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    Semi-protected edit request on 11 January 2015[edit]

    I have no idea what other officers who may not have liked Gen Robinett called him, but he was widely known ONLY as Robbie. This should be corrected as it reflects badly on him. As his niece, I know this for a fact. I knew my uncle very well from infancy to his death in 1975.

    Choate152 (talk) 22:56, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

    Wrong page, see Talk:Paul McDonald Robinett, and that article is not semiprotected Cannolis (talk) 23:06, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

    Need help on Selena[edit]

    I don't understand the language used in the help page for the error, can anyone help me out? Best, .jonatalk 18:54, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

    After some scratching around, I've fixed one of the errors and have edited the help page to mention {{Certification Cite Ref}}. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:05, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

    What's changed?[edit]

    Why has the number of entries in Category:Pages with missing references list snowballed to over 100? Some of the pages on it, such as Ely_and_Littleport_riots_of_1816, haven't been edited for many months, but they now have a red "Cite error" message at the bottom: Noyster (talk), 10:23, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

    This is probably change to {{#tag:ref|...}} see Template talk:Refn#Refn references getting sent to the bottom of the page?. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:32, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

    DId someone break the template again?[edit]

    At Ahmed Zayat, which worked yesterday, I'm now getting the "Cite error: There are <ref group=lower-alpha> tags or {{efn}} templates on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist|group=lower-alpha}} template or {{notelist}} template (see the help page)." message... Montanabw (talk) 18:52, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

    This is because in this edit you added a {{efn}} without making sure that there was also a {{notelist}}. I've fixed it with this edit. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    I did a {{notes}} the way I have done it for several years... and it worked yesterday... Montanabw(talk) 19:17, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    There is no {{notes}} in the version where you added that {{efn}}, nor is there any evidence of one being added or removed in subsequent edits until my fix mentioned above. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:28, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
    Aw whoops, I've been going back and forth between that one and American Pharoah (which DID have the same problem but also has {{notes}}, I must have confused the two. Swore is twa there at some point, but maybe I had a brain fart, wouldn't be the first time... Sigh... Montanabw(talk) 03:02, 27 May 2015 (UTC)