User talk:Yobot

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Yobot changed quotation in titles of sources in Abkhazian presidential election, 2014[edit]


I think this is wrong as Wikipedia should faithfully reproduce titles of sources, so I manually reverted it. sephia karta | dimmi 17:07, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

sephia karta it changed quotation marks. This is OK according to Manual of Style. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:12, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Could you point me to the relevant section? I don't see why it should be desirable to actively change quotation marks in titles of cited works. sephia karta | dimmi 22:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
sephia karta it should be covered at MOS:QUOTEMARKS#Quotation_marks. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I still don't understand the rationale why one should want to do this in this specific context, but I leave it to you how you want to deal with this. sephia karta | dimmi 22:53, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
sephia karta I am not Manual of Style (MoS) expert. I mainly follow the MoS. Thanks for the report and the heads up. I informed others to get some more feedback on the rationale behind it. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:56, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
sephia karta. two different quotation marks were changed.
  1. Guillemets (« or ») are not used in English. This being the English Wikipedia, sort of rules out non-English glyphs.
  2. Curly quotation marks (" or ") shouldn't be used because they are not found on a standard English keyboard. Typewriter quotation marks (") are to be used. Instead of using two keys, early typewriters dropped the curly quotation and used only one key.
Bgwhite (talk) 00:29, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Bgwhite Yes but i) this was a title of a source and faithfully reproducing it should imo trump what we do with our text ii) the title was not in English, and not even in Latin script, so our standards for how we write English don't apply sephia karta | dimmi 08:52, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
sephia karta We are faithfully reproducing it to the equivalent English glyph. «, " and " all mean the same thing. This is also standard with English publishers and newspapers. Remember, you are on the English Wikipedia with English Wikipedia rules. English Wikipedia rules state per WP:MOSQUOTE#Typographic conformity, Replacing non-English typographical elements with their English equivalents. For example, replace guillemets (« ») with straight quotation marks.. Also per MOS:QUOTEMARKS#Quotation marks
Also, as you are not using an English title, please use the |trans_title= parameter in the cite template. Bgwhite (talk) 09:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Bgwhite By that logic, would you replace the Danda | in Hindi text with a full stop, because this is the English Wikipedia? I really don't think applying our standards for English to text in another language and even another script, ending up with a hybrid of two scripts, is what we should want. (On a side note, I agree with the policy to standardise punctuation in English language quotations, I just think that both titles of sources (even in English) and strings of text in other languages should be treated differently.) sephia karta | dimmi 10:43, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Tagging for WP:ATHLETICS[edit]


There seems to be an error here - many of the articles being tagged aren't even remotely related to athletics (e.g. Agudat Yisrael, Baldwin III of Jerusalem). Number 57 10:18, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

57 investigating... -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:21, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

It's crazy. These pages do not even seem to share something in common... -- Yobot (talk) 10:29, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

No problems in tagging till 06:27, 30 July 2014. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:34, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

No problems in category talk space. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:37, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Number 57 Thanks for the report. Some random pages have been tagged in the period 09:57-10:17 today (20 minutes). I can't find the source of the problem. They share some common in title with some of the correct pages tagged but nothing more. I started reverting. You are welcome to help. I fixed everything till 10:00. 17 minutes to go. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:51, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

All(?) falsely edits reverted. I will regenerate the list and search for problems. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:13, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Found the problematic category! Category:Commons category with local link same as on Wikidata. 188,000 items! -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:24, 4 August 2014 (UTC)


What happend to Robbie Watkins? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:09, 14 August 2014 (UTC)



Ie here. VQuakr (talk) 08:44, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Ooops. Fixed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:49, 15 August 2014 (UTC)