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ЯEDVERS 20:31, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

regarding cs:Kategorie:Arménské pahýly[edit]

Hello, could you please figure out why any page which is Armenian-stubed automatically has a Czech version of Šablona:Arménie-pahýl, for example look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanrapetakan_Stadium, this is somehow connected with Kategorie:Arménské pahýly but I'm not sure what should be done to remove the template above, which is incorrect since there should be a Czech version of the article rather than the template. Thanks in advance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.67.219.181 (talk) 06:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for you message. The problem wasn't on Czech Wikipedia. There was a NOINCLUDE tag missing in the {{Armenia-stub}} template so the interwiki was automatically added to all stubbed articles. I've already fixed this problem. Regards, --Mercy (talk) 06:21, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

ArthurBot error[edit]

This edit added a malformed alternate language link. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your message. This has probably been a pywikipedia framework error so I've updated it to the newest version. Hope it won't occur again... -- Mercy (|) 13:20, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Brisbane Lions Italian interwiki link[edit]

Hi ArthurBot,
First of all, hope you had a good rest and a thorough grease and oil change over Easter 2009 - you certainly deserve it!
In this edit you added an interwiki link to the Italian Wikipedia article about the Brisbane Lions AFL club, but in the very next edit you changed the interwiki link to Italian Wikipedia article about the Hawthorn AFL Club. I do realise your task is to obey the orders of your owner. Could you possibly pass this little glitch report onto your owner?
Wishing you always sintered ball-bearings for breakfast, the purest brake fluid for lunch, and the finest iron filings for dinner, ArthurBot!
--Shirt58 (talk) 11:58, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, this was probably coused by wrong interwiki links in other language versions of the article. I'll have a look into it when I have time. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 15:52, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
P.S.: I'm not a Christian. ;)
You, me, and Bertrand Russell too. In terms of Religion in Australia, however, I'm unashamedly syncretist: I follow both Rugby League and Aussie Rules. Lets keep this quiet, though, just between you and me :-) --Shirt58 (talk) 13:16, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

new user[edit]

hi mercy,
thank you for your welcome. i hope posting this discussion on your user page is appropriate.
happy wikipedia,
diremarc (talk) 09:02, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Unexplained changes of MAN AGMAN SE(?)[edit]

I saw, thanks to numerous items on my watchlist, that ArthurBot (talk · contribs) has been going through and changing links from MAN AG (now a redirect) to MAN SE (the new name of the article on the company). First, according to WP:NOTBROKEN, working redirects should not be changed unless there's some sort of underlying reason, like if the original page will become a disambiguation page. Is there an underlying reason for these edits? (And if so, a link, or better edit summary could help avoid questions like this.) Also, from looking at bot approvals, it seems like this activity—unless I just don't know where to look—is out of the scope of ArthurBot's approval. I've raised the issue here at the Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard. — Bellhalla (talk) 14:44, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your message. The company has changed its name as it is said in the article. That's why I moved it to the new one and fixed the links leading to the old one. I've never heard of WP:NOTBROKEN. I'm sorry if I caused you any problems. Will I have to request an additional approval for fixing redirects? Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 15:27, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you should file an additional BRFA for any tasks that aren't outlined in existing task requests. –xenotalk 15:31, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Deletion Policy - At Least I Think That's What the Problem Is ...[edit]

If this is nothing to do with you, I apologise. I have no idea how the logic process implicit in the Wikipedia software maze led me to you. If I get no response I'll shake my head sadly and you'll never hear from me again. That may even happen in any case.

I'd like to contribute to Wikipedia. I may even have a contribution to make. I like the principle, and I see something of the problems the concept faces given the contentiousness of many areas of human knowledge (or belief). My aim in trying to participate was not to become an expert in how Wikipedia works, but to make known what small quanta of knowledge I have gleaned. Part of my aim was to encourage others, with complementary quanta, to reinforce further - or even disagree. My approach was to add in a minor way to an article on the erotic novelist Yolanda Celbridge, about what little seems to be known. Perhaps a biography would result, but I'm not even certain that the name is not simply pseudonymous. In the longer term my aim would be to provide a summary of my researches on the erotic novelist John Colleton (not the baronet of that name!), who is most definitely pseudonymous but whose identity is well affirmed. I spent have spent my working life subject to (and taking part in) peer review.

