User talk:Smith609

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Please note: to avoid duplication, I'll reply to queries on this page.

Trilobite image showing soft tissue[edit]

Hi, you uploaded a wonderfull photo that has now been renamed to [File:Olenoides serratus oblique with antennas.jpg]. This is the only known trilobite species with caudal cerci. There is a slight chance you may still have or would be in the position to make an image of the pygidial area of this specimen where these caudal cerci can be seen. It would really be helpful if you could upload such an image. Kind regards, -Dwergenpaartje (talk) 12:52, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Bot translation into Swedish[edit]

We are currently engaging researchers to write on Wikipedia within our university, please see As for now, about 30-60 researchers are active to some degree and one of their main interest is to add relevant references to the articles. This is easy on enwp thanks to your great bot, but we would very much appreciate to also have it on svwp. We are especially interested in the templates where you can enter ISBN and PMID/DOI. I can do the translation of templates and parameters. Is there anything else that you need? A bot permission can be applied for at, but we can prepare the application for you if you wish. --Olle Terenius (SLU) (talk) 14:54, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

citations gadget[edit]

Hi Martin, I played a bit with MediaWiki:Gadget-citations.js and it seems to very useful gadget. I would like to copy it to hewiki and to improve it to work also in VisualEditor :) By viewing the code I saw it sends a post request to with the editform, and I have some questions regarding it:

  • What parameters does it expect from the editform? (the visualeditor doesn't have "editform", but I can create a dummy one with the required fields)
  • It seems that the php script uses the previous location (the location of edit of the article which I navigated from) to send the user back to editing. I want to find a "workaround" for it, so I can get there from other location (visual editor editing).
    • Is there a json or xml interface for ajaax reqests to text.php/citation-bot? for example a JSONP wrapper for expand.php -> expand_text. A JS script that calls a function "calllback" with expanded text e.g something like:
      echo "$_REQUEST["callback"]({expandedText:" . expand_text(mb_convert_encoding($_REQUEST["text"], "UTF-8")), ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8'). "})"
    • Or alternatively, is text.php open-source? (and if yes, where is the code?) Never mind, I found it on toolserver

Thanks, Eran (talk) 18:28, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Laurel wreath[edit]

Robot laurier happy.svg For your great Citation bot. Thank you! The RedBurn (ϕ) 13:18, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Hear, hear! {{cite doi}} just saved a lot of my precious time while writing deep belief network! QVVERTYVS (hm?) 14:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Citation Bot error[edit]

Howdy, thanks for your work on Citation Bot. I wanted to alert you to a bit of a mishap with today's featured article. Citation bot corrected the citations in this edit, but three of them it duplicated editor-first or editor1-first. I fixed them in three edits here, but thought I would let you know. Thanks again and have a happy holiday season! --TeaDrinker (talk) 02:18, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Again, thanks for your excellent work on Citation Bot. Today we seemed to have a mishap on "Diffuse interstellar band" ‎ (at revision 592873738 by Fconaway). The bot INTRODUCED AN ERROR by replacing the primary author's name with the secondary author's name. Please review this, as I'm not sure why or how this happened.Fconaway (talk) 23:52, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Something like this happened again today on Type Ia supernova.Fconaway (talk) 21:42, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
This is a known bug (or set of bugs) that has been reported in multiple varieties on the Citation bot talk page. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:43, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


You recently fixed two issues I reported about Citation bot. I just wanted to let you know I appreciate that. Debresser (talk) 16:38, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome (-: Thanks for the note – hopefully more fixes are soon to follow! Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 19:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

I wanted to tack on to this by thanking you for promptly responding to my bug report. Really appreciate it! If you need help testing the new version let me know. I am actually a Software QA Engineer by trade so I have some experience testing. :-) --Zackmann08 (talk) 22:07, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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palaeontology and evolution
Thank you for sharing your studies of palaeontology and evolution, for example Ediacara biota, to (quoting you) "improve content and accessibility, and reliability", and thank you for promoting "useful tools", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:32, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 152nd recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Uh oh - toolbox.js[edit]

When I click on Edit history stats, or page watchers under the Statistics toolbox in the right margin, I get the following - 403: User account expired The page you requested is hosted by the Toolserver user wiki_researcher, whose account has expired. Toolserver user accounts are automatically expired if the user is inactive for over six months. To prevent stale pages remaining accessible, we automatically block requests to expired content. See: [1] ??? AtsmeConsult 01:53, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, the toolserver itself is expired, now. Do you have an updated link, or any suggestions of how to find one? Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 10:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, Martin - you might want to read the following responses I got at the Village Pump: [2] under the section: Is_there_a_fix_for_the_expired_Toolserver_user_wiki_researcher?

They have block citation bot again[edit]

Some tool has blocked your tool. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 16:54, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Citation bot down?[edit]

It appears that citation bot is down. It does not appear to be blocked, but more likely there is an issue with the tool server - "jumping the queue" also does not work. Last edit of citation bot was on August 29. Thanks. -- (talk) 10:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Until I run an update tonight, the dev version seems to be working; replace 'citation' in the URL with 'citations-dev'. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 10:15, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. Martin (Smith609 – Talk) 19:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


The taxonomy section is messed up. There is a missing template somewhere. I'm not familiar with it to know what is missing. Could you take a look? Bgwhite (talk) 18:44, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I was fixing this page's refs, and I thought I might have messed it up, so I took a stab at it just now. In any event, I have added some seriously kludgy formatting to it to make it look halfway reasonable. Someone who understands the taxonomy and the templates being used may want to clean it up further. For one thing, some taxonomic names are italicized, and some are not. I don't know if there is a valid reason for that. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:07, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Valdiviathyris quenstedti automated taxobox[edit]

Thank you for initiating an article on the genus Valdiviathyris, which was at that moment considered monotypic. You did so using an automated taxobox, a template I haven't mastered. Recently an article has been published that describes Valdiviathyris bicornis Holmer, Popov & Bassett, 2013, from the Silurian of Gotland. I believe that best practice is that extant species have their own entry while fossil species are dealt with in the entry of the genus they belong to. My request to you is if you could create a Valdiviathyris quenstedti page that may consist only of the automated taxobox, and drop me a line, so I can add content. Thank you in advance, regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 12:18, 26 September 2014 (UTC).