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Hello, good start but needs a bit more work I think Rankersbo (talk) 08:23, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Jamesmcmahon0, message from Melguen

Hi, about the World Robotic Sailing Championship wiki page. Your request is not technically feasible. I don't know if you really read the article. But WRSC is an event. So, how do you want me to find references or sources ??

Thank you. you can leave a comment on my talk page

I am French sorry my bad english. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:28, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Klara article, message from StevenGomez

Hello James, I have added all needed sources, the article should now be correct ! --StevenGomez (talk) 18:41, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Musō Shinden Eishin-ryū

I noticed that you marked Musō Shinden Eishin-ryū for speedy deletion. You did so, however, after a vandal had completely changed the content of the article. While the original article had numerous problems, it should not be speedy deleted on the basis of a vandalized version. I have restored the original version and contested the speedy deletion. In the future, please check the article history before marking for speedy deletion. Michitaro (talk) 12:48, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank's for pointing this out, I will definitely take more care future to check articles history! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 14:15, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
there was also a problem the A1 speedy on Men, Rivers and Canoes . A1, "No context" is only used when it is not possible to tell what the article is about. Whatthis article needs is a merge with the article on the vent it is about, and I have marked it accordingly. Please re-read WP:CSD--the criteria are applied only as written, and they are applied narrowly. DGG ( talk ) 14:04, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Very Funny Pranks

You recently tagged the article Very Funny Pranks for speedy deletion. While I agree with your reasons for wanting to do so, I think it would be better suited as an example of one of the various lists of absurd articles, i.e.; Wikipedia:Silly Things, Wikipedia:Unusual articles, or something of that nature. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 19:50, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi thanks for your comment, it was not me who tagged it for speedy deletion but @User:Iniciativass. I accidentally added some tags to it using AWB I should have checked the page more carefully!--Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 19:57, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Regardless of who did it, the chance to preserve it is gone. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 21:49, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

M/V Chilkat

Thank you for the New Page template on the MV Chilkat page. I was unaware that it existed, and will use it in the future. Name Omitted (talk) 21:28, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Joy! Thanks! Want another project? :)

Thanks for helping with the West Fork Conservancy getting the edits cleaned up. I am attempting to get the second-to-the-last Angeles National Forest volunteer organization mentioned in Wikipedia, and so I have created the San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders page, if you want to see if I screwed any of that text up enough to warrant some cleaning also.

The last ANF organization which is missing is the biggest one -- the Pacific Crest Trail Association which does not yet have a Wikipedia entry, likely because it's a significant and large volunteer group with a lengthy history, responsbile for over 2600 miles of hiking trail. That's a daunting task to undertake in a day or two, so perhaps that's why their ANF volunteer organization's Wiki page remains un-created, yet I'm going to try to get an initial first-run on creating it some time this week. Maybe you would like to help with that one also. :) Thanks! Damotclese (talk) 22:02, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

MoohanBOT question

Regarding your bot request, does the Kingbotk plugin allow the {{WikiProject Biography}} to be the first WikiProject template per Wikipedia:Talk page layout? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 23:41, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi, there isn't an option to choose the ordering of banners in the plugin. From looking at the trial edits it seems that it will add {{WikiProject Biography}} first, but only if it is creating it. If it is just modifying {{WikiProject Biography}} it will not change it's positioning. Also when it is adding new templates ({{WikiProject Kayaking}} or {{WikiProject Water sports}}) it will add those above {{WikiProject Biography}}.
That said, I think it is ok. Since there will always be 2+ WikiProject templates, AWB will add {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} (with the |blp=yes flag where applicable). This forces {{blp}} to appear at the top even though {{WikiProject Biography}} might not be listed as the first banner. I think that brings it inline with the guidance on Wikipedia:Talk page layout, specifically: For biographical articles, {{WikiProject Biography}} usually comes before any other WikiProject banners. Especially when the page is about a living person, WPBiography must come before other WikiProject banners to ensure that the {{blp}} take top billing. --Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 05:35, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. GoingBatty (talk) 11:20, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

