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User:The ed17/Good articles by prose size[edit]

User:The ed17/Good articles by prose size has been updated and the shortest articles again point us toward faulty GA articles, some that don't even have talk pages. We still need some check in place for new GAs that never had a review. In the main time, can people check through the short articles on this list and clean up the faulty GAs.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

As with FAs, it is possible to use Catscan to find articles in the Good articles category that do not appear on the GA/all list; it is somewhat more complicated to find articles on that list that do not have associated reviews. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Nikkimaria, How do I use this tool? What is the GA/all list?--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 04:03, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
WP:GA/ALL. I was going to suggest running this query, but on looking closer that appears to return a number of false results. Does anyone know if the GA/all list is known to be incomplete in some way? Nikkimaria (talk) 04:14, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

The report[edit]

The report has not updated since August 15.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 16:04, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

TonyTheTiger, there are instructions on the User talk:StatisticianBot page on how to get in touch with the bot operator (email is apparently best) if you'd like an updated report. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
The fact that the bot owner hasn't edited in a year concerns me. We can try e-mailing him but who knows if he'll respond. Wizardman 22:38, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
He last edited at the end of November 2013, starting about four days after someone emailed him about StatisticianBot problems, and he fixed it then. The time he edited before that was about as long as between November and now. Dvandersluis has responded to emails, but only when someone sends one. Wizardman, would you like to try? BlueMoonset (talk) 00:53, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I just tossed him one, but if he needs to be buttered up, I didn't do that. P. S. is there any indication on what is causing the bot to stop running? It would be good to know what kinds of things to try to avoid doing.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 06:23, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
The report is back. My suspicion is that something happened to terminate the job on the server—that sort of thing happens to the various DYK-related bots on occasion—and it needed to be restarted. I don't think it's anything we did; if it was, I imagine he would have said something. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Disruption of nomination?[edit]

User Samsara has inserted a weird disclaimer[1] after one of my nominations, due to a talk page discussion which has little to do with present GA criteria.[2] Is this acceptable? FunkMonk (talk) 16:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Legobot removed it, so I guess it violated some techicality. FunkMonk (talk) 22:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
It didn't belong there in the first place, Legobot or not. If the article is unstable at the time the nomination is picked up for review, then the reviewer will naturally note that and either hold to see if it becomes stable, or fail it. The odds are it will be quite a while before the nomination does get reviewed anyway, and whatever the issue is it will have long since been settled. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:04, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Talk:David Hume/GA2 appears abandoned by reviewer[edit]

The reviewer of this GAN opened it on August 6, and hasn't edited since two hours after he finished in the early hours of August 7. The nominator responded later that day, editing the article based on the review, and has heard nothing since. I was wondering whether anyone wanted to take over the review, which has now been waiting for five weeks. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 23:47, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Review begun by mistake[edit]

It appears this[3] review was begun by mistake. Could it be reset? FunkMonk (talk) 10:30, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:33, 17 September 2014 (UTC)