Wikipedia:Requested templates

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Template:Infobox Internet Personality[edit]

The idea of this was first proposed in this discussion three years ago by @Brojam and I think it's a good idea. I'm not entirely for the consolidation of Template:Infobox Twitch streamer, Template:Infobox YouTube personality, and Template:Infobox TikTok personality since those positions are notable enough to remain separate, however, I think a broad internet/social media template should exist at least for individuals whose primary/largest platform isn't defined.

I propose that the top of the template should be generic (name, picture, personal info). The second section is in the area below their personal info, which should be where general information on their internet presence should be outlined (platforms present, years active, total views/followers, genre). Below should be the third section, which features module fields pertaining to the three aforementioned pre-existing e-personality templates. Below those is the fourth section, which should be sections devoted to other platforms where the individual/group is present, but don't have infobox of their own right (e.g, Twitter, Facebook, alt tech sites, Discord, etc.), which should retain general info regarding followers and the like, as well as custom parameters that are to be used to fill out custom info regarding to that specific site (e.g, members of subreddits and the like).

All the individual platforms on both the third and fourth section should have collapsibility options for editors. At the bottom, there should be a field to enter in where platform statistics were last updated. Knightoftheswords281 (talk) 04:20, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A few id templates[edit]

See: id templates: {{doi|10.1080/00231940.2019.1591063}} (displays as: doi:10.1080/00231940.2019.1591063 ), {{s2cid|12345}} (displays as: S2CID 12345 ), {{hdl|2122/776}} (displays as: hdl:2122/776 ), etc.

I would like one for:

National Library of Australia

{{NLA|4761905}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: National Library of Australia:example


{{ResearchGate|253512379}} would lead to:

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: ResearchGate:example,

{{|75469235}} would lead to

(Add contents of param

Template could display as: Academia:example

United States Geological Survey,

{{USGS Index ID|70024232}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: USGS Index ID:example

Stanford University,

{{Catkey|5683968}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: Catkey:example

University of Rochester, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology

{{UR Libraries|alma9978290640205216}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: UR Libraries docid:example

{{MIT Libraries|alma990020728850106761}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Template could display as: MIT Libraries docid:example

University of Lancaster,

{{Lancaster University Library|27171}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

Lancaster University Library id:example

University of South Wales,

{{University of South Wales Pure|66acc96fe0c344a3b0b33e4df38539fc}} would lead to

(Add contents of param:

University of South Wales Pure BIB:example

BhamBoi (talk) 00:17, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Okay, I haven't seen any objections show up to this, and these look pretty easy to tackle. I'll give it a go this evening. VanIsaac, GHTV contWpWS 03:23, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Templates to create: {{NLA}} {{ResearchGatePub}} {{}} {{USGS Index ID}} {{Catkey}} {{UR Libraries}} {{MIT Libraries}} {{Lancaster University Library}} {{University of South Wales Pure}}
  •  Done. The USW template does not quite work as show above, as it does not automatically add the required dashes into the publication number. I could include that functionality if it is really necessary. But my instinct was to make the publication ID that would be copied from the URL to be the one to use. VanIsaac, GHTV contWpWS 04:01, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • And I've added rudimentary documentation to all of them and categorized at Category:External link templates VanIsaac, GHTV contWpWS 05:12, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you!!!! BhamBoi (talk) 21:18, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help needed to make changes to GAR template[edit]

I was wondering if somebody could help modify a few templates now that there is just a single GAR process per this close. The changes:

  • Modify the {{GAR/link}} and {{GAR}} template to remove all the coding around individual reassessments. The new process will use the page naming convention of the old community reassessment (now simply reassessment).
  • Change the text in {{GAR/linktext}} to say "To start a reassessment, follow this link to create the good article reassessment page for the article. Please indicate clearly how to article does not meet the good article criteria. (If you have already created a reassessment page, and the template has not changed, try purging this talk page.).
  • I don't know what needs to happen with templates that will now be unused: {{GAR/editintro1}} and {{GAR/preload1}}. Do we mark those as historical or are they typically deleted?

