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Periodic table: !important;table-layout: fixed

Hi. re this edit. !important;table-layout: fixed;. Could you expand? I have been editing those periodic tables to get the colums right, So I am very interested. It's a beast, that PT! - DePiep (talk) 23:29, 2 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@DePiep: Sure. The sandbox version doesn't have that fix, so click here [1] on a desktop (screen width > 720 px) to see the issue. (That should put you into mobile mode.) You should see the periodic table squished over to the left by the mobile stylesheet, which whacks a width:auto !important; rule onto it. I don't personally have a device with a wide screen that uses mobile mode by default, but I imagine tablets will see the page like that, hence me fixing it. In all other cases the edit should have no effect. User:GKFXtalk 23:36, 2 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Module:Format TemplateData

Hi, I am happy to find some 40 templates equipped with this technology.

In January you forked the module.

  • I am afraid this is not the best idea.
  • I have seen this edit as of 20 January.
  • I responded by introduction of Module:TemplateData/config.
  • The appearance in enWP should be kept now.

I recommend to return to upstream version. The module is under continuous development.

Your fork is missing the following new features:

  • Custom format by keyword rather than cryptic codes (example).
  • Help pages linked (see “Type” column in example and request explanation of data type).
  • JSON code displayed in case of JSON syntax error.
    • JSON code after template expansion (example).
    • Interface for jsonDebug error locator.
  • Upstream change information and reminding facility.
    • The module changed on upstream.

If you have suggestions for features of global interest please do not hesitate to contact me.

Greetings --PerfektesChaos (talk) 21:13, 12 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@PerfektesChaos: Many thanks, I'll contact you about merging changes back upstream in due course. User:GKFXtalk 21:21, 12 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, your fork is missing the following features now:
Enjoy --PerfektesChaos (talk) 18:27, 4 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

A page you started (Lethal synthesis) has been reviewed!

Thanks for creating Lethal synthesis, GKFX!

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Nomination for deletion of Module:Multilingual

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Thank you for pinging me on your response to my extended-confirmed edit request. Without the ping I would have had a really hard time finding the section, as it's either been moved/archived or another editor has taken over my request heading '(2)'. Anyway, thanks again and for the detailed response.RandomGnome (talk) 20:45, 7 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Daily Mail reference at David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

Hi. Please do not use the Daily Mail as you did at David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville. It is not a reliable source. See WP:DAILYMAIL. Kind regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 10:38, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Robby.is.on:, I have carefully read WP:Deprecated sources and noted the following sentence: "Deprecated sources can normally be cited as a primary source when the source itself is the subject of discussion, such as to describe its own viewpoint." The Daily Mail was a widely circulated and popular tabloid and therefore I feel that its opinion pieces are legitimate to cite for the line "contemporary press reports described him as 'unsackable.'". If the article asserted that he actually was unsackable, then of course a reliable source would be needed. It would be great if the originally cited Independent article was also still available, but it isn't. User:GKFXtalk 10:46, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
To use the Daily Mail article to support the sentence "contemporary press reports described him as 'unsackable.'" would be original research. We would "reach or imply a conclusion not directly and explicitly supported by the source". If anything, the "unsackable" claim would have to be attributed to the Daily Mail. But, considering Wikipedia:Reliable sources and undue weight, the DM's opinion is likely WP:UNDUE. Kind regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 11:03, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Happy template editing! Primefac (talk) 17:00, 8 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Problem with Template:Charmap

I don't know enough about templates to tell what the trouble is, but something you did to {{Charmap}} seems to be causing "The time allocated for running scripts has expired" errors to appear in several articles. (See, for instance, Number sign, Tsu (kana), and Radical 213). Perhaps it would be best to revert your edits unless you can quickly identify and fix the problem. Deor (talk) 18:26, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the heads up! The problem lies in Template:GB18030 which for some reason is very slow. I have disabled it temporarily. User:GKFXtalk 18:48, 10 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

"Corporate media" listed at Redirects for discussion

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Page tabs

Hi. I see that you redirected my Page tabs template in my User Talk space. I originally kept my own version of the template as the original only supported a limited number of tabs so I was managing it myself for my own purposes. Can you confirm that the new version does not have any such limitations? If it does not have any such limitations (and on cursory testing it doesn't seem to), thanks for redirecting.--Jeffro77 (talk) 07:44, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Jeffro77: Yep can confirm that the new implementation uses an actual loop and should work for as many tabs as you specify, provided they are put in consecutive parameters. (i.e. setting tabs 1, 2 and 5 probably won't work.) User:GKFXtalk 08:25, 26 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

