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Space after headings

Addbot seems to be taking the opportunity while dealing with Wikidata links to remove the blank line after subheadings. Not sure it should be doing this, I see it at as a matter of editor choice. I know it makes no difference to the page rendering but some formatting spaces can aid the readability of the page in editing mode. SpinningSpark 08:31, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

A similar thing was also raised somewhere above with a slightly different change, I have turned off change and it should stop happening within the next 10 minutes. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:40, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki links

You want to tell me that all these links were invalid? Debresser (talk) 19:46, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

And these? Debresser (talk) 19:46, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm confused, where did the bot say those links were invalid? Did you read the bots edit summary and the linked WP:WDATA? Legoktm (talk) 19:48, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Who wants to place bets on how many separate threads about this there will be on Addshore's page by the end of the day? I'm putting the over-under at 10. Writ Keeper 20:09, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Over ten. --Izno (talk) 20:14, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Writ Keeper and Izno, so much for this edit by me. Flyer22 (talk) 21:05, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Debresser, please see that the interwiki links are now stored on Wikidata for the articles here and here. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:46, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Similar problem here? (talk) 21:04, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
All inter wiki links for articles are now stored on Wikidata (see links 2 lines above), all links for your article can be found here. Please give Wikipedia:Wikidata a read! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:46, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Stupid project, if you ask me. But ok, legitimate edit then. Debresser (talk) 00:40, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Not really. It allows all inter wiki links to be held in a central location that will be consistent across all wikipedia languages without billions of not edits across the languages! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me!
Think of it this way Debresser: You're paying with a single set of bot edits now, in exchange for never seeing an interwiki bot again in your watchlist. That doesn't sound like a bad deal to me. --Izno (talk) 01:44, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Then why are there interwikis that the bot doesn't remove? Apparently these are not available on Wikidata. So now I will have to go to Wikidata every time I find another language. But yes, I see the advantage as well. Who is taking care that the left-over interwikis are checked for accuracy and then added to Wikidata? Debresser (talk) 04:21, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

To the first question: Those are links which are not exact duplicates of links on Wikidata. That may be because the Wikidata pages don't have a link for that language for that topic, or it may be because Wikidata does have a link but it doesn't match the 'leftover' link.

The second question: The leftover links were being logged by the bot to a single public wiki page, but with the number of edits it is making, one page just doesn't work (and people can't keep up). I don't think there are many people who would like to have hundreds or thousands of pages created just to document the move. One of the ideas that was proposed above was to use a database report to check after the fact for all the leftover links, which I think is a pretty solid idea. --Izno (talk) 04:28, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

The bot will just keep looking for pages with interwiki links on them (the plan is to do this by number of interwiki links that appear on a page). So currently the bot is removing most of the links, either leaving none or maybe sometimes leaving up to 5 or so that need to be worked on. By time the bots have completed a run across all pages that had interwiki links many of the original links that were left will probably be fixed and will be removed by the bot on a second pass etc. Eventually all wikilinks will have migrated! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:47, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Very interesting. Thanks for the replies. Debresser (talk) 20:12, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

This bot is not approved and edit summaries not sufficient--please turn this bot off

Why does it say at the top of this page that this bot is approved, and then links to a request the result of which was "Withdrawn by operator"? Also, the edit summaries are grossly insufficient, and by this fact only add to the impression that this is a rogue bot run amok. Please stop this bot until these issues are resolved. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 02:01, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Addbot 32 was approved. The edit summaries seem sufficient to me (though I might think that the task could be added in place of the current bot link); what did you have in mind? Edit summaries should summarize, and there is a character limit to consider... --Izno (talk) 02:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
If you have any further suggestions for changes to the edit summary please just say (see the section above this also) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:05, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Please update the approval link at the top of User:Addbot to the one that Izno references, so that other people happening on to this for the first time know that this bot is actually approved. Also, can you summarize in 3-4 sentences what the effect of this edit was? I honestly feel that by just linking to a long, involved project page that you are telling page watchers who are not willing to spend an hour slogging through the implications of that project page: "go to hell". And yet, I suspect that I would approve of the aim here, if only it were made clear. Thanks. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 02:26, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
There's a new project, Wikidata, that centralizes interwiki linking so it no longer has to be done in each article. The bot removes interwiki links from articles so that the interwiki links from the central repository will be visible. MBisanz talk 02:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
That sounds good, but I can't see it. If I'm at the Kate Bush page, how do I know that it is interlinked to, e.g., ru:Буш, Кейт? --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 02:59, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
In the list of languages on the left of the screen, hover over "Русский" and you should see "Буш, Кейт" popup. You can also scroll to the bottom of the list of languages and click on "Edit links" to go to the Wikidata page. GoingBatty (talk) 03:39, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I have made some pages to the bots user page to try and make things clearer, there was already a link to the list of all requests for approval on the page, this is now also included at the bottom. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:48, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 03:02, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Can you please add a bit of verbiage to the edit summary along the lines of: "Interwiki links to other languages remain available to the left of the article."? Btw, now that I understand it better, I see that this whole effort is a massive improvement, and if you can figure out a way to do something similar with categories, that would be fantastic. And I also appreciate the speedy responses from you and your page watchers here. (Also striking out my alarmist section header.) --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 11:18, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I am trying to make it as clear as I can without making the comment excessively long. Currently it links to Wikipedia:wikidata which has all of the information they need (including an in a nutshell section at the top) as well as the actual page on Wikidata that the links are stored on e.g. d:13. Simply clicking on these two links would answer everyones doubts and questions. The bot user page lists the BRFA for the task as well as specifically "Removing interwiki links that are on Wikipedia:Wikidata close the the top" and finally before people edit this talk page there is an edit notice with the edit summary in bold telling them to read the links in the summary.
Well, I won't press the point further after this, but I don't think it's too wordy, or the existing links clear and concise enough for someone coming into this fresh, and I think you'd save yourself from some whining on your talk page by including it. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 13:33, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata is still deploying, I am not sure if Categoryies are in their plan but they do have a lot of interesting stuff happening :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:52, 20 February 2013 (UTC)


Kindly stop removing "(German: Strassburg)" from Louis XVI. The city's name is derived from German (Strasse = road/street, Burg = fort/castle), and the French spelling is a later adaptation of the German name.

