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Meteorite task force[edit]

I'm not sure if you noticed the task force page (Wikipedia:WikiProject_Geology/Meteorites#Participation) --Tobias1984 (talk) 14:48, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Uh! Sounds good... -- Basilicofresco (msg) 14:45, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

One for you, perhaps[edit]

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geology/Meteorites#Naming convention question. -Arb. (talk) 03:45, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks to you too! I'll join the discussion asap. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 14:45, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg This is a great bot; thanks for your work on it. Khazar2 (talk) 17:18, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
LoL, thanks!! :) -- Basilicofresco (msg) 14:45, 6 January 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits by bot in the article of Abhay Bang -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 09:56, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Hello Basilicofresco
Are you ok with Tobias' hierarchy
(Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geology/Meteorites#Are irons and stony-irons achondrites?),
or have you a problem with it? Regards --Chris.urs-o (talk) 13:04, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry for the delay, I had no spare time during last weeks. I will rejoin the discussion asap! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:32, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Request for Autopatrolled rights[edit]

Why don't you request for autopatrolled permission as you have created more than 60 articles and experienced, and I am sure you are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. KAS( talk) 07:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

I hope the same standards[edit]

The same situation is also Wikipedia article: African nations at the FIFA World Cup. This is why there alright, but not here? There is no need to apply a double standard. This page useful, informative and interesting to ask the football public. Wikipedia does not have the required page. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Mundrabilla (meteorite)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:03, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Removal of spaces by Frescobot[edit]

This is not a biggie but on this edit Frescobot removed some spaces in a table. Why? I think it is quite nice leaving them in place for ease of future editing. Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 23:35, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

As additional cosmetic fix it removes any useless trailing space at the end of the line. Nevertheless you are right, the spaces I removed could be left in place for ease of future editing. I will leave these spaces (max 1 per row) within tables, thank you for pointing it out. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 06:24, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Another task for Frescobot[edit]

Maybe you could also normalise the casing of common section headers? These are the case I'm fixing semi-automatically:

  • External link → External links
  • External Link → External links
  • External Links → External links
  • See Also → See also
  • Also see → See also
  • Also See → See also
  • Further Reading → Further reading

-- Magioladitis (talk) 21:34, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

No problem, I'm already performing a similar task on I'll ask the brfa for this task. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:29, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

How did that go? Is it now done by Frescobot? -- Magioladitis (talk) 00:50, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the very long delay! I read yor message but at the time I was out of the country and later I forgot to answer you. Yes, in the past I made few complete runs. There were no problems, so in 2014 I will run this fix more often. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 14:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Hotels[edit]

Hello, Basilicofresco.

You are invited to join WikiProject Hotels, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of hotels, motels and lodging-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 13:22, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Sentence spacing[edit]

Please do not do this. Double space between sentences is a perfectly normal typing standard. And there is a good reason for doing it - it makes the text easier to read in edit mode. In any case, it is a matter of editor choice and not something for a bot to change. SpinningSpark 00:20, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Ok, no problem. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:16, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Basilicofresco, please help me to improve my creation the right is "The impala Group of Hotels" help me to redirect "the impala group hotels" to "The Impala Group of Hotels" also i need your support on my bid of the wikimania 2014 bids, hopping to see you in tanzania if arusha Chosen to host the Wikimania Conference. Thanks, Francis kaswahili — Preceding unsigned comment added by Francis Kaswahili (talkcontribs) 13:31, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi thanks for correcting syntax errors — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Saraiki language[edit]

saraiki dialect is redundant with the Riasti dialect, Shah puri dialect, Multani dialect, Multani language, Thalochi dialect, Thalochi ,Derawali dialect articles. I suggest merging these articles , as the all these are same. And also be Redirected to Saraiki language. Also Jhangvi dialect is dialect of Saraiki. Kindly See these External Links

Meteorite slice image[edit]

I don't have any more information on it that I can find, currently. I took the shot back in 2005 at the Vanderbilt Museum in NY, and I don't know if there was any specific detail on the display plaque. Maybe an email to the Vanderbilt Museum curator would yield something? --Dante Alighieri | Talk 17:07, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hello Basilicofresco,

I would like you to help me expand the Somaliland Armed Forces page [[1]]. The page seems very narrowed--containing small amount of information. In Somaliland, there are many different divisions of the army. For example, they have the Police, and then they have the Special Police Unit, aka [SPU], and then they have the Resistance Unit, aka [RRU], working as a division of the SPU. In terms of the other divisions, they have the Custodial Corps, the Military, and the Navy. And each one of them has smaller divisions. If we could start doing that, I think we can make the page more wider--contain more information.

