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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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Module:Sports table[edit]

Hi Qed,

I'm asking you because most recently you worked on Module:Sports table. If you have the time and energy could you make some additions?

  • An extra parameter which makes it possible to display an extra column which shows the plus or minus points set with "adjust_points_<team>". Something like a boolean "show_adjust" or "show_adjust_col" with default value false so all current tables are not affected.
  • The option to set notes for values in this column.
  • Less important, a variable to set a custom header name for this column.

An example why I would like to see this, the Dutch women's football league. In the first round the teams play a "regular" competition. The top 4 of the first round proceeds to the second round. Again a regular competition, however teams don't start with 0 points, but with half the points obtained in the first round. Here the tables as shown on the Dutch and English page.

This is just 1 example, there are more leagues with something like this. E.g. 6 teams proceed to the second round. The best qualified team in the first round starts with +6 pts in the 2nd round, the 2nd best with +5 pts, ....., the 6th best (or worst) with +1 pt.

Similar if teams receive penalty points, can happen here for various reasons, like a no show (in lower leagues), failure to meet license requirements within the time set, financial malversations etc, it is nice if these penalty points would be shown with the option to set notes.

One thing I haven't decided yet about what would be nicer. If the adjust_points variables are set only for part of the teams (mostly in case of penalties), what to do with the other teams. Put a 0 or blank for those teams in the column. Blanks probably would be nicer and if a 0 is desired explicitly define it with adjust_points_<team>=0.

TIA, --Sb008 (talk) 02:08, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]


There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

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Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)