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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Emaus, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Ysangkok (talk) 19:44, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Wrong interwikis[edit]

This bot has repeatedly attached wrong interwikis in this page: Fuentes (spider genus). --Jotamar (talk) 14:33, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Now, no one of bots will not attach the wrong iwikis Face-wink.svg --Emaus (talk) 19:42, 9 August 2010 (UTC)


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Bot blocked[edit]

I've blocked EmausBot (talk · contribs) because it appears to be creating empty pages and then tagging them for deletion without the use of an edit summary. The bot may be unblocked by any administrator once the matter is resolved or the malfunction fixed. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 02:26, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

EmausBot[edit]

I'm gonna kill your god damn bot for betraying me by my edits! I hate him!!! --Saviour1981 (talk) 22:33, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

I changed my mind, i'll keep him alive. Not a god damn bot anymore ;). Sorry for the incovenience --Saviour1981 (talk) 17:21, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Driving in Hong Kong[edit]

Did your bot decide that Hong Kong traffic moves on the right? If so, please kill it. Thanks. DOR (HK) (talk) 05:18, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

My bot can't decide what side is the best because he has not yet been programmed to drive. Yet. Also I think, that you are talking about this edit, but it wasn't made by my bot. Please be more careful. --Emaus (talk) 15:38, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Bot - 04 EU interwiki[edit]

Hi, your bot is incorrectly adding interwikies to 2004 enlargement of the European Union. nl:Toetreding van Bulgarije tot de Europese Unie and fr:Procédure d'adhésion de la Bulgarie à l'Union européenne are not comparable articles. Please override your bot on this, it and two others are repeatedly making this edit. Thanks for your time.- J.Logan`t: 23:36, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Volkov fixed. --Emaus (talk) 12:43, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Spray (sailing vessel)[edit]

This is the third bot that is making this wrong link to sv:spray etc. How to stop that? -DePiep (talk) 21:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Problem was in sv.wiki. I checked iwikis and repaired links. --Emaus (talk) 21:40, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

STOP[edit]

You should not be using cosmetic fixes on en.wp. ΔT The only constant 13:38, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll stop cosmetic changes when I come home. --Emaus (talk) 15:38, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Bot-added interwiki links are being transcluded[edit]

Hi, Interwiki links your bot added to pages like Portal:Current events/2007 August 9 are showing up in August 2007 via transclusion (see long list of arabic interwiki links). Not having these interwiki links might be better than surrounding them with noinclude tags, seeing the general absence of interwiki links on most these pages (although it may be accidental rather than deliberate). I haven't found a specific page that addresses this issue yet. --Bxj (talk) 20:10, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Why do you disagree with using of tag "noinclude"? A simple removing of these interwikis is not the solution of the problem, because any other bot can add them again. There are some posibilities to prevent of such adding, but all of them have the same comlexivity as surrounding with noinclude tags. --Emaus (talk) 06:22, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
At least when I last checked, August 2007 showed a list of transcluded interwikis because there were no use of noinclude. I think there are two options to this problem, and I don't know enough to know which would be a better solution. On the one hand, these date articles seem to exist primarily for transclusion. If so, maybe people felt these articles don't need interwikis. On the other hand, maybe interwikis actually should be added to these articles and your bot was the first to add them. I leave the solution up to you. --Bxj (talk) 01:15, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Bot ruined function of template[edit]

Hi Emaus, your bot ruined the function of template {{in5}}. In templates, having no a space after a # sign is not cosmetic, but functional. Please take care not to apply that change to templates. −Woodstone (talk) 13:54, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for remark. Now, bot don't make cosmetic changes in En.wiki. Also I start to check another bot's edits in template namespace that were made with cosmetic changes. --Emaus (talk) 16:24, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Learn Spanish before you Bot it all over Wikipedia[edit]

I told you before, "villa" is NOT Spanish for "village" -- use a dictionary before you use a Robot

either "pueblo" or "aldea", depending on size

Blauwkoe (talk) 12:21, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

It is not very easy to understand what are you talking about.

As I understand, you are talking about an article "Hancock (village), New York" and you disaree with adding of spanish interwiki es:Hancock (villa). But then you should go to Spanish Wikipedia and rename that article into what you want. And since you have a dictionary it will be not hard for you. --Emaus (talk) 04:45, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

REC7[edit]

The M468 and REC7 are not the same rifle.--MFIrelandTalk 14:26, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

I checked and divided interwikis in all other projects. --Emaus (talk) 04:29, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Charlize Theron - wrong iw[edit]

Hi, Can you check the source of this error, and run a correction of it on wikis where it was not corrected yet? Amnon s (talk) 15:49, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Page in Mhr.Wiki was created as vandalism and now is deleted. I removed incorrect iwikis from all related pages. --Emaus (talk) 21:21, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Spion Kop[edit]

This bot is adding [1] to the Spion Kop (stadia) article. The English article is about types of stands in football grounds, whereas the Dutch version is about supporter groups. Please could this bot's owner stop it from making this mistake again. Thanks! Ilikeeatingwaffles (talk) 10:01, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Сheck the compiliance of other pages to the english page. --Emaus (talk) 10:07, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Lev Perovski[edit]

Your bot is the third bot today to try to link Lev Perovski to the article on fr.wiki. However, the en.wiki article is about Lev Alexeevich Perovski (1792-1856), and the fr.wiki article is about Lev Nikolaivich Perovski (1816-1890). Please correct your bot. DS (talk) 19:49, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Once you've removed the wrong iwikis, everything became OK. --Emaus (talk) 01:53, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Albizia adianthifolia missing pics[edit]

Where are all my pics for Albizia adianthifolia??? Not polite to just delete like that...Michaelwild (talk) 19:53, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello, Michaelwild. The gallery was deleted by Rkitko. Here is discussion on this problem. --Emaus (talk) 20:22, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

BAGBot: Your bot request EmausBot 2[edit]

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Accidental Warnings[edit]

I might have given your bot some accidental warnings, I might have clicked the wrong buttom a few times. Sorry... Cheers! ► Wireless Keyboard ◄ 22:08, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

No problem. --Emaus (talk) 07:14, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Interlanguage links[edit]

Hi, this bot has been wrongly adding interlanguage links to several pages. This edit and this edit are examples of mistakes. In the first case, the bot added pages for Ximen Qing on other Wikis to a character list page on English Wikipedia. The problem is, the page on English Wikipedia contains a list of many characters (including Ximen Qing), and not an article for only that particular character. Therefore, the interlanguage links to the character's individual articles on other Wikipedias should not be added. Is there any way to stop this? It's tiring to revert the bot's edits again and again. Thanks. Lonelydarksky (暗無天日) contact me (聯絡) 03:08, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

