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Template:Gutenberg author[edit]

Hi Jack, You've helped me in the past with some Lua issues. I've completed the re-write of this template into Lua. However the template page is protected thus I can't add the #invoke line to point to the Lua module. Here is the edit request. I've asked other admins for help but they seem afraid to do anything as they don't understand Lua. There is a testcases page shows it works. I've written other templates just like it including {{Books and Writers}}, {{Internet Archive author}}, {{Librivox book}}. Any help appreciated. -- GreenC 00:31, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-41[edit]

18:32, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-42[edit]

16:29, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-43[edit]

16:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Elan Carr[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-44[edit]

18:04, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Morgan Margolis[edit]

Hi Jack, trying to create a page for Morgan Margolis, son of Mark Margolis & CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment. The previous page was deleted due to unambiguous copyright infringement so I want to make sure that won't happen again. Djjames88 (talk) 20:23, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

@Djjames88: Read Wikipedia:Copyrights. Basically, you have to actually write the article, not just copy and paste stuff that someone else already wrote. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:30, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Ok understood. Can I use short quotes from articles as long as their cited? Djjames88 (talk) 22:40, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

@Djjames88: Yes, but not too many of them. Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:56, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I've finished creating the page for Morgan Margolis, this was a bio I had already written for him & includes 2 quotes from the web. Please let me know if I need to fix or change anything before removing and I will do so, I appreciate your help Jack! Djjames88 (talk) 02:09, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-45[edit]

16:43, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-46[edit]

17:18, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

This user[edit]

Hi, please block this user: This user is always adds 'Yazidi' word to unrelated articles with the Yazidis. Selocan49 (talk) 07:56, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

@Selocan49: Why are you asking me in particular? Go to WP:AIV or WP:ANI or WP:AN3 depending on exactly what they're doing. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:02, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Adding OpenCritic to Video Game Aggregators[edit]

Hey Jack,

I'm trying to edit the following module to add OpenCritic:

OpenCritic is a new video game review aggregator, similar to Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic. The site recently launched but has already seen significant traffic and positive reception among the gaming community.

We're hoping to get it added so that we can start adding it to the traditional module.

MattEnth (talk) 06:43, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

@MattEnth: I don't care. Let people who do care comment on the talk page discussion that you already started. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:22, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-47[edit]

19:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)


Hello, Jackmcbarn. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 17:58, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

@Dinoguy1000: Replied. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:54, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-48[edit]

20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Anti-communist mass killings[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-49[edit]

16:16, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches[edit]

Hi Jack McBarn,

My apologies...I'm not fully understanding if I should have messaged you here or on my page or somewhere else. But a year ago you edited an article I submitted for review. You had found that I needed permission from the subject of the article (The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches) to use content from their website. Below is your message to me.

@Sunnyzayas: The email you received was a mistake. Blatant copyright violations are deleted immediately. Note that you can't forward the owner's permission to Wikipedia; the copyright owner has to send permission directly to us themselves. I undeleted the page and deleted only the revisions that contained copyright violations, so you can see your references again. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:19, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

I then asked you how the owner would go about sending permission directly to you, but never received a reply. I just had her email Does that suffice? I'm confused by how it all works and would love to finally be able to get this article up on Wikipedia.

Thanks, Sunnyzayas (talk) 22:36, 3 December 2015 (UTC)User:sunnyzayas 17:35, 03 December 2015 EST

@Sunnyzayas: The correct email address is "". Once the email gets processed, she'll get an email back with an OTRS ticket number. Put that number in your edit summary or the talk page when you add the content. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:07, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

@Jackmcbarn: Good morning, Jack. Here is the ticket number. [Ticket#: 2015120310022956]. Many thanks!

