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WikiProject Aviation (Rated Template-class)
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To do[edit]

To do:

  • Add varous options to specify what type of infobox needs to be added.
  • Add option to say aircraft stats need to be updated to standards.
  • Add military aviation task force

Was there a decision to not apply an importance scale to aviation articles? Certainly it's a useful construct for other wikiprojects, but I don't see anything on it here.LeadSongDog 19:52, 18 October 2007 (UTC) {{editprotected}} I would like an administrator to please add a new taskforce, Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Australian aviation task force.}} Littleteddy (roar!) 11:38, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Not done Barely active would be a considerable understatement. Happymelon 20:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Space required[edit]

Resolved: Gary King (talk) 05:33, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

In "scale]].{{#ifexist:{{" a space is required so that it is "scale]]. {{#ifexist:{{". Gary King (talk) 05:28, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Resolved: Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 22:05, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

C-class has been implemented in Wikipedia, but this particular template doesn't support it yet. (e.g. Talk:GMF AeroAsia) Could someone who actually can add to the code implement this? Thanks.=) --DA PIE EATER (talk) 00:29, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Done. The way I've incorporated it, If someone assess an article as C-class without completing the B-class checklist, it will still come up as start class. An article will be C-class if the checklist is complete and at least three of the five items are "yes". Again, if all 5 items are "yes" then it will still automatically assess it as B-class. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 22:05, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Assessing as "B" or "C"-class will show "Start"-class[edit]

Assessing an article as "B" or "C"-class will show as "Start"-class. Use either one of these templates:


And both will show the same output as:


Gary King (talk) 18:40, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

I think you'll need to use the B-class checklist. Martin 16:06, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I was told that after posting this, to which I replied that the template should at least display a warning that the checklist is incomplete. Gary King (talk) 16:20, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Different image for portal icon, instead of standard one[edit]

Just a suggestion, since there are so many nice photos out there for the aviation portal, could the standard icon in the portal link be updated to include a photo? Thanks. --Funandtrvl (talk) 06:12, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

I agree and we should use this:File:Wrightflyer thumb.jpg. I was gonna do it but its locked. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 01:02, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Template not closing[edit]

This template doesn't appear to be closing correctly, and it's making it look like other page content is part of the template when used. See, for example, Talk:Hawaiian Airlines where both the WikiProject Hawaii template and the discussion items below all appear to be part of the template. -- Hawaiian717 (talk) 16:54, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I think the problem was due to an edit on Template:WPBannerMeta/hooks/collapsed, see [1], I think when you put back WPAVIATION to the way it was, that you should protect this hook template as well. -- WOSlinker (talk) 23:27, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Has you're reversion fixed it, WOSlinker? I ask because I wasn't online today and I saw no errors yesterday, and can't see any now. Can the banner be reverted back to the meta form? - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 03:25, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, the reversion of Template:WPBannerMeta/hooks/collapsed fixed it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 14:08, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Not sure if this is related, but the template is showing an error message with a comma in a category link. For example see Talk:F/A-18_Hornet. -Fnlayson (talk) 22:02, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
I just noticed that and have reverted back to the version that does not show "Expression error: Unexpected < operator-" in big red letters. I have no idea how to fix the other problem. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 23:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Since the template now uses Template:WPBannerMeta, it's not a problem with the template itself, but one of the templates being used in it. I'll try to track it down. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 05:24, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
It was a small bug which has now been fixed. I must say that I question the wisdom of reverting the banner (and therefore affecting thousands of pages) because of an error message which occured on just one page. It does seem a little like using a sledgehammer to break a nut. Anyway, apologies for the inconvenience. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:59, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for fixing that. The comma error affected many, maybe all the pages where this banner was used. I just listed one example to show what it was doing. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:17, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Military task force[edit]


Please add parameter


(or "military", "military-task-force", "Military-task-force")

to the template, and link it to

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Military aviation task force (talk) 13:06, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello 76.66, you seem to get everywhere! Um, that is not a taskforce of this project but of MilHist so I'm not sure that it is appropriate. Perhaps a member of the Aviation project could confirm that this is desirable? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:39, 25 April 2009 (UTC)


I know I am not the only one to make the mistake of upper and lower case. It is possible to make the parameters in the template not case sensitive? SO that, for example, imageneeded=yes and Imageneeded=yes have the same result. Traveler100 (talk) 07:34, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Done and done. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 04:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Collapsed section[edit]