I removed links to English wikipedia from other wikis and now everything should be Ok. But the best way to prevent of these incorrect iwikis adding is the creating of articles about Ximen Qing and Xuzhu in English wikipedia. --Emaus (talk) 16:41, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Behavior with User:WikitanvirBot[edit]

Your bot changes something that User:WikitanvirBot creates. See for example Revision history of Degree of a field extension. You two should talk to coordinate your efforts.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bender2k14 (talkcontribs) 17:37, 13 February 2011

This is the result of renaming of article. In the history of spanish page you can see that it was moved from "Grado de una extensión" to "Grado de extensión de un cuerpo" and my bot updated link to that article. --Emaus (talk) 18:40, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

shareholders[edit]

Yo, man. I saw you deleted my NOT in the shareholder section. I put NOT on purpose. If you have a problem with the word NOT, please discuss with me. Thanks.Buddylovely (talk) 02:00, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Dude, your "NOT" stealed very crafty guy 209.217.197.46, not me! --Emaus (talk) 02:46, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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bot mistake[edit]

[2] Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 23:24, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

This is the result of this edit. After that this page becomes a double redirect and bot repairs it. Now, that edit was reverted. --Emaus (talk) 23:48, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

NORTH DADE.[edit]

Why is it that we cant honor North Dade Center for Modern Language? They are all one school and I feel like it needs to be honored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jayebook (talkcontribs) 03:04, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't have any opinion about this. My bot just made simple operation: repairing of double redirect and nothing more. --Emaus (talk) 09:40, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

incorrect ordering of Interlanguage links[edit]

In this edit, while editing the mhr: link, your bot also moved the ro: link to be before the nl: link. I have corrected it.

Xqbot in this edit did a similar thing recently – is there some common table of languages that is out of order? —Coroboy (talk) 06:12, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

You're right, it is the error. You can see interwiki sorting table for English Wikipedia here. Probably, it is the result of merging of Moldovan Wikipedia (which had preffix "mo:") with Romanian Wikipedia. --Emaus (talk) 16:36, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
This doesn't explain the bot error - the sorting table you referred to has 'ro' in the right place, and has had for a long time. —Coroboy (talk) 01:06, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it is the bot's error, which is discussed here. And as I described before, bot moves "ro" into the place of "mo" since it considers them as synonyms. --Emaus (talk) 18:28, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Still Life - thanks[edit]

Hi Emaus, I just wanted to thank you for the work you did on the redirect of the Still Life paintings of Vincent van Gogh. As an FYI/heads up, I've moved the article name back to Still life by Vincent van Gogh (Holland) and then asked for deletion of two interim moves. I've seen you come along several times over several months and clean-up articles I've worked on and appreciate the work that you do! It may not be one that is celebrated, but it should, you help keep things rolling smoothly and efficiently!--CaroleHenson (talk) 16:27, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

You are always welcome! --Emaus (talk) 16:42, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

optimistic fixing of double redirects[edit]

On May 22, someone has merged Graphic display resolutions with Computer display standards without achieving the community consensus. This was reverted on the next day, but the EmausBot already fixed the redirects from all the shorthand abbreviations like WXGA, WUXGA WSXGA+ etc. [3] which are now broken.

Finding and reverting all these manually would be too much of a burden, so if there is an automated way to revert these changes, it would be much appreciated. --Dmitry (talkcontibs ) 07:55, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I'll try after some time. --Emaus (talk) 17:42, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Yes check.svg Done. --Emaus (talk) 06:04, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

North Queensland Fury squad[edit]

Hi, not sure if you aware, what happened with this edit, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:North_Queensland_Fury_squad&diff=next&oldid=424626102 , it just produced "@@@@@" symbols while the description said it was an interwiki. Borgarde (talk) 09:17, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

  • My bot was going to add the real interwiki. You can see that there is real template in Italian Wiki and it was necessary to connect english template with it. But I don't know why it wasn't happened. Probably, it is the resul of blanking of this page. --Emaus (talk) 06:13, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Bot spreading vandalism[edit]

I noticed your bot spreading vandalism that occurred at Reading F.C., with edits [4] [5]. I was wondering if you could check to identify any other places your bot spread it to. More generally, is there anything that can be done to prevent this sort of thing from happening, or at least some way of flagging it for review when it does happen? Monty845 01:20, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Found a couple more, [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]. Hope that is all of them. Monty845 01:25, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
You found all of them. Now, there is only redirection to this page. I have some script to revert of such edits of bot, but I don't know how to prevent them. It is possible to add some delay (for example, 1 hour) after edit, but in this case there were about 9 hours between vandalism and it's reverting, so such action will be ineffecive. Adding of vert-very long delay also looks insensible. --Emaus (talk) 04:43, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Homatropine[edit]

Please take care that your bot doesn't modify "Homatropine" to "Homatropine methylbromide" again. These are two different drugs. One is a tertiary amine, the other is a quaternary ammonium base. I have reverted that. Stop the bot from reverting (vandalizing) that again. 70.137.151.84 (talk) 21:45, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

This is not vadalism! This is the result of redirection in nl.wiki. If you disagree with that redirection, you can present your views there, but now the best way is just to remove it. --Emaus (talk) 22:50, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I see, for heavens sake, this is wrong in the nl.wiki too, and has been wrong in the en.wiki, where I fixed it. It turns out that even Drugbank links to the wrong information and cites it. Wiki is becoming a public danger in spreading misinformation even into vital compendiaries, where such a mix up can be life threatening. Besides in en.wiki I fixed a false redirect of "Homatropine methylbromide" to "Homatropine", such it now points correctly to "Methylhomatropine". But the redirect does not take effect! What is wrong? Can you take a look? 70.137.151.84 (talk) 00:01, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

ok. the redirect problem was caused by a wiki bug with a known bugzilla entry. this has been taken care of by adding example to bugzilla. The dutch nl.wiki entry is unsolved. 70.137.154.88 (talk) 05:23, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Bot mistake[edit]

Your bot mistakenly changed Nina Dobrev's wiki page. Nina Dobrev's middle name is spelled with a "C" and not a "K." You may want to check her IMBD which clearly states the correct spelling. IMDB for actors of her stature is reliable. They have EVERYTHING else right and her agent manages the information on there. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackbirdg (talkcontribs) 05:23, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

That's not my bot. That is result of moving in sk.wiki. If you disagree with it, you may present yor opinion there. --Emaus (talk) 09:52, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Crataegus oxyacantha[edit]

