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Evaluate end time (P528) qualifiers[edit]

… to located in the administrative territorial entity (P131) statements. This is necessary e.g. for d:Q6581530#P131. The qualifier should perhaps be used to filter values of parent organization (P749), official name (P1448) and location (P276) as well. Cheers, --Marsupium (talk) 12:16, 26 March 2018 (UTC)


Even though this parameter is listed as valid, I found a case where its use caused the Institution to be included in Category:Institution templates with unknown parameter. The geopoly data seems to be properly formatted. I had a look inside the module and couldn't find any reason for this behaviour; maybe the different spelling "GeoPoly" in line 295? Capmo (talk) 15:46, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed "GeoPoly" was mistyped in line 295 as all arguments are lowercase at this stage. Unfortunately GeoPoly no nonger show up as the server no longer works, see {{GeoPolygon}}. --Jarekt (talk) 20:53, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Capmo (talk) 12:16, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

"Option" parameter[edit]

One difference between Creator templates and Institution templates is that Creator templates always have "Option" parameter used to pass information from the pages in Creator namespace to the actual {{Creator}} template. There was a proposal to improve the control when templates are collapsed or uncollapsed by default. In order to do so we would need to send information from the pages in Institution namespace to the actual {{Institution}} template. In order to do so I am planning to add "| Option = {{{1|}}}" to all the pages in the Institution namespace. --Jarekt (talk) 11:20, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 13:03, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
@Jarekt: Can you please update the documentation page and explain what |Option= does? De728631 (talk) 13:52, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 15:32, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Subcategory parameter[edit]

Where the institution template is used for autocategorisation as in "Category:Images from ...", it would be convenient to have a parameter to add the full or partial name of any desired subcategory of the institution's home category. Otherwise overcategorisation will occur if the individual files are categorised manually as well. The option parameter as implemented by Jarekt can so far only be used to control the collapse status of the template, so I suggest to add an additional |subcat=. De728631 (talk) 14:01, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Institution template should not be used to add any categories to images, due to potential for overcategorisation. I usually add a category to all the images using such template and remove autocategorisation from the template. --Jarekt (talk) 15:35, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


Kind of weird to see headquarters location for a nationwide U.S. organization given simply as "location". - Jmabel ! talk 04:11, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Is this just a rant or do you actually want people to have a look at it? Including an example generally makes it possible for people to have a look at it. Multichill (talk) 09:11, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Spook in Category:Institution template home categories[edit]

Something is going wrong here, the category contains many categories it definitely shouldn't, e.g. Category:Scale model of a 100-gun ship of the line with Nelson's catafalque. Perhaps someone can have a look on it. --Marsupium (talk) 14:58, 8 September 2018 (UTC)