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Help with moving/renaming/redirecting[edit]

Hi there, I’ve created an identical page for "Pension investment in private equity" with the proper title = non-capitalized first letters, but I can't delete nor move/redirect the old one... Can you please help? Thanks in advance BJA

--B.Andersohn (talk


I've used the #REDIRECT Pension investment in private equity function. Seems to works. Thanks for your help B.Andersohn (talk

CorenSearchBot tagging CC-by-SA-licensed articles[edit]

Your bot seems to be repeatedly copyright tagging articles being created from sources that are CC-by-SA-licensed, and tagged as such. I'm sure this is getting very annoying for the users doing the transferring. The Drover's Wife (talk) 09:30, 14 November 2014 (UTC)


Chess with the Doomsday Machine[edit]

This sentence is universal sentence about Iran-Iraq war and especially about this book. I fixed the source of the sentence.

LP Underground XIII[edit]

This aritcle is redirected to a new title. From LP Underground 13.0 to LP Underground XIII. And the page given as copy has copied it from the page in wikipedia. Mike:Golu · [ Confidential message ] 05:37, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

List of folk dances of Odisha[edit]

Hi, this is merely a list an I have used the list prepared by Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi of Government of Odisha. Copyvio would not be valid in this case. --Psubhashish (talk) 05:23, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Spurious report on one-liner[edit]

Hi, I have no idea why the bot tagged this. – Fayenatic London 12:35, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

  • Very short drafts are tagged as matching that site a lot. I suspect it is due to percentages of matching text on articles that short. CrowCaw 18:31, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Please whitelist Category:Articles incorporating text from the Queensland Heritage Register (please review) and Category:Articles incorporating text from the Queensland Heritage Register[edit]

The articles being created in these categories are derived from CC-BY text. Please stop tagging them and please stop writing on my user take page about copyvios. Other people read my user page and I presume they are now thinking that I am constantly involved in acts of copyvios when they see so many of these messages appearing. Please whitelist these categories (which I think should be a simple fix) or, as a more comprehensive but probably harder solution, get your bot to recognise a CC-BY attribution in the article body or edit summary. Thanks Kerry (talk) 02:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
CorenSearchBot is one of the most amazing bots I've seen active on Wikipedia. Amazing job! APerson (talk!) 02:10, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot license[edit]

Hi! I'm thinking about proposing some anti-copyvio measures on my home wiki, and CorenSearchBot is a very interesting tool:) I see some variables and comments in the source code of the bot that give hints how to run it on any wiki. However, I don't see any license notice in the source file. Would you consider releasing it as free software? --Yury Bulka (talk) 23:18, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

wiki copy[edit]

Encyclopine.org seems to be a copy of Wikipedia. diff Bazj (talk) 08:16, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014[edit]

I created the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014 page last night with a cited reference, and it was immediately tagged, then deleted today. That same page with virtually identical information was created again today with no tag at all. Jzummak (talk) 02:12, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Please support my proposal in Wikipedia talk:Community portal[edit]

Currently the portal's section "help out" lacks "Create these articles", "Represent a worldwide view" and "Add historical information", which is odd since there are still plenty of notable uncreated articles, e.g. smokers' rights and Joseph Charles Aub, plenty of articles with geographic imbalances and plenty of articles lacking sufficient historical information, and the issues are no less serious than the fact that there are still many articles requiring update. So please go to that page and support my proposal to add "Create these articles", "Represent a worldwide view" and "Add historical information" to the section "help out".--RekishiEJ (talk) 04:01, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

search bot error[edit]

search bot error, the material from wikipedia article Indian films at cannes, was copied by the website, the website has violated copyright Indicannes (talk) 06:23, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Geograph[edit]

Geograph[edit]

Content from http://www.geograph.org.uk/ is CC BY-SA 2.0 see http://www.geograph.org.uk/faq.php#opensource. They've even built a special tool to make easy uploads to Commons. Is it possible for the bot to be set to not flag text copied from there? -Arb. (talk) 20:33, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Hello Arb, Coren's been away a while, but I've checked that site and confirmed that it is a compatible license (per WP:COMPLIC) as CC-BY-SA 2.0, so I've added it to the CSB whitelist. Since that site is user-generated content, there may still be reliability issues, but since there are no copyright problems, the bot should now leave it alone. (Coren, please feel free to revert me if you disagree). CrowCaw 17:41, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks. -Arb. (talk) 18:57, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Copy paste issue[edit]

