Merry Christmas, Ahecht!Edit

Draft:List of Sesame Street episodesEdit

I came to Draft:List of Sesame Street episodes because it is the only remaining item listed in Lint errors: Stripped tags in the Draft namespace. After trying and failing to fix the lint problem, I noticed that the article also has a pervasive display problem, and that display problem began with your edit of 15:46, 4 July 2020, which introduced the #invoke markup. It may be that using this markup solved a WP:PEIS problem, but the version before your edit displays something reasonable, and in this version, the episode tables show up as source code instead of displaying. I don't understand why people continued to add to the article more than 20 more times, but maybe something else was different then and the tables actually displayed. Anyway, it does no good to solve a PEIS problem by totally wrecking the display. —Anomalocaris (talk) 18:57, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

@Anomalocaris: You can blame Alex_21 for that. The article was exceeding the WP:PEIS limit, my edit fixed that in such a way that the article was displaying properly, and then Alex_21 removed the functions from the modules I was using to break my edits after the fact. --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:28, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. It seems that Wiki technology does not allow this article to exist; perhaps what's needed is for Draft:List of Sesame Street episodes to be a short article with links to maybe four sub-articles for Pilots through Season 4; Seasons 5–8; Seasons 9–12; Seasons 13–16. In this scenario, the four sub-articles would use regular templates and avoid #invoke markup. Would that work? If so, is it a good idea? If so, who's going to do it? —Anomalocaris (talk) 19:38, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
@Anomalocaris: Yeah, it would likely need to be divided up into smaller groups of seasons using {{List has been split}}, like List of The Simpsons episodes and List of The Simpsons episodes (seasons 1–20) was. --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:51, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
The Linter error is likely to be a false positive caused by incomplete template expansion, because the page is in Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded. That means the Linter error probably doesn't exist, so it can't be "fixed". The page is too big to render on Wikipedia. The best thing to do for now is to comment out a significant portion of the page. Then figure out how to split it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:32, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
I partially fixed the very broken episode table code and commented out most of the page, and now there are no Linter errors. It's not worth troubleshooting further to determine if there really were Linter errors on this very broken page. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:49, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) I did no such thing; your "templates" were discussed under TFD and thus the "functions" were rendered useless, with you deciding to use them over pre-existing parameters and templates that did the exact same thing. You broke more articles than you fixed, and we have your archived talk page discussions present to prove that. Happy editing! -- /Alex/21 01:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
And we've been over this before. The articles were for the most part broken or on the verge of being broken when I found them, and were either fine after I fixed them or, in the case where the reductions weren't enough to bring them under the PEIS limit, at least not worse than before I edited them. If you make a potentially breaking change to a template or module, it is your responsibility to make sure that no articles are affected by the change. --Ahecht (TALK
) 07:49, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
You "fixed" them with a hack of a fix that was deemed unnecessary and a duplication of pre-existing parameters, it's that simple. Your last sentence is absolutely correct; it's a shame that you didn't listen to it yourself. -- /Alex/21 13:11, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
I'm not sure why you don't understand the difference between a breaking change and a non-breaking change to a template or module, or edits that leave articles displaying in a working state and edits that leave articles displaying as broken, or maybe you've just forgotten that Wikipedia is primarily for readers, not editors, but in any case, if you think that what I did was a "hack", why don't you go ahead and make breaking changes to {{Afd top}} and {{Collapse top}} as well, and see how that goes over? --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:16, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Module:Transclusion count/sandbox2Edit

 Module:Transclusion count/sandbox2 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. * Pppery * it has begun... 02:56, 7 April 2021 (UTC)