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Deleted contributions

Hey, I saw your name on a list of people I should talk to. I'm new to contributing so forgive me, I added to the page for Mark Funkhouser, mayor of Kansas City, MO, earlier today and went through a lot adding a list of his initiatives. I learned all of this code for Wikipedia, cited my sources, and then boom! I submit it, it gets deleted because I may or may not have a bias. From what I understand I have to save it as a draft and have someone proofread it for me. Could you get back my deleted contribution so I can save it as a draft? Thanks! Sorry for putting this on your Talk page, I don't think this is where I should be asking you this. Enderadams (talk) 18:36, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

How will I know when you've responded? Will you do it on my Talk Page? Enderadams (talk) 18:38, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for my slow response, I see that the article is currently back in the main space. For this reason I will presume that you no longer need the delete copy.·Add§hore· Talk ToMe! 21:44, 18 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi Addshore, I'm looking to become a more productive member on here so per the list of 'Admins willing to bestow rollback (lol)' I hereby request this ability (for +10 Magic Beans). Thanks :D ΤΕΡΡΑΣΙΔΙΩΣ(Ταλκ) 04:01, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for my late reply, It looks like you already have rollback :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:41, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Question about our own Talk Page

Hello. Thank you for your help previously. I see that you have a lot of your posts archived, but I don't know how to find what I'm looking for on your page. How does one archive posts on their Talk Page? I am trying to reduce the clutter. Thank you. Have a great Labor Day. CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 16:22, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, nevermind. I found the link at the top, right corner of the page. Wow. Duh. I hope the guidelines are easy to follow. Sorry about that.CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 16:25, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Multiple posts

My other question (that I can't seem to find an answer to on here) is what to do about a poster (a repeat vandal) who is putting multiple posts on at least 3 different talk pages for Wikipedia articles. Are we supposed to remove all but one of them, or leave them? CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 16:27, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

It depends on what sort of posts they are, If they are non-constructive edits then follow through the warning or try and talk to them and or report to an admin is needed.·Add§hore· Talk ToMe! 21:46, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Remember me?

You may not, but I was a user, called Syntheticalconnections. I have done some pretty stupid stuff on Wikipedia when i was younger and I wanted to be adopted by you. I never continued, as I pretty much left Wikipedia. I started editing a lot more in 2009 (still as Syntheticalconnections), and the reason you may not remember me, is because I recently changed my name (2 days ago) . If you can still do the adoption thing, I would wish to continue, or start over if that's what I must do. atomic7732 03:55, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

I am not currently as active as I would like (as you can probably see). As for adoptions, I am not really continuing them. I recommend that if you wish to get adopted you find someone more active than me :) ·Add§hore· TalkTo Me! 21:42, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Any idea, who? atomic7732 03:03, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

After looking at the list here Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's_Area/Adopters I would probably pick User:Caribbean_H.Q. or User:SoWhy [= ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 06:52, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Restore the page Venom vicious

Hello User:Addshore,

Can you restore the page Venom vicious? This is Afro55. I need to work on the page some more. Thank you for your time. —Precedingunsigned comment added by (talk) 13:59, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

I see someone else has already done this for you [1]. Sorry for my slow response. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:43, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Banaticus Adoption

Does this mean that I pass over at User:Addshore/Adoption/Banaticus? :D Banaticus (talk) 08:29, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Yep :) I have just updated the page for you :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:46, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Longevity COI

A discussion about longevity WP:COI has been initiated at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject World's Oldest People#End COI. As a recent contributor to this page, your comments are solicited. JJB 20:26, 11 November 2010 (UTC) (Redirected from User talk:Addbot) JJB 20:26, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Requesting review of Omar Hijazi Article

Hi, Could you please review Omar Hijazi's Article. I have updated the article and made some improvements. Please advise if you see that any other changes are required. The article currently has two tags/ messages at the top.

Thank you!Kathrynwinters (talk) 16:27, 13 November 2010 (UTC) Kathy Winters

Checked. ·Add§hore· Talk ToMe! 18:09, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

If you weren't a bot . . .

