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Requesting 2 templates[edit]

Requesting 2 templates, specifically (Template:Ministry of Transportation and Template:Ministry of Energy) to be created using the same group name and parameter as the existed template Template:National meteorological organisations using these 2 articles: Ministry of Transportation and Category:Energy ministries respectively.

  • Who is this? In case I need more info—leave a message on my talk

JacobiJonesJr 10 September 2014

List of potential templates for musicians, ensembles and companies[edit]

This is a list of potential templates for musicians, ensembles and companies.

FCC ID (TEMPLATE) : Suggestion; Fixing style/layout errors;[edit]

see: AlphaSmart (FCC ID KV2DANA002)

Infobox fictional conflict please[edit]

Please may someone rectify the Template:Infobox fictional military conflict so it's identical to Template:Infobox military conflict, but with the word fictional in the title. I've tried to make it myself, but failed miserably and the help page is that abstruse it's as much use as a chocolate teapot. Thanks very much, Gotha  Talk 00:28, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Sorry. Done it myself. Gotha  Talk 21:06, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Conditional logic required in Template:Year in Burma[edit]

Template:Year in Burma uses "Burma" for all years, but needs to be changed to produce links for "Myanmar" for years after 1989 and decades after 1990s. See Template talk:Year in Burma for a background links. – Fayenatic London 21:04, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. Alakzi (talk) 21:13, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
See also:
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
See also:
Thanks, Alkazi! That's a big step forward. Can we also make it work for periods that straddle the change? Compare 1988 and 1989: close to a name change, the template now either links to past decades, or to future decades. I realise that fixing this may require changes to Template:Year in region and be a lot more complicated. – Fayenatic London 21:16, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Done. Alakzi (talk) 00:20, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
@Alakzi: Ah, I see you have implemented it using ifexist: tests. In the case of Burma/Myanmar there is a consensus that it is desirable to keep the category redirects (Burma to Myanmar from 1990 and vice versa before), so the switch will not take effect. Thanks anyway; I hope the work comes in handy for other places, where redirects are not used. – Fayenatic London 09:40, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Request citation template for product/advertisement sheet[edit]

I would like to create a new citation template for citing product sheets / advertisement sheets from companies; predominantly for industry specific companies which release documents which provide information about the specific products and industries they are involved with. For example: This product sheet from a company in the papermaking industry. It is not a journal, or a report (both of which are existing citation templates. Numerous other examples can be found via a quick search. I think there should be a separate template for these type of product sheets. The template should be very similar to the journal or report citation templates but should include parameters for Company, manufacturer (in case they are not the same), product1-9, industry1-9. I was thinking about taking a stab at creating it myself but was not confident that I knew how to do so correctly and didn't want to screw up. If someone would like to help me create the template, I'd enjoy having the opportunity to create it myself but with the guidance of someone with more knowledge. Thanks.

I have published my attempt at creating a template to my sandbox if you would like to review. I haven't written the documentation yet, but if you select the edit option you will see the template code. Please ping me when replying to the thread so I will see your message. David Condrey log talk 05:40, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Not the primary meaning[edit]

This template is for pages that a less commonly used meaning of a word. For example, a pumpkin patch is a place where people can buy pumpkins based off the weight, not a chain store based off Auckland, New Zealand

Bubby33 (talk) 14:15, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

What about {{See also}}, {{about}}, {{For}} and other related templates?
Mathglot (talk) 23:17, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Need a Tag for ITN Nominated Articles[edit]

Hi. I am requesting assistance from a more tech savvy editor (my tech level tops out with the electric typewriter) who can help create a general information tag to be applied to articles that have been nominated to be linked in the ITN section of the front page. A recurring problem is that very often when ITN worthy events occur the article that we want to link is not up the standards required to be linked on the main page. It is my hope that the proposed tag would alert editors who have the page on their watchlist that it has been nominated and perhaps inspire an effort to improve the article so it can be linked at ITN. I have some boiler plate text that can be used, but when it comes to code... sigh.

This article has been nominated to be linked at In The News. However it may not currently meet standards for linkage on the Front Page. Interested editors are encouraged join the discussion of the nomination and to help improve the article. Common problems include the presence of maintenance tags and inadequate referencing. This template may be removed once consensus has been reached concerning the nomination or seven days have passed since it was placed here."

I appreciate any help... -Ad Orientem (talk) 20:57, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Never mind. I think I actually made the template and it seems to be working! -Ad Orientem (talk) 00:59, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

please create template "link archive"[edit]

Summary: Please create template {{link archive}} to provide easier, permalink access to sections on fast-moving pages which are frequently archived, thereby exposing inlinks to linkrot as soon as the section is archived. This leaves users with a dead link to a Project or Talk page, and searching for a section buried in some old archive.


A typical invocation might look like this:

{{link archive |page=User talk:Jimbo Wales |section=Wikimedia project index pages |anchor=WM proj Indexes |next=196}}


The template example above would at first render as:

WM proj Indexes(ar 196)   with the link target of 'User talk:Jimbo_Wales#Wikimedia_project_index_pages'

and later (after archival) would render as:

WM proj Indexes   with a link target of 'User talk:Jimbo_Wales/Archive 196#Wikimedia_project_index_pages'


This template is aimed at solving the problem of links to fast-moving, Talk and Project pages that have many archives, so that any links to the home page quickly go stale and red, when the discussion they link to gets archived. This leaves the user with no clue which archive page the actual item is in. It's especially problematic in older links to pages that have hundreds of archives.

The way it would work, is that entering this template would put up a working, blue link to a live (not yet archived) Talk or Project page section, with a red, superscript(ar nnn) link to the next projected archive number. This number is entered by the user in the |next= param, and shows up as red at first because the page hasn't been archived yet so the linked archive page doesn't exist. but it's the one the user predicts, i.e., most probably one greater than the highest archive number in use currently. Once the next archive is created, the main link would simply render as a "normal" blue link (assuming the guess was right) with the parenthetical part no longer needed. (The one-up numbering scheme isn't fool-proof, I know, but would work well enough most of the time to make it a useful template.)

As such, this would work conversely to {{Interlanguage link}}, which does things the other way round: it creates a main page red link, and a blue superscript link to a foreign WP article, where the red link goes blue and the superscript link is red and disappears once the English article is created. Mathglot (talk) 01:32, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Parameters |section= and |anchor= would both be optional. |page= should be required. |Next= should be required, unless there's some built-in that can extract the highest currently existing archive number for the page give at |page=, and add one to it. Finally, positional parameters should be allowed, probably in the order shown. Mathglot (talk) 01:37, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
This request started as a question at the Tea House, and there are some responses to it already there. Mathglot (talk) 01:48, 2 October 2015 (UTC)