User talk:SiBr4

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A barnstar for you[edit]

Design Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For the creation of File:Parity clocks - P-conservation.svg and File:Parity clocks - P-violation.svg, which will illustrate our articles for years to come. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 21:12, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Keep up the good work! :-) --Nadia (Kutsuit) (talk) 21:39, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Yo, thanks for the timely template magic. If you don't like beer, pretend it's some other thing you like. Anon423 (talk) 00:46, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't. Thanks, though. SiBr4 (talk) 11:51, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank You for SVG! :) Shamil008 (talk) 16:28, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Template:Year in Europe[edit]

Hi SiBr4: I removed the Macedonia entry at Template:Year in Europe per the delete result at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 in the Republic of Macedonia. The article was the only one (e.g. no series of articles was present), and consensus was for deletion. Of course, the link could stay in place, particularly in the event of any editors wanting to create a series of "years in" articles for Macedonia. Feel free to let me know your opinion. NorthAmerica1000 22:59, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000: The template contained all countries of Europe; I'm sure there are other states for which no "<Year> in <country>" articles exist. The template internally uses {{#ifexist}} cases to check for the existence of a year article, so after the job queue is cleared the link is automatically changed to History of the Republic of Macedonia instead. SiBr4 (talk) 23:09, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
All right, and no problem. I noticed your revert of my edit on the page, and let's leave the template as-is (without the removal I performed). Thanks, NorthAmerica1000 23:25, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Pskov Oblast Flag[edit]

Thanks for correcting my mistake with the Pskov city/oblast flag. Incidentally, the oblast recently adopted an official flag and coat of arms ([1]), so hopefully someone is out there working on an svg version. -Sumiaz (talk) 01:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

@Sumiaz: I knew it was the wrong flag because I did the same thing (mistaking the flag of the eponymous capital for a flag of the oblast) years ago. Google Translate-ing the news article, it seems the regional parliament has yet to vote on the symbols. If the flag gets adopted though, we can just use the JPG from the news site until there is an SVG (it should fall under {{PD-RU-exempt}}). SiBr4 (talk) 11:39, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

ISO 3166-2:GB[edit]

1. In this context of names & codes of country subdivisions the descriptive term "nations" for EAW, GBN & UKM is not acceptable. Not only is it very ambiguous, it is simply incorrect because the only entity that qualifies for the title "nation" is the UK which is a member of the United Nations.while the others are just a part of the UK. A suggestion could be the term (political) "Associations" as the codes refer to conglomerates of subdivisions but maybe someone else might be able to come up with still better terminology.

2. The Changes section mentions the addition of IOS (Scilly), yet it is not in the list.

BeerBuildsBetterBodies (talk) 11:04, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. While I fully agree about the UK subdivisions being "just a part of the UK", "nation" is the term that is used in the ISO standard for England and Wales, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Since the article is about the ISO standard we should not replace it with our own preferred term.
  2. For my previous edits, I copied the "Changes" table from the ISO site and compared ISO's and WP's list entries one by one to check for discrepancies, but somehow did not notice the new entry. Just added it. SiBr4 (talk) 11:26, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
    1. OK, I understand your point of view. Nevertheless it remains a very wrong naming convention which leads to a lot of confusion as if the UK-UKM-GB-GBN issue isn't already complicated enough. Of all the countries the British are the only ones who make such a mess of their subdivisions & associated codes.
    2. Anyway, thanks for your prompt reaction & update; you are definitely doing some good work on Wiki (nice flags pages too) although I've seen that you've been thwarted several times by incompetent users. Happy 2015! BeerBuildsBetterBodies (talk) 16:27, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
      Yes, the UK must be unique in that it is one of its own subdivisions according to ISO! Anyway, we could add a note in the spirit of "the entities ISO calls 'nations' are actually XY" if that clarifies anything. It could also be helpful to re-add the former designation of "included for completeness". SiBr4 (talk) 21:25, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
      Well, it would surprise me if the terminology came from ISO itself. But you have a very good idea there. You get my full support: adding such an explanatory note would indeed shed a better light on the origin of the confusion. BeerBuildsBetterBodies (talk) 02:48, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
      I hope the few changes I made clarify that the three "nations" are not generally called that. SiBr4 (talk) 11:18, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

ISO 3166-2:TJ[edit]

Please also update the remark concerning the codeless part of the country as DU now got its code assigned. BeerBuildsBetterBodies (talk) 09:16, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, forget about that, I noticed too late that it is now hidden. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BeerBuildsBetterBodies (talkcontribs) 09:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

@BeerBuildsBetterBodies: I have now removed it entirely and clarified the part of the lead about it. SiBr4 (talk) 09:59, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Nepal Flagicon[edit]

Hi SiBr4,
please fix again the height of the Nepal flag in "Template:Country data Nepal" to 23x18px, as you see here:

thanks, Maiō T. (talk) 00:00, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

The sandbox version has a seemingly better size when compared with Switzerland/Vatican, but looks too small next to the 3:2 flags to me. To still make it somewhat smaller, how about an intermediate 20px?
18px (sandbox) 20px 22px (current)
SiBr4 (talk) 20:23, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I agree with 20 px. Maiō T. (talk) 21:00, 13 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi! You helped me here. Actually, isn't working. For redirects to disambigs is used the style for redirects (in other words, redirects to disambigs are in green). Could you help fix that? --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 19:39, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Looking at the HTML source for some pages on lvWP, it appears links to redirects have the mw-redirect class and links to dabs have the mw-disambig class as expected, but links to redirects to dabs have only mw-redirect. Apparently the software only adds the mw-disambig class to direct links to dabs, not to redirects to them (unless the redirect is itself marked with __DISAMBIG__). For me links to redirects to dabs are correctly styled, because Anomie's script adds the disambiguation class as well as redirect to such links, and I've set my CSS to add styling for those classes as well. SiBr4 (talk) 20:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for clarifying things. Maybe I could go to Phabricator and request that adding? Or it would be useless? --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:44, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
I can't say I know much about the successfulness of Phabricator reports, though of course you could try. SiBr4 (talk) 21:05, 6 April 2015 (UTC)