It may interest you to know that according to the British historian Geoffrey Barraclough, "the unprovoked French occupation of Strassburg in 1681 aroused — for almost the last time in the history of the old empire — a wave of resentment and [German] national feeling." (Barraclough, Geoffrey: The Origins of Modern Germany, Capricorn Books edition, 1963, p. 386.) Please note that Barraclough refers to the city, c. 1681, by its German name.

Sca (talk) 15:26, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you be more specific? there are no such edits to Louis XVI of France Werieth (talk) 15:39, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
This is an edit war between Sca and Blaue Max, e.g. here. It has nothing to do though with Addbot. De728631 (talk) 15:56, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to have misdirected the comments above. Sca (talk) 16:26, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

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Manx skipped

Failed to register Old Norse's Manx language link, gv:Shenn Loghlynish. RevisionLokiClock (talk) 09:10, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

See below, the bot does not actually put the links onto wikidata so anything that is not already there is left for a human or bot to transfer. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:28, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

whats the deal

What's the deal with edits like this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:56, 20 February 2013 (UTC) It seems to be happening a lot Please stop, you are removing lots of data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:05, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Read the above sections and Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Addbot 32. The bot is authorized to do this per the move to WP:WDATA. Vacation9 03:20, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Interwiki links are now stored on d:Wikidata so they no longer need to appear at the bottom of articles. The bot goes through and checks to make sure they are already on wikidata before removing them so language links on the page remain the same. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:36, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

I, for one, had no idea this feature even existed, so you should have included a link to WP:WDATA in your edit summaries from the start. I see you've now done this, so thanks. – Smyth\talk 06:34, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

As far as I am aware every edit the bot made on this task has had a link to Wikipedia:Wikidata. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:36, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Ah yes, so it did. I clearly wasn't the only one to miss it though. – Smyth\talk 10:21, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Given that there is a continued unawareness, I have raised the suggestion of having a retrospective {{sitenotice}} at MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice#Interwiki Wikidata mass deletition.2Fmigration sitenotice. —Sladen (talk) 11:38, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
I did consider this although! I will pop over and have a look at the discussion now. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:47, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

iw links on Angkor Wat

In this change the bot removed only one interwiki link, but I can't see why it left the rest; the list at d:q43473 seems fairly complete. The one link it removed was km:ប្រាសាទអង្គរវត្ត, which I think's in Khmer, so related to the page and in a script used on the page, which seems an odd coincidence.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 20:21, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Look closely. The remaining links on that page are not on Wikidata yet. —Naddy (talk) 22:17, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
This makes it a bit more obvious. Legoktm (talk) 22:18, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, thanks both of you. I was looking at diff view which only shows a few lines and there are enough remaining that it looked like one being pulled from a full list. Not helped by the vandalism on the page so the previous day's bot edit wasn't obvious.
So the next question is: why is the bot doing them one at a time? It would be better to do them all at once, and so wait until the d: lists are complete. Or at least after the initial pass wait a little longer than a day – revisit the pages after a week so it's clear it's an update, and when it might be more likely to get all the remaining links. Or even wait until the d: list is complete, especially if there's a tool to check this.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 23:52, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
This bot doesn't (currently) edit wikidata at all, it simply removes the links that are already on wikidata. Hopefully in a week for so this will change! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:44, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Spacing issue

Hi there. I did a partial revert of this edit that replaced larger spacing of a complex template that made it easier to edit with fewer spaces that made it much more difficult to follow the logical nesting of the code. Any idea why the bot made this edit and if it can be avoided in the future in the course of the otherwise worthwhile interwiki work? Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 01:40, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I will have a look and hopefully resolve this in a few hours time when I wake up! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:52, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
I have found and removed this alteration from the bot. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:30, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Would you also remove then The "interwiki"-HTML comment as in the example above? mabdul 16:01, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
 Done should start being seen in edits in a few mins! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:05, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

bot bug report


you see, there's still one interwiki link left. - Dr. Cravix ♪Eternal Reminiscence 12:13, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

This is not a bug, that interwiki link is not on wikidata yet so it has been left on the article to be transferred. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:27, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
oh, i get it, thank you for your explanation :) and another problem: bot changed the indent style of code blocks, though it may not really matter :P - Dr. Cravix ♪Eternal Reminiscence 14:24, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
reported and fixed above :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:35, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

DRV Notification Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Charlotte_Open

This has been listed at DRV. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2013_February_18#Gibraltar_Open. It does not appear that anyone has discussed this deletion with you or notified you of the issue. Essentially only the lead article was given an AFD header so all the subsidiary article deletions were defective. Rather then run a DRV for a week and relist them anyway, would you consider undoing the deletions so they can be properly listed. Typical its a Gibraltar article that draws attention. I wonder why.... Spartaz Humbug! 16:18, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

 Done, I did not notice they were not templated when closing! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:24, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick and sensible response. Spartaz Humbug! 17:55, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Addbot log

