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Put the champagne on ice?[edit]

As of 15 March 2017, the headline number in the LH column of Table 1 is 24,709; a record low. Next target: 20,000. (I think that c. 10,000 is just about possible, but it won't be easy.) Narky Blert (talk) 02:19, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

I wouldn't count our chickens before they hatch. bd2412 T 03:02, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
It's now below 20,000. 2601:541:4305:C70:D413:AE20:3DE5:2254 (talk) 16:59, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Proposed addition of a parameter for topic areas in {{dn}}[edit]

I have proposed to add a parameter for topic areas at Template talk:Disambiguation needed. I believe such a parameter would be useful to the project in allowing us to consolidate links requiring expert attention in specific areas. I would appreciate the participation of anyone who has the technical knowledge to add such a parameter, in accordance with the proposal. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:43, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Code in this article[edit]

I was wondering if it was intentional that there was no use of the <code> tag in this article, and if I should go through and add it to all of the markup code in this article. Should I? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjismynameforreal (talkcontribs) 10:47, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

User:DPL bot[edit]

may need a kick. It didn't do its usual runs on 12 and 13 May, and the reports are getting out-of-date. Narky Blert (talk) 13:15, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

  • I've kicked it so much my foot hurts. :-( Darn titanium robot... Not sure what Plan B is at this point. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 17:57, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
  1. Keep Calm and Carry On.
  2. Walk Fast and Look Worried. Narky Blert (talk) 23:30, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
An update by User:R'n'B: User talk:Dispenser#DPL bot errors again. Narky Blert (talk) 19:21, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Success! Reports updated. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:12, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
@Russ: *Applause!* It's all looking good from here :-) Narky Blert (talk) 17:01, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Talk:New York (disambiguation)/Meta#To Foo or not to Foo[edit]

I came across the title link as a subpage of the ongoing discussion at Talk:New York (disambiguation)#Survey on the proposed move. I've had my say in "To Foo or not to Foo" on a lightly-floated idea about whether or not WP:MALPLACED is the right idea. Other WP:DPL members might also wish to contribute. Narky Blert (talk) 22:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

  • For the record, if every disambiguation page were at a "Foo (disambiguation)" title, with "Foo" titles redirecting to them where there was no primary topic, then at least we would have no concern about whether to disambiguate such pages. We would, however, need to move several hundred-thousand existing disambiguation pages from their current base page names, and fix tools like the AWB disambiguation link fixing mode to fix the links even though the solutions are not present on the linked page. bd2412 T 22:30, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
There are parts of WP:MOS which I detest with a passion - notably MOS:CT, which to my eyes is ambiguous, can demand capitalisations which look ugly or are counter-intuitive, or sometimes just look plain wrong. However, MOS:CT is so deeply embedded within Wiki that I grit my teeth and put up with it. Anyone suggesting a radical change to a long-established guideline like MOS:CT or WP:DABLINK should also volunteer to repair the resulting damage. Narky Blert (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2017 (UTC)