Template talk:WikiProject Africa

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Requesting update to Mauritania[edit]

The template displaying the text "This article is supported by WikiProject Mauritania" currently uses the former flag of Mauritania from before August 2017. BrendonTheWizard (talk) 02:33, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Please replace the previous flag of Mauritania with the current and official one. Thanks. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 22:09, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

 Done Galobtter (pingó mió) 03:54, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 6 November 2018[edit]

Change WikiProject Swaziland to Wikipedia:WikiProject Eswatini per consensus to move the main article to Eswatini. Hddty. (talk) 01:34, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:18, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose @Hddty.: There was a WP:RM discussion at Talk:Eswatini which agreed to rename the head article. However, I see no discussion on renaming the WikiProject. That seems to have been a WP:BOLD move by you. Please hold off further moves until there is a consensus to rename the WikiProject. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:43, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@BrownHairedGirl: Consensus isn't needed if the move is not controversial. That WikiProject have "fewer that 30 watchers" and no one replying to a discussion in the talk page. Hddty. (talk) 03:22, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
@Hddty.: what exactly would be the problem in posting a wee note explaining what you plan to do, and giving people a chance to object?
Pre-announce, and proceed if there are no unresolved objections after say 7 days. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 04:00, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • The project and categories have now been moved but this template continues to populate redirects. Can someone in the know update the template? Timrollpickering 10:50, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
     Done, I believe. I read through the various RfC and CfD discussions, and this change no longer appears to be controversial. Please ping me from here if further edits are needed, or if there are unexpected side effects. With so many template modifications, pages moves, and category moves, there is probably more cleanup that needs to happen. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:30, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
    Thanks. Is it possible to include options on the template to catch anything using Swaziland and populate the Eswatini categories? Timrollpickering 21:04, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
    Those pages will appear in Category:Africa articles with invalid parameters (8). Each page will need to have "Swaziland" changed to "Eswatini" manually. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:05, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

More categories to move?[edit]

The CfD discussion has concluded, and many categories have been renamed, but it appears (unless I'm missing it) that the subcategories of Category:WikiProject Eswatini articles were missed. They probably need to have corresponding Eswatini categories created, or whatever the correct process is. You can see red links to Eswatini categories at the bottom of this page. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:36, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Template not working for Ghana[edit]

Use of the template {{|WikiProject Africa|Ghana=yes}} does not produce the expected result:

WikiProject Africa / Ghana (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject Africa, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Africa on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Template  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This template is supported by WikiProject Ghana.

You can also note the name "Ghana" is missing from the list in the banner at the top of this page. A quick review of the code seems to indicate the problem was that Ghana was added using the invalid value tf=11. It appears a subtemplate is called several times with up to 10 tf parameters. This may require renumbering the entire template, however since I'm not familiar with the internal workings of the template, I'll leave it up to someone more well versed than I to fully assess and propose a working solution. I thought I should bring this to your attention. Sincerely, LibraryGeek (talk) 18:10, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Fixed, more or less. I have moved Ghana from the 11th position in its group to another group. It shows out of alphabetical order in the list, but if people really want alphabetical order, the template should be rebuilt with no more than five or six items per nested template to allow for future additions. They're not making any fewer countries in Africa, after all.
Note also that Template:WikiProject Ghana exists. I don't know how that template relates to this one, if at all. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:10, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. The bug fix is appreciated. I agree that the template may need a major restructuring for long-term maintainability. There doesn't seem to be a consistent idea of how these particular continental/regional templates should work in the greater scheme of things, let alone a coordinated effort to restructure them Wikipedia-wide, which is why I'm asking questions and trying to see who else may be interested in moving to this kind of template, if not with this particular code. LibraryGeek (talk) 09:22, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 16 September 2019[edit]

Replace the TF_4_IMAGE = Coat of arms of Somalia.png to Coat of arms of Somalia.svg. Higher resultion iamge. ___CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk (We are the champions, my friends) 16:44, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Done - It would appear that a leopard (or two) can change its spots. Cabayi (talk) 17:06, 16 September 2019 (UTC)