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I'll point out, for several years now we've been following a convention that we leave ten articles unarchived, even if they're much older than seven days. It's mentioned at WN:Archive conventions#Age for Protection. We want a representative sample of archives on the main page, especially when times are slow. If we were archiving everything older than a week, we recently would have had zero articles on the main page, which is entirely unworkable (because we had a full seven days between consecutive publications).

The list of archives at WN:Archive conventions#To archive makes this easy by providing a horizontal line after ten articles; if there isn't anything below that line, we simply suspect archiving. --Pi zero (talk) 01:08, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Ah okay, thanks Pi zero (t · c · b), sounds good. :) -- Cirt (talk) 03:04, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi Cirt, When archiving, don't delete the {{Publish}} tag. Thanks, --SVTCobra 23:50, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Ah, quite right, will do, thank you. -- Cirt (talk) 17:21, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Pricasso article[edit]

Userspaced, User:Cirt/Pricasso paints pleasing portraits with penis. --Pi zero (talk) 02:19, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good for now, Pi zero (t · c · b), thank you. -- Cirt (talk) 02:44, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Redirect cats[edit]

In the past we've pointedly avoided redirect categories, on grounds it tangles the infrastructure; there used to be some specific technical problems where it'd cause the software to misbehave (my attitude toward the wiki software is, in any case, always to ask as little as possible of its detailed behavior, so as to be as robust as possible against introduction of bugs and, moreover, against bad future design decisions which seem to me to be increasingly prevalent). I recall, as of a few years ago, bawolff was of the same mind as I was about avoiding redirect cats like the plague. --Pi zero (talk) 05:51, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

@Pi zero:Then how to deal with broken incoming links from other sister wiki sites? -- Cirt (talk) 18:19, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Preferably one would fix the link at its origin. If there's some reason that couldn't be fixed at the other end, I'm not visualizing it. Some reason that solution doesn't work? --Pi zero (talk) 18:52, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
We should probably make sure our category names match those most commonly used at most other sites. -- Cirt (talk) 19:53, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm not really seeing it. News categories are often different from enclyclopedic categories, and even without particular reasons like that, different sisters often use different names for things anyway. It seems unlikely another sister would create a link to a category here without bothering to check whether it exists. A link to an en.wp article without checking whether exists? Sure, happens all the time (though we really should all be more careful); but to an en.wn category? On the face of it, seems a bit of a stretch. --Pi zero (talk) 20:15, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
We have mainspace redirects. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 20:59, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, wiki is not paper, not sure why we can't just have redirects, as redirects are cheap. :P -- Cirt (talk) 18:57, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
To my mind, that's a case for redirects in mainspace, and maybe project space; but category redirects are accidents begging to happen. In essence, they gratuitously create ways for articles to get lost. --Pi zero (talk) 19:23, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I'll have to think on this some more, thanks. No worries, -- Cirt (talk) 16:21, 15 March 2015 (UTC)