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Changing the iconEdit

This guy is boring.

We have had the same icon of the little white guy with a tie forever. I've tried to start a conversation about changing it before, but maybe it is best to just be bold. I'm not particularly attached to the cowboy-Inuit-geisha trio, so any suggestions would be welcome.

Please change the value of IMAGE_LEFT from File:Crystal personal.svg to File:Etno icon.png and change the value of IMAGE_LEFT_LARGE to 80px. Thank you, gobonobo + c 09:06, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

  Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:08, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject MusiciansEdit

 Template:WikiProject Musicians has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Free Image Search Tool errorEdit

The link to the Free Image Search Tool generated by this template generates a 404 error. Is this something that can be fixed? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 04:44, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

I opened an issue for Magnus Manske at https://bitbucket.org/magnusmanske/fist/issues/15/free-image-search-tool-link-generates-a GoingBatty (talk) 00:44, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Shortening the work group codeEdit

Can I ask, would it not be easier that instead of using "military-work-group" (for example) for the work group coding, we just use "military" or "sports" for ease of access and brevity? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:07, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

Peer review categoriesEdit

I'm not quite sure how or when it happened (an accidental side-effect of MSGJ's recent edits perhaps?), but this template is now putting hundreds of articles into deleted categories such as Category:Biography articles with incorrect peer review or A-Class tagging, Category:Requests for Biography peer review‏‎, Category:Successful requests for biography A-Class review‏‎ and Category:Failed requests for biography A-Class review‏‎, which are showing up in the backlog at Special:WantedCategories. I assume this was not intended as the cats were deleted over a year ago, could somebody investigate? Le Deluge (talk) 19:04, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

It looks like these categories were emptied many years ago, my recent edits brought them back to use. If you want to use them, I will restore the categories. If you don't want them, I will depopulate them again. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:34, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
Well, whether they get used or not is a matter for the WPBIO community - which I'm not part of, I'm just part of the gang working on the SWC backlog. But on the assumption that they were brought back from the dead inadvertently and not because WPBIO wanted them back, then it would appear they should be disabled to reverse the breach of WP:REDNOT. Le Deluge (talk) 20:05, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
The categories have been restored. Probably should not have been removed in the first place. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:49, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
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