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Plant article naming convention[edit]

Hi Peter coxhead. There is a plant article naming convention request at the Help Desk. I saw your name listed at Naming_conventions_(flora) contributions and am hoping you would post your thoughts at How long does speedy deletion usually take?.[1] I asked Pmanderson on the Pmanderson talk page, but not sure if she/he will see the request. Thanks. --


Hey thank you for editing . My friend

maybe nothing[edit]

Hi Peter, glad someone was paying attention when I made my lazy so-called 'fix' at Loranthaceae. ‎ I reflexively replaced some html with wikicode, which was added a couple of months ago. I note it here because I see you are more active than me, and maybe you know someone who wants to follow up the ip's possibly bold contributions to taxonomy. cygnis insignis 17:47, 13 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi @Peter coxhead:. The article on Selliguea fails to link to commons. There is a page in the commons, "Category:Selliguea". I suspect it may make more sense if that page were redirected to Selliguea in the commons as it very much resembles the commons Banksia page. Could you tell me what needs to be done to make the link? Thanks for your help. MargaretRDonald (talk) 23:45, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Pardon me Margaret, Peter, saw this on my watchlist and made an edit at wikidata By establishing that link, the Commons category (page) now appears in the article's sidebar links and commons links back here and any other sister sites (languages, wikispecies, et al) linked to wikidata. Maybe Peter knows a way to invoke this by editing the wikipedia page directly, I imagine adding a external links template would prompt semi-auto replacement. cygnis insignis 02:44, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@MargaretRDonald and Cygnis insignis: yes, the way to make these links show up is to edit the Wikidata page. I'm no expert at how Wikidata works – I've learnt a bit by trial and error – but I'm not aware of any automated process over there that fixes such issues.
I'm not quite sure what Margaret meant by "it may make more sense if that page were redirected to Selliguea in the commons as it very much resembles the commons Banksia page". Banksia has a page at commons:Banksia as well as a category at commons:Category:Banksia. The Wikidata item at Banksia (Q131258) has an entry that links to the Commons category as well as one (at the very bottom of the page) that links to the Commons page. Selliguea doesn't have a page at commons:Selliguea; if you think there should be one, you need to construct it over at Commons and then add the link to it to Selliguea (Q5876852) to get it to show up automatically here. Creating and fixing links to/from Commons and Wikidata is a bit tedious, in my experience! Peter coxhead (talk) 06:37, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
What I was thinking was that the page"Category:Selliguea should be redirceted to Selliguea. The information in it is precisely the information I would want on the Selliguea commons page. (or are you suggesting that I simply link the category:Selliguea page to wikidata? (which I can do) MargaretRDonald (talk) 07:38, 30 July 2018 (UTC) I linked this to the various wikiarticles. But wiki doesn't like it. So do I just copy the stuff in wiki commons category:Selliguea to commons Selliguea?? MargaretRDonald (talk) 07:55, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@MargaretRDonald: if I understand you correctly (sorry if I haven't), you want to create a page in Commons at commons:Selliguea. This is similar to creating "gallery page" here, I guess. You would pick the best images that show up in the category commons:category:Selliguea and arrange them suitably with explanatory text. There's basically the same difference between a Commons page and a Commons category as there is between Banksia and Category:Banksia – the first is constructed by editors, the second automatically by adding categories to pages (images in Commons). Peter coxhead (talk) 08:35, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Peter coxhead: Please look at commons Category:selliguea for me. Get there by clicking on the commons link for Selliguea in the article Selliguea. I CANNOT manage to correct the error on the commons page.. I am hoping someone can and will. Hoping you (or someone) can help me by doing this. MargaretRDonald (talk) 11:32, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@MargaretRDonald: well, I've managed to fix it, after several attempts. I don't claim to know now exactly what I did! Peter coxhead (talk) 15:54, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Peter coxhead:Thanks, Peter. I am most grateful. I suspect that what may be the cause of the problem of non-linkage to related other language articles is that the Selliguea article links with the Japanese article for Crypsinus. At this point, both are accepted genera according to plantlist.... (Ugh! Frustrating. I like plant articles to link to their counterparts all over the world...) MargaretRDonald (talk) 21:33, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@MargaretRDonald: yes, I like the links to be there too, but the switch to Wikidata instead of adding them to the bottom of articles has been a step backward in my experience. Peter coxhead (talk) 07:20, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Breed caps[edit]

May be of interest: Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)#Draft RfC on upper/lower-case for standardized breeds. I've studiously carved cultivars and trade designations out of the matter.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  02:02, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Salmo trutta fario edit[edit]

Hi Peter, did you intend to place your signature at the beginning of the section header with this edit? - Nick Thorne talk 21:52, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Nick Thorne: no, it's what happens when I edit WP on an iPad! Peter coxhead (talk) 06:42, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Ah! Yet another reason not to muck about with fruit based computing! LOL - Nick Thorne talk 09:31, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

hi[edit] - that is not just caps - that is also removing a section on something that is of very longstanding concern in western australia - dieback - and the various issues over decades about the issue - please either on the talk page - or somewhere explain what you are doing - please - in AGF - regardless of your justification - thanks - it is almost as bad as my continual edit summary of add - which basically says nothing for thousands of edits JarrahTree 15:07, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@JarrahTree: just an error on my part – apologies, I hadn't noticed the added section. It's all fixed now I see. Peter coxhead (talk) 14:19, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
no problems JarrahTree 14:56, 14 August 2018 (UTC)