User talk:PrimeHunter


A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for your help in formatting pages! Landryoliver (talk) 01:41, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 03:31, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Bug? with popups[edit]

Hello again.

I have a technical issue with popups. If I look at contributions and hover over "hist", the history appears in a popup window, with four columns - the user/IP is the third column and the forth is the edit summary. The width of the third column seems to expand to accommodate the widest username/ip, and the edit summary wraps to multiple lines in the remaining space for the forth column.

But at some point with long names/IP (such as when the history includes an edit by a V2.0 IP with a 32 digit address) the room left for the edit summary is very narrow and the text can't wrap onto multiple lines, so it just overwrites beyond the edge of the popup - usually becoming unreadable as it floats on top of the text of the background page.

Any idea if this is a known bug, an unreported bug, something unique to my configuration, etc? It has been this way for me for a while. I suppose the only solution is to make the popup width bigger if necessary or wrap the username to multiple lines. But as it is, I usually have to open the edit history in a new full-size window if I really want to read it in cases with long IPs. MB 18:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@MB: I see the problem but I'm not involved in popups development. Usernames with spaces can wrap for me but not IPv6 addresses with colons. Issues can be posted at Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups. I found old reports at Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups/Archive 9#IPv6 (2012) and Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups/Archive 10#Bug: Overflowing box (2015). PrimeHunter (talk) 18:23, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I have a small doubt. Won't it be better to post it in phabricator?Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:27, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Probably, if you know how to use Phabricator. Many Wikipedia editors don't like posting there. I haven't searched Phabricator for old reports. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok.Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:38, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, those two reports from 6 and 3 years ago describe the exact problem. Thanks for finding those. This seems to be everything related at phabricator and I don't see this problem, so I will try to open a report there. MB 18:45, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Done, T213205. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. MB 18:56, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

R: Decimal points[edit]

I see, I understand that difference now, thanks. --WikiDiego91 (talk) 02:19, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Filter worry[edit]

I believe you'll read your emails from me, but just not going to be online for several days. Let me know if what happened at primenumbers isn't clear to you or if you get a negative response if it's apparent. Very short mis-send. Regarding a celebrity. Thanks. And just in case you're disinclined to or can't make time for them, I ended by pointing out the Puzzio's next step is due. Apologies to administrators who think this may be out of line.Julzes (talk) 22:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Gallery slideshow[edit]

Hello, PrimeHunter! Considering that inquiry, I tried to but, in the end, couldn't figure out how to fix the MediaWiki settings according to your proposal, unfortunately. Do you know how this could be finally taken care of?--Hildeoc (talk) 20:20, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Hildeoc: I gave the exact code. Simply change <gallery mode=slideshow> to <gallery mode=slideshow style="margin-top: 0em; margin-bottom: 0em;>. It of course has to be done in the active code and not just the earlier displayed code in <syntaxhighlight>...</syntaxhighlight>. But I don't think the primary example in a help page should use non-standard code. That's why I suggested it is mentioned as an option. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:33, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for commenting. I actually meant a corresponding change in the MediaWiki source code for this type of gallery, though ...--Hildeoc (talk) 20:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: Do you want it changed for all wikis or just one wiki? This code is coming from somewhere: { display:block; margin:4em 0 } 
4em is the large margin. I don't know where to change the original code but a wiki can override it with this in MediaWiki:Common.css:
You can also do it for your own account by adding the code to your CSS. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:22, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for asking – indeed, I wanted it changed (corrected) for all wikis. Do you have an idea where else I could ask?--Hildeoc (talk) 17:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: Changes to the MediaWiki software or configurations are requested at Phabricator. People there will know how to change it if they want to change it. A request can be tagged with MediaWiki-Gallery. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much once more. Unfortunately, I am afraid I am not at all familiar with making requests at Phabricator. I once had a look there, but I'm ashamed to admit that system is beyond my ken ...--Hildeoc (talk) 18:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Do you happen to know anybody better-versed with Phab I could ask and who might take this issue there? Sorry for bothering. Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 21:08, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Just wanted to make sure you got my last post.--Hildeoc (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: I'm considering doing it. What do you think the default top margin and bottom margin should be? They don't have to be the same but symmetry is usually nice. The text below the slideshow jumps up and down when the image height changes so a large bottom margin may avoid some distraction. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:08, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much in advance! I'm not quite sure about the margins. In principle, I would say the margins should correspond to the "regular" margins for other gallery types, or rather any Wiki objects in general, so as to avoid ugly excess line spacing, as being displayed in the current status quo. But I'm sure the guys at Phab will know better than I do. Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 13:22, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: I'm still planning to submit at Phabricator but I wanted to examine a little more and make an example page with different margins. I haven't gotten around to it yet but will ping you when I finally do. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:40, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
So kind of you – thanks a lot once more! Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 16:11, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