Sunnyzayas (talk) 14:47, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

@Sunnyzayas: I meant the article's talk page, not mine. Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:43, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-50[edit]

17:52, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-51[edit]

17:42, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-52[edit]

18:29, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Glyphosate[edit]

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File:Turkey location map.svg[edit]

Hello, Who can make a Turkey location map for Turkish Insurgency ? Like Syria location map. But this does not seem to map rivers in Turkey. Anyone interested in creating a location map for the Turkish insurgency in Turkey? Personally I do not know how to create such a location map and hence I am asking if any other editors would be happy to create one? Who can add to this rivers map? for example, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. And rivers in neighboring countries. For example, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Bulgaria and Greece. The background color of the provinces on the map should be a little darker, a little white color .. .. And the borders of the provinces should be slightly thicker than black. Bruskom talk to me 04:16, January 2 2015 (UTC)

@Bruskom: You should ask at Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Map workshop. Jackmcbarn (talk) 03:19, 2 January 2016 (UTC)


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Draft: Vaidyamadom Valiya Narayanan Namboodiri[edit]

Thank you Mr.Jack for commenting on my draft subject above.As per your observation I have added few reference links.In fact it was on making stage only. please review again. best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lukog (talkcontribs) 18:30, 10 January 2016‎ (UTC)

It looks like another user already has. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:32, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-02[edit]

16:59, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Sppedy deletion of my new created article '63 domains'[edit]

Dear User Jackmcbarn,

I am a new Wikipedia member. A few days ago I created the new article / site '63 domains' on wikipedia. After creating it, I was warned from the wiki bot about the used content because of 'Unambiguous copyright infringement'. But I am 100 % the origin author of the used content (I just took it from my own website for which I wrote it when creating the website).

So in the meanwhile I also sent a 'Wikipedia: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)' but I didn't got answer until now.

Thats the text I wrote / copied:

______ 63 DOMAINS are domain names which contains 63 characters (left side of the dot). 63 characters is the maximum amount of characters in a domain name. Those characters can be L (letters) / N (numbers) / MIXED (also dashes) and IDN (other signs and / or symbols). The most aesthetic 63 DOMAINS are those which have a clear system / visible pattern in their structure. They can be seen as abstract art domains - mostly owned by collectors inside the domain scene - but not only. ______

I want to create this page in the best way I can - this text was just the beginning. Waiting for your answer,

best regards User spiritualenergy Spiritualenergy (talk) 23:56, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

@Spiritualenergy: The ticket did get received (#2016010810002022), but it hasn't yet been looked at by an OTRS member. Note, however, that there are other problems with the content as well: the topic doesn't appear notable (i.e., there are no reliable sources that talk about it), and as written, it's rather spammy. See also WP:42 and WP:PROMO. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:05, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:Pages using deprecated coordinates format[edit]

Category:Pages using deprecated coordinates format, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:37, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Jacob Spencer Hurdler[edit]

User page has a sockpuppet investigation warning on it; might be time to stop giving him the benefit of the doubt... HalfShadow 20:26, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

@HalfShadow: Was I giving him the benefit of the doubt? Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:29, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Oh foof; you know what I mean. *insert one of those silly smiley things that I'd never in a million years use here*HalfShadow 20:32, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
@HalfShadow: I seriously have no idea what you mean at all. Apologies if I'm missing something obvious. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:33, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of page[edit]

Hi Jackmcbarn,

Can you please explain why my page "Shubham Patel" was deleted twice ?

With Regards Shubham Patel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spatelskr (talkcontribs) 20:42, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

@Spatelskr: It wasn't deleted. It was moved from article space to your user space, since it's inappropriate as an article. Only the redirect was deleted. Your page still exists at User:Spatelskr. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:46, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Jack,

So is it possible to change user name from "Spatelskr" to "Shubham Patel". And what should I need to add photos in this page. Please help


@Spatelskr: You can change your username by using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. You can upload photos at Wikimedia Commons. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:58, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

CHKN Retrieval[edit]


I had started a new article for a game called CHKN the other day. At the time, I had only a few lines of text as a simple, temporary placeholder that I got from their site. I then had to go to the movies, and left only that text. I did read more through the guidelines, and understood exactly why it was deleted. However, I would like to rewrite it, as I do have sources, and I can understand how the original sounds promotional. I do apologize.

