Template talk:Europe topic

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Very Sophisticated WP syntax[edit]

Northern Cyprus has List of universities and colleges in Northern Cyprus page. I wanted to add this to this template. But template's syntax is so complex. So how to add it to this template?Woodgridge (talk) 20:37, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

What page are you trying to add it to? CMD (talk) 20:57, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

unemployment in europe seems badly done[edit]

at present the Unemployment at the european countries reads red for most of them, yet there are articles like this one Jobseeker's Allowance for the UK, the template should be fixed to point to the relevant articles and not a generic name that does not apply - this is complicated as redirects may solve the issue, but would be a pain to do every page, so template needs fixing somehow — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.162.68.97 (talk) 02:49, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Unemployment in Poland is the only article that uses this template to link to "Unemployment in ..." pages. Given the sparsity of bluelinks, I'd suggest removing the template entirely; the three existing pages (the UK and Spain being the others) are still linked by a category. A navbox for the Jobseeker's Allowance and other countries' equivalents is better made from scratch. SiBr4 (talk) 19:53, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

UK as the end of the list[edit]

When the United Kingdom is the last country of the list, an unwanted dot appears after UK. Please see Postal codes in Armenia. Can it be removed? --Quest for Truth (talk) 08:58, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Quest for Truth, yes, now fixed. we could probably do the same for all of them, but the VA one is common since there is the additional check for existence of the article. Frietjes (talk) 23:28, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! In theory we should assume every country may not have their own subtopic article. But in practice the UK almost always have its subtopic article because of the common language between this Wikipedia and the UK, the significance of the UK, and the large number of editors from UK on Wikipedia. So we can practically treat the UK as an entry that will always appear on the list. --Quest for Truth (talk) 02:21, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 July 2016[edit]


For some reason this template is protected.

The template has a link, in the sovereign states section, to "Prehistoric the United Kingdom" which is not only bad grammar, but also bad coding. There is apparently a redirect page for Prehistoric the United Kingdom. However, that goes directly to Prehistoric Britain, which clearly does not include the prehistory of the whole of the United Kingdom.

It's currently tacky and inaccurate.

My suggestion is that it be changed to point directly to Prehistoric settlement of the British Isles, which includes all of the territory of the United Kingdom, and also has links right at the top to articles, which also exist, about the individual islands.

In the meantime, I will try to change the redirect over at Prehistoric the United Kingdom, if I'm allowed.


98.122.20.56 (talk) 19:39, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done: {{Europe topic}} generates a navigation template for a given topic. It's used for lots of different topics. It's the caller of the template who must specify different links for chosen countries. For example, {{Europe topic|prefix=Prehistoric|countries_only=yes|GB=Prehistoric settlement of the British Isles}} produces the link you want. See the result below. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:06, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
It seems that generalising and setting tables up as objects within objects has its disadvantages! Thanks though - that seems to be the code needed. I'll attempt a change to the relevant page(s).
Note that it might be a good idea to change the Europe topic template, so that other pages aren't automatically broken like this when used in the future. I notice that Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Republic of Ireland, Faroe Islands, Isle of Man, European Union, etc all have this as a potential problem. --98.122.20.56 (talk) 21:51, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh and Georgia (country) also has a potential problem. --98.122.20.56 (talk) 21:53, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I have created {{Prehistoric Europe}} to call {{Europe topic|prefix=Prehistoric}} with various customized country links. I'm changing pages to only use {{Prehistoric Europe}}. Please customize links there. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Double dot without Israel.[edit]

If the template is used without including Israel, there are two dots between Ireland and Italy. Can the dot be added into the Israel only part of the Template?Naraht (talk) 04:34, 22 August 2016 (UTC)