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User script listings cleanup project[edit]

I'm leaving this message for all recent contributors to Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts.

This scripts listing page is in dire need of cleanup. To facilitate this, I've created a new draft listing at Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts cleanup. You're invited to list scripts you know to be currently working and relevant. Eventually this draft page can replace the current scripts listing.

If you'd like to comment or collaborate on this proposal, see the discussion I started here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject User scripts#Scripts listing cleanup project. Thanks! Equazcion (talk) 00:19, 25 Mar 2012 (UTC)

User script list deprecation[edit]

Wikipedia's list of user scripts is in bad shape, in that it is disorganized and contains many non-working, unmaintained, or thoroughly obsolete entries. Cleanup has been on the to-do list since 2007, but little progress has been made. Instead, the whole list is now set to be deprecated on 1 May 2012, to be replaced with a new list. This draft list has been up for about a month, and in that time I've been soliciting script users and authors to come add scripts they know to be working and relevant.

If you know of scripts that you would like to survive this deprecation (and are confirmed working and relevant), you're welcome to add them to the new list. Note that the old list will be retained and linked from the main list, so there is no real deadline. Thanks for your help. Equazcion (talk) 00:57, 22 Apr 2012 (UTC)

2013 Philadelphia Wiki-Picnic: Saturday, June 22[edit]

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You are invited to the Philadelphia edition of the Great American Wiknic taking place in Penn Park, on Saturday, June 22, 2013! We would love to see you there!--User:Ocaasi (talk)|}}


Hi, Can you tell me how I start a new paragraph because whenever I try to do so, a gray box appears around it. Thanks, adgane (talk) 13:49, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar of Awesome[edit]

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You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work on The Wikipedia Adventure.

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.

Thank you again :) --Ocaasi 15:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


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Hey dude! wanna be my friend? I'm KoolAdam246 KoolAdam246 (talk) 15:32, 10 November 2013 (UTC)


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Hi Superm401 I want to be adopted! I am new here and I'm not sure what to do. can you help me? KoolAdam246 (talk) 15:40, 10 November 2013 (UTC)KoolAdam246

COI limit[edit]

Superm401, I started a discussion at conflict of interest limit based on a overview of what you and other editors said. Please review it when have the opportunity. DavidinNJ (talk) 21:19, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Edit to Mediawiki page on sv.wikipedia[edit]


I am a bit curious about this edit, or rather about the edit comment. As far as I can understand, the contents of Mediawiki:Signupend does not appear on the new signup page.

Kind regards NH (talk) 09:00, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey NH, Matt's pretty busy today so I thought I'd chime in, since we worked together on this. The story behind this is that in the redesign of account creation and login, we replaced these large blocks of text with links to local username policies and help guides to logging in or signing up. Then we removed those messages from the code. However, some non-Wikipedia wikis which run MediaWiki need those blank messages for legal disclaimers, so we restored them and then blanked them. Otherwise the now-redundant content would be restored with the next code release. Make sense? Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 20:30, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, makes sense. Thanks! /NH (talk) 13:32, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

TWA substitutions[edit]

Hey Matt! The javascript API calls substitute messages like WP:TWA/Welcome. I'm trying to get the {current date} and {basepagename} (username) to appear in the messages. I've been using 'noinclude' tags, but these aren't working. Someone suggested this change, curious what you think:


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Hello, Superm401. You have new messages at ProveIt GT's talk page.
Message added 17:11, 4 January 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Matty.007 17:11, 4 January 2014 (UTC)


A proposal has been made to create a Live Feed to enhance the processing of Articles for Creation and Drafts. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/RfC to create a 'Special:NewDraftsFeed' system. Your comments are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 06:29, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Disambiguation link notification for February 8[edit]

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Iraq oil law (2007)[edit]

I think I fixed all the citations and wiki-problems, so I removed your tags. If there are still issues, please tag it again. Bearian (talk) 19:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

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I owe you a slight apology for reverting you wholesale; your edit looked very like the Hindutva POV pushers that perennially hound that article (although right now it is skewed in the opposite direction.) In any case, your current version is an improvement, so thanks. Vanamonde93 (talk) 01:23, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Can you help me with this -- an article has been merged when deletion review result was 'keep' and discussion of merger was on.[edit]

Hi User:Superm401, and User:Callanecc, the result of discussion for deletion of Ayodhya and After: Issues Before Hindu Society was keep. The merger was against consensus in the middle of a discussion and it was carried out in gross negligence of merge guidelines -- I can't even find the talk page of the merged article. I have brought it up on the relevant talk page. It must be reverted, how can I do that? Can you guide me to the relevant guidelines? Jyoti (talk) 09:44, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

I have reverted the merge and updated the talk page and the merge discussion section. Thank you. Jyoti (talk) 10:10, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Proveit broken[edit]

I see you used to work on Proveit... something has changed in the last few days to make it unusable. Lots of comments at the talk page. Fyunck(click) (talk) 19:55, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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Deprecated parameter in ProveIt: 'month'[edit]

I notice that the "journal" reference type inserts 'month', which is now a deprecated parameter. D'Ranged 1 has posted a more extensive list on the ProveIt talk page. Would you be able to remove the parameter? Thank you — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 13:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

War in Donbass[edit]

