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template programming help Edit

Hi, I wonder if you could possibly please see Template talk:NRHP header#modify to allow naming of table so rows can be counted. I think that either what I am trying to do is impossible, or I am merely getting tripped up in passing a text string and using it simply in code at Template:NRHP header/sandbox. Any attention would be appreciated. --Doncram (talk,contribs) 23:24, 28 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Responded there. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:52, 28 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I made some further comments there which you might not have seen. Including I was trying to suggest the programming of a new NRHP table counter template, which you started, might be made simpler than the more general approach your programming try was taking on. I do very much appreciate your substantive response already, but wonder if my suggestion (basically just search for an "id=ARGUMENT" string) would help.
But about being stuck in Lua coding, and perhaps getting some help, I wonder if it would be okay or good if I could make a request at WP:TEMPREQ, a place "to request a new template written in wiki code or Lua" (mention I just happened to notice at wp:botrequest. Or would that just come back to you? --Doncram (talk,contribs) 12:21, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have reached the limit of my skills. A posting at WP:TEMPREQ or WP:VPT seems like a logical next step. I suspect that someone skilled in Lua would be able to fix my new half-built module pretty quickly. – Jonesey95 (talk) 12:24, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Earthquake magnitude Edit

Hello, Jonesey95,

I hope your summer is going well. I don't think you can tag all of the pages associated with this template as CSD G7. I mean, you created the pages as redirects when you moved the pages around but according to policy, WP:G7, the page mover is not considered the creator of a page, it has to be the editor who created the page that was moved. This comes up fairly often so I'm pretty sure that's how these G7s have been handled and why these pages are still sitting in a CSD category and haven't been deleted. If they were valid CSD G7s, they would have quickly been deleted. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 02:47, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. I tried to figure out what I did in 2020 that led to the current mess; maybe something was changed at the other end of the redirect. At present, these earthquake redirects point to ship templates, so they are nonsensical. Since none of them are used, they should be safe to delete one way or another. Whatever the correct tag for that is, they should get it. Should I RFD them instead? – Jonesey95 (talk) 12:10, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry I didn't circle back soon enough to provide a useful reply. But it looks like some admin took care of those pages. I'm just leery of doing questionable deletions that can get me brought to Deletion review which is a very unpleasant experience. Other admins don't second guess themselves though and just go with their gut. But we used to have an admin who deleted anything with a CSD tag on it, without ever looking at the page, and they aren't an admin any longer. So that makes those of us who patrol CSD categories be extra careful. Liz Read! Talk! 07:13, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think these deletions will be safe; I may or may not have created them in error, but they were definitely unused and pointing to the wrong place. As for avoiding DRV, I get it. I try to avoid all such boards where drama may be found. It's one of the reasons I have declined administrator nominations over the years. Thanks for mopping! I appreciate your work. – Jonesey95 (talk) 11:48, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tagging templates as uncategorized Edit

Hi Jonesey! I've noticed you tagging a bunch of templates recently as uncategorized; thanks for doing that! If you're using a tool where it's easy to change the default edit summary, I was wondering if it might be possible to use something a little more descriptive than "uncat", as editors who have templates on their watchlist might be prodded to add categories if it was clearer without clicking through what was happening. (If you're not using a tool, it's totally understandable to just use "uncat" given it's quick to type.) Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:27, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was hoping that "uncat", since it matches the name of the template redirect ({{uncat}}) in the diff, would be clear enough, but I enjoy a friendly talk page message. I'm doing hundreds of them manually, since every one is different – some need documentation subpages, some need to be TFD'd or CSD'd, some need to be moved, and I even add categories sometimes, although since it is not my area of expertise, I prefer to leave most pages for those with more skills rather than do it wrong and hide a page in the wrong category. My browser does remember edit summaries, though; I'll try to come up with a more descriptive edit summary and save it in my history for easy recall. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:53, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sdkb: Feedback is welcome. I'm trying to do better. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:13, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think that summary should hopefully prompt more editors to add categories! Fingers crossed. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 15:30, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Steve Callaway for deletion Edit

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Steve Callaway is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Steve Callaway until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article until the discussion has finished.

