User talk:Cottrells/Archive 1

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Information about categories[edit source]

I name is Anne Wuehler and I work in the British Research unit of the Family History Library. I work with Barbara Baker and Alan Mann. We've been discussing categories and realized that yhe English list would be huge if we categorized every article under England. If an article relates only to one county, we will assign it to the category for the name of the county. Barbara is in the middle of creating the categories for all of the counties. To see the list so far, go to Category:England

I'm working on adding probate information for Yorkshire. The subcategories are the names of the courts because I've categorized each court page Category:Yorkshire. If you want to see an example, go to Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Bilton

Anne 21:54, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Anne for your message. Yes the Category:England was looking rather crowded. I made some changes last weekend that set-up separate sub-categories for each of the English counties, and made some progress in recategorising articles that relate to specific places within England to the appropriate county. I also created the Category:Probate records in England to group all the main county probate record article together. You mention creating categories in the names of the courts, but I don't see them. Is this something that you plan? --CottrellS 16:10, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia[edit source]

Thanks for creating the Wikipedia template {{Wpd}}. I have used it on a couple of occasions, Gregorybean 08:03, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I appreciate your comments. This template works well for inline links. I have also been considering creating a template like Template:Details or Template:Further that could be used to direct readers to further information in Wikipedia. --Steve 09:05, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Underlined Text[edit source]

Steve - thanks for helping with the Alabama VR page - I just checked a lots of the text is underlined. Could you please help us fix it? Thanks! CK Whipple 06:51, 8 August 2009 (UTC) and could you tell me how to sign my name? Thanks!! CK Whipple

Documentation Templates[edit source]

Hello CottrellS, just FYI . . . I have been working on several templates that are at various states of development. Many of them are mostly done, but are not complete due to questions that have been sent to the powers to be. I am mostly warning you as it is possible that changes made by others may be lost after I get the questions answered. On these types of things, it may be good to inquire of the author before making changes. Anyway, you may find out which templates I am working on (and status of some of them) by looking at my talk page. Thank you for all you do, Thomas Lerman 20:48, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out Thomas. This evening I have been working through the missing meta-templates that work into {{Documentation}}. Now that you have alerted me to the list on your talk page I am a little confused. Was there a decision not to add these templates? Are they being developed outside of the wiki or in a sandbox somewhere. I read the whole section and these things were not clear. --Steve 20:58, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
I really only created that list for my own purposes and have developed templates outside of the Research Wiki. Which missing meta-templates are you specifically working through (just want to make sure it is not something that I forgot to add to the list)? Thomas Lerman 21:05, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
The new templates that I created today were Template:Namespace detect and Template:Ombox. I did edit a couple of others where some minor code changes were needed to get the templates to work correctly, see Template:Documentation subpage/doc and Template:Mbox. I see that you started these back in March. Have you been waiting since then for answers to your questions? --Steve 21:18, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
The answers that I have been waiting for is more recent. I edited my previous posting to correct punctuation. Thomas Lerman 22:44, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Infobox[edit source]

I see a url had been created but with no information added: Template:Infobox U.S. County however I need to know if there is another template controlling it, like the newest template we worked together to develop (US county navigation box) controlling the county templates? I've checking the Wikipedia to see if there is underlying controlling template or not and has yet to find it. dsammy 23:31, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi David, the previous code entered for Template:Infobox U.S. County was the code to use the template and not the code to create the template. I have now updated the code so that your test of the template User:Dsammy/Sandbox3 is now creating an infobox.
As documented, this template includes code that assumes a standard format for names of maps.
For maps of counties within states the assumed name is Map of [State] highlighting [County].svg.
For maps of states shown with the US the assumed name is Map of USA ##.svg where ## is the state abbreviation. --Steve 06:14, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

If wpd|xxxx works, why not oclc|xxx?[edit source]

Think the same concept be applied to oclc feature?

The OCLC has a specific reference ID to each registered book, film, ebook, etc. Even multiple editions. See Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy for the insane listing of the OCLC. There are two versions, one is USA's national and one is Pacific Northwest.  dsammy 03:04, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Do you not want to use the {{WorldCat}} template? This works with all permalinks available through WorldCat (for OCLC, ISBN, and ISSN). Or am I misunderstanding your question? Thomas Lerman 03:31, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
You meant there is already such template in FSWiki? I've been holding back adding a lot in hope for such template. Where is it? dsammy 04:21, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Found and it solved half of my problem. The problem half is that there are regional OCLC/Worldcat. serve Pacific Northwest colleges and universities. Make you wonder about other regions. I found this region OCLC/WorldCat by accident. I wonder what network used in England, France, Germany, etc. One step at a time, take care of template, please since I am already using this regional OCLC. dsammy 04:34, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
This template and its possibilities were discussed in one of the community meetings a few weeks back. I wonder if you were not there that day. That is why it was created. As I understand it, the standard WorldCat shows libraries that contain the book (or whatever) that are close to where one lives. It seems like the regional version shows which libraries of a region contain the book. I am not sure why I would necessarily want to find out what libraries elsewhere has what I am looking for. I would want to find out more about the regional versions first. This all probably should be discussed with the template rather than in a user's talk page. To access the template and then its talk page, click on the template name in my previous comment. Thomas Lerman 05:02, 13 August 2009 (UTC)