedly deliberately parachuted into infobox editing disputes in such contentious areas (causing the comment "concerns me deeply"), where all you did was uncollapsing an infobox and placing it in the normal position. Nobody questioned the false evaluation (I tried at least), - that concerns me deeply. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:39, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Let's find out. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
What I see: an editor who worked on the article inserted infobox material in edits such as this, and you, Andy, only formatted it? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Like I said, an intelligent reading... Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:16, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #118[edit]

Template: Pink Floyd singles[edit]

Hi, I'm beatleswhobeachboys. If you're okay with it, I would like to, rather than delete the template as you preposed, use it by placing it in the Pink Floyd template, similarly to the Beach Boys template below:

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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Clarification request: Infoboxes[edit]

Hello. There is a request for clarification to the Arbitration Committee involving you at WP:ARCA#Clarification request: Infoboxes. You may wish to comment there. Regards,  Sandstein  13:09, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Beryl Randle[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Wikidata[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Wikidata has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Kaldari (talk) 20:18, 21 July 2014 (UTC)