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How to create portals[edit]

The following instructions are not subject-specific...

There are 2 main situations in creating portals:

1) Subjects that have the necessary resources to support instant creation via {{bpsp}}.

2) Subjects that don't.

There are 2 main approaches to building portals:

1) You look around for subjects that fit the support criteria = fast. And you use {{subst:bpsp}} to create them.

2) You select subjects that you want to build portals for = potentially slow. Then you build a {{navbox}} navigation footer for each subject (if they don't already exist), and then use {{subst:bpsp}} to build the portals.

I hope the above instructions make sense.

Good luck.    — The Transhumanist   11:11, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #350[edit]

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Up for a task?[edit]

Prior to April of last year, the portals WikiProject produced about 80 portals per year.

{{bpsp}} is designed to take advantage of {{navbox}} footer templates, populating 2 sections of a portal with each one.

The thing is, there are over 128,000 of them.

So, a simple hypothesis is that there are over 10,000 of them about subjects suitable for portals, and probably even more.

We made it to 5,000 portals with ease, and now we are shooting for the 10,000 mark.

The task, should you accept it, would be to hunt down subjects supported by navbox footers, and then use {{subst:bpsp}} to create corresponding titled portals.

There's a script that makes this process even faster.

Once a suitable subject has been found, it takes between 10 and 20 seconds to create the portal for it.

At a portal a day, that's 365 portals in a year.

At 10 portals a day, that's 3,650 portals in a year.

Let me know if you think you are up to it, and I'll provide some more tips.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   21:43, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

P.S.: You thanked me for this post. Is that a "yes"?

Inneresting' - sounds interesting... JarrahTree 21:46, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Do you have more details or is that it? if so yes... JarrahTree 21:54, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

More details? Absolutely! More to come...    — The Transhumanist   21:56, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

More details[edit]

At a minute or so, that makes finding a subject to make a portal on the most time-consuming part of the task of portal creation these days.

To make the hunt as quick as possible, you need tools and tricks...

importScript('User:The Transhumanist/SearchSuite.js'); //Linkback: [[User:The Transhumanist/SearchSuite.js]]

Let's start out with WP:SearchSuite. Let me know when you have it installed.    — The Transhumanist   22:09, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

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Italics in the wheatbelt[edit]

re your reversion of my edit ... Which specific purpose in MOS:ITALICS requires the use of italics here? It's not

  • emphasis
  • name of work of art, court case, scientific, vessel,
  • words as words
  • foreign term

Mitch Ames (talk) 09:45, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

List of Eucalyptus species[edit]

Thanks for your thanks! Biggest, scariest job ever. Worried that I would delete a species that someone else had spent hours on. Fingers crossed. (Still working on it.) Gderrin (talk) 01:31, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Portal creation tip[edit]

Would you like to know how I create portals so quickly?

But first, do you use WP:wikEd?

If you use WP:wikEd, keep in mind that the following method does not work while wikEd is turned on. You absolutely have to turn wikEd off for it to work. Otherwise, wikEd will send the script into an endless loop, on every tab that the script is running. And that would be BAD.

That being said, the trick to quick portal creation is User:The Transhumanist/QuickPortal.js.

The way I used it on the provinces of Indonesia, was Ctrl+click on the various links at Provinces of Indonesia, then, in each tab, clicking on the menu item "Matching portal" in the Tools menu in the sidebar menu, and then clicking on the "Start the" link on the resulting screen (in each tab). Then, inspect the preview of the new portal in each tab, and click Save or Ctrl+W as appropriate.

Ctrl+clicking on the articles, will load each one into a tab. And you can traverse the tabs with Ctrl+Tab ↹. (In Firefox).


