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Hi S. I just finished cleaning up around 60 some odd bare urls so in the case of this I would use the title of the book I read in college by E. F. Schumacher - Small Is Beautiful :-) Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 04:21, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

BTW the new refill 2 is pretty slick :-) MarnetteD|Talk 04:21, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
@MarnetteD: For sure! And sure enough, I've already hit a few urls that neither Refill 2 or Reflinks can't fix! Gotta stop biting off more than I can chew! (And yes, whoever made he overhaul of that Refill interface did a dang good job!) Steel1943 (talk) 04:37, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Talk:Kiev etcEdit

Hello. Since you, as far as I can see, have never taken part in the endless, and very repetitive, Kiev -> Kyiv discussions on Talk:Kiev and Talk:Kiev/naming you can't possibly know anything about the level of disruption there has been on those pages for more than ten years now, and thus shouldn't start moving things around without discussing it first with the people who have been active there. Your move of the list of old discussions to a separate page did not improve anything, and the message you added in the list, about all discussions being held on Talk:Kiev/naming, isn't needed, since it's already stated right below the project banner on Talk:Kiev. So I suggest you move everything back to where it once was. - Tom | Thomas.W talk 21:12, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

  • @Thomas.W: I'll perform reverts on the changes to the instructions I made (since I later realized that I was following something an IP said and not established editors), but as for everything else, since I strongly believe that the other work I did helped organize the archives, I'll have to respectfully decline. I'll provide diffs of what I'm reverting after I am done. Steel1943 (talk) 21:17, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, regarding "...you can't possibly know anything about the level of disruption there has been on those pages for more than ten years..." ... Considering I just cherry picked through all the archives, yes I do. It doesn't take a discussion participant to see what's been going on; anyone reviewing the archives can clearly get a clue, so please don't assume you are aware of what I do and don't know. Steel1943 (talk) 21:19, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, in regards to the archives: Honestly, they were a flippin' mess, and the archivist in me cannot be okay with them going back to their messy numbering and missing numbering and potentially confusing the blazes our of anyone who looks at them. They are now numbered appropriately, and their order allows templates like {{Tan}} and {{Aan}} to function properly. And as for Talk:Kiev/naming/old discussion list: I created it since the exact same information/list was on multiple pages (Talk:Kiev and Talk:Kiev/naming); unless the plan is to put that list on only one page, not creating a separate page for the list risks having contradicting or incorrect information on one page but not the other. I even added a link to the new page for ease of editing that page since everyone is not technical. Anyways, long story short, other than what I have already reverted, I fail to see any problems or issues with the edits I made, and believe this must be a misunderstanding. Steel1943 (talk) 21:39, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Steel1943 and Thomas.W, I don't think the active requested move (Talk:Kiev/naming § Requested move 9 July 2019) should be on the Talk:Kiev/naming page. Right now, the discussion isn't being listed properly on Wikipedia:Requested moves/Current discussions, and it's classified as a malformed request. I see that the notice on Talk:Kiev/naming has the message "Please note that due to technical reasons any actual move requests need to be made on Talk:Kiev, but should be moved here after they have closed." Would it be possible to relocate the requested move discussion back to Talk:Kiev while it's active, and then relocate it back to Talk:Kiev/naming once it's closed? — Newslinger talk 04:23, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Pinging Fyunck(click), who restored the instructions. — Newslinger talk 04:30, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Maybe that's the reason the notice was put there to begin with? Fyunck(click) (talk) 04:52, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
As far as I can see, the part of the instructions in Special:Diff/905556104 is not being followed. Either the requested move discussion should be relocated to Talk:Kiev while it's active, or the sentence in the notice should be deleted. Steel1943 was criticized for following the instructions when they assumed the sentence was correct, and then prevented from deleting the sentence when they assumed it was incorrect. This is inconsistent, and we need to settle on one or the other. — Newslinger talk 05:03, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
  • An WP:RM can only be made on the talkpage of the article which someone is requesting to rename. On Kiev, we've been then moving them to the name subpage because the topic gets so much traffic. Softlavender (talk) 05:37, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
    If this is the accepted practice at Talk:Kiev and Talk:Kiev/naming, would you mind changing the notice at the top of Talk:Kiev/naming to reflect this? Perhaps something like "Please note that due to technical reasons any actual move requests need to be made on Talk:Kiev, but should be moved here after they are listed on WP:RMC." (emphasis added) could eliminate any misunderstandings in the future? Note that this practice causes the discussion to be listed as a malformed request at WP:RMC § Malformed requests. — Newslinger talk 06:00, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
    I'll let someone else do that. Anyone can do it. Softlavender (talk) 06:02, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
      Done. See Special:Diff/905613802. — Newslinger talk 06:06, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
    So that notice that had been there for 10 years was correct, but not worded clearly. I'm glad that got straightened out. Thanks. Fyunck(click) (talk) 07:02, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
    @Wbm1058: Pinging you to bring this to your attention ... since this obviously has the potential to cause RMCD bot to post such moves in the "Malformed requests" section of Wikipedia:Requested moves/Current discussions if the request is not entered and transferred in a certain way (Talk:Kiev/naming vs. Talk:Kiev), sort of as an FYI if you ever run across someone reporting this. Steel1943 (talk) 17:26, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Given that this seems to be an extreme one-off, this edit by Paine Ellsworth seems to have patched this so it works at RM as configured. I'd rather not encourage too much creativity in this regard. In other words, I don't want to make it too "normal" to have such endless name-change discussions that editors routinely resort to setting up subpages for the purpose. wbm1058 (talk) 19:43, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Fyunck(click), Softlavender, and Newslinger: Thank you all for sorting that out. Even I agree that all move requests should be posted on the talk page of (one of) the page(s) being moved, but after reading all those notices, I thought this page was some sort of extreme exception, especially given the message from Thomas.W above. Anyways, glad it got resolved in a consensus-like fashion. Steel1943 (talk) 12:10, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Just coming by to give you a HUMONGOUS thank you for straightening out the archives on Talk:Kiev/naming. That had bothered me for years, but I just wasn't sure of how to go about fixing it. --Khajidha (talk) 12:40, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Clarifying edits to portal archivesEdit