My experience has been depressingly unfavourable. My actions seem to have resulted in erasure of what little informaion was there before I started. Why? Well I cannot discover, even after wasting much time amongst the labyrinth of unhelpful links in which I was eventually able to write this. But even so I have no idea if any reader of these words has even become aware of what has been 'disachieved' in the 'editing' process. As i said, I apologise if this is the case.

From my perspective, I am an intelligent, well-educated person who is willing to support Wikipedia in a practical way, seeking no reward for supplying 'data'. I would have expected the common courtesy of an acknowledgement of this in the rejection of my well-meant efforts. Even a 'Go away and don't bother us', would have sufficed. Better than the actuality, at any rate.

I've seen links referring to appeals, but nothing that gives an indication of how I should proceed.

If this is the only way of rejecting inappropriate content, then Wikipedia could well end up with a lot of the cleanest, baby-free bathwater achievable.

Clifford.

CliffordDorset (talk) 14:07, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for your message. I'm afraid you wrote this to a wrong person. Please contact user A.K.Nole who's responsible for deleting your article. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 21:08, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

ArthurBot error: Minato[edit]

Hi Mercy,

ArthurBot linked Minato, Tokyo, an article about a city in Japan, to da:Minato Namikaze, an article about a fictional ninja in the Naruto franchise. I've removed the link from Minato, Tokyo. What is the best way to ensure that ArthurBot does not repeat the error? Fg2 (talk) 21:41, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello, to avoid this error to happen in the future, you need to check the interwiki links on all Wikipedias with this article. If you don't, another bot running in autonomous mode that comes across with this article will do the same thing as my bot did. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 22:01, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
(belated) Thanks Fg2 (talk) 14:09, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

interwiki bogus[edit]

SieBot previously added it:Osteria Lirica (a musical group) to Fourth dimension (a mathematical concept) twice ... now ArthurBot has done it too. *sigh* —Tamfang (talk) 03:29, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for letting me know. This is actually not the bots' fault. You should always check the other language versions if they do not link to the wrong article before contacting the bot owners. Anyway, I've corrected the problem. Please feel free to check it. Cheers, -- Mercy (|) 08:24, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Keeping calls to the Link template next to links[edit]

A recent edit by ArthurBot to Daylight saving time made this change near the end of the article:

[[Category:Seasonal time shifting| ]]
 
{{Link FA|he}}
{{Link FA|es}}
{{Link FA|ca}}
[[Category:Seasonal time shifting| ]] [[af:Somertyd]]
[[ar:توقيت صيفي]]
...

Can you please change ArthurBot to not do that? It's better if the calls to {{Link FA}} are kept next to the interwiki links. Thanks. Eubulides (talk) 19:53, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your messaage. I'm afraid there are more interwiki bots which do the same. Personally, I don't think it really does matter where the templates are placed. -- Mercy (|) 21:58, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Problem on Esperanto Wikipedia with ArthurBot[edit]

Hi Mercy,

It seems we have a problem with ArthurBot on the Esperanto Wikipedia, so let me explain : our language uses some uncommon characters which cannot be found on English keyboards, such as "ŭ". To type these characters more easily, we have devised a local system : if you want "ŭ" to appear in the article, you have to type "ux" in the edit box. If you actually do want "ux" to appear in the article (for example if you write about the French city Bayeux), then you have to type "uxx", and so on...

ArthurBot randomly changes "uxx" sequences to "ux", which for example changes "Bayeux" to "Bayeŭ". For an actual example see http://eo.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maigret&diff=2662069&oldid=2500605.

