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Uw-agf-sock documentation error[edit]

{{uw-agf-sock}} gives an example of {{uw-agf-sock|Article}} in its documentation, but the field is actually expecting a username, not an article name. It's using the {{single notice}} documentation template - what's the easiest fix, here? --McGeddon (talk) 13:13, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@McGeddon: I've added param1=user name to the template and fixed an error in {{Single notice/inner}}. Better now? -- John of Reading (talk) 14:18, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
All good. Thanks. --McGeddon (talk) 14:21, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

COI category maintenance?[edit]

Both {{Uw-coi}} and {{Uw-coi-username}} contain the comment THE FOLLOWING CATEGORY SHOULD BE REMOVED WHEN THE USER IS BLOCKED, OR IT IS DECIDED THAT THIS USER DOES NOT HAVE A COI, OR THIS TEMPLATE HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR A WHILE WITH NO ACTION. with that category being Category:User talk pages with conflict of interest notices. Currently, it has over 41,500 pages in it, so I think this category has been a bit neglected. Would anyone be opposed to a bot performing automatic removal of this category after a period of time? Say, two weeks, or a month? I think it would help make this category useful again for those that might try to keep an eye on it, if it contained only recent notices. Avicennasis @ 09:47, 4 Tishrei 5776 / 09:47, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Symbol wait.svg BRFA filed here. Avicennasis @ 09:01, 24 Tishrei 5776 / 09:01, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 20 September 2015[edit]

RE: {{Uw4}}
We should re-add the text "This is your final warning" because it and this should be the exact same thing, except swapping out "final" for "only". Krett12 (talk) 19:17, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. The wording was changed nearly a year-and-a-half ago and has been stable since, so to change it back will require a community consensus. Painius  20:12, 20 September 2015 (UTC)


The template, Uw-notenglish, leaves a few lines of blank space above it when used. See here, when it was used as part of a Twinkle edit. I have no idea why it does this, but when used it doesn't look good. I have no idea how to remove the blankspace from the template, but hopefully someone will be able to do this. Thanks.  Seagull123  Φ  20:38, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

The template appears to be okay; it's whatever adds the header that seems to be adding two lines of whitespace above the header. I've seen a bot or two that does this, also. Maybe a small Twinkle bug? Painius  00:06, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 5 October 2015[edit]

Please change the Special:Listusers link to Special:CentralAuth, since the former only searches for local usernames. However, in the field of account renaming, we search for usernames across all Wikimedia projects, which requires the use of CentralAuth. Thanks. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 17:25, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

@K6ka: Yes check.svg Done. --Ahecht (TALK
) 20:40, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Redirect vs. Link Target[edit]

I made this edit before I noticed that it had been done by someone else and then reverted. I'm going to leave it rather than self-reverting for now, because to me it seems like it makes more sense to use the link target (which is shorter anyway), but if someone disagrees I'm fine with being reverted. Best, Mww113 (talk) 05:24, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Question about uw-username[edit]

Is it just me, or does {{uw-username}} encourage people to sock by saying "...[change of username]... or you may simply create a new account for editing" ? The [CHU] text is immediately before it, but the fact that it's even suggesting creating a new account seems like a very bad idea (and against sock rules). Primefac (talk) 15:16, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

I don't think it would hurt to include an advisory against sock-puppetry (with an appropriate link). DonIago (talk) 15:35, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
WP:Clean Start (if the offending user name hasn't been blocked yet) and correcting username violations (if they have been blocked) are legitimate uses of alternate accounts per WP:SOCK, as long as the original account is no longer used. Maybe we should change it to say "create a new account for editing and cease using the account with the offending name". --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:41, 8 October 2015 (UTC)