User talk:ClueBot Commons/Archives/2012/July

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Reviewing the dataset.

I requested to help review the dataset for CBNG, but my request has not been acted on. Thanks. W.D. 14:30, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

I'll have a look later - currently fighting bandwidth issues (which I might have just fixed). Once stable I can clear out the backlog. - Damian Zaremba (talkcontribs) 14:32, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Message from ClueBot NG

The following is the log entry regarding this warning: UEFA Euro 2012 (video game) was changed by (u) (t) ANN scored at 0.954111 on 2012-04-07T17:51:53+00:00 . Thank you. ClueBot NG (talk) 17:51, 7 April 2012 (UTC) I am clueless about the following. I do not like football, and am clueless as to what happenned. This was not my doing Keith H99 (talk) 21:39, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Keith H99. You do not say where you found this message, but it was originally posted by ClueBot NG on User talk: on 7 April 2012. If you came across that talk page, could it have maybe shown up before you logged in today? It might be that you are using an IP address today that someone else was using on 7 April. If this is the case, the message was not for you and you can ignore it. I certainly don't see this message intended for you on your own talk page. Please post back here if you need any more information. – Wdchk (talk) 22:52, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!


ClueBot NG error and I cannot report it in the correct place

Hi: ClueBot NG reverted a vandal fighter on Coca-Cola formula here, and there is no revision number in parentheses. Also when I click to report it, I get informed of a MySQL error: "Warning: mysql_connect(): Host 'i-000000b0.pmtpa.wmflabs' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' in /mnt/public_html/damian/includes/header.php on line 14 Error. Could not connect to database." Yngvadottir (talk) 14:49, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Note: the 170 or so reversions CluebotNG did from 06:46 to 14:49, 4 July are all missing revision numbers in their edit summaries. The several reverts I looked at seemed normal as to content. -R. S. Shaw (talk) 06:53, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I checked a sample before and after the problem one to make sure I wouldn't have to block ClueBot (!!!) - I suspect it was the removal of the period along with the problem sentence that triggered the false positive. But it needed to be reported, and it's concerning that there are a whole bunch of edits without the number needed for a report.--Yngvadottir (talk) 12:12, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
It looks like the MySQL server on Labs did a whoopsie and prevented the report interface and/or CBNG itself from talking to it. Looks like the issue has been fixed now I'll look into fixing this however AFAIK there won't be any way to get those numbers back (as they are generated via MySQL), maybe Damian will pop a post down with more info. Sorry about that - Rich(MTCD)T|C|E-Mail 11:52, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
The ID is generated by the mysql insert, I'm trying to update some of the bot core to bail out on these events so they don't cause issues. I'm also working with labs to improve the services there. Please remember this is running on a beta infrastructure and everyone is a volunteer. Eventually everything will be stable and the public facing interfaces upgraded, however multiple things affect this such as labs, oauth being enabled on wikipedia, time etc. Loosing a small number of reports isn't a huge deal right now as we're still fixing issues with the report interface in regards to pushing updates to the review interface. - Damian Zaremba (talkcontribs) 11:59, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I don't blame you at all! I'm just glad to finally see you're aware of it. And that the bot was indeed working normally except for that; we all love ClueBot NG and that would have been an awful first block to have to make . . . --Yngvadottir (talk) 13:12, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect reversion

As your reporting interface seems to still be down, I'm reporting it here: Revert ID 1137175 a reversion at Immanuel College, Bushey (UK), reinstated vandalism that an IP had just removed. --Dweller (talk) 15:32, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Apologies, labs is currently under high load which is causing issues with the connection to mysql for the webserver. I'll enter this once the grid has stabilised. There is new hardware coming online at the moment that should help to get the instances stable until we put a new clustered filesystem in place. - Damian Zaremba (talkcontribs) 15:35, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
I understood about an eighth of that, but I appreciate what I did understand :-) --Dweller (talk) 15:36, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Broken link — and how do I volunteer ???

Tried to go to a page that tells how to help ClueBot work better, and got an error message, but couldn't report the error on that page.

Error: Server Error

The server encountered an error and could not complete your request. If the problem persists, please report your problem and mention this error message and the query that caused it.