Hi, we seem to be in an edit war. I'm not happy to link this page to the Spanish and Ukranian pages of the same name. They do not correspond to this one, but are about some other species misidentified with this name (C. laevigata, C. rhipidophylla, C. monogyna, who knows ...). The Catalan page corresponds well, however. Nadiatalent (talk) 23:43, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

  • What's your proposition? Probably, two pages from es.wiki and uk.wiki should be deleted but I am not the biologist and I can't to justify of its deletion. So, if you can plaese do it. My bot just can to remove interwikis from other wikis, bu it's not very good solution. --Emaus (talk) 00:55, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

On second thought, perhaps the pages should be linked. This might help to get the word out that those pages are bad. I am not able to write a new page in either of those languages. Sorry to bother you! Nadiatalent (talk) 10:40, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

August 2011[edit]

Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors. Thank you. You also have a message at my talk page. Thanks. --Σ talkcontribs 01:46, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

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Wrong Information[edit]

When i checked the Caribbean Airlines Page today the fleet information waz completely wrong i Checked the Caribbean Airlines Website for info and the previous verison was correct so i changed it back and looked for the idiot who did it , guess who EMAUSBOT — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Trini Flyer (talkcontribs)

  • Your guess is totally wrong. You should improve your page history reading skill for a successful search for the causes of problems. --Emaus (talk) 10:19, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Jim Whitaker[edit]

The bot keeps linking fr:James Whitaker to Jim Whitaker, though they are two different people.RadioKAOS (talk) 02:01, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Removed. --Emaus (talk) 10:10, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Wrong interwiki[edit]

EmausBot has repeatedly attached wrong interwiki in article Moja domovina. hr:Hrvatski Band Aid is a band that sung Moja domovina song in 1991., so that is not the same. Please, fix it. Best regards! --MaGa (talk) 15:03, 5 October 2011 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

Moved from User talk:EmausBot

Thank you for fixing the link on WikiGoon. Shakinglord:Kudos, Mailbox, ??? 00:33, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Tokyo University of Agri and Tech[edit]

Moved from User talk:EmausBot

I just did a few edits to improve the readability and English of the page "Tokyo Univ. of Agri. and Tech." I just wanted to let you know since you edited it last. Sedgehead (talk) 18:02, 18 October 2011 (UTC)Sedgehead

Whataya Want from Me[edit]

Moved from User talk:EmausBot

Now that I have read the Discussion page and Wiki: Naming conventions (capitalization) I understand the change in the title page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataya_Want_From_Me and after reading Naming conventions (music) am I correct in my understanding that every time the song is referred to within any wiki page it also needs to have the word "from" in lowercase? So what I need to do is change all references to WWFM to lowercase "from" ? Is that all that needs cleaning up on this page? Or is there something else I'm not aware of. And how do I then get the tag removed? Thanks for your help, I am new at this. Omgoodnessme (talkcontribs) 00:27, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Completed edit of all WWFM "from" to lowercase on Whataya Want from Me Can you remove the tag now - or is there something else that needs correction. Thanks. (Omgoodnessme (talk) 01:51, 15 November 2011 (UTC))

  • My bot just changed interwikis, that are links into other languages. My bot is not the real user who knows the rules and it just checks the correspondence between links to the articles on other languages and theirs titles on that languages.
  • The "Naming conventions" is about the titles of the articles and not about theirs bodies, so the capitalized "From" can be correct in the body. But I'm not sure. Probably, the best way is asking here: Wikipedia:New contributors' help page. Cheers! --Emaus (talk) 16:49, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation and pointing me in the right direction. (Omgoodnessme (talk) 18:09, 15 November 2011 (UTC))

Incorrect interwiki addition[edit]

Moved from User talk:EmausBot

Last year I've removed all interwikies in other wikies referring to Reportage (album) instead of reportage to stop bots from adding incorrect interwikies and now for some reason EmausBot (and two other bots) did it all over again? I don't see where this is coming from this time but don't feel like revisiting all of those other wikies to undo the damage this time. Please clarify what's going on here. The Seventh Taylor (talk) 22:09, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

  • In case of my bot the source of this was the article in Kazakh Wiki. The best way to prevent of such editing is making the page reportage as real article and not the redirect. The page News is not a good target for these interwikis since it has its own interwikis and then they form an interwiki conflict. By the way, I removed links to Reportage (album) from other wikis. --Emaus (talk) 13:33, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification and the follow-up! The Seventh Taylor (talk) 04:38, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

j and k interwikis by language[edit]

For some reason, j and k are being reverse sorted [12]. Is there a reason for that? --Izno (talk) 04:43, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

About interwiki sorting order see here and here. --Emaus (talk) 10:50, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Witborsduiker[edit]

Could you please explain why the change of White-breasted Cormorant‎ in Afrikaans "witborsduiker" to "witborskormorant"? The latter is unnatural at best; if you go to the coast and speak to fishermen about kormorante, probably none of them will even recognise the word. All my life they have been duikers. What is the idea? Of my dictionaries (I did check, see? Just in case it was me having missed a regional usage) only one gave kormoraan, and not kormorant at all. This makes it sound like German, not Afrikaans; not even Dutch! JonRichfield (talk) 16:48, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Hello! That's result of renaming of this article in Afrikaans Wiki. You can discuss the correct title with user JMK who made this renaming. --Emaus (talk) 18:10, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Eamus. I'll sort it out with him. Cheers, JonRichfield (talk) 09:05, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

List of Donkey Kong characters[edit]

Hi, I know this is a little late to be reporting this, but it doesn't look like anyone else has. Could you take a look into why your bot removed links from the article? Thanks! Mikaey, Devil's advocate 18:25, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Wrong interwiki order?[edit]

Concerning this edit of yours it seems that you moved br.wiki to the wrong position according to my list. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:35, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

  • In English Wikipedia this order is based on local names. The table with local names is here. --Emaus (talk) 17:50, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes. In this table bg (blgarski) is before br (brezhoneg). -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:24, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Is this going to be fixed? -- Magioladitis (talk) 19:52, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
If you think that this is incorrect, that tables should be editing first. But I don't think that they are incorrect. --Emaus (talk) 20:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
There must be a misunderstanding. The tables are correct. awb uses the same tables. -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:39, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
  • An update that reordered bg and br on meta was made on September 3. And the last update of Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/IW was made on August 25. Probably, it should be updated again. --Emaus (talk) 21:44, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
AWB should be grabbing from meta. The other lists should be used to determine which projects use which method. I am investigating the bug. Thanks for helping me solve this. -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:10, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
It was AWB's bug which Rjw fixed. Thanks for the cooperation. -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:23, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome! --Emaus (talk) 20:50, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Interlanguage links and redirects[edit]

