User talk:Nytexcome

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Formatting of wikispecies pages[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, and thank you for your contributions to Wikispecies. Please read Help:General Wikispecies for our formatting rules, and especially Help:Taxonavigation section, how the "Taxonavigation section" should look like (we use templates for the parent taxon). Unlike Wikipedia, please add all references into the "References section". See how I did it on Emiliana and Tropiduchinae.
To make way for genus Emiliana (Tropiduchidae), I have deleted the incorrect redirect to Emiliania (Chromista). If you need further help, just ask at our discussion forum at Wikispecies:Village Pump. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 12:08, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

@Nytexcome: For an example of our recommended format for taxon pages, please use this diff. for reference. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:14, 14 November 2018 (UTC).

How to work with templates for parent taxa[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, if you want to insert another parent taxon, like the subfamily Tropiduchinae, it is not at all necessary to edit all the subpages of this subfamily. You just have to edit the templates for the few tribes of this subfamily (direct children taxa). Look at my edit for Template:Eutropistini. I replaced the parent template Tropiduchidae by Tropiduchinae. If this is a red link, you can create a new template, see Template:Tropiduchinae for an example. (See also Help:Taxonavigation section). If you need more explanation about templates, don't hesitate to ask. I know this may be a bit complicated for new editors, but indeed it is a very comfortable system. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 11:35, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

and please do not use BASEPAGENAME, this was an old way of editing that should no longer be used. --Thiotrix (talk) 11:36, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Please look at my discussion page for my answers of your questions. --Thiotrix (talk) 13:33, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

New genus pages[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, I have noticed that your new genus pages could be improved to meet our standardized Wikispecies form:

  1. . The heading "Taxonavigation" should be at the start of each taxon page, but never be used in templates! I have removed it from Template:Neotangiina ‎ and Template:Tangiina.
  2. . Please use a genus template on genus pages, see my edit for Tangella. I have created Template:Tangella, so you can take it as a model for your genus templates.
  3. . Always add a species list to genus pages. {{sp|G|enusname|speciesname1}} {{splast|G|enusname|speciesnamelast}}
  4. . For providing the links to the author pages, template:a has to be added for each authority separately: {{a|Author1}} & {{a|Author2}}, .
  5. . Finally, please add a category for each taxon authority: [[Category:Full-author-name taxa]]. You will find the full name by following the authority link in the name section.

I hope these tipps are helpful for you. If you like some more detailed help, please just ask me. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 09:21, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Hemihomonyms and homonyms[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, about your edit at Mabokiana (disambiguation): This is not a hemihomonym (that would mean, the same name is given to a plant and an animal, and both are valid names). But in Mabokiana, both are animals, which makes the later name an unvalid younger homonym. Usually we would need only a page for the valid name, and the younger homonyms can be noted after the synonyms section under an ===Homonyms=== heading. If you need help with such kind of homonyms, please ask our zoology editors at the Village Pump. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 16:29, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


Classifications change. Because of this, disambiguation pages should disambiguate using the authors' names, rather than current placement in a classification. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:28, 19 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi Nytexcome, I just wanted to inform you that what you did here and here is not the correct way to do this: one shouldn't directly copy page contents because this loses the edit history. You should instead first have moved the page Enantia to Enantia (Pieridae), in order to 1) preserve the history and 2) keep the Wikidata item linked properly (which at the moment is still linked to Enantia). Then, only after the move, Enantia can be edited to point to Enantia (disambiguation). I am temporarily requesting deletion of Enantia (Pieridae), so that we can redo things properly. Feel free to ask if it is not clear. --LamBoet (talk) 01:48, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

OK, it was deleted, I made the page move, and one more important thing was to fix the page links. Kind regards --LamBoet (talk) 17:11, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Please correct refs[edit]

You moved Schizochilus to Schizochilus Sond. to allow for the hemihomonym thanks and good work. However, the links on the Reference Section did not work, for example {{WCSP}}. You need to modify the link by adding, for example Schizochilus, to the end and this applies to all of them, including Commons. You can see what I have done for this genus. As far as I can gather, you never undertake this fix and we would be grateful if you could correct this error in future and for your earlier changes. Not all of these are on my watch list, so I can not easily correct! Best regards Andyboorman (talk) 08:36, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Hello Andyboorman, Thank you for your recent comments on Schizochilus to Schizochilus Sond. I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are trying to say concerning changing links. It's true a still don't have a full understanding as to all the myriad workings on Wikispecies, but I fail to see how changing a page name changes any data links to outside web pages. If you are referring to Wikidata items (of which I know nothing), why would you want to change Schizochilus to Schizochilus Sond. which is a total fictional creation set up for Wikispcies purposes and bears no relation to reality for those outside Wikispecies. The only other page I have moved was from Leucon to Leucon Krøyer (to make way for disambiguation page). Please help my confusion. Thanks Nytexcome (talk) 02:26, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello Nytexcome. Link outs like {{WCSP}} use the page name as a default, however, the search on a name like Schizochilus Sond will not find a match in their database. In order to correct this you add the actual name to be searched at the end. The required syntax then becomes WCSP|2019|Mar.|26|Schizochilus. This has to be repeated for {{IPNI}}, {{MBG}}, {{TPLF}} and so on including {{Commonscat}}. By the way Schizochilus Sond. has been changed to Schizochilus (Orchidaceae) by the original editor. Hope this helps Andyboorman (talk) 08:36, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

William John Swainson[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, I noticed you moved William Swainson to William John Swainson, thanks for that. Just to let you know, the categories Category:William Swainson taxa and Category:Eponyms of William Swainson also needed to be moved to match the article's title (I just did it!). All the pages in these categories also needed to be recategorized; to do that I used the tool Cat-a-lot (I posted on PeterR's talk page information on how to use it). Also, the links to William Swainson in the different reference templates could be updated. Best regards, Korg (talk) 21:34, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 19:14, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Merging of Hygrophila[edit]

Hello Nytexcome, thank you for merging Hygrophila (Superordo) and Hygrophila (Gastropoda). The merging is not complete, as there are still many links to Hygrophila (Superordo): Please have a look at those linking pages, probably they use an outdated template. If you have all corrected and nothing links to them anymore, the page Hygrophila (Superordo) and the template {{Hygrophila (Superordo)}} can be sent to deletion, by typing {{delete|add reason here}}. Kind regards, --Thiotrix (talk) 12:50, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)