I am looking forward to work with you.

Thank you very much for your time,

Abdirahim — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abdirhm (talkcontribs) 08:14, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Yet another task for Frescobot (double brackets to external links)[edit]

Maybe you could also fix [[ bar]] ([bar]) to [ bar] (bar)? This is error #86 of CHECKWIKI. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:44, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Ping. -- Yobot (talk) 06:44, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the looong delay, I forgot to answer! Well, FrescoBot should already be fixing this problem. However after the message of Bgwhite (see below) I will better check for any problem. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:50, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Maybe you could also do something like this one too? -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:33, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure, good idea. Added! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 16:17, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

A Question[edit]

Hi, I was wandering if you could please help me understand something. I saw that someone marked a page I wrote as an orphan and I don't undersatnad why, since there are links to other pages. I'm asking you because I saw you once entered this page and also added minor changes. The entry is : Rachel Tzvia Back. Thanks!!! 14:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC)meitalklachuk14:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Meitalklachuk (talkcontribs)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Rachel Tzvia Back. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. I suggest you to take a look at Wikipedia:Orphan. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Perfection can get better![edit]

Please check line 22 where the wrong url (//http://http://) is fixed. The leading // should also have been removed. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:13, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Improved! Thank you for the feedback. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:50, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Null bot edit?[edit]

What was changed in this edit? The history shows that two characters were removed, but I don't see anything that would affect the display of the page, so I'm a bit confused. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:28, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Check line 24 where there is no space between the word "in" and the wikilink. The bot fixed that. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:53, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks! – Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:05, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Wait! (please...)[edit]


please give me a minute to finish Alessandro Gogna Page, and the feel free to edit it

Gio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gioalf (talkcontribs) 09:31, 14 May 2013 (UTC)


I am done.


Gio — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gioalf (talkcontribs) 10:23, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Info on page-Chaudhary Baldev Singh[edit]


I am Nancy, grand daughter of Late Chaudhary Baldev Singh.I just read the article about him updated by you in march.I want to share/contribute on this page on his life,so please get in touch with me on — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:20, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Chaudhary Baldev Singh. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)


2005–06 F.C. Porto season

Hi do you know how to make football kits, if so is possible to created the kits for the two pages I have listed. Is it possible to add three kits to the 2005–06 F.C. Porto season page. If you don't won't to, I don't mind.

If you are willing to do it, here are some links to help you

1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit
2007 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

There is a link to help which has the kits of the match:

User talk:Alexgreene87 5 July 2013, 20:22 (UTC)

I never made a football kit, I'm sorry. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Inaccurate edit[edit]

Please see here Your bot should have redirected to Breaking Bad#Spanish-language remake. Does it not understand hyphens? —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:37, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Well, it is almost impossible for an automated bot to guess that the word "Remake" has to fixed "Spanish-language remake". The bot did not find any section named "Remake" (or any plausible variation), but was able to find a reference named "remake" (sometimes there are hidden anchors related with the ref names). Anyway I'm going to improve the script in order to reduce this kind of useless edits (the broken link was still broken). Thank you for your feedback. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 09:19, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Trailing whitespace removal[edit]

Why is your bot doing so much trailing whitespace removal? These would be better left alone. Is it approved for this? Dicklyon (talk) 01:36, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

It is an additional cosmetic fix that removes any useless trailing space at the end of the line. Nevertheless it leaves these spaces (max 1 per row) within tables. Where exactly these useless spaces should be better left alone? -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:40, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Leaving them alone in lines you are not otherwise editing prevents big complicated diffs with subtle changes for people to review. There's no benefit in removing trailing white space, and no guideline that says we try to avoid trailing white space. Dicklyon (talk) 16:28, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
I thought a bit about it and you are right. I just want to remove blatant whitespace abuses, so I can raise the maximum number of trailing spaces before a newline, for example from 1 to 4. It will dramatically decrease the number of changes on the diffs. I'm interested too in as readable as possible diffs and just one space before a newline is definitely not a problem. Sorry for the delay, I have been away from Wikipedia for a while and the bot was stopped. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect Joe Parker Image[edit]

Good Day

I was browsing Joe Parker and the Wiki info is all correct however the image displayed is incorrect .Please tell me if you can change the current Joe Parker image with the correct image?



