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See this. The bot reported the same user right after a user had done so. Is there a way to curb this? —James (TalkContribs) • 8:30pm 10:30, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I could get the bot to pull WP:UAA before it goes and decides to post and check that, but then again if there is a slight change in time, then the bot would not know and post anyway, plus previously posted users that have been removed would not be exempt from it. Would you like it done? -- DQ (t) (e) 00:26, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Well, if it means less duplicates are made, then that's an overall benefit. Isn't there a way for the bot to analyse page history or is that impossible or be more trouble than it's worth? —James (TalkContribs) • 10:29pm 12:29, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
It's more trouble than it's worth and takes up time + connection bandwidth, and actually that task specifically would add at least 3-5 minutes to the bot posting. Because it would have to fetch each revision for several revisions back. But I can do what I stated above. -- DQ (t) (e) 23:43, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah ok then, thanks DQ :D —James (TalkContribs) • 1:35am 15:35, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
 Working Sorry I still haven't gotten to this, will get on it probably tomorrow after I reboot my computer and can get pywikipedia reinstalled. -- DQ (t) (e) 08:20, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

New string for DQB[edit]

Hey, there. I noticed that there seem to be a lot of bad-faith accounts that include the string "troll" in their usernames. The connotation to "internet trolling" appears to block out every other context. Is it possible for DQB to post these to AIV? Thanks, (talk) 02:17, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure what your asking for, as AIV is for people with actual edits. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 08:08, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh. Could you just have it post them to UAA then? (talk) 02:00, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)It already does that. Using "troll" in a name, however, is not in and of itself a violation of the username policy, the bot just alerts us to the possibility so that the actual edits can be checked. Beeblebrox (talk) 03:49, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Really? I hadn't noticed. Thanks. (talk) 16:22, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

New exception[edit]

See [1] – I suggest making it "urine, except tambourine", or whatever that is in Code language. It Is Me Here t / c 14:45, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Notice about bot code[edit]

Hey all fellow developers who actually stalk this page. I have posted my code up on github and I have to admit, it could use some review. This includes a bot who lists all active IPBEs, works the UAA Bot page, and the last script isn't mine, i'm just running it. If people want to take a look over it, and improve it, and especially fix the bug on the waitlist where none of the names clear out after 7 days as they are supposed to. (it was too big to edit, and caused me to delete a page via Steward at 17+k revisions and manage to lock the enwiki database for 30 seconds or so) So if anyone would like to, they can leave me a message here, noting revisions, or preferably use github to show them, that would be great. Thanks for your time. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 16:55, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

I am new to wikipedia[edit]

I asked a question a few days ago and I got no response... Navigation of this whole site isn't easy for me. I would be most appreciative if you could direct me towards some help in taking care of the trojans I have on my computer. I've tried everything and when they're "quarantined" or "fixed" next time I turn on my computer they have multiplied. I fear the worst for my laptop if I don't get this resolved. PLEASE help. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ccing2 (talkcontribs) 00:03, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Adding a sock to DQB's blacklist[edit]

Hey DeltaQuad!

Is it possible to get sockpuppeteer User:Trueman31 added to the bot's blacklist of sockpuppets to look out for please?

You can find here a list of suspected socks of Trueman 31 and here a list of confirmed sockpuppets. The user only ever vandalises EastEnders related articles and his username usually contains the word "trueman", possibly in reference to Patrick Trueman, a fictional character on EastEnders.

Most of the vandalism seems confined to 3 articles, Steve McFadden, Dot Branning and EastEnders and seem along the same lines each time. With Steve McFadden he usually says that he will be the next James Bond/007, Dot Branning will apparently die from a smoking related disease and the BBC have apparently axed EastEnders, none of which are true! He has vandalised other EastEnders related articles but like I say the majority of the vandalism seems confined to these three. It's almost as if he has some sort of vendetta against the programme.

I've seen the bot report socks such as 4chan to WP:UAA and then it seems to automatically file an SPI. Is the bot able to do something like this here?

