Wikinews:Water cooler/technical/archives/2023/February

broke my article


Takes forever to load after adding the map.

Is there a saner source editor that I can use somewhere? Gryllida (talk) 23:11, 2 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Gryllida:,_lost_from_truck_three_weeks_ago?action=edit; I suppose I had Visual Editor disabled, so I only see source. Heavy Water (talk) 00:18, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Heavy Water, thank you. Now I have moved the map source code (a few hundreds lines because it includes route points) to Template:Official_vehicle_with_diagnostic_camera_finds_radioactive_caesium-137_capsule_in_Western_Australia,_lost_from_truck_three_weeks_ago/map and transcluded it, this is a bit ugly but it allows me to keep editing the draft at least. If there is a cleaner solution that does not involve re-pasting these route coordinates into the article, where it will become broken for everyone with JS enabled I think (visual editor or not - they both just get stuck for me), please, let me know. Gryllida (talk) 01:12, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Gryllida: Transclusion sounds like a good fix. Heavy Water (talk) 02:05, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
(Note that pasting these few hundreds lines into the template page required me to disable JavaScript in my browser.) Gryllida (talk) 01:12, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
It must have something to do with the edit adding over half a million characters to the article. It is rare to see something that big. Are all of those coordinates in the sources? Cheers, SVTCobra 03:17, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
No, it is a route generated by FacilMap. The source point is relatively clear, it is the ore mine. The destination is less clear, I just put middle of Perth. Perhaps it could be trimmed to include only a hundred points (FacilMap does not have such option, would need to be done manually). Gryllida (talk) 03:48, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Edited to keep only the points and not the route.
Official vehicle with diagnostic camera finds radioactive caesium-137 capsule in Western Australia, lost from truck three weeks ago
Submitted for review. Headline could be better, hopefully with only minor changes required. Gryllida (talk) 06:55, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Authorities find radioactive caesium-137 capsule in Western Australia, lost from truck three weeks ago.. Gryllida (talk) 06:57, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]



Does anyone know why using the "thumb" parameter in images has started putting frames on them (e.g., here)? It must be a MediaWiki update, which is unfortunate. Heavy Water (talk) 00:30, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I thought it always did. Or am I misunderstanding what you mean by frames? SVTCobra 03:18, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
By frames, I mean the edges. The pictures in here use thumb and they don't have frames. This just started the other day; the picture here uses thumb and has frames. On the second thought, if it was a software update, I would think it would change old pictures, too. Heavy Water (talk) 03:59, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I think the "thumb" parameter always did that. I can see it is pretty ugly in the earthquake article, but I don't think it is something new. The Pele article you cite seems to have borders (frames) as well, they are just better suited to the image, I suppose. SVTCobra 05:57, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, you're right. They're so subtle I didn't notice them. The difference is that now the caption and image credit are also enclosed in the frame. Heavy Water (talk) 05:48, 4 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Please insert the following shortcut of long-standing:

{{Shortcut/List|WN:IAR|Wikinews:Ignore all the rules}}

Thanks! - 18:46, 19 February 2023 (UTC) Amgine | t 18:46, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

You do know it isn't fully protected, right?
00:37, 27 October 2015 Cirt talk contribs protected Wikinews:Shortcuts [Edit=Allow only autoconfirmed users] (indefinite) [Move=Allow only administrators] (indefinite) (project info page.) (hist) (thank) Heavy Water (talk) 19:14, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I do in fact know this! I was under the impression I was removed from the autoconfirmed, and besides, I am generally opposed to people not actively involved in a project having or using privileges. (Thus my two or three times of giving up adminship when not active, and requesting the bits when I am active.) - Amgine | t 19:18, 19 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for adding the shortcut, Heavy Water! Gryllida (talk) 02:21, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Argh! I typed the title incorrectly above - it is Wikinews:Ignore all rules, no 'the'. Anyone have a moment to update my typo? (And thanks again in advance!) - Amgine | t 02:45, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  Done Heavy Water (talk) 02:50, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Merci mon amis l'eau lourde. - Amgine | t 03:01, 20 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

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