SportingFlyer T·C 20:29, 9 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Free State Cheetahs Edit

I'm having trouble imagining what I was doing that downcased Free State Cheetahs in that template. Thanks for noticing and reverting. Dicklyon (talk) 05:42, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I couldn't find a reasonable explanation either. Stuff happens. I think I caught all of them. Be careful out there, and check your edits. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:48, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I walk through the Signpost PrefixIndex with fire and with sword. Edit

Please let me know if you notice I've fucked anything up during my recent rampage; I think I may have caused (or fixed) some lint errors. jp×g jp×g 06:33, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I saw the scorched earth and can still smell the aftermath from here. I don't see any new issues (pun intended) of note; the main Linter problem remaining is still the missing end templates. See "waiting for JWB run to add article-end templates" at the Technical page, and the discussion below that. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:06, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thoughts? Edit

Running this by you, as I'm baffled. Page has one fostered content error. Without the table line |, it displays correctly, but has the fostered content error. With the |, it's error free, but displays an extra, full width blank row under the headers. I see why Headbomb reverted it, but I'm now puzzled how to get the error removed AND display correctly so we are both satisfied. Any thoughts? Zinnober9 (talk) 07:32, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can probably help you with this because I wrote that template and the one it depends on. Pinging everyone at Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/Technical. jp×g 09:01, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed, I think. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:36, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Second Edit

Also baffled on the fostered content error on User talk:Fabartus/Archive08, so if you (or a talk page stalker) want it, have at it. Otherwise, the Fostered content on unprotected user talk pages are all gone (15 or fewer Full protections remain). Zinnober9 (talk) 07:32, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you're not using the syntax highlighter gadget, I don't know how you have been so successful. Some stray braces were turning the whole wikitext orange in the highlighter and were a quick fix. I didn't even try to figure out why Linter thought there was a broken table there. Sometimes it's easiest to just fix very broken markup and then run LintHint again, then check the page output to ensure that I didn't break anything. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:39, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I saw the syntax leak (orange text) from the two {{{width|''default''}}};" phrases above that, but I some how completely missed the actual error causing culprit. Odd. Guess I was trying to force it one way and overlooked the simpler correct solution. Thank you, I'll go clean the egg off my face. Zinnober9 (talk) 17:44, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't worry about it; this is why we help each other. Teamwork is great. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:08, 23 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Latest TfDs Edit

I knew that they've had a lot of unused templates, but I would never have guessed it to be this many already. Gonnym (talk) 09:35, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would have. I've been avoiding anything resembling interaction for a few years because of some awful experiences, so they had been piling up. There are more TFDs coming. Sometimes taking out the trash is very satisfying. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:19, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had the same bad interactions with them as well so I know exactly what you mean. Gonnym (talk) 14:27, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I started with a list of 5,000 template pages created by this editor. After removing /doc, /testcases, /sandbox, and a few other undeleteable pages, I ended up with about 1,000. I have 400 left. It's exhausting, so it might take me a few days to get through them. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:16, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done with the list! I expect that a few more pages and subpages will filter into the unused template report as pages from current nominations are deleted and additional pages lose their transclusions. Rather than sort out every last transclusion, I figured it would be easier to let the stragglers reveal themselves naturally. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:48, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good job! Yeah I'm pretty sure we'll get a round of new ones in 7 days. I was looking at some of the templates and noticed some "used" only in other unused templates. So once the 200ish templates are deleted, it will be much easier to find the rest. Gonnym (talk) 19:20, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just got back from a week-long wikibreak and found another 20 or so to nominate after the first big round of deletions were done. I was expecting more. – Jonesey95 (talk) 11:53, 7 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FYI to Gonnym, this was the list I was working from initially. You are welcome to peruse it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:57, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links in infobox Edit

My apologies. And the previous time was only a month or two ago. Me fool.

Tangential to this: do you think there are good reasons for linking such common, dictionary words? Tony (talk) 12:50, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I forget things too. I just didn't expect you to make the same edit after being dressed down a month ago. That struck me as odd. And re tangential, yes: Consensus. It can be a bugger, but it's the pond we all swim in. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:17, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So do you agree that no one's going to click on a link to "Song" in an inbfobox? A better idea might be to simply apply discrete colour to those head words. Tony (talk) 00:03, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have no opinion on the matter, and this is not really a good place to discuss it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:59, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, could be RfCable, but I've never launched one. Maybe, maybe not. Tony (talk) 03:58, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm guessing Edit