List of wikis[edit]

@PrimeHunter Please tell me the minimum number of pages that a wiki must have to get an entry here. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giovanni Labrusco (talkcontribs)

@Giovanni Labrusco: The source comment at the start of the table says: "NOTE: If the wiki you're adding does not have a corresponding page on Wikipedia, it will be removed from this table". It's not about page count but notability. However, a wiki with three pages is certain to be non-notable. A wiki should satisfy Wikipedia:Notability or Wikipedia:Notability (web) to get a Wikipedia article. After that it can be added to the list. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:11, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

List of Albanians in Serbia[edit]

Hello PrimeHunter, thank you for -> 1 and 2. Have a nice Sunday --Serols (talk) 09:23, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Wikipedia categorization navbox[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Wikipedia categorization navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday Night Football[edit]

Can You Fix the seasonal Category Please. (talk) 14:19, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


random acts of kindness

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Thank you for random acts of kindness, being consistently helpful at the help and various other 'desks', particularly in providing guidance to new users. For cleaning and formatting up pages, brilliant solutions, and reverting vandalism. Repeating from ten years ago today, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Eddie891 Talk Work 00:17, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 00:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Ten years!
Agree ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Denmark and the EU[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Denmark and the EU has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:15, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

2019-20 NCAA Division I Men's basketball season[edit]

Can you fix the reference I made on the 2019-20 NCAA Men's Division I basketball season article please. (talk) 17:48, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Done.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 23:13, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Source links script[edit]

Hi PrimeHunter, and thanks for the "source links" script! Maybe you know this already, but it doesn't work well on articles that have brackets in their names, like Spam (food), which gives:

linksto:"Spam (food)" insource:"Spam (food)" insource:/\[\[:?[Ss]pam (food)[\]\|#]/

And no results. In order to get results I found I could escape the brackets in the last part:

linksto:"Spam (food)" insource:"Spam (food)" insource:/\[\[:?[Ss]pam \(food\)[\]\|#]/

I couldn't quite figure out how to modify your script, but I thought I'd point out the problem... maybe there's a quick fix? --IamNotU (talk) 01:02, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

I know very little JavaScript but found some code in an Internet search.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 01:24, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway! --IamNotU (talk) 02:01, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Malaysian Grand Prix[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Malaysian Grand Prix requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is an unused duplicate of another template, or a hard-coded instance of another template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is not actually the same as the other template noted, please consider putting a note on the template's page explaining how this one is different so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{}</noinclude>).

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 23:03, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg 7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 16:18, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 16:20, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Hindi wikipedia page move[edit]

Thank you so much, I was in stress in past days regarding the page move,I have tried to discuss in the Hindi wikipedia's tea house but no one replied me. I have put db-author tag in that article while being in dilemma and now I can't even remove that tag. Could you help me with that? Thankyou so much. नेहा गुप्ता (talk) 20:04, 27 March 2019 (UTC)नेहा गुप्ता

@नेहा गुप्ता: Your account has no edits to that page, the page says {}, and even if it did, it would have no effect at the Hindi Wikipedia because they don't have that template. I don't know Hindi or the deletion or move policies of the Hindi Wikipedia. I cannot help further. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:04, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello primehunter, I want to inform you that an autopatrolled user in Hindi wikipedia has moved the page on my request. Thank you so much for helping me. I have an another account by which I created that article but when I couldn't move the page I created this account but even after getting autoconfirmed rights I couldn't move the page with this account too. I have posted on hindi wikipedia but I got no reply. I was only able to know this after your information, this morning I have requested an autopatrolled user to move the page and it has been done now. Thank you so much for your help. नेहा गुप्ता (talk) 13:38, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Abhi179

Template:Wikipedia Signpost/Research quote/styles.css[edit]

