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WikiProject Japan (Rated Template-class)
This template is within the scope of the WikiProject Japan, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Japan-related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project, participate in relevant discussions, and see lists of open tasks. Current time in Japan: 21:38, May 22, 2020 (JST, Reiwa 2) (Refresh)
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Project Link is brokenEdit


Please fix the Project Link, it links to the article Japan instead of WP:WikiProject Japan. Deleting the parameter "PROJECT_LINK" should do it. (This error is evident when the banner is nested in WPBS. (talk) 06:53, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 07:46, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Redirect classEdit

A few days ago Category:Redirect-Class Japan-related articles was deleted at the same time that Redirect-Class was dropped by default from {{WPBM}}, presumably because it was apparent that this project was not using this class. However I believe a bot is going round and tagging redirects ([1] for example). This is just to let you know that if you would like to use Redirect-Class you will need a custom class mask. Please ask if you need help with this. If you don't care about it, then they will stay classified as NA-Class. Regards, — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:40, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

The class has now been resurrected. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:20, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
So WPBM now supports it again? ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 15:10, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
No, but a custom class mask has now been set up on your banner. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:10, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Implementation of photo needed by prefectureEdit

On the sandbox version I've put a possible implementation of what you're trying to do. If you specify the prefecture using the parameter pref-photo, it should put it into the right category. For example

{{WikiProject Japan/sandbox|pref-photo=Aichi}}


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Photographs for this location (or item located) in Aichi Prefecture have been requested to improve the article's quality.

I'm sure you can mess around with this to achieve what you want. Feel free to ask me to check your code before implementing on the live version. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:15, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

How do you make it able to handle multiple prefectures? There are some instances where something may be in multiple prefectures (such as a mountain range or national park). ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 09:17, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
You can't. I guess this would be a fairly rare occurence? You could implement a pref-photo-2 parameter on exactly the same lines to allow for a second location. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:18, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
It's uncommon, but not really rare. There is also the default for items which aren't necessarily in a specific location (say a specific model of car, for example). Those would go in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Japan, so we would need a way to do that. Would adding another note section work, or is there a shorter way by modifying the code to accommodate that? I really appreciate your help with this. :) ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 09:31, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
It might be simplest to have another note with a general photo parameter for this general category. By the way, imageneeded is a more common parameter name. You might like to think about which names make more sense. Anyway I'm off now and will be back later. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:53, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

I've just added the special code for Tokyo and Hokkaido. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:23, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 09:31, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

More generally, the standalone Template:Reqphoto is, I believe, set up to tackle all of these situations. Is there any advantage of having it all in the project banner? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:55, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

It's too generic for this, so we created {{ReqphotoinJapan}} to handle it, but it would be nice to have it all in the project banner. It just makes it easier to have it consolidated. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 18:24, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
I've added pref-photo-2 for a second prefecture, and photo for the general photo needed. I've also added the necessary code for the nested taskforced, which was missing from the banner. Is there anything else you need? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 23:00, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't quite understand why {{reqphoto}} is too generic for this? It would allow an editor to put an article into the proper categories for several prefectures, and also into appropriate subject-oriented categories (e.g. photographs of architecture, of birds, of people, of mountains, etc). I prefer not to use customized photo parameters for different WikiProject templates, because it makes automated analysis more difficult, but I hope this works for WP Japan :-) Tim Pierce (talk) 21:53, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
When the {{ReqphotoinJapan}} and {{ReqphotopersoninJapan}} were created, that template couldn't handle all instances of the requests, so the two mentioned templates were created. Now they are being merged into this template. As they will be categorized, I don't see how automated analysis will be more difficult as counting the articles being categorized will be easy. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 00:30, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
PhotoCatBot periodically crawls through articles that have {{reqphoto}} templates and adds appropriate categories to the template based on which wikiproject it's in. Each wikiproject that implements its own customized photo parameters means that I have to add a different customized rule to the bot, and means that it can't take advantage of the other parameters that {{reqphoto}} does support. Tim Pierce (talk) 02:12, 23 April 2009 (UTC)


Current statement: "One or more photographs ... has been requested" ... correct? --Sushiya (talk) 22:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Corrected. ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 22:55, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


  Resolved: ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 16:32, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

I have proposed renaming Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people in Japan to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of people of Japan making it consistent with other similar categories and therefore easy to automate updating of pages. Comments here:- Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2011 May 22--Traveler100 (talk) 17:45, 22 May 2011 (UTC). {{editprotected}} NOTE_5_CAT = Wikipedia requested photographs of people in Japan to NOTE_5_CAT = Wikipedia requested photographs of people of Japan

Prefecture photo requestsEdit


Something note quite correct. Different results in Talk:Nagayama Station (Hokkaidō) and Talk:1940 Winter Olympics.--Traveler100 (talk) 14:34, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Seems to be fixed now. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:09, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Wrong timeEdit


