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To-do list for task forces?Edit

Hi, is there a way to list the to-do pages for task forces? For example, on the Template:WPUSA? Funandtrvl (talk) 00:14, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

@Funandtrvl: Have you looked at the /todolist hook? But perhaps you are not asking about that. In any case, transcluding large amounts of text of thousands of pages is somewhat discouraged I think, because it can adversely affect page loading times for the benefit of very few editors — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:28, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Formatting error?Edit

I recently updated the code for {{WikiProject Korea}} and inadvertently placed it in Category:WikiProject banners with formatting errors under code "N". This was caused by the removal of the TF_n_NAME parameters from {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} which I did because the documentation suggests that they are optional and redundant when TF_n_TEXT is also used. Restoring these parameters has fixed the problem but this looks like a false postive to me. PC78 (talk) 13:28, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@PC78: You shouldn't need to use |TF_n_TEXT= if you are using |TF_n_NAME= and |TF_n_LINK= - when |TF_n_TEXT= is present, it completely overrides |TF_n_LINK=; and largely overrides |TF_n_NAME=, but there are certain parts of the code that rely on |TF_n_NAME= being set even when |TF_n_TEXT= is used. IIRC, using |TF_n_TEXT= is an old method that is retained for legacy reasons; if a template already uses |TF_n_NAME= and |TF_n_LINK=, don't switch it over. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:14, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Hmm, the banner was already using |TF_n_TEXT= but removing it might simplify the code somewhat; on the other hand, the ability to define custom text seems useful and is not documented as a legacy feature. The banner appeared to be working fine without those parameters but I might just leave it now it's "fixed". PC78 (talk) 22:26, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

@PC78: Haven't looked in detail yet, but I think the TF NAME parameter is used for the default text when the banners are nested. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:21, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

No, you're thinking of the {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/tfnested}} hook. I ended up making the change anyway, because the meagre benefits of maintaining custom text were outweighed by the simplification of the banner code. PC78 (talk) 10:47, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
You're right, but now I remember why the NAME parameter is mandatory - it is used by PageAssessments — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:53, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The collapsed banner displays |TF_n_NESTED= whether tf hooks are used or not. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 14:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

rater-data.js subpagesEdit

There seem to be a lot of rater-data.js subpages for various WikiProject banners, all I've looked at are unused as far as I can see. Do anyone know about their purpose? Please respond at the related TfD to avoid discussion forking. --Trialpears (talk) 06:43, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Portal links not showing?Edit

Looks like the main portal link isn't showing, all banners appear to be affected, e.g. {{WikiProject Japan}}. PC78 (talk) 14:42, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Was this edit, which I've just undone for now. -- WOSlinker (talk) 16:42, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
It looks like there was an extra pipe in the code. BrownHairedGirl should be slapped with a wet trout for not testing in the sandbox ;) — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:25, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Oops! Sorry, @Martin. Trouting accepted. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 10:07, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
If there is a need for such a check it would probably be more efficient to put some code on Template:WPBannerMeta rather than in /core. What precipitated that change? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:00, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Auto assess iconEdit

Could someone please change the following in {{WPBannerMeta/core}}:

 |IMAGE=Robot icôn.svg


 |IMAGE=Robot icôn.svg

I don't see any reason why the auto assess icon should be handled differently to any other note icon, especially when the rest default to a diferent size. PC78 (talk) 01:00, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, that makes sense to me too — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:23, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@PC78: please update in sandbox and validate testcases. If there is a missing test case for this condition, please make one and validate. — xaosflux Talk 13:49, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@MSGJ: A little help? :) I've made changes to {{WPBannerMeta/core/sandbox}} and {{WPBannerMeta/sandbox}} and switched {{WikiProject Biography/sandbox}} over to the sandboxed meta... What am I missing? PC78 (talk) 15:37, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
If you tell us where your testcases are, we can look at what is happening. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:08, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Ah... looks like it is working with the testcase at User talk:PC78/test banner; what's throwing me is why the change isn't visible at Template:WikiProject Biography/sandbox. PC78 (talk) 18:12, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Testcases shouldn't be in a sandbox or in user space, they should be in Template: space - but for templates that are only used in a talk space, such as a WikiProject banner, they need to be in Template talk: space. Also, shey should be in a subpage whose name ends /testcases.
If your primary change is going to be made to Template:WikiProject Biography, the testcases should be at Template talk:WikiProject Biography/testcases; and if your primary change is going to be made to Template:WPBannerMeta or Template:WPBannerMeta/core, the testcases should be at Template talk:WPBannerMeta/testcases. More at WP:TESTCASES. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:57, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
None of that should make the slightest bit of difference... however, see test banner at {{WPBannerMeta/testcases}} and transclusion of test banner at Template talk:WPBannerMeta/testcases. Perhaps I'm being obtuse, but I don't see any other way of testing the code. PC78 (talk) 20:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Tests at Template:WikiProject Biography/testcases check out fine — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:25, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
@MSGJ: Why does one from the sandbox have the auto row in a collapsed "More information:" section, whilst the live one has it exposed? Aside from that, does the robot head need to be that big? I thought we usually set the heights of note icons to be consistent. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:19, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Cheers Martin, I'd just got there on my own but I see you beat me to it – that's what I get for trying to rush things at work when I should have done it properly at home! @Redrose64: That's exactly what this change will fix, the auto symbol will be handled like all other note icons. As for being collapsed, that depends entirely on the number of notes in the banner and the |COLLAPSED= setting. PC78 (talk) 22:36, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The testcase at Template:WikiProject Biography/testcases#Auto assess uses exactly the same parameters for live and sandbox, therefore it should have exactly the same number of notes, therefore either both should collapse, or neither should. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:48, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The sandboxed version of {{WikiProject Biography}} is not the same as the live version. PC78 (talk) 22:50, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes! We Have No Bananas – Hopefully this constitutes a sufficient test? @Xaosflux: Can you please make this change to {{WPBannerMeta/core}}, assuming there are no further concerns? PC78 (talk) 00:37, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

How about adding FP as a class option?Edit

Since it's getting widely used on file pages now, it might be useful to handle Featured pictures gracefully.... Thoughts? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.9% of all FPs 21:39, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

We've got FM already, for Category:FM-Class articles: it can be used by setting |fm=yes inside {{class mask}}. This of course requires either |QUALITY_SCALE=inline or |QUALITY_SCALE=subpage in the {{WPBannerMeta}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:01, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I think there's a case for renaming it FP-Class since it's used exclusively for Featured Pictures. Maybe that's a discussion for WP:VP though? PC78 (talk) 22:41, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
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