User talk:PrimeHunter

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for your help in formatting pages! Landryoliver (talk) 01:41, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 03:31, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Bug? with popups[edit]

Hello again.

I have a technical issue with popups. If I look at contributions and hover over "hist", the history appears in a popup window, with four columns - the user/IP is the third column and the forth is the edit summary. The width of the third column seems to expand to accommodate the widest username/ip, and the edit summary wraps to multiple lines in the remaining space for the forth column.

But at some point with long names/IP (such as when the history includes an edit by a V2.0 IP with a 32 digit address) the room left for the edit summary is very narrow and the text can't wrap onto multiple lines, so it just overwrites beyond the edge of the popup - usually becoming unreadable as it floats on top of the text of the background page.

Any idea if this is a known bug, an unreported bug, something unique to my configuration, etc? It has been this way for me for a while. I suppose the only solution is to make the popup width bigger if necessary or wrap the username to multiple lines. But as it is, I usually have to open the edit history in a new full-size window if I really want to read it in cases with long IPs. MB 18:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

@MB: I see the problem but I'm not involved in popups development. Usernames with spaces can wrap for me but not IPv6 addresses with colons. Issues can be posted at Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups. I found old reports at Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups/Archive 9#IPv6 (2012) and Wikipedia talk:Tools/Navigation popups/Archive 10#Bug: Overflowing box (2015). PrimeHunter (talk) 18:23, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I have a small doubt. Won't it be better to post it in phabricator?Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:27, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Probably, if you know how to use Phabricator. Many Wikipedia editors don't like posting there. I haven't searched Phabricator for old reports. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok.Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:38, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, those two reports from 6 and 3 years ago describe the exact problem. Thanks for finding those. This seems to be everything related at phabricator and I don't see this problem, so I will try to open a report there. MB 18:45, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Done, T213205. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. MB 18:56, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

R: Decimal points[edit]

I see, I understand that difference now, thanks. --WikiDiego91 (talk) 02:19, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Filter worry[edit]

I believe you'll read your emails from me, but just not going to be online for several days. Let me know if what happened at primenumbers isn't clear to you or if you get a negative response if it's apparent. Very short mis-send. Regarding a celebrity. Thanks. And just in case you're disinclined to or can't make time for them, I ended by pointing out the Puzzio's next step is due. Apologies to administrators who think this may be out of line.Julzes (talk) 22:48, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Gallery slideshow[edit]

Hello, PrimeHunter! Considering that inquiry, I tried to but, in the end, couldn't figure out how to fix the MediaWiki settings according to your proposal, unfortunately. Do you know how this could be finally taken care of?--Hildeoc (talk) 20:20, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Hildeoc: I gave the exact code. Simply change <gallery mode=slideshow> to <gallery mode=slideshow style="margin-top: 0em; margin-bottom: 0em;>. It of course has to be done in the active code and not just the earlier displayed code in <syntaxhighlight>...</syntaxhighlight>. But I don't think the primary example in a help page should use non-standard code. That's why I suggested it is mentioned as an option. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:33, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for commenting. I actually meant a corresponding change in the MediaWiki source code for this type of gallery, though ...--Hildeoc (talk) 20:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: Do you want it changed for all wikis or just one wiki? This code is coming from somewhere: {
 margin:4em 0
4em is the large margin. I don't know where to change the original code but a wiki can override it with this in MediaWiki:Common.css: {margin:0 0 !important}
You can also do it for your own account by adding the code to your CSS. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:22, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for asking – indeed, I wanted it changed (corrected) for all wikis. Do you have an idea where else I could ask?--Hildeoc (talk) 17:45, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: Changes to the MediaWiki software or configurations are requested at Phabricator. People there will know how to change it if they want to change it. A request can be tagged with MediaWiki-Gallery. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much once more. Unfortunately, I am afraid I am not at all familiar with making requests at Phabricator. I once had a look there, but I'm ashamed to admit that system is beyond my ken ...--Hildeoc (talk) 18:19, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Do you happen to know anybody better-versed with Phab I could ask and who might take this issue there? Sorry for bothering. Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 21:08, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Just wanted to make sure you got my last post.--Hildeoc (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: I'm considering doing it. What do you think the default top margin and bottom margin should be? They don't have to be the same but symmetry is usually nice. The text below the slideshow jumps up and down when the image height changes so a large bottom margin may avoid some distraction. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:08, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much in advance! I'm not quite sure about the margins. In principle, I would say the margins should correspond to the "regular" margins for other gallery types, or rather any Wiki objects in general, so as to avoid ugly excess line spacing, as being displayed in the current status quo. But I'm sure the guys at Phab will know better than I do. Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 13:22, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

List of wikis[edit]

@PrimeHunter Please tell me the minimum number of pages that a wiki must have to get an entry here. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giovanni Labrusco (talkcontribs)

@Giovanni Labrusco: The source comment at the start of the table says: "NOTE: If the wiki you're adding does not have a corresponding page on Wikipedia, it will be removed from this table". It's not about page count but notability. However, a wiki with three pages is certain to be non-notable. A wiki should satisfy Wikipedia:Notability or Wikipedia:Notability (web) to get a Wikipedia article. After that it can be added to the list. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:11, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

List of Albanians in Serbia[edit]

Hello PrimeHunter, thank you for -> 1 and 2. Have a nice Sunday --Serols (talk) 09:23, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Wikipedia categorization navbox[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Wikipedia categorization navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday Night Football[edit]

Can You Fix the seasonal Category Please. (talk) 14:19, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


random acts of kindness

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Thank you for random acts of kindness, being consistently helpful at the help and various other 'desks', particularly in providing guidance to new users. For cleaning and formatting up pages, brilliant solutions, and reverting vandalism. Repeating from ten years ago today, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Eddie891 Talk Work 00:17, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 00:20, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Ten years!
Agree ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:01, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Denmark and the EU[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Denmark and the EU has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Zackmann (Talk to me/What I been doing) 20:15, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

2019-20 NCAA Division I Men's basketball season[edit]

Can you fix the reference I made on the 2019-20 NCAA Men's Division I basketball season article please. (talk) 17:48, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Done.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 23:13, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Source links script[edit]

Hi PrimeHunter, and thanks for the "source links" script! Maybe you know this already, but it doesn't work well on articles that have brackets in their names, like Spam (food), which gives:

linksto:"Spam (food)" insource:"Spam (food)" insource:/\[\[:?[Ss]pam (food)[\]\|#]/

And no results. In order to get results I found I could escape the brackets in the last part:

linksto:"Spam (food)" insource:"Spam (food)" insource:/\[\[:?[Ss]pam \(food\)[\]\|#]/

I couldn't quite figure out how to modify your script, but I thought I'd point out the problem... maybe there's a quick fix? --IamNotU (talk) 01:02, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

I know very little JavaScript but found some code in an Internet search.[2] PrimeHunter (talk) 01:24, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway! --IamNotU (talk) 02:01, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Malaysian Grand Prix[edit]

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