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Sporkbot breaking sfns[edit]

HI, edits like this one and this one are breaking loads of {{sfn}} references, adding articles to Category:Harv and Sfn no-target errors. My watchlist is filling up with them. DuncanHill (talk) 14:26, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DuncanHill and Primefac, I don't know why this caused an error. The bot just updated the templates per the instructions in the TfD. I checked 2-6-2, and the reference with the error correctly sends you to the citation, so is this a false positive? I don't see how the bot could have caused this problem. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 14:48, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No idea myself, it's just a cite template inside of a #switch statement. Primefac (talk) 14:54, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(ec) On closer examination it's causing a false positive, which has to be fixed with Template:Sfn whitelist - see here or here for examples. DuncanHill (talk) 14:55, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
DuncanHill, would it be better to add something to Module:Footnotes/whitelist instead of the 109 transcluding pages, or is 109 not enough? Pages like John G. Robinson will need a lot of whitelisting! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 15:23, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Probably, but I wouldn't know how! DuncanHill (talk) 15:45, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We can ask Jonesey95 who has recent edits to that module? Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 15:47, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like more than one form of the whitelist is required, see eg here. I've got to nip off for a bit, do my cardio rehab, can you ask them? DuncanHill (talk) 15:49, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You don't need those at all; {{sfn whitelist}} just pushes the problem under the carpet and is rarely necessary expecially if the long ref is in a template page, as here. All you need is these, and amending that single page will avoid the need to edit dozens of separate articles. That said, I still maintain that it is a bug in the javascript that is dumping pages into Category:Harv and Sfn template errors even when the links work perfectly well. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:22, 27 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 15:50, 27 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request undeletion of Template:Fresno Subdivision[edit]

With the creation of a Fresno Subdivision article, I'd like to request that the Template:Fresno Subdivision be restored. The primary reason it was deleted (no parent article for template) has been rectified, and it should be included in the article. Thank you. -MJ (talk) 04:42, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mjdestroyerofworlds:, sure, now undeleted. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 13:16, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Plastikspork! I noticed you replaced my use of {{A2R}} with the full template name {{R avoided double redirect}} in a few places, eg. Special:Diff/1175500389. I just wanted to check if there were any problems with me using {{A2R}}/{{A2r}} as a template shortcut for {{R avoided double redirect}}, so that I can avoid using it in future if it’s causing issues.

All the best, user:A smart kittenmeow 20:24, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A smart kitten No, no problem. It was listed in a database report for transclusions of non-existent templates, but now that the redirect has been created, there is no problem. Although, I find the full name less opaque. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 13:31, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request undeletion of Template:Mojave Subdivision[edit]

Same as two sections above, but with Template:Mojave Subdivision and Mojave Subdivision -MJ (talk) 22:36, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mjdestroyerofworlds: done! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 13:30, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted template: Venezuela Colombia military defections[edit]

Hi, Plastikspork. The template deleted at at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2022 June 9#Template:Venezuela Colombia military defections has become relevant to discussions at Talk:Operation Gideon (2020). I am hoping to know a) which four or five articles it was linked at, and b) at least the first citation and the last three or four (I'm seeking to understand when the reporting first started and how the numbers of defectors escalated over time and what sources were reporting them). I believe that was in multiple articles, so that deleting the template was correct, but I can't find any trace of that information. Might either of you either let me know that data, or temporarily restore the template so I can view it? If you are able to extract the data I need, it's not at all necessary to restore it; I just don't even know what keywords to search on now to find a history of that data. Thanks in advance; also pinging Izno in case you're busy. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:42, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SandyGeorgia: It was merged into articles here and here and removed from the other articles here and here. There may have been other actions by other editors, but those are mine after the TfD closed. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 15:23, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks so much; that is enough for what I need. Regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:14, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]