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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:File link' not found.[edit source]

On a number of template pages, the "Latest draft" pages show this error instead of transcluding the documentation page. Template:Wikisource is one example. Template:Header used to have this but doesn't anymore. Module:File link does seem to exist. Does anyone know what's going on here? —CalendulaAsteraceae (discusscontribs) 01:50, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@CalendulaAsteraceae: Purge the cache perhaps? I can't reproduce the issue myself. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:05, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Leaderboard: Purging the cache works; thank you! —CalendulaAsteraceae (discusscontribs) 09:59, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Wikisource protected templates and Category:Wikisource semi-protected templates[edit source]

These categories don't exist, but a number of template pages are categorized into them. I'm guessing this is the result of importing something from Wikisource and not updating to reflect that it's now on Wikibooks, but I can't track down where this is coming from. {{Pp-meta}} seems plausible but I really don't know, so I'd appreciate any input here! —CalendulaAsteraceae (discusscontribs) 10:43, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@CalendulaAsteraceae:, just go to the category itself without editing: and (notice that the &edit=1 part has been removed). That gives you the list of pages that are calling this category. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:47, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Leaderboard: Thank you; that is easier to browse. The issue is that I've looked at the source for some of these pages, and their documentation pages, and I can't figure out where they're calling the category (or what other template/module/etc. that they use is calling the category). Based on {{!}}, I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the protection process, since nothing on that page calls Category:Wikisource protected templates directly. Are Category:Protected templates and Category:Semi-protected templates the categories that are supposed to be called? —CalendulaAsteraceae (discusscontribs) 10:57, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@CalendulaAsteraceae: Done . It's actually Module:Protection_banner/config that is doing the work - if you look closely, you can see several Wikisource reference which was calling the non-existent categories. Rewiring them to their Wikibooks equivalents worked - the Wikisource categories are now empty. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 11:07, 19 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Splitting Pages[edit source]

Recently I've been splitting up old one page books into multiple sections, such as Oliver Twist/Story. I was just wanted to check that I've been doing this correctly? Thank you for your time! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 18:05, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Creating a new subject[edit source]

I just noticed that there was no shelf for the Arabic language, but there was already a few books trying to use it, so I decided to add it. (There was also Levantine Arabic, which doesn't use it, but would fit) I made this subject, and just wanted to confirm that it worked OK, because when I tried to add Levantine Arabic to it, I got an error. Thanks! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:39, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Forgot to add a Shelf for the subject page. I fixed it. If someone could just confirm I did it right, that would be cool. Thanks! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:45, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]