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Wikipedia requested maps in WashingtonEdit

I have template editor rights, but I'm a little lost looking at this template. Anyhoo, under certain circumstances, as seen on Talk:Washington cougar attack, the template populates Category:Wikipedia requested maps in Washington ( 0 ). It should populate Category:Wikipedia requested maps in Washington (state) ( 20 ). Can someone better at coding fix this and tell me what you did? --Nessie (talk) 18:52, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done easy! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:31, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia requested maps of the United States GovernmentEdit

The template references Category:Wikipedia requested maps of the United States Government ( 1 ) but the category was deleted on 6 September 2017 by RHaworth. Should the template use Category:Wikipedia requested maps in the United States ( 225 ) instead or should the old category be resurrected? --Nessie (talk) 18:18, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

@NessieVL: RHaworth has an annoying habit of not checking why something has been tagged, or if the tag is valid, before deleting. I restored the page and undid this edit. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 12:00, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Redrose64: thanks for clearing it up. --Nessie (talk) 18:52, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 24 May 2019Edit

Under |tf 2 = {{{Washington|{{{WA|}}}}}} :

Replace,

 |TF_2_PORTAL         = Washington 

With,

 |TF_2_PORTAL         = Washington (state) 

Thank you, –MJLTalk 19:20, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:35, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Removing inactive Sub-projectsEdit

I propose that we remove from this template the sub-projects that are inactive, just like {{WikiProject Montana}} and {{WikiProject Nevada}} are not included. Any objections to such additional removals? UnitedStatesian (talk) 02:46, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Actually, after thinking about this for ~3 months, I think it makes more sense to leave them in an add text indicating they are inactive. I plan to begin doing so as time allows. UnitedStatesian (talk) 06:08, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 26 September 2019Edit

It baffles me why there's no option to add supplementation for WikiProject Kansas. Could someone please add that WikiProject to the list? Thanks! ToThAc (talk) 00:25, 26 September 2019 (UTC) ToThAc (talk) 00:25, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

  Not done please make your edit in Template:WikiProject United States/sandbox and test the change, then reactivate the edit request. — xaosflux Talk 15:06, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
I've just spotted this edit. Whilst it is a long way short of what is needed (and at the same time a long way beyond adding Kansas), something along these lines was desired by Kumioko (talk · contribs) some years ago, and was a contributory cause of their downfall. Check back through the archives of this page to see some of the related discussions. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:22, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@ToThAc: further on this, I think the reason is that there is a completely separate template for that wikiproject, at {{WikiProject Kansas}}, and that template is already on about 12 thousand talk pages. My understanding is that wikiprojects choose the stand-alone template or to be nested within this one, but not both. UnitedStatesian (talk) 07:25, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
@UnitedStatesian: Interesting. Maybe in the future I'll start an RfC on whether banner templates on WikiProjects covering federated states in countries (states, provinces, territories, federal districts, etc) should be nested in the banner templates for WikiProjects covering their respective parent countries. In the meantime, though, I'll continue editing the page's sandbox to show what the banner nesting scenario would tentatively look like. ToThAc (talk) 15:31, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
I fully support your doing that in the interest of consistency. Let me know how I can help and/or review your sandbox work. UnitedStatesian (talk) 20:18, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
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