Just wondering how often the User:Addbot/log/wikidata page can be archived to remove all the sections which have been completed. Cheers. Delsion23 (talk) 00:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Well the plan was to have the bot automatically remove any sections with  Done or Not done in them but I haven't managed to make it yet. I am currently working on it though! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:16, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
No problem! I can remove ones I complete manually in the meantime until the archiving begins. Delsion23 (talk) 00:24, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
Will hopefully be very soon :) Then I can also make the bot post more pages it finds! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:38, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
I'm assuming this was an oops. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 00:49, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
It was indeed an oppsy :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:49, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
This on the other hand means that it is fixed and working :) WOOO!. It will look to remove old entries every 10 mins or so. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:51, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
WOOOO!!! --Jnorton7558 (talk) 00:55, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata discrepancy log

Is it possible for the bot to create a log that only list articles where the bot did not completely remove the interwiki links? It would make it easier to clean up after the bot has done its work. Currently I am using the user contribution log, clicking on diff and checking if there are any remaining interwiki links, if not I move on the the next, if there are some left I work on fixing the problem. Dbiel (Talk) 03:56, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

I think User:Addbot/log/wikidata is what you're looking for. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 04:02, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
I thought it was the log of all of the edits when I looked at it earlier, but it does seem to be what I am looking for. Thank you.Dbiel (Talk) 04:50, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
I think it is what you are looking for although I have just broken it! It should be back up in a few mins! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
All resolved. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:22, 22 February 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for the note linked above. Looking at the log, that's referring to here, which was the removal of an interwiki link that wasn't in WikiData because the article it referred to had been deleted [1], so my removal was valid. Might want to include a test for that? Probably not a very common case. Additionally, it might be helpful to include in the user talk notes a note about which article was involved, or at least a link to addbot's log. In any case, thanks for all the great work in wrestling with the WD migration, it's neat to see the process taking off so quickly! Catch you around! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:36, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

After a second check I see that! Sorry for the message! I will try and enhance the bot checks in a few days :/ ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:39, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
No worries at all, thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:40, 22 February 2013 (UTC)


[2] - should the {{notdone}} section really be removed? mabdul 16:21, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

hmm, I was using not done in the sense that there was nothing to do rather than I hadn't done something which could have been done. If this is used in a different way by others I can make sure the not doesn't remove those sections. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:01, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #46

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
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List of pages with interwikis left

I wonder, does User:Addbot create list of English Wikipedia pages which have interwikis left after removal? I think such list will be useful to add missing links to Wikidata. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 04:09, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm curious about leftover language links too. For instance, this edit to Southern Lapwing left the Vietnamese link. Why is that? Is it a bug? Just a language ignored by the bot? If so, why? Etc. I'm confused by the leftovers. Jason Quinn (talk) 05:03, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
I see. I answered my own question by reading above. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 05:04, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
language links that are not on wikidata yet will be left on articles by the bot. These can then be transfered by other bots or users. Naturally the bot will come back around to some articles a second time if they still have a language link and may remove it then. There is a page at User:Addbot/log/wikidata with a list of things that need to be fixed or checked but as there are still so many articles with lang links this gets very long very quickly so I have limited it to 200,000 chars. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:54, 23 February 2013 (UTC)


Are there any statistics on how many pages Addbot has migrated interwiki links, or more generally what proportion of the article space it has gone over? —Naddy (talk) 15:21, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

180,000 of the most linked articles and a few thousand other ones, still a long way to go, looking at speeding up my list generation a bit (not isn't currently editing because of this). ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:11, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

BAGBot: Your bot request Addbot 26

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One interwiki link remaining, I wonder why...

A question: why did this edit leave one interwiki link? I am just curious. Cheers. --Edcolins (talk) 21:19, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker replies): That's a case where WikiData doesn't have that relationship yet, for whatever reason. I'll clean that up. You'll also see the bot leave an interwiki sometimes when the link Wikipedia has and the one Wikidata has are different for a given language. In that case, often one of the targets is a redirect to the other. --j⚛e deckertalk 21:28, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
I see (more or less). Thanks. Here is another edit with the same "problem". --Edcolins (talk) 21:48, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
That one is harder. French has two related terms, each with separate articles, that roughly correspond to "trade secret". I'll try and figure out which one is more appropriate. There are a ton of places where WD has to leave one or more behind, many of which are listed at [3]. Most of them are relatively easy to sort through by hand--if you're interested in learning more and trying to help clean some of 'em up, drop me a note on my talk page and I'll walk you through it. Cheers, --j⚛e deckertalk 21:58, 23 February 2013 (UTC)


Have a look at what your "multiple issues" bot did here: [4] - it deleted a whole chunk of article text about halfway down (search for "shackles and"). Please keep a closer eye on it. (talk) 10:11, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

This is due to a check in the bot which is currently turned off as it has a bug, I thought I caught all of its incorrect edits but it seems not. Thanks for spotting this, I have gone back to the article and restored the text. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:41, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Inappropriate name used by Addbot for links related to Friedman equations

After Addbot removed the interwikilinks from Friedmann equations, I checked the page to which the links were moved d:q467736. It has been named "Critical density" which is different from the names used in most of the wikis. Also Critical density (in the English Wikipedia) is a disambiguation page. Thus this choice of a name for d:q467736 seems inappropriate to me. JRSpriggs (talk) 08:54, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

