User talk:AnomieBOT

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PUICloser: Template:Puf top is broken - Fixed[edit]

Help! The template {{puf top}} is missing the "is_closed" regex, or this regex is not at the beginning of the template's output. To avoid confusion, I'm not going to process any PUFs until it's fixed or I'm fixed. When you have fixed this issue, please change the section title (e.g. append " - Fixed") or remove this section completely. I will repost the notice if the page is still broken or is re-broken. Thanks! AnomieBOT 18:56, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

This is caused by Steel1943 reverting my own fix to the template. AnomieBOT should stop adding this notice once the template gets deleted. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 02:17, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Since it looks like WP:PUF is completely closed now, I'm going to turn off the task. Anomie 03:19, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Anomie! Steel1943 (talk) 19:38, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

File-WikiProject Medicine - Dermatology task force - Articles created.svg[edit]

Please update the text you add in File:File-WikiProject Medicine - Dermatology task force - Articles created.svg. The bots tag is not needed anymore. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:25, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:China-related topics notice board/ZHCOTM/current moved[edit]

Just wanted to post that I have moved page Wikipedia:China-related topics notice board/ZHCOTM/current to Wikipedia:WikiProject China/ZHCOTM/current. According to the page's history, AnomieBOT performs some sort of task on the page, but if I recall, AnomieBOT's edits follow redirects, so I'm not sure if any updates are necessary. Steel1943 (talk) 01:18, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

In this case AnomieBOT doesn't care about the page title at all, it's just looking for transclusions of {{User:AnomieBOT/RandomPage}}. Anomie 13:04, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
@Steel1943 and Anomie: It was actually necessary to update the moved page due to the |this page = {{subst:FULLLPAGENAME}} feature of {{User:AnomieBOT/RandomPage}}. Pppery (talk) 12:10, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Clarification on changes made to pages[edit]


Neha pendse's page had incorrect info on her television details. She is not playing any role in 'Ghup Chupp' serial on Sab TV. I have deleted the entry on her wiki page and also on 'Ghup Chupp' wiki page. The actress was not happy to see incorrect info about her on the pages. So could you please confirm me that these details which I have removed from both pages are approved by wiki .?

Thanks, Janet Janetdianad (talk) 15:07, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

AnomieBOT is an automated program that performs tasks that do not require human intelligence. You should find human editors of that article to ask. Anomie 17:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Question about EnDashRedirectCreator[edit]

Does the bot create redirects for other redirects?

There is a (newly created) redirect Ethiopia–Djibouti relations that points to Djibouti–Ethiopia relations. I noticed Djibouti-Ethiopia relations was created by the bot, but will Ethiopia-Djibouti relations be created (and of course point to Djibouti–Ethiopia relations)? Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 05:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind, the answer appears to be "yes it will". Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[1] 20:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Conflict between 2 tasks[edit]

There is a conflict between 2 tasks. If a template such as Template:2016–17 Danish Superliga Regular Season table whose title contains an en dash (A–B) has a talk page as well as a /doc, /sandbox, or /testcases subpage; Template talk:A-B/doc, Template talk:A-B/sandbox, or Template talk:A-B/testcases can be created with either TemplateTalkRedirectCreator or EnDashRedirectCreator. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 16:52, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

... So? Anomie 21:34, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Protected edit request lists suggestion[edit]

Hello AnomieBOT,

I think it could be useful to add &redirect=no to the links to articles in the protected edit request lists. This way if someone follows it, they wont have to backtrack if it's a redirect. -- MorbidEntree - (Talk to me! (っ◕‿◕)っ♥)(please reply using {{ping}}) 07:38, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

removing expired templates: {{Show by date}}[edit]

