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WelcomeEdit

Hello! I am assuming you have come over from the English Wikipedia, so you are probably familiar with the way this wiki works. I hope you like it here and decide to stay. Here are a few links to help you adjust:

There is much to do here. For example, there are a lot of articles that do not exist yet, which you can bring over from the English Wikipedia and simplify. Do have a look around and see what you would like to do. Thank you for joining us, and you know how to contact me if you need help. Hiàn (talk) 21:35, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Hiàn: your assumption is correct; thanks for the warm welcome --DannyS712 (talk) 21:37, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Missing mapEdit

I noticed you tried to make it blank if the map was missing. It is actually preferable to have the error message so that we know we need to create it. If you see one missing and you don't want to create it yourself just let me know and I will create it. -DJSasso (talk) 16:53, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

@Djsasso: will do, thanks. I don't remember where I saw the error, but I'll remember this in the future. --DannyS712 (talk) 17:51, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I think I found the one you saw and fixed it. I have reverted back to an older version that had a fallback in it to continue working if it had the old system until I get all our templates converted. -DJSasso (talk) 17:53, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Reverted my changeEdit

Hello! Why you reverted my change with Template:Infobox rocket? It is only in use with the Space Shuttle article. I am just defining the terms hard to the readers (eg. Height, Diameter, Mass etc.).

—Your's sincerely, Soumya-8974 (talk) 05:20, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't think those terms are "hard to the readers", and the point of a template is for it to be reused in other articles, even if its only used once currently. --DannyS712 (talk) 18:40, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

vandalism and due diligenceEdit

Hi Danny, I don't know if you're having an off day or what but you restored a ton of vandalism by undoing my redirects, which were fixing garbage from an LTA and requesting deletion of clearly notable (Grammy or platinum certified) musical artists (en:Sevendust, en:Matchbook Romance, en:Method Man & Redman.) Please take more care when nominating things that are very clearly notable, even if the article needs work. Praxidicae (talk) 22:53, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

@Praxidicae: sorry, I had a really stressful day and when I read the stubs I didn't do enough background research. But, I do believe that, in their current form, they do not have a claim of notability - I'll work on them to change that. Sorry, --DannyS712 (talk) 22:57, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Common sense applies here, and then reverting my edit after that, which contained a very detailed explanation is a bit uncalled for. Just because the stubs don't explicitly state why something is notable, much like every other project, a 5 second search would have shown you that they are indeed notable and please look at the history of articles. I also find it helpful when evaluating articles outside of my home wiki to check the wikidata link on the side. If there are articles on numerous projects, there's a good chance they're notable.Praxidicae (talk) 23:01, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Will do, sorry. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:02, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
cc Macdonald-ross (talk · contribs). Those articles claimed notability and are easily notable subjects. Short articles don't constitute a lack of notability. They were LTA creations made into one-sentence stubs that can be formatted and expanded in time. There's an increasing problem of A4's being used for articles that are deemed to be not notable rather than those that don't have claims. However, these subjects all have significant articles on the English Wikipedia. Thanks, Vermont (talk) 23:50, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. Macdonald-ross (talk) 07:01, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

twinkle redesignEdit

Here are some mockups I made of possible GUI changes:
 
 
 


Do you like them, or any ideas? Or do you think they should be implemented Computer Fizz (talk) 09:25, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

@Computer Fizz: both of those would be really hard to implement - the UI is based on morebits.js. But, I can update the functionality. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:07, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I posted three images, so what do you mean by 'both'? Which one is the functionality? Computer Fizz (talk) 01:32, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Computer Fizz: sorry, I'm tired. All 3 of those are UI based. By updating the functionality, I mean updating the current functions. Sorry --DannyS712 (talk) 01:35, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
So are they not updatable without changing morebits? I wouldn't think they'd be since twinkle offers multiple kinds of dialogs already but if it is would it be possible to expand that? Computer Fizz (talk) 01:38, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Computer Fizz: since I know nothing about how morebits works, the only way I could do that (that I can think of) is to fork the current enwiki version of twinkle, and adapt it to here. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:44, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Computer Fizz The first one is sort of doable, the second one is impossible. The third one, may be possible depending on which skin you are using. Also, you could check out User:DannyS712/Quick-Undo which bypasses the Publish Changes page when performing a normal undo :)  — FR 06:40, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Fr30799386: Why is the second one impossible? Seems like it's just the same as all other TW dialogs. Computer Fizz (talk) 11:49, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Computer Fizz, The simple.wikipedia.org says dialog is a prompt dialog, one that is in built into the browser. Besides completely rebuilding the dialog from scratch (which would take non-trivial coding and probably not work as well the browser one for certain reasons) there is no way to modify that particular dialog.  — FR 15:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@FR30799386: I just thought it would be simple enough to make since twinkle already has custom dialogs. but considering I couldn't even get an independent copy of Twinkle to run without errors, I'll take your word for it. Computer Fizz (talk) 18:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah the part which I was saying would be hard/not worth changing is actually the UI. That is the part where we are very far apart from en.wiki. It is why I said we could probably patch in features if you wanted them but didn't mention UI. -DJSasso (talk) 15:35, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
@Djsasso: So what about the shift click and the 'more' thing, would that be possible? Computer Fizz (talk) 18:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

