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POTD protected, FYI[edit]

There was a request at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day#Why don't we have a bot create the protected version? to have a bot create the protected templates, and a bot is now in trial to do so. However, it can't prove that it works if you create the protected template before it gets a chance to. ;) The bot is currently set to create the page daily at 22:00 UTC, about 2 hours before it's supposed to go up on WP:Main Page/Tomorrow, for pages from now until Template:POTD protected/2017-02-09. Thanks. Anomie 16:48, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Did see the POTD talk page section, but didn't know a BRFA was filled. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:50, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

File:Maull & Fox - Fanny Bullock Workman.jpg[edit]

I'd like to reinstate that "nominated for deletion" tag, seeing as the enwiki copy should be moved over if the file is kept or a "deleted on commons" tag added if the other file is deleted. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:52, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification (Clanculus corallinus)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Clanculus corallinus 01.JPG is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on February 13, 2016. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-02-13. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:07, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 05:39, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

WP:CFDWR[edit]

Hi, thanks for your anniversary message to me!

You may have noticed that WP:CFDWR is no longer being processed by Cydebot, despite multiple requests on Cyde's talk page. I have emailed Cyde and received no response so far, so he may be on holiday, but I suspect he has lost interest in this specific functionality. As it does not require admin rights to run this task, is it something that your bot could take on, regularly?

In case you are not familiar with this sub-page, editors make a bulleted list of categories where there was a Keep (or No consensus) decision, and the bot removes the CFD template, with an edit summary along the lines of "CFD discussion closed as Keep". – Fayenatic London 14:28, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

@Fayenatic london: I was aware of that page, but didn't know that Cydebot doesn't process it anymore. Symbol wait.svg BRFA filed. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:55, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
@Fayenatic london: FYI: the task is now approved. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:54, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Great – approved, and working!
The bot seems to have skipped the first on the list here, Category:Afghan television series. It did the talk page but not the category page.
On the talk pages, could it add the {{Old CfD}} below any WikProject banners? – Fayenatic London 14:10, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
I have no idea how I missed that either.
It's possible, but it would be easier to place it to the top of the page. (With the prepend text function). Armbrust The Homunculus 15:19, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
That's OK. I thought it would probably be fiddly to place it below the project banners. It's a very helpful improvement to be placing it at all.
Thanks very much for picking up the "theatre" ones from Category:Categories for discussion from December 2016! – Fayenatic London 16:30, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Please would you review my revisions to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Retain/Instructions? – Fayenatic London 10:28, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Removed some redundancy, but otherwise looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:39, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Would your bot leave error messages, as stated there? Cyde just sent me a link to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T135918 which might suggest some useful tweaks, e.g. to leave an error message for "category page not found". – Fayenatic London 22:41, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Should it do? I was uncertain about removing that without inside input. I mean if the category isn't tagged/doesn't exist then there is no need that it should remain on the page. Armbrust The Homunculus 00:21, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
I guess it is not important to do so. If there are none, then let's remove that statement from the Instructions.
Also, should the bot run automatically, or only on request? I posted one this morning and it has not been cleared yet. – Fayenatic London 09:54, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, I will remove it.
The bot has to be initiated manually, and I will do that after I get home. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:54, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Oh. Well, if it's not going to be automatic, the instructions need a note to ask you to run it.
Please explain any formatting requirements in full. Does it default to say "Keep" if we don't append "- no consensus"? Does it require spaces in the heading or the category names, or would it cope with underscores (e.g. if I paste from the URL, like [1])? – Fayenatic London 21:53, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Well it can have such a note, but the page is on my watchlist anyway.
No default, if the result isn't appended, than I will check on the log page. Underscores are perfectly fine. Armbrust The Homunculus 22:32, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Some advice needed[edit]

Could you please have a look at the tree of Category:Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic‎. Do you think that Category:1960s in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic‎ and its subcategories are eligible for speedy merge? Marcocapelle (talk) 09:29, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

