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Moderate to high level of vandalism. 5.22 RPM according to APersonBot 00:01, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


We may need a lock on this article. BrineStans (talk) 15:53, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

BrineStans, I'm keeping an eye on it now, if they flare back up, I'll put up a temp lock. Huntster (t @ c) 15:59, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Time interval abbreviations[edit]

I noticed a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers#Wrong/contradictory examples for time durations in "Mixed units" where people are talking about what h/m/s abbreviations should be used. As an example, Ranger 9 is using {{time interval}} as follows.

  • {{time interval|23 Dec 2015, 10:27|3 Jul 2016, 03:48|show=dhm|abbr=on}} → 192d 17h 21m
  • {{time interval|26 Mar 2016, 14:52|14 Jun 2016, 11:43|show=dhm|abbr=on}} → 79d 20h 51m
  • {{time interval|2016-04-10 13:57|2016-05-11 13:19|show=dhm|abbr=on}} → 30d 23h 22m
  • {{time interval|2016-07-20 13:45|2016-08-26 10:11|show=dhm|abbr=on}} → 36d 20h 26m

The template is only used in a handful of pages at the moment, and I have no concern about what abbreviations are used. Moreover, MOS is a guideline only, but if you are aware of articles where the above results are wanted, you might like to comment. I think the lack of a space would cause many MOS people to faint... Johnuniq (talk) 05:57, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Johnuniq, I tend to not get involved with MOS stuff, and rarely look there...they love tossing around "require this" and "require that", without remembering that it is only a guideline. It's just drama I do not want. If you think following their idea of "min" for minute is appropriate, I'd say go for it, if only so there isn't any future drama. I personally don't use "abbr=on", but use "sep=," to keep things short and orderly. I'm sorry I haven't deployed Time interval to more pages, but I've got a huge backlog of things I'm working on and little time to do them. I do plan on going through all of the Moon missions, etc, at some point and install it, as it *is* the superior template. Huntster (t @ c) 08:21, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Avoiding the MOS pages seems sensible to me! I have no plans to change anything, regardless of what the current MOS discussion concludes, and just wanted to alert you. No problem about the template—there are lots of things I haven't got around to, and one of them is doing anything much with the date/age modules. Johnuniq (talk) 09:41, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Possible fair use photo of Raptor firing? You are a better judge of that than I am. N2e (talk) 12:01, 26 September 2016 (UTC)