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XLinkBod adding links?[edit]

Hi. I think this might have been an error edit as the bot *added* a link. Also, the edit seems to have messed up the infobox. Could the bot owner please have a look at this? Thanks! - tucoxn\talk 10:55, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Funny. this edit 'unbreaks' an infobox formatting, which results in the addition of an email address, which XLinkBot reverted. The url it added seems to be correct and appropriate. Page was still broken on both ends though. That is why I hope RC patrollers do check behind XLinkBot - sometimes there are additional problems with the edits. Thanks for noting this! --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

How to upload image[edit]

I have an image to upload that i posted on wikipedia. I tried lot but unable to upload image. Can some body help me out. --Ojhaplus (talk) 10:19, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Your account needs a certain 'age' / number of edits - It will work after some time. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:52, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Claude Delvincourt[edit]

O.K. I understand the deletion of the external link to the association "Les Amis de Claude Delvincourt", but I restored the list of works of Delvincourt, which is of course very useful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:49, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I think indeed that the external link does not belong, the rest is fine. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:54, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

BLP Gerard Newcombe[edit]

Hi XLinkBot, We've added fair few number of references to the article. Could you please let me know if we meet the requirements now? Thanking you in advance. deepdat— Preceding unsigned comment added by Deepdag (talkcontribs)

They still do not link to the statements in the article that they should support. I have changed this list to an external links-list, I do think that there is quite some information available to expand the article. --Dirk Beetstra T C 08:57, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Social links[edit]

No problem, I thought the official social links were allowed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krbmedia (talkcontribs) 15:51, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

They are highly discouraged, also the official ones. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:20, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Lake Eustis Museum of Art[edit]

I am the director of Lake Eustis Museum of Art, a 501(3)c nonprofit art museum.

After the first edit/removal of my edits, I removed the Facebook link, as it is a commercial entity -- although a necessary part of every nonprofit these days. I don't understand which of my other edits are objectionable. The link to our .org webpage is not advertising, and in fact was present before my edits.

Richard D. Colvin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rcolvin352 (talkcontribs) 17:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

The bot will revert everything when it detects links that it finds objectable. As the bot suggests, please revert it (with removal of the links it objected against if you agree that these indeed fail our guidelines), reinstating the good parts of the edit. I'll have a look. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Stop your shitty bot from blindly reverting youtube links[edit]

There are plenty of good reasons to add those. JMP EAX (talk) 12:57, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

There are. There are also plenty of good reasons to remove them, as almost all which are relevant to an encyclopedia are copyright violations. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
The good reasons for that were already laid out in the section, there was a template warning for extreme linkfarming, and a 'no more links'-transclusion. The article is quite big, has 50+ references, and links to various information sources outside. Most of the links in that external link section, including the one that triggered the revert of the bot, were plainly superfluous. Also some of the other links fail our inclusion standards. I have therefore cleaned out the linkfarm. Please see the external links guideline and 'What Wikipedia is not' for more info. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:20, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

HTTP to HTTPS[edit]

This change is valid because HTTPS should be preferred for non-Wikipedia links. (talk) 16:55, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Not that there is a preference, but the bot should not have tripped over this change, indeed. I'll keep this in mind as a 'bug', making the bot strip protocols. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:52, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Deleted wrong link[edit]

It looks like the bot screwed up on this edit. It deleted the only link that was NOT facebook. —teb728 t c 23:39, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, the 'references' can all be removed (and I have). It tripped over an earlier edit, but got confused in the process I think. Funny 'bug'. Have to think about this. --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:06, 19 August 2014 (UTC)