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Help.[edit]

Hi GoingBatty, I hope that you're well. Could you please help me with the article Joan Jett? Special thanks, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 16:24, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

@Joe Vitale 5: Yes check.svg Done! GoingBatty (talk) 17:28, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Best, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 11:17, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi there! Could you please help me with the article Amy Holland? Many a thanks! Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 13:16, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

@Joe Vitale 5: Yes check.svg Done! Please see my note on Talk:Amy Holland about the inconsistent reference format. GoingBatty (talk) 20:51, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Could you please help me tremendously with the article, Chaz Jankel please? I should very hopefully be meeting him next month! Thanks and ATB, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 13:29, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

@Joe Vitale 5: Yes check.svg Done! I couldn't find a new link for the ASCAP ACE Title search, and the career section needs references. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 17:15, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Hiyo! Could you please help me quite a bit with the articles Norman Watt-Roy and Mick Gallagher please? I'll be meeting them and the rest of the Blockheads next week!! I can't wait!!!! Best, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 19:50, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

@Joe Vitale 5: Yes check.svg Done! I'm giving them a listen on Spotify now. GoingBatty (talk) 20:54, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Oddly enough, I'm more a fan of Chaz Jankel's solo career and Norman and Mickey's work on Roger Daltrey's album "Parting Should Be Painless" than anything by the Blockheads!! Best, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 21:19, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I hope that you're doin' good... I got to see the Blockheads perform on Saturday at Band on the Wall... And got to meet Derek Hussey, Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Mick Gallagher, and Gilad Atzmon... Derek was very nice, and talkative... Chaz was a very lovely, and down-to-earth man, and I even sort of sang his song "Little Eva" with him, he mingled with the crowd after the show, but most people didn't know who he was!!.. Norman was a wonderful man... He could tell stories forever, and called me "amazing" because I knew his discography better than himself haha, Mick seemed ok, but I didn't get good vibes from Gilad... Oh, and I've done some edits to the Chaz article... Maybe check over them? Unless someone beats you to it haha. All the best, Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 08:20, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Reference query[edit]

Hi, I have come across a number of references like this

News, B. B. C. "Sheffield teacher Lynsey Haycock dies after classroom fall". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 

with |last=News and |first=B. B. C.

Is it possible to find out how many of these there are so that they can be blanked out? Keith D (talk) 21:15, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) At least 950. Have fun! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:43, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Bigger job then I thought. Keith D (talk) 10:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Keith D and Jonesey95: We can get rid of a lot of false positives (e.g. |last=Newstead) with this search. I'll see if I can sic BattyBot on the most common issues. GoingBatty (talk) 16:43, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
That looks more handleable number. Thanks for offering to get your BOT to do it, may be something that could be done on a regular basis to catch new instances. Keith D (talk) 21:10, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
@Keith D: I found the source of the issue - see User talk:Zhaofeng_Li/reFill#Bug report: Adds news source in first/last parameters. GoingBatty (talk) 01:23, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm having problems connecting to the recent data dump torrent to download the database to get search results for BattyBot, and searching via insource in AWB doesn't provide the same results as on Wikipedia. Any of my talk page watchers want to provide me a list of articles? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 01:37, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. User:GoingBatty/sandbox2 is the first 500 results from your query above. There were 520 total articles from the search. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:22, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
@Keith D and Jonesey95: I've fixed half the articles. More tomorrow... GoingBatty (talk) 02:12, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
@Keith D and Jonesey95: Still working on the rest manually. GoingBatty (talk) 03:46, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: Could you please update the list you posted on User:GoingBatty/sandbox2 (and tell me how you made the list)? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 03:48, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. My basic process is: (1) Do the insource search linked above. (2) Click "500" at the bottom of the page to get all (or max 500) results. (3) Copy the whole page to a text editor (I use TextWrangler for Mac OS. Notepad++ works well on Windows.) (4) Use the "Process lines containing..." feature of the text editor to find all lines containing "[edit]" and copy them to a new document. (5) Replace white space at the start of each line with "* [[". (6) Replace " [edit]" at the end of each line with "]]". (7) Sort the lines. (8) Copy the whole thing into a sandbox page. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:58, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
@Keith D and Jonesey95: All of these articles have now been Fixed. GoingBatty (talk) 02:07, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Great work. Keith D (talk) 12:16, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi there. I've been following your edits on Wikipedia and I wanted to ask if you could assist in improving the article about Zeek an award-winning Israeli start-up. The company's coverage is far more notable than it appears in the article. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Eddard 'Ned' Stark (talk) 21:36, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

@Eddard 'Ned' Stark: I've done some minor copyediting on the Zeek article, but you'll have to provide more references to support its notability so it won't get deleted. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 00:32, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Ripa[edit]

Hi, could you please take a look at the article about Helene Ripa. It will appear on DYK in a few days. But some issues has been raised at Wikipedia_talk:Did_you_know. I hope it can be saved. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 21:31, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Please take a second look at Rock-Olga as well. Cheers.--BabbaQ (talk) 21:41, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
While we are at it, could you also please take a second look at the article about Sara Skyttedal. Appreciated. Regards,BabbaQ (talk) 00:06, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
The notability of Skyttedal is in question Template:Did you know nominations/Sara Skyttedal. The rationale for her non-notability is far stretched out in my opinion. Clearly she has had several notable jobs within the field of politics over the years. To say that she is non-notable is not correct in my opinion, and that she is not DYK material is also far fetched. But I am the article creator.... --BabbaQ (talk) 00:06, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
In my opinion the discussion that is ongoing at Skyttedals DYK nom should be held at the talk page as it is not relevant to the DYK in respect to the approved review and the fact that there are different opinions.--BabbaQ (talk) 00:07, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
@BabbaQ: Yes check.svg Done with all! GoingBatty (talk) 03:44, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Oh, I will go on holiday tomorrow. I will travel to Alcudia for a week of sun and beaches. :)--BabbaQ (talk) 13:34, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Rock-Olga[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rock-Olga, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that singer Rock-Olga (pictured) recorded an album in 1972 using ABBA members Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad as backing vocalists? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rock-Olga. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rock-Olga), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

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All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Elin Rombo[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 30 September 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Elin Rombo, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Elin Rombo (pictured) played Sister Blanche in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in a 2011 production at the Royal Swedish Opera? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Elin Rombo. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Elin Rombo), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 30 September 2016 (UTC)