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Proud to be G**?[edit]

Dude, with all the hot Persian "Dokhtar"s, you chose to be...? I want to bang my head to the wall right now!-- (talk) 21:53, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Dude, please say who are you? mail me if you want:)Ladsgroupبحث 10:25, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
We've talked before-- (talk) 16:06, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Dear, I didn't choose who i love and i didn't choose who i am. Why do you think i did? :) :)Ladsgroupبحث 18:43, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I guess I cannot dispute that. You mind me asking -out of curiousity of course- when it occured? I mean was there ever a period in your life (after puberty) that you thought you are a hetro and liked girls? I hope I am not being rude of course.-- (talk) 22:05, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

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Khamenei's article[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:25, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

OK. but what's wrong? Is there any problem?:)Ladsgroupبحث 17:54, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

This — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:55, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

Babita Sharma[edit]

See my comment, here Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. Jimthing (talk) 02:46, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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Help me[edit]

Khayam 2.jpg Help your country
Please help me for Article of Nishapur. ۝ ۝ (talk) 07:04, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
sorry, I'm busy :)Ladsgroupبحث 10:40, 20 November 2013 (UTC)
harvaght busy nabudi komak kon.۝ ۝ (talk) 02:09, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

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IP Block exemption[edit]

Hey, I saw your request on IRC just now, so I gave you the right. Sorry about the trouble! Legoktm (talk) 16:45, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, Thank you for doing that. :)Ladsgroupبحث 16:49, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Identifying reverts in Persian Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Amir,

I'm finally getting around to setting up SuggestBot on Persian Wikipedia. One of the issues I'm struggling with is identifying reverts by matching edit comments in Persian. It's not too complicated to figure out in a Left-to-Right language since I know some of the patterns to look for, but Persian being R-to-L have left me stumped. Would you be able to help me out?

As an example, for Portuguese Wikipedia I was able to identify four patterns and put them into a regular expression (here from our Python code):

 ur"""[Rr]evertidas.*edições\ de.*para\ a\ edição\ \d+\ de
     |[Rr]evertidas.*edições\ por\ .*\ para\ a\ última\ versão\ por
     |[Rr]emovendo vandalismos
     |[Rr]eversão\ de\ uma\ ou\ mais\ edições\ de.*para\ a\ versão\ \d+\ de"""

Hopefully that gives you an idea of what I'm looking for. Is something like that possible in Persian as well?

I've figured out how to identify lists and dates and improved our detection of redirects in our import process, so two of our three recommendation engines now support Persian. Will also get around to setting up documentation and such as well, I'll actually do that next.

(As a side note: long term I'd of course like to use checksums instead of regexps to match reverts, but there are various other things I'd like to focus on first, for instance getting this thing up and running :) Regards, Nettrom (talk) 20:55, 6 February 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for doing this, I really appreciate it you can count on me on anything like this specially i18n and l10n.

this is the regex for reverting, these are the most common:

   ur"""خنثی‌سازی ویرایش \d+ توسط \[\[.+?\]\] \(\[\[.+?\|بحث\]\]\)
        |ویرایش \[\[(.+?)\]\] \(\[\[.+?\|بحث\]\]\) به آخرین تغییری که .+? انجام داده بود واگردانده شد
        |به نسخهٔ \d+? ویرایش .+? واگردانده شد: .+?

I'll add some other patterns of edit summaries tomorrow (edit summaries for gadgets like twinkle). if you want I'll can help you in writing the part for checksums in future. :)Ladsgroupبحث

I added another common edit summary for revert. Best:)Ladsgroupبحث 23:26, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This has been a great help, I'm in the process of importing revision data now, one less thing on my list of things to do. I'm sure I'll have other i18n or l10n issues later since this is the first RtL language I work with, might get in touch again then. In the meantime, again thanks so much! Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 00:36, 8 February 2014 (UTC)


Good evening. Would like to ask you to understand how to program a bot. Could you explain the example of Tajik words "сиёх" to "сиёҳ" how to fix the problem with the bot. I want to check, but, unfortunately, I have not worked with the bot. Prompt please, thank you.--AryanSogd 12:18, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

hi, read mw:PWB :)Ladsgroupبحث 13:03, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Task categories for SuggestBot in Persian[edit]

