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Microsoft Office XP[edit]

Thank you for evaluating the Microsoft Office XP article for Good Article status. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to improve the article before or after your evaluation is complete. I would prefer to address any shortcomings before that time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 01:50, 27 December 2017 (UTC))

Sure! I've already started making notes on the review page about passages in the article that might need to be fixed, so feel free to respond to each note. (I'm using this review as a model for the review.) Enterprisey (talk!) 19:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I am sorry that I did not read this before or the notes; I wish that it would have notified me that you responded. I intend to address the comments in your notes tonight. Thank you for your time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 21:03, 28 December 2017 (UTC))
Oh, no problem! I should've left a note that I actually did start the review on your talk page. Looking forward to a good review. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:26, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I replied to some of your comments. I hope that this leads to productive improvement and that you inform me of any other issues with the article. Thank you! (IanWilliam20 (talk) 02:32, 29 December 2017 (UTC))
I just wanted to mention that I have made more edits since I responded to your comments, including edits in regards to naming consistency, prose (more than one), and client vs. full file and service pack information. I even updated the caption for the introductory image. I hope that you find these changes to be satisfactory. Thank you for your time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 17:58, 1 January 2018 (UTC))
The changes look good! Sorry I haven't been editing the review much lately, the tail end of the holiday season was a bit busy. But I should be back to reviewing it this week, probably tomorrow. Thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 04:47, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! You are fine, of course. I hope that it has been well for you. I will enjoy more of your thoughts because I want it to be beautiful. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 18:51, 2 January 2018 (UTC))
I am sorry to bother you again, but there is something I wanted to ask you, as you are the article's reviewer. I should be bold, but how would you feel about a section dedicated to new features in the individual Office XP applications (e.g., Outlook 2002) (similar to this)? I do not intend to list every feature, of course, but I feel that such information would be immensely valuable. Naturally I will not work with this if you feel that it would detract from—or negatively affect—its potential as a Good Article, or its review process. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 20:59, 3 January 2018 (UTC))
Sure, that sounds like a great idea that would contribute to the article's coverage! It would definitely improve the article. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:18, 3 January 2018 (UTC
I have run into a bit of an issue, but I should be done with that section by January 8. I hope to address your other feedback (e.g., the .NET strategy) and make the appropriate edits at that time, as I have found the appropriate sources. Thank you for your feedback and for your patience. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 00:28, 5 January 2018 (UTC))
Enterprisey, I have added that section and have made changes based on your previous suggestions. When you are available please let me know what you think. Thank you for your assistance. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 04:15, 7 January 2018 (UTC))
Enterprisey, I truly do apologize for writing to you about this again—it is clear that you are busy—but it has been almost a month since you were last contacted. Are you still interested in assessing Microsoft Office XP? If you are no longer able or interested please let me know. I do not mean to sound like a broken record, as they say. Thank you. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 23:18, 3 February 2018 (UTC))
IanWilliam20, I apologize for the lengthy delay; I had a lot of IRL work to do and I kept thinking I would be able to come back to the review. Apparently this wasn't the case at all. As I said below, I think it would be better for another reviewer to finish the review. I appreciate all the work you put into the article, though! Enterprisey (talk!) 09:32, 26 February 2018 (UTC); (re-ping due to username change: Ian Wolfman Enterprisey (talk!) 09:33, 26 February 2018 (UTC))

Filtering drafts: some more[edit]

Thought this would help (see source rather than the long mess it appears as). I didn't know how specific you wanted to get so I tried to keep it general but WikiProject Dams, WikiProject Albums exists for example.

WikiProject Historic sites | HSITES WikiProject Aviation | AV WikiProject Dams | DAMS WikiProject Religion | RELI WikiProject Trains | TRAINS WikiProject Transport | TRPT WikiProject Arts | ART WikiProject Spaceflight | USPACE WikiProject Food and drink | FOOD WikiProject Music | WPMU

Infobox historic building | ARCH | HSITES Infobox album | WPMU Infobox instrument | WPMU Infobox producer discography | WPMU Infobox record label | WPMU Infobox single | WPMU Infobox song | WPMU Infobox musical artist | BIO | WPMU Infobox musical composition | WPMU Infobox guitar model | WPMU Infobox YouTube personality | BIO Infobox historic site | HSITES Infobox ancient site | HSITES Infobox school | WPSCH Infobox UK school | WPSCH Infobox bus company | TRPT Infobox port | TRPT Infobox road small | TRPT Infobox road | TRPT Infobox church | ARCH | RELI Infobox Hindu temple | RELI Infobox London station | TRAINS Infobox building | ARCH Infobox bridge | ARCH Infobox monastery | ARCH | HSITES Infobox airport | AV Infobox dam | ARCH | DAMS Infobox religious building | ARCH | RELI Infobox station | TRPT Infobox academic | BIOG Infobox architect | BIOG | ARCH Infobox artist | BIOG | ART Infobox astronaut | BIOG | USPACE Infobox aviator | BIOG | AV Infobox chef | BIOG | FOOD Infobox Christian leader | BIOG | RELI Infobox classical composer | BIOG

