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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks so much for setting up your bot to take over VeblenBot's responsibilities. 1989 (talk) 15:10, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Anomie 20:18, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Just 200 more redirects to delete -Wikipedia Admins in a world without AnomieBOT. No but really, thank you for your contributions on wiki and to the MediaWiki software and as well gracing us Wikipedians with thy holy AnomieBOT. :) Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ Talk 22:14, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Love you page! Bri39 (talk) 05:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)


Could'relative'; please be removed because of --TerraCodes (talk to me) 09:31, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Looking it over, the position and z-index probably aren't needed anymore. Done. Anomie 14:10, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. --TerraCodes (talk to me) 09:29, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Subst-only on Wikispecies[edit]

Please could you have your bot Subst: templates marked with species:Template:Subst_only, on Wikispecies? Discussion is at species:Wikispecies:Village Pump#Auto:substing templates. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:51, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

I'd rather not run bots on wikis I'm not active on. Sorry. Anomie 20:13, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Article James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell[edit]

Hello ! Your BOT (whatever that is) have put a template which states "This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. The specific problem is: repetitive repetition of redundancy" at the Scandinavian (and ending) part of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell. I have added some sources and translated others. And I don't really see the call for the template, not anymore at least. Do you mind if I remove the template ? Boeing720 (talk) 22:03, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

The bot did not do that, if you look carefully at the diff you'll see the bot only added |date=June 2016 to an existing template. It was originally added in this earlier edit. Anomie 22:49, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh I'm very sorry. Should have looked more carefully. Cheers Boeing720 (talk) 18:15, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Bot error[edit]

Your bot's edit at this page revision incorrectly transcribed two parameters – see bottom of infobox – as refcoachyears and refcoachteams (instead of repcoachyears and repcoachteams) due to a typo in your coding. Please fix the typo and redo all other instances affected by this error. -- Ham105 (talk) 16:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

@Primefac: This looks like your recent substitution job. Anomie 16:59, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Shit. Yes. I'll find a way to fix it. Thanks. Primefac (talk) 17:06, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
For the record, I've fixed things. Primefac (talk) 17:58, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi. AnomieBOT (talk · contribs) needs updating. Please could you change it so that it recognises target names as probably not available for usurpation if the following cases:

  1. If the target accounts's primary wiki is not enwiki, in which case the first bullet of its automated message should be:
    Pictogram voting delete.svg As the target username's primary wiki is not the English Wikipedia, this request should be addressed to a Steward at meta:Steward requests/Username changes.
  2. If the target account has made edits to another wiki, in which case the first bullet of its automated message should be:
    Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to another Wikimedia project. This may be a barrier to usurpation.

Thanks. WJBscribe (talk) 13:01, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

These sorts of messages are generated via Template:CUU. I've updated the bot to set the following parameters on new posts of that template, which you might use to determine when to generate those messages:
  • sul-primary: Code of the SUL primary wiki, if any.
  • sul-other-edits: Number of edits made to wikis other than enwiki, both attached and unattached.
HTH. Anomie 16:20, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

AnomieBot III[edit]

I don't want to post to the shutoff page, because I don't want to shut it off if I'm not *sure* I'm right. But it looks like AnomieBot III deleted List of Little Bill episodes as a broken redirect to a deleted page, except it wasn't a redirect at the time, it was a full-fledged article. I've restored the article, but could you take a look and either explain what I got wrong, or figure out what needs fixed? Thanks. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:11, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Hmm. I can't see any obvious reason why the bot might have thought it was a redirect. Maybe there was some sort of Tool Labs DB screwup so it was marked as a redirect in the Labs DB, I'll add another safety check to the bot to detect that situation. Anomie 22:37, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
(I was about to say "I don't understand Tool Labs DB", but then I was afraid (a) I'd look dumb, and (b) you might try to explain it to me. So instead I'll just say...) OK thanks! :) --Floquenbeam (talk) 23:32, 10 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi @Anomie:

Is the source code for your not readily available or:

  • It isn't and/or:
  • I am going to create one on my own?😕😕 BulbAtop (talk) 21:58, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
It would probably be a better idea for you to spend some time gaining experience as a normal editor before trying to run a bot. Anomie 12:33, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Not the highest priority...[edit]

...but this snazzy userbox you created, User:Anomie/User Admin adminstats, seems to be broken for some reason. It's decided that neither you or I are admins at the moment, and last I checked, I still was. Honestly I'm more curious about the bug than anything else, because if there are some bits of Wikipedia that don't know we're admins, that might be a problem at some point. Cheers, Vanamonde (talk) 10:42, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Looks like Cyberbot is broken. See User talk:Cyberpower678#Adminstats error. Anomie 12:20, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Huh, interesting. Thanks. Vanamonde (talk) 12:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Regarding talklinks[edit]

Hi Anomie, do you know if your talklink script will be affected by this: — Preceding unsigned comment added by InsaneHacker (talkcontribs) 14:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

It shouldn't be. Those functions have all been printing warnings to the browser's console for some time now, and I haven't seen any while still using that script. Anomie 15:08, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

OAuth fails on IABot[edit]

Hello, Cyberpower76 referred me to you. When I try to login to IABot to run it manually, I get a blank page and the expected popup that asks if I want to allow the app to access my account doesn't appear. This started happening late last week. If there's anything that can be done, I would appreciate your assistance. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 16:08, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

You'll have to provide more details if you want help. How exactly does someone "login to IABot to run it manually"? What is the URL that shows a blank page, with tokens redacted if necessary? Are you getting any errors in your browser's JavaScript console? Anomie 17:28, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
This journey starts with the "Fix dead links" link near the top of revision history pages. I believe this is a new link. When one clicks the link, it goes to this page for the example article Indian Head Rock: [1]. On the page, in fat letters, it says "Login required". So, off I go to click "Not logged in | Login" in the top menu (upper right). Now I'm on an OAuth page (I'll avoid providing the link in case there's a security issue with doing that). Previously, on this OAuth page, I would have seen a popup-like box asking me if I want to allow the app to access my account. This popup no longer appears, and hasn't appeared since about last Thursday or so. I hope this is enough info to go on. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 21:49, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Works fine when I try it. Check your browser's error console to see if you're affected by the issues described at WP:VPT#Old script-pocalypse. You might also add &safemode=1 to the URL to see if that works. Anomie 23:14, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
OK, with safemode, the popup appears. Thanks for reminding me about that. I corrected my common.js days ago, so I guess it's down to a script or gadget I use. It's probably not worth my time to debug -- I'll just hope people fix their scripts/gadgets. Thank you for your assistance. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 19:19, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Got a moment?[edit]

Anomie, I'm working on a userscript to strip redlinks from outlines, and I've run into a problem that I'm hoping you know how to fix.

Please see my post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject JavaScript#Nested RegExp.

Thank you. The Transhumanist 11:25, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

You'd probably want to be a little more clear on what exactly is going on. What are the values of redlinks[i] and wpTextbox1.value that are giving you unexpected results? Anomie 11:44, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
It's mostly working now, but there are some annoying misses where it definitely should be matching. I'll get you some specs and example data as soon as I can. The Transhumanist 08:20, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

please put out a mark "orfan"[edit]

@Anomie: Good day, thank you for editing, I did some links, can I ask you to see, if there aren't some mistakes, please put out a mark "orfan" from thу page Venetian school of fencing Maks gerold (talk) 14:41, 17 May 2017 (UTC)