User talk:Citation bot

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Note that the bot's maintainer and assistants (Thing 1 and Thing 2), can go weeks without logging in to Wikipedia. The code is open source and interested parties are invited to assist with the operation and extension of the bot.

Before reporting a bug, please note: Addition of DUPLICATE_xxx= to citation templates by this bot is a feature. When there are two identical parameters in a citation template, the bot renames one to DUPLICATE_xxx=. The bot is pointing out the problem with the template. The solution is to choose one of the two parameters and remove the other one, or to convert it to an appropriate parameter.

Or, for a faster response from the maintainers, submit a pull request with appropriate code fix on GitHub, if you can write the needed code.

Handles list expansion[edit]

Headbomb will provide a list of Handle providers that we will add to our constants files AManWithNoPlan (talk) 19:03, 16 October 2019 (UTC)🤔

Time to call in Leeroy Jenkins to extract the handles. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 22:18, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
Feel free to work on User:Headbomb/Sandbox and see which prefix resolves or not. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 23:45, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Fails to decapitalize[edit]

Status
feature request
Reported by
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:40, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
What should happen
[1]
We can't proceed until
Feedback from maintainers


I had to whack on the bot to make this happen. It should have decapitalized FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY and BIOGERONTOLOGY on its own (adding the '(journal)' pipe was me, i don't expect the bot to do that). Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:40, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

I think you posted the wrong edit link. But it sounds like you want us to fix fully capitalized journal names like we do titles that are all caps. Is that correct? AManWithNoPlan (talk) 15:43, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes that's the wrong link. However, we already decapitalize all caps journals usually, see e.g. [2]. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 18:45, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
fixing links currently does not work via the gadget since the bot is not logged in to query the database. It should be possible to use curl to get the same information. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 00:04, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

ZooKeys issues[edit]

Status
new bug
Reported by
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 07:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
What happens
[3]
What should happen
Same + [4]
We can't proceed until
Feedback from maintainers


ZooKeys is like that. You can safely TNT |issue= every time for those. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 07:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

What makes you think zookeys is unique with issue=1 data entry error, of are you just saying that since Zookeys has no volumes it is very unlikely to be correct? AManWithNoPlan (talk) 12:34, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
ZooKeys has issues, no volumes. Whenever you have a volume for ZooKeys, the bot should discard volume/issue/pages and re-populate the fields. Or something to that effect. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:48, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Better ieeexplore support[edit]

Status
new bug
Reported by
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 05:36, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
What should happen
[5]
We can't proceed until
Feedback from maintainers


This was achieved by replacing the ieeexplore.org url with the doi found on the corresponding ieeexplore.org page. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 05:36, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Sometimes it's possible to find the DOI from CrossRef or derivatives, looking for an URL which ends in "arnumber=8386824" or a DOI which ends in "8386824" (in the example). Nemo 08:08, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
If not actually parsing the page to search for the doi on the page, then make sure that the prefix is 10.1109 for IEEE journals. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 09:16, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
IEEE takes pride in blocking bots. Sometimes we work sometimes we don’t. I will investigate reverse lookup of url in crossref. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 16:58, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Need to run twice?[edit]

Status
new bug
Reported by
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:55, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
What happens
[6]+[7]
What should happen
Should happens in the same edit
We can't proceed until
Feedback from maintainers


Caps: RTÉ[edit]

Status
new bug
Reported by
Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 21:36, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
What happens
Rté News
What should happen
RTÉ News
Relevant diffs/links
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apple_TV%2B&diff=prev&oldid=927021304
We can't proceed until
Feedback from maintainers