Hi again,

I've restarted my efforts to get SuggestBot running in Persian Wikipedia. Currently I'm struggling with figuring out what maintenance categories are available, SuggestBot grabs articles from those to make sure it only suggests articles that need improvement. I've created a table of those I've found with some more information and written it up on User talk:SuggestBot/Persian task categories, and there's now also a short notice on fa:بحث کاربر:SuggestBot. Could you help spread the word on Persian Wikipedia about this? Would be great to get some Persian users' feedback on what types of articles SuggestBot can be most helpful pointing too. Regards, Nettrom (talk) 17:32, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Nettrom I opened a topic in Persian Wikipedia's village pump fa:ویکی‌پدیا:قهوه‌خانه/گوناگون#چند درخواست, very soon they'll help you :)Ladsgroupبحث 14:00, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks so much! Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 16:44, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Because you thanked me[edit]

Thanks extension ThankYou.png You thanked me for one of my recent edits, so here is a heart-felt...
 YOU'RE WELCOME, Ladsgroup!
It's a pleasure, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy your continued improvement of this inspiring encyclopedia! – Paine 

19:58, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

(: :)Ladsgroupبحث 20:13, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Dexbot code[edit]

I was wondering if I could steal the code you use to generate the list of errors for Dexbot. I'm thinking of adding it to Checkwiki and generating a list for all supported languages. Farsi is not on the list, but can be added. Checkwiki does support non-Latin script, such as Arabic. Bgwhite (talk) 20:46, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Better ping @NicoV: as it might be of interest to WPCleaner. Dexbot fixes section header links. See here for examples. Bgwhite (talk) 20:49, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I'll send you them, and I would love to help you to run the bot in Persian-language projects if you like. :)Ladsgroupبحث 21:51, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

WP:PERM Request[edit]

I've granted you rollback permissions provisionally, but limited to the clean up you need to run. Your PERM request is still active, so this may transition to a permanent change. (Basically I trust that you will stick to this restriction, but have not had a chance to review your qualifications yet). See Special:Diff/619207522. — xaosflux Talk 01:52, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


Sorry for the back and forth, I was walking out the door when I turned it on the first time, everything is in order so here you go:

Your request for rollback[edit]

Wikipedia Rollbacker.svg

Hi Ladsgroup. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! — xaosflux Talk 02:00, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much :)Ladsgroupبحث 02:12, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi again, your signature is causing problems rendering the text around it, due to having bidirectional text on the same line. This is present in multiple modern browsers. You may notice that the timestamp becomes corrupted around your signature. This bugged me enough to try to find a fix instead of just asking you to change it. I think I've got something that will work, please see: User:Xaosflux/Sandbox (you will have to look at it in Edit mode to get the suggested code to change in your signature). I don't read Farsi (I think it's Farsi?) but I think this will work. It should also work on other mediawiki sites that have a default left to right language. Please let me know what you think. — xaosflux Talk 03:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Xaosflux, you showed up on my watchlist twice in a row, so I'll respond to you twice in a row. Wonder what the odds are of somebody I don't recall seeing before showing up twice in a row?
There is an easier way todo it. I just have to remember how. I think it was just one Unicode character. Meno25 or Magioladitis, do you remember what it was?
FYI... In signatures and on articles, you shouldn't use <b> per WP:Deviations. Also, <font> is no longer part of HTML. Should use <span> instead. Font still works on Wikipedia and there is a yearly debate on formally getting rid of it or formally telling people don't use it. This year's debate just closed a few weeks ago with the usual no consensus. Bgwhite (talk) 05:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Bgwhite Left-to-right mark. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:14, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I tried multiple "fixes" using span to correct this, but had the best luck with using character entities only. The meta page m:RTL seems in need of much updating, but does call out "simply keep RTL and LTR separated by line breaks" (obviously inappropriate for a signature). This solution using character entities only was to request RTL rendering be disabled, write the RTL text backwards, then resume normal rendering. By using character entities it also avoided disrupting anyone else editing the page around that section for any reason. Any cleaner code would be useful. <Magioladitis,Bgwhite any specific mock up you can suggest> — xaosflux Talk 12:11, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
@Bgwhite:, yep funny how small the wiki is sometimes :D — xaosflux Talk 12:11, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Ladsgroup Absent any specific cleaner code I'm still going to recommend this one, else request removal of the bidirectional text in your signature per the WP:SIGAPP provisions against disrupting the way that surrounding text displays. — xaosflux Talk 12:11, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello all, Sorry this caused you problem. I like to use another language as link to my talk page (e.g. link to my talk page in fa.wp has been Greek translation of talk, Συζήτηση, for more than five years, check my talk page and even Greek is LTR and Persian is RTL it didn't cause any reading issues) So I just changed it to Dutch translation of talk (overleg). Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience :)Ladsgroupoverleg 12:55, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for updating, was hoping to provide a solution that would let you have what you wanted without impacting anyone else..if any of these other guys reply, you may be able to go back. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 14:34, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Xaosflux Ladsgroup I updated User:Xaosflux/Sandbox#test to use the left-to-right mark. So, only have to add one unicode charachter to make things work. I also made an HTML5 version of Xaosflux's signature. Bgwhite (talk) 23:45, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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Dexbot, "frr" good article[edit]

