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Richard II of Normandy (right), Lothair of France (left) and the abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle), cartulary of Mont-Saint-Michel 12th century

Bibliothèque Municipale, Avranches

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Hi Billinghurst. Could you please fix the parameter errors caused by your edit? --Leyo 18:38, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure. Pity that you were unable to see yourself able to do it yourself.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:42, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
This is not the point. I've fixed thousands of images in Category:Pages using Information template with incorrect parameter during the past couple of months. --Leyo 20:50, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
… and thanks for what you do in that space. At the same time, I would suggest that tracking additional parameters is pointless. The use of that template with those unattached parameters were doing zero harm, and causing zero problems.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:16, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
It's the other way round: All parameter names except the ones defines are tracked. I've fixed many spelling errors in parameter names, things such as missing “=” or broken syntax and a lot of (old) vandalism. --Leyo 21:22, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
And that wasn't my point. My point was in the tracking superfluous parameters. The design and workings of templates is that superfluous parameters are ignored, noting the words by design. So now you are telling me that something that should be managed by design, is now a manual and purposeful requirement, that is a little unusual.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:44, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Here is another example why such maintenance categories are useful. --Leyo 14:55, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

flag of russia (your "cite the files" request")[edit]

am confused when i put a edit request on english wikipedia they said i have to go HERE (commons) but there are two files,

and as i said i made a request there but they told me to go here so telling me to go back (english wikipedia)and do my request there is unhelpfull i also made a rfc on file's commons talkpage and on the Commons Administrators noticeboard 20:24, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

First step is to get a file with the colours that you believe are correct, so upload a separate copy to a differently named file, and on the file quote your sources for the colours used. Your file will be at Commons. Using this file at your wiki of interest is a different process and will need your debating skills in that discussion, though at least it is uploaded and available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:02, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

they almoust certanly wont use a separate file as the one i want to change is one of "100 most-used files on the English Wikipedia" so i was rather asking how and where to do that 21:11, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Until you have a separate image you cannot mount the argument, getting an overwrite of the file will not happen. Each wiki is able to choose which version of the file they wish to use. Start with your local wiki, and then the community can validate or discuss onwards.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:31, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
but other users overwrite flag or other national symbols many times it very common that they do that! just see file history of many flag or national symbol files, they overwritten the flag of russia file and i wanted to restore the original 21:40, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I am presuming that you are the two accounts listed there on that history. The initial file version is the same colour as the last version, and the interim attempts to change the colour of the file are wrong as per Commons:Overwriting existing files and those interim edits were properly reverted. This is why you need to have a separate file, with separate history. Deal with what we have and the means to progress, don't tell me about other behaviours. As I have said, upload your version of the file to a new file name. Are you listening yet?  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:58, 19 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi again,

In trying to re-balance the various VIAF data-gathering schemes across wiki-world, I just noticed you made a well-intentioned change to Commons' MediaWiki:VIAFDataImporter.js that didn't really solve anything (SSL is needed for certain routines @

Please undo the change (... or manually update the line's syntax while you're at it by matching the following )

		return '"' + encodeURIComponent(query) + '"&stylesheet=/viaf/xsl/results.xsl&sortKeys=holdingscount&maximumRecords=100';

The lines you really want to force SLL (https) on to stop the split security bangs/errors when running the Auth Control gadget, should be this one (exactly!)

			//using autosuggest (clumsy, but we can use JSONP)
			$.getJSON("" + encodeURIComponent($('#viaf_query_input').val()) + "&callback=?", function (data) {

Finally, do a string/text search in the script for <div/>

( should be a proper div closing-tag; </div> )

... then search again for margin-bottm and add the missing letter ' o ' back in margin-bottom .

My gut tells me the local Commons-based version of the gadget/script could get away with just some minor refinements but Inductiveload (or ?) really needs to address/refine whichever version of the gadget we could benefit from more over on en.WS. Prost. -- George Orwell III (talk) 07:20, 22 March 2014 (UTC)


Message tied up in Ribbon.jpg Hello, Billinghurst. You have new messages at Jarekt#They_have_the_copyright_tag.2C_just_incompetently_added's talk page.
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--Jarekt (talk) 13:00, 24 March 2014 (UTC)


You might be interested in this discussion. --Jarekt (talk) 12:42, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:41, 20 April 2014 (UTC)