User talk:Bamyers99

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page reverted[edit]

Hello, My changes to Kevin Zucker were not a test. The ´artist' version appears to me to be a personal ad by the person, with out any Encyclopedia interest. Nô historical background, No artistic comments, No pictures. I replaced it by info on the famous game creator Kevin Zucker, with comments on the nature of some of the games.

Gender changer Entry[edit]

I would like to understand why the edit to the Gender_changer entry has been dubbed non-constructive. Gender Changer refers to a computer part as well as a group that discussed the gendering of technology nomenclature. Could you possibly explain how the entry is problematic? (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:10, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

@Ideacritik: The article is about the computer part. If this group that you are referring to is notable, then you are welcome to create a new article with a different title. --Bamyers99 (talk) 16:20, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bamyers99: As far as I understand the 'notable' criteria, the genderchangers group has "Significant coverage", and is "Reliable" insofar as it has been mentioned in academic publications over the last decade and has a mailing list archive describing activities and discussions. I included the mention within the Gender changer entry so as not to erect an 'advertising' about genderchangers (i.e. "Independent of the subject"), but rather how this term 'Gender Changer' is not only a computer part, but a placeholder for the discussion on, amongst others, as mentioned, tech nomenclature (male/female plugs, master/slaves, etc). I would prefer it be included within the Gender changer page, another option would be to add a 'disambiguation' link.


Hi there, are you in charge of the bot now? Thanks! It seems like the rules used to suppress redirects. Do you know why it isn't? I created a gallizion redirs today and much to my chagrin they are now clogging up the new article list. Can we fix this or was it based on some consensus? Valfontis (talk) 18:58, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

@Valfontis: InceptionBot has never suppressed redirects in the 2 years that I have been running it. I have updated it to now suppress redirects for future runs. --Bamyers99 (talk) 19:15, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Valfontis (talk) 20:43, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Ingress (video game)[edit]

Many thanks for repairing my unintended deletion of categories on Ingress (video game). Unfortunately, in moving the explanatory footnotes around and into their own h2 section, you disconnected them from their tags: efn A now leads to Note 1, and efn B to Note 2.

I hope you know how to fix this, because I don't. -- Thnidu (talk) 00:35, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, I worked it out (diff). I don't know why moving {{Notelist-ua}} from its own section back into § References should work, but it does. --Thnidu (talk) 00:50, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
It's only in the mobile view! Will report as a bug. --Thnidu (talk) 01:01, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 November 2015[edit]


On Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/New articles State O-Z all the articles are given a score, like 60 or 25 or something. I'm just curious as to what that means. Does a high score mean a better article or is it like golf where a lower score is better? Thanks. White Arabian mare (Neigh) 00:42, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

@White Arabian mare: The higher the score, the more keywords were matched and the more likely an article will be of interest to a particular WikiProject. A Match log describes how the articles were scored. --Bamyers99 (talk) 00:56, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Ok, thank you. I was pretty wrong; I thought maybe they were being scored on the style of writing (informal to encyclopedic), quality of references or something else. I hadn't known about this before. Thanks again. White Arabian mare (Neigh) 01:56, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, similar question for WP:Ships: what is the higher score that a ship article can achieve, and are there any scoring guidance that can be used to improve new ship articles? Thanks, DPdH (talk) 21:16, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

@DPdH: The score is not an article quality score. The score is only used to determine if a new article should be reported to a particular WikiProject as a new article. --Bamyers99 (talk) 02:39, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. What's the highest possible score? DPdH (talk) 09:02, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
@DPdH: The score depends on how many keywords are matched. The ships rules are here. The number at the beginning of a line is the score for the keyword that follows it. If there is no number, then it defaults to 10 points. If a new article scores 50 or more points, then it is reported to the WikiProject. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:05, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Crystal clear, and really useful. Thanks a lot. DPdH (talk) 22:16, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

How to include new created category into a Wikiproject?[edit]

Hi , I have created a category ([Category:Sindhi computer scientists]), how to include this category into {WP Pakistan} New Articles section...? Kindly include it if you can......Jogi 007 (talk) 12:36, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Pages with reference errors[edit]

There's a new cleanup category, Category:Pages with reference errors, might be included in the WikiProject cleanup listing... GregorB (talk) 15:39, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