pandemic-table-dense

Noticed your addition of this new table style to the Washington State table. Is this change complete or a work in progress? I regularly edit a number of "covid cases by county" tables. The markup is machine generated (via spreadsheet) allowing updating via a single paste. I incorporated your change(s) into all the other tables I edit. Anything to be aware of? EphemeralErrata (talk) 08:16, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@EphemeralErrata: I think that was all that could reasonably be done with CSS to reduce the PEIS issues around the COVID articles. The other important thing was the direct use of {{#invoke:Medical cases chart}}, rather than {{Medical cases chart}}, for all charts with a large amount of data. (I've made that change in all the places it was necessary so it just needs to not be changed back.) User:GKFXtalk 09:30, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Question about the List of places in Colorado pages

Can you explain to me why the List of places in Colorado-02 is getting "The time allocated for running scripts has expired." messages but the slightly smaller List of places in Colorado is not. I can easily break these into more pages if that would help, or is something else at play. Thanks for any help you can provide. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk e-mail 15:08, 16 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Buaidh: The time allocated is 10 seconds, but the running time for any given page is dependent on how busy the servers are at any point in time. The Lua time usage now on List of places in Colorado-02 is 4.492 seconds so I suspect that it would have been caused by the servers being very busy earlier rather than there being anything wrong with the page. (The time usage appears in the parser report comment at the bottom of the page content.) User:GKFXtalk 16:12, 16 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you.  Buaidh  talk e-mail 16:41, 16 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

WP:PEIS limit

I saw on COVID-19 pandemic in Israel that you replaced {{Reflist}} by <references />. How did you know that that page is, as you wrote, "on/near WP:PEIS limit"? Debresser (talk) 15:32, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Debresser: It was initially over the limit and coming up in Category:Pages where post-expand include size is exceeded. I fixed that in a template [2], but made the edit to the main article anyway as a belt-and-braces approach in case of further issues. User:GKFXtalk 16:25, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I'm afraid this is part of the project I am less familiar with. Debresser (talk) 20:21, 19 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Draft review

Hi, I would like to inform you that I have made changes to the article you are reviewing Draft:Laser Induced White Emission. I would be grateful if you could have a look there in your free time.

If this is not the right place to leave this type of message, I apologize in advance - I'm a novice on Wikipedia. LIWE 20 (talk) 07:44, 27 April 2021 (UTC)LIWE 20[reply]

@LIWE 20: Sorry, I've been busy with a new job and haven't wanted to face a big review right now. I will get around to it. User:GKFXtalk 21:51, 28 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GKFX: I'm sorry to bother you again, but I would like to remind you in checking my article. Please take a look at your free time, or if you don't have enough time maybe you could pass it to another user? Thank you in advance LIWE 20
@LIWE 20:  Done User:GKFXtalk 07:45, 31 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@GKFX: Thank you so much! LIWE 20

Template:Infobox football biography

It appears that your edit to Template:Infobox football biography has resulted in div-span-flip lint errors in 6 articles using this template. Please review. If you don't know about lint errors, please see WP:linter and you may find the lintHint tool, described there, to be helpful. —Anomalocaris (talk) 00:09, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Anomalocaris: I think this is now resolved. User:GKFXtalk 10:32, 12 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Kerala

Kerala page -> History -> British era

can you add This photo of Thiyyar Regiment , a regiment raised from native indians which consisted of only Thiyyar warriors, centered at Thalassery, Malabar,Kerala Thiyyar Soldiers of The Thiyyar Regiment in The British Indian Army in British era of History section? Details are already there as : British in Malabar also converted Thiyyar army, called as Thiyya pattalam into a special regiment centered at Thalassery called as The Thiyyar Regiment in 1904

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Template:Ntsp

Just to clarify why I've reverted your change to Template:Ntsp. It appears to be trimming trailing zeros too aggressively. This can be seen on the example, where the Super Exotic Car was displaying as $1 million, instead of the correct price of $100 million. Armouredduck (talk) 09:49, 26 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Module:Sandbox/GKFX/2