@Marcocapelle: I'm not sure it's the best way forward. I think it would be better to rename Category:Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic's subcategories that use "Belarus" instead. (IMO that could be speedied as C2B per Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic/Category:Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.) Armbrust The Homunculus 14:46, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Makes sense, thanks! Marcocapelle (talk) 18:50, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs[edit]

I'm thinking of converting Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs into a landing page for the several groups of featured thumbs, possibly while displaying the current group of thumbs on the landing page. The reason for me thinking/wanting to do this is because the group pages are not subpages of the main page (which is currently a redirect.), so the "Group ##" pages would probably become subpages of the parent page as part of this. Any thoughts/suggestions on this? Steel1943 (talk) 22:38, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

I got no problem with that, but then the closing script should be updated. (Currently it fetches Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs, follows the redirect and adds the new FP to the actuall thumbs page.) Armbrust The Homunculus 12:53, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
That's a good note since I didn't realize there was such a script. Is that script located on Wikipedia somewhere? Steel1943 (talk) 13:25, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
User:TheDJ/closeFPC.js and User:Armbrust/closeFPC.js. (They are almost the same, mine just contains the newest FP category: "Currency".) Armbrust The Homunculus 13:42, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
I looked it over a bit, and here's my thoughts: I think updating those scripts (even I could update them since I'm not an administrator) could be more trouble than it's worth. My thoughts are that to get around this, the parent page Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs could be the most recent "group ##" page, then get moved when the group is full. I'm also thinking of creating a page titled Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs/header (or something like that) where some of the text will appear on Wikipedia:Featured pictures thumbs but not the subpages, and where other text will appear on the subpages but not the parent page (similar to the text on all of the subpages right now.) ...And I'm letting you know this since you do most of the archiving and organization of the page, so I want to make sure I don't do anything that will either break anything or cause confusion. Steel1943 (talk) 22:01, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good, just make sure that anything the closing script needs is directly on the page. Armbrust The Homunculus 12:57, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification (Micrometer)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Mahr Micromar 40A 0–25 mm Micrometer.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on March 10, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-03-10. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:03, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 05:08, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Speedy category renaming[edit]

Any chance you could remove your opposition to the Farsley Celtic one, seeing as it wasn't a recent move? Cheers, Number 57 12:15, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

 Done. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:42, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification (Tribuna of the Uffizi)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Johan Zoffany - Tribuna of the Uffizi - Google Art Project.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on April 15, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-04-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:20, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 06:03, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, April 2017[edit]

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Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:43, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Signpost[edit]

Seriously, WTH is going on there? One month without Signpost..!! Jesus Christ...!!-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 17:19, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately, out editor-in-chief is missing since 3 March. I already sent him two e-mails, but no answer to that either. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:42, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

MLA categories[edit]