Please have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=BTS_Sukhumvit_Line&action=history . The bot doesn't recognise subtopic redirects, and is (inappropriately) copying interlanguage links from redirected articles to the target page. Can the bot be told to remove the links from those wiki's articles instead, or must this be done manually? --Paul_012 (talk) 06:00, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

  • What are the correct th- and ja- interlaguage links for this page? --Emaus (talk) 16:31, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
    • I don't think there are corresponding articles on either wiki; the lines are mentioned in the main skytrain article. --Paul_012 (talk) 19:28, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
      • Removed from everywhere. --Emaus (talk) 20:27, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Erroneous and Unnecessary Edits on Mountain Elevations[edit]

Your bot modified the elevation measurement on various mountains listed on the article for Yoho National Park, Canada. The changes detailed here are all incorrect. This should probably be investigated, as it seems to indicate there is a bug this bot's code. --Mtobey (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 19:02, 20 January 2012 (UTC).

  • You are mistaken. This edit made an anonymous user with IP 83.6.216.115.--Emaus (talk) 19:27, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Justin Bieber[edit]

Hi,I m Mukta Sawant from India. And thinking of creating Wikiproject page 4 Justin Bieber.If u wish 2 help me reply it on ur page & pls I wanna Listen yes (116.203.68.29 (talk) 12:31, 25 January 2012 (UTC))

Bot War![edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RepRap_Project&action=historysubmit&diff=477237678&oldid=477221948

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RepRap_Project&action=historysubmit&diff=477221948&oldid=476057120

--Guy Macon (talk) 20:05, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Error, Will Robinson, Error![edit]

Your bot was trying to fix a double redirect that didn't exist, and instead created one. [13]. Someone already reverted, no biggie, but thought you might want to know for debugging. Dennis Brown (talk) 00:02, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

  • As result of this, it became the double redirect. Then my bot fixed it and then that someone reverted the original title, so it became the double redirect again. Well, sometimes it happens. --Emaus (talk) 09:04, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Re: EmausBot addition of deleted local Wikipedia article[edit]

Sir/Ma'am, your robot account, User:EmausBot keeps on adding pag:Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (1973–1986), which was deleted on March 13, 2012, to Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation. For your information. - Windows72106 (talk) 02:39, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Bot added the link before this article was deleted. So, it was correct. --Emaus (talk) 08:29, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

CompUSA redirects[edit]

on 6 April 2012, it looks like your bot changed a lot of redirects, that pointed to CompUSA to point to a nonexistant article Comps (restaurant). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Comps_(restaurant) Don't know why they were flagged as double redirects. --VikÞor | Talk 04:04, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

    • Thank you. I didn't think to check the history of CompUSA, or I would have caught that. (sorry) The user who did it, User:BestFiens has been blocked.--VikÞor | Talk 13:03, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Bot problem with redirects[edit]

I discussed this at User_talk:Avicennasis#Bot_issues and it applies to EmausBot as well. The bots are complicating a dispute because a user is removing 11 pages about anatomical muscles and redirecting the names to a new article. The bots have been 'updating' to correct double-redirects, but the problem is when we restore the deleted articles from their redirected state, redirects that previously pointed there no longer do, and still point to the new page. I had to manually set them back.

I'm wondering if there's a way to detect this so that if the page a redirect pointed to previously ceases to be a redirect, it could be restored to its earlier version. Y12J (talk) 22:26, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I have a script for reverting of some double redirect updates, but I don't know how to detect such situations. --Emaus (talk) 22:14, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't think all of them could be detected, about the only way I can figure is to create a log of redirect pages which have been changed by the bot, and intermittantly scroll the location of the page it was directed to previously (the replacedPAGENAME) to see whether or not it remains a redirect or if it has become an article (or been restored to one, in this case). If it is an article and not a redirect, the page that directed to it previously could be restored to its previous URL. Y12J (talk) 10:31, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

a kind of bad joke[edit]

Hi! Please see Osama Tezuka &action=history. Are you on irc? Regards Gangleri ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 08:43, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

how to i stop it[edit]

this bot keeps on redirecting links from Category:Films about racism to Category:Films about race. Can you help? --KarlB (talk) 21:40, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 19:03, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


Germans[edit]

Hi. I found an error in the article (see photo). Copernicus was not a German, he was from Poland. --Top811 my talk —Preceding undated comment added 16:06, 12 May 2012 (UTC).

  • As I see, Copernicus was replaced with someone else on this picture. --Emaus (talk) 20:52, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

simple:Bahraini people[edit]

Ashrf1979 (talk) 08:09, 21 May 2012 (UTC)Thank you very much

Interwiki bug[edit]

The bot is treating a link on a pt.wiki JS page as being a correct interwiki (cf. [14]). Maxim(talk) 01:11, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Thank you for the report. Bot didn't understand that portugese "Usuário(a)" is the "user" namespace. --Emaus (talk) 08:17, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Anais[edit]

Hi, this bot keeps linking to the wrong french and german pages on Anaïs. can you stop it? thanks--KarlB (talk) 23:32, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

  • In German and French pages "Anais" are the disambiguation pages (see de:Anais) and "Anaïs" are about given name. My bot decided that latter is more proper. --Emaus (talk) 08:57, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

iw on lang articles[edit]

Hi,

I see you've been adding a lot of iw links to language articles. A couple thousand WP-en articles with language infoboxes still don't have iw's, though I suspect that most of them should. (In Piedmontese, at least, it looks as though every ISO language name has been given at least a bot-created stub.) Are you planning on linking the rest? I don't know how you're going about it, but I suspect that if you start with Piedmontese and follow the rd's in WP-en, you'll get most of them. At least I think all of our articles now link from the current ISO name (or names, when there's not a 1:1 correspondence), though some of those have changed since the Piedmontese stubs were created. — kwami (talk) 02:23, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Added some links to Piedmontese. Are there any other projects with a lot of language stubs? --Emaus (talk) 16:49, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Werehyena[edit]

Hi, EmausBot added an interwiki link to vi:Bouda in the Werehyena article (diff). However, the Vietnamese article is evidently about a place in Algeria, not about werehyenas (aka buda). -- Gyrofrog (talk) 16:43, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Also removed incorrect links from the Vietnamese article, which may have been part of the problem. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 17:16, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

how to override interwiki linking on a case-by-case basis?[edit]

The article "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories" has been getting interwiki links from the French Wikipedia article "Théorie du complot sur la citoyenneté de Barack Obama". The French article is horridly incomplete and (IMO) completely inappropriate to be linked to from the English Wikipedia.

