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Wikipedia:Lists

Categories are a tool for browsing: they function as a table of contents, leading users to the articles on a specific subject. Categories are a means of classifying articles Categories are an index of a subject Categories are a database search: Many categories are in essence the intersection of two or more larger categories. Categories are an index of other categories: There are many categories that function simply as an index of other categories.

Glossary of landforms​

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  • #REDIRECT [[xxx#xxx]]

toc: {{CatAutoTOC}}

{{see also|name}}


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[[Category:Organizations based in Europe by dependent territory and subject|xxx]]

[[Category:Organizations by dependent territory and subject|xxx]]

[[Category:Organizations based in xxx| Subject]]




all included manmade:

  • {{Allincluded|this category name|this category content}}
  • {{Container cat}}


all included natural:

  • {{Allincluded|category name|this category content}}
  • {{Container cat}}


non-diffusing: this is to be paired with all included above

  • {{Non-diffusing subcategory|higher category name|higher category content}}
  • {{Container cat}}



nothing in MOS says to use the following:


TOC without numbers

  • {{Category TOC|numerals=no}}

Default sort

  • {{DEFAULTSORT:xxx}}

Container category

  • {{Container cat}}

Maintenance noteEdit

I maintain this page by deleting items after a week or two or more. Hmains (talk) 16:09, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

workEdit

[[Category:Landforms of xxx Province]]

[[Category:Rivers of Argentina by province|xxx]]

{{Non-diffusing subcategory|(name of cat)|(1st part of cat name)}}


Human rights abuses in ctryEdit

[[Category:Human rights abuses by country|ctry]]

[[Category:Human rights in ctry| Abuses]]

crime in country by typeEdit

[[Category:Crime by country by type|ccc]]

[[Category:Crime in ccc| Type]]

violence in countryEdit

[[Category:Crime in ctry by type]]

[[Category:Social history of ctry]]

[[Category:Violence by country|ctry]]

[[Category:Violence in cntnt by country|ctry]]

violent deaths in countryEdit

[[Category:Deaths in ctry]]

[[Category:Violence in ctry|Deaths]]

[[Category:Violent deaths by country|ctry]]

[[Category:Violent deaths in cntnt by country|ctry]]

attacks in countryEdit

[[Category:Attacks by country|ctry]]

[[Category:Man-made disasters in ctry]]

[[Category:Attacks in cntnt by country|ctry]]

[[Category:Violence in ctry]]

MonobookEdit

You may wish to make use of a 'Dates' tab in edit mode that will help with unlinking unnecessary date links. Simply copy the entire contents of User:Bobblewik/monobook.js to your own monobook. Then follow the instructions in your monobook to clear the cache (i.e. press Ctrl-Shift-R in Firefox, or Ctrl-F5 in IE) before it will work. It also provides a 'Units' tab. If you know what you are doing, you can copy and modify the subfiles as you wish. I just thought you might be interested. Regards. bobblewik 20:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

The reason it fails is because you refer to User:Hmains/monobook.js/dates.js and User:Hmains/monobook.js/unitformatter.js and these articles do not exist. You have two options:
Try again. I am happy to walk you through the process. So feel free to ask me again. bobblewik 12:03, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

etcEdit

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories

for list filter:

January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December|Year|MCD|MCC|List of state leaders in

to create a 2 up

infoEdit

User:Magioladitis

how to use wild card in 'skip text contains/doesn't contain box'

\[\[Category\:National Register of Historic Places in [^\]]+ County, Arkansas\]\]


\[\[Category\:National Register of Historic Places in [^\]]+, Arkansas\]\]


Wikipedia:Categorization Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and series boxes Template:Americans WP:BLPCAT WP:LISTPEOPLE

  • 12 to 12 handled by find/replace table; not by module

public public

to fix

to avoid disambiguation pages use: |{{.*dis}}

etc. Plantations plantation

plantation house

Plantation complexes in the Southern United States

planter

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AutofillEdit

  • to auto fill edit summary: "I haven't found a way to get autocomplete in IE at https with the current setup on Wikipedia's side. If http is acceptable to you then you can disable "Always use a secure connection when logged in" at Special:Preferences, log out, close IE, start IE again and log in at http://en.wikipedia.org. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:50, 31 August 2013 (UTC)"

it may also be necessary to force the WP address to be http: instead of https:

botEdit

Reviewer Right GrantedEdit

Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, is currently undergoing a two-month trial scheduled to end 15 August 2010.

