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Orphan tags part IV

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB places the orphan template on too many pages. Snowman (talk) 21:05, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

AWB doesn't count links to page's redirects.

To duplicate: Apply AWB to Premier Kelso Hurdle, which has two links to it and one redirect. Verreaux's Monal-Partridge which has 1 link ti itself and much more to its redirects.
Site URL: en wiki
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5438
Workaround Need to view the page then click "what links here" to assess.
Fixed in version 5.0.0.1 rev 6013, rev 6113, rev 6133


Premier Kelso Hurlde is an orphan then. It must have at least 3 non-redirect links. Don't worry for an article being tagged as an orphan. This doesn't mean it'll be deleted. It means that editors have to link it with more articles. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:08, 24 September 2009 (UTC) From WP:ORPHAN: Orphan: An article with fewer than three incoming links which meet the criteria for linking below. For the purposes of the strict definition, the following pages do not count toward the three incoming links: Disambiguation pages, Redirects, Soft redirects, Discussion pages of articles, Wikipedia pages outside of article space. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:11, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps, the "Coventry and Bedworth Urban Area" article is a better example. After AWB added the orphan template JL-Bot removed it. This article has a few redirects, but more than about 20 links go to one of the redirects. Snowman (talk) 21:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
OK. This IS a bug. This article is not orphan. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:29, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Per WP:ORPHAN as cited above, the article is an orphan. So... no, this is not a bug. –Drilnoth (T • C • L) 21:28, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
So, the definition has to change to "when an article, or its redirects, have less than 3 incoming links... -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:29, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
The definition seems fine to me; the redirects themselves don't count (there could be 20 redirects and no other links, and the article would be an orphan), but if there were no direct links to the article but redirects to it were linked 20 times, then it wouldn't be orphaned. The links to redirects are still links to that article, there's just one more step in the process. –Drilnoth (T • C • L) 21:31, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
So, we don't disagree. This article has only one redirect linking to it but this redirect is linked by 20 articles. Thus, it's not orphan. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:33, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Here is another article to think about "Verreaux's Monal-Partridge" - I have not wikilinked it here in case it affects the link count. At the present time AWB will add an orphan template, and I expect JL-Bot will remove it again, as it has already done twice. It seems that JL-Bot is doing something different to AWB 5438. Snowman (talk) 21:42, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Same case as above. I'll ask JL-Bot to see. Seems it handles orphans better. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:44, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
JL-Bot has been busy recently; see JL-Bot's contributions. Snowman (talk) 22:02, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
(@ Magioladitis, a few posts ago)... but the redirect isn't linked to from any articles. –Drilnoth (T • C • L) 22:07, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
Obviously, we are talking for different articles. The first one (Premier Kelso Hurlde) is orphan, the second one (Coventry and Bedworth Urban Area) is not. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:59, 25 September 2009 (UTC) you are right. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:33, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
J-L states that "it uses the Adopted Orphans toolserver report to determine which tags to remove". I don't know if AWB could use this. This would slow things down. At least right now the "remove tag" can be ~100% accurate (if we adopt my disamb check). The "add tag" is highly inaccurate. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:08, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
    • It still has problems with orphans using SVN 5918 on "Eared-nightjar". Snowman (talk) 12:51, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
We haven't still done anything to fix this bug. We limited the bug bu not fixed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:57, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Adds unneeded orphan tag to this article and other articles with plenty of links, when a find and replace edit has taken place. Weirdly, I copied the article to my sandbox and it works fine, no tag added. :^S Mattg82 (talk) 01:25, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Tagger works only in article space. A supage of user space is not an orphan. -- Magioladitis (talk) 02:04, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6013. Now AWB counts the number of incoming links to the article and its redirects excluding the number of redirects! -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:47, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

6088 & 6092 adds tag to Greatest Hits – Volumen 1993–2003. Mattg82 (talk) 00:33, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
The current list provider filters off redirects, including the redirect page. Currently meaning we then strip anything that links to those redirects... Not sure if this is right/intended behaviour on MW's part (i thought it worked before..?). Investigating. Reedy 01:50, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't know what or how but something changed to the provider and not inside AWB's code. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:22, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Ok, so. bugzilla:22245 is fixed, mw:Special:Code/MediaWiki/61447. Gotta wait for that to be scapped out. That's stops redirects being filtered out at the top level by MW, and therefore we still get direct pages that redirect to it. We still then filter pages that are redirects that link to those.. rev 6112 makes awb strip the top level redirects. rev 6113 fully offloads it onto AWB for the time being, with a comment to revert it when r61447 is live on wmf wiki's. Reedy 23:56, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6113 "fixed" a bug preventing the last commit to work correctly. Awaiting for a change in MediaWiki code. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:58, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6133 reverts 6113 as the change has now gone live. See [1] Reedy 11:49, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Redirects and Orphan tags

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB not counting redirects in regards to Orphan Tag Avicennasis @ 22:13, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: English Wikipedia, article SOCKS
Operating system XP Pro ver. 5.1.2600
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version


AWB added an orphan tag to the article SOCKS. t seems that the article had ~50 inbound links, however they were all through a redirect from SOCKS_(Protocol). Another user left me a a note on my talk page to notify me of this. After reviewing the criteria for an orphaned article It states: "For the purposes of the strict definition, the following pages do not count toward the three incoming links: ...Redirects (but the links to the redirects count)" To be honest, I don't understand this fully. If was counting all the links to the SOCKS_(Protocol) redirect, there were ~50 links, so it's not an orphan. Else, if the redirect itself counts for being linked, there was 1. I am not 100% sure there is a problem, but I figures I would let someone with a better understanding know of this. Thanks! Update: Another example - going to the Sándor Radó article, and seeing what links there from article space and hiding redirects shows only two - this must be what AWB saw for the less than three links when it prompted me to add the orphan tag. The Sándor Radó article has 14 incoming links.

I don't use AWB so I didn't know about this but if AWB is prompting users to add the orphan tag and not counting incoming links from redirects this definitely needs to be fixed. We could have many articles with an unwarranted orphan tag already. -- œ 22:18, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
I would like to suggest that AWB be changed to only prompt users to add an orphan tag if there are no incoming links; as the orphan criteria also recommends to "only place the {{orphan}} tag if the article has ZERO incoming links from other articles." -- œ 22:23, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Please check archives. This is fixed in 5.0.0.1. --Magioladitis (talk) 23:01, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Great. Is there a way to stop 5.0.0.0 from adding only these tags in the meantime? (And I did search the archives, although apparently not well enough.) Avicennasis @ 01:00, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Download a snapshot of 5.0.0.1. I ll ask Reedy to release 5.0.1.0 asap. -- Magioladitis (talk) 02:54, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Done. (Verified now using new version - Help>About V.5.0.0.1 SVN 6269) Ran a few articles, and it seemed ok. However, on article Admission on motion I checked Pages that link to "Admission on motion" from article space and got four. two of them links, and the other two redirects. It seems there may still be some refinement needed. Avicennasis @ 03:54, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
I believe only articles that link to that article or its redirects are counted, not the redirects themselves. So Admission on motion has two direct incoming links (Admission to the bar in the United States and Reciprocity (international relations)) but no incoming links through its two redirects. Svick (talk) 11:41, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
True. Where should it be the best place to make a list of examples? It seems to be necessary. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:05, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Summary:

Question: We can add an option to add orphan to article with NO incoming links ONLY. But we will still be removing existing orphan tags ONLY if they have THREE incoming links or more. Right? Articles that are already tagged and have 1 or 2 links will remain unchanged. I think this was the consensus. Please confirm. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:15, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes, this sounds perfect. Thank you. -- œ 12:22, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Added in rev 6289-rev 6292. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:08, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Cannot remove "Canada – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement" from ListMaker by skipping

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description As per RJW on skype, you cannot remove "Canada – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement" by skipping, it says the list doesnt contain that. Reedy 15:56, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4903
Workaround
Fixed in version 5.0.0.0


Space after - on the Article.Equals is not the same. Reedy 16:17, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
It works now. I will mark as fixed in version 5. Rjwilmsi 09:23, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

KingbotK plugin AWB botches certain MiszaBot settings

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description See [2] - the bot seems to think "{{talkarchivenav|noredlinks=yes}}" is a {{talkheader}} that needs to be moved to the top of the page. –xenotalk 13:56, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run KingbotK plugin genfixes on an article with this code.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version 4903.5956
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6017


What happens if you do genfixes without kingbotk? Does it still happen? -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:11, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Nope, only with KingbotK –xenotalk 14:30, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed. KingbotK should not be messing with talkheader anymore. It's part of AWB's genfixes. -- Magioladitis (talk) 15:21, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Note: KingbotK does something nice. It reports when it moves talk header on the top. We should do the same for AWB in the edit summary. Edit summaries for talk pages are fairly poor right now. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:54, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

My suggestion:

  1. Enable AWB to move talk header (and skiptotalk) on the top  Done in v5.0
  2. Remove the function from KingbotK  Done in v5.0
  3. Keep the trace thing  Done in v5.0
  4. Add something in the edit summary  Done in v5.0

-- Magioladitis (talk) 13:55, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Updated per 5.0.0.0 -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:42, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6017 Talkheader Regex updated not to match "{{talkarchivenav|noredlinks=yes}}". Rjwilmsi 08:28, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

AWB adding trailing comma to edit summaries

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description This might be filed under "unwanted feature" ? What's with the trailing comma? [3]xenotalk 14:35, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version 4903.5974 - 5001.5998
Workaround
Fixed in version 6002


Suppressed AWB banner i bet... I'll have a poke. Reedy 14:42, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Actually. With that trailing )... That doesn't seem like AWB directly.. Reedy 15:19, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

xeno, how do you produce this edit summary? -- Magioladitis (talk) 15:23, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

The final closing bracket is actually from mediawiki. –xenotalk 15:35, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Replication criteria plox? Reedy 19:51, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

I noticed this today as well; see here. Using rev5956; edit summary was entered as normal on the start tab. – TMF 09:12, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Probably fixed now (5990). Please check. -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:34, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Still there in v5 (5996) - [4]TMF 01:39, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Confirmed, still there. [5] I assume the comma is meant to separate the edit summary from the "using AWB" - but when bots suppress the advert, it looks strange. –xenotalk 14:37, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Am i right in thinking, that that is ONLY the user entered summary? There isn't anything generated by anything else Reedy 14:44, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Affirmative. –xenotalk 16:09, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6002 if it is. Reedy 16:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
Fixed then. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:52, 13 January 2010 (UTC)


UnauthorizedAccessException in Updater.DeleteIfExists

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Thread:
Exception: UnauthorizedAccessException
Message: L'accès au chemin d'accès 'C:\Program Files\AWB\Diff.dll' est refusé. [Translation : Access to this path is refused]
Call stack:
   à System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   à System.IO.File.Delete(String path)
   à AwbUpdater.Updater.DeleteIfExists(String name)
   à AwbUpdater.Updater.CopyFiles()
   à AwbUpdater.Updater.UpdateAwb()

Zetud (talk) 20:42, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 2.0.0.2
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Okay, so your current user doesn't have write access to the AWB directory, probably due to Windows UAC control issues. The updater is not going to work for you. rev 6024 adds better error handling for this situation. Rjwilmsi 21:50, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
OK. Anyway, I managed to perform succesfully the manual installation. Zetud (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Ads OR (inline tag) to articleissues - maybe multiple times

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description See title Rich Farmbrough, 00:05, 14 January 2010 (UTC). 00:05, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: GF on Domx
Site URL: en
Operating system V
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5996
Workaround
Fixed in version 6031


rev 6031 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 00:36, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Article is not moved on the top of article list if another article with the same exists there

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Article is not moved on the top of article list if another article with the same exists there. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:40, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load the following articles in the article list: A,B,A. Try to move the 2nd A on the top of the list.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version 2.50727.3603
AWB version 4903_5739
Workaround
Fixed in version 6029


Not a biggie. Interesting: Try to move at the bottom the 1st A, it works.-- Magioladitis (talk) 21:40, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Probably it checks if the articlename is in position 0. Instead it has to check if article's index is 0. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:47, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Mixture of methods... We consider articles to be the "same" if the reference is the same, or the title is the same... Reedy 22:01, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes this results in strange behaviour if the article name is duplicated. Tip: to run a multi-pass algorithm, create a multi-copy list (aaabbbccc) and start at the end of the list. Rich Farmbrough, 17:50, 9 January 2010 (UTC).
rev 6028, rev 6029 Fixed. We will remove by index. Rjwilmsi 23:48, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Article issues + orphan

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this one, AWB moved orphan on the top and didn't add it to the article issues.
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.0.1 svn 6037
Workaround
Fixed in version 6055


We do the article issues stuff before calling the sorter. Do we really need to call this stuff twice? Rjwilmsi 14:35, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
Hm... we have to find a way to do it at once or just call this bug rare. We still to have to fix the case that orphan is moved above unrefenced and other maintance templates since it shouldn't. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:39, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6055 will fix it. Rjwilmsi 15:05, 16 January 2010 (UTC)


Endless cycle of loading and skipping

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description On List of characters in Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi‎ with a simple Find and replace in which the "find" isn't found, and with the "Skip if no replacement" option selected, AWB goes into an endless cycle of loading and skipping the page. MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 09:36, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Actually, this also happens without Find and replace enabled. Just select Skip if No changes are made. MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 09:57, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: If it helps, see my settings
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.1, SVN 6037
Workaround
Fixed in version 6075