I tried commenting out the interwiki link in the French article, and then removed the interwiki link here in English, but Emausbot added it back. I went back to the French article and completely removed the interwiki link (then removed the offending link from the English article), but I'm worried that someone on frwiki is going to notice the missing enwiki link in the French article and (not realizing why it's not there, or perhaps disagreeing with my reasons for removing the link) add it back — and then we'll be back to square one here in the English article — and if I press the matter, I might find myself blocked on frwiki for edit-warring over there.

Is there any way to flag an article here (English Wikipedia) so that your bot will not add an interwiki link from some given foreign-language edition? It seems to me that if such an escape mechanism doesn't exist, it really needs to be added ASAP in order to preserve the integrity of articles in the English Wikipedia. — Richwales 05:16, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

  • You can comment french interwiki, like this, but in English wikipedia or you can set template {{Bots}} (with or without some options) to avoid any bots' edits. But I don't understand why these articles shouldn't be connected. --Emaus (talk) 10:19, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
I did, in fact, comment out the interwiki link in the French article (that was my edit which you cited above) — and I removed the interwiki link in the English article — but your bot still added the link back five hours later on the basis of the commented-out interwiki link.
The {{Bots}} template may be a workaround to this problem, though it seems to be overkill; is there any option to this template that will specifically shut off interwiki link maintenance actions by bots, but without blocking other (and hopefully beneficial) bot maintenance tasks?
As for why these particular articles should not be connected: The French article in this case is, at best, a stub, describing in detail only one of the anti-Obama "birther" theories (that of Joe Arpaio), and that one being done in a heavily pro-Arpaio, anti-Obama fashion. The French article has been the subject of repeated edit-warring / nonsense vandalism since its creation the other day. Material of this sort would not be acceptable in the English-language article — not only on general principle, but also because of WP:BLP and community-imposed article probation on all Obama-related articles in the English Wikipedia — and that means (IMO) that we shouldn't be allowing it in through the back door via an interwiki link to a problematic article (even one in a foreign language).
And, to top things off, the French article in question appears to have been created and (so far) maintained by a confirmed sock — now indef-blocked — of someone who was site-banned and indef-blocked from the English Wikipedia in 2008 for disruptive editing — so, in effect, our bot-automated interwiki linking infrastructure is being abused in this case to circumvent the enwiki community's site ban of this particular editor. I should probably add that if I had originally realized who was responsible for the French article, I would have tried to take more foreceful action at frwiki than to simply comment out the interwiki link and hope people over there would understand there was a problem — though even now, I'm not at all sure if I'll be able to get the frwiki admins to agree with our view of the situation, so (IMO) we need a way to exercise local control over individual interwiki links, in order to maintain the integrity of our own articles when they are the subjects of attacks of this sort by resourceful disruptive editors. — Richwales 14:27, 22 July 2012 (UTC) 14:34, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Commenting works on that wiki where it is. It means that this edit avoids of new adding of English interwiki into the French article. To avoid of adding of French interwiki into the English article you can add this interwiki but in the commented state. When bot finds the commented interwiki then it don't add it again. --Emaus (talk) 17:55, 22 July 2012 (UTC)
Commenting out the interwiki link doesn't seem to have worked here. — Richwales 00:06, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Now it works (checked with my bot). --Emaus (talk) 05:07, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Revert warring bot?[edit]

What is your bot engaged in at Category:1st-century BC establishments and Category:1st-century establishments. Aren't bots obliged to concede when they are reverted? __meco (talk) 07:54, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Were that edits incorrect? --Emaus (talk) 09:46, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Of course they were, but that's beside the point. When a user reverts a bot the bot should not revert back. Don't we have rules even for bot operators that contain that clause? __meco (talk) 16:59, 18 August 2012 (UTC)
  • No, there are no such rules. And I know at least 2 reasons why:
  • 1) user, who reverts, can do it incorrectly (for example, because he is a vandal)
  • 2) if something occurs in one language project (in this case it is English wiki) then the same problem can happen in other language projects and bot can fix it all more effectively. So, the best way is asking of bot owner to see the situation.

--Emaus (talk) 23:40, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia talk:Bot policy#Reverting bot! __meco (talk) 07:13, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Interwiki link: La Reina del Sur[edit]

The bot added a link from the English La Reina del Sur (album), which refers to an album, to the Spanish es:La Reina del Sur, which refers to a novel. Can you remove it? Thanks. ADAMGARRIGUS talk 16:13, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Done. --Emaus (talk) 17:12, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Please, come on[edit]

It is difficult to assume good faith of redirecting People of Uganda to Joseph Kony since 17 May 2012. don't click. Wakari07 (talk) 22:46, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Hello! It is result of this edit. My bot just fixed double redirect. --Emaus (talk) 05:36, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Scarborough Shoal[edit]

Where did this come from? Is it correct? [15] Kendall-K1 (talk) 13:22, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

  • It is an interlaguage link to a German Wikipedia. There it was moved from "Scarborough-Riff" to "Huangyan Dao" bu user Ingochina, but I don't know whether it correct or not. --Emaus (talk) 13:55, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
The move doesn't seem to have been discussed on German Wikipedia, but I'll let them sort it out. Meanwhile your bot is right to remove the redirect. Thanks! Kendall-K1 (talk) 19:02, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

乌拉跨氪[edit]

Hello, there are several articles in Chinese (Le siècle, Corps of mines, other articles, ...) partially removed by 乌拉跨氪 (he removed the list of members, recruiting conditions, souring references... all these exist in English or French) I sent him a lot of messages, he did not take into account. I wrote to other Chinese wiki supervisors, they just redirected him the messages or did nothing. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.117.157.164 (talk) 13:59, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Retiarius interwiki error[edit]

Hello Emaus. I've undone Emausbot's link between Retiarius and sv.Retiarius. The en. article's about the gladiator-type. The sv. article's a list of fungi. Haploidavey (talk) 11:06, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Mandarin(comics)[edit]

Hey, I am a student at Clemson University. I am writing a wikipedia article for my class in school, and it is on a small group of Villains that aided Mandarin in some parts of the Iron Man series. I've found they have been called Mandarin's Avengers, and if you could give any thoughts or ideas on how to make a good page would be helpful. User:Clevebluff2012/sandboxClevebluff2012 (talk) 12:44, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Iwiki mess[edit]