Hope this helps- and good luck with your talk! jcc (tea and biscuits) 18:30, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! This is super helpful, and I'll add it to the script now. The new projects will be up in about an hour and 45 minutes. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:15, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thanks for presenting at Wikipedia Day NYC. I installed your "reply" tool for the talk page. It works and it's really cool! Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:35, 15 January 2018 (UTC)


If you really want this, you can enable it here: testwiki:Special:Two-factor authentication. Once enabled, it will be globally. Read over meta:Help:Two-factor authentication first. — xaosflux Talk 22:37, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Maybe also Wikipedia:Simple 2FA. — xaosflux Talk 22:40, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! Added. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

draft-sorter.js and grade parameter[edit]

I've noticed that your draft-sorter.js script adds a 'grade' parameter whenever it adds any WikiProject banner. As far as I'm aware, 'grade' isn't a supported parameter for most WikiProject templates, and so it results in pages being added to cleanup categories (e.g. Category:Africa articles with invalid parameters). If there isn't another purpose, could you remove this from the script? Thanks. Harryboyles 00:47, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Thanks for pointing that out. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Enterprisey. Would it make sense to disable the AFCH portletlink on WP:AFC/R? It doesn't do anything there AFAICT, and we have AFCRHS. Thanks, Sam Sailor 00:00, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Silly question, but do you mean the Review (AFCH) link in the "More" menu? Enterprisey (talk!) 00:48, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, "Review (AFCH)" in the More menu is what I'm talking about. I always confuse it with "Review AFC/R" that User:EnterpriseyBot/AFCRHS.js puts in there. Thanks, Sam Sailor 10:50, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Tracked on the todo list, should be ten minutes. I'm redoing my workflow for uploading new scripts, which is holding up this and some other fixes, but as soon as I have a solid chunk of time they'll all go out. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:30, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 16:59, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

DelsortList Grenada[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Grenada Nees to be added to the list. Thanks, L3X1 Become a New Page Patroller! (distænt write) 00:21, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Sorry for the delay, lol Enterprisey (talk!) 05:30, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK credits[edit]

Hi Enterprisey, could you please make your bot check whether a user exists before making a talk page for them? Based on Template:Did you know nominations/2018 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake (check the history), it created User talk:Multiple, no one editor seems primarily responsible for the article as it now exist (now deleted). That kind of page is not helpful to anyone. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 20:03, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Fixed! Sorry for the delay. Will be verifying that the fix has worked (on real data) the next time the bot runs. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:58, 3 May 2018 (UTC)


Is this you? — xaosflux Talk 05:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it is. The issue I mentioned there was preventing me from logging in to my main account, so I used the alt. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
See note on phab. — xaosflux Talk 03:42, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Microsoft Office XP/GA1[edit]

Enterprisey, you have not returned to this review in nearly two months, and you have not been responsive to recent requests from the nominator to say when (or whether) you planned to return.

It was good of you to give GA reviewing a try, but that comes with a responsibility to communicate, especially when written directly. If you do not return to this review in some way by the end of February, I'm sure you will understand that I will go looking for another reviewer to take over where you left off. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:18, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't think I'll be able to get back to it that soon, so I think it would be better for another reviewer to take over. I'm responding above too. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:30, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

AFCH issue[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. Have a look at Special:Diff/828608530/828608703 and it happened again, had to manually fix it in Special:Diff/828609568/next. Thanks again for the many hours you put into your fine scripts. Best, Sam Sailor 17:21, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

As a reminder to myself, this has been fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:02, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Not sure if..[edit]'s your script, but the edit summary here seems a bit screwy? Just FYI Face-smile.svg - TNT 17:06, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Uh that's what I get for fragile username detection. Will track on github, as my RL workload prevents me from getting much done during the week. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
This has been fixed, by the way. Or at least that particular instance there; what happened was my method of detecting links to user pages was a bit too fragile, and in fact was rejecting all non-piped links! Enterprisey (talk!) 00:36, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Admin recall
(Umm, actually making you recall that you need to run again for the RfA now)

