# User talk:A930913

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## BracketBot – Entertainmentmanager

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Entertainmentmanager (talk) 06:22, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

First of all, BracketBot is an automated program that does nothing but notify users of potentially mismatched bracktes.
Secondly, since the image was uploaded to (and deleted from) the Wikimedia Commons, there's nothing we can do about that on Wikipedia (but see below on how to resolve this on the Commons).
Thirdly, by default everything is copyrighted unless it has explicitly been released into the public domain. And unless there is evidence of such a release, we have to assume the image is copyrighted. If Wikipedia (or the Wikimedia Commons) consciously allowed a copyrighted image that hasn't been released under a free license to stay, we too would be liable to be sued for copyright violation.
Fourthly, Wikipedia content should be based on reliable third-party sources such as newspapers or movie magazines, and you should add inline citations so our readers can easily check which of the references supports which of the article's statements. See Help:Referencing for beginners for more on how to easily add nicely-formatted footnotes. In fact, for biographies of living persons such as the Prachee Adhikari article, inline citations are not just a nice extra but a requirement.
Fifthly, you seem to be confused about the edit history and seem to claim that I made various changes that I didn't make. This is the only edit I made to the article, and all I did was remove some unsourced content and an utterly unreliable source and rewrite some other content based on what the Times of India had to say. Our readers can check that source and confirm that it says what I claimed it says. I didn't change anything about Prachee's theater background or videos she appears in. I would appreciate it if you didn't misrepresent my actions. Huon (talk) 16:53, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Derek farn

Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Quine_%28computing%29 Diff: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=596827740 Comment/question: The problem warned about occurred inside strings within some source code.

The source code is very weird, but it solving a convoluted problem.

The bot should ignore characters between <source>...</source> tags Derek farn (talk) 23:19, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

That depends. What's more likely within those tags: Deliberately mismatched brackets, or brackets mismatched by accident? If it's the latter, the bot should arguably notify users about such mismatches, too. Huon (talk) 00:38, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Am I right in saying that bracket mismatch inside source and code tags can't take out half a page? 930913(Congratulate) 13:13, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
That depends on your definition of "take out". If a bracket is missing in the </source> tag, which could arguably get interpreted as "inside source tags", things may get interesting. Or if you add a reference inside code tags and forget a bracket there, you can make entire paragraphs vanish. Huon (talk) 18:41, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

## RE: Bracket Edit (Lovebytes Page)

Hello, A930913. You have new messages at Ashleyjohnmartin's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Hello, thank-you very much for your advice regarding the broken brackets (syntax). I believe that I have rectified this issue, though I was unsure as to whether I was supposed to delete the brackets or close them with another bracket. I hope that it is correct, if not, I am sure someone will let me know.

Thanks again your feedback was much appreciated!

AshleyAshleyjohnmartin (talk) 12:13, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

You may want to look at Help:Link, which explains the code for external links, and probably better yet, WP:Referencing for beginners, which explains how to easily create nicely-formatted footnotes (including links) via citation templates such as {{cite web}}. That said, at a glance, the vast majority of the sources for the Lovebytes article seem to be primary sources such as Lovebytes' own website or the websites of people and organizations closely associated with Lovebytes. Wikipedia content should be based on secondary sources such as news reports about the organization, or articles in reputable art magazines. The quality of sources is at least as important as the sheer quantity, and I fear this article needs some major cleanup work in this regard. Huon (talk) 14:38, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

## RE: Bracket Edit (OHWiki Page)

Thanks so much for the information. It was my fault on the broken syntax in the history section of the Ohio State Reformatory. I misread on that one before changing it, but I went back and corrected it, a job well done. OHWiki (talk) 17:10, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

## /* */ new section

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Comment/question: Could you clarify the cryptic message left in users talk pages? It took some seconds of scratching my head to figure out that the (out-of-the-blue and with no context) message by modifying 1 "()"s meant "by modifying one parentheses". Why not spell it out with words written in English, so that editors can read it instead of guessing the riddle? Diego (talk) 00:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Because the bot also gives numbers for "[]"s, "{}"s and "<>"s. I doubt "by modifying one parenthesis, two brackets, one brace, and one inequality sign" is that much better than the shorter version. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## ReferenceBot – Jbschev

