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Send on behalf of The Wikipedia Library using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:31, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

July 2015[edit]


I wanted to ask you why you removed my links to INSPIRE-HEP (to scientific publications of for example Milla Baldo-Ceolin). It would be really helpful for me to know what I did wrong, since all of my links have been removed. What exactly did you mean with inappropriate, I saw many Wikipedia-articles of scientists with external links to their publications on ArXiv, etc. I hope I am not bothering you too much with my questions.

Thank you very much in advance!!

Csumstudent — Preceding unsigned comment added by Csumstudent (talkcontribs) 14:35, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

@Csumstudent: As I indicated in my edit summaries, the links appear to violate our external link guideline, namely that they do not add anything that would be present in a fully developed article. In several cases, you usurped a supporting established citation with your site. Also, you made inappropriate edits to someone else's comments on a talk page.
Additionally, a new editor (such as yourself) who predominately or exclusively adds external links receives increased scrutiny because of the frequency at which spammers and advertisers try to exploit Wikipedia.
Please read carefully the external link guideline to see if there is a section endorsing your type of website. It is possible I overlooked it because your site only seems to list works but not provide any content or simple means to view their works.
Thanks for asking. —EncMstr (talk) 15:46, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Hallo EncMstr
Thank you for your response and the explanation.
What I'm trying to do here is to replace dead links like,+Thomas by the corresponding Inspire-Links. Inspire is the successor-Database of Spires. Furthermore, I want to link the Wikipedia-articles of persons who are important for CERN to their profile on INSPIRE, because on INSPIRE you can find many interesting informations about these persons as well as an access to all articles, scientific publications, abstracts, etc.
You are right that it was inappropriate to edit someone else's talk page, I'm a new editor and I still have so many things to learn. But I don't see why replacing broken links by working links is wrong. And I don't see either why adding external INSPIRE-links (to publications) to Wiki-articles of CERN related people is wrong.
In Wikipedia:External links you find:
Sites that contain neutral and accurate material that is relevant to an encyclopedic understanding of the subject and cannot be integrated into the Wikipedia article due to copyright issues,[4] amount of detail (such as professional athlete statistics, movie or television credits, interview transcripts, or online textbooks), or other reasons.
I'm really sorry to bother you again with this!! But can you give me an advise how I can do this appropriate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Csumstudent (talkcontribs) 14:19, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

WP Oregon list[edit]

I hope it's still on your radar that the Wikipedia:WikiProject Oregon/Admin page (and the related one) is still broken and not being updated (the last update was on July 2). I'm guessing you probably just haven't had any time to spend on trying to figure out what caused the recurring glitch in early July, which evidently prompted you to disable the updating script (if that's the right term). Consider this a friendly reminder. – SJ Morg (talk) 08:28, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Quite right. The semantics of the Wikimedia API changed to work as originally documented, especially the number of entries which can be downloaded in one query is now enforcing (since July 2) the 500 at-a-time limit. So letting the script run is worse than not letting it run. I need to update to use a newer query and it needs to loop until it has received the entire list. So far, I haven't been able to spend much time figuring it out and the time that I did revealed that it was harder to do than I expected.
Rest assured it is on my todo list. Thanks for the reminder. —EncMstr (talk) 16:00, 28 July 2015 (UTC)