Hope you're well!--5 albert square (talk) 22:44, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Actually the bot has never automatically filled an SPI report (though it has indicated it has before, it hasn't for a long time now). I like to avoid as much collateral damage as possible so would "trueman 31" work? (I'll make sure that a capital T and the space aren't a problem for the bot detecting it) -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 15:08, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh sorry I thought it did. Yes something like "trueman" or "trueman 31" would be ok. Thanks :)--5 albert square (talk) 19:35, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Hello, just wondering, has this been done?--5 albert square (talk) 11:58, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, yes, it was done 19:23, September 7, 2012. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:13, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Bot down?[edit]

The bot seems to be down, it hasn't reported anything for a few days. And also, why is the word Vote on its blacklist? 10:37, 15 October 2012 (UTC) (talk)

Thanks for noticing. I haven't looked at the blacklist yet, but something on the blacklist added ~4 days ago (I think), is what is causing it to crash. I"ll take a look when i'm home. -- DQ on the road (ʞlɐʇ) 19:52, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Fixed You can see a summary of what happened here. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 00:55, 16 October 2012 (UTC)


Why is the word "Redneck" considered offensive? Why can't people self-identify as Rednecks if they so wish? It Is Me Here t / c 13:50, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

I would not know. It's been around since the blacklist was started by X! (talk · contribs). But I specifically stay out of adding and removing things from the list (unless it breaks the bot) as I don't work around UAA often. So essentially I wouldn't know anymore than you would about things being on that list. :) Any administrator is allowed to add or remove entries as they see fit as long as edit wars don't start. The blacklist is here if you wish to remove it. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 19:56, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
OK, done. It Is Me Here t / c 22:22, 28 November 2012 (UTC)


I think that your generally excellent bot is in one way slightly too enthusiastic a "crap" detector: see this addition. -- Hoary (talk) 08:17, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Ya, I saw this the other day when I was doing some code changes. Since it's going to cause a lot more reports than we need, I put in a botop change. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 08:40, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


Kpakhutkina12 (talk · contribs · deleted · filter log · SUL · google) • (block · soft · promo · cause · bot · hard · spam · vandal) Matched: Chud - Hindi for fuck

Well, ok, but where? How? No need to answer, after all you may be right. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 23:02, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

  • The bot likely thought that "...khut..." was a veiled form of "chud". The name "Kpakhutkina" is Slavonic-type, not Indian. False positive. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 11:16, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Comments by the bot[edit]

  • An example: this bot found this username and remarked:-
      • --- V4nd4l123r ... Matched: Used a attempting to skip filter: vandal -- DQB (my master / errors or issues?) 05:50, 3 February 2013
    • More informative would be:-
      • --- V4nd4l123r ... Matched: '4' used instead of 'a' attempting to skip filter: vandal -- DQB (my master / errors or issues?) 05:50, 3 February 2013
Ya one of those things that's just been sitting on the to do list and never got around to. Since i'm working on my IRC Bot's code a lot the past few days and today, i'll see if I can peak a look at the UAA portion on my way. (Sorry for the delay, I didn't see this till yesterday) -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 10:39, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

DQB on a break?[edit]

I just noticed that the normally steady flow of reports from the bot at UAA seems to have dried up. Does the bot need a hug or something? Beeblebrox (talk) 22:44, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

More like the backbone that I forgot to give it in a transfer. Thanks for noticing. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 10:37, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Overzealous matching[edit]

  • The bot seems to be being somewhat overzealous at the moment in matching edits which it believes are trying to evade filter rules by using homographs. Although the homograph detection is useful in many cases, it frequently generates false positive for some patterns. An example is the consistent detection of any sequence of three k's and c's as being "KKK". Could we please have a flag for disabling homograph matching for particular patterns: perhaps something like NO_HOMOGRAPH_MATCHING might be a good name? -- The Anome (talk) 11:08, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
  • An example just now is User:Nickchristo7 reported as suspected "KKK". Anthony Appleyard (talk) 07:07, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
  • This does seem like a good idea and i'll try and implement it soon for you guys. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 21:43, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Once you've done so, could you please ping me on my talk page, so I can go over the blacklist, and add the annotation to some of the most common sources of false positives? Another example came to light today: the bot detected something as an obfuscation of "raep", which is itself an obfuscation of "rape". Marking this and other explicitly coded common obfuscations as NO_HOMOGRAPH_MATCHING seems like a no-brainer to me. -- The Anome (talk) 13:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