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Jbschev (talk) 01:10, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Fixed GM Futurliner. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:59, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – 69.106.86.30

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Diff: Huh? Message to me was https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:69.106.86.30&redirect=no

Comment/question: I don't see the problem, I don't know how to fix it, I'm not an editor, I know nothing nothing, just wanted to add a bit of info I found to a sparse page... help? btw, maybe I already fixed the thing after bracketbot saw a first try? Because I kept trying. Here's what bracketbot says it saw, and it doesn't look like that to me:

   List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page:

   com/news/2004/feb/19/i-cover-waterfront/?page=2 |title= I Cover The Waterfront, Chapter II (Max Miller, 1932, serialized in The San Diego Reader, February 19, 2004}}</ref> On 20 March 1934


Thank you, greatly appreciate wikipedia and all the editors 69.106.86.30 (talk) 06:44, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

You forgot a closing parenthesis within the footnote. Fixed. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey is their any short keys on Vada? ///EuroCarGT 22:21, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

The functionality is (kind of) there, though I haven't implemented that many. Space clicks the next in the queue, z moves the left diff previous, and x moves the left diff next. 930913(Congratulate) 22:31, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Cool! I only knew the Space key, I didn't want to test out random keys. Anyways Vada! is easy to use, without needs of additional installed software, it runs fluidly and is a great vandal catcher! ///EuroCarGT 22:38, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – 1017west

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Di’ja:

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Comment/question: i am trying to fix it so just please stop taging it please i am rewritting it now

1017west (talk) 01:49, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for fixing the issue. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Nodrogsenrieb

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Jack Rife Beirnes:

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I was hoping the problems were resolved about the page. Any advice is welcome, Thank you:

Nodrogsenrieb (talk) 01:58, 4 March 2014 (UTC) nodrogsenrieb

I already fixed that. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – 72.130.140.221

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an error at Tetrapulmonata


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I am not a computer specialist. I am a biologist. Do you really expect me to understand this question ?


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Thank you for alerting me to my error.


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72.130.140.221 (talk) 07:39, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

You fixed that yourself - thanks! Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – FiHow

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FiHow (talk) 11:47, 4 March 2014 (UTC) Hi, I am FiHow. Saw your message. I do not know how to fix the references I introduced. Can you help please?

Done, though I removed the press release wholesale. If the only source is a press release, it cannot have been that important an event. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Bbennymichaelroe

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Just to thank BracketBot for detecting the syntax problem. I hoipe all is now fixed. Bbennymichaelroe.


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Bbennymichaelroe (talk) 13:21, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately I had to revert your changes. The source you gave is not one considered reliable for medical topics; it's based on anecdotes, not careful studies and statistical evaluation. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – SpaceLem

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Page: Tau-leaping

Comment/question: The first query is about a half-open time interval $[t,t+\tau)$. The brackets are not supposed to be matched, as the [ indicates that the start of the interval includes the point, while the ) indicates that the end of the interval does not.

The second query (in the sentence prior to point 6) is erroneous, as there is already a matching bracket.

SpaceLem (talk) 13:27, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the first issue you're right; the bot isn't good on math topics (let's just be glad that you didn't use any inequalities). Regarding the second issue, now there is a matching bracket, but it wasn't yet there when the bot notified you. Thank you for fixing it. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – 99.66.4.234

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Page: Celebi (Pokémon)

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Comment/question: I have no idea what is wrong. The new info is correct but I don't know hw to fix the page.

99.66.4.234 (talk) 20:22, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – 123.237.253.76

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123.237.253.76 (talk) 12:50, 5 March 2014 (UTC) Hello Bracket, I don't understand what you are saying, even i donno that there will be an edit option untill i click on it. I born and brought up on srikalahasthi town and i know there is another temple, and i saw your page missed that newly constructed temple, and i just mentioned it using edit. What is that syntax error i didnt understood. Could you please make it live.

