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This Month in GLAM: October 2015[edit]

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Can you add references to a template?[edit]

Andy, I have been working on some cleanup lists eg Somerset and Bristol. I commented to User:Colinrosewell about Template:Rosewell family tree which adds a references needed/uncitedtag to articles it is included in. He attempted to add references to that template but says this broke the template and it has now been blanked. Is there a correct way to add references in a template?— Rod talk 08:52, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

@Rodw: It should be possible; having looked at the edits concerned, I'm not sure what User:Colinrosewell was trying to achieve. I suggest adding the refernces one at a time, and checking each is OK before moving to the next. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:41, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 November 2015[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #184[edit]

Tech News: 2015-47[edit]

19:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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Naming conventions[edit]

Pigsonthewing, sorry about our disagreements over "You in Your Small Corner"‎, but you touched a raw nerve. I have raised my concerns over terminology before, in greater detail than on the talk page. See my comments in Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (television)#When is a (TV) film not a film?. Unfortunately, it has not gained a response, so I would appreciate a second opinion, if you are so minded. Philip Cross (talk) 16:13, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

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I am enjoying this. Shedsue (talk) 14:20, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


hola how are you? Parquesol (talk) 15:18, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Andy! Drwgovier (talk) 15:26, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


Thank you so much for teaching an old dogs a new trick. Marjorie Yvonne Eckersley (talk) 15:54, 21 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Andy, Thanks for all the help today at the intro to Wikipedia held here at Manchester Library Media Lounge. SoundFlyer 15:59, 21 November 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by SoundFlyer (talkcontribs)


Can I get some input from you, please, on Template:Ukrsrow and the state of UK railway stations – D et al.

I amended UK railway stations – C to use Template:Ukrsrow (based on awesome regex-fu, fwiw ... how are you getting on with that?). And that worked fine, as it does for Stations A & B

But UK railway stations – D and probably others have stations which have no postcode nor station TLA ... and in some cases, have ad hoc links to a map and a timetable - see Dduallt railway station in the list.

Template:Ukrsrow is designed to handle the presence or absence of a postcode and/or of a TLA. Not designed to handle ad hoc values (e.g. a Template:Coord for the map and URLs for station details and station timetables). Were Template:Ukrsrow to be amended so that it could cope with these additional values, then I could continue on & amend all pages a) without information loss and b) such that other later can add stations for which we have no postcode but do have a location.

Right direction / worth doing? And how is your template-fu? Might you be inclined to get involved? --Tagishsimon (talk) 21:16, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Magna Carta Tapestry[edit]

Hi Andy,

Sorry to bother you so early. I just forgot to mention that, if you are still in Manchester, perhaps you would like to see the exhibition in the Whitworth Art Gallery by Cornelia Parker. She made a tapestry about the Magna Carta taking as model the Wikipedia page. I went to see it and I think is worthy.

Just another way in which Wikipedia is influential.

Once again, thank you so much for the course today. It was amazing.


Miriam Parquesol (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

@Parquesol: Thank you. Sadly I was too late to see it, but I hope to in future. I'm glad you enjoyed the event. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:35, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 November 2015[edit]

Navbox templates[edit]

Please see discussion of "Does the current text of WP:BIDIRECTIONAL have broad consensus?" at Wikipedia talk:Categories, lists, and navigation templates#WP:BIDIRECTIONAL navbox requirements. Montanabw(talk) 01:41, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #185[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-48[edit]

20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

WP DEATH[edit]

Is an active project, somewhat slow and lame compared to the milhist or ships projects, but...

To go into a project and change an image without discussion at the project page is a bit... for an ed of your length of time and edit count

This is what I said at the template page (where you explain removing an image): -

WP:IDONTLIKEIT of a single editor is not a consensual decision for a project and how it is portrayed - there is no precedent for a single editor to provide a personal way to understand taste/preference - a discussion (or for that matter a check at the death project where this has been through before) is better first

I am sure I have briefly encountered you at a wikimania in the past, you probably dont remember me, but, for whatever sakes, please take a conversation to the death project Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Death - best way to do it mate

JarrahTree 00:32, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

You demonstrate a lamentable lack of awareness of Wikipedia polices and the underpinning "5 pillars". And I'd already stared a talk page discussion, before the duplicate to which you link. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:43, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. at least we have just a template image difference of opinion - have a thought for the orkneyians at JarrahTree 23:32, 25 November 2015 (UTC)