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Disambiguation links cleared in total[edit]

talk marked 13 articles to me about disambiguation pages which I understand is operated by you. I have opened all the thirteen articles, checked and corrected the links to the correct pages which I meant. Thank you.

The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

Add dplbot maintainer[edit]

Despite two uniform applied and different themes people are still confusing DPLbot with my tools, reporting connectivity problems to me. Can't beat'em? Join them. So this is my request to become a maintainer and receive access to webservice start (and adding that mobile one-liner...). — Dispenser 00:43, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought I had already replied to this. I'm fine with making you a maintainer, I'll set it up when I get a chance. --JaGatalk 01:43, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 January 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 27 January 2016[edit]

Refining the email message -DPL bot and her friends[edit]

DABSolver and her friends: Firstly a thank you for an excellent tool, a great time saver. Now a suggestion for an extra tweak. On Thunderbird I get sent a message

DPL bot left a message on your talk page in "Disambiguation link notific...". Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Joan Bakewell, you added a link pointi...

The rest of the message has been truncated- and a link click sends me to another tab in the browser. I really want to see the meat in the email. The text is obviously truncated on length so could the message be reversed so the important bit is shown. I would remove the "Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that" , and put it a message footer. If this is an attempt to be nice to newbies fine- look at the editcount and keep the existing message for those with less than 100 edits.

Another wasted opportunity is the message title

DPL bot left you a message on Wikipedia

could be changed to

DPL bot left you a message on Wikipedia:Re Joan Bakewell

All this is about prioritising my time- some dabs require immediate attention while other can be enjoyed over a cup of coffee.-- Clem Rutter (talk) 11:38, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

I used to have a less wordy intro, but was asked to make it more "friendly" by the former Wikipedia CEO, I forget her name, she's gone now. Basically her angle was "I worked so hard on an article, and now this bot is browbeating me, you need to make it nicer", so I niced it up. I would prefer a more direct message as well, but I think it's best not to ruffle feathers when possible. You're the second person to suggest a shorter message for experienced editors, though, an idea which has merit. I'm so busy these days I've no idea when I could get started setting it up, but I'll try to get around to it at some point. Thanks! --JaGatalk 01:40, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

What if the DabLink really is what I want?[edit]

When I was editing the Glasgow Coma Scale article, there were a few references to Supraorbital, but it was unclear which real article was intended, and the disambiguation page sufficiently defined the word, so I intentionally linked to it, I suppose hoping that an expert on the topic could finalize the link. How can I call up an expert to correct the link or flag it as correct as it stands??

Thanks, WesT (talk) 18:56, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

It seems like the definition would be best in this case. I would link to the Wiktionary definition: Supraorbital. --JaGatalk 01:31, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 February 2016[edit]