See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Japan#Wrong_time — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:37, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Why? If the time isn't showing correctly for you, you need to clear your cache. It's not a problem with the code which generates the time, but rather a problem with your browser not correctly updating it whenever you load a page with it. If you read the section you link to, you'll see that's what was written there, too. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 06:29, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
It is not a problem with "my" cache or with "my" browser, it is a problem with Wikipedia caching. It is possible to force the time to refresh by getting Wikipedia to purge its cache, but this is quite obviously a ridiculous "workaround" to the problem, and not something that users could possibly be expected to do, or realise that they had to do, in order to get this feature to work. (talk) 11:07, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
well, most of them are never going to see it since most people who use the site never even visit the talk pages. Regardless of that, I've added a purge feature so you can force your browser to behave properly. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 08:57, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Adding "Ainu Task Force" to template?Edit

Greetings, per discussion at WP:JA I've created a page for Wikipedia:WikProject Japan/Ainu task force. Support for TF (and no objections thus far) is here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Japan#Re-org_at_Category:Ainu.3B_any_interest_in_forming_Ainu_Task_Force.3F

  • Please add "|ainu=" to the list of Task Forces falling within WikiProject Japan on this template.

Do I also need to create a TFAinu template using the coding shown a this link: [2] ? Thanks for any help. MatthewVanitas (talk) 03:12, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

I have added the code to the sandbox template. Perhaps you would like to choose an image and add this to the code as well? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

::Indeed, I'd like to add File:Flag of the Ainu people.png to the template for the TF. Do I need to fill anything out for that, or is it just added by the approving admin? MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:31, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh, it's a sandbox, okay. I tried adding it as shown, but it's just displaying a red "x40px". Is it a sizing issue, or what do I need to address? MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:37, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Okay, fixed the formatting, the image is in. Standing by for it to move from Sandbox to the main template, and then I'll get all the necessary articles labeled. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:09, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

  Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:51, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Matthew: please can you update the documentation? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:54, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

There is a further update in the sandbox adding the relevant categories for the WP1.0 setup. But I am not part of the project - its better someone involved gives the go-ahead. On a sidenote the editor that made the changes made alse the following observation Agathoclea (talk) 17:33, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

All the parameters are lower case so ainu must by input as ainu in order for it to apply to the task force. This also applies to all the other task forces as well. If someone puts it in as Ainu with a capital A then it would not appear. You might want to add Ainu as an alias to allow it to be counted as well. In my experience many people will naturally capitalize the first letter of a place and may not notice it isn't getting picked up. Please let me know if you need anymore help. Kumioko (talk) 17:58, 31 May 2012 (UTC) - copied from Wikipedia:WikiProject_Stub_sorting/Proposals/2012/May#Ainu_stubs


Please add the following: |MAIN_CAT = WikiProject Japan articles
under the script: |PORTAL = Japan
so as to categorise all articles into Category:WikiProject Japan articles. Thanks! Mar4d (talk) 12:25, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

  Done. It might take a while for all the pages to filter through into the category though. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:49, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 10 October 2013Edit

The section for the Japanese cinema task force needs some additional parameters, so that adding |cinema=yes to the template will add the article to Category:Japanese cinema task force articles:

|TF_1_ASSESSMENT_CAT= Japanese cinema articles
|TF_1_MAIN_CAT      = Japanese cinema task force articles

Fortdj33 (talk) 14:37, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 15:11, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit request: minor editEdit

  • The difference between main version and edited sandbox version: diff. --Zyma (talk) 18:33, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
  Not done: Same as this discussion. There's no reason to flood the job queue with over 50,000 pages just to remove a single space. Perhaps this can be done along with another, more substantial edit in the future. LittleMountain5 19:26, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 12:55, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit request: Add the newly established task force "Ryukyu"Edit

Please add a hook for the new Ryukyu task force (taskforce was discussed at WT:JAPAN and then established)

 |tf 9={{{ryukyu|}}}
  |TF_9_LINK            = Wikipedia:WikProject Japan/Ryukyu task force
  |TF_9_NAME            = Ryukyu task force
  |TF_9_IMAGE           = Flag of Ryukyu.svg
  |TF_9_TEXT            = This page is supported by the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Ryukyu task force|Ryukyu task force]].

-- (talk) 11:34, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

  •   Not done for now: There appears to already be a TF_9 (and a TF_10 for that matter). Could you please revise your request and I would really like to see this in the sandbox with an example of how this banner would look on the testcases page. Once that is done, I would be happy to add the appropriate code into this template. Thanks! Technical 13 (talk) 13:55, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
    • I looked at the current code.
 |tf 11={{{ryukyu|}}}
  |TF_11_LINK            = Wikipedia:WikProject Japan/Ryukyu task force
  |TF_11_NAME            = Ryukyu task force
  |TF_11_IMAGE           = Flag of Ryukyu.svg
  |TF_11_TEXT            = This page is supported by the [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Ryukyu task force|Ryukyu task force]].