August (continued)Edit

@DannyS712: I put two bugs with twinkle on ANI, but nobody replied. You want to try fixing them? Computer Fizz (talk) 01:32, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, but...Edit

...I was already fixing the page names. You need to give the page creator a little time to do that! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:47, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: sorry! I can look into fixing that part of TW, if you want. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:48, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
That would be great, if you are experienced with Twinkle code (I'm not). Another piece that could use fixing is that, when you RfD a template, it ignores the checkbox for adding noinclude tags around the RfD notice. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:51, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I was looking into updating SEWP's version of twinkle - maybe I should just start from the current enwiki version, and adapt that. It might be easier --DannyS712 (talk) 04:52, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Either way, you might want to discuss it first in a wider forum (like Simple talk). There have been issues in the past with maintaining our version. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Just a bit confused on why you reverted my change on Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution. It says that it's in original text and not simple english, so I assumed that it was supposed to be changed to simple english? I probably misunderstood something, would really appreciate if you could take the time to explain. Thanks! AwesomestUser (talk) 01:37, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit: @Computer Fizz: explained.

Tell meEdit

So you wanna revert my change then how about you answer my question. Who the fuck is Logan NoSpecies (talk) 23:22, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

I have fixed it --DannyS712 (talk) 23:24, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

But who is logan NoSpecies (talk) 23:29, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

But who is logan NoSpecies (talk) 23:29, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

There is no logan --DannyS712 (talk) 23:30, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

October 2019Edit

  Hello, DannyS712. When you revert a user's changes, like you did earlier, don't forget to leave the user a message on their talk page, especially when reverting vandalism or a test edit. You may find Template:User talk page warnings/table useful when doing this, to let them know that the change was considered inappropriate, and to direct them to the sandbox. Thank you. Examknowtalk 01:07, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Examknow: I generally do. Also, can I suggest not "templating the regulars"? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:08, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry if I came of as rude. I just wanted to make sure that you remembered. I don't think you are doing anything wrong it was just a friendly suggestion. You can remove it if you would like. Cheers! Examknowtalk 01:49, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Also thank you for adding to Linear combination. I would much rather have somebody like you edit it and make it good instead of it being deleted. Examknowtalk 01:49, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
No problem --DannyS712 (talk) 01:49, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
I dont know what consensus on this is, but I'm an advocate for templating the regulars. If the activities of a "regular" fall within that associated with a template, I don't see why they should be exempt from the same treatment everyone else gets. Obviously, this is provided that the template-adder is doing so in good faith, like here, and not to make a point. Best, Vermont (talk) 02:53, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
@Vermont: I'll read this in a second, but mediawiki is flooded with vandalism and copyvio right now - can you take a look? --DannyS712 (talk) 02:54, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I was in the middle of something. I agree that regulars can be templated, but I think that a warning isn't needed every time. Sorry if I came off as hostile; just wanted to point out that I know to generally leave a warning. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 03:16, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Vermont: I agree. I have never subscribed to en:WP:DTR, which is only an essay anyway, not a guideline. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:51, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

patrollingEdit

Categories: I saw that you marked Category:Tunisian songs as patrolled. If you're going to patrol categories, please make sure that they're set up appropriately. There were two issues with this category:

  • It was not properly categorized. One category (Songs by genre) was incorrect. The other (Songs) may have been overcategorization, depending on whether a more specific category could be found.
  • The category had only one entry in it. We want at least three entries in every category (with certain exceptions, such as maintenance categories). If you patrol a category like this, please mark it as underpopulated and leave a message for the creator.

User and user talk pages: I see that you have patrolled a lot of these. It is usually not necessary to patrol them.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:42, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: thanks for following up. I'll be more vigilant when it comes to categories. As for user (talk) pages, I try to patrol all new pages --DannyS712 (talk) 18:54, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
It's not necessary to patrol all page types but, just out of curiosity, what do you check for on all the various page types? If you're not making sure they are valid pages, correctly set up, properly categorized where applicable, in simple language where applicable, and whatever else is required for each type, then please don't patrol them. There's more to patrolling than just marking a page as patrolled. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:50, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Well:
  • For user talk pages, its generally a warning using huggle/twinkle from a user that isn't autopatrol. If the warning was sent by a user I recognize, and the page looks normal, I patrol it
  • For user pages, if its not abusing wikipedia as a web host, and looks reasonable, I patrol it
  • For redirects, if the target makes sense, I patrol it
  • For wikipedia namespace pages (usually RfD), if the request seems to have been made correctly, and/or has had further discussion, it seems safe to patrol
  • For talk pages, if its abuse and I reset it or another user resets it to just {{Talk header}}, I then patrol it
  • For articles, I patrol those less, but I ensure that it has basic categories, tagged if needed, minor copyedit, etc and then patrol
Hope that helps, --DannyS712 (talk) 22:54, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
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