With regards to the article Munshi Mohammad Meherullah please remove the bot. The article is not yet finished. Messiaindarain (talk) 12:45, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

@Messiaindarain: Hello, the bot is correct, in that you have copied content directly from http://www.ebanglapedia.com/en/M_0213.HTM which is copyrighted according to that page. Copyrighted material is not allowed in Wikipedia articles, even if you plan to remove it later. Every time you hit the "save" button to save a page, you are agreeing to Wikipedia's Terms of Use, which include the prohibition on copyrighted material. Please remove the copied material from the article to prevent it from being deleted as a copyright violation. Thanks, CrowCaw 18:52, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

@Crow: Copied material is removed, the article can now be read with proper citations. Thanks. Messiaindarain (talk) 05:20, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

New page tagged as possible copyvio of itself[edit]

Hi! Not sure if this is a known bug, but CorenSearchBot tagged Ectomomyrmex as being a possible copyvio of ectomomyrmex? jonkerztalk 19:10, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Same problem happened with Masa's Plantation. It tagged it as a substantial copy of the same page on Wikipedia. Many thanks — MusikAnimal talk 16:11, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Bot failure level: over 9000[edit]

[2] is quite impressive. External site that is basically a copyvio itself, and has very little to do with the draft, bar a vaguely similar generic AfC template. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 21:50, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Wiki mirror at chordie.com needs excluding[edit]

A cut and paste move of Sinch to Sinch (band) got flagged as a copyvio of chordie.com which contains a mirror of the original wiki page. Thanks, Bazj (talk) 09:15, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Basj, yes chordie uses content from hereon artist pages, but they also have a fair amount of other content to which they claim copyright, so excluding the entire site is probably not good. The bot never takes action when it discovers these things though, always leaving it to a human to make the call, and we get lots of these per day. A quick explanation like the one you left here is usually all it takes to close the alert as a false-positive. CrowCaw 19:23, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Redirecting from Bismayah to Bismayah New City[edit]

Hi Coren, I have redirected the page because, the city is called "Bismayah New City" not "Bismayah." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 0ali1 (talkcontribs) 20:55, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Dear Coren,

regarding to Máté Bella wikipedia pega, we are the menegment of Máté Bella. We've sent a permission to 'permissions-en@wikimedia.org' and we are waiting to answer. So pls don't delete the page, because we are working on permission. Thank you. Brgds, Nikolett — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gyakornok.gradus (talkcontribs) 11:22, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Rosiestep[edit]

Hi, any chance you can edit your corenbot to exclude spamming Rosiestep with copyvio messages and tagging her articles? She does a great deal of good work with PD material and it is very annoying to be given a spam message by your bot as if she's violating something.♦ Dr. Blofeld 07:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Dr. Blofeld (may I call you Ernst?): I'm not sure where Coren is at these days, but there is a provision to exclude users if the bot warnings become troublesome. It looks like she's only received one such in a couple of years, though. CrowCaw 23:15, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Bot madness[edit]

Coren has kindly informed me that 'my' new article Helen D'Arcy Stewart is a copy of the wikipedia article Helen D'Arcy Stewart. Go figure :). [3] [4] --Tagishsimon (talk) 16:53, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

  • This sort of thing seems to be happening a little too often at the moment IMO. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 16:59, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Interesting to know why. The article is from PD text and attributed by hand rather than using a template, so it's maybe a genuine enough copyvio alert, but for some reason it is mis-specifying the "copied from" value. I've now added {{PD-old-text}}, which had it been used earlier might have spared us this side-issue. --Tagishsimon (talk) 17:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
      • Well, the bot only knows about attribution templates which is why it was triggered at all – but the confusion about having itself as the source is an old, known issue that has so far eluded fixing that occurs only in some cases where a straight apostrophe is in the title ('). — Coren (talk) 15:55, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
        • Thx. I'm good with that. Thanks for running the bot. --Tagishsimon (talk) 17:03, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
          • For the record, it has happened twice to me on my new articles Rhyothemis braganza and Rhyothemis graphiptera. I wrote the articles in my user sandbox, then copied and pasted into a new article. I gather from the previous comment, that it may be best to leave the straight apostrophe out of the title, and edit it in afterwards. Summerdrought (talk) 01:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

List of Little Lulu characters[edit]

Hi CorenSearchBot. Thanks for the message. I've created the page List of Little Lulu characters just because I noticed a similar page in the Portuguese version of Wikipedia. Then I read the web site link that you posted, and I say that I have not copied at all because the descriptions of the characters are those of the original page (Little Lulu), so I just moved in this new page. Luigi1090 (talk)

About Amblypharyngodon species[edit]

Hi CorenSearchBot. Thanks for the message. I know that both articles are same. I just want to say that this is a synonym of the Amblypharyngodon melenittus. Because, in Sri Lanka, it is treated as two species, and so I want to redirect it. So, if you can redirect the article, it is a pleasure. Thank you.