URLEncoded version of article name has "%e2%80%8e" at the end of it, which it shouldn't. I suspect the article title has a non-printing Unicode character at the end. Rjwilmsi 11:09, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
If I add that article to the list manually, or remove the character (if I understand it correctly, it's U+200E, Left-to-right mark) from the settings file, it works correctly. Svick (talk) 12:49, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I could reproduce by copying the text above, which must also have the character at the end. But, as you say, if you copy the article title from the page then AWB works fine. Therefore, I conclude not an AWB error on the skip behaviour. Question is how the character got into Mandarax's settings file? Rjwilmsi 13:58, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
I think that it is a bug in AWB, that it should never enter an endless loop. The problem is that Wikipedia recognizes or ignores the character and the API response doesn't contain it. So, when AWB skips or saves the article, it tries to remove the title without the character from the list of articles, which it doesn't contain, so it tries to load it again. Svick (talk) 16:29, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
My original search no longer works, but here's a way to reproduce it (at least right now). Do a Google search for "Lycian Alliance" including the quotes. It shows three pages, none of which is the one in question. Then Start (with Follow redirects enabled and Skip if No changes are made). The first page gets skipped, then the second one, Roy (Fire Emblem), get redirected to List of characters in Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi‎ and the loop begins. MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 19:50, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
I changed the redirect Roy (Fire Emblem), so that it no longer causes this problem. Svick (talk) 20:24, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Okay, so we just need error handling in AWB to prevent an infinite skip cycle. [Note for self: override ListMaker.Remove have out bool argument to indicate whether article removed or not.] Rjwilmsi 08:10, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6075 If AWB fails to remove page from list during skipping, stop process, show error message to user asking them to remove it manually. This will cover page redirects with nonprinting Unicode characters within the redirect target. Now, who can scann the database for redirects containing nonprinting Unicode characters? Rjwilmsi 16:18, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Delete key doesn't work in FaR dialog

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The delete key doesn't work for deleting characterx in the table in the Find & Replace dialog. Svick (talk) 18:02, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Vista
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6067
Workaround Use Backspace key instead.
Fixed in version


rev 6072 Seems it conflicted with it being set to delete whole row... Reedy

You have new messages

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description When it says "You have new messages", at first there really is a new message, but reading the new message doesn't allow me to continue. It keeps saying "You have new messages" no matter how often I read it, and won't let me edit anything. Even rebooting didn't help. It started when I loaded version 5.0.0.0 Art LaPella (talk) 21:41, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Get a message on your talk page
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_in_Pourville, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang, and one other article; every article I tried
Operating system Windows XP, Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround Last time, the problem went away when I tried to report it.
Fixed in version


When it opens it in your browser, are you logged in as the same user as awb? Reedy 21:43, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't believe so (not every time), but I just solved the problem by logging in as the same user without AWB, and reading the message. I'll try sending myself a message to recreate the problem ... Art LaPella (talk) 00:31, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
I just recreated the problem, without being logged in on a browser window. Art LaPella (talk) 00:38, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
That's the problem. You have to be logged in in your browser with the same account. I ll be in IRC for the next 10 minutes. If you want come to discuss it. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:41, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Verified. Thank you! Art LaPella (talk) 00:55, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Parameters authorlinkn are reported as invalid

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Parameters authorlinkn (e.g. authorlink1) are reported as invalid parameters of {{cite web}}, even though they work. Svick (talk) 13:59, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6073
Workaround
Fixed in version 6074


rev 6074.Fixed. {{cite web}} documentation should be covering this. Rjwilmsi 15:50, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Regex for surname needs tuning to distinguish {{surname}} from {{surname-stub}}

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description [6] Don't confuse {{surname}} with {{surname-stub}}. The latter is a stub and goes under the categories. Magioladitis (talk) 23:56, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_6037
Workaround
Fixed in version 6078


rev 6078 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 00:20, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Disambig errors

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I tried disambig on a paragraph in which the same link appears three times. Changing the first one is fine. Changing either of the other two causes the disambig to be applied to both of them. Attempting to change both of them causes an additional, messed up fourth one to appear. (I removed the redundant links from the original article, but AWB should be able to handle it correctly anyways.) MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 04:40, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate: On User:Mandarax/AWB Sandbox, disambig the 2nd and/or 3rd Figurative links to Figurative art
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.9.0.2, SVN 5565
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6084 and rev 6085


I tried to change only the 3rd link, awb tried to fix 2nd too.
I tried to change only the 2rd link, awb tried to fix 1st too. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:45, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Confirmed also. It is noted, in the "correction" box on the right hand side, that the problem can also be seen. Reedy 00:26, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6084 should've fixed it. Needs a bit more poking at though probably. Reedy 14:45, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Typo fixing doesn't ignore URLs

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When Typo fixing is enabled, AWB tries to fix typos in URLs without square brackets (like http://example.com/plataform). Other forms of URLs seem to be correctly ignored. Svick (talk) 15:06, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB on User:Svick/Sandbox2 with RegexTypoFix enabled.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6074
Workaround
Fixed in version 6087


rev 6087 Fix breakage from 5983 – forward slash is valid within a URL. Rjwilmsi 18:40, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Inappropriate tone isn't added to Article issues

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description {{Inappropriate tone}} isn't added to {{Article issues}}, while other similar templates are. See [7]. Svick (talk) 01:00, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6074
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6089


This is because the parameter in Article issues is called "tone" and not "Inappropriate tone". I could add it on both Article issues and AWB if you like. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:20, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Step 1: Added to Article issues. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:25, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Step 2: Updated regexes to catch Inappropriate tone. rev 6089. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:53, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

ArgumentException in MainForm.MainForm_FormClosing

Status Duplicate
Description
Exception: ArgumentException
Message: The parameter 'sectionGroupName' is invalid. Parameter name: sectionGroupName
Call stack:
   at System.Configuration.MgmtConfigurationRecord.GetSectionGroup(String configKey)
   at System.Configuration.Configuration.GetSectionGroup(String sectionGroupName)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.DeclareSection(Configuration config, String sectionName)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.GetConfigSection(Configuration config, String sectionName, Boolean declare)
   at System.Configuration.ClientSettingsStore.WriteSettings(String sectionName, Boolean isRoaming, IDictionary newSettings)
   at System.Configuration.LocalFileSettingsProvider.SetPropertyValues(SettingsContext context, SettingsPropertyValueCollection values)
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.SaveCore()
   at System.Configuration.SettingsBase.Save()
   at System.Configuration.ApplicationSettingsBase.Save()
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.MainForm_FormClosing(Object sender, FormClosingEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnFormClosing(FormClosingEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmClose(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Mattg82 (talk) 00:09, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Rename AutoWikiBrowser.exe.config while AWB is open. (to 1AutoWikiBrowser.exe.config for example), click on File > Exit > Exit/Go back
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 6088 (2010-01-19 19:15:07)
Workaround Don't rename AutoWikiBrowser.exe.config while AWB is open.
Fixed in version


Duplicate. Check archives. We won't fix that. Just don't play with the filenames. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:18, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

OK no problem, though I believe if AWB left the file open after reading it then the file cannot be renamed/deleted while AWB is open. Mattg82 (talk) 00:38, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Orphan moved above otheruses

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description [8]. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:02, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_6088
Workaround
Fixed in version 6096


rev 6096. Rjwilmsi 02:10, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

ArgumentOutOfRangeException in HideText.AddBackMore

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description nThread: DB Scanner thread
Exception: ArgumentOutOfRangeException
Message: Index låg utanför intervallet. Det får inte vara negativt och måste vara mindre än mängdens storlek. Parameternamn: index
Call stack:
   vid System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentOutOfRangeException(ExceptionArgument argument, ExceptionResource resource)
   vid System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentOutOfRangeException()
   vid WikiFunctions.Parse.HideText.AddBackMore(String articleText)
   vid WikiFunctions.Parse.Parsers.BoldTitle(String articleText, String articleTitle, Boolean& noChange)
   vid WikiFunctions.DBScanner.HasNoBoldTitle.Check(ArticleInfo article)
   vid WikiFunctions.DBScanner.MainProcess.ScanArticle(ArticleInfo ai)
   vid WikiFunctions.DBScanner.MainProcess.Process()

tetraedycal, tetraedycal 12:21, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://sv.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 5998 (2010-01-11 21:11:26)
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6107


This occured when I was using the svwiki dump from January, 3 to look for articles that had a title that AWB would bolden. I don't understand what it means, but I was advised by AWB to post this here. Translation of the message: The index was outside of the interval. It cannot be negative, and must be smaller than the size of the amount. Name of parameter: index. tetraedycal, tetraedycal 12:21, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Okay, svwiki dump is only 300 MB so I'll download it and take a look. Rjwilmsi 13:02, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6107 Alter logic in BoldTitle to declare and use own HideText, since use of the ones in Parsers caused exceptions in database scanner (but not when running genfixes on article). The matches for your scan are here, I think AWB will edit those articles normally – this bug seems to affect the database scanner only. Rjwilmsi 17:08, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Hyphen isn't recognized as part of URL

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Hyphen character isn't recognized as a part of a URL, so RegexTypoScan fixes URLs like http://example-plataform.com. Svick (talk) 00:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6117
Workaround
Fixed in version 6125


This is because WikiFunctions.WikiRegexes.ExternalLinks contains hyphens unescaped. Svick (talk) 00:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

rev 6125 Thanks. Fixed as described. The decison to blindly drop in a positive match group of characters instead of the previous negative-match one hasn't gone very well. Rjwilmsi 00:52, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Parameter at of {{cite web}} is reported as invalid

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Parameter at of {{cite web}} is reported as invalid, even though it works and is documented. Svick (talk) 15:51, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN6125
Workaround
Fixed in version 6136


Thanks. rev 6136. Rjwilmsi 17:16, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

{{fact}} isn't dated if it contains reason parameter

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Title says it all. Svick (talk) 16:01, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN6125
Workaround
Fixed in version 6137


Does it change to Citation needed? -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:37, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it does. Svick (talk) 12:27, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6137 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 14:48, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Probably odd characters being treated even more oddly

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Apparently spurious <cr>s being added to Sara RoyRich Farmbrough, 09:53, 26 January 2010 (UTC).
To duplicate: run AWB on User:Rich Farmbrough/temp62 with all changes and all skips off
Site URL: en
Operating system V32 (6.0)
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 6113
Workaround
Fixed in version 6142


Might relate to #Unicode characters in Private Use Area corrupted Rich Farmbrough, 09:53, 26 January 2010 (UTC).
It's Unicode Character 'Paragraph Separator' (U+2029). We could just replace it with spaces? Rjwilmsi 10:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
I scanned the September 2009 database dump of mainspace pages for this character and didn't find it. I'll ask Rich if he thinks a change to AWB is worth it/needed. Rjwilmsi 14:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Replace with space seems safest. Rich Farmbrough, 15:47, 30 January 2010 (UTC).
rev 6142 Done. Rjwilmsi 22:02, 31 January 2010 (UTC)


InvocationException in AsyncApiEdit.InvokeFunction

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: InvocationException
Message: An asynchronous call is already being performed
Call stack:
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.InvokeFunction(InvokeArgs args)
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.Watch(String title)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.btnWatch_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Magioladitis (talk) 00:15, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Press the watch button too much.
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 6125 (2010-01-26 00:50:41)
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6147


Similar bus in Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Archive 13 caused by pressing the Save button too much. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

AWB appears to have replaced "{{date||dmy}}" with the current (fixed) date

In List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom by longevity revision

13:00, 31 December 2009 Rich Farmbrough (talk | contribs) m (34,546 bytes) (Subst away date template (up to three passes) using Project:AWB)

AWB apparently replaced the correct "{{date||dmy}}" with the date of the revision "31 December 2009"

I don't know if this is an unfixed AWB error or something else (I had a look through reported and fixed errors), but list it here in case it needs attention.

Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 16:02, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

That's not an AWB bug, those are edits that User:Rich Farmbrough made on his own using AWB. – TMF 16:15, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Pretty much always go to the editor first, unless you can replicate the issue yourself. Rich Farmbrough, 19:33, 28 January 2010 (UTC).

