User talk:Robby

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lb:Fichier:Austria flag large.png[edit]

Can you delete this image on the LB wikipedia, which you are an admin on? This is overriding an image at the Commons. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 04:01, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

deleted on lb-wikipedia (sorry for the delay).--Robby (talk) 15:04, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your work with the interwiki links on these flag templates. The best approach, in my opinion, is for these links to be moved to an unprotected subpage (usually /doc) so that editors can maintain them without needing administrative help. Therefore in future, could you maybe make this request? Note that Template:flag template documentation will automatically transclude the /doc subpage. Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:06, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree but nevertheless the template itself has to be changed for this by an admin as nearly 100% of them are protected for edits by users without sysop-status. So I can add the documentation on the additionla documentation page but nevertheless a sysop will have to schnage the protected template. --Robby (talk) 15:07, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes I understand that. But most admins will just do what you ask them. Unless they work with templates a lot they might not be familiar with the documentation templates. Cheers — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:40, 31 January 2010 (UTC)


Hello, where i can Requests for approval my robot in lbwiki ? Thank you mjbmr Talk 13:42, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

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Gaza Wertham[edit]

Please see talk page for Gaza Wertham on comments you left for me on his CSD. A merger of my sources to the correct spelling plus a redirect should do the trick. Chris (talk) 23:19, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

commons categories[edit]

Hi Robby. In the interests of maybe saving you some effort, it's not necessary to add the category name parameter to the {{commons category}} template, if it's exactly the same as the article title, as you did here. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 11:24, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi DH85868993,
indeed at first sight adding the category name parameter to {{commons category}} is of no added value. But why is there then Category:Commons category template with no category set? I already found some bad links where the template did not work due to the fact that no category is available for the corresponding page of en-wikipedia. Best regards --Robby (talk) 18:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
The catnam parameter of the commonscat template is 'intended for cases where the Commons category name is different from the Wikipedia page name'. A commonscat can be a bad link with or without the catnam parameter, these two things have nothing to do with each other. So if you find a commonscat template with a bad link, then it is useful if you repair it. But if you come across a valid use of a commonscat template without the catnam parameter, then it is not useful to add the parameter. So please don't add the catnam parameter when it is not needed. Thanks. Lklundin (talk) 22:38, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Dear Lklundin,
This is not really new information for me. My question is now what is the use and the aim of the maintenance Category:Commons category template with no category set? As as explained by you I'm not able to see any added value in it!Robby (talk) 23:29, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi Robby. According to Template_talk:Commons_category#Cat_for_empty_parameter_1, it seems that the category was originally created with the intention that parameter 1 should always be filled in, to prevent a page move converting a valid link into an invalid one. However, as pointed out at Category_talk:Commons_category_template_with_no_category_set, always populating parameter 1 doesn't definitively solve the problem because Commons categories can be renamed. As also suggested at Category_talk:Commons_category_template_with_no_category_set, a bot that checks whether the target actually exists at the Commons would probably be a better solution. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 02:32, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi DH85868993, as the suggestion to create a bot to verify this was already made in 2012, my optimism to see such a bot appearing in near future is very limited. But all this is still not giving me any added value for Category:Commons category template with no category set. --Robby (talk) 12:55, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I agree. As far as I'm concerned you're more than welcome to nominate it for deletion. DH85868993 (talk) 13:17, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
I just suggested Category:Commons category template with no category set for deletion. --Robby (talk) 20:52, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Cool. However, because it's a category, you can't use the {{prod}} template (that can only be used on articles) - you need to follow the process at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion#Procedure. Let me know if you need any assistance (the process can look a bit daunting if you haven't done it before). DH85868993 (talk) 21:03, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons Categories Redux[edit]

Hello, I was about to let you know that your edit here wasn't harmful but also wasn't needed for that particular category and I just read the above. I hate to see a good editor waste their time because of a shortcoming in Wikipedia.

I handled WP:CFD nominations all the time. Would it be helpful if I nominated the category above on your behalf?

Thanks, RevelationDirect (talk) 00:18, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, I just found your listing: it was there for a month and ended in no consensus. That's a pretty representative WP:CFD experience. (-: RevelationDirect (talk) 00:21, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of categories[edit]

I have declined your Proposed deletion of Category:Commons category template with no category set. Proposed deletion is not applicable in Category space. Please use the Categories for Discussion process instead. Instructions for initiating a CfD can be found at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 21:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Done--Robby (talk) 08:11, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

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Articles tagged as orphans[edit]

Hi Robby, I notice that you've tagged some species articles, such as Catharanthus trichophyllus, as orphans. In this case, the article is linked to from the genus article Catharanthus. While more incoming links might be desirable, for many species articles their genus article may for now be their only "parent". So I don't think they are orphans per WP:ORPH. Thanks Declangi (talk) 07:29, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Dear Declangi thanks for the information. I've checked all the articles I've added this tag and verified them and then changed the articles accordingly as to delete this tag where unappropriated (I Hope I found all the articles).--Robby (talk) 18:47, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Robby, all looks well now. Declangi (talk) 19:48, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

41 Cooper Square[edit]

Please do not remove the spaces before the equals sign in infoboxes, it makes them mnore difficult to read when editing. Also, if someone has put "right" in an image description, leave it there. It does no harm and might do some good. BMK (talk) 01:27, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

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Commons categories[edit]

Thanks for patching up the commons cat after my dash style edit. I run into this a lot, and sometimes fail to notice, that styling en text per WP:MOS can break commons cat links. Is there an easy way to change those cat names, or make commons cat redirects to handle the style variation? Is it uncontroversial to fix such thing to follow the en MOS? Tips are pointers would be appreciated. Dicklyon (talk) 22:01, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Indeed the links to commons categories is quite a complex issue. When starting with this issue I checked the page Category:Commons category template with no category set and on the pages listed there I just added the parameter category in order to make the pages disappear from this maintenance category.
But before doing this I first check whether there is such a category on commons and if there is non I deleted the template commonscat from the article page and adding in the summary 'Link to commons category deleted as there is no such category on commons'. This I still do this way nowadays, as I think that wikipedia is for users and users will most probably not appreciate to find themselves on an non-existing page on Commons.
By now if i find such a category I link this commons category on Wikidata to the article from which I found the link (to commons category on), except if there is not just a category about the article on commons but as well an article on commons then I link the articles on wikidata.
Moreover I add the statement (property) P373 ( )on wikidata to the corresponding element on wikidata.
As I am not that sure that I managed to explain this quite complex way of working in an efficient way, do not hesitate to contact me if you need further explanations.
Best regards --Robby (talk) 14:31, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
I reverted this edit, because although c:Category:Liverpool to Manchester lines doesn't exist, c:Category:Liverpool to Manchester Lines does exist: the link was broken by Anthony Appleyard (talk · contribs) moving the page without cleaning up afterwards. This is part of a bigger problem, not least of which is the recent series of ill-considered mass page moves carried out by at least three people, see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject UK Railways#Recent article moves removing capitalisation of 'line'. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:59, 3 November 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks for this. Additionally I've put all interwiki links on thi sperspective on wikidata wikidata:Q802671, where I've as well added the appropriated commons-category. Best regards Robby (talk) 17:57, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

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