User talk:ClueBot Commons/Archives/2010/June

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Reversion of a good edit

I realise that there's a form for submitting errors, but I couldn't find the revert code since the edit summary was too long and was truncated to before the revert code. A diff can be found here though. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 18:35, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

For future reference, you can also find it here. Next to "MySQL ID:" Thanks. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 10:20, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. I'll remember that. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 10:29, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Curse you, Clue Bot!

You keep beating me to the revert! I'll get there first next time, or my name isn't an alias! Fliponymous (talk) 21:45, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

I can only assume your parents were feeling cruel when they named you then :p GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 21:49, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Unimaginably. My real name ranks just below "Zoey McButtface" on the Standard Elementary School Teasability Chart. Fliponymous (talk) 21:54, 30 May 2010 (UTC) Hi Cluebot

I have done this to get back at the people who destroyed my other article and i hope you will be able to sort these people out the name was something like Mitchell something please get back to this message as soon as possible —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ackworth97 (talkcontribs) 15:20, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

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Please my Sundown Adventure Land Article has been deleted for no apparent reason please can you contact me so we can work it out if you have no time currently on wikipedia then i am also on youtube at Ackworth 97 just leave me a message there

Jack Scarr (talk) 15:21, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Your Article was deleted as a blatant advertisement. I recommend if you recreate it using the article wizard and submit it at Wikipedia:Articles for Creation. Also, this user, cluebot, is a robot. It cannot reply to messages. If you have questions for the bot you should ask the bot creator. --Alpha Quadrant (talk) 15:27, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Problem with ClueBot III?

I was looking through some archives recently and noticed that the archives are not ending up the same as the original text. In particular, it is replacing a {{discussion top}} tag with a {{tl|discussion top}} tag. See for example this removal and archive. Is this an actual bug or is there a way around this? VernoWhitney (talk) 18:22, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Okay, so I was being dense and answered my own question by actually reading the instructions, but now I have another one.
Is there a reason why Wikipedia:Non-free content review hasn't been archived since May 25th even though it has sections which are tagged (appropriately as far as I can tell)? VernoWhitney (talk) 17:48, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Stat link

Hi, Interiot's link here (User:ClueBot#My_stats) isn't working anymore. One of the alternatives is this or this. Just wanted to let you know. 14:21, 3 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Krinkle (talkcontribs)

No citations on 'Isabella I of Castile' page

Hello ClueBot, I was reading the 'Isabella I of Castile' page, saw your name in the edit history and couldn't help but notice that there was not one single citation on the entire page... Not even a 'references/' tag in markup! Nice article but it needs citations, throughout. Regards, GWillHickers (talk) 19:13, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

ClueBot source and MediaWiki SVN

Hi Cobi, wikibot.classes.php is very useful and should probably supplant pywikipediabot as being the standard bot framework for MediaWiki. I think it would be useful to commit it to the MediaWiki SVN, with some tweaks to make it more adaptable for use on wikis other than Wikipedia. Then the community can collaborate on it there. It seems to me that this would be preferable to creating forks of the code you have created for specific uses. Of course, it would be necessary to formally release it into a free software license like the GPL and/or CC-by-SA. What do you think? Thanks, Tisane (talk) 10:11, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

I currently do not have MediaWiki SVN access. The code is released under the GPL, but I would like to have access to wherever the master copy is stored. Whether it be on my server (currently) or on MediaWiki's SVN. Thanks. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 09:12, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm sure that, given your history of contributions, you would be approved for SVN by the reviewers of commit access requests. Would you be willing to apply for that? It is probably better for you, as the code author, to gain access before the code is committed; doing otherwise has been a source of problems in the past. Your request might get handled more expeditiously, by the way, if you only request commit access to, which is where wikibot would probably be committed, rather than to the entire SVN repository. I went ahead and committed it; see mw:Manual:Wikibot. Thanks, Tisane (talk) 09:44, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
It's not really nice to change your comment substantially. Especially without marking it somewhat so that people can see easily what was done.
Your new comment somewhat contradicts the first part of you comment -- "It is probably better for you, as the code author, to gain access before the code is committed; doing otherwise has been a source of problems in the past." followed by "I went ahead and committed it".
I did end up making the request, however, for several reasons, it would have been nice of you to have held off until I was approved.
-- Cobi(t|c|b) 00:04, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Having deleted it from SVN pending approval of your commit access request, I have now readded it. By the way, is it necessary for wikipediaquery, wikipediaapi, and wikipediaindex to be three separate classes? It seems like it might simplify things a bit to just use one class, as some of the other bot frameworks do. Also, shall we name it something besides wikibot? Everyone and their siblings, both fraternal and sororal, seem to want to name their bots "Wikibot"; to avoid confusion, maybe we should call this the Cobibot framework or something? Thanks, Tisane (talk) 07:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
The classes are kept for backwards compatibility. I would prefer that the function prototypes that exist still work the way they do for backwards compatibility reasons until the next major version, so updates are just a drop-in replacement. As for the name -- There was no wikibot.classes when I created it, I'll see about coming up with a better name. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 00:47, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
The preceding was the last post by Cobi in the first week of June, 2010. I hope Cobi is ok and brings the bots back soon.   — Jeff G. ツ 17:07, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Why, ClueBot?