Well, I got bombed in my first RfA, and I too had an alternative account that I did not connect to my main account, till just before my second RfA. So at least we both have got that in common :D

Since your first RfA, the feedback I have from the community is that you've contributed to build Wikipedia in unique ways, which editors really appreciate. If there's someone who has already passed Kudpung's criteria, I would really want to know why aren't you considering running again, now that much time has passed since the earlier RfA. If you're looking for a few supports before you decide, you have mine:


  • Lourdes 03:38, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you so much for your support! I would normally be interested in running again, but my current RL workload is incredibly high to the point where I can't do much else at the moment. If I had a week to spare, I absolutely would give it another try (after consulting a bunch of people, of course!) since it has been nearly two and a half years. If all goes well, I should be putting in a ton of time to the project over the summer, so I think that would be a good time to run again. Again, thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 05:00, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Was just thinking about you, actually. Yeah, we'll talk in the summer - I think you should be in a position to pass by then. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

ACTRIAL - next steps for the Future of AfC & NPP[edit]

Hello Enterprisey, thank you for your efforts reviewing New Page and AfC submissions and your support for the ACTRIAL initiative.

The conclusion to the ACTRIAL report commissioned by the Wikimedia Foundation strongly reiterates our long-time on going requirements for the NPP and AfC processes to be improved. Within minutes of the trial being switched off, the feed was swamped with inappropriate creations and users are being blocked already.
This is now the moment to continue to collaborate with the WMF and their developers to bring the entire Curation system up to date by making a firm commitment to addressing the list of requirements to the excellent suite of tools the WMF developed for Curation. Some of these are already listed at Phabricator but may need a boost.
The conclusions also make some recommendations for AfC.
A place to discuss these issues initially is here where you are already a task force member.

Wikipedia:The future of NPP and AfC. To opt-out of future mailings, go here. From MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:02, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Bot Error[edit]

I've just noticed that your bot seems to be making an error when notifying users of articles at DYK. If the nomination template's parameter (Template:Did you know nominations/[article title here]) is not an actual article title (e.g., Template:Did you know nominations/Marlon Bundo books), the bot sends a link to an invalid article title (e.g., Marlon Bundo books). IronGargoyle (talk) 17:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I believe this was fixed - see the above thread. I haven't confirmed if it was fixed yet. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:01, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Table tennis[edit]

A gentle ping about my eslint pull request. ;) TheDragonFire (talk) 04:33, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Note to self so I stop clicking on this: the PR has been merged. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:58, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

RFA Vote count tool[edit]

Hey Enterprisey,

I was looking for a tool that listed an user's RFA votes, to add to my Template:Usercheck-Super, but all I could find was a seemingly broken one, I was wondering if you would be willing to take the time to repair/and or make such a tool. Cheers! -- Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 13:34, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea; I'll start working on this soonish. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:41, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
This is on the xtools workboard. Speaking of which, the legacy xtools instance tool seems to work here, even if display is not perfect. --Izno (talk) 13:45, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Iazyges, just a ping in case you haven't seen Izno's comment above Enterprisey (talk!) 03:48, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Enterprisey and Izno: Thank you both! -- Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 06:21, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

sql as a programming language[edit]

if sql in general is a programming language (and I agree that it is) then it should be given the treatment all the others are. You have c, c++ etc all listed separately. SQLite, MSSQL and SQL are all similar but have different syntax to the point that they don't run each other's code. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thoughtpolice26 (talkcontribs) 04:50, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I agree with you; I have previously stated on that article's talk page that I believe SQL should be listed. I have added it again. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:12, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Conversation on improvements to AfC process[edit]

Hi Enterprisey -- I'm Marshall Miller; I'm a new product manager at WMF with the Community Tech team. I'm currently working on a potential improvement to the Articles for Creation (AfC) process that I posted about here, and that's being discussed on the talk page.

I don't know if you've had a chance to check out that conversation, but I wanted to get in touch since a lot of the conversation has been around the tools that you've worked on for AfC. The discussion so far has narrowed down to a few leading improvements, and the work that the Community Tech team at WMF would do to pursue those improvements could likely involve enhancements to the AFCH script, or work that builds on things like the Pending AfC Submissions tool.

If you have time to weigh in on the conversation, or for us at the Community Tech team here to ask you questions about your work -- or if you want to collaborate on some of these improvements, please let me know! We would appreciate any bandwidth you can spare.

