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TfD: Current events portal – a template for an embeddable, collapsed panel of the Current events[edit]

I created Template:Current events portal for an embeddable, collapsed panel of the Current events that could be added to articles like 2020, which would make each page more useful and give the Portal:Current events a higher visibility. The existing portal templates are not visible on mobile at all with only a few rarely-used exceptions which can't be aligned to the right of a page as would be best for the article 2020.

Templates still can't be uncollapsed on mobile – this would require MediaWiki software changes to modernize the software to fully support mobile browsers. Under the Template documentation I have added the template as it was/is supposed to look like, which works properly on desktop.

I think the template is still useful as:

  • the template could be used as is before the MediaWiki software gets improved to better support mobile
  • maybe it's possible to show the template as is for the mobile view but display the template currently in the template documentation for the desktop view so that embedding the collapsed panel at least works on desktop
  • it could be iteratively improved by e.g. adding an icon or via other things
  • the existing templates ({{portal|Current events}}) that are visible on mobile can't be aligned to the right

As a sidenote the template was intended to only embed the fairly short "Ongoing events" part of the Portal:Current events and not the entire panel but this doesn't seem to be possible as of right now without a change to the portal (but maybe it'll be possible later). This would be for a later discussion / a separate phabricator issue.

The template is currently being discussed for deletion here. Please comment there, not here.

--Prototyperspective (talk) 13:57, 19 October 2020 (UTC) (modified: Prototyperspective (talk) 10:08, 24 October 2020 (UTC))

Related proposals at WikiProject Current events here.

--Prototyperspective (talk) 10:26, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Template inclusion limit on Portal:Current events/October 2020[edit]

On Portal:Current events/October 2020, none of the events are displayed, but instead only a simple link to Portal:Current events/Month Inclusion. So, how can make the page disappear from Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded? GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 18:35, 30 October 2020 (UTC)


could we create an RSS feed for this page? Jack Nunn Jacknunn ([[1]]) 13:58, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Alert from WikiProject Current Events[edit]

Hello. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Current events format is currently being updated. However, one new change is a section for "Current discussions". The Portal:Current events has debates all the time to determine if things are notable for the portal (international news) or if they are better suited for a place like 2020 in the United States. In the past, small 'edit wars' have taken place between editors over topics. This new section on the WikiProject is a new place where editors can discuss between each other and have an easy access to 'outside opinion' from other participates. Members in the Current Event WikiProject are welcome to invite other editors that have disagreements to start the discussion on the WikiProject. (Unlike RFC's, discussions about topics would be about 1 week or whenever the topic is no longer relevant from the WikiProject).

Thank you for reading. (Current Event WikiProject Coordinator) Elijahandskip (talk) 19:27, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 15 November 2020[edit]

Please change this:"Jinan founds the coronavirus on imported beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods" to this: "Jinan finds Covid-19 on imported beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods. Thy Pyrometer (talk) 20:15, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

@Thy Pyrometer: page Portal:Current events/2020 November 15 is unprotected, you can edit it yourself. —⁠andrybak (talk) 20:42, 15 November 2020 (UTC)
@Andrybak: Thanks! Thy Pyrometer (talk) 21:07, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Servers Might be being Attacks[edit]

Multiple sites are having server problems, Netflix, Scratch (edu) and others. (As of 11:10 AM EST on 11/19/2020) Editing this Because it is getting worse on scratch, (You can revert the changes) - Reported by LokiBlaster (Non-Account)