Witham Third District IDB[edit]

This has been flagged as a possible coptright vio. However www.needaproperty have lifted the text from Witham First District IDB, and have not attributed it to Wikipedia. Surely CorenSearchBot should check other Wikipedia articles before assuming that an organisation with a name like needaproperty is likely to produce its own material about an Internal Drainage Board. Bob1960evens (talk) 19:44, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

  • This is why it takes no action other than to report its findings on the article page and on a copyright investigations page where a human will evaluate it. This case, for example, will be closed as False Positive. By the way, when copying content from one WP article to another, our license does require attribution (See WP:CWW). Thanks for your work, CrowCaw 21:43, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
  • It was only two sentences dealing with events in 1762 which resulted in the creation of both organisations. In both cases they were attributed to a reliable source. Regards. Bob1960evens (talk) 11:41, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Draft Article has been deleted[edit]

Hi,

Just wondering while my draft article has been deleted? It wasn't submitted and I was just putting the content together.

Draft:Symbio Networks

Can page work please be put back up in the saved draft space so I can continue to work on it.

Thanks,

Nelly — Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.213.191.72 (talk) 22:28, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

  • It was deleted as a copyright infringement of [5]. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted material, even in drafts in-progress. If you wish to re-create that article, you must make sure to only use content in your own words, and never copied from another site. CrowCaw 01:45, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Calvary at Guimiliau[edit]

Hi

I have removed the tag. The article in the sandbox you mentioned would be the same as that uploaded as a new article and that is because they are both written by me. I prepared the article in the sandbox and when I was happy with it, I loaded it. Hope this now okay. Please confirm. Weglinde (talk) 22:08, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Hello Weglinde. Yes you are fine with removing that notice. The Bot actually found that text on a new mirror (copy) site of Wikipedia, which copied everything right down to your sanbdbox! Clearly a false-positive on the bot. Thanks for your contributions! CrowCaw 22:18, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

That's super!Weglinde (talk) 22:27, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Site Exclusion Request for Your CopyVio Bot[edit]

Just a suggestion that you add www.dailyweekee.com to a whitelist of some kind for your bot. In this edit it tagged an article as a copyvio, but the website is a live direct mirror site of Wikipedia. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 19:35, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Done, thanks! CrowCaw 23:17, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Assistance[edit]

Thank you i have tried to replace the page Danela Arsovska instead of page Данела Арсовска since the second one was with title in macedonian language instead of english. Thank you in advance for your assistance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Macedonian Chambers of Commerce (talkcontribs) 16:07, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Whitelisting a website[edit]

Hi, please whitelist http://www.igoterra.com/ (mirror of Wikipedia). Thanks! Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 13:42, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Sindhi Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Don't delete the article Sindhi Wikipedia,Reply on my Talk page.--محمد مجیب (talk) 08:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

CSD Tagging[edit]

Oops sorry. I do not know why I even had your page open. Again. Sorry. JBH (talk) 17:57, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Ahh... I see it was where I tagged User talk:Nuprl instead of User:Nuprl. When I saw the revert I thought I had CSD tagged your talk page!!! JBH (talk) 18:02, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Fixer in India[edit]

HI, thanks for taking the time to check the page. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/fixer-in-india/70/426/18 is my account as well. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fixer in India (talkcontribs) 07:40, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


This is Solid State Vol. 1-6[edit]

hello I'm Metalworker14. All the Solid State albums I'm creating come from Allmusic.com and not from other sites. thank u. Metalworker14 (talk) 7:48, 5 March, 2015 (UTC)

Core Contest[edit]

Wanna judge again? ..or pass? No dramaz either way...cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 03:13, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

What's the timeline? I'd be happy to if I can swing it. — Coren (talk) 05:08, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
A few days in April to muse over the best entries is all. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:03, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
April is okay as I have no travel during the month. Sign me up.  :-) — Coren (talk) 12:57, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Yer already there. :) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:23, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Stasi Records Agency[edit]

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Stasi Records Agency, and it appears to include material copied directly from http://www.routeandgo.net/place/291119/germany/federal-commissioner-for-the-stasi-records.