I'd say that this edit would prove you to be a complete idiot. Was the orphan tagging of dab pages a widespread problem? Can I assume that it's been long ago taken care of? HuskyHuskie (talk) 16:11, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

The bot was built to look for pages that did not have article links to them... This page does not. There are lots of other checks for example the bot looks to see if the page is in a disambiguation category or is tagged to that effect. When the bot was built I did not take into account that disambig tags and cats are not added to people who share a given surname. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I assure you that if the bot runs again in the future there will be an extra check or two in place to try ensure pages such as this one do not get tagged again. I do have to say that you can point out bot errors while still being polite. ·Add§hore·Talk To Me! 14:52, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
Whoa, I'm sorry, I did not mean to give offense. That's why I said if you weren't a bot. The tag made no sense, and I was amazed at the stupidity of it, but then I saw that it was a bot, and so, hey, that's cool. I am in awe of bots and their makers for the work they get done around here. I was truly just wondering if the issue had ever been revisited, since it had been nearly two years since that edit was done.
Please don't think I am contemptuous of you or any of your bots. Far from it, and I apologize for coming across that way. HuskyHuskie (talk) 02:41, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

 :) The bots are not currently running but no one had pointed that error out to me before! Thank you again for spoting! If I ever do run that bot again please be sure that this bug will be fixed =] ·Add§hore· Talk ToMe! 18:08, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


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Help with requesting mediation

Hello. You are on my welcome message, so I thought I'd ask for your help on a matter. What is the next step after discussion at length over an article's content? I would like to reach a fair compromise with another editor, and I believe I have found wording that allows such a compromise while at the same time preventing confusion when other readers come across this article. The other editors acknowledge my points, but I would like to clarify a particular statement. The discussion has been going on since last August, so I think it's about time to come to a final agreement involving all parties. I am happy to explain further, but I was curious what would be the next best step in getting this issue resolved. CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 05:33, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Huggle question

Resolved: See Wikipedia:Huggle/Feedback#Exception in 2.1.1 Thanks! — SpikeToronto 09:04, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey Addshore! I notice at this entry at Huggle/Feedback, the following:

ArgumentNullException: Hodnota nemůže být NULL.
Název parametru: input
v System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.IsMatch(String input)
v Huggle.Processing.ProcessEdit(Edit Edit)
v Huggle.Processing.ProcessContribs(String Result, User User)
v Huggle.Requests.ContribsRequest.Done()
v Huggle.Requests.Request.ThreadDone()

This was posted as part of a query at Wikipedia:Huggle/Feedback#Exception in 2.1.1 by User:Mike Rosoft. At the time, I asked if either of Hodnota nemůže být or Název parametru were pages he was trying to access. If they were, then no problem. However, if they were code in Huggle 2.1.1, then that means that parts of the new Huggle are not coded in English. My concern is that, as HG is primarily used on the English Wikipedia, and should User:Petrb one day no longer be able to continue with HG’s development, then whoever would take it over may have to rollback to version 0.9.11 and re-start from there if s/he cannot read Hungarian Czech.

Since I cannot understand the code, and you are so familiar with it, I thought that perhaps you might be able to say whether this is an issue or not. If this is nothing, I apologize in advance for taking up your time. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 06:34, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Adoptee who's now seeking to adopt

Hi there -- I was one of your adoptees who passed the final test. I am now seeking to adopt someone else and I was wondering if anyone had ever adopted you, to give a sort of "lineage" of adopters. If you're the progenitor of this line, that's fine too. I noticed that your adoption courses were taken from Tiptoety who (with approval) took them from Hersfold. As I understand it they're CC-BY-SA, but might I have your approval to now use them myself? Banaticus (talk) 07:55, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Yep feel free to use them :) I am aware that some of them may currently be abit out of date and I would be happy to help you update them also. As a quick note, I was never adopted, I just liked Tiptoetys adoption pages :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:52, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello there

Thanks :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:19, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Message to all wikiprojects

You did something similar for me in the past (BRFA/Addbot 19). Could you take a look at Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 41/Archives/ 23#Message to all wikiprojects? Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 09:43, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I have replied there! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:19, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Young Savage Florida revisited

I just found a way to add a third connection to the article about the Young Savage Florida compilation album. Can I remove the orphan tag now? ----DanTD (talk) 15:05, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