Giannara (talk) 14:09, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi! There are no images of Joe Parker available on Wikimedia Commons. Nevertheless if you have a picture of Joe Parker (taken by you!), then you can upload it here. I will gladly insert your photo within the Joe Parker article. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Spinal muscular atrophy[edit]

Hello I read your edit at wiki page spinal muscular atrophy. I need to learn about sma information. I am living at Turkey. Where is the most developing research institute at world. Help me please I need to find a clinic which I can join for voluntary. Could you send me an email


Thanks for, Regards Uygur KINAY — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Spinal muscular atrophy. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:36, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

[Bot issue] internal links conversion on 2013-05-08[edit]

With your edit [8], you changed this:


To this:


Which makes this:


Look like this:


Which in my opinion is not what the original editor intended to show in the article. I took it out anyway because it was already present in the sidebar's Languages section, but perhaps your bot could not do that?

In the original feature request, all examples were for named external links rather than unnamed external links. --Makkachin (talk) 11:54, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

It's not clear what the original editor intended. External links should not normally be used in the body of an article. Placing it unnamed is even worse. So if he intended to use that link as a reference, he had to insert it within a footnote. Nevertheless I will try to improve the script in order to skip cases like this one. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:01, 24 November 2013 (UTC)


I dunno why but. I just wanna say hi! I saw your comment in the cantaloupe talk page. And I just wanted to say hi, so ... Hi from Australia :) (talk) 11:40, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi from Italy! :) You're welcome! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:34, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you.[edit]

Bot operator's barnstar.png Bot operator's barnstar
Ciao Basilicofresco; 'Grazie mille' for the helpful cleaning of minor wikilink issues that your bot fixed in the Andy Irvine article yesterday. Your help is very much appreciated; thank you! Face-smile.svg With kind regards; Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 15:23, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:40, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

FrescoBot broke a section link[edit]

With this edit [10], FrescoBot actually broke the section link that was previously working, and from the page history [11] it looks like its been an issue since at least July. - Evad37 [talk] 13:35, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Sorry for the delay in this answer. As soon I read your message I immediately stopped the bot in order to fix the issue. The problem was caused by the new template {{Ndash}}, I was not aware of it. This template looks like an unneeded complication and in my opinion it should be discouraged within section headings and links... Nevertheless I will obviously improve my scripts in order to properly recognize it. Thank you for your feedback. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:38, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Frescobot request[edit]

Magioladitis tells me Frescobot fixes cases of an internal link written as an external link ([ ...]) Is this true? I've got it coded up in WP:CHECKWIKI, but the list is 5,500 articles. It almost makes me to not want add it. Bgwhite (talk) 08:46, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I fix a broad range of internal links written as external links. Recently I was very busy on the work, so during 2013 the bot did not run very often... but 5500 articles sounds strange. I wish to take a look at this list in order to understand if I missing something, where can I find it? Thanks! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:24, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Ciao Basilicofresco! You can start by doing this and that until Bgwhite give us the full list. Nice to see you back! -- Magioladitis (talk) 15:21, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

The list can be found at User:Bgwhite/Sandbox. The list only matches links that contain ** and are generated from December's dumpfile.
The list that matches is at User:Bgwhite/Sandbox1. Thank you for the help. Bgwhite (talk) 22:02, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Inside that list I found:

  • recently inserted links (well... younger than 4 months) --> I will run this script more often!
  • links to pages with = ? & { } characters in the title --> these pages are now included
  • broken links like [ Europe] --> now I'm fixing also this problem
  • intentional links to the page editor, eg. You can help by [!&action=edit&section=2 expanding it] --> internal link conversion not possible
  • accidental links to the page editor, eg. <ref>Robertson, Patsy [ AFHRA Factsheet, 49th Fighter Training Squadron] 12/18/2007 (retrieved March 11, 2013)</ref> --> it is not easy to distinguish automatically the intentional links by the accidental ones... I will try to run sometimes a manual script in order to check these links one by one.
  • links to a page history, eg. A list of contributors can be found there at the [ History] --> internal link conversion not possible
  • links to a specific revision, eg. [] --> internal link conversion not possible
  • links with the pipe, eg. [|Prince Frederick William of Prussia] --> now I'm fixing also this problem
  • unspecific links to a Wikipedia website, eg. [ Greek Wikipedia] --> I'm not fixing them because I'm not sure a fix is really needed (eg. [[:el:|Greek Wikipedia]])

Basilicofresco (msg) 15:56, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Thank you. Your work sure saves alot of time for others.
  • It sounds like any searches for problems on my end should include "wiki"... **     That was my initial plan from looking around, but you confirmed it.
  • I have seen cases that contain a slash... [ Europe]
  • These errors will be calculated for various languages including itwiki. All languages except enwiki have a dump file created twice a month. enwiki is once a month. Unfortunately, an itwiki dump file was just created and checkwiki is currently running on it. So, in two weeks itwiki errors will be available. If there is anything I need to change in searching for these errors or any other type of error I can search for you to help you out, please give me a yell. Bgwhite (talk) 06:48, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
FrescoBot is no longer running on the Commons. Do you plan on releasing the source code for FrescoBot sometime in the near future? I wish to be able to help get rid of the annoying invisible characters that have been obstructing my category moves for some time now. If there's any way I can help, please let me know. TeleComNasSprVen (talkcontribs) 22:23, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
The bot is back. ;) I updated also the Commons script and I had test it. It took a while, but now it is running. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 08:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Dear BasilicoFresco; Face-smile.svg Very many thanks once again for all the good work that your 'FrescoBot' is carrying out, to keep our encyclopaedia neat and polished! With kind regards; Patrick. ツ Pdebee. (talk) 14:44, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! :) -- Basilicofresco (msg) 17:32, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Milk and Alcohol[edit]

I've reverted FrescoBot's edit to Milk and Alcohol as it turned a blue-link into a red-link.
I'm not sure the link needs to be there at all, but thought you should know the bot had broken a link, in case this is indicative of a bigger problem. Arjayay (talk) 16:32, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Fixed! Thank you for your feedback! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 17:32, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

more links for frescobot[edit]

January dump file was released. Processed the file thru the Checkwiki program.

Internal link written as an external link
Interwiki link written as an external link

Bgwhite (talk) 08:45, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 09:31, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I wonder if you get the chance to run through these lists. We would like, if it possible, to run through this lists once every month. -- Magioladitis (talk) 01:14, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I'm sorry for the long delay, but I had to test a pretty large set of new substitutions and I had no time for it in January! I almost finished it and I will come back to normal operations very soon. I plan to launch the script every time a new dump is out. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 18:45, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
A new dump is being "dumped" at the moment. So, there will be a new list by the end of the week. Sure you had to test a large set of new substitutions.... Substitute cold and snow for a Caribbean beach perhaps?  :) Bgwhite (talk) 19:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
LOL!! :D It could be a good idea... -- Basilicofresco (msg) 19:35, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

If you are not too sun-burnt when you return, February's list is now out and at the links at the top of this discussion. Bgwhite (talk) 00:47, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

We certainly need your help! There are thousand of pages in Internal link written as an external link and in Interwiki link written as an external link! -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:14, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

The bot is running! ;) -- Basilicofresco (msg) 15:39, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Yea!! Tell me when you are done. I'll rerun the list again thru the checks and we'll see what the bot didn't fix. What's left usually are outliers the bot won't ever be able to fix and have to be done manually. Magioladitis and I are manually going thru list right now. Well, I'm mostly doing it... you know how those Greeks "work".  :) Bgwhite (talk) 17:00, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

What happened with these lists? Did the bot fix them? -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:37, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I filtered these articles with the bot and most of them were fixed. Ps. I skipped articles like Macedonian Wikipedia per WP:WAWI. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 01:11, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

