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Toolserver status[edit]

I'm not really up on the latest toolserver status. First place to check is the replication lag (either at the top of my edit counter, or Leon's graphs). For further information, it's best to ask on #wikimedia-toolserver, especially DaBpunkt. --Interiot 19:31, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Apology[edit]

During the Super Paper Mario debacle, I lost my cool. While I should have and could have controlled my temper and not make sarcastic and/or rude comments, I did anyway, so I apologize.

Also, you really ought to archive your talk page some. Just some advice. - A Link to the Past (talk) 19:19, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, I didn't mean archive all convos including recent ones. o.o - A Link to the Past (talk) 19:30, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm restoring the comment, I just need a few minutes to compose a response. Archiving the full history that way makes it easier to search other's Special:Contributions and see what they said here quickly, without having to dig back through hidden history, or without having to find the appropriate archive page.
Anyway, it's good to have knowledgeable and enthusiastic editors here. And in the end the issue was resolved. Anyway, I wasn't really involved enough in the discussion to take any offense, so no big deal. Though it would have been nice to have shortened the amount of time the article had to be protected. --Interiot 19:35, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Not to worry, I have a word document of all the uploaders and will alert them to the tags. And thanks for pointing out the error. - A Link to the Past (talk) 04:14, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Template[edit]

What was the template you always use to make text with a green background? I can't seem to find it anywhere... (you always subst it, dang it! :P) Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 06:07, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't use a template... I just like to put a green background on my <tt>'s often enough using HTML that I do it by hand. (same goes with light blue (#ccf), and every once in a while light red (#fcc) or purple (#fcf)). (maybe it's just me, but the things I put in <tt> usually are somewhat important, and I don't think the monospace font makes them stand out enough) --Interiot 06:15, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Interesting. I can swear that there is a template out there for that... I wanted to use something similar to {{explain}} for peer review purposes (meaning, I want to highlight in red things that I think need to be fixed). I'll try to remember the CSS, though. Thanks! Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 06:20, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit count help page need translations[edit]

May you provide translation of this page ? I have a basic level of english, I can write, I can understand most, but I don't understand clearly your page. Helped by the Wikipédia community, I think we should be able to provide quickly several translations. You can see commons:Template:Welcome|how they do on Commons. Yug (talk) 23:24, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Okay. I haven't started instrumenting any of my tools for translations, though that script in particular should be easiest to translate (and many people seem to have difficulty understanding it). What parts of the page do you need help understanding? --Interiot 23:31, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Partial opt in?[edit]

Resolved

Hi, is there a chance for a partial EditCountOptIn? I would agree to the monthly bars and to the contribution tree, but not to the 7-day and 24-hour graphs. Thanks and best wishes, --SCPS 13:38, 14 March 2007 (UTC) (I am de:Benutzer:SCPS)

Okay, this should work for you now. --Interiot 15:48, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Perfect! Thanks, --SCPS 15:54, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Can you do the same for my German user account (de:Benutzer:Leyo), please? --Leyo 11:25, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

[1] YesY Done --Interiot 15:59, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Dili[edit]

Thanks, much appreciated :). I used only Inkscape (I am linux user and never used illustrator :( ). It took more or less 1:30h. I have a bit of experience with this vector thing, obtained doing boring maps: commons:Category:Maps_of_comarcas_of_Land_of_Valencia_in_Spanish :). It is not difficult, but you have to know three or four tricks of Inkscape. Chabacano 17:22, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Tool 2 malfunction[edit]

For some reason, every time I try to use your javascript edit counter, it never displays anything but "Getting data" or something like that. I am using Firefox, and followed your inclusion directions to the dot. Nol888(Talk)(Review me please) 23:04, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Use Tool1 instead? --Interiot 00:35, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Tool3, Lar[edit]

Hi: http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits?user=Lar&dbname=commonswiki_p (me, on commons) failed for me. Worked ok on other wikis. Threw:

Contributions summary for: Lar
Software error:

Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at count_edits line 573.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (toolserver@paperlined.org), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

Date time was about 3 min before this post, same day. HTH. Certainly not mission critical to know. :) Thanks for the tools! ++Lar: t/c 19:55, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Not sure. The database has been up and down all day. And it's down now, so it's hard to investigate. Hopefully once the admins fix the database problem, this will be fixed too (or at least I can investigate it then). --Interiot 21:55, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
DB is still down... --Interiot 15:42, 17 March 2007 (UTC) Symbol opinion vote.svg

Editcount tool not working[edit]

Hi there! I made the dummy edit on my talk page, and now all I get on the extra info page is the following:

"Thanks for opting in. The extra edit count information should appear now. If you have any questions, see User talk:Interiot or Special:Emailuser/Interiot. Return to the edit counter."

But nothing else appears! No big deal, since editcount is nothing else than nice-to-know statistics, but thought of bringing this to your attention. --Roosa 18:07, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, the database is down currently, I think this is the problem. Hopefully the toolserver admins will be able to get the database up and running at some point. --Interiot 18:11, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Articles created by …[edit]

Hi! I'm wondering if you could do a run of this again, but this time only for the main namespace. It isn't very important, so if you don't have the time or energy or whatnot to do it, don't bother. I'm just curious about my development. Face-smile.svg Jon Harald Søby 16:45, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

I tried to re-run it, but it seems to make the toolserver database crash whenever I run it. The toolserver's database has been really unstable lately... hopefully they can fix it at some point, and I can re-run it at that point. --Interiot 16:49, 18 March 2007 (UTC) Symbol opinion vote.svg
The Toolserver seems to be a bit more stable as of late (though I wouldn't know, I'm just a layman). Do you think it would work now? Jon Harald Søby 17:16, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
I tried it again, and it just crashed the MySQL again. Maybe the reason it's been stable is that I haven't been running this script. :) --Interiot 17:46, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Ahh, people on IRC say it's been stable because they've made the MySQL auto-restart now... which seems more bad news than good news, but whichever. Either way, the query still doesn't work, sorry. --Interiot 17:48, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks anyways. Face-smile.svg Jon Harald Søby 19:57, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

"non-encyclopedic link" in sources[edit]

Hi - I just wanted to let you know I replied to your message on my talk page here. I left the reply there a couple days ago but today it occured to me you might not have seen the reply since it was not on your talk page. For more detail see my reply at that link above... in any case, I accepted the point you made and am leaving this note here to close the loop. Thanks for your comments... Parzival418 23:34, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

Hmm... Kate's edit counter is down & her talk page told me to ask you (Who knew user talks could talk!!). It also said I should use your edit counter, but it always seems to be 3 years, 145 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes & 21 seconds lagging behind. I really want to keep an eye on my edits & her's was the best for me, & I really want to use yours in the mean time, but it is too slow. What am I to do!? Any help would, well, erm, help. Thanks, Spawn Man 07:26, 21 March 2007 (UTC) P.S. Grrr! Wikipedia has been running really slowly for me the last couple of days? Is this lag effecting anyone but me? Thanks again...

Tool1 is one counter you might want to use... it's constantly up to date, but a little slower and less featureful. Other edit counters that don't depend on the toolserver being up to date can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject edit counters. --Interiot 14:42, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Would that editcounter survive being asked about OrphanBot's 100,000+ edits? --Carnildo 22:06, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Your browser (and/or Apache) will probably time out before the script gets all the way through fetching all the Special:Contributions pages. I could probably run it locally and dump it to a static HTML file though (though it still shouldn't necessarily be done often, since it would put a lot of strain on the Wikipedia servers). I can run it at least once though, if you'd like. --Interiot 22:27, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch man! For some reason the edit counter which wasn't working is back up, so I can reuse that again. Thanks anyway - you're akways so helpful... :) Spawn Man 01:27, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words, glad to be of help. --Interiot 01:28, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

A new Wiki on edit counter ?[edit]

Hi,

I'm a contributor of Wipedia (english and french versions) and also administrator of the Wiki des Hollandais, a wiki in french for french-speaking people living or intending to live in the Netherlands.
I'd like to ask whether you could add this last wiki to the list of wikis available in your Edit Counter.

Thanks in advance for your answer,

Spleenico 11:45, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

I probably can't make them available myself... The toolserver is supposed to only be used for Wikimedia projects (eg. we can't use the toolserver for personal projects that might use up a lot of bandwidth or CPU, and the edit counters do use up a lot of bandwidth). It may be possible to set up Tool2 on your wiki yourself, though it currently only works for Mozilla/Firefox, and doesn't work for Internet Explorer. --Interiot 14:25, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I understand. Many thanks for your help ! Spleenico 14:29, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Or they could host their own (modified) version of tool1, right? The code is here, so you would just have to host it. Prodego talk 22:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I forgot to mention that. The source code to all of my tools is available under the GPL, with Tool2 being easiest to install (though not working on MSIE), Tool1 being a little harder maybe, and Tool3 being the hardest. (though none being really installer-friendly since most of my tools are written for a development community of one) --Interiot 22:03, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Toolserver counter[edit]

Resolved

You may want to remove the link to Essjay's counter, as it gives a 404 error now. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 21:40, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Updated, thanks. --Interiot 21:59, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Enjoy![edit]

Trampton 20:04, 25 March 2007 (UTC).Trampton 20:04, 25 March 2007 (UTC).

Text Games[edit]

I wonder why you removed external link to www.ascii-world.com (rv; if I were to pick an external link, it'd be something more like http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/ascii.htm, since that has screenshots at least...)? Link you did leave there is not even working and ascii-world.com has nearly 50 text/ascii games and screenshot + description of everyone of them + reviews and previews of few games. There is also nearly 50 links to other text/ascii games websites. And every one of them is also working and checked regularly.

E.K.Virtanen

Okay, I guess. The site is difficult to navigate, so I didn't see the game screenshots. Maybe if the direct link of [2] was given, it would be more useful to readers. --Interiot 22:22, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit Counter[edit]

I just ran my self through your edit counter and the numbers don't match up. Under Main Space Edits it says I have 56 but if you add up the ones listed with links in the lower part only 42 show up. Must be those pesky Vogons again... Anyway I thought it might be a bug and that you might want to know about it. Thanks Colincbn 11:42, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Could you link to the edit counter you're talking about? Somehow, I ended up with three totally different ones that are currently being used. --Interiot 13:28, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Conversion to SVG and fair use[edit]

Thanks for your comment on Category talk:Images which should be in SVG format. I've responded to it; please check it out. MithrandirMageT 02:01, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

"Richard" "controversy"[edit]

Thanks for fixing up the Richard incident paragraph on the Conservapædia page. Something seemed off about the phrasing, but my brain wasn't working well enough to fix it fully.

It is interesting to note that the Conservapædia Panel, which is the site's "conflict resolution group", is composed of "college bound students from the original 58 homeschooled students that started this site". Moreover, they declare that they are and will remain anonymous — I guess every wiki needs its Essjay incident.

Anville 22:43, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

One wonders what a "major conflict" would be on the site, that would be worthy of more formal dispute resolution... admins seem to be able to act without much limit currently, able to resolve conflicts themselves... I guess a wheel-war might be the only thing that would clearly qualify. --Interiot 23:32, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

I noticed the graph now has green and red sections what's that for? Thanks for the awesome tool by the way. Quadzilla99 07:59, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I also noticed you have several edit counters (as you just said above) this is the one I'm referring to:my edit count Quadzilla99 08:01, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Really fantastic tool mate. I'm just wondering about accuracy though. I have 33,000 edits but have only edited my own user talk 167 times? That can't be right, can it?! --kingboyk 14:30, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

counter new green/red ratio[edit]

What does the new green/red ratio signify? Edit summary usage? —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 08:00, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Indeed. Green is edits using an edit summary, red are those that do not. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 08:04, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the code has always been there, it's an old feature. I just fixed a simple bug that made it work again. --Interiot 08:15, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

It is really weird looking now what with the different colours. Almost makes it harder to understand. Kaiser matias 09:54, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I think it is useful and easy to get. Perhaps a note above the graph with a word on what red= and green= would clear up any further questions. --Pastordavid 10:23, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
I liked it. I think some sort of legend could be useful, though! Fvasconcellos 16:18, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I like it, too. The only (minor) issue I have is that almost all edits for which I didn't provide an edit summary were edits to my own user page. —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 17:28, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, edit counters are always going to be a distorted summary of some sort, and will never give as accurate of a view as if someone looked through the diffs one-by-one. Though the only place I tend to leave off edit summaries is on talk pages too, maybe talk namespaces could be an exception? *shrug* --Interiot 17:30, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Ahh good, someone else brought up the new addition to the edit counter! However, I have a complaint - Green???! I make a habit of using edit summaries. How am I rewarded/punished for this? I can look forward to a whole page of bright green lines on my edit counter! Yay! The first time I saw it I got a migrane - Please can you either change the colours to a more subtle tone or swap them over (IE Red with the green) That way, people who don't keep their summary usage up can look forward to a bright green headache! I think it's unfair that the people who don't use summaries get to have a nice red counter, while those who try harder get flourescent green! I couldn't even read my count because it was so bright - I'm not kidding! Anything you can do is fine, thanks, Spawn Man 04:11, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Okay... I mean, I thought the colors were functional (eg. the meaning is somewhat clear), but I'm happy to take any suggestions for what they should be changed to... would a lighter shade of green be okay? --Interiot 04:12, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
How about a deep blue (or even a normal one) & red? They complement each other & they're not harsh on the eyes. Yeah? Thanks, Spawn Man 05:38, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Red and green are standard colors on stoplights... is the page any more offensive than the common stoplight? --Interiot 16:57, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
That depends, in my opinion. Is it meant to mimic a stop light? If so, yes. —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 23:51, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but stop lights don't send the viewer into epilectic fits just by a quick glance do they? I don't care what you do, but I & others have clearly expressed our distaste for the green. And it was so pleasant viewing the edit counter before! Such a shame... Spawn Man 02:49, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
It's dark green now, will that work?
Like a pine green? That would work for me - If I could see the counter of course. For some reason lately, the counter has been going on & offline & msot of the time I haven't been able to access it. Try the link at the top of my user page & you'll see that it doesn't work - it noly comes up with a "doesn't exsist" page. Sometimes if I get on early it works, but I haven't been able to use it for days now since I complained to you about the green. Could you have a look using the link on my user page? Maybe it's just me, but it ahsn't happened before... Thanks, Spawn Man 03:37, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Here's the message it comes up with for me -
"The page cannot be displayed. There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.
Please try the following:
Open the tools.wikimedia.de home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Refresh button, or try again later.
Click Search to look for information on the Internet.
You can also see a list of related sites.
HTTP 500 - Internal server error. Internet Explorer —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spawn Man (talkcontribs) 03:43, 4 April 2007 (UTC).
The edit counter doesn't work for users with a very large number of edits, because there's a set of timeouts in Apache and your browser, and it takes the script too long to load the output of Special:Contributions. You'll need to use an offline counter (eg. the java one). As a benefit, it won't have the icky green bars. --Interiot 04:12, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah ha! Even the edit counters know I'm too good for them that they can't even print my massive achievements! ;) I don't know any other counters other than your lagging one - could you give me a link to any that have similar features & are up to date? Thanks! (You can pop it on my talk page if you want you know... ;) Spawn Man 04:41, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject edit counters.

