User talk:Pigsonthewing

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New taxonomic project for me![edit]

Hi Andy, I do not know whether or not you meant it, but your recent use of {{Ampelosicyinae}}as an example of an used template has thrown up a possible new project for me! Cucurbitaceae has undergone a recent update and so I should edit the subfamilies and tribes as a matter of urgency. I do not know whether or not to say thanks. There are a lot of problems with older classifications lurking in the background that will need resolving as well. Oh well keeps me off the streets so to speak. Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 11:26, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Fetching cross wiki data using magic words[edit]

Hello Andy. Do you know whether it is possible to use magic words such as {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} and {{NUMBEROFUSERS}} to fetch data from our Wikimedia sister projects? Perhaps with the use of parameters or by embedding them in {{fullurl: … }} (or similar) in some weird way? All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 00:19, 27 June 2017 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: My reading of en:Help:Magic_words and mw:Help:Magic words suggests not, but try asking on the latter's talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:01, 27 June 2017 (UTC)


In regards to the Applying for Importers RfC, would you be helped by having "importer" rights, or is the current "transwiki importer" flag sufficient? In other words, do you think the RfC still needs to be open, or should we close it? –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 10:48, 10 August 2017 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: AFAICT, I can do what I need to, with my current rights. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:28, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Okay. I've closed the RfC. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:58, 10 August 2017 (UTC).