User talk:Pearle

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Pearle is a computer program, not a human editor!

If you see a {{wikify-date}} tag on an article you are editing, and you don't know what to do, you might try Wikipedia:Guide to layout for general help on wikification.

{{attention}} tags are being converted to {{cleanup-date}} because {{attention}} is now a redirect to {{cleanup}}. This type of simple sorting by date of articles tagged for cleanup is within Pearle's existing mandate. Please see Category talk:Pages needing attention for details on why the template was changed. If you think an article formerly tagged for attention does not need "cleanup", per se, please feel free to change the tag. See Wikipedia:Cleanup resources for starters.

If you are reading this page because Pearle changed a {{cleanup}} tag to {{cleanup-date}}, please note that Pearle does not add or remove these tags. A human editor previously added the {{cleanup}} (or similar) tag; check the page's history to find out who. Pearle just refiles these by month, so we can more easily keep track of them. If you are unsure whether or not a tag should be removed, or if it's not obvious what was wrong with the article in the first place, you can ask on the talk page, ask the person who originally put it there, ask on IRC, ask for a Wikipedia:Third opinion, or ask any Wikipedia editor who you think might be interested in the article. There's also no harm in just leaving it there. Sooner or later, it will catch the attention of an interested editor, and if they find the article to be in a satisfactory state, they will remove the tag.

Pearle Wisebot is a bot owned and operated by User:Beland. This is the right place to post complaints and compliments about the bot, though you may want to mention on User talk:Beland that you posted here, to more quickly get the owner's attention.


Wikify tag[edit]

Hi, the wikify template is now modified to place articles into the the dated category automatically - so once all of the current articles listed in the articles to be wikified category are retagged (with wikify again works or with wikify-date) Pearle no longer needs to replace wikify with wikify date.

Cheers --Errant Tmorton166(Talk)(Review me) 21:30, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

That's not actually possible with the current version of Mediawiki, without using subst:. The template page asks people not to do that (which is good). In fact, there are still articles being added to the unsorted category, so Pearle is still needed. -- Beland 04:58, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Clean Up Tag[edit]

Hello Pearle, I was just wondering if you could please elaborate on why you tagged my Nakamura article as requiring cleanup, considering the fact that it holds information of proportions that are similiar to most of my articles. Is this conclusion justified through the fact that it could be put into lesser words, or some other reason? I Thank you very much if you could tell me.

Farewell, Darin Fidika

User:Pearle is actually a computer program that merely refiles cleanup requests by month. The cleanup tag was first added by User:CPAScott. Looking at the article, I would guess it was so tagged because the wording is very awkward and it needs some additional context in places. The cleanup tag will help people interested in fixing English grammar and whatnot to find the article and improve it. -- Beland 04:56, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

wikify - wikify-date[edit]


I've noticed that Pearle hasn't done the daily change of "wikify" to "wikify-date" for a few days. Just thought I'd let you know, in case there's a problem! -Ladybirdintheuk 12:57, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Probably just because my laptop hasn't been home enough at the right time of day. Thanks for noticing, though! -- Beland 05:00, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup sorting on PNA?[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if Pearle is still doing PNA lists? I haven't seen any recent edits regarding this and just wondered if the project had been abandoned. Thanks, Girolamo Savonarola 22:07, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I'd sort of forgotten and sort of been neglecting that. I'll make an effort to do an update soon. -- Beland 18:25, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Did I do something wrong with Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Filmmaking? Because it doesn't seem to have been included in the November 3 update. Thanks! Girolamo Savonarola 12:52, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

PNA update[edit]

Thanks for running the recent PNA sorting update, as it seems to have needed it. One thing I noticed, though, was that Pearle seems not to be producing any "Expert attention needed" list entries -- all the PNA pages I've seen have 0 entries. For instance page Tenant-in-chief still has an {expert} tag but is no longer in any list on Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Business. Is this intentional or a problem? -R. S. Shaw 21:06, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Radio Blagon[edit]

Hi, I saw you participated in pages related to radio. I just wanted a little bit of help to correct an article I've tried to translate from French. It's about a French independent Internet radio called Radio Blagon. My english is not perfect, so I make a lot of little mistakes. If you have a bit of time to have a look at the grammar, the spelling and the general style of this article, that would be great. Thanks, Ajor 18:50, 9 November 2006 (UTC)


Sorry Pearle has been offline for a few weeks. My laptop has been recovering from a hard drive crash. Normal operations should resume shortly. One of the side benefits is that my hard drive is now bigger, so hopefully I will be able to to WP:PNA updates more often. I will also take a look at the problems y'all have raised above. -- Beland 10:30, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Have you had a chance to look at the code to see why Pearle is not posting? I am using it and mine doesn't seem to "submit". Shane (talk/contrib) 17:27, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Update to Wikipedia:Pages needing attention/Sexuality?[edit]

Will Perle be updating this page anytime soon? I'm in no rush, but it would be nice to know. If it won't happen, that's fine, we'll just remove the bot code.

Also, the last update it did didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. I checked out a few of the articles in the cleanup section in the state that they were at that time, such as We (rat snake) and they were neither marked as sexuality-related nor as needing cleanup. If you're sure it's doing the right thing, could you explain it to me? Thanks. --Strait 15:19, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

This is a automated to all bot operators[edit]

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Pages for Attention[edit]

What is the current state of updates to the Pages for attention project. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 14:05, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

I was curious about that myself. It seems the bot is on strike or depressed. -- Alan Liefting talk 14:21, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Internet trolling[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:Buildings and structures in Birmingham, England[edit]

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Opportunity to comment on Batavia[edit]

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Category:Healthcare by country[edit]

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