The new instructions for the process are live now at WP:GAR. I posted a while back at WP:VPT#Help needed to change GAR template, but no response. —Femke 🐦 (talk) 17:53, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll link to this in the technical channel on Discord. Maybe we can get some help that way :) –Novem Linguae (talk) 19:20, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Does anything really need to be done? It's okay for the templates to continue to have the coding for individual assessments which might be required for the historical cases to render correctly. As for the third point, just ensure the unused templates are no longer mentioned in any documentation. – SD0001 (talk) 15:22, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
{{subst:GAR}} incorrectly lets the user choose between two types of GAR: individual assessment and community reassessment. Recently we got rid of individual reassessments, and now all GARs are community reassessments. The template needs to be edited to delete the bullet that says To start an individual reassessment, follow this link to create a dedicated talk subpage for the reassessment. Note that this process is being phased out per this discussion. This sounds easy, but these templates are more complicated than they look. If no one makes this change I'll eventually take a stab at it, but someone who is good at templates could do it faster. –Novem Linguae (talk) 03:24, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So it was just the 2nd point that needed to be done - done now. – SD0001 (talk) 04:36, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good at first glance. Thanks for stepping up to help with that SD0001. @Femke, can you confirm that the new edits are to your satisfaction and haven't broken anything? In regards to {{GAR/editintro1}} and {{GAR/preload1}}, if you're sure they're no longer used and you no longer think they're useful, I guess TFD those? According to Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in template deletion discussions, the essence of TFD is "is this template useful?", and if the answer is no, then it is a good candidate for deletion. –Novem Linguae (talk) 06:54, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Iazyges recently opened a DC GAR at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Clam Lake Canal/1; maybe they can confirm if the new setup worked as intended? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 08:32, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SandyGeorgia: Seemingly; I opened it with the GAR-helper tool and everything seemed to go smoothly. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 18:37, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here's another one just opened to check: Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Demarest Building/1 (I'm not seeing it at WP:GAR so did something go wrong?). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:46, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's there now alright. WP:GAR listing is generated by AnomieBOT which takes some time. – SD0001 (talk) 04:20, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NAMM Interview Standard Template[edit]

I would like there to be some sort of template for NAMM Oral History Program interviews (sort of like how there is with Template:AllMusic and Template:IMSLP) so that we can have something that looks uniform across pages. (There are over 5,000 interviewees, most of which have a page, so there's a decent need). I don't know how to go about creating such a template, but it should be easy when that URLs are: I think outputting it as Artist Interview with the NAMM Oral History Program would look the best, but am open to suggestions. Thank you! Why? I Ask (talk) 22:13, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vozul (talk) 16:33, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vozul: Thank you! Why? I Ask (talk) 20:50, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template for Fife settlements[edit]

Would it be possible to create this template: Template:Fife settlements It should have the same layout as: Template:South_Lanarkshire_settlements The template will be included in the settlements listed in the template and in the Fife article. (talk) 11:34, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Library link template[edit]

These existing templates that all go to the same database system should be merged. Each of these are citable library catalogs based on the library software Primo by Ex Libris Group.

List of templates: UR Libraries, MIT Libraries, Vanderbilt Libraries, Baylor Libraries


2 parameters:

|library=, |catalog= or similar name: a dropdown menu with the following options:

  • University of Technology Sydney [UTS]
  • Cornell University [Cornell]
  • Hillsdale College [Hillsdale]
  • University of Rochester [UR]
  • Massachusetts Instituto of Technology [MIT]
  • Vanderbilt University [Vanderbilt]
  • Baylor University [Baylor]
  • Linda Hall Library [Linda Hall]
  • United States National Library of Medicine [NLM]

|docid= the docid of the publication, should be in the format "alma99################" with the hashtags being numbers. If library is …, the linked URL should be:

  • UTS:
    • //{{{docid}}}/61UTS_INST:61UTS
  • Cornell:
    • //{{{docid}}}/974WCMCIQ_INST:VU1
  • Hillsdale:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01HC_INST:01HC_INST
  • UR:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01ROCH_INST:UR01
  • MIT:
    • //{{{docid}}}/01MIT_INST:MIT
  • Vanderbilt
    • //{{{docid}}}/01VAN_INST:vanui
  • Baylor
    • //{{{docid}}}/01BUL_INST:BAYLOR
  • Linda Hall
    • //{{{docid}}}/01LINDAHALL_INST:LHL
  • NLM
    • //{{{ddocid}}}/01NLM_INST:01NLM_INST

information Note that URLs can also be formatted like //{{{vid}}}&docid={{{docid}}}, vid being the tag after the slash before the end of the URL

See also[edit]

The templates linked above; and their functionality examples in documentation.

BhamBoi (talk) 06:14, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]