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)

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)