User:Peter.semenyuk at WP:UAA/BOT[edit]

I reviewed this WP:UAA nomination and did not find any issues, it is a common Ukrainian name. I am not sure what my further actions should be, but following the instructions, I am notifying you. Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:46, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Got explanations from Od Mishehu, no further action required.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:09, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


Is it worth having a specific 'list' talk page for requested exceptions? Pacific is in no way shape or form connected to paki, and tambourines have absolutely nothing to do with urine.--Launchballer 23:50, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in response, I didn't see this. The best page is to make an admin edit request on the talkpage of whichever list is protected. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 21:10, 30 April 2013 (UTC)


Re. [4]: Z-rule should probably be updated to exclude "pizza"! It Is Me Here t / c 23:28, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Adding the line ";pizza" to the whitelist should solve this. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 21:11, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
It had already been added in January, though. It Is Me Here t / c 09:47, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh boy...ok, the next time I open up the code I'll run this through the test program and identify the fault. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 19:59, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Bot dead?[edit]

Hi. Is it just me, or does DQB seem to be dead? It hasn't edited since June 30th. Cheers. WikiPuppies bark dig 17:12, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Oh great...this might be due to bots-bnr1 closing...I'll try and look into it later today. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 14:40, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

UAA task not running?[edit]

Just a heads up, it seems Wikipedia:Usernames_for_administrator_attention/Bot hasn't been updated since 14th December. There are topics on both BON and AN, but nobody seems to have pinged you. OrganicsLRO 14:12, 17 January 2014 (UTC)


Even though "Pacific" is whitelisted, it is coming up. So is "pizza". Alexschmidt711 (talk) 19:37, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Still happening.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 20:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

UAA/B being updated, but not cleared[edit]

Hi -- I just thought you might want to know that while Wikipedia:Usernames_for_administrator_attention/Bot is being updated by your bot, there's no corresponding bot running at the moment to remove the entries once blocked. I think this has been the case for at least a week. -- The Anome (talk) 11:57, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

DQB down[edit]


Something seems to be wrong. The bot's posted dozens of headers on the holding pen page for UAA. ceranthor 19:25, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it doesn't seem to be looking for an existing level 3 heading for the current date before adding another one. Just got done cleaning up about 20 or so of 'em. Tyrol5 [Talk] 20:47, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Ceranthor and Tyrol5: Ugh...this is not good. I can't find the source. I will look a little more tomorrow and if not, i'll contact a few other devs. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 03:25, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

False Positive/Bot misunderstanding?[edit]

Hi, the bot reported is does not support the encoding, etc. of what appears to be just "Wikipedian22.--Gilderien Talk to me|List of good deeds 20:18, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

@Gilderien: Yes, this has been an issue for a while now, so whenever it encounters an encoding issue, is just asks admins to check it anyway. In this case it looks like it doesn't support the filter....I think...which wouldn't make sense. I'll look into it, low priority. Please do list any others that happen here for me. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 03:29, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

UAA whitelist[edit]

"Pizza" is on the bot's UAA whitelist, so why did Special:Diff/632752201 still happen? Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:37, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

@Jackmcbarn and Soap: It's a known issue that has now been resolved :D (Soap, I know this was posted about by you somewhere...I just can't remember where, hence the ping) -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:06, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

Another bug[edit]

Wikipedian851 tripped the bot. Probably the same problem as a few posts up. NG39 (Used to be NickGibson3900)Talk 08:54, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

@NG39 and Gilderien: Bug #4 filed, fixed, and sent to live production. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 16:53, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
I do not handle filter requests here, like noted in the Editnotice.