I like the new colors, thanks. —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 09:22, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

I also like the new red/green edit counters, but there is one potential problem. For people with red-green color blindness it's somewhat difficult to see the difference between the dark shade of green and the dark red. I would suggest making one color significantly lighter in value than the other, or making both colors lighter. I can't immediately make out a difference between the two current hues. Really. I have to look closely in order to see the difference between those two shades. Thanks for the work. - Authalic 04:49, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the change. The new shade of red is a big improvement. - Authalic 03:48, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

The new green/red counter is great, and it encourages the good practice of using edit summaries. The only problem I have with it is that I seldom, if ever use edit summaries for talk page edits--there seems to be little point in doing so. You mentioned above that talk page edits could be excepted; if that's not too much trouble, I would appreciate it if you could tweak it accordingly. Freederick 16:16, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Would you please consider placing "(green denotes edits with an edit summary (even an automatic one), red denotes edits without an edit summary)" only below actual graphs (that is, only for results from en.wikipedia.org at present)? Having it below nonexistent graphs (that is, for results from anywhere else) is confusing. Of course, this is for Tool1. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 23:47, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter - average edits[edit]

Shouldn't "avg edits per article" be "avg edits per page"? ElinorD (talk) 16:28, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Please specify which edit counter you're discussing when asking about an edit counter, I've got three+ edit counters active right now. Anyway, I fixed it on one edit counter, is that the one you were talking about? --Interiot 16:57, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, thanks. I was talking about this one. It's fixed now. ElinorD (talk) 17:00, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Not so selfish request of your time[edit]

In the past weeks, I have been working on organizing various tools to study Wikipedia (creating Wikipedia:Researching Wikipedia, Category:Wikipedia scripts, Category:Wikipedia charts and updating Wikipedia:Wikipedia in academic studies. Seeing as meta:General User Survey is barely alive, and many (including me) are in need of Wikipedia statistics for papers/research/thesis/etc. I can conclude that edit counters are among the most useful and user friendly tools out there (so, giant kudos for yours, which are among the best!). That said, they are currently geared much more toward trivia then generating useful data - i.e. data in a machine readable output format that can be easily copied into tools like Excel and SPSS. Recently I used the counters to get data on a sample of 81 users - and I basically had to do a lot of work that could be automated (and gave up on some stats that the counters apparently gather but don't display at all). Therefore what I come to ask you to do is nothing else then one of many feature requests I am sure you get - but my requests would benefit many serious researchers :) So, without further due, here is my 'wish list'; I think most of this should be easy to implement (as most is just about displaying the data in a different format):

  • chosable time range: the tools now generate data from beginning till the end. Can we have the tool optionally generate data for edits from day A to day B, and from edit no. X to edit no. Y?
  • machine-readable data by month: the tools already display graphs of edits per month and break them down into subtypes, but only date and total number of edits can be copied. Tool 1 calculates edits w and w/out summaries - but there are no numbers to copy; Tool 3 breaks them into namespace but again this info is not copiable. Edits by time of day and week displayed by tool 3 also have no copiable data. Finally, can 'distinct/unique pages edited' be added to the month breakdown? My current research seems to indicate it is a much more significant predictor compared to plain number of edits.
  • can the number of most edited pages by namespace generated by Tool 1 be choosable by user?
  • allow user to specify different time increments (day, year, x months) instead of just displaying the data by month

The above is the 'most needed' stuff in terms of data which in next to impossible to get otherwise. The below suggestions are for reducing the time wastage factor in terms of making the script do some common tasks for the researchers.

  • allow to specify more then one user at a time (I'd like to be able to copy and paste my 81 users in one go and copy results from 1 page instead of having to do that 81 times)
  • merge Tool 1 and Tool 3 (in fact I had to do this 162 times...)
  • optionally, can the data be displayed in rows instead of columns? Sometimes a seemingly easy thing - like moving column data to rows in Excels - can be extremely user unfriendly...

PS. Is there any progress on 'Due to legal concerns, several features have been turned off until a lawyer can be consulted to ensure that the tool complies with German privacy laws?' Could one of W Foundation lawyers look into it? If we need to pay somebody, I'd be willing to chip in (particularly for the research-based tool). PS2. Is the code for your tools available somewhere? While I am not a good coder, I can ask some friends to code the above if you wouldn't have time to do it. PS3. Once - if - the above is completed, the next crucial feature to add to the edit counter would be deeper analysis of individual edits. From 'likely reverts' and 'average length of text changed', to more complex (and resource intensive) analysis of history of text retained through entire articles' history to get information on user's edits quality, there are some very interesting analysis to be done. There are some scripts that do that, and some academic papers with interesting theory - I'd be more than happy to provide data on that. PS4. Is my understanding that your tools based on toolserver work on a database dump correct?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  17:05, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

The reason they seem like "trivia" is because I'm constrained by whatever the database queries can run within a few seconds, since that's the time frame for a CGI script, so it's not the best to go through my script to get more detailed data, since you probably don't mind waiting a few more seconds. It's probably a good idea to either 1) get a toolserver account, and poke directly at the database data, 2) use one of the HTML scrapers that will output the data in CSV or XML or something (believe it or not, when you're doing something like counting edit summaries or things like that, scrapers are as fast as the toolserver), or 3) download a full database dump on your own database.
The bits about the legal constraints is because the server is owned by teh German Wikimedia group... if you scraped HTML, you wouldn't have to worry about this at all. --Interiot 01:34, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, the bottom line is that I, like many other social scientists (in training or not...) don't have the skills to do that. I have a friend slowly writing a script to get the data for the IBM History Flow tool, because the official software is quite user unfriendly, Special:Export is currently useless (that's what the script is trying to work on), and database dumps are too large to be feasible for anything but a major university research. I'd be perfectly willing to run a tool on my computer to get the data and to analyze it here - alas, there is nothing usable (the Flcelloguy's Tool is too unstable to get any serious results). So I thought a few small modifications to your tools, which currently are the most stable and useful set of software out there, may be a good approach. If you could incorporate any of my first two suggestions, it would be a major boost for anybody wanting to gather statistics from Wikipedia; anything further is just icing the cake. PS. What do you mean by HTML scrapers?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  03:42, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Possibly. Were you intending to run this on a very large number of users though? If so, I think the only practical way is to download the entire database. It's simply not technically feasible for my tool to run data for 81 users at once... even one user can take several minutes to query via HTML scraping (so long, in fact, that users with large edit counts, like Essjay, never complete before Apache's or the browser's timeout fires). --Interiot 06:07, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
I have noticed problems with high-end users, but the tool still works fine for me (63rd) and for users around 20-30. Never run it on the Top 10, though... That could be solved with the 'specify time range' suggestion - we could just run the tool on two periods for most active users, combining the results afterwards, even manually, shouldn't be so hard. In the end, the primary problem is not data formatting - spending one or two hours combining 100 or 200 separate results is not that hard - but the fact that some data is not obtainable (per my first two suggestions - ah, to get distinct pages per month, for example...mmm....). In the long run, I think that 'outsourcing' the machine load - i.e. making downloadable software that would run calculations on end machine of the querying person - is the best solution; particularly when combined with working Special:Export . As for the number of users: my sample is 81; I'd expect most samples to be around 100-200, and since the users appear to be distributed normally, most have few edits. Of course, this is a general answer - it's hard to know what people may want to study. But yes, you are right that no serious study can be run in 'one batch' given the query timeouts times.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  20:16, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

My apologies if I am being a bother, but do you think any of the above are feasible at all? If not, I'll go pester somebody else :) -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  16:20, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I think you'd get the specific data you want if you get the raw contributions from something like the query API (search for usercontribs), and calculated all the statistics you want on your end. Ultimately, that will be more flexible and accurate. --Interiot 16:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

counter[edit]

I noticed that your counter started showing how many of the edits have edit comments. I think it would be informative to show how many are marked "minor", if that is easy to do. Bubba73 (talk), 15:59, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not hard to do. Is it okay to just give a lifetime summary, or does it need to be down in the monthly section? (and I've no idea how to display it in the monthly section) --Interiot 16:48, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
I was thinking about doing down in the monthly section, but since you are already showing whether or not there are edit comments, there probably isn't a nice way to show both. Therefore a lifetime summary would be OK. Bubba73 (talk), 17:25, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Why not just put the minor edits in parentheses after each monthly total. like this:   2007/3     2517     (857 m)     (((green/red colored bar)))
Just a suggestion. Lifetime total would be useful, too. Keep up the great work, Interiot! --Seattle Skier (talk) 05:37, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
You know my position: the more info on monthly breakdown, the merrier. And yes, space then another number will work well for copy'n'paste to excel/etc; I'd also suggest that those additional numbers/columns are available optionally - some users may be happy just with basic trivia and graphs, few will want many confusing columns to play with in stat tools (and if we display minor, namespace breakdown and distinct pages per months that's going to be quite a few numbers in a row...).-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  05:52, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I just thought I'd point it out to you that on this edit counter you have the key about which colours mean what type of edits and its in brackets but you then also have brackets inside the brackets. Just a heads up. Cheers - Tellyaddict 14:01, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
The point is, however, that there are no numbers displayed; the only way to get them is to go into page source and copy pixel lenghts (and then convert them...). In practice this is so time consuming that it prohibits any serious research on those stats, whereas if the numbers were (optionally) displayed in columns (ex. 2005/8 19 14 12 4 3 1 1) etc. this would make it a breeze to copy and paste them into excel for further calculations (I would like to see date / total number of edits in this date / number of distinct pages edited in this date / number of minor edits / number of edits by namespace string; all of which the tool gathers but not all of which it displays). Note that it would be BAD if the numbers were '14m' - it's very difficult to weed out such extra symbols from cells if you just want the numbers, so I'd suggest just top labels and no extra symbols.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  18:44, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

annoying newbie concerns[edit]

Would you grant me access to #wikipedia-en-admins and #wikipedia-en-functionaries? And, while I'm at it, I tried to visit #vandalism-en-wp, but it "requires registration", as it says at WP:IRC. Now, I'm not totally helpless with computers, but I've never used IRC. How do I "register"? —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 18:57, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

See the Freenode FAQ for registration instructions. Once you've registered, let me know what nick you've registered as so I can set you up. --Interiot 19:58, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
I was there, but I couldn't figure where to enter "/msg nickserv register <my-password>". Can I do it in any freenode channel? —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 09:33, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, any channel. /msg's don't depend on any channel (eg. you can message personA, regardless of whether personA is in any of the channels you are, and the discussion isn't associated with any channel that you're in). --Interiot 09:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Alright, should be registered now. —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 10:34, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
What's your nick on IRC? --Interiot 10:36, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
KNcyu38, alternatively KNcyu38_ —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 11:01, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
You're added to #wikipedia-en-functionaries. I don't have ops in #vandalism-en-wp, I'm not sure how it works, someone else will have to cover that one. --Interiot 16:14, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. #vandalism-en-wp needs only registration of a username, it's working already. —KNcyu38 (talkcontribs) 17:47, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup templates[edit]

Just to let you know that most cleanup templates, like "unreferenced", "fact", "cleanup" etc., are best not "subst"ed. See WP:SUBST for more details. Regards, Rich Farmbrough, 22:14 4 April 2007 (GMT).

As far as I know, I never do. Thanks for the advice though. --Interiot 22:38, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Database-dump related favour: unused templates[edit]

Interiot, it is currently difficult to find unused templates. Special:Unusedtemplates only caches at 1000 templates, and most of them seem to be redirects. I notice that you have parsed database dumps in the past for cross-namespace redirects. Would you be willing to parse a database dump to find unused templates that are not redirects? I know that some are substituted, but surely some others are obsolete or redundant. Thanks very much. --Iamunknown 03:59, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

I can't promise anything (I've only written two reports based on database dumps so far), but I'll give it a shot. The latest enwiki dump is processing now, so in a day or three when it's ready, I'll give it a try. --Interiot 04:06, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
(though I can probably just load it into a local mysql, at which point it shouldn't be difficult...) --Interiot 04:06, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'd like also to consider creating a "Substituted templates" category so we could create a list like this regularly but exclude orphaned-but-not-to-be-deleted templates. That'll be a long way off. Just ping me with any updates. Best, Iamunknown 04:10, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
That would definitely help. Though dumps seem to come out every 1.5-2.5 months, so it would take a while for the effort to pay off. --Interiot 04:47, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
I didn't think of that, it could get really tedious. It might still be nice meta data to have for clean up- and bot-related efforts, tho. --Iamunknown 05:43, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I've got my Ubuntu system set up now, and the latest dump data is available... it looks like a combination of the data in "templatelinks.sql", "redirect.sql", and "page.sql" should be able to generate the report you're looking for without too much effort. Hopefully I'll have this available in a day or two. --Interiot 01:00, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Great! Thank you. --Iamunknown 01:02, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Here you go. There's upwards of 12,000 templates that at least appear to be unused. (there might be a bug that affects a small number of them... templates that aren't used themselves, but whose redirects are used, might be counted as unused even though they aren't.... though the ones I've checked so far don't appear to have this issue, so it'd be a small problem if at all) Anyway, good luck processing those. At least some of them appear to be something akin to Category:All orphaned articles, eg. templates that have been abandoned, though it's not possible to say definitively. Anyway, I think the only way to seriously try to tackle it would be to create a maintenance category for it like the orphaned articles, and see if anyone else would be willing to help process them. *shrug* Though without an easy way to determine if the template is still used with subst: only, I think it would be pretty slow-going. --Interiot 05:47, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Wow, thank you. I'll start trying to figure out how to do this. --Iamunknown 05:56, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Random comments:
[comment] Though it's harder to tell if these are needed to be able to properly view historical versions of, say, Main Page, or whether they were genuinely never used. --Interiot 19:07, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
  • {{hist}}, {{watchlist}} — features that always appear as part of the basic UI, and probably aren't needed anymore?
  • {{Timeline test}} — test templates
  • {{forma}}, {{subclasso}} — one-word contents, it's not clear that these have any use
[update] Ooooh, this explains that these sorts of things are for cross-wiki compatibility for templates... a bit strange, but not a problem. --Interiot 07:44, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
  • {{sqr}} — single-character templates... sort of goes against the convention that the literal unicode character should be used instead of the HTML &#..; version...
  • {{MetaNPOV}} — see, even the old ones had a sense of humor
  • {{nutcase}} — OMG, NPA (unless it was always self-applied? it's not clear if the author ever used it)
--Interiot 06:42, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
I was planning on asking the devs about the accesskey templates. Do you know if they are still necessary? --Iamunknown 19:45, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Most of the accesskey ones have been moved over to the MediaWiki space... perhaps the remaining ones that haven't been moved (presumably because they're no longer used) could be deleted? None of the tooltip ones have been moved, though several have redirects from MediaWiki: equivalents. [4] Perhaps those should be moved to MediaWiki space instead, and the remaining unneeded ones similarly deleted. --Interiot 19:52, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Do you still have that database laying around? Because I was thinking about a series of massive database queries that I wanted to do, but I don't have space to install it myself... Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 16:44, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

