Template talk:Europe topic

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UK as the end of the list[edit]

When the United Kingdom is the last country of the list, an unwanted dot appears after UK. Please see Postal codes in Armenia. Can it be removed? --Quest for Truth (talk) 08:58, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Quest for Truth, yes, now fixed. we could probably do the same for all of them, but the VA one is common since there is the additional check for existence of the article. Frietjes (talk) 23:28, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! In theory we should assume every country may not have their own subtopic article. But in practice the UK almost always have its subtopic article because of the common language between this Wikipedia and the UK, the significance of the UK, and the large number of editors from UK on Wikipedia. So we can practically treat the UK as an entry that will always appear on the list. --Quest for Truth (talk) 02:21, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 July 2016[edit]


For some reason this template is protected.

The template has a link, in the sovereign states section, to "Prehistoric the United Kingdom" which is not only bad grammar, but also bad coding. There is apparently a redirect page for Prehistoric the United Kingdom. However, that goes directly to Prehistoric Britain, which clearly does not include the prehistory of the whole of the United Kingdom.

It's currently tacky and inaccurate.

My suggestion is that it be changed to point directly to Prehistoric settlement of the British Isles, which includes all of the territory of the United Kingdom, and also has links right at the top to articles, which also exist, about the individual islands.

In the meantime, I will try to change the redirect over at Prehistoric the United Kingdom, if I'm allowed.


98.122.20.56 (talk) 19:39, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Not done: {{Europe topic}} generates a navigation template for a given topic. It's used for lots of different topics. It's the caller of the template who must specify different links for chosen countries, for example, {{Europe topic|prefix=Prehistoric|countries_only=yes|GB=Prehistoric settlement of the British Isles}} produces the link you want. See the result below. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:06, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
It seems that generalising and setting tables up as objects within objects has its disadvantages! Thanks though - that seems to be the code needed. I'll attempt a change to the relevant page(s).
Note that it might be a good idea to change the Europe topic template, so that other pages aren't automatically broken like this when used in the future. I notice that Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Republic of Ireland, Faroe Islands, Isle of Man, European Union, etc all have this as a potential problem. --98.122.20.56 (talk) 21:51, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Oh and Georgia (country) also has a potential problem. --98.122.20.56 (talk) 21:53, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I have created {{Prehistoric Europe}} to call {{Europe topic|prefix=Prehistoric}} with various customized country links. I'm changing pages to only use {{Prehistoric Europe}}. Please customize links there. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Double dot without Israel.[edit]

If the template is used without including Israel, there are two dots between Ireland and Italy. Can the dot be added into the Israel only part of the Template?Naraht (talk) 04:34, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 November 2016[edit]


folks, the Supreme Court of Italy and higher than the one corrently enlisted, is this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_Court_of_Italy Eyesbomb~itwiki (talk) 23:17, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

@Eyesbomb~itwiki: Please clarify which page you want changed from what to what. Are you unhappy with Supreme Court of Italy redirecting to Supreme Court of Cassation (Italy) and not to Constitutional Court of Italy? Many articles use the code {{Europe topic|Supreme Court of|title=Supreme Courts of Europe|countries_only=yes|template=yes}} which produces the below. It cannot be changed by editing Template:Europe topic. It's easy to change the redirect but I don't know whether that would be appropriate when Supreme Court of Cassation (Italy) is the article with "Supreme Court" in the name. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:23, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

European Union[edit]

Some people want to split this template into EU and non-EU. There's been a bit of an edit war, so I thought I'd kick off discussion.

I think this should not be done because this template is very widely used and I don't see that the division between EU and non-EU is so unique that it alone needs to be flagged up here. Kahastok talk 18:01, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Agreed. EU versus non-EU is fairly irrelevant for most of the uses, and EU members are still sovereign states. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:04, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Two problems[edit]

See the template "Made in Europe" in Swiss made for an example.

  1. The header links to Made in Europe - one of Deep Purple's best albums, but not exactly relevant.
  2. Sweden links to Made in Sweden - which is a DAB page with four entries (an album, a band, a film and a TV series), none of which have anything to do with manufacture in Sweden. Unsurprisingly, User:DPL bot has complained. Narky Blert (talk) 00:18, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
I am guessing you fixed this since I can't figure out the source of any particular problem. "what links here" isn't returning anything related to this template, outside of this talk page. Frietjes (talk) 14:47, 6 March 2017 (UTC)