The code for the collapsed section hook has recently been enhanced. One benefit is that the text can be made to line up with the rest of the banner (which I have now done). Another benefit is the ability to selectively collapse the section depending on how many rows are displayed. It is rarely useful to collapse one row, because the header of the section takes up the same amount of space and so information is hidden without any space saving. On the sandbox is an implementation whereby 2 rows or more are collapsed but 1 row isn't. See the /testcases for some examples. Please let me know what you think. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:34, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I have now implemented this. Let me know if there are any problems. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:24, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Comment subpage[edit]

When a comments subpage includes a section header, the page TOC becomes embedded in the banner, and if the comments section is hidden, the TOC is also hidden from the page. I discovered this on the Talk:UH-1 Iroquois page. --Born2flie (talk) 00:59, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Interesting. The banner uses Template:WPBannerMeta, so I'll bring it up there to be fixed. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 02:19, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
It's not a banner problem, it's just something that happens with transcluded pages and headers. The only way to fix it is, if you see this problem, then delete the headers from the subpage. They usually won't have any so this problem should be rare. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 23:56, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Disconnect between the banner and the Assessments Dept.[edit]

The banner lists five criteria for B and C class, but the list on Wikipedia:WikiProject Aviation/Assessment shows six. Does the banner need correction? Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 04:39, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

No the banner is correct, it's the assessment page that needs fixing. This is mainly because its a copy of the general Wikipedia-wide assessment structure, which uses 6 criteria. Ours is more specialised. Someone (probably me) will eventually get around to fixing the page. Check out WP:MILHIST's page on the same matter to see how they fixed theirs. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 06:14, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

OK, just wanted to draw it to somebody's attention. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 01:33, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} Per Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Aviation#Book-class, could someone edit Template:WPAVIATION/class and add


immediately below



|book talk=Book

immediately below

|wikipedia talk=Project


Thanks. Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 18:50, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:22, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Zyxw, 4 April 2010[edit]

{{editprotected}} Request that:

|tf 2={{{Airports-project|}}}{{{Airports|}}}{{{Airport-project|}}}

be replaced with:

|tf 2={{{Airports-project|}}}{{{Airports|}}}{{{Airport-project|}}}{{{Airport|}}}

Since the plural form works without "-project", the singular form should do the same (also, I mistakenly used "Airport=yes" on a few talk pages of new airport articles). Thanks. Zyxw (talk) 04:01, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Done. - Trevor MacInnis contribs 04:42, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Portal Image[edit]

{{editprotected}} Can the portal image be updated from Portal.svg to Portal-puzzle.svg to match that used by the {{portal}} template. Thanks -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:05, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. fetch·comms 20:12, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Link for "full instructions" needs to be updated[edit]

{{edit protected}} The instructions are now located at the /doc subpage, so the "full instructions" link in the template needs to be updated. See the version in the sandbox for current coding: [2]. Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 18:09, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:51, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Categories have inconsistent capitals[edit]

Comparing Category:List-Class aviation articles and Category:List-Class Aviation accident articles it seems the category name capitalization being applied is inconsistent. Not sure how general the problem is, but it ought to be addressed. LeadSongDog come howl! 15:59, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Also, Category:Indexes of topics (or one of its subordinate categories) would seem to be something that this template should apply. LeadSongDog come howl! 16:03, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

SARISTU project[edit]

I would like to thank you for enlisting the wiki article under the "Aviation WikiProject", and i would like to participate and join the project. Could you please provide me some information about what my next steps should be (e.g how and where to insert the Aviation WikiProject banner, etc)? Thank you in advance --Gmygdak (talk) 10:13, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

imageneeded categories[edit]

Moving of some articles out of Category:Aviation articles needing images to more specific categories of:

