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Deprecated parameters[edit]

Concerning this revert: [1].
As far as I can see, the parameters still work, so they are still supported. If you still wish to remove them, it is your responsibility to do that without damaging the chronology/succession fields. (I think there must be a way to do that properly. If there isn't a way, then the new template is flawed and should be corrected.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:03, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

@Moscow Connection: thanks for the message. So I didn't deprecate the parameters... I'm just working on converting the deprecations. I think the issue here is that that page isn't using the parameters the way they are intended to be used in the first place. That seems to be why it isn't 'converting' properly. I.E. why are there 2 albums listed for "this album"? Per the documentation on Template:Infobox album that parameter should contain This album for the chronology, bold and italic. The example given is '''''Nirvana''''' <br /> (2002). Perhaps you can help shed some light? Might be worth bringing this example up on the talk page of the template itself. If you feel strongly that this warrants further discussion, I'd be ok with reverting that change until a consensus is reached about how to move forward. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 17:09, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
The two albums were released simultaneously. The template's documentation was obviously written by its new author(s) who obviously didn't think of this particular case. Since the template is not an end in itself, but rather a means to provide some basic information about the album and to allow the reader to navigate between the band's albums, I believe we should use the parameters that allow that and not the ones that hide the other album and lead to a wrong chronology. --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:39, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@Moscow Connection: well I don't think it is fair to assume that the documentation was obviously written by its new author(s) who obviously didn't think of this particular case.. I've looked at over 5,000 of these pages and this is the first time I have ever seen a case like this. I would recommend starting a thread on the talk page of the template to discuss how to handle this situation. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 17:42, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I'll do that later, I'll start a thread on the talk page of template.
Actually I've long known about this problem and I planned to alert the author(s) about it, but I never got to it. I continue to use the old parameters, that's all.
(I will start the thread later, I'm a bit busy now.) --Moscow Connection (talk) 17:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Where did all the content go[edit]

With this edit you made the content from the studio, genre and producers parameters disappear because {{flatlist}} doesn't use pipes to separate the values. I fixed it by removing the pipes. If you were to convert it to hlist, you would need to remove the asterisks, so either way, there was work to do.

Speaking of work to do, thanks for the work you've done on updating the parameters. It will be good when the old ones are finally deprecated. 18:51, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

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FYI,[edit]

Since you did this edit the edit counter on my user page no longer works (instead I get en error message "Lua error in Module:User_contrib at line 25: attempt to compare nil with number.")

I hope you can fix it, thanks, Huldra (talk) 22:16, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

@Huldra: it is because you are passing in "65,000" and it is expecting "65000". Standby, I will fix! Thanks for the message! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:19, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@Huldra: give your page a purge... Thanks for catching that! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! It works now!, Huldra (talk) 22:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

About the Ultrasound Education Group Wikipedia Article[edit]

Hi Zackmann08, I have just answer your post and explain more information about the deletion of Ultrasound Education Group Wikipedia Article. I really appreciate your time and contribution, please give me any advice of improvement and recommendation on my page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cenakhoa I have pinged you but not really sure how it worked hence I posted on you talk page this message. Warm regards --Cenakhoa (talk) 23:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

About the deletion of Ultrasound Education Group Wikipedia Article[edit]

Hi Zackmann08, I have just see your post and want more information about the deletion of Ultrasound Education Group Wikipedia Article. He really appreciate your time and contribution, please give page owner any advice of improvement and recommendation on his page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cenakhoa He have pinged you but not really sure how it worked hence he posted on you talk page this message. Rajkabir234 (talk) 11:08, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Template:User contrib[edit]

Hi. Not sure what you did at Template:User contrib (I don't know much about Lua modules), but the colour of the template on my user page has changed. Is Module:User contrib different to what Template:User contrib used to be? 72 (talk) 14:40, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

@72: yes, the color scheme was redone. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 15:29, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Any chance of letting me know what the original colour was and how to get that back? These pages are difficult to understand if you're unfamiliar with this part of the encyclopaedia. 72 (talk) 17:15, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@72: I took the liberty of updating User:72/~. PLEASE revert my change if you don't like it. I usually refrain from making edits to user's custom pages, but I think that will be exactly what you need. This link contains the old color schemes... Also, if you don't like the new color schemes or have comments about them please leave a message on the talk page (Template talk:User contrib). I gather from your message you don't know much about Lua. I'm happy to help you out if you are interested. :-) --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 18:23, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your help – your edit actually made me realise it's much easier than I thought. Sorry for the trouble, I am definitely less technically-minded than most! 72 (talk) 19:14, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@72: no apology needed! I'm always happy to help. Hit me up anytime. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:14, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Template:Infobox album[edit]

Hi there! I see you're using a script to substitute and update Template:Infobox album. Would there be any way to alter the script to not include the parameter "venue" if the infobox is already set to "studio" or "album"? The template's documentation states, in bold, that this parameter is explicitly for live albums, and realistically there are few exceptions for studio albums being recorded in venues or live settings. Most of the time this parameter is not filled in anyway and left there or removed in cleanup sessions by other editors. Ss112 05:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

@Ss112: so I'm not really using a "script"... All I'm doing is using the template that is currently built to be substituted. The syntax of that template is WAY beyond me... I have no objection to what you are suggesting, but I'm not really in a place to perform it. I would ask that you put a comment on the talk page for the template. I'm sure one of the other users who built the template can make that happen. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:52, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
I was thinking of doing that anyway, so I will. However, if you're not using a script, how are you making so many edits in a minute and finding all the articles that use Template:Infobox album? I really don't know the ins and outs of scripts or add-ons or many tools really, I don't use any myself. Ss112 05:55, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
@Ss112: take a look at petscan and all I'm doing is substituting the template. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:57, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

I wanted to know why my page is going to be deleted?