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under pending changes. Pending changes is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial. The list of articles with pending changes awaiting review is located at Special:OldReviewedPages.

For the guideline on reviewing, see Wikipedia:Reviewing. Being granted reviewer rights doesn't change how you can edit articles even with pending changes. The general help page on pending changes can be found here, and the general policy for the trial can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. The Helpful One 17:59, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

AutopatrollerEdit

Hi Hmains, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature should have little to no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! — ξxplicit 21:36, 3 July 2010 (UTC)


etcEdit

[[:MOS:BLOCKQUOTE]]

[[:MOS:CURLY]]

^ Typographical, or curly, quotation marks and apostrophes might be read more efficiently, and many think they look better. However, for practical reasons the straight versions are used on the English Wikipedia:

Consistency keeps searches predictable. Though most browsers do not distinguish between curly and straight marks, Internet Explorer still does (as of 2016), so that a search for Alzheimer's disease will fail to find Alzheimer’s disease and vice versa.

Straight quotation marks are easier to type reliably on most platforms.

MediaWiki's use of series of single quotes to create italics and boldface makes using these features complicated and error-prone for content that begins or ends with apostrophes.

Linking Dates (centuries, decades, years, months, days, etc)Edit

Delink dates per WP:DATELINK, WP:YEARLINK and MOS:UNLINKYEARS

As always, the content of the linked-to article must provide substantive content to the linked-from article. The MOS decided most dates do not do this. Hmains (talk) 03:36, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

what links here

  • filter by name: (used where?)

calendar|day|week|month|year|decade|century|millennium|Showa|Shōwa|Meiji|Taisho|Taishō| in |Other events|(number)|(disambiguation)|Aught-|SO 8601|Timeline|acronyms|initialisms

  • skip: used in bot

{{Decadebox|{{Year dab|{{Year nav|{{Month header}}|{{Day}}|Category:Days of the year|{{Portal:Current events/Events by month}}|{{Portal:Current events/Month Inclusion|{{Months in the|Eastern Orthodox liturgical days|#REDIRECT|{{disambig}}|{{disambiguation}}|to disambiguation page|{{events by month links}}|month category|Month of the|The following events occurred in|{{Millenniumbox|{{Centurybox|This page indexes the individual|February 30|January 0|Calendars|title=September 11 attacks|numberdis|{{00sbox|{{.*dis}}-|{{GOCEinuse}}|{{In use}}|{{Under construction}}

  • filter: to skip article names with these words

s in |9 in |8 in |7 in |6 in |5 in |4 in |3 in |2 in |1 in |0 in |in Wales|calendar|day|week|month|year|decade|century|millennium|Showa|Shōwa|Meiji|Taisho|Taishō|Other events|(number)|(disambiguation)|Aught-|SO 8601|Timeline|acronyms|initialisms|September 11 attacks|Fons memorabilium universi|List of millennia

avoiding delinksEdit

25 January 2021 can be used to avoid future delinking of dates. For example, 2012 → 2012 2010s → 2010s 21st century → 21st century Friday → Friday June → June (l, ldmy or lmdy also work) June 2012 → June 2012 (l, ldmy or lmdy also work) 29 June → 29 June (l or ldmy also work) June 29 → June 29 (lmdy also works) 29 June 2012 → 29 June 2012 June 29, 2012 → June 29, 2012 29 June 2012 → 29 June 2012 (l also works) June 29, 2012 → June 29, 2012

Web page has expiredEdit

I follow the directions in the message shown on the screen.

"Click on the Refresh button on the toolbar to reload the page. After refreshing, you might need to navigate to the specific webpage again, or re-enter information."