Hi, all but two of the current contents of Category:Categories for discussion from March 2017 are your speedy nominations, which are now stale. Would you care to withdraw them yourself? – Fayenatic London 23:26, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Or, of course, list them for a full discussion. – Fayenatic London 09:16, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
I would prefer if they would be removed as stale... although not all of them are my nominations. Armbrust The Homunculus 21:46, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
@Armbrust:, please may I ask you again to reconsider this?
I understand that you believe that these categories should be renamed from the YYYY–‎YY format to YYYY–‎YYYY. I disagree.
But please recall the sequence of events here. I nominated a few outliers for renaming to fit the existing convention; you opposed those, seeking a wider change to a new format.
However, in the meantime we have 167 sub-categories of Category:State legislators of Indian States by term. All but two of them use the YYYY–‎YY convention, but 11 more separate the years with a hyphen rather than an endash. That is 13 outliers out of 167, less than 8%.
All I want to do is to make the set consistent. However, you are blocking that. In three months, nobody else has posted to join you in opposition to consistency, but two other editors (Le Deluge & Hugo999) have posted to support making the existing set consistent, and/or to reject your preference for YYYY–‎YYYY.
Given the 3 opposes to your own change, it is clearly not going to happen without a full discussion, yet your reply to Fayenatic london shows no willingness to open one. Given the opposition at CFDS and the caveats in the RFC closure (e.g. when space is at a premium), a full discussion is clearly needed somewhere before any wholesle chnge
If you do decide to open one, it will in no way be prejudiced by 13 speedy renames to make the fewer outliers in the existing set conform with the existing convention both for the Indian MLA categs and all other parliamentarian-by-term categs.
So please, why not let the existing set be made consistent? I really cannot see what you hope to achieve by blocking consistency. It doesn't advance your goal, and it does inconvenience readers an editors trying to work with the existing inconsistencies. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:36, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
That excemption is only for infoboxes and tables, categories are not mentioned at all. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:12, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Some common sense is called for here. Just because categories are not mentioned, it does not mean there is no exemption for them, it's pretty clear looking at the history that noone was really thinking about categories either way. But we have a consensus from eg the British MP categories that the category box at the end of articles is considered somewhere where "space is at a premium" and so short is good, particularly where one article may be in many similar categories (a long-serving MP might have >10 Parliamentary session categories, or even more in countries with unstable governments like Italy). It's clear that the RFC intended the exemption to apply anywhere where space was at a premium, even if the final guideline only explicitly mentioned infoboxes and tables - to suggest otherwise sounds like Wikilawyering. Le Deluge (talk) 13:04, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Looking at this again, I would encourage you to withdraw your opposition to BHG's speedy nominations (hyphen to dash). As for your own speedy nominations (2-digit years to 4), it appears to me that there is no consensus to proceed with those, so please would you withdraw them? – Fayenatic London 18:11, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

POTD notification (Westerlund 2)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Hubble 25th Anniversary Image.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 21, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-05-21. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:51, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 10:35, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:PlayStation-Vita-1101-FL.jpg[edit]

PlayStation-Vita-1101-FL.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:PlayStation-Vita-1101-FL.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Bammesk (talk) 14:19, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

POTD notification (Leica Standard)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:LEI0190 188 Leica Standard Chrom Sn. 244297 1937 -38-M39 Front view-5809 hf.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on June 30, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-06-30. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:24, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 09:52, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Foto[edit]

Hallo Armbrust. Endlich weiss ich der Bedeutung ihren username. Sca (talk) 15:14, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Nein, dass stimmt nicht. Armbrust (Kiddy Grade) ist die Quelle meines Benutzername. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:09, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Ach so. Ich stehe korrigiert worden. Leider spreche ich kein einziges Wort Science-Fiction.
Zum wohl! Sca (talk) 22:06, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Miami New Times[edit]

Why did you upload [[File:Miami New Times cover.jpg]]? It isn't the company's logo. Savvyjack23 (talk) 02:30, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Ok, I can see it has become a common theme to include a newspaper cover into the article's infobox as in The New York Times and New York Daily News. I must say I am not a fan of this; oh well. Savvyjack23 (talk) 02:47, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

Promotion of chicken egg diagram[edit]

Hi, Armbrust, not long ago an image I proposed for feature picture was promoted, but I still don't see a tag on the image itself saying that it is now considered a featured picture, nor did I get a notice on my talk page that the image passed muster. Am I missing something?? Please let me know. Thanks! KDS4444 (talk) 22:00, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

I don't know. I have done both the notification and the tagging. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:56, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
You are right, I don't know how I missed the notice on my talk page, thank you, but when I click on the image from the featured picture candidacy page (here) I end up at the Commons version of the image (here) which does not have the FP notice (though when I follow your link above, it seems to take me to a Wikipedia version of the image which DOES have the FP notice!). Any ideas on that?? KDS4444 (talk) 23:19, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

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The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

POTD notification (Arrival of the Hungarians)[edit]

Hi Armbrust,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Feszty Panorama.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on August 20, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-08-20. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:25, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Looks good. Armbrust The Homunculus 01:41, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Lucca Madonna (van Eyck)[edit]

Jan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Jan van Eyck - Lucca Madonna - Google Art Project.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Bammesk (talk) 12:05, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:19, 20 August 2017 (UTC)