I have just gone to check the page and I haver removed the orphan tag :). Well done for being able to find a third article! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:54, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
It was a huge struggle to do something like this, I'll tell you that. On another compilation album I wrote about, somebody deleted one of the artists(Juliana Luecking) long before I created the article. Fortunatley, that was never an orphan. ----DanTD (talk) 12:23, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, it may be a huge struggle, but at the end of the day you are slowly building the web!!! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:24, 28 February 2011 (UTC)


I have decided to use svn on sourceforge as a playground for unstable versions, so I am now commiting unstable code and updating google svn when new version is out only, if you want to get admin access just tell me your username there Petrb (talk) 13:30, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't quite seethe reason in having two svns.. The point of the svn is you can get a copy of the code, you can change whatever you want while other people can also change it, when you fix something or add something and it works you commit it with a suitable summary. This can all be done on one svn... ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:51, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Unless you commit it's not easy to share the code with others and what about unfinished verion in the case you want to have only one I will keep potentialy unstable versions available in svn, is that ok? And in that case we can only add trustworth people to project!! Petrb (talk) 14:31, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
Unstable is fine, Its when they don't build at all that they shouldn't be in the svn :P Why does that mean that we can only add 'trustworthy' people to the project? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:33, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
How you avoid the addition of dangerous code in it? Anyway how people would download stable code in this case? I still see many situations which can be hardly handled with svn maybe I need to get more skill with it, for instance I have no clue how rid of edit conflict on it. Petrb (talk) 14:37, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
What do you mean by dangerous code? And people can download any revision of the code on the svn. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:59, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
I spotted that you released a "huggle 2.1.8a.exe Beta" version. I think you are missing the point that all of the versions we are releasing are testing versions, We are still in beta and probably will be forever. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 09:51, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Why I consider it stable at least last version. Petrb (talk) 10:35, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
All of the versions should be stable to a point ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi! What are your plans for Wikipedia:Bots/Status? Will you update other info or only sort it? —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 17:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, I am slowly expanding what my bot does to it. Mainly I am trying to keep it in good order, keep some generic tasks listed as the same, remove unnecessary bits, get the bot owners where I can, hopefully do something with date formatting and my bot should now also get the inactive bots from the page and if it catches an edit by that bot it will update the page :). Though anything else I can add I will try ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:33, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Cool, cool. Been thinking of updating that page myself; but never got around to it. Well, have fun! —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 17:38, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

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Could I have some help please. My Question is here: [[2]] Wilbysuffolk talk 07:56, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Aron Erlichman

Hello, first of all - thanks for reading this. I understand that you are probably extremely busy a lot of the time, especially being a recovery admin and all. Anyway, I would very much like to be able to access the wikipedia page "Aron Erlichman" aka Deuce. I spent a long time on this article and although I am somewhat currently accepting it's deletion (or "redirect to Hollywood Undead's page") I would like to access the text so that I can find the reliable sources and perhaps fix it up so that I could put it back up. I am good friends with Aron and he is rather irritated that it has been redirected to HU's page and has now given me some more information, with sources and some people to help. Although I do not know why the page was deleted, I trust admin decisions and the "this page is up for deletion" notice has been up for a while. Could I please have access to the text of this article. Thank you very much. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by BlueAsBlood (talkcontribs) 20:27, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi there. You should be able to get the page content from [3] as it does not appear to have been deleted. The copy you are probably looking for is

·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:49, 25 April 2011 (UTC) Ah, thank you! '#TrueBlue' (talk) 12:58, 1 May 2011 (UTC)


Could you give me rollback rights please?

I have got nearly 3,500 edits and have already got reviewer rights.

Thanks Wilbysuffolk talk 14:57, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/Rollback#User:Wilbysuffolk - Kingpin13 (talk) 22:59, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Devine Advertising Associates

There is a company named in the article

The company was highlighted by someone but there was no page by that name, so I set up one containing a few reference links and before I could return to add any others (literally minutes or seconds after it was created) the page was deleted.

I don't mind fixing the entry so there is more encyclopedic information and detailed sources, but I wrote the original page on the fly and I do not want to recreate it from scratch.

