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A different request/questionEdit

Ok, it seems simple on the surface, so I'll start with this response, and for more info go to Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Clarification and Amendment#Statement by Thryduulf, 2nd paragraph. It is connected to the above DS Notice at the top of my page but not in a graphics sorta way. How do we trigger the edit filter in that DS Notice graphic at the top of my page - (hopefully it will lead to bigger and better things once I get past the resistance)   Atsme Talk 📧 19:16, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

@Atsme: The edit filter Special:AbuseFilter/602 (Arbitration discretionary sanctions alerts) is triggered when somebody posts a message on a confirmed user's talkpage containing the text -- derived from template:ds/alert -- and {{Z33}}. This pops us the notice at MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-DS, applies the tag "discretionary sanctions alert" to the edit, and logs it in the Edit filter log].
You can only trigger the edit filter when you save a page, so it could be arranged to trigger when you add a post containing the text I gave above. You could simply include a hidden comment <!-- -- derived from template:ds/alert -- {{Z33}} --> in your notice at the top of the page. If it works, you'll get the popup.
That would provide an entry in the Edit filter log for your talkpage, so would show up if an editor followed the link in the popup notice for the "system log". If you wanted to "refresh" the log entry, you'd have to remove your top-notice, save the page, and then add it back again. Is that what you wanted to know? --RexxS (talk) 10:44, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
What I'm looking to do is get a pop-up notice advising the editor who attempts to post {{subst:alert|topic code}} (in my case, with topics ap, blp or ps). When the editor tries to save (or preview would be better) their DS alert post, (provided the target user has already been alerted that year), a notice will pop-up to inform the editor that the user has already received a DS alert in the respective topic area that year, and prevents the editor from posting a 2nd alert. Atsme Talk 📧 13:57, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
@Atsme: You can't do that from within your own page. As far as I can see, it would require a similar but much more complex edit filter, and considering the strain that edit filters put on the server (especially ones like this that have to search the text that has been added and removed), I doubt you'd get agreement for another one to handle DS alerts. However, you could try by making a request at Wikipedia:Edit filter/Requested if you wanted. A JavaScript program could mimic the effect, but you'd need to have every editor running the script because it would execute in each client browser. I don't see a good solution for what you're trying to do, sorry. --RexxS (talk) 15:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thank you RexxS. I'll add it to the wishlist. In the interim, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to add a manual option in my custom DS Notice box, and include wikilinks to the already posted templates/topic areas. Atsme Talk 📧 16:23, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, RexxS! See this suggestion regarding the above in the event you need it for future reference. I tested it as suggested and it worked but it appears more tweaking may be needed. Apologies for not presenting my question to you much clearer than I did - apparently, it was equally as unclear when I presented it ARCA. Only a few understood my proposal but that happens to me from time to time. It seems perfectly clear in my head, but when I try to explain it on paper it suddenly becomes confusing and a bit more complicated.   Atsme Talk 📧 16:39, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

I'm on my smartphone, so cannot easily xonfirm, but it appears that (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · filter log · WHOIS · RDNS · RBLs · http · block user · block log) has no constructive, and few destructive, edits. Perhaps a more elaborate welcome message could be added? I may check later and add the warning myself.... — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:20, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

@Arthur Rubin: Thanks for the heads-up, Arthur. My initial welcome was quite early on in their career (i.e. five days ago!) and I saw then that they were merely regularising the spacing around sub-headings, which isn't a problem per se, but obviously clogs up watchlists. I left the welcome as much to put their talk page on my watch list as anything else, but I'll revisit it now. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 17:43, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

WD pulling in infoboxEdit

I would be super gratefull for help here EncycloABC (talk) 19:53, 4 June 2019 (UTC) (the sandbox of that page and this code

| {{#if: {{wdib|ps=1|qid={{{QID|}}}|P5806|{{{SNOMED CT|<noinclude>x</noinclude>}}}}} | '''[[SNOMED CT|SNOMED CT]]''': [{{wdib|ps=1|qid={{{QID|}}}|P5806|{{{SNOMED CT|<noinclude>x</noinclude>}}}}} {{wdib|ps=1|qid={{{QID|}}}|P5806|{{{SNOMEDCT|<noinclude>x</noinclude>}}}}}]}}