... that when you nominate a template for deletion, there's a NOTIFY TEMPLATE CREATOR box you can uncheck. Since DePiep's talk page is now approaching 50 gigabytes, almost all of it TfD nominations, maybe you could start unchecking that box. EEng 18:03, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I understand the concern, but I have been dunned for not notifying the template's creator in the past. And yes, I know that the creator is blocked. Feel free to manually archive those notices if they are causing trouble. There will be more coming in the future. The editor in question left behind a big mess in template space. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:13, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not just in template space. EEng 22:03, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wait! What? 50 gigabytes? Really?
Trappist the monk (talk) 22:09, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Possibly an overestimate. EEng 22:15, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
EEng has a tendency to use words that describe situations in flowery, sometimes downright fishy, language. The mess-leaving editor in question's current talk page is currently only about one-third the size of their latest User Talk archive page, or about 140K. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:36, 26 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Then I was off by a factor of 300,000. So sue me. EEng 15:28, 27 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Glossary link Edit

Thanks for the tweaking and testing. That should definitely make it more robust.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  07:28, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was fun. I had to fix {{Plain text}} before my fix to Glossary link would work, so it was a fun little project that fixed a couple of minor but annoying edge case bugs. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:10, 28 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July 2023 GOCE drive award Edit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2023 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 22:28, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about your uncat tag Edit

So I noticed that you tagged the template (Template:LGBT people by nationality and century category header ) I recently made as {{uncat}}[1]. I'm confused because I had added several categories to it (Category:Chronology category header templates;Category:LGBT people by nationality and century; Category:LGBT templates; Category:People and person category header templates), on the documentation page. Should those go on the main page of the template? I've only recently started using templates, so there's probably something obvious I'm missing. Mason (talk) 19:28, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page watcher) @Smasongarrison: When a template has documentation, the categories that the template belongs in should always be inside the documentation. See Help:Template#Categorize templates also Wikipedia:Template documentation#Categories and interwiki links. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:40, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My mistake, mostly. The template was on an "uncategorized templates" report, and when I viewed it, I'm guessing that a cache hadn't been updated or I just didn't see the categories. When I edited the documentation page and saw no categories where they usually live, I tagged it. I should have looked again after saving my edit; the categories should have been shown at that time. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:09, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries! I appreciate you and redrose being so responsive, and pointing me in the right direct to where I can learn more about how categories work with templates. Keep up the good work with tagging those templates. :) Mason (talk) 23:14, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Polar bears cites Edit

Would you be able to clean them up and make sure they are consistent. Thank you. LittleJerry (talk) 23:56, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:19, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot edit Edit

@Jonesey95 This edit is (or should be) tagged as bot. sorry about the delay.Qwerfjkl (bot) (talk) 11:14, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was not tagged as bot for your information. @Qwerfjkl Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 11:43, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zippybonzo, really? How can you tell? I though pywikibot tags edits as bot by default. Qwerfjkltalk 13:01, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I do not see the first edit in my watchlist, which matches my settings. I did not receive a notification. Was I supposed to receive a notification? – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:15, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So I assume the bot cannot ping you on your talk page, at least? — Qwerfjkltalk 13:19, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That assumption appears to be valid, despite the phab bug report that I linked to. You might try {{Ping}} or {{U}}, but it will probably be the same. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:21, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sure they'll have the same result. — Qwerfjkltalk 13:29, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It wasn't a bot edit because it didn't have the b tag. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 14:17, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zippybonzo, the b tag where? It won't show up on the page history or the diff. Qwerfjkltalk 14:55, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Qwerfjkl: The B tag for bot edits. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 17:24, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zippybonzo, but from where are you seeing the tags? — Qwerfjkltalk 20:21, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The page history and diff viewer @Qwerfjkl. Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 20:28, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zippybonzo, see my comment above: [the bot tag] won't show up on the page history or the diff— Qwerfjkltalk 20:32, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's not a tag, it's a marker like this: b. It's shown only in your watchlist, between the "hist" link and the link to the page that was edited. For that marker to be shown against an edit, the user concerned needs to be a bot, and that bot also needs to have enabled the bot flag for the edit concerned. When viewing your watchlist, if you select "Hide ... ⬜ bots", it hides these bot edits, but not edits that were made by bots where the bot flag wasn't set. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:56, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia:Database reports/Uncategorized templates Edit

Hey, question about Wikipedia:Database reports/Uncategorized templates. Shouldn't this report include template sub-pages? So pages like Template:1896 Canadian federal election/Oxford South are added to categories and can be found? Gonnym (talk) 09:49, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think that on balance, it would not help. There are zillions of subpages of the type /core and other pages that are used by the template, do not have documentation or categories, and work just fine.
What I think we need on that page are templates that have one of a subset of automatically applied categories that do not help with discovery or organization, like Category:Userboxes with insufficient color contrast. See, for example, {{User World War II service}}, which is otherwise uncategorized. There are other categories of this type, but I have been avoiding making a list of them and asking for refinement of the report until the current database report has been cleared. It's close to being done. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:11, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Duplicate page creation by user creating confusion Edit

A user has created a duplicate page for Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023's draft making it a duplication. Requesting your review towards it for further action.