I just undid two of your edit to portal archives with the edit summary I believe "archive1" was intended. (1, 2) Immediately after doing so, I realized that edit summary was slightly ambiguous, so I thought I'd clarify. What I meant was that you replaced Portal:PortalName with Portal:PortalName/archive2, when you should have replaced with Portal:PortalName/archive1 (in those particular cases).

Of course, your original edit was a while ago, so this is probably somewhat irrelevant for you, but I just thought I'd clarify in case the revert diffs didn't make sense. Retro (talk | contribs) 11:32, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Um, in this case, it would have been better to request history split. I was actually actively doing that when you created the page.
(But it can still be backmerged.) Retro (talk | contribs) 12:08, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
@Retro: I'm not done editing yet. But the precedence with those pages seems to be what I have done at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Hong Kong. (Compare to Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Literature.) And yes, I was in the middle of requesting a history merge when I was also in the process of fixing incoming links to that page. Steel1943 (talk) 12:11, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
See here. Steel1943 (talk) 12:15, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm not saying you went against precedent. My (minor) disappointment is that you appended an extra edit on Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Hong Kong/archive1 that significantly changes the latest edit timestamp. But maybe that revision can be deleted. Retro (talk | contribs) 12:17, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
But then again, latest edit timestamp isn't necessarily the cleanest way to query when the latest edit substantial edit was, because of inconsistencies exactly like this. Retro (talk | contribs) 12:19, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Right, because I just edited the page. When fixing these pages, there is always going to be a new "latest edit timestamp" somewhere; this cannot be avoided, and I completely fail to see how this is concerning. Steel1943 (talk) 12:20, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
...And wow, I don't remember doing these edits to featured portal archives ... but I most have been quite involved as I even updated Template:Fopo to allow linking to archived nominations. Steel1943 (talk) 12:30, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
When I made those comments a moment ago, I was under the impression there might have been a way to move the previous history without leaving a newer edit timestamp. But upon further consideration, I think there would have been an automatic edit history entry when when the page was moved, so I suspect I was mistaken.
I'm not "concerned" over the timestamps. I was just looking at this from a page analysis perspective, and naively hoping that the latest edit timestamp would be a somewhat reliable way to discern the latest substantial edit. But this particular case is definitely not the only the only case where the archive structure has been reorganized; GimmeBot cleaned up and moved many of these previously, and human editors similarly did the same at different points, so there's not going to be much reliability for portals that were nominated multiple times. So really, my "disappointment" is a bit silly on my part. Retro (talk | contribs) 12:32, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

LiSA listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect LiSA. Since you had some involvement with the LiSA redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. –MJLTalk 22:31, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. Since you had some involvement with the Recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. ZXCVBNM (TALK) 23:24, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

File:Discovery Travel & Living logo.svgEdit

HI Steel1943. Would you mind taking a look at this? It's shadowing c:File:Discovery Travel & Living logo.svg, but the two files are slightly different (the local one seems more complex in design at least for c:COM:TOO United Kingdom purposes). I was going to add {{Rename media}} to the local file's page, but I'm not sure how to best rename it. All of the above, however, is based upon the assumption that the Commons file is OK to keep. If it's not, then there would be no need to change the file name. The local file is still being used in an article which means it's not eligible for WP:F5. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:13, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

RfD relisting of "Pakistani actors and actresses" nomination vs "Chinese and Japanese names of the United States" nominationEdit

Hi there Steel1943. Your relisting tool seems to have choked on the nonstandard formatting of the long Pakistani actors nomination. I can't tell from context whether you meant to relist the actors, the Chinese character redirects (my nomination) or both. Do you mind checking Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2019_July_5 and Wikipedia:Redirects_for_discussion/Log/2019_July_15 to see what needs to be done manually to fix those pages? At the moment they both have errors. Thanks in advance for checking this. 50.248.234.77 (talk) 02:40, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Well, that was the oddest error I've ever seen with the XFDcloser tool. Everything should be good now. Steel1943 (talk) 03:39, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm sure it was just a one-off problem with the actor nomination's nonstandard formatting. Thanks for correcting it. 50.248.234.77 (talk) 03:58, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
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