SilentPhill (talk) 15:05, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-03[edit]

17:56, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Israel location maps[edit]

Did you ever get around to refactoring them? I've started updating populations on the articles, and see the full country map is still being used instead of the zoomed-in versions (you were planning to redraw all the maps like this following the Sepsis II incident. Cheers, Number 57 12:56, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

@Number 57: Sorry for the late response. It turns out that I don't have any tools that can edit the original file format (CorelDraw), so Ynhockey (or someone else who can edit CorelDraw files) would have to do it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:35, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:United States presidential election, 2020[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-04[edit]

16:39, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-05[edit]

21:02, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-06[edit]

18:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-07[edit]

16:16, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

I am John Heards ex wife and the mother of his two kids. He has a half brother Jack (John Matthew) BUT know kid Taylor Mae. A girl from my daughters school put this up and I want it down as he is sick and does not need this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darknesslightness101 (talkcontribs) 03:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Redirect categorization[edit]

Hi Jackmcbarn! You've been interested in redirect categorization and the This is a redirect template in the past, so I wanted to let you know that there is a discussion at Template talk:This is a redirect#One parameter that might interest you.  Good faith! Paine  21:04, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-08[edit]

18:22, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

EPH issues[edit]

Hello Jackmcbarn! I'm not exactly sure where to post this, so I thought it best to just ask you. It seems that EPH isn't working. The buttons no longer appear on the request templates. I confirmed with another user that this is happening (and not just something with my computer/script). Been happening for about a day or so. Any idea what's up? EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 19:17, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

@EvergreenFir: Parsoid changed their API, and I forgot to fix my script to use the new API. It's fixed now. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:20, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Great script! EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 23:24, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Debbie Does Dallas[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-09[edit]

20:12, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

20:24, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-11[edit]

18:37, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Rocche del Reopasso[edit]

Thanks a lot for the hint about coordinates!--Pampuco (talk) 14:17, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-12[edit]

16:04, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Moving Template talk to Module talk[edit]

I noticed earlier that Module talk:Location map hadn't archived in 2 years. It was moved from Template talk and was still trying to archive to the Template talk namespace. A bit of digging in AWB threw up Module talk:Sidebar as having a similar problem. I know they're ancient history but, since both moves were carried out by you, I though I should give you a heads-up that the User:MiszaBot/config parameters need altering when moving across namespaces. Hopefully both should archive tonight. Cheers, Bazj (talk) 15:55, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-13[edit]

19:43, 28 March 2016 (UTC)


I will reply here, as I am not good with links, and already seem to have confused things.

First off, thank you for such a quick response. Next, the problem is, there are at least two different locations in Tennessee which use the name Nutbush. Tina Turner's home is likely the older of the two, but there are folks, probably not just a few, who believe Tina grew up, not in Haywood County Nutbush, but in the east Memphis neighborhood. There are neighborhood articles for many Memphis neighborhoods, so a page could be created, but I have neither the time, nor the resources. But I would say the primary topic of the present article is the geographical place, not the name, so, no, it would not be the same topic. Thanks.Rags (talk) 20:02, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

@Ragityman: "Primary topic" means something specific with regards to disambiguation pages. It refers to an article with a given name and no extra text in parentheses. As such, an article never "has" a primary topic, and primary topics are defined and changed by moving pages, not by article content. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:46, 28 March 2016 (UTC)


Hello J. Thanks for stopping this Lowercase signabot III nonsense. I coulda sworn my calendar showed that April 1 is two days away. Best regards. MarnetteD|Talk 22:42, 29 March 2016 (UTC)


Hi Jackmcbarn: A recent edit you performed at MfD has been reverted. You may want to check it out. North America1000 23:42, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-14[edit]

22:13, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

\barchive\.is\b blacklisted[edit]

Why was this one blacklisted? It showed up in, and I don't really see why that's blacklist worthy. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 16:16, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

@Headbomb: see WP:ARCHIVETODAY & Wikipedia:Archive.is_RFC_3. Donottroll (talk) 17:34, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that. Anyway, when you see links to those, just replace them with legitimate archiving services like That's what I did at Nuclear fission. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:03, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Old news ... redirects in the "Module:" namespace...[edit]