Filters nooot triggering.[edit]

Homoyolosass was on UAA for Homo. Why didn't the yolo filter go off? (talk) 18:35, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Sock Block[edit]

Could you please add *nnnn *nnn and *nn to the blacklist? All of these are being used by Anthony1821, who has a SPI with a longgggggg archive. Thanks, (talk) 08:51, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

WP:UAA on ItalianPacifist[edit]

Hi. It looks like your bot has generated a false positive on WP:UAA on ItalianPacifist, thinking it was a blatant violation of the username policy due to it thinking the "Paci" was attempting to skip the filter "paki". I think you should whitelist the word "Pacifist" in order to avoid these false positives. --ToonLucas22 (talk) 02:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

WP:UAA on Patroller235[edit]

Hi. It looks like your bot has generated a false positive on WP:UAA on Patroller235, thinking it was a blatant violation of the username policy due to it thinking the user is using the filter "troll". I think you should whitelist the word "patroller" in order to avoid these false positives. -- Pikachu6968 (talk) 13:31, 15 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi. It looks like your bot has generated a false positive on WP:UAA on Beandip1226, thinking it was a blatant violation of the username policy due to it thinking the user is using the filter "piss". I think you should whitelist the word p122. -- Pikachu6968 (talk) 12:52, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


I think this string should be removed from the bots searching. I don't think anyone has ever written 'raef' as a way to hide 'rape'. Here's the diff if you're wondering. yes I have read the editnotice, but I think this one needs discussion as the bot tagged it in a rather odd way (matching a typo of raep?). Thanks! EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 02:04, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

While the logic behind it flagging that may not seem clear, but there is probably another word out there which can have that substitution which would be offensive. Admins also have the "NO_SIM_MATCH" flag available to add to the filter which would avoid cases like this from being matched on similar characters. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

New strings for your bot[edit]

Hi. It looks like your bot should match these strings:

  • dix (using x attempting to skip dic+k)


Skip filters:

  • urlne
  • ur1ne
  • vrine
  • vr1n€
  • ur1n€


Skip filters:

  • m0ron
  • mor0n
  • m0r0n
  • 666

-- Pikachu2568 (talk) 13:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Pikachu2568: as I noted when I collapsed your section above, I do not handle requests here. Please take them to WT:UAA. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 16:27, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Bot stopped[edit]

Hi DQ. This bot stopped operating at 00:00, over two hours ago. Concerned, -- Diannaa (talk) 02:17, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

This has me concerned too since the UAA module hasnt clocked in over 8 hours, but my email module is running. Suggests a critical bug...ill take a look asap tomorrow. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:12, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
So a labs outage last night froze the 2 of the 3 tasks running and just let them sit there, therefore they could not run again. I've nuked the frozen ones, and new ones should start shortly. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 16:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I had a feeling it was related to Labs. -- Diannaa (talk) 22:16, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

User:DeltaQuad/UTRS Appeals[edit]

There are two spelling errors on this template:

filled>filed. (talk) 10:39, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Fixed -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 16:26, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I just pulled up [[Category:Requests for unblock]] and the four misspelt words are still there. (talk) 18:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Now fixed, I didn't update the right location. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 05:01, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

User:DeltaQuad/UTRS Appeals not updating[edit]

Hasn't been updated for 2 weeks. Max Semenik (talk) 16:24, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, apparently the system lost my bot password. -- DQ (ʞlɐʇ) 04:35, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Bot stopped[edit]

Hi there DeltaQuad. DeltaQuadBot seems to have stopped sometime yesterday. If you could have a look that would be great. Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 02:33, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again DQ. The bot needs a poke as it never resumed editing after the recent Labs outage was resolved. Thank you! -- Diannaa (talk) 15:20, 19 June 2015 (UTC)


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Bot has stopped[edit]

Hi DeltaQuad. The DeltaQuadBot stopped editing on June 18. I would appreciate it if you could have a look and see what's up when you have time. Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 21:01, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Regex problem[edit]