Why did you remove part of template, it is not expired it's not limited in time? – Vilnisr T | C 09:23, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Vilnisr: Which article was this? --Redrose64 (talk) 10:24, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
It was my user page – Vilnisr T | C 12:09, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Oh, you mean this edit. It's because the dates are past. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:47, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
but there is no year, and that's the point of template, this is anual template it can't expire – Vilnisr T | C 18:54, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
No, the way that {{show by date}} is written, if the year is omitted, the current year is assumed - both 26 June 2016 and 30 June 2016 are some weeks ago. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:26, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Not really, my template was created to activate/show specific text every year, by using {{show by date}} template without a year i activate some text for couple of days every year, but the rest of the year it stays inactive, that's the idea. This template was created to honor and remember persons, events, specific dates like 9/11. Template can be removed if wikipedia policy is against such "memorial templates", but there is no problem with dates or year as this template become active every year, it's a simple loop. P.S. my template is more complex as original template to show and later hide text, that's why it can't expire, it simply stay inactive till next year – Vilnisr T | C 06:30, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Followed up separately at User talk:Vilnisr with a solution. No need for AnomieBOT to follow up. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 06:59, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

PERTable, etc not updating[edit]

User:AnomieBOT/SPERTable (for example) is about two hours behind the live category as of this point. There appears to be no changes to User:AnomieBOT/shutoff/PERTableUpdater, so I'm unsure what's preventing AnomieBOT to update the PERTable pages. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 21:17, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

I've attempted a shutoff and restart to no avail. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 06:20, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
The shutoff and restart had no chance of doing anything. The only thing it does is signal the bot to not make its edit, it's not actually restarting the process or anything. I'll try actually restarting it and see if that works. Anomie 13:33, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Same issue is also affecting User:AnomieBOT/PERTable. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 14:37, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Bot stopped[edit]

Just a heads-up that AnomieBot stopped running yesterday evening (last edit 19:05 Thursday 04 August 2016 (UTC)), for no reason that is obviously apparent. Thryduulf (talk) 13:35, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Anomie: Making sure you've seen this, as there's been no change in the last 12 hours. I've done the yesterday's and today's jobs at WP:ITN/C on the bot's behalf but haven't checked what else it should be doing. Thryduulf (talk) 00:11, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
    • I had a bug in my OAuth code: it was passing a floating-point value rather than an integer for the oauth_timestamp parameter, and gerrit:221863 had a side effect that the different backend on WMF wikis chokes if given a non-integer. Bot updated and seems to be running correctly now. Sorry for the delay in fixing it, I was without Internet access since Friday. Anomie 19:51, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

assassination of Martin Luther King[edit]

Can you rescue some sources for the assassination of Martin Luther King article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Dated twice[edit]

here. The date-August should have been altered to date=August. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:08, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

IMO numbers[edit]

At least up to February, AnomieBOT was creating IMO redirects and adding {{R from IMO number}} to them without a sort key. See this edit where I added the sort key in the unnamed parameter of the rcat. If possible, it would be an improvement to include the sort key, which is the IMO number given by the redirect title without the "IMO" prefix. I have fixed all of these in the category, which were sorted under "I" for IMO (the {{PAGENAME}} default), and they are now sorted correctly (by number). Thank you, Anomie, for your counsel on this!  Rules of enpagement Paine  17:50, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Why not just use {{replace|{{PAGENAME}}|IMO |}} to default the sortkey to the correct value? Anomie 22:04, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay then, never mind, because that works beautifully! And I may be able to use the Replace template in other rcats. Thank you very much for your instruction!  Rules of enpagement Paine  08:54, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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The following redirect category templates have been updated with the {{Replace}} template and will automatically sort their redirects...