I reran the lists to check for errors. They are at the same links above. Could you double check the non "Macedonian Wikipedia" articles. After you say ok, we will do the rest manually. Hopefully we will see a pattern that can be corrected in the bot. However, if it is like most things, it will be something funky that has to be done manually. Any articles left that are correct, such as "Macedonian Wikipedia" articles will be added to the whitelist, so Checkwiki won't flag them again. The whitelists will be found at the AWB and Checkwiki page. Bgwhite (talk) 08:48, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

For instance, I did this change inside a File description. -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:19, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Good, I'm double checking them right now. Keep in mind that I'm not going to replace also:
  • [], not possible due the page number
  • foobar. [], someone use it like a "footnote" without the footnote. They should be hand converted in order to address for missing References section, special cases etc. Well, I can convert them in footnotes, but see for example 1, 2.
  • {{cite web|url=|..., not possible due the template cite
Basilicofresco (msg) 10:56, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. It is perfectly ok that there will be some that have to be done manually. Unfortunately, we are used to it. On all the other Checkwiki errors, we run our bots and cleanup manually. Bgwhite (talk) 07:03, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
We've gone over what the bot missed. There were about 150 articles. We've either fixed them manually or added them to the whitelist. Vast majority of the whitelisted articles were ones about other Wikipedia sites, such as German Wikipedia. Vast majority of articles fixed manually were on your list above. Bgwhite (talk) 09:38, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Good, thank you for your help! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:01, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I noticed that Frescobot won't fix things like this one. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:19, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Many pages that need FrescoBot and more here. At about 250 pages altogether. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:17, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

May 2015 lists for

Internal link written as an external link
Interwiki link written as an external link

have been released. Please run your bot to fix them. Thanks in advance. -- Magioladitis (talk) 05:50, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I just updated the #90 and #91 lists with some more files. Please have a look. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 09:34, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Bot altered valid link targets[edit]

Hi, with this edit, FrescoBot changed some valid links from 'one' so that they became 'one' - which is a completely different page. Please would you review recent edits and repair other similar cases. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

You're right! Thank you for pointing it out, it was a rare and pretty difficult to find exception. Fixed both the bot and the articles with this problem (just one). -- Basilicofresco (msg) 23:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

This edit converted a URL to an image in a citation to a wikilink and broke the citation. Imzadi 1979  23:54, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Image as a citation? Wow. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:07, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Later, it [converted] a link to a copy of a 1926 map hosted on Commons to a wikilink, also breaking the citation. Magioladitis's comments about image citations notwithstanding, the map is a valid citation with a courtesy link to a copy hosted on our servers. Please fix this behavior. Imzadi 1979  07:15, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
I replied on my talk page. I've nothing against bug fix. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:56, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
*fixing* -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:17, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 17:53, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Take a look please[edit]

Both of these are bad refs in any case. They are using the pages Monet Mazur and Titanium Metals as refs for themselves, which is WP:CIRCULAR in the highest degree. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:44, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
If you mean I should fix them (obviously I'm not the author of these fake references), well it's possible... but it is a different task and I should write a new script and ask the permission to run it. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 06:59, 12 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I undid an edit your frescobot did on the Cousin page a couple months ago. The edit in question turned a link in the "external links" section into a great big graphic.

Was that a bot mistake or was there something wrong with the original post that needs to be fixed? The note on the change cited 'syntax' for the reason. The page is pretty 'graphics heavy' already so the last thing it needs is another graphic, but it's a decent link.

If there was a problem with the syntax, is there a way to fix it while leaving it as a link rather than a big fat picture in the external links section?


