User talk:Trappist the monk

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Your ancient BRFA has been approved. — xaosflux Talk 01:58, 4 December 2016 (UTC)


Trappist, you're pretty clever with technical stuff--can you fix that template? Thanks, Drmies (talk) 15:53, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment but I guess I'm not clever enough to figure out what it is that you want done.
Trappist the monk (talk) 15:57, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Look down: the "deprecated parameter" needs fixing. I assume that "coauthor" thing is in the template, and I am under court order to stay away from those. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 15:59, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
The 'fix' is to replace |coauthor(s)= with |authorn= or some other of the author-name parameters. The fix to the cs1|2 templates and Module:Citation/CS1 will come when there are none or very few of the |coauthor(s)= parameters remaining in the wild. See Category:Pages containing cite templates with deprecated parameters which is mostly made up of pages that have cs1|2 templates using |coauthor(s)=.
Trappist the monk (talk) 16:14, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks--I think you're saying I need to do it by hand whenever I use the template. Drmies (talk) 18:07, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
@Drmies: The "best" fix is |lastn= and |firstn=; 2nd best is |authorn=; third best is |authors= (or optionally |vauthors= if you like visiting Vancouver). If you don't want to mux with the headache of getting 40 authors into one citation, you can use the last--I think Trappist actually has a bot that just got approved to turn decently-formed |authors= into |authorn=. --Izno (talk) 18:16, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks--but what I really want is to have "author2" or something like that in place of "coauthor" in the actual citation template helper. I use that thing all the time, and most of the time those news articles have one or two, not three editors. Drmies (talk) 18:24, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Consider Wikipedia:RefToolbar 2.0b. It doesn't have |coauthor(s)= and will allow you to add more than 3 |authorn= parameters (you have to click the Show/hide extra fields button).
Trappist the monk (talk) 18:40, 9 December 2016 (UTC)
Oh that's interesting. That old toolbar doesn't work for me anyway--too many buttons I never use, and that "Cite" button is sometimes on the right, sometimes in the left area. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 19:14, 9 December 2016 (UTC)