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samsung galaxy note 7[edit]

should be in the news?

If you've got one, you'll need to call their HOTLINE. Lugnuts Precious bodily fluids 17:26, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
That was an awful pun, Lugnuts. You're fired.--WaltCip (talk) 20:07, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
The Samsung story was rejected at the news candidates page. Art LaPella (talk) 18:07, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
All burning issues should be listed at WP:ERRORS Optimist on the run (talk) 07:11, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
And the company does have 'sun' in its name.

If the Wikipedia amusing entries page was still running this exchange would belong there. (Did a 'best of' page survive?) Jackiespeel (talk) 17:17, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Many such pages still survive. See Wikipedia:Silly Things which contains some of the choice ones. --Jayron32 17:31, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps a 'Titivillus is currently amused' page for such nonsense and computer mis-corrections with a three-months expiry date. Persons misusing the system would have to deal with 'Titivillus is annoyed and working on [1]' (talk) 14:07, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

TFA Title template for Oct 19 2016[edit]

The TFA Title template for this day doesn't seem to be populated with the page title (it doesn't seem to have been created for this day), whereas it exists for all other days. Would someone mind populating it? I don't have the rights. DBrant (WMF) (talk) 13:20, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - please check that it is correct as I'm not familiar with this template. Optimist on the run (talk) 13:34, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! That ought to do it. DBrant (WMF) (talk) 13:41, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I didn't know about this template, nor do I understand its function. All recent others have the article name, which would be "Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:44, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
To clarify a bit, we use this template in the Wikipedia Android app, as part of the content feed in the app's home screen. We simply noticed that it was missing today. (I can't speak to other usages of this template) DBrant (WMF) (talk) 14:09, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Looks like they're usually created by @AnomieBOT II:, whose task list says that the module ran today, but took six hours. I don't know if that's normal, but it seems excessive for writing one title. Modest Genius talk 15:19, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
(A former TFA coordinator writes): As I understand it, the original purpose of {{TFA title}} was to feed into {{TFA-editnotice}}, which produces the friendly greeting/warning when you edit the TFA. My understanding is that the bot looks for the article title in the daily TFA blurb (which always ought to be the first link in the blurb, in bold, making it easy to find). However, with today's TFA the bot must have been thoroughly confused by '''''{{lang|de|[[Komm, du süße Todesstunde, BWV 161|Komm, du süße Todesstunde]]}}''''' at the start of the TFA blurb, and given up. Pinging the current team @WP:TFA coordinators: as a pointer not to use templates to wrap the TFA title unless it is really necessary to do so, and if it is, then to sort out the TFA title daily subpage. BencherliteTalk (using his alt account Bencherheavy) 15:47, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I didn't know the details of the bot, but after reverting the {{lang}} template in another spot, I was reverted. Gerda, I wasn't decided for sure at that time but I've decided now: I'd prefer to use only the templates that we can't do without at TFA. - Dank (push to talk) 16:02, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
No template is needed, their intention is to help readers, {{lang}} to assist to make a screenreader not try to pronounce the title as English. Not needed, sure ;) - No more FA from me this year, remind me much later in case I forget, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:08, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I thought about it over a cup of tea: it should be easy to program something looking for the two opening straight brackets and taking as the title what's found from there to the closing brackets, or the separator if piped, no? What Bencherlite - thanks, by the way! - termed "the first link ...". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:42, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I have left a message for Anomie (the bot operator) on the bot's talk page, as that's the best person to say whether any adjustments to the bot's coding are needed. BencherliteTalk (using his alt account Bencherheavy) 17:15, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
FWIW, if this saves someone some work, I won't be using the lang template at TFA. - Dank (push to talk) 17:19, 19 October 2016 (UTC)