On my computer I have to remember that "refresh" looks like a circle with an arrow at the top, and it's the fourth of five icons to the right of the URL. I don't even know what the others are. Then a box pops up and I have to click on "retry".— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:04, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

AdminshipEdit

Since you are very active in the project, would you like to be an administrator? Do you need tools to move/delete pages for example? Are you active in WP space, involved in xFDs or something similar? -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I'll second Magioladitis here. I think you'd do fantastic as an administrator. The choice is entirely yours, but just know that should you ever submit an RfA, you'll have my support. Kurtis (talk) 03:53, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks to you both, but I think I would lose interest in WP doing admin things. Hmains (talk) 03:56, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Understandable. Do whatever you feel comfortable doing, it's not my place to pressure you.
But in the off chance that you ever change your mind, know that I would feel confident in entrusting you with the tools. =) Kurtis (talk) 04:05, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

DelinkingEdit

  • The delinking of dates was exhaustively discussed by WP prior to the current wording of WP:DATELINK and WP:YEARLINK and MOS:UNLINKDATES being agreed upon. Days, months, years, decades, centuries, etc were all included in the long discussion.

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Mitch Ames

User:JimmyJoe87


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Merry Christmas and Happy New YearEdit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Hmains, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Meatsgains(talk) 01:40, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

XmasEdit

FWiW Bzuk (talk) 00:47, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings1}} to send this message

Happy New Year!Edit

 
George Bellows, North River (1908), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2020.
Thank you for your contributions toward making Wikipedia a better and more accurate place.
BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 13:03, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Inclusion of a map on Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systemEdit

Please include a map of all campuses for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.2603:8081:160A:BE2A:6410:2FE2:EF18:42CE (talk) 14:34, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I do not have a map. Hmains (talk) 18:52, 27 December 2020 (UTC):

Are you able to create a map on the page?2603:8081:160A:BE2A:9C47:DFFF:3586:6347 (talk) 14:11, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

  • I don't know how. I just work on categories, not files or maps. Hmains (talk) 01:18, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Speedy renaming of categoryEdit

Category:Burials by country has been nominated for conversionEdit

 

Category:Burials by country has been nominated for conversion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. fgnievinski (talk) 14:23, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Census-designated places in Lewis County, TennesseeEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Census-designated places in Lewis County, Tennessee requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 15:56, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Census-designated places in Maury County, TennesseeEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Census-designated places in Maury County, Tennessee requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section C1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the category has been empty for seven days or more and is not a disambiguation category, a category redirect, a featured topics category, under discussion at Categories for discussion, or a project category that by its nature may become empty on occasion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Liz Read! Talk! 15:56, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Category:Municipalities in Canada has been nominated for renamingEdit

 

Category:Municipalities in Canada has been nominated for renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:54, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Category:Islands of Northern California, diffusing vs non-diffusingEdit

Hi! I've written a bunch of articles about islands in northern California, and have made a few categories for specific geographic areas (i.e. Category:Islands of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta‎, Category:Islands of Suisun Bay). Anyway, so all of these new watershed-based categories are children of Category:Islands of Northern California. I notice that when you made that category, you made it non-diffusing (i.e. it would include all the members of Category:Islands of Santa Clara County, California‎, Islands of San Joaquin County, California‎, etc). This seems like it makes sense to me when all the subcategories are for counties (by-county categories are only useful for certain use cases), but I can't help but think it a little unwieldly to have all 39 members of Category:Islands of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta‎ all show up in the main category (especially since that category is a child of the norcal islands category anyway). While I would normally just be bold and edit the main cat to make it no longer carry the non-diffusing templates, I must confess that categorization is a complex topic, so I could very well be doing something stupid; so, since you were the one who made it that way in the first place, does this seem like a good idea to you? Is it possible to have it be non-diffusing for the county categories and diffusing for the bays? (for added complexity, some islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta are part of the Bay area, some aren't, etc). Basically what I'm trying to say is I am perplexed here and maybe you can tell me something that makes sense. jp×g 16:06, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

The purpose of non-diffusing categories is to have one place where readers can find all the articles about subject without having to wade through subcategories one by one to find something. So subcategories serve readers who want to know only about the subject of the subcategory and all-included categories serve another set of readers; they complement each other. There is no fear of having too many articles in a particular category; dozens or hundreds of articles can appear in a single category; there is no standard of a limiting number--content all depends on the category subject and how the category helps readers to navigate to articles, the sole purpose of categories. In this particular case, we can create a sub-category for islands by county in Northern California and if necessary another for islands by bays in Northern California while repopulating Category:Islands of Northern California so that it again contains ALL such islands without exception. Thanks. Hmains (talk) 23:32, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Category:American white supremacist governors has been nominated for deletionEdit

 

Category:American white supremacist governors has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. User:Namiba 14:23, 17 January 2021 (UTC)