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A link to a DAB page[edit]

In Kuwait Army and List of armies by country, this template calls Army of Vietnam, which is a DAB page. It should call People's Army of Vietnam. Narky Blert (talk) 14:16, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

The link can be changed using |VI= |VN=People's Army of Vietnam. The template may as well be replaced with {{Military of Asia}} in those articles, though, for consistency with all other Asian army articles as well as to avoid redirects. SiBr4 (talk) 16:15, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@SiBr4: I have precisely no interest whatsoever in fixing obscure complex templates which create problems for DABfixers like me. I know how to fix the best part of 20 cute templates which create problems which are picked up by User:DPL bot. This template still calls that DAB page. Please, fix this problem. Your template, your problem. This is not the first time I have encountered a to me insoluble problem in a "Continent topic" template which has wasted my time. It is also not the first time I have received an answer which did not address the problems created by such a template.
It's all about the readers. Narky Blert (talk) 22:05, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
There's no need for or even use in editing the template itself, as the big orange box at the top of this talk page points out. This is not a template about armies; it can link to any "X of country" articles and many other formats, so any problematic links should be fixed in the articles that use the template, like this. SiBr4 (talk) 10:21, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

The transcluded template {{i2c}} is a redirect to {{iso2country}}. Although the cost of a single redirect is trivial, in this case (and in the other "Continent topic" templates too) it occurs multiple times within a template that's itself transcluded on thousands of pages; this means that the redirect has to be followed many times whenever any of those thousands of pages is viewed. That adds up to a significant unnecessary overhead. I therefore suggest that the code is changed to invoke {{iso2country}} directly. (The same change has already been made to {{Europe topic}}). Colonies Chris (talk) 09:26, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: Template redirects are processed when the page is saved, not when it is viewed. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 10:00, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done Cabayi (talk) 10:01, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 29 August 2018[edit]

Add at the bottom of this template links to Book:Asia, Category:Asia, and Portal:Asia.

The following wikicode should be added:

| belowclass = hlist
| belowstyle = font-weight:bold;
| below =
* {{icon|book}} [[Book:Asia|Book]]
* {{icon|Category}} [[:Category:Asia|Category]]
* {{icon|Portal}} [[Portal:Asia|Asia portal]]

which renders as

Eli355 (talk | contribs) 19:12, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

@Eli355:  Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. Please don't paste code blobs and examples into the request; the place for demonstrations is Template:Asia topic/testcases. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:35, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Redrose64: The template talk page you mentioned is a redirect to this talk page —Eli355 (talk | contribs) 00:06, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry it was a typo. Fixed --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:00, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
 Done (same as request below) – BrandonXLF (t@lk) 20:11, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 13 September 2018[edit]

The links to the book, category, and portal should be made bold so the stand out. Eli355 (talk | contribs) 15:01, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

 DoneBrandonXLF (t@lk) 20:10, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks —Eli355 (talk | contribs) 00:13, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

only two country?[edit]

Taiwan and HK — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 30 September 2018[edit]

Add a link at the bottom of the template to Wikipedia:WikiProject Asia. See the proposed change at Template:Asia topic/sandbox. —Eli355 ( talkcontribs ) 17:40, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: per MOS:Internal links:"Do not create links to user, WikiProject, essay or draft pages in articles, except in articles about Wikipedia itself (see Self-references to avoid)." Galobtter (pingó mió) 18:44, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 10 November 2018[edit]

Egypt is in the Asian Architecture section Lrichar (talk) 02:16, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Not done. See the archives for the answer to this perennial topic. Part of Egypt is in Asia. – Jonesey95 (talk) 08:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)