User talk:Coren/Archives/2011/August

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CSBot down

No hits for a few days now.--NortyNort (Holla) 03:53, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

It's running, but for some reason Yahoo no longer gives me search results through the API. I'll look into it. — Coren (talk) 16:20, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Interesting. Thanks.--NortyNort (Holla) 02:29, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
I, i'm the operator of italian copyright bot, i have the same problem, i have made a control on logfiles and i have found a sad truth: Yahoo no more offer a free search engine api [1] and not it use Boss interface here the prices Lusum (talk) 14:16, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Ps:if someone need contact me, please add remainder on my page on it wiki, i seldom log on en Lusum (talk) 14:16, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Maybe using Bing that seem free? Using SOAP (Bing, Version 2) Lusum (talk) 14:33, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Bing won't work, their terms are not compatible (in particular, 3) c. and h. are incompatible, and 6) is insurmountable). — Coren (talk) 03:47, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
In the words of P.T. Barnum: "Oh, crap." I'll start looking into alternatives now. — Coren (talk) 21:07, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
please tell me if you find someone so i can modify bot too... Lusum (talk) 22:39, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
This is kind of urgent. :/ Is there somebody we can appeal to that might help with this? One of the village pumps? A coder? --Moonriddengirl (talk) 14:45, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm talking with Google; but until that succeeds we're stuck without a search engine that has (a) a programattically accessible interface and (b) whose AUP allows this particular kind of reuse. — Coren (talk) 03:43, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── My fingers crossed! Will Google be tempted by a Barnstar? :/ --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:09, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm not especially worried that an arrangement can't be made: it's more a question of finding the right person(s) to ask than any insurmountable obstacle, and Jimmy is giving me some help in that regard (he does have a number of friends and acquaintance at Google who will be able to talk). I'd wager is more a matter of "when" and hammering out details than "whether". Fingers crossed indeed. — Coren (talk) 13:21, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
the agreement will be valid also for copyright bots on wikis other than en? Lusum (talk) 11:36, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
I'll make sure that it is. — Coren (talk) 13:40, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
MRG, Google may want some ads in return, eek.--NortyNort (Holla) 13:13, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
I don't believe that would be considered to be an appropriate condition by anyone involved, and I certainly wouldn't agree to it. I'm quite certain Google understands the necessity of our independence and how that would be a deal breaker (and there is no indication that they'd even request such a thing in the first place). — Coren (talk) 13:40, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
  • People are still adding requests to User:CorenSearchBot/manual; I suggest posting a notice there that it is not working. Sharktopus talk 03:42, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
    Good point. I've put a notice in appropriate places. — Coren (talk) 15:14, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Small update for people watching this thread: there has been no progress as Jimbo was (understandably) busy with Wikimania. I expect things will return to the normal level of chaos shortly and this should proceed. — Coren (talk) 17:10, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
    Opened any discussions with or ? Nevermind, explained&dismissed over at |Talk:The Earwig --Lexein (talk) 13:38, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
    I mean, I suppose they could be useful if we were really forced to, but Google is still the best engine for this by far, and the above messages indicate that it's still possible. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any updates, as EarwigBot's copyvio task has been down because of this, including the web interface. Coren, thank you for your diligence in getting this solved. — The Earwig (talk) 01:36, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Abortion Arb req

Ireland naming? ARRRRRRRRGGGGH! *runs screaming* --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 16:29, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

This was by no means a painless case, but the enforced truce it created did manage to stabilize the area and reduce the disputes around the naming to a toreable background din (as opposed to the catastrophic shouting match that sent anyone sane running away in horror). — Coren (talk) 17:54, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Abortion case and Anthony Appleyard

I requested that Anthony Appleyard be added as a party to the abortion case on the 12th August. Its now the 27th August and no decision has been made. While I understand that you guys are busy you should have made a decision on this ages ago. Its completely unfair to all parties that this hasn't been sorted. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 14:36, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

I expect this to be resolved one way or another within 24 hours. That its taken this long is grossly unacceptable and if it isn't resolved within 24 hours I will escalate the matter. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 13:46, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
It seems this is being looked at. -- Eraserhead1 <talk> 15:10, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
It is, and I'll chime in when I'm at lunch. — Coren (talk) 15:13, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

History Checnya

Hello, I did not know whom to write in the English wikipedia, so I decided to write you. The page history of Chechnya is one of the Wikipedians constantly editing the article and adds a link (the source) to questionable resources and links for people who are not even engaged in studying the history of Chechnya. How to solve the problem? Nitzalavar (talk) 19:34, 27 August 2011 (UTC)