Your UAA bot reported that "User:M.s.20.05.1988" looks like an IP address, but the regex for that in User:DeltaQuad/UAA/Blacklist is "\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+", which doesn't match that (specifically, the first \d+ doesn't match, since "s" isn't a number). Do you know why it reported this as a match? Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:07, 26 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi DQ--I'm seeing a lot of "shit" reported at WP:UAA, and I don't think I've ever blocked one that DQB tagged. Note Jeffshilton1, Ishit711 (I suppose "IShit24-7" would be more likely to be in violation, haha), Shiteshbansode, etc... I really think we can safely leave the real shitheads to the humans who report usernames. DQB is real good at dicks (just blocked Mydick07), but not so great at shit. Thanks! Drmies (talk) 16:01, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

FYI about the bot[edit]

Somehow I was allowed to submit this username for review, even though the bot had already listed it hours earlier. Didn't think that could happen? Cheers, Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 11:43, 16 April 2016 (UTC)


Just a heads up that DeltaQuadBot doesn't appear to be doing its normal task of removing blocked users and moving waiting requests from Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention/Bot. Although it is still listing new usernames, it hasn't removed blocked users for a couple of days now. Regards, -- Ed (Edgar181) 14:17, 5 May 2016 (UTC)


@DeltaQuad: When the bot moves reports to WP:UAA/HP, it created duplicate sections (see this example, there are four sections for 25 July). Can that be fixed? Vanjagenije (talk) 16:07, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

@Vanjagenije: Fixable, yes, I just need time to sit down with the code and figure why it's doing it (selectively?). Any information on how frequently it occurs would help, as I know this isn't the first time this has come up. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 08:09, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad: I don't know. On 29 June, the bot edited the page eight times, but did not create new sections after the first edit. Also, on 1 July, the bot edited twice, but did not create new section with the second edit. The next time it edited more than once in a day was 23 July, when it edited twice and added new section both times. On 25 July, the bot edited 6 times, and added new section every time. Something happened between 1 and 23 July, but I don't know what. Vanjagenije (talk) 08:21, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@Vanjagenije: I updated the code yesterday and *may* have resolved this issue. Please let me know if it continues. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 06:55, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Word "porn"[edit]

I saw this on the UAA page:

  •  Clerk note: The word "porn" is sometimes part of Thai and German names - check google for legitimate uses before blocking. -- DQB (owner / report) 14:46, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

However, I can't think of any German name that actually contains this string. --Laber□T 15:27, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Typo in UAA reports[edit]

DQB says

Matched: Attempting to skip filters using multiple similiar charecters

but "characters" is misspelled as "charecters". Zupotachyon Ping me (talkcontribs) 03:14, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

+1 - just noticed this. Also, this new tag is bringing up FP's especially with foreign language names. Patient Zerotalk 14:05, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Also "similar" is misspelled as "similiar". Linguisttalk|contribs 14:02, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
Good catch. I hadn't noticed that one, Linguist111. Patient Zerotalk 10:20, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Presidential candidate usernames[edit]

Very minor, but "clinton|hillary|hilary|trump|drumpf - possible reference to U.S. presidential candidate" at least needs its message rephrasing. --McGeddon (talk) 10:29, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

WP:UAA reports[edit]

Hi! Your bot is reporting usernames to Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention/Bot with an explanation "Attempting to skip filters using multiple similiar charecters". But, those usernames have only one special character, not multiple (examples: Zé Pedro SalgadoMónica Romero-Camps). Can you check this out? Vanjagenije (talk) 19:19, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Usernames matching /truth/i[edit]

Amanda, hope your health issues have relented by the time you read this. I wonder what your thoughts are on adding /truth/i to the regexes your bot checks against for reporting new usernames to UAA. Such users display an overwhelming propensity for drama. Just a thought. Snuge purveyor (talk) 02:29, 27 September 2017 (UTC)


When the bot reports usernames containing "Jihad" to UAA it should be accompanied by a note that this is also just a personal name. See Jihad (disambiguation). – filelakeshoe (t / c) 07:47, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Double report[edit]

Hi, just to note the DQB reported User:Fuckboi13 to WP:UAA at 00:21, when I reported the user at 00:08, resulting in a duplicate post-block. Bellezzasolo Discuss 01:02, 2 February 2018 (UTC)