ы[edit]

There is a strange problem with this letter in "Contribution tree" tool. As you can see here, the cyrillic letter "ы" is corrupted in edit summaries, being replaced with &#8249;. It's all OK in article links (I've chosen the article with "ы" to demonstrate it.) Thanks in advance for fixing. — Kalan 08:23, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't know... I've worked on that encoding problem before, I think, and I couldn't figure out how to solve it. As you said the links work okay now. Whenever I try to fix it, it seems like I either end up breaking what things display as, or either that end up breaking the links, and can't get both to work at the same time. --Interiot 16:09, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Problem[edit]

Hi! I'm having problems with the edit counter. Could you tell me what am I doing something wrong?Poznaniak 14:16, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Which edit counter? And could you describe the problems you're seeing in more detail? Does it return with an error right away? Does it run for a while but give no results? Does it give results that are likely erroneous? ...--Interiot 16:08, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for bothering. It works now. Before it didn't display my stats even thought i havn't changed anything. Just reloaded the editcount page again. Poznaniak 17:15, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Report[edit]

Hi,Can you please help me.Can you please run a report for me that provides the list of the articles I have started and the categories I have created since I started editing. I did not keep record . I am now keen to place the list on my user page .I am told you can run such report .Thanks in advance.Shyamsunder 21:10, 09 April 2007 (UTC)

I tried to run it [5], but the database is unstable, and crashed again. Historically, it seems like this particular query makes the database crash. It would be a good idea to request the report again in a month or two, hopefully they'll have the database fixed by then. --Interiot 15:46, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Opting out[edit]

How do i get it on Interiot counter for my nowiki?-Jannizz 17:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

If you've opted in, then you have to email me or drop a message here to opt-out... you haven't opted-in yet though, so you don't need to opt out right now, I think, right? --Interiot 20:13, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

meta:MediaWiki History[edit]

i partially reverted your edit to this page because it seemed to imply the code was stored in SVN at the time, which it wasn't. kate.

Aha, that's much more sensible than my edit, thanks. --Interiot 01:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi there,

I was just wondering, on the edit counter, theres a number given for Deleted edits, what does that mean? Its not there in Kate's counter, although every now and then I find my editcount less than what its supposed to be. I know it makes me sound like someone afflicted with editcountitis, but I'm just curious - Why does that happen? Is there any way to know why the edits were deleted? So that I could know in future to avoid those mistake...I'm just trying my best to learn here, your help would be much appreciated. Happy editing - Cheers! xC | 07:11, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Deleted edits is the number of edits you've made to articles that have since been deleted... eg. tagging articles for speedy deletion, AfD, etc.
And as the counter mentions, when replication lag is too high, you may wish to use an external edit counter, such as "wannabe_kate". --Interiot 07:14, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah, that would make sense, in nominating an article for speedy deletion as well it counts as an edit to that page, which would get deleted and make my edits to that page deleted edits. I try to help out on RC patrol, so its a fair number of deleted edits. Thanks a ton, Interiot, you're doing fantastic work here, I've seen your name mentioned everywhere! Keep it up, cheers! xC | 07:21, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Wannabe Kate problem[edit]

Great tool, very useful, but the url http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/Tool1/wannabe_kate?username=Rich_Farmbrough&site=en.wikipedia.org calls up the error message "Too many pages fetched. Terminating." The cap seems to be 45000. He just has too many edits! — Jack · talk · 06:07, Friday, 13 April 2007

As does http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/Tool1/wannabe_kate?username=SmackBot&site=en.wikipedia.org - same problem — Jack · talk · 06:11, Friday, 13 April 2007
Yup, nothing I can do really. All CGI/web-based scraper-counters likely have this problem... either Apache or your browser are going to time out at some point. One of the desktop-based edit counters won't have this HTTP timer restriction, so that's your best bet for counting users with so many edits. --Interiot 06:12, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Flcelloguy's Tool should work, but you need to increase the memory limit in your Java JVM (assuming you left it to the default) to be able to read more than ~ 30,000 edits. (Yes, we're working on that, by the way... we just have too few developers, too little time... :() Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 06:18, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

edit count suggested improvement[edit]

I like your edit count tool at [6]. I would like to be able to click a link and see another 15 results from the count list, esp. in the mainspace category. Do you agree this would be useful and could you implement it? - Shiftchange 00:47, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't do much maintenance on Tool1, I'd rather see Tool3 work again, and develop work on that. --Interiot 06:28, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Downsize hack broken?[edit]

Your Javascript hack to MediaWiki:Common.js that made Template:Downsize work so well seems broken now. I guess someone unhacked it, maybe? Could you fix it again, please? (Or could this be a Mozilla Firefox "feature"? Hmmm...) Urhixidur 01:28, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

It seems to still work fine for me... eg. iPod and my other regression test cases still work okay. Might you have turned off Javascript in your browser? If not, which page in particular are you seeing a problem on? --Interiot 06:26, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

IRC question[edit]

What do I need to do to get access to admin channels on IRC? I am an admin... :) -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  17:33, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Just make sure you have at least one nick registered, and tell me what that nick is. --Interiot 18:28, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Done - my nick is Piotrus, just like my username here.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  17:14, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Tnx, as well as for improving my talk page boxes.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  19:42, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

HagermanBot[edit]

Would it be possible to generate a list of pages created by User:HagermanBot? There's a bug in the bot that causes it to create new pages when an article's name contains '+', and I'm trying to see how many times it has done this. --- RockMFR 03:22, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I tried running the query, but unfortunately the MySQL database crashed while running it. This seems to be a common problem on the toolserver, but I'm not sure when it will be fixed. Until then, I don't have an easy way to generate this report. --Interiot 07:05, 15 April 2007 (UTC)1

Problem With Wannabe Kate Counter?[edit]

Interiot, over the last week, I've noticed nearly all my months lose edits. I know pages get deleted, but I finding it hard to believe that pages I've edited in the past are suddenly getting deleted now. I've lost close to 100 edits (March was up to about 2670 edits, and has shrank to 2623) recently. I am not criticizing Wannabe Kate, but I find it odd that I'm losing edits. Is this a problem, or are a load of pages that I've edited in the past suddenly getting deleted? I expect to lose a few edits occasionally, but I wasn't expecting to get rapid edit drops. Acalamari 20:22, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, hrm. I can actually run a private report on the toolserver that lists someone's deleted edits, that would probably clear the issue up. Unfortunately, the toolserver database is lagged 34 days, so that won't give you a definitive answer for another month (feel free to ask again in a month though).
Might you have {{db-userreq}}'d any of your sub-pages? Might there have been a wikiproject that you were heavily involved in that got deleted? It's hard to guess, I guess... --Interiot 20:29, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I haven't had any of my subpages deleted. However, after a quick look, I have lost a few user space edits, but they're not important; as the user space edits I lost were just {{indefblocked}} tags on blocked users, but I'm not worried about them, and I'm not in a WikiProject; I'm more concerned about the declining user talk and mainspace edits. I don't have editcountitis or anything :), it's just when I check my edits one day, and then check them again sometime later, and find a load of edits missing, I do get concerned.
As for the private report, what do I do with that in 34 days time? Won't it still be lagging then with more users? Since I've never done it before I don't know what to do about this. Acalamari 20:37, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I've just done a quick bit of research, and I think I know most of the problem: it was the {{indefblocked}} I added to user and user talk pages last month and the month before. I didn't realize I'd done so many. However, I have lost a few mainspace, but not enough for concern. If I do continue to rapidly lose edits, should I tell you again? Like I said, I'm not criticizing you or your counters with this, and I hope I haven't wasted your time. Acalamari 20:45, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
If you suspect there might be a bug with mine, you can let me know, I guess. Alternatively, there are other edit counters out there that can be run on your account, and that would make it immediately clear whether it's a bug in my code or not. --Interiot 20:49, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't think it's a bug anymore, I think it was my own error. I only just found out that user and user talk pages with the {{indefblocked}} tag get deleted after some time (don't know why I never knew that before) and the edits I've lost are almost consistent with the tags I placed. Thank you. Acalamari 20:58, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Current_international_tensions_with_Iran[edit]

Here ya go.--ĶĩřβȳŤįɱéØ 11:48, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Attempted Opt-in...[edit]

I tried to opt-in, but when I attempt to get additional statistics, yours pop up, so I am guessing I did something wrong. Let me know how to fix it if you get the chance.

EleosPrime 08:22, September 17, 2014 UTC (purge)

Could you provide the URL that you're seeing that on? Are you sure they're my statistics? That sounds strange. --Interiot 17:13, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, I click on the link on my page that takes me to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Interiot/EditCountOptIn
When I click on the third option, I go to:
http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/tmp/countedit_screenshot/#bars
I enter 'EleosPrime' under 'Find a user's contribution summary' and I get a result page starting with: 'Contributions summary for: Interiot', etc. I *think* they're your stats. :)
Hope this helps.
EleosPrime 18:28, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
As the URL http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/tmp/countedit_screenshot/ suggests, it's just a "screenshot", an example of the #3 feature. Yes, the fact that there's a form there that you can enter your name is confusing... however the data on the "screenshot" will never change, so I removed the username entry box from that page to try to avoid confusion. Just use the normal counter URL to get your count. --Interiot 18:42, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
This may be a matter of me not knowing enough to ask the correct question. How do I get all that information that I see for your "screenshot", but for me? I can get edits for the time of day, and day of the week, but that's it. For monthly bars and contribution tree, I put in my user name, and my name disappears and yours reappears.
Finally, when I go to http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits and enter my username, I get 'Contributions summary for: EleosPrime', and a graphic with additional stats greyed-out with a green overlay of OPT IN, which when I click on it gives me the same instructions.
Sorry if I am being dense here, maybe I am not understanding what it is supposed to do. EleosPrime 21:18, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
You made your edit to the right page at least, but the text hast o go in the edit summary, not the body of the page. --Interiot 22:33, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, that was ridiculously easy. Thanks for your patience. :) EleosPrime 14:25, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

:::I seem to be having the same problems as the previous user and i cannot figure out what link to put on my page, or what to click, or where my name should go. DGG 00:44, 1 May 2007 (UTC) Sorry to have bothered you--got it to work--thanks for doing all this. DGG 01:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Tool3[edit]

I love seeing the detailed summary of other editors in Tool3, but I can't get it to work for me. I've opted-in already, but it says I don't exist. I changed my name from Zen. to Alton a couple months ago, and Zen. shows up with minimal edits. Any help is appreciated. ALTON .ıl 23:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

If you changed your name after the "replicated up to" date (currently 2007/01/25 05:44:52), then your edits will still show up as the previous name. Anyway, since the toolserver's data is so old for enwiki, you might want to use another counter such as Tool1. --Interiot 23:29, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Great, thanks. ALTON .ıl 00:07, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

This one[edit]

Hi Interiot, thank you for this great tool. Can you maybe extend it to Wikipedia:Redaktion or maybe even use a wikipage to determine the prefixes? Best regards, --Flominator 07:00, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Happy to. Is Redaktion a different prefix that the tool should pick up as well? --Interiot 08:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes it is. --Flominator 11:16, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

SVG help[edit]

See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). --SunStar Net talk 09:38, 19 April 2007 (UTC)


Edit Counter[edit]

I've made at least ten edits since I've logged in, but they don't show on my contribs or edit count. --Pupster21 Talk To Me 19:24, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

As it says at the top, you may want to use an external edit counter, such as wannabe_kate. --Interiot 19:29, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh, for a second wannabe kate wasn't registering my edits. --Pupster21 Talk To Me 19:33, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Ahh, that's because Special:Contributions also lags for a minute or two sometimes. wannabe_kate gets its data from Special:Contributions. --Interiot 19:37, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Mountain disambiguation[edit]

Hi, Interiot. I've noticed that you marked a couple of mountain disambiguation pages as "wikipedia is not a random database". The format for the peak disambiguation articles was decided over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mountains. If you think this format is not good, may I suggest bringing up the issue at Wikipedia Talk:WikiProject Mountains? Thanks! hike395 01:44, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining on my talk page. Would you like to help us (the Mountains Project participants) figure out what the right thing to do is? You're certainly welcome to bring up the issue. hike395 04:01, 21 April 2007 (UTC)


Edit Counter[edit]

Your edit counter is lagging by 34 days man. You should get that fixed. Thanks, —ÅñôñÿMôús Dîššíd3nt 06:12, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't maintain the toolserver, the folks in #wikimedia-toolserver do. --Interiot 16:23, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

{{disambig-cleanup}} dump[edit]

Hi. I fix a lot of disambiguation pages (see User:Sgeureka/Dab) and noticed you are one of the main contributors for adding dab cleanup tags. On User_talk:Hike395#Mountain_disambigs you mentioned that you use a special script for finding dab pages in need of cleanup. Could you elaborate or give a link? Because I am interested in more info about this. Greetings, – sgeureka tc 17:24, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I posted a note on WT:MOSDAB in case anyone else is curious/concerned about the large influx of entries to the cleanup category. ---Interiot 17:55, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Sources and Lampugnal(i)e[edit]