-- MMiller (WMF) (talk) 21:15, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Looks great! Thanks for working on this. I've responded a bit over there, and will post a bit more once I finish an alternative first couple of steps for the article wizard. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:55, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing[edit]


There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at You can also leave a note at WT:Linter if you have questions.

Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


G'day, recently added {{afc-c|p}} template in for partially accepted AFC/R requests. Is it possible to add in code to place this over requests that have some redirects accepted and rejected?

IVORK Discuss 00:00, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Fix for this is being tested; will apply tomorrow. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:05, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Jordan delsort list[edit]

Hello, I was delsorting yesterday and tried to but an AFD into the Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion Sorting/Jordan list, but the option was not available in the menu. Does it need to be added to the list? Thanks, cinco de L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 11:45, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

My bad! Yes, it does - should be fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:54, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Delsort with Cricket[edit]

Hello there! I have been using the delsort script but have been noticing whenever I choose "Cricket", the AfDs aren't actually going to the collection page. – TheGridExe (talk) 18:34, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

I see the issue. There's supposed to be a comment that reads
<!-- New AFD's should be placed on top of the list, directly below this line -->
at the top of the section where AfDs are supposed to go, but that seems to have been removed; I put it back. Probably I should fix the script so that it doesn't depend on the existence of the comment. Thanks for pointing this out! Enterprisey (talk!) 05:59, 9 June 2018 (UTC)


Not sure why the old name logged in and made an edit? Beeblebrox (talk) 20:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Interesting. I sure didn't trigger that. I'll inspect all the logs when I get back to a desktop computer, but will change passwords in the meantime Enterprisey (talk!) 22:57, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
So, is it you who asked for rename of APersonBot account? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:16, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Whoa, didn't see that. No, that request was not me. I am also unable to log into the APersonBot account at the moment; good thing it was blocked. I am also contacting Beeblebrox to see if we can look into this a bit more. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

AFCH doesn't prevent data loss when navigating away from page.[edit]

I'm using:

  • AFCH v0.9 / Hatted Hamster
  • User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.79 Safari/537.36

On most pages where I can edit text, if I don't save the text and navigate away from the page, Chrome issues me a warning, Changes you made may not be saved. with a chance to cancel or continue. When I'm typing something in AFCH, I don't get that warning. It would be really useful if the warning happened. More than once I've started typing a comment and lost my text because I accidentally navigated away from the page. -- RoySmith (talk) 17:40, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Gadget-afchelper.js loading user JS[edit]

Hi there! I noticed MediaWiki:Gadget-afchelper.js sources User:Enterprisey/afch-master.js. This poses a security risk, since (while probably unlikely) your account could be compromised and someone could insert malicious code in your user script which affects everyone who uses Wikipedia. I noticed you're a sysop on testwiki, do you have two-factor authentication turned on? Doing so there will also mean you have 2FA here. Even if you do have it turned on, under principle it would be good to move the AFCH script to the MediaWiki namespace. You could make protected edit requests as needed, linking to the source on GitHub. What are your thoughts? Kind regards MusikAnimal talk 18:44, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I do have 2FA on. I'm less active in AFCH development than I was previously, so I'd be fine with this change. Enterprisey (talk!) 15:11, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

AFCRHS update[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. Time to update the list of R templates? Suggestion. Now From and To templates are separated, which to my mind makes more sense, and they are then sorted (approximately) by function as in WP:TMR#List of redirects by function. Sam Sailor 13:02, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Sam Sailor, just to clarify, your list would replace the existing list in the code, or be appended to it? Thanks for taking the time to compile it! Enterprisey (talk!) 18:58, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Replace it. Thanks! Sam Sailor 19:04, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Done! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:17, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


Your delsort script seem not list Laos, can you add it, thanks. Hhkohh (talk) 16:03, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Done! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:20, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Also add Qatar, thanks Hhkohh (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:27, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Also done. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:10, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

U.S. Deletion sorting[edit]

Delsort request feature - check to prevent double listing[edit]

Is it possible for you to implement a feature that checks the category first to prevent double listing? --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 07:45, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

That's a pretty good idea. Working on it now. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:00, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
And done. Let me know what you think (@Tyw7:). Enterprisey (talk!) 04:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Looks great. Thanks. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 09:19, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Edit: Looks like you removed the box where you can try searching for categories. It seems that the box only appears after you've sorted it into the category. Is there a way to enable the search box without having to previously sort the request into a category? Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 10:31, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure which box was removed. Are you talking about the first search box on the right side? Can you paste (in a collapse box) any errors you're getting in the browser console? Enterprisey (talk!) 15:24, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
This is what I see. Instead of a search box, I see a select menu --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 16:23, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Alright, try it again? Should be fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:04, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I will have to wait until somebody nominates something. Will let you know after the test. Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 00:06, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Just tested. It works as before. Thanks. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 09:37, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