Module:Sandbox/GKFX/2 has 8 missing end tag lint errors. If you are done with it, would you please blank the page or otherwise delete it? —Anomalocaris (talk) 04:50, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Anomalocaris Done, but could you explain exactly how those lint errors are detected? It says I've got a load of missing end tags on b and i tags, but I don't see anything in my code that looks like a start tag for one of those. User:GKFXtalk 09:22, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I don't understand modules very much at all. I looked at Missing end tag in Module namespace, where I was able to fix missing end tag lint errors from 6 modules that were written, more or less, as templates. For example, I fixed Module:Adjacent stations/Canadian National Railway by inserting an obviously-missing closing </small> tag. That "Missing end tag in Modules" list also showed these 8 lint errors in Module:Sandbox/GKFX/2. I assumed that blanking the page would make the lint errors go away, but it hasn't. For items not in the Module namespace, usually the lint analysis after editing takes only a few seconds. Maybe it takes longer for modules. Modules, like most other pages, have a "Page information" link in the "tools" section, below "What links here", etc. The Page information page for Module:Sandbox/GKFX/2, that is, Info page, still shows 8 missing end tag lint errors. I didn't know the cause of the lint errors when I made the request, and I really don't understand why they are still there. If you want to investigate this further, I suggest two things. First, take a look at WP:Linter and install lintHint. lintHint is a useful tool, but it doesn't work in the Module namespace. It does work in ExpandTemplates, after you click the "OK" button. So the second step might be to revert back to your previous version of Module:Sandbox/GKFX/2 and use Special:ExpandTemplates, set the Input wikitext to {{#invoke:Sandbox/GKFX/2}}, modified to include whatever arguments are supposed to be there, press "OK" and then click on lintHint and see what you find out. (Before you do that, you should play with lintHint on some other page, such as any non-Module page listed on Missing end tag, so you see how lintHint is supposed to work on a regular non-Module editing page. It's pretty much the same on ExpandTemplates. —Anomalocaris (talk) 10:24, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
P.S. We had a discussion earlier this month so you probably already knew about lintHint. —Anomalocaris (talk) 10:27, 27 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Help on this template on a local Wiki

Hi, I have noticed your contributions for this template. I am tryin to create this template on my local wiki and it gives me errors. I would appreciate if you could help me on it. you can check this local wiki pages for ref. If you are unable to, i would appreciate if u could direct me to someone who could help.
Here are the links
[3] [4]
Glacious (talk) 14:50, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Glacious: that is all done for you. I have updated dv:Module:Location map to be an exact copy of our one and it now works. I also had to change the way the coordinates were supplied on the articles you linked there above. User:GKFXtalk 21:29, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Awesome! Thanks for your help. If I may, i would like to make one request. dv:template:Infobox also gives LUA ERROR and I am unable to center the headings and names at the top of the infoboxes, as it is aligned right now. Glacious (talk) 13:35, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
The Lua error is sorted, the issue lay in dv:މޮޑިއުލް:Navbar/configuration which called require on itself and made an infinite loop. For the alignment issues, you need to update dv:މީޑިއާވިކީ:Common.css to contain all the infobox-related styles as some of them are missing; I see you last updated it in 2018 and more infobox styling has been added since then. User:GKFXtalk 20:51, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Module:High-use

Hey there, GKFX! I'm an admin on SqWiki and I usually look after the technical aspect of the project. Lately I was thinking of translating the text that appears on Module:High-use in our wiki (which I have gotten from here and it's currently on English). When I started doing that though, I stumbled on some difficulties from a language point of view. For example:

local used_on_text = "This " .. (mw.title.getCurrentTitle().namespace == 828 and "Lua module" or "template") .. ' is used ';

In Albanian we have grammatical genders and the words "module" and "template" fall on different genders (module being masculine and template feminine) which requires us to use different words when referring to them, specifically being: Ky modul and Kjo stampë (template).

Also local sandbox_text = ("%s's [[%s/Livadhi|/Livadhi]] or [[%s/testcases|/testcases]] subpages, or in your own [[%s]]. ") needless to say, the 's part makes no sense in Albanian so parts like that would need to be fully rewritten.

After experiencing these 2 problems, I stopped dealing with it, not wanting to break anything on the module, given that I'm inexperienced on Scribunto. Can you help me guide on the localization process? Maybe I can give you the text and you can make the needed changes? Also, I'm not sure if the module on EnWiki could be changed altogether to allow better internationalization. A text using singulars and plurals, different genders and English specific forms like 's is a living hell for i18n.

I found your name on the contributors on that module and thought to ask. Don't be afraid to refuse my request if you find yourself unable to help for whatever reason. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 10:27, 12 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi @Klein Muçi, is this still needed? I noticed there had been some edits to the module on SqWiki since you sent this message. User:GKFXtalk 13:57, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello! I was able to localize it with the help of User:Ahecht these days. Thank you for your interest though!:)) - Klein Muçi (talk) 15:02, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Your edit to Sets taxobox colour

The order of tests in the version of {{Sets taxobox colour}} before your change favours efficiency over ease of reading (always a problem with the template language!). In a great majority of cases, the taxon will not have a defined colour – only a very tiny minority do – so it's far more efficient to do the tests as

if taxon has a defined colour then
  if colour is the incertae sedis colour then return ""
  else return taxon;
else return "";