Jackmcbarn, I know this is really old news, but I know that we discussed this in some sort of fashion in the past: Do you have any updates or information about the MediaWiki interface allowing redirects in the "Module:" namespace? Steel1943 (talk) 17:37, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

It's still sitting in gerrit. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:04, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
What's the link to that report? I seem to have lost the info since then and can't find it. Steel1943 (talk) 19:05, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
gerrit:146608. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:06, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Our Sandbox got some help[edit]

Old condom tin, photo1.JPG Protector of the Wiki
Keeping the Richards at bay. Good job 7&6=thirteen () 01:52, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-15[edit]

20:44, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Template Help[edit]

Hi Jack. I need some template help and saw that you are in the category Wikipedians willing to assist with templates. The background of this request is at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Implementing Help:Maintenance template removal. As you'll see there, I've proposed (and there is now unanimous consensus) to add a link to Help:Maintenance template removal inside various prominent maintenance templates, in the form:

I stated in the proposal that I would need some help with implementing placing the link in the templates. What I need is a standardized way to pass that link through to the templates. It should appear after all other content, after a line break. I am guessing what is needed is a new parameter in {{ambox}}. Maybe a parameter that, when set to "yes", places the link automatically? Like removal=yes or maybe it would be better typed out next to the parameter:

|removal=<span style="font-size:70%>{{*}}[[Help:Maintenance template removal|Learn how and when to remove this template message]].</span>

And now that I'm looking at ambox, it seems to be just a conduit for Module:Message box, and playing with Lua is way beyond my meager technical skills. Any ideas? If not, can you suggest someone else I might run this by? Thanks--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:18, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

@Fuhghettaboutit: Does adding the message to the "fix" parameter do what you want? Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:32, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey Jack. That's how I placed it in all the help page examples. The problem is that each template's date parameter appears after the link, that is  • Learn how and when to remove this template message. (April 2016). All I really need is a way to place it in the templates so it appears at the end and does not disturb the placement of the date, which should appear after each template's main text, and not after this separated link.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 21:57, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Jack, I'm posting to Village pump technical to get this in front of a lot of eyes. Thanks for taking the time.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 00:29, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-16[edit]

20:40, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Need help[edit]

We need more neutral opinions here. I've followed instructions here and at Wikipedia:Feedback request service and to used the user lists there. I've sent a message for neutral input to everyone active recently and available for 10 per month or more on the lists in the Language and linguistics, Media, the arts, and architecture, Society-sports-culture, Unsorted and All-RFCs lists, none of whom have interacted with me before, that I can remember. Have done my best to act in good faith to try to get more neutral opinions. Please help! Thanx! SergeWoodzing (talk) 15:01, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-17[edit]

21:02, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums[edit]

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edits to niki space[edit]

I have never edited or attempted to edit a Wikipedia page. (talk) 21:48, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Then someone else has (or had) the same IP address as you, and they did. Just don't worry about it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:08, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-18[edit]

20:09, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

2 pages with "Lua error: Expression error: Unrecognized word"; Module:Roman[edit]

Hi. I just wanted to leave a note about a very minor point. There are two pages which show the following error in the reference section: Lua error: Expression error: Unrecognized word.

I believe this is related to changes in The more recent version returns an explicit error of string.format('Invalid number ' .. args[1]), 2) instead of failing silently.

I think you're aware of this, but I just wanted to let you know. For what it's worth, I'm parsing the 2016-04 English Wikipedia dump now, and these look like the only two pages you've missed so far. ;)

Let me know if it's okay for me to make the changes, and I'll do so with a reference to this section. Thanks. gnosygnu 00:19, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

@Gnosygnu: Those pages were misusing a template, which I've now fixed. Does anything else need to change? Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:35, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn: Nope. Looks great! Sorry, I should have stated that they were misusing the templates. Thanks for the quick fixes! gnosygnu 00:59, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-19[edit]

23:22, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-20[edit]

16:01, 16 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi Jackmcbarn

I have seen wikipedias rules, the question is if you have? First of all I was given 2 weeks to translate my article into English by one of your editors? How come, if you agree that Iridescent based on that reason can delete the article? I guess you now have to see which editor you like the most :)

Second, the algorithme was proven to be working perfectly, with the code provided, so there shouldn't be an issue there.

