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WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborative effort to develop and improve Wikipedia articles about television programs. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page where you can join the discussion. For how to use this banner template, see its documentation.
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Requesting change, add Dexter, Reality television, Broadcast engineering and technology and Veronica Mars task forces[edit]

Several changes were made though the banner, including Dexter, Reality television, Broadcast engineering and technology, and Veronica Mars task forces which I've added. In addition, I've also added |MAIN_CAT=WikiProject Television articles to populate any articles and pages that are tagged by WP:TV. It is request if could someone please make changes that I've made from the sandbox myself. No need to discuss at the WikiProject. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 20:32, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

 Done (with a small addition) -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:39, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Another requested change[edit]

Some changes where made, including the Prison Break task force which I've added though the banner in the sandbox, which was previously a WikiProject and converted into a task force of WP:TV back in 2008, due to the that shows should no longer have their own WikiProjects. In addition, I've fixed some of the coding for the Broadcast engineering and technology task force and changed from WikiProject Avatar: The Last Airbender articles and The Amazing Race work group articles to Avatar: The Last Airbender task force articles and The Amazing Race task force articles, and replaced the image for Veronica Mars task force. It is request if could please make changes that I've made from the sandbox myself. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 06:05, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

 Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 17:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Requesting change, add new parameters[edit]

A new change has been made throughout the banner, including new parameters like needs-refs, needs-image and needs-synopsis, and also the MAIN_TEXT has been removed and added MAIN_ARTICLE in the banner. It is request if could someone please make new changes that I've made from the sandbox myself. No need to discuss at WikiProject Television. Thank for your time. Regards, JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 10:45, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 21:22, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Requesting change, sort task forces alphabetically[edit]

Please change and sort all task forces alphabetically in the banner. In addition, a MAIN_ARTICLE has been removed and added MAIN_TEXT and To-do-list hook that I've made from the sandbox myself. No need to discuss at WikiProject Television. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 08:30, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Why do you assert there no need to discuss this with the WikiProject? Changing the text and adding a to-do list seem to be major changes which warrant discussion. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:03, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I am withdrawing requesting change. Thank you. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 21:07, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Friends[edit]

Please add a section for Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/Friends in this template.For the image please use File:The_Friends_Stage_cropped.jpg and for portal use portal:friends--nijil (talk) 10:02, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Added in sandbox. Can you check to see if ok. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Nifty. Add it soon if you may. --George Ho (talk) 05:04, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Heroes[edit]

Although the discussion to convert an existing project to task force is still ongoing, I would like you to merge Template:WikiProject Heroes into here. Regarding discussion, the talk page is going slow, and, if that template is merged here, I would close the RFC as consensus to move unopposed. --George Ho (talk) 06:31, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Added in sandbox. Can you check to see if ok. -- WOSlinker (talk) 12:57, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Superb. Shall you edit it now? --George Ho (talk) 04:58, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Done. Killiondude (talk) 06:01, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

|tf 7 importance = {{{friends-importance|}}} |TF_7_ASSESSMENT_CAT = Heroes articles |TF_7_MAIN_CAT = Heroes task force articles Shouldn't tf7importance be {{{heroes-importance|}}}? --George Ho (talk) 06:25, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. -- WOSlinker (talk) 06:32, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Now the consensus is established that the Stargate Project be converted to the child task force of WP:TV as a parent project. --George Ho (talk) 02:20, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Please add your required code to the template's sandbox. I have got you started. See the documentation at Template:WPBannerMeta for more details. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 05:40, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
 Done. Also, I have made request to move Category:WikiProject Stargate in WP:requested moves/Technical requests. --George Ho (talk) 06:33, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
 deployed. Have also commented on your move request. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:42, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

I have made changes in the sandbox. The consensus at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2012 June 5#Stargate franchise categories voted Category:Wikipedia Stargate task force articles. --George Ho (talk) 13:54, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Updated. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:11, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


I have converted this Project into a task force. Insertion may be needed. --George Ho (talk) 15:51, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Sandbox -> discuss -> editprotected, you know the drill, thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:05, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Seinfeld added. --George Ho (talk) 20:25, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
 deployed — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:28, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Categories have been changed into Category:Wikipedia Seinfeld task force and Category:Wikipedia Seinfeld task force articles per Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2012 June 13#Category:WikiProject Seinfeld. See sandbox. --George Ho (talk) 18:34, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

 updated, sorry for the delay — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 18:25, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 July 2012[edit]

To add the Awake task force. Thanks!