Actually, it was an anonymous editor changing it from "Lampugnale" to "Lampugnalie" that drove me looking for a source today. I may have turned an online reprint of one of her early articles in the search. I found tv.com, and I figured published by Cnet, they should be reliable enough, so I cited them. Now I just wish I'd gone looking sooner! —C.Fred (talk) 20:53, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Tool2 vs. Tool1[edit]

In the Tool2 count results, it says that all of my edits are in the mainspace, but in the Wannabe Kate results, it displays the correct count info. Oh yeah, I also had my username changed from Steptrip to Magnus animum. (Would that affect the count results?) Any idea what's up? ~ Magnus animum (aka Steptrip) 00:21, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

If you're counting an account on TOol3, just use Tool2 instead, Tool3 is woefully behind. --Interiot 07:35, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm counting on Wannabe Kate (Tool1), not tool3, and comparing the results to Tool2. ~ Magnus animum 18:11, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Tool2 says only 1002 of your edits are in mainspace, like Tool1 does. This when counting your enwiki account, correct? What browser are you using? --Interiot 01:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm using Firefox v2.0.0.3 and counting my enwiki account. Tool1 is displaying the correct stastics, while Tool2 is saying that all of my edits are in the mainspace, which, of course, are not. Could the FasterFox extension be causing the problem? ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 22:13, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
Possibly. A quick way to check is to run firefox.exe -safe-mode, which runs Firefox without any extensions that might be installed. --Interiot 22:15, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
So much for that theory as I ran it and it didn't work. Could my rather high count (over 4700) be causing the problem? ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 16:46, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

SVGs and Stuff[edit]

I just wanted to say that our current disagreements aside, I love you edit counter tool. --Selket Talk 00:57, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Rubish. This "don't represent that image via quadratic curves, you must represent it via an array of squares, because our license/goals/laws/whatever say so" stuff needs to stop. --Interiot 07:34, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Really, I was just trying to be civil here. The ironic part though is that your reply is the best argument I've seen. --Selket Talk 14:40, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Orkneyitalianchapel[edit]

Hi, just an update in regards to the candidacy of the edited version of the Orkney Italian Chapel. Unfortunately its been unequivocally opposed, part on the comments you mentioned that were wrong with the picture and also about the quality - next time I'll try the peer review first! Anyway a plus side is that this image has generated a vast amount of discussion about what is a featured picture. The discussion is really interesting. It looks like it will definately fail, but thanks anyway for the improved edited version, Regards, LordHarris 21:40, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Problem with Wannabe_Kate's tool[edit]

Hi, When I was looking up my bn wiki edit count here, I found that two of the namespaces are named quite unexpectedly.

I noticed that the last namespace in the list (right above "(green denotes edits ") reads লাইভ শিট which is the Bangla script transliteration for "Live Shit". Also, there is one other namespace "ডা", 5th from bottom, which isn't a meaningful namespace.

So, please clarify where the problem lies. I looked up the mediawiki system messages in bn-wiki, but didn't find these strings. So, these must be coming from somewhere else. Please reply at [[User_talk:Ragib]. Thanks. --Ragib 08:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Does Tool3 not work for bn.wikipedia? As far as I know, most people outside of enwiki use Tool3, which should work a little better with other languages.
I would guess that the "namespace" comes from the program looking for any title with a colon in it, and finding an article that starts with "লাইভ শিট:", and, since the program isn't designed to work properly with that language, doesn't know that that's not a namespace, but just a normal part of the article name. On the other hand, no such article exists... --Interiot 14:13, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Tool3 works fine. The issue seems to be with Wannabe kate.
Your guess seems to be correct. (You looked into br wiki, I was talking about bn wiki). I find an article with the string লাইভ শিট as a prefix. --Ragib 09:22, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

Hi, I am an Italian user, therefore I don't know well the English and I cannot perfectly speak to you. In the page of the edit counter is written that for the additional information it needs to contact you. What should I do?--Michele Zaccaria 16:24, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

If you're just opting in, you don't need to contact me. You only need to contact me if you want to opt-in some things, and opt-out other specific things. --Interiot 19:45, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Excuses my bad English and excuse even if I have not understood what you have said... And why I am sent here. (Compliments for the good performance!, Milan - Manchester United:2-3)--Michele Zaccaria 21:04, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
OOoooh, thank you for helping me understand. I think that confused many other people as well. I've changed to program to now link to it:MediaWiki:Summary which reads "Oggetto". Is that more clear now? --Interiot 21:38, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
No... I have not understood yet what I have to do. I'm sorry...--Michele Zaccaria 10:18, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Okay, I manually opted you in, you should be good now. --Interiot 10:34, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
I thank you very, very, very much for the job that you have developed. Thanks endless, hi!!--Michele Zaccaria 11:13, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

re: edit summary bar[edit]

When I use your edit count tool for German WP contribs (de.)I get no green/red edit summary bar. Is that normal or a problem? Thanks!--killing sparrows (chirp!) 02:26, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

From a legal standpoint, the red/green bars shouldn't appear for anyone without an opt-in, dewiki or enwiki, since the Toolserver is hosted on German Wikimedia-owned servers, and so it's subject to German data-mining laws. However, since the main editcounter, Tool3, has opt-in, and because that counter stopped working for enwiki users, and since only enwiki users are likely to use Tool1, the owners of the toolserver allowed me to show the more in-depth information on Tool1 without an opt-in, but only for enwiki users. So that information doesn't appear for dewiki users of Tool1, but it's expected that most dewiki users would use Tool3. --Interiot 02:33, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Cool. The only reason I went to the de. search was I have recently adopted a new user on the enwiki and was doing a review of their use to see if they had any big problems I might help them with. The users edit summary on enwiki was about 3/1 with/without edit summaries and since this user primarily contributes to the dewiki I thought I'd see if the pattern was similar there. Its really no big deal, I was just curious if the tool was working correctly. Now I am wondering what you mean by 'without an opt-in', though.--killing sparrows (chirp!) 03:18, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
PS, Lol on the Zen of edit counts!
Q: What did the Zen master say to the hotdog vendor?
A: Make me one with everything.

Belarusian wiki[edit]

Hi, do you know an affair with Belarusian Wikipedia? On March, 25 it was changed - all old Belarusian wikipedia are moved under adress be-x-old.wikipedia.org and under it's adress be.wikipedia.org were moved (from incubator) Wikipedia on "Belarusian normative" language. So, for example my contributions in be-wiki (old) now is under be-x-old wiki. Could you make an editcount for domain be-x-old? Bocianski 11:34, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I'll try to bring this up with DaBpunkt or one of the other toolserver admins. --Interiot 16:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC) Symbol opinion vote.svg

Articles created 20070426[edit]

Hi! Some time ago I publicly requested a way to see a list of the articles a given user, for instance myself, has created. I got the following answer: user:Interiot has script to do this that he runs on request. -- Rick Block (talk) 23:34, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Do you have a way to let me see all the pages I've created? Or at least how many? Regards, Punkmorten 15:20, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I did have a way, on the toolserver, but the toolserver database has since become so unstable that the query has simply stopped working. (!??) I *think* there may be a new way to extract the data from some of the database dumps (eg. so it might be a month or two old), but that may work... it's a 4GB download for me, which is definitely doable. I need to write some new code to process this though, and I'll try to see if I can get that working within a day or two. --Interiot 16:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I've got the offline data processed... it actually turns out to be just as efficient to run the query for EVERY USER on the offline data, as it is to run the query for just a single user with the toolserver database. So that's a pleasant discovery. I still have to implement a CGI front-end though to allow anybody to query their data (after which ANY enwiki user should be able to see their list of articles created, and it'll only take like 2 seconds to run, yay). (granted, it'll be one or two months behind since the dump data is never up-to-date, but the dump data is actually newer than the toolserver data, so....) --Interiot 22:19, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Inaktive projects[edit]

Can you maybe modify your tool, that it takes all links to the Wikipedia namespace from Wikipedia:WikiProjekt Wartung and all supages of the linked pages and checks them for contributions? --Flominator 08:13, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Hi Interiot. Can you generate a list of articles created by me like this one? Thanks. And a suggestion - can "wannabe kate" be configured to give a count of admin actions like your original edit-counter does? - Aksi_great (talk) 09:26, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

For the list of articles created, I'm working on a new tool to generate that, see two sections above, I'll have it done in another day or two. I'll ping your talk page when it's done.
For wannabe_kate... hrm. I keep saying I'm not going to do much work on Tool1, because I've intended for Tool3 to have the most features. However, Tool3 has long been unusable for enwiki users, and there have been many good suggestions for improvements to Tool1. Okay, I'll add that near the top of the list of things to implement if/when I decide to expand Tool1. --Interiot 22:15, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Tool2 Issue[edit]

My edit count seems a little screwy. I have FF, and it has worked before. I am wondering if my recent addition of Twinkle affected it. Chrishyman 22:44, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Would it be reasonable to use Tool1 instead? --Interiot 23:06, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Ah, forget it. It just seemed to resolve itself. I think my connection was messed up yesterday. Heh. Don't ya love sucky IPS? Chrishyman 22:10, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Listing for new pages started?[edit]

Hi, I'm using the wannabe_kate? edit counter and find it to be very good. But is it possible for me to get a listing of pages that I've started? -- Johnfos 09:25, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm working on that tool just now (see #Articles created 20070426), I'll have it done in a day or two and will ping your talk page when done. --Interiot 09:31, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you so much. You're doing great work! -- Johnfos 11:45, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Articles created[edit]

You previously asked on my talk page about getting a list of articles you'd created. I recently figured out how to get this report working again, --Interiot 21:59, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the list.Much appreciated.Is it possible similar list of categories created by me. Thanks --Shyamsunder 11:22, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Looks great [7] thank you :) Jeepday (talk) 00:09, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  • I suspect you've misinterpreted a message above, from user:Punkmorten, as a request from me for such a list (he was quoting a response from me about how to get one). I'm sure he'd appreciate one and, although I didn't ask for one, thanks anyway. -- Rick Block (talk) 02:15, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
    BTW - I notice it includes only mainspace creations. I'd be somewhat curious about templates, categories, and wikipedia-space articles I've created - I suspect this might be a common curiousity (not about the ones I've created :), but you know what I mean). Does the database dump you run this against only include mainspace or something? -- Rick Block (talk) 02:25, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
    No, the dump includes everything. It's just that when I had the previous version, the most common complaint was that people only wanted to see the mainspace contributions, not all that other stuff. ;) Also, since it's a CGI script now, there's some encouragement for me to reduce the data size somewhat, though I can improve the index a bit too. For images, of course, those show up in Special:Log. *shrug* --Interiot 03:18, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
    I can't imagine anyone would be interested in initial contributions to talk pages (in any namespace), but as long as the output is sorted by namespace (mainspace first) I think including other namespaces would be generally useful. There really aren't that many users who create anything outside of mainspace (my guess is categories is probably second), so I'd think including these wouldn't make the list effectively different for most people. Please don't take this as anything other than a suggestion. Your script and your willingness to run it for anyone who asks is a tremendously useful service - I've directed many folks to you (from WP:HD and WP:VPT). Thanks very very much. -- Rick Block (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Aww...thank you Interiot. Much appreciated. --theblueflamingoSquawk 04:03, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

CatLadder filter[edit]

Hallo, did I congratulate for Your tool yet? I really like ist, espacally in combination with Dapetes CatGraph - a feature I'd like is to filter for a category, for example to filter de:Sonne (sun) only for subcats of Astronomy: [8] or "commons:apple in biology" [9] (its also in "solar system".. i'm surprised ;) ) and so on? greetings --W!B: 03:45, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

You'd like it to just display one specific branch, all the way up? Just for purposes of linking to a specific branch in talk pages or something? --Interiot 05:52, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
ah of course, that would be useful. but, furthermore, we were recently discussing about if it would be possible to use our toolsever-scripts to build up some kind of tables or lists, which could be included into normal articles - as dynamically as categories are build up, thumbnails or TeX are include into articles. for instance, to visualize hierachic structurs, as tree of life, hydrological riversystems, national subregions, a place is lying in, and so on. there is a project started on de:WP, which builds up tables from data read out of infoboxes - so if we'd manage to show them like or within normal articles, a lot of detailed lists, which must be maintained with huge amount of manpower, could be generated serverside, beeing always uptodate.. first step would be to focus output of scripts on some specific details, and second, either convert output to graphics that could be included, or to let scripts build up valid wikicode, which could be reparsed be our wikimedia to get shown inside an article. that's the reason behind my question, just asking around possible technical facilities and solutions --- I hope, I managed to explain, my english is horrible, so please excuse --W!B: 09:30, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
Are you talking about a full-on semantic wiki, or something short of that (eg. something that's more practical in the short term)? --Interiot 09:34, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
something thats running on the actual data, without major software-revisions, but successful tools already done, and besides, not an all-in-one-solution, but small, easy to care modular helpers based on a well-proved stable plattform used as an interface.. ;)
wether it's semantic, I do not know, to me, its an project of data-mining: for instance, if we let run CoCat on category "apple", and CatLadder would test, if any of these cats is part of biology (be returning not an tree, but just TRUE/FALSE), we get a "list of apple-related biological articles", if we could test that with CatScan on cooccurance in cat:food, we get an "list of articles about apple as food" - wouldn't that be some kind of semantic? --W!B: 23:00, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

I was checking out your tool. When i typed on my username it says i have 0 edits?. Is something wrong with me or with the tool?. [10]--SkyWalker 12:25, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Just so you know, Interiot, seems like your tool is grabbing the wrong pages. I've used your edit counter a lot before, and it has always worked perfectly. Now it is telling me I have 0 edits. It seems to be grabbing this page instead of this one. Thanks a lot for the really useful tool, anyway! --RazorICE 13:17, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Yep - seems to be temporarily (I hope) kaput! Gillyweed 14:24, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
I noticed the same thing. *checks if it's April, 1st* *sings* It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right, with your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight *sings* Smile eye.png-- Seed 2.0 14:34, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Same here, 0 edits--VectorPotentialTalk 15:57, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Shalom. I am having the same exact problem. It says I have 0 edits when I have 4.6K edits. James, La gloria è a dio 16:12, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Same here. Is the tool down? Fvasconcellos (t·c) 16:50, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Sure seems to be, I'm getting the same. This just goes to show how much this tool is appreciated! Nihiltres(t.c.s) 17:36, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Same here. See "Um Dude...". «razorclaw» 18:21, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
And me, and I wanted to check my edit summary (which by the way is a nice new feature) SGGH speak! 19:06, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Okay, should be fixed. Special:Contributions started responding ever-so-slightly differently, and decided it now doesn't like one of the URL parameters I've been sending it. It should be fixed now though. --Interiot 19:15, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Fixed for me. Thanks! Fvasconcellos (t·c) 20:02, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it Interiot! «razorclaw» 21:05, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Working perfectly again! Thanks for the great tool! Tbone762 21:58, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
I applaud you on all the great work! Thanks heaps! :D --RazorICE 11:34, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Wannabe Kate[edit]

Just curious, but why does your edit counter say I have no edits? [11] Last time I checked, I had almost 9 thousand. · AndonicO Talk 16:48, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Never mind, it's already being discussed above. · AndonicO Talk 16:49, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Um dude...[edit]

See this link: ([12]) If it has changed:

Go back to see caveats or to check another user.
 
