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  • Hello!! I am Cyberpower678. I am an administrator on Wikipedia. Despite that, I'm still your run of the mill user here on Wikipedia.
  • I specialize in bot work and tools, but I lurk around RfPP, AfD, AIV, and AN/I, as well as RfA. If you have any questions in those areas, please feel free to ask. :-)
  • I also serve as a mailing list moderator and account creator over at the Account Creation Center. If you have any questions regarding an account I created for you, or the process itself, feel free to email the WP:ACC team or me personally.
  • At current I have helped to create accounts for 2500 different users and renamed 722 other users.
  • Disputes or discussions that appear to have ended or is disputed will be archived.

All the best.—cyberpower

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Last updated by cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online at 02:37, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Bot removed most of article at List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset[edit]

The IA bot edited at List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset. It removed most of the article. I don't know what sort of bug this is but I assume this wasn't what was intended.— Rod talk 14:30, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Please report with this tool. I'll investigate.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:34, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't have time to create account etc at present - just going back to my daughter in hospital.— Rod talk 14:41, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I understand. I'll try to create the ticket and report it here when I can. Doing other stuff myself at the moment.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:43, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Cyberpower678, can we have another gentle reminder about WP:BOTCOMM please: "Bot operators should …ensure that they will be able to meet any inquiries resulting from the bot's operation cordially, promptly, and appropriately. This is a condition of operation of bots in general.". This report is blatantly a bugs in the bot, unrelated to processed URLs. The reporting "tool" is of little help in this/these cases; it is an indirect method of creating a Task in Phabricator. This can be performed directly by clicking and tagging with `InternetArchiveBot (v1.3)` to create the same end result. —Sladen (talk) 14:56, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Sladen, I'm starting to feel a little harassed here. I am very well aware of bot policy, and I have responded promptly, and investigated. I have found this to be a unique issue that doesn't appear to affect other articles, and I have asked the user to report this using the tool, so I can track the issue. My tool is there to make it easier for users to report issues, by only needing to focus on the content of the bug, while prefilling the rest of the information. It's proven more effective than an instruction manual on how to fill out a bug report.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:02, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  • @Rodw: I found and fixed a bug. It was a nasty little bug the cropped up everywhere in the code when a reference exceeds 45,000 characters. It essentially broke the regex functions which was used everywhere and caused it to break everywhere. I installed sanity checks to default to a simpler function on larger references exceeding 30,000, but in doing so, it may open itself up to a new bug. Considering the bug is it may start misplacing the content it wants to place because of identical strings, 30,000 characters should be unique enough to not have that happen.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 01:36, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
    • Is there any particular reason why you wouldn't just have the bot ignore references over 30,000 or 45,000 characters? This is so unique that it's just now happening for the first time after quite a lot of operating time. We're hardly losing much in the way of coverage by just skipping this case. It seems the potential effort of chasing down new bugs caused by a new simple function in the future isn't worth deploying a new bit of code for such a small edge case. ~ Rob13Talk 06:13, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Supercount tool @ Wikimedia Tool Labs[edit]

This appears to be down? I keep getting 502 error messages... GiantSnowman 19:56, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

This is still not working, and is alternating between 502 and 504 errors... GiantSnowman 06:58, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Works for me. Do you have a specific link?—CYBERPOWER (Around) 19:31, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Cyberbot I - Adminstats on Wikidata[edit]

Hi, can you check why D:Template:Adminstats don't work more on wikidata? It is stopped on january. Ex. D:Template:Adminstats/ValterVB Thanks. --ValterVB (talk) 06:42, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Adminstats worked for me exactly one day in the last month. That was April 26. Since that date, I've kept the template inactive, because it returns the message: "Maile66 is not an administrator or an account creator. Therefore they have been disallowed the use of adminstats." And I just now checked it. — Maile (talk) 18:53, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm investigating.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 19:32, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. Running on Wikidata now.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 19:39, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Nope. I have the template at the top of User:Maile66/AdminGuides. It used to work there. I shut down my browser and tried again, thinking that might be it. But it still shows that message. I purged the browser cache, purged the Wikipedia page. No luck. — Maile (talk) 19:48, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
I fixed it on Wikidata. Let me run it on this wiki then.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 19:50, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
It works! Thank you for being so attentive to this. — Maile (talk) 20:38, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much for fixing it on Wikidata. After writing two weeks ago, I didn't want to annoy by writing again so soon as I know you're a busy man. It's great that it's back and working. Many, many thanks! Jared Preston (talk) 15:53, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Relatively unimportant glitch[edit]