Could you G7 that thing? It's not actually needed. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:22, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleted. {{db-g7}} works on CSS pages. It doesn't render but it adds the category. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:24, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
Didn't work with twinkle. Possibly because it's a sanitized page. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:41, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is a belated message. I am sorry for my post dated 14 August 2018 due to my misunderstanding. I appreciate your advice and expertise. J. Wiwat (talk) 13:42, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 16:51, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

What are the procedures to undo a redirect of a page?[edit]


Forgot about our discussion at the Teahouse. I believe I read your most recent comment but I am not sure. I read it again. So, I am just going to say thank you for your assistance and comments. And I agree with what you have said! :) Have this and here you go! --Aviartm (talk) 19:21, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your help at the Wikipedia:Teahouse! :)

Template:Wikipedia languages[edit]

Hi PrimeHunter. This is a kind reminder that you have an unanswered response in this discussion on the languages template. Please tell me if you're busy and unable to actively participate in the discussion so that I could contact another administrator of those maintaining the template. Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 08:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

@Kiril Simeonovski: I will not evaluate it. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:51, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 10:09, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circular[edit]

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Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:30, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)[edit]

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello Primehunter, that's ok you can delete the old template I was experimenting on, still getting the hang of producing templates, but I am still learning. Archaeologist02 (talk) 07:02, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I have deleted Template:Archaeological sites. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:20, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

hey thx for relpy[edit]

i'm a new registered member to Wikipedia. i have been editing some pages before when i was not registered but that was a couple months ago. i just registered as a member like a couple hours. so i did use the new feature you mentioned to do my first edit. i did use Grammarly to do some spell checking like it told me to do. but i didn't realize that i removed the references when i did that. thx for explanation that to me. so when i got a notification that my edits were spam i was confused on what i did. my first experience on here as a new registered member is isnt going well. anyways thx for the explanation about what i did. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Makeroftheuniverse (talkcontribs)

Category:Pages with malformed coordinate tags[edit]

Please comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geographical coordinates#Is it possible to limit namespaces for Category:Pages with malformed coordinate tags? if you can help. Thanks. MB 00:04, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is for your valuable efforts in contributing to Wikipedia as an administrator. PATH SLOPU 15:07, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 15:12, 31 May 2019 (UTC)


Regarding to add some words.

 Respected sir, As I can see you are a talented wikipedian and editor. I can confess my problem to you. Yesterday I was reading wikipedia profile of Dr shamsheer vayalil. There I found an infobox, in that an alma mater column is present. In that name of two medical colleges are given: 

1.) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. 2.) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai.

 I suggest that some words like "located in" should be added between the name of second medical college and the name of the place where this medical college is situated. 

Note: "No" edits are required for the first medical college(i.e.Kasturba Medical College, Manipal).

Thankyou. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

To respond for a request[edit]

Respected Administrator Sir, I have posted a request on Talk page of Dr. Shamsheer but no one made the possible edit. Since, you are an administrator you will surely pay attention to that request and make the possible edit.( (talk) 14:36, 16 June 2019 (UTC)) Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

You're a 'Featured Host'[edit]

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Hi Jens. You may have seen this announcement that all the 'Featured Hosts' - whose names and pictures randomly cycle round in the Teahouse Header - have just been updated.

As you are currently one of the 29 most active editors at WP:TH, your name and an image has now replaced that of an inactive host. But because you haven't yet added yourself to the full list of active hosts, I have chosen what I hope might be an acceptable image to you (over the default picture of a cup of green tea). It would be great if you would now do two things:

  • Check or change the 'featured host' image allocated to you. Edit it at Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host/Featured/12, or undo my changes if you don't wish to be listed there.
  • Create a 'host profile' for yourself, and choose a relevant picture - click the 'Experienced editor?' button in the TH Header to formally sign up to create a separate entry on the full list of all 89 current hosts which new editors can view.

