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Michael Arnstein protected[edit]

Hi, I'd like to create article Michael Arnstein (he is an ultra marathon runner). It seems it was protected from creation by you. Are you able to help out? – Pladask (talk) 09:56, 2 September 2014‎

Maybe. I would like to see a draft first, though. MER-C 11:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Clearing links[edit]

Hello. With regard to this conversation, the link-clearing is progressing, slowly. A lot of the remaining links to the site are in article talk pages where {{cclean}} was used, as e.g. this one. Can these be left as they are, or should I remove them, or just remove the http:// part of the url...? cheers, Struway2 (talk) 08:22, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I would remove the http part of the URL... blacklisted links may cause problems with archiving bots. MER-C 09:40, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Done that then. Now down to 10 links, none in mainspace. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 10:40, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Added to the blacklist. Thank you for cleaning these links out. Hopefully we won't be seeing this site and the copyvios again (please let me know if you do). MER-C 01:13, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


I am not spamming and I wont do it as you can check my contribution. The action on Bigg Boss 8 has been clarified with User_talk:Thomas.W on his talk page. Ref mentioned in Bigg Boss 8 for nisha yadav cast was wrong and it was just corrected by the right one and second one was removed by mistake and before I correct the mistake it was corrected by Thomas.W... Sanjayrealman (talkcontribs) 5 September 2014 (UTC)

How about the other 43 links you added to that website (which constitute more than two thirds of the links you have added so far) and your edit warring to keep them in their respective articles? MER-C 12:09, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

In 43 links there is hardly half link added by me as a source and it was added for ref of the content related to topic. Telly TRP is not a spam site it is television news site which is legally registered in India and their publication office address is mentioned on site. The content whatever I have contributed till date whether it is from TOI or Telly TRP or other news site is revelant and correct so far. I have been stopping many user from adding spam link on wikipedia how could I do it. My question is if PR Wing like Telly Chakkar are used for sources then what is wrong with Telly Times Rating Publication, as it is registered publication. Sanjayrealman (talkcontribs) 5 September 2014 (UTC)

If you still think it is not reliable source I wont use it for ref Sanjayrealman (talkcontribs) 5 September 2014 (UTC)
>If you still think it is not reliable source
Yes I do. I don't think a six month old site would qualify as reliable, especially given the plethora of other Indian movie and TV show sites out there. MER-C 13:30, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Bug with getCategoryMembers function[edit]

The function gets into infinite loop when called like this : wiki.getCategoryMembers("Catégorie:Wikipédia:Article biographique", 0); on the French Wikipedia. The problem is this :

  1. A category A contains the category B
  2. The category B contains the category C
  3. The category C contains A

A possible solution is to add a parameter to say which categories to skip. Cordially. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hunsu (talkcontribs)

Does this patch solve the problem? (And no, I do not want to add more parameters.) I will also be travelling for the next two weeks, so don't expect a quick response. MER-C 03:31, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
No it doesn't, that's the first thing I have tested. Hunsu (talk) 18:06, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I've decided to limit recursion to 1, the full recursive fetch is better handled by the client. MER-C 12:03, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Page deletion[edit]

Hi, I created a page for ZTPFGI product information from website. And i'm one of the representative for media content publisher. here I would like to create an page for ZTPFGI product which is help full for IBM zTPF and mainframe users. I know it's copyrighted information and how to resolve these copyright issues with Wiki. These content globally permitted to use education purpose only, so which agreement I should select and how to communicate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darulbaby (talkcontribs)

You didn't read/comprehend the other deletion reason, did you? This content is not permitted on Wikipedia for obvious reasons. Is there any reason why I shouldn't revoke your editing privileges for abusing Wikipedia for promotional purposes and breaching our Terms of Use regarding undisclosed paid edits? MER-C 06:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Bug in the edit function[edit]

When we try to edit a page whose title have a space at the end we got a null pointer exception. The problem is the instructions :

        // reorder
        for (int i = 0; i < pages.length; i++)
            if (normalize(pages[i]).equals(parsedtitle))
            info[i] = tempmap;

The condition normalize(pages[i]).equals(parsedtitle) is never true for the page, so the function return null for that page. One solution is to trim the title in the normailze function but that we should think of all the possibilities first. Hunsu (talk) 18:29, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Noted. MER-C 16:06, 17 September 2014 (UTC)