@EncycloABC: I've commented at Template talk:Medical resources #RfC Pull classification codes from WD. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 20:49, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

You call that an insult?Edit

It is not unheard of to be insulted around here, but while Falstaff might be 'malt-worn', I was expecting the quality insult 'malt-worm'. Would it be okay to fix that at User:RexxS/Shakespearean insults? Or any others, like 'frouard' s.b. 'froward' ? Hmm, 'varlet' s.b. 'varlot'? Looks like only those three. Shenme (talk) 06:10, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

@Shenme: My "Who's Who and What's What" concurs with "malt-worms" (I. Henry IV), so please go ahead. Frouard appears to be a commune in France, so that's probably just a typo. Varlet seems to be the commoner spelling, but varlot certainly exists with the same meaning. Although given the fluidity of spelling in Elizabethan English, it's difficult to be authoritative on these questions. Anyway, I have no objections to any of those amendments, thou infectious common-kissing coxcomb. --RexxS (talk) 09:45, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Javascript errorEdit

Every now and again, depending on the page and this time it was Wikipedia:Featured articles, I get the following error message and wondered if it's something that should be reported (and to whom?) or if it's a browser issue:
Javascript Error at line 103: Error: AJAX error: error
Thanks in advance...Atsme Talk 📧 10:45, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

@Atsme: as you probably already know, it's caused by the linkclassifier script running from your vector.js page. I've looked at the script at User:Anomie/linkclassifier.js and there are four places where the error can be thrown, so I'm not any closer to being able to suggest a solution. As it's intermittent, it may be nothing more than your internet connection timing out on an Ajax request. However, the person most likely to be able to answer your question is Anomie as they may have come across the issue before. Sorry I'm not much help. --RexxS (talk) 21:00, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, RexxS - One thing I forgot to mention - it only happens on my iPad Pro, not my laptop or cell phone. Atsme Talk 📧 21:07, 13 June 2019 (UTC) Adding - I think it's fixed. I uninstalled it from vector.js and common.js (it appears I had it in both) and put it in monobook.js - all's well that ends well.   Atsme Talk 📧 21:26, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Category related to list / list related to categoryEdit

Hi RexxS. Would it be possible to support category related to list (P1754) and list related to category (P1753) in Module:WikidataIB, please? They're analogous to topic's main category (P910) and category's main topic (P301) respectively, so it would be an extra check wherever those two are currently checked. It's most urgent for the "getCommonsLink" function, so I've tried adding that to WikidataIB/sandbox, and it seems to work. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 06:53, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

... with the caveat that P910/P301 should be used in preference to P1754/P1753 where both are present (e.g., Category:Antonov An-2 (Q64667029)). Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:27, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: On my way to Oxford meetup, so I don't have time to look hard, but I've tweaked your code a little to only bother looking at P1754 when we don't get a sitelink from P910. Hopefully that does what you want. Let me know and I can look at the broader issue later. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 09:20, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
That's good, thanks - I've made that version live now. The rest is less urgent. Have a good meetup, and say hi to folks for me! Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 09:33, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Homework/reading materialEdit

Hi RexxS, just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the links you provided in the "New 'User reporting'" thread at WP:FRAM. I glanced at some of them yesterday afternoon and intend to read through fully. Very informative and from the little I've looked at raise lots of questions. Victoria (tk) 18:31, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Victoria, thank you for the kind words, and I hope that the links prove useful for everyone concerned by the current issues. To move forward, we're all going to have to get to grips with how the WMF view our procedures.
Regards --RexxS (talk) 22:40, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
I completely agree and am very thankful to you for finding and posting the relevant links. There's an enormous amount of material to plow through, but imo that's a skill not beyond Wikipedians. Victoria (tk) 23:36, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Module:Infobox power stationEdit

Hi RexxS. How are you doing? I just want to follow-up regarding this task which you have been helping me with. Please do let me know if there is anything I could do to reduce any confusion or help ease the task. I will recreate the sandbox environment when you're ready (to avoid others removing it again). Thank you again for the continuous support! Kindest regards, Rehman 03:28, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

@Rehman: I'm sorry I've been so busy off-wiki lately that I haven't found the uninterrupted period that I need to write code properly. I'll drop another note at Module talk:WikidataIB #Information of individual generation units of power stations about sandboxes. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 12:09, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
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