User talk:JackPotte

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Exit command[edit]

I reverted your redirect of Exit (command), because the article deals with the exit command in all operating system shells, not just the one in Unix. Please discuss majors changes like this on the talk page first. — Loadmaster (talk) 18:39, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Properly done. JackPotte (talk) 15:43, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Your Wiktionary script[edit]

I've just installed it into my Monobook, it's excellent. Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts will tell you how to get it included in the list of scripts.

fr.wiktionary user[edit]

Hello JackPotte. Please block this user indefinitely. It's an imposter and will only be used for more vandalism. Thanks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

I've done it because he seemed irrecoverable and you've got "enwiki 74822 21:53, 03 August 2005 Abusefilter; Sysop". JackPotte (talk) 15:03, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. See also v:Wikiversity:Request_custodian_action/Archive/2#Another_vandalism_spree :) It is no doubt one of my many admirers. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


--Kudpung (talk) 07:48, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Liberal profession[edit]

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You need a GitHub account[edit]

I posted the code onto GitHub, but I couldn't find you there. Do you have an account? The code is located at Cyberpower678/xtools.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:26, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done JackPotte (talk) 19:40, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I added you. You can now modify the code as needed on sight. Everything about xtools except for Peachy, is posted there.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:43, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I can now treat the obvious requests of JackPotte (talk) 19:54, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Please redirect that page to GitHub now, as that should now be the locate to submit bug requests.—cyberpower ChatOnline 20:04, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
It's also best to fork it first, to have a sandbox, before submitting it to the master, mine.—cyberpower ChatOnline 20:06, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, I'm watching... JackPotte (talk) 20:17, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Snottywong's tools[edit]

Thanks for migrating Snottywong's tools. I noticed that his adminscore tool doesn't seem to be working – at least not at Any chance you could take a look at it? Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 00:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. Now none of them seem to be working (they were earlier). Getting the error message: "No webservice. The URI you have requested, /jackbot/snottywong/afdstats.html, is not currently serviced." Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 01:02, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I don't know why the webservice process has stopped, maybe I should restart it by cron every two hours....
Concerning the few tools out of order like the graph, I couldn't repair it in less than one hour, but I can let the volunteers have on look if they have a Labs account. JackPotte (talk) 07:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
There's no functionality of snottywongs "votecounter" at (example) [1] so I wonder, was this one of the tools migrated? - LuckyLouie (talk) 13:12, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes but the URL redirections are so tricky that I could not fix them for now. So currently we have to retype it: JackPotte (talk) 13:18, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you again, Jack! - LuckyLouie (talk) 13:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Salut Jack. I was wondering if you could take another look at the tool you migrated. Snottywong's adminscore tool still doesn't seem to be working. It seems like some of the other issues you mentioned above might have been fixed. You might want to check out Wikipedia:Wikimedia Labs/Toolserver replacements. Merci beaucoup ! - tucoxn\talk 23:30, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, I will try to fix or merge it and update the board after. JackPotte (talk) 09:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, afdadminstats is working, but there's no user interface page for it. It is working properly from the RfA toolbox template, and it can be used with the bare URL and editing the user param: but should there be a user i/f for it? I don't know if there was one previously. Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 17:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll resolve that too as soon as I will finish to master this technology. JackPotte (talk) 18:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Now I'm stuck on the error: No module named numpy, so let's retry next week... JackPotte (talk) 23:06, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I've installed the good version of numpy and it's working on my PC. But with the huge Wikipedia database, the URL returns 504 Gateway Time-out. So I should remove or migrate some functions (eg: Python threads, PHP...). JackPotte (talk) 15:33, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I've just tried in PHP but it's too slow on the server. JackPotte (talk) 20:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Because even in shell this simple query takes several minutes: SELECT MIN(rev_timestamp) FROM revision WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte'; JackPotte (talk) 20:55, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Counter Time SQL request (on the server in shell)
Edit count 0.01 s SELECT user_editcount FROM user WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
Account age 0 s SELECT user_registration FROM user WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
Block count 57.06 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM logging WHERE log_type="block" AND log_action="block" AND log_namespace=2 AND log_deleted=0 AND log_title='JackPotte';
User rights 0 s SELECT ug_group FROM user_groups JOIN user ON ug_user=user_id WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
User page 0.02 s SELECT page_len FROM page WHERE page_namespace=2 AND page_title='JackPotte';
Missing edit summaries 8 min 29.74 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision JOIN page ON rev_page=page_id WHERE page_namespace=0 AND rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND rev_comment="";
Recent activity 8 min 24.42 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND rev_timestamp > (now()-INTERVAL 730 day) and rev_timestamp < now();
Namespaces 8 min 30.67 SELECT count(*) FROM revision JOIN page ON rev_page=page_id WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND page_namespace=0;
Articles created 8 min 39.52 s SELECT DISTINCT page_id FROM page JOIN revision ON page_id=rev_page WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' and page_namespace=0 AND page_is_redirect=0;
WP:AIV 8 min 42.78 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Requests_for_page_protection%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
WP:RPP 8 min 29.34 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Administrator intervention against vandalism%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
WP:AFD 8 min SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Articles for deletion/%' and rev_page not like 'Articles_for_deletion/Log/%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
Patrols 1 min 42.08 s select count(*) from logging where log_type="patrol" and log_action="patrol" and log_user_text="JackPotte" and log_namespace=0 and log_deleted=0;

