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"29 March 2018

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Mdann52 bot tagging of journal redirects[edit]

Moved to "Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Mdann52_bot_13

Closure of "Shooting of Stephon Clark" at BLP Notice Board[edit]

Recently, you closed a discussion regarding the "Shooting of Stephon Clark article. A dispute is currently taking place regarding how to interpret your finding, namely, whether a proposed sentence does or does not adhere to the consensus as described by you, and it is my hope you will be able to take a moment and clarify your finding as it pertains to that sentence.

For reference, your words were: Closing per request at "WP:RfCl. Reading through the discussions, both here and on the article's talk page, there does seem to be a weak consensus that some mention of the convictions should be made, but as it was not central to this case, they should not be covered in any great detail. I haven't assigned any weight to the COATRACK argument in this case, as I feel there has been sufficient discussion included to lead me to think it doesn't apply here. I also took note of the articles linked on the talk page as to what is included elsewhere on the site more generally for context. As for the exact wording, I think a fresh discussion into this may be best, if ultimately the decision is not to go with the previous line included in the article.

The sentence in question is: Sacramento County court records show that Clark had a history of convictions for robbery, domestic abuse, and a prostitution-related offense. At the time of his death he was on probation for a 2014 robbery conviction..

The discussion is on the articles talk page here.

Thank you for your help. "Marteau ("talk) 08:44, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@"Marteau: I've left my 2c over there if needed. I'm now removing the discussion from my watchlist, so please let me know should I be needed. "Mdann52 ("talk) 17:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]

Hello,

There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at "Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Foss?action=parsermigration-edit (which shows a difference in how {{"infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see "Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2018-April/001836.html You can also leave a note at "WT:Linter if you have questions.

Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. "Whatamidoing (WMF) ("talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

"Template:Infobox university[edit]

Hi there. The changes you made to {{"Infobox university}} causes the address line to show as multiple lines, at least on my screen. I use lintHint on every article I edit and it never showed any error, I suppose I am not configuring it right. --"Muhandes ("talk) 13:47, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

@"Muhandes: I did make a change to fix this, however it doesn't look like it saved. I'm on mobile at the minute, but I'll get this sorted later on. it could, of course, be a false positive elsewhere. "Mdann52 ("talk) 13:51, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

My User page[edit]

Hi, i put pictures in my User page but strangly some are so large even they are in the same size. can you help me?--"Mojackjutaily ("talk) 18:37, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

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