Template talk:Europe topic

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A link to a DAB page[edit]

In Communism in Poland, this template is linking directly to the DAB page Communism in Germany, the link should go through the redirect Communism in Germany (disambiguation) to remove the WP:INTDAB error and to stop User:DPL bot complaining about it. Narky Blert (talk) 10:31, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Done with |DE=Communism in Germany (disambiguation).[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 11:55, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Defunct states[edit]

Telephone numbers in Soviet Union and Yugoslavia are important articles but Template:Telephone_numbers_in_Europe does not include them, forcing me to subst this template. I am not experienced so cannot edit this template directly without causing some problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ywwuyi (talkcontribs)

 Not done: Telephone numbers in Europe and Template:Telephone numbers in Europe are for current countries in Europe, a category with does not include the USSR or SFRY. If you want to discuss including former nations of Europe in that template, the proper place is at Template talk:Telephone numbers in Europe, not here. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 21:49, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Another link to a DAB page[edit]

In Historical regions of Romania, this template is linking to the DAB page Historical regions of Spain.

I'm not sure of the best solution to this problem, the DAB page is a mess, and it might be preferable to turn it into a broad concept article like that Romanian one rather than to edit the template. That would also have the advantage that this template could be included in it. (Per MOS:DABICON, templates shouldn't be placed on DAB pages.) Narky Blert (talk) 19:14, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

It may be a bad idea to use {{Europe topic}} at all on Historical regions of Romania when only current country names are displayed and nearly all links are red. It isn't used on any of the other articles, the way to avoid a direct link to the dab page is |es=Historical regions of Spain (disambiguation). What else to do is beyond this talk page. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:43, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Meanwhile, User:DPL bot is reporting that link to Historical regions of Spain as a WP:INTDAB error. It needs to be fixed. Narky Blert (talk) 02:38, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
I have added |ES=Historical regions of Spain (disambiguation).[2] I incorrectly wrote lowercase |es= earlier. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:36, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Life improsonment in Europe[edit]

When the template displays as "Life imprisonment in Europe" it includes the link Life imprisonment in the United Kingdom which redirects to Life imprisonment in England and Wales. Can the template be changed to shew and use Life imprisonment in England and Wales please? I have no idea how this template works - it is monstrously complicated. DuncanHill (talk) 15:33, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

I have fixed the call in Life imprisonment in England and Wales to say {{Europe in topic|Life imprisonment in|GB=Life imprisonment in England and Wales}} so it triggers the bold selflink feature there. Every call in other articles would have to be changed to avoid the redirect in those articlecs. I don't think that is worth the edits. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:39, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
That's still wrong though, as it links to the E&W article but displays as UK. I take it that when we have the articles Life imprisonment in Scotland and Life imprisonment in Northern Ireland the template won't be able to cope with them either? DuncanHill (talk) 22:31, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Template:Europe topic#Enabling links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales can make separate links but none of the four targets have their own article so I see no reason. The template is meant to display alphabetical names of European countries including the United Kingdom, the link targets can be changed but not the displayed names. I wouldn't support replacing "United Kingdom" even if it was possible. Readers are likely to look for it under U. Life imprisonment in England and Wales appears to be the one article we have about the United Kingdom, and it also mentions Scotland. The small Northern Ireland is the only unmentioned part. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:41, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
this works as well. Frietjes (talk) 13:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 March 2018[edit]

I suggest changing the link to universities in Belarus from Universities in Belarus, which is a stub, to List of universities in Belarus. (talk) 21:04, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

this is a meta-template which generates links based on a pattern. you need to make changes downstream to change the link targets for a particular invocation (e.g., like this). Frietjes (talk) 21:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)