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I have worked to improve the Charlotte Perrelli article today. If you can find any further improvements, that would be appreciated! :)--BabbaQ (talk) 17:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done GoingBatty (talk) 00:03, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Mary Jean Lastimosa[edit]

Hello I'm Bold textAra Isler, i just want you to know that Mary Jean Lastimosa is actually 5'7½ in height. So kindly edit it.And please allow me to edit also the biography of Mary Jean Lastimosa because before it became private for editing to other I am also the one who edit it and correct the wrong informations about her. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ara Isler (talkcontribs) 07:13, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

@Ara Isler: I suggest you post on Talk:Mary Jean Lastimosa to request that her height be corrected - please provide a reliable source and use {{Edit semi-protected}}. It appears that Ponyo temporarily protected the article due to "significant BLP vandalism". If you can't wait until this protection expires on 8 September, please use the article's talk page. Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 15:40, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Älgen Stolta[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:54, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

How to reverse the creation of an article[edit]

Hi. Hope you're well. Recently a user created this article The Dark Knight (trilogy) based on "their perception" that it was required based on this discussion [[1]] which clearly has no consensus. As the user has already created the article what are the options available? Cowlibob (talk) 18:50, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

@Cowlibob: Looks like The Dark Knight (trilogy) was an existing redirect that was expanded. That expansion has already been reverted by another editor. GoingBatty (talk) 23:35, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Problem on Userbox pages[edit]

Hi, Please see this edit, as BattyBot removed categories that were not article categories, they were template categories. I found another one here that I fixed today: [2] It might be because the templates are in the User namespace, instead of the template namespace. Funandtrvl (talk) 01:32, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@Funandtrvl: Yes, the issue is that the template categories were used on a user page. I noticed that Category:Browser user templates says "User pages are not user templates, so they do not belong in user template categories", so it seems my bot's edit was correct. However, if there's something in the MOS or elsewhere that states that user pages can have template categories, please let me know so we can discuss further. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 01:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I don't know what to tell you because if you look at Category:Userboxes, there are a ton of userbox templates in the username namespace. There are also WikiProjects that use the Wikpedia namespace for their userboxes, see: Category:WikiProject user templates. So, I guess that using namespaces would not be a good default for the bot, as templates are in three different namespaces--the template, user and Wikipedia namespaces. There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to it, but it does seem to be allowed, per Wikipedia:Userboxes#Which namespace?. If it were up to me, I'd keep templates in the template namespace only! Funandtrvl (talk) 01:38, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
@Funandtrvl: I agree that userboxes can be in different namespaces, but I don't believe that user pages belong in template categories. Any advice from my talk page stalkers would be appreciated. GoingBatty (talk) 01:53, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


I was reading about Cass of Supernaturaland I think there is a mistake. Sadly I don't know how to fix it. I thought you might want to do it. It says Cass brought Dean back from hell but wasn't it Sam? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5B0:27FF:1CF0:0:0:0:38 (talk) 15:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know what Wikipedia article you're referring to. I suggest that you post on the article's talk page for assistance. Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 01:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Malls are generally considered to be buildings[edit]

As per discussion around CSD A7, malls are generally considered to be buildings.  Please see [3]Unscintillating (talk) 02:37, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@Unscintillating: Thanks for the info. I will change these from {{notability|Companies}} to {{notability|geography}}, which will provide a link to Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 01:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Another update for BattyBot task 25?[edit]

If you have time to run BattyBot task 25 through the date error category in the next few days, I can take a look at the category to come up with a (final?) batch of changes to suggest. After that, we could talk about making the error messages visible. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:34, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

@Jonesey95: I'm on wiki break for a few days. I have a list of 20 articles to review for potential new rules before I run the task again. GoingBatty (talk) 16:45, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
That timing works great for me. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:49, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

BattyBot task 24[edit]

Hi, I was looking for the list of strings that BattyBot removed from author fields but could not locate one. So could you check for the following strings, if not already done, on the next run.

  • "Please enter your username"
  • "Login or Register to add a comment"
  • "Name (required)"
  • "Name *"

Thanks Keith D (talk) 14:17, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

@Keith D: I've documented some of my bots, and need to document this one too. Thank you for the suggestions. My bot should pick up #1 and #3 above. It doesn't pick up #2, but I don't see any instances of this phrase on Wikipedia. For #4, are you suggesting any parameter that starts with "Name", or literally the word "Name" followed by an asterisk? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 02:19, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
I cleared the existing entries of the second one after I posted this, so there may not be any at the moment. The final one is a literal "Name" followed by an asterisk, which the standard search would not pick-up so I could not correct those. Keith D (talk) 11:03, 19 August 2014 (UTC)