User:Razorclaw
run at Mon Apr 30 18:09:59 2007 GMT
 
earliest     >

number of unique pages     0

(green denotes edits with an edit summary (even an automatic one), red denotes edits without an edit summary)
 
If there were any problems, please email Interiot or post at User talk:Interiot. 

Based directly on these URLs: [1]

For a guy who has made over 5000 edits this is quite unsettling. Please, notify me on what is going on. Regards, «razorclaw» 18:16, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Being discussed above «razorclaw» 18:20, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Interiot/Tool2/code.js[edit]

Hi Interiot,

Tool2 suddenly stopped working today. Any idea why? I've been using it continuously for a long time with no problems. By for now and thanks. Dr.K. 05:45, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Would it be reasonable to use Tool1 instead of Tool2? It should be more stable and work for more users. If there's any features that Tool1 doesn't have that Tool2 does, it might be easier for me to migrate them over (just so I only have to maintain two counters at most, sigh). --Interiot 05:50, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Great. I didn't know about this. I'll try it. Thanks for the fast reply. Take care. Dr.K. 05:54, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Frequency Chart[edit]

Hi Interiot. I noticed that Tool3, when it was functioning, had a edit frequency feature. Could it be possible to migrate that feature to Tool3, since both of them are written in Perl? ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 20:25, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Add the daily + weekly line graphs to Tool1, you mean? Currently, that's difficult because the data that's scraped is only stored in RAM, and is discarded once the CGI session is done, and the graphs need to be fetched on separate HTTP requests. However, possible future enhancements include caching the data to disk, which would make this much easier to do, so I'll add it to the list of improvements to do at the same time. --Interiot 21:20, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

User:NoSeptember/Desysop[edit]

I have seen you adding articles every few weeks for a while now, and just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your efforts at making the page better :). NoSeptember 15:56, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

StubSense[edit]

Hi, would you like to enable dawiki (Danish Wikipedia) in StubSense? How to recognize dawiki stubs:

  • From templates: A page is a stub if it includes the template "Stub" or a template those name ends with "stub".
  • From categories: A page is a stub if it is in the category "Artikelstump" or in a category those name begins with "Påbegyndte_" or in the category "For korte artikler" (the category for substubs).

Regards, Byrial 12:11, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Ahh, an easy request finally, I like those. Does this work? --Interiot 16:03, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your good work. I see now that the first request wasn't good enough. Sorry for that. Is it possible to remove Template:Standardstub and Template:Dobbeltstub from the results, please. These are help templates which are only included from within other stub templates and never directly from the stub articles. Byrial 17:19, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
No problem, those two are removed from the results now. --Interiot 18:02, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
They are still in the list of all found stubs. Could you also please remove them alreday in the join conditions in the SQL query as they else may shadow for the real stub template. I mean an SQL query like:
  • select page_title, tl_title from page join categorylinks on page_id = cl_from and cl_to = 'Biler' join templatelinks on page_id = tl_from and tl_namespace = 10 and ((tl_title like '%stub' and tl_title != 'Standardstub' and tl_title != 'Dobbeltstub') or tl_title = 'Stub');
Thanks, Byrial 19:05, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
I just forgot that part... I'm trying to make it very general and very easy to implement new languages, even though some languages have very difficult demands sometimes, so I'll implement it a little differently. Anyway, it should be working now...? --Interiot 22:24, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry to be so demanding, but it still doesn't give the results that I would expect. This query says that it found 29 stub articles, but if you list them you only get 25. And the correct number seems to be 28. This SQL query gives the list as I would expect it:
  • SELECT page_title, GROUP_CONCAT(tl_title) AS stubtags FROM page JOIN categorylinks ON page_id = cl_from JOIN templatelinks ON page_id = tl_from AND tl_namespace = 10 and ((tl_title like '%stub' AND tl_title != 'Standardstub' AND tl_title != 'Dobbeltstub') OR tl_title = 'Stub') WHERE cl_to IN ('Biler', /* All subcategories to Biler follows */'Bilmærker', 'Citroën', 'Lamborghini', 'Land Rover') GROUP BY page_title;
The table of found stubs is correct, except that it lacks "{{Stub}}". My expected results can be found with this SQL query:
  • SELECT tl_title AS stubtag, COUNT(tl_title) AS times_used FROM page JOIN categorylinks ON page_id = cl_from JOIN templatelinks ON page_id = tl_from AND tl_namespace = 10 and ((tl_title like '%stub' AND tl_title != 'Standardstub' AND tl_title != 'Dobbeltstub') OR tl_title = 'Stub') WHERE cl_to IN ('Biler', /* All subcategories to Biler follows */ 'Bilmærker', 'Citroën', 'Lamborghini', 'Land Rover') GROUP BY tl_title;
Byrial 09:27, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
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The code is available... if you're able to test it, you can patch it to suit your needs. It's not as simple as you're describing though, because 1) the query is a little different (for now, it's printing out some of the queries it runs), and 2) as I said before, the code needs to remain as flexible as possible since it already supports a couple of odd variants for other languages, and I'm sure more people will throw more oddities at me. I'm not going to add the "OR tl_title = 'Stub'" part, instead I'll convert LIKE to REGEXP syntax tommorow so I can just have one pattern for every language. --Interiot 09:52, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Here is a patch with LIKE converted to REGEXP syntax. It is tested against my local installed dawiki database and nowhere else, so I cannot promise that it will not break searches in other databases. Byrial 14:53, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Wow, very nice, thanks for your work. It's patched now, and looks like it's working as you said. Is it working as needed, or is there anything else that needs tweaked? --Interiot 22:28, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

It works fine now, thanks. Nothing else is needed for dawiki. I considered making $exclude_stubs to a full SQL condition so it can be decided from case to case if it should a "NOT IN" list or a NOT LIKE or a NOT REGEXP expression or just empty. This way you could probably save a few database resources. But I decided to make the patch as small as possible to minimize the risk of breaking anything. However, if you should want a patch for a more flexible $exclude_stubs syntax, I could make one for you. Byrial 23:43, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
If I need the more flexible exclude syntax, I'll add that when it's needed. Thanks very much for your help. --Interiot 07:10, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

#wikipedia-en-admins[edit]

Ah-ha, I found a channel OP online. Could you please help me get access to this channel? I'm in #wikipedia right now if you want to chat. —dgiestc 05:51, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Tool3 admin actions[edit]

Tool3 doesn't document actions such as patrolling edits or importing pages. Those are logged on Special:Log/import and Special:Log/patrol on the wikis on which they're enabled (not en.wikipedia, but definitely en.wiktionary, en.wikibooks, and mediawiki.org, to name a few) so those would be really helpful to have as well, if it isn't too much of a bother. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 06:06, 4 May 2007 (UTC) Symbol opinion vote.svg

Those probably show up in the same table as the other log info, I'm probably just ignoring them currently, but can add them easily. I have _zero_ experience with patrolled edits, but is it reasonable to make them count as one edit? Or should I just add imports as "one edit" for now, in the monthly bars below, and just add patrolled edits as a text line at the top? --Interiot 06:13, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, they should be stored in the logging table. Patrolled edits don't really count as edits themselves (they should be counted more like blocks and deletes), but imports do leave an entry on the page history of a page, so those should be handled like protections. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 01:08, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Total Annihilation: Kingdoms[edit]

Good point about redirecting those pages. I always overlook the possibility of turning an inappropriate page into a redirect! DarkSaber2k 11:33, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

whatlinkshere (bug in HTMLTable.pm?)[edit]

I have tried the whatslinkhere tool and found that it throws away the first link when it makes the table. For instance here it tells that there is 26 page backlinks, but it only lists 25.

It seems to happen in the function html_table_sth in HTMLTable.pm, where it is even commented upon. When I apply the following patch, I get expected results (i.e. all backlinks listed) when tested at my PC with a local installed database and webserver. Byrial 17:29, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Wow, thanks for digging that up. It used to completely fail to work when I didn't do the throw-away fetch... well, if the crash shows up again, I'll try to find a proper solution, but for now, I'll add your patch in since it obviously wasn't the proper fix. Thanks. --Interiot 22:32, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
I didn't have any crashes with the patch. (If I had, I would of course not have proposed it). If you ever get problems with the code, you are welcome to ask me to have a look - not because I think that I am a better programmer than you are, but sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can better spot what may be wrong when something isn't working. The safest way to get my attention is to use my Danish Wikipedia user talk page. Byrial 23:57, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

HI[edit]

Hi, I am speak small english, but I need all out-opt in a user edit counter, mi user is Francisco Mochis in a wikipedia in spanish, this is all, bye.--Francisco Mochis 01:30, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Are you having trouble opting in the normal way? If so, could you confirm the two accounts are linked by adding [[en:User:Francisco Mochis]] to es:Usuario:Francisco Mochis? --Interiot 07:19, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
  • OK. already (I speak small english, I use a Authomatic traductor)--Francisco Mochis 02:02, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
    • Okay, you're opted-in. Sorry it's difficult to use. --Interiot 07:11, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

JavaScript[edit]

Hi Interiot. I asked AzaToth this, but I believe I'll get a quicker response from you. What is the JavaScript equivalent of {{BASEPAGENAMEE}} in JavaScript (like wgUserName and wgPageName)? ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 01:30, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

You can "view source" on any page, and see the variables right up there at the top. A good page to do this on, for this question, is Talk:iPod... turns out it's wgTitle. --Interiot 01:36, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! The page was a javascript link tab to Wannabe Kate that lets you view the count of the user whose page you were on at the time the tab was clicked. Just out of interest, the page was User:Magnus animum/count.js. ~ Magnus animum ∵  φ γ 01:41, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


List of mainspace articles[edit]

Hi Interiot. You've kindly given me one list of articles I've started already, but I think an updated list is possible now. Do I need to get you to help me with this or is it something I can do myself? Thanks. -- Johnfos 12:48, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

It's something you can get yourself now, here. :) I might try to improve it in the future by doing offline processing of the entire 80GB dump of all of history, and try to identify key contributors to any given article, as Slordak suggested. [13] We'll see. For now though, that link lists all articles where you're the first contributor. --Interiot 21:02, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Monobook.js versus MediaWiki:Common.js[edit]

Hy, I use mediawiki 1.6.10 and I try to make titles appear as I type it when I create them. I see that you create a MediaWiki:Common.js (here is one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.js; here is another one: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki%3ACommon.js&diff=89767515&oldid=89724823) where I could find something to allow real title display on the top of every page. I see it work on many wikis but when I try to use it on my mediawiki doesn't work.

I understand that is a problem linked to the file called MediaWiki:Common.js(in 1.9 version) and MediaWiki:Monobook.js(in 1.6.10 version that I use now) in order to use the proper template (e.g. for having this as title test_t we must insert the following code at first line of edit page {{lowercase and underscore|title=test_t}}).

I can use just MediaWiki 1.6.10 because of php 4 ruling on this server so I've tryed to take the "Technical restrictions" title fix form the MediaWiki:Common.js (from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.js) and added to my MediaWiki:Monobook.js but did'n work.

I try to replace entire MediaWiki:Monobook.js with your MediaWiki:Common.js but no results.

Maybe you can tell me something about this versioin of mediawiki to allos real titles work.

Thanks in advance.

Stefan 86.35.136.59 11:41, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Have you modified your equivalent of {{lowercase}} to use <div id="RealTitleBanner"> and <span id="RealTitle">? If you've done that, then you'll probably want to use something like the Firefox Error Console to see if the javascript is generating any errors. --Interiot 18:17, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for answer me. All what I've done on my wiki was to follow the instructions for using the lowercase and underscore tamplate (putting on the first line on the edit part of the article the code for the tamplate, e.g. {{lowercase and underscore|title=test_t}} to obtain in the view page the title test_t). When I see that I have a red text as a link that indicates me to make a new page (and if I edit that page to put the real title it appears but not in the place of title but in the place of the link) like that link Template:lowercase and underscore.
I search on the web to resolve that problem. I get to your page and this makes me happy to know that my problem could be resolved. I put the whole contain of the MediaWiki:Common.js in the place of my MediaWiki:Monobook.js. I've emptyed my cache, reload the page but nothing was happen. I've tryed more combinations using just "Technical restrictions" title fix of the Common.js added to the contain of my old Monobook.js (49 lines including the comment) but still nothing happen. In another place I read that Monobook.js must be keep as it is and to add a new page on mediawiki called MediaWiki:Common.js what for me seems to be nonsens because of my version of mediawiki. In spite of this I've tryed even this thing.
I think I must resolve a problem to understand what you ask me. I see the comment on the Common.js that tells me that the function looks for a banner
<div id="RealTitleBanner">    <!-- div that gets hidden --> <span id="RealTitle">title</span></div>
Question: should I modify the source code to implement that banner: maybe in skins/MonoBook.php, or in skins/monobook/main.css? It must be somewhere to make the function work. And if I must to do these modifications how look like the code that I must put there? I didn't found indications like this where I look for help so I've thinked it was not necessary.
You ask me if I modified the equivalent of {{lowercase}} (what is this? is not good to use {{lowercase and underscore|title=corect_title}} to see the results?) but I didn't make that change because I don't know where must be done (if is not in the edit part of the page where I know that I must put this code {{lowercase and underscore|title=corect_title}} to see the real title in the view part of the page).
What I must use from Common.js and where to put it? I must make another modification and where?
Thanks and i hope I don't bother you too much.
LE: The only error code that I see with Firefox Error Console is this: "wgIsArticle is not defined"; wgIsArticle doesn't exist on my sorce code (mediawiki 1.6.10) but I found it on mediawiki 1.9.3 included in static function makeGlobalVariablesScript on the includes/Skin.php and that function is called in skins/MonoBook.php with a line of code that is not in mediawiki 1.6.10. When I try to put the function on my mediawiki it became more complicated. If I insert a new line of code var wgIsArticle = 1; the error dissapear but the template doesn't work. It is not possible to use another something else instead of wgIsArticle to make the js work?
LLE: I've commented the section "'if (wgIsArticle) {"' and now the error is gone. I see that in other versions of Mediawiki works without this condition (fr, it, ru) in their Monobook.css. I think my real problem is with the <div id="RealTitleBanner"> and <span id="RealTitle"> but I don't know where and how to implement it.
That's a recent MediaWiki feature, I think. (you can "view source" any article on Wikipedia, and see the "wgCanonicalNamespace", "wgUserName", etc. up top) Without that extra code, when you're previewing a page with {{lowercase}} on it, and instead of saying "Editing IPod", it'll say just "iPod". So it's not such a big deal. --Interiot 16:15, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
So, if I understand very well, the only problem is due to my old version of mediawiki and no modification of sorce code is needed (only to realise the page MediaWiki:Common.js). Given that hypothesis in newer versions must work. I've made the test on another server with php 5 and mysql 5 using MediaWiki 1.9.3 and 1.10. No js errors, no efect. So, back to the first question: is there another way to install this beautifull tull on every wiki? Maybe it works even in my version of MediaWiki and I don't know to set it. Please tell me what version you've used when you maked the js script and what settings are needed. Just this and will try to found alone the solution.
Thanks for your answers and I hope to solve this, I think, easy problem. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.104.198.91 (talk) 21:35, 10 May 2007 (UTC).
Just comment out the if (wgIsArticle) line (and the corresponding "}" below), since you can make do without that functionality. --Interiot 21:39, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

