User talk:Anomie

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Hi Anomie. Could you stop AnomieBOT from adding the "metadata" class to TfD pages when it creates the daily log? This has been creating problems on mobile view, and also with T13bot, which has been removing the class from old log pages. See here for an example where they are reverting each other, and here for the VPT thread. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 23:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

See User talk:AnomieBOT/Archive 7#Bot warring. Note the one being "warred" over is the navigation header at the top, not the closed discussions. Anomie 01:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I hadn't seen that. I'll remember to check the bot's talk page as well next time. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:14, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you please adjust the bot to not leave the extra whitespace at the top of each daily section? -- Netoholic @ 21:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the space between the category and the comment, which seems to give the same output as in your edit. The other bit of whitespace seems like it would be more problematic, so I'm not going to mess with it. Anomie 12:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

OAuth Hello World[edit]

Hi Anomie,

I'm just reading and playing around with OAuth and found your OAuth Hello World script, which seems very helpful to me. However, after having authorized the script and trying to do a post through the script (second link) I get an internal server error. The same problem occurs with the "enduser" version. Would you like to have a look over it? It would be very helpful to me to have a working example script. Thanks a lot, cheers from Germany, Yellowcard (talk) 11:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

It looks like something is not right with HHVM and OAuth, or else with OAuth and testwiki. I'll have to follow up with one of the developers working on that. Anomie 13:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Anomie! Do you think you could give me a short hint on my German talk page when it's fixed? Thanks again, Yellowcard (talk) 12:08, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Hey Anomie, is there any news on that? Yellowcard (talk) 19:20, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
I haven't heard anything. I think that the "internal server error" has been fixed, but in a quick test I'm not getting things to work at the moment. Anomie 12:36, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Persisting problem[edit]

I would really appreciate some help on this issue of mine as it's really bugging me.

I've just changed my username again but still my issue pertains. My old usernames "Nick B 1993" and "Nick B 1994" still auto-suggest but my previous username "Lofty Londoner Nick B." and my current username never do. I'm told you are somebody who can quite possibly solve this issue for me once and for all. I apologise in advance if this inconveniences you.

Surely something can be done to sort out this evident technical issue at hand.

Nick B. 947 (talk) 21:19, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Try enabling "New search" in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't know what anyone did, whether anything was done or indeed what happened at all but my problem has now been resolved and I thank anyone who made this happen.

Nick B. 947 (talk) 12:32, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

745th Tank Bn[edit]

Brad: thanks for fixing the dates on the 745th page. Adam Daley (a military history coordinator, no less!) came in and manually changed most (but by no means all) dates from d M Y to M d, Y. Sloppy AND inconsistent. Glad your bot could change it back to the way it was, and probably with far less effort than manually changing it back would have been--short of reverting to the earlier version. Thanks, Again. Greg Bilhartz (talk) 03:01, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

AnomieBOT does not change dates. It appears that was done in the previous edit. Anomie 10:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


Noticed the script stopped working recently. I don't know the actual root of the problem, but a simple patch was to set the default for txt in getRefs2 to be a blank string, as it is sometimes undefined and txt.replace(...) will throw an error. Just letting you know! Thanks for all the awesome scripts :) — MusikAnimal talk 21:22, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

It's usually better to find the root of the problem than to just hack around it. Anomie 11:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Super late reply... Anyway for the record I agree it's of course better to fix the real problem, I just didn't know how. Thing is that I rely heavily on many of your scripts. When they stop working, my work suffers :) Hopefully you'll be okay with me making temporary patches like that moving forward? I would certainly let you know of any changes. Many thanks — MusikAnimal talk 01:00, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Fixes are appreciated, if you don't mind that I might do the same in the future as I did here. (: Anomie 21:58, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


Oh, hi Anomie! How are you with editing on Wikipedia? --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 16:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to move pronunciations and other info from lead[edit]

I'm posting here to follow up on the recent Village Pump discussion, archived here, to move pronunciations and other info out of article lead sections. I'm inviting editors who participated in that discussion to comment on the Manual of Style:Lead section guideline. If you would like to participate, please add your comments to the discussion. Cheers! Ivanvector (talk) 19:57, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for inviting me at Penguin Cabal as per your suggestions I have added topicon on my userspace.— CutestPenguinHangout 17:43, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

AnomieBOT MIA[edit]

You'd probably notice anyway this when you get back, but just to be sure, a dozen or so of AnomieBOT's tasks are showing up as "job missing" on its status page and haven't run since late on the 26th. —Cryptic 13:28, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

I happened to upload a code change yesterday, which restarted it. Anomie 15:03, 29 November 2014 (UTC)