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For those without the leisure time required to read through my userboxes: former Astronomy grad student (MS), with another MS in Mechanical Engineering (focusing on alternative fuel use and maximizing efficiency in developing countries) and BSs in Physics and Mechanical Engineering; interested in galaxy-scale out to large-scale structure, with work on Milky Way structure and history via tidal streams and low metallicity red K-giants, from the Warner and Swasey Observatory at Kitt Peak National Observatory. I enjoy researching primary sources, adding missing information, fixing errors, making things look pleasing, ordered, and complete, taking & manipulating photos, standardization & consistency within articles, citations, and templates, and automation wherever (reasonably) possible. Being bludgeoned with perspective my entire academic life life has taught me to not give a fuck, but in the best possible way. So please, assume good faith, then speak your mind, be brief and concise, don't be afraid to follow or break convention, as long as you're not a dick. You can expect the same.

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This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation, January 21, 2012.

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Congratulations, Tom.Reding, you've recently made your 1,000th edit to articles on English Wikipedia!

Thank you for all the great DAB work you've been doing recently, and for all your contributions to the encyclopedia. Keep it up! :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 23:17, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your incredible WikiGnoming over the past few months. I am in awe. A2soup (talk) 23:25, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! :)   ~ Tom.Reding & his 200-some-odd lines of regex (talkcontribsdgaf)  02:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You have nearly single-handedly eliminated the minor planet notability problem, which had stood for seven years before you decided to tackle it, because nobody wanted to do the massive amount of work required. If this doesn't deserve a barnstar, I'm not sure what does. StringTheory11 (t • c) 17:49, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For dealing with the minor planet clusterfuck as efficiently as you have! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 04:13, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

There's nothing quite like cleaning up a good, 'ol-fashioned clusterfuck. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  04:17, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

BTW, this isn't just for the recent banner tagging, but for the shear amount of effort involved in cleaning up the mess for the past year or so. Possibly longer. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 00:27, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thanks for helping me with the search codes! Jennica / talk 20:10, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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In 2016 you were one of the top ~200 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:08, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Barnstar awarded[edit]

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Your diligent work in the area of redirect categorization and improvement is duly recognized and greatly appreciated. You are truly one of the unsung heroes of Wikipedia, and we hope you continue to enjoy your improvement of this awesome encyclopedia! On behalf of your fellow editors—and the millions of readers of our work—I sincerely thank you for your contributions that have improved the encyclopedia for everyone. Senator2029 “Talk” 08:33, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you very much for helping and editing the Joe Campos Torres article, your assistance put a BIG SMILE on my face!
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My pleasure; that was a satisfying edit :)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  16:56, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Another barnstar for you![edit]

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In recognition of your recent contributions to the Life Sciences on en:Wikipedia, analyzing and helping to improve the quality of articles, based on scientific data. Your efforts demonstrate tremendous potential into enhancing the scientific accuracy of The Free Encyclopedia.

I am tremendously appreciative of your efforts, especially on the preliminary Taxonomic analysis.

~ Mellis (talk) 23:48, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your constant positive demeanor. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Buster7 submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I am always on the lookout for potential Editor of the Week candidates, for editors that fly under the radar, whose efforts are unknown except to a few. They don't make a splash, they don't emit a 'notice me' kind of behavior; they just quietly tackle the hard jobs. Tom.Reding is that kind of editor. A while back he "thanked me" via the Thanks Notification for awarding the Editor of the Week to a fellow editor. So, I looked into him and found an editor that does many important WP improving things. He is a working editor (535,847 live and undeleted edits) that fixes, populates, corrects, standardizes, cleans, parses, tries, peruses, adds, formats, listens, expands, updates, corrects, creates, assigns and (my favorite) "consistifies". A member of Wikiproject Astronomy and Wikiproject Tree of Life, he has recently been granted the page mover user right. He provides a human eye and understanding to "bot" problems that arise. In the area of redirect categorization he willingly puts his head together with other editors to work toward solution. A deserving recipient.