Hi CP,

I noticed that Cyberbot I, when tracking RFA vote stats, appears to get a little confused when there are no neutral votes AND the default "#" sign is still there AND there are comments in the "General Comments" section below it. For example, it was showing ONUnicorn with 37 supports and 1 neutral, when really they had 37 supports and zero neutral. The bot corrected itself right away after I made this edit. Not sure if it's worth your time to tweak the bot (I'm certainly not asking you to spend the time to do it if you're busy), but I thought you'd like to know. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:54, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

I think it's easier to simply tweak the template for RFA, so the # isn't there. People what to use to tally their votes anyways.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 00:54, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure about "easier"; it took me a while to figure out where that text lived. But done. We'll see if it sticks. Thanks for the idea. --Floquenbeam (talk) 16:08, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Although apparently I forgot that I found it once before, for similar reasons! --Floquenbeam (talk) 16:10, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Abermule with Llandyssil[edit]


For the third time, InternetArchiveBot has added an archived link to a dead page with the error message that the page cannot be found. Isn't it better to just leave the deadlink template than to have a link in the citation to an error page?

Or, perhaps there's another template other than deadlink that is appropriate and won't kick off the bot?–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:27, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

If the archive is bad, use this tool to look up the URL the archive is supposed to be of, and remove the archive, or replace it with something better.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 20:28, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I have used the tool to see if there is a good page - cannot find one. The page was only archived once, and it's an error page. I have removed the archive twice, it just gets readded by the bot. I have tried to find a better source and so far have been unable to find one. I am not sure what to do from here: Perhaps I should give up and just leave the link to the errored archive page in the citation.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:50, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm not exactly sure what you are doing, but that tool is there to tell what IABot should or shouldn't use. If you can't find a suitable replacement for the URL, then you should delete the archive URL from the tool to tell the bot to stop using it. I see no activity from you on the tool other than you accepting the ToS.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 20:54, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I think I'm over my head. I thought it was the same tool as the ones on the article talk page. I just tried it and got the message "Missing URL: The URL you typed in could not be found. This either means you are using a protocol on a protocol relative URL, vice-versa, or IABot has not encountered this URL yet on any wiki. Try copying the URL exactly as is from Wikipedia into the search field."
I'm totally lost at this point at what to do. I'll just leave it as-is right now. Thanks for your time on this, though.–CaroleHenson (talk) 21:53, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
What's the URL?—CYBERPOWER (Around) 21:59, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
From the talk page:
"Added archive to
CaroleHenson (talk) 22:32, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Loads fine for me.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 22:56, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
For me, that brings up another page. First, a "Modify URL Data" page.
If I click on the url in "URL details", the page routes to, which is a splash page that just says where to find census data. It's not the original page where the census data was found
If I copy the webarchive url into my browser, I again get "Sorry, we are unable to display this page."
Are you saying that by clicking on "Loads fine for me" that you provided that you see the census information for the Abermule with Llandyssil that supports the statement "and had a population of 1527 as of the 2011 UK Census.[3]"?–CaroleHenson (talk) 23:11, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
That is the tool that let's you talk to IABot. You can delete the archive from the URL or replace it with a different archive. What you see there is what IABot will use for that URL.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 23:33, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok, thanks.–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:56, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Question about IABot[edit]

Hi Cyberpower678, I'm new in using the IABot. I read the Cyberpower678/FaQs and I can't find my problem. I am trying to fix most refs in the By Years articles of Cannes Film Festival. First I queued for the whole series, but it rescued only very few links. Links in refs like [1] which redirect to [2], the Bot doesn't seem to rescue them unless I check "Add archives to all non-dead references", which then gives me the job of manually removing all the archived refs that actually do work. Any suggestions? Thank you. Hoverfish Talk 01:42, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Redirecting URLs, are not considered dead if they redirect to a working page. When you queue up the bot, for good reasons, customizing options are not available since a large job spanning across thousands of pages can upset editors if the bot is doing something they don't like. So you are only given the options to customize on single page jobs where the edits are made straight from your account.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 01:48, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
However, URLs that redirect to the home page should be considered dead. Since this is one of those instances where the home page has a path in it, the bot cannot detect it as dead automatically. You can use this tool to tell the bot the URL is dead, or it needs a different archive, and it will act on it accordingly. Here is the tool with the URL you are interested in.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 01:51, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Cyberpower678, I will try to use this tool next, cheers. Hoverfish Talk 09:10, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Links to the 2007 Peru Census[edit]

Hey, I have the article about the Loreto Region of Peru on my watchlist because it got vandalised; I otherwise know nothing about the country. I noticed that InternetArchiveBot tried to add a non-working archive link to the 2007 Peru Census; none of the links on the Wayback Machine seem to be usable at all. I fixed the link to the new official site, but the bot seems to have added this link several dozen times, and there are hundreds more where that one came from. What should be done to resolve this situation? Graham87 02:42, 26 May 2017 (UTC)