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Template-protected edit request on 31 December 2020Edit

The 2021 in Ireland article has just been created. I would like the new article to be added on the template. Thanks. — Edl-irishboy (talk) 17:57, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

This is a flexible template that doesn't by itself link to specific articles. Article links should be generated automatically if the template is used correctly. What page are you noticing a link is not appearing on? CMD (talk) 18:23, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
@Edl-irishboy: I saw the navbox at the bottom of 2021 in Ireland had a red link to 2021 in the Republic of Ireland. I have redirected it to 2021 in Ireland. Note however that other articles in Category:2021 in Europe like 2021 in Germany use {{Year in Europe|2021}}. It automatically links a "Decade in " or "History of" article if there is no 2021 article for a country. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:26, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 17 January 2021Edit

If Israel is missing, there are two separators between Ireland and Italy, ("Ireland - - Italy"), this extra separator should be removed. -> ("Ireland - Italy") Bogger (talk) 16:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC) Bogger (talk) 16:48, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi, can you point to a page where this is happening? It doesn't show like that for me on the base template. CMD (talk) 17:00, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
@Bogger: Also name your browser, and your skin at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering. The template does produce an asterisk alone on a line, resulting in the html <li class="mw-empty-elt"></li>. It doesn't have any effect in the default Vector skin in any of my five browsers but in timeless and modern I see two centered dots in Firefox. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:27, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Marriage in the Republic of Ireland, appears in chrome, only when logged in. Timeless skin Bogger (talk) 18:39, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
I also see it there in Timeless. A simpler example:
<div class="hlist">
* A
* C
This produces:
  • A
  • C
I see two dots in Timeless. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:53, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
  Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. Elliot321 (talk | contribs) 00:35, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Donetsk and LuhanskEdit

Should we add Donetsk PR and Luhansk PR under "states with limited recognition"? Jonashtand (talk) 10:22, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

These templates follow other articles such as List of sovereign states and List of states with limited recognition in regards to inclusion of those entities. CMD (talk) 10:43, 12 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi editors, if someone can kindly add Intellectual Property Agency of Armenia to "Armenia" in the template listed below. It would be much appreciated. Regards, Archives908 (talk) 21:08, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

@Archives908: The code automatically makes a link to Patent office in Armenia. I have redirected it to Intellectual Property Agency of Armenia. In that article I have added code to produce bold text instead of a link. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:16, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 26 April 2021Edit

Switzerland is currently a redlink to Symbols of Switzerland. An article exists at National symbols of Switzerland. Request: Change Switzerland link to National symbols of Switzerland. RoanokeVirginia (talk) 18:24, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

@RoanokeVirginia: This is controlled in the call and not in {{Europe topic}}. I have redirected Symbols of Switzerland to National symbols of Switzerland. A direct link in all articles wold require a change in all of them. All current country links use redirects. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:48, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks PrimeHunter, I am new to this aspect of Wikipedia and appreciate the assistance RoanokeVirginia (talk) 19:50, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 9 May 2021Edit

Aland and Svalbard are red linked in this template, but they have Wikipedia articles. Shouldn't they have regular links? It appears to be uncontroversial to me (unless I'm missing something that should be obvious. Thanks. Ira Leviton (talk) 13:11, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Ira Leviton, which page are you seeing this on? Whether an article exists for a given country will depend on the topic. Often, the answer is to set up a redirect from the page that this template links to, pointing at the real article. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:06, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
As noted, this template never actually links to the country Wikipedia articles, but to a sub-article. The redlinks in most cases indicate work still to be done! CMD (talk) 14:18, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
It's on Template:Music of Europe, which is in the collapsed state at the bottom of articles like Music of Croatia and Music of Italy. Ira Leviton (talk) 14:25, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
There is no Music of Åland or Music of Svalbard articles, which is why those links are red. CMD (talk) 15:28, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
CMD I will slap myself in the forehead for not realizing that the links go to the articles for the music of the country, not the country itself. Thanks for your quick reply. Ira Leviton (talk) 13:59, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
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