The "headline" of the Wikidata item (q467736) is Critical density; but the (inter)wikilink to the English Wikipedia is going to Friedmann equations. So it is all correct. mabdul 10:38, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
But that headline does not adequately describe what the articles are about. It is as if the article Person was listed under the headline Leg. JRSpriggs (talk) 07:17, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
It's a wiki! Fix it! mabdul 12:22, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
It cannot be edited in the same way that articles can. In fact, I do not even see how I could look at the source.
However, I do see that someone has already made the change for which I was asking. JRSpriggs (talk) 13:14, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
uhm it can! simply click on [edit] or [add] and fill in the edit box what you want to add. mabdul 13:30, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiData Question

Hello, I was wondering if a template has been created to link a page to it's respective WikiData now that the InterWiki links are gone. Take Care...NeutralhomerTalk • 02:02, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

No, although why would this be needed? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:52, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Not sure, but we have a template for everything else, I figured we'd have one for this. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 11:09, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Hehe! I have created {{uw-wikidata-del}}, {{uw-wikidata-add}}, {{uw-wikidata-revert}} although I don't think they do what you want to do! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:11, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Quick work! :) I was thinking something directly linked to the WikiData, so say a person who speaks/reads French as their first language could go to the French language version of an article on French Wiki (if available). Granted, it would be different from the English language version on English Wiki. Plus, it is really neat seeing your work, your town, your images in a different language. :) That was my idea anyway. - NeutralhomerTalk • 12:07, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Was just looking at Template:Uw-wikidata-add; would it make sense to create an edit filter to do basically the same thing? Just a thought. —Theopolisme (talk) 16:05, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I was considering this, I have an edit filter that detects this but really it would need refining as currently it would hit any edit when an interwiki is added, e.g. Undos, reverts, e.t.c :/ ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:24, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

L. Paul Bremer Article

Greetings, I noticed your recent edit resulted in the removal and relocation of previous links created by other editors. Will your changes affect this article that had also been written in various foreign languages? Ronewirl (talk) 02:53, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
This will not affect any of the other languages, please see that the links are stored here ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:56, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Not logged

Hi Addshore. Just to point out that in this edit an interwiki was left, but it hasn't been logged at User:Addbot/log/wikidata. Cheers! Delsion23 (talk) 13:54, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

I know, just trying to fix the logging now! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:55, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
fixed :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:55, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Very quick! :D Thankfully most of these are the least pressing problems as they will no doubt be eventually caught by Legobot anyway. The most important things to be logged are the "Unset" ones and the "incorrect removal of interwiki" ones. They always require manual editing. Thanks! Delsion23 (talk) 13:59, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I could alter the bot to only log the unset and incorrect removal ones if you want! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Would great if it could limit the log to those, along with any of the ones currently being added that have 4 or more interwiki links left to be removed; they are more likely to have an interwiki conflict. Would be a good way of prioritising the work that is being done to keep the log down, rather than it filling up quickly with examples where 1–3 wikilinks has remained. Delsion23 (talk) 14:06, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I have made some changes, I just realised that it was logging everything as conflicted (even if they wern't). It will now only log things with 4 items remaining, if it is unset or if it detects it as conflicting! :) Might take a half hour to migrate through all the running processes! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:13, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant! I look forward to seeing how it works out. Hopefully this way more conflicts can be caught :) Thanks very much. Delsion23 (talk) 14:16, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Yep, it should also log what the link is conflicting with :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Little update to say that I have now split the log into multiple pages, the bot will only update the first one meaning less edit conflicts on the others. When the first one is filled (175,000 chars) it can be copied and pasted into a subpage for easier editing. I have reduced the cleaning of  Done sections to every 15 mins also. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:39, 25 February 2013 (UTC)


Sorry to keep bothering you! The bot seems to be having trouble removing links with forward slashes in them such as here. All of those links are already on Wikidata but for some reason were skipped. Cheers! Delsion23 (talk) 14:08, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Fixed ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:09, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

A small cup of coffee.JPG User:Addbot is awesome for doing so much to support Wikidata by tracking interwiki links! Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:50, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:51, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Removing Fringe Links

In the article List of Fringe episodes, Addbot removed several links, but not all. I'm a little confused as to why some links were left. Were they broken or incorrect, or was it a mistake? (The report a bug sent me here. My deepest apologies if this is in the wrong place.) Thanks in advance, Kude90 (talk) 20:15, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

(edit: Sorry, wrong link)

It just means that not all links are in wikidata. Werieth (talk) 20:17, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I've fixed it now. Some were not on Wikidata as the articles they were pointing to did not exist or were redirects. One of the links is a section and has been kept in the article as Wikidata cannot accept section links. As it is still useful to link to, it can stay at the bottom. I've added a note so that people know not to remove it. Cheers! Delsion23 (talk) 22:52, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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For Addbot! Thank you for fantastic job we couldn't done by hand. Keep up! WhiteWriterspeaks 00:08, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:09, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Broken formula after editing by your Bot

Compare with

After the link editing done by your bot

weighs about 20 metric tons (20 long tons; 22 short tons)

reads as

weighs about 20 metric tons (20 long tons; Formatting error: invalid input when rounding short tons)

GeiwTeol 12:31, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Addbot didn't touch those lines, its most likely due to this edit to the template. Legoktm (talk) 12:34, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
(ec)I am not really sure what I am looking at, you can see in this diff what the bot has changed (links only). And also the current version of the article seems to still reads "weighs about 20 metric tons (20 long tons; 22 short tons), and it is currently on display in the Geological Museum" ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:35, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

