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==Broken templates==
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== Your style changes in postfix article breaks its content ==
Hi Flu, thank you for all the help you're giving on the wiki! However I have to ask you to always preview and check your edits, in fact [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Installing_Arch_Linux_in_VMware&diff=259537&oldid=258224], [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=MacBook&diff=259886&oldid=256737], [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Compiz&diff=260564&oldid=258926] and [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=ASUS_Eee_PC_901&diff=next&oldid=259010] have broken some templates (found thanks to [[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Error]]). Can you please fix them? :) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 13:28, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
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:So sorry, I was rush-editing, but I'm calming down. -- [[User:Flu|Flu]] ([[User talk:Flu|talk]]) 14:52, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
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==Bold vs monospace==
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While helping this [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1288635 confused user] I found that you applied 'style' changes to the [[postfix]] article and this is an FYI that when changing 'PRE' to '{{ bc' it mangles the single quotes as they will be interpreted as wiki markup. I have corrected this specific instance but maybe you need to review some other articles you updated. :)
Eheh it's me again, I'd also like to ask you to suspend temporarily the substitution of [[Template:ic]] with '''bold''' until we've come to a conclusion in [[Help talk:Style#Reducing formatting bloat]]. I promise to give that discussion a high priority, since I admit it was practically left abandoned. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:00, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
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:Ok, you are the boss. -- [[User:Flu|Flu]] ([[User talk:Flu|talk]]) 14:52, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
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[[User:Spider.007|Spider.007]] ([[User talk:Spider.007|talk]]) 09:30, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
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: Thank you for reporting, this is a thing I really did not expect :( -- [[User:Flu|Flu]] ([[User talk:Flu|talk]]) 20:42, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
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::A little tip, when I used to "translate" <pre> to any code templates, I made use of Firefox's Tile Tabs extension in order to preview the new revision next to the old one, scrolling both at the same time, thus making it much easier to spot possible unwanted differences. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:52, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
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== Inline prompts ==
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Just pointing you to [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Systemd&diff=266778&oldid=266775] ^^ -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 12:09, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
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:Ah, ok, I get it. Thanks.
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== Sentence case section headings ==
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Recently I've seen a lot of your edits regarding the ''Title Case'' -> ''Sentence case'' conversion for section headings: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Maximizing_Performance&diff=0&oldid=272139], [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=List_of_Applications/Internet&diff=prev&oldid=275392] etc. You should make sure that you don't break any/too much links (they are case sensitive), but I understand that this can be checked very difficultly. I'm very sorry if you are aware of this. Perhaps the checking could be done with a bot? -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 15:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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: Yes, I was aware of this and I am aware of the problem. I thought that problem could be resolved the lazy way just correcting red links when they appear. It is not optimal of course and yes, a bot could be fine, unfortunately I do not know how to program one. Is not possible a "What links here" search for red links?
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: -- [[User:Flu|Flu]] ([[User talk:Flu|talk]]) 15:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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::The problem is that there won't be any red links - the page itself exists, only the URL fragment behind {{ic|#}} is changed and fragments are resolved on client side. Take for example link to non-existent section in this talk page: [[User talk:Flu#foo]]. You can use the "What links here" search, but it does not support fragments (i.e. it lists all links to the main page and all its sections) - this is what I meant by ''very difficult'' when talking about the checking. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 15:46, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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:::Yes, I could write a plugin for [[Wiki Monkey]], if somebody is interested in using it, it shouldn't be too difficult. In order to use it you should open the WhatLinksHere page for the article and launch the bot from that page, watching it check the links and either fix them or raise a warning if it can't fix them automatically. The only problem is that this would take some seconds for each processed article, since it would require several requests to the server, and also the bot is configured to add a delay between each request in order not to overload the server. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 04:17, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
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::::Just mentioning that [[Wiki Monkey]] 1.13.0 implements this function. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:52, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 15:46, 10 October 2013

Your style changes in postfix article breaks its content

While helping this confused user I found that you applied 'style' changes to the postfix article and this is an FYI that when changing 'PRE' to '{{ bc' it mangles the single quotes as they will be interpreted as wiki markup. I have corrected this specific instance but maybe you need to review some other articles you updated. :)

Spider.007 (talk) 09:30, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for reporting, this is a thing I really did not expect :( -- Flu (talk) 20:42, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
A little tip, when I used to "translate" <pre> to any code templates, I made use of Firefox's Tile Tabs extension in order to preview the new revision next to the old one, scrolling both at the same time, thus making it much easier to spot possible unwanted differences. -- Kynikos (talk) 14:52, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Inline prompts

Just pointing you to [1] ^^ -- Kynikos (talk) 12:09, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Ah, ok, I get it. Thanks.

Sentence case section headings

Recently I've seen a lot of your edits regarding the Title Case -> Sentence case conversion for section headings: [2], [3] etc. You should make sure that you don't break any/too much links (they are case sensitive), but I understand that this can be checked very difficultly. I'm very sorry if you are aware of this. Perhaps the checking could be done with a bot? -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I was aware of this and I am aware of the problem. I thought that problem could be resolved the lazy way just correcting red links when they appear. It is not optimal of course and yes, a bot could be fine, unfortunately I do not know how to program one. Is not possible a "What links here" search for red links?
-- Flu (talk) 15:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
The problem is that there won't be any red links - the page itself exists, only the URL fragment behind # is changed and fragments are resolved on client side. Take for example link to non-existent section in this talk page: User talk:Flu#foo. You can use the "What links here" search, but it does not support fragments (i.e. it lists all links to the main page and all its sections) - this is what I meant by very difficult when talking about the checking. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:46, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I could write a plugin for Wiki Monkey, if somebody is interested in using it, it shouldn't be too difficult. In order to use it you should open the WhatLinksHere page for the article and launch the bot from that page, watching it check the links and either fix them or raise a warning if it can't fix them automatically. The only problem is that this would take some seconds for each processed article, since it would require several requests to the server, and also the bot is configured to add a delay between each request in order not to overload the server. -- Kynikos (talk) 04:17, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Just mentioning that Wiki Monkey 1.13.0 implements this function. -- Kynikos (talk) 11:52, 9 October 2013 (UTC)