Template talk:Europe topic

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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)
@Frietjes: I didn't fix the problems, but some kind editor seems to have done so. However, I've just noticed that Switzerland in the template links to Swiss Made, which is a circular link back to Swiss made and thus not black-bolded. Yrs, Narky Blert (talk) 13:05, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
@Narky Blert: The "Made in Europe" navbox was removed.[1] Use the "V T E" links in the "Country of origin" template to see, discuss or change the links there. Category:Country of origin has potential links. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:31, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: TY. I've made that tiny tweak to Template:COO - same target, but a direct link to it. Yrs, Narky Blert (talk) 13:39, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Regions of Germany[edit]

Regions of Germany is a DAB page. It is linked through the template in Outline of Europe#Regions of Europe. User:DPL bot reports the link as a WP:INTDABLINK error. Can it be fixed? Narky Blert (talk) 12:55, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Fixed with |DE=Regierungsbezirk to link Regierungsbezirk for Germany.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 13:48, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Former states[edit]

I want Trade unions in the Soviet Union to show up in the nav box "Trade unions in Europe" ({{Europe topic|Trade unions in}}). But I can't figure out how to make former states show up there. Can someone help? Karmanatory (talk) 02:15, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

@Karmanatory: Former countries were only supported in January–February 2016. They were removed after Template talk:Europe topic/Archive 4#Former European countries.[3] They were only partially removed from the documentation. I have removed them completely.[4] PrimeHunter (talk) 00:15, 2 September 2017 (UTC)


Could someone with better knowledge than my own explain why the "Fire Services in Europe" infobox, based on this template, doesn't include Vatican City? See it, for example, at the bottom of this page: Fire fighting in Finland. Thank you. Timothy Titus Talk To TT 13:06, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

See Template:Europe topic#Vatican City. Vatican City is only included if the expected page name for {{Europe topic|Fire services in}} exists. I have created a redirect from Fire services in Vatican City to Corps of Firefighters of the Vatican City State. You could also have linked it directly without the redirect with {{Europe topic|Fire services in|VA=Corps of Firefighters of the Vatican City State}}. But without a redirect this would have to be repeated in each article calling {{Europe topic}} directly. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:06, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'm not sure I entirely agree with the reasoning, but it is good to have the explanation. Thank you also for sorting the specific issue here - I'm most grateful. Timothy Titus Talk To TT 19:06, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

hlist, below lines not working - Template:Catholic Church in Europe[edit]

Greetings, The two Portal lines do not show for belowclass = hlist using this template. After numerous attempts, I am still not able to get this "below" line to appear. Asking for Expert Help to solve the issue. Many of the Catholicism templates use "Navbox" template with Groups & Lists. Regards, JoeHebda • (talk) 12:20, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

{{Europe topic}} has no below or belowclass parameters and doesn't claim to have it. We could easily pass them on to {{Navbox}} with this:
| below = {{{below|}}}
| belowclass = {{{belowclass|}}}
Should we? I examined several in Category:Configurable area-topic templates. The only who did it was {{United States topic}}. If one continent template does it then users will expect all to do it so we might have to make the same edits to several templates. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:38, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Sorry PrimeHunter that I don't understand what any of this means. I was hoping there is an easy fix to enable "below" line to show on this template. Should I take this issue to "WP"VPT"? 13:27, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
There is no reason for WP:VPT. I know how it works but wait to see if others express an opinion. A template call can only use parameters which are implemented in the template code. below is currently not implemented in {{Europe topic}}, and hasn't been requested in the 12 years the template has existed. It would be easy to implement with the above code but one of the issues with {{Europe topic}} is that it's often called directly by articles and then all articles for the same topic would have to add the same below parameter to be consistent. That probably wouldn't happen in practice and then you get confusing results where the "same" navbox has different content on different articles. For example, dozens of articles like Time in Norway say {{Europe topic|Time in}}. If one of the articles add a below parameter then it would only appear in that article. Your example {{Catholic Church in Europe}} wouldn't have this problem if articles call that template and automatically get the same below parameter from there. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:09, 7 October 2017 (UTC)


I believe that all entries in Limited Recognition are recognized by at least one United Nations state and Catalonia is not so recognized. Limited Not equal Zero...Naraht (talk) 19:08, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, the recognition by the Gambia was a fake. Sheila1988 (talk) 20:30, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Transnistria is not recognized by at least one United Nations state member state and it is in the list.
So same we can't use different treatment between Transnistria and Catalonia. Catalonia existed 100's of years as an autonomous region, much more than the other entities. It declared 5 times it's independence in history. And is much bigger than the other entities in the list. It's government is elected fully democratically to represent the Catalan people in universally recognized elections. It is recognized by the majority of the catalan people and it's independence is result of a referendum. That's more than many of the other entities in this list. So there is no reason to not include it...--Niele~enwiki (talk) 22:16, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
But even more important is that pages as Religion_in_Catalonia, Outline_of_Catalonia, Flag_of_Catalonia, Football in Catalonia, List of airports in Catalonia,... and even Rugby_union_in_Catalonia exist and Catalonia is important part/entity in Europe. These pages should be navigable (visible in template) by both people that see Catalonia as part of Spain or as independent state. Just like other similar entities.--Niele~enwiki (talk) 22:40, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
There are many different pages for *sub*-national regions that are of the form Flag of, Football in or for that matter Rugby union in Cornwall. And the comparison is between Transnistria in 2017 and Catalonia of 2017. If the Spanish Military were denied access to all of Catalonia to the degree that the Moldovan military is denied access to Transnistria, that would be a start.Naraht (talk) 19:03, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Naraht. Catalonia is Spain, catalans are spaniards and have spanish identity cards. Catalonia have not a place in this template.--Alfredalva (talk) 06:29, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Kazakhstan is in Asia[edit]

Xx236 (talk) 13:19, 2 November 2017 (UTC)