"Incorrect" Wikidata removal

Just to let you know that all of the times you listed me on User:Addbot/log/wikidata are from when I was solving an interwiki conflict. The Micronesia example was me removing 2 links that were pointing to the country rather than the region. In the Northern Premier League one I was removing ones that pointed to the league structure rather than the individual league. I did not incorrectly remove any of these interwiki links. Delsion23 (talk) 00:44, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I know! see my last message on your talk page, Hopefully I will try and add something to the bot to avoid this, (message on your page has details) :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:45, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Only noticed your last message after saving this one D: Cool, I can see the merits of them being checked like "new pages patrolling" etc. Lots of people are removing them right now and some may be doing it without the proper checks. Cheers! Delsion23 (talk) 00:49, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Yep, a lot of people have been as they are not using scripts or just think that all interwiki links can be removed without checking! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:50, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
I too know what I'm doing. Please check before assuming we don't, and using templates. Kolophon (talk) 00:57, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Shrove Tuesday seemed to loose 4 interwiki language links after your edits but I can see that they all went to the Mardi Gras wikidata entry but I did not see sl:Pust on there (as I only checked Mardi Gras as this was in your removal of conflicting links edit) but after looking again I have spotted it on the origional Shrove Tuesday page. Sorry for the message. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:07, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Idem. —Naddy (talk) 01:03, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Maybe you should change the wording of the log to indicate that these are just possibly incorrect removals? I just got my stamp of honour for removing cross-namespace interwiki links leading from Carl Fallberg to categories of Warner Bros. cartoon characters. --Silvonen (talk) 06:01, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Should be  Done from now :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 06:14, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

help with editing articles on how & nosm - raoul perre and davide perre

i would like to update the pages of raoul and davide perre aka how & nosm. their bios are very outdated and i have a COI since i am their manager. any help is appreciated. Ve76nus (talk) 06:44, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

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Hello! Ve76nus, you are invited to join other new editors and friendly hosts in the Teahouse. An awesome place to meet people, ask questions and learn more about Wikipedia. Please join us! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:49, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

I do hope

that this current run will end pretty soon because it is making my watchlist pretty much unusable. Getting 20 or 30 hits in a row makes it tough for me to focus on my work. This is NOT a request for you to do, or NOT to do, anything, Ot is more like an anguished cry into the wind. Or perhaps more like p*ssing into the wind. Life is supposed to be interesting and it pretty much always is. Einar Carptrash (talk) 16:17, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

You do know you can hide bots on your watchlist right? :P
Also, you can keep track of how many links are removed by taking a look at tools:~legoktm/enwiki_removals.txt, which is updated every few days. Legoktm (talk) 16:19, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
And this is a live'ish status of how far through Addbot is on its 'list', Currently about 1208005 (54.909%) done. As the list goes from most linked to least linked I imagine the pages that most people watch are being done first ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:21, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
I'd much rather deal with the minor inconvenience of seeing these bot edits in my watchlist now than to see edits to add/change/remove interwiki links in my watchlist forever. Thanks for all your continued hard work! GoingBatty (talk) 17:53, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
I've been enjoying the process of sweeping up any leftover interwiki links in the articles on my watchlist as Addbot goes through 'em. Also doing some removals from my watchlist, already pared the list from 10000 to 9100 entries..... --j⚛e deckertalk 21:22, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Bot removing extra newlines?

Looks like I'm late to the "party" since it is a relatively old edit by now, but in this edit the bot removed extra newlines from the middle of the article. In doing so it messed up the alignments in the table the text and newlines were a part of. In my opinion, where or how spaces and newlines are added in edit-mode should really be up to the editors and not be dictated by a bot trying to follow some style guide written somewhere. Looking through the edit history it looks like WP:AWB is seriously messing up stuff too. Anyway, not sure if this bot behaviour of yours is fixed already. If it is, then please excuse my meddling, but if it isn't I hope it can be changed. Hekseuret (talk) 16:41, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) In order to prevent future editors from messing up Ja, vi elsker dette landet by changing the whitespace, could we use rows in the table to do the alignment instead of whitespace? GoingBatty (talk) 17:58, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
This particular white space change has not been removed from the bot, but as GB said this alignment should probably be done with rows and not whitespace. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:11, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Fixed with this edit, and confirmed that AWB no longer messes it up. GoingBatty (talk) 03:58, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
And we can all definitely thank you :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 04:56, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Donghak Peasant Revolution

What did Addbot do here, in Donghak Peasant Revolution? I'm not really sure, I reverted it just in case. What's the bot supposed to do?--Seonoo of Kim (ANSWER IN MY T.A.L.K. P.A.G.E!!!!!!!!!) 00:46, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, I see User:GoingBatty has already seen this and reverted your revert. All inter wiki language links are now on Wikidata. If you look in the bot edit summary it links to the exact page where the links are now stored. The bot it supposed to do exactly what it did :) If you have any more questions just ask! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:59, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Why not French?

