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wikipedia file upload wizard is horrivle![edit]

this page is so difficult to upload photos - it took me twnety minutes jsut to upload one photo!


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Your contributions to the finer details of Wiki markup on various articles, at a rapid rate, is noticed and appreciated by others. Leep up the good work! MezzoMezzo (talk) 06:25, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Hi sardanaphalus you have some good history and it is nice thanks for doing history and making it look nice. hope we can be friends thanks jalyn.. Jlynn13 (talk) 20:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, jalyn. If/when you can't seem to find something here, I can try to help – or direct you somewhere or to someone who should be able to help. Enjoy, Sardanaphalus (talk) 22:33, 13 September 2014 (UTC)


Yes, I did see the message and that helped convince me that it was a test page. Categories in the main space, as this was, are for encyclopedic purposes and clearly this one did not fit that guideline as I understand it. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:12, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your response:
    1. When you say "the message", do you mean Template:Namespace example page or the talkpage post – or both?
    2. My understanding is that "main space" = article space, i.e. not including categories etc. Is this incorrect..?
    3. If Category:Example should not exist, does that mean pages such as Template:Example should be deleted..?
Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 09:59, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
I think these are the answers to your questions:
  1. The message was the message you left concerning the deletion on the talk page.
  2. Categories support the encyclopedia so those anything without qualifications needs to be for that purpose and not something else. A simple way to look at this should be to say that if it does not serve the purpose of navigation in the encyclopedia it does not belong. So main space may have been accurate but they do support the main space.
  3. What exists in the category and template name spaces have their own rules, so because something with a specific name exists (or does not exist) in one name space it does not imply anything for any other name space.
Hope this helps. Vegaswikian (talk) 19:42, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Start div col listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:Start div col. Since you had some involvement with the Template:Start div col redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 15:15, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Template:Infobox company[edit]

Hi Sardanaphalus. It appears that the changes you made at Template:Infobox company caused the parameter location_country became non-functional. That parameter is used in a lot of articles. Was it intentional? If that's the case, sorry for bother you. Regards. Urbanoc (talk) 06:21, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for this alert. It wasn't intentional but an error which I've now, I hope, corrected. Best wishes, Sardanaphalus (talk) 08:30, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, it seems to be working fine now. Thanks for your time. Cheers. Urbanoc (talk) 16:33, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Stop now![edit]

Unless you can cite a very good reason to revert my edits, you reverts have absolutely no basis in any policy, and you are the one edit warring! -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 15:33, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Your own user and talk pages messed up on 1024 width display[edit]

Just for interest, on my 1024 width display, the TOC on this talk page overlaps and obscures content on the left, and your user page is a real jumble. I noted you attempted to enforce hard-coded widths on the Theistic evolution page - have you done the same on your own pages, causing these illegibility issues? -- Jmc (talk) 18:36, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for passing on your observations. The ToC here will indeed overlap content if it's left expanded, while the user page has, over time, come to include/combine various page/section/line formattings as I happened to test them alone/together/etc. (It looks fine here at 1680 by 1050.) I'm puzzled, though, by the second part of your message – I don't believe I've tried to enforce anything anywhere, nor intended (or intend to try) to do so. Yours, Sardanaphalus (talk) 19:46, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
You can't assume everyone has a 1680x1050 display! That seems unnecessarily inconsiderate of your readers. And your reinstatement of a hard-coded width on the Theistic evolution page after it had been reverted by an admin gave me the impression of an attempt to enforce. -- Jmc (talk) 22:12, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I'm still a bit puzzled as I don't understand why you think I'm assuming everyone has a 1680x1050 display..?
As regards Theistic evolution, it sounds like you have the edit I made today/yesterday in mind, in which case you might not be aware that it was a restorative action taken in the context of a user (User:Edokter)'s... erratic behavio/ur. (That situation is awaiting resolution – cf here if intrigued – so the article may yet see further related amendment.)
If, though, for the sake of smaller/mobile/etc screens, tables and table-style columns are discouraged and {{Div col}}-style columns can only be used in ways that produce overly wide or shallow columns on desktop screens, then that does seem to be a problem. Am I (hopefully) misunderstanding/missing something..?
Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 00:45, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
You said, "It looks fine here at 1680 by 1050". I'd pointed out that it didn't look fine at 1024 px wide (to say nothing of narrower screens). My inference from that was that you approach layout with the assumption that other readers also have 1680 px wide screens (and too bad if they don't and are consequently unable to read parts of your pages).
In a wider context, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on achieving responsive layouts that enable all content to be readable no matter what the screen dimensions. -- Jmc (talk) 08:50, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I mentioned that the page looks fine here in case you were wondering whether it didn't but I hadn't sorted it out yet, or it didn't but was part of some experiment, or... (etc).
Re responsive layouts where all content is always readable regardless of screen, I don't know whether that's asking the difficult, impractical, improbable or impossible, but restricting structures as fundamental as tables, grids and columns to full-width {{Div col}}s – if that's what's required – seems a heavy price to pay. Might a version of Wikipedia somewhere between here and the mobile version be needed..? Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 09:03, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Shall we start over?[edit]