Please restore the page so it can be completed or send me ( a copy of the original text and I will see that someone completes it in a fashion that would benefit


Devine25 (talk) 18:34, 13 May 2011 (UTC)Devine25

Text Back

Please, i would like to have my text back, i made the changes before but it was to late and now i hope i could get the text back so i dont need to put it again, Thank you 15:22, 26 May 2011 PMDrive1061 (talk | contribs) deleted "User:ErwinFilipovic" ‎ (G11: Unambiguous advertising or promotion)ErwinFilipovic (talk) 17:11, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

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You did erroneously a message (08:09/16 april 2011, context Plot(narrative)) by address! Why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I cannot find what you are referring to ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:18, 15 June 2011 (UTC)


Could I please get the copy of the deleted article ActiTIME with all its reference links? Thanks in advance.Alyadem (talk) 07:33, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Please see ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! (talk) 13:10, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Help #2

my article on Shali Bahl is deleted. Request you to mail back the text so that i can modify and cite external source of information on notability of the subject. thnx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Szolan (talkcontribs) 03:41, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Hi there, Please see ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:10, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Thnx for the link. another query is, once i add input, edit profile and add external links which meet notability criteria for the subject, do i have to just save the page or submit for review as the present page has been deleted. regards

(Szolan (talk) 13:07, 24 June 2011 (UTC))

Hi! My page is ready for upload. before doing that i wanted someone to approve and edit a portion. thnx {Szolan (talk) 08:42, 25 June 2011 (UTC)}

review of new article

Hi! Need your assistance in editing the infobox and review of the new article thnx {Szolan (talk) 13:25, 25 June 2011 (UTC)}

my page is missing

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hi, basically a random person decided to tag my page (most likely out of the goodness of this person's heart) after all this time when nobody else did. so i just need my resource page that was on -- it doesn't seem to be on and i don't know if it's supposed to? basically i just need my page, i guess you can just post it back on my page and then i can move it out of wikipedia. thanks~

~original msg -- (just forget everything -- too much trouble)~

my page is missing out of nowhere and there's nothing in and i can't check the history of my page? is that how it's supposed to be?

hmm.. so my page is missing randomly just today with no problems after all this time. then a random person decides to tag it because the person felt like it? is there like mediation or something for something like this?

but basically if it's too complicated or too much trouble, just nevermind, im just wondering if they have mediation

also, was there any way to protect my page? just wondering

hmm.. it says "If all else fails, try another wiki" so i'll just do that -- where is my resource page? the history for it that is. so the page took years to build up so im glad a random person decided to tag it... it's fine. i'll just put it on wikia for the time being. wikia doesn't have any problems and wikipedia also... but it depends on the random people.. well.... rm2dance (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC).

Hi there, i do not understand what page you mean, User:Rm2dance is not deleted. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:25, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Reply to an old message

Hello, I just discovered that in May of 2010 you sent me a message pertaining to a supposed act of vandalism I made on the article Saint John High School. While I checked the history of the article, revealing that indeed my IP address committed such an act at that time, I would like to assure that it was not myself. The only explanation I can think of is that at that time some sort of technical fluke caused my external IP address to be assigned to someone else. I have never edited that article nor committed any act of vandalism upon the Wikipedia community.

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Sorry for my slow reply, the bots code has gone along with a corrupt hard drive of mine, as well as this I no longer have any place to run bots. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:14, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

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Speedy Deletion Nomination Of AV Anand

Hi Addshore, i had created an article about a person AV Anand, who is a Indian musician. He is a percussionist and has been awarded a lot for this skills. He is my teacher and i would like to create a wiki page about his life time achievements. Apparantly, the page i created was deleted and i am not sure what part of the content caused it.

The admins on the wiki showed up your name and i thought of seeking your help. Could you please help me in editing the content of the page and putting it on wiki?

Awaiting your response.

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MSU Interview

Dear Addshore,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 04:08, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Would You like to Help?

