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Critical Criminology (journal)Edit

Hi Headbomb. You reverted my change of name for this journal. While it is usually cited under its short title of Critical Criminology, the subtitle is clearly shown on the cover, and the National Library of Australia has catalogued it under its full name, including the subtitle. Also, if you google, you will find a May 2013 Facebook post by the Critical Criminology page that clearly cites the journal as Critical Criminology: An International Journal. I believe that the Wikipedia article title should concur with the library authority. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 13:04, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

P.S. Also, Worldcat. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 13:09, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

@Laterthanyouthink: An International Journal is a subtitle, and pure fluff. Some catalogues will include subtitles, most won't (e.g. [1], [2]). WP:JWG says to omit fluff subtitles, mostly because when the journal is cited, it is usually cited as Critical Criminology and WP:COMMONNAME applies. See also the actual journal. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 13:14, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I was unaware of that rule - which goes against library cataloguing rules, where subtitles are always included. (Citing sources, as in your example above, uses different rules different from an authority record for a title in a library.) But if that's what Wikipedia does, then I accept that different rules apply here. Thanks. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 13:38, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Repeated edits to highly-transcluded templatesEdit

When you're editing templates with a lot of transclusions (like Template:DYK talk), can you try to batch up your edits, to avoid unnecessarily adding millions of jobs to the job queue? mw:Extension:TemplateSandbox (and optionally User:Jackmcbarn/advancedtemplatesandbox.js let you test changes on real pages without having to save anything, which may make that easier. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:28, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

I'll look into those script, but for this specific bunch of edits, there was namespace logic issues which made things look fine when they weren't in preview, and was hard to nail down in a sandbox. And since this looked for errors, it was hard to anticipate all cases. There's still more changes to come. And this didn't add millions of jobs to the job queue, it added a most ~90,000, which takes less than a day to clear. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:31, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
Didn't each of your 25 edits add 90,000 jobs? If so, that does indeed work out to a bit over 2 million. Also, I'm curious what kinds of problems TemplateSandbox can't catch; I thought that it was basically perfect by now. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:22, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
It's not additive. If the job queue goes down from say 90,000 to 89,000 over 20 minutes, and I make another edit, then it resets back to 90,000. And the sandbox is in the template namespace, which means that the ... part of {{#ifeq:User talk|Talk|...}}, which was what was being tested, doesn't ever come up in the sandbox. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:23, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
By using that extension, you can preview what a real talk page looks like with your changes, so {{NAMESPACE}} would then evaluate to "Talk". Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:28, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Please tagEdit

Please kindly tag Singer-songwriters to my contribution Rubiesar (talk) 18:53, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Rubiesar: I have no idea what it is you're asking of me. I suggest you review the "Where to get help" section in the brown box the top of the page if you have questions about your draft. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:15, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Brief comment on Bach's organ musicEdit

As you are probably know, I have written a lot of content on Bach organ music. Apart from BWV 552 (part of Clavier-Übung III), I have only edited works on sacred music (chorale preludes), so have avoided the preludes and fugues. I have a lot of experience of how to access jstor for music. (Most recently I used the Musical Times for the biography and obituary of John Troutbeck; he provided the English translations for the text of BWV 8.) I usually the url of jstor to access references, although sometimes subscription is required. The same is true for mathematics; but I use it far more links through mathscinet, but assuming availability by subscription. I am unable to understand the tagging. Mathsci (talk) 22:21, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

I don't understand your question, if you have one. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 22:24, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
I was just pointing out that I know how jstor works. A url is usually adequate. I also gave an example from Musical Times from 1899, freely accessible:
"The Rev. Dr. Troutbeck", The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular, Musical Times, 40 (675): 297–301, 1899, doi:10.2307/3368809, JSTOR 3368809
So there was no question, just a brief comment. In this case I used the jstor number and the link to the pdf file. Mathsci (talk) 22:59, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

October harvestEdit

Dona nobis pacem 

Have some vitamins and Bach music ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:23, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

And you have some Morricone! Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:53, 18 October 2020 (UTC)