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Polish noun templates - tantum parameter421:39, 17 November 2014
New edition with English definition108:28, 17 November 2014
Redirecting templates117:05, 10 November 2014
sorry118:53, 6 November 2014
Having an e-mail address223:19, 1 November 2014
Template:cy-adj117:49, 28 October 2014
Overriding italics for a portion of a style008:02, 15 October 2014
xte bug111:42, 11 October 2014
Bug in translation fixing tool113:44, 5 October 2014
Template:pl-decl-noun-sing - automatic category116:58, 2 October 2014
Stop!418:49, 29 September 2014
Template:ttbc breaking212:00, 27 September 2014
Preferences links for anons010:56, 19 September 2014
Template:R:PWN410:47, 14 September 2014
jajko707:59, 14 September 2014
Compounds and Template:affix307:57, 14 September 2014
komórko206:51, 14 September 2014
Catching unescaped pipes413:25, 17 August 2014
Placing discussions to collapsible boxes122:04, 15 August 2014
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Polish noun templates - tantum parameter

Would it be a lot of work to add a parameter called tantum to the existing Polish noun templates, taking s or p as its value, so that e.g. {{pl-decl-noun-ja|korupc|tantum=s}} would work just like {{pl-decl-noun-sing|korupcja|korupcji|korupcji|korupcję|korupcją|korupcji|korupcjo}}?

This would reduce the amount of work needed to add singular-only and plural-only words.

Tweenk (talk)19:52, 17 November 2014

I had the same idea for the longest time (except I named the argument |num=)… but I never really got around to implement it.

Anyway, it works now for {{pl-decl-noun-ja}}. If someone moves the rest of the specialised declension patterns into Module:pl-noun (and switches templates to use that module), they shall start supporting it too.

Keφr20:28, 17 November 2014

Seems to work, with the exception that [[category:Polish singularia tantum]] is not added.

Tweenk (talk)20:55, 17 November 2014


Keφr20:57, 17 November 2014

Regarding conversions: {{pl-decl-noun-nie}} should not be converted just yet. I need to check whether there are any remaining users of |num= first.

Keφr21:39, 17 November 2014

New edition with English definition

Hi, Please let me know whether my new edition is appropriate or not. Thanks.

Viethoc (talk)23:25, 16 November 2014

Passable, I would say… it would be nice to linkify the definition, though. I could complain that the definition is vague, but I guess Hanzi are just that way.

Keφr08:28, 17 November 2014

Redirecting templates

When you do things like this, make sure to fix double redirects.

WikiTiki8916:54, 10 November 2014

Thanks for doing that for me. :P

Keφr17:05, 10 November 2014

but the msg could seems quite generic since I imagine (I might make a mistake, of course) that, when the specific exception thrown on the validation against the schema is catched, a specific alert could be doc.written by the code in the catch block, couldn't it?

Ulisse0 (talk)18:12, 6 November 2014

There is no real "schema" or "exceptions", there is only Special:AbuseFilter/1. So what if "the msg could seems quite generic"? The filters are designed to rather fail to catch bad edits instead of giving false positives, so if you get a warning, there is probably a very good reason for that. If you cannot understand why you get an error, just ask.

And please keep discussions in one place.

Keφr18:53, 6 November 2014

Having an e-mail address

Hi. Thanks for being a voice of sanity around here, at least as far as I'm concerned. Why are you not mailable (Special:EmailUser/Kephir)? Wiktionary:Administrators#Notes suggests we have to do this, though I am not sure how often it matters to anyone.

Equinox 22:26, 1 November 2014

Good to know I am succeeding at something (in at least one person's eyes…)

I just never bothered to set up an address under this identity. Main problem being the choice of provider. I am not very enthusiastic about having a Google account, and I have used up most other viable alternatives already. It does bite me from time to time (like when I am unable to participate in Bugzilla), but not to the point of me doing anything about it.

Oh well. You need it for anything? The quasi-policy by itself does not bother me too much. (Is there any policy besides WT:ELE that we treat seriously here?)

