User talk:Numbo3

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Edit summary on fr[edit]

Hi, please change the edit summary you are using on french wikipedia (Wikipedia python library) [1] to something like interwiki, thanks. Akkeron (talk) 18:14, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Duplicating transcluded interwiki links[edit]

In [2] Numbo3-bot added two interwiki links which were already transcluded from Wikipedia:Help desk/Header so they got a double listing (and Wikipedia talk:Help desk#new Hebrew/Yiddish (?) interwiki links says they were messing up the archiving bot). PrimeHunter (talk) 11:19, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Answered there! --- Sorry; best regards, Numbo3 (talk) 12:09, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Bot blocked again[edit]

Please see here. Regards, neuro(talk) 19:08, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Template:Popular articles[edit]

Can your bot please exclude favicon.ico from the list? For some reason whatever counts the article views is counting requests for, which is the little "W" logo that the browser displays in the address bar, as views of that article. That file is obviously going to be popular as nearly all browsers will load it, but it is not an article, and favicon.ico, which is a redirect, likely gets very few views and certainly isn't anywhere near the top 15 or even 1500. Thanks -- Gurch (talk) 11:29, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Done, thanks for this hint. I saw this already, but thought this would be temporarily (like other weird stuff like that, e.g. "404 error"). "Favicon.ico" will be hidden with the next update. -- Regards, Numbo3 (talk) 21:01, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
A minimum of 850 hits is kind of arbitrary. How about changing it to 1,000? Gary King (talk) 21:48, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
This is for making sure that only on extremely rare occasions there are not even 15 items reached. I will improve this in future (either fixed top 100 or making it variably for each hour), but will have to change the analysing structure then (efficiency issue at the moment). -- Best regards, Numbo3 (talk) 00:58, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Bot source code?[edit]

Hello. The idea behind your bot is very interesting. I was wondering whether you can publish its source code in behalf of the common benefit. I've been working on pywikipedia for almost 10 months, and such bot will inspire me some new helpful ideas (basicly for Arabic Wikipedia).--OsamaKReply? on my talk page, please 15:51, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure which source code (for what task) you mean, Template:Popular_articles? What functionality in detail is your point of interest? -- Kind regards, Numbo3 (talk) 23:16, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

An idea for a template similar to Template:Popular articles[edit]

I love Template:Popular articles (and the ability to use it as a watchlist, and I noticed that Numbo3-bot updates Template:Popular articles every hour. Thank you for that bot.

The Signpost has mentioned several times [3] [4] [5], that Google News now links to Wikipedia articles.

For example, right now Google News links to the articles:

  • 2009 flu pandemic
  • 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championship
  • Iranian presidential election, 2009
  • Kate Gosselin +
  • Kodachrome +
  • Mark Sanford
  • Neda Soltani +
  • Speaker of the British House of Commons election, 2009
  • Voting Rights Act

..and several of those currently appear in Template:Popular articles (the one's I marked with '+' signs). I see there are also Wikipedia links on other categories (for example, Entertainment links to Kate Gosselin+, Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)+, and Matthew McConaughey).

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bot that would scrape the Google News page ( every hour and list the articles in a template, perhaps Template:On Google News (which could also be used as a watchlist)? Perhaps it would be redundant, since many of them would appear in {{popular articles}} anyway, but it's just an idea I had. If it's too much of a hassle, I will understand. Thanks again for your work. --Pixelface (talk) 02:48, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

This is a great idea! I have created Template:Linked on Google News (as there is a Template:On Google News); see also Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Numbo3-bot_3. This will be a nice watchlist to cope with heavy Slashdot effects (Google News' effect is up to 10 times stronger). --- Best regards, Numbo3 (talk) 03:01, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your work! I really appreciate it (and sorry for the late reply). --Pixelface (talk) 21:56, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Linked on Google News[edit]

Greetings, Numbo3. I liked your news Template:Linked on Google News. Well done. In case you'd like to link a featured article, for the first day or two they linked to the article Michael Jackson. I'd add it but the output looks automated. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:45, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Do you mean the "Archive" section? This will be done automatically too, but not yet. You may place the link manually at Template:Linked on Google News/cache for so long (no watchlist functionality then, though). --- Best regards, Numbo3 (talk) 06:10, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Done. Thanks again. -SusanLesch (talk) 16:59, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Google news bot still working?[edit]

It doesn't seem to have been updated recently. - Peregrine Fisher (talk) (contribs) 19:27, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Google has changed their pages. I will fix it. Thank you very much for your note, and sorry for the delay. --- Kind regards, Numbo3 (talk) 01:12, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Bot interwiki[edit]

Hi. Any idea what happened here or here? Looks like different years. Be so kind as to reply to me in ro:User_talk:Rebel. Thanks. --Rebel (talk) 21:12, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

This is because User:Mattis linked them wrong initially, see this and that diff. A bot cannot know whether a given link is misleading, unfortunately. Normally this is no problem at all, only if people are doing nonsense ;-) --- Kind regards, Numbo3 (talk) 01:17, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
  • I have checked the links of both examples that you gave me (this and that) and could not find any thing wrong with the years link as you indicated. The year system of articles in Thai used Buddhist year for example if someone was born in AD 1390 it will become BY 1933 or if they died in AD 1411 it will become BY 1954.
[[Category:1390 births]] will be linked to [[:th:หมวดหมู่:บุคคลที่เกิดในปี พ.ศ. 1933]]
[[Category:1411 deaths]] will be linked to [[:th:หมวดหมู่:บุคคลที่เสียชีวิตในปี พ.ศ. 1954]]
All articles in Thai used this system. Am I understanding it right? If so please undo the changes. Thanks
  • You indicated that there is something wrong with the text. Please be more specific. --Mattis (talk) 08:29, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Ah, OK. So I assume that this is covered by a local policy. Sorry for this misunderstanding! I was just totally confused by the different year numbers, too. So if this is policy, everything is fine. --- I'm sorry, Numbo3 (talk) 08:18, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Requesting Assistance[edit]

Hi Numbo3. I am comming to your page asking for some assistance. I was recently editing on an article Torralba_de_Ribota and I messed it up. I tried to go back and revert to your version but each time the page saves in a format that is distored. I would appreciate it if you could take a look and see if you can fix it. I did not intend to disrupt the page. Elmmapleoakpine (talk) 23:36, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

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