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Pygmalion issues help wanted[edit]

I am not sure if this is outside the scope of this project. I have been attempting to refine improper linking to Pygmalion (play) and Pygmalion (mythology), and I could use some assistance cleaning up {{Pygmalion}}, {{Pygmalion navbox}}, and {{My Fair Lady}} (the latter two which I have recently created). I have posted some particular issues at Talk:Pygmalion (play)#Template:Pygmalion. Please feel free to jump in and edit the templates or leave comments there.— Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyTheTiger (talkcontribs) 23:44, 23 February 2013‎ (UTC)

Dabfix tool down for a long time[edit]

The Dabfix tool is down, and has been down for the past several weeks. When attempting to fix any page, it just gives an error and displays the note "The foundation is to serve the community, not the other way around."

Does anyone else know anything about this? It was an extremely useful tool and is still linked to all around this WikiProject and Wikipedia at large. Is there a replacement we can use?

EDIT: Looks like Toolserver shut down. Hopefully we can get this back up soon.

Ithinkicahn (talk) 08:44, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Piped links at Gypsy[edit]

I had a go at cleaning up Gypsy back in 2013. As I recall, my edits were reverted a few times so I backed off. I happened to notice today that there seem to be several piped links on the DAB page. Maybe someone else wants to look at it? Cnilep (talk) 04:43, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

I've had a go but wasn't sure about Sea Gypsies. PamD 09:24, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Two Dabs help[edit]

Please check the Crazy Stupid Love dab page which it has only two entries, a film Crazy, Stupid, Love and a song Crazy Stupid Love (song). Does this pass the WP:2DABS rule? If no, what will you suggest to fix this? Thank you. j3j3j3...pfH0wHz 17:21, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

It's at the base name. It passes. -- JHunterJ (talk) 17:57, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Tagging more talk pages[edit]

Please note this request, where I've asked someone with bot to tag the talk pages of disambiguation pages as being of interest to this project. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:49, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Hive Disambiguation Page[edit]

Technology[edit]

  • Hive, a highest-level logical section in the Windows Registry
  • hive, a physical or virtual host computer, hosting a group of member packages of the Hostsharing platform.
  • HIVE, an abstract game programming library
  • Apache Hive, a data warehouse infrastructure built on top of Hadoop


When searching for more information about computer gaming jargon, I was trying to find a wiki entry about what a hive is.

I found the disambiguation page for the word "hive" and thought I had found what I was looking for, but when I clicked on it, the link that loaded was, I think, in German (de.wikipedia.org). I was on the English (en.wikipedia.org) disambiguation page when I clicked the link. There is no English entry for HostSharing on the English version of Wikipedia. I was going to fix the link, but because it would lead to a redlink, I thought I would bring it to someone's attention in hopes of getting the link fixed and a page with the actual information on it in English on the English version of Wikipedia. If I knew enough, I'd do it, but I came here looking for the information myself, lol.

This is the page I landed on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIVE_%28disambiguation%29 This is the section where the German (?) link is located: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hive&action=edit&section=6&editintro=Template:Disambig_editintro

There is no entry for Hostsharing in English. Can anyone translate it and make one? I do not know how to do that. So, I thought I would mention the link and ask here before attempting to do it myself and maybe messing something up.

Jamastiene (talk) 18:20, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Hatnote debate for Legends (TV series), The Legend (TV series) and Legend (TV series)[edit]

I don't know where to find the hatnote experts, but I guess some of the watchers of this page may be experts. There are debates at WT:TV and Talk:Legends (TV series) regarding the need for hatnotes on the pages.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 07:48, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Primary topic for spectrum[edit]

Is there a primary topic for spectrum and what is it? The spectrum article leans toward the physial sciences definition (electromagnetic spectrum, mass spectrum, etc.) but leaves the door open for all other meanings political spectrum, broad-spectrum antibiotic, etc.). There are two ways to go as I see it: 1) narrow the scope of spectrum to include only the physical sciences or 2) (if no primary topic) move spectrum to spectrum (physics) and move spectrum (disambiguation) to spectrum. I lean toward #2 due to the range (spectrum?) of uses, but would be OK with either. Comments? --Kkmurray (talk) 18:56, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't know that narrowing the topic would deprive it of its primary topic status. bd2412 T 19:19, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The broad definition would be something like "A range; a continuous, infinite, one-dimensional set, possibly bounded by extremes" and the narrow would be "a range of colours representing light (electromagnetic radiation) of contiguous frequencies; hence electromagnetic spectrum, visible spectrum, ultraviolet spectrum, etc."[1] I don't think that the narrow definition is the primary topic, but the broad definition might be. If it is, then its option 0) don't do anything. --Kkmurray (talk) 23:21, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The spectrum article seems like WP:BROADCONCEPT, IOW I don't see the reason to change anything. What actual problem are you trying to fix? --Joy [shallot] (talk) 11:40, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I think you are right: it's a broad primary topic so the article titles are fine as they are and there is no need to change. The initial problem was expanding the spectrum article and figuring out what the intended primary topic was. After expanding the article a little, it became clear that it would hold together better than I first thought it would. Thanks for helping me figure this out! --Kkmurray (talk) 13:07, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

An editor has requested a page move at Talk:Starz (TV network) that involves moving Starz (a disambiguation page) to Starz (disambiguation). Members of this project may wish to comment at the move discussion. --AussieLegend () 17:02, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Isis (disambiguation)[edit]

There's disagreement on the entry (mostly the link to use) for the organisation in the news. More opinions welcome at Talk:Isis (disambiguation). Widefox; talk 09:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

George Waters (disambiguation)[edit]

Hello, there's an issue with my edits being reverted on this page by an editor with a history of edit warring. I don't want to get involved in edit warring, so can someone else please look it over? See its edit history. Thanks in advance for any help, Boleyn (talk) 09:13, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, there is an issue. We don't red-link personal names. This is done for WP:BLP-reasons, and your pet Wikiproject doesn't get to override site-wide guidelines. Joefromrandb (talk) 09:20, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
BLP obviously does not apply in this case, as anyone who had bothered to look would know. DuncanHill (talk) 09:30, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Furthermore, there should be an article for the MP and to quote the first link you gave above Joe - " Only add the red link if there clearly should be a corresponding article AND there is an existing article to link to (e.g., a blue link) elsewhere on the page." - which clearly applies here. DuncanHill (talk) 09:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
BLP is the reason that WP:REDNOT exists (so that an article intended to be about an MP doesn't wind up being written about an axe-murderer instead). So yes, WP:BLP does apply. Since there "should" be an article about the MP, simply write one. Problem solved! Joefromrandb (talk) 09:38, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
The redlink made clear it was about an MP. Seriously - I have never, in 8 years of editing, come across anyone applying your interpretation of this. BLP does not apply to very dead people, and it is ridiculous to pretend that it does. You have also engaged in personal attacks and have continued to impose your personal views while avoiding discussion. DuncanHill (talk) 10:12, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah; you can look at this page and see just how much I've been "avoiding discussion". The arrogance! Joefromrandb (talk) 10:20, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
I did and you have. DuncanHill (talk) 10:21, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Suuuuuuuuuure. Joefromrandb (talk) 10:29, 27 August 2014 (UTC)