User talk:Hmains

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June 29

Human trafficking

Maintenance note[edit]

I maintain this page by deleting items after a week or two. Hmains (talk) 16:09, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Monobook[edit]

You may wish to make use of a 'Dates' tab in edit mode that will help with unlinking unnecessary date links. Simply copy the entire contents of User:Bobblewik/monobook.js to your own monobook. Then follow the instructions in your monobook to clear the cache (i.e. press Ctrl-Shift-R in Firefox, or Ctrl-F5 in IE) before it will work. It also provides a 'Units' tab. If you know what you are doing, you can copy and modify the subfiles as you wish. I just thought you might be interested. Regards. bobblewik 20:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

The reason it fails is because you refer to User:Hmains/monobook.js/dates.js and User:Hmains/monobook.js/unitformatter.js and these articles do not exist. You have two options:
Try again. I am happy to walk you through the process. So feel free to ask me again. bobblewik 12:03, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

hold for cat discussion until find example[edit]

There are some categories that are used only for categories, and never for articles. Some of these categories have been made into 'hidden' categories, and yet they are never in fact 'hidden' since the hidden feature only applies to articles and not categories. So the hidden category always displays on the category screen as 'hidden'--which is obviously a contradiction. I suggest, that category categories not be classified as hidden. When I have tried to remove the hidden classification in such cases, someone always just adds it back in. Without something said in this categorization guideline I have nothing much justify my removal.

etc[edit]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories

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info[edit]

Wikipedia:Categorization Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and series boxes Template:Americans WP:BLPCAT WP:LISTPEOPLE

  • 12 to 12 handled by find/replace table; not by module

public public

to fix

to avoid disambiguation pages use: |{{.*dis}}

sort[edit]

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Autofill[edit]

  • to auto fill edit summary: "I haven't found a way to get autocomplete in IE at https with the current setup on Wikipedia's side. If http is acceptable to you then you can disable "Always use a secure connection when logged in" at Special:Preferences, log out, close IE, start IE again and log in at http://en.wikipedia.org. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)"

it may also be necessary to force the WP address to be http: instead of https:

bot[edit]

Reviewer Right Granted[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

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If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. The Helpful One 17:59, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Autopatroller[edit]

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Hi Hmains, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature should have little to no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! — ξxplicit 21:36, 3 July 2010 (UTC)


etc[edit]

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Allincluded

Linking Dates (centuries, decades, years, months, days, etc)[edit]

Delink dates per WP:DATELINK, WP:YEARLINK and MOS:UNLINKYEARS

As always, the content of the linked-to article must provide substantive content to the linked-from article. The MOS decided most dates do not do this. Hmains (talk) 03:36, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

what links here

filter by name:

  • calendar|day|week|month|year|decade|century|millennium|Showa|Shōwa|Meiji|Taisho|Taishō| in |Other events|(number)|(disambiguation)|Aught-|SO 8601|Timeline|acronyms|initialisms

skip:

  • {{Decadebox|{{Year dab|{{Year nav|{{Month header}}|{{Day}}|Category:Days of the year|{{Portal:Current events/Events by month}}|{{Months in the|Eastern Orthodox liturgical days|#REDIRECT|disambig|{{events by month links}}|month category|Months of the|The following events occurred in

Web page has expired[edit]

I follow the directions in the message shown on the screen.

"Click on the Refresh button on the toolbar to reload the page. After refreshing, you might need to navigate to the specific webpage again, or re-enter information."

On my computer I have to remember that "refresh" looks like a circle with an arrow at the top, and it's the fourth of five icons to the right of the URL. I don't even know what the others are. Then a box pops up and I have to click on "retry".— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

Since you are very active in the project, would you like to be an administrator? Do you need tools to move/delete pages for example? Are you active in WP space, involved in xFDs or something similar? -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I'll second Magioladitis here. I think you'd do fantastic as an administrator. The choice is entirely yours, but just know that should you ever submit an RfA, you'll have my support. Kurtis (talk) 03:53, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks to you both, but I think I would lose interest in WP doing admin things. Hmains (talk) 03:56, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Understandable. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing, it's not my place to pressure you.
But in the off chance that you ever change your mind, know that I would feel confident in entrusting you with the tools. =) Kurtis (talk) 04:05, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Delinking[edit]

  • The delinking of dates was exhaustively discussed by WP prior to the current wording of WP:DATELINK and WP:YEARLINK and MOS:UNLINKDATES being agreed upon. Days, months, years, decades, centuries, etc were all included in the long discussion.

WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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Hello, Hmains.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 14:11, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

problem[edit]

Whatever it is, this problem has not been fixed and there seems to be no activity by the people responsible for this mess to fix it. Hmains (talk) 02:13, 19 September 2013 (UTC) Hmains

I'm sorry that you're still having this frustrating problem. BJorsch named above the three different places where this problem may be caused: 1.your own computer, 2.the WMF's servers, or 3.a server in between you and the WMF's servers.

Each user is necessarily responsible for cacheing problems that appear in his own browser. Please follow all the steps at WP:BYPASS and let us know if that (hopefully!) solves the problem for you. If the problem is the WMF's caches, then it will likely be fixed relatively soon. If the problem is at a third-party server in between you and the WMF (e.g., on your corporate or university network or your local ISP), then I'm afraid that there is often nothing that either you or we are able to do about it except wait for the third-party server to update its cache. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:53

AWB: mass category creation[edit]

Can AWB create mass categories? E.g. i need to create categories from ”Football clubs established in 1900” to ”Football clubs established in 2020”. Each category must have 2 categories- parents, one stable ”Football clubs establishements by year” and second incrementable ”Establishements in {{year}}", where {{year}} has value from 1900 to 2020, for each new category incrementation +1. Its possible to do that with AWB? XXN (talk) 19:50, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

@XXN:, yes, check out CSV Loader. You will need to file a BRFA and get approval before you start creating the categories. Ganeshk (talk) 22:42, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, but i dont understand how to use your plugin)) I know about bot policy, i will work on ro.wiki, i have already submitted an request for approval. XXN (talk) 23:35, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Please follow the steps in this walk through. Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions or run into any issues. Ganeshk (talk) 14:17, 27 October 2013 (UTC)


Category[edit]

Hi there. Would you have a moment to look at the discussion on User talk:Thewildone85s talk page? I have no beef with this editor's addition of Category:Unincorporated communities in New Jersey. In fact, when you are searching for a place within a state, and you don't know the county, this is the easiest way to find it. It's the "master list". I support this editor's addition, but I know you are more familiar with the use of this category. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 03:30, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I am not sure what is question. Is something being disputed here? Hmains (talk) 03:39, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Thewildone85 has added the parent category "Unincorporated communities in New Jersey" to many New Jersey articles; another editor claims they are "unneeded and inappropriate" and plans to delete them. I think adding both the parent and child is a good edit. The parent serves as a "master list". Magnolia677 (talk) 03:55, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
    • This is the same thing I tried to do but the other editor is the self-created 'owner' of New Jersey articles and categories and will not allow anything to happen to them that he disagrees with. He will fight any and all other editors with all the power that he has and do it continually with threats and ill will until he gets his way. Hmains (talk) 04:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
That's one of the reasons I asked you to comment. I'm up to my ears here with this editor, so don't want to get in deeper. I actually support the addition of this category though. When I made hundreds of edits to Mississippi articles last year, it was a huge help having each town listed in the parent category. It really is the only way to have a complete list. Otherwise, you need to search through each county. I know this is your area of expertise, so any help would be appreciated. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:20, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I think the only way to get change is to get admins involved but from what I see they don't want to be involved either as dealing with this editor would take all their time. Hmains (talk) 04:32, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Sadly, it looks that way. Anyway, nice chatting and thanks for your many great edits. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

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Scottish islands[edit]

Hello! I notice you have recently moved several pages on Scottish islands from e.g. Yell, Shetland to Yell (Shetland). The naming convention WP:UKPLACE specifies that we use comma-based disambiguation. Could you please revert these moves for now, and open a discussion if you think the naming convention should be changed? Thanks! --Deskford (talk) 10:14, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

On a similar theme UK rivers are comma delimited and not bracket delimited. Keith D (talk) 11:55, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Sorry, but I don't see a discussion of landforms, which are distinct from populated places that do use comma-based disambiguation throughout. Landforms use parenthesis disambiguation everywhere that I can see. Hmains (talk) 16:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
The WP:UKPLACE convention covers geographic names, whether they refer to settlements or landforms – indeed one of the specific examples it gives is Jura, Scotland, one of the pages you have moved. It would not make sense to have different naming conventions for the different kinds of place, not least because many islands are both populated places and landforms. On the subject of rivers, raised by Keith D (talk · contribs) above, WP:NCRIVER states that UK rivers use comma-based disambiguation, giving River Wye, Derbyshire as an example. --Deskford (talk) 22:14, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I have read this and understand that it says what you outline here. When I first came to these articles, I saw a mixture of commas and parenthesis and thought parenthesis were the way to make it things uniform. By the way, islands to do not count at populated places (they not in the populated places category structure; only cities, towns, hamlets, etc. on islands or elsewhere are populated places). Hmains (talk) 02:05, 22 June 2015 (UTC)