Thank you once again, Anomie⚔, and let me know if there is anything I can ever do for you!  Rules of enpagement Paine  09:58, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Asieh Amini[edit]

Hello AnomieBOT,

as I have been writing my first articles in English on WP in the last two weeks I wanted to know what the issue with the tone is on the articles of Asieh Amini. I think there is nothing unneutral in it or sensationalizing. So I can't tell what the problem is. Could you help me by telling me what needs to be changed? --EarlyspatzTalk 09:50, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

@Earlyspatz: As shown in the notices displayed when you posted the above, "AnomieBOT is not a human editor. It is a computer program (a bot) that makes repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious for a human to do manually. If you are here because you think AnomieBOT added [a] maintenance tag to an article, please check again. AnomieBOT only added the current date to a maintenance tag added by another editor in a previous edit." I guess you are thinking of this edit - notice that the only change was the addition of |date=August 2016 to a {{Tone}} that was already present. That was added in this edit, so it is Manxruler (talk · contribs) that you should be asking. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:39, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the explaination. I guess you can recognize that by the ending BOT. I'm still not sure about the tone issues. I guess it concerns difficult content, that I think is important. And I wouldn't know how to express in a different way.--EarlyspatzTalk 15:31, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


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Anita Reddy[edit]

Hi mate, you have placed a notability tag on Anita Reddy which I believe is irrelevant. Reddy is a recipient of a major award, Padma Shri (the fourth highest India civilian honor) and is notable per WP:ANYBIO. Six of the thirteen citations are also reliable references. I am removing the tag; you may please reinstate it if you still feel it is required. In such case, a small note here would do well. Cheers !!--jojo@nthony (talk) 12:05, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

@Tachs: As shown in the notices displayed when you posted the above, "AnomieBOT is not a human editor. It is a computer program (a bot) that makes repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious for a human to do manually. If you are here because you think AnomieBOT added [a] maintenance tag to an article, please check again." I guess you are thinking of this edit - notice that the only change was the removal of some spaces and an incorrectly-positioned comma within a {{Notability}} that was already present. That was added in this edit, so it is Didgeridoo1234 (talk · contribs) that you should be asking. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:21, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, it's my mistake. I missed it completely. Sorry mate !!--jojo@nthony (talk) 15:35, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Bot for AfD page moves[edit]

Hi Anomie, I noticed that your bot updates FfD listings when the file name changes (and leaves a comment)—very helpful! Has there been any discussion in bringing such a bot to AfD too? Renames during AfD tend to be a mess and the discussions end up resting at the wrong disambiguation location because it's too much of a hassle to update the AfD code. Is this something your bot can do? czar 15:20, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Dim Days of Dolor[edit]

Hi my friend. Excuse me, but I don't understand the observation you made to my article. The sources are clear and concrete, no broken links anywhere. Can you explain me?. to improve. Thank you. --Apega71 (talk) 19:44, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

@Apega71: If you are here because you think AnomieBOT added {{citation needed}} or another maintenance tag to an article, please check again. AnomieBOT only added the current date to a maintenance tag added by another editor in a previous edit. In this case the templates were added by Jax 0677. — JJMC89(T·C) 21:17, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Kitten from the bin[edit]

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Thank you for salvaging that which was thrown out! Mysteriumen•♪Ⓜ •♪talk ♪• look 23:09, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

TemplateSubster: Template:Internetquelle has too many transclusions - Fixed[edit]

In an effort to prevent disruption, I refuse to subst templates that have over 100 transclusions unless they are listed at User:AnomieBOT/TemplateSubster force. Please either edit the template to remove it from Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted, manually subst the existing transclusions, or add it to User:AnomieBOT/TemplateSubster force to let me know it is OK to subst them. When you have fixed this issue, please change the section title (e.g. append " - Fixed") or remove this section completely. I will repost the notice if the page is still broken or is re-broken. Thanks! AnomieBOT 15:11, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:10, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Waterboyy (2015 Thai movie)[edit]

Hi AnomieBot

Noticed that the page that i helped created and edited has been deleted, i hope that you could help to re-instate the page back, as this is a Thai movie, and from time to time, i will be doing some editing for the page. Hope to hear good news from you. Evan Weinstein | Talk 01:30, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