Would the above be correct? ミーラー強斗武 (talk) 06:18, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

No. Task forces can only be numbered 1 to 10. You would need another {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} --Redrose64 (talk) 13:06, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Deactivating until you have a usable coding option... Rose, do you think there is enough demand to expand {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} to accept more than 10? Perhaps a conversion to Lua to allow an unlimited number (to prevent degrading performance)? Just some questions / ideas... Technical 13 (talk) 15:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
It's been suggested before, and declined. It's not difficult to chain another {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} off the bottom of one that's already there - indeed, {{WikiProject Japan}} does this twice already for a chain of three, which allows for 30 taskforces. The champion is, I believe, {{WikiProject United States}} which has a total of 11 chained together, although it has somewhat fewer than the 110 taskforces that would permit. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:19, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Rose, I'm sorry, was that an answer to the first question or second? I'm guessing first, which leaves the Lua option question unanswered, and now that I see the breadth and depth of this, I'm thinking this is a great idea. @Mr. Stradivarius and Theopolisme:, I know you both have at least some experience with Lua, and I know Mr. S has experience with exactly this kind of module, what do you two think about it? Technical 13 (talk) 16:30, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Mostly an answer to the first. But there is also no need to convert to Lua unless there is a demonstrable need to do so: it makes templates much more difficult to debug, and darned-near impossible to work out which parameters are supported when writing the documentation that somebody else forgot to do. Anyway, this should do it. --Redrose64 (talk) 17:14, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
There has been some talk about converting {{WPBannerMeta}} to Lua, and it was decided that a rewrite would be better than a drop-in replacement, due to the template's complexity and the opportunity that we have to simplify things. It would probably be better to focus on that rather than convert all the hook templates. There has been some progress on the rewrite at Module:WikiProjectBanner, but there is still a way to go yet. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 21:47, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
So has there been a decision made amongst the admins about this? ミーラー強斗武 (talk) 01:41, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
  Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. Sturmgewehr88, we've yet to see a usable coding option to add this request to the template... As Rose said, You will need another {{WPBannerMeta/hooks/taskforces}} and this request will probably be TF_1. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:17, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
RedRose has provided the code in the sandbox for the implementation of this taskforce switch (since January) S/He even provided a diff link to the code. -- (talk) 01:04, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
  Done --Redrose64 (talk) 12:55, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit request for Ainu task forceEdit

As the Flag of the Ainu people has been deleted from the Commons, I propose that the file in the Ainu task force section be replaced with File:Tonkori.jpg.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 19:23, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

  Not done Sorry, but any images that replaces it cannot be of that shape, as it would not show any detail, and appears as a line. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 21:56, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok, how about File:Historical expanse of the Ainu.svg? ミーラー強斗武 (talk) 00:58, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I like that, but this image looks a bit better, only because it matches the theme of the task force images. Let me know if you dislike it, and I'll fix it immediately! Kevin Rutherford (talk) 01:52, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh it's fine, thank you very much! ミーラー強斗武 (talk) 02:16, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 27 December 2014Edit

Hi, File:Aibo img 0807 transp.png was deleted 11 December 2014, not sure what it could be replaced with :/ - Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 18:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC) KylieTastic (talk) 18:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 19:49, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
@KylieTastic: Since it's for the Science and technology task force, how about a pic of ASIMO? --Redrose64 (talk) 19:52, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
@Redrose64: - looks like a good enough choice to me - and infinitely better than just leaving the the red-link error. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 19:57, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
OK,   Done --Redrose64 (talk) 20:01, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Requested photographs in Hyōgo PrefectureEdit

Using "|pref-photo=Hyogo" puts articles in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Hyogo Prefecture instead of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Hyōgo Prefecture. I've fixed those pages but a redirect may be helpful. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:01, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

@Ricky81682: Is there any reason that you can't use |pref-photo=Hyōgo? --Redrose64 (talk) 23:09, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
No particular reason but I suspect it'll happen again. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 23:17, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Change photo requests to image requestsEdit

As part of a nearly-completed shift to distinguish requests for photos from requests for images in general, it is requested that this template be modified to place talk pages in "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories, rather than the old "Wikipedia requested photographs of..." categories. As such, please supplement all references to "photo(s) of..." and "photograph(s) of..." with "image(s) of..." in both the template and its documentation, while maintaining backwards compatibility for the old "photo" parameters. In particular, change "photograph or picture" to simply "image". Note that the "Wikipedia requested images of..." categories have already been created. Thank you! — s w p b T 15:22, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Mock-up in sandbox. — s w p b T 14:48, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
  Not done for now: per moratorium proposed at Category_talk:Wikipedia_requested_images_by_subject#Way_forward. Ahecht (TALK
) 00:46, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
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