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Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  20:38, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

! XD <3 TY!   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  20:56, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

The AWB Barnster[edit]

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Fixing many depreciated syntax on infobox images. Iggy (Swan) 22:14, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent work in getting the bot up and running to tag biographies for the Olympic Wiki Project. Thank you! Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 10:00, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, my pleasure :)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  12:04, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The 2016 Cure Award
In 2016 you were one of the top ~200 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:08, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Congrats on joining the million edit club![edit]

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Congratulations on being the seventh editor on the English Wikipedia to do over a million non-bot edits! ϢereSpielChequers 12:14, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I never thought I'd do so much, but I just keep finding things to fix/improve :)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  13:12, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your astronomic contributions! For taking up so much space!

With apologies for the puns, Ira Leviton (talk) 20:17, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

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To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

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You have used your gifts well, Padawan[edit]

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OCD. It's not an affliction. It is a gift, and is part of the job description for being a Wikipedia editor. See WP:wikiholic.

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

Takes one to know one. Best regards. 7&6=thirteen () 16:36, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

7&6=thirteen, thank you :) And I really should take the test, but I can't be bothered while editing...perhaps that is or should be one of the questions??   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  16:49, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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In 2018 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 17:41, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Jobe well done when it comes to the article on Prof. Helmut Veith (1971-2016). Terrenus (talk) 14:48, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

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In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:35, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for your efforts[edit]

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Thank you for your continued service adding to Wikipedia throughout 2020. - Cdjp1 (talk) 14:01, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
:)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  15:40, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For putting your OCD to good use when you created Tom.Bot. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:27, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

I see we both have OCD. I had no choice but to give you this barnstar. Scorpions13256 (talk) 23:27, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you, comrade.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  04:21, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thank you for all your help here. Paulhus15 (talk) 09:59, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just a barnstar for you!

Your userboxes were fascinating and you seem like a really interesting person. I also somehow see you on every page I edit.

Thanks for the contributions you have made! Hhzhang2345 Hhzhang2345 (talk) 16:16, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for helping edit Wikipedia and make the encyclopedia a better place for others. Thank you and keep up the good work. --ThanosYourGod (talk) 22:08, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks a lot for adding authority control to so many articles Paradise Chronicle (talk) 23:13, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Activity/Putting my OCD to good use[edit]

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Dormant pages Dusty articles
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Uncategorized Categorization
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Uncategorized templates
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WantedPages
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Doing[edit]

  Green 00ff00 pog.svg {{Taxonbar}} related improvements (talk).
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Fixing typos & WP:MOS things.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Fixing various/CS1 maintenance & error categories (random worst offenders).
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Fixing Category:Pages using deprecated image syntax (some examples).
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Removing {{Orphan}} tags from pages with 3+ incoming mainspace links.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg General article & citation cleanup of ~56,000 articles in Category:Astronomy via AWB & my good friend, regex. Fixes include, but aren't limited to:
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Parsing author & editor lists (talk, talk).
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Standardizing |year=/|date= citation usage where appropriate (talk).
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Standardizing L, R, M, etc. usage. Adding those templates to articles, when appropriate (talk).
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Trying to standardize use of parsecs first, light-years second, where appropriate (talk, talk).
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Taking bites out of the WikiProject Astronomy cleanup listing, and perusing WP:Vital articles/Physical sciences#Astronomy.
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Finding pages with unintentional links to disambiguation pages and fixing the easy ones. Sometimes I'm even on the leaderboard.
      Green 00ff00 pog.svg Finding, adding, and formatting proper references to remove {{citation needed}} tags, reference errors, and hidden categories for astronomy articles.
  Green 00ff00 pog.svg Sometimes listening to the sound of Wikipedia.

To do[edit]

  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Standardize MOS:DateFormat for astro articles (tbd).
  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Make article stub on A3558.
  Yellow ffff00 pog.svg Expand on the differences between galaxy groups and clusters (talk).