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For help on Wind Talker Sound suppressor. I was editing with IE and there's no built-in spell check like in FireFox!--MikeΜολὼν λαβέ 18:44, 27 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi Jamesmcmahon0 – you are the second editor to "correct" Bendigo, New Zealand by changing "mid 1870s" to "mid-1870s". This is an article about New Zealand, and therefore uses New Zealand spelling. In New Zealand English (and, to a lesser extent, in Commonwealth English overall), the hyphen is in general more often than not omitted, although it remains a viable option. See, for example the first sentence of this, the second paragraph of this, the first item listed here, the first paragraph of this, and the paragraph starting "During the mid 1960s" here — these references are from the New Zealand Government's official website, the National Library of New Zealand, the country's main online news source, the National Encyclopedia of New Zealand, and the official national online history archive. Theoretically, all New Zealand articles which contain "mid-" should be changed by bot to "mid ", though it is (as I said) optional, and as such that might be a waste of bot-time. Grutness...wha? 01:39, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for bringing this up, I'll take it to the AWB Typo Talk page. The only thing I can think of is to add {{bots|deny=AWB}} but others may have a better suggestion. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 09:53, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Cheers – I've added <!--standard in NZ English--> to the article which may help. Grutness...wha? 00:42, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


I have moved Template:KayakingWelcome to User:Jamesmcmahon0/kayak-w. I am very dubious about whether we normally have templates like this in the template namespace. But as a user page there will be no problem. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 23:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

FYI: Your bot destroyed the wikiprojects at Helmuth Nyborg

Hallo, just to inform you. Your bot destroyed the wikiprojects at Helmuth Nyborg, with this edit. I have reverted it, and btw. I'm not sure why he should be added to WikiProject Water sports and WikiProject Kayaking  ;-) Christian75 (talk) 00:11, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

It may be a bug in AWB. In your edit you added "||blp=yes}}" - two |. If I remove one of the |, the WikiProjects shows up again... Christian75 (talk) 00:21, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know, it's not a problem with my bot specifically but with either AWBs general talk page fixes, or a bug in the Kingbotk plugin that my bot also uses. I'll file the edit as a bug with both of them and hopefully it will get fixed. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 11:30, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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The Beaver (fable

Thanks for deleting. I saved the article before realising I had not closed the bracket and hoped someone helpful like you would do that. As you noticed, I created a new version with correct format, which I guess is why the speedy deletion did not give any time for comment. I apologise for putting you to that trouble through my clumsiness. I'd be doubly grateful if you would explain how I could have got rid of it myself – in case of future mistakes! Mzilikazi1939 (talk) 15:51, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I found your article using the page curation tool bar whilst reviewing and adding maintenance tags to newly created pages. I nominated the page for speedy deletion using Twinkle. You could have nominated it yourself, using twinkle to nominate it for G7 speedy deletion (for when the author requests deletion). You can do the same thing manually by adding {{db-g7}} or {{db-author}} anywhere on the page. I hope that helps and thanks for all the articles you've created and work you've done! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 16:01, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

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Spelling corrections

User:Jamesmcmahon0, thanks for your spelling correction to Ottoman Empire. I have actually reverted to the version before the paragraph you corrected was added. When you see such badly written, unsourced, obviously POV content replacing well sourced and well written content, I would suggest that instead of correcting the spelling errors, you just revert to the good version. If you are not sure enough of which is the better version, it might be better just to leave it alone so that it remains obviously badly written. --Macrakis (talk) 17:22, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Merge and delete on List of officers of the Oxford University Chess Club

Hi, and thanks for merging this article to Oxford University Chess Club. It was becoming rather overdue. :-)

I saw that you put a speedy deletion tag on List of officers of the Oxford University Chess Club after the content was merged. The GFDL/CC licences that the content was submitted under require that authorship be acknowledged if the content is used, usually this is in the form of the page history, and it is therefore usually inadvisable to delete it if the content has been merged and used elsewhere (Wikipedia:Merge and delete).

What I have done in this case is restore the page history and redirect it to the article where the content now is. This is the usual outcome for merges. (It is possible to be GFDL compliant in other ways, such as history merges, but these methods are a bit awkward and are exceptions rather than the rule.) Best wishes, Sjakkalle (Check!) 06:35, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

External links

Hello James Thank you for your comment of orphan link. There is a page on Wikipedia about PhD Ignazia Bartholini (it:Identità personale) but Can you help me please to insert a link. Thank you in advance and best regards from Italy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zizibarth (talkcontribs) 11:39, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