Original article - Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023

Duplicate article - The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 Thewikizoomer (talk) 07:00, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) Hi @Thewikizoomer: the second of those articles has been flagged as a possible copyright violation so there's not much Jonesey or anyone else can do until that issue has been investigated. You can ask for the articles to be merged here. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 07:49, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok! Thank you
@Jonesey95 Thewikizoomer (talk) 19:15, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Ogilby Edit

Hello, Jonesey95. I've been working on John Ogilby to get it up to GA standard. Before I submit it formally, I'd really appreciate someone giving it a "stand back and take the long view" of it for any blatant errors or omissions. I've been squirrelling away on the detail for so long that I may have missed something obvious. So if you can spare a few minutes, would you look it over for me please. TYVM if your can.

(I have also been working oj Britannia (atlas) but that has some way to go. I have a section on the copyright dispute to do, most of all. So it is certainly unfinished.) 𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 19:05, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I gave it a cursory read and it looked pretty good to me. I made a few copy edits and MOS-related fixes. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:43, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see now that you are a member of the GoCE and, since you have already in effect done the CE already, it seems pointless to leave it in the CE queue. Should I just remove it (from the queue) or would you prefer to tag it as done? 𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 09:15, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did not do a complete copy edit. I just looked for minor style-related problems and obvious errors. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:54, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, I'll leave it the queue. Meanwhile, TYVM for your kind remarks about the article and for fixing my silly errors. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 16:50, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are again doing mass BOTLIKE editing Edit

You are again doing mass WP:BOTLIKE editing of very old project pages. You are polluting my watchlist, disrupting surveillance of old pages that are important records that should not be commonly edited. Stop. Get a bot approved so that you can flag the edits both bot and minor. Do not challenge me back to write the bot for you. If you’re unskilled with bots, that’s your challenge to overcome. SmokeyJoe (talk) 21:53, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Similarly, your friend User:Zinnober9, although he is doing it only sporadically. But still, these edits are obviously efficient, if you look at the sequences of sequential similar edits, clearly review of the editing plan is needed, which is one big benefit of doing bot editing according to policy. SmokeyJoe (talk) 21:58, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My response is the same as before, when you made this claim and provided zero diffs to back it up. Please stop harassing me with unsubstantiated claims. My edits do not match the description at WP:BOTLIKE. The onus is still on you to provide diffs and/or other evidence. Until you do so successfully, I will continue to make manual edits to fix errors that cannot be fixed by any known bot's code, leaving bot-fixable errors for bots to fix. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:21, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
eg from 22:00, 20 August 2023 to 22:01, 20 August 2023 you performed eighteen near identical edits, edit summary "‎(Fix Linter errors.)". These are obviously not manual edits, but also, they are performing small systematic edits to very old pages. The systematic aspect means a bot could be written. Very old means there is no urgency. As previously, I have absolutely no issue with edits like these to live articles, but when done to talk archives and old XfDs, there is negligible or no benefit to any reader, and disruption due to watchlist pollution. I also note that many of these lint fixing edits have needed repeated applications, which shows that they were not reliably or well done.
Looking at for example, even with User:ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ's approved bot, there are five sequential lint fixes. This indicates that the whole job, possible the whole Linter project, is running at low standards. The obvious remedy is to look at the bot approval process, but you are ignoring that policy-required step.
I cannot understand how you do not see your lint fixing editing as obvious botlike. SmokeyJoe (talk) 10:46, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
there is negligible or no benefit to any reader that argument was previously made, over and over again, and yet was never enough to reach a consensus to prevent these fixes. There is currently no bot. There is no requirement for one. You are more than welcome to code one and do it yourself. You can also stop watching very old pages. Finally, if you still have an issue, I'd recommend ignoring it and stop complaining. Gonnym (talk) 14:03, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Re the eighteen near identical edits, many or all of those were manual edits, because, as you figured out, they were not identical. A bot could not have made all of those edits, because determining which edit to make to each page required parsing the context. In any event, it would not have been reasonable to set up a bot to make just eighteen non-identical edits.
For other page watchers: you may note that it looks like I am editing very quickly. What is actually happening is that I am saving quickly after editing slowly. I often open many tabs, perform edits in each one, preview and check the edits before saving, and then save all of them when I believe that I am done with my edits. Since I am not a bot, I sometimes need to do a follow-up edit to catch something that I missed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:21, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Publishing page for Prince Alexander Dlamini Edit

Hi I saw you on Wikiproject eSwatini. We have a draft for Alexander Maier-Dlamini, who married into the family and is now supposedly divorcing after less than a year. Could you help me clean up the formatting to make it ready for publication? I was also wondering if the citation of western sources regarding rights analysis should be removed from the personal life section.

