User talk:Optimist on the run

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Hi, could you provide an example of where a bot used this in an edit-summary? John Vandenberg (chat) 12:40, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

See [1] for an example (piped as File renaming criterion #1). I think the bug is now fixed, and edit sumamries now link to Commons, but short of inventing a way of editing old summaries, I don't see any alternative which avoids redlinks in the summaries. Optimist on the run (talk) 13:05, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Much appreciated. John Vandenberg (chat) 13:18, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I've copied my post above to the talk page of the redirect, to aid anyone else with the same query.Optimist on the run (talk) 15:11, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


It was just a wellcome on dewiki. --Itti (talk) 22:10, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Some TFA birthday cake for you[edit]

Birthday cake-01.jpg The TFA birthday cake award
For spotting the unannounced 10th birthday of "Today's Featured Article", please accept a small token of appreciation. BencherliteTalk 21:56, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
Mmmm - Tasty :-) I added the reference to WP:TFAO (which I created as a new shortcut). Optimist on the run (talk) 22:37, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Incidental edits[edit]

I just now I saw your April 10 edits in module:RailGauge/data: [2]. They surprised me, because it looks more like a sandbox trial (while the module has 13,000 transclusions; such edits load the job queu unnecessary), and it was not talked or asked on the talkpage. Given that it took admin rights to do so added to the surprise: I may suppose that you know why protection is there. Next time, please come to the table. -DePiep (talk) 02:38, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

WP:PERF.  — An optimist on the run! (logged on as Pek the Penguin) 14:06, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Talyllyn Railway[edit]

Hi, you added this article to Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 5, but it's already featured on Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 14 and per the rules, it can only appear once a year. Which day you think is better? I think July 5 is a better choice myself. howcheng {chat} 07:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi - didn't know about the once a year rule. Agreed that 5 July is better, but don't put it in for tomorrow. I need to check the validity of the claim (although it's sourced in the article, it may be dubious). Next year will be the 150th anniversary; I'll come up with a better hook by then. Optimist on the run (talk) 07:19, 4 July 2014 (UTC)