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)

Template:Photo challenge rules

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)

January theme

Hello Helen,
I'm just preparing the new January theme and the watchlist message - seems as if we won't have themes for voting next month. On the other side, there's once again a problem with the translations of the two month-text for {{Photo challenge rules}}. I'm not sure if I'll have time to look into it, as I'll probably only return home on the 31st.
Best wishes, Anna reg (talk) 19:48, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

My brain is a bit slow today figuring out what if anything needs to be done to the templates but I will get there eventually. I undid this change of yours to the template as it is unnecessary and you did not change all of them so I thought it might be confusing to others reading the code. The year is only there to prevent the function from using a default current date which can throw out the translated months. We might even be able to leave out the year altogether. HelenOnline 12:02, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Anna and WikiPhoenix I think we need to merge Template:Photo challenge rules and Template:Photo challenge rules restricted. There seem to be unintentional discrepancies that have developed over time as they are not necessarily being edited by the same people in exactly the same way and it is a duplication of work whenever changes take place. We can add a line at the bottom to say that photos can be taken earlier in the same way as we add the time restriction. HelenOnline 12:45, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Anna and WikiPhoenix above prompts probably didn't work as I forgot to sign my post. HelenOnline 12:46, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Here is a draft sentence (unlikely to be perfect):
  • Photographs may have been taken earlier.

Code: {{LangSwitch |af = * Die foto's kan reeds vroeër geneem word. |de = * Die Photos dürfen früher aufgenommen worden sein. |en = * Photographs may have been taken earlier. |es = * Las fotografías pueden haber sido tomadas antes. |fa = * ممکن است زودتر گرفته شده باشد عکس. |fr = * Les photos peuvent avoir été prises plus tôt. |hu = * A fényképeket korábban is készülhettek. |it = * Le fotografie possono essere state scattate prima. |pt = * Fotografias podem ter sido tiradas anteriormente. |ru = * Фотографии они сами могут быть сделаны и ранее. |sv = * Fotografierna kan ha tagits tidigare. |uk = * Фотографія могла бути зроблена раніше. }} HelenOnline 13:23, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

I have tried to synchronize the two templates as far as possible without changing how they were intended to be used. I still think we need to merge them to avoid future problems. HelenOnline 17:10, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Good idea & thanks a lot! ;-> I'll try to have a look tomorrow. Good night, Anna reg (talk) 23:08, 27 December 2014 (UTC)