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possible images for the intro

Medieval writing desk.jpg
Max Liebermann Die Enkelin beim Schreiben.jpg
So many words.jpg
"Ministry of Works" says it all! You wonder whether ten words could be six: which four could be removed to make the sign more direct and the font-size bigger?

Warning.Visitors must take Maximum Care to Avoid Accidents James123456james (talk) 15:04, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

fix up

Just saw a request at the help desk wondering why no examples of how to link, how to add image or how to make refs etc.... I will try and clean this latter this week.--Moxy (talk) 12:58, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

@Moxy: I've also been thinking about the possibility of adding in a section bellow each page with an example / exercise for each of these pages, a bit like a very short version of Tony1's exercises. See an example mockup here. The details of how to implement the stylistic recommendations should probably be kept in the (e.g. linking) to avoid repetition. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 14:54, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

About state 2 in Nepal bara kalaiya is not included Anilsahil88 (talk) 01:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

The "for more information" links

@Jonesey95: re this edit, I wonder if there might be a better way to provide links to the FMI pages than just adding them as another sentence? I'm not sure exactly what would be best, though. Thanks for going through all these pages! {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:49, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

You could also introduce each excerpt with a link to the MOS section, like this:
MOS:RECENTLY: Avoid phrases that will go out of date with time (e.g. recently).
I don't know if that's better. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:23, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, hmm, I'll mull on it for a bit. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:27, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: I ended up borrowing from the shortcut box format to create a "further info" box. Required creating a new module, but appears to work. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:34, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
Wait, I just noticed the redirects don't fully go through; asking for help with that here. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:01, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
The shortcut template appears to be displaying the number of shortcuts in each box directly under the section header (to the left of each box). – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:58, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: Yeah, I noticed that, too. Something about this edit (which fixed the redirect issue) caused it. If it's a simple fix, go for it, but otherwise I'm okay leaving it for a few days; it's only minimally disruptive and it'll presumably be resolved when Pppery merges the templates (assuming this closes successfully). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 02:05, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
Fixed Sorry, my bad, I fell for a bizarre quirk in the way modules are implemented. * Pppery * it has begun... 02:12, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
Nicely done. It's much better than the way I did it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:38, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Comma Suggestion

"Herbal teas are not made from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Therefore, they are not technically teas, they are tisanes."

I know that the errors are there on purpose, but shouldn't the comma in the first sentence be removed? The solution addresses only the error in the second sentence.

This is about the Manual of Style quiz.—Fezzy1347 (talk) 23:05, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Fezzy1347, thanks for checking out the quiz! I think the comma in the first sentence is correct, since Camellia sinensis is the tea plant, whereas writing Herbal teas are not made from the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis would imply that Camellia sinensis is only one of a number of possible tea plants. Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:52, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Yeah I think since I'm new here I agree😊 Amarata Raj (talk) 14:37, 4 August 2020 (UTC)


I find the image size of the example article far too small to be functional. Can it somehow be enlarged? Tony (talk) 08:13, 4 July 2020 (UTC)