User talk:WOSlinker

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Infobox improvements[edit]

I noticed at Template:Infobox skating event that you followed up my edit with Special:Diff/856666140. I think this approach solves the problem of infobox3col instances that I have repeatedly been running into, as I've been looking at the issues raised at Category talk:Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows#Categorisation. I'm waiting to see if your changes remove these skating articles from the big "no data rows" list, but I'd like to apply your approach whenever I run into infobox3cols (assuming you haven't already done them). — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs)

Orphaned non-free image File:Great Canadian Railroad Journeys title.jpg[edit]


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Bot at my talk page archive[edit]

Could you please make WOSlinker Bot leave User talk:Tryptofish/Archive 34 alone? Thanks. --Tryptofish (talk) 19:15, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

I fixed the archive again. Please accept that correcting broken HTML is a useful service and no one owns any page. Johnuniq (talk) 00:21, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
You have got to be kidding. Don't do that again. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:23, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
What possible objection would you have for someone fixing broken HTML on a page at Wikipedia? It happens frequently. There should be no reason to regard it as an affront. Johnuniq (talk) 00:30, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Because, among other things, you were fixing it the wrong way – that is, changing the intended font size of the editors who were commenting. I just fixed it for real. WP:TPO --Tryptofish (talk) 00:38, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Tryptofish: This is a good news / bad news situation. The good news is that you fixed the problem (small tags can't wrap multiple lines in the new Linter era). The bad news is that there are still 71 lint errors on that page. Let me know if you would like me to try to fix all of them at once so that you can be done with bot visits for a while. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:47, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Your page may not have looked excatly like it does now as it did a year ago since some of the software that processed the pages and automatically fixed some of the html errors has changed. Hence why there are these lint error reports now. For example look at the small tags at User_talk:Duja/Archive_4. Before and After the bot fixes (scroll to the bottom of the page and see the font size). -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:27, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Jonesy95 and WOSlinker, thank you for these comments. I just looked at the archive page, and it seems to me to look OK in terms of font sizes, although I realize that there are underlying problems (with some user signatures, I assume, or maybe with some "small" tags that went over multiple lines). If anyone wants to fix it manually, please feel free to do so, with my sincere thanks, but please also make sure that you preserve where editors deliberately put their comments in smaller (and smaller) font. It's not like anything on a user talk page archive was breaking Wikipedia, after all. And when I first asked here, I sure wish someone had simply discussed it with me, instead of "fixing" it in the same way that I had already said was of concern to me. By the way, I see that the bot does not recognize the "nobots" template, and maybe it should. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:04, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
I have fixed all of the high and medium priority Linter errors on that page, and some of the low-priority errors. I tend to leave most obsolete tags (font and center tags) unprocessed since they do not have any visual problems now and replacing them is not a simple one-for-one swap with new code. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:40, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much for that. It was quite an edit, must have been a lot of work, so thanks indeed! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:26, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Signature to fix (6,000 pages)[edit]

This search shows almost 6,000 pages with the same signature containing misnested tags, if that is something that interests you. I fixed about 250 of them in template (DYK) space, but 6,000, even with AutoEd, is too much for me. Also pinging Ahecht. There are two patterns and fixes that I know of. I'm using this replacement with AutoEd:

  str = str.replace(/<font color="207004"><big>\'\'\'S<\/big>ven <big>M<\/big>anguard\'\'\'<\/font>/gi, '<span style="color:#207004;">\'\'\'<big>S<\/big>ven <big>M<\/big>anguard\'\'\'<\/span>');

  str = str.replace(/<font color="207004"><big>\'\'\'S<\/big>ven <big>M<\/big>anguard\'\'\'<\/font>/gi, '<span style="color:#207004;">\'\'\'<big>S<\/big>ven <big>M<\/big>anguard\'\'\'<\/span>');

I have more individual signatures listed near the top of User:Jonesey95/AutoEd/doi.js, and some other font tag replacements (for tidy font link errors and general font tag replacement) listed in the "font wrapping" section and subsequent sections. I have never seen a false positive from any of these patterns; I tend to run my regexes conservatively, because I don't like cleaning up my own messes. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:52, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

I'll have a look at some point but have got these to do first. -- WOSlinker (talk) 07:43, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
@Jonesey95 and WOSlinker: I was planning on finishing my next BRFA this weekend, so I can add those in. --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:29, 1 February 2019 (UTC)


Are you still using the /parametercombinations and /bytype pages? All 10 parametercombinations pages and 2 of the bytype are just full of errors. If these are used, could you fix the errors? If they are not, could you speedy delete them? Thanks --Gonnym (talk) 13:35, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

I've sorted it. -- WOSlinker (talk) 13:43, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --Gonnym (talk) 13:44, 18 February 2019 (UTC)