The syntax error was a closing parenthesis without a corresponding opening parenthesis. However, I removed the entire "places of interest" section because it didn't cite any reliable sources and largely didn't explain what made those temples places of interest. Huon (talk) 21:33, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

please delete this from Dr Haneef Shareef article it is proposed that this article be deleted because of the following concern .i request to you delete this deletion..Advance thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Balochi tamur (talkcontribs) 17:14, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Firstly, this is not a BracketBot issue; the bot only notifies you about mismatched parentheses. Secondly, the deletion tag should not be removed until the underlying concern is resolved. Multiple editors agreed that's not the case. What we're looking for are articles about Dr Shareef in newspapers or reputable magazines, or similar sources which are subject to editorial oversight and have a reputation for fact-checking. See WP:Identifying reliable sources for more details. Huon (talk) 20:40, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

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Page: George Mann

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Comment/question: Thank you, BracketBot.

Brad Smith (talk) 21:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome, thank you for fixing the issue. Huon (talk) 22:50, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

## ReferenceBot – Bakerstmd

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Page: abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Comment/question: I can't find my error. Can you help me find and fix it?

Bakerstmd (talk) 01:13, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Fixed by original editor. Nice work. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:57, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Meritentertainment

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Page: Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Merit Motion Pictures may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "()"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page. List of unpaired brackets remaining on the page: | Surviving:) The Teenage Brain || Television Documentary || 1 hr|| 2012 || [[Canadian Broadcasting

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Comment/question: the ")" in the title "Surviving:) The Teenage Brain" is actually part of the official Film title. Please don't consider a break in syntax. Meritentertainment (talk) 21:55, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Smileys are a known issue, but I don't think there are enough of them on Wikipedia to warrant a separate treatment. That said, I just nominated the article for deletion because there's no indication the company meets our notability guidelines. You should also take a look at our guideline on conflicts of interest and, last but not least, the username policy, particularly the parts on promotional usernames and usernames implying shared use. Huon (talk) 23:44, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

## Sorry, little bot.

Title said it. 72.218.229.119 (talk) 01:33, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

## Bracketbot's welcome

Hello. I noticed here that Bracketbot added {{welcome}} without any signature. I imagine that this causes some confusion, since the template includes language such as "ask me on my talk page". I wonder if a different template, or maybe directing to the WP:Teahouse would be better. Cnilep (talk) 02:57, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks a lot

The formatting issues had largely been addressed, but the article did not cite any reliable sources and had been tagged for that lack for over a week. All Wikipedia articles should be based on reliable sources that are independent of the subject, such as newspaper articles or published movie reviews. Biographies of living persons without such sources should be deleted, and I have done so for this article. Huon (talk) 14:28, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – SJ Morg

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An unpaired bracket ("parenthesis" in my version of English).

Diff: None (BracketBot didn't change anything, just notified me); my edit (which was not erred)

Comment: The unpaired bracket/parenthesis was contained within an external link's URL, and I copied it correctly. It is not part of any text visible on the Wikipedia page, and BracketBot therefore shouldn't have detected it and notified me. SJ Morg (talk) 08:20, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

While you're right that this is a false positive, whether the bot should have notified you depends on what's more common - deliberately mismatched brackets in links or mismatched brackets in links due to typos. I don't know any statistics, but I'd say it's better to err on the side of caution and to notify a human about a possible mistake that might leave a link broken. Huon (talk) 14:28, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Zfigueroa

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Page:2014 Venezuelan protests

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The brackets are correct:

Zfigueroa (talk) 12:23, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

No they're not, but you fixed the one you introduced. Thanks for that! I have fixed the other. Huon (talk) 14:28, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Bee Cliff River Slob

Jean-François de la Barre

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I intended to use both brackets [[ ]] for linking to French language web page title and parentheses ( ) to indicate English translation of French language web page title.

Bee Cliff River Slob (talk) 15:54, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

## BracketBot – Bee Cliff River SlobBee Cliff River Slob (talk) 15:55, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Jean-François de la Barre

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I intended to use both brackets [[ ]] for linking to French language web page title and parentheses ( ) to indicate English translation of French language web page title.

Bee Cliff River Slob (talk) 15:55, 9 March 2014 (UTC)