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Professional wrestling highlights[edit]

Why was it removed from all wrestlers' pages? GeniusBoy2005 (talk) 17:13, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

How should I know? Anomie 01:28, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Why did you choose here to ask this question? Your answer: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Professional wrestling#Trying to gain clarity (closed). Natureium (talk) 02:12, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Unsigned script[edit]

Really 2 comments here, when I came to the page I wanted to see if anyone else had run into the same problem so I went to check your archives, only you don't have a search box setup for editors to do that. So I went manually to each year-titled archive page and manually searched for the terms in my issue which took about 5 minutes. I don't know if that is by design really, a non searchable archive seems odd to me. But anyways my second comment was about the unsigned script. It must be an issue on my end, because my searching didn't show anyone else having this issue. Using Firefox and Chromium, I can't get the script to work. I highlight the text and click {{unsigned}}, it does its search and then promptly adds nothing to any article I'm editing wherever I've tried to use it. It's about as useful to me as a sign warning Caution – Dry Paint. Are there any particular things that I may need to do to get it working? It would be nice to be able to use it. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!  spintendo  12:54, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

You can easily enough search subpages of a page, see Help:Searching#prefix:.

As for the script, my only guess is that you might be using the new VE-based wikitext editor or the new syntax highlighting in the old wikitext editor. I wrote the script around 5 years before either of those existed, and since I don't use either of them I haven't tested them. Anomie 14:56, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Good call! I am in fact using the new syntax highlighting with the old wiki-text editor. It feels much better knowing where the problem was coming from. Thank you for your help!  spintendo  23:17, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
If you find documentation on how to detect the syntax-highlighting editor, to get the current selection, to get the whole contents, and to insert text into it, let me know and I may be able to make it work with that. Anomie 00:37, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons Error[edit]

Hi, I can’t get logged in to Wikimedia Commons it only says “Central login, You are centrally logged in. Reload the page to apply your user settings.” Can you please reply to tell me what I have to do to get rid of it. When I try to log in it just gives an error message. Thank you, — User:Social Studies Rules (talk) 15:02, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Could this be related to phab:T198525? — JJMC89(T·C) 22:14, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Commons mobile log in error[edit]

Maybe this is irrelevant, maybe this is the cause, but as I saw that you wish to fix this bug, with me this bug first started I think two weeks ago and during that time I received a message from Tech News that no new build will be rolled out that week, I'm not sure if we're on the same build of the MediaWiki software as we were two (2) weeks ago, could it maybe be true that this problem is exclusive to this build? And if possible, could you compare the cookies between the (particularly mobile) features of the current build and the preceding build? For the record as far as I know this only affects, as you can see I'm editing "on mobile" on the English Wikipedia (URL string: here without any logging issues, so maybe you could also compare the cookies of both wiki's. --Donald Trung (talk) 19:47, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

This talk page is not a good place for this. It belongs in Phabricator. Anomie 21:21, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Invalid SHA1 for one page on old 1.23 wiki[edit]

Hi Anomie. I'm finally starting to use the bot I've been working on for so long, and on the very first "real" run, I came across a bizarre issue on a single page of an API query and I wondered if it was something you had any insight on. Have a look at this result. As you can see, for some bizarre reason, for that page and that page only (at least out of the result set I was looking at), the SHA1 is all zeroes. I have database access on that server, and everything looks fine there. The rev_sha1 field for that revision (0x9b3xp050rtd33opfam6lrwvla1or4) is correct for the text, and I see no invalid characters in it nor any invisible ones when I look at the hex view in MySQL Workbench. Poking around, it looks like this is some kind of bizarre failure in wfBaseConvert, where the main body of the function emits an empty string, then pads it to 40 characters at the end. What might have caused that, though, I'm not sure. Any thoughts? Robin Hood  (talk) 08:32, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Never mind...I found the issue documented internally in later versions of MediaWiki. The problem arises from SHA-1 values that begin with 0x or 0b and do not evaluate to hex/binary values. See here and here, if you're curious. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:41, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for AnomieBOT![edit]

This is just a quick thanks for running AnomieBOT, especially it's ability to rescue orphaned references. What a clever, timesaving, and helpful robot! ElKevbo (talk) 20:10, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Can one stop your bot?[edit]

Dear Anomie, this might sound strange as a question. Sorry! Sometimes i translate my german articles into the english wikipedia and post them later. Therefore i store them in German on my place "Gyanda/my new site". And then slowly, slowly i look for the right links, format the references etc. Unfortunately for me, your bot is so fast, it changes all my formatting in a minute from the german format to the english. But i would prefer to do this "alone" as i keep learning by this. Is there a way to tell the bot: Please don't change things here as i'm working on it? That would help me. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 19:56, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Gyanda: This may be of help Template:Bots#Important_notes. Cheers, - FlightTime (open channel) 20:06, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your quick answer. Am curious to find out if i did it right :-) just added it to my site. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 20:30, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Self Service[edit]

Hi! I need help from you. Tonight i did a page about record producer Self Service -, but page was already created, it was #redirect Bruno Bozzetto#Shorts created by AnomieBOT. When I go to this page from a computer - it's all good - I go to the Self page ( But when I go to this page from a mobile phone - I go to the previous page ( How can I fix this? Thank you in advance! Felix Montana (talk) 09:22, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Asking about a Bot[edit]

Dear Anomie, How can I add a Bot with following all rules of Wikipedia ? Abhimanyu Kapur (talk) 15:03, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Start by reading through Wikipedia:Bot policy. That should tell you much of what you need to know. Anomie 16:54, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at WT:INTADMIN#Alternative_proposal,_quick_expiry_only[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at WT:INTADMIN#Alternative_proposal,_quick_expiry_only. Enterprisey (talk!) 08:04, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2018 September 18 didn't get created[edit]

Good evening, I noticed that Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2018 September 18 was still redlinked this evening after the time that your bot usually creates it so I created it manually. I wanted to let you know in case something needs to be fixed. --B (talk) 00:19, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Looks like maintenance today caused some of AnomieBOT's tasks to error out. I've restarted them. Thanks for the heads-up. Anomie 01:41, 18 September 2018 (UTC)