Portal thanksEdit

Thank you for all your good work, especially on portal templates. I spent time on them last year but lost heart after most portals and some tools were deleted, the modules I was working on suddenly became protected, and the software grew in complexity to handle other namespaces and Wikipedias. It's great to see an enthusiastic and skilled editor making these very welcome improvements. Certes (talk) 13:56, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Replying?Edit

Re this edit, are you trying to reply to me? It didn't seem like you were, which is why I changed it from an indent to another bullet. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:04, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Sdkb, indeed I was replying to you. You've said: If we're talking about changing the color of some links and I've suggested another highlighting option for dab links—that is, use background color instead of foreground color and only in article space. —⁠andrybak (talk) 19:07, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
Got it; thanks for clarifying. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:08, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

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Germany portal selected picturesEdit

Hi Andrybak,

thank you for your work on portal templates and the Germany portal. Reusing the POTDs for portals is very clever. I'm just curious whether it would be possible (by passing an alternative portal layout parameter) to use the same style as the other Germany portal selected pictures, which auto-resize (you can test this by changing the size of your browser window). On a wide screen, the POTD derived images are quite a bit narrower than the others. I don't know whether anyone else uses this dynamic resizing, but I quite like it. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 14:31, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Kusma, thanks. I have tried using template {{Portal dynamic image}} for POTDs, but unfortunately it is broken for vertical images—the image overlaps the text. See tests for Template:POTD/2012-10-10 and Template:POTD/2020-12-01 on the page Template:Portal POTD/testcases. —⁠andrybak (talk) 14:57, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Hmm, it appears that only parameter |max-height= is broken: Special:Diff/993793825. —⁠andrybak (talk) 15:02, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Kusma, another solution to make pictures auto-resize would be to use {{Random slideshow}}. It can be used directly, or through template {{Portal pictures}}. The latter supports three kinds of images: POTDs, numbered subpages, and "custom". The slideshow has the benefit of using less traffic for user (pictures load faster)—it seems that template {{Portal dynamic image}} always has to load the pictures in full resolution.
I've considered switching Portal:Germany/Selected picture to {{Portal pictures}} before, as there seems to be quiet a lot of POTDs related to Germany. Just hasn't had the time to actually do it. You can see an example of how it looks at Portal:Sports. —⁠andrybak (talk) 15:49, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the random slideshows/transclusions, because they used to consume a lot of time/data when I last checked (more than a year ago). I deliberately went for larger images than the POTD ones because I think we should use more screen space (and on small screens, the portal layout switches to single column automatically). I kind of prefer Portal:Germany/Selected picture/17 to Portal:Germany/Selected picture/49, as I want to feature the picture, not the description, if you know what I mean. Maybe just using your search to find good candidates via POTD and then just adding them by hand is the best way to go. —Kusma (t·c) 22:35, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Template problemEdit

Hi Andrybak,

first of all. thank you for all your good work on templates.

There is a template created by you which currently has as a problem and because I've way too few knowledge for fixing it, I'm asking you (thus ignoring the wikibreak template on your user page because from your contributions I see were not be able to keep away from Wikipedia...):

Recently, the page "Perm" has been turned into a disambiguation; before, it pointed to the city in Russia. Therefore, now in Template:User Perm the "Perm" link does not any longer point to the city. Of course, one could replace "Perm" by "Perm, Russia" in the template, but a smarter solution would be something like [[Perm, Russia|Perm]] which does, however, not work in the template.

Could you find any solution? It is not a real problem, because currently this template is not linked from any user page, but this may be a general problem with other towns as well.

Regards --Cyfal (talk) 15:03, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Wow, you're unbelievable quick!!! Thank you! --Cyfal (talk) 15:09, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
For the record: fixed in Special:Diff/993794676, after adding a new parameter |page= to Template:User Russian city. —⁠andrybak (talk) 15:12, 12 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Works based on oral traditionEdit

 

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Thanks for the collaborationEdit

Hi, I just want to thank you for your help with Template:User WP/id. Good job! Est. 2021 (talk · contribs) 00:23, 10 May 2021 (UTC)