@Zizibarth: the article you mention isn't about Ignazia Bartholini (as far as I can tell). Also this wouldn't stop the page being an orphan. To de-orphan the page you need to add links to Ignazia Bartholini from other relevant English Wikipedia pages. To add a link to the Italian Wikipedia see Inter-language links. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions and good luck with your article. Saluti dalla Scozia! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 12:36, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Hello James Thank you very much for your professional and complite answer. That's how Scottish people do. Thank you again. As soon as possible I'll add a very interesting reserche txt about violience against a woman in Italy were Ph.D. Bartholini have a main role. Best regards from Italy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zizibarth (talkcontribs) 19:00, 30 July 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for correcting the typo in Asturix article. English is not my first language, so I make a lot of errors. Thanks again! --Richiguada ~ усилий и слава 18:13, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your work with Snuggle

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Heritage preservation in South Korea

Hi! I am still working on this article. There is a work in progress template on it for a reason. It's already the second time a patroller places a problem tag on work in progress article within 24 hours. It's not like I abandoned the article for days. Is this how patrolling works here on enwiki? Why can't patrollers simply leave people to work on their articles in peace? You know, I kind of start to feel this is one of the reasons why so many newbies leave Wikipedia. I put the damn template on the article assuming I can work on it in my own pace. Nope. Not a single chance. .... Teemeah 편지 (letter) 10:39, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for contacting me, I routinely check new pages for typos using WP:AWB, I came across your article because of the incorrect apostrophe in 1960's... The other changes to the article were automated and are meant to be helpful. I apologise if other editors have been making unconstructive edits but I'm sure they were all in good faith. If you would like to stop anyone from being able to use automated tools on your page, you can add {{nobots}} anywhere on it, please remove this as soon as you can though. Thanks Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 11:33, 3 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I've added the rollback flag for you. Best. Pedro :  Chat  21:02, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 21:58, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Angels Den Question

Hello James. Thanks for recently adding the orphan tag to the Angels Den page. I've now added a number of links from other articles such as 'Angel Investor'. Would it be possible for you to now remove the tag or is more work required? Many thanks SWills244 (SWills244 (talk) 11:02, 10 August 2013 (UTC))

Hi, I updated the template to indicate that it now has one article linking to it but could maybe do with a few more. Thanks for your work with the page, if you add some more incoming links or you think that no more can reasonably be made feel free to remove the template your self! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 11:15, 10 August 2013 (UTC)


Thanks a bunch for the header on the igloo pages! Also, if it's not that much work, could you put together a basic help guide for igloo? Just like how to revert, how to view the page hstory, what the arrows do and what the search box does? If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Thanks, --Kangaroopowah 21:17, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey, no problem, thanks for all the work you are doing on the tool! I was hoping to have chance to do a help guide last weekend but didn't get round to it. I might get chance this week, I should be able to start something at least. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 23:32, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Daisy Jopling Trilogy edits

Just a heads up, make sure you check the page when using AWB, the 'Triology' that you corrected to Trilogy, is actually the name of a music group, and is why they were written in capital letters. It's also why I didn't fix them myself in the edit before :P. --Lightlowemon (talk) 03:45, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Please be careful with "in use" tagged articles

Hi. Thank you for your input to Wiska. However, I'd ask you to respect the in use tag and not edit articles while they are, literally, "in use".

Hope you'll be back with your valuable native-user edits there after other editors will lift the tag. Wishes, Ukrained2012 (talk) 17:35, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

FYI – you can check the "Page is in use" box on AWB's Skip tab to automatically skip pages tagged with {{in use}}. GoingBatty (talk) 03:33, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

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Your interactions with new editors in Wikipedia

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Substing templates

Hi! Just wanted to remind you that when you use a welcome template on someone's talkpage, that you should always substitute the template. (For example, you should use{{subst:welcome}} rather than {{welcome}}.) Cheers, — Preceding signed comment added by Cymru.lass (talkcontribs) 23:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

What external links???