Hi, I am starting Wikipedia:WikiProject Ravidassia. I would like to get help from people who are interested. You may sign up for the project on the [[4]]. McKinseies (talk) 15:16, 15 February 2012 (UTC)


Could you please update the userpage of Addbot with links and description of approved tasks. This might prevent it being accidentally blocked per misunderstanding. Thanks. Materialscientist (talk) 04:09, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 04:22, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Something looks weird in the last couple of bot edits at [5]. Oh and HI, long time no see. MBisanz [[User talk:MBisanz|talk</span]>] 19:39, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing that MBisanz, I did run the script multiple times before letting it run itself and it is very strange that it has only just duplicated this entry. I have halted the cron until tomorrow when I can look further into this. And yes, long time no see indeed :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 05:40, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Please see this is now fixed :) here. I had a problem with a variable I was passing to some regex. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me!

Is your bot compliant with the {{bots}} template? -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 00:33, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes the part of the bot that substs user talk page templates is / should be no bots compliant. If it edits your page again please let me know. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:28, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
I have noticed that the bot has continued to edit your user talk page even with the nobots tag, I am looking into this. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:21, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
The function was implemented but was expecting the opposite value to that which was output. The result was that your page was infact the only page to be edited. This has now been corrected. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:41, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
Thank you :) -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 01:46, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

nonconstructive edit warning for IP user


I removed your non-constructive editing notice for IP with regard to changes on Guatemalan Spanish - "poporopo" is used for popcorn in Guatemala. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 06:13, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting that. It was a very bad revert from me. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 09:24, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
No problem - happens to us all! Simon Burchell (talk) 09:42, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Ben Davis (actor)

The reason why I want the link deleted is because the Ben Davis (actor) that is linked in Les Misérables (musical) and Enjolras is not Benjamin Byron Davis where the redirect link is linked to, they are two different people. Also evidenced by this IBDb profile. QuasyBoy 17:49, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Is there a page for the other Ben Davis? As in the Ben Davis that should be linked to from the Les Mis article? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:31, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
No there isn't, Since I was denied a {{db}} twice, I took this issue to Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2012 March 5#Ben Davis (actor). QuasyBoy 19:32, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Good plan! It is probably work creating some sort of disambiguation on the (actor) page or deleting and unlinking from les mis e.t.c. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC)


Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. ISTB351 (talk) 19:08, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

cheers for the header up ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:27, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Deceased User:Kbthompson

Hi. I saw that you posted to this deceased user's talk page. Please take him off your lists. Thanks. -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:33, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, removed ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:40, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Trophy Wife (US band

Hi Addshore, I recently created the page for Trophy Wife (US band) with a number of news article citations only to have it deleted. Is there any way you can help me recover it? I don't understand what should have been different. I can also be reached at Katyotto (talk) 17:25, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. Please see ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:30, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much!!!!! Katyotto (talk) 18:28, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Re: MOTDs (This space for rent)

MOTD trial finale.png The MOTD Barnstar
The Motto of the day Barnstar is awarded to Add§hore for his efforts to revive the project. Your effort seems to have given good results. We really hope that from now on things will be much better. Many thanks from Motto of the day. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:19, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
No problem :) I love the MOTD on my user page :) The reviews page is now on my watch list so look forward to my continued participation :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:36, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 March 2012

March 2012 MOTD's award for helping the project in a difficult time

MOTD trial finale.png The MOTD Barnstar
The MOTD Barnstar is awarded to Addshore for his invaluable contribution to our project, which was experiencing a period of extreme scarcity. Thank you from Motto of the day. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:57, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Additional note: Hoping that you feel comfortable with us, we hope and desire that you will want to continue contributing to our/your project. I personally think that if many of us contribute, then about ten minutes per week, by reviewing the existing nominations, and eventually adding new nominations, should be more than enough to get the project going! Once again, thank you from your Motto of the day. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:57, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

I am sure the project will continue and I am defiantly gonna give a go at closing some of the discussions and hopefully suggest some myself :) Cheers for the barnstars. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:53, 15 March 2012 (UTC)


The page at User:Addbot/config.css is poking its ugly head into Category:Wikipedia quick introductions. Any chance of sorting it out? Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 02:38, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done cheers for letting me know. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:20, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 March 2012

April Fool Motto

April Fools Day is just around the corner. As such please could you nominate a new motto or comment on existing suggestions at Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/Specials? Simply south...... facing oncoming traffic for over 5 years 16:44, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Removal of a name

At the person's request I have removed a personal name that is coming up in Google searches from Archive 6 of this talk page. User:Fred Bauder Talk 11:39, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 March 2012

The Signpost: 02 April 2012

BAGBot: Your bot request Addbot 25

Someone has marked Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Addbot 25 as needing your input. Please visit that page to reply to the requests. Thanks! AnomieBOT 13:04, 3 April 2012 (UTC) To opt out of these notifications, place {{bots|optout=operatorassistanceneeded}} anywhere on this page.

