User talk:HelenOnline/Archive 2

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Category David Ross Locke

Hello HelenOnline, would you do me a favor and check my creation of category "David Ross Locke" please? It's my very first category (yay) on Commons and I don't want to screw it up. (And how do I link a category?) GermanJoe (talk) 17:13, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

I added his authority control code and defaultsort parameters. You could also create and add a creator template for him like Creator:Thomas Nast. To link it to Wikipedia, click on the Add links pencil on the bottom left of the page, type en for language and then the name of the English article, then click on Link with page. HelenOnline 17:31, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. Will try the template, when I got some time later. GermanJoe (talk) 17:37, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Creator:David Ross Locke created - would you mind having a second look please? I have no idea, what to do with the long list of different authority IDs and the "Wikidata" parameter. Aside from those 2 points all other fields were pretty self-explanatory. Many thanks for your help with this. GermanJoe (talk) 21:18, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
No problem. I changed the format of the dates to the format supported by the template. It is not necessary to include all the authority IDs as long you have the centralised VIAF ID, but I have found and added all the main ones. The Wikidata parameter is the ID for his Wikidata page which stores his Wikimedia links (I added the new Commons category to it yesterday via the Commons category sidebar). You can find a guide to completing the creator template at Template:Creator. HelenOnline 07:37, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello Helen,
thanks for checking the challenges! I was really relieved when I saw your edits, as I was missing your eye for mistakes and ambiguities... and thanks for noticing my copy-paste-mistake with november/december! I think the Persian is now also correct (I made a search for 'دسامبر' = 'december or however they call the month' and 'november' and found only one that I changed - apparently they don't flex it or I would never have found anything... ;->).
About the long introduction for Bad weather: What do you think of adding a short sentence (as we usually do) similar to ...featuring Bad weather in all its ugly glory (or simply uglyness) - no sunlight, lightning or rainbows allowed!
Anna reg (talk) 12:06, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Bad weather doesn't really apply here this time of the year. Face-smile.svg I say keep it short and unambiguous, and specify any exclusions explicitly. HelenOnline 12:12, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
I was afraid of that - no rain at all for you? (I'm just nestled into some blankets before my computer as I caught a cold a few days ago...) At least the other topic is possible for everyone...
short and unambiguous (so that people will hopefully read it ;->) is the main reason why I'm not that happy with the description as it is - but I'm not sure if I should change it now, as it's already translated into French and Persian; Einstein and Mykola on the other side seem to be waiting if there will be changes coming (I warned them that I'd like a check)...
Anna reg (talk) 13:03, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

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Hello Helen,
I forgot to change the third sentence in checklist for our experiment with adding pictures at the top (at the moment it's creating a mess ;->). Could you change the Afrikaans? (Shouldn't be hard to set back if we decide against continuing the new system)
Best wishes, --Anna reg (talk) 22:39, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done HelenOnline 06:55, 6 December 2014 (UTC)