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A brief and informal thank-you from me for joining Wikiproject Merge, and helping to work on the backlog; your contributions are very welcome! Klbrain (talk) 06:55, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Been a joy helping you out! Trialpears (talk) 09:03, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I've really appreciated your comments on the old merge proposals I have also engaged with. You're also really great on policy, which is quite a relief. I mostly agree with you, but I hope you don't mind when I sometimes don't. Always happy to discuss differences of opinion, as we've been doing on the relevant article talk pages. Klbrain (talk) 10:44, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for offering to help. I am trying to improve the page about Hayden Lockhart, ( an American POW from the Vietnam war ) and I keep messing up the references.

Is there a gadget or tool that helps clean up citations that are not done well?

Toandael49 (talk) 01:03, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar! There are multiple tools to help with citations found here. The most convenient one of which probably is the automatic citations built into the ref button in the visual or 2017 wikitext editors where you can enter a URL, DOI or USBN and in most cases receive a mostly filled out citation. The other option I've used is the citation expander gadget which you can activate in preferences. After activating it you can press the "Expand citations" button in the tools section on the left side of the page. This tool goes through all citations on the page and suggest possible improvements, note that it currently doesn't perform the changes automatically. I hope that helps! Trialpears 18:47, 3 May 2019 (UTC)



I am not sure you should be taking upon yourself to decide what should and should not be in another users sandbox.Slatersteven (talk) 09:53, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

I’m sorry if that was inappropriate and will stop if you believe I should. The reason I was removing the merge templates were because they added the pages to the backlog category Category:Items to be merged, since they did not actually suggest a merger I believed they shouldn’t be in the category. The most common reasons for the tags to be there in the first place was either because the sandbox was a copy of an old version of another page at that time undergoing a merger. If that was the case I always checked to make sure the merger had been dealt with before removing, I should also have controlled that the page wasn’t actively edited, which I didn’t do.
The other major reason was users collecting useful templates in which case I replaced them with {{merge}} or similar. This retains the functionality of having the template easily accessible without adding it to the maintenance category.
I believe this is useful because the category contain many very old mergers, mostly from the Wikipedia: namespace, which haven't been dealt with in many years, partly because the category is full with articles, such as the ones I removed tags from, that are not supposed to be there. This makes it difficult to navigate and reduce the amount of users actually seeing the real merge requests. Trialpears (talk) 10:50, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, but a polite message might have been better.Slatersteven (talk) 11:13, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Spillaholle/Frau Holle/Hulda mergerEdit

Hello Trialpears, I have finished the merger of Spillaholle and Hulda into Frau Holle (with Frau Holle and Hulda being proposed for merger even seperately from the whole Spillaholle discussion), albeit with the exception of their talk pages what I will still do later as dinner is now immnent. Greetings,--Tarchunes (talk) 15:56, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Looks great! Thank you for performing this old merger. Trialpears (talk) 18:23, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

The SignpostEdit

Thanks for fixing. I assume it's now displaying. I actually made the duplicate entry because I couldn't get it to display despite the diff being listed in the history. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 20:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Actually, it's still not displaying at: Kudpung กุดผึ้ง Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 20:26, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

It's displaying for me, maybe try purging the cache? The link is in the text under the "discuss this story" heading or here. Hope it helps! Trialpears (talk) 21:00, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Re:Category:All articles to be split admin backlogEdit

Hi Trialpears, thanks for your message on my talk page. The only reason I added the admin backlog on Category:All articles to be split is because of multiple articles needed to be split dated back to more than 5-7 years and it's very long time it didn't make an attention to other users. So that, I decided to add the backlog to requires attention to admins. I don't know if this is bad or not, but hope you'll understand about it. Thanks!!! Movies Time (talk) 03:45, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Infobox settlementEdit

There is a lot to be improved with that box. I think language should be an extra parameter, or set of parameters and not be in demographics123. (talk) 12:11, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Technical Barnstar
For your work to clear Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Holding cell * Pppery * it has begun... 00:41, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! You're help with the modules is greatly appreciated as well! --Trialpears (talk) 07:17, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:TTC stationEdit

You've closed the TFD backwards. The consensus was to delete/deprecate "TTC station" and use "TTC stations" going forward. Can you update the discussion: Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2019_July_23#Template:TTC_station. BLAIXX 01:31, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Yep I messed up. I've now reversed it. --Trialpears (talk) 07:15, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Nickname, Motto, Anthem, ElevationEdit

Template_talk:Infobox_settlement#Additional_link_options_and_timezone_areas - would you move your edit request to "Nickname, Motto, Anthem, Elevation", so we get this one through first? TerraCyprus (talk) 19:16, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Trialpears (talk) 19:40, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Template editing rightEdit

Would you be interested in getting that right? I would support it. You seem to understand template code, are careful, do testing, react to requests on template talk pages. TerraCyprus (talk) 20:55, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

TerraCyprus I don't feel ready to be honest. Just yesterday I messed up quite badly with an edit request. I will reconsider in a few months but until then I'm just happy to get an extra pair of eyes looking at my changes so I don't do anything stupid. Thanks for asking though! --Trialpears (talk) 21:10, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
I understand. I think even if you have the right, part of the procedure should be kept, e.g. let people look at your sandbox code. But in cases where several people agree on a change, be it coded by you, or by someone else, then you could help activating it. OK, maybe around X-mas then. TerraCyprus (talk) 21:24, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Page mover grantedEdit

Hello, Trialpears. Your account has been granted the "extendedmover" user right, either following a request for it or demonstrating familiarity with working with article names and moving pages. You are now able to rename pages without leaving behind a redirect, move subpages when moving the parent page(s), and move category pages.

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If you do not want the page mover right anymore, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Thank you, and happy editing! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 18:16, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

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Chetsford (talk) 05:56, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

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