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computer not functioning properlyEdit

Sorry if I haven't been on Simple Wikipedia lately. My computer isn't functioning well. I'm gonna get a new computer before September. I know that computers ain't perfect. But neither are humans. I'll be back soon on the Simple Wikipedia. Till then, you take care. Angela Maureen (talk) 23:56, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

unsupported parametersEdit

i see you are taking care of unsupported template parameters. while you're at it can you handle {{tl}} too? it only supports one parameter even though people constantly try to use two or more. could you either remove those second parameters or edit Template:tl to support more than one? (it's fully protected so i can't edit it myself) Laptop Fizz (talk) 05:43, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@Laptop Fizz: I might be able to do that another time, but it's not in the scope of what I'm working on right now (infobox parameters, mostly). If you want, you could use the template's sandbox to add code to dump those pages into a category so they can be found easily. That would make our template different from enwiki's, though, so you might want to run it by the community first.
I also see that there's another template, {{tlwp}} (tl with parameters?), that accepts parameters, so these multiple-parameter uses of the other template might be able to be changed to that template. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:03, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
What do you mean by "template sandbox"? Creating Template:tl/sandbox? But all the pages are using template:tl so it wouldn't work. Laptop Fizz (talk) 13:03, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
@Laptop Fizz: Yes, by creating that page. I don't mean to change all the pages that currently use the template: we definitely wouldn't want to do that. It would just be to test the changes. Then you would do the following:
  1. Find a page that passes more than one parameter to {{tl}} (or create that situation on any page, just for testing, without saving the test change).
  2. Edit that page and change the code to use the sandbox. For example, if the code is {{tl|templatename|parm1}}, you would change it to {{tl/sandbox|templatename|parm1}}.
  3. Without saving the change, preview the page and see if it does what you want. If not, make the necessary changes to the sandbox and try again. When it does what you want, cancel out of the edit.
Those steps are the way to test changes to any template. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:41, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Well if {{tlwp}} is a thing wouldn't it be best to just use that? Or are you suggesting that {{tlwp}} should be deleted? Computer Fizz (talk) 21:09, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I think we should use {{tlwp}} when we want the parameters to show. I'm suggesting changing {{tl}} so that when a page passes it too many parameters it will add a maintenance category to the page so that we can find it and fix the code. If you haven't worked on templates before, don't feel you have to be the one to do it. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:17, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, i've never made any complicated templates before. But i gotta start at some point so i'll try this. Computer Fizz (talk) 21:20, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
I think i got it to work, can you double-check and copy my changes over if it does? Computer Fizz (talk) 21:23, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
It looks like it recognizes when there's an extra parameter, but it shouldn't display an error on the page. It should just add the error category. Also, the code you add should be before the documentation template, not after. By the way, we don't need to create the error category yet. I deleted the category because we haven't run this by the community yet, and because it should have a more explanatory name than you gave it. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:38, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

fixed those two issues, good now? although i didn't change the category name, will ask for one on the simple talk post (or whereever this'll go). Computer Fizz (talk) 23:24, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Yep, that looks good! When the category is created, I'm thinking it would be good to include a hatnote suggesting using tlwp instead. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:52, 3 August 2019 (UTC)


Hii, can you grant me confirmed right? i want use twinkle to revert vandalism. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:25, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

@CptViraj: No, we don't usually do that. You will be autoconfirmed after your account is four days old and you have made at least ten changes. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:31, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
Fine, please check Keeping Up Appearances. See page history. -- CptViraj (📧) 09:32, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
What do you want me to check? The IP hasn't done three reverts yet -- three changes, yes, but not three reverts. You also haven't warned them, which is preferred before blocking. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:48, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Request for assistanceEdit

Hi. I'm on a bit of a Wikibreak right now, not so much from here as from Meta and Incubator, and mainly due to my frustration on some LangCom issues. So mostly I don't want to sign in under my regular name for the time being. I'm not entirely hiding, as you'll see, but I am trying to keep a lower profile for the moment.

I've had this second account elsewhere for a while, but have just activated it here. Would you mind helping me with the following?

  • Add {{User alternative account name|SJ81}} to my regular user page, just above {{userboxbottom}}. (I'm being stopped by an abuse filter.)
  • Add patroller and confirmed to this account. (I'm really not all that likely to edit under this user name, but I'd like to minimize the fuss if I do. And I don't want to do 10 junk edits just to trip the autoconfirmed flag.)

Thanks. SJ81 (talk) [alternate account of StevenJ81] 15:52, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@SJ81: I can do most of that if you request it from the main account, just so I can be sure you're who you say you are. If you don't want to make the request online, you can email me from the main account. However, I can't add the confirmed right: I believe it takes a crat to do that, and I am only an admin. You can ask a crat, but why not make ten non-junk edits? Pick a maintenance category and take care of issues on ten articles.
Anyway, if you want me to do just the template and patroller, request it from your main account. Or let me know if you'd rather ask a crat to do all of it. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:47, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Maybe I'll get at those chess articles. I haven't done much good, old-fashioned content repair in a while. (Please do patroller. As long as I just signed in as me, I'll do the template myself.) StevenJ81 (talk) 23:16, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
TY. SJ81 (talk) [alternate account of StevenJ81] 23:23, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Patroller given. YW. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:25, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

List of Disney charactersEdit

Hello, I've a question: it's my idea, or that file doesn't exist? Regards, Hasley (talk) 01:27, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

@Hasley:That's weird. When I added it back, I saw the image in preview. I've replaced it with one that exists on Commons. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:30, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Np. I saw that Turelio deleted that file. I even got confused with another (nonexistent) file. Thank you. Hasley (talk) 01:37, 14 August 2019 (UTC)


Happy Wikibirthday @Auntof6: may you live longer to fight bad ass vandals and build our beautiful wiki. Asante sana --DJ ( - ) 20:10, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) wasn't it a month ago? Computer Fizz (talk) 20:26, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Computer Fizz: My first edit here looks like it was on 18 August 2008. It doesn't seem like 11 years! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:21, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
oh, i was going by your account creation, not by first edit. Either way happy (late) wikibirthday :) Computer Fizz (talk) 18:33, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
@RazorTheDJ: Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:21, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Wow...11 years. Congrats, and thank you for your continued contributions. I could reasonably guess a significant amount of the vandals we block have been living for less time than you've been editing. Best, Vermont (talk) 03:51, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
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