Stretched highlighting

Status Bug currently being investigated/fixed
Description When AWB highlights an unbalanced bracket and there is no space between the (highlighted) bracket and the letter/character just following it, on inserting a space in between stretches the highlighting along with the space. Insert more spaces and it goes on stretching. (Also, could you please lighten the dark red colour used for highlighting. How much light? Enough so that one can differentiate between a curly bracket and a regular bracket. That's where I always have a problem.)Siddhant (talk) 21:35, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: See description
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.0.0 SVN 5996
Workaround
Fixed in version


Which colour from [9] do you think is better? Rjwilmsi 22:11, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
With regard to the colour stretching, we could prevent this by updating the TextChanged event handler to clear the background colour, but that would still allow one character to be typed on the end of the highlighted text in the highlighted colour. Hmm. Rjwilmsi 23:26, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Some comments:
  1. Which colour? Well, there are so many choices. Any light colour would be fine.
  2. I have a new idea: Instead of highlighting the bracket's background, AWB could change the colour of the bracket itself (rather than keeping it black and highlighting the background). Something like syntax highlighting. Speaking of which, why dosen't AWB have syntax highlighting, I mean, Wikisyntax highlighting?
  3. Before making any changes, please play with/try the highlighting feature of Microsoft Word 2007. It has a different way to deal with it: If you insert a space it is not highlighted along with the previous letters, but if after the space if you write it begins to highlight. But this is not what we want in AWB because it is a Word Processor feature while here we are dealing with highlighting errors. I think my point 2 is a good option. --Siddhant (talk) 14:46, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
When adding the error highlighting I looked at just changing the bracket colour, but a single bracket seems to small for that to be clearly identifiable. I'll chose a lighter colour so the text can still be seen. AWB does have syntax highlighting, though it doesn't update in real-time. Rjwilmsi 17:24, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
rev 6135 Changed highlighting colour from Red to Tomato. Text readable now. Rjwilmsi 17:32, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Status bar error

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When the window for loading a list from a text file is closed, the status bar will say "List complete!" even if the window was closed without loading a list. A minor bug (doesn't affect performance any), but I figured I'd post it anyway. – TMF 15:57, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Select "Text file" as the source in the make list pane --> click "make list" --> close the window that comes up without loading a text file. Notice that the status bar will say "List complete!"
Operating system Win7
.NET FW Version
AWB version
Workaround None necessary; strictly an appearance issue
Fixed in version


It means "Loading list completed!" If the lsit is empty is stated as "No articles in list". -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:32, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Well, at best it's wrong (no list was loaded) and at worst it's misleading (for the same reason). – TMF 17:02, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6152 Reedy 19:11, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Parsers.Conversions() is never called

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Since SVN 6144, the function Parsers.Conversions() is never called inside Article.MinorFixes(), so for example moving cleanup templates into {{article issues}} doesn't work correctly (see [10]). Svick (talk) 20:45, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6158
Workaround None
Fixed in version


rev 6160/rev 6161 Reedy 03:13, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Newpages counter doesn't add pages created by the plugin in bot mode

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Magioladitis (talk) 14:07, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: The bug occurs only in bot mode -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:07, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_6144
Workaround
Fixed in version 6166


"In template rule" bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Any In template rule removes text form all templates. See below
To duplicate: Create any In template rule with or without subrules and exercise it on your favorite article
Site URL: en.wikipedia.org
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 3.5
AWB version Bug in 5.0 and 5.1
Workaround None
Fixed in version 6173


See this diff. Name any template in the rule. –droll [chat] 09:03, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I this this isn't a bug but a bad use of the "Advanced settings". You have to add text in the "If" tab otherwise changes will happen in all templates. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:47, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
The "In template rule" has no "If" box. Behavior occurs with or without a "Find and replace" subrule. Thanks for responding. –droll [chat] 11:52, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Happy to look at this bug I'm not clear on what to do to reproduce. Please post your settings file somewhere so I can be sure that I've got the set up right to see the problem. Thanks Rjwilmsi 13:51, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Setting are here warped in <pre>. Thanks. –droll [chat] 00:05, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Sorry. Please look here. –droll [chat] 00:42, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I can reproduce the problem but the code is not an area I've worked on. Rjwilmsi 11:38, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
The bug report HTML comments cause problems for "Inside templates" rules implies that the "In template rule" works somewhat. However, it reports the use of an older version of .NET (2.0). Interesting. –droll [chat] 13:30, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Has this ever worked before? (Say pre v5?) Reedy 01:06, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

rev 6173 reverts rev 5833.. It seems in refactoring, i've caused a regression. Will upload a snapshot, can you see if that fixes your issue then? Thanks 01:15, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Reflist and Listaref

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Listaref is a redirect of Reflist. So this is wrong! -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:07, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_rev6179
Workaround
Fixed in version 6180


rev 6180. Rjwilmsi 17:31, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Breaking [[a]]b links

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB changes some links in the form [[a]]b (ab) into [[a]] b (a b). Svick (talk) 14:16, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Genfixes on Saudi Arabia breaks [[blog]]ger.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6185
Workaround
Fixed in version 6188


rev 6188 Fixed. Thanks. Rjwilmsi 15:08, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

AWB skips if only minor replacements - but there are also "major" replacements in the Advanced matrix

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I suppose this is related to, and could likely be solved by, implementing Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Feature requests#Allow advanced find and replace entries to be marked minor, but in the interim perhaps a stop-gap would be not to "skip if only minor changes are made" when there are "non-minor" changes being made in the advanced find and replace matrix.
To duplicate: Set a minor change in the normal find and replace. Set an advanced find and replace. Try it =)
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001.6148
Workaround meh
Fixed in version 6192


Aye. Check changes by adv. If adv causes change, ignore minorness of normal FaR Reedy 15:57, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6192 by Reedy -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:04, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Probably something to do with KingbotK...

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: NullReferenceException
Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Call stack:
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.MarshaledInvoke(Control caller, Delegate method, Object[] args, Boolean synchronous)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.Invoke(Delegate method, Object[] args)
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.CallEvent(Delegate method, Object[] args)
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.InvokerThread(Object genericArgs)

xenotalk 16:33, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.1433
AWB version 4.9.0.3, revision 5918 (2010-01-02 14:31:16)
Workaround Don't load the KingbotK plugin on startup (i.e. remove it from main AWB dir and load manually)
Fixed in version


Probably related to the below error that occurs immediately before:

File:Awberr.PNG

Is the plugin update from the Plugins Folder? I did some NS refactoring that'd cause a bug like this. Reedy 16:46, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I usually take the new plugins from the subdirs and drop them in the main AWB dir. –xenotalk 16:48, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Hmm. That should appear as a compiler error when trying to build the Kingbotk plugin for me (no fancy reflection to get types). I'll have a poke. Presumably just enabling the WPBio plugin of Kingbotk? Reedy 16:52, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
It's using a generic KingbotK plugin for WP:PENNSYLVANIA. –xenotalk 16:56, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Can't duplicate. :/ Reedy 20:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Try using Penn-error.xml. –xenotalk 21:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

This is due to connectin problems to the server. Can´t connect thus uses default redirects --Magioladitis (talk) 21:47, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Doubt that... Getting the same error even without KingbotK loaded enabled... –xenotalk 16:30, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Still think you have your settings try to load KingbotK. Before lading KingbotK tries to update the list of redirects to various projects. --Magioladitis (talk) 18:52, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
But clearly by virtue of me speaking to you here, I am not having connection problems? –xenotalk 18:52, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Seemingly. Though, that error message is defined in the Kingbotk plugin. Theres no way you could get it without the plugin loaded. The reflection error mentioned is what makes me think the versions are out of sync.. Reedy 19:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I lied, you caught me ;p Nevertheless - the problem exists - I am using the plugin from the most recent SVN snapshot... Found a workaround... Don't load it on startup... –xenotalk 19:12, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Lol. I can't replicate it using what VS is building. Hmm Reedy 19:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
I already have purposed a solution: No reason to search for current redirects in the default projects. Redirects rotate seldom and we can track them manually by releasing new snapshots after requests. :P This will save calls to the server. --Magioladitis (talk) 08:29, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
...or have an option "Load current redirects". --Magioladitis (talk) 08:30, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

He's not using a default project. Also its loaded the redirects fine (look at the list it's got). It's having trouble loading the provider (Reflection error), hence me saying its some mismatch of plugin, awb and wf. Reedy 08:32, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

This isn't happening anymore so someone must have fixed it without realizing. –xenotalk 15:35, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

xeno, which version (svn) do you use now? -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:51, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
6125 –xenotalk 15:15, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
I am not sure that we really fixed that. Anyway, I am archiving it since it stopped occurring. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:14, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

XmlException in ApiEdit.CheckForErrors

Yboy83, can you post your settings file somewhere? -- Magioladitis (talk) 15:48, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Apologies, I wasn't watching this page. See here: User:Yboy83/Sandbox5. It's not exactly the same as the settings that were being used at the time of this error, but it's close. Yboy83 (talk) 10:26, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
That one opens correctly for me. Rjwilmsi 12:00, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
As per the stack trace, the settings file is no use. The XML error is coming from parsing the response from the API Reedy 07:17, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

DivideByZeroException – UnsafeNativeMethods.CallWindowProc

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description
Exception: DivideByZeroException
Message: Attempted to divide by zero.
Call stack:
   at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.CallWindowProc(IntPtr wndProc, IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.DefWndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.DefWndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Samat (talk) 19:47, 12 January 2010 (UTC) Infovarius (talk) 16:37, 13 January 2010 (UTC) Nifboy (talk) 04:42, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://hu.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Szervizcsomag 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 5998 (2010-01-11 21:11:26)
Workaround
Fixed in version


I got this message again and again, and had to restart the session. Sorry, I didn't save the exact section title. Samat (talk) 19:47, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Occurs in long tasks after every 20-30 thousands edits. Disappears after restart of AWB. Infovarius (talk) 16:37, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
"Not a huge amount we can do about this as its in the .NET/Windows Code." -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:02, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
But what is a workaround? Infovarius (talk) 06:48, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
As it stands, not a lot. We need to duplicate, and try and find out what exactly is having the problem. I've an idea, due to you quoting that number of articles, but i'm not sure without doing some testing. Reedy 07:16, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Article names with three or more words

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description when using AWB on a custom site an internal server error (500) occurs when the AWB attempts to load a page with three or more words in the article name. (e.g. "Cost Performance Index") The AWB works fine with other articles on the site that have a single word name or two word name (e.g. "Contingency," "Risk identification")
To duplicate: basic AWB functions
Site URL: http://www.eeul.com/w/
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.903 (5739)
Workaround none
Fixed in version

—  KaiserB 14:21, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

The error is with your server, not AWB. Though, seems a very strange use case to get that server error. Reedy 01:55, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Previous version of AWB worked just fine with the same wiki and the same server. The newer updated version of AWB has this error. —  KaiserB 14:06, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Marking as notawb - [ http://www.eeul.com/w/api.php?format=xml&action=query&prop=info%7Crevisions&intoken=edit&titles=Project+risk+management&inprop=protection%7Cwatched&rvprop=content%7Ctimestamp&assert=user&meta=userinfo&uiprop=hasmsg] - It's quite clearly an error in your config. Reedy 00:31, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

AWB shuts down after announced an unimplemented exception

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description
Exception: NotImplementedException
Message: The method or operation is not implemented.
Call stack:
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.MarshaledInvoke(Control caller, Delegate method, Object[] args, Boolean synchronous)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.Invoke(Delegate method, Object[] args)
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.CallEvent(Delegate method, Object[] args)
   at WikiFunctions.API.AsyncApiEdit.InvokerThread(Object genericArgs)

Supertouch (talk) 18:17, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Mac OS x 10.5.8
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.42
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 6125 (2010-01-26 00:50:41)
Workaround
Fixed in version


What are you running it on? WINE or Mono? Reedy 18:23, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I am using Wine version 1.1.35. Supertouch (talk) 18:38, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
With winetricks ie and winetricks dotnet20? Reedy 18:40, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I am not exactly sure—I believe I simply downloaded Wine, would Wine Tricks help? Supertouch (talk) 18:43, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
AWB shouldn't work under vanilla Wine. Are you also running Mono? Reedy 19:18, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

I downloaded WineTricks with high expectations and no change. What is vanilla Wine, is that a tweaked version of Wine? The strange thing is AWB worked for one day allowing me to make several edits, but then stopped working with the aforementioned error message when I tried to run it on Category:Islamic History. I can understand it simply not working, but working and then stopping seems to indicate the programs are sound but something happened—I did fiddle with the setting before restoring them to their default setting. Supertouch (talk) 00:07, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Vanilla being plain. Default config. It can't just work under wine, it needs something to provide the .net framework.. Whether the actual .net fw, or mono... And mono doesn't support everything... Reedy 00:09, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Problem solved. Apparently the problem had nothing to do with my Mac—I was running it with NET @ installed with Wine. I reset the settings on AWB and it works fine now. Thanks for your help. Supertouch (talk) 16:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Errors during compiling the latest SVN

Hello! Maybe it's not critical problem but when I was compiling the latest SVN version (6213) I got six errors listed below. As far as I know AWB works properly ;-)

Error 1 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 4941 23 UnitTests
Error 2 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 4946 23 UnitTests
Error 3 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 5396 23 UnitTests
Error 4 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 5417 23 UnitTests
Error 5 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 5860 23 UnitTests
Error 6 'WikiFunctions.Variables' does not contain a definition for 'SetProjectLangCode' C:\AWB-svn\AWB\UnitTests\ParserTests.cs 5867 23 UnitTests

And one more thing. The latest AWB works really cool and fast! Thanks a lot for your work! Best wishes, Patrol110 (talk) 22:27, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

For the moment switch to a debug build, and I'll sort out that error with Reedy. Rjwilmsi 22:55, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6214 Fixed by MaxSem. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:59, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Cannot connect

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description Error: Can't connect to given wiki site. This issue is new to this version; have been using AWB on this site for many months.75.219.82.195 (talk) 02:39, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Options > Preferences... > Site (tab) > Project: Custom, wiki.shardsofdalaya.com.
Site URL: wiki.shardsofdalaya.com
Operating system Windows 7
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.0.0 and 5.0.0.1
Workaround
Fixed in version


Please update your MediaWiki version. It seems it's very old. -- Magioladitis (talk) 02:00, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect order of general fixes?