See [5]. French Interwiki link is left behind? I like to saw logs! (talk) 08:10, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

The bot doesn't actually move the IW links, it simple removes any from EN that are already on WD (and FR is not on In the case a link is left on the page another bot will come and resolve any conflicts or simply import it to WD. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:12, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I know I am in for it, but how did the page at Wikidata get generated? Okay, if Addbot got the info from the Wikidata Q753623 page, its only edit was its creation by User:MerlIwBot on December 11, 2012. So it appears that your bot is using data from December 11, 2012, in this case. But anyway, the English page listed the French link back on December 11. Something is strange. I like to saw logs! (talk) 08:31, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

The data has been taken from all language wikipedia and put on Wikidata (in bulk by MerlIwBot), the date doesnt really matter. Addbot has then checked the EN page and found that a WD page exists for it, it gets the list of links that are on WD and if any match the links on EN they are removed! :). Although the EN page has listed the FR link for a long time it is not currently on the WD page for the article (it is actually on a different WD page, so this is a interwiki conflict with 2 sets of links) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 08:35, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Saraiki language

saraiki dialect is redundant with the Riasti dialect, Shah puri dialect,Multani dialect, Multani language, Thalochi dialect, Thalochi ,Derawali dialect articles. I suggest merging these articles , as the all these are same. And also be Redirected to Saraiki language. Also Jhangvi dialect is dialect of Saraiki. Kindly See these External Links

Hi there. I think you may want to take a look at Wikipedia:Proposed_mergers ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:05, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Removing the "interwiki" comment

Hi! A few sections up you mention that the bot removes the "interwiki" HTML comment when it removes all the interwikis. Could you consider tweaking that so that "interwikis" gets removed as well? -- John of Reading (talk) 19:49, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

 Done :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:01, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

BRFA request

Could you look at my request please?—cyberpower ChatOnline 03:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

 Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:22, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Ping, ping. There are two other requests that completed their trials as well. So quit your slacking. :P—cyberpower ChatOnline 14:10, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
 Done/ Doing... ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:37, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

bot request

Hi Addshore
could you look here.Thanks in advance--George Animal (talk) 15:06, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Will do after I clear up the backlog on this page. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:59, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Please re read the instructions on Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval as you havent completed them yet! Particularly putting the page to Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:00, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot false alarm

Let me be clear: I don't mind this personally at all, but it might cause confusion for others. Addbot reports me as having removed a "fa" link at "Depot" here: [6], but in actuality, a bot did that removal before I got there: [7]. Again, completely benign (Better a false positive than a missing report), but FYI in any case. I've seen this particular pattern (same bot, even) twice. Best, --j⚛e deckertalk 16:41, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

I could add a white list of usernames for the bot to ignore certain people? :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:00, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Right I have added me and you to a hard coded whitelist, when I get time I will try and make this a wiki page. If you have any other users I should add to it then just poke me here :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:24, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, umm, cool. I'll be extra careful. :) I've been seeing User:Delusion23 do a huge amount of work in the logs, I haven't checked over his/her work but I'd guess they'd be a candidate as well. --j⚛e deckertalk 14:59, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for nominating me for the list :D I think that User:Lugnuts and User:Naddy also know what they're doing with interwikis so they should also be considered Autopatrolled. Cheers. Delsion23 (talk) 19:35, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
 Done and added you all :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:46, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Another thing FYI, but may not be worth dealing with

Interwiki tags in articles understand _ as space, but don't get matched with WD entries with spaces: [8] --j⚛e deckertalk 04:16, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

*looking into it* ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:04, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Should Fixed now :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:12, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! A rare case, but as I think back, I've done it, easy to do with a cut/paste from the wrong place. Thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:01, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Adolf Abel

Only the Dansk and the Português interwikis apply to the German officer Adolf Abel. DocYako (talk) 1 March 2013

Hi there! I am afraid I need a bit more context to know what exactly this means or what action you wanted from this?? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:01, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I'll sort this, I see the problem. There's a German military figure and a German architect merged into the same WikiData entry. --j⚛e deckertalk 15:06, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:15, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Adding links

If a page has no interwiki language links, how should I add the first such link? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 06:29, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

The page that you need to look at it Insert a Label for the item (often the page name in English) and click Create. After this you can insert the EN site link on the next page and any other you may have!
I have a feeling that clicking on the 'edit language links' button in the language bar would also take you to such a page but I don't have an article to check that for you with! If you have any problems just say! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:04, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't think you get the edit links item in the edit bar unless a WD item exists already, sadly. So CreateItem is the way to go. --j⚛e deckertalk 15:02, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I may suggest to the WD guys that if no WD page yet exists that they put a 'create language link' link ;p ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:16, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
They have a plan to do that and hope to be able to role that out with all the other wikis.--Saehrimnir (talk) 16:41, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Lovely :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:42, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
FYI, American David Livingstone University of Florida is an example of an article with no interwiki links yet. You're right, you don't the "Edit links" links if there aren't any links to edit. GoingBatty (talk) 18:13, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I wonder why they never originally thought of adding a link :P ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:34, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Polish Armed Forces

The bot has inserted a number of wrong IWs here, to Police rather than armed forces. I've reinstated the correct links. Buckshot06 (talk) 20:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

The bot did not add any IW links, It simple removed the ones that were already on wikidata. If the page is showing incorrect links you need to fix this on wikidata and not on the local page. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:15, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Addshore. I have no knowledge whatsoever of WD; how do I do this? Buckshot06 (talk) 20:25, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
If you look in Addbot's origional edit summary you should see a link such as d:22355. This will link you too the page that the language links are now kept on, once you get there you should be able to work it out! :) If not just pop back here! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:34, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot error

In this edit, the bot inexplicably moved 9 of 10 iw's and left 'it:' (Italian). Hgrosser (talk) 20:31, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

This is not an error, this means that this link is not yet on wikidata or there is an interwiki conflict. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:33, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

You've Got Mail

Hello, Addshore. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.Clarkcj12 (talk) 23:26, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Checking... ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:27, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer, I sent you an e-mail reply back. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 00:17, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Replied :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:48, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Replied --Clarkcj12 (talk) 01:51, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #47