List vs article[edit]

As it is in the notability guideline, although technically a list is a type of article, probably "list" is "differentiated" from "article", otherwise, why mention "list" and "article"? I guess you take it as a tautology but I take it as talking about two different things. So the removal of "lists" require discussion in the talk page. Thinker78 (talk) 21:03, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation. I understand why the edit could be viewed as substantive, and I've started a discussion on WT:N about it. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Reply link doesn't seem to work on my talk page[edit]

Reply to seem to pull the last link in signature into the edit summary[edit]

Remove deletion from catagories[edit]

I don't suppose you could implement a way to easily remove the deletion from the category through your widget? Like clicking the "x" next to the category removes it from the said catagory. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 11:58, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't think this use case occurs often enough to add a feature for it, and it's not complicated to do manually. (If someone wanted to write a patch for it, I'd definitely apply the patch though.) --Enterprisey (talk!) 17:30, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Replying to AFD comment jumps around[edit]

Fashion is listed twice in Delsort[edit]

As subject --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 20:48, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I looked into this and Fashion is also listed twice in the main list of delsort pages by topic (WP:DST). The list in the script should probably be kept the same way. However, I did add code to handle the case where both occurrences of the item were selected by silently just adding one. --Enterprisey (talk!) 00:37, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Your Delsort script edit summary still links to User:Enterprisey/delsort[edit]

Shouldn't it link to User:EnterpriseyBot/delsort?

See --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 21:29, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I moved the docs to the bot's userspace, then realized this was a mistake and CSD'ed the redirect so I could move it back. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:33, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

AfD Stats[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. I hope you have a fine summer. Did you change the way AfD Stats handles right and wrong? I looked at mine, and I notice that my "keep" !vote in this discussion closed as "merge" counts as "didn't match". Sam Sailor 16:18, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, and I don't see any recent changes. I believe the reasoning of the original tool authors was that a merge is an indication that the content is unsuitable as a standalone article, but a keep is an indication that the content should largely remain at its current location. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:48, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

XTools edit counter[edit]

Hey there, I saw your comments about XTools on IRC. So you know, you can get just the namespace totals with XTools (example). This is still imposed by 350,000 edit count limitation, though. The issue obviously is users with a really high edit count can slow down the tool tremendously, for everyone else who uses it -- if not fail completely. The same is true for any tool with long-running queries. We have a few tasks to mitigate this, namely phab:T188677 and phab:T182182. I hope to get to them soon. I do have an older tool that just does the namespace counts, with no edit count limitation: toolforge:musikanimal/namespace_counter. It will run on Oshwah [2], but be prepared to wait ;)

Finally, I wanted to remind you XTools is open source. If you are interested, we'd absolutely love to have more contributors, even if it's just technical suggestions for improvements. Docs on how to contribute are at Cheers MusikAnimal talk 13:57, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

magnustools/quick_counter is another tool to get the namespace breakdown of edits by a user MusikAnimal talk 14:49, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the links! I had no idea you could click on the section name in the edit counter to get just that section; that's a great feature. I'll add all of the tools to the WP:WK list, since I hadn't heard about those too.
I sadly don't know any PHP, but I will definitely send over any ideas for improvements if I happen to have any. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:23, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
You should learn PHP! Not just so you can work on XTools, but because you are a talented developer and Wikimedia projects are predominantly PHP-based. I didn't know one lick of PHP two years ago, and somehow I've grown to love it. Learning it opened up the door to work on MediaWiki itself.

Back to the edit counter -- if you do decide to build your own, you will run into the same issues all the other tools have. Perhaps you're already aware of this, but namely, you have a hard limit of five database connections. So if five people are running the edit counter at the same time, the sixth person will be greeted with a "exceeded max connection limit" error. For this reason it's important to set some sane limits. You can do away with an edit count limit (a bad solution, admittedly), and instead set a max statement time so that queries gone wild are automatically killed. Failure to do this is why the old XTools and Supercount suffered from so much downtime. If you need more help in this area, feel free to ask. I'm mostly interested in how you plan to tackle this issue, as perhaps you have a better solution. MusikAnimal talk 16:56, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