Many thanks, Nick Moyes (talk) 09:38, 13 June 2019 (UTC)"""

Thanks regarding probability[edit]

It was mistranslated in the book that translated suit to colour, after using the new definition the math makes sense again. (talk) 17:07, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:List of painters by name TOC[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:List of painters by name TOC has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Frietjes (talk) 18:10, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Source links bug(?)[edit]

Hey there, thank you for your fantastic Source links script - I use it all the time. I recently ran into an issue where I was trying to tweak the search query generated by the script, but kept getting 0 results. I eventually realized that if I click the "Source links" button, and then, from the Search results page it brings up, I click the "Search" button without modifying the auto-generated query, I still got 0 results. The problem seems to be this:

I can fix this by going to the "Search in" dropdown, and checking "all" before hitting the Search button. Which is not a big deal - but I think it might take users of the script a while to figure that out. I'm wondering if there's a good workaround for this.

One thing that I believe would work would be adding the querystring parameters generated by checking the "all" box to the URL initially generated by the script, i.e. adding: &ns0=1&ns1=1&ns2=1&ns3=1&ns4=1&ns5=1&ns6=1&ns7=1&ns8=1&ns9=1&ns10=1&ns11=1&ns12=1&ns13=1&ns14=1&ns15=1 &ns100=1&ns101=1&ns108=1&ns109=1&ns118=1&ns119=1&ns446=1&ns447=1&ns710=1&ns711=1&ns828=1&ns829=1&ns2300=1&ns2301=1&ns2302=1&ns2303=1. Though I guess that's kind of ugly. Curious to hear what you think. Colin M (talk) 17:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Colin M: It probably happened when Advanced Search was introduced in November: Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 170#Tech News: 2018-48. If it's disabled at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-searchoptions then the script works as originally. I don't know another solution than the long url. I'm not fond of that. Maybe I will make a Phabricator request to keep profile=all if the user makes no namespace changes before the next search. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:31, 22 July 2019 (UTC)


Hello! Is there a template we can use that shows the name of the account a user is using? Like {{REVISIONUSER}}, except they don’t need to have a revision?--▸ ‎épine talk 05:57, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

@Épine: The software deliberately has no way to show the username of the reader of a saved page because it would break caching of pages. It could also be used for unwanted user tracking by generating a link which includes the username. {} works in preview. PrimeHunter (talk) 09:24, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
so how can we generate a link like, let’s say, WP:Arbitration Committee/Candidates/USERNAME? Can we do that at all?--▸ ‎épine talk 10:41, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
@Épine: We cannot do that unless we tell the user to preview a page with [[WP:Arbitration Committee/Candidates/{}]]. It produces WP:Arbitration Committee/Candidates/Liz where the saved page will show the user who made the last save. In a template for userspace we can write [[WP:Arbitration Committee/Candidates/{}]] to make a link for the username in the userspace but not the user who is viewing it. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:30, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! So I guess the process is ultimately easier when done manual.--▸ ‎épine talk 15:07, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
@Épine: I think so. mw:Extension:InputBox could be used if it's a page creation but the user would still have to write their name. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:36, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

This is super useful! Thank you!--▸ ‎épine talk 02:47, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Sorting buttons in a separate row[edit]

Thx for your proposed solution on the issue of table sortability when header-links are formatted. I have now further amended your solution posted at Village Pump. It may be of some interest to you. Rfassbind – talk 14:09, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@Rfassbind: It looks much better. I mentioned your background-position: center at Help:Sorting#Sorting buttons in a separate row.[3] PrimeHunter (talk) 18:57, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions[edit]

Construction bucket.png Thanks for your WP:TEAHOUSE help on my UBX!
Thanks for helping me on User:Mac_Henni/Cat_Angry! Mac Henni (talk) 21:41, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Fermat numbers - main motivation of study by Fermat[edit]

Hi, PrimeHunter! I have noticed your name in some section(s) at talk:Fermat number and also your name in connection to prime numbers. Therefore I ask you if you are aware of some source that explicitly specify the main motivation of study of these numbers by Fermat in connection to primality. Please comment at the mentioned talk page! Thanks!-- (talk) 14:47, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Another aspect involved is the simple enumeration procedure used in conjecturing by Fermat.-- (talk) 15:16, 10 September 2019 (UTC)


