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Clicking a red-linked partner name in a person's infobox used to start a "FormEdit" (and if you were lucky you would get name and marriage details already in the right fields). Today it starts an ordinary edit, which is no use to me. Has anyone else suffered this lately? Any idea how to fix it? -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:44, November 29, 2017 (UTC)

We had a discussion a couple years ago about the fact that the fields are no longer filled in, because wikia has fiddled with the URL and thrown away the parameters. You should be able to find that thread. Thurstan (talk) 02:06, November 29, 2017 (UTC)
I remember something of the discussion about the fields. Even after that discussion, I think, the marriage fields sometimes got filled in. But they are a side issue. As indicated above, I want the spouse link to continue to lead (as the parent links do) to a form-edit (or form-start for a red link), not a without-form-edit. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 06:01, November 29, 2017 (UTC)
Have you got an example that doesn't work? All the ones that I try (and that was only a couple, I will admit) do work correctly. Thurstan (talk) 08:00, November 29, 2017 (UTC)
The one that I tried twice is now irrelevant because I created the mother's page from the child (Meghan Markle) instead. But if I find another I'll let you know. I expect to be offline from now until late Monday (visiting Auckland as a treat from our son).
So you were doing a second spouse/partner: as I read the history of {{Showfacts person}}, only the first has ever had that coding, because it requires an "expensive" page existence check. Thurstan (talk) 21:21, November 29, 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that one was a second spouse. I had either forgotten or never realised that second spouses differed in that respect. Thanks for continuing this discussion on Forum:Templates update and for working to improve things for us all. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 02:11, December 5, 2017 (UTC)
We noticed recently that the "fields are no longer filled in" problem has been fixed. Thurstan (talk) 05:34, January 14, 2019 (UTC)
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