It is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article. The article will be reviewed to determine if there are any copyright issues.

If substantial content is duplicated and it is not public domain or available under a compatible license, it will be deleted. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. You may use such publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. See our copyright policy for further details. (If you own the copyright to the previously published content and wish to donate it, see Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for the procedure.) CorenSearchBot (talk) 10:49, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

The "new article" is merely the renaming of an existing wiki entry, following discussion on the talk page between the (apprently only two) people who take an interest in the matter. No alleged copyright issues were flagged up under the old title so there is no obvious reason why they should be flagged up now UNLESS (which of course would not be without precedent) someone has copied wiki text to another place subsequent to its appearing in wikipedia. Anyhow, I'll follow the links indicated by your robot and see if I can figure out what is going on with this. You could help by doing the same! Regards Charles01 (talk) 11:18, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes indeed, I followed your link and here is what it said (my italics): Following excerpt is taken from Wikipedia
The Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (German: Der Bundesbeauftragte für die Stasi-Unterlagen, or BStU) .... http://www.routeandgo.net/place/291119/germany/federal-commissioner-for-the-stasi-records#sthash.fAaTmqVK.dpuf
with apologies if I upset your robot by pointing this out. Happy day Charles01 (talk) 11:21, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
@Charles01: When you say you tried to rename an article, did you simply copy and paste the text? If so that is copyright infringement and you should tag the new one for deletion under WP:G6. Only rename pages using the move tab at the top of the page. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 12:44, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

pileinspect:http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/111075_en.html[edit]

I cited the webpage: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/111075_en.html We are project members of PileInspect project. We are creating the Wikipedia page which is a project task. Please can you accept the page with the notes, i.e., weblink of http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/111075_en.html

Thank you!Zhenghaitao (talk) 14:47, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Request for bot scan?[edit]

Hi Coren. I've been monitoring a new article since yesterday at Mark Labberton. The primary author of the article has, unintentionally, run amok of copyright issues and twice now I've had to gut his additions to the article because they were direct copy/paste from web resources. I directed the editor to Wikipedia:Copying text from other sources and Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing. Subsequently, the editor has added a very significant amount of text to the article. Casual passes on this text have produced no hard results, but I am still concerned about it being copied from elsewhere. Is it possible to ask CorenSearchBot to run an article through its tests and see if it finds anything? --Hammersoft (talk) 16:18, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes. All you need to do is add a wikilink to the article to User:CorenSearchBot/manual and it'll scan it again shortly afterwards (and post the result there). — Coren (talk) 17:04, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Done, and thanks! This bot is incredibly useful. --Hammersoft (talk) 17:37, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Report[edit]

AnuzSubedi2000 (talk) 02:59, 14 March 2015 (UTC) Hi! Corren. You are right that I had copied the text of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 in Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3. But it was just for getting the tempelate. I have changed all the necessary informations. It is not a copy of the article Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. So, it is not a subject to be deleted. Thank You

Thanks for WIKI improving[edit]

Thanks, for sugession on Gandhi Teerth. Deletion is speedy way, we need to enhance WIKI. Your bot is adding this page for deletion, I think it may need improvement. Informative text copied from Gandhi Foundation web is about public place. Text is published in public domain is no copywrite, I am authorise to publish about it, and not have any copywrite. Text copied is about Foundation and Place. For more info, there is large Gandhi musuem - currently this place is visited by more than 500 guest's per day (includes indian and forigners) to study etc. Have gr8 browsing and keep it up. Thanks again - Mahajan Deepak, Head IT, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. Jalgaon - India. Visit us at: www.jains.com -- MahajanDeepak (MahajanDeepak|talk) 08:07, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Laurel Coppock[edit]

The information in wikigrain.org was from an earlier version of the Laurel Coppock article that I wrote in 2013, that was subsequently deleted. This article is an updated version of that article. In brief, this article is NOT a copy from wikigrain, rather wikigrain is a copy of this article. The Laurel Coppock article should not be deleted for this reason. Truthanado (talk) 23:47, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

made a mess of things[edit]

wanted to use the page as a template, and punched "save" by mistake. some text was not referred to, because i had to go and didn't notice. will correct the error next time i'm online today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neer lect (talkcontribs) 13:23, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Dr. Bendson Louima entry[edit]