TBrandley 15:37, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Have the appropriate changes been added to the Sandbox? --j⚛e deckertalk 23:39, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
I have added to the sandbox. It is gonna to take a while to create some assessment cats. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 07:39, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! TBrandley 00:58, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
 Done. Let me know if there are any issues with the code. Best — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 07:42, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Dad's Army and The Office task forces[edit]

Please add Dad's Army and The Office task forces per discussion at the project page. Thanks. JJ98 (Talk / Contribs) 11:30, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

 Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:23, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Add a couple portals[edit]

I added a couple portals to associated task forces for this template in the sandbox. Please implement. Kumioko (talk) 23:38, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 16:35, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 October 2012[edit]

Please remove the Glee portal form the episode coverage task force which Kumioko (talk · contribs) mistakenly added, and add the portal for the Glee task force. Thanks.

JJ98 (Talk) 22:56, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 23:29, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Oops sorry about that. Kumioko (talk) 00:04, 13 October 2012 (UTC)


Update Friends logo to File:Friends logo.svg. Mr White 19:03, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 21:50, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Amazing Race[edit]

Update the image of The Amazing Race task force to File: The Amazing Race.svg --Kartoffel 07 12:07, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

 Done -- WOSlinker (talk) 21:13, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Feature brainstorm for Module:WikiProjectBanner[edit]

I'm in the early stages of developing a Lua-based replacement for {{WPBannerMeta}}, and I would appreciate peoples ideas for features. If there is anything that you have wanted to do with your WikiProject template, but haven't been able to due to limitations in the meta-template, I would be very interested to hear it. The discussion is over at Template talk:WPBannerMeta. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:57, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

ER task force / Aparelho de hemodinamica.jpg[edit]

Hi, File:Aparelho de hemodinamica.jpg was deleted from commons 17 June 2015. Not sure what should replace it, but looking at Wikipedia:WikiProject Television/ER task force could maybe use the Userbox image File:Stethoscope-2.png. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 12:20, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

 Done -- John of Reading (talk) 12:40, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

TV movie parameter[edit]

Shouldn't a parameter be added to indicate that an article is about a television movie/film (and possibly miniseries) instead of a standard TV series? This seems like a no-brainer to me... --IJBall (contribstalk) 17:27, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Adding Lost task force[edit]

I added Lost in the sandbox. I think about changing Template:WikiProject Lost when the addition happens. I already converted the Lost WikiProject into WP:WikiProject Television/Lost task force. --George Ho (talk) 10:01, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

 Done. @George Ho: There were some other experiments in there. It's best to clean-slate a sandbox and use the current live template code before adding requested features. Anyway, I reverted someone else's change that was deleting an image, and merged others' draft changes that were adding "see the docs for how the template works" instructions, in two different places (and removed the misleading claim in that material that template docs are "guidelines"). Your Lost code was used as-is. I've re-set the sandbox page to the code of the live template after integrating these updates.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  19:47, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Copyedit request: 1/3/18 UTC[edit]

Hi! I noticed two problems with the prose in this template, and I would greatly appreciate if someone who 1) has template editor privileges and 2) is familiar with the source code of this template (I fail both criteria) could fix those problems. Below, I will list what problems I have noticed, so that hopefully someone can help fix them.

Upon placing this template in an article, the following text appears at the top of the template:

This article is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborate effort to develop and improve Wikipedia articles about television programs. If would like to participate, please visit the project page where you can join the discussion. To improve this article, please refer to the style guidelines for the type of work.

The changes that I would like to make (with the removals bolded and the additions underlined) are listed below:

  • Copyedit 1: "a collaborate effort" should be changed to "a collaborative effort".
  • Copyedit 2: "If would like to participate" should be changed to "If you would like to participate".

Thus, the final output text would look like this:

This article is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborative effort to develop and improve Wikipedia articles about television programs. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page where you can join the discussion. To improve this article, please refer to the style guidelines for the type of work.

As stated above, if someone could implement those changes, I would greatly appreciate that!


Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 16:20, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

@Noah Kastin:  Done - FlightTime (open channel) 16:27, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
@FlightTime: Thanks! Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 16:28, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Adding Holby task force[edit]

Hi, I've recently been trying to tie up all loose ends in Project Holby's move from WikiProject to a task force of WikiProject Television. I have added Holby to the template sandbox and would like it to be added to the actual template as part of this transistion. As soon as this is done, I plan on redirecting the template Template:WikiProject Television/Holby task force to here once this is complete too. Thank you, Soaper1234 - talk 13:12, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

 Not done for now: Soaper1234, The sandbox you edited was an outdated mirror of the live template. Either you want to re-add some grammatical errors & other changes, or you didn't check the sandbox's output before requesting the change. Have a look at the "sandbox diff" link above. Cabayi (talk) 14:18, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
@Cabayi: The "sandbox diff" states that I made edits that I haven't and I'm not quite sure why. This is my edit and what I am wanting to implement onto the current WikiProject Television template. Soaper1234 - talk 14:37, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Soaper1234 - No, the sandbox diff shows that the sandbox and the live template differ by more than just your change, not that you made all the changes. As I said before, "The sandbox you edited was an outdated mirror of the live template." That said, I was trying to show you the need to check the sandbox is an up-to-date mirror of the live template before you start work on it.
Your link to "my edit" just points to the most recent change, which is currently mine not yours, and will no doubt soon point to someone else's. Use Special:Diff/ with the change number to point to diffs in a reliable way - see Help:Diff.
Rather than drag this out I've re-mirrored the sandbox, and re-applied your changes. Please check it's what you want. Preferably with a testcase or two. Cabayi (talk) 16:29, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for all your help Cabayi. That is exactly what I wanted to be done. I've tested it out in a testcase and I'm pleased with it. Like I stated, this is my first time trying to do this form of edit so I am glad you could help me out. Face-smile.svg One last thing from me, how do I get the sandbox template to mirror the live template now? Soaper1234 - talk 20:17, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:36, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Proposal to remove attention parameter[edit]

I'm proposing the removal of the |attention= parameter from this template. When set, the article gets placed in Category:Television articles needing attention but here it ends. There is absolutely nothing here that says what exactly does this article need and the scope of the category is just too general. In addition we have Category:Television articles needing expert attention which is also too too general in scope in my opinion, but at least the template it works from Template:Expert needed has a |reason= field. Instead we have better specific categories already in place:

If none of this fit, and we really need something (though, at this point it seems that "Attention" just means "Help me make this article better" which is really not a place of a tag), then Template:Expert needed should be enough. --Gonnym (talk) 13:20, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 23 April 2019[edit]

Please remove |TF_8_PORTAL = Glee - Portal:Glee was deleted. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:55, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Still more needed?[edit]

Gonnym, you just wiped out a bunch of changes I made, which I'll give you I probably shouldn't have done since I forgot you already sandboxed it, but I notice that you've not included support for the channels and shows task forces. Are there plans to fold these in as well, or did I just miss something obvious? Primefac (talk) 19:32, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

The British channels and shows are now just all part of the British television task force per Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television#Turning all inactive TV-show Wikiprojects into WP:WPTV taskforces (Part 2). --Gonnym (talk) 19:34, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Okay, so those template uses will just be folded into the |british-television= taskforce? Primefac (talk) 19:51, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Exactly. I've already redirected the talk pages of those ex task forces to the British television one. --Gonnym (talk) 20:09, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Cool. Assuming PetScan is running again I'll start the replacement process shortly. If there are any other task force templates that aren't currently listed at TFDH let me know and I'll add them to the run. Primefac (talk) 20:22, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
I just added to TfD a Top Model one that I found I missed. --Gonnym (talk) 20:50, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
@Primefac: just a note that your bot is having trouble when the page has the template {{tvimage}}. It removes it and creates a duplicate banner. See this. Just one of the many reasons I dislike redirects :) --Gonnym (talk) 20:55, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, an unfortunate oversight in my regex coding. Should be fixed now. Primefac (talk) 21:15, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
@Primefac: A few more issues with Television needs episode list, Television needs production section, Television needs response section, Television needs character section and Television needs synopsis. --Gonnym (talk) 21:41, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
gaaaaaaaah... fix one issue and another takes its place... Will fix. Primefac (talk) 21:44, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
For what its worth, I see this banner supports those templates as fields. Not sure what the difference in them is, but if it makes your life easier maybe just merge them into the banner. --Gonnym (talk) 21:46, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
Tempting, but that's a whole different task. Primefac (talk) 22:00, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
@Gonnym and Primefac:, please check through recent changes for breakage. For instance, in this edit, Television episode articles was altered to Episode coverage articles which has left categories such as Category:B-Class Television episode articles empty, and Category:B-Class Episode coverage articles populated but non-existent. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:42, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for that. CfD all the episode categories. --Gonnym (talk) 09:14, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
Why not move them? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:26, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
Believe me, I wish I could. This tagging is very unproductive. --Gonnym (talk) 09:44, 15 February 2020 (UTC)
The CFD discussion shows why it should be discussed first. Better to point to a template talk page discussion about the categories names first rather than have a template talk discussion afterwards about how to mandate the template changes based on a CFD discussion about the capitalization of these project categories. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:12, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
If Gonnym doesn't get to it first (I'm traveling until tonight) I'll switch the template back to its old cats, at least until the renames can be sorted out. Primefac (talk) 21:15, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