Not doing (anymore)[edit]

  Red pog.svg Converting {{IUCN}}s & bare-cites/refs to {{Cite journal}} (talk, talk, talk) (satisfying examples) — need more consensus one way or the other.
  Red pog.svg Updating IUCN conservation status (talk) (some examples) — better & easier to do via Wikidata.
  Red pog.svg Populating the more-difficult-to-find {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} statistics (member #, velocity dispersion, ICM temperature, mass) from journal articles for the most popular Abell clusters — doing so for all would take way too much time and wouldn't be as much benefit.

Never done[edit]

  Red pog.svg Adding {{Redirect category shell}} to single-redirect-template #REDIRECTs (via Tom.Bot, BRfA denied).

Done (large and/or systematic changes)[edit]

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Luamatically standardize WP:TOL categories (talk) (T203355).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Populating, correcting, standardizing minor planets' categories & sortkeys from the JPL SBDB, using AWB, C#, and lots o' RegEx.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Replaced typographic ligatures like fi ff fl ffi ffl with plain-text, where appropriate (talk).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added {{Taxonbar}} to all pages with a valid WikiData IUCN ID (talk).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added {{Redirect category shell}} to multiple-redirect-template #REDIRECTs (talks).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg AWB Night-mode style.css
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Category:Minor planets maintenance (talk)
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Category:Astronomical objects by year of discovery maintenance (talk)
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Category:Numbered asteroids maintenance (talk)
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Helped reduce the Cleanup listing for WikiProject Astronomy to the lowest it has ever been as a % of astronomy articles: 11.7% at inception, 31.7% on 18 February 2012, and now 9.2% on 19 May 2015. Done mostly via #REDIRECTing ~12,000 unnotable asteroid stubs (talk).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Helped with the CarloscomB cleanup.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Extended the "Earth-Moon-thing" size-comparison format to 8 more Solar System objects between the size of Enceladus and Titania (talk).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg List all most pages in Category:Astronomy (here and here); list of all numbered asteroids here.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Resolve ambiguities surrounding cluster designations for many NGC articles.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Template related:

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Consistify & expand parameters & documentation for the {{IUCN}} family of templates to remove CS1 errors.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added many needed parameters to {{Infobox astro object}}.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added documentation to the {{NGCX}} family of templates.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added |Velocity dispersion=, |Flux=, and |Distance (co-moving)= parameters to {{infobox galaxy cluster}}.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Add notes and helpful wikicode to all {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} parameters for clarity and consistent usage.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Created & transcluded {{Infobox supercluster}} to all superclusters.

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Abell catalog related:

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Turned the boring, ugly, unorganized List of Abell clusters into this very nice table while adding ra, dec, Abell richness, and BM type (inspired by this heroic effort by User:Dr. Submillimeter).
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Added |Bautz-Morgan type= parameter to {{Infobox galaxy cluster}}. Populated it and |richness class= for all List of Abell clusters and Category:Abell objects, respectively.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Created and assigned 6 new categories for/to all Abell cluster richness 0-5.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Corrected all Abell cluster pages with {{Infobox galaxy}} to {{Infobox galaxy cluster}}.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Made {{Catalogs}} variable width so it looks nicer at the bottom of a page (talk), and added it to all Abell object pages.
  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Populated the easily gotten {{Infobox galaxy cluster}} statistics (α, δ, constellation, z, co-moving distance, x-ray flux) from NED for all Abell cluster pages.

  Purple 8000ff pog.svg Organized the List of galaxy clusters and removed synonymous usage of galaxy clusters with galaxy groups.