Shoeless Ho (talk) 20:29, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Shoeless Ho: It's always a good idea to indicate the edit that you are questioning. I think that you are referring to this edit - if not, please state which. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:31, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Ah yes, apologies. That's the edit. Specifically, the part at the bottom of the page. Shoeless Ho (talk) 16:08, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Uhhh... Fixed! Thank you for your help! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 19:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Wanderlust (September 1991) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wanderlust (September 1991). Since you had some involvement with the Wanderlust (September 1991) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. BDD (talk) 22:39, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Why did you get rid of the reference for Vistumbler on Netstumbler's site? — Preceding unsigned comment added by InTheZone (talkcontribs) 08:07, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I didn't. Take a look at the history. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 15:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

FrescoBot makes no visible change[edit]

Like here, here, here, here and here. Always replacing sport into sport in a category of a category. Sander.v.Ginkel (talk) 16:38, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi! The bot in these pages removed an invisible LTR character (Left-to-right mark). Some special characters are not allowed within page names but are present (by mistake) in some wikilinks and categories. They cause problems with some tools and create confusion. The LTR invisible character (U+200E) is one of them (the most common). If you copy and paste [[Category:2000 in French sport‎|Uci Road World Championships]] inside this webpage you will be able to see it: there is an invisible character between "sport" and "|Uci". You can also "feel it" backspacing one character at once. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 17:05, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for your nice response! Learned a new thing :) Thank you. Sander.v.Ginkel (talk) 08:50, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello mr bot, Im looking for more sources of info on the Solomonari, any chance you can point me in the right direction?

Thank you Sinstar :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:47, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Family Support in the US[edit]

Thanks for visiting my entry on family support; however, the Arc-US was a subcontractor of mine on the national research Center which had a project (first in the nation) to study community integration statewide; I also was US technical lead. In addition, in that particular state study, the Arc was not the family support lead in the state of New Hampshire, and neither was the other family group cited by your revision (yes, surprising to me; so please remove from the journal article by the professor). The Arc, by the way, has family support services, primarily respite, from back in the 1950s (and I have cited elsewhere in the article; they did not predate this author's professional family support in New York either). Very early community integration groups are the Arc, a bit on the maternal/paternal side.JARacino (talk)JARacinoJARacino (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 19:18, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

What are you talking about? Anyway, first of all, read carefully Help:Page history. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 23:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi, Wondering why the page "eevee" is still locked. Would like to do some clean-up work on it, but can't access. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chief Beef (talkcontribs) 20:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

There was a lot of vandalism, so they protected it from anonymous users. Edit is still possible for registered users, so I suggest you to register an account. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 23:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Tube Web Spiders[edit]

We have 2 on our balcony. We live in Exeter in Devon. Where can I send a pic? Josey — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

No Title[edit]

I added "The Wiggles Live at Disneyland" on here.

But Angus_WOOF reverted back because she doesn't care about the title. Dcelano, 20:17, July 11, 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Blue in-text link to page in other language[edit]

Hi Basilicofresco. In this edit you linked to page in the German WP. Is that a prcatice that is commonly used? Don't readers expect to be taken to a page in the same language when they click on a blue in-text link? Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 21:49, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi! As you can see I did not inserted any new link, I just converted a preexisting one with an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 23:30, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi. My question was more about linking to text in other WPs (in other languages). Thanks. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 15:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Well, it is not easy to say in this case if it is better a red link or a blue link to an article written in a different language. IMHO we should ask us: is the creation of the article "The Mission of the Vega" likely? If yes, a red link is better. If not, probably an article in german is better than nothing. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Karon Bradley[edit]

Hello! my name is Karon Bradley a pro basketball player and I would like someone to write an article on me when people search my name I played in France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Macedonia, summer in China..

Hope you can help me

Does you meet the notability guidelines? -- Basilicofresco (msg) 00:03, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Invisible nbsp[edit]

Since you fix spacing I wonder if you also deal, or could you also deal while doing other tasks, also with invisible non-breaking spaces (u00a0). They are useless in-between words, at end of template parameters etc. -- Magioladitis (talk) 10:04, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the long delay! I can do it. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)


You recently edited an article about prevention of insult of national flag. So can you tell me that is it unlawful to use national flag as a profile pic — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:45, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Add to WWII survior list[edit]

How can I add my grandfathers name to the list of survior of ww2 my grandfather Edward Charles Anderson is 93 now.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:35, August 16, 2014‎ (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hello. You unfortunately should not add anyone to lists unless they are notable enough to be on that list. They should have an article on themselves first - see Your First Article on what every article should contain and whether their subject is notable enough to deserve an encyclopedia article. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 23:38, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) Media Viewer RfC[edit]