Hi. You have helped me quite a few times on the Help Desk. Thanks. I suspected that you were an administrator. And, upon double checking, I see that you are. I need the help of an administrator. Are you willing to help me? Or can you direct me to someone who can? I tried using the "admin help" template on my Talk Page. But, I don't really want to "advertise" my problem / issue. Let me know if you can help. If so, we can keep the conversation on your Talk Page, not mine. And I will come back here and check for a reply from you. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 14:33, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@Joseph A. Spadaro: I have limited activity in admin areas but you can try asking here. I'm not editing for some hours. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:54, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Oh, ok. I had assumed that you were an experienced administrator. Which is what I am seeking. Do you know of any (experienced administrators) that might be willing to help me? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 16:06, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@Joseph A. Spadaro: Help with what? Maybe Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to investigate copyright matters. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:18, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks. No, nothing to do with copyright. Problems I am having with another Wikipedia editor. Do you know of any (experienced administrators) that might be willing to help me? Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 17:30, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@Joseph A. Spadaro: If you are not trying to get them blocked then it sounds like a matter for Wikipedia:Dispute resolution, not something to privately contact an admin about. Several admins (only AGK mentions it) are listed at Wikipedia:Editor assistance. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:02, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 19:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello! You made me curious with your edit here; which features do not work on talkpages but do work on articles? Poveglia (talk) 17:04, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@Poveglia: Notably VisualEditor: Wikipedia:VisualEditor#Limitations. Reference errors are not shown on talk pages: Help:Cite errors#Messages, namespaces and categories. Many templates make namespace checks, e.g. using {{Namespace detect}} or {{Main other}}, and behave differently outside mainspace (but often the same on user and user talk). Talk pages are for discusssions and confusion can happen otherwise. For example, "Subpages" at the bottom of user contributions is expected to show userspace drafts but doesn't show user talk subpages. An archive search like the top of this page searches all user talk subpages but isn't expected to search drafts. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:27, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you; I learned something today! I (like many others) am not a huge fan of the VisualEditor because I am a bear of very little brain so I had not read that page. Poveglia (talk) 18:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Main Page history[edit]

Hi, FYI: Talk:Main page#Propose archiving Main Page history twice a day when DYK is on 12-hour schedule.
Cheers, Amalthea 07:29, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

You are a gentleman[edit]

and a scholar! Thank you for the help you give at the Help Desk (talk) 23:09, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I second that! Thanks! Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 16:17, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of redirect[edit]

Hi PrimeHunter,

apparently you deleted a redirect at Feminism in Brazil with the notation Delete redirect to make room for new article. But as I'm sure you're aware, there is no need to delete a redirect to "make room" for an article; you just edit the page and turn it into an article.

The request was apparently made by User:Bageense with the explanation Feminism is Brazil isn't synonym of Women's rights in Brazil. Please, delete this redirect as I translate the article from Portuguese. I don't want the credit to go to the creator of the redirect.

My view is that "credit" is not a good reason (all users get "credit", for whatever that's worth, for their own edits, and it's not very important who actually created the page). I think you should have explained this to Bagensee and removed the tag. I don't want to make a bigger deal out of this than it is, but I would not like to see this sort of deletion become accepted practice. --Trovatore (talk) 21:01, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

@Trovatore: I saw the request at Wikipedia:Teahouse#I need a redirect be deleted. The Teahouse is often more willing to help posters than other places. Wikipedia:Teahouse/Host start wants hosts to be "Helpful to new people, with a clear and friendly manner". Baagense has 1300 edits so maybe it's pushing it to give special treatment just because he came to the Teahouse. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:56, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
I didn't mean to own the article, but I like to keep track of my work for statistical purposes. I wanted the article to be in my list of created articles because well - I created it. But anyway, the redirect seemed inappropriate to begin with. Cheers, --Bageense(disc.) 22:06, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
It wasn't the most precise redirect of all time, but I think it would have been routinely kept at WP:RFD, on the grounds that it wasn't misleading or ambiguous and it provided at least some useful target for readers. I can appreciate your personal desire to "keep score" but I don't think WP processes should be used for that purpose; I would suggest that you just decide to treat any article you create out of a redirect as one you created, for your own personal scoring system. Anyway, I've said my piece; no real harm done, but as I say I wouldn't like to see this become standard practice. --Trovatore (talk) 22:38, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Search question[edit]

In this search, I don't understand what is going on with Public Auditorium and Tammany Hall as the term is not in those articles nor is the text displayed with the search results. Can you explain. Not a big concern, just a curiosity. Thanks. MB 02:00, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