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I think in this one AWB removed the double bracket instead of substing PAGENAME. I guess this has to do with the order things are done. -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:27, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_6203
Workaround Fix order in Article.cs
Fixed in version 6219


rev 6219. Support templates within defaultsort key to allow for {{PAGENAME}} use/abuse. Rjwilmsi 21:18, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

We still have to subst PAGENAME in there. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:19, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, works for me. Rjwilmsi 21:22, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Ibid is placed in a wrong place

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description [11]. It was placed unde external links. It should have been added in references section before reflist. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:54, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001_6217
Workaround
Fixed in version 6225


rev 6225 I forgot to include a call to the function to move the template. Rjwilmsi 09:46, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

ArgumentException in Boolean.CompareTo

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: ArgumentException
Message: Object must be of type Boolean.
Call stack:
   at System.Boolean.CompareTo(Object obj)
   at System.Collections.Comparer.Compare(Object a, Object b)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowComparer.CompareObjects(Object value1, Object value2, Int32 rowIndex1, Int32 rowIndex2)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowArrayList.Pivot(Int32 left, Int32 center, Int32 right)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowArrayList.CustomQuickSort(Int32 left, Int32 right)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.Sort(IComparer customComparer, Boolean ascending)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.SortInternal(IComparer comparer, DataGridViewColumn dataGridViewColumn, ListSortDirection direction)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.Sort(DataGridViewColumn dataGridViewColumn, ListSortDirection direction)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.OnColumnHeaderMouseClick(DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.OnMouseClick(MouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Mattg82 (talk) 00:19, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.832
AWB version 5.0.0.0, revision 5996 (2010-01-11 20:59:49)
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6237


This bug happens when I click on the Enabled column heading in normal settings in Find and replace. Mattg82 (talk) 00:19, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Bug Confirmed. Rjwilmsi 12:04, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Can't see the problem. Probably one for Reedy as he's worked in the area recently. Rjwilmsi 12:27, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Also confirmed. No idea to fix as of yet. Reedy 13:20, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

I also got ArgumentException in Int32.CompareTo. Object must be of type Int32. Random types i.e. not set. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:50, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

I think the problem is caused because a blank checkbox is not the same with a checkbox that was activated and disactivated. A blank checkbox seems not to have a set (boolean) value. -- Magioladitis (talk) 03:58, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

After rev6216, it seems that the problem is in the Enabled column. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:31, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Duplicate: Add two rows -> disable enabled in first row -> press Enabled to sort -> Kaboom! -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:42, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Finally in rev 6237. Stupid bug. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:32, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

AWB adding commas to file names

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB is adding commas to file names, which causes the image to break. See here. Firsfron of Ronchester 18:13, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround disable automated fixes (not ideal)
Fixed in version Unknown


rev 6241 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 08:26, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Talk heading is added when level 3 heading is already present

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When Talk page starts with a level 3 heading, AWB adds level 2 “Untitled” heading regardless (see [12]). The best way is probably to change the level of already present heading to 2. Svick (talk) 14:41, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN6245
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6254 by Rjwilmsi


Magioladitis what do you think? Rjwilmsi 16:56, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Svick. Per WP:TPL should start with level 2 headers and not 3. Level 3 headers in talk pages are seldom seen. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:58, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
If this is not slowing us down we should fix it as Svick says, otherwise we have to do some research first if there is need for that. I expect a very small numbers of pages with this problem. --Magioladitis (talk) 17:03, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

HTML comments cause problems for "Inside templates" rules

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description RegEx edits used with "Inside templates" fail when the target template contains an HTML comment. I am not sure it happens 100% of the time. Nor am I sure that it is restricted to RegEx edits only, but those are the only cases when I have noticed it. — John Cardinal (talk) 21:05, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Create a RegEx edit and set the type to "Inside templates {{{...}}}". Use AWB to edit a page that contains a template that matches the RegEx you create, and make sure the template on the page has an embedded HTML comment. This is common with templates whose documentation includes HTML comments that act as instructions for users.
Site URL: en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround No good workarounds; if the HTML comment can be removed, you can add an "Any text" rule that deletes the comment before the "Inside template" rule is executed and then the "Inside templates" rule will work.
Fixed in version 6256


As per the bug 2 up, can you check a snapshot >= rev 6173 to see if this helps/fixes it for you? Reedy 01:19, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I'll do some tests today or this weekend.— John Cardinal (talk)
I did a test using rev 6237 and the problem was still evident. I can provide a relatively simple settings file that demonstrates the problem. — John Cardinal (talk) 14:41, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Please. It seemed similar to the other bug, and hence wondering if that fixed it. Reedy 22:50, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Should I email it to someone, or ? — John Cardinal (talk) 14:44, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
E-mail it to me please by copy pasting the settings file in the body. --Magioladitis (talk) 15:08, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 15:16, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
It doesn't matter, I've diagnosed the fault and will work on a fix. Rjwilmsi 15:55, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6251 Unit test to cover the error.
rev 6253 Added TODO explaining what we need to change in GetTemplates, but I don't currently see how to to it. 16:55, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6256 Fixed. Now we handle commented out templates AND templates with embedded comments correctly. Technical solution maybe needs review. Rjwilmsi 21:06, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


"Sorry, these options" in Bots tab

Status Not enough information/very rare bug
Description Bots tab occasionally goes blank except for big "Please Sorry, these options" phrase, so it is impossible to turn on automatic save check box. All this while being log-in with bot account. Jarekt (talk) 14:28, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: Commons
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.1433
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround save all; exit; restart; load saved file
Fixed in version


rev 6073 Reedy corrected the error message. However, that still doesn't explain why the user was unable to use their bot account. Rjwilmsi 22:17, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Can you post a screenshot of the bug please? -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:53, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Just posted the screenshot and you are right it does say "Sorry, these options". Sorry about it. In order to reproduce it I had to start AWB (after first successful edit in bot mode I never encounter it), do a lot of test edits without auto-save and than switch to bots tab. In case of any questions I check my user page at Commons much more often than on Wikipedia, so drop me a line there. --Jarekt (talk) 20:43, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

I just noticed that the problem seems to be related to the use of "Preferences/On load/Show changes" option. This is usually the first thing I change after login, so I do not think much about it. But lately worked for a while without changing this option and did not have any problems until I turned it on. --Jarekt (talk) 22:32, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Show changes if the default... What are you changing it to? Reedy 14:14, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
My default was "Show edit page" and I was always changing it to "Show changes" after start-up. Apparently that default was hard-wired into the XML file my AWB was using at the start-up. I resaved that xml with the new option - hopefully it will help and will save me time for sure. After changing my start-up XML I was unable to reproduce the problem. --Jarekt (talk) 16:15, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
I am marking it as rare then. Please re-report if it reappears. --Magioladitis (talk) 02:03, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Stan may be musical, but his last name is Musial

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description AWB changed "Stan Musial" to "Stan Musical" in the article Eddie Stanky. Auntof6 (talk) 14:57, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Edit an article with the string "Stan Musial" in it.
Site URL: English Wikipedia
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.0, SVN 5996
Workaround Undo the change before saving. You could also use the {{sic}} template to make AWB ignore it, but I don't think we should have to in this case.
Fixed in version


It's not a bug. You obviously used Typoscan. AWB is not correcting this kind of stuff by default. Typoscan needs supervision in every case. --Magioladitis (talk) 16:56, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I was using Typoscan, and obviously supervising, or I wouldn't have caught this! Thanks for looking at this anyway. Cheers! --Auntof6 (talk) 08:21, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

ArgumentException in Boolean.CompareTo (part II)

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: ArgumentException
Message: Object must be of type Boolean.
Call stack:
   at System.Boolean.CompareTo(Object obj)
   at System.Collections.Comparer.Compare(Object a, Object b)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowComparer.CompareObjects(Object value1, Object value2, Int32 rowIndex1, Int32 rowIndex2)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowArrayList.CustomQuickSort(Int32 left, Int32 right)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.RowArrayList.CustomSort(RowComparer rowComparer)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewRowCollection.Sort(IComparer customComparer, Boolean ascending)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.SortInternal(IComparer comparer, DataGridViewColumn dataGridViewColumn, ListSortDirection direction)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.Sort(DataGridViewColumn dataGridViewColumn, ListSortDirection direction)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.OnColumnHeaderMouseClick(DataGridViewCellMouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.OnMouseClick(MouseEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.DataGridView.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Kumioko (talk) 17:01, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Error generating when sorting enabled in Find and Replace
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.4200
AWB version 5.0.0.1, revision 6269 (2010-02-26 18:08:50)
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6274


It's recommended to put as header the one provided by the bug handler. I'll try to duplicate it.

We fixed that in Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Archive_15#ArgumentException in Boolean.CompareTo. (6235). Are you sure still occurs in 6269? -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:06, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Yeah Im afraid so I downloaded the newest change this morning. --Kumioko (talk) 17:11, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I can't reproduce it. Can you on demand? -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:28, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Yep it does it for me every time. I even closed the app and restarted it. --Kumioko (talk) 21:23, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
I suspect incomplete update. Can you reinstall the latest snapshot an retry, please? -- Magioladitis (talk) 02:08, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
I did it but I am still haveing the problem. I notice that if I don't have anything checked for the columns it doesn't generate an error. Instead of saying "Object must be of type Boolean" know its sawing "Object must be of type String". Strange --Kumioko (talk) 03:02, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
I have an explanation for that but not for why you still catch this bug. -- Magioladitis (talk) 03:14, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
rev 6273 did some progress but not fixed completely. Problem still occurs if Check all/uncheck all is used before sorting some column (It bugs for all!) -- Magioladitis (talk) 03:49, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Great thanks --Kumioko (talk) 04:00, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Fixed in rev 6274. There was a mixture between variables. Some were defined as integer and some as boolean. Boolean won. -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:44, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

KingbotK counts pages skipped by AWB as tagged

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description KingbotK counts pages skipped by AWB as tagged -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:56, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2 + IE 8
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.9.0.3, revision 5715 (2009-12-02 01:36:48) + KingbotK plugin 2.2.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6275


Current situation: Tagged in KingbotK statistics = Skipped by AWB + real tags, Skipped = Skipped by KingbotK plugin.

Aim: Tagged in KingbotK statistics = Tagged by plugin, Skipped = Skipped by plugin + Skipped by AWB. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:56, 2 December 2009 (UTC)


Resolved in 6275 bz just updatiing the tooltip. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:30, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

KingbotK and talkheader

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description I think talkheader handling was moved into general fixes, but I don't run general fixes. KingbotK no longer seems to place banners under talk headers.
To duplicate: Run plugin on a page with a talk header without general fixes turned on
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001.6269
Workaround I suppose I could write some regex
Fixed in version


Magioladitis decided the plugin shouldn't do general fixes or something. Blame him =D Reedy 16:04, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
It should still place the banner under the header tho...! =) –xenotalk 16:09, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Banners where never going under the header, header was going above banners :P Now we have customised genfixes for talk pages a lot, so I suggest that you activate them. We want to move all genfixes from the Plugin to the main program. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:20, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Gen fixes are OK to run for a bot in auto mode? –xenotalk 16:21, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Why does it place a blank space in between talk header and rest of banners? [13]xenotalk 16:24, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
There are only a couple of genfixes, all taken from the plugin :). Check WP:GENFIXES. For the second question: We have to fix that along with the bug Svick reported above. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:26, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Marking as notbug - thanks. –xenotalk 16:28, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Let me summarise just for the record: Having genfixes outside the plugin gives us better control. We can activate them in demand, they run faster, can be applied without having to load unnecessary stuff, can easier customised for other prohects, etc. They are all uncontroversial and follow WP:TPL. There are a few bugs to fix though. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:06, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Heading is put on wrong place in talk page

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this edit, I think the “Untitled” heading should have been put above quoted line. Svick (talk) 02:44, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Unknown
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 6277
Workaround
Fixed in version 6285


rev 6285 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 09:15, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Talkheader related bugs

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Two:
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001.6269
Workaround
Fixed in version rev 6282, rev 6286


rev 6286 Fix for the first part. Rjwilmsi 09:43, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Keyboard language switch bugs happens again

Status Not enough information/very rare bug
Description I have installed two keyboard languages (English as default and Greek). Sometimes while editing AWB switches from English to Greek. When I try to switch back AWB switches again. Some time ago Reedy fixed this one (somewhere before rev 5150) and was working fine but the problem reappeared. Magioladitis (talk) 10:02, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP SP2 with FF 3.5 and IE 8
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version rev 5528
Workaround None
Fixed in version


The original fix was by MaxSem under rev 5082. Code is still there, can't see why it would have stopped working. Rjwilmsi 10:19, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
You are faster than me. I jsut came to update my comment. :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:20, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Problem usually occurs after switching from bot mode to manual. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:12, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

I am marking this as rare. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:01, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Human DEFAULTSORT (The Mc case)

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description per Wikipedia:MCSTJR names like George McFarland should have {{DEFAULTSORT:Macfarland, George}}. Atm AWB will add {{DEFAULTSORT:Mcfarland, George}} instead. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:41, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Go to George McFarland, remove defaultsort and re-parse
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5001_6269
Workaround
Fixed in version 6301


rev 6301 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 11:31, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

FA interwikis messed up in ar.wiki

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description FA template (Template:وصلة مقالة مختارة) is not recognised as part of interwikis in ar.wiki Check [15] -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:37, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: ar.wiki
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version 6302


rev 6302 Not sure if there will be any RTL text issues, so maybe needs review. Rjwilmsi 16:10, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
It wasn't fixed and probably something broke. Check here. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:53, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
rev 6303 Unescaped pipe. Now fixed and on testing on King David Hotel seems to work fine. Rjwilmsi 18:22, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Bot doesn't seem to comply with bots|deny=all

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I placed an exclusion statement - {{bots|deny=all|allow=MiszaBot III,SineBot}} {{bots|allow=MiszaBot III,SineBot}} - but the bot (neither of the allowed ones) is still willing to operate on the page. –xenotalk 16:24, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run in bot mode and attempt to make an edit at User talk:Example
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5011.6297
Workaround regex skip?
Fixed in version 6305


Has that ever been valid syntax? It's not listed at {{bots}}, so I guess this is a feature request, not a bug.... --MZMcBride (talk) 16:41, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
A fair point, but even when using this syntax which is listed: {{bots|allow=MiszaBot III,SineBot}} ("Ban all compliant bots not in the list"), AWB in bot mode is still willing to work. –xenotalk 17:55, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Tools -> Preferences -> Ignore bots/nobots. Is this disactivated? -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:59, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Nope... –xenotalk 18:05, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
I've checked and AWB incorrectly interprets {{bots|allow=MiszaBot III,SineBot}}, so I'll fix it later today. As for {{bots|deny=all|allow=MiszaBot III,SineBot}}, I don't propose to add support until the template supports it. Rjwilmsi 08:09, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
rev 6305 Fixes first part. Rjwilmsi 09:31, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
That's fine - marking fixed. Thank you. –xenotalk 14:00, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