Re: your message to me: I created Dr. Bendson Louima to replace Dr. Bedson Louima which had the first name misspelled. I have put a redirect notice inside of the former entry titled Dr. Bedson Louima. Hope this helps. --Aliceba (talk) 15:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

busanddriver.com[edit]

hi there busanddriver.com is a website handled by me and the content provided here is our own content and we have marketed to http://www.busanddriver.localbd.com.au/ so kindly remove the duplicate content tag — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ishannshah (talkcontribs) 04:32, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

@Ishannshah: Please read the guide to donating your own copyrighted material to Wikipedia. Note that, in addition to copyright requirements, the article must still comply with notability guidelines, advertising prohibition and avoid conflicts of interest. — MPelletier (WMF) (talk) 12:25, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Arulmihu Sivan Temple[edit]

Hi, and just for yki: bot imho mistakenly created that missleading (and btw 'wrong') message related to Arulmihu Sivan Temple just one minute after it was started. btw: the text passage 'claimed' was written by the same author (me) about six years ago for use in another EN-WP wiki ;-) Thank you for taking notice, kindly regards, Roland zh (talk) 20:35, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Redirect to Biba Apparels[edit]

BIBA Apparels is redirected to Biba Apparels as the title should match the content.Sonudiv (talk) 09:42, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Rose Sommerfield[edit]

The Rose Sommerfield articles incorporate PD text. I included both an inline citation,<ref name="Logan1912">{{cite book|last=Logan|first=Mrs. John A.|title=The Part Taken by Women in American History|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=hnIEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA646|edition=Public domain|year=1912|publisher=Perry-Nalle Publishing Company|pages=646–}}</ref> and this source attribution in the References section: {{PD-old-text|title=The Part Taken by Women in American History|year=1912|author=Mrs. John A. Logan}}

Neoneura amelia[edit]

CorenSearchBot flagged the new article Neoneura amelia that I was in the process of writing as a copyvio of this page. In fact the igoterra.com article is a mirror of my entirely original Wikipedia page and the tag is incorrect. igoterra's page now includes a copy of the bot's tag! I persevered with creating the article and igoterra persevered with copying it. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:09, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

I see there was a request above on 20 February 2015 to whitelist igoterra. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 20:16, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Don't worry, the bot only notifies when it finds matching text, then leaves it to a real person to analyze. You're fine, as the igoterra site is clearly a mirror of your article. I'm leery of whitelisting the site, because they pull content from many sources, Wikipedia being one, so we can't be certain that content found there is always properly licensed. Thanks for your work! CrowCaw 23:11, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. This did happen once before, about a year ago. If it happens again, can I just remove the tag? Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:06, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
If you do, you might want to be explicit in the edit summary about why you did. There's no rule against it, of course, but many patrollers will be see someone removing a tag placed by the bots on an article they created themselves as somewhat suspect (for understandable reasons). Either way, you don't need to fear automated deletion – as Crow noted, only actual humans act on them.  :-) — Coren (talk) 14:14, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia Tool Labs[edit]

Hi Coren, I don't know whether you're the right person to ask about this, but I believe I saw you write about it once, so I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction. It's about the "page information" tool in the toolbox next to articles. This is a very helpful set of information, particularly the list of contributors. It's important to be able to see this, including when reviewing articles for GA and FA, and for sock and COI investigations.

Since the tool moved from Germany to the Foundation, it has been inaccessible a lot, sometimes completely so, sometimes so slow that we get time-outs. Currently, there's a notice saying "no web service": "The URI you have requested ... is not currently serviced."