Hi there! Could you please sort the interwiki mess on the Tsentaroy, Kurchaloyevsky District, Chechen Republic page? I cleaned them up in the past, but for whatever reason the bot reinstated the links (which I thought bots aren't supposed to be doing after being reverted?). The case is confusing because there are two places called Tsentaroy in the Chechen Republic, and the other one is occasionally referred to as "Tsentoroy". I'd clean this up again, but I'm not sure what it is exactly that triggers the bot to reinstate the links, so I'm dumping this task onto you instead :) Cheers,—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); November 2, 2012; 16:31 (UTC)

  • As I see, norwegian and turkish articles are about Tsentoroy from Kurchaloyevsky District because they desribe it as a birthplace of Ramzan Kadyrov and as village with population 5658 (2002 census). So, they exactly match to this article. A dutch article is about the birthplace of Kadyrov with population 5658 too, but it is set to Nozhay-Yurtovsky District, and this looks like an error, since the real Tsentoroy from Nozhay-Yurtovsky District is not the birthplace of Kadyrov and has lesser population. So, i think that that article is incorrect. But I don't know whether is necessary to link it with the english article. --Emaus (talk) 19:17, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Wrong redirects created by EmausBot[edit]

Wikipedia:Main namespace has been redirected to Har Swarup by the bot. [16]. Please check the correctness of the bot code. Audriusa (talk) 09:34, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Changes to the "Veera Ballala II" article[edit]

Sir, kindly read the historyt of the Veera Ballala II article in which there was an intervention by admin Ronjones. That was to prevent unauthorized disruption of the article and removal of POV texts. My contributions were sought to be removed which was prevented with the article being protected for nearly a month. Now, I noticed that you have restored the article to its position by re-including POV texts. Pls. do the needful, I am ready and willing for any discussion on the article. You can reply to me either on this page or on my talk page. Thank you in advance.Srirangam99 (talk) 15:11, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect Edit on Bole International Airport[edit]

Please do not introduce incorrect information into articles, as you did to Ethiopian Airlines. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. Ethiopian Airlines is the only airline that occupies Terminal 1 at Bole International Airport because that terminal is for Ethiopian Airlines' domestic destinations in Ethiopia. Please do not add incorrect information unless you have a reliable source.--Triple A (talk) 14:53, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Hello! Your message is wrong. This edit was made by user Dw16255. For more clarification, please read Wikipedia's help about page history. --Emaus (talk) 20:09, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Bot trashes inter-wiki links if target is a redirect[edit]

Your bot incorrectly changes perfectly valid inter-wiki links into faulty ones, if the target page is a redirect page, as it happened in this edit: [17]. Please take care not to bypass redirect pages, as redirect pages are valid targets for interwiki links. Please also fix recent edits accordingly. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 00:13, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

  • As I know, the redirects are not valid targets for interwikis. And all standard interwiki-bots change link to redirect to a link to its target. It is no described in the rules, whether it correct or not. But it is a common practice. --Emaus (talk) 13:23, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Well, redirects must be and are valid targets for interwiki links, see, for example, the style guide for redirect pages in the English Wikipedia, where interwiki links are explicitly described as valid in redirect pages: WP:RE/SG.
Actually, if redirects weren't valid targets for interwiki links alot of new problems would occur, as there often is no 1:1 relationship of terms between different languages.
In our example, there is a 1:1 relationship betweeen en:Pin stripes and de:Nadelstreifen, but not between en:Pin stripes and de:Rapport (Textil) (which currently links back to en:Houndstooth in the English WP, however, this link is wrong, as the equivalent of en:Houndstooth is de:Hahnentritt (Muster). So far, I found no direct equivalent to de:Rapport (Textil) in the English WP.) Since there can be only one interwiki link per article per language, the only non-conflictive way to describe such x-to-1 relationsships is to use redirect pages, that's why interwiki links are valid in redirect pages. If a bot now tries to bypass them, it is bound to create a mess. It is clearly logically wrong behaviour.
Also, redirects may point to subsections in another article (in fact, our de:Nadelstreifen example does), which is easy enough to track back using "what links here" for maintenance, but it is impossible to track this back into other language WPs (different name spaces). Therefore, direct interwiki links to subsections are highly discouraged, instead they should better go to a redirect page in the target WP, and this redirect page may then point to the desired subsection in the other article instead).
Actually, I can think of only very few cases, where it would be okay for a bot to bypass a redirect. One of them would be to avoid a double redirect. The other would be to solve conflictive interwiki links (but then the bot should ask a user to resolve the problem instead of trying to fix it without human interaction). In the above mentioned case, there were no conflictive interwiki links, so the bot should have left the interwiki links between en:Pin stripes <--> de:Nadelstreifen unmodified and add de:Nadelstreifen to simple:Pin stripes and nl:Krijtstreep.
--Matthiaspaul (talk) 21:39, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Once more your bot destroyed a valid inter-wiki link: [18]. Please stop and fix your bot. You must not continue to run your bot until it is fixed. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 00:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
First, the guide WP:RE/SG (just a guide, not the rule!) allows to place the interwiki-link on the redirection page and not specifies whether it possible to make the interwiki-link from another page to the redirection page.
Second, of course, there are lot of problems on interwiki with no any absolutely acceptible solution. For example, see Interwiki conflicts. And I see some problems in your idea too: when some user reads a regular article, he sees interwiki-links and can go through them; but if he go to the redirection page, then he is automatically transferred to the target page of this redirecion, so he doesn't see interwiki-links and these links are useless for this user.
And third. My bot is a standard pywikipedia bot. It uses the same programm code as many others interwiki-bots and it isn't possible to change only my bot. The best way in this case is opening of discussion on Bot owners' noticeboard, or on any other noticeboard with the involvement of multiple users. And if your proposition is accepted, then it will be implemented in the programm code. --Emaus (talk) 22:46, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

EmausBot interwiki bots wrong[edit]

Check Category:1948 Summer Olympics squad navigational boxes. Thanks. Sawol (talk) 09:34, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 22:03, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Inaccurate translation[edit]

For the article Southeast Alaska the bot added a translation for the "Panhandle" of Alaska to be "du Su-Est", which is simply a a restatement of the other name of the region, Southeast Alaska. It seems that a better translation would be "Manche" (the handle of a cooking pan), but I am not a French speaker so there may be a better word than this suggestion. Coastwise (talk) 17:15, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

