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Error and request[edit]

According to the template documentation, "By default, the link for Georgia includes the disambiguator "(country)". Set the parameter |template= to anything except "yes" to suppress this". As can readily be seen in the examples shown on the /doc page, this is not currently working. Links for Georgia do not include the disambiguator, and they should.

Also, there is a somewhat similar issue for the Republic of Ireland: there needs to be a way to control whether the words "Republic of" appear in the link. Currently, {{Europe topic}} without any arguments links to the article Ireland, when it should link to Republic of Ireland. Also, for another example, Education in the Republic of Ireland is an article, while Education in Ireland is a disambiguation page. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:54, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

P.S. Both of the above issues appear to be related to the fact that {{iso2country}} was replaced earlier today with a redirect to {{ISO 3166 name}}. This is causing incorrect links on thousands of articles. I have reverted the template edit for now, to see if this can be fixed. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:02, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

A link to a DAB page[edit]

In Slavery in Russia, this template calls the DAB page Slavery in Europe, and User:DPL bot is complaining about the WP:INTDABLINK error. It isn't clear to me what the correct link should be. Narky Blert (talk) 15:47, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Special:WhatLinksHere/Slavery in Europe shows many articles where the same navbox uses the redirect Slavery in Europe (disambiguation) with {}. I did the same.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 22:33, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 30 September 2018[edit]

Add a link to Category:Europe, Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe, and Portal:Europe at the bottom of the template. See the proposed changes at Template:Europe topic/sandbox. —Eli355 ( talkcontribs ) 18:35, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Link to wikiproject shouldn't be included per MOS:Internal links:"Do not create links to user, WikiProject, essay or draft pages in articles, except in articles about Wikipedia itself (see Self-references to avoid)." Galobtter (pingó mió) 18:46, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
@Galobtter: So just add links to Category:Europe and Portal:Europe. (proposed changes in Template:Europe topic/sandbox). —Eli355 ( talkcontribs ) 19:49, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
I oppose that as not relevant enough. The template is used in topic-specific navboxes like {{Public holidays in Europe}}, {{Television in Europe}}, {{Trade unions in Europe}}. The navboxes are used in country-specific articles like Public holidays in Andorra, Television in Finland, Trade unions in Armenia and so on. The articles have limited relevance to Europe in general. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:45, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:03, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 29 October 2018[edit]

Change Andorra to Police Corps of Andorra Vpab15 (talk) 00:03, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

@Vpab15: This is a shell template that is transcluded on multiple navigational templates which are unrelated to police. I guess you want a bold selflink in the navbox at Police Corps of Andorra. I have made this with |AD=Police Corps of Andorra.[2] When the navbox is generated on other articles it can continue to use the redirect Law enforcement in Andorra. Is this OK? PrimeHunter (talk) 01:15, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 13 February 2019[edit]

Change all instances of Macedonia to North Macedonia to reflect rename. HapHaxion (talk / contribs) 20:03, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

We could change the displayed name to North Macedonia but it seems premature to change all links. The template is used in 8800 pages. Many of them have Macedonia links which work now but would be broken by saying North Macedonia. For example, Template:Football in Europe links to Football in the Republic of Macedonia while Football in North Macedonia is currently a red link. In specific instances you can use |MK= to link the wanted article directly. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:51, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. -- /Alex/21 00:22, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 21 April 2019[edit]


The Symbols of Europe template features on articles for National symbols of England, National symbols of Scotland and National symbols of Wales yet there is no link to these articles from the template. I Suggest an addition to follow the "United Kingdom" link, in brackets/parenthesis containing links to the three pages as exemplified by the Flags of Europe template (https://en.wikipedia.org/en/Template:Flags_of_Europe). I believe this is the accepted standard for templates featuring the UK.

As for Northern Ireland, the article linked as Ireland is in fact National symbols of Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I am unsure of the protocol here, my solution would be another link to this article, named 'Northern Ireland' to appear alongside the UK alongside the three additions suggested above. But would be happy to open this to discussion or acquiesce to someone with better knowledge of the issues.

Thanks for your time and consideration. Cymrogogoch (talk) 11:48, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: I think this can already be done in the template invocation per the documentation in the template, but I can't make heads or tails of the documentation itself. Not done for now, and I suggest you take a look to see if you can make it work.
That aside, this whole series of topics templates seems needlessly complex in the name of supposed consistency. Izno (talk) 02:37, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Adding "|UK_only=no" to the template should allow for this, although I don't think it's consistent for symbols given many other subunits also have symbols and wouldn't be included. CMD (talk) 14:12, 23 April 2019 (UTC)