The Signpost: 09 April 2012

Substing IP template

Any reason why your bot has been around, substing the {ip} template by transcluding other templates? Just wondering. :) Salvidrim! 00:25, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

The bot substs any template from Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User_talk_templates on user talk pages as well as from certain categories around WP. It has been said that all of these templates should be substed. how do you mean substing the {ip} template by transcluding other templates? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:18, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
I mean you're basically replacing {ip} with {toolbar}. I thought if the goal is to not have any trancluded template on user talk pages, it mat not be best. Salvidrim! 14:50, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Not all templates are meant to be substituted on talk pages, or so the policy goes. Do you have a link to any of the divs you are looking at? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:48, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Mostly this one & that one. I'm genuinely just curious. :) Salvidrim! 19:28, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Yep, it is just simply as that template is not on the list, to be honest I have always been curious as to why the IP template gets substed in the first place... ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:02, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I've opened a thread; who knows. :) Salvidrim! 02:09, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
Where? :P ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:24, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
Oops, sorry! here. :) Salvidrim! 18:03, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Typoscan is working again

Just in case you haven't been following Wikipedia:WikiProject TypoScan, Reedy got this working again. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 01:48, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Susbt: MfD templates

MfD templates [6] should not be substituted. Monty845 00:19, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User_talk_templates as this has many MFD temples on it. Which of these templates should be removed? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:38, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


Regarding the article "Magnesium Malate": What if I AM the copyright owner? :)

The information is taken from my site and placed on Wikipedia with my full knowledge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:30, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:COPYVIO#Information_for_copyright_owners and then Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:42, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For the good work of Addbot. Pine 01:02, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
Cheers :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:39, 16 June 2012 (UTC)


I added a category to this template to keep it out of the corresponding database report for uncategorized templates. hopefully this won't mess up the bot, and we can keep the category there. thank you. Frietjes (talk) 15:03, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

This should be fine :) Thanks for the heads up ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:40, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

MotD Nomination for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics (27 July 2012)

We at the Motto of the Day would be extremely grateful if you could review a couple of "special" nominations for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics on the 27th of July 2012. Here is the link to the first nomination, if you can help. The others follow it, and you can add your own ones or improve the existing nominations, of course.
Thank you so very much in advance! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Why was my article on Robin Holcomb deleted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Minorview (talkcontribs) 02:44, 21 June 2012 (UTC) --

The delete reason was A7: Article about a real person, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 09:28, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

I wrote 3 paragraphs with references and a discography. --Minorview. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Minorview (talkcontribs) 02:51, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Need copy

I need copy of one deleted page which i had created in wikipedia, details can be seen in my talk page, feel free to provide me, Thanks.Clarificationgiven (talk) 06:13, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

I cant quite tell from your talk page what article you want but I am sure you have found a copy by now if it is still relevant. If tyou do still need a copy then please just drop me another message. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:12, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Article

I too, as well, want to see this deleted wikipedia page: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carrie_Beneš

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:23, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, please see the text posted below.
Carrie Benes is a professor of Medieval and Renaissance history at New College of Florida. She has organized two annual Medieval and Renaissance conferences that drew professors from across the world.[citation needed]
·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:13, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Fionnuala Mary Collins

Hi there,

This is Fionnuala Mary Collins, the artist. I recently wrote an article which has been deleted. I added all the references from National magazines and papers regarding the article. I was wondering if you could help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. (Fionnuala Collins 15:29, 17 August 2012 (UTC)) Fionnuala — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fionnualamarycollins (talkcontribs) 15:22, 17 August 2012 (UTC)


Please userfy Bijan Abdolkarimi.Ali Pirhayati (talk) 17:59, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

