User talk:Underscore

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Lang tag fixing[edit]

I think the lang tags actually aren't case sensitive, so you don't need to worry about that. --Mwn3d 22:00, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm doing this programmatically, so preserving case takes a little more code than making all the identifiers lowercase. But the fewer changes my program makes, the fewer difference regions I have to approve, so I'll preserve case. —Underscore (Talk) 22:42, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that[edit]

I think my brain has gone on vacation from overuse. It's the only reason I can think of that I'd mix up "de facto" and "de jure", and use of inconsistent quoting to boot. --Michael Mol 06:18, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I understand. But while we're on the subject of your English usage, I'd like to point out to you that capitalizing after semicolons is, well, unheard of. I've seen you do it enough times that I doubt it's mere carelessness. :) —Underscore (Talk) 18:05, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
I've always thought of what follows a semicolon as being a complete supporting or dependent concept in a sentence, so I begin them capitalized as I would any other sentence. I find it mildly jarring when I see a semicolon used where the subsequent text isn't capitalized; Seeing semicolons in use in English is rare enough that I tend to take notice. --Michael Mol 08:42, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you haven't gotten conventions for semicolons confused with conventions for colons? Although I find it stylistically distasteful, I know there's precedence for capitalizing a word after a colon. As for semicolons, notice that the Wikipedia article states without qualification "Semicolons are followed by a lower case letter, unless that letter is the first letter of a proper noun." Can you recall anywhere you've seen your style? —Underscore (Talk) 12:27, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't think it's that I've gotten confused, it's just that that's the way I've always used them, and I've never been marked down for it in any paper I've ever turned in. I suppose I should pick up a copy of Strunk & White's Elements of Style. I haven't had one handy since high school. --Michael Mol 18:57, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Automating infrastructure[edit]

I've got some thoughts on how I'd like to automate page creation, if you're interested in adapting Underbot to a long-term role. In particular, I'd like to automate creation of pages that use Template:unimpl_Page based on a variety of pages that will show up in Category:Impl needed. There's also the categories created by usage of Template:Mylang, and the resulting categories created by the use of Template:langgroup as a result of filling those in. Right now, keeping that patched together is a manual process, and I'd like to automate it. Would you be interested? --Michael Mol 01:38, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Sure, with the caveat that I can't guarantee to get anything done with a given timeframe, since college is getting increasingly hectic. Describe in more detail how you'd like things to be. —Underscore (Talk) 15:08, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Timeframe isn't particularly important; People like me or Mwn3d still keep up with it, but it's a tedious thing. I'll put together a full description in the Pump some time soon. --Michael Mol 16:03, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Underbot Spam[edit]

Please arrange for underbot's edits to be flagged as "minor". --Rdm 12:59, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

If you wish, although I don't think it will make much of a difference, since all bot edits (minor or not) are excluded from recent changes. —Underscore (Talk) 15:08, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
...As I noted. Ta! --Paddy3118 16:49, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I received 39 underbot notifications on pages I watch, yesterday. I do not have notifications enabled for minor edits. --Rdm 03:43, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
You know you can hide bot edits from your watchlist, right? Go to Special:Preferences, click "Watchlist", check "Hide bot edits from the watchlist", and click the "Save" button. —Underscore (Talk) 12:27, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I had forgotten about this setting but it was already checked in my preferences. --Rdm 12:36, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
That's weird. Maybe page moves always show up regardless of your preferences. —Underscore (Talk) 13:47, 8 February 2010 (UTC)


Did you see this yet? --Michael Mol 00:34, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Big meanie[edit]

(Now everyone knows that R produces the right answer) --Paddy3118 (talk) 17:50, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

:) I suppose that is a benefit. —Underscore (Talk) 17:55, 26 October 2013 (UTC)