JackPotte (talk) 20:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Why don't you use some data that is already farmed (perhaps faster) using other tools that were re-created recently? Block count, namespaces, recent activity, and patrols (4 of the longer calls) are all available from this page (I think missing edit summaries can be calculated from there, too). Non-redirect articles created can be calculated from info on this page. That still leaves the 3 admin-area calls, which are all long. I haven't though much about this but I'll let you know if I come up with any easier solutions. - tucoxn\talk 01:07, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, actually I had this idea of merging it into Xtools on GitHub, that's why I had translated the .cgi in .php. But unfortunately the tool has been shutdown yesterday so I'll be forced to migrate before my planned unit test. JackPotte (talk) 07:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
My WMFLABS webservice is very unstable so I've requested a merging of the most visited snottywong tool into xtools. JackPotte (talk) 21:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Mes images perdues[edit]


La plupart des images que j'avais placées dans mes wikilivres (en particulier "Mathématiques avec Python et Ruby" ont été supprimées par Krd qui les trouve mal licenciées pour commons. Y a-t-il un moyen de les récupérer? Si oui, comment? Si non, que faire (réécrire les wikibooks sans images)?

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AfD votecounter tool down[edit]

Hey JackPotte, looks like this tool is down. Any idea why? Thanks. ‑Scottywong| speak _ 23:11, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

It's fixed:
tools.jackbot@tools-login:~$ webservice restart
Restarting webservice... restarted.
I don't know why this service is so unstable, even when I relaunch it every 30 Min by cron...
Anyway, I've mentioned it to find a solution. JackPotte (talk) 10:20, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

NAC tool[edit]

Hey Jack, are you maintaining the NAC tool too? I'm having trouble getting it to work on me czar  06:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid that we've reached the server limit with this time out. So we must rewrite the script, maybe on Xtools (if you know any volunteer he can access to the code). JackPotte (talk) 11:51, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Tool Broke[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_adminship#Snottywong.27s_Adminscore_tool HalfGig talk 17:17, 28 November 2014 (UTC)


Hello JackPotte, this modification was not done by Fête, it was done by another student in Fête's school. 雞雞 (talk) 19:57, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes I suppose, but it doesn't change anything. JackPotte (talk) 20:03, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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June 2015[edit]

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OK you're right, I've just read this recommendation. JackPotte (talk) 18:01, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Scottywongs tools[edit]

Hi Jack. After months of asking around, Cyberpower678 tells me that you are the go-to peson for all the tools in this suite: [2]. Scottywong originally made then for us when he was part of the team that was researching solutions to improve RfA and NPP. We now have major policy proposals lined up for quite a while now and we can't launch them until we have data that can only be produced by these relatively simple tools. Is there anything you can do to get them up and running properly? Regards, --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:17, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello, actually I still don't have the time to modify them in the next six months, that's why I had asked for Cyberpower678 help.
The code must be deeply (or completely) rewritten for two reasons: the resources limitation and the first results displaying speed. JackPotte (talk) 06:40, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Jack. Looks like we'll have to find someone - we can't wait another six months on top of the 9 months already just spent trying to find out who does what. I looked at Phabricatr but as a non IT person I don't understand a word of it. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:20, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, Jack, I unfortunately don't have the time to commit to maintaining scripts in a language I don't even have experience with.—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 03:44, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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Telephone spam[edit]

Hello! I added information about unwanted calls (spam) to a telephone article in russian wiki. Russian rules allow user to know who had been calling him during period of a time in past and other characterictics of activity from his telephone which he have. "Listing of calls of stationary phone can be received at office of the telephone company where it is necessary to provide the passport (passport of the citizen of Russia) confirming that you are the owner of this phone. Specification of stationary phone contains information on long distance and trunk calls (including - my note): about quantity, duration of telephone conversations, about their cost"How to get a listing of calls, Tamara Kovalenko, 18 February, 2013 (ru). It s a way of finding a spam caller phone (except «Calling Line Identification») and publication an information about that in wikipedia gives users a knowledge and a kind of the safety. I don't know full information about rules of this procedure in France. And my french is lower than poor and I don't see source document (reference) intuitively. If you want, you may add this information to a telephone article. You can use for finding information about that quickly. Maybe I will do this procedure later when my french will be better. RippleSax (talk) 14:17, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

In France we can only ask for a phone history to its number provider, on a detailed bill called "fadette". JackPotte (talk) 14:29, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

RfA Vote Counter issue[edit]

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to bring this up, but I was just reminded over at WP:VPT that you're "in charge" of Scotty Wong's former tools like the RfA Vote Counter. In the case of the RfA Vote Counter, it seems to be slightly malfunctioning lately – e.g. in my own entry, it's counting two recently closed RfA's as "Not closed yet". Just thought you should know in case you wanted to look into it and see if there's a quick "fix" for that... TIA! --IJBall (contribstalk) 02:01, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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