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hlist, below lines not working - Template:Catholic Church in Europe

Greetings, The two Portal lines do not show for belowclass = hlist using this template. After numerous attempts, I am still not able to get this "below" line to appear. Asking for Expert Help to solve the issue. Many of the Catholicism templates use "Navbox" template with Groups & Lists. Regards, JoeHebda • (talk) 12:20, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

{{Europe topic}} has no below or belowclass parameters and doesn't claim to have it. We could easily pass them on to {{Navbox}} with this:
| below = {{{below|}}}
| belowclass = {{{belowclass|}}}
Should we? I examined several in Category:Configurable area-topic templates. The only who did it was {{United States topic}}. If one continent template does it then users will expect all to do it so we might have to make the same edits to several templates. PrimeHunter (talk) 12:38, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Sorry PrimeHunter that I don't understand what any of this means. I was hoping there is an easy fix to enable "below" line to show on this template. Should I take this issue to "WP"VPT"? 13:27, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
There is no reason for WP:VPT. I know how it works but wait to see if others express an opinion. A template call can only use parameters which are implemented in the template code. below is currently not implemented in {{Europe topic}}, and hasn't been requested in the 12 years the template has existed. It would be easy to implement with the above code but one of the issues with {{Europe topic}} is that it's often called directly by articles and then all articles for the same topic would have to add the same below parameter to be consistent. That probably wouldn't happen in practice and then you get confusing results where the "same" navbox has different content on different articles. For example, dozens of articles like Time in Norway say {{Europe topic|Time in}}. If one of the articles add a below parameter then it would only appear in that article. Your example {{Catholic Church in Europe}} wouldn't have this problem if articles call that template and automatically get the same below parameter from there. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:09, 7 October 2017 (UTC)


I believe that all entries in Limited Recognition are recognized by at least one United Nations state and Catalonia is not so recognized. Limited Not equal Zero...Naraht (talk) 19:08, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes, the recognition by the Gambia was a fake. Sheila1988 (talk) 20:30, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Transnistria is not recognized by at least one United Nations state member state and it is in the list.
So same we can't use different treatment between Transnistria and Catalonia. Catalonia existed 100's of years as an autonomous region, much more than the other entities. It declared 5 times it's independence in history. And is much bigger than the other entities in the list. It's government is elected fully democratically to represent the Catalan people in universally recognized elections. It is recognized by the majority of the catalan people and it's independence is result of a referendum. That's more than many of the other entities in this list. So there is no reason to not include it...--Niele~enwiki (talk) 22:16, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
But even more important is that pages as Religion_in_Catalonia, Outline_of_Catalonia, Flag_of_Catalonia, Football in Catalonia, List of airports in Catalonia,... and even Rugby_union_in_Catalonia exist and Catalonia is important part/entity in Europe. These pages should be navigable (visible in template) by both people that see Catalonia as part of Spain or as independent state. Just like other similar entities.--Niele~enwiki (talk) 22:40, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
There are many different pages for *sub*-national regions that are of the form Flag of, Football in or for that matter Rugby union in Cornwall. And the comparison is between Transnistria in 2017 and Catalonia of 2017. If the Spanish Military were denied access to all of Catalonia to the degree that the Moldovan military is denied access to Transnistria, that would be a start.Naraht (talk) 19:03, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Naraht. Catalonia is Spain, catalans are spaniards and have spanish identity cards. Catalonia have not a place in this template.--Alfredalva (talk) 06:29, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Kazakhstan is in Asia

Xx236 (talk) 13:19, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

A link to a DAB page

In Communism in Poland, this template is linking directly to the DAB page Communism in Germany. The link should go through the redirect Communism in Germany (disambiguation) to remove the WP:INTDAB error and to stop User:DPL bot complaining about it. Narky Blert (talk) 10:31, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Done with |DE=Communism in Germany (disambiguation).[1] PrimeHunter (talk) 11:55, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Defunct states

Telephone numbers in Soviet Union and Yugoslavia are important articles but Template:Telephone_numbers_in_Europe does not include them, forcing me to subst this template. I am not experienced so cannot edit this template directly without causing some problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ywwuyi (talkcontribs)

 Not done: Telephone numbers in Europe and Template:Telephone numbers in Europe are for current countries in Europe, a category with does not include the USSR or SFRY. If you want to discuss including former nations of Europe in that template, the proper place is at Template talk:Telephone numbers in Europe, not here. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 21:49, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

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).[2] I incorrectly wrote lowercase |es= earlier. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:36, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
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