  • As I know, an exact translation is not very appropriative to geographical names. Sometimes they are used with full translation and somtimes without any translation. And I don't know what is in this case. --Emaus (talk) 22:07, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
In this case an exact translation IS appropriate, because Panhandle is a vernacular, descriptive name and not an official name. "du Su-Est" causes a repeat of the official name Souteast [Alaska], and is therefore not appropriate. If Manche is not appropriate as a translation, then no translation should be provided at all for Panhandle. Coastwise (talk) 02:33, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Bot introduces invisible unicode characters[edit]

Check [19] and most probably many more. -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:53, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

I reported on bugzilla. I think the invisible characters should not be allowed on pagetitle. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:33, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Interwiki links are wrong[edit]

Your bot is adding incorrect interwiki links to List of World Heritage Sites in Western Europe. See User talk:Xqt#WHS for the exact same issue with two other bots. Diff specific to your bot here. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 03:49, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done. --Emaus (talk) 20:11, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
    • Thanks! First bot owner to actually fix it so far. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 00:55, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Points of View[edit]

This edit: [20] to Points of View is also an incorrect interwiki link - some editor has already tried correcting it once Stephenb (Talk) 08:37, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done. --Emaus (talk) 20:11, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Stephenb (Talk) 08:35, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Wrong interwikis[edit]

This robot (and some others) are doing a mess with Nahor. In many wikipedias, there are articles about a generic Nahor, as disambiguity pages, and articles about individual Nahors. This robot is linking the generic Nahor to Nahor, the son of Terah. Compare: fr:Nahor, fr:Nahor (fils de Terah), ca:Nahor, ca:Nahor (fill de Tèrah), etc. Albmont (talk) 17:26, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

  • There is a problem since the page Nahor describes two different men. I think that the best way is splitting of this page into 2 individual pages about them and 1 ambiguation page. --Emaus (talk) 19:58, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
    • That's what the other wikipedias are doing, but while this solution is not applied, there are three classes of Nahors, and the robots keep confusing them:
  1. Nahor, de:Nahor and the disambiguity pages fr:Nahor, ca:Nahor, pt:Nahor (this one should be Naor...), etc
  2. Nahor (son of Terah) (this article does not exist), fr:Nahor (fils de Terah), pt:Naor (filho de Terá), etc
  3. Nahor (son of Serug) (this article does not exist), fr:Nahor (fils de Seroug), nl:Nahor (zoon van Serug), etc.
    • I think that after I created pt:Naor (filho de Terá) and messed up with some of the interwikis the robots gave up trying to understand what is going on (because some of the interwikis are still confusing, like sv:Nahor), but I'm not sure if they will try to fix the mess and recreate the wrong interwikis. Albmont (talk) 20:07, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
      • I don't see why "this solution is not applied". This page was created on 2005 and there were no discussions about splitting. So, I don't see any objections for splitting. --Emaus (talk) 00:38, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Category:X1[edit]

Could you please add Category:X1 to EmausBot's blacklist? Like Template:X1, the category is for test edits and interwiki free. Thanks, 117Avenue (talk) 03:38, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Template {{Nobots}} preservs page from any bot editing. --Emaus (talk) 03:25, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Coordinated Universal Time[edit]

I don't speak the language, but this edit seems questionable. My guess would be the foreign article would correspond to UTC+04:00. Jc3s5h (talk) 04:10, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Repeated wrong interwiki link[edit]

Here the bot replaces a wrong interwiki link which an editor has already removed.

The Swedish article appears to have an image of the wrong topic, which may be what's causing the problem - but my Swedish isn't up to explaining that. No, I'll go ahead and remove the image, ... done, with Google-translated edit summary! PamD 10:37, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks, fixed. --Emaus (talk) 19:53, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

WP:SB is traditionally a redirect to Wikipedia:Sandbox. On 30 January EmausBot edited WP:SB so that it redirected to Winnetka, Illinois - see the diff. I reverted the edit so that it again redirects to the Sandbox. Dolphin (t) 07:30, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

  • That's result of this edit. Fixed. --Emaus (talk) 20:52, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

AcadagnostusPeronopsis[edit]

Hi, you're bot keeps placing interwiki tags connecting Peronopsis with nl:Acadagnostus. These are no synonyms however according to Naimark, 2012. I'll extend the Peronopsis article the coming days including the synonymy. For now perhaps this section on Peronopsid lineages may convince you. Regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 08:02, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata is here; please disable any interwiki bots on the English Wikipedia[edit]

Hi!

Wikidata has been deployed to the English Wikipedia. Going forward, Wikidata will manage interwiki links. Further information: m:Wikidata/Deployment Questions and <https://blog.wikimedia.de/?p=13892>.

Important note: Bots that continue to add, remove, or update interwiki links on the English Wikipedia may be blocked from editing after Saturday, February 16, 2013.

If you are running pywikipedia's interwiki.py, please update to pyrev:11073 which will automatically prevent your bot from updating links on this wiki.

If you have any questions, please ask at the bot owners' noticeboard. Thank you for your past work maintaining interwiki links. It has been very appreciated and we're looking forward to an even brighter future with Wikidata. Legoktm (talk) 09:35, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Vacation9 12:22, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Emaus. I'm from Myanmar(Burma). Can you help me and teach me how to upload a picture safely in en wiki.And how write a new foreign language article for an artile that exist. Thanks... you can connect me and talk to me in my Talk. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harry Yang(Aik Tun) (talkcontribs) 13:56, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Empty noinclude[edit]

Hi. What was the point of this bot edit? --Redrose64 (talk) 20:25, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Problem with your bot[edit]

As evidence by this edit, there is a problem with your bot. It is probably related to edit conflicts. Please fix it ASAP. --ThaddeusB (talk) 01:44, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, looks like this. Started investigating. --Emaus (talk) 05:05, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Your bot, crosswiki[edit]

Hi Emaus! I have just added the feature to addbot to add links to wikidata from pages that it scans across wikis. I am guessing that your bot scans wikidata irc feed for new lang links created on there and unfortunately I think that our two bots are going to massively conflict. Currently your bot edits once for each lang link it detects, my bot currently moves these links in bulk (mainly) but your bot it too fast to allow this to happen, ie. if I were to move 50 links to wikidata across a period of 1 min for an article your bot would likely preform multiple edits rounded off by one by my bot that would then edit with everything else it has done. (I hope this all makes sense as I realise I have been rambling), anyway, is there any chance that you could make your bot ignore all wikidata edits by Addbot? Or add some sort of delay before detecting a change and trying to edit the wiki article? Cheers ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 09:45, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi! My bot has 2 different groups of working scenarios:
1) Start from local wiki. Bot gets some category tree or some article range, etc, and compares with Wikidata sitelinks. In this case bot edits the only language project.
2) Start from Wikidata. Bot gets rc or some item range and checks all language projects where it can edit. In this case bot updates all language projects.
The first case is still actual there are lot of pages with not completely removed interwikis like in this case, where german interwiki was directed on a redirection. My bot can check whether the page on interwiki was moved or deleted and works very accurate. But, when I see that this check is done, I'll stop the first scenario and use only the second scenario. --Emaus (talk) 13:12, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Hmmm, I think it is the second scenario that was conflicting with my bot (the RC part) as when addbot added a link on wikidata your bot would seem to jump to that language wiki and remove said interwiki link almost instantly (although in my latest batch of trial edits this seems to have stopped!). I am aware of how many pages still have IW links as I have a local database with 10,000,000 article names across languages for my bot to finish running over :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:23, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

