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Archiving not working on WP:BLPN[edit]

See WP:BLPN. -- (talk) 07:17, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

I'm not seeing anything there regarding ClueBot III, however I do know that the WP:API has changed recently which I think has thrown up some PHP errors for ClueBot III. I presume that the two may be related. Rich has already been notified by me and I believe that Cobi is working on it.--5 albert square (talk) 19:12, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

False positive[edit]

Adding context and alternative theories by accomplished authors I wouldn't consider "vandalism" but, as you wish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AnneAnneAnne1485 (talkcontribs) 21:59, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

It looks like you bumped into a false positive. Did you know reporting these helps ClueBot to not make the same mistake again? So, why not report a false positive at the Report Interface – it's really easy to do! Thank you. --5 albert square (talk) 22:07, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


Question: Why does Cluebot NG make two line breaks at the top of a talk page when creating it? See this and this, lifted from CB's recent contributions. Eman235/talk 15:12, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

The bot probably isn't using &action=edit&section=new because when that is used on a non-existent page, there are no blank lines above the heading. So, I'm guessing that it uses &action=edit and adds two newlines below the bottom of the page before placing the section heading. If the page already has content, this is OK, since that is what &section=new does; but if the page is empty, there isn't any prior content, so apparently the bot doesn't notice that the page is empty, but still adds the two newlines. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:41, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
The bot uses the api. It fetches the existing content, appends two newlines, and substs the warning template with the appropriate arguments, then uses the api to commit a new revision to the page. 2607:FB90:2707:3AAD:799D:5507:9D9C:A5DA (talk) 16:03, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Eman235/talk 16:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Is it really a bother? --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
It is, for me. I guess I have chronic whitespace-itis, but it would be nice anyway. Eman235/talk 14:08, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

User:ClueBot III archiving again[edit]

Good to hear that ClueBot III is now working correctly -- it just archived my talk page for the first time in weeks. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


sorry. nowone was editing that and i wanted more info. 2601:C:8B00:A42C:C155:45C8:16A0:D51C (talk) 23:02, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


Err- sorry to bother you- would it be possible for someone to take a look at my TP and check the archiving? The box looks (massively!) weird, and I can't seem to find any of the actual archives... dunno wot I dun Face-wink.svg cheers, all the best! Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 09:13, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: If you mean "why did every thread get archived", the answer is that none of the threads on your talk page had changed in over 24 hours. The 24-hour limit was set by yourself in this edit. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:11, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks @Redrose64:, but not really; I know they're set to archive- but where to, I wondered. Also the box itself is phenomenally long and full of odd links. Thanks for answer anyway. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 10:14, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
The edit summary of the last archiving edit includes a link to User talk:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi/Archives/2015/May, so that's where they went to. The box is phenomonally long because those are the pages matching whatever regex is used by the part of {{User:ClueBot III/ArchiveThis}} that generates the box. These are obviously not subpages of your talk page, since there are only four of those - they're apparently articles in mainspace. My guess is that the error is in that |archiveprefix= parameter. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:32, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much @Redrose64:, didn't notice the link! Any idea how to sort that parameter, by any chance...? Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 10:40, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
I see what you mean- as the bot page says, "not setting this parameter correctly can have some strange results"!!!
OK. I removed the
|archiveprefix={{subst:User talk:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi
Jump to: navigation, search }}/Archives/
and in its place I put
which was copied verbatim from User:ClueBot III/ArchiveThis. Upon saving this has become
|archiveprefix=User talk:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi/Archives/
After also carrying out this revert, it now appears to work. Keep an eye on User:ClueBot III/Indices/User talk:Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi and if it gets bigger by more than one row each month, revert the bot and notify its operators. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:27, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Great stuff! Many thanks for your assistance. Take care! Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 14:12, 28 May 2015 (UTC)