Who can we approach in the Foundation who might help to have this fixed and stabilized? Sarah (SV) (talk) 21:08, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure, exactly, what you mean in that specific case. For me, at least, Page information on the sidebar leads to a page that is generated by the Mediawiki core and not a volunteer-managed tool (e.g.: it leads me to this for instance).
If you mean something else that is on Tool Labs (perhaps you have a gadget that leads you elsewhere?) then it may be possible for the Foundation to help its maintainer or to take the tool under its wing if it is critical. There's no set process for this, but I've been in deep discussion with the WMF upper management about the increasing importance of Labs and the need to allocate resources for things such as this and having a good example to point to may help stimulate more movement in that direction. — Coren (talk) 21:18, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
P.S.: I was exactly the right person to approach with this, in case you were wondering.  :-) — Coren (talk) 21:20, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Coren. Sorry, I meant the external tools at the bottom of the page information link. It used to be easy to call up the list of contributors to any given article, via the toolserver in Germany. Since it moved to the Foundation, it has been down a lot. At the moment it's called "Revision history statistics" and leads to this, which says there is no service. I noticed after I wrote to you that there's a discussion on the PUMP, as there often is about this. One thing gets fixed, then there's something else. I was wondering whether there's anything the Foundation can do to help keep this information online. Sarah (SV) (talk) 21:33, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
@SlimVirgin: Tools written by volunteers are subject to their maintainer's availability to, well, maintain them. This can be alleviated somewhat by sharing the work between more people, but I am of the opinion that the more important (often used, or critical to a workflow) should be shouldered directly by the Foundation when it's possible to do so. Right now, we don't have the resources necessary for this. This may be in the process of changing as Labs seems to be getting a bigger mindshare within the Foundation and I've been "evangelizing" the concept a lot.

In the meantime, I'm more than happy to do point fixes or shore up a tool that's having issues though I can do little more than apply a band-aid. I see the xtools-articleinfo tool was down, and I restarted it. I can't tell you how long that will last, however, as logs show a numbers of bugs in its code that cause it to crash. The maintainers are Cyberpower678 and Technical 13; you may want to contact them to see if they are able to examine their logs and hunt down the bug? — Coren (talk) 02:19, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

RL has sucked me away from Wikipedia. I'm actively recruiting new volunteers willing to help out. Right now, our priority is moving off of toollabs first and then debugging the scripts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyberpower678 (talkcontribs)
Thanks, Coren. I know almost nothing about the technical side, what's done by staff v volunteers, etc, so it's hard for me to work out what to request. I see something different now from yesterday when there was nothing, but still no contributor list. I was hoping that the Foundation would be willing to take over just this one tool and make it stable. Sarah (SV) (talk) 22:36, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

bot down?[edit]

Hi, Coren! Is it possible that your invaluable bot is taking a well-earned rest? Could it have been fazed at not finding a subpage for 31 March? Could you ask it to resume its work? We'd all be grateful. Best regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 09:45, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

It fell victim to the same outage as many others laste March 30, and while I spend quite some effort making sure everything was back up I, of course, neglected to check mine. — Coren (talk) 12:43, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Coren and Justlettersandnumbers. On This Page is a list I complied of all new-page creations by new accounts (all I can get with the current available toolset), in all namespaces except File, between the CSB's last tag on the 29th and its first tag on the first. Can the bot be run against this list? I didn't want to paste it all into the ad-hoc page without checking, but I can do that as well, (assuming the ad-hoc page will populate the SCV page). CrowCaw 18:33, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot should probably also respect {{CC-notice}}[edit]

Patch:

--- csb.pl.orig 2015-04-02 16:26:33.000000000 +0100
+++ csb.pl      2015-04-02 16:27:50.000000000 +0100
@@ -740,6 +740,7 @@
        return "marked-copyvio"                       if $text =~ m/{{copyvio/;
        return "public-domain"                        if $text =~ m/{{NIST-PT\s*[|}]/i;
        return "public-domain"                        if $text =~ m/{{USGS-gazetteer\s*[|}]/i;
+       return "attributed"                   if $text =~ m/{{CC-notice\s*[|}]/i;
 #
 # End of customizable exclusions
 #

-- Jim Regan (talk) 15:31, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Indeed. Done. — Coren (talk) 17:50, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
@Coren: In that same vein, it should also look for {{dual}} (the CC and GFDL variant of {{CC-notice}}). You should also look at the talk page for {{Text release}}, {{ConfirmationOTRS}}, {{OTRS pending}}, and {{OTRS permission}}, but I imagine that's not as straightforward (instead of looking for those talk page templates, you could also look if the talk page is in Category:Items pending OTRS confirmation of permission‎, Category:Items with OTRS permission confirmed‎, or Category:Articles with imported freely licensed text). --Ahecht (TALK
PAGE
) 22:10, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I would suggest not watching for OTRS-Pending, as I'd rather see the suspect report show up in SCV until the permission is confirmed. Just my 2 seeds. CrowCaw 22:14, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • The talk page messages are a different kettle of fish (if only because they pretty much never exist at the time the article is created), and I'd rather not rely on them – although no doubt the human editors that patrol matches will. I'll add {{dual}} as soon as I get a chance though. — Coren (talk) 21:06, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
In the same part of the code, I noticed the line:
       return "public-domain"                        if $text =~ m/{{NIST-PT\s*[|}]/i;
Shouldn't this be:
       return "public-domain"                        if $text =~ m/{{NIST-PD\s*[|}]/i;
? --Ahecht (TALK
PAGE
) 04:03, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

