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Cleanup needed for misconfiguration at Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard?[edit]

Hi, the archival template at Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard was misconfigured until now. ClueBot III archived things in the meantime and appears to have created inbound links to the wrong archive page. Do any of the links at User:ClueBot III/Master Detailed Indices/Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard, User:ClueBot III/Detailed Indices/Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive187 or User:ClueBot III/Indices/Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard need to be cleaned up? —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 00:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Those do not specifically need to be cleaned up. Those pages are created by ClueBot III (CB3) to provide indexes for the archive(s). CB3 will completely overwrite these pages the next time it runs on Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard. Given your current configuration, CB3 will not run on the page for quite some time. You may end up desiring to set up using files for displaying an index of your archives. This is usually done from an Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive index page. For CB3, if you make that page contain {{User:ClueBot III/Master Detailed Indices/{{NAMESPACE}}:{{BASEPAGENAME}}}} then the appropriate index should be transcluded. If it was me, I would change all the instances of "Archive187" in User:ClueBot III/Detailed Indices/Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive187 to "Archive 1" (see next paragraph).
While the configuration you have will function, it will probably be a good idea to make a change. Currently, you have "|format=%%i" you probably should change that to "|format= %%i" (note the space after the "="). Along with that, it would be a good idea to move Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive1 to Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive 1 (note space prior to the "1". The reason that these changes are a good idea to do at this point is that there are a bunch of templates that assume that the space exists in numbered archive page names. Making these changes now will prevent running up against an issue further down the road when you might want to use one of the other templates associated with archives.
You appear to be intending to use a "archive toc" page for a table of content/index. The "normal" name used for such a page is "Archive index". You will probably want to use "Archive index" for the same reason as having the space in the archive name (already existing templates assume that name.
You will probably want to also have something that links/lists the archive pages in your header. I would normally use: {{Archives |auto=yes |search=yes |title=[[Help:Archiving a talk page|Archives]] ([[Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard/Archive index|index]]) |bot=ClueBot III |age=30 |style=margin-top:2px; }}. However, this may, or may not be consistent witht he header you are desiring to use. — Makyen (talk) 03:43, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much! —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 14:35, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

fratricide edits[edit]

dear sir,

I have found that the edits marked by you as to be vandalism to be totally incorrect.

you don't have to agree with me.

Wherever you are just: Walk into any hindu temple and mention what mr.docmohneesh said!

Hope you rise above partisan beliefs!

I feel sad and bitter that an eminent scholar and venerable philanthropist like docmohneesh was treated this way! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:13, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

I hope you realize that this is the talk page of a robot. Please do not use language like such. The bot is not biased against your edit -- it was just trying to do its job. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 20:07, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Reverting to a vandalized version - Joan Miró[edit]

RE: revert ID 1952467, it appears that ClueBot detected vandalism to Joan Miró after two consecutive vandal edits, but only reverted back one version to the first vandalized version in the sequence. I've restored the article to its unmolested state, but I thought I should bring this issue to your attention. —Waldhorn (talk) 05:07, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

It's been a few days and I'm not seeing a reply to my message above. Is there a way to confirm that this issue is being tracked as a bug? Is this the correct place to post a bug ClueBot report? —Waldhorn (talk) 19:56, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
@Waldhorn: That's not a bug, ClueBot NG can't revert edits by multiple users. It can only perform rollback, which reverts all consecutive edits made by one user. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 20:04, 18 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Is this behavior documented somewhere or do you understand this from observation? Also, where can a feature request be placed or discussed? Thanks. —Waldhorn (talk) 06:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
@Waldhorn: Simple. ClueBot NG simply doesn't catch every edit that is vandalism, which is why human vandal fighters still exist to this day. Therefore, it probably missed the first vandalism edit. When the second edit came along, the bot correctly classified the edit as vandalism and performed rollback. There was nothing the bot was technically able to do about the missed edit. The bot does dump edits that it thinks are vandalism or are very close to that mark in an IRC channel - these edits can be retrieved with the use of a tool like STiki or Vada. If a human had caught that first edit first then I'm sure none of this would have happened ;) But things like these are very normal, and the bot has been designed to minimize false positives as much as possible, so a few missed edits here and there are to be expected. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 11:14, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. However, purpose of my questions is to discuss documented behavior of ClueBot and interact with the developers. I'll track this down elsewhere. —Waldhorn (talk) 17:26, 19 September 2014 (UTC)


how should i help protecting people from vandalism?

this question is for anyone if cluebot can answer that wold be great I'm new to wiki so if cluebot isn't a person don't make fun of me Grayson Bills (talk) 13:12, 15 September 2014 (UTC)Grayson Bills

@Grayson Bills: By the very name of this bot, it's pretty evident that none of the Cluebots are humans, and they are not designed to automatically respond to any comments left on this page. However, I am a human, and I can answer your question.
I am not sure what you mean by "Help protecting people from vandalism". What do you mean by that? --k6ka (talk | contribs) 19:49, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry[edit] It is not vandalism. Sorry, my English is not very good. Maybe it is possible add this fact about Volkova correctly? --Reprarina (talk) 22:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I checked the edit and I think what has set ClueBot NG off is the word "gay". I looked at the reference but because it's another language I can't understand it I can't verify it. I suggest finding a reliable source in English and then posting a request on the talk page for an auto confirmed user to add the edit 5 albert square (talk) 22:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
English source - --Reprarina (talk) 06:54, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Newspaper to the nose of this bot![edit]

Bad bot....bad...bad bot! Good faith edits are not vandalism. No treat for you!--Mark Miller (talk) 01:51, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

@Mark Miller: Judging by how this bot catches almost 70% of the vandalism on Wikipedia, calling it a "bad bot" is like calling the Earth a "bad planet" for providing you a home in the cosmos. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 19:43, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Araguaia Guerrilla[edit]

The article on Araguaia guerrilla has been vandalized twice, with the suppression of an intended expansion backed by proper references. Please, take care of this in order that I may work further on the article. Cerme (talk) 15:50, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

@Cerme: I hope you are aware that ClueBot NG is a robot. Please use WP:RFPP if you want to request page protection to be applied to an article receiving heavy loads of vandalism. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 16:05, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Does Cluebot III update links to discussion sections when archiving talk pages?[edit]

The question above - does Cluebot III do this? Oiyarbepsy (talk) 03:10, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

@Oiyarbepsy: Yes, it does. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 03:02, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Awesome. Why don't all archiving bots do that? Oiyarbepsy (talk) 21:39, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
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For protecting Wikipedia project space from broken links. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 21:44, 22 September 2014 (UTC)