I would really like to help out personally, but I find no way to volunteer. Thank you. GeorgeLouis (talk) 00:45, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi George, yes the Review Interface is currently down, I don't have an ETA of when it will be back up I'm afraid.
In regards to your other question, I've alerted methecooldude to this discussion as he should be able to advise you on this.--5 albert square (talk) 09:48, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
The report interface should be fine, the review interface is broken and seems to break quiet a lot. I don't have access to the GAE admin panel to check the logs for it. Hopefully it will get fixed soonish and the backlog of account requests can be gone though.... (talk) 14:05, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

WP:AN archiving

I see ClueBot III hasn't archived the WP:Administrators' noticeboard since July 2. Any particular reason? Thanks. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 21:57, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

One you missed

Not to criticize. This one with a nonsense string of letters seems like one you would have caught. It was manually caught after several hours at 17:29, 3 July 2012, but I have recently seen your quick action on another article and wondered about how this one got past. Thanks for the bot. Swliv (talk) 19:50, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Ineffective undo of Tobey Maguire vandalism

The history of Tobey Maguire shows that this bot correctly identified vandalism, but the page itself seems to have the same vandalism now, i.e. the bot only announced an undo while leaving the vandalism, which makes it look superficially fixed. Can someone fix both the Tobey Maguire page and whatever is wrong with this bot? PMLawrence (talk) 11:21, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

ANI notice

Resolved: AN/I discussion about ClueBot III has been closed. – Wdchk (talk) 20:10, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JanetteDoe (talkcontribs) 13:58, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

The canned message users recieve should be reworded.

The language used in the message below should be reworded. It is arrogant, assumes guilt, and doesn't even try to apologize for false positives. It gives a bad image of WP. Here's a more gentle suggestion (troll hugging at its best):

Hello, fellow Wikipedian. An automatic program called ClueBot NG flagged at least one of your recent edits (the one you made to Moai (disambiguation)) as non constructive and reverted it. The ClueBot is right **here be the true positive rate** of the time , but it makes mistakes, and we (the makers of Cluebot NG) apologize if it made one. If you believe that your contribution to Wikipedia was constructive, you can restore it by clicking the undo link on the history page of the article concerned, and deleting this message. (talk) 10:50, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 3374 Namur

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The article 3374 Namur has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Does not meet notability guidelines for astronomical objects (WP:NASTRO)

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. (Cheers! Want Anything? Chatty?)babylarm 04:37, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

I edited Xilinx by mistake

I edited Xilinx by mistake (while trying to translate the page to Vietnamese). Sorry. Ebaychatter0 (talk) 19:29, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Review Database

Please, do something about this. I have already applied for reviewing the database 5 times but I got no response. I used to review the database before but the right suddenly vanished. --v/r Ankit MaityTalkContribs 14:19, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Oh dear, sorry about that, I'll go though my ClueBot e-mails now and get you up and running - Rich(MTCD)T|C|E-Mail 17:44, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Bot messes up

Resolved: Submitted 1147391 to report interface. – Wdchk (talk) 09:57, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Look in my history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:31, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

It looks like you bumped into a false positive. Did you know reporting these helps ClueBot to not make the same mistake again? So, why not report a false positive at the Report Interface – it's really easy to do! Thank you. – Wdchk (talk) 20:00, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
You do that. Have fun! -- (talk) 20:51, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Cinnamon Challenge

Why do you keep reverting? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:40, 20 July 2012 (UTC)


This edit suggests there's a problem. When reported as a false positive the ID number generates a diff of the previous edit not the problematic edit. Could the owner investigate please DeCausa (talk) 19:45, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

It looks like you bumped into a false positive. Did you know reporting these helps ClueBot to not make the same mistake again? So, why not report a false positive at the Report Interface – it's really easy to do! Thank you. ~ Matthewrbowker Talk to me 21:16, 20 July 2012 (UTC);
An automated reply that doesn't understand "When reported as a false positive the ID number generates a diff of the previous edit not the problematic edit." is a bit crap. DeCausa (talk) 21:33, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
"Automated reply" ?! Actually, I am a human being who double-checked the edit, the review interface is acting exactly as it should. It's showing the edit that Cluebot NG saw to be problematic (you can't see edits from Cluebot itself on the review interface - that's not how it works!). Just report it, using the link above, and let the developers take care of it (they're not on this page that often, and they almost never handle reports from this page.) ~ Matthewrbowker Talk to me 22:04, 20 July 2012 (UTC);
That's a reply that answers the specific point in my post. The first wasn't, automated or not. DeCausa (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
My apologies, then. ~ Matthewrbowker Talk to me 22:43, 20 July 2012 (UTC)


