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Is there a way to randomise the order of a list of people in an infobox?Edit

G'day all, looking for a way to do the above each time it is viewed. Any ideas? Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 09:03, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

A Lua module could probably shuffle a list into a random order. Maybe ask at WP:VPT with a bit more background? — GhostInTheMachine talk to me 09:26, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

First two lines are contradictoryEdit

"These forums are used to discuss the technical issues, policies, and operations of Wikipedia. It is divided into six sections.

This page is not for discussions. Please use the table below to find the most appropriate forum to post.

So is it or isn't it for discussion? --SqueePs10 TalkMy edits 20:24, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Home link in each VP sectionEdit

Hello, unless I'm mistaken the VP sections are missing the link to the homepage Wikipedia:Village pump. I believe that adding this link to each of the six sections can be useful for quickly jumping back to a more detailed menu of options with a more clear overview of all the tabs/sections. Three suggestions for adding the link:

Option 1 (Tabs - start)

| Home | Policy | Technical | Proposals | Idea lab | WMF | Miscellaneous |

Option 2 (Section menu - start)

Home • Table of contents • First discussion • End of page • New post

Option 3 (Section menu - end)

Table of contents • First discussion • End of page • New post • Back to Home

Note: The link could be labeled "Home", "Main page", "Project home", etc.

I hope you like this idea or wish to improve it. Cordially, History DMZ (talk)+(ping) 08:32, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

I tried it with a link to the combined page as well. See Template:Village pump page header/sandboxGhostInTheMachine talk to me 10:53, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for taking the initiative before I did GhostInTheMachine. It looks excellent, I hope everyone else approves too. Cordially, History DMZ (talk)+(ping) 12:37, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
I did try to start a discussion at the talk page for the VP header template, but nobody will have seen it there. The discussion probably needs to be in VP proposalsGhostInTheMachine talk to me 13:03, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
There was also this similar discussion (from 2014!) just above yours in case you missed it: Template talk:Village pump page header#Proposed addition. In this instance the idea was to add this nice little icon:

Cordially, History DMZ (talk)+(ping) 15:27, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

guessing "perennial" regarding separating pagesEdit

I'm guessing this is one of those "perennial" questions. Could someone point me to some previous discussions that ask about separating article/user pages from the talk pages for the watchlist. Example: I want to watchlist John Wayne, but don't want to see the talk page show up in my watchlist (or the reverse). thanks. — Ched (talk) 07:48, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

QuestionEma--or (talk) 17:19, 26 June 2021 (UTC)Edit

Hi, looking to make a technical query, here cf tea/coffeehouse. How does one search categories, templates etc together? Thanks. Ema--or (talk) 17:19, 26 June 2021 (UTC)