You obviously like "Start div col", then here's my proposal:

  1. I withdraw the RfD.
  2. Your request a move of Template:Div col to Template:Start div col.

The outcome of the requested move discussion will determin the primary name of the template, and consequently how the template will primarily be invoked. You should know I have no preference either way; I only have a problem with the way you push your preference (using a self-created redirdct). This whole affair is why WP:RM exists in the first place. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 14:29, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for posting the above. I've no particular regard for Start div col other than as an alternative name for Div col (for the reason here) and, since the template can be used by itself, it's probably best to keep "Div col" as its name. If you feel more than one alternative is too many, perhaps instances of {{Div col start}} and {{Div col end}} could be replaced by {{Start div col}} and {{End div col}}..?
More importantly, though, do you think characterisations such as "...the way you push your preference (using a self-created redirdct)" above, or those here, for example, suggest good faith and an authentic intent to cooperate..? Before posting something, for instance, do you imagine it is by someone else and for your attention – and then, perhaps, reconsider how it's phrased..? (My first thoughts here aren't as to whether something might be taken personally, but as to what it can suggest about the sender's thinking and its origins.)
Yours, Sardanaphalus (talk) 12:28, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Good faith only goes so far... and is easily abused. I can have all the faith in your intentions, but is is your actions that ultimately count. And to be frank, your actions show a degree of disregard of some core policies. Playing the good-faith card is not going to change that. I say it like it is, and I may be crude in my phrasing. But that only happens if I am not being understood, or worse, being ignored. And if that comes across as lacking good faith, then we simply have a communication probem.
Now, when you start replacing the template name with what you call an 'alternative' name, and trying to get it into the documentation, then it isn't actually alternative; you consider it the primary name. Even though your reasoning for wanting to start the name with "Start" has not convinced me, I would not oppose a move that is backed by consensus, So by all means, start a move request. But I will maintain that creating a new redirect and seeding it into articles is a non-valid method of bypassing a move procedure, and I cannot allow that. Do not take this as anything personal; one of the jobs being an admin (being responsible for technical matters) is to prevent a wild-growth in templates and their names, and it is sometimes a thankless job. So my question remains... Are you going to request a move? -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 13:07, 4 January 2015 (UTC)


Check the template talk page before you continue discussion with dummy edits... You may find I already started a discussion there. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 22:25, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Please make this clear in future edit summaries. Sardanaphalus (talk) 10:17, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Was the "Please discuss on talk page" in the edit summary really not clear enough? -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 10:56, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
      • To indicate that you'd started a dicussion? No. Sardanaphalus (talk) 11:05, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Template editor right removed[edit]

I just noticed the ANI thread open involving you and Edokter, and I see that there still currently concerns about your template editing. There have been several similar concerns in the past, e.g.#Explanation of revert further up the page, and more looking back through your talk page history.[1][2] I've removed your template editor rights until we can be reasonably sure that similar problems won't occur in the future. Please take to heart the advice given to you in the ANI thread - whether Edokter was right in his reverts or not, you could have likely avoided all of this drama by considering all the technical implications of your edits. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:48, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

User pages in "content" categories[edit]

I noticed that you removed a couple of administration categories from a userspace userbox, stating in your edit summary that (as I interpret it) your reason for doing so was that those categories didn't belong on a page in userspace. I just reverted that edit, as I believe that those categories do belong on the page. Since they are project administration categories, I don't think they're covered by WP:USERCAT. APerson (talk!) 02:30, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your message. I disabled the categories because my understanding is that they're not meant to include userpages. The Admin user templates page states that "User pages are not user templates, so they do not belong in user template categories", while the entry "User:Deskana/Userboxes/checkuser since" does look out of place among the templates listed at Date mathematics templates. My apologies, however, if I'm mistaken. Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 09:09, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
I think the categorization there is a bit confusing. I'm pretty sure that "user templates" are templates in userspace (e.g. that userbox) and aren't considered user pages for the purpose of that rule. As I read it, the rule says that we shouldn't put pages like User:APerson in those categories, but pages like User:Anomie/User Admin adminstats are fine. APerson (talk!) 14:20, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Your recent reverts[edit]

