Hi fellow wiki editors!

To help newly registered users get more familiar with the wiki (and maybe older users too) there is now a {{Welcome to the wiki}} template. Have a look at it and feel free to add it to new users discussion pages (and perhaps your own).

I have tried to keep the template short, but meaningful. /Johan G

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(Parameter value missing: Seems I made quite a blunder with the template draft. Now the issue should just be conversions not yet implemented.)
(Parameter value missing: tricks learned while editing and using the template)
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: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 13:19, 5 August 2018 (EDT)
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:: yes! it is working great! there are some tricks, though...
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* when using the template, you '''must''' have 5 |'s in the parameters.
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* if the exprn has round in it, you have to put a value, even zero, in the decimals field.
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* the hide field is the only field that can be empty.
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* when editing the template's #exprns, multiplying is done with *
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* there is / and div for division. i think one is for integers and the other for whole numbers like in some programming languages
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* see here for operands that can be used in #exprns - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##expr
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:: --[[User:Wkitty42|Wkitty42]] ([[User talk:Wkitty42|talk]]) 14:12, 5 August 2018 (EDT)

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Parameter value missing

does this template automatically add the to-unit units? in other words, if i "convert|100|mph|kts" will it put kts after the converted number?

also all i can get out of it is like seen on the convert page at the top where it just says "Parameter value missing" but i know they're there... see my experiment here...

--Wkitty42 (talk) 10:58, 4 August 2018 (EDT)

Hmm. Looking at the template I nearly immediately spotted the problem. I had used named parameters instead of unnamed/numbered parameters (i.e. using {{{value}}} in the template, requiring the value to be written as value=72 when "calling" the template instead of just 72 as was intended).
With that fixed the issue should be limited to "just" units not yet implemented. :-P
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 13:19, 5 August 2018 (EDT)
yes! it is working great! there are some tricks, though...


  • when using the template, you must have 5 |'s in the parameters.
  • if the exprn has round in it, you have to put a value, even zero, in the decimals field.
  • the hide field is the only field that can be empty.



--Wkitty42 (talk) 14:12, 5 August 2018 (EDT)