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Ascend and descend buttons (↓)(↑) is an eyesore[edit]

Moved to c:MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-HotCat.js.--Golopotw (talk) 21:46, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

@Golopotw: - See comment there.Naraht (talk) 22:16, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Bug: can't remove sort-keys[edit]

Not sure if this is the right place for bug reports (couldn't find a link for a feedback/bug-reports-page). Anyways: for some reason I can't remove sort-keys (or at least some of them). Try deleting the sort key for "Geolocation" at Easyswap.

--Fixuture (talk) 19:47, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Request change in behavior...[edit]

Not sure if this can be done, but I'd like to see a change in behavior. I'm going through and changing a large number of pages from "Organizations established in 1972" to "Student organizations established in 1972" (and for other dates) So I need to change the 'O' at the beginning to 'Student o'. So the logical way to do that is to put my cursor after the O, hit backspace and start typing. The *problem* is that when I delete the O at the beginning of the string, it immediately capitalizes the 'R' and moves the cursor to the end of the string. What I have to do instead it move to the start of the String, start Typing "Student o" and then hit delete. Can we change the behavior so we don't have the instant capitalization and jump to the end?Naraht (talk) 15:00, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

It just opens the editor[edit]

Why when I use this does it just open the editor and do nothing else? Jujutsuan (Please notify with {{re}} | talk | contribs) 22:41, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Requested improvement: catimprove[edit]

When an editor adds a category to an article tagged as {{uncategorised}}, that tag gets removed. Please can Hotcat replace it by {{catimprove}}, in cases where the added categories are only any of the types:

  1. Category:Living people
  2. Cagegory:nnnn births or deaths
  3. Category:Alumni of xyz college.

None of these categories provide adequate categorisation for a person, alive or dead, and anyone who has a Wikipedia article should always come within some category associated with their occupation or other source of supposed notability. Hotcat is helping editors to edit unhelpfully here, by removing the "uncategorised" but not, at present, adding "catimprove", so that the article will no longer come to the attention of editors eager to add categories which are lacking. Can it please be improved? @Johnpacklambert: as an editor with whom I've recently discussed this. PamD 17:58, 23 July 2016 (UTC)