Third, the only thing you had to check was if it was true I invented the algorithme, and that I am sure one of your editors with lots of knowledge about algorithmes could have given you an answer to.

If you still thinks that Iridescent shouldn't be removed as an editor, then provide me with your supervisors phone number, so I can talk with that person about this issue.

Regards David Hyldkrog — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cop77 (talkcontribs) 20:58, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

@Cop77: You would have got 2 weeks to translate your article if being written in the wrong language was its only flaw. However, that was not the case. Nobody cares whether the algorithm works. See WP:42 and WP:N for rules about what's allowed on Wikipedia. Also, the fact that you invented the algorithm is actually a strike against it; see WP:COI and WP:A11. Wikipedia is self-governing, so none of us have "supervisors". In fact, both Iridescent and I are both administrators here, and any other administrator you ask will also agree with us. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:11, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

1. So how come the language part was mentioned as a reason for being deleted. 2. An obvious reason why it does matter if the algorithme works or not is that it can help software developers who face mutual exclusion problems. 3. At least you are honest enough to admit that editors protect each other no matter what, which is a big flaw in the way wikipedia works. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:24, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

1. When things are wrong with an article, correct procedure is to mention all of them, even if they're not all necessary to get it deleted. 2. That's not important to Wikipedia. 3. The fact that people agree with each other and disagree with you doesn't mean that they're protecting each other. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:29, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News addition[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your addition to the current Tech News draft. Since Tech News goes out to a lot of non-native speakers of English, I've tried to simplify it a bit, hopefully making it a bit more accessible for non-technical en-2 editors. Please edit/tell me if I've misunderstood something. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 21:48, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

@Johan (WMF): That still seems accurate. Thanks. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:43, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-21[edit]

18:40, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-22[edit]

16:19, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-23[edit]

20:51, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-24[edit]

18:41, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-25[edit]

19:14, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:European migrant crisis[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-26[edit]

15:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Location map switcher logic[edit]

I just noticed the "switcher logic" at Module:Location map. Thanks for implementing that! As far as I can tell, it's not documented anywhere, but people are starting to quietly use it in infoboxes (which settles at least one recent disagreement)

I am not very good at Lua --- could you explain the feature to me, so that I can write some documentation? As I understand it, if you specify more than one location separated by a #, then the first one will be displayed, but the reader can select from any of them with a switcher UI element. Is that right?

Thanks! —hike395 (talk) 06:16, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

@Hike395: Your understanding is correct. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:54, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
I added documentation to {{Location map}}, and noticed a bug where the radio button selector does not line up with the map. If you'd like to take a look, see Template:Location map/doc. —hike395 (talk) 11:06, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
@Hike395: Yeah, I see what's going on. Apparently I only ever tested this inside of infoboxes, where the radio buttons look nice outside the map. I'll try to make it look good standalone too. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:17, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Sorry to say, I found another bug, and this one is more urgent. Take a look at Mono Mills, California. Ser Amantio di Nicolao has been running AWB on articles with {{Infobox settlement}}, changing the map parameter from (e.g.) California to California#USA. However, this particular article uses the |AlternativeMap= parameter to {{Location map}}. The switcher logic doesn't work when this is supplied -- as a short-term fix, the logic should ignore |AlternativeMap= and |overlay_image= for the second and subsequent maps.

As I said above, I am a terrible Lua programmer. I can try to fix this, but am not confident that I will do it correctly. Could you put in a fix?

In the longer term, I fear that feeding a #-separated list of maps is not a robust way of specifying multiple maps. The common way of doing this is to use extra parameters, such as |map1= or |map2=, and hence allow extra control parameters such as |AlternativeMap1= or |overlay_image2=. If we do decide to add extra parameters, we'll need to surface them in infoboxes (such as in {{Infobox settlement}}, where I just hacked out these parameters today!). We would also need to run AWB to redo the work that Set Amantio has been doing over the last few days.