Literally, the word "Prabhupada" means Lord's Feet or Lotus Feet and it can not be, exclusively, reserved for redirection to the Article A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The word is 'generic in nature' and used for unrestricted, general meanings. However, if the word is not treated in accordance with accepted rules or standards rather, allowed to be reserved for the redirection to the disputed article, exclusively, then that would be an unjust act, reflecting a dislike derived from prejudice. (talk) 10:47, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of 11277 Ballard for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 11277 Ballard is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/11277 Ballard until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Bonkers The Clown (talk) 09:47, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Runaway CBIII

Just FYI something is wonky at the following:

This has also poisoned CBIII's index:

Runaways like this have been pointed out previously here. I removed the CBIII tag from the last archive page hopefully to stop anymore archiving. Brad (talk) 06:26, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Happy Birthday ClueBot!!

On this day 5 years ago User:ClueBot made its first edit. -- œ 01:52, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

👍 Like Thanks, ClueBot! ~ Matthewrbowker Talk to me 02:31, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
👍 Like --Tito Dutta 14:53, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

ClueBot NG in BBC Article

Hello ClueBot NG! You have been featured in a BBC article, Meet the 'bots' that edit Wikipedia, by Daniel Nasaw.

The article reads,
"ClueBot NG, as the bot is known, resides on a computer from which it sallies forth into the vast encyclopaedia to detect and clean up vandalism almost as soon as it occurs." - David Nasaw.

TheAustinMan(Talk|Works) 03:29, 25 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi! I'm sorry, but you made a mistake here. :) I based my decision to move Diandra Flores to the disambiguated page solely on what I could read in online newspapers and -- Puisque (talk) 07:23, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Can't access dataset review interface

Never mind, it seems to have fixed itself.

Ansa416 (talk) 18:47, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

I would like to learn more about the dataset review interface, but all of the links I find produce:

"Error: Server Error The server encountered an error and could not complete your request.

If the problem persists, please report your problem and mention this error message and the query that caused it."

The title of the tab that shows this error is "500 Server Error".

Ansa416 (talk) 22:31, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Switch my Email address

I submitted for permission to help review the interface dataset but it defaulted to an Email address I don't use for Wiki. I submitted a second one for my Wikiuser account and I would prefer that one be used. Kumioko (talk) 12:14, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Got'cha, I'll sort that out - Rich(MTCD)T|C|E-Mail 20:29, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Kumioko (talk) 20:43, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
 Done - Rich(MTCD)T|C|E-Mail 21:34, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Can't report a false positive as the CAPCHAs are illegible

Might just be me, but I've tried about eight times and each time one or other (or accasionally both) of the CAPTCHA words are illegible. The audio version is just complete babble.Tonywalton Talk 17:00, 25 July 2012 (UTC)


You made it onto the news! :) --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 18:46, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Even though your toaster overlords somehow managed to brainwash BBC into praising you, I'm sure that one day you're going to assimilate us all. --illythr (talk) 00:58, 27 July 2012 (UTC)


Eh, Cluebot is a cool guy, stops a lot of edits and doesn't afriad of anything. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:36, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

New Contributor

I tried to fix the release dates and chart box format for the "Loco-Motion" (song) page in regards to Kylie Minogue's version. I received a warning as I probably wasn't editing it correctly. However, can you please check to see if it looks okay? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cdl1976 (talkcontribs) 16:07, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

ClueBot in the news

A recent BBC article on ClueBot NG:

Perhaps ClueBot warrants a main-space article of its own! Gaius Cornelius (talk) 08:21, 30 July 2012 (UTC)


should this bot revert deletion of copyvio text at Lucy Morton including addition of a copypaste template? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:15, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Are you referring to this edit? If so, your good faith addition of {{Copypaste}} may have looked like vandalism because the page content was blanked. According to its documentation, this template is intended to be added to the top of an article, not used to replace the article's text.
Having said that, your good faith edit was not vandalism (by definition), so you would be entitled to report a false positive at the Report Interface. – Wdchk (talk) 19:53, 30 July 2012 (UTC)


ClueBot seems to have screwed up here. I tried to report it. It asked me to log in, from some non-WP site. I did not feel comfortable doing that. It asked me to enter a series of impossible-to-decipher captchas--I gave up after ten or twelve. Now I mistrust ClueBot. Any improvement appreciated. Thanks. --Hobbes Goodyear (talk) 00:46, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Now it is only a little wish, but.... Is it possible to make this bot (or its code) work on If yes, what has to be done?--Nickanc (talk) 10:05, 31 July 2012 (UTC)