Whether efficiency matters is another question, but I'm inclined to revert your edit. (We share some biography: I'm a Cambridge Natural Sciences graduate specializing in Chemistry who spent most of his life as a university lecturer in computer science, including teaching software engineering.) Peter coxhead (talk) 06:57, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Peter coxhead: You make a very reasonable point; I have restored the original order. (Although, like a lot of templates, I think it’s fairly illegible either way around! Possibly some more whitespace would have been helpful.) I’ve not restored the use of str_find0 as I don’t like having to add “>-1” to the expression. Many thanks, User:GKFXtalk 08:42, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Agreed re the replacement of str_find0; the update is better. The problem with whitespace in the template language is remembering the rules as to when it matters and when it doesn't; see User:Peter coxhead/Info#Whitespace. I have taught and indeed written a book on Lisp, so I'm used to hard-to-read code, but the template language syntax must be the worst ever. (Before the advent of Lua, I tried for several years to get a good undergraduate or MSc student to do their project on a translater from some sensible Pascal- or C-like syntax to the template language, but probably very wisely no-one took up my proposal.) Peter coxhead (talk) 09:03, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Template:Main page image

Hi, GKFX. On your edit at Maria Louise Kirk, I take it there is some restriction on the use of that Template:Main page image. I was using it because there has been some change to the way [[File:X.jpg|thumb]] displays itself, taking over a whole page width on my device, and the Main page image is the only fix I have come across. Do you know of another way I can get a small image to one side now? Moonraker (talk) 16:21, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I would leave things as they are rather than using custom templates to work around the design of the mobile site. On the official mobile skin, the image transitions from full-width to floating at 720px device width. Maybe this is a bit too large of a value to have been chosen, but it’s a decision taken by the MediaWiki developers who presumably have their reasons for picking that value. With {{Main page image}}, the image comes out very small on mobile in my testing and causes very short lines of text to the left of it on narrow screens. Personally I use the desktop skin (Vector) on mobile which avoids this sort of thing. User:GKFXtalk 16:35, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, but I really don’t like it. So there are custom templates that would do what I want? Or if not, I could create one? Moonraker (talk) 19:18, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Complain about the mobile skin on Phabricator first then and see if you can get them to lower the number. There is generally a policy of leaving styles alone in articles, not putting custom styles on everything. That said, you would get what you want to acheive if you wrapped the image in <div style="float:right;clear:right">(image code goes here)</div>. User:GKFXtalk 19:28, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, that works fine, and I see I can fine-tune it with a px value. My limited experience of the MediaWiki developers is that they think they know best, so I’ll let others complain. Moonraker (talk) 19:39, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unused Templates Task Force

Hi, GKFX, I've noticed you're active at Tfd's and mainly deal with templates from your user page. If you're interested in joining my task force, the Unused Templates Task Force, feel free to add yourself. --WikiCleanerMan (talk) 19:58, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Miscellaneous chemical symbol templates

Hey, some of the templates at Category:Miscellaneous chemical symbol templates are used in 1-3 articles only which seems to mean that these aren't really needed. Should they be sent to TfD? Gonnym (talk) 08:20, 12 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Gonnym: I think Template:Hydrate is valuable as the article it links to (Water of crystallization) isn’t an obvious search term for someone who sees and does not understand the notation “CuSO4 · 2H2O”. The rest are redundant to Template:Chem2 like the others previously deleted. User:GKFXtalk 14:18, 12 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

DartsRankings Module

Hi there, I see you've taken an interest in the module. It has grown significantly from my original intention to where is is causing timeout issues. If you have suggestions for spending up, that would be great! Otherwise, I will work on a replacement for Template:PDCFlag that doesn't use the module. Cheers DLManiac (talk) 20:03, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@DLManiac: I've replaced the call to Template:Flagg with a direct call to Module:Flagg. That seemed to help by one or two seconds. I think the slow bit is loading the country data templates: they really should be converted to Lua data modules at some point. Not sure I want to open that can of worms though! User:GKFXtalk 20:10, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I hear that! Thanks so much for all the work! It had been a very daunting solo effort, not necessarily guaranteeing best practices! DLManiac (talk) 20:20, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I'll pause re Chem2

Since we are working on the same template list, I will stop editing (to prevent econflicts). All fine. -DePiep (talk) 18:20, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Question about a new template

Hi, I'm thinking of creating a new template based on Template:SAT but with the emphasis on NCORP criteria. Just checking with you because I can see you're active with templates and maybe what I'm thinking of doing isn't the best approach. Any advice? HighKing++ 12:02, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]