Please update the template to version currently in sandbox.--Traveler100 (talk) 09:21, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Okay, done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:15, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 16 August 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm in the process of converting Wikipedia:WikiProject Defunct Airlines to a task force within parent project WP:AIRLINES. I've already moved the Defunct Airlines page to reflect its task force status. Please change the link to the task force accordingly. You can just keep the code to add it to the project be the same; that way, we won't have to have a bot go around and change everything. Please change the paramater that was used in this template from |Defunct-Airlines-project= to something like |Defunct-Airlines= (basically just remove the "Project" from that parameter). I will try and request that a bot go around and make this change. Thanks, Compdude123 19:17, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done Could you update the sandbox with the relevant code? I'll make the change for you after that. Also, it would be helpful if you could link to the discussion where a consensus was found to turn the project into a task force. Thanks — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 05:52, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Apparently, I don't think this template needs to be changed at all. I just realized you can use |Defunct= to signify that the page is part of the defunct airlines task force. (I thought the parameter was |Defunct-Airlines-project=) No change is needed after all. —Compdude123 23:49, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 20 August 2012[edit]

I would like the text "This article is part of the Defunct Airlines project" to be changed to "This article is part of the Defunct Airlines task force." Discussion to change it to a task force can be found here. And I edited the sandbox to reflect this change; just copy/paste the whole sandbox into the main template or whatever. Thanks,

Compdude123 03:31, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Done, see here, but please note that prior to doing so I fixed the sandbox because two instances of {{{Defunct-Airlines-project|}}} had mysteriously been altered to {{Defunct-Airlines-project|}}} and there is no Template:Defunct-Airlines-project. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:59, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Oops, didn't notice that. It's a good thing we have these pages protected so that people like me don't go screw them up! —Compdude123 19:42, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 11 January 2013[edit]

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:15, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I think the section below is part of this edit request. —Compdude123 19:33, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Change the Banner[edit]

Currently the B-class checklist in the Banner does not have criteria 6 on it! Change

{{#switch:{{lc:{{{b5|}}}}}|y|yes|na|n/a=1|0}} }}



Petebutt (talk) 20:57, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Adding a sixth criterion would reclassify all the B-class articles as C-class. I think you need to discuss this with the project first. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:33, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 May 2013[edit]

The Defunct Airlines project was converted into a task force last August, and now after I've waited months, Hazard-SJ (talk · contribs) has finally run his bot to edit talkpages of defunct airline articles and remove the parameters like |Defunct-Airlines-project=yes or |Defunct-project=yes and change them to |defunct=yes. Now that the bot has removed those parameters, I'd like to request an admin to remove the parameters |Defunct-Airlines-project= and |Defunct-project= from the template. Thanks.

Compdude123 19:31, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:31, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Compdude123 23:49, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Articles used on portals classification error[edit]

I've just tagged the talk page of new redirect (Comet (aircraft)De Havilland Comet) with this template using only the parameters |class=redirect and |aircaft=yes but Talk:Comet (aircraft) is still being categorised into Category:Aviation articles used on portals, which based on my understanding of the template and category it shouldn't be. I can't figure out why though. Thryduulf (talk) 16:18, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

This is still the case; Category:Aviation articles used on portals currently has 17837 pages in it (including such pages as Talk:1919 United States Army Air Service aircraft designation system and Category talk:2000s aircraft stubs).
I suggest the template is edited to remove the reference to this category (comment it out) until someone who understands the template can fix it properly. DexDor (talk) 14:11, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, so I've reverted the addition of the four aircraft parameters to |note 2=. MSGJ, do you remember why you did that? Alakzi (talk) 14:47, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
I think it was a request by User:Traveler100 - see #imageneeded categories above — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:26, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Edit request - Wright flyer thumbnail[edit]

Please consider changing the image in the template to Wrightflyer thumb2.jpg, which is slightly larger (to match the size of use in the template), and closer to the brightness levels of the source image, and easier to identify. (Hohum @) 13:05, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Implemented in the sandbox
Note: there are two useful comments also in the sandbox which should be uncontroversially made live at the same time.
WikiProject Aviation (Rated Template-class)
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WikiProject Aviation (Rated Template-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of the Aviation WikiProject. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see lists of open tasks and task forces. To use this banner, please see the full instructions.
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Note however… the image actually displays, (at least for me) as 100px × 46px.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough00:10, 16 November 2014 (UTC).
@Hohum: All the best: Rich Farmbrough00:15, 16 November 2014 (UTC).
Yes check.svg Done Both done. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:47, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. (Hohum @) 22:34, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requests[edit]

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 15:30, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:20, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
An addition, please add {{pagetype}} and small parameter to it. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk) 18:16, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:45, 17 December 2015 (UTC)