User talk:Brian Quistorff

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Welcome to ReplicationWiki! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! J.Hoeffler (talk) 21:53, 12 June 2015 (CEST)


Hi Brian, As I see you are good at using the wiki syntax, do you have an idea on how to make the "empty" notes disappear from the tree for JEL codes? Several users have already been misled by them and thought that we have no studies with certain codes. J.Hoeffler (talk) 18:24, 15 June 2015 (CEST)

We can disable showing category membership numbers overall by editing the categorytree-member-num interface message. But that would do it for all categories. Instead, why don't we make the JEL codes normal pages rather than categories? We are populating them with #ask rather through real category links on the article pages. Is there are reason they are categories? --Brian Quistorff (talk) 01:45, 16 June 2015 (CEST)
If we really wanted to keep them as categories, one could program something in Javascript to selective hide the "(empty)" on JEL categories and place that script in MediaWiki:Common.js. --Brian Quistorff (talk) 01:52, 16 June 2015 (CEST)
They are categories because only then they are shown in the category tree, which I thought is handy. Is it difficult to program this? Another thing, yesterday I wanted to create a link to all studies that have code, data, and readme available. I don't see where my coding is wrong? J.Hoeffler (talk) 17:37, 16 June 2015 (CEST)
I can look into it to see how hard it would be to code the javascript.
As for the query, I think it's a bug. When I limited the query to just one of the properties (but the 1 or 2 values disjointed using the ||) it still included other pages (with 0 or -). When I tried a similar query using another property and two possible values it worked fine. It might have something to do with the "-" in the property values. Searching for semanticmediawiki and "disjunction" pops up serveral bug reports. Might be fixed by an upgrade. Might be worth asking on mailing list (you'd probably be better at this because you know the technical details). --Brian Quistorff (talk) 02:23, 17 June 2015 (CEST)
I found a better interface message to change. I changed MediaWiki:Categorytree-num-empty to be  , a space, (wouldn't accept a plain space ' ' or just nothing ''). It doesn't look the best in the category tree but at least it shouldn't lead people astray. What do you think? --Brian Quistorff (talk) 07:47, 19 June 2015 (CEST)
It's definitely better then "empty" even though it would be nice to keep the empty in other cases. J.Hoeffler (talk) 21:57, 22 June 2015 (CEST)
Please don't redirect the JEL codes as long as the category pages do not list the pages on which they are found. J.Hoeffler (talk) 21:58, 22 June 2015 (CEST)
Sorry, fixed. --Brian Quistorff (talk) 22:26, 22 June 2015 (CEST)
Oh, you are really great with coding, this helps so much, thank you!
There seems to remain some bug, in the category tree for the codes I see
[+] I - Health, Education, and Welfare‎ (3 C)
[×] I10 - General‎ ( )
[+] I2 - Education and Research Institutions‎ (1 C)
[×] I20 - General‎ ( )
[×] I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty‎ ( )
and when I click on the plus for I - Health... I get extra
[+] I1 - Health‎ (1 C)
[+] I2 - Education and Research Institutions‎ (1 C)
[×] I3 - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty‎ ( )
I guess this is because the categories are somehow embedded in the template?
If we get this whole tree to work we could make all JEL codes on all pages clickable and the corresponding pages automatically created like in the page that I think I mentioned in the community portal. At some point it would be good to have that for all fields but for the others there remain things to fix that we don't want to have their own pages like comments. For the software and methods it would be nice, maybe if we make checkboxes for them so that only the standardized ones that are in checkboxes get fields. J.Hoeffler (talk) 23:06, 22 June 2015 (CEST)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Fixed the issue with the categories. I agree with you about the fields. --Brian Quistorff (talk) 05:02, 25 June 2015 (CEST)


Hi Brian, sorry for deleting that category you created. These "fellow" things are only given to those the associations deem worthy of it while anyone can become a member. Not sure if they would call it an award but it is definitely award-like. J.Hoeffler (talk) 18:56, 4 July 2015 (CEST)

No problem. I'll put those cats under "Article authors" for now, just so they are in the tree somewhere. Feel free to re-allocate. --Brian Quistorff (talk) 20:50, 4 July 2015 (CEST)
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