How do I make your AFCRHS.js script work?[edit]

Hello. I was wondering how you make your script, User:EnterpriseyBot/AFCRHS.js work. This is because I am attempting to make it work to make helping out at WP:AFC/Redirects easier. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 22:42, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

The Duke of Nonsense, hi! What do you mean by "make it work"? Enterprisey (talk!) 23:14, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I mean I implemented in my common.js page, and nothing has happened. Am I not meant to place it there, or have I copied the code wrong? Thanks for the quick response. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 23:16, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, I got it to work. I just did a ImportScript and that made it work. Thanks. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 12:47, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Cool, glad it started working. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:57, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Block afch on WP:AFC/R via gadget instead?[edit]

Is there a good reason for this instead of editing the gadget itself to include:

(/^(?:User:|Draft:|Wikipedia(?:_talk)?:Articles_for_creation)/.test(mw.config.get('wgPageName')) && mw.config.get('wgPageName') !== 'Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation/Redirects')

Seems like the latter would be more efficient, but didn't know if you'd prefer it this way for testing or some other good reason. ~ Amory (utc) 12:03, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, it would be more efficient. I've gotten used to fixing bugs in AFCH by pushing them to my userspace, so that solution didn't occur to me. Edit request filed. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:44, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Done, thanks! ~ Amory (utc) 22:39, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
And it seems to work now. Thanks for editing the gadget page! Enterprisey (talk!) 03:30, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Use of visual anchor in section headings[edit]

Just as an FYI, Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Section_link_ignored_when_using_Template:_Anchor. This jibes with my experience with the Anchor /visual anchor template; I learned something from the link. Regards, --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 20:15, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Interesting, thanks for the link! Enterprisey (talk!) 06:10, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Pointy deletion[edit]

Hello there, I'm writing about the deletion of the Pointy page. Would this coverage not satisfy GNG?

Pointy on the BBC - YouTube

Regards, Sanchezmike2 Aug. 3rd

I've read your message and will respond soonish when I'm back at a computer. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:49, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, to comment on each source in order:
  1. isn't primarily about Pointy, doesn't contribute to significant coverage
  2. quite good actually, I don't know how I missed it during the search; if we had another source of this quality I'd probably keep the article, to be honest.
  3. doesn't seem to mention Pointy that much, unless I missed something
  4. YouTube cannot be used as a reliable source
  5. also quite good, bit of a PR piece though (IS concerns)
  6. paywalled, can't comment on how good it is, although I suspect I would have the same notes as for the article
Summary: I'd probably have voted "keep" if I had done a better job searching & found these. (I can't get the Forbes article to show up on a news search for me, though.) I was obviously too quick to vote "delete" on this one. I'm considering a DRV; pinging Atsme and Tyw7 for thoughts before I do that. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:01, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Link to the article? Are you writing an article about WP:POINT? --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 06:08, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pointy Enterprisey (talk!) 07:22, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ’’’comment’’’ - I still believe it fails GNG and NOT. When an article has limited activity at AfD, I look to DGG for his expertise...especially when it involves business promotion, so I pinged him. Atsme📞📧 13:14, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

I appreciate your attention to this matter. I will await further review. --Sanchezmike2

Thank you![edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For your responsiveness to my request to resurrect the Custom Edit Summary user script, which greatly facilitates the performance of certain repetitive maintenance work. -- Black Falcon (talk) 17:05, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

I know I thanked you already, but I keep being reminded how helpful this script really is. Many thanks again, -- Black Falcon (talk) 17:05, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Enterprisey (talk!) 22:49, 3 August 2018 (UTC)


Hello, is the tool at [this site] still working? phjtieudoc 02:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Ah, it does seem to be broken. When I get back I'll see what I can do about fixing it and moving it to the official tools server. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help![edit]

Hi! Concerning the rollback you applied on my modifications[1], the summary function doesn't seem to leave much space for detailed explanations, which is why I put them in the talk page of the article[2]. But I'm beginning here, I'd appreciate if you could tell me how I did wrong. Thanks. -- Nuotzi (talk) 06:06, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the followup message. I did not see the talk page message you left, and will respond there. In short, I thought the tower's construction issues were covered by reliable sources (and I spent five minutes fact-checking after I made the edit), but I may have been wrong. I've left your version up pending the outcome of any discussion on the talk page. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:47, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Also, Nuotzi, it's almost always a good idea to write an edit summary, even if you have to severely summarize your explanation (and post a longer one on the talk page). Enterprisey (talk!) 23:49, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
  1. ^
  2. ^