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On an extended wiki-break. - NQ (talk) 17:44, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
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Hi :) I think your script is pretty cool, so I filed a bug to get it implemented in MediaWiki itself: phab:T150045. Legoktm (talk) 18:08, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Hey! That’s great news especially considering that I know very little js and almost everything is copied word for word from the API and OOjs-ui documentation and examples. :) - NQ (talk) 20:17, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Would you be willing to dual-license your script as GPL v2 or later? That's the standard license for MediaWiki, and would mean I can just copy all of your code for inclusion in MediaWiki instead of re-implementing it (and I'm not even sure how to do that given how straightforward/simple it is...). Thanks! Legoktm (talk) 08:15, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
License? You’re giving me way too much credit for something cobbled together from existing documentation. Please feel free to copy it over and delete the script when it's implemented. :) - NQ (talk) 18:35, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Regardless, it would help me out a ton if you could make a clear statement like "I agree to dual-license my WatchlistResetConfirm script as GPL v2 or later". Even if you don't think it has value, I definitely do :-) Legoktm (talk) 10:29, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
@Legoktm: done. Also, I hereby agree to dual-license my WatchlistResetConfirm script as GPL v2 or later. :) Cheers. - NQ (talk) 01:12, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
Woohoo, it's going to be included in the next MediaWiki deployment, which means it should be on the English Wikipedia on Thursday :) Legoktm (talk) 02:20, 13 December 2016 (UTC)


and explain the string of your latest edits like this one. Materialscientist (talk) 22:41, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

@Materialscientist: It was requested at AN by the bot owner. Please undo all of your undos. --Majora (talk) 22:43, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I see the reason now (haven't read the AN thread yet), but it is not that simple. See for example this edit [1] which justly removed a duplicated url. Materialscientist (talk) 22:45, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
@Materialscientist: Yes and the AN thread clearly says that a lot of the edits were probably fine. But the owner doesn't have the time to go through them all to make sure. So in the spirit of caution they asked for all edits to be undone while they fix the bot. It will be rerun when it is fixed. NQ was just doing what was asked of them. --Majora (talk) 22:46, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I have no complaints against NQ anymore, but, I go through those "fine" edits and restore them (well, my first edit was mass-revert and might have missed some errors, but those errors are minor - the removed pmids will be restored by citation bot). Materialscientist (talk) 22:52, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
@Materialscientist: Good thing I used my alt account. You ran the script on all my contributions causing all my prior edits to be rolled back. Now I'll have to go through those "fine" edits and restore them. :) - NQ (talk) 22:56, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, mass-rollback was a mistake, but as I said above, there is no big deal - the worst thing I saw is removal of url link to pmid with no pmid present. Materialscientist (talk) 22:59, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Well that was exactly the problem. The bot shouldn't have done that, and finding those corner cases would be pretty time consuming. I'm rerunning the bot with the correct logic now, so they'll all get taken care of overnight, and correctly this time. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 23:01, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

A sidenote - this busy time is not best for cosmetic mass changes like those. Can this be done around a weekend? This is spamming watchlists quite a bit. Materialscientist (talk) 23:03, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

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Hi NQ, and thank you for User:NQ/custom-scripts/diffconverter.js! I know very little about js, but would it be possible that the line

var difftemplate = "{" + "{diff|" + article + anchor + "|" + diff + "|" + oldid + "|" + "}" + "}";

would be better if it read

var difftemplate = "{" + "{diff|" + article + anchor + "|" + diff + "|" + oldid + "|" + label + "}" + "}";

Thanks, — Sam Sailor 14:40, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

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