Is there any way you can fix this ? The bot already damaged a lot of articles, some of them featured articles. Many thanks, Thomas Guibal (talk) 08:16, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks a lot for letting me know and I'm very sorry for this problem. It was caused by the fact, that your local system probably hasn't been implemented in the Python Wikipedia Framework. I will report the problem to the robot developers as soon as possible. Have a nice day! -- Mercy (|) 11:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

ArthurBot misfire while adding simple: links on en.wikipedia[edit]

I'm not sure what happened, but while the bot was adding links to simple: on various Interstate Highway articles on the English Wikipedia. It added a number of the links correctly, but after adding a link to simple:Interstate 20 on the Interstate 20 article, it then added a link to simple:Interstate 29 in the article (diffs: [1] [2]).

Is this just a typo in the script that the bot was executing? —C.Fred (talk) 17:54, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi, seems like the creator of the article simple:Interstate 29 added wrong interwiki links to the article. The bot was then following these wrong links. I've fixed the links on all the remaining wikis. Thanks for letting me know. Best, -- Mercy (|) 09:13, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

External Links[edit]

Dear Mercy,

I am not using external links for no reason, the link that i have provided is very useful for the section that i have added (kos) please if you feel like it is spam have a look at the official website. The website has very big information about kos island written by people of kos island. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gusx (talkcontribs) 10:50, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your message. Wikipedia is not a mere collection of links. We're primarily interested in content contributions. Thanks for your understanding. Best regards, -- Mercy (|) 09:41, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

vandalism[edit]

Hi Mercy, I just wanted to thank you for so promptly repairing the vandalism to a page I set my pupils to use for their homework. A couple of them thought it might be funny to destroy the page so that no-one could do the homework - you have defeated them! They have been dealt with by the school staff as of course their behaviour was in breach of our strict Internet Code of Conduct. Chemistrymum (talk) 16:14, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for letting me know. Have a nice day! --Mercy (talk) 13:11, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

ArthurBot error on Running[edit]

Just thought you should know, ArthurBot has added then immediately removed a link to running twice within the past 24 hours, and removal is usually immediate, almost like it got a mixed-up input or something. It's no big deal, I just thought you'd want to know. Mokele (talk) 13:16, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I know about that. The bot was removing a link that was leading to different topic but other bots were ignoring it. The problem has already been fixed. Best regards, --Mercy (talk) 15:02, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Snow white[edit]

In case you didn't know yet, there seems to have been a bot edit war in snow white (article history), involving your bot and another bot. Arthena(talk) 19:38, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi, please see above. Regards, --Mercy (talk) 21:15, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Jachting RS700[edit]

Ahoj Mercy, prisla mi od Vas zprava o nejakem problemu pri zadavani informaci o plachetnicich RS700. Prosim, v cem je potiz? Zdravi, JM — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.103.79.225 (talk) 07:27, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Dobrý den, děkuji za Vaši zprávu. Potíž je v tom, že Wikipedie není rozcestník webových odkazů, ani místo k Vaší propagaci. Děkuji za pochopení. S pozdravem --Mercy (talk) 10:40, 16 November 2011 (UTC)


Dobry den, argument chapu, ale pridaval jsem adresu ceske Asociace lodni tridy RS700 (ALT RS700 je obcanske sdruzeni, uznane MV a registrovane pod Ceskym svazem jachtingu) do seznamu "Class Asociations" dalsich asociaci (Anglicke a Nemecke), ktere jiz v seznamu na teto strance jsou. Jejich statut je stejny jako ten nas. Zdravi, Honza — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.103.79.225 (talk) 11:00, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

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Conhecimento de mirandês[edit]

Viva. Segundo o registo, contribuistes para mwl.wikipedia em algum momento no passado. Na minha opinião, alguma das contribuições que analisei foi linguisticamente relevante. Ultimamente tenho andado a tentar perceber o estado linguístico de mwl.wikipedia. Seria um grande auxílio se pudésseis revelar alguma informação sobre o vosso conhecimento da língua mirandesa. Podeis contactar-me na minha página de discussão. Muito obrigado desde já. Saúde. Garsd (talk) 13:58, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Czech help needed[edit]

Hello Mercy, I'm contacting you because we need some Czech translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on cs.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Czech Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 23:42, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

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