You are being notified because you have participated in previous discussions on the same topic. Alsee (talk) 16:12, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

FrescoBot: Breaking external links to a foreign language Wikipedia containing templates[edit]

Hi, first of all thanks for the bot! I came across this edit by it, though, which broke an external link to another Wikipedia that contained the template {{de icon}}. I suppose some templates might still work within wikilinks, which would make the decision more complicated, either way I just thought I'd bring it to your attention. Cheers. ‑‑xensyriaT 21:08, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay! I will modify the script in order to move out this kind of template and create a list of other template included inside a wikilink (in order to study a solution). Thank you for pointing it out! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:08, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! ‑‑xensyriaT 23:08, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:54, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Vettai (Singapore TV series)[edit]

the article is about Singapore famous tamil language series, Vettai that aired on MediaCorp Vasantham

And Ladies of the Club[edit]

Regarding the Helen Hooven Santmyer novel "...And Ladies of the Club", the quotation marks are in fact part of the title. See the jacket cover in the infobox on the novel's page, for example. I can overwhelm you with attestations if you really really want them. Does your bot have an exception list? Choor monster (talk) 16:14, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

You're completely right. It's my fault. I just added this novel to the exception list, thank you for letting me know about this problem. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 21:50, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Mistake in FrescoBot[edit]

This edit [14] made a mistaken correction. I suppose you are trying to add forgotten spaces after the article 'a' before a link. However in this case 'a' or 'A' is not an article, but a music note. There is not supposed to be a space in A. −Woodstone (talk) 08:02, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

You're right, I inserted this exception in the script. Thanks for your help! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 12:45, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Your bot is still dequoting "...And Ladies of the Club" to "...And Ladies of the Club"[edit]

Your bot is still moving quote marks from inside the wikilink (blue-link) to outside the wikilink (red-link), this time on Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 1980s#1984 diff. Choor monster (talk) 15:13, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, the mistake was mine. Re-fixed! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 06:51, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Speaking programmer to programmer, I'm not sure if your way of fixing things is correct. You maintain a list of articles that contain links that look bad but are in fact correct, and the bot doesn't touch those articles. But that means that if in addition to this oddball Santmyer title, if someone does the quotes wrong with a normally titled link, your bot won't catch it. Feel free to ignore! Choor monster (talk) 13:42, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Bots and diffs[edit]

Greetings. Bots can be so useful but I do find it that long diffs such as [15] waste a lot of time and no small amount of my patience. If this extra long diff file was caused by the attacking of spaces then you have to find a better way of indicating that in the diff. I personally prefer a few extra spaces in the edit window in order to enhance readability without affecting the article page. I would be happier if they weren't removed: only gross spaces should be attacked. Peter Mercator (talk) 14:14, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Peter! The edit was caused by the correction of the sub-optimal syntax of the link "s:1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica/Earth, Figure of the". The unnecessary whitespaces were removed as additional minor change. I don't think that few extra spaces here and there in the middle of a sentence can enhance readability of the text or can be considered an improvment in any way. Nevertheless please note that for example the bot did not remove the double spacing after the end of the sentences. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 14:38, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Typo correction[edit]

Article on Shuswap Lake, B.C. Under primary inflow Mara Lake: should read Sicamous Narrows Shuswap69 (talk) 10:37, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:31, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

"Richard Rossiter" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect "Richard Rossiter". Since you had some involvement with the "Richard Rossiter" redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. - MrX 01:51, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

LeBlanc relative[edit]

Who are you? I'm Pat's second cousin, & his godchild, and I'd like to know who is posting this information.

If you could get back to me at I'd appreciate it.

Thank you, A proud LeBlanc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:16, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Patrick Leblanc family member - updated post[edit]

Who is this? I am Patrick LeBlanc's second cousin, and his godchild. I'm just wondering who / where this information has come from,and if you have proof to its' COMPLETE validity. You can contact me at I'd sincerely appreciate it.

