User talk:Alexsh

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Welcome!

Hello, Alexsh, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Kukini 06:51, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

對不起,我現時不能在中文維基編緝,所以不能使用那裡的留言板。

  • 關於動態IP被查封一事,其實在香港的電訊盈科公司的用戶也是用動態的IP,所以這樣會使使用者不便。

--AP71 18:28, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Input request[edit]

Hi Alexsh, there is some discussion currently going on here, and I noticed you have {{User anime}} on your userpage. If you are not too busy, I would appreciate it if you could drop some of your ideas on how to reform the portal on the aforementioned talk page. Thanks! « ANIMUM » 23:05, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Yilan International Children's Folklore and Folkgame Festival[edit]

Image source problem with Image:AltaVista.svg[edit]

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Re: (User talk:Ais523/votesymbols.js) How to use?[edit]

It doesn't look like you've made any mistakes installing the script. Try bypassing your cache, and then looking at the top of WP:SFD to see if the script's working. If it isn't, let me know what browser you're using, and I'll look into it; if you get any JavaScript errors (which you can tell by looking at the icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen (which changes to an exclamation mark you can double-click on for details) in Internet Explorer or by typing javascript: into the address bar in Firefox; I don't know how to check in other browsers), let me know what they are, as it makes it easier to pin down the problem. --ais523 09:07, 21 September 2007 (UTC)


Warning:Javascript security issue[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:AltaVista.svg[edit]

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ping[edit]

Please read n:user talk:Alexsh. thanks Bawolff 02:52, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

User: Fire Monkey - Security Detection Alert. "Responded"[edit]

Responded on my talk page... SKYNET X5000 (talk) 10:16, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

My user page has been updated at your talk discussion....Awaiting response SKYNET X5000 (talk) 18:36, 8 December 2007 (UTC)


Your bot request[edit]

Hi Alexsh I wanted to let you know that Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Alexbot 2 has been approved. Please visit the above link for more information. Thanks! BAGBot (talk) 17:55, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Alexbot blocked[edit]

Alexbot has been blocked for running an unapproved task. BJTalk 01:48, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Options[edit]

Honestly, I don't know. I'm concerned that the block came out of the blue - you weren't told to "stop it", so to speak - but multiple problems in a short time span is troubling, certainly. It might be worthwhile to ask for some sort of mentorship or monitoring on the bot's edits, maybe a probation-type arrangement. Sort of a "Hey, I screwed up, I'll make sure this does not happen again, please give me another chance" request. The caveat there is that future unapproved tasks - any unapproved tasks - will probably result in the bot being blocked for good. But, if you're OK with it, that might be a good compromise to be proposed at the BRFA page. UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 11:08, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Bot request for approval[edit]

Your input is needed at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Alexbot 3. – Quadell (talk) 13:32, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

WP:RFBOT[edit]

Your recent bot approvals request has been approved. Please see the request page for details. – Quadell (talk) 18:46, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Alexbot[edit]

Hm, I'm not sure that it should be tagging pages in userspace for deletion, or perhaps even operating on them at all. Thoughts? –xeno (talk) 15:51, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

That's not I want.Current redirect.py could tag broken redirects to speedy deletion automatically only in enwiki.--Alex S.H. Lin 00:19, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

French commune infoboxes[edit]

We have a huge back log of French commune articles to add the infoboxes from French wikipedia. All that needs doing is copying the infobox directly from the French wikipedia equivalent. Please see Vulaines. All that needs doing for each article is cutting and pasting the infobox from French wiki into every article which must be bot compatible. So for Vulaines all it requires is pasting the infobox into it from here and pasting it into the english wiki article. COuld you programme a bot or use some form of coding to help complete the task in hours rather than months? Blofeld of SPECTRE (talk) 11:48, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Korg PS-3300[edit]

There is no corresponding article in DE:WP. --Eingangskontrolle (talk) 08:47, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Pywikipedia-l[edit]

Alex, do you read pywikipedia-l regularly? There have been several messages there addressed to you over the past month, but I haven't seen you respond to any. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:37, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

I've never receive any mail from py-l since july...no idea how I cannot got it.--Alex S.H. Lin 22:56, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
Something I have to let you know... the structure in pywikibot for me, it's too complicated than trunk code.I saw your first and second time notification about API in pywikibot (other users notice me too when I login to #pywikipediabot), but when I try to use pywikibot, it traceback Error always.I tried to read the code but it's totally different, so I've to make a lot of times to test and debug. and let current trunk scripts to use pywikibot. (I always use `try and error` to learn how to works)
I just complete to make maintenance/readtalk.py to use pywikibot, so I need more times to understand all this module.--Alex S.H. Lin 23:19, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
You can read the messages here. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:52, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Cosmetic changes[edit]

Hello, please stop the cosmetic changes for bg wiki or at least the ones for moving templates before categories. Thanks. --ShadeOfGrey (talk) 15:37, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Rosie Malek-Yonan's name in Farsi needs no hyphen![edit]

