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Template-protected edit request on 31 July 2018

Place https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Corruption_in_the_United_Kingdom as the link in the template for Corruption in UK (currently showing as "Page does not exist, which is not true) (talk) 00:12, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: The article Corruption in the United Kingdom can be created with an overview of the articles in that category. Readers would likely expect to be taken to an article after clicking the link in the navbox. Also, from a technical standpoint, a special case for just corruption and the UK would be a bad idea, especially when a nontechnical solution exists. (A special case would be unnecessarily complicated and would have to be updated when an article is written.) Enterprisey (talk!) 04:43, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Edit request

The transcluded template {{i2c}} is a redirect to {{iso2country}}. Although the cost of a single redirect is trivial, in this case (and in the other "Continent topic" templates too) it occurs multiple times within a template that's itself transcluded on thousands of pages; this means that the redirect has to be followed many times whenever any of those thousands of pages is viewed. That adds up to a significant unnecessary overhead. I therefore suggest that the code is changed to invoke {{iso2country}} directly. Colonies Chris (talk) 16:58, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

 Done Enterprisey (talk!) 08:00, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Colonies Chris (talk) 09:21, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Error and request

According to the template documentation, "By default, the link for Georgia includes the disambiguator "(country)". Set the parameter |template= to anything except "yes" to suppress this". As can readily be seen in the examples shown on the /doc page, this is not currently working. Links for Georgia do not include the disambiguator, and they should.

Also, there is a somewhat similar issue for the Republic of Ireland: there needs to be a way to control whether the words "Republic of" appear in the link. Currently, {{Europe topic}} without any arguments links to the article Ireland, when it should link to Republic of Ireland. Also, for another example, Education in the Republic of Ireland is an article, while Education in Ireland is a disambiguation page. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:54, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

P.S. Both of the above issues appear to be related to the fact that {{iso2country}} was replaced earlier today with a redirect to {{ISO 3166 name}}. This is causing incorrect links on thousands of articles. I have reverted the template edit for now, to see if this can be fixed. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:02, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

A link to a DAB page

In Slavery in Russia, this template calls the DAB page Slavery in Europe, and User:DPL bot is complaining about the WP:INTDABLINK error. It isn't clear to me what the correct link should be. Narky Blert (talk) 15:47, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Special:WhatLinksHere/Slavery in Europe shows many articles where the same navbox uses the redirect Slavery in Europe (disambiguation) with {{Europe topic|Slavery in|title=[[Slavery in Europe (disambiguation)|Slavery in Europe]]}}. I did the same.[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 22:33, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 30 September 2018

Add a link to Category:Europe, Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe, and Portal:Europe at the bottom of the template. See the proposed changes at Template:Europe topic/sandbox. —Eli355 ( talkcontribs ) 18:35, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

Link to wikiproject shouldn't be included per MOS:Internal links:"Do not create links to user, WikiProject, essay or draft pages in articles, except in articles about Wikipedia itself (see Self-references to avoid)." Galobtter (pingó mió) 18:46, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
@Galobtter: So just add links to Category:Europe and Portal:Europe. (proposed changes in Template:Europe topic/sandbox). —Eli355 ( talkcontribs ) 19:49, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
I oppose that as not relevant enough. The template is used in topic-specific navboxes like {{Public holidays in Europe}}, {{Television in Europe}}, {{Trade unions in Europe}}. The navboxes are used in country-specific articles like Public holidays in Andorra, Television in Finland, Trade unions in Armenia and so on. The articles have limited relevance to Europe in general. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:45, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:03, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 29 October 2018

Change Andorra to Police Corps of Andorra Vpab15 (talk) 00:03, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

@Vpab15: This is a shell template that is transcluded on multiple navigational templates which are unrelated to police. I guess you want a bold selflink in the navbox at Police Corps of Andorra. I have made this with |AD=Police Corps of Andorra.[2] When the navbox is generated on other articles it can continue to use the redirect Law enforcement in Andorra. Is this OK? PrimeHunter (talk) 01:15, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
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