George M. Ashford, Maurice Harris Newmark[edit]

Hi there. Regarding the George M. Ashford and Maurice Harris Newmark articles: could you please put me on your list of trusted editors who create articles from PD material (with appropriate source attribution)? This is the third time in the last few weeks that CorenBot templates popped up on articles I was creating, and on my talkpage. Also see Dr. Blofeld's comment to you on January 26th, which Crow commented on. Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 02:27, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Yep. Done. — Coren (talk) 21:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

122 Squadron SAAF[edit]

Hi Coren Your bot has queried the almost identical contribution of 122 Squadron SAAF to 120 Squadron SAAF. That is because historically they were sister organisations and set up exactly the same. Kind regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Caracal Rooikat (talkcontribs) 13:18, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Mistaken tag[edit]

See here I'm not even sure how it found this. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:07, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Frank Barkow[edit]

Hi, I am working for the office. The text is not property of Harvard GSD (http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/people/frank-barkow.html) but rather an office intern text. Check that and talk to the people at Harvard and then please delete the box. Thanks... Steinsalz (talk) 15:02, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

@Steinsalz: It is your responsibility to document that appropriate permission has been granted, not Coren or any other editor. See WP:Donating copyrighted material for instructions on how to do this. --Ahecht (TALK
PAGE
) 15:37, 9 April 2015 (UTC) (talk page watcher)

General-books.net - false positive[edit]

Hello, regarding this alert. Please note that www.general-books.net seems to be copying Wikipedia pages, and should therefore be excluded from Corensearchbot's results. Rgds, --Midas02 (talk) 12:56, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Sadly, it does not only copy Wikipedia pages so it's not possible to add a blanket exception to the site. — Coren (talk) 18:46, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

OHSAA East/Southeast Regions athletic conferences[edit]

This article was created as part of a readjusting of the Ohio high school athletic conferences page in order to split the information into OHSAA-defined regions. This is a false positive, since the [6] page has copied directly from the Wikipedia page, and the info for the page is copy/pasted from the aforementioned Wiki article itself. There will be four more pages made (Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest), all with the original athletic conferences page as its originator. Mtndrums (talk) 00:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

  • You're good, just do as you did here and make the first edit summary mention the article sourced from. The bot will still likely flag you, but you can safely remove the warning noting that this was an attributed fork. Thanks! CrowCaw 00:35, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

HRC discussions[edit]

Hi Coren,

Thanks for closing Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Should_another_move_request_at_Hillary_Rodham_Clinton_be_permitted.3F.

Can I suggest that you delete a d from "about renaming and article" and include a link to Talk:Hillary Rodham Clinton/April 2015 move request? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:33, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Prix Émile-Nelligan[edit]

CorenSearchBot flagged this page as a possible copyright violation of page http://www.comoria.com/157744/Prix_�mile-Nelligan which is actually a cut & paste of French Wikipedia page Prix Émile-Nelligan as it would have appeared around 2006 (including the "Lien externe" (External link) and "Voir aussi" (See also), although the comoria site gives no credit. The French Wikipedia page was created in 2005. I have removed the CorenSearchBot notice. Note that, even if the comoria site had been legitimate, this is a list of award recipients and so any site reporting this information would be somewhat similar in presentation and content. --Big_iron (talk) 12:06, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Sounds right to me. CSBot is just a dumb bot and is only just smart enough to point out that two pages look too alike, but not whether the similarity is legitimate or not – that's why it leaves everything to human review.  :-) — Coren (talk) 12:45, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Hippety Hopper[edit]

I got the text from [[7]] its the exact same thing. I use wikia instead of those other sites. Yay Dad (talk) 22:24, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

questpedia.org[edit]

I created a page which was mirrored to "questpedia.org" which this bot then flagged me for plagiarizing. I think an admin should either fix this so that questpedia.org is not included in this search or shut down this bot until it can be reformatted not so include mirror wiki sites like questpedia.org in it's searches.Monopoly31121993 (talk) 16:01, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Nagorno-Karabakh parliamentary election, 2015[edit]