Hi, thanks for migrating all those GA/FA entries to wikidata! For atom, Dexbot missed the frr.wikipedia "good article" and (probably as result) did not remove the template for it in the German wikipedia. Is that a feature, a bug, or just an effect of the order the bot goes through the articles? --mfb (talk) 23:22, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I'm waiting until my bot finish removing the templates and then I see what's missing. I checked frr hasn't been added to good articles in pywikibot. I added and I'll migrate them as well :)Ladsgroupoverleg 00:09, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Ladsgroup I suggest that you stop the bot for a day so that the developers get the chance to fix the bugzilla bug and everybody can see the badges in their computers. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 12:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Stopped :) 18:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Link FA/GA/FL migrating[edit]

Hi! I've seen that you removed Link FA and Link GA templates from wikitext. In hu.wikipedia, we haven't solved this problem yet and I'm sure you'll be welcome. Can you help us either with running your bot or send us the exact source code? Regards, --Tacsipacsi (talk) 18:57, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Sure. Do I need to request for approval in your wiki? :)Ladsgroupoverleg 20:10, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
No, you don't, just do it! I wrote it to the bot owners' noticeboard. --Tacsipacsi (talk) 17:05, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Just started my bot :)Ladsgroupoverleg 03:52, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi! Can you run your bot again? I see that many badges appeared in the meantime. --Tacsipacsi (talk) 13:15, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Just started :) :)Ladsgroupoverleg 13:19, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

I think you could run the bot in too. Please fill a request at sw:Wikipedia:Bots. -- Magioladitis (talk) 05:28, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

I requested there. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 06:45, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Do you keep record in which projects the bot is running? I would like to try us getting approval in all. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:19, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes, these wikis: 'fa','en','pl','de','sv','zh','ja','fi','uk','tg','he','nl','hu','ce','et','az','el','ckb', 'als' :)Ladsgroupoverleg 12:15, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Maybe Meno25 can tell us of how to get approval for this bot in and -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:39, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

@Magioladitis: This task was done on arwiki by ZkBot. On arzwiki, you may request a bot flag here. Local bot policy is here. --Meno25 (talk) 13:19, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I 've been told that this task is already done by XelgenBot in -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:43, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

OK after some research, I think you should request a global bot status for this task at meta:Steward requests/Bot status and remove any FA/GA/FL links from all projects. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 12:53, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I just requested, If it got accepted I will run it in arz because of the global permission and if it got rejected I will request in arz separately. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 18:12, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Ladsgroup global status usually takes some time. I suggest that you apply in local wikis too. In worst case scenario this will inform local communities of the changes about to come. - Magioladitis (talk) 07:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Good idea but I'm bit short in time so I have to move slowly :)Ladsgroupoverleg 13:36, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I bet the Scots will be an easy one. The community is acive: sco:Wikipedia:Mercat Cross. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:44, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Just requested there. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 13:36, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Requested in als but skipped an since there is open RfBA from 2011. I don't want to wait 5 years :D :)Ladsgroupoverleg 10:49, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Bot approved in als. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:32, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