Would you mind disabling opt-in requirement on non-graph statistics (such as list of (Main) edits link) -- Cat chi? 14:23, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

You want to keep the (Main) links, but remove all of the graphs? Or it's the (Main) links that you want hidden? --Interiot 15:33, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

I'm sorry to disturb you, but can the edit counter count edits for other wikis? I'm trying to get it to count my edits on Lostpedia.com, but I'm not having much luck. Thanks and by the way, I do really like the edit counter, you did a very good job on it. --Mr.crabby (Talk) 00:14, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

The toolserver can't directly count edits for other wikis (the toolserver can only be used for wikimedia-specific projects). Tool2 is one that can be adapted to work on other wikis, though I don't think many people have had success with it, and it doesn't support Internet Explorer. The code for Tool1 and Tool3 are available, but those have to be installed as a CGI script, and might take some work. Some of the other edit counters may work more easily, I don't know. --Interiot 00:19, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Okay thanks for your help, I'll check out those links. --Mr.crabby (Talk) 00:20, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Opt out[edit]

Thanks for a great tool, but I'd like to opt out of the additional features please.--Hadžija 01:54, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done --Interiot 02:52, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Cheers.--Hadžija 03:11, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Opt out II[edit]

I'd like to opt out of the additional features as well, please. And thanks a lot for all your work. --Anneke Wolf 14:02, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done --Interiot 18:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:GeoWarRetEvo snake.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:GeoWarRetEvo small purple.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:GeoWarRetEvo small blue.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:GeoWarRetEvo purple pinwheel.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:GeoWarRetEvo green squarecrosses.jpg)[edit]

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For the record, these were removed as part of a large rewrite, apparently over a disagreement over whether they should be included. There weren't/can't be any free equivalents to these non-free images. --Interiot 22:37, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

User edit counter for usurped account[edit]

Hi Interiot. I have remarked that your user edit counter does not work for my usurped user account. However, it does for the original one. Are you aware of that problem (bug, lacking feature, however you want to call it)? --Leyo 19:05, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, the blinking red data there says the data is from January, which you obviously don't want. Use Tool1 instead. --Interiot 20:48, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. I was aware of the replication lag, but to reformulate the question: Is it intended that Tool1 sums up the edits of the old and the current user account, while count_edits does treat them separately? --Leyo 00:44, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
No... Tool3 doesn't know about your new account at all. It only knows about the state of the world as it was on January 28th, 2007. Your new account didn't exist back then. Also, you've made a number of edits since then, that it doesn't know about, so even people who haven't changed account names will want to use Tool1 anyway. --Interiot 00:53, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh, yes! You are completely right, I did not think on that. Thanks. --Leyo 10:29, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
enwiki  2007/01/29 17:54:26  34 days, 22 hours

The 29th of January is not just for 34 days and 22 hours over! It's more than 100 days... 217.162.231.131 23:32, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I know... It's weird that that happens, it's an SQL statement that calculates that. Meh. I might fix it eventually... --Interiot 00:43, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

opt-in : wrong page ?[edit]

To opt in in be:, I had to edit be:Гутаркі ўдзельніка:Loveless, whereas the true talk page is be:Размовы з удзельнікам:Loveless. I suppose due it's a namespace update or something like that :)

Have a nice day

Darkoneko 22:16, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I refreshed the namespace cache, hopefully that issue won't happen again. Thanks for letting me know. --Interiot 22:18, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Kate for Wikia[edit]

I apologize in advance if this has already been asked, but would it be difficult to allow for Wikia lookups in Wannabe Kate? Aside from some minor URL differences, there doesn't appear to be much difference. Speaking with someone over at the Wookieepedia (starwars.wikia.com), there was some dismay expressed that their current Special:Editcount is so limited. Cheers! -- Huntster T@C 20:07, 17 May 2007 (UTC) Symbol opinion vote.svg

It's possible... I couldn't set it up for the Toolserver (the Wikimedia Toolserver will only host tools that benefit Wikimedia, nothing else), but maybe I could set it up on my own server, if they bandwidth usage isn't too huge. Do you know if there's a comprehensive list somewhere of all the domain names hosted by Wikia? --Interiot 20:15, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not a big deal...don't want to waste your personal resources (I didn't think about the Toolserver not being able to host functions unrelated to Wikimedia; I couldn't begin to guess what kind of traffic Wikia would bring). As for a list of domains hosted, check the following (which also has some links to other pages with the list ordered in different ways): http://www.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Wikia . -- Huntster T@C 01:29, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Wow, that's quite a long list of wikis. Well, it sounds like Wikia needs a toolserver of some sort. And it sounds like one might be in the works? [14] [15] If one became available, I'd love to get any of my counters working on it.
Alternatively, it looks like Special:Editcount is enabled on Wikia [16], so in most cases, that should work for most people. --Interiot 01:52, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, I've not seen anything about work on their own Toolserver...that would be great to have. Yes, Editcount does work, but their problem was that it is so...minimal...compared with your stuff :) -- Huntster T@C 03:49, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

I've been using Wannabe Kate quite successfully and finds it adds another dimension to my WP experience. And you were also good enough to give me a list of articles that I started. So I wanted to say thanks and to award you a Barnstar for your efforts.

Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
Awarded to Interiot for your tireless technical work with edit counters, etc! -- Johnfos 06:25, 18 May 2007 (UTC)



(I wasn't sure exactly where to put the Star on your page, so perhaps you could just move it to where it needs to go...) -- Johnfos 06:25, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. :)
I added the barnstar here (the page that used to, and may in the future, be at User:Interiot). --Interiot 15:23, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Can you solve Yoghurt?[edit]

Is it technically feasible to make a template like {{downsize}} which would allow some users to see Yoghurt as the title and others Yogurt? Septentrionalis PMAnderson 20:28, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I have a feeling this is WP:PEREN#Enforce American or British spelling? If so, then there are larger policy issues that would probably dictate what should or should not be done, regardless of what's technically possible.
Anyway, if someone were logged in (if they weren't logged in, they'd hit the HTTP cache, so there's no way to distinguish between users), yeah, it's possible. Would the user specify what they wanted by putting something like UseAmericanEnglish=1; or UseBritishEnglish=1; in their monobook.js?
Though doing this wouldn't change the spelling of the title within the article. If the title-changing code were implemented, surely users would clamor for being able to customize the in-article spelling... And surely that's a conversation that's already been had somewhere? (and presumably turned down, since I don't see that option readily available?) --Interiot 21:57, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Wannabe Kate[edit]

Does the wannabe kate counter count edits done by automation such as by Twinkle? Sodaplayer talk contrib ^_^ 06:58, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know, it should... is it not counting them for you? WannabeKate just uses Special:Contributions, and as far as I know, it doesn't have any options to hide bot edits or anything like thiat...? If you're having problems, could you detail the specific edits you think aren't showing up? --Interiot 07:40, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
The not counted edits seem to be minor edits does wannabe kate count those? Sodaplayer talk contrib ^_^ 22:37, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it definitely counts minor edits. You could try using one of the other edit counters to see if they produce the same result as mine. Is this when counting User:Sodaplayer's edits? Do you see a small (eg. ~10) discrepancy, or a larger one? (wannabekate just goes by what Special:Contributions tells it, and that sometimes doesn't list your very latest edits, if you try to run the counter within 10-60 seconds after your most recent edit. --Interiot 22:40, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Problems with Tool 1[edit]

When I was using your counter tool 1, I noticed it did not have some mainspace edits that I can see when going to my special: contributions page. I'm just worried that because so many people use it to get edit counts, is it giving an incorrect number? --FastLizard4 05:26, 23 May 2007 (UTC) -- You may also choose to respond on my Talk Page

It says you have 10 mainspace edits, which is correct. If you mean the boxes on the bottom, items don't show up there until you've made two edits to a page (since the boxes are for "frequently edited" pages, and 1 edit isn't "frequently"). --Interiot 08:21, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Single-user login conflict search[edit]

Nice tool. Any chance of having a button to output the result in wikicode, for copying and pasting into my user-page? Cheeky, I know, but if you don't ask, you don't get ;-) TIA HAND —Phil | Talk 15:37, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Doh! I meant: as interwiki links. Sorry… Phil | Talk 15:38, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Questions regarding your database analyses[edit]

Interiot, I just finished setting up a MySQL, Apache, PHP set up on my computer (the PHP/server combination works, don't know yet about MySQL), with the hopes of importing the en.Wikibooks dump. I, however, do not know how to import said dump; could you offer any suggestions based on how you perform your database analyses? --Iamunknown 18:08, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't actually import the data into MySQL for my analysis. That said, m:Data dumps#Tools should hopefully answer most of your questions about importing into MySQL. --Interiot 18:13, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
How do you perform your analysis? --Iamunknown 18:14, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
I do it like Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Database Scanner does... I have some routines that parse the XML/SQL files straight through. For analysis that doesn't need random access, and that can be done in a single pass, building statistics in-memory, it works fine. It gets to be more difficult if you might need to do two or more passes, or jump around via categorylinks or redirects or something. Certainly the MySQL solution is much more flexible (and efficient, since indexes are easy), so I don't necessary recommend doing it the way I'm doing it... it depends on whether you need to do moderately complicated analysis or not, and the tradeoff between taking the time to import the data, versus index efficiency, and taking into consideration what's easier for the programmer to implement. --Interiot 18:23, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for that link! I was unfamiliar with the program. It would certainly be helpful in some instances, but others I know I will need the database (which is unfortunate because I have thus far been wholly unsuccessful in attempting to import it). --Iamunknown 18:30, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry I can't help, I haven't tried importing it yet. If you continue having problems, #mediawiki is one place where people can probably help. --Interiot 18:48, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

ts-toc weirdness[edit]

This has been puzzling me for quite some time now, but why is my QICbot tool on ts-toc listed with an empty username? I've been editing the source list like a madman now, but that username just won't appear. --Dschwen 09:04, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

This seemed to do it... the field is case-sensitive, I guess. I updated the talk page to note this. --Interiot 23:08, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. --Dschwen 16:25, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Tool2 not work[edit]

Tool2 is not working. I have 30K+ edits, so I tried in on an account with only 200 or so edits and it still didn't work. It just shows the blinking dots. On my account I let it run over an hour and nothing. What's up?Rlevse 11:32, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure what's caused Tool2 to stop working, but it's probably better to use Tool1. I've updated Tool2 to note that it's no longer working. --Interiot 22:57, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Editcount and it.wikiversity[edit]

Hello Interiot! it.wikiversity was recently created. Can you add it to the list of Wikimedia projects in your edit counter please?

Thank you, --Pietrodn · talk with me 19:22, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

It should appear as itwikiversity_p now... I'm not sure if it was there before, or if my discussion on IRC prompted it to be added, but either way it's available currently. --Interiot 21:39, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
I can't find it. --Pietrodn · talk with me 15:58, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Now it's OK. Thank you very much :-) --Pietrodn · talk with me 15:50, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Advice...[edit]

Could you give me some advice?
You see, approximately two months ago, I put in an RFA, viewable here. It was unsuccessful. Now, I've gained much more experience, and I was thinking or putting in a second RFA. Do you think I should? If you could, please leave your answer on my talk page. Thanks! -Billy227, review my account!! talk contribs sndbx usbx 20:01, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

da.wikipedia.org[edit]

Please make the contributions tool work fully with da.wikipedia.org URL's. --Philaweb T-C 16:29, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Which tool? Could you link to the one you're talking about? And could you explain "fully" in more detail? What feature is missing? --Interiot 18:11, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for your fast response. I was thinking about the wannabe_kate tool. The en.wikipedia.org search result is much more comprehensive than the da.wikipedia.org search result, even though the latter has the text: "(green denotes edits with an edit summary (even an automatic one), red denotes edits without an edit summary)", but shows no red or green bars. --Philaweb T-C 18:45, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
It's for legal reasons (the server is owned by German Wikimedia, so things are subject to informational self-determination). Tool3 should generally be much faster, provide similar information, and have the opt-in that lets you see everything. --Interiot 21:19, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

pages I've created[edit]

Hello, I've been recommended to you via my question here Are you able to help me find out the pages I've created myself? Many thanks. Lugnuts 10:33, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, see here. --Interiot 13:33, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Brilliant! Cheers mate. Lugnuts 13:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

'The' Opt-in Procedure[edit]

WHAT Opt-in Procedure ? "By following the opt-in procedure,..." and then does not specify how you do or don't follow it, or where or what the procedure is... Wjhonson 13:29, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

The opt-in procedure is only needed for Tool3, which really isn't recommended for en.wikipedia.org users. For Tool1, which is recommended, no opt-in is needed. --Interiot 13:33, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for such great tools, however... attempting to opt-in at http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/editcount_optin.cgi?user=Jeff_G.&dbname=enwiki_p, I get the following:
Software error:

Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 50.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (toolserver@paperlined.org), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.
  — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 05:08, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:MacTonight 94 car.jpg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:MacTonight 94 car.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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Updated Article listing[edit]

Hi Interiot, You kindly gave me a List of Articles I'd created, from the offline dump released on 2007/04/04. I was wondering if a newer dump might now be available please... -- Johnfos 05:51, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Sure. It'll take a short bit of time to process, but I'll have it done within a day hopefully. --Interiot 05:59, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Me2? Dhaluza 00:51, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done [17] --Interiot 05:52, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Many thanks... -- Johnfos 11:25, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Me2! Dhaluza 22:24, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Editcount[edit]

Hi, Interiot. I have a little problem: even if I have accounts on 5 Wikipedias (Romanian, English, Spanish, French and Italian), when I use editcount, I can only see my contributions from the Romanian and Spanish Wikipedias. For the rest, it appears the text "This user does not seem to have any edits, or they don't exist", even I exist and I have edits (see my Interwiki links at my User page). Would you help me with that? Thanks! --Mocu 15:51, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

For English Wikipedia, use Tool1. For French and Italian though, those should work. Could you post the link of the URLs after you run the edit counter? --Interiot 20:07, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

roWiki enWiki esWiki frWiki itWiki

Heh, now, the only problem I have is on the EnWiki. The rest are OK now. --Mocu 21:08, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Yup, that's lag-related. Currently, there's a 126 day lag - in other words, tool3 knows the world as it was 126 days ago. You made your first edit to enwiki on March 25, 2007. Therefore, as far as tool3 is concerned, you don't exist (yet). Tool1 shows all your edits though. Cheers Seed 2.0 21:40, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:ParsleySage.jpg[edit]

Warning sign This file may be deleted.