@MB: It's in {{Republican National Convention venues}} at the bottom. Click "[show]" if the navbox is collapsed. I don't know why the search omits many other articles with the navbox. Searching insource:"Interstate Exposition Building" will skip articles where it's only in a transcluded template. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:19, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I looked for an expandable box but just didn't see that one at the very bottom. I guess I stopped looking when I got to the References section. MB 02:26, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the info[edit]

Appreciate the additional information about Cinemascore. I'd been thrown since normally search results have their own URL, but not in this case. (Also, using "A" in "A Good Day to Die Hard" turned up nothing, which also was confounding. It turned up fine for "Good Day to Die Hard".) I tweaked the cite, since "Cinemascore" as both the title and the source also was confusing. Good collaborating with you! --Tenebrae (talk) 01:20, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Main Page history/2011 August 16[edit]

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On second thought, I should have asked you first. Apologies. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 11:51, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
That could have saved some work. I have speedily deleted it as the sole author. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:15, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2019 UCI Road World Championships[edit]

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ITN recognition for 2019 World Athletics Championships[edit]

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Tate murders[edit]

Hello. Re: the Tate murders article and its proposed renaming. Another editor (User:Dmehus) asked me to draw your attention to the following discussion: Talk:Tate murders#Requested move 10 October 2019. I thought it was a good idea, so I am doing so here on your Talk Page. Thanks. Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 16:19, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is for your valuable hardworks on helping others in teahouse. You are a good volunteer of Wikipedia. I appreciate your efforts. Thank you. PATH SLOPU 15:07, 19 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 15:17, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

There you go[edit]

See this image as proof with regards to wikipedia:Teahouse#How to know whether an article has been reviewed— Vaibhavafro💬 00:29, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

@Vaibhavafro: Thanks. I don't know why Google does this for some users while the page has noindex. They have to visit the page to discover it has noindex but then they shouldn't display it to users. You can wikilink an image without displaying it by placing a colon in front: File:Google spying.jpg. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:43, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. (I am going to request speedy deletion of that image shortly)— Vaibhavafro💬 00:57, 21 October 2019 (UTC)


That search css code you gave me is the bomb. THANKS Just wish I had this years ago. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 00:10, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Section header rows in a table[edit]

Putting section headers as rows in a table is a neat trick. On a wide screen I find the centered letter headers to be less than convenient as they're too far from the leftmost column where my eyes are usually scanning for a particular entry. On my phone it's actually worse since many of the letter headings are not visible without scrolling right. Unfortunately when I tested using regular rows that are left aligned by default rather than centered header rows it didn't quite look right. I may try to see if I can find a better solution, maybe regular left aligned rows with a 2 or 4 em indent. On the plus side I like the ability to edit a single section rather than the entire list. Quale (talk) 01:01, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

@Quale: Header cells can be left-aligned and indented with ! colspan="8" style="text-align:left; padding-left:2em;" |. Just do whatever you prefer. My involvement in the list is tiny. The letters also sort alphabetically in column sorting. This seems good for federation, acceptable for Notes, but looks dumb for M/F. No big deal I guess. Section edit preview doesn't render as a table since the table start isn't in the section. I don't know a workaround other than manually adding {| at the start when previewing and removing it before saving. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:50, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, especially for the hint about preview. Obvious when you point it out but I had not considered it. I would have/will run into it the first time I tried a section edit. Quale (talk) 02:06, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
You're right about the column sorts. I really don't like the column sort on M/F which is something that people will want to do to find female GMs. Reverse sorting on Born or Died is also terrible. Because the letter headers don't add much value over the anchors and muck up sorting I'm inclined to revert. Another issue is that it screws anyone who is reading the table programmatically, say with Pandas read_html or Google sheets importxml. Quale (talk) 02:14, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
@Quale: The letter rows can be moved to the bottom in all sortings with |- class="sortbottom". PrimeHunter (talk) 02:24, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Fallen[edit]

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Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks![edit]


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Another barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for being helpful and supporting editors in so many different ways. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 02:35, 28 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 09:58, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Continued conversation from teahouse[edit]

Hi. Last week you were going to send me a revision deletion of mine but our conversation was archived. The edit I'm referring to is from the Triumph Motorcycles Ltd page. Thanks. Kadekl (talk) 20:11, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

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Happy holidays[edit]

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Articles with Norwegian-language external links[edit]

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