@Evan Weinstein: AnomieBOT is a bot and will not respond to your request. Waterboyy (2015 Thai movie) (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) was moved to Waterboyy (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) by Ribbet32 on 10 August 2016. It was then deleted on 6 September 2016 by DragonflySixtyseven. AnomieBOT deleted the broken redirect on 7 September 2016 at the former title left behind after the latter was deleted. — JJMC89(T·C) 03:02, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
@JJMC89: Thank you for the information, may i ask can you help to re-instate the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Evan Weinstein (talkcontribs) 05:29, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
@Evan Weinstein: I am not an admin, so I cannot (un)delete pages. You should ask the deleting admin, DragonflySixtyseven. — JJMC89(T·C) 19:06, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Bot doc bug[edit]

May I point out that the documentation for the AccidentalLangLinkFixer task still refers to the old category name, which has now been renamed and is a redirect. Pppery 20:54, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

You may. I'll try to remember to fix that next time I update it. Anomie 20:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

'76 Swine Flu[edit]

Greetings. In [2012], you added to a maintainance tag @ 1976 swine flu outbreak. The article looks OK to me. The original box was also created by a bot, but the person/bot, but the originator no longer operates the bot. I think the tag ought to be removed. Please let me know what your reasoning was and if you agree that the tag can be removed. Regards Tapered (talk) 10:36, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

@Tapered: Have a look again at the edit that you linked. All that AnomieBOT did was to alter two instances of 17 October 2012 to October 2012 (without the 17). Both of these were in the |date= parameter of two {{dead link}} tags, which were added by Graham1973 (talk · contribs) in the previous edit. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:53, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! Tapered (talk) 07:00, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

AnomieBot oops with #if[edit]

Over 130 articles popped up today with #if statements that were generated by AnomieBot. It looks like the majority were translating German citations into English. Capacitor types added |language={{#ifeq: |en-US||German}} Culture of Remembrance and Barbarine are two other examples. There are different cases of #if, such as Albion (Saxon) having |language={{#ifeq: lat|en-US||{{ISO 639 name lat}}}} and Geneva having |title=Ständige Wohnbevölkerung ab 15 Jahren nach Religionszugehörigkeit, 2012{{#if:|: {{{TitelErg}}}}} Bgwhite (talk) 04:35, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Someone apparently instructed the bot to substitute {{Literatur}} and {{Internetquelle}} without first making sure that the substituted output was appropriate. Anomie 16:40, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
Is there any way to stop it? There are ~450 today and another waste of my time to fix. Looks like Pigsonthewing added the two templates. Bgwhite (talk) 04:25, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
  1. The real fix is to edit the template being substed to subst properly. That means adding additional safesubsts to the parser function invocations so they get substed too when the template itself is substed.
  2. You could make the appropriate edit to remove the template from Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted until that is done.
  3. As an emergency measure you could edit User:AnomieBOT/shutoff/TemplateSubster, but note that will stop all bot-substitutions so it would be best to only do that until #1 or #2 is done.
At this point it's too late for any of these for the two templates in question, since they both have already been substed everywhere they were used. HTH. Anomie 16:39, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Apologies; I checked, and both templates seem to already be marked up with "Safesubst". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:34, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

I am here for the same reason. Today we got ~500 pages with errors. -- Magioladitis (talk) 04:43, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Orphaned reference at Article A resolved with reference from Article B[edit]

Hi all, in this edit at Narasimham (film), a user created an orphaned ref by renaming an existing reference. In this edit AnomieBOT attempted to resolve the matter by taking a reference from an unrelated article, Premam. Naturally this is a problem, since so many references across the project might be closely named, especially when we're lazy and use ref names like "NYTimes" and whatnot. Appreciate if this could be looked into, please. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 02:33, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

@Cyphoidbomb: This is an intentional feature to catch people copying text from one article to another that contains some refs that would be orphan in the target article. Pppery 20:27, 26 September 2016 (UTC)