Keφr23:15, 1 November 2014

Ah, not the reason I expected! I mainly find myself annoyed by systems that *don't* accept e-mail and require something else (e.g. Facebook or other proprietary non-standard system). If you're genuinely having trouble finding a free (throwaway or otherwise) mail account then you're welcome to have one on one of my domains; I've had some of them for about 15 years now, scarily enough, so they tend to stay around.

I don't need it for anything but I had considered sending you an e-mail :) Lucky escape.

Equinox 23:19, 1 November 2014

Hey, thanks for your edit to the Welsh adjective template, but it's broken when it takes the "mwy" parameter; see awchus for example.

Aɴɢʀ (talk)13:34, 28 October 2014

Ugh. That stupid "embolden self-links" misfeature. Fixed.

Keφr17:49, 28 October 2014

Overriding italics for a portion of a style

Some taxonomic names that are mostly italicized have a portion that ideally should not be italicized, terms that occur between the italicized words, eg, subsp., var., morph, form, sect., subg., etc). I cannot figure out how to achieve this with the taxonomic templates ({{taxon}}, {{taxlink}}, and {{taxoninfl}}) as they are now. I tried pipes with both wikiformatting and the HTML "i" tag. I wonder whether the formatting built in to the template (style "biota"?) overrides any such formatting. Is there a simple way to change this? The scores of thousands of uses of these template mostly appear correctly except for this detail, which affects fewer than two thousand template uses, I think. It is most meaningful probably for the inflection-line template, with perhaps 100-200 template uses with those preferably un-italicized terms.

DCDuring TALK16:33, 14 October 2014

It seems to have trouble recognizing Jèrriais- cadaver for example.

DTLHS (talk)03:10, 10 October 2014


Keφr11:42, 11 October 2014

Bug in translation fixing tool

It seems that it's still using language templates, even though they've long been deprecated. See per annum for example.

CodeCat12:11, 27 April 2014

No, it does not. I think I typed {{subst:fi}} manually out of habit. Sigh. And it was me who created {{\}} as a replacement…

Keφr15:21, 27 April 2014

Template:pl-decl-noun-sing - automatic category

Can you modify pl-decl-noun-sing so that it automatically adds category:Polish singularia tantum? Given what Template:label does, this must be possible, but I don't know any Lua.

Same for pl-decl-noun-pl.

Tweenk (talk)00:35, 1 October 2014

After some hesitation, done.

Keφr16:58, 2 October 2014

Please stop subtracting valid requests. It makes you look paranoid and it annoys people.

Romanophile (talk)15:22, 29 September 2014

…I do not follow.

Keφr15:49, 29 September 2014

See this and evaluate this revision. But more importantly, reevaluate this revision, and ask yourself why Pass a Method would ‘joke’ like that. She or he is probably feeling depressed.

Romanophile (talk)15:55, 29 September 2014

The only items that can remotely be considered valid hits on that list are "Atheists do not worship the god Athe." or "Atheism is a highly secretive religion devoted to private worship of the ultimate, all powerful god Athe.". Which kind of speaks for itself: there is practically no such word. Unless you define it as "{{label|en|humorous}} hypothetical deity supposedly worshipped by atheists" with a trivial back-formation etymology. (Did I really just explain an obvious groaner to you?) Though if you really think it should be included, you could add the entry with this (or similar) definition yourself and not clutter the already-overloaded list of requests.

Maybe if you read Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2014/March#Recent edits to US location entries, you will understand why. Though then, if I have to explain puns to you, maybe you will not.

Keφr17:08, 29 September 2014

I’m not interested in fighting over the inclusion of a silly word. But concerning Pass a Method, holy FUCK, mate! The topic was SIX! BLOODY! MONTHS ago! How typical of you lot to obstinately hold onto your grudges. If you think that the name is ‘silly,’ it is of no consequence to the project. Please restore the request.

Romanophile (talk)18:49, 29 September 2014

I'm not sure why, but pages that use this template have started breaking. Not only are unwanted categories now appearing on the page (specifically, categories for languages that don't exist on Wiktionary), but all translation boxes after the one containing the template get broken. They're also triggering invisible module errors.