Thanks Nyhn2023 (talk) 00:38, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That page is an undersourced mess of a BLP. It needs more references to reliable sources. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:01, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can the under sourced information be removed and the rest published? This biography does include a lot of information outside of the individual Nyhn2023 (talk) 02:20, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The subject of the article has to meet Wikipedia's notability criteria in order for the article to be published. Without more coverage by reliable sources explaining why this person is notable, I don't think the article can be moved to the main article space. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:22, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The criteria both in the public space in the USA/UK and somewhat internationally can be found easily as he’s been established for over a decade. I do agree that it would be helpful to go through current and additional sources for more information and citation. Nyhn2023 (talk) 02:23, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you’d be willing to team with me on this, I’d really appreciate it. When it comes to rounding out eSwatini this is a related LGBT+ issue so there’s potential for expansion in other areas. I find it very interesting that they usurped Swazi law. I found the marriage license in public domain if there’s anything that can be pulled from there. It mentions two middle names for the spouse, who also seems to be related to Dr. Mwale from the former Northern Rhodesia Zambia. Nyhn2023 (talk) 02:22, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not interested in working to develop this draft article. I do not generally work on content creation. I focus primarily on maintenance and fixing errors. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:28, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I understand and respect your work, thank you for that. I’d ask if you’d take a few days to consider deviating from your usual mode of contribution for this piece, it’s a good one. I am quite surprised that it didn’t exist before, was expecting to find a few sentences and a hefty controversy section. If not, would you know a user who might consider? Nyhn2023 (talk) 02:31, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jonesey, just an FYI: the editor moved the "undersourced mess of a BLP" into main space, and I moved it back. Thanks. Drmies (talk) 13:56, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My signature Edit

Hi. In article about Mohammad Masbouq , my signature has problem. Thanks for your attention. I fixed . Best.-- Patricia (Talk) 19:45, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks valid now. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:45, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

August 2023 GOCE blitz award Edit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copy edits totaling over 2,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE August 2023 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 23:12, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Be Useful Edit

If it does not belong there then maybe it best be done that instead of a universal revert move it. Just saying? You seems to be aware of the system and this is supposedly a forum of congeniality?2603:8000:D300:3650:38:CB92:6F1E:BE1F (talk) 16:51, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

? – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:34, 31 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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4theloveofallthings (talk) 16:32, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Few things Edit

First, your "away message"(?) appears out of date. The instructions state to notify you if those have passed. They have!

Secondly, and what ultimately brings me here: I have very little experience with the Sports Links template, however I have made a request here that has gone unanswered. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if I'm doing something out of order, but since you were the last person besides me to have written something, I'm assuming you know more of the process and procedures than I do! Can you review my requests there and help me navigate the waters? TIA! GauchoDude (talk) 12:45, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the wikibreak note. I am grateful, as promised.
I don't know that template, but edit requests are intended for uncontroversial changes or fixes. Your proposed change was questioned/opposed by the only person who responded. If you would like more people to see your proposal, I suggest posting a link to your request at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cycling. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:10, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I believe we may be looking at different things. I have not requested anything relating to cycling ... I'm attempting to add a few gymnastics-related links. As such, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Cycling likely would not be the correct place. My post I believe is directly under a cycling-related request, hence the confusion. I'm not sure how to direct link, but you can see my most recent posts in the history of the page. GauchoDude (talk) 16:13, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I was looking at the wrong section. My mistake. As for your gymnastics-related request, I have no opinion on it, and I tend not to make Wikidata-related edits, since I do not understand its workings. That template page has fewer than 30 watchers, so you may not get a response to your request. If you are able to modify the template's sandbox code to implement your request as a test, you may be able to add an edit request template to the talk page. If that is all gibberish to you, a posting at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Gymnastics might help attract a template editor to your request. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:44, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Template:Nigerian-television-series" listed at Redirects for discussion Edit

  The redirect Template:Nigerian-television-series has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Anyone, including you, is welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2023 September 7 § Template:Nigerian-television-series until a consensus is reached. 1234qwer1234qwer4 16:00, 7 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September GOCE newsletter Edit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2023 Newsletter


Hello and welcome to the September 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since June. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

David Thomsen: Prolific Wikipedian and Guild member David Thomsen (Dthomsen8) died in November 2022. He was a regular copy editor who took part in many of our Drives and Blitzes. An obituary was published in the mid-July issue of The Signpost. Tributes can be left on David's talk page.

