User talk:Rjwilmsi/Archives/2009/September

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Dates in Citations

My understanding is that the format 11/11/08 in citations is acceptable, yet I see you've gone into at least one stable GA article that had all dates in that form and changed them to the format 2008-11-11. My understanding is that that is not appropriate. If you think it is, please let me know on what basis. Many thanks.--Epeefleche (talk) 04:41, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Per WP:MOSDATE that abbreviated format is not a supported one. I convert them to the supported abbreviated ISO format of YYYY-MM-DD. You are welcome to change them to the International or American full date format if you prefer it, and it's consistent with the rest of the article. Rjwilmsi 08:10, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


Thanks, I have just updated as my svn refused to run anyway. Will the interwiki bots pick this up? Rich Farmbrough, 11:30, 6 September 2009 (UTC).

Pick this up? Do you mean fix the errors: sometimes. Or do you mean know to update AWB: I don't know. Rjwilmsi 11:36, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Biography articles

Hi. I was wondering if is was possible that you go to Category:Biography articles without living parameter, covnert to article space and run AWB to ass some yob/yod categories. I would also be interested to know which criteria AWB uses to determine that it's dealing with a person. I may have some good ideas. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 09:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

You are now ranked the second in WP:EDITS: Richard Farmbrough has overtook you!!!

Currently you are the runner-up as the most-editing Wikipedian in the English Wikipedia! It is time to pass the editcountitis baton. So any comments or pieces of advice for your successor? :-) (talk) 17:10, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


Can something be done so that AWB does not read citation templates as containing date format errors when they do not? For example in the articles Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin AWB is picking up "08-11" and changing it to "2008-01-01" when the correct access date is 2007-11-08. Part of the problem is that the particular citation template, {{cite podcast}}, splits the access year off from the month and day. This is the second time these two articles have been changed by AWB. Otto4711 (talk) 20:29, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

rev 5366 Exclude {{cite podcast}} from CiteTemplateDates() fixes due to nonstandard use of 'accessdate' parameter.
Not much use you complaining about it happening twice when you didn't contact me about the first error. Fixed now. Rjwilmsi 22:15, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
I wasn't "complaining" about anything. I was bringing an ongoing problem to your attention. There's no need to cop an attitude about it. Otto4711 (talk) 22:50, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
(Text doesn't convey tone very well). I wasn't, and am not, annoyed, but if you'd let me know of the error the first time round, I'd have fixed the error back in April – I wasn't aware of {{cite podcast}} being different to other 'cite' templates. Rjwilmsi 15:05, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Could you please look at this IP 'revoking' permission to use AWB?

See the last few edits at User talk:Marek69 - thanks. Dougweller (talk) 15:11, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

The user has not has their access revoked – the IPs are not admins, so can't do it. This just looks like user abuse, which should be reported to WP:ANI or similar. Rjwilmsi 15:25, 14 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I'm posting to let you know that your name has been mentioned on a list of Highly active users on the talk page for RfA's here. If you are interested in running for administratorship, or if you would like to make any comments, feel free to join the discussion. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 17:39, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

A small fix for references

I have a small request for you. Can you please modify AWB so that " </ref" is replaced with "</ref" (Remove spaces at the end, inside references. This will help us to go one step further in Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Feature_requests#Placement_of_.5B1.5D_within_punctuation. Right now, AWB is unable to group is references as one: User:Magioladitis/Sandbox. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:32, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

rev 5451 Done. Rjwilmsi 19:30, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:34, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Philip Larkin

Hi, just noticed this edit where you remove the p. & pp. from the page(s) parameters on references. These are required as nopp=yes is set. If they are removed then nopp=yes needs to be altered as well so that the template emits the relevant output. Thanks. Keith D (talk) 22:47, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, I'll get AWB updated to not apply that change when the "nopp" parameter is used. Rjwilmsi 09:24, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
rev 5489 AWB corrected. Rjwilmsi 11:09, 29 September 2009 (UTC)