When I revert your edits, it is with reason. With regards to Template:Hegelianism‎, the years were only half-visible, so I removed them. In the case of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel‎, the widhts were way off; they are actually equal when I removed the width. I have repeatedly stated "no hardcoded widths". Every time you reinstate a reverted edit, you are engaged in an edit war. There is a pattern where you are deaf to these arguments and reinstate your edits regardless. I have decided to personally put you on notice; every time you reinstate a reverted edit, I will immedately report you to WP:3RR, even if it is your first revert. When are you going to realize that it is nothing personal, and I am reverting your edits because they are bad edits? -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 23:33, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

And that is report number one... -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 23:36, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • @Edokter: When you revert my edits, it is almost always with assertion. With regards to Template:Hegelianism‎, the years are perfectly visible at reasonable zoom levels, so there's no need to remove them. "In the case of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel‎, the widhts were way off; they are actually equal when I removed the width" is an example of an ambiguous report. As elsewhere, you repeatedly make dogmatic assertions. Every time you revert someone's contribution in this manner, you are not following Wikipedia policy. Your pattern is not to realize that your manner is to assert, revert and dismiss. Your penultimate statement above is a further example; you behave as if this project is yours to dictate. When are you going to realize that it is nothing personal and that your reversions evidently originate from a bad attitude and bad faith? Sardanaphalus (talk) 23:47, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
    • It is clear you do not want to address the actual issues I put formard. That is unfortunate, as that means I am wasting my time here. I do find your response concerning enough to notify other administrators. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 23:53, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
"... the years are perfectly visible at reasonable zoom levels" - I'd be interested to learn what Sardanaphalus considers "reasonable zoom levels". It seems a highly subjective statement to me, and one that (again) shows a lack of appreciation of the wide range of screen sizes in the real world. -- Jmc (talk) 03:06, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

I've just heard about this latest flare-up from EdJohnston. Sardanaphalus, you really need to listen to what Edokter is saying here. Your edits are making templates slower, more complicated, and less portable. If you don't learn how to write more efficient template code, it's only a matter of time before you end up at ANI and are topic banned from the template namespace altogether. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 07:09, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Notice of Edit warring noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. Thank you. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 23:45, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

The report is at WP:AN3#User:Sardanaphalus reported by User:Edokter (Result: ). You can respond there if you wish. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 02:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:End&startflatlist[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:End&startflatlist has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 07:29, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Your revert of Template:Bulleted list's doc[edit]

This is your final warning: do not undo a revert that is correcting an immediate problem! I was very clear in my edit summary. One more such revert will leave my no choice and ask that you be banned from template editing. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 22:56, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

OK, it was not a complete revert, but still... there are formatting errors. For example, why is the example getting progressively larger with each line? Your pre templates are not up to standard. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 23:03, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
  • "For example, why is the example getting progressively larger with each line?"
What on earth do you mean?
  • "Your pre templates are not up to standard."
Assertion – and, characteristically, uncalibrated.
Sardanaphalus (talk) 23:14, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Jumping font sizes
I can spot formatting errors instantly. And your template are sub-par. That is not an assertion, just objective oservation; I am certainly not the only one to have said so. Now look at the image and tell me you cannot see any difference in fontsize that changes with each couple of lines. Those errors are not acceptable for anyone who puports to be a template editor with any measure of standard. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 00:25, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I suppose I'm not too bad at spotting hubris pretty quickly, although to say the same about a lack of humility is probably immodest. The assumptions/presumptions you tend to make and the manner and type of communication, representation and action they prompt are sub-par. That is not an assertion, but an observation – subjective, as is the nature of observation – which I suspect I am not the only one to have made. The number of people who have felt some template work to be worth e.g. sending a "thank you" notification here certainly outnumbers the number who have decided to have a problem with it.
Now, look at the image you posted and tell me that, yes, you think that's something I'd publish if that's how it looked here. You may have decided – but assert as if otherwise – which errors "are not acceptable for anyone who purports to be a template editor with any measure of standard", but (1) who's purporting to be such an editor; and (2) who's bringing more of the assumptions/presumptions to the interactions here – from, I suspect, something other than good faith..?
Sardanaphalus (talk) 12:31, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
PS Re the {{Start pre}} and {{End pre}} templates, you may be interested to learn that their code isn't my creation.
If you are going to keep echoing my arguments, there is no more point in any discussion. Suffice to say I just get annoyed if my communication is ignored, just as it is now. As I read your comment, I can only summise that you don't have any standards... as that was what I was trying to reach in the hopes that it would improve your editing. But you even see that as an attack. I am truly flabbergasted. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 13:31, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
You're truly flabbergasted, think I'm echoing rather than using the form of your arguments statements, surmise that I have no standards and think I'm taking what you say as an attack – while hoping, apparently, that people embrace the tone, manner and content of this and this (and...) kind of approach – and I'm wondering if you really think I'd leave something like your screenshot if that's how it looked here. We really do have a communication problem, don't we? Sardanaphalus (talk) 11:29, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
The only miscommunication I see is your refusal to adress the technical issues I point out, and then try to turn it into a personal matter. So I'm basically done talking to you. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 18:22, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Navbox and positional parameters[edit]