I requested War in Donbass to be fully protected days ago because of a content dispute. That dispute has long since been resolved, but the article is still protected despite rapidly developing events. I already asked at WP:RPP, but they are being slow. Can you please return this article to semi-protection? I have a paragraph update prepared, but cannot add it. RGloucester 21:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

TWA - protected edit requests[edit]

Hi, I'm posting here because you're shown as "Guided Tours development and support" at WP:TWA/About. Regarding Wikipedia talk:TWA/Portal and other subpages of Wikipedia talk:TWA - why do so many protected edit requests get submitted? See for example history of Wikipedia talk:TWA/1/Bio. Not one of them is a valid request, they're mostly just random comments. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:33, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Redrose64:. Hey. I'm one of the developers on the GuidedTour extension, and thus I provided some technical help to Ocaasi. However, he is the primary author of The Wikipedia Adventure (TWA). TWA is intended to provide a new way for beginners to learn how to use Wikipedia. The associated pages are also protected, I assume so new users testing or playing around don't unintentionally (or otherwise) disrupt it.
If you log off (to see what it looks like for non-admins), then visit a TWA edit page, you'll see a prominent button to "Submit an edit request". That is probably what people are clicking, unfortunately even when they don't have an actual intended edit. This is not TWA-specific. I believe it comes from Template:Protected_page_text/full, via MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. Superm401 - Talk 05:31, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
The thing is, it does tend to fill up the WP:PER system with irrelevant non-requests. There are three lists for PERs, and this is what just one of those lists looked like at the time that you posted the comment above. The last three are all TWA users saying "Hey! Isn't this great!" or some such. We've always had a few non-requests each week, usually from people playing "what happens if I press this button?" - often they click "Submit an edit request" and save without actually adding any text. But since about June this year, those which are in some way connected with TWA have been happening in significantly greater numbers. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:38, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Is this you?[edit]

Hello Superm401! Just came across this edit, and was wondering if that account is who they claim to be (that is, you). If so, is there any relation between that account and other Test accounts like these four I found? Just curious, wondering if you can shed some light on this. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 23:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Howicus:. We discussed on IRC, but just for the record, I made User:Test 2014-09-11 and User:Test 2014-09-11 2 and that first test edit (the one that says superm401) was mine. Superm401 - Talk 00:17, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

File metadata cleanup[edit]

Hello Matt,

I'm contacting you because you offered to help with the File metadata cleanup drive on this wiki. Thank you!

There are still many files lacking machine-readable information, and many of them can be fixed by adding special markers to the information and copyright templates. Can you help? Even occasional or small edits are appreciated :)

I'm available via email, IRC or on-wiki to answer questions if you're not sure how to proceed. Let me know if you need help! Guillaume 21:56, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Hello Superm401, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
 !dea4u  09:25, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Commons Helper script[edit]

Hi, I'm interested in your Commons Helper user script: User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js

I tried copying the code to my common.js file (and yes, I did shift-reload). But I don't see any new interface elements where I could click to invoke CH when I look at a local file here (like File:P15exhibw.jpg).

Have I failed to install it properly? Am I missing the place I should look for the button? Or..? -Pete (talk) 03:40, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Peteforsyth: Thanks for trying it. It only shows on the edit screen currently (right above the edit box). Superm401 - Talk 04:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Aha, thanks! I see the button now, and successfully used it on File:'Eyes', Collage on paper 1965.jpg. \o/
So, I hope I do not come across as looking a gift horse in the mouth -- this is an excellent thing. But some suggestions -- and I'm curious if you are thinking about adding any of these options:
  • Can the button (or perhaps a link in the lefthand nav) be added to the main screen, to save a click?
  • Is it possible to pre-fill the name of the file, saving a copy-paste? (I tried it on a second file, and this worked. Not sure what went wrong the first time, but maybe not a major concern.)
  • Any way to port this to other wikis? (My main use right now is on English Wikisource).
Thanks for making this -- I'm going to keep using it now that I have it. -Pete (talk) 04:13, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Peteforsyth: Thanks for the feedback. Note, I only wrote the code to start the process (which is partly based on some earlier code by Krimpet). The part at Tool Labs (Move-to-commons assistant) was written by Magnus Manske. I've now added it to the toolbox ("Tools" section in the sidebar). Note you will have to re-copy the loader script from User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js. I think the pre-fill issue is because of the single quotes. I believe I am encoding it correctly, but there seems to be an edge case the Tool Labs implementation does not handle. I made some modifications that should allow it to work on Wikisource. You should be able to make it work everywhere by copying the loader (User:Superm401/CommonsHelper Labs.js) to meta:User:Peteforsyth/global.js. Alternatively, you can just put it in common.js on English Wikisource. If you put it in your global.js, remove the copy from User:Peteforsyth/common.js. Otherwise, it will load twice. Superm401 - Talk 05:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I am familiar with CH and have used it for some time -- but I am happy to have a handier interface to it. Thank you so much for the quick response to my feedback -- very helpful! I have been having some unrelated problems using it on Wikisource (I've asked Magnus about it on his Commons talk page) so I won't be able to test from there until I can get that resolved, but I look forward to using it there. Thanks! -Pete (talk) 06:00, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
FYI, the new code introduces an extraneous ".org" when it pre-fills the form. -Pete (talk) 19:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Peteforsyth: Thanks, fixed now. Let me know if you hit any other problems. Superm401 - Talk 05:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)