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Protected edit request on 23 May 2019[edit]

Please replace

<span id="coordinates" class="noprint">[[Portal:Current events/Edit instructions|Edit instructions]]</span>


<span id="coordinates" class="noprint sysop-show">[[Portal:Current events/Edit instructions|Edit instructions]]</span>

to hide the link from non-sysops, who can't edit the page. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 18:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: The instructions are not for administrators, they're for regular users who want to add events to the individual days. Isa (talk) 07:12, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

WP:CEN is now open![edit]

To all interested parties: Now that it has a proper shortcut, the current events noticeboard has now officially opened for discussion!

WP:CEN came about as an idea I explored through a request for comment that closed last March. Recen research has re-opened the debate on Wikipedia's role in a changing faster-paced internet. Questions of WP:NOTNEWS and WP:Recentism are still floating around. That being said, there are still plenty of articles to write and hopefully this noticeboard can positively contribute to that critical process.

Thank you for your participation in the RFC, and I hope to see you at WP:CEN soon! –MJLTalk 17:08, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Why are there so many different sport sections?[edit]

There is a Sport section in the "Ongoing events" sidebar, there is a dedicated "Sport" sidebar and then there is the /Sports subpage. Which one do I use when and why? And is it not a bad idea to split current events about sport into so many different sections? Am I missing something here? --Hecato (talk) 20:19, 11 August 2019 (UTC)


hi. sorry, I'm new to this page. how do I make an edit? I already know I'm supposed to use {{Edit fully protected}} if I wish to request edits to a fully-protected page, and simply make the request on the article's talk page; is that the procedure here? if not, where would I make ordinary edits? thanks. sorry for this very basic question. --Sm8900 (talk) 16:52, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

@Sm8900:: Thanks for the question! Each of the days shown here are a separate page; you need to go to the page for that date (Portal:Current events/2019 August 19 is the one for today) and make the edit there. If you want to make an edit to the sidebar, go to the talk page for Portal:Current events/Sidebar and make the request there. UnitedStatesian (talk) 16:58, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
ok, that's very helpful. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:19, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

How does News content update?[edit]

Greetings UnitedStatesian - at Portal:Catholicism/News how does the Template:Transclude selected current events know when to display Catholicism articles? Is it now automatic? Regards, JoeHebda (talk)

@JoeHebda: thanks for the question. That particular template instance automatically takes the six latest Portal:Current events entries that contain the strings "Catholic" (so "Catholics" and "Catholicism" would also be picked up), "Vatican", "Pope", or "Cardinal" (all of which are caps. sensitive), or goes back just one year if there are fewer than six over that time. Hopefully frees up your editing/maintenance time for other areas. Any other questions (or suggestions), let me know. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:27, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian: - Thanks for the answer. The automation is great. 1. How do those articles get archived at Portal:Catholicism/News/Archive? 2. How does the right side image get changed? 3. Previously it was suggested to have only 4 articles. 4. Is there any way to shorten the individual entries? Perhaps with at "Read more" link? Sorry for all the questions, but I thought to ask while fresh in my mind. JoeHebda (talk) 14:38, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@JoeHebda: no worries, here's each answer. 1) There is not yet an automatic way to archive the articles, but I added commented instructions in the Edit Source view of Portal:Catholicism/News/Archive on how to subst the latest current events onto that page. 2) Changing the image would still be manual. 3) The number displayed is controlled by the |max= parameter; I just set that to 4. 4) The entries come over "as is" from the individual daily subpages of Portal:Current events, so you could edit those subpages to shorten one or more of the entries, but there is no way to have a "read more" link. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:50, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian: - Good answers. Hopefully last question - In case of "false hits" then, just delete entry? For example "Alexander Pope" or any person "Pope"; "St. Louis Cardinals",baseball. JoeHebda (talk) 18:10, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
@JoeHebda: Unfortunately the parameters would need to be edited, temporarily removing the one that created the false hit until it no longer appeared in the top 4. (this means editors need to keep an eye on the news section: it is not "set it and forget it"). I have modified the "Cardinal" parameter so that it only returns the singular and not the plural, which should reduce the likelihood. (don't think there's much risk of Alexander Pope being in the news these days.) 18:33, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Add US Open to ongoing section[edit]

The US Open is being held right now. Is it okay to add it to the ongoing section? 2600:1702:38D0:E70:6156:AA3B:FB51:D623 (talk) 11:13, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

@2600:1702:38D0:E70:6156:AA3B:FB51:D623: the place to raise this suggestion is Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates. UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:32, 5 September 2019 (UTC)