Hey, thanks for the bot run, however the bot is adding the category to page that already have the template so it's doubling it . The problem seems to be the page doesn't get removed from the needed category until the main character or whatever page is edited. So you may have to run the bot to touch the pages. Then any that are left can have the respective category page created
These categories were added by me into the Comics Template to track several fields. And it's not only these three fields, there are a dozen other fields that seems to be no longer needed and/or were replaced by some other field.
However, I'm against using the bot to remove them all, because there may be some cases where they are still needed. For example, Mystic Arcana Sister Grimm Vol 1 1 uses "Title" field to place issue into Mystic Arcana Vol 1 instead of Mystic Arcana Sister Grimm Vol 1. Not sure if it the only such case. So, I would prefer to check and remove these fields myself.
If you want to remove it manually be my guest, but if Title is your main concern would issue and volume be bot removabe to save you time? Or anyothers you know have no use
That's the point - I'm not sure if these fields are still useful in some cases or not, so blindly removing them could be harmful. In fact, I can simply remove the parts of code in the template that supports these fields, so they wouldn't be used, but think it is better to check every issue to be sure that they no longer needed.
Artful Dodger wrote:
I guess that's my other question...why do these fields need to be removed? Are they causing problems or is this just a desire for orderliness?
They don't cause problems on their own, but there are parts of the code in the template that support them. I want to get rid of these parts because I'm currently trying to simplify the template as much as possible so that it can work with very large comics like Marvel Comics Vol 1 1000.
I misspoke. I understand why you are removing them from the template.
My question is, what is the benefit of removing them from comics that already exist? What is the problem if those fields just stay in the existing comics?
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Although I understand your intentions to give back to users, this seems like a mistake. Everyone on Fandom is proud of their contributions and feels like they work hard. When you single out a few people it means you exclude thousands of people. Programs like this lead to jealously and resentment. Is it worth it to make a few people feel good while at the same time making so many other people feel left out?
I would ask you to reconsider this program and instead find a way to celebrate the accomplishments of all Fandom editors.
Hey Artful Dodger. I went to Steven Rogers (Earth-616) article to add the reference for the history of Captain America, but there is a protection lock on the page. I am unable to edit the page, so I want to ask that if you can either change the protection lock or remove the protection lock from the page.
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