An article you worked on has been nominated for deletion

MG Services has been nomiated for deletion. If you would like to comment on the discussion, it is located at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MG Services ColtsScore (talk) 18:29, 19 October 2012 (UTC)


heyy priyanka.. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tehniyatshaikh (talkcontribs) 07:18, 28 October 2012 (UTC)


Hello, Addshore. I have just joined the Huggle project as a beta tester, though I have been using it for quite some time now. I just wanted to know when it is expected the beta is coming out? Thanks in advance :) --Altaïr (talk) 23:49, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi there, the beta is currently out and currently every version released is in beta state. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:49, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


Why did Addbot do this? Neither Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion#How_to_list_pages_for_deletion nor the documentation at Template:Mfd say to substitute it, and one look at the substituted code shows that it's not meant to be substituted. jcgoble3 (talk) 00:44, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. The template was substed because it was on the list on the following page. Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User talk templates ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:50, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Then where do I go to find out why it was put on that list and request that it be removed? It's clear that no one pays attention to the talk page of that list. jcgoble3 (talk) 04:14, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps ask at Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser. — This, that, and the other (talk) 08:58, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Posted at Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser#Template:Mfd_should_not_be_substituted. jcgoble3 (talk) 18:51, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Text of Issues_In_Darusman_Report

Hi, Can you please send me the text of this article ? Article had been deleted after fixing copyright concerns --Himesh84 05:42, 27 November 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Himesh84 (talkcontribs)

Hi there, please see [7] ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:13, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Moses N. Baker

Please remove the tags on this article. I have added numerous references and it is linked by other Wikipedia pages and web pages outside of Wikipedia. Thank you. Drinkingwaterdoc (talk) 04:30, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

The tag talks about links within wikipedia. Please see this link which shows these links. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:26, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
I did not know about the link that you showed me. Thanks. I have linked several other articles to Moses N. Baker. His history of water treatment is still the best that has ever been written. Drinkingwaterdoc (talk) 01:36, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Please remove the tags on the Moses N. Baker article. They no longer apply. Thank you. Drinkingwaterdoc (talk) 08:46, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, feel free to remove these tags by yourself :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:36, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Huggle Edit Count

Hello Addshore! I'm thinking about making a bot to automatically edit Template:Vandalism information. However to do this, I would need the edit count/revert count information shown in the top right of Huggle. How does Huggle get this? Is it internally calculated or retrieved from an API? And is there an API to get this info from Huggle? Thanks! Vacationnine 05:28, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. there is no api query for this. Huggle simply looks at the recent changes that it gets from either the irc or api feed and then decides how many edits there are to how many reverts it can identify! If you want to exact bit of code I will hapilly have a dig around for it! - written on an android - ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:46, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Wow, I didn't notice this response as I forgot to Watchlist your talk. Code would be nice so we don't need to reinvent the wheel. If you would be willing to share it with Fox Wilson and I, that would be great. Vacationnine 01:10, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Sorry as well as I forgot to place a talkback on your page! I will have a look for the code in a short while :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:11, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
FYI, we submitted a BRFA: Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/VoxelBot Vacationnine 19:23, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Please see the code section that I have added below. If you ever need to find this in the source on the SVN it is in the file Main.vb on line 1142 (currently).

    Private Sub RateUpdateTimer_Tick() Handles RateUpdateTimer.Tick
        Dim FirstTime As Date = Date.UtcNow, Edits, Reverts As Integer

        For Each Item As Edit In Edit.All.Values
            If Item.Time > StartTime AndAlso Item.Time.AddMinutes(10) > Date.UtcNow Then
                Edits += 1
                If Item.Time < FirstTime Then FirstTime = Item.Time
                If Item.Type = EditType.Revert Then Reverts += 1
            End If
        Next Item
        Dim RevC As Integer
        If Edits > 0 AndAlso (Date.UtcNow - FirstTime).TotalMinutes > 0 Then
            RevC = CInt(Reverts / (Date.UtcNow - FirstTime).TotalMinutes)
            MenuStats.Text = Msg("main-stats", CStr(CInt(Edits / (Date.UtcNow - FirstTime).TotalMinutes)), _
            CStr(CInt(Reverts / (Date.UtcNow - FirstTime).TotalMinutes)))
            If RevC > 5 Then MenuStats.ForeColor = Color.Black
            If RevC > 10 Then
                MenuStats.ForeColor = Color.Red
            End If