Could you have a look at this?

CodeCat23:15, 26 September 2014

Breaking template boxes has been fixed (it seems to be an unrelated regression in Scribunto, which hit Module:ugly hacks). Adding nonexistent categories for nonexistent languages is expected. The module errors… see for yourself.

Keφr06:45, 27 September 2014

Ok, I fixed that error too. Thank you.

CodeCat12:00, 27 September 2014

Preferences links for anons

What preferences do we let anons have? I thought the idea was for them not to have much because we want folks to register.

Please answer on my page as I hate LiquidThreads to the extent of simply not following any page with it activated. Is there a way that someone like me could watch the page of a LT user and respond the old-fashioned way without all the glitz? (I have had to erase my four tildes after every sentence I have written in this post.)

DCDuring TALK10:56, 19 September 2014


FYI, I have created Template:R:PWN and placed it to a couple of pages. Should you have an issue with the template, please let me know.

Dan Polansky (talk)10:27, 14 September 2014

I see you added quotation marks. I won't remove them, but note they are not used in some of the most popular reference templates. I think it was Robert Ullman who opined that the quotations marks are excessive typography given the color and icon we use in the external hyperlink.

Dan Polansky (talk)10:33, 14 September 2014

No real objection. In fact I sometimes consult PWN myself, just to make sure I did not miss any definition. Though we do not tend to treat dictionaries as very authoritative anyway. Also, I would have probably named the template {{R:pl:PWN}} myself.

Keφr10:37, 14 September 2014

I place these kinds of sources to "External links", to suggest we do not use them as an authority. As for "pl:" prefix in the template name, I think it does not add any value, and is longer to type.

Dan Polansky (talk)10:40, 14 September 2014

Okay. I am fine with that. Not sure why you even posted this.

(I imagine there might be other dictionaries abbreviated "PWN"; adding language code should disambiguate that sufficiently. And I never understood lazy typists. But meh.)

Keφr10:47, 14 September 2014

jajko: I think the IPA pronunciation does not match the recording here or another recording I found. I think the k sound is affecting the shift from a to j.

Gbleem (talk)19:28, 13 September 2014

I hear no such thing, and I speak no such thing. And "jajko" is definitely not pronounced as two words.

Keφr05:19, 14 September 2014

The articles I found say that a space separates syllables, not indicate that it should be pronounced as two words.

Gbleem (talk)06:58, 14 September 2014

Here is the article I found. "It's important to keep syllable structure in mind, since syllable divisions are based on the syllable structure of a language. We may even represent syllable divisions in IPA with a low dot or period between syllables: "hand over" /hæn.dow.vər/, "astronomical" /æs.trə.nɑ.mɪ.kəl/."

Gbleem (talk)07:07, 14 September 2014

Then why do you put spaces there?! Did you learn IPA yesterday? Because that surely does not entitle you to "correct" what other people wrote, especially regarding a language (as I infer) you do not speak at all.

And actually, syllable division is quite often so ill-specified that I start to doubt that having syllable breaks in the pronunciation is any useful. Module:pl-IPA adds them, but I have considered dropping it several times. Too much trouble for little gain.

Keφr07:41, 14 September 2014

You are right. The stress acts as the syllable break.

Gbleem (talk)07:51, 14 September 2014

I meant, you are right I should have used a period.

Gbleem (talk)07:59, 14 September 2014

I still think there should be both phonemic and phonetic pronunciations.

Gbleem (talk)07:54, 14 September 2014

I actually had the same idea you did, but didn't want to implement compounds just yet. The reason is that a compound is not necessarily any word composed of two or more whole words. There are, I think, several entries which use {{compound}} with terms beginning or ending with hyphens, but are probably still compounds.

Look at the transclusions for Template:tracking/compound/prefix, Template:tracking/compound/suffix and Template:tracking/compound/interfix for a full list.