I had finished als before you made this notice :) :)Ladsgroupoverleg 09:30, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Italian Wiki: it:Wikipedia:Bot/Autorizzazioni. I really want to see this bot running in almost all wikipedias. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:56, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Spanish Wiki: es:Wikipedia:Bot/Autorizaciones. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:22, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I can already remove this template in Italian Wikipedia (I have flag there and it doesn't require approval for each task) but the issue is some wikis are using this template to populate categories and since Wikidata isn't able to answer queries like "All featured articles in Spanish Wikipedia that have article in Italian Wikipedia" (a substitute for the category) we can't remove them yet but as soon as phab:T72209 is resolved I will be the first in line to remove them. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 16:29, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
At least we can remove it from all wikipedias not using tracking categories inside Link FA/FL/GA to save time. My next step is to nominate everything for deletion. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:53, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I believe this is feasible: da:Wikipedia:Anmodning om botstatus. No tracking categories. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:12, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Still 175 pages English Wikipedia with Link GA. Maybe you rerun the bot once more? -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:23, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Made the request in dawiki and there are 80 pages with Link GA now :)Ladsgroupoverleg 12:52, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
You are great! I am going through all the interlanguage connections of Link FL and trying to fix everything. Is there any easy way to get a list of how many transclusions we have in each language? -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:30, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
I think this would help you :)Ladsgroupoverleg 13:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Please make a request here: lv:Vikipēdija:Bota statusa pieteikumi. They already gave me an autopatrolled flag to removed these links. This means it will be easy to get the bot flag. --

Done :)Ladsgroupoverleg 16:05, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you please make one more run in the Greek Wikipedia (elwiki)? I still see many links to Link FA. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

There are 22 transclusions of Link FA now. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 11:11, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Job done! It also helped me to find Wikidata inconsistencies. Now I am trying to get the templates deleted in as many projects as possible. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
That's why we are not removing them blindly :)Ladsgroupoverleg 11:39, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Can you please request the deletion of these templates in I see that some of them are still fully-protected. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:46, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Done :)Ladsgroupoverleg 12:31, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I need your comment at simple:Wikipedia:Requests_for_deletion/Requests/2015/Template:Link_GA#Template:Link_GA. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 09:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

fa:الگو:Link FL and fa:الگو:Link GA should get deleted too. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:54, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Deleted. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 19:19, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


I noticed many "To confirm this account […]" mails in the Tools mail queue from tools.wikitest-rtl to various addresses, probably belonging to spammers. That made me take a look at which after a long load time showed indeed spam. So I disabled the webservice for this tool with webservice stop. Before reenabling it, please make sure that the wiki is properly locked down. --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 17:19, 14 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi, question: why are seven of my edits included on your "spam" page at Ladsgroup/spam? In my opinion, none of those edits of mine are spam. In fact, most - if not all - improved Wikipedia. -- (talk) 04:44, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Read Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/Dead link spamming :)Ladsgroupoverleg 06:03, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
So, if I understand this correctly: editors or bots believe that maybe those dead links that I replaced were always dead, and that maybe I replaced them with links to one or more of my own websites? For all but one diff it's pretty clear this is not the case. For example, for and and, all I did was add tags, remained the same website but a different page, has its mp3 archives at Isn't it more useful to have a bot (or the MediaWiki software) check whether links that are being added work and/or tag edits that add both a ref and a dead link template at the same time with "Possible dead link spamming" or whatever? -- (talk) 14:50, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
We just realized that people are replacing dead links with promotional websites. A abuse filter is created several days ago to catch the spammers but we made a report of ALL {{dead link}} removal to inspect carefully. So your constructive edits is included in the list. Being in the list doesn't mean you're spamming or you're doing wrong. :)Ladsgroupoverleg 15:43, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

spamlist update[edit]


Since it doesn't look like the edit filter is imminent, I was wondering how much hassle it would be to generate the deadlink spamlist again (and/or on a periodic basis -- even monthly, say)? --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 03:06, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sure, give me several days to proceed :)Ladsgroupoverleg 13:08, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Excellent. Thanks! --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 13:44, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
@Rhododendrites: User:Ladsgroup/Spam (January 2015) Sorry it took so long :)Ladsgroupoverleg 21:17, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Hooray! Thanks. Will take a look this evening. --— Rhododendrites talk \\ 21:32, 20 February 2015 (UTC)