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Extended diff view to include references now
    • Fixed bug where incorrect statements revision was shown in diff view
    • Added first version of Linked Data interface (RDF/XML); will be accessible from Special:EntityData
    • Updated the demo system
    • More work towards using Solr for our search
    • More investigation and fixes of search issues
    • Fixed several bugs in the entity selector and improved its behavior
    • Worked on refactoring of how our widgets use the toolbar
    • Worked on implementation of missing data model components in JavaScript
    • A lot of bug fixing
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • Rollout of phase 1 (language links) on all remaining Wikipedias is still planned for March 6
    • Next update on is also planned for March 6. This will have bugfixes and if all goes well string as a new available data type.
    • Proposal was made to the Hungarian, Hebrew and Italian Wikipedias to be the first batch to use phase 2 of Wikidata (infoboxes). Scheduled timeframe for this is end of March
    • d:Wikidata:Database reports has some useful reports like the list of most used properties
    • The interwiki shortcut :d was changed to always use www in the resulting link (to prevent editing issues on other URLs).
    • The list of available properties is growing and a whole bunch of new ones are being discussed
    • Reasonator gives you a nice adapted view of an item about a person
    • Items by cat helps you find missing items in a certain Wikipedia category
    • A few more additions to d:Wikidata:Tools that you should have a look at if you’re editing statements
    • We now have more than 2600 active users on Wikidata. Thanks for being awesome. <3
  • Open Tasks for You
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no template named {section}

[9] Frietjes (talk) 19:15, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

The part of the bot that caused this was turned off last month and I should have corrected all errors but it seems you found one I missed! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:32, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Others namespaces

Will your bot Addbot remove interwikis from others namespaces (Wikipedia, templates, ...) --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 21:38, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, The lists for the other namespaces have just been generated and the bot will run over them in a day or two when wikidata rolls out to all other language wikis! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:46, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Why is your Bot skipping some interwiki links when moving them to wikidata?

Addbot only removes links which are duplicated at Wikidata. Links which are not duplicated, whether they are not present at Wikidata or whether they are present but are not the same links, are not. I believe Addbot has a task request open for the former case. The latter must be dealt with by human editors, though.

In your specific case, the remnant of those sites indicates (experientially) that the links are not present on Wikidata. Someone or thing should move them! --Izno (talk) 23:17, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Pro --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 21:59, 5 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I had to delete a bunch of rules from snitch this evening because you seemingly overloaded the bot. My suspicion is that there's some restriction on where the bot can't join a certain number of channels. Or perhaps it was simply joining the channels too quickly. In either case, while the bot's use isn't really restricted, the way in which you were using the bot was a bit excessive, particularly as you hadn't given its owner (me) any heads-up. I kept a copy of the rules if you'd like them, but I think you'll need to either investigate and fix snitch (code's on GitHub) and/or set up your own instance. I personally use snitch regularly, so I can't have it getting flooded off and not being able to join #en.wikipedia. --MZMcBride (talk) 03:27, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, I am guessing these are the rules that were spread out over lots of different languages? Any chance you can dump them somewhere for me and send me the link? I might try and take a look at the code :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:46, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Request to evaluate Joe's Null Bot 2

I request that you or one of your comrades in arms take a look at the bot request for Joe's Null Bot 2. The final step of implementing TAFI on the main page hinges on this bot being approved. --NickPenguin(contribs) 15:57, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

 Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:49, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --NickPenguin(contribs) 17:37, 6 March 2013 (UTC)


It seems like the bot is not removing the done/notdone sections anymore. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 19:49, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Fixed I moved a config and didnt update the script! p.s. there will soon be a new nice web interface which will display all wikis and the number of links left after the bot has checked! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:14, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata Phase I

Hi there. You might want to be aware of this if you're looking to expand your bot's capabilities (make it a Global Bot or whatnot). Best, It Is Me Here t / c 00:27, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Way ahead of you :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:41, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Request to remove iw links on cy

Can I request the removal of all iw links on the Welsh (cy) Wiki, please? Or should I go directly to Bot Requests? Diolch and thanks, Llywelyn2000 (talk) 21:28, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, the bot should currently be checking 50 pages every 30 mins. I will speed this up to every 5 mins if you provide a welsh edit summary on the following page meta:User:Addbot/Wikidata_Summary ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:07, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Jacinto Convit article

This article needs serious citations, two of them don't work and make serious allegations: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Morza05 (talkcontribs) 21:51, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Addshore, Kindly help me here, Thanks. Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 11:20, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #48

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
Read the full report · Unsubscribe · Global message delivery 18:47, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot on fr.wp


I have just given your bot its flag on fr.wp. Enjoy. Regards, Esprit Fugace (talk) 09:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Running! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:38, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Run your bot on


Because of Live Wikidata can you run your bot for migrating iwlinks on If you want please add your bot flag request here and run your bot. --संतोष दहिवळ (talk) 18:38, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. When applying for bot flags I couldn't seem to find your approval page so the request naturally never happened. I will do this later today! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Format for Addbot article reporting webpage

