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Could you please take another look at Skogssamer article. It was in need for copyediting for Standard English according to the DYK nom reviewer. Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 10:28, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

@BabbaQ: I made a few more minor changes to the article for you. You may want to post a request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests as well. Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 12:23, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
With the help from you and a few other users the article seems ready. Thanks :)--BabbaQ (talk) 18:43, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Your assistance on the Brita von Horn article would be appreciated.--BabbaQ (talk) 20:26, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
@BabbaQ: Yes check.svg Done! GoingBatty (talk) 01:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

hello batty[edit]

Hello batty, I am a minor in a family consisting of four individuals, and my mother had me and my brother with my biological dad when she was married to him, she then dovorced him and married my step dad, she now wants to divorce my step dad and go back to my real dad, is it legal for me to stay with my step dad? Even though my biological dad and mom want me to be with them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not an expert in family law, and would suspect the laws depend on the state or country where you reside. I hope that you can talk about this with your parents & step dad, and maybe school counselors, religious leaders, or other adults you know and trust that could provide guidance for you. Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 01:57, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
@ A minor is allowed to stay with his step dad, you will have to address the court that what you want, but even for that you will need to have a case against your mom or anyone who is stopping you. You can inform police then only a case will be registered. You will have to clarify that you are not taking this decision under any kind of suppression or force. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 03:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
you need advice from a specialist in family law, especially if you can't get your mum's agreement. -- Ohc ¡digame! 12:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Cleanup after Project Tagger[edit]

Hi GoingBatty. Thanks for the great work BattyBot did fixing up those Project Tagger issues. Magiciandude certainly did tag a lot of articles with it! Thanks again. DH85868993 (talk) 06:38, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

My pleasure! GoingBatty (talk) 10:34, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Dear Sir,

I am Abdul Malik from Kabul Afghanistan and I am writing a book on Undone Infrastructure of Afghanistan. I saw your post and would like to include some it's parts in my Publication (Economic Topics) Kindly let me know of your permission if I could publish the information you've indicted in Wikipedia website!

Thank You,

Abdul Malik "Momand" Kabul Afghanistan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:13, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Abdul! Please see Wikipedia:Reusing Wikipedia content for the answer to your question. Good luck with the book! GoingBatty (talk) 02:33, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello GoingBatty, I noticed you were the last editor to make edits for the Wikipedia page of Noel Ashman. I want to ask if there is a way to edit the DISPLAYTITLE that reads "User:Todayilearned/Noel Ashman" to read "Noel Ashman" or something similar. Please let me know. Biancamariecar (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 16:28, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

@Biancamariecar: My bot made the last edit to User:Todayilearned/Noel Ashman, which is a userspace draft. When the draft is ready, then User:Todayilearned can move the article to Noel Ashman, which will automatically change the title. Until then, it's important the title stays as is to indicate that it is not yet an article. If you let me know when it becomes an article, I'll be happy to do some minor cleanup on it. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 16:48, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
@Biancamariecar: Sorry - didn't see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Noel Ashman (3rd nomination) before my reply. The draft would need major revisions to show notability before you could request that it becomes an article - see Wikipedia:Protection policy#Creation protection. GoingBatty (talk) 16:56, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


Please take a look at the Alice Teodorescu and Fittja gård article that I created today. Thanks :)--BabbaQ (talk) 17:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

@BabbaQ: Yes check.svg Done! GoingBatty (talk) 18:16, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Removal of AWB bit for User:OccultZone regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Bgwhite (talk) 07:18, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: Thanks for the note. The discussion was already closed by the time I had a chance to review it. GoingBatty (talk) 02:19, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Dead link tags[edit]

I think I did the best possible by adding the feature and running a bot to fix at about 4,000 pages. I still think there are some not caught by my logic. Moreover, there are cases of duplicated dead end tags on the same reference. -- Magioladitis (talk)

@Magioladitis: Great job! When there are duplicated tags, are they now both inside the ref tags, or is one inside and one outside? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 01:52, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
This one was the most fun. In all cases I found there were both inside. AWB will move the one outside to the inside anyway. -- Magioladitis (talk) 05:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Elsa Collin[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 04:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For outstanding work in both identifying edits I made using AWB that broke a couple pages, and the outstanding patience in teaching me how to file a bug report. ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 05:53, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Solarra, you know, life is just not fair sometimes. GoingBatty gets love and praise. What do I get? Solarra leaves me with a lovely user that can't get thru their head that shouting and name calling doesn't work so well. Now I'm getting emails from them that are so wonderful, even though I said get lost twice. Don't worry Solarra, I will get even. <maniacal laugh maniacal laugh> Bgwhite (talk) 06:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

@Bgwhite: To be fair, within a day of starting to use AWB on a regular basis, I get hit with a bug where it randomly decides to blank pages and label them as a stub. Anyways, we all love you <3 ♥ Solarra ♥ ♪ 話 ♪ ߷ ♀ 投稿 ♀ 07:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
@Bgwhite: Sounds like you need to take a wikibreak and listen to some soothing harp music. GoingBatty (talk) 11:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

The Shapies[edit]

I'm taking your advice, so, have you seen the Shapies?

~~ ArthurRead1234

@ArthurRead1234: Sorry, I've never seen The Shapies TV show. GoingBatty (talk) 22:38, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

@GoingBatty: Have the producers or anybody who worked on the show ever messaged you about the series?.


@ArthurRead1234: You're the first person to ever talk to me about the series or the article. GoingBatty (talk) 23:11, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


It turns that this change has this counter-effect. When there is a line-break the substitution is not done. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:34, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

We may need to add (\r\n)? to make it work correctly. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:35, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
@Magioladitis: Drat! I am so sorry! Looks like \r? works better. GoingBatty (talk) 02:12, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Great idea. Can you please implement it? -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:56, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
@Magioladitis: Done - sorry again for causing a problem. GoingBatty (talk) 16:24, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
No serious problem caused. Now we have an even better module. I still think, though that you could leave " *" in place and add "\r?" to cover cases with spaces. I'll have a check. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
@Magioladitis: We could also try (\s*)([\|}{<]) and then end every rule with $2$3, which should maintain the original spacing. GoingBatty (talk) 03:11, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Can you please try it for me? Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 12:23, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

With my approach I fix this. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:01, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Brita von Horn[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:42, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Alice Teodorescu[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 09:58, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

BattyBot error[edit]

Hi GoingBatty. It appears that BattyBot is replacing:

{{WikiProject Andorra}}


{{WikiProject European Microstate|Andorra=yes}}

as it did here. (I have fixed that instance). I believe it should be:

{{WikiProject European Microstates|Andorra=yes}}

Note that I didn't stop the bot because it had only broken one page. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 13:41, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

DH85868993 thanks for the report. bug fixed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:08, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome / thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 14:11, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I bypassed all redirects so no bot will cause any harm even they are still running with the older version. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:11, 25 July 2014 (UTC)


Hope you have had a pleasant Wikibreak! Could you please take a look at Elsa Billgren, Valentin Wolfenstein and Ekeby oak tree. Thank you :)--BabbaQ (talk) 15:49, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

@BabbaQ: Yes check.svg Done! GoingBatty (talk) 02:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

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Fixed - Thanks BracketBot! GoingBatty (talk) 00:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)