"Information icon Hello, I'm Jamesmcmahon0. I wanted to let you know that I removed an external link you added to the page Anti-abortion movements, because it seemed to be inappropriate for an encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page, or take a look at our guidelines about links. The reverted edit can be found here. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 09:37, 13 September 2013 (UTC)"

Being you are monitoring the article and reverted it almost immediately after it was posted I will assume Good Faith and you misunderstood what you saw. Please revisit the article and you will find no external links. If you mean internal wiki links that is allowed and encouraged. If you find you in fact did make a mistake please undue your edit ASAP. Please do not do WP:NPOV and please assume Good Faith as I have with you. Thanks I look forward to a cordial and honest working relationship. (talk) 09:48, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

I apologise and thank's for assuming good faith, my (albeit in hindsight, poor) reasoning was based on the diff that I saw;
It didn't appear that the Virginia Society for Human Life fitted with the other two above, I also saw that it was nominated for deletion. I apologise again, happy editing! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 10:42, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for your civility which sometimes is lacking in controversial articles. (talk) 12:29, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

New article patrolling

Hi, thanks for cleaning up the new articles; Aamer Rahman, Fear of a Brown Planet and Allah Made Me Funny (comedy troupe). Can you please do the same for the article Nazeem Hussain as well? Tanbircdq (talk) 11:31, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I was using AWB. I'll run AWB on Nazeem Hussain next time I'm at a windows computer, no guarantees it will make any changes though. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 13:16, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

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University of South Australia

Hi! Not complaining, just puzzled by your edit. With the exception of:

  • Turning "The_Advertiser_(" into "The Advertiser (";
  • Turning "cn" into "citation needed"; and
  • Preserving a duplicate reference in a different format (and thus continuing to preserve a duplicate reference)

your edit doesn't appear to have done anything, and with my hand-on-my-heart, I couldn't say that those three things are worth the effort it took you to make them.
I can only assume that I must be missing something. What am I missing? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:50, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi I was using AWB to run through pages that reportedly had CheckWiki errors. AWB makes changed automatically, I just review them and commit them. All of the changes in the edit seem to be focused on making the wiki markup more readable. Whilst it would be pointless to make such changes by hand, using AWB to do them is trivial. I hope that answers your question? Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 10:43, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
It seems that the important edit was adding a right bracket in a reference in the first paragraph in the History section. GoingBatty (talk) 22:32, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

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Hi, I noticed that you removed the "stub" signifier on Stockwork. While I think it certainly fits the criteria set forth by the Croughton-London rule, the article still needs a bit more work, such as a picture and perhaps an explanation as to how they form, before it could be un-stubbed. Skolithos (talk) 18:37, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Verb:Sap on Talk:Anatomy

Erm, not quite sure why you're applying AWB to 'clean up' talk pages. Best leave 'em alone, probably. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:26, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

When cleaning up talk pages, you may want to add "per Wikipedia:Talk page layout" to your edit summary. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 14:19, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
I was Typo fixing and some talk pages somehow made it into my list, I only edited ones in which the order of templates changes ("per Wikipedia:Talk page layout") as this, usually, results in a change in page appearance. If this happens again in future I'll add GoingBatty's recommendation to the summary to make things clearer. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 14:45, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
If you're doing typo fixing, you may want to check the "Remove non-main space" box in the List menu to avoid Talk pages altogether. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 15:01, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

GOCE request for Template:Canoeing and kayaking

Hi Jamesmcmahon0, I'm a GOCE coordinator. Regarding your copy-edit request for the above template here, cleaning up templates is not within the scope of the GOCE's project. Of course, editors are free to do the clean-up work, but it's not the best place for your request. GOCE members improve the quality of prose in articles and lists by copy-editing and doing general fixes. I think the best place to ask for a template cleanup is Wikipedia:WikiProject Templates. I've placed your request on hold for a few days; feel free to join in the discussion here; there's a recommendation of another place you can ask for help with this template. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 07:48, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll bring it up at WikiProject Kayaking and WikiProject Templates Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 11:37, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

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Nalanda Buddhist Institute (Bhutan)

Hi James – wondering if you can help me I see you edited the NBI wiki page recently. I'd added a photo of the new/ current principal that was provided by a third party and forwarded her email giving permission to use it to the wiki permissions address. But I notice the photo has been removed. I can't work out from the history who did that and how to ask them what I did wrong/ how to get it back. Any advice appreciated Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nima t100 (talkcontribs) 13:01, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Nima t100 I had a look and it seems the file was moved to the commons before it was deleted; see here. Maybe try messaging the admin who deleted it? Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 15:36, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ali Nasr

Would you please reconsider, based on the sources I've found? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:23, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

It's out of my hands now but you are free to improve the article and make it's case at XFD Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 00:26, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Hilary Wayment

Apologies; yesterday I reviewed and published Hilary Wayment. I have only just noticed that you had already flagged it as being under review. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:59, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey, don't worry about it, I must have marked it then moved on for some reason... so it's my bad. Keep up the great work! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 12:23, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Feedback on Kayak

Howdy- I wanted to let you know that I left a few comments on your peer review for kayak! Let me know if you have any questions or comments! PrairieKid (talk) 21:44, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Your bot and stubs

Thanks for the note at Category talk:Stubs#MoohanBOT, which was the first I'd heard of this bot activity. There does not seem to be any mention of it in July, at either Category talk:Stubs or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Stub sorting.

