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TO DO — DNB footer initialsEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaEdit

Note to self and anyone else interested.

Category:Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should it be a portal too? If yes, we really need a means to autopopulate (minor) portals so we do not have do lots of work in that space.

If it is not, we need to look to adapt {{authority control}} so it can be utilised with arbitrary access to WD so AC can be filled on such a page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

To reviewEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

template:OGL needs an author: ns version created for use. Currently only has works version.

header WP links and the use of main subject at WDEdit

have a check to see that where we have (encyclopaedic) pages in main namespace that link wikipedia = through header, that these items at wikidata may or may not have "main subject" wikilink. Can or should we be pulling that link via WD to manage deleted and moved items, and also be prepared for any item that has a future wp link. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Authors with missing death dates -> Category:Authors without death datesEdit

explore making this change. They are not missing if they are not dead, so we should cater for both scenarios without confusing things. Only would be missing of the person is alive 130 years after death. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

link templates — to buildEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 23:47, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Files to recover from CommonsEdit

monobook toolbar againEdit

Have another look at it and see if I can get it functioning. fr:Special:Gadgets <sigh> — billinghurst sDrewth 01:43, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

template:DNB linkEdit

Consider with the anchor feature whether it should project the name and state that it is part of a parent article. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

write proposal to remove "categories"Edit

  • use of this methodology overrides redirect and disambiguation aspects of templates and hotcat
  • makes maintenance harder with pywikibot, AWB and HotCat
  • put in a tracker on use
  • non-standard and should be avoided unless part of a standard
  Done and resolved. Use of category in header can be replaced. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Clean up to do History of Abraham, Isaac, & JacobEdit

  • mv text to header
  • rm "EM"
  • replacement /\<br \/\>/g
  • cleanup script
  • note to editor
  • consider if scripts are required for other NLS works, and either do or document the AWB actions

Categorisation to fixEdit

To do: The Dictionary of Australasian BiographyEdit

  • Consider whether we want to migrate to its own header series   Done
  • review wikipedia and wikidata linking   Done => {{topicmatcher}} implemented
  • Check readiness to export

Wikidata cleanupEdit

Tech News: 2021-21Edit

17:07, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

"Dictionary of Australasian Biography" template issueEdit

Using the "Dictionary of Australasian Biography" template has made a bit of a mess of The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/M'Combie, Hon. Thomas article, I'm afraid. The first part of the article is not displaying and several other articles are displaying on the page. DivermanAU (talk) 12:25, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

@DivermanAU: Needed onlysection = the system converts an apostrophe to the unicode, and that fails inside <pages>. I thought that I had gone back and got them all. I will run another check. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:29, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
@DivermanAU: Missed some m'xxxx names. While I have your attention, if you have a look at {{topicmatcher}} and user:billinghurst/common.css, you will see that we have a means to identify those biographies that have no Wikidata item, and then where no connection through main subject (P921) to a person item. The categorisation happens automatically, but if you add the css code you get a click link that pulls up topicmatcher. At the moment I have the template inside this {{DAB}} code. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:44, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-22Edit

17:05, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Template talk:PageEdit

Thank you. I had already figured out that {{page}} was talking directly. In the end I implemented something like you suggested in the sandbox. (I also moved the start and end portions of the relevant table inside the "section" tags.)

What had actually "broken" was the discussion post itself, namely that the <syntaxhighlight> was failing to engage, and I could not figure out why it was treating the <pages> as actual markup, rather than the example content it was intended to be. Thank you repairing it. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:09, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-23Edit

20:02, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

data habits and book template at the commonsEdit

Some of my wikidata habits have formed from working with the book template at commons. Some of my solutions to the problems there are causing you problems with me at wikidata.

I would encourage you to try wikidata for re-filling out the book templates and keep your eye on the hidden categories and the other problems. I like to make a nice clean title page for books at commons, with the original dimensions of the scan (in 300ppi). Some of my conflicts are with that. Other things also caused me to give it up and start giving scans their own data, independent of cat or Main link but not independent of the index url.

Perhaps, if you have these problems also, you can author the phab ticket. I like my solutions, so authoring a please fix it just isn't in my vocabulary.

Any title page or cover that you would like, just ask, I really enjoy making them and do not think it is a waste of my time or wiki space to have them.

They have a hidden cat for P6243 in the structured data, also, they use "inception" instead of "publication date" like it is a building or a company or something. I would fix those things, "digital depiction of" just make me kind of queasy -- it is a scan or a microfilm.... The book template uses the art module which might be some of the problem. I will quit just rambling now. Avoiding a template broken problem....--RaboKarbakian (talk) 02:48, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

@RaboKarbakian: Template flaws at another wiki are not an excuse for poor/incorrect data entry. Ask them to fix the Commons issues at c:Template talk:Book. I have been working at Commons and at Wikidata and with the book template for years, and have put correct data into those and choose not to import data, and just add the wikidata link, the rest will fix itself in time. Though I do typically complete the book template at the beginning of the process. Scans do not have their own data, that is wrong, please do not create pseudo-solutions. Get the technical problems fixed not redesign the world for the wrong problem. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:51, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-24Edit

20:26, 14 June 2021 (UTC)


This template doesn't seem like a good thing because there's always the (rather unfortunate) possibility of a nation extending their copyright expiry time to something greater than 100 years. In case this were ever to happen, wouldn't it be useful for the parameters to be fulfilled?

If not, we might just want to run a bot through all of Wikisource to replace every instance of years < 1921 in Template:PD/US parameters with just Template:PD-old. PseudoSkull (talk) 14:49, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

All the authors have PD-old where they have a death date prior to 1921. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:51, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-25Edit

15:49, 21 June 2021 (UTC)