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Another link to a DAB page

In Historical regions of Romania, this template is linking to the DAB page Historical regions of Spain.

I'm not sure of the best solution to this problem. The DAB page is a mess, and it might be preferable to turn it into a broad concept article like that Romanian one rather than to edit the template. That would also have the advantage that this template could be included in it. (Per MOS:DABICON, templates shouldn't be placed on DAB pages.) Narky Blert (talk) 19:14, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

It may be a bad idea to use {{Europe topic}} at all on Historical regions of Romania when only current country names are displayed and nearly all links are red. It isn't used on any of the other articles. The way to avoid a direct link to the dab page is |es=Historical regions of Spain (disambiguation). What else to do is beyond this talk page. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:43, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Meanwhile, User:DPL bot is reporting that link to Historical regions of Spain as a WP:INTDAB error. It needs to be fixed. Narky Blert (talk) 02:38, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
I have added |ES=Historical regions of Spain (disambiguation).[1] I incorrectly wrote lowercase |es= earlier. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:36, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Life improsonment in Europe

When the template displays as "Life imprisonment in Europe" it includes the link Life imprisonment in the United Kingdom which redirects to Life imprisonment in England and Wales. Can the template be changed to shew and use Life imprisonment in England and Wales please? I have no idea how this template works - it is monstrously complicated. DuncanHill (talk) 15:33, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

I have fixed the call in Life imprisonment in England and Wales to say {{Europe in topic|Life imprisonment in|GB=Life imprisonment in England and Wales}} so it triggers the bold selflink feature there. Every call in other articles would have to be changed to avoid the redirect in those articlecs. I don't think that is worth the edits. PrimeHunter (talk) 21:39, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
That's still wrong though, as it links to the E&W article but displays as UK. I take it that when we have the articles Life imprisonment in Scotland and Life imprisonment in Northern Ireland the template won't be able to cope with them either? DuncanHill (talk) 22:31, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Template:Europe topic#Enabling links for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales can make separate links but none of the four targets have their own article so I see no reason. The template is meant to display alphabetical names of European countries including the United Kingdom. The link targets can be changed but not the displayed names. I wouldn't support replacing "United Kingdom" even if it was possible. Readers are likely to look for it under U. Life imprisonment in England and Wales appears to be the one article we have about the United Kingdom, and it also mentions Scotland. The small Northern Ireland is the only unmentioned part. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:41, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
this works as well. Frietjes (talk) 13:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 12 March 2018

I suggest changing the link to universities in Belarus from Universities in Belarus, which is a stub, to List of universities in Belarus. (talk) 21:04, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

this is a meta-template which generates links based on a pattern. you need to make changes downstream to change the link targets for a particular invocation (e.g., like this). Frietjes (talk) 21:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Adding Catalonia in "Dependencies and other entities"

Hi, could you please add Catalonia in "Dependencies and other entities", we have a "very particular way to say the time" similar to "the classical german way".--Mcapdevila (talk) 15:11, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm agree, there are many articles of Catalonia which are analogous to other nations, such as airports of Catalonia, symbols, civil code, different sports... if the addition of Catalonia is annoying to anyone, I suggest to modifiy the tittle "Dependencies and other entities" with "Dependencies, autonomous areas and other entities". --Jacobí (talk) 16:33, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

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)
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