Recently a hyphen was added in [[Rosie Malek-Yonan[['s last name when spelled in Farsi. Though her last name does have a hyphen in English, when translated into Farsi, there should be no hyphen. I've removed it a few times but it appears again. Can you please help remove it. Thanks! Zayya 17:57, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Request for Interview Regarding Wikipedia Bots[edit]

Greetings Alexsh-

My name is Randall Livingstone, and I am a graduate student at the University of Oregon, currently collecting data for my dissertation on Wikipedia editors who create and use bots and assisted editing tools, as well as editors involved in the initial and/or ongoing creation of bot policies on Wikipedia. As a member of the bot community and bot operator, I would very much like to interview you for the project at a time and in a method that is most convenient for you (Gchat, another IM client, Skype, email, telephone, etc.). I am completely flexible and can work with your schedule. The interview will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

My dissertation project has been approved both by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Oregon, and by the Research Committee at the Wikimedia Foundation. You can find more information on the project on my meta page.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you to set up a time to chat. Thank you very much.

Randall Livingstone, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon

UOJComm (talk) 22:53, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

Bots Newsletter, April 2017
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Greetings!

The BAG Newsletter is now the Bots Newsletter, per discussion. As such, we've subscribed all bot operators to the newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

Arbcom

Magioladitis ARBCOM case has closed. The remedies of the case include:

  • Community encouraged to review common fixes
  • Community encouraged to review policy on cosmetic edits
  • Developers encouraged to improve AWB interface
  • Bot approvals group encouraged to carefully review BRFA scope
  • Reminders/Restrictions specific to Magioladitis
BRFAs

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Discussions

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New things

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Wikimania

Wikimania 2017 is happening in Montreal, during 9–13 August. If you plan to attend, or give a talk, let us know!

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Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

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Here is the 4th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

BAG

BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are now members of the BAG (see RfBAG/BU Rob13 and RfBAG/Cyberpower678 3). BU Rob13 and Cyberpower678 are both administrators; the former operates BU RoBOT which does a plethora of tasks, while the latter operates Cyberbot I (which replaces old bots), Cyberbot II (which does many different things), and InternetArchiveBot which combats link rot. Welcome to the BAG!

BRFAs

We currently have 12 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions
New things
Upcoming
Wikimania

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018[edit]

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ARBCOM
BAG
BRFAs

We currently have 6 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

While there were no large-scale bot-related discussion in the past few months, you can check WP:BOTN and WT:BOTPOL (and their corresponding archives) for smaller issues that came up.

New things
Upcoming

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Bots Newsletter, August 2018[edit]

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Here is the 6th issue of the Bots Newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

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ARBCOM
  • Nothing particular important happened. Those who care already know, those who don't know wouldn't care. The curious can dig ARBCOM archives themselves.
BAG
  • There were no changes in BAG membership since the last Bots Newsletter. Headbomb went from semi-active to active.
  • In the last 3 months, only 3 BAG members have closed requests - help is needed with the backlog.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

Also

Discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

New things

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Bots Newsletter, August 2019[edit]

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Here is the 7th issue of the Bots Newsletter, a lot happened since last year's newsletter! You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

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ARBCOM
  • Nothing of note happened. Just like we like it.
BAG

BAG members are expected to be active on Wikipedia to have their finger on the pulse of the community. After two years without any bot-related activity (such as posting on bot-related pages, posting on a bot's talk page, or operating a bot), BAG members will be retired from BAG following a one-week notice. Retired members can re-apply for BAG membership as normal if they wish to rejoin the BAG.

We thank former members for their service and wish Madman a happy retirement. We note that Madman and BU Rob13 were not inactive and could resume their BAG positions if they so wished, should their retirements happens to be temporary.

BOTDICT

Two new entries feature in the bots dictionary

BOTPOL
  • Activity requirements: BAG members now have an activity requirement. The requirements are very light, one only needs to be involved in a bot-related area at some point within the last two years. For purpose of meeting these requirements, discussing a bot-related matter anywhere on Wikipedia counts, as does operating a bot (RFC).
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  • Mass creation: The restriction on mass-creation (semi-automated or automated) was extended from articles, to all content-pages. There are subtleties, but content here broadly means whatever a reader could land on when browsing the mainspace in normal circumstances (e.g. Mainspace, Books, most Categories, Portals, ...). There is also a warning that WP:MEATBOT still applies in other areas (e.g. Redirects, Wikipedia namespace, Help, maintenance categories, ...) not explicitely covered by WP:MASSCREATION.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

  • 20 active BOTREQs, please help if you can!
  • 14 open BRFAs and 1 BRFA in need of BAG attention (see live status).
  • In 2018, 96 bot task were approved. An AWB search shows approximately 29 were withdrawn/expired, and 6 were denied.
  • Since the start of 2019, 97 bot task were approved. Logs show 15 were withdrawn/expired, and 15 were denied.
  • 10 inactive bots have been deflagged (see discussion). 5 other bots have been deflagged per operator requests or similar (see discussion).
New things
Other discussions

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See also the latest discussions at the bot noticeboard.

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