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We have a situation with the article Dallas. The IP editor (talk · contribs) has been at war for two years with the (disambiguation) redirects in that article's hatnote. Narky Blert attempted to persuade them to stop in October 2021, so conversation has been tried and failed. Nick Number restored the redirects on a later occasion, and I have warned them twice and restored the redirects at least three times. My last fix was reverted, and I'm not entirely certain the IP's edits constitute vandalism, so I don't want to get an edit-war suspension. Any thoughts on how to proceed? —ShelfSkewed Talk 19:54, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rats, I'd hoped they'd stopped; though their October 2021 TP post It is every Wikipedia user's duty to know what they are linking to had never filled me with enthusiasm. TY to Dekimasu for correcting this error again. IP's edits to Dallas are definitely not WP:VAND, though they do smack of WP:CIR; and it's certainly not a case of WP:THEYCANTHEARYOU, because they know about their TP. Their other edits - well, I've seen worse and some are perfectly good. To me, this looks too slow-moving for WP:PP or any sort of sanction. I suggest more eyes and reversions on Dallas if they persist, in the hope they learn. Sigh.
Pinging Leschnei, another member of the reversion club who'd posted on IP's TP. Narky Blert (talk) 21:05, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have to admit that I never understood what they meant by It is every Wikipedia user's duty to know what they are linking to - are we to assume that every link to a disambiguation page is intentional? Leschnei (talk) 22:32, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it's an opinion which dissents from WP:NOTBROKEN and WP:INTDAB, used as a justification for making changes which conflict with those guidelines. Certes (talk) 23:05, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The behaviour reminds me of Kung Hibbe, who seems to understand WP:NOTBROKEN and WP:INTDAB but disagrees with them, though the IP address is not in their usual range. Like Kung Hibbe and other socks, the IP is Swedish ( and is active on Dutch Wikipedia as well as English and Swedish. Time for a SPI? Certes (talk) 21:55, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think the quacking is loud or frequent enough for an SPI right now. I've seen other editors who disbelieve in those guidelines, and this is a low-activity IP. Narky Blert (talk) 23:53, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shortened lists of dabs[edit]

Is it just me (and my computer setup) or are some of the lists being shortened?

Does anyone know why this should be happening & anything that can be done to fix it?— Rod talk 12:14, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's not just your computer. They're truncated for me too. Certes (talk) 21:30, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Y with loop[edit]

Can anyone work out what is going on at Y with loop? There are lots of 2 letter links to dab pages in the template "Lating Script" but these don't appear at Template:Latin script and I have no idea what they should be linking to or what they are meant to mean.— Rod talk 13:42, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It will be one of the recent changes to these subtemplates:
It's probably something for Kepler-1229b (talk · contribs) to look at. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:25, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They're in the "pairs" section. 🪐Kepler-1229b | talk | contribs🪐 00:34, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed. 🪐Kepler-1229b | talk | contribs🪐 00:35, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Something to do[edit]

For any disambiguators looking for something to do while the replication lag prevents our reports from working, a move has caused Universal history to become a disambiguation page with a little under 200 incoming links. -Niceguyedc (talk) 12:03, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reports are starting to catch up, but are running slowly and may time out. Certes (talk) 11:37, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]