Template talk:WikiProject Anime and manga

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WikiProject Anime and manga (Rated Template-class)
Wikipe-tan head.png This template is within the scope of WikiProject Anime and manga, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of anime and manga related articles 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.
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new TF[edit]

Please add |visual-novels-task-force= so that "yes" outputs " This article is supported by the Visual novels task force".Jinnai 00:06, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

I think it probably should be piped to WP:VN's page instead, just as how {{film}}'s WP:WARFILMS link points to the page at WP:MILHIST (through a redirect). -- クラウド668 00:59, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Not done: {{edit protected}} is not required for edits to unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:00, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Missing white space.[edit]

I have added the missing white space to this template but am not sure I found it all. Would someone please check my work to see if I missed anything? – Allen4names 22:49, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Monthly merge categories[edit]

When merge=yes, this template does not put the article into the monthly merge categories. As a result, these pages are being missed by WikiProject Merge. Please fix. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 12:49, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

The idea was for the Anime and Manga project to track outstanding or possible mergers, not for it to be a replacement for the normal 'Merge' templates... if required, I guess this can be done, but it might be a fairly complex change? G.A.Stalk 13:24, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
I might be able to help. Can you show me a template doing what you want? Goodraise 13:43, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: The articles themselves should have merge templates on them which will categorize the articles. The talk page doesn't need to be categorized, that happens along with the article merge. — Bility (talk) 19:05, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Most of them don't have the merge tags on them. Whether the merge is done, whether the tag was deleted, or whether it was never there in the first place is impossible to know, but it's a problem that needs to be fixed. Thus, lets put them in monthly categories so that they get listed even when they don't have the tags. Alternately, remove the merge option from this template, as it seems to be causing more problems than not. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 00:27, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I reactivated this template because the problems real and has not been addressed. The claim that the articles have the regular merge templates is flat-out false, so resolution to this is needed. What we have are pages in the merge backlog with no date, no discussion, and no indication of where to merge to.

Not done: You are autoconfirmed. The edit semi-protected is for non-autoconfirmed editors. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 04:34, 7 April 2012 (UTC)


i think this page need to change color.please add color label to change color by anyone-- (talk) 15:28, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

This template uses the standard color used by all WikiProject and talk page templates. There is no reason to change it. —Farix (t | c) 22:36, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Why doesn't this template use WPBannerMeta?[edit]

Is there any specific reason this template doesn't use {{WPBannerMeta}}? WPBannerMeta will support a B class checklist and up to 15 workgroups (via hooks). Is there a specific feature that it doesn't support that is needed? Kaldari (talk) 04:56, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Have the issues brought up since the 2009 discussion been addressed? But the current code of the template is simple enough to follow along that I don't see a switch being produced. —Farix (t | c) 13:28, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
To some it up, WPBannerMeta forced certain behaviors and a category scheme that WikiProject Anime and manga did not want. While it would have been extremely trivial to update WPBannerMeta's code to allow WikiProject Anime and manga to use its existing behaviors and category scheme, there was a great deal of resistance to it because the mass conversion to WPBannerMeta created a fait accompli situation. —Farix (t | c) 13:53, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
@TheFarix: Most of the issues brought up in that discussion appear to have either been resolved or were rather minor differences. Having standard conventions and sharing a single template makes it possible for people to write tools to support WikiProjects. When every project has its own conventions, it's very difficult to write tools that work for all of them. That's actually the reason I'm asking. Currently, WikiProject Anime and manga is one of the only WikiProjects that isn't supported by the PageAssessments extension (which is, in turn, used by several Tool Labs tools). It seems like it would be rather trivial to migrate this project to {{WPBannerMeta}}, unlike for example, {{WikiProject Military History}}, which would then make this project compatible with all the tools that use PageAssessments data (for example, CopyPatrol). Kaldari (talk) 05:14, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
The main issue was the categorization scheme and behaviors, in that categorizes, redirects, files and project pages where given an "importance" assessment when they should have. Looking at {{WPBannerMeta}}'s documentation, it doesn't appear that those where ever addressed. And calling them "minor differences" is downplaying these problems is part of the fait accompli I had just mentioned. Until {{WPBannerMeta}} allows for the current behavior and categorizations of {{WikiProject Anime and manga}} to me maintain, a conversion is a non-starter. —Farix (t | c) 05:22, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
@TheFarix: In the discussion that you linked to, the main issue regarding importance was that {{WPBannerMeta}} always showed importance, which was changed at the request of WikiProject Anime and manga: "G.A.S's point is that our banner doesn't show the importance row on non-articles; I don't think the categorization would really be a problem for us." Whether or not there is an NA-importance category doesn't seem like it would actually matter that much. Why is it a problem if such a category exists? I agree that it might be unnecessary, but it hardly seems like a good reason to use a completely different template. Kaldari (talk) 21:32, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
AN NA-importance category isn't the only problem. The redirects, templates, categories, files, portal pages, and project pages all use a different naming scheme (the original schema in fact). It would be one thing if {{WPBannerMeta}} allowed for category overrides, but it doesn't and likely never will. These may seem minor issues to you, but they aren't and are among the reasons this template was never converted. —Farix (t | c) 20:07, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
@TheFarix: {{WPBannerMeta}} does allow category overrides via hooks. See for example {{Etymology section}} which completely overrides the class assessment system (including the categories) via the HOOK_ASSESS parameter. Kaldari (talk) 23:11, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
@TheFarix: Would there be any objection to migrating to {{WPBannerMeta}} if it keeps the existing category naming scheme? Migrating to {{WPBannerMeta}} would also fix Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga/Popular pages (which relies on parser functions in WPBannerMeta). Kaldari (talk) 06:57, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@TheFarix and Kaldari: Any update on this issue? I got a bug report that XTools wasn't showing the page assessments for some pages, and turns out were all part of this WikiProject MusikAnimal talk 02:29, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal and TheFarix: I've added very basic PageAssessments support to this template. It now records assignment to WikiProject Anime and manga and the class, but it doesn't record importance (since this template doesn't use an importance mask) or information about task forces. Kaldari (talk) 02:34, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Class mask and categorization discussion[edit]

Hello. A class mask for this template has been created and it can be found at Template:WikiProject Anime and manga/class. I've also started a centralized discussion regarding the class categorization, which can be found at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Anime and manga#Update the schemes for assessment?. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 10:21, 4 February 2017 (UTC)