Archive for December 2011
Not everything needs to be archived
1. The page is not too large, or the thread too long. 2. It is not difficult to find threads, as there was a total of only 8 topics. 3. Threads with no signature and no date were left alone, and some of these are from 2006 or earlier. 4. One thread which had its last signed post in 2006 was left untouched.
Just a heads up
Hi. :) Love your bot, and I realize that you're not particularly active at the moment, but I wanted to let you know that it may be giving some issues with archiving ANI. I've put a note at AN about it. Talk page stalkers also welcome to help out there. :D --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:25, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
Bot skipping sections
For some reason, the bot isn't archiving the top section of Talk:Murder of Meredith Kercher. It seems to have one valid datestamp "13:47, 4 October 2011 (UTC)", so what's the problem?
It skipped over a slew of sections on Talk:Two envelopes problem/Arguments. The ones where I dug through the page history to add the datestamps. Arrgh. Why does it care when or how the date was added? Something about the date being inside "<span class="autosigned"> ... </span>"?
Bot talk pages
Hello. It appears that MiszaBot I, II, and III's talk pages originally redirected to here, but you seem to be unaware that the redirects at User talk:MiszaBot II and User talk:MiszaBot III have since been replaced by messages, including a bug report. You might want to take a look at them; III's talk page history also contains some erased messages. jcgoble3 (talk) 18:09, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Greetings. MiszaBot III, you do sterling work archiving my talk page for which I am grateful. Your most recent effort suggested that there may be some tweaks which your esteemed bot master could perhaps make to improve your effectiveness. If you look at your contributions here, here and here you will see that you correctly identified that the archive was full: you successfully moved two talk topics, one to the older archive and one to a new archive. On closer inspection, you may find that you omitted to move the top topic from the talk page, and archived instead the second and third topics. This is by no means a complaint, and I do not believe I have found a serious problem - but I thought I should alert you. Best wishes, RobertG ♬ talk 08:09, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Twitter status message Template
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Twitter_status This is a template to generate a direct link to the Twitter status message. You can use this template to navigate directly to the Tweet or to refer someone directly to any Tweet in your wiki. You can use this template freely wherever you need to refer any tweets/twitter users of Twitter#Features for your external references or some other places. --Jenith Michael Raj (talk) 06:25, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Lost Archive Data?
Replaceable fair use File:Sikora1 d.jpg
Thanks for uploading File:Sikora1 d.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails our first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could reasonably be found or created that provides substantially the same information or which could be adequately covered with text alone. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:
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Non-free rationale for File:Sikora1 d.jpg
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Orphaned non-free image File:Sikora1 d.jpg
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Failure to archive
This edit by MiszaBot III should have removed the section User Talk:Arthur Rubin#Commons File license since it removed seven more recent sections. Obviously that section has been overlooked many times before. I tried removing some special characters in the signature which might have inhibited the bot, but that did not work. So this appears to be another bug in the bot. Please fix it. JRSpriggs (talk) 13:20, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Minor Bug report, no attention needed.
I noticed a bug, which I'm unable to pinpoint the cause of, and I'm giving up trying. I mention it, as it may be easier to treat it from the programming end. If MiszaBot II's functioning for deleting text (moving to /dev/null) had an extra safeguard that'd be cool. In a tiny number of cases, less than 20 I think, on three pages, MiszaBot II moved to null without being specifically requested by his users to do so. The revision history pages here and here during 2011, and here in the latter half of 2011 illustrate the minor problem. I apologize if you are already aware of this problem. I prefer replies on my talkpage Penyulap talk 06:54, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
MiszaBot III not archiving
MiszaBot III has not archived my talk page for 20 days. Please note that it has archived my talk page last on 2nd December and my talk page has 23 posts currently. All my paremeters are correct and proper in the template but it is not archiving. I think the bot's too tired.--Ankit Maity Talk • contribs 06:11, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Hi, Misza. There seems to be some kind of problem with archiving the talk page of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. By this edit MiszaBot I removed old topics from the talk page but not archived them at the archive page. Beagel (talk) 19:09, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
Why has MiszaBot ignored and deleted my parameters in this edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3ALmatt&action=historysubmit&diff=468624766&oldid=468310005 Lmatt (talk) 18:36, 30 December 2011 (UTC)