RD ITN David Cook (published on 21 Sept 2020)Edit

Hi Martin. Thank you for posting the above which I nominated on ITN/RD, would you mind giving me the credits for nomination. Keep safe JW 1961 Talk 23:00, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Certainly will - thanks for the reminder — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:31, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:High-use/numEdit

 Template:High-use/num has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Gonnym (talk) 10:45, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:High-use/textEdit

 Template:High-use/text has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Gonnym (talk) 10:45, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Two things to noteEdit

Hell MSGJ. Two things about this edit. First, it isn't a bare url. As you can see the url is in a cite template. It is missing a title and a couple other fields which anyone can add. Second as the page is fully protected I can't add them. If you are so inclined you can go in and add - |title=Why I dropped ‘conservative’ from my Twitter profile |last= Rubin|first=Jennifer |date= September 17, 2020|website=www.washingtonpost.com|access-date=2020-10-05 - to the cite template and that should take care of things. Regards. MarnetteD|Talk 20:25, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

  Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:42, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Cool beans many thanks. MarnetteD|Talk 20:54, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Dealing with spamEdit

Just FYI Wikipedia:Spam#Dealing with spam.--Moxy 🍁 22:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Lists of mathematics articlesEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Lists of mathematics articles 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! 14:51, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

@Liz: this category was populated yesterday! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:52, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
Please could you un-nominate this, as I am in discussion with the bot operator that emptied this category? Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:56, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
The category should be renamed so that it is clear that it is a WikiProject category and not a mainspace category. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 17:33, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I am happy to consider alternatives. Shall we take this to CfD so that the wider community can comment? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:40, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I disagree with moving it under Category:WikiProject Mathematics articles. If you look carefully you will see that all pages in that category are talk pages. I don't think it is sensible to mix a different namespace into this categorisation. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:43, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
I understand your reasoning, so, yeah, I don't mind. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 22:27, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Lists of mathematics articlesEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Lists of mathematics articles 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! 15:25, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

@Liz:: can you stop doing please? I already asked you above — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:58, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Would you be willing to shadow my template editing?Edit

I don't mean full time, but if in the course of your normal Wikipedia work, you happen to notice I've edited a template and have made mistakes someone with template-editor rights shouldn't be making, please let me know.

I'm asking, because once I gain more confidence in modules, I plan on doing more "semi protected edit requests" of templates and modules. After I'm sure I've got things down to a science, I will be asking for template editor rights so I can do those chores too.

Thanks again for picking up the mop - or is it the template-editing scissors-and-glue? - and doing that little chore for me earlier today.[1] davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 20:40, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

@Davidwr: of course, anytime I can help - just ask. Probably more likely with templates than modules though! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:07, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
@MSGJ: I did some major work on the sandbox of {{interlanguage link}}. The background and other details are on the talk page at Template talk:interlanguage link#Forcing redlink on redirect pages. If you have time, feedback is welcome. If you don't, that's okay, I expect those already participating in that thread will also give it a serious look. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 21:29, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
I'll take a look, but that might take me a while to look over because I am not familiar with that template. It looks like you are trying to implement something like I did at Template:Wikidata red link which is designed to use the information on Wikidata to make a red link but has some logic for supressing redirects, etc. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:23, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
{{interlanguage link}} has been around awhile. I didn't write it, but I did change it a couple months ago to make the expensive parser function call go away if |display= is used. I did it for the specific reason that List of villages in Rivne Oblast was way over the limit. Earlier today, I saw that someone wanted a way to have "circular redirects" not be linked normally. What I cobbled together today is a compromise solution. Since then, I've realized that the user's request probably CAN be fulfilled, at least in principle. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:53, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Lists of mathematics articlesEdit

 

A tag has been placed on Category:Lists of mathematics articles 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! 16:15, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Category:Draft-Class mathematics articlesEdit

I notice that both Category:Draft-Class mathematics articles and Category:Draft-Class mathematics pages are listed for speedy deletion. I'm presuming we want one or the other. The former is automatically populated. Just checking this is intentional. --Salix alba (talk): 18:40, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Some editor tagged the former with {{db-move}} because they thought the latter should be moved. I couldn't really see the benefit as there is no significant history in either. But I don't really mind either way. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:43, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
There are a few other categories in the same situation currently! — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:45, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Vijayalakshmi RamananEdit

Ha, looks like we just edit-conflicted posting this. I've posted it with 21 October, as the news stories of the death bear that date. Black Kite (talk) 22:03, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Hey, I beat you by a few seconds I think. No problem. Is that the standard practice now? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:05, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, the date the death was first publicised goes in the template. Obviously that's usually for deaths where their announcement is delayed by a few days, although I think we've had some recently where there was quite a gap - Florian Schneider for example died on 21 April but was only announced on 7 May. Black Kite (talk) 22:09, 22 October 2020 (UTC)