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You always seem to come and go on us. Nobody can replace you (although it appears no bot does substitute for you when you're down). Revive Wikipedia as soon as you possibly can. It's been 4 days already anyhow, and it seems we have to rely exclusively on the edit filter or the most recent changes altogether. You are probably the #1 hunter of vandals anyhow, and you don't even need to think about it! Do what's best for you. mechamind90 04:49, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
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—The preceding comment was intended to be humorous.

My datacenter is having an extended chilled water outage. As such, I am taking a break until the chilled water can be restored -- otherwise it would get very hot in here. — ClueBot (talk) 18:23, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done This needs to be added to List of major web host service outages. Tisane (talk) 18:46, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Best day ever. This is the first time I've seen the main ClueBot respond for something other than vandalism. mechamind90 23:39, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
I will countinue your reverting edits, ClueBot Commons. InformationTimes 11:24, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
Anybody else got a short term solution until then? mechamind90 00:07, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
Since June 2nd, 08:10 UTC, nothing automatic from ClueBot 1. I hope he's back soon. mechamind90 20:17, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I'll look into it. Hopefully it will be back tomorrow. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 01:37, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Err. Just so you know, this offer was made in jest. I have no kingdom to give ;p. –xenotalk 03:24, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Praise the almighty microchip! ClueBot is back! mechamind90 04:13, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes! Welcome back ClueBot! Praise the almighty microchip! --5 albert square (talk) 09:55, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Welcome back Cobi and all ClueBots! Praise the almighty microchip!   — Jeff G. ツ 19:08, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
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Sorry, everybody. Unfortunately the celebration was short lived. ClueBot disappeared again after only 4 hours, 38 minutes. I plea that he can drink some water soon and get back to business. SoxBot is probably overloaded, so he couldn't take the place! Any ideas until then? This is getting ridiculous, and if people find out about this, Huggle will be the next program to be overloaded, then Twinkle, and soon enough we'll have to go back to the medieval era. mechamind90 00:13, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

ClueBot's back again...but for how long? mechamind90 01:44, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

False Negatives...

Please see my test vandal edits at: And adjust ClueBot accordingly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cit helper (talkcontribs) 04:13, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Answered. ClueBot only reverts IP addresses and non-confirmed users within the Sandbox page. mechamind90 00:16, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm surprised ClueBot didn't revert this edit as it had detected previous similar edits to the same page in March. - Fayenatic (talk) 12:29, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Answered. See above, Cluebot has been having trouble recently with his datacentre recently and I can see he didn't make many edits between 13 and 14 June. I can only assume that he had downtime when that edit happened. Hopefully he will be back to his usual vandal-fighting self soon --5 albert square (talk) 20:58, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


Though I am an autoconfirmed user, Cluebot warned me for move a page (Song Julieta Venegas) to (Julieta venegas song), is this normal? TbhotchTalk C. 04:09, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

  • That's normal for ClueBot, unfortunately. mechamind90 17:23, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Sorry about that. Apparently ClueBot saw the redirect part and noticed that it was a red link, and reverted it for being a broken redirect. This is what happens when the database servers lag -- one query goes to one which is up to date, so the bot then asks for the target of the redirect, and that goes to a lagged server, and it says that it does not exist. :( -- Cobi(t|c|b) 17:59, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

False what now?

I suggest ClueBot determine the difference between ClueBot's new version of the article and the one that is being reverted.

  • For some reason when ClueBot determines the difference between the one that is being reverted and the one prior to that, the math is sometimes incorrect.
  • On the article Liquid crystal display, ClueBot stated the IP address deleted 56922 characters, but ClueBot's edit deleted an additional 91865 characters.
  • The implication: 129905 + 56922 = 38040
  • The ideal solution would probably be for ClueBot to detect the latest edit before the user who supposedly vandalized and then do the math from there. This adds a similar detection sense found in Rollback.

mechamind90 05:24, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II on the PC

The reliable source is here. And on Wookieepedia they tell that the PC version will be developed by Aspyr. (talk) 15:03, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, can you be more specific what your query is? You've posted this on quite a few users pages from what I can see including mine and ClueBots and neither myself or the bot have ever edited the page. That said, for what it's worth, I really don't think that Amazon would count as a reliable source --5 albert square (talk) 16:40, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

WP:USURP clerking - fix erroneous interwiki linking

It would be really cool if the bot could fix any links made to other-wiki locations by placing the prefix : so it doesn't become an actual interwiki link in the languages bar. –xenotalk 19:59, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Inkfruit

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I have nominated Inkfruit, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inkfruit. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.

Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 15:46, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Not vandalism

Hello ClueBot, please review the article 2007–08 C.D. Motagua season which I modified and you reverted, I didn't do anything wrong, I just tried to improve the whole article, please reconsider because it wasn't vandalism, thanks (talk) 03:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Actually, you have a point. The network TV show is rated TV-14 anyhow and uses occasional censorship, although if it gets released as an uncensored episode then it will have to be revealed. mechamind90 22:17, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia should be censored. Young people can learn bad words SingerUpdate33 —Preceding unsigned comment added by SingerUpdate33 (talkcontribs) 18:29, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

I didn't make this edit; someone else using my IP?

I received the following message, which was not warranted. It is for a page I haven't even accessed, let alone edited. This isn't a 'false positive' because it's not regarding any edits I've actually made. Is it possible this is due to variable IP addresses? A little alarmed to be accused of something I didn't do.

Message I received is below: (talk) 12:00, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

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   [edit] June 2010
   Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, but at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Harry Kewell, did not appear to be constructive and has been automatically reverted by ClueBot.
   * Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Note that human editors do monitor recent changes to Wikipedia articles, and administrators have the ability to block users from editing if they repeatedly engage in vandalism.
   * Cluebot produces very few false positives, but it does happen. If you believe the change you made should not have been detected as unconstructive, please report it here, remove this warning from your talk page, and then make the edit again.
   * The following is the log entry regarding this warning: Harry Kewell was changed by (u) (t) making a minor change with obscenities on 2010-06-19T14:33:11+00:00 . Thank you. ClueBot (talk) 14:33, 19 June 2010 (UTC)  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)  


I don't think it's possible for ClueBot to warn some IP addresses and not others. Whilst I'm not saying that you would vandalise Wikipedia, it would be possible that someone else could use your computer and they could then vandalise Wikipedia, and if the IP address was on some form of 'ignore' list by the bots that person could continually vandalise Wikipedia.

I would suggest that you create an account to try and prevent this happening in the future. Any questions feel free to ask :)

PS, I have placed a welcome template on your page which explains everything above in more detail --5 albert square (talk) 12:41, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Very unusual mistake

Hello there, I heard Cluebot reverted the edit I did to Cars Race-O-Rama but I undid it myself. Sorry for the accidental edit I did. I might need to send a message to ClueBot. Thanks (talk) 06:44, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Uh, yeah. I think Cluebot only checks that the edit was actually reverted, and not that it reverted the edit. Regardless, please use the sandbox for future test edits. Someguy1221 (talk) 07:12, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Hyphenated words (particular \"-sex\" and \"cock-\")

ClueBot seems to make false positives on small edits that contain "sex" and "cock". Of course some of these are unavoidable, but it seems to me that at least those where the word is used in a compound term (same-sex, cock-a-hoop) and so on are most likely not obscene edits and that the regexes could be easily changed to avoid flagging them as such.

I do realise that this would mean some vandalism would pass under the net, but on balance I think it would save some trouble. I come here to see what other editors might think. In particular, references to the play Cock-a-Doodle Dandy have been falsely reported three times in June 2010 (already); and "same-sex" and "opposite-sex" also flagged up, when of course uses like this are not only innocent but, it seems to me, less likely to be used in a context of obscene vandalism.

I also note that "suckling" in an article on whales was erroneously flagged, similarly the regex could refuse to match on "suckl"; here the problem is that anything (or nothing) following "suck" to a word break is matched, but perhaps it should be "suck[^l]].*\b" or something like that.

I imagine this has been discussed before. I'm not new to WP, but am new to this. Apologies for inadvertently adding comments to the archive before I realised it was an archive; I've reverted those. (Didn't realise June 2010 was already archived.) Si Trew (talk) 09:40, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Justin Bieber

Personally I think this article meets the criteria for ClueBot's Angry Opt-in mode. mechamind90 00:14, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

{{sofixit|User:ClueBot/AngryOptin}} -- Cobi(t|c|b) 01:10, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Okay. I have added that in addition to Delete key. Does that mean ClueBot will examine the pages already, because if they need to be established by an admin then SOFIXIT might not be the case. mechamind90 03:44, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
ClueBot is already watching the RC feed, so if it sees an edit to it's AngryOptin list, it will grab the new version and reconfigure itself. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 04:13, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

ClueBot Error

Hey Cobi. Just for your information: My bot reverted an edit, but then Cluebot warned the user for the same edit. Tim1357 talk 00:14, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

ClueBot only warns if the API says that it's rollback was successful. This has occurred a few times in extreme race conditions, and I am not sure where the bug exists in MediaWiki, but it is annoying. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 08:11, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Immediately report some.

I think that if the ClueBot score equals -16383 or even lower, the edit should automatically be reported to AIV. Edits that do try to be constructive will most likely be higher than score equals -2500. I mention this after this IP address inputted a score equals -228828. I even recall an edit that fell below -2,000,000! mechamind90 02:06, 30 June 2010 (UTC)