Thanks for uploading Image:ParsleySage.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read carefully the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content and then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our Criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 07:16, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:SpyGame soundtrack.jpg[edit]

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If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our Criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 07:59, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

A problem with the editcount (?)[edit]

Hi interiot! Bad english, i know, sorry ;) I dont know if it only happens to me or it's a real problem or it's just the way the tool was intended to work but... If i use the editcounter to count my edits on it.wiki i receive a certain number on the row "total edits" and another number if i take the sum of the monthly count (the opt-in). Plus, if i go to my contributions page and count the edits, i receive another number. The discard between the three counts is in the order of 20-30 edits and the replication lag is acceptable (seconds or one minute). What can you tell me about (if you have something to tell about it, of course :P).? Thanks!-- bs (talk) 15:53, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't answer this earlier. I'm pretty sure that the overall "total" includes only edits that appear in Special:Contributions. However, the "month" numbers includes extra edits that appear only in Special:Log, so that's where the extra "edits" come from. (I don't remember exactly which log entries get counted, and which don't though) --Interiot 06:20, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh, thanks! ;)---- bs (talk) 20:31, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

A question[edit]

What does number of unique pages mean in my edit count?Thank you--Arnon Chaffin (Talk) 20:07, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

It means that if, for instance, a new user makes two edits to iPod, and two edits to USB, they'll have four total edits, to two unique pages. (and their "avg edits per page" would be 4 / 2 = 2.0) --Interiot 06:08, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

(edit conflict) Does "wannabe kate" also count edit summaries outside of the article namespace? I'd assume it does, but the edit summary tool doesn't, so just to be sure... SalaSkan 20:18, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it's counted for all namespaces. I don't think it's necessarily clear that talk namespaces should be excluded or whatnot, but enough users have requested it that I may change it in the near future. --Interiot 06:08, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Edit Counter[edit]

Hi Interiot, I can't sign in on the this Wikipedia, so I also can't send you an e-mail. But I want to opt-out of the daily/weekly graphs. My user name is: ken123 (Dutch Wikipedia). Regards, 81.205.35.85 14:08, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. Regards, 81.205.35.85 14:08, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Counter graphs[edit]

Hi, me to I want to opt-out of the daily/weekly graphs. My user name is: Dave80 (Italian Wikipedia). Bye. --Dave800 20:05, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

You aren't opted-in yet... if you want to opt-in rather than opt-out, you can follow the procedure here. If you wanted to opt-out, there's no need to. --Interiot 21:11, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

#wikipedia-en-functionaries[edit]

Hi, I'm RambutanWP on IRC; could I be permitted into Functionaries and Admin (I'm not actually an admin, but WP:IRC implies that this doesn't matter). Also, who do I ask about #vandalism-en-wp? If possible, please reply on my talkpage. Thanks,--Rambutan (talk) 17:00, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

OK, thanks. WP:IRC said you needed "confirmation" to access Vandalism.--Rambutan (talk) 07:10, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Counter graphs[edit]

Hi; I wonder if it's possible to get the counter graphs visible to myself without showing them publicly? --Watsimous 15:45, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Not that I know of, unfortunately. There's currently no way for someone to "login" to the toolserver (eg. for the toolserver to know that anyone is who they say they are). (we were working on this feature a while ago, but didn't finish it yet). --Interiot 00:20, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Tool1[edit]

When I check my en Wikipedia edit count using Tool1 I get cool graphs and page lists. Would it be possible to do this for other wikis? Lcarsdata 19:12, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

For other wikis, you should be able to get very similar functionality from Tool3. (that is, Tool1 is the preferred counter for enwiki, Tool3 is the preferred counter for all others). --Interiot 05:18, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I was using Tool1 because replag was slightly larger than normal, but since you don't seem interested don't worry, but more Tool1 graphs would be nice. Lcarsdata 07:53, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

user edit counter (opt in)[edit]

Hi, something is wrong with "opt in" for polish users lately. See: (1 & 2), or (3 & 4) or ... (5 & 6). Can you check this ? - Beax 13:08, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Well, I noticed case for Bon presage by e-mail direct to Interiot but without any reaction or answer. What it means? Reg., Ency 22:18, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
See also what about Jot: [18] and still nothing here. -- Kangel 20:12, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
And Łukasz Westwalewicz: [19] and here. -- Kangel 20:24, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Articles created by...[edit]

I'd also like one of these ;) Could you please create such a report for nick "Galileo01" on Polish Wikipedia?

Please, reply on my talk page on pl.wiki. Galileo01 11:23, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:OneWeekSingle.jpg[edit]

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If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our Criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 00:38, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

ml.wikipedia.org[edit]

Please fix this


please visit this page also(last sub heading) --Sadik_khalid

Non-free use disputed for Image:TBCR commercial.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:TBCR commercial.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content carefully, then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies for fair use. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our Criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 04:47, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

I love your edit count tool! I see you're not very active on Wikipedia anymore... =( Jumping cheese 20:58, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Edit counter[edit]

Sorry to bother you on something so trivial but my edit counter seems to have a problem, I'm not sure if it should tally them for me but when I click on it, at the moment I have 8 edits but it is only showing the ones that I have done on my user page/ talk page in the table below it when you follow the link. thanks for taking the time--FM07GOD--GOD 21:41, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

1+ This user has made more than 1 contribution to Wikipedia.




This is what I have edited: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/FM07GOD--GOD 10:44, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

How can I count the new pages that I have started[edit]

Hi,

I make lots of biodiversity stubs. I wanted to check how many mainspace article (non-talk, non-category) pages I have created and check whether I have maxed (though Im quite sure I havent). How can we do this?

Thanks in advance, regards, AshLin 08:15, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Ditto for me. I saw the script to do it, but I don't know how to do it for other wikipedias (e.g. it.wiki) --Lou Crazy 03:38, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits?user=&dbname=dewiki_p[edit]

Software error:

substr outside of string at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 684.

-- 62.206.8.243 22:20, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

I found the same error about it.wiki editcount --Vituzzu 00:29, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I've had problems with it for a couple of weeks. The one above is only the latest error. It appears that Interiot might have taken a leave of absence? galar71 11:22, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I've been busy the past couple weeks. It's best to email me if you have issues. I'll try to resolve the main edit counter problems tonight though. --Interiot 18:32, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

It's still broken unfortunately. Any chance of having a look at it soon? :-) galar71 18:01, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Lowercase user.png)[edit]

Nuvola apps important blue.svg Thanks for uploading Image:Lowercase user.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot 21:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Can you help?[edit]

http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/Tool1/wannabe_kate?username=GerWsUpload&site=commons.wikimedia.org

Too many pages fetched. Terminating.

I take this tool to check the uploading process with this commons account --Joergens.mi 17:44, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

wannabe kate bug[edit]

Hi Interiot,

If someone does a section edit where the section heading contains a colon, wannabe_kate puts it in the wrong namespace. e.g. look what this Commons edit does to my Commons edit count summary.

Hesperian 01:54, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Article count[edit]

Hello,

I asked where I could find a tool showing which articles a certain user created, and someone directed me to you. [20] works for my Dutch Wikipedia account, but for the English wiki, it's bugged somehow. Do you perhaps know where I can find a tool like this for the English wiki?

Thanks in advance, SalaSkan 16:39, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Tool3 dead[edit]

Tool3 fails with:

Software error:

substr outside of string at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 684.

Looks like some time format has changed, somewhere. Thought you might want to know.  « Saper // @talk »  22:17, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

StubSense down too[edit]

StubSense has a similar problem as Tool3:

Software error:

Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 50. 

Interestingly, it is not the same error message that was shown a few weeks ago, that one had to do with line 301 (see [21]). Not sure what's causing it. Valentinian T / C 08:52, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

That's a sideeffect of a hack I put into the editcounter until Interiot has time to fix it correct. --DaB. 00:56, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Seeking your attention[edit]

Dear Interiot,

I emailed you a few times in the past two weeks. You didn't reply to any of them except the first one. I would be grateful if you take some time and respond to any of them.

Best regards, hujiTALK 17:17, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Graphics Not Showing[edit]

Hey! I could not seem to see the bar graph which showed when I had edited. The problem is showing up here.

edit count[edit]

My german account is not mooving. it stays like it is.--Augustinus-Bekenntnisse 14:22, 21 July 2007 (UTC) [22]

69 is given since days. [[23]] as well 89 pages edited. --Augustinus-Bekenntnisse 14:22, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Tool 3 - AVg Edits/Day[edit]

The calculation of the averge edits per days gives wrong results

see example:

Total edits 2779

User groups user

Image uploads 0 (0 cur, 0 old) (browse)

Distinct pages edited 1663

Edits/page (avg) 1.67

Avg edits/day 0.20

Deleted edits 24

First edit 2005/05/21 18:35:54

I'd expect some thing like 3.5. I've seen this for dewiki_p and enwiki_p --User:Varina

It gives wrong results for itwiki_p as well

(ex.

Total edits 3508

(...)

Avg edits/day 0.26

Deleted edits 82

First edit 2007/04/11 21:40:44) --88.35.205.130 10:22, 24 July 2007 (UTC) (Formica [[rufa)

see http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits?user=Herzi%20Pinki&dbname=dewiki_p, AVg Edits/Day is definitely not correct, should be around: 25.0 (10000/400), but is 0.73 --Herzi Pinki 23:57, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

talk page footer[edit]

Hi - I copied some css from one of your pages that puts a footer on a talk page that I've used for a "not here" message on a couple of users' talk pages. It's not working anymore at User talk:Eequor (in classic or monobook, on a Mac OS X, using Safari - but seems to work in IE7, hmmm). Any ideas what the issue might be? I'm pretty sure it worked at one point. Maybe someone should make a template out of it. I've recently discovered template:nobots, which seems like a good idea for inactive user pages as well. Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 03:41, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Then again, nevermind. Safari hung shortly after I posted this and after restarting it the problem went away. -- Rick Block (talk) 03:47, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Editcount[edit]

Hi! I'm hu:User:Opa from the hungarian wikipedia and I have a question: Wich is the time zone under the editcount works? GMT? UTC, or else? You may answer here, or my hungarian talk page. Thx!

OK I know, it's UTC --89.186.107.99 00:03, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Tool1 and AWB[edit]

How about dividing the count bar on tool1 so that it shows automatic edits in a seperate colour (¿¿¿possibily blue???), like when using AutowikiBrowser. This would be good in assuring that people are not just using AWB to up their edit counts. You could tell which ones are made using AWB since their edit summaries have "... using AWB" at the end. --ChrisDHDR (contrib's) 14:10, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

New namespaces show up without name in editcounter[edit]

Hi Interiot,

the Hungarian Wikipedia got two new namespaces recently ("Portál" and "Portál vita", which are "Portal" and "Portal talk", respectively), and they appear in the tool as "Unknown namespace nnn". (example) --Tgr 16:00, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Graphics is lacking[edit]

I could'nt see the daily/weekly graphs. The problom is there [24]

There were the graphics boxes, but graphs did'nt load at all.

PawełMM 14:33, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

editcount problem[edit]

hi! When I try to "opt in" I get this message:

"Software error: Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/Zed


plz, help :) Farmer Jan 09:33, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Edit Count: Avg edits / day[edit]

Hi Interiot,

in one of your edit counters (Tool3, I think) there is stated an average of 0.08 edits / day for my :de account ((see here). With > 1000 Edits and < 1000 days registered at the :de Wikipedia, I think this value cannot be correct. Please could you have a look at it? Thank you very much! --Flo12 10:41, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Avg edits/day is not correct. Please check this link http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits?user=vssun&dbname=mlwiki_p --sunil 22:32, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Parse error(?) with Tool1[edit]

Hi Interiot,

Thanks for a great tool! I was looking at my statistics ([25]), and it seems there's a parse error somewhere, because the "Category talk" name is garbled, and there are none of the usual color bars near the bottom. Hope this bug report helps! Cheers, bdesham  03:03, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

editcount should show number of deleted edits and/or note deleted edits not included[edit]

The editcount page should at least show the number of deleted edits (edits to an article that was subsequently deleted) and/or it should have a big bold note about how deleted edits will not show up on the edit count page. zen master T 18:22, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Accuracy[edit]

Hello. My name is Dreamafter, and I like using your edit counter(Tool1), but why does your edit counter give me less than this one? As of right now, yours says that I have made 1109 edits (including this one), and the other one says that I have made 1158. Whats up? Dreamy \*/!$! 18:31, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Wannabe kate tool:[edit]

Hi Interiot!! :) I was wondering when you were gonna put some more features on this tool. I remember a while back you added the whole edit summary/non edit summary green/red thing and was wondering if you had any further plans? Maybe a type of mainspace count? That would be cool. Or how many edits are minor? Anyway, could you reply on my talk page? I sometimes forget to recheck other people's talk pages. Cheers, :) Spawn Man 04:38, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

WP Zimbabwe[edit]

WPZim logo.png

You have been invited to join the WikiProject Zimbabwe, a collaborative effort focused on improving Wikipedia's coverage of Zimbabwe. If you'd like to join, just add your name to the member list. Thanks for reading!

