Wikipedia talk:Article alerts

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AAlertBot and RfD[edit]

AAlertBot should be changed to use Category:All redirects for discussion instead of Category:Redirects for discussion due to changes discussed at Template talk:Rfd#Edit request to alter category tagged page is placed. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying. I really need to free some time now to get around to adjusting. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 12:51, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

What do bold entries mean?[edit]

Some entries, such as "Margaritis Kastellis" in this edit, appear bold. Why? — Sebastian 06:42, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I think they are new ones. A day later the bolding will be removed. See Tomska in that edit - it is one day old so had the bolding removed. Nurg (talk) 08:08, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
@SebastianHelm: New, or changed circumstances. In the example that you gave, there are four boldface entries: three are bolded because they are new additions to the report (Margaritis Kastellis and the first Celia Berrell were put up for AFD; Category:Dakar Rally winning vehicles entry was put up for CFD); the other one (the second Celia Berrell entry) is bolded because it was de-PRODded. When those two AFDs and the CFD are closed, these three will again get boldface, regardless of whether the discussion closes as "keep" or "delete". --Redrose64 (talk) 13:38, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Great answers, thanks! Should we put this on the page somewhere? I don't want to confuse the bot. — Sebastian 17:22, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Why is there no CFD section in WikiProject Business?[edit]

Just curious to find out why wp: WikiProject Business does not have a section for wp:CFD in its alerts? Ottawahitech (talk) 19:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Presumably because none of the cats that have the WikiProject banner are currently at CfD. There are certainly a lot of categories listed at Category:Category-Class WikiProject Business articles - have you any examples of cats that you know to be at CfD that aren't being listed? --Redrose64 (talk) 23:21, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

What happened to article alerts in WikiProject Taxation?[edit]

WP: WikiProject Taxation currently says No Article alerts at this time., but there is at least one article and one category currently in deletion discussion. Any speculation appreciated. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:35, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't know about the category (because you don't say which one), but as for the article, its talk page was given a {{WikiProject Taxation}} at 01:12, 12 February 2015.
AAlertBot (talk · contribs) normally starts at 09:00 (UTC) and takes just over 25 minutes to complete, but according to its status page, the 12 February run (which is where that AfD would have shown up for the first time) never completed, so it's presumably stuck at some point before Taxation. It appears that the bot hasn't done anything since 09:10, 12 February 2015 - the last page that it wrote to was Wikipedia:WikiProject District of Columbia/Article alerts, so presumably it's stuck in the D's. Once it's going again, the AfD should be picked up the next time that the bot runs to completion. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:43, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
@Redrose64: Thanks so much for your help, Sorry for not being specific enough. The category and article currently nominated for deletion are:
I just checked Wikipedia:WikiProject_Taxation#Article_alerts and but still says: ‘’’No Article alerts at this time. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:50, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
It won't change, until AAlertBot (contribs linked earlier) starts moving again. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:57, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

No AFD notification[edit]

Does anyone know why this bot stopped on February 12 and who can be notified to start it again? There's an AfD for an article included in a project I work on that hasn't been added as expected. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 14:17, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

I already sent a note to Headbomb (talk · contribs). --Redrose64 (talk) 15:18, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Any indication the bot might be coming back soon (both owners are pretty inactive these days), or should someone start work on a replacement? --ThaddeusB (talk) 16:35, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Answered by Hellknowz below, thanks. --ThaddeusB (talk) 19:16, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
It's been started manually, let's see how far it gets. --Redrose64 (talk) 00:42, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech, Stevietheman, ThaddeusB, and Hellknowz: It ran to completion. --Redrose64 (talk) 01:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Just saw its latest update. Thank you. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 01:19, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Bridges lacking alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Bridges which seems inactive has not had alerts added to the project. Just wondering if someone could create an alerts for it, or better still walk us through how alerts are created. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 16:31, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

In the blue box at the top of this page, there's a link Subscribing. This should have everything that you need. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:20, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Redrose64, Yes I know, I have tried to add alerts to projects in the past and managed to spend a lot of time and still got it wrong, sigh. I was hoping someone cleverer than me could lead the way for me and for others who would like to add Alerts to their project. I promise that if someone can shows me how to do it right, I will folloup by adding Alerts to wp:WikiProject Electronics which is also lacking Article Alerts. Ottawahitech (talk) 22:14, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Really there are only two things to do, see Wikipedia:Article alerts/Subscribing#Done: add an entry (the {{ArticleAlertSubscription}} template) to Wikipedia:Article alerts/Subscription list#B, and add {{/Article alerts}} to WP:WikiProject Bridges. That will show as a redlink until AAlertBot (talk · contribs) next runs to completion. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:42, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

AAlertBot appears to be down[edit]

Hasn't edited since 2/12. --ThaddeusB (talk)

@ThaddeusB: We know. See #What happened to article alerts in WikiProject Taxation?. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:44, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, balls. I really need a better way to keep track of the bot's activity. It probably just had a network disconnect or something again. I'll ping Headbomb and get it running again. —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 16:58, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

AAlertBot down since April 14[edit]

As you can see, AAlertbot hasn't run since 04:39, 14 April 2015 (Eastern U.S.). Stevie is the man! TalkWork 05:39, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

I'll give it a kick tonight when I get home. I could have sworn it ran over the week end, but I guess it didn't. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 12:13, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

AAlertBot hasn't run for 4 days[edit]

Last ran at 08:11, 18 May 2015 UTC. Nurg (talk) 07:48, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Right you are. I'll get on it. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 12:24, 22 May 2015 (UTC)