"Television stations" assessment categories[edit]

...are being populated but are red. See e.g. Talk:KFTH-DT. --kingboyk (talk) 15:02, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Should be fixed, there was a caps discrepancy between old template and the update to this one. Primefac (talk) 18:13, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
There is a batch of CFD's in progress to rename the affected cats. Primefac (talk) 18:18, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
They have all been opposed. People instead have categories renaming suggestions with no plan on fixing the template to make it work. I suggest the template reviewers provide their input at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2020_February_21#Television_task_forces on resolve this at one point. In the future, if you change the template to break the categories, you should follow-up with renaming the categories. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:09, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
@Ricky81682, a better idea is to get approval at WP:CFD or WP:CFDS for renaming the categories before changing the template. That way we don't end up with Special:WantedCategories being filled with over a hundred categories.
the problem here is that the names used in the templates were changed before the request was made at [[WP:CFDS]}. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:04, 4 March 2020 (UTC)


BrownHairedGirl, I see what you were trying to do, and it would have worked except that I only added a handful of categories; there were about a dozen more that weren't added. Granted, it would solve the issue of the "renamed cats" like those listed above (e.g. Category:B-Class Television episode articles) but the newer ones will still be out of whack. Primefac (talk) 14:52, 4 March 2020 (UTC

Thanks, Primefac. I was trying to restore the status quo ante bellum by reverting to before Gonnym's changes, but only realised afterwards that I had misunderstood the situation, and that there was no previous version which resolved all the problems. Se we just gotta cope with Special:WantedCategories being all cluttered up until WP:Categories for discussion/Log/2020 February 29#Television_task_forces is finally closed.
Meanwhile, my much-used query at https://quarry.wmflabs.org/query/30916 is almost useless, since it is filled with >40,000 TV assessment categories. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs)
As an interim measure, we should be able to change some of them back to where they were, for example changing "Episode coverage articles" back to "Television episode articles". That would at least get us back to a half-status-quo? Primefac (talk) 15:07, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
I've tweaked it so Episode coverage, game shows, and reality TV end up (for now) back at their old locations. Going to wait for those to pass through before I figure it which if any of the others need it. Primefac (talk) 18:44, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Do we have a timeline on getting rid of the many red-linked television categories still listed at Special:WantedCategories generated by the ongoing reorganization? This week? Mid-March? Early April? I'm not familiar enough with what still needs to be done to even try to touch it without guidance, but if there are simple taks, let me know and I'll chip in. To those who have been doing this work for the past few weeks, thank you. By the way, it looks like the CFD will drag on, I recommend modifying the templates to use the old category names for now then move them after the CFD is over. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 19:25, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

They are currently being worked on, but the servers take time to clear out the cache. For example, NA-importance Episode coverage articles (8,573 → 7,352 members) indicates that about 1k of the 8k pages in the cat have been cleared out. The only cats that aren't currently being cleared out are the ones that don't have that "countdown"; I was mostly waiting for the rest to clear out to see what more needs doing. Primefac (talk) 19:28, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
For the record, the CFD was closed with consensus to allow future moves of assessment categories (to match task force names) under WP:G6, with no tagging, listing or waiting. – Fayenatic London 08:26, 10 March 2020 (UTC)