Hope to hear from you soon! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alexgontar2018 (talkcontribs) 05:56, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Location parameter as default map caption in Infobox Valley[edit]

Hi, Zackmann. I notice that you removed the location as the default map caption in {{Infobox valley}}. This behavior is used in other infoboxes, such as {{Infobox mountain}}. This gives a useful caption in case an editor forgets to label the map. May I restore the behavior? —hike395 (talk) 19:11, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

@Hike395: hmm. I could see it both ways. But you make a good point. Yea why not. Thanks for the message!! Fine by me if you revert it. :-) --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:13, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: actually I reverted it for ya. :-p --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:14, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395:, P.S.... Any interest in helping me clean out the remaining entries in Category:Geobox usage tracking for valley type? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:15, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Sure, I can help. Do you have an AWB .xml file? —hike395 (talk) 19:16, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: I wish. Been doing it all manually so far. When it comes time to do the rivers, will definitely build an XML. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:51, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, I'm slowly constructing an AWB script. I know from my conversion of {{Geobox|Range}} to {{Infobox mountain range}} that some changes in the infobox are required. I'm adding those changes now. —hike395 (talk) 19:55, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: one tip... There are less than 100 pages left in Valley. Might be better use of time to build an AWB for Category:Geobox usage tracking for region type (218) which needs to be converted to {{Infobox region}}. Just a thought. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:58, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
I find that AWB could be a time saver in the end: it helps me hack on the infobox, also. Region is a whole 'nother can of worms, will look at that separately. —hike395 (talk) 20:03, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: sounds good! Once you get that XML file done, even if you do all the edits, I'd love to look at it. I'm trying to learn AWB XML a bit better so would love to see what you come up with! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:09, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Would it be possible for you to work alphabetically backwards? I'm pushing through forward alphabetically, building the AWB and modifying the infobox going forward, and as you edit, it's breaking my workflow. Thanks! —hike395 (talk) 20:48, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @Hike395: HAHA!!!! My bad bud. I'll stay out and let you do it. :-) --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:49, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Having you start at Z would be perfectly ok. In fact, you may get to A before I get to Z, which would be quite a coup against AWB :-). —hike395 (talk) 21:21, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: that's why I was thinking it might be better for you to start with region instead... --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 21:23, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
sigh These geoboxes are overly-complex. Your approach is correct --- AWB won't work, we need to manually simplify and convert them. I can start on A, you can start on Z. —hike395 (talk) 21:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: I was afraid of that... One approach we might be able to consider is template substitution... But I don't have experience with that. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 21:52, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: looks like you just made some great edits to the infobox. Can you make sure to update Template:Infobox valley/doc? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:40, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Will do. —hike395 (talk) 22:41, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: also, while we are at it... {{{watercourses}}}??? Wtf? Why aren't we just saying {{{rivers}}}?? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:50, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

─────────────── Um? I dunno. Will add a list of rivers. —hike395 (talk) 22:54, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

@Hike395: good deal. You rock at this stuff! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:56, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: GO TEAM! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:09, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
🎉🎉🎉 —hike395 (talk) 05:12, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: onto Category:Geobox usage tracking for region type --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 05:30, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm not actually convinced that {{Infobox settlement}} is the best infobox for all articles with Geobox|Region. This will be tricky -- some of the Region articles are just "misc" and don't fit anywhere. You may wish to take a look at {{Infobox landform}}. —hike395 (talk) 05:33, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
@Hike395: I actually agree with you. I don't think it is the best for ALL of them. So far, most of them seem to fit, but I'm doing them case by case. I added a few more subcategories to Category:Geobox usage tracking. They will take some time to populate, but it is great to slowly be knocking these out. Wish there was a faster way to do it, but I guess one by one is how to get it done! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 06:02, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

My edit requests[edit]

Would you mind looking at my edit request at Module:Userbox and Template:Uir? – BrandonXLF (t@lk) 21:57, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

@BrandonXLF: not my area of expertise, but I do see a broken test case on Template:Userbox/testcases. Take a look? Also, I'd like to see you add a few testcases around what you are trying to achieve. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

DJKAM Discography etc.[edit]

@Zackmann08: hi I would like to know why you removed the entire discography plus link to newspaper article regarding an art exhibition in zug (switzerland) of this artist!?? awaiting your explanation. Pati Rojas (talk) 12:05, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

@Pati Rojas: because WP:NOTCV. None of what you listed there is encyclopedic. --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 16:58, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:The Secret Diaries of Abigail Titmuss.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned fair use album covers[edit]

I wanted to let you know that I have come across ten edits when you substituted Infobox album that messed up the infobox and orphaned the fair use album covers found in the infobox. [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10] and [11]. Aspects (talk) 04:59, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

It looks like your code needs to account for redirects that are in a different case. ("Album" instead of "album".) Also in link 1, a wikilink was broken. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:25, 23 October 2018 (UTC)