Part 13:17, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Kate's Tool for cbk-zam.wikipedia.org[edit]

Hi Interiot. Can you please include the Chavacano Wikipedia cbk-zam.wikipedia.org on Kate's tool, please? Muchisimas gracias. --Weekeejames 17:36, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Opt-in[edit]

Could you switch on me opt-in? pl.wiki S99 S99pl —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.238.171.160 (talk) 19:39:21, August 19, 2007 (UTC)

rangecontrib[edit]

I don't know if this is the right place to be asking this; I followed a link from the "Table of contents".

I have been using a very useful tool to look for edits by a dynamic IP. There is a group using a dynamic IP range to edit the English wikipedia, and the tool enabled me to find edits in a way that is comparable to listing contributions of a stable IP user or a registered user. Unfortunately, the tool seems to be not now available. It was available as http://tools.wikimedia.de/~vvv/rangecontribs.php but this is now a "403" error; forbidden access.

I will be happy with any tool that lets me look for edits from an IP range (in this case 84.158.*.*) on a recent database dump of the English wikipedia. I'd be curious to see if the same group is editing the German wikipedia; as it is a German amateur astronomy club. The tool allowed me to special the prefix 84.158 and then which database to search.

Thanks for any help or advice. Duae Quartunciae (talk · cont) 04:04, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

It's working again. No need for any action. Duae Quartunciae (talk · cont) 08:49, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Opt-in after username change[edit]

Hello, I've had my username changed on the Italian Wikipedia from it:Utente:MarcelloBasie to it:Utente:Marcel Bergeret; after that the monthly graphs disappeared and didn't come back even after an attempt of the procedure to re-agree to the opt-in terms. I liked those graphs, is there a chance to have them back? Thanks --MarcelloBasie 09:49, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

deleted edits[edit]

I was really shocked to find on your counter that c.10% of my edits have been deleted. The Rambling Man pointed out that a good number of those would be where I'd flagged an article for speedy. Add to that some doomed efforts to enhance AfD articles, but I'm still puzzled. I wondered if you can generate a list of deleted articles by number of edits I've made. If possible excluding those with 1 or 2 edits, to avoid the speedy noms etc. If it's a real chore, no worries... I'm just curious (and a little perturbed) --Dweller 15:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Created articles[edit]

I would like to see this page updated. Thanks in advance! --Zzzzzzzzzz 04:57, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Fortune 1000[edit]

Is there some way somebody can "import" the complete 1997 list electronically? I could even do with a list of names to copy/paste, i dont need revenues,etc. I can only get a hold of the Fortune 500, but i need the other 500....Dragonlord kfb 17:41, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:ThisWeekInGod.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:ThisWeekInGod.jpg. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in Wikipedia articles constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use. Suggestions on how to do so can be found here.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Videmus Omnia Talk 04:04, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Article list[edit]

Hi Interiot. I can see from your talk page that you've been keeping busy! When you get a chance I wonder if you could give me an updated list of the articles I've created please... Johnfos 11:14, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Editcounter failure[edit]

the editcounter has a problem with the calculation of the average Edits per day. Its seems that it cuts a ten's. [26] I should have app. 29.8 edit per day, but it only shows 0.61. btw: is there a chance to get a german translation of the editcounter? With the usage of &dbname it would be easy to find the correct language. Optionally with an additional parameter like &lang or somethin else. Greetings from germany --Darkking3 22:56, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Opt-In waiting[edit]

Hello from Germany. I did opt-in at the 10. Aug. 2007. But so far nothing changed. Do you have any idea what to do now? Nolispanmo +- 09:15, 29. Aug. 2007 (CEST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.25.86.194 (talk) 07:17, August 29, 2007 (UTC)

Editcount[edit]

Hello!

I'm the owner of ca:User:IradiBot and I agree with the OPT-in terms but it don't works. See http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/count_edits?user=IradiBot&dbname=cawiki_p . Thanks!--Iradigalesc 21:28, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Tool 3 - Opt in[edit]

[27] - I currently get (what I think is) a 404 error when I attempt to opt in. Giggy 08:25, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

I am getting the error to. Please opt me in for all my accounts on all wiki's thx. Waerth 23:41, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Are you OK? Noticed that you've not edited in a long time... and there's no signs of a planned wikibreak. In case you were in any doubt, your presence here is hugely valued. Enjoy your break (if that's what it is) and come back soon. Cheers. --Dweller 20:49, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Problem with tool 3[edit]

It says I have made an average 0.27 per day, even though I have made 8.27 edits per day on average (~3703 edits/~448 days). My Wikimedia edit count can be viewed here. It appears you are not here, but if you return and the problem cannot be solved, please contact me. Thanks, thedemonhog talkedits 01:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

problem with editcount tool[edit]

http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/Tool1/wannabe_kate?username=Mike.lifeguard&site=en.wikibooks.org Doesn't show a graph - just an edit count by namespace. Advice?? Mike.lifeguard | talk 16:28, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

RS1900[edit]

Hello Interiot. How are you? My user name was changed from RS2007 to RS1900. However, some of my edits are still allocated to my old user name. Can you do something about it? Thank you. RS1900 08:23, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use disputed for Image:MonsterGarage.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Thanks for uploading Image:MonsterGarage.jpg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content carefully, then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies for fair use. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our Criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 02:29, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Problem with wannabe_kate tool[edit]

Hello Interiot. It seems that here is some problem: [28]. Four displayed namespaces ('StarCraft', 'Терран‎ (Крейсер', 'Терран‎ (Стелс:', 'Шакурас‎ (→StarCraft') do not exist; it seems that some edits from article namespace somehow were recognized as edits in different namespace. ru.Media 16:54, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

I was going to point out the same thing. Whenever the summary contain colons (":") the page is counted as a separate namespace. --V111P 06:36, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Edit tool[edit]

I love the edit tool, but it doesn't seem to work as well for the Finnish Wikipedia. The individual articles are dispalyed as namespaces. Æetlr Creejl 03:27, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

to count several id[edit]

Your contribution counter ig good! I am using it very well. :)

I have a qustion.

I have 3 IDs. I want to calculate them all. how?? -- WonYong (talk contribs count logs email) 06:54, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

new namespace for uk-wiki[edit]

Hello Interiot!

Change please in your contribution counter for Ukrainian Wikipedia:

Regards.--Leon II 13:38, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Opt-in[edit]

Hi Interiot, I'm trying to opt-in the graphics of your edit count, but altough I agree with the OPT-in terms, it doesn't works. See that. Thanks! --KS 23:24, 10 September 2007 (UTC) P.S. I'm also User:KS in itwiki_p.

Opt-in[edit]

Please, can you opt in my graphics of my Wiki-PT's user Vini 175? I tried many times, but it isn't working. Help me please and contact me after. Thanks! Vini Siqueira 02:32, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi, is there a chance for a partial EditCountOptIn? I would agree to the monthly bars and to the contribution tree, but not to the 7-day and 24-hour graphs. Thanks and best wishes! (In Wiki-PT Vini 175.) Vini Siqueira 17:04, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

I want Opt in my graphics of my Wiki-PT's user Hiroshi. Thanks and congratulations for your great work. Hiroshi-br 19:20, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Single-user login conflict search[edit]

The URL that I have for the single-user login conflict search, http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/queries/SUL is generating this error message:

Software error:

Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 50.

Is this a temporary problem (it seems to have been going on for a couple of weeks) or is the tool more-or-less out of commission? (I hope not.) -- John Broughton (♫♫) 17:38, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Request for enhancement of tool 1 -- Kate wannabe edit counter[edit]

Really like your edit counter. Any chance you could modify it to count and list number of pages created? Regards—G716 <T·C> 22:42, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

bug[edit]

I looked here:[29] and saw the "Opt In" image, which I clicked, as I'd like to opt in, and got an error.

Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 50.

 — Timotab Timothy (not Tim dagnabbit!) 01:43, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

qestion[edit]

I have many interwikibots (en: ko: ja: de: etc.) user:Wybot

I want to see total edit count of them.

How? -- WonYong (talk contribs count logs email) 21:35, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:WiiSportsTennis.jpg[edit]

I have tagged Image:WiiSportsTennis.jpg as {{no rationale}}, because it does not provide a fair use rationale. If you believe the image to be acceptable for fair use according to Wikipedia policy, please provide a rationale explaining as much, in accordance with the fair use rationale guideline, on the image description page. Please also consider using {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. Thank you. Rettetast 18:40, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Opt-In[edit]

Hi! I'm an Italian Wikipedian. I have a problem with the opt-in editcount terms. My registration user is it:Utente:DarkAp89 and my personal talk is it:Discussioni utente:DarkAp89 and this is a history of the page:

  1. (corr) (prec) 22:32, 20 set 2007 DarkAp89 (discussione | contributi) (51.798 byte) (I agree to the edit counter opt-in terms) (annulla)]]

but, up till now, the opt-in of the editcount is not active. My error or error of the database?

To answer in my italian talk: it:Discussioni utente:DarkAp89.

All Thx! -- DarkAp89  Mr. 350K !!! 17:32, 24 set 2007 (CEST)

Editcount tool could give number of bytes changed/contributed?[edit]

Dear Interiot,

The Editcount tool now gives the number of edits etc. which can each be insignificant. Could the tool count the number of bytes changed/contributed or something similar (e.g., by subtracting the filesize or something better)? Thanks for considering this remark. Cheers, 80.60.203.201 22:28, (Dutch user hansmuller) 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Opt-in problem[edit]

Hello Interiot, I should like to opt in for the edit count of my contributions to enwiki, but seem unable to do so. Could you help? Thanks, Bessel Dekker 00:42, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Opt In[edit]

Hi, i am http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Alia_2005 please make also for me OPT-OUT, Thanks. --212.202.20.133 12:55, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Unable to opt-in[edit]

Hello, since August I try to opt-in to the editcount, but I always have the same error:

  • I make the dummy edit: [30]
  • I go to [31]
  • I refresh the page with Shift+Ctrl+R
  • I click on the image with "opt-in"

Then the error is:

Software error:
Unable to connect to database: Unknown MySQL server host '-p.db.ts.wikimedia.org' (1) at /home/interiot/public_html/perllib/ZedlerUtils.pm line 50. 
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (toolserver@paperlined.org), giving this error message and the time and date of the error. 

I emailed toolserver@paperlined.org, but I didn't received any answer. Please help me.

You can respond me on my page at french Wikipedia: Hercule bzh --Hercule bzh 16:14, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

user:Interiot has not edited since July 11, 2007. There's no guarantee he will ever get any message on this page. -- Rick Block (talk) 00:06, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

I apologize[edit]

Between December 14, 2005 and June 7, 2007, I vandalized Wikipedia under my previous username (YechielMan) and under various IP addresses and alternate accounts.

I recently reviewed the contribution logs of all the accounts and IP addresses that I can recall having used. My goal was to identify all of the intentionally harmful edits I caused, and to apologize to the individual users who reverted those edits, or warned me, or blocked me.

Hence, I apologize to you and to all of the following users:

Adam Bishop, Amarkov, Antandrus, AntiVandalBot, Bdj (Badlydrawnjeff), Conk 9, CanbekEsen, DLand, Downwards, Eagle 101, Ericbronder, Gogo Dodo, High on a tree, Hut 8.5, Interiot, Jayjg, Jrwallac, Kingboyk, Kuru, Noclip, Patrick Berry, PFHLai, PhantomS, Pollinator, Rachack, Ranma9617, Rx StrangeLove, SlimVirgin, Tfrogner, TommyBoy, Vary, Woohookitty, Zzuuzz, and some anonymous IPs. (I also reverted one edit myself after it went unnoticed for three weeks.)

Thank you for maintaining the integrity of Wikipedia against everyone who has attacked it, including my old self.

If you wish to respond, please do so at my talk page.

Best regards, Shalom (HelloPeace) 19:26, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Coleman.svg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Coleman.svg. However, there is a concern that the rationale you have provided for using this image under "fair use" may be invalid. Please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Non-free content carefully, then go to the image description page and clarify why you think the image qualifies for fair use. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to ensure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 10:16, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

rc_firstonly[edit]

hello. your rc_firstonly tool is, especially if used with Recentchangeslinked, really great. however, it would be even better, could it filter edits regarding the criteria "only edits by ips" and "only edits in article namespace". i suspect that wouldn't cost you too much trouble? thanks and greetings, Ca$$e 12:34, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:FormulaFord.jpg[edit]

Replaceable fair use

Thanks for uploading Image:FormulaFord.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first fair use criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could reasonably be found or created that provides substantially the same information. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the media description page and edit it to add {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}, without deleting the original Replaceable fair use template.
  2. On the image discussion page, write the reason why this image is not replaceable at all.

Alternatively, you can also choose to replace the fair use media by finding freely licensed media of the same subject, requesting that the copyright holder release this (or similar) media under a free license, or by taking a picture of it yourself.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified how these images fully satisfy our fair use criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, fair use media which could be replaced by free-licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if not used in an article), per our Fair Use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. – Quadell (talk) (random) 15:37, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Welcome back! My name's Maser. It's a pleasure to meet you! :D Maser (Talk!) 20:11, 18 December 2007 (UTC)


Edit Counter[edit]

Hello,

I was just curious about something. On the edit counter, I noticed that it doesn't show some of the articles I have edited. Is this normal?

Thanks a lot!

WacoJacko (talk) 10:08, 22 December 2007 (UTC)


any update?WacoJacko (talk) 03:18, 26 December 2007 (UTC)


update??WacoJacko (talk) 08:04, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
What's the word???WacoJacko (talk) 00:14, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


Let's get some update here, come on!!!WacoJacko (talk) 11:19, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

let's get some answers here....NOW!!WacoJacko (talk) 07:50, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Question[edit]

How come in my preferences the edit count is nearly 100 more than the edit count tool. Which is correct? Ctjf83 talk 18:06, 24 December 2007 (UTC)


yeah, come on let's get some answers here!!!!!!WacoJacko (talk) 11:21, 31 December 2007 (UTC)