Hi guys! A bit weird I know requestion you to come here to discuss this but it seems the easiest way to do this! I found your names on the log edit history! Addbot is now generating a crosswiki database of where it is leaving links! I want your help to think of what we want the webpage to look like displaying the information! The database holds the following columns of information 'article'(article name), 'lang'(language of project eg. 'en'), 'links'(number of links left after last check), 'lastcheck'(timestamp of last check).
Any input would be great and if you feel like you have 5 mins spare you could even work on a web page html design ;p. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:41, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Personally I was thinking a page where you can select a language, then a page where you can select one of the following lists (most recently checked, least recently checked, most interwiki links, least interwikilinks), and then a list of 100 articles with the ability to do next and prev page along with various links for each article to make checking them easier (any suggestions on the format of displaying article name with links etc. would be great! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:41, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Also to any of you that just so happen to be one of those amazing talk page stalkers that have helped out with worried users asking repetative questions it would be great if you could stalk meta:User talk:Addshore for a while too ;p ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:45, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
First off, we all know you are weird... Ok, really weird. So, the request is tame compared to some of your past ones. :)
I'd be more interested in things that would make the job go faster. I already have the slurpInterwiki gadget enabled on Wikidata and the Display Wikidata Info on Wikipedia script enabled on Wikipedia. So...
  1. Is it possible to show if the 'article' already has an entry on wikidata? If it does have an entry, this is usually a quick and easy case to take care of.
  2. Is it possible to show if any of the 'langs' have an entry on wikidata?
  3. A link to the corresponding article for each 'lang"? When you have two interwiki links for the same language, one is usually a redirect.
  4. Does anybody have a better/faster system? Especially if the 'article' doesn't have a wikidata entry and you have to check the 'langs' to make sure they are not already in Wikidata?
Thank you for your work on running your bot all over the place. You and Lego have made the transition less painful and more seamless. Bgwhite (talk) 06:58, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Bgwhite has some great comments, I'd add, with respect to the langlinks, well, let's say that you find that NL, SV, FI had to one Wikidata entry, AR, FA to a second, it'd be nice to be able to organize that information quickly without having to click through to each one of the five. Thanks for all you've been doing here, I'm impressed with how smoothly this rollout has gone so far. --j⚛e deckertalk 15:24, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
In addition to the "slurpInterwiki gadget" and the "Wikidata displayed in Wikipedia script" mentioned by Bgwhite, I have found the use of the Migration of links gadget very useful in removing links once they have been added to Wikidata. I think the idea of ordering the list in order of last checked and by number of interwikis still present are both great ideas and mean we will be able to prioritise the work. Many links being left is often a sign of an interwiki conflict in need of fixing. Not sure about least interwiki links. Those would seem to be the last on our to-do list.
Bgwhite's point 1: It may be good if seperate lists were made depending upon whether the item has its own Wikidata entry or not. It would help people know what problem they will be facing in advance.
Thanks again Addshore for your continued work in making the transition work so well. It would be great if, once the database has been created, it is made well known in order to increase the number of editors working on the backlog. Perhaps there could be a permanent link to it from Wikidata's interwiki conflicts page and other related pages across the Wikimedia projects? We need as many editors as possible to tackle the conflicts.
I am confident that we can remove interwikilinks in their entirity from the small Wikipedias. One potential problem here on en.Wiki is the constant addition of interwikis by people unaware of Wikidata (see here). Not sure how to tackle it. Don't want to put people off adding useful lang links, but would like people to learn how to do it in the new way. Delsion23 (talk) 19:01, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Quick note. I will hopfully manage to read this all at some point. I did just read this last message by Delusion. Would it be a great idea to have (just under the edit box and above summary e.t.c) something saying that iwlinks are now stored on wikidata not in articles? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:57, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Null Bot 2

The 48 hours are up, didn't see any adverse consequences or actions. FYI... :) --j⚛e deckertalk 02:02, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

 Done :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:57, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Suis retirer

The French Wikipedia needs you, to change your bot's edit comments. Thierry Caro (talk) 14:06, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

This should now be done, I will try and request an unblock if I find time soon,. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:54, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
OK. Thank you. Sorry for the disturbing stop. It really meant nothing at all. Thierry Caro (talk) 19:17, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Instapp - previously deleted article

Dear Addshore!

You previously deleted an article about Instapp on 05:56, 2 February 2013. You said that, the article's aim was to advertise. Actually, the article's aim was to write a description about the framework. It was also formally correct. The article was accepted in other languages. For example in Spanish or in Hungarian. You can se the articles below:

I would like to recreate the page. Please, send me your comments what should I change or do something differently in order to publish the article!

I am waiting for your answer!

Yours, sincerely, Dániel Forrás — Preceding unsigned comment added by Danielforras (talkcontribs) 10:08, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Page Protection

I Ask for semi-protection for this article, Largest cities in Europe.

A unregistered user continous to vandalism this article claiming "Turkish propaganda" and without links to a source. he also claims That Istanbul (Turkey) And Armenia - Georgia - Azerbaijan in the Caucasus region are not a part of Europe. These countries are all recognized states As European by the European Union and they are all members of the Council of Europe, "The Council of Europe is an international organization promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation".

Furthermore Turkey are a candidate country to join the EU, see Accession of Turkey to the European Union. So there are no reason not to in include these countries to Europe, these countries are also on all other articles recarding Europe on wikipedia.

I hope you as a Aministrator can se the need for the protection against this continous vandalism. Lactasamir (talk) 12:17, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

The first option is usually to engage in discussion with the IP to see if you can reason with them, rather than to prevent all IPs from editing the article. If the IP will not discuss the issue and instead just edit wars, then warnings can be given out, and potentially a temporary block. Page protection is usually reserved for pages under attack from multiple vandals. (sorry for page-stalking, Addshore!) Delsion23 (talk) 11:17, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer:) The article Largest cities in Europe are still under vandalism, the unregistered user are claiming "Turkish propaganda" and he is posting incorrect info without links to a source.

He will not engage discussion on the talk page, i have been giving the user several warning messages but no reply. So now i would like to report disruption and ask administrators to consider blocking this disruptive IP. Lactasamir (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem, Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism is always useful for reporting disruptive IP editors :) Delsion23 (talk) 01:28, 13 March 2013 (UTC)