User talk:The Mol Man

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Message added 20:10, 22 October 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

HairTalk 20:10, 22 October 2012 (UTC)


Hai (dro) TerryAga (talk) 00:16, 28 October 2012 (UTC)


Hello, I do know you!!!!!!!! Ajraddatz (Talk) 23:35, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Unit mismatch error[edit]

Please do not provoke unit mismatch errors on your user page! All the best: Rich Farmbrough01:43, 26 June 2014 (UTC).


;^) --Tyilo (talk) 23:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)


This may amuse you:


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User:Rich Farmbrough/temp110[edit]

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All the best: Rich Farmbrough02:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC).


wtf hax!

tnx tho — Scott talk 15:06, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Template:Episode list[edit]

Recently, formatting problems have appeared in hundreds (possibly thousands) of TV episode list articles and I've just discovered that you converted the code to a Lua module, so I suspect that is the problem. A typical example of what is happening can be seen at Two and a Half Men (season 11). The problem is in the |ShortSummary= field, which is typically coded along the lines of :

|ShortSummary  = Episode plot summary text

'''First heading''': some text here<br />
'''Second heading''': text
|LineColor = dbe9f4

This text should appear as: Episode plot summary text

First heading: some text here
Second heading: text

However, some episodes are not rendering the text correctly. Instead, what we see is: Episode plot summary text First heading: some text here
Second heading: text

Sometimes the text has a blank line between "Episode plot summary text" and the first heading (See episode Nangnangnangnang) while in other instances there is no blank line. (See episode Tazed in the Lady Nuts.

Could you please have a look at this? --AussieLegend () 19:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@AussieLegend: I'm baffled. I have absolutely no idea why it would be doing this, it makes no sense. On the bright side, I found a hacky way of fixing it, and have made an edit request for the module. You can see it working on my sandbox. moluɐɯ 20:05, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
It seems to be working on the lists that I've checked. Thanks. --AussieLegend () 20:16, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


what you think? (talk) 16:03, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Upside down[edit]

Hi, Mol man,

How did you type the word "man" upside down? --Ravpapa (talk) 07:16, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

wikt:Category:Variations of letters moluɐɯ 17:50, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Tile characters in Familytree and not in Chart[edit]

Please see Template talk:Chart#Tile characters in Familytree and not in Chart your advise and help would be appreciated. -- PBS (talk) 09:01, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Gapnum and negatives[edit]

I was wondering whether it might be possible to get Module:Gapnum to replace a hyphen with a true minus sign. Jimp 06:04, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Getting data from Module:Convert for Module:Val[edit]

I've been watching {{val}} but haven't done much there. However I have noticed that you started working on Module:Val and Module:Val/units, and I'm hoping you will return to them because the template is too complex to be maintained. I'm a bit busy to do it myself, and I wouldn't want to push a module unless others supported it.

One thing I noticed is that Module:Val/units tries to use Module:Convert/data to directly read units. However that will not work in general because many units are automatically generated. For example, kg is not defined in the data table; instead kg is interpreted as unit g combined with k as an SI prefix. There are lots of other quirks in the data table, and the only reliable way to access it is via the complex code in convert. I have sometimes wanted a way to look up units so I added a helper function that allows another module to access convert's data. It also provides a sort key in an intelligent way so, for example, {{val|99|u=ft}} would sort before {{val|1|km}} because 99 feet is less than 1 kilometer—that is achieved by determining the sort key from the result of converting the specified value and unit to a base unit.

My new code is at the end of Module:Convert/sandbox and if you don't mind I'll try to update your val/units to use the new function soon as a demonstration. I also have a plan for how the val module should access its built-in units. Experience has shown that users unfamiliar with Lua do not want to edit a table to add a unit, and I have also learned that it can be faster to just pack all the data into a big string, then find the required unit by searching. The reason is that Scribunto loads the module each time it is used (or once per page if mw.loadData is used, although that adds its own overhead), and a long table of units requires each field to be executed by the interpreter to generate the table. Loading a single giant string is much faster, and searching it can be very fast. Again, I'll try demonstrating that in val/units when I get a chance.

It's quite possible that nothing will come of this, and I'm happy if my new helper function is not used by val because it will be used elsewhere, eventually. An outline of the function is at Module talk:Convert#Getting data from Module:Convert. Johnuniq (talk) 01:40, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

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