I'm pretty neutral about the bot removing {{stub}} from articles which already have a specific stub type: they're irritating when I find them in Category:Stubs, but when I find one I usually drop a note on the editor's talk page to point out the error of their ways, as the {{stub}} is often added by a very new editor. I doubt that your bot will find many of them, as stub-sorters empty the stub category pretty regularly.

But I'm not at all sure about the {{bio-stub}}. It takes the article out of the sight of stub-sorters, but doesn't help anyone looking for stubs in a particular subject area. An article gets tagged as {{bio-stub}} rather than {{England-MP-stub}} or {{Defensiveback-1930s-stub}}. I'm not sure that it's a useful action. Is there anyone out there re-sorting the Category:People stubs? (I might now have a look at it, especially picking off the people who obviously lack a DEFAULSORT, but haven't done so hitherto: when I stub-sort a person I usually add the DEFAULTSORT, Category:Living persons and birth and death cats where appropriate: other stub-sorters quite likely do so too). PamD 14:27, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey, I'll not run the bio-stub task again until we have figured out the best way to move forward. Obviously the intention of the bot is to be useful and perform simple tasks to reduce the workload for editors, if it is creating more work (or hiding the work) then that was definitely not the intention!
When I filed the bot request I made the assumption that Category:People stubs was 'maintained' in the same way that Category:Stubs is. I assumed this based on all the templates on the cat page; backlog, regular maintenance needed etc and also it seemed logical to me that there would be a sub-set of stub sorters who focus on biography articles, geographic articles etc. I don't know whether this is the case and I defer to your greater experience with the community.
As for your questions about DEFAULTSORT, most of the pages my bot has tagged should have things like DEFAULTSORT, birth/death cats and persondata added, this is because it runs using AWB and so performs general fixes along with other edits.
I look forward to your thoughts and comments. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 12:13, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I think I may have been a bit hasty in my initial reaction – I was a bit taken aback to hear for the first time about this bot, as a long-standing stub-sorter. I'd never really looked at Category:People stubs before. I see it has just over 1,000 entries at present, and I've now picked off and sorted out all those with a bracketed disambiguation (checking whether they were properly linked from the base name by a hatnote or dab page entry – quite a proportion weren't), and all those starting with "P". I think it probably is useful, on balance, especially when Lugnuts does one of his major sweeps and fills the stub category. Sorting out the bio stubs is quite a nice job, fewer total disaster areas than when looking at stubs as a whole! I have no idea who looks at the category, but I'll spend a bit of time on it myself. (Is there a way to see how the population of a category changes over weeks or months? It would be fascinating to know.) So on balance the bot's work of moving stuff into the people category is probably a positive, contrary to my initial thoughts.
It would be much better if the page curation setup refused to let people add {{stub}} when an article already has a specific stub tag, and I've suggested this! I doubt that your bot will ever find many to fix, but there's no problem in it doing what it can. PamD 15:51, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
A suggestion: if your bot added {{bio-stub}} rather than {{Bio-stub}}, it would save a few keystrokes in stub-sorting. PamD 09:02, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Hey sorry, been away for a while... I'll update the code to get the bot to do that for the next run. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 20:03, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • An update: after a month of focussing on Category:People stubs, I've emptied it. If Category:Stubs fills up with a mass input again, when an editor or a bot has a blitz on labelling stubs, I think it would be useful to run your bot, as it splits out a recognisable chunk of the category into a more specific one. I've quite enjoyed working on this motley collection of stubby people. A small trickle get added to the category, mainly through AfC articles, and I'll be interested to keep tabs on it now. Sorry I was dismissive of your bot initially, I think I just was a bit surprised/shocked to find those 1000 partly-sorted stubs! PamD 12:40, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the positive feedback, good to know that my work/my bots is useful! I'll keep running it periodically when stubs gets 'large'. If you think of any improvements or additional tasks please let me know. Happy editing! Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 20:07, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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