AWBUpdater 2.0.0.4 won't update 5.0.0.1 to 5.0.1.0

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWBUpdater 2.0.0.4 won't update 5.0.0.1 (neither 5.0.0.0) to 5.0.1.0. AWBupater works fine. It updates 5.0.0.1 (and 5.0.0.0!) to 5.0.1.0. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:28, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP SP2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 2.0.0.4
Workaround Partially rollback to 2.0.0.3?
Fixed in version rev 6309


Extra: If there is an update to the AWBUpdater, it should NOT be asking to close AWB. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:28, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Bug fixed in rev 6309. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:50, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

MissingFieldException in MainForm.LoadPrefs

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description
Exception: MissingFieldException
Message: Field not found: 'WikiFunctions.AWBSettings.GeneralPrefs.restrictOrphanTagging'.
Call stack:
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.LoadPrefs(UserPrefs p)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.LoadPrefs()
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.MainForm_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

81.111.4.175 (talk) 15:31, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.0.0, revision 5996 (2010-01-11 20:59:49)
Workaround Reinstall AWB after firstly deleting old files.
Fixed in version


Something is wrong. It looks like an incomplete update. "restrictOrphanTagging" was implemented in version 5.0.1.0. Same goes for TypeLoadException in MainForm.MakeSummary and MissingMethodException in AsyncApiEdit.CallEvent. Please reinstall AWB's latest version. -- 15:42, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

{{portal}} is moved to See also, but {{portalpar}} isn't

Status Bug currently being investigated/fixed
Description {{portal}} is moved to the “See also” section, but its redirect {{portalpar}} isn't. Svick (talk) 14:08, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6310
Workaround
Fixed in version


To fix, change PortalTemplate on line 726 in WikiRegexes.cs. Svick (talk) 14:08, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

I also recommend adding logic to move portalbox. --Kumioko (talk) 14:55, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
rev 6312 Allow {{portalpar}} as alias of {{portal}} as requested. Rjwilmsi 15:09, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Some dab pages are tagged as orphans

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Dab pages with less than three incoming links and tagged with {{roaddis}} or {{roadis}} are being tagged with {{orphan}}. – TMF 23:43, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load List of highways numbered 209 with AWB's default settings
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system Win7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.1.1 rev6310
Workaround Manually remove the tag
Fixed in version 6316


Probably we don't have those two road templates listed as disambig templates. Rjwilmsi 00:02, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
We have to update WikiRegex.Disambigs. I didn't know about roaadis. Rjwilmsi, can you do it, please? -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:50, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
rev 6316 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 15:14, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Some dab pages are tagged as orphans II

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description {{schooldis}} needs to be added. Mattg82 (talk) 16:19, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: process Wall High School
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 6310
Workaround Update WikiRegex.Disambigs
Fixed in version 6348


Let's make a full list of what's missing. Check Category:Disambiguation message boxes. I sent one for TfD and one is retained for historical reasons (Hurricane disambig). -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:23, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Step 1: Someone please remove: [234]CC from the regex. It's really old! -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:46, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Step 2: Change to this one:


[Dd]isamb(?:ig(?:uation)?)?|[Dd]ab|[Mm]athdab|[Ss]urname|(?:[Nn]umber|[Rr]oad?|[Hh]ospital|[Gg]eo|[Hh]n|[Ss]chool)dis|SIA|[Ll]etter-disambig|[Ss]hipindex|[Mm]ountainindex)|[[Aa]irport disambig|[Cc]allsigndis|[Dd]isambig-cleanup

-- Magioladitis (talk) 09:49, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Line 102: Add |[Мm]ногозначность -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:34, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

rev 6349 -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:26, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

AWB overwrites default settings when using pre-parse mode

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug, but I consider it a bug. When I use pre-parse mode, the article list and find/replace settings that are in place at the time that I switch pre-parse mode off are saved as the default settings by AWB. This at least happens when I don't have a settings file loaded (in other words, when I'm on the default settings file) but it might have happened with other settings files. The auto-save settings every 10 pages option is not checked. – TMF 00:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Make a list, run pre-parse mode to weed out articles with no changes, close and reopen AWB
Operating system Win7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.1.1 rev6310
Workaround None that doesn't require manually respecifying the default settings; alternatively, don't use pre-parse mode
Fixed in version 6326


rev 6326. There was a missing check for the 'auto save' option. Rjwilmsi 08:09, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

GetTemplateParameterValue don't work well

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description the return string includes other parameter (not only the string of interest) - E.g. don't work well if the value is [[2007]] OR [[2007] OR [[2007, but in all other cases it works well--B3t (talk) 11:02, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
string annoProduzione = Tools.GetTemplateParameterValue(contenutoTemplate, "annoproduzione");
Site URL: Awake with parameter "annoproduzione"
Operating system Windows XP (Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3)
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version 6314


Post a link to some actual examples of the template and parameter you want, and I will take a look. Rjwilmsi 11:52, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Nothing?--B3t (talk) 17:33, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, I asked you to post a link to an actual example wiki page with the template you were interested in. You haven't, so based on the parameter "annoproduzione" I guess that you're after the "Film" template on the Italian wiki. I also guess that the problems were over piped wikilinks in the template. I noticed this myself and fixed it under rev 6313 / rev 6314, so once a newer snapshot is out with that fix I expect your issue will be resolved. Thanks Rjwilmsi 18:45, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I have insert an example in "Site URL" but not the template of interest. Sorry again.--B3t (talk) 11:14, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Great, then it's fixed in rev 6314. Reedy should upload a new snapshot soon, or you can run from SVN. Thanks Rjwilmsi 13:47, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

InvalidOperationException in UserPrefs.LoadPrefs

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description
Exception: InvalidOperationException
Message: There is an error in XML document (5463, 9).
Call stack:
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Deserialize(XmlReader xmlReader, String encodingStyle, XmlDeserializationEvents events)
   at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Deserialize(TextReader textReader)
   at WikiFunctions.AWBSettings.UserPrefs.LoadPrefs(String file)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.LoadPrefs(String path)
Inner exception: XmlException
Message: Unexpected end of file has occurred. The following elements are not closed: Replacement, Replacements, FindAndReplace, AutoWikiBrowserPreferences. Line 5463, position 9.
Call stack:
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String arg)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Int32 pos, String res, String arg)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowUnclosedElements()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReader.Read()
   at System.Xml.XmlReader.MoveToContent()
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReaderUserPrefs.Read7_Replacement(Boolean isNullable, Boolean checkType)
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReaderUserPrefs.Read13_FaRPrefs(Boolean isNullable, Boolean checkType)
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReaderUserPrefs.Read25_UserPrefs(Boolean isNullable, Boolean checkType)
   at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReaderUserPrefs.Read26_AutoWikiBrowserPreferences()

Tvtr (talk) 03:37, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.4200
AWB version 5.0.1.1, revision 6310 (2010-03-14 08:21:36)
Workaround
Fixed in version


AWB doesn't like the settings file. Could you post the settings file you're trying to load to a sandbox please? Rjwilmsi 13:49, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
I think I sorta figured out what went wrong, it seems like I was trying to save the setting into default when I made a list with 1000+ pages, then the xml file got too big and didn't close out the find and replace settings at the end of file. Everything seems to work fine now when I restored to default setting and made sure the new default setting saved over the corrupted default setting. Tvtr (talk) 12:54, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Random change from - to -- within article content

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description AWB randomly changes - to -- inside article content in the infobox name= field. See Sawin-Bullen-Bullard House or Saunders-Paine House for example. Most such articles with a - in their info box name do not get changed. See Sewall-Scripture House for example.

Hmains (talk) 18:24, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Since this is random, hard to do, but it does repeatedly do this. See White-Ellery House for an article that AWB would have changed to --, but which I manually intervened to correct back to - before I saved the article.
Site URL: Wikipedia EN
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.1
Workaround manually remove extra -
Fixed in version


Can I see a diff of what you mean? Does it happen if you turn off MOS changes from the menu? -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:27, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Note that for Sawin-Bullen-Bullard House, the change was not in the Infobox (which had "--" when the article was created), and was not from - to --. It changed "Sawin--Bullen--Bullard" to "Sawin—Bullen—Bullard". MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 19:42, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
This change is correct then. There is no bug. -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:45, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, replacing with an mdash is not exactly correct in that unusual situation, but AWB did what it would be expected to do and I agree that it's not a bug. MANdARAX • XAЯAbИAM 20:19, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I now understand. Thanks Hmains (talk) 20:39, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

linkless template ignored

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description {{linkless}} which is an alias of orphan is ignored, so another orphan tag is added. [16] Mattg82 (talk) 17:38, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en wiki
Operating system xp sp3
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.1.1
Workaround
Fixed in version


Less than 50 transclusions. No transclusions. I sent it for RfD. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:44, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure RFD is the way to go as there are a number of other redirects. rev 6318 allow linkless of alias of orphan. We should review which other redirects to orphan from [17] should be added to AWB. Rjwilmsi 12:18, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
It would be better to wait for the result of the RfD. All redirects have 0 transclusions atm. At worst, this bug is rare :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:24, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Newsflash: Linkless was deleted via RfD thus last commit was reverted. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:12, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Dead end isn't recognized as synonym for deadend in {{multiple issues}}

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this edit, AWB added “deadend” to {{Article issues}}, when “dead end” was already there. Also, {{Aricle issues}} should be probably renamed to {{Multiple issues}}, following recent move. Svick (talk) 13:46, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6356
Workaround
Fixed in version 6358


rev 6357 for the template rename. Rjwilmsi 14:05, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6358 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 14:14, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Not detecting references properly

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this edit AWB added {{Reflist}} to the article, although it already contained <references >, causing citation errors. SVN 6356 still does this. (Maybe the space before the closing angle bracket is causing this?) Svick (talk) 17:11, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6356
Workaround
Fixed in version 6359


Making list from a CheckWiki error doesn't handle apostrophes in title

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Used "CheckWiki error" to make list. Gave the URL http://toolserver.org/~sk/cgi-bin/checkwiki/checkwiki.cgi?project=enwiki&view=bots&id=86&offset=0&limit=25 and article Duke of York's Royal Military School came back as "Duke Of York&". When AWB tries to load the misspelled article, it keeps restarting. I think this has happened with special characters other than the apostrophe, but this is the only one I can recreate right now.
To duplicate: Find a CheckWiki error list that has at least one title with an apostrophe in it. Use the make list function to get a list of the articles.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP home edition v. 5.1.2600 (service pack 3)
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.1.1
Workaround Manually add article with correct title, or remove title from list
Fixed in version 6364


can't edit Hebrew alphabet

Resolved

For some reason I could not edit Hebrew alphabet. When I clicked 'save', it calculated for an extended time and then reloaded in the edit window w the same changes, over and over. It's not write protected, and I gave it several hours and came back to it, as well as editing other articles w the same kinds of changes, so I don't think it was the server. (The only changes were changing /g/ to the IPA letter and several codes to Hebrew letters; the latter was done automatically by AWB.) I eventually went in and made the changes manually (copy & paste from the AWB edit window), but thought it sufficiently bizarre to bring up here. kwami (talk) 06:02, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

AWB has since worked on that article. I think it was just a temporary network problem. Rjwilmsi 13:36, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Steady restart and steady increment of time for restart

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description AWB goes to restart after every page.
2) The time of restart increments after every edit by 5 sec, from 10 sec after first edit to 60 sec (then it does not increment, but continues at 60 seconds)
This was reported here and apparently "fixed" but still occurs/is occurring again. 75.154.117.153 (talk)

Update: This is actually a different problem; the bug is triggered when spam filter prevents an edit for any reason. 75.154.117.153 (talk)

To duplicate:
Site URL: Cyber Nations Wiki (Wikia)
Operating system Windows Vista SP2
.NET FW Version 3.5 SP1
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version


If the edit is blocked by the spam filter this is correct behaviour. There's an option to skip if the edit is blocked by the spam filter. Rjwilmsi 11:39, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
There is an option in AWB to skip the page if the edit is blocked by the spam filter. Rjwilmsi 13:58, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Database scanner bugs II

Status Bug currently being investigated/fixed
Description ...
  1. If I ask for AWB to start from the entry "BioPHP", no hits will ever be returned, even for a query that will (normally) return every page.
  2. Particularly when asked to return a small number of results, there is a large gap between the articles being found (and indeed listed) and the scanner declaring itself finished, stopping itself and presenting a time taken.