Of course, feel free to ask any questions you may have.    — The Transhumanist   12:32, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #351[edit]


ah, what a shame! would be wonderful to have access to those. It's such an interesting period. The Drover's Wife (talk) 21:15, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Any other suggestions for uncovered article topics from that period? The Drover's Wife (talk) 23:26, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Not just Sydney inner life - there is a whole set of filing cabinets full of material for all of australia that is not in trove that unless it is in peoples scrap books - is very difficult to retrieve - my specialist areas are tassie 70s, and sydney 70s, perth and wa same era - but I do know that it is a laborious process as it is not at the tip of a trove tag, it is physical checking through and slow things... but it is nothing compared to what I am doing in another un-related (so far) project - try getting a handle on 10,000 + images held in a government archive, which I have to hand photograph... sigh, it is taking quite some time. So the answer is - the gratifying easy quick response aspect of trove is great until 1955 - it is the 1960s and 1970s of oz that one thread of canberra times items in trove cannot even scratch JarrahTree 23:34, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network[edit]

Hello and nice to reconnect! You messaged me on my talk page. I want to invite you to meta:Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network and you can invite any other Wikimedians in Residence. For about a year we have been meeting monthly at noon New York Time, which is 4am Perth time. Sorry about the disconnect, but maybe with some planning we can make it work. Right now the meeting is set up to serve Seattle-Paris, which I think is a 9 hour gap.

We post minutes to meta:Wikimedians_in_Residence_Exchange_Network/archive. If you want to discuss something you can bring it to the talk page.

This is a peer-to-peer support organization which seeks to mutually recognize and support each other. Consider also that if you want opinions on a matter, you can post a question to the agenda and answer will appear after the next meeting. Thanks, we all depend on each other. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:56, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

confusing moves[edit]


Re. my confusing moves, the easiest way for me to create gobs of new redirects is to move existing rd's to the names I want, and let a bot clean up the resulting dbl rd's. So, if 'X language' rd's to 'Y language', and 'X' is best linked there as well rather than to an ethno article (e.g. the 'Eastern Foo language', where the 'Eastern Foo' are not a people), then what looks like a move from 'X language' to 'X' is really just the creation of a new rd from 'X' to 'Y language'. You'd need to look at the content of X to see it's just a rd. I know, it's confusing, but it saves a lot of time, esp. when I'm covering spelling variants, forms of the name with and without diacritics, adding/subtracting dab terms, etc.

kwami (talk) 01:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


Hrm? Not sure what you're referring to. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:11, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

John Olive Lees[edit]

Hi JT! I have just this morning deleted a name from the list of 1912 North Mount Lyell disaster casualties, in which you have an interest, having discovered that rumors of his death ... etc. Now I find that his name is mentioned in a paper The North Mount Lyell disaster - a miscarriage of justice by one Peter Schulze, published around the same time as the addition of the name, and wondered if there is a story there. Do you have access to the on-line version? I would be delighted to have my "bold edit" reverted if I was somehow wrong. Doug butler (talk) 22:53, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks for the Schulze text. Totally convincing, and I do know something of electrical installations, though 700A fuses are way out of my league! Unfortunately nothing about John Olive Lees, but mentions of my man Mervyn Murray were interesting and useful. His statement at the Royal Commission (not mentioned in the Schulze paper) that an electrical fault was unlikely, as the equipment came from the "very best suppliers", was however cringemaking. Doug butler (talk) 13:40, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Kings Cross[edit]

Yeah, I'm out - unwatchlisted. They bloat the article, there's no plausible reason why there needs to be a gallery of six, you yourself opposed a gallery on the talk page and I'm being reverted by two people who refuse to use the talk page any longer (note that my ignored response trying to find a consensus was the last post on there). Have fun. The Drover's Wife (talk) 10:51, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Next time, if you're keen on the talk page furthering the issue, perhaps you might use it instead of joining that dude in ignoring it and reverting without explanation. I'm fine with some of the plans going in amidst the text, but neither of you were remotely interested in coming to any kind of consensus and I'm too busy offline these days to stuff around with articles where people are going to ignore discussion and railroad me with reverts. The Drover's Wife (talk) 11:03, 17 February 2019 (UTC)