This bot edit makes no sense. The bot appears to think the page is copied from itself...? Bondegezou (talk) 17:39, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Coren Search Bot not functioning[edit]

Hi Coren. The CorenSearchBot seems to have stopped functioning. I think it has something to do with the Yahoo search engine, as discussed at User talk:The Earwig#403 error. Could you please have a look at this problem at your earliest opportunity? Thanks. I am also notifying Moonriddengirl. -- Diannaa (talk) 13:34, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

There was a mixup with the billing with Yahoo (the search engine we use) that resulted in the application keys being invalidated until someone at the office sorted the matter out. That's been fixed a couple of hours ago and CSBot is back in function. — Coren (talk) 18:19, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 18:43, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

WSFM-LP[edit]

Sorry about that. I was copying the format of an existing article and should have removed the irrelevant information FIRST.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 16:04, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

And the information I removed shortly after that was irrelevant to this particular article, even if the radio station whose article I copied had the same call letters at one time.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 16:17, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Ping....[edit]

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WP mirror[edit]

As daras I can tell the contents of the website http: collectondeliveryphentermine-op.blogspot.com/ is entirely copied without attribution from Wikipedia., and it should be removed from bot matchies. They're reverse copyvio. Following up with them on attribution is also likely to be necessary. DGG ( talk ) 17:51, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

A tag has been placed on your user page, User talk:Ait.palakkad, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be blatant advertising which only promotes or publicises a company, product, group or service, and which is a violation of our policies regarding acceptable use of user pages; user pages are intended for active editors of Wikipedia to communicate with one another as part of the process of creating encyclopedic content, and should not be mistaken for free webhosting resources. Please read the guidelines on spam, the guidelines on user pages, and, especially, our FAQ for Organizations.

If you can indicate why the page is not blatant advertising, contest the deletion by clicking on the button that looks like this: Click here to contest this speedy deletion which appears inside of the speedy deletion ({{db-...}}) tag (if no such tag exists, the page is no longer a speedy deletion candidate). Doing so will take you to your user talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also edit this page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would help make it encyclopedic. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Sjö (talk) 05:10, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Important announcement[edit]

Hi Coren. I just want to make sure that you saw this: Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 137#Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core, as CorenSearchBot is one of the bots that may be impacted by this change. Regards, -- Diannaa (talk) 19:06, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Sulaiman Markhor[edit]

Hello Coren! Well I'm actually not so expert in writing and creating article but I just created a page and you said that I have directly copied from the original website. So if I just write it own my own and give reference to a specific website so that will work fine? I'll be very happy if you helped me out Habibian2013 (talk) 17:10, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

June 2015[edit]

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Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Me-123567-Me (talk) 21:17, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

This shit bot does not understand that the site http://wikipedia.moesalih.com/Mafia_Capitale copied the article from Wikipedia !!! Manox81 (talk) 19:53, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Bots[edit]


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What, exactly, is breaking? The "default continuation mode" for action=query requests to api.php will be changing to be easier for new coders to use correctly. To find out whether your script or bot may be affected, then search the source code (including any frameworks or libraries) for the string "query-continue". If that is not present, then the script or bot is not affected. In a few cases, the code will be present but not used. In that case, the script or bot will continue working.

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The Crow Award![edit]

Crow silhouette.jpg Crow Award
Crow has given you The Official Crow Award! For all your work in fixing the Labs and Tools last week! CrowCaw 18:12, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Alessandro Esseno/Mtv. No copy![edit]

Hi CorenSearchBot,

I did not copy anything . Even knew of the card Mtv .. The fact is that the news is that , so the text can be very similar . I await your help . Thank you very much. --Arizzium55 (talk) 23:31, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

"material copied directly from http://www.wikipediatldr.com/wiki/FBReader"[edit]

wikipediatldr.com is material copied directly from wikipedia.org.! FIX CorenSearchBot.!~~ Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk)

Hey[edit]

I was making a page for the buses should it be deleted

TTC8400 — Preceding undated comment added 21:57, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

http://dictionary.sensagent.com/[edit]

re this:

this website looks like an aggregator / link attractor , which also scrubs wikipedia. -M.Altenmann >t 03:21, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

http://digplanet.com/[edit]

Content copied directly from http://digplanet.com/wiki is okay; that site steals content from Wikipedia. For example, [8] and [9]. --Yamla (talk) 11:55, 3 July 2015 (UTC)