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Detecting use in user space [ edit ]

Category:User-Class biography articles is showing up in the Special:WantedCategories backlog because User:Auric has tagged a couple of articles such as User talk:Geo Swan/Abdul Hafiz (Guantanamo captive 1030) as "User" class after they were moved to user space. Per WP: REDNOT Auric should not have made an edit that left a page with red links to a category, but per WP:USERNOCAT this template shouldn't be creating categories when it's in user space anyway. I don't know how often bio articles get moved to user pages, but would it be worth doing some user space detection that disables categories on user pages? Le Deluge (talk) 12:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I think I got that from Category:User-Class biography (military) articles. --Aurictalk 13:03, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
WP:USERNOCAT is about not putting user pages into content categories. Categories with names like "Foo-Class bar articles" are not content categories, they contain only talk pages. An example of a content category is Category:Afghan extrajudicial prisoners of the United States, from which the user page User:Geo Swan/Abdul Hafiz (Guantanamo captive 1030) has correctly been excluded. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:40, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Assessment parameters [ edit ]

Moved to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography: RandomCanadian (talk / contribs) 15:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Changing the icon [ edit ]

This guy is boring.

We have had the same icon of the little white guy with a tie forever. I've tried to start a conversation about changing it before, but maybe it is best to just be bold. I'm not particularly attached to the cowboy-Inuit-geisha trio, so any suggestions would be welcome.

Please change the value of IMAGE_LEFT from File:Crystal personal.svg to File:Etno icon.png and change the value of IMAGE_LEFT_LARGE to 80px. Thank you, gobonobo + c 09:06, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:08, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:WikiProject Musicians [ edit ]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:WikiProject Musicians has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Free Image Search Tool error [ edit ]

The link to the Free Image Search Tool generated by this template generates a 404 error. Is this something that can be fixed? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 04:44, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

I opened an issue for Magnus Manske at GoingBatty (talk) 00:44, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Shortening the work group code [ edit ]

Can I ask, would it not be easier that instead of using "military-work-group" (for example) for the work group coding, we just use "military" or "sports" for ease of access and brevity? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 08:07, 14 September 2020 (UTC)

What is this?