I think these were all the same weeks ago, but for reference purposes I'm using 4.9.0.1 (r4812), trunk built from source. - Jarry1250 [ humorousdiscuss ] 18:37, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version
Workaround
Fixed in version 5571


No 1 works fine on the small dump i downloaded from Category:2009 deaths Reedy 21:29, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
No 2, rev 4920. Made some changes, but it hasn't sorted it (on my test 2200 articles, though i was just filtering simply by ns) Reedy 22:15, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I've finally got #1 sussed. Basically, if you look to scan the entire en database, but have to stop half-way through, you can't resume half-way through. Instead, the scanner summarily scans the first half of the articles looking for your given start point, but doesn't record any results until it finds it (hence my assumption that no results were ever going to be returned), so it's not a great deal quicker than just starting from scratch. Would be good if a percentage could be input maybe, to give the scanner a hand? Maybe a more informative status update? - Jarry1250 [ In the UK? Sign the petition! ] 16:30, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
rev 5084 might help a bit Reedy 19:21, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
If a start article is entered the DB scanner reads the XML file until it gets to the start article. If we read the 25 GB pages-latest-XML en-wiki database dump from hard drive at 50 MB/s it will take 500 seconds to read it all, plus the time to check the article text. If the start article is at the halfway point in the dump it will therefore take at least 250 seconds to reach it. Unless we can find a different way to get to the start point there's no way to make it faster. Rjwilmsi 18:03, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
Second issue (delay in confirming completion) fixed by rev 5571. Rjwilmsi 18:08, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Can't login -- "Login failed", "NeedToken"

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Can't log in. When I enter my password and click login, I get a window saying "Login failed" with the error message "NeedToken". I tried saving my password and got the same error. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:10, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: try to log in
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.1.1 SVN 6342
Workaround none known
Fixed in version 5020


This is caused by a change reported at WP:VPT#Bots and Logging In. AWB won't work at all until this change is implemented. Svick (talk) 01:12, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

I have the same problem--Jarekt (talk) 03:27, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

I get a login failed, need token error when I try to login with my bot or the regular account. Need help. Ganeshk (talk) 01:00, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

We were aware of that. In facvt we were waiting for a change to MediaWiki since last week. AWB 5.0.2.0, released probably today, will fix the problem. -- Magioladitis (talk) 05:44, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Won't update to new version

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description When I start AWB, it insists on updating to a new version. When I comply, it gets to the step "Copying AWB files from temp to AWB directory" "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\AutoWikiBrowser 4903", and fails with a big X and the message:"Error" "Problem replacing file:" "Could not find file 'C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\$AWB$Updater$Temp$\AWBUpdater.exe'." "Please close all applications that may use it and press 'Retry' to try again or 'Cancel' to cancel the upgrade." But there were no other (visible) applications to close. When I cancel the update, it warns that AWB may be "unfunctional", but I got it to work and it seems OK. Art LaPella (talk) 03:23, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Click the AutoWikiBrowser icon, or the AWBUpdater icon
Site URL: en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.1.0
Workaround You have to start the update to a new version, but disobey the command to close AWB. Abandon the update process, ignore the warnings and use the old version of AWB anyway.
Fixed in version 5.0.2.0


Download the latest snapshot and make a clean install please. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:03, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

That works. Thank you. I thought clicking "AWBUpdater" would do the same thing, but it doesn't. Art LaPella (talk) 17:27, 15 March 2010 (UTC)
  • I am having the same problem. Please explain step by step to a not-very-technical user what I have to do. Thanks Hmains (talk) 05:01, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
The updater isn't working (has been fixed for next release). Therefore use the SVN snapshots link at the top of this page to manually download the newest version of AWB. Rjwilmsi 00:03, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
  • None of these works for me. I downloaded the latest (5.0.1.1 SVN 6310) from the link at the top of the page, then did a clean unzip into a new directory, then ran AWB. When I try to login it gives me the "Problem" messagebox "This version is not enabled…". When I click the Yes button in the messagebox, it runs a new little dialog box (title "AWB Updater - 2.0.0.5") producing 4 lines of log and concluding "Nothing to update". But it still won't let me login. -- Hebrides (talk) 09:35, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Check the WikiFunctions.dll. Which version it is? -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:23, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Right-click and Properties gives File Version as 5.0.1.1 — Hebrides (talk) 10:23, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Search failing after delink

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When I use the 'multiple links' box for a link that has 3 or more occurrences, it finds the first link OK, then the second. I delink that second occurrence using the button, then click to get the third, but the text selected is four characters off - e.g. first and second links are selected as [[bribe]], next selected text is [[bribe]] and. Colonies Chris (talk) 22:23, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: edit article Yidispolitics Scandal. Select multiple wikilink 'bribe'; repeat to find next; use the delink button; click to find the third occurrence
Site URL: Yidispolitics Scandal - but happens on all sites with multiple (>2) wikilinks
Operating system Windows 7
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.4927
AWB version 5.0.2.0
Workaround Return to the top. Click through the multiple links again. It's always the links after a delink that go wrong.
Fixed in version 6381


rev 6381 Fixed. Thanks Rjwilmsi 17:03, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Section header added in wrong position

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description [18] -- Magioladitis (talk) 15:21, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system W7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.2.0
Workaround
Fixed in version 6382


What's right here – no header needed at all as user signature is on same line as template? Rjwilmsi 16:13, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
I think yes. Is dytalk supposed to have a signature? -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:21, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Issues with Template:Xxxx/doc pages (part II)

Status Bug currently being investigated/fixed
Description Template:Xxxx/doc pages need special treatment.
  1. {PAGENAME} needs to not be subst'ed Fixed
  2. Defaultsort needs to override the value set by "template documentation" template- it has a defaultsort parameter - or maybe we should just take it out of the template. Rich Farmbrough, 17:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC). 17:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wp
Operating system V
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.9.0.3
Workaround
Fixed in version


rev 6373 For {PAGENAME} issue. Not clear on why there's an issue with the DEFAULTSORT – AWB can set one? Rjwilmsi 20:57, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Duplicate 'User contribs' selection

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When generating a list from a Special page, there are two "User contribs" selections. I did some testing and they appear to carry out the same function, so perhaps one should be removed; if they are not redundant, then it would be useful to clarify the difference. Thank you, -- Black Falcon (talk) 23:15, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Select "Special page" from the Source: drop-down list and click "Make list", the view the Source: drop-down list that is available in the resulting popup.
Site URL: en.wikipedia
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.2.0
Workaround
Fixed in version


Indeed. I was passing the same reference from the main list maker, and also creating an instance in the special page provider. Presumably changed over at some recent point. rev 6383 Reedy 06:19, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Auto-updater not working properly

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When starting AWB it reports that the version is not enabled and an update is required. Attempting to update (either via the button provided, or running the updater separately) appears to run correctly, but the message remains when AWB is started again. OrangeDog (τε) 21:27, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Attempt to update, try to run, repeat.
Site URL: N/A
Operating system Windows XP, SP3
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.1.1 (updater 2.0.0.5)
Workaround Update manually from SVN
Fixed in version


Indeed, sorry about this guys. Seems I made a farce of the update when changing the paths to a better style. It is fixed in rev 6384, though, my win 7 box won't let me overwrite the files for some daft reason (ie running the updater). Reedy 06:46, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Search & replace - advanced broken

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Earlier versions it did work, curent version it doesn't work anymore: the inside templates function with the advanced search & replace. I tested it with a totaly empty AWB except for only one search & replace-function: no matter what I want to search & replace inside a template, it does do nothing, and when I put the type on entire text, it works, but inside the template-type on, nothing works, even not replacing one character like an "e". Romaine (talk) 23:15, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Romaine (talk) 23:15, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Site URL: nl-wiki
Operating system Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.2.0 - SVN 6376
Workaround
Fixed in version 6398


GetTemplates doesn't find any templates on the current AWB Sandbox.. Reedy 23:50, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6398 Fixed now. A change of mine from two weeks ago that fixed something else accidentally broke this. Now both are fixed. Rjwilmsi 01:17, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Not skipping pages when no changes are made

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Not skipping pages when no changes are made and "No changes are made" is checked on the "Skip" tab --Auntof6 (talk) 00:48, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Make a list containing at least one page that has nothing that AWB will fix (such as a page that you just edited); check "No changes are made" on the "Skip" tab; start.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home edition service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.0 SVN 6376
Workaround manually skip the page
Fixed in version 6400


It works fine for me. Have you definitely got "apply changes automatically" enabled under the options menu? Rjwilmsi 01:21, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, it is checked. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:27, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Okay, if you would post your XML settings file to a sandbox I'll take a look. Thanks Rjwilmsi 01:33, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, thanks, it's here. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:54, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6400 Fixed. Rjwilmsi 09:57, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Still not skipping in ar.wiki which I tried. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:15, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Works for me on the Arabic article for Moon. Rjwilmsi 17:54, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Adding stray characters "\r\n\r\n" when adding orphan tag

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When adding an orphan tag, AWB also adds string "\r\n\r\n". When editing Mabulu, the top of the article looked like this:

{{orphan|date={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}}}
\r\n\r\n{{Expand|date=March 2010}}
--Auntof6 (talk) 02:13, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: edit an orphan article with "restrict orphan tag addition" option unchecked
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6400
Workaround check the option to restrict orphan tag addition, or remove the extra characters after they're added
Fixed in version 6403


Update: these characters are also being added when other tags are added at the beginning, such as "wikify". --Auntof6 (talk) 07:13, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

rev 6403 Broken in 6391, now fixed. Thanks Rjwilmsi 07:56, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. When might that be available on the SVN page? --Auntof6 (talk) 10:24, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
'tis upnow. Reedy 14:40, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Error with an update for the updater

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I was prompted to download an update for the updater earlier tonight and all was going well until it attempted to copy the updated updater to the AWB directory. Based on the error that came up, it was looking for the updated .exe in a folder called $AWB$Updater$Temp$ in the Temp folder; however, I checked it and that folder was empty. AWB did download the update, but it was stored in a zip file called $AWB$Updater$Temp$AWBUpdater2006 that was never unzipped. – TMF 03:22, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Start AWB, run the updater when prompted
Operating system Win7
.NET FW Version
AWB version AWB 5.0.2.0, updater 2.0.0.5
Workaround Open the aforementioned zip file, pull out the updated .exe and place in the AWB directory. AWB will run another update automatically, find nothing to update, then work normally after restarting.
Fixed in version


Updater was broken. Now fixed in Updater 2.0.0.6. Please check archived before reporting. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:50, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

It wasn't clear to me that the archived bug was identical to this one... – TMF 19:34, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Need token

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I run the program, being asked to run the updater ("This version is not enabled..."), clicked yes, finished updating, rerun the AWB, asked to run the updater again, endless cycle. If I clicked no, I cannot login ("Need token."). I have tried downloading the updater from Sourceforge, but when I run it it says nothing to update. Back to the cycle. Bennylin (talk) 05:37, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: id.wikipedia
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.42
AWB version 5.0.0.0
Workaround Updating to 5.0.2. Works fine. The error message should be specified. Just say "Need to download ver. 5.0.2" instead of "Need Token". What token?
Fixed in version


This (the missing token) was a bug caused due to a change of MediaWiki. Updater had problems too. A clean update fixes all. Check archived for similar reports. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:52, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Copying Template:Portalpar instead of moving it

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this edit, AWB copied the {{portalpar}} template to the See also section, instead of moving it (i.e. it should have also removed the original misplaced instance). Svick (talk) 15:56, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6410
Workaround
Fixed in version 6411


Whitespace at end of line after template. AWB isn't handling it. Rjwilmsi 22:59, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Apply No. of times was broken in Advanced F&R

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description AWB will apply the changes more than the upper bound set. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:56, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system W7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5021__rev6405
Workaround
Fixed in version


What it means is how many times to recurse: on each recursion all matches are replaced, so it's not 'how many matches to replace'. I suppose we can add tooltips to the Rule designer to explain it better. Rjwilmsi 00:43, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Hm... I would like to add something only in the first occurrence in the article. How can I do that? -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:34, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Use a regex and match on "[whatever you want](.*)" making it single line and replace with "[whatever you now want]$1" i.e. force the first match to match to the end of the article, preventing any further matches. This find & replace might be a bit slow (2 seconds?) on a large article. Rjwilmsi 07:06, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Template:Link FL should be treated the same way as Template:Link FA

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The correct position for both {{Link FA}} and {{Link FL}} is just above interwikis, but AWB doesn't seems to know this about {{Link FL}}. Svick (talk) 20:18, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB on List of countries by Human Development Index.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6410
Workaround
Fixed in version 6416


Genfixes for talk pages are not skipped when option is set to skip

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Run in talk pages with skip if only genfixes. It ll still do the talkpage genfixes found in TalkPageHeaders -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:46, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system W7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5021_6405
Workaround
Fixed in version 6418


I assume you mean that AWB applies the logic, but then does not skip? Rjwilmsi 22:01, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, this is related to User talk:Yobot#Insects?, where the bot was happily doing simply general fixes on talk pages even though no other work was being done. –xenotalk 22:11, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
It should skip page if "skip if only genfixes" is turned on and only talkpage fixes are done. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:36, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6418 As requested. Rjwilmsi 07:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

"Tl" used in edit summary, looks peculiar

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The edit summary says [19] "{{Tl|Talk header}} given top billing". Since templates don't work in edit summaries, the Tl bit should be removed.
To duplicate: Run general fixes on a talk pages with a talk header in a lower billing
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version N/A
AWB version 5021.6405
Workaround Turn off general fixes
Fixed in version rev 6420


Change to {{Talk header}} then? Rjwilmsi 13:17, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Same for skip to talk. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:18, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Cheers mates. –xenotalk 14:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Typo fixing in name parameter of <ref>

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In this edit AWB fixed a typo in name parameter of <ref>, which broke it. Typo fixing should ignore those parameters. Svick (talk) 12:54, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version
Workaround
Fixed in version 6427


...and I would expect quotes to be added. -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

rev 6427 Fix logic to handle grouped refs. Rjwilmsi 15:12, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Including "date" in multiple issues

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB erroneously includes "date" when moving unreferencedBLP into multiple issues. (I don't know if this also happens with other tags.) MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 23:12, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: General fixes on Daniel Jimenez Afanador.
{{unreferencedBLP|date=April 2010}}

gets moved into the multiple issues template as
unreferencedBLP date=April 2010.

Site URL: en.wikipedia
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1 SVN 6405
Workaround
Fixed in version 6430


Ignore external links has too much scope.