            If RevC < 5 Then MenuStats.ForeColor = Color.Green
            If CInt(Edits / (Date.UtcNow - FirstTime).TotalMinutes) < 100 Then
                If Config.SlowIrc = True Then
                    Config.SlowIrc = False
                End If
                If Config.SlowIrc = False Then
                    Config.SlowIrc = True
                End If
            End If
        End If
        Shortcuts = False
        ControlLock = 10
    End Sub

I hope this helps, I will keep an eye on your brfa.·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:08, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the code! Do you think that simply searching for "revert" is accurate enough for this purpose? This is what the bot currently does here while waiting for approval. Below is the relevant part of our code (Python):
def getCountThingy():
    currentTime = time.strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ", (time.gmtime(time.time()-300))) #EXAMPLE: from=20121226170007 time.time()-300
    x = ""+currentTime+"&rclimit=500&rcdir=older&rcprop=comment&format=xml"
    data = url.urlopen(x).read()
    data = data.lower()
    count = int(round((data.lower().count("revert")/5.0)+1)) #Round up
    totalEdits = int(round(data.lower().count('<rc type')/5.0))
    return (totalEdits, count)

Vacationnine 22:19, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Simply checking for the word revert would probably be fine! It might be worth checking warnings on user talk pages! (who knows). It might be worth trying a few different ways of checking and then comparing them :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:54, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
User warnings would be a bit complex as not all users give warnings and we're parsing the whole blob of text which may bring up complexities. Thanks for your input though! I modified the code to subtract good faith edits from that amount: [8]. Also, thanks for your kind works on the BRFA. Vacationnine 01:04, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
No problem. Another thing I would consider doing is creating a list for edits identified as vandalism reverts and another list for those edits that didn't match. This could help you spot the summaries of reverts thats the bot may be missing and vice verse! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:08, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again for all your input! That's a great idea but we would have to change our parsing mechanism as the parser looks at the entire document. We would probably need to use regular expressions. This might happen eventually Face-smile.svg Vacationnine 01:14, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

Freaquer Corporation

Hello Addshore Sir! I am a technical assistant to Freaquer Corporation Company. This is Indian Private limited company established in 2009 in Hyderabad, India.Kindly Help me to submit article of this company over wikipedia.

Thanks & Regards Somesh pandey — Preceding unsigned comment added by Someshpandey1 (talkcontribs) 23:58, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Please read the notices that were placed on your talk page in relation to your articles. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:29, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Addbot problem?

I recently substituted User:Theopolisme/festivus onto several users' talk pages. This in turn added the wikicode {{subst|User:Theopolisme/festivus}} (used as a prompt in the bottom) to all of their pages. Next thing I knew, AddBot was substituting all of these! Bug? Or am I missing something? Cheers, —Theopolisme 00:47, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi there. The template Template:Subst was substed as it appears in the following list Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/User_talk_templates. It is because you used the subst template that addbot went through and substed all of your posts. Why did you use the subst template rather than just substing the templates? I see that you have reverted the edits by the bot, as you have left all of the posts with the subst template they will currently all be substed on the next run. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:06, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Take a look at the (apparently misleading) docs at Template:Subst. It claims that the template is used for documentation only, and not substitution. —Theopolisme 01:38, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
I think the template you should be using is Template:Tls. I have never used the Subst template itself before and after looking at it again I am very unsure about what it should be use for and the differences between itself and other templates. I think a discussion on the template talk page is needed and maybe either some sort of merger and or removal from the AWB list linked above. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:47, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) {{Subst}} is simpler to use when a link is not needed, as it doesn't require searching for the correct template, some of which only work for templates located in the Template: namespace. At any rate, though, I've removed {{subst}} from the AWB list, as it's clearly not meant to be substituted. jcgoble3 (talk) 02:55, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
You beat me to it! I was literally just about to go to bed when this popped up last night, thanks for your action Jcgoble3! As Add bot reads from the AWb list your posts to talk pages should no longer be substituted Theo! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:13, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thanks to both of you for your help--hope you had a great holiday! —Theopolisme 16:49, 26 December 2012 (UTC)