Could you please stop adding {{{1}}} to navbox templates, like you did here? That functionality is already available with the {{{state}}} parameter, and adding another parameter makes it slower to render the template. I'm concerned that slowly but surely, your edits to all of these templates are slowing down the site. I've put a lot of effort into speeding up rendering times by converting templates to Lua, and I don't like to see that work gradually undone. You know, I think you should learn some Lua yourself - it might help you to appreciate how inefficient it is trying to do all of these complex things using templates. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:00, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hello. I hope you'll appreciate my acknowledging and responding to your message. Does it mean you are or will be lobbying for the removal of alternatives elsewhere (named or unnamed)..? Sardanaphalus (talk) 17:37, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
    • I don't know if I'll be lobbying for anything, but I don't think we should be adding redundant parameters where it isn't necessary. It makes template code slower and more complicated for no real gain. As for this, I'm sorry. I should have said something when you posted that (and the reminders). But as you said, my action wasn't prompted by Edokter's "tendency to revert", so I wasn't really sure what sort of response you were looking for. I thought I explained the reason for the action here, so let me know if anything was unclear. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 17:57, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Thanks for your reply. state, in plain {{Navbox}}-based templates, is almost invariably the only parameter offered, so I don't see how providing the convenience/shortcut of not requiring "state=" can have as detrimental an effect as you seem to suggest..?
      As regards Edokter etc, my message was to enquire what influence the Incidents thread may have had on your decision to remove the template-editing rights; I was concerned that you may have misread the context in which you took your action. Perhaps it was unfortunate timing. (I note that – as far as I'm aware – Edokter didn't at least acknowledge that the edits he made were pre-emptive.) But I'm also concerned that you (now?) seem to have eyes only for the "technical" merits of template edits.
      Yours, Sardanaphalus (talk) 10:48, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
      PS Any thoughts re this and the thread following..?
  • (talk page stalker) Mr. S, is there currently an easy to follow tutorial or set of tutorials that can teach well establish template editors how Lua works? I've been interested in learning for over a year now but all of the documentation is rigid and hard to follow and I keep giving up. I'm sure that Sardanaphalus would appreciate such a tutorial as I know I would. Thanks for any insight you can provide to an existing one, or possible willingness to put something together yourself if that's a possibility. Happy coding! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:02, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Semisub[edit]

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Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Request template namespace topic ban for Sardanaphalus. Thank you. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 06:24, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Your edits to anatomy templates have not made them more readable or easier to edit[edit]

Dear Sadanaphalus, I appreciate your enthusiasm and template editing. I'm a not technically proficient user and am just writing that can you please consider us non-technical users in your future edits? Your edits to the series of anatomy templates (eg {{Anatomical lists}}) have converted them from an easily-readable format that is written in a standard format, like navboxes, to a format with a lot of templates and other coding that is difficult to read and edit. And I am not sure if there is any improvement for the end user other than making it harder for regular users to maintain. In addition, if you have issues with the standard formatting, a better venue would be to address the navbox coding rather than valiantly trying to improve the situation on individual templates. Please consider future users, especially non-technical users, when you make your future edits. Kindly, --Tom (LT) (talk) 02:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • @LT910001: Thanks for deciding and taking the time to leave your message, Tom (LT). If by "a lot of templates" you're thinking, for instance, of {{start/endflatlist}}, this may be of interest. I've removed the <includeonly> from {{Anatomical lists}} – is this also something you had in mind..?
As regards improvements for the end user, if the end user is a reader, do you think they'd prefer {{Anatomical lists}} in its current or in one of its earlier forms – or perhaps neither (e.g. with plain rather than collapsible lists) – ?
Regards, Sardanaphalus (talk) 11:27, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
PS Going by your userpage, I imagine you're more "technical" than you credit; I wouldn't describe myself as "technical" – and wouldn't, I suspect, be alone!