@GregorB: I have added it. --Bamyers99 (talk) 16:41, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
I think this category is throwing up some errors at the moment. Looking at the Cleanup listing for Musicians the number of new entries has increased five-fold. I left a message on the Village Pump here, where there somebody already raised the issue. Karst (talk) 10:59, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

For those wondering why automatically named references such as {{sfn}} are generating duplicate name errors on the Cleanup listings see Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 141#Citation error. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:52, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

As I have been going through some of the entries (starting at the top) in the Cleanup listing for Musicians over the past few days, I have to say most of these are genuine errors. In the main, they consist of duplicate 'ref name=' tags or badly formulated references. What I tend to do is the following. Check the reference error. Copy the tag name that causes the error. Go into edit source mode and do a search for the term. Check for duplicates and remove them. I guess this could be automated somehow and on occasion I have noticed that using Refill partly fixes the problem. Hope that helps. Karst (talk) 10:33, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-46[edit]

17:18, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Faroe Islands new articles list[edit]

Hi Bamyers99. I would like to use the InceptionBot to get a list of new articles that could be within the scope of WikiProject Faroe Islands. I can't really understand how I could get the bot working (enable the bot to run under certain rules, generate list etc). Could you give me a hand? Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 13:24, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

@Hansi667: I have created the rules for the Faroe Islands and added the result list to the WikiProject. --Bamyers99 (talk) 19:04, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Bamyers99. Just one more question. In case I want to add more words in the search rules, can I edit the page? Is there anything else I should do to update the rules? For example if I'd like to add the word Faroese to the rules, do I just add a line with 10 /\WFaroese/ in the rules page? Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 09:41, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
@Hansi667: You can edit the rules page. Yes, that is how to add a new rule. After the rule page is saved, go to New Page Search Rule Test to test the rules. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:21, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Football squad templates with invalid Navbar links[edit]

Thanks again for Wikipedia:Database reports/Invalid Navbar links. I came by [8]. Could templates using {{Football squad}} also be included in the report? There are around 1800. The only example I examined {{Madhya Pradesh Squad}} has invalid links. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:27, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

@PrimeHunter: I have added it plus several others from Category:Navigational box wrapper templates. --Bamyers99 (talk) 02:32, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Women's football search result[edit]

Is it really a good idea to include the word "she" in User:AlexNewArtBot/WomensFootball? It's going to match every article which talks about a woman, or even anything else feminine for that matter. It matched my new article Codenames (board game) even though it has nothing to do with football. It's even matching articles about ships, which aren't even living creatures! JIP | Talk 11:03, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

@JIP: The page history shows the rules in User:AlexNewArtBot/WomensFootball were made by Hmlarson. "she" and "women's" were both bad ideas. They each gave 10 points (20 if in the lead) and caused a huge number of irrelevant articles to pass the threshold of 14 points. I have removed the two rules.[9] PrimeHunter (talk) 12:14, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: - thanks for modifying. If you have any other tips for optimizing for women's football soccer-related articles only, let me know.Hmlarson (talk) 17:08, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
@Hmlarson: I have removed all entries with "score: 20" from User:AlexNewArtBot/WomensFootballSearchResult. That was around 90% of all entries and nearly all were false positives. Most entries with score 30 and 40 are also wrong but were not removed. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:49, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 November 2015[edit]

Tech News: 2015-47[edit]

19:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Draft:Void Ratio (band)[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Draft:Void Ratio (band), a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Void Ratio (band) and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Draft:Void Ratio (band) during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Ricky81682 (talk) 23:58, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

I edited the page with my name, Erik Bergquist because info was mostly unverifyable and/or incorrect. Screen credits are listed on IMDB, but other info is incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hazlnut (talkcontribs) 04:31, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 November 2015[edit]

ISO 3166-2 revert[edit]

Hi, the link is per ISO definition, but points out the politicalness of the term. I feel it's a better link than just Taiwan, unless you think it may be better to link to Taiwan, People's Republic of China? Mistakefinder (talk) 16:03, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

@Mistakefinder: I reverted my revert. I don't what the correct page for that link should be. --Bamyers99 (talk) 16:29, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-48[edit]

20:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

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