Thank you. Leah LeBlanc — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:29, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Patrick LeBlanc. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 19:01, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Rinconada Bikol[edit]

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fcbelmontejr (talkcontribs) 01:57, 12 apr 2015‎ (UTC)

Gallipoli[edit] (talk)Gallipoli took place in March 18 1915 ,not in 25 April! (talk)

Hi The proper place for your message was probably here: Talk:Gallipoli. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 10:26, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Link simplification confused by following apostrophes[edit]

Hi! I've found several examples of FrescoBot making an incorrect edit. When FrescoBot works on links like [[Example|''Example'']], it sometimes ends up bolding the following text: diff1, diff2, diff3, diff4, diff5, diff6, diff7, diff8. I caught the AWB general fixes making this mistake and reported it at the AWB bug page, but I was told there that FrescoBot doesn't use the AWB code. -- John of Reading (talk) 08:31, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your report, I will fix the script before the next run! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:29, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Well, taking a look at yor links I noticed that the problem actually was not caused by FrescoBot: some extra '' were already present. The cleanup by FrescoBot just exposed the problem, I mean there is nothing to fix in the script. Nevertheless I can insert additional controls in order to found these extra '' and fix these rare problems manually before the bot pass. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:49, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
John of Reading AWB fixed their side. -- Magioladitis (talk) 08:09, 24 May 2015 (UTC)


excuse me, are you Ball?

my number is one

Interwiki links[edit]

I posted an updated list with interwiki/wikipedia links written as external links at Wikipedia:CHECKWIKI/090 dump and Wikipedia:CHECKWIKI/091 dump -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:31, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

You help is needed! Error 90 and Error 91. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:47, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

I posted the pages here: User:Magioladitis/sandbox. -- Magioladitis (talk) 07:48, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Category:13th-century lamas[edit]

Please see my proposal to speedily rename Category:13th-century lamas to Category:13th-century Lamas Hugo999 (talk) 05:00, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

"Fixed" a technical term detail as if it were lay-language[edit]

In [16], "all-cis" and "syn" are not two separate adjectives for the following noun, but instead are part of systematic nomenclature, where spaces are not used between comma-separated stereochemical details. In particular, I'm following the examples in ladderane, and the "all-" actually distributes over both "cis" and "syn" in this case. I can't find a clear rule for whether some other punctuation might be appropriate here ("all-cis/syn"?), but in the mean time, is there a way to keep FrescoBot away from it? DMacks (talk) 02:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

I just added it to the exceptions list. Thanks a lot! -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:53, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
And I re-wrote that detail to be in more "language-like" form. The general pattern is probably "strings of comma-separated 'cis', 'trans', 'syn', and/or 'anti'". DMacks (talk) 13:09, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Bracket/Interwiki fixes for FrescoBot[edit]

I wonder if FrscoBot could also fix things like this or this. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:07, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

This. -- Magioladitis (talk) 21:49, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Ok np, I will add them. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 06:18, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

I love your bot. I would like to see it working constantly and daily :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Can you please add right-to-left mark (U200F) removal to your fixes? Example. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:52, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

And Ladies of the Club, third time[edit]

Your bot has made the same mistake, "fixing" the link "...And Ladies of the Club", this time in Book discussion club. Again, the quotation marks are part of the title, and the article is titled accordingly. Choor monster (talk) 11:29, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, it "fixed" the link in List of longest novels. Choor monster (talk) 11:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

And yet again, on Helen Hooven Santmyer. Choor monster (talk) 18:23, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

The exception list was not updated, I'm sorry for that. Fixed again. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 21:13, 28 June 2015 (UTC)


Can I join the A.L.K.Q.N? Cornholeo01 (talk) 17:10, 29 June 2015 (UTC)coenholeo

Sure, but I don't think it will make your life better. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

muneeb choudhary[edit]

hy — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

?? -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:04, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
Thanks for you review over the article Sadiqkhan79 (talk) 06:14, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Re: serial[edit]

Hello Frescobot,

I noticed you edited the Wiki on Sarah Koenig a few days ago and was wondering about your connection to her. Just to be clear: I don't personally know her and only learned about her from the podcast Serial.

Thank you. RolandBenderr2001 (talk) 04:00, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Attention please
Hi! As you can see in the page history I have actually no involvement in the development of the page Sarah Koenig. My only contribution was a small correction as FrescoBot, an automated bot. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 11:02, 4 July 2015 (UTC)