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Ignore external links appears to ignore "|url=" before a URL (if the URL doesn't contain an = ?)Rich Farmbrough, 04:56, 19 April 2010 (UTC).
To duplicate: edit User:Rich Farmbrough/temp72 with s/date=([^\|}]+)(\||}})/<1=$1><2=$2>/ with and without "ignore external/interwiki links.." checked
Site URL: en wp
Operating system V
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.2.1 (6435)
Workaround
Fixed in version 6438


rev 6437 First part of the fix: don't hide parameter name when hiding an image as a parameter in a template. Second part I will do later: hide external links before hiding images. Rjwilmsi 11:08, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
Excellent. Thanks. Rich Farmbrough, 13:42, 19 April 2010 (UTC).
rev 6438 done. Rjwilmsi 16:40, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Pulls {{Dab}} (and maybe others) out of comment

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Pulls {{Dab}} out of comment - ExampleRich Farmbrough, 13:40, 19 April 2010 (UTC).
To duplicate: Run general fixes on Interstate 90
Site URL: en wp
Operating system V
.NET FW Version
AWB version 6435
Workaround none
Fixed in version 6439


Re-parse re-adds tags

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description If AWB has added tags to an article (such as wikify, dead end, etc.) and I use the re-parse function, the tags get added again, resulting in duplicate tags. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:01, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Edit a page to which AWB will add a tag, such as an orphan page that doesn't already have the orphan tag. Verify that the tag was added, then use the re-parse function and look again: you should see the tag there twice. It's possible this only happens when AWB is adding multiple tags, because I don't remember seeing it when only one tag was added. The most recent article where this happened was 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition 5.1, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6405
Workaround manually delete the duplicate tags
Fixed in version 6448


Doesn't happen for me on a range of new pages whether one, two or three tags are added: re-parse never adds duplicates. Rjwilmsi 13:42, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
It's still doing it for me. I just tried it on Route panorama. My XML settings file is still here if you would like to look at it. Just to be clear, I'm talking about the re-parse option that's available when I right-click in the edit box. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:54, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for providing your settings but with your file, that article and snaphsot 6405 I still don't get any duplicate tags issues on re-parse. Rjwilmsi 14:40, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, it's not doing it every time now, but I just got it to happen again on Purshottam maas. It could be when the tags are added as parms in "multiple issues". Here is what AWB added:
{{multiple issues|wikify ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|dead end ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|orphan ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}}}
I also just updated my settings file on my sandbox page, just in case anything had changed. Maybe the "multiple issues" thing is relevant? --Auntof6 (talk) 00:03, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
If it's over {{multiple issues}} then rev 6430 should have fixed it. Rjwilmsi 11:13, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, I look forward to that SVN being available. The most recent one I see on the SVN page is the one I'm using, 6405. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:35, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Re-opening this one. I just downloaded SVN 6446, and this is still happening -- it happened on High Bypass Turbofan Engine.--Auntof6 (talk) 02:07, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

That page has been redirected. Do you have another example? Rjwilmsi 07:32, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Lee, Tsai & Partners --Auntof6 (talk) 09:02, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
In case it helps, here's the exact string of tags that AWB added:
{{multiple issues|wikify ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|dead end ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}|orphan ={{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}}}
--Auntof6 (talk) 09:16, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6448 Found the problem and now fixed. Rjwilmsi 09:52, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Hooray! I was beginning to think I might be crazy! --Auntof6 (talk) 09:57, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Adding in only some non-breaking spaces

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description 1700 m (5600 ft) to this 1700 m (5600 ft). Should be able to recognise the space between a number and m when it is followed by (5600 ft.) or (5600 ft) and so on. Also does not detect "340 gm" and "weigh 80 g". Recognises "(22-24 in)" and adds a nbsp, but does not change the hyphen to an endash. Snowman (talk) 10:05, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
To duplicate: Use AWB on Golden-collared Macaw for "m". Orange-winged Amazon for "gm", and Orange-fronted Parakeet for "weigh 80 g". See "Palm Cockatoo" for "(22-24 in)"
Site URL: en wiki
Operating system Vista Sp2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5504
Workaround manual
Fixed in version


Okay, so 4 issues here:
    • 1700 m (5600 ft) – rev 5520 Fixed in this limited case only. Rjwilmsi 15:01, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
    • 340 gm – not a valid unit. Should AWB correct it, I don't know.
    • weight 80 g – don't believe AWB should do this one due to false positives with "Oracle 10g server" etc.
    • (22-24 in) – rev 5521 Fixed that one Rjwilmsi 15:21, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Other similar problems:
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) not recognized; see Corvidae. Snowman (talk) 15:32, 7 October 2009 (UTC) rev 5890 for the (1.4 oz) part. Rjwilmsi 09:37, 1 January 2010 (UTC)
  • "8-20 g in weight" not recognized. Also "19-20 days" only changes the hyphen without adding nbsp; see Sittella. Snowman (talk) 15:44, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
    • [[[WP:NBSP]] doesn't mention the use of non-breaking spaces for units of days, only abbreviated units. Rjwilmsi 12:13, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Should "14-22g" be changed? see "New Zealand wren". Snowman (talk) 15:47, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Should (16-19") be changed? see "Oilbird". Snowman (talk) 15:49, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • "5-6 meters" not recognized; see Pelagornithidae. Snowman (talk) 15:52, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • "120 grams" not recognized; see Grebe. Snowman (talk) 15:57, 7 October 2009 (UTC) rev 5788 For gram/grams/gramme/grammes. Rjwilmsi 11:19, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
  • "Pp. 350-377" which is quite a common error with page numbers. I think AWB could change it to "pp. 350-377" and also fix the hypen; see Gnatcatcher Snowman (talk) 16:00, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Not all hyphens converted to endashes; see Shoebill. Snowman (talk) 16:13, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Terms where a numeral is adjacent to a non-whitespace character ("22g") should not be changed. In case of a false positive on something like "50 m", no real harm is done because all that changes is where a line ends. Changing "22g" to "22 g" potentially changes the meaning, or at least creates incorrect punctuation.
Also, it may be unwise to use non-breaking spaces when unit names are spelled out, because compound unit names can be long enough to create awkward line endings. --Jc3s5h (talk) 16:04, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Fair enough for a unit with many letters. Perhaps I have indicated some things that can be changed when these regexes are reviewed. I think I will stop adding to the list and wait for the new version to test. Snowman (talk) 16:13, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
I think that a check that AWB also completes the partial fixed that AWB has made is needed. I think that some improvements are still needed - I have left enough examples to work on for now. Snowman (talk) 20:12, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

People in fr.wiki seems to agree with me that we need to use {{convert}}. Check "Espace insécable" section in fr:Discussion_utilisateur:Magioladitis. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:58, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

AWB not loading page content of protected pages

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB not loading page content of (semi)protected pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:35, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Try to load Ride (Ciara song) with AWB. The only thing that shows in the edit window is some tags that AWB adds.
Site URL: en/wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446
Workaround edit the page in browser instead of in AWB
Fixed in version


Confirmed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:04, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Rich mentioned this as an API bug. We need to talk to the MW guys. Rjwilmsi 07:27, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
I was guessing to some extent. I will try to test that. Rich Farmbrough, 21:40, 23 April 2010 (UTC).
rev 6452. Technically, ATM, I am the API guy ;) Reedy 21:45, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Incorrectly ordering references

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description it puts them in non-numerical order.Rich Farmbrough, 21:43, 23 April 2010 (UTC). 21:43, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: GF on State_of_Palestine the line for Benin is correct ATM.
Site URL: enwp
Operating system V
.NET FW Version
AWB version release and latest SVN
Workaround
Fixed in version 6455


Hmm, ref with a <br> in it is causing confusion due to the < and >. Rjwilmsi 00:25, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Got it. rev 6455. Rjwilmsi 00:51, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

"Add non-human-name default sort for musical groups" not working

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description This is not working. AWB added default sort "Pussycat, Faster" to Faster Pussycat. Could it be because this article codes the template as "Infobox musical artist" (lower-case M?) instead of "Infobox Musical artist" (upper-case M)? Auntof6 (talk) 04:49, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Edit Faster Pussycat with restrict default sort option unchecked.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446
Workaround Manually change or remove the added DEFAULTSORT
Fixed in version 6457


Wasn't handling templates with a comment at the end of the template name (works in other cases). Though I had AWB set up to handle this I didn't have it set up to handle the comment already being hidden by general fixes logic. rev 6457 fixes. Rjwilmsi 07:01, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

AWB warns for inuse even if it is in between nowiki tags

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description probably rare error, sees <nowiki>{{inuse}}</nowiki> and issues a warning. –xenotalk 01:45, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: attempted edit on Talk:Orienteering or any page with the {{inuse}} wrapped in nowiki tags.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Vista
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5021.6446
Workaround not critical, just continue as usual
Fixed in version 6459


I think you found the only case among 3 million talk pages! -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:31, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Living people + unreferenced in multi issues

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The latter should be changed to BLPunrefenced but it's not. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:28, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en
Operating system W7
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5021_6446
Workaround
Fixed in version 6460


Default sort changed to one with upper case in middle of word

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description In article Woodruff Leeming, AWB changed default sort "Lee­ming, Woodruff" to "Lee­Ming, Woodruff" (note upper-case "M" in surname). Auntof6 (talk) 04:50, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: edit article Woodruff Leeming
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446
Workaround manually undo the change
Fixed in version


The existing DEFAULTSORT has a non-printing character in it, so AWB treats Leeming as two words. (paste it into URL encoder page then check HTML encoding reference). Rjwilmsi 07:28, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Link simplification too greedy - eating spaces

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description James I of England replaced with James I of England in this diff. It happens to be OK here but the general rule should be not to do it. Rich Farmbrough, 00:21 27 August 2008 (GMT).
To duplicate: [20]
Operating system V
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.3.2.0 / 4.9.0.3_5715
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Hmm, does anyone have an example of inappropriate change using that feature? MaxSem(Han shot first!) 18:07, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I've left a message on Rich's talk page asking for more information. Rjwilmsi 20:10, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't. It seems to me that if the editor explicitly wants to link only part of the phrase they should be able to. For example "Henry IV and James I of England. " Rich Farmbrough, 20:34 14 February 2009 (UTC).

For info, the logic is in Parers.StickyLinks(). Rjwilmsi 20:36, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

rev 6372 Logic removed from genfixes. Rjwilmsi 20:36, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
I think it was a rare bug and the good done was more than the bad. -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:45, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Does this mean that AWB will no longer do any link simplification (it seems not to be doing it in SVN 6405)? I'd consider that a bad thing. If an editor doesn't like a change that AWB makes, they can double-click the line in the diffs display to undo it. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:02, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, per Rich's comment (and others elsewhere), AWB can't tell if simplification is right or not. You can run the logic by custom module if you want it. Rjwilmsi 13:30, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Um, not that I'm complaining, but the logic seems to still be there. When editing ...And Justice for All (album), AWB changed "[[thrash metal|thrash metal]]" to "[[thrash metal]]". I use 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:27, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
This is not the sticky links logic. This is simple wikilinks simplification. Sticky links was graping text outside the wikilink. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:51, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description If a page under editing is not saved quick enough (5-15 seconds), attempt to save it leads to the following successive messages in the status bar: 1) "The underlying connection was closed: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server"; 2) "Restarting in ...". After that all corrections in the Edit box are lost. It is similar to Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Archive_14#Network_access_error but happens any time and in editing of any page - without exceptions (to the best of my knowledge). Vladimir Ivanov (talk) 19:58, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

See some details here. Vladimir Ivanov (talk) 08:48, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Make any list, press "Start", edit any page for 30 seconds (or just wait for 30 seconds) and press "Save"
Site URL: ru.wikipedia.org
Operating system Windows XP SP2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.42
AWB version 5.0.0.1 SVN 6269
Workaround
Fixed in version


If the ru-wiki server forcibly closes the connection after 20 seconds is there anything AWB can do about it? This problem doesn't happen for me on the en-wiki (may occur if page is left for several minutes only). Rjwilmsi 13:18, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Tooltips not displaying properly

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The full edit summary "tooltip" is not displayed when hovering over the Summary field. However, pointing anywhere around the edge of the Summary box, including the dropdown button, displays it, constantly flashing as though it's continuously updating. Other tooltips do not display at all. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 21:26, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wikipedia
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446 (problem did not occur in 6401)
Workaround
Fixed in version 6472


Other tooltips work for me. There may be a problem with the edit summary one. Rjwilmsi 08:07, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, what I meant to say was that the tooltips in the central tabbed areas don't display. In previous versions, there are various tooltips in the Options, More..., Disambig (when enabled with a link entered), Skip, and Start tabbed sections. In 6446, the only one of those that marginally (hehe) works is the Summary as noted above. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 09:16, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Tooltips are still there for me on start, stop, skip buttons etc. Is that what you mean? Rjwilmsi 15:38, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I mean. The other tooltips work, such as in the Make list area and the toolbar at the top of the page. But none of the ones in any of the tabbed areas in the central panel work. And I just discovered an additional, strange tidbit about the Summary. When I first start AWB, the Summary tooltip does not display at all. It only begins semi-working as described above after I go to the Options tab, point to an area which should have a tooltip, then return to the Start tab. For comparison, I tried versions 6401 and 6405 again, and all tooltips work perfectly. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 22:00, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
It's doing something similar for me, although I'm not getting any tooltip at all for the summary. I don't consider it a big problem since I don't usually use the tooltips, but let me know if I can provide any info. I'm using SVN 6446. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:44, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
rev 6472 Fixed. It seems one of the two tooltips I added for the new bot max edits feature broke tooltips for non-bots. Rjwilmsi 16:34, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

disambig function adding {{dn}} between single quotes instead of on one side or the other

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When using the disambig function to disambig a link in italics, I specified to place the {{dn}} tag on this:
''[[Joy]]''

and it came out like this:

''[[Joy]]'{{dn}}'

It also happened when I was working with "''[[Ben-Hur]]''". --Auntof6 (talk) 15:05, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Use the disambig function to disambig something that will be in italics, such as a song or movie title. Choose the "{{dn}}" option and see how it comes out.
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP Home Edition, service pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, SVN 6446
Workaround don't use the disambig-needed tag, or manually fix the code, although I'm not sure which side the tag should go on (inside or outside the italic markup)
Fixed in version


rev 6466 Fixed such that {{dn}} is added after all punctuation after link rather than simply after first punctuation character after link. Rjwilmsi 17:52, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Why is Orphan tag appended even in pages having 1 to 3 links?

