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Gryllida (talk) 10:56, 5 August 2018 (UTC)Reply


I'm of the view we can be riskier on category images since they can be changed later (and I plan on crafting a simple system of monitoring what has been deleted to keep things updated). But in this case it doesn't really matter because I actually like your choice of image better. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 20:15, 6 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Blood Red Sandman: rolling with things and fixing any errors later: that is Wikipedia's approach, and Wikinews is not Wikipedia. I would rather abstain from adding image than to choose an image which could have possible issues. Surely, you may disagree; but now, it is more like a habit to find those media which would not be deleted. But tell me about the system you would be proposing. (talk) 22:55, 6 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
Nothing complicated (deliberately). We have a category for broken file links, and another for {{missing image}} pages. By combining the data we can view what is in the first but not in the second to determine quickly what the problems are. I'm not sure proposing is the right word; two problems need fixed before I am ready to call it a proposal: 1) How do we know when a new thing needs looked at? Do we need to recheck the page every day? 2) How do we track cases where one image is already marked with {{missing image}} but a second becomes unavailable? Once (or if, sigh) I can answer those I think I'll have something ready. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 00:46, 7 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
Well, I'm no further forward on those issues, but the page is still potentially very useful, so I've created it: Wikinews:Pages with broken file links. That gives us most of the hitherto hidden backlog up and ready to work through. @Pi zero: You'll likely also find that of interest. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:45, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
...Except that I've made a mistake, somewhere, and it isn't working as intended. Ah well. Fingers crossed somebody can find my error; I'm not very technically minded, myself. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:50, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Blood Red Sandman: what went wrong? (talk) 23:16, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
PiZ fixed it. A single character I'd missed. :P BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 23:18, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

how about protecting the page? (talk) 23:23, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Probably not needed, as yet; worth keeping an eye on the possibility should it become more high-profile or important. At present it's just something I threw together in the hopes it'll be helpful. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 23:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Blood Red Sandman: Note that Category:Pages with missing-image template calls has two DPLs on the category page to aid maintenance, one of pages that could use the template but don't, and one of (so it claims) pages that do but don't have to. --Pi zero (talk) 23:48, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply


I notice you've been making rude and sarcastic comments like "Don't you know how to read" and "Why don't you put the whole article in one paragraph?" Please stop that. If you keep doing that, I will ask the admins to block you. Darkfrog24 (talk) 04:34, 1 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Go ahead, @Darkfrog24:, ask them to. (talk) 07:32, 1 November 2018 (UTC)Reply
I've got to say, they all seem to be aimed at the one person and never when signed in. We all (I hope) welcome criticism for ourselves, even if we don't personally agree with it, but this seems to be getting personal instead of constructive. Any worthwhile meanings are being lost to vitriol. I like both of you; I don't like what is becoming of relations between you, and I don't think the way you're treating DF is fair. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 00:51, 7 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
It would be aimed at one person if they are the only ones providing terribly flawed reasons for justifying their actions. Maybe instead of getting triggered, if they were to assess their past actions, that would help them. It is very important to reflect on the past and see what one has become. (talk) 23:20, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
If the intent is to convince them to reconsider their position, provocative phrasing is likely to be counterproductive. --Pi zero (talk) 23:41, 21 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

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