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AFCP Request Follow-upEdit

Hello Primefac, I have not received any comment on my request to participate in AfC as reviewer. I am not sure whether its pending or forgotten. I understand you must be busy so I only wanted to confirm. Thank you. AvalerionV 09:13, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Just busy. Responded there. Primefac (talk) 01:37, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Soviet Union divisions before 1945Edit

Hello, Primefac. Re: this template, you could remove the 401st Rifle and 403rd Rifle Divisions. According to Commanders of Corps and Divisions, List (Perechen) No. 5, and Charles C. Sharp the 401st was never assigned, and the 403rd existed only briefly before being redesignated as the 2nd formation of the 78th Rifle Division. Wreck Smurfy (talk) 20:57, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Done, ish. I turned 401 into text with a footnote, and I created a redirect for the 403rd to the 78th. Primefac (talk) 22:08, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Looks good. I notice that the template now defaults to "show" instead of "hide". I'm OK either way, but I was wondering if this was deliberate or accidental. Wreck Smurfy (talk) 20:52, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
I set the "collapse" state to "autocollapse", which means that it will collapse if there are other navboxes, but expand if it's the only one at the bottom of the page. Primefac (talk) 15:05, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

AWB permisisonsEdit

Hello Primefac. Thank you for approving my AWB permissions. However, after trying it out in the Javascript browser version, it's not a tool I'm going to use. It moves way too fast for this old man. So if you can remove the permission it is fine by me.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:36, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for letting me know. Primefac (talk) 10:25, 5 September 2019 (UTC)


I appreciate your guidance, ill try again as soon as I find out how my user page can get reinstated. SPMCC88 (talk) 23:37, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

SPMCC88, just as a note, your user page is not the place for articles; a user page is a place to talk (in general) about yourself as an editor. I took a look at the content that was deleted, and it was rather promotional; Wikipedia articles should be written from a neutral point of view. When you go about creating your draft, try to keep it to "just the facts". Primefac (talk) 01:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for wading through all of thatEdit

I am so grateful for administrators who take the time to read and think. Thanks for the infinitely reasonable closure of this discussion. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

+1, thanks Primefac. Levivich 22:46, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Always happy to help where I can. Primefac (talk) 01:29, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

  Administrator changes

  DESiegelJake WartenbergRjanagTopbanana

  CheckUser changes


  Oversight changes

  CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

  Technical news

  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.



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Globalize subpages deletionEdit

Thanks for deleting the globalize subpages! I just have some questions about whether merged template are speedily deletable. I've seen some discussions where people advocate for keeping merged templates as redirects even after breaking changes with a RfD discussion being suggested for deletion of the redirects citing WP:MERGE. It is however unclear to me whether the redirect rule should apply to template mergers as most mergers don't actually involve copy paste and don't create any copyright issues. This is the same logic for why I use {{R with history}} instead of {{R from merge}} for most template mergers, but that is another discussion. What is the consensus on this issue? Is there some general rule or is it mostly context dependant? --Trialpears (talk) 19:11, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

PS you forgot Template:Globalize/England and Template:Globalize/Singapore --Trialpears (talk) 19:24, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. They weren't listed at WP:TFD/H so Twinkle missed 'em. Deleted. Primefac (talk) 19:34, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
On the whole, the short answer is that it's context-dependent. When {{infobox former country}} was merged into {{infobox country}}, it made more sense to keep the former as a redirect as a pretty valid alternative name (plus it avoided the necessity of having to edit thousands of pages just to update the template name). On the other hand, the "Olympics" templates (nominated here) were just wrappers for {{infobox country at games}} and there was little point in keeping them as redirects (or at all). In the {{Globalize}} case, they were "merged" into the main template but what remained didn't really make sense as a redirect - if anything it would just confuse people thinking they're still using a wrapper or that it will somehow auto-fill the correct information.
In general, I'd say that you're correct that "merging templates" will usually produce a reasonable redirect, but I would argue this particular case isn't actually a merge so much as a functionality incorporation/modification. Primefac (talk) 19:34, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Infobox NCAA team seasonEdit

Primefac, thanks again for your help earlier this year running the bot sweep to clean up the college football schedule templates. Would you have able to help with a similar project for Template:Infobox NCAA team season? The template is supporting two sets of field naming schemes, an old set with camel case (e.g. HeadCoach) and newer set without (e.g. head_coach). It would be great to clean everything up and convert all transclusions to the newer field names without camel case. Additionally, there are a few fields that are still using camel case in all instances, e.g. "BCSRank", which ought to be converted to "BCS_rank". Let me know if you can tackle this. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 22:05, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

If it's a straight-forward run, it would fall under Task 30. Just need a link to the discussion, and the specific edits that need making. Primefac (talk) 00:50, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Gurbaksh ChahalEdit

hi Primefac (talk) you gave reason to revert as whitewash, but i have not touched any updates by others, i have also updated lot of info on this page previously o just trying to add more info that was found. Joydeep ghosh (talk) 19:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Joydeep ghosh, that is one way of putting it; unfortunately it is not a correct way to put it. Drmies (talk) 19:48, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
    • hi Drmies confused are you telling me or Primefac (talk) anyways pls advise how to update this info, shall i create a new section for this. Joydeep ghosh (talk) 19:55, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Well, I said your name, Joydeep ghosh, so you can safely assume I was talking to you. Here's my opinion: you shouldn't add any of that. The news is just that this man has some idea (some pretty wild idea), and it's reported in a terribly written article on a website that can't even get their "About Us" right. Their editor has worked for at least two years since 2000? Hmm. Drmies (talk) 20:00, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
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