CodeCat17:58, 6 September 2014

Okay, this condition may have some false negatives. Has it got any false positives?

Also, I think these tracking lists are not very useful at assessing the accuracy of this check. They contain doorzettingsvermogen (obviously a compound, and would be detected) and poniedziałek (false compound, and would not be marked as such), and probably more such examples.

And why not put this comment at Template talk:affix? Or BP?

Keφr18:26, 6 September 2014

To find any possible misdetections, you would have to copy the detection code to the {{compound}} function in the module, and track any entries for which the detection does not result in "yes this is a compound".

CodeCat18:42, 6 September 2014

Here it is: Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:tracking/compound/looks like confix, Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:tracking/compound/one whole word. It seems there are not so many of them, but I guess we have to wait until the job queue goes through it all to be sure.

Keφr07:57, 14 September 2014

I think my edit better matches the recording.

Gbleem (talk)19:30, 13 September 2014

No, you just misheard it. There really is a [u] there. [u] is the standard pronunciation of "ó". [o] does not exist except in dialects.

Keφr05:12, 14 September 2014

I found the solution. We put the phonemic pronunciation in slashes and the phonetic pronunciation in brackets.

Gbleem (talk)06:51, 14 September 2014

Catching unescaped pipes

I noticed you added a check for the second parameter of rfd/rfv archive templates to make sure no unescaped pipes slipped through. This, however, does not catch the presumably rare scenario where there is an equals sign following the unescaped pipe, since that would be passed as a named parameter. I just had the idea of a module that could be invoked like this: {{#invoke:argtools|check_for_extra_args|these|are|the|allowed|args|cat=Archive templates needing attention}}. This would just be inserted at the end of a template and it would check for any arguments not listed and add a category if any are found.

WikiTiki8914:28, 16 August 2014

Yes, {{rfv-failed|<span class=foo>quux</span>xyz|bar}} would also fail to be caught (it should be noticeable visually, though). I fear some performance problems with that solution, though. Maybe add it to ugly hacks for now.

Keφr17:37, 16 August 2014

I added a check_for_extra_args function to Module:ugly hacks (I haven't tested it yet). I don't see why the performance would be bad at all (the slowest part would probably just be loading the module), especially since these archive templates tend not to be transcluded too many times on one page.

WikiTiki8918:28, 16 August 2014

In this instance probably not. However, I think it would not be necessarily desirable to use it very widely either. I think it defeats lazy template argument expansion, for one.

Maybe one could ask at bugzilla: for some "unused arguments tracking" functionality for use in modules.

Keφr19:51, 16 August 2014

Well the only purpose I really intended it for was the archive templates, so I agree it shouldn't be used anywhere else.

WikiTiki8913:25, 17 August 2014

Placing discussions to collapsible boxes

I object to placing discussions to collapsible boxes. I object to admins acting as editors of discussions. This is not a common, long-standing practice in the English Wiktionary; I have been here since the end of 2006.

You asked why I did not revert before. I did, multiple times. But I do not have all the time in the universe to revert war.

I do not hope that this post will lead to a change of your behavior. It is here for the record. I think that both -sche and you are of cultural backgrounds that are not comfortable with an open discussion and an open but honest and civil criticism of people.

Dan Polansky (talk)09:57, 14 August 2014

See points 5 and 8 of WT:NOT: "Wiktionary is not a soapbox, chatroom or discussion forum", "there are discussion rooms to discuss Wiktionary-related topics" but "Wiktionary is not a battlefield. Every user is expected to interact with others civilly", etc. The subthreads I collapsed had veered far from Wiktionary-related territory into harassment / soapboxing about topics irrelevant and indeed harmful to the project. As for Purplebackpack's collapsing of his own thread, I agree with his assessment that it wasn't going anywhere, and I agree with the assessment of others that it was just [contributing to the continuation of] drama. Should it or shouldn't it have been collapsed? Meh.

- -sche (discuss)22:04, 15 August 2014

Personal attack warning

Please do not call another editor a "lying illiterate troll"

Purplebackpack8923:24, 13 August 2014
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