AWB feature requests (outdated)[edit]

Still-open: 2 3 4 5 66 7 9 10 12 13 14 15 17
Endorsed (still open): 1616
Incorporated into AWB: 1 11Still buggy
Workaround/alt solution is sufficient: 8[\d\D]{936,} 18Tools.WordCount(ArticleText)

Unorphaned[edit]

Arp 107 (via Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies)Calcium monohydride (via Inorganic compounds by element)Coronet cluster (via Corona Australis)Galactic ridge(via Milky Way)Kilonova (via Gamma-ray burst)Nuclear pasta (via Neutron star)Virgocentric flow (via Virgo Cluster)Virial mass (via Binding energy and Gravitational binding energy)

Pages & templates significantly contributed to (and improved, hopefully)[edit]

  Blue 0080ff pog.svg List of Abell clustersVelocity dispersionEridanus clusterAstrophysical X-ray sourceAntlia ClusterAbell 520Abell 2199Coma ClusterKitt Peak National ObservatoryVirgocentric flowCalcium monohydride
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg {{Authority control}}{{Taxonbar}}{{Deg2DMS}}{{Infobox astro object}}{{Infobox galaxy cluster}} ★ {{Infobox globular cluster}} ★ {{Infobox star}} ★ {{Catalogs}} ★ {{Earth radius}} ★ {{Jupiter radius}}

Pages, templates, and categories created[edit]

  Blue 0080ff pog.svg {{Navseasoncats}}{{Category described in year}} ★ {{The Banstar Barnstar}} ★ {{NASTRO comment}}{{Partial minor planet designation}} ★ {{Cite compare2}} ★ {{Deg2HMS}}{{hub}}{{Infobox supercluster}} ★ {{Solar luminosity}} ★ {{Solar radius}} ★ {{Title number}} ★ {{Lunar mass}} ★ {{Lunar radius}} ★ {{Fe/H}} ★ {{alpha/Fe}} ★ {{WikiCat topicon}} ★ {{AC with n elements}} ★ {{Aircraft navigation see also}} ★ {{Category TOC see also}} ★ {{Commons templates see also}} ★ {{Title year see also}} ★ {{List of minor planets/See also}} ★ {{Minor planet link templates/See also}}
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Bautz-Morgan classification
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Abell 133Abell 262Abell 478Abell 665Abell 907Abell 1413Abell 1795Abell 1991Abell 2390
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg NGC 1721NGC 1723NGC 1725NGC 1728Pages in Category:Astronomy
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Category:Potentially hazardous asteroids
  Blue 0080ff pog.svg Many, many #REDIRECTs. Mostly capitalization and typo-related, plus ~11,000 minor planet sub/stub #Rs.


Useful links & code (personal, yet public, cheat sheet)[edit]

Astronomy related/reference material[edit]

References

  1. ^ "Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects". Simbad. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. Avoid the usage of Cr, prefer Collinder

Other meta help/search tools[edit]

WikiData[edit]

Quarry/SQL[edit]

Template parser functions, calculation, and logic (not formatting related)[edit]

Other[edit]

Unit conversion, notation, and special characters[edit]

  • {{HMS2Deg|22|06|15}} →  331.5625
  • {{Deg2HMS|331.5625|p=0|sup=yes}} →  22h 6m 15s

  • {{Coord|0|-28.4375|format=dms}} →  0°00′00″N 28°26′15″W / 0°N 28.4375°W / 0; -28.4375
  • {{convert|23|Mpc|Mly|0|abbr=on|lk=on}} →  23 Mpc (75 Mly)
  • {{convert|281|+/-|90|Mpc|Mly|abbr=on|lk=on}} →  281 ± 90 Mpc (920 ± 290 Mly)

  • {{#expr: (200/6) * 2 round 3}} →  66.667
  • &#58; &#91; &#93; &#123; &#124; &#125; →  : [ ] { | }
  • - &ndash; &mdash; &amp; &sigma; &Sigma; &lambda; &Lambda; &#42; →  - – — & σ Σ λ Λ *
  • ±  ≈ ≉ ≟ ≠ ≡ ≢ ≣ ≤ ≥
≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≪ ≫ ≬ ≭ ≮ ≯
≰ ≱ ≲ ≳ ≴ ≵ ≶ ≷ ≸ ⋅
× ☉ ♃ ⊕ ☾