Election news: In our mid-year Election of Coordinators, Dhtwiki was chosen as lead coordinator, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo continue as assistant coordinators, and Baffle gab1978 stepped down from the role. If you're interested in helping out at the GOCE, please consider nominating yourself for our next election in December; it's your WikiProject and it doesn't organize itself!

June Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our June Copy Editing Blitz, 12 copy-edited at least one article. 70,035 words comprising 26 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are here.

July Drive: 34 of the 51 editors who took part in our July Backlog Elimination Drive copy-edited at least one article. They edited 276 articles and 683,633 words between them. Barnstars awarded are here.

August Blitz: In our August Copy Editing Blitz, 13 of the 16 editors who signed up worked on at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 79,608 words comprising 57 articles. Barnstars awarded are available here.

September Drive: Sign up here for our month-long September Backlog Elimination Drive, which is now underway. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 14:29, 9 September 2023 (UTC), GOCE copy editors have processed 245 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 2,066.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:55, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need page history removal Edit

Dear admin,

could you be so kind enough to remove the last 2 edits on my User:Qwerty284651/subpage for privacy reasons?

Best, Qwerty284651 (talk) 15:37, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I'm not an admin. If you place {{Edit fully-protected}} on your talk page, followed by an explanation of what you want, an admin will stop by to take a look. It might not be quite the right way to do it, but it should get the job done. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:20, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page watcher) @Qwerty284651:   Done. The edits are still visible to admins; if you want them to be suppressed even for admins, you need to contact the oversight team by email, as described at WP:OVERSIGHT. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:17, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Redrose64. It's nice to be watched. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:20, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Redrose64, thank you. Admin level protection is more than enough. Qwerty284651 (talk) 23:42, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Airntd Edit

Your recent edit to {{Airntd}} left a gigantic trail of redlinked "Soviet (something) aircraft" categories on Special:WantedCategories. Content can't be left sitting in redlinked categories at all, so they all have to be resolved by being either created or emptied out as soon as possible — but I don't have the necessary background knowledge of the subject matter to create them myself, and since they're being autogenerated by the template they're impossible for me to remove without completely reverting your edit to the template, so since they're related to something that you did, could you please look into how to resolve the following?

Again, these can't just be left there as redlinks, and it's critically important that they have to be either created or emptied, so they need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 21:31, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately, the change was caused by a single category renaming that affects these other categories. See this thread for details. I have reverted the change; the template will need to be changed in a more sophisticated way, or someone will need to rethink the CFD that led to the change. I expect that the revert will lead to a different set of redlinked categories; you'll have to talk to the CFD participants about those, I think. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:51, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Courtesy ping to Ymblanter, who may know where the original CFD happened. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:57, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I will probably have to go for a manual solution. Ymblanter (talk) 05:23, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The CFD was here: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2023 August 28#Category:Soviet and Russian attack aircraft, plus a bunch of similar nominations on the same page. Ymblanter (talk) 05:26, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change on my talk page? Edit

Hey Jonesy I suppose there is a reason for why you made that small change on my talk page and I could just leave it at that but I'm really curious so can you tell me why exactly you did it? Thanks and have a nice day! also how did you come across my account on here I've been inactive for a while now - Scuraball (talk) 09:52, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The people who maintain the Wikimedia software created a tracking list of all of the pages with invalid options in File: invocations. One of those is the use of px sizes with the "frame" option. There is a group of us working to clean up these minor errors on the English Wikipedia, so we are going down the various lists of pages and fixing errors. Your page was on the list, and now it is free of errors. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:55, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Edit

Hi, thanks for reverting my edit to Template:CCI. I don't recall actually editing it directly, but I think I accidentally edited it when I forgot the "subst:" in the template when I was adding it to an article's talk page, and tried to replace the ~~~~ with my signature. I had noticed that it didn't appear in the talk page's history, but didn't think much of it. It must have edited the actual template page. Sorry about that, and thanks. ARandomName123 (talk)Ping me! 18:05, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]