User talk:Smith609

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Images by Friedrich Oltmanns on Commons[edit]

Hello! These drawings will soon be deleted since the author died only in 1945 and his works will be released to public domain on January, 1st. They may be automatically restored then. Mithril (talk) 20:25, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Have these images now been restored? 11:01, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Automatic taxobox inconsistency[edit]

Is there a reason why both {{anglicise rank}} and {{taxobox/showtaxon}} contain switch statements to convert stored ranks to displayed ranks? Until I altered the latter today, there was an inconsistency: any part of the system using {{taxobox/showtaxon}} displayed a stored rank like "unranked_familia" as "Unranked familia" whereas any part using {{anglicise rank}} displayed it as "(unranked)", which is what I think is correct. Can {{taxobox/showtaxon}} be altered to use {{anglicise rank}} instead of its own separate switch statement? I'm painfully aware that what appear to be simple and obvious changes to the automated taxobox system can have bad side-effects! Peter coxhead (talk) 13:33, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

update toolbox.js to new stats system?[edit]

Hi. Your toolbox.js has become so much a part of my Wiki life that I'd forgotten that it wasn't actually part of Wikimedia. <g> Since has been down for a while now, perhaps the link in toolbox.js could be updated to use the new "official" stats tool? Cheers. Le Deluge (talk) 19:35, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

I've checked, it works if you just replace the URL with "" + - and whilst you're at it, the heading needs to be <h3> rather than <h5>. Looks like Wikidashboard has gone for good though. Le Deluge (talk) 19:55, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Glad that you find the script useful. I've made the suggested changes. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 10:56, 14 April 2016 (UTC)


Your recent edits added a doi with two slashed and one with .pdf on the end. Also, they used the dead {{cite doi}} template. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 16:36, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for catching these errors. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 09:22, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Citation Bot[edit]

I've tested the new Citation Bot code via It seems to work fine and fixes the logged out bug. Could you run git pull in the main citations project on Tool Labs so that the code is updated there as well? Kaldari (talk) 05:29, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

I assume this is what you contacted me about via e-mail; if not, please do send me a link to the pull request. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 08:39, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
I know you have about as much spare time as a forest firefighter in California, but I have posted some potential bug fixes on the bot talk page. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 19:23, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
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RevisionSlider & WikEdDiff interaction[edit]

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Addshore (talk) 09:20, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

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