WP:TEA not even close[edit]

What happened here? [21] I reverted, but you should probably look into what your bot is doing. Wilhelm Meis (☎ Diskuss | ✍ Beiträge) 01:38, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. It looks like your bot was doing exactly what it was supposed to do there, but someone had vandalized the page triggering the bot edits. Wilhelm Meis (☎ Diskuss | ✍ Beiträge) 14:12, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

EmausBot does not handle inter-wiki links with redirects correctly[edit]

Hi Emaus, once more your bot screwed up inter-wiki links with redirects. I reported this to you already and unfortunately it appears as if you still haven't fixed your bot. This is really annoying. If your bot cannot handle such cases when migrating links to wikidata, then, by all means, don't run it, as otherwise you harm the project by destroying carefully created inter-wiki links.

Scenario:

Existing inter-wiki links:

en:Stockert Radio Telescope <-> de:Astropeiler Stockert
en:Stockert (hill) <-> de:Stockert (Berg)

Anti-parallel redirects:

en:Stockert (hill) -> en:Stockert Radio Telescope
de:Astropeiler Stockert -> de:Stockert (Berg)

This scenario of 4 pages (2 in each WP) is not trivial, but nevertheless correct, as the English article focusses mainly on the radio telescope, whereas the German article discusses mostly the hill but also includes the telescope. The whole point of migrating to wikidata is to make it easier to handle non-trivial and multi-dimensional cases like this one better - but if your bot screws up the existing and fully working connections in the migration process, nothing is won. This is, what your bot created ([22]):

en:Stockert Radio Telescope <-> de:Stockert (Berg)

It is obvious how this happened, therefore it should be easy to fix it in the code. I ask you to either enhance your bot to properly handle such cases or to at least detect them and then refrain from changing anything in the network. Sooner or later a knowledgable human will come along and migrate to wikidata without messing things up, and there's enough work to do for bots in more trivial cases, where nothing can go wrong. Do not continue using your bot until either solution has been implemented. Thanks. --Matthiaspaul (talk) 12:22, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi there Emaus. If you do not fix the above mentioned problem your bot will be blocked from editing. Please stop your bot and resolve the above issue. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:32, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I also feel i should ask you to stop your bot on all other languages as this is a case that can happen anywhere. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:35, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I have blocked your bot until the problem is resolved. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:59, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

EmausBot and BLP[edit]

Please see this contribution page: [23].  This was used to attack a politician at 2013-06-15T17:56:13.  The edit was reverted at 2013-06-15T18:53:57.  But by 2013-06-15T17:57:12, EmausBot was spreading the BLP violation.

It is my technical understanding, perhaps flawed, that double redirects are entirely ok.  So would it be possible to not "fix" a double redirect until at least 24 hours has elapsed?

I have posted a similar note at User talk:Avicennasis in reference to AvicBot.

Thank you, Unscintillating (talk) 21:42, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Can you delay EmausBot?[edit]

See what the bot did with this vandalism. Do you have any sort of delay mechanism (i.e., don't redirect before 2 hours have elapsed)? Theopolisme (talk) 15:28, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

I came here to ask for the same thing, see this. --dab (𒁳) 05:25, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Chronotherapy - please help![edit]

Either you've messed up or I have (not unlikely the latter).

When one searches "chronotherapy" it now redirects to "Chronotherapy (treatment scheduling)". But it shouldn't redirect to anything. It should instead allow one to choose between the two articles beginning with that word.

There are now the two articles:


It is now possible to get to "Chronotherapy (sleep phase)" only by searching on exactly that term. It shouldn't be this way. Can you fix it, please?

(I am watching this page.)

Hordaland (talk) 06:11, 6 December 2013 (UTC)


Ooops, I see, too, that the Talk page is correct only for one of the two articles, the sleep phase one. The treatment scheduling's Talk page has disappeared. (Guess I should have asked someone else to do the work in the first place. Sorry.) Hordaland (talk) 06:23, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Afc2[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:Afc2 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page.. QED237 (talk) 23:16, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

EmausBot Damaged this Wiki[edit]

EmausBot Damaged this Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Palestine&diff=593110276&oldid=590648801 — Preceding unsigned comment added by DigDeep4Truth (talkcontribs) 06:55, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Hello! You are mistaken because my bot just removed interlanguage links. --Emaus (talk) 19:42, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Renaming of Proposed rail infrastructure in the United Kingdom subcategories[edit]

Please see my proposal to rename Category:Proposed rail transport in England, Category:Proposed rail transport in Scotland, Category:Proposed rail transport in Wales, Category:Proposed rail transport in Northern Ireland, Category:Rail Infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom Category:Transport projects in London & Category:Proposed transport projects in London; all subcategories of Category:Proposed rail infrastructure in the United Kingdom Hugo999 (talk) 13:41, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Removing category links after deletion[edit]

Hi, please see my request for CFD help at wikidata:User_talk:Emaus#Removing_category_links_after_deletion. At the moment, enwiki CFD admins are doing manual checking in case HooBot gets to a CFD renaming quicker than EmausBot. We would like EmausBot to take on category deletions, so that HooBot can be changed to leave categories alone. – Fayenatic London 21:48, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Bot rating article[edit]

For some reason, the bot used the edit summary "John F. Kennedy is a good article", but this article failed its GAN back in June 2006. Why did it say otherwise? Snuggums (talk / edits) 21:24, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Bot replicating "redirect" vandalism edits to legit redirects[edit]

Hi, I just discovered this gem edit made by the bot, redirecting a Bitcoin exchange to Play money. Apparently just minutes before, some vandal had redirected the whole Bitcoin article to Play money: edit. The article was restored just a second before your bot broke the redirect. I don't know how you would address this, maybe waiting for a few hours before "fixing" redirects, but certainly the bot should not be helping vandals. -- intgr [talk] 21:24, 24 November 2014 (UTC)