Formatting[edit]

  • Columns:
    • {{cmn|colwidth=15em|... }} →  the best list-option—continuously determines how many columns best fit the page.
    • {{cmn|3|
       * some
       * bulleted
       * list
       }}
      →  splits that list up dynamically(!) into 3 (forced) columns.
    • See {{div col}} for more variants.
  • {| cellpadding="0" style="vertical-align:top; float: right;" border="0"
     |- valign="top"
     | [[Image:blah.gif|thumb|top|300px|Caption text.]]
     | [[Image:stuff.jpg|thumb|top|300px|Things.]]
     |}
    →  is an easy way to lay pictures horizontally rather than vertically.
  • {{Clear}} →  forces horizontal white space until next section, usually after a picture.
  • &nbsp; →  Non     -     Breaking     SPace. Ascii chr 160, instead of ascii 32 (typical keyboard space).
  • [[File:Santa riding a dinosaur with Jesus with a lightsaber.jpg|275px|right|thumb|Caption this]] →  inserts a variable size picture and caption text.
  • <span> <div> <gallery widths="300px" heights="300px"> →  (usually) prettifies things.
  • <pre style="width:50%; height:150px; overflow:scroll;"> →  Begins a scrolling list.
  • {{para|date}} →  |date=
  • {{keypress|Alt|F4}} →  Alt+F4
  • {{hidden begin
     | title = '''Some ordered list'''
     | titlestyle = text-align:center;
     | border = 1px solid}}
    {{cmn|colwidth=15em|
    # some
    # ordered
    # list
    }}
    {{hidden end}}
    
    → 
Some ordered list
  1. some
  2. ordered
  3. list
  • <div class="template-documentation iezoomfix"> Template documentation background </div> → 
Template documentation background
  • <syntaxhighlight lang="css">.citation-comment {display: inline !important;}</syntaxhighlight> → 
.citation-comment {display: inline !important;}

Citations & links[edit]

  • User:Tom.Reding#Frequently used links & code →  links directly to subsections of an article.
  • {{Anchor|Foo}} to be used to link to [[User:Tom.Reding#Foo]]'s in-page position.
  • <span id="Simpler section title"></span> for [[User:Tom.Reding#Simpler subsection title]] linking when special characters are used.
  • <ref name="Reding">...</ref> ... <ref name="Reding"/> →  to name your refs for easy reref'ing later in the same article.
  • {{Refimprove|date=December 2021}} or {{Refneeded|date=December 2021}} →  use occasionally.
  • {{Citation needed|date={{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTYEAR}}}} →  use liberally.
  • {{Sky|03|28|13.8|-|20|44|40|321000000}} →  links to wikisky (not whiskey). Put after references. 321000000 = lightyears (for zoom level!).
  • {{tq}} makes nice-looking in-line talk-quotes.
  • [[Special:Diff/1]]/[[Special:Permalink/1]] →  Easy WP:PERMALINK to diffs.

Other wikicode[edit]

  • Standardish archive settings:
    {{User:MiszaBot/config
    |algo                = old(366d)
    |archive             = User talk:Tom.Reding/Archive %(counter)d
    |counter             = 1
    |maxarchivesize      = 200K
    |archiveheader       = {{Automatic archive navigator}}
    |minthreadstoarchive = 1
    |minthreadsleft      = 4
    }}
    + either {{Talk header}}, {{Archives|banner=yes}}, or similar
  • #REDIRECT [[Tidal force]] + {{An R template}}→  is all you need to have as the body in a redirect page.
  • <code><nowiki> w/e </nowiki></code>, {{tl|sometemplate}}, {{t1|blah}}, {{tlx|etc|a{{=}}1|b{{=}}2}} →  make everything above.
  • <tt><nowiki> blah </nowiki></tt> →  or this (which doesn't highlight the background).