User talk:Plastikspork

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Nielsen Ratings

Posted copyright warning for Nielsen Media.

Is IMDB a reliable source?
  1. Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard/Archive 17#Is IMDb a reliable_source?
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Re: Your closure of the PDFlink TfD[edit]

Hi Plastikspork. You closed the above TfD as merging the PDFLink template into the cite * family of templates. However, I'm not entirely clear what should happen in cases where the PDFLink template is being used for something other than citations (e.g. external links). The consensus at the TfD isn't entirely clear to me in that regard, I'm not sure if you considered that in your closure? I'm asking because of this bot request for approval, feel free to respond there. Thanks, - Kingpin13 (talk) 18:43, 8 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Infobox TFDs[edit]

You recently closed the TfD for {{Infobox urban feature}}; I would prefer that you re-list it for further discussion, please.

Likewise {{Infobox Indian state government}}, where one of the two keep !votes had the caveat "pending demonstration of redundancy", which I subsequently provided. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:49, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I will take a look soon, but I am confused since I thought you were under a topic ban that includes "discussing the addition or removal of, infoboxes". Did you have this clarified? Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 04:58, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Why would that be relevant; I'm not proposing either. I see that you have re-opened, but not re-listed (under a new date) the two discussions. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:38, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
You removed the photographer infobox from many articles, and discussed removing it, so that would seem to be relevant. But, whatever. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 03:17, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
I removed a module, not an infobox; all of the articles concerned still have their original infobox. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:10, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Is there any reason you did not relist either of these templates, as I requested>? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:05, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Nudge. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:50, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Infobox Hieroglyphen[edit]

You closed Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_August_5#Template:Infobox_Hieroglyphen in August last year, but it seems that nether template was edited at that time; {{Infobox Hieroglyphen}} still carries a {{TfM}} notice. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:44, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Redirects for discussion[edit]

There are several redirects for discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2014_March_27 in which you may be interested. --Jax 0677 (talk) 15:57, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

A club ≠ a team[edit]

Why do you think Template:Infobox bandy club should be changed to Template:Infobox sports team? It doesn't make sense, since one club may have more than one team – for men, women, youth of different ages. A multi-sport club may also have teams in different sports. Bandy boy (talk) 15:16, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Then use {{Infobox sports club}}? I checked the source for the old Bandy Club template, and there were no parameters for covering multiple teams, just standard sports team parameters. So, I don't really see a problem here. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 23:20, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:Infobox winery[edit]

just updated the syntax for this template. could you have your bot perform fixes like this? Frietjes (talk) 00:23, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I may have some time this weekend. I will have a bot check the articles first to see if there is a problem. I am assuming this is an issue with the use of piped links? Otherwise, your multi-syntax code looks like it will work fine. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 23:21, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:Infobox power station redux[edit]

@Rehman: Sorry I have been a bit busy. I will have my bot run through the transclusions again this weekend. Does the current template support the new and old syntax? As far as I can tell, no one finished cleaning up bad parameter usage for {{Infobox dam}}? Seems like there is still plenty to do there? Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 23:24, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. Yep the template supports old parameters. There's still some pending at the power station template; still getting done bit by bit manually. Maybe you could update that usage as well? So that we have an idea of where we stand? Best regards, Rehman 13:32, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

TfD closures[edit]

I don't say it in every case, as it would soon bore you, but thank you for all the valuable work you do, closing and carrying out TfD and TfM decisions. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Deletion review for Template:Maybe free media[edit]

An editor has asked for a deletion review of Template:Maybe free media. Because you closed the deletion discussion for this page, speedily deleted it, or otherwise were interested in the page, you might want to participate in the deletion review. UpEpSilon (talk) 15:33, 8 April 2014 (UTC)


Listen here, Plastikspork, there was no consensus to delete Template:Location_map_quick. NONE. None at all. None whatsoever. Hence, I have restored that template. I recommend next time, you look at who wrote the template, and if I wrote it, then DO NOT DELETE it without extensive discussions with ME personally. Do you understand? Wikipedia works by consensus (hello?), with other people (hello?), including me (hello?), and with the facts of system operation. If a template is needed due to performance reasons, then that fact prevents deletion. PERIOD. Do you understand? Just because a few people say, "wp:IDONTLIKEIT" does not constitute a "CONSENSUS" to delete a template which exists to fulfill a unique performance task. Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you REALLY understand? I utterly despise what you do here. How can you have such an attitude? I can imagine you want to delete hundreds and thousands of templates, but there are many thousands more which you can delete which were not written with years of computer-development experience. I despise what you are doing. And if you take the same attitude with others, then I utterly despise your whole attitude to treat other users with such base contempt as to ignore what they say and delete templates without consensus. You have ruthlessly wasted so many hours of my valuable time, and yet there you go again. Oblivious, in a world of your own. You need a serious attitude adjustment. -Wikid77 (talk) 10:18, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Right, consensus means a lot of people, including you, but when you say keep, and everyone else says delete, consensus is to delete. Please stop restoring properly deleted material and stop attacking others. Jackmcbarn (talk) 12:00, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Wait, wp:Consensus is not a "vote of the majority" but rather a logical process of reaching agreement with the facts and policies of Wikipedia. This concept has been discussed for years, and explains why opinions in a wp:TfD discussion are termed "!votes" ("not-votes") to indicate even if 100-to-1 voted to delete, the consensus with the facts could be "Keep" as the result of the logical process of forming consensus. -Wikid77 (talk) 13:50, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
It's now been moved back, without redirect. Wikid77 see your talk page for advice on how properly to contest the TfD outcome.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 12:53, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, this is a clear case of wp:IAR to restore a template which has been used in several live articles and was being used in active discussions to determine why the current version of Template:Location_map fails to position markers correctly on older versions of MSIE browsers, while Template:Location_map_quick placed the markers very close to the same pixel locations, in any browser, regardless of CSS class styles, or browser skins, in effect for a page. -Wikid77 (talk) 13:50, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
We've had the discussion, the consensus was to remove it from template space, so there's no point re-arguing its merits now. Your options are, as JamesBWatson explained, to civilly ask the closing admin to reconsider, and if you still think the closure was in error take it to deletion review.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 13:59, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Another sidebar[edit]

Hey, I found another sidebar that didn't get deleted (Template:Sylvester Stallone sidebar) after this deletion discussion. I'm coming to you since you deleted the others. Would you mind taking care of this one too? Gloss • talk 02:35, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Redirects for discussion[edit]

There are several redirects for discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2014_April_14 in which you may be interested. --Jax 0677 (talk) 03:21, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Pro Wrestling Alliance / Reality of Wrestling[edit]

could you history merge this cut-and-paste move? Frietjes (talk) 23:15, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Request to re-delete[edit]

Can you re-delete Template:Location map Italy, Template:Location map Croatia, and Template:Location map Nepal? They're completely unused now. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:03, 16 April 2014 (UTC)