I do like the multiple map feature -- {{location map}} is just tricky to get perfectly correct. —hike395 (talk) 07:11, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

@Hike395: I added an emergency fix for now that disables AlternativeMap when using the switcher. I'll come up with a solution that lets you specify different AlternativeMaps for different maps. As for why I used #-separated names instead of multiple parameters, I did that because of the sheer number of infoboxes that currently wrap location maps, to avoid all of them having to be changed. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:12, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
And it's fixed properly now. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:32, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-27[edit]

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Module:Protection banner/sandbox[edit]

Hi Jackmcbarn, was there any reason your updates to Protection banner weren't synced to the main template? I've added awareness of the extended-protected level for edit request links on top of your changes, which should go in itself regardless at some point. I think your edits can go live as well, right? Thanks, let me know. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 23:18, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

@Andy M. Wang: The only reason I didn't add them was that they were too inconsequential to edit such a widely-used template for. Now that a more important change needs to happen, by all means, please add them along with it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-28[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-29[edit]

12:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Pakistan location map[edit]

Hi. Can I ask you why you moved Template:Location map Pakistan to its new name? Mar4d (talk) 06:25, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

@Mar4d: The move log history is a little bit misleading. I actually converted it to Module:Location map/data/Pakistan, but this had to be done as a C&P move for technical reasons. See Template:Location map/doc/Converting map definition templates to modules for details. Jackmcbarn (talk) 16:16, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-30[edit]

19:54, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game)[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game). Legobot (talk) 04:31, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-31[edit]

21:48, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


Unprotected. Thanks for bringing it up :) --Golbez (talk) 15:07, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-32[edit]

15:41, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Pasterski Dear Jack McBarn,

Thank you for preventing vandalism on so many wikipedia pages. However, you locked the barn door on the Pasterski article after the horses were already stolen.

Can you please revert the page to what it was before the Greek and Netherlandian physics post-docs gutted it?

One appears to be Pasterki's former officemate and was turned down, if you know what I mean. The other tried to prevent her from joining their group in 2013—when she did join, she was the ONLY female—since then 8 other females have joined. They are livid with Pasterski for bringing in so many females.

The Greek one has been upset ever since he added his name to the Strominger page as a Doctor and then the strominger page was completely gutted. He seems to think Pasterski did it. It does not appear that she did.

Everyone outside of Harvard/Cambridge thinks the reason why Pasterski is getting media attention is because Hawking cited her. When in fact, it is because Strominger and Hawking and Perry mis-applied her Triangle and Memory Effects. She gave a Harvard Faculty Conference talk that Lubos Motl helped set up, where she warned, six months before the paper was published, that her ideas should NOT be applied to black hole hair. Lenny Susskind agrees with Pasterski—that is why Susskind and Pasterski were cited, as a 'different way to approach' the problem.

Hawking came to Harvard and had the strongest reactions to Pasterski (uncontrolled jaw movement and shaking) asking her to leave just about anytime he noticed her near him. Pasterski was then invited to Cambridge (by two physicists with a sense of humor that don't agree with Hawking) to talk to the issue. In those two talks, she called Strominger, Perry and Hawking's application of her work “naive” !!!

That resulted in Perry giving an afternoon talk to rebut. He was not originally on the schedule. He cited her work 7 times, cited her by name 7 additional times, and then invited her to spend Spring semester at Cambridge to 'work this out.'

Recently, Hawking deleted his citation of her in the PRL article by dropping the last arXiv digit of her completing the triangle for EM single author paper.

If the page is allowed to survive (Pasterski would be the first to admit that her ideas are not as great as Hawking thinks they are) please revert it to the point just before the two Greek edits (IP addresses, no names then -eg UVAL now, they point back to the Greek university where the post-docs father is a professor of computer science.)

Thank you,

Course 6 guy (talk) 00:27, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-33[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-34[edit]

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