Editing restriction[edit]

As a result of the discussion on ANI, you are hereby restricted as follows:

Sardanaphalus (talk · contribs · logs) is indefinitely restricted from making any edits to the template namespace in the English Wikipedia with the following exceptions:

  • Template talk pages;
  • Templates sandboxes, test cases or other "non live" subtemplates used for testing;
  • Documentation pages, but only as a direct result of a change to a template's code requested by Sardanaphalus.

This editing restriction has been recorded at Wikipedia:Editing restrictions#Placed by the Wikipedia community and its length is indefinite. Appeals may be heard at ANI after a suitable time has passed. Enforcement will be via talk page warning in the first instance and blocking thereafter.

I am sorry this became necessary and I do hope you will continue editing productively to some point in the future where the Wikipedia community welcomes you back to unrestricted template editing. Regards — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 17:13, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

  • I'm also sorry that it has had to come to this. As I stated in my only comment on the ANI thread, you could really do with a mentor to help you make sure that your code is sound (no-one is perfect there either, the important part is how you deal with the issue and even I could apparently do better sometimes). Anyways, you need to pick who you would like to be your mentor. Your first choice may decline your request, so might your second and third choice, but you will need to keep going until you can find someone interested that has the time to work with you. It might be best to try and pick someone in your own timezone to improve likelihood that you'll both be on around the same times to speed up communication. The key here is that you will need to go to their talk page and formally ask them to be your mentor, and after a few months of getting it right and demonstrating you understand how enwp works (the least logically way possible to some techies, and if that is you, then you'll need to adapt your way of thinking and understanding to deal with that in a "community approved" way), then your mentor can help you go back to ANI and request the ban be lifted. Anyways, good luck! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 18:02, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Disambig pages[edit]

Hi, Sardanaphalus. I noticed this edit you made to the OSB disambiguation page. Please note that according to MOS:DABENTRY, the descriptions of disambiguation entries should be sentence fragments and this means that this will usually not have ending punctuation. Also disambiguation pages should usually not have references so you could have deleted the {{reflist}} tag rather than commenting it out. I don't know what you intended with the three letter hidden comments but those were not needed either. If you have any questions or I have made a mistake, feel free to contact me. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 15:25, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

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February 2015[edit]

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Tunisian Arabic[edit]

Dear User,

As you are one of the contributors to Tunisian Arabic. You are kindly asked to review the part about Domains of Use and adjust it directly or through comments in the talk page of Tunisian Arabic.

Yours Sincerely,

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Template:Esp listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Category:Arts and culture templates holding category[edit]

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Template:Slash listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Template:Slash. Since you had some involvement with the Template:Slash redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 23:06, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Wisconsin Green Party for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Wisconsin Green Party is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wisconsin Green Party until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Me-123567-Me (talk) 18:26, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Reverted edits on Template:Container category[edit]

In case you still read it, I'm notifying you that I reverted a number of your edits on Template:Container category. While your changes minimally improved the layout of a few (<20) category pages, it introduced unnecessary complexity and inconsistency, and more importantly, it degraded the layout of thousands of category pages. Should your Template namespace ban get renounced, please try to see the whole picture before editing templates.
Regards, PanchoS (talk) 15:16, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Category:Election result formatting templates has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Election result formatting templates, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. PanchoS (talk) 06:18, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Embraer Legacy 500[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Embraer Legacy 500—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Marc Lacoste (talk) 09:43, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Just to let you know[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:10, 8 September 2016 (UTC)please ping me


Your Sandbox is one of the few links on Wikipedia to Template:Aside, which was deleted in 2015 and currently redirects to Template:Importance section. I am planning to reclaim the name for a different purpose, as a fancy formatting wrapper for a Module:Aside I'm writing. The module produces a small extract of a talk page (generally a user talk page) so that it can be monitored from a broader conversation without taking it over. It's a bit up in the air, but I picture using it for digressions or for work groups of a few editors to come up with something related to a larger discussion. In your case this will have an effect on what your sandbox links to, come to think of it, but either of us could redirect the links to Template:Importance section to retain full functionality. Wnt (talk) 16:24, 2 October 2016 (UTC)