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FYI[edit]

I added a WP:AALERTS-related warning concerning mergers and moves in

Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:46, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Infobox No[edit]

Wanted to see if someone could help me out. I've noticed a few pages with infobox=no that are still getting categorized into "Needs infobox" categories. In looking at the source code, it seems that these should not be categorized but I think I'm missing something... Anyone able to provide some insight? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 22:34, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

@Zackmann08: Which pages are these? It will depend upon the coding within the individual infobox template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:58, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
@Redrose64: thanks for the response. One example would be Talk:Battle, East Sussex which uses {{WikiProject UK geography}}. Sounds like what you're saying is that the issue doesn't actually lie here with {{WPBannerMeta}} but with the way that particular template (in this case {{WikiProject UK geography}}) is calling the template? --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 23:04, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Read the Deprecated parameters section of the documentation for {{WikiProject UK geography}}. The parameter is behaving as described in the docs. -- WOSlinker (talk) 23:11, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
@WOSlinker: ah ok! Thank you for pointing me to that. It is a bit bass-ackwards, but really appreciate you pointing me to the right place. I figured I was just missing something so thank you much! --Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 23:22, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
@Zackmann08: That's probably why it was deprecated. There's only seems to be about 38 that need updating to the needs-infobox parameter format or removing if the infobox is there now. -- WOSlinker (talk) 08:44, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Links from redirects?[edit]

Special:WhatLinksHere/Canadian Open Wireless and Mobile Communications Engineering Journal shows that Talk:Canadian Open Wireless and Mobile Communications Engineering Journal links to Canadian Open Wireless and Mobile Communications Engineering Journal.

However, I can't find any such links on either Talk:Canadian Open Wireless and Mobile Communications Engineering Journal, or {{WP Journals}}. What gives?

Does something in the metabanner need to make use of {{linkless exists}}? Possibly Module:Pagetype? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:09, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

@Headbomb: Thanks for the ping. The talk page uses {{WikiProject Academic Journals}} which uses {{WPBannerMeta}}. That and its subpages do a few #ifexist: checks but only on pages such as WP:WikiProject Academic Journals, and there's no #invoke: for a direct module call. Those subpages do use several other complex templates which may record a spurious wikilink. I agree that {{Pagetype}} is the most likely candidate. Someone could test that theory by pretending to edit the module and previewing the talk page with the pagetype call removed. (I can't do this myself, as the modules are protected.)
As you've noticed, Module:Linkless is currently up for deletion. If done carefully, that could still allow {{linkless exists}} to keep working, but deleting the module-level interface would prevent other modules such as Pagetype from calling it.
However, I don't think that Linkless can help us here. Pagetype is not just checking for existence but reading the page to find out whether it is, for example, a redirect. I don't know any way to do that without recording a wikilink. Even if we found a way, I'm not sure that it would be a good idea: we do want the talk page banner to update if its counterpart in the main namespace changes type. Certes (talk) 23:58, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Well, ideally, we'd want the banner to update, but without creating a link record. Because that's pretty annoying. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:07, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Sadly, I don't think that's possible. Updating the banner requires the link record. As I understand it, when a page (such as the redirect in main namespace) changes, MediaWiki runs a query similar to "what links here" to work out which other pages depend on it, and updates them. No link means no update. Certes (talk) 00:51, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
It's not possible. --Izno (talk) 01:03, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
At least not until T14019 is dealt with. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:17, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposed extension to usage of project banners[edit]

Comments please, on Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 26#Semi-automate DELSORT based on Project tags. Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 14:10, 31 October 2018 (UTC)