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description As per WP:Orphan#Criteria, orphan tags to be added only if there are no (ZERO) links on the page. But as per manual (Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User_manual#General), tags are appended even for pages having 1-3 links.[User:Thaejas
To duplicate:
Site URL: User_talk:Thaejas#Kunnuvarankottai_Kasi_Visalakshi-Visvanatha_temple
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5.0.2.1
Workaround Activate "Restrict orphan tagging to linkless pages" under Options menu
Fixed in version


Activate "Restrict orphan tagging to linkless pages". It's written on the tip (with bold) in Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User_manual#General. Currently we add orphan tags only to linkless pages but this is not the strict definition of orphans. Read again both pages. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:53, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Hi, Magioladitis, Thanks for the tip. Yes. I do agree that its written. I feel if it was given as a default setting, it would be easier for any new user who forgets to check it even by mistake. No worries. I am happy with the workaround also, at least after 1 mistake. — Thaejas (talk) 01:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

IndexOutOfRangeException

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: IndexOutOfRangeException
Message: Index was outside the bounds of the array.
Call stack:
   at WikiFunctions.Parse.Parsers.StickyLinks(String articleText)
   at WikiFunctions.Disambiguation.DabControl.ComboBoxChanged(Int32 n)

Colonies Chris (talk) 22:05, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: [encountered while processing page [21]]
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.4927
AWB version 5.0.2.1, revision 6401 (2010-04-11 00:09:56)
Workaround
Fixed in version 6473


rev 6473 fixes, but FYI the StickyLinks function has in the meantime been disabled from genfixes due to false positives. Rjwilmsi 22:47, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

More - append seems to use crlfs instead of newlines

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Uses DOS/MS horribleness instead of Unix/RoW lovelienessRich Farmbrough, 05:49, 30 April 2010 (UTC). 05:49, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Append YYY with one "newline" to XXX and use the regex test tool to repalce XXX\nYYY - fail. Then try XXX\r\nYYY - success (or fail, depending how you look at it).
Operating system V
.NET FW Version
AWB version 6458
Workaround add /r* to the regex, this will still work when fixed.
Fixed in version 6476


We need to use \r\n since that's what the RichTextBox works with. Rjwilmsi 07:00, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
OK I don't understand. I can apply a fix in the normal way in standard search and replace and \n works fine. If its the appended text it doesn't. Therefore I am inclined to say that we can use \n as all that happens before the conversion to RTB display format. Rich Farmbrough, 11:04, 3 May 2010 (UTC).
rev 6476 Changed insertion to use "\n" over "\r\n". In the regex tester inserted and existing text had the same line endings for me i.e. I couldn't exactly reproduce your problem, but I expect it's now fixed. Rjwilmsi 16:58, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

{{cleanup|section}} is moved to the top of the article

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description {{Cleanup|section}} is moved to the top of the article, even though it refers only to the section it is in.
To duplicate: Run AWB on Bank of America Home Loans.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6473
Workaround
Fixed in version 6475


rev 6475 fixed. Rjwilmsi 16:42, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Custom module Failed Match

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description
Exception: NotSupportedException
Message: Result cannot be called on a failed Match.
Call stack:
   at System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match.Result(String replacement)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.CustomModules.CustomModule.ProcessArticle(String ArticleText, String ArticleTitle, Int32 wikiNamespace, String& Summary, Boolean& Skip)
   at WikiFunctions.Article.SendPageToCustomModule(IModule module)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.ProcessPage(Article theArticle, Boolean mainProcess)

Jarekt (talk) 22:54, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: [encountered while processing page [22]]
Site URL: http://commons.wikimedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.1433
AWB version 5.0.0.0, revision 5996 (2010-01-11 20:59:49)
Workaround
Fixed in version


--Jarekt (talk) 22:54, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

It's an error on your Custom Module. Paste your code, and i'll advise how to fix. Reedy 23:07, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I know how to fix Custom Module. I thought this automatically generated bug report was not about how to fix my code but how AWB handles errors in user Custom Modules. After this error AWB allow me to continue, but was not usable and had to be restarted. --Jarekt (talk) 21:25, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Probably worth taking note of the stack trace and changing the error to match.... Reedy 23:57, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect date change

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB changes the date “2010-03” (March 2010) into “2003-10-20” inside the date parameter of {{cite news}}. Svick (talk) 17:23, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB on User:Svick/Sandbox2.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6473
Workaround
Fixed in version 6488


rev 6488 Tighten date format fixing logic to avoid such ambiguous cases. Rjwilmsi 17:41, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

UriFormatException in DatabaseScanner.btnOpen

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description
Exception: UriFormatException
Message: Invalid URI: The URI is empty.
Call stack:
   at System.Uri.CreateThis(String uri, Boolean dontEscape, UriKind uriKind)
   at System.Uri..ctor(String uriString)
   at WikiFunctions.DBScanner.DatabaseScanner.btnOpen(Object sender, EventArgs e)

Regards, SunCreator (talk) 23:25, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: I just created an XML with the list splitter(Tools=>List splitter=>Yes=>Save to XML setting files) and was trying to open with the Database Scanner and the above error occurred. Opening the XML in word or other editors shows that it's got plenty of data so saying 'The URI is empty' is an error.
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, revision 6446 (2010-04-22 18:06:27)
Workaround
Fixed in version


It is an error. The file you're attempting to open in the database scanner isn't the correct one. You should be importing an XML dump, or something from Special:Export, not an article list, and not an AWB settings file. See URI Reedy 10:25, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
rev 6489 Reedy 10:39, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I see now. It's a list splitter not an article splitter. Will request a article split/save option elsewhere. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 21:37, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Category adding bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When I try to add a category to pages, AWB wants to do the general fixes, even though I have them disabled. It does not seem to occur with replace category (not sure about remove category), only the Add Category function seems to cause the bug. -- Prince Kassad (talk) 10:52, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiktionary.org
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 5.0.2.1; r6465
Workaround
Fixed in version 6487


I suppose by "general fixes" you mean the metadata sort function. If a new category is added this needs to be called so that the newly added category ends up in the right place, otherwise it's another task to put it in the right place. If Wiktionary has different metadata ordering to Wikipedia we can probably have AWB handle it, if you explain what that ordering is. Rjwilmsi 10:57, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
It's not just that, it also removes whitespace even though it shouldn't. Preferably, it should simply add the category at the end (before the interwikis, that is) and leave the other categories alone. -- Prince Kassad (talk) 11:05, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
rev 6487 Fixed. when adding a category do not change cosmetic (i.e. no visible difference whether there or not) whitespace as part of metadata sorting. Rjwilmsi 11:38, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect <ref> simplification

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description On List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War, AWB is changing <ref name="vietnam.ttu.edu"/><ref name="Shulimson726">Shulimson, p. 726</ref> into <ref name="vietnam.ttu.edu"/"/>.
To duplicate: Run AWB on List of allied military operations of the Vietnam War.
Site URL: enwiki
Operating system
.NET FW Version
AWB version SVN 6473
Workaround
Fixed in version 6491


rev 6491 Fixed. Broken by a recent fix of mine over ref reordering. Rjwilmsi 11:21, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

AWB + "kingbotplugin + WP:India tagging" hangs

Status Bug is in old software, please update
Description AWB + "kingbotplugin + WP:India tagging" hangs while parsing WikiProject Template that has lots of variables/comments tags inside ? Example page
To duplicate:
Site URL: en.wiki
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 4.5.3.3 SVN 4340 5/19
Workaround End task and start all over again. ( rm the erring Template ofcourse)
Fixed in version


I can provide many more examples of pages that hang the plugin if someone ever shows up to work with it =] –xenotalk 21:14, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
It just takes ages to parse the template. But it's not AWB's fault... it's editors' fault who add all these empty parameters! -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:29, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
The regex gets stuck AFAIK. Reedy 18:22, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
I am having the same issue with basic assessments on generic templates. Other project templates seem to be the culprit. Is Kingbot pluggin parsing all the project templates on a page, even when I am only trying to assess for one project? —Charles Edward (Talk | Contribs) 13:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Error while manual edit: AWB quit

Status Not enough information/very rare bug
Description
Exception: NotImplementedException
Message: The method or operation is not implemented.
Call stack:
   at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.ITextDocument.Range(Int32 cp1, Int32 cp2)
   at System.Windows.Forms.TextBoxBase.ScrollToCaret()
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.GoTo(Int32 destLine)

Wikidienst (talk) 18:46, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: Unknown
Site URL: http://de.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.42
AWB version 5.0.2.0, revision 6376 (2010-04-07 10:16:55)
Workaround No automatic workarounds, only manual editing of some articles, diff view don't work
Fixed in version


PS: AWB made updates 5 times. --Wikidienst (talk) 18:46, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Are you using Mono or something? As i know it isn't implemented in that :/ Reedy 23:13, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
No emulation with mono, standard WinXP. Wikidienst (talk) 11:51, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Marking as rare. Let's see if this happens in 5.0.3.0 or later. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:43, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

NullReferenceException in DabControl.DabControl_Load

Status Not enough information/very rare bug
Description
Exception: NullReferenceException
Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Call stack:
   at WikiFunctions.Disambiguation.DabControl.DabControl_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

Qweedsa (talk) 18:35, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: [encountered while processing page [23]]
Site URL: http://ru.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 SP 2
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.42
AWB version 5.0.0.0, revision 5996 (2010-01-11 20:59:49)
Workaround
Fixed in version


Any hint of how to duplicate? How did that occur? -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:27, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Encountered while working with links to disambiguate. Diff provided. — Qweedsa (talk) 16:39, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

See Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Archive_10#NullReferenceException_in_DabControl.DabControl_Load. It was first reported in version 4.4.2.0! -- Magioladitis (talk) 14:37, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Interesting. However, it doesn't seem to have been fixed. :-( So what? — Qweedsa (talk) 16:39, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
This observation may help us locate the bug. Nothing more. Which word were you disambiguating? -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:44, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Драма. — Qweedsa (talk) 16:48, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Unrealeted question :Are Dab links are piped in ru.wiki? (i.e. [[Драма (происшествие)|Драма]] instead of [[Драма (происшествие)]] -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:56, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Usually yes. Some users pipe the links even in disambiguation pages. The correct replacement in ths case is [[Драма (жанр)|Драма]], if you need this.Qweedsa (talk) 17:18, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

IndexOutOfRangeException in WikiDiff.UndoChange

Status Not enough information/very rare bug
Description
Exception: IndexOutOfRangeException
Message: Index was outside the bounds of the array.
Call stack:
   at WikiFunctions.WikiDiff.UndoChange(Int32 left, Int32 right)
   at AutoWikiBrowser.MainForm.UndoChangeGeneric(DiffChangeMode changeType, Int32 left, Int32 right)

Art LaPella (talk) 22:33, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

To duplicate: I double-clicked the last line of February 1959, after about 50 other changes, so my guess is that the table just needs to be longer.
Site URL: http://en.wikipedia.org
Operating system Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
.NET FW Version 2.0.50727.3603
AWB version 5.0.2.1, revision 6401 (2010-04-11 00:09:56)
Workaround Just make the same change in the "Edit box" instead of double-clicking.
Fixed in version


Saving-problems

Status Works for me
Description I use AWB to fix links on pages and on many large pages AWB isn't able to do anything, while the exact link is on the page. If I set Auto save on, then after some tries (which take each many seconds/minutes with message "Processing page") AWB stops (message in the bottom bar is "Stopped"). If I set Auto save off, then after a long time of several seconds/minutes with message "Processing page", AWB has changed the page as I set in AWB and shows it to me as usual with message "Ready to Save", and then I hit the Save-button shortly, but then it says connection failed and goes "restarting in ..." counting down. And a new reload follows which takes again a long time, etc... On many pages this doesn't occur (mostly small pages with relative few templates), but on hundreds of pages it occurs in what appears to be mostly large pages like nl:Roeien op de Olympische Zomerspelen 1984. To me it looks like AWB isn't able to handle large pages anymore. In the past I had only problems with slowlyness with AWB on pages which use nl:Template:Stamboom, but then the saving worked fine. Romaine (talk) 19:07, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Site URL: nl-wiki
Operating system Vista
.NET FW Version
AWB version 5001 rev6269
Workaround
Fixed in version


AWB works fine on large pages e.g. here but AWB can't guarantee that the Wikipedia servers are always going to be working without lag. Rjwilmsi 14:17, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Strange, I used AWB in past in some cases because my browsers couldn't handle a heavy page, but AWB could do it. Nowadays AWB can't save large pages while my browsers do it easy. Romaine (talk) 23:05, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Those pages don't look large. It could be an API problem, and with AWB now using that... Reedy 23:14, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
If you use a nested regex in your search and replace it can take a long time to process. After a certain time WM (several minutes at least - probably set for each wiki) WM will no longer accept the page. Maybe a combination of these factors? Rich Farmbrough, 16:24, 7 June 2010 (UTC).