User talk:WOSlinker

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Nyth83/Don Gehrmann[edit]

This is a user space draft/work in progress. I reverted your edit and then commented out the categories. I will update the categories later when I move the article to the main space. I wanted those to stay in as reminders to search for applicable categories. In the future, please do to remove info from my drafts. If you think it is so important for something not to be there, just comment it out and leave me a message on my talk page with a DETAILED reason why. Nyth83 (talk) 12:30, 25 October 2014 (UTC)


Please see Template talk:Cite EB1922 -- PBS (talk) 17:55, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Edit protection[edit]

with this edit as you have carried out an administrative edit on a page which is locked for a content dispute. As an uninvolved administrator either change the permission of the page or revert your edit as I do not approve of the edit and we are discussing this elsewhere. -- PBS (talk) 15:50, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

I've unprotected it, and made the template visible by moving the noinclude as you wanted to. I'm guessing here but I think why Debresser wanted it hidden was because of the title error message that was shown, so I've added some extra bits to stop that error appearing on the template page. -- WOSlinker (talk) 16:09, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
I second your guess at Debresser's intent. That editor and I have spent considerable time removing citation errors, and other types of errors, from templates. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:56, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Yep. Thanks, WOSlinker. Debresser (talk) 19:10, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Finding duplicate parameters[edit]

I wasn't sure if there was a script for finding these, so I created this one. it only works in articles, and doesn't actually change the article text. what it does is attempts to find the duplicate parameters then issues an alert popup telling you where to look for the duplicate parameters and changes the edit summary. once installed, you activate it by clicking on the 'find dups' button in the 'Tools' section on the left, while you are in edit mode. I have tested it on the first dozen articles in the cleanup category, and it seems to work okay. I had a much less complicated version that also marked the place in the article, but it was causing my browser to hang due to the complexity of searching for the regexp match. if there is a better tool, let me know, as I would be happy to try something else. perhaps Jonesey95 or Redrose64 know of alternative tools? Frietjes (talk) 18:10, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Just tried this and it looks good. -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:21, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
@Frietjes: It didn't pick up this duplicate - maybe it's because the pipe is on the previous line? --Redrose64 (talk) 12:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Redrose64: that was an oversight, fixed here. thank you. Frietjes (talk) 15:45, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Any ideas why this one wasn't picked up? --Redrose64 (talk) 17:16, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Redrose64: it was failing due to the multiple nested pipe-templates, but should work now. Frietjes (talk) 19:34, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Didn't spot those - they're totally unnecessary of course, since a pipe inside a link is hidden from the template parser. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:53, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Here's another that wasn't detected. Could it have been the double hash (bad CSS)? --Redrose64 (talk) 20:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Redrose64: it's going to be much harder to make it work on template pages, but I have added some initial logic to make this work by handling some triple brace constructs. by the way, WOSlinker should feel free to tell us to move elsewhere if the 'new messages' light is getting annoying :) Frietjes (talk) 20:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Just a quick note to say that this script is working for me. Thanks for making it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:14, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

The script finds a couple of false positives in Interstate 69 in Michigan.
Jonesey95, fixed. Frietjes (talk) 19:02, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Transcription errors[edit]

I think that these changes are a mistake. However mistake or not you need to check all your changes.

I have not checked your edits, because I assumed that you have been doing that, however this template change shows up in my Library so please go back over you edits and check them for errors (you really should have tested each template you have changed in the appropriate sandbox before changing the live template). -- PBS (talk) 20:25, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I do check my edits as I go, but somehow missed that one. -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:28, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:AMA[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:AMA has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:12, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Bgr[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Bgr has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:38, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Template bgcolor[edit]

Hi, I saw you changing Template:Sulfates. There is also Template:Perchlorates, and Template:Nitrates which are the same sort of thing. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 23:10, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've done those now. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:45, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

When changing bgcolor="..." to style="background-color: ..." check whether there is an existing style attribute already and add to it if there is. If a second style attribute is added, one of the style attributes will be ignored. Specifically with Template:Election box ranked choice bar, the background-color was ignored and the bars visually vanished on lots of pages. It is fixed now. That serves as a reminder about the importance of sandbox testing and checking final results of template changes. Are there ways the sandbox and testcases for that and related templates could be improved to make that easier to do? More generally, thanks for your maintenance efforts. DCary (talk) 21:33, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

More on this matter at Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 61#Request to fix "bgcolor" markup. I was under the impression that Mdann52 (talk · contribs) had taken on the task. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:30, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for your formatting help at Template:The Freedom of speech Barnstar, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 11:59, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Project page[edit]

Hi you have made certain changes in the outlook of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Turkey page. But please note that "Turkey articles by quality and importance table " has been shifted out of the page margin. Maybe you'll like to fix it . Thanks. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 18:00, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

I can't see any difference between the two versions, but since you do, I've undone my edit. -- WOSlinker (talk) 19:05, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Sea Scout Flag (Scouting Ireland).png[edit]

Hi. What was the point of this revert? You've put the page back into the problem category that I had carefully removed it from. --Redrose64 (talk) 00:23, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

That was a mistake, sorry. -- WOSlinker (talk) 00:24, 16 November 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for bringing Template:PAGENAMEBASE to my attention. Is there any reason this shouldn't be merged with Template:Title without disambig? SFB 01:50, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

No reason not to if you can manage it. I think that something similar to {{#Invoke:String|replace|{{{1|{{PAGENAME}}}}}|%s%(.*%)||plain=false}} could work. I've posted a message at Template talk:PAGENAMEBASE about it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:30, 18 November 2014 (UTC)


I reverted this change [1]/

| style="background-color:#e7dcc3" |4-faces||{{{{{{1}}}-f4}}}|" |{{{{{{1}}}-ff4}}}

I assume this is automated, and is falsely matching for last || for unknown reasons. Tom Ruen (talk) 23:42, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC)