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Primary School Articles for edit-a-thon[edit]

Hello. I am doing a follow-up on this.

Did you have the opportunity to mention the List of articles to improve as part of the Primary School Project ? Any suggestions for me ? Have you planned thematic events in the near future I could get informed about ? Cheers Anthere (talk)


Hi Andy, Wildscreen has appeared on the Bristol cleanup list as someone added an "advertisement banner" to it after edits by a user called User:Wildscreen. As your name is on the talk page as "Wikipedia Outreach Ambassador" to ARKive I din't want to dive in and start changing it or adding templated comments to users talk pages if you had appropriate contacts there to have a quiet word in someones ear about WP:COI, Wikipedia:Username policy, WP:NPOV etc. Could you take a look?— Rod talk 20:08, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

@Rodw: Late reply, sorry, but thanks for the heads up. My residency with Wildscreen was five years ago, and though most of the people I knew there have moved on, I keep in touch. I've detagged the article, since it seems to have been cleaned up already, and advised them about the account's user name. The edits in question were made several months ago; let's see what transpires. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:05, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Problem with AnomieBOT[edit]

Greetings. AnomieBOT is misbehaving by not correctly substituting some templates. This is because the templates contain comments of something like this. I was told that you are to blame. Can you please check? -- Magioladitis (talk) 04:46, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Instead of AnomieBot should should have used Wikipedia:AWB/RTP. Now we have ~500 broken templates with a lot of empty parameters too. -- Magioladitis (talk) 04:57, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@Anomie: Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:54, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Template:Cite newspaper The Times[edit]

Re the discussion at Help talk:Citation Style 1, do you intend to put forward any firm proposals in relation to that template? If not, I'd like to put forward a few myself. Mjroots (talk) 06:40, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

I've posted a new section on its talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:22, 16 September 2016 (UTC)


phab:T109915 should be coming soon to a wiki near you. It looked like the sort of thing that would interest you. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:37, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:20, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Alma mater occidere[edit]

Do you agree that at Template talk:Infobox person, there is consensus to migrate the data in "alma_mater" to education? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 23:44, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

The conversation has too many disparate strands to tell. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:21, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #227[edit]

Tech News: 2016-38[edit]

22:09, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

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Tech News: 2016-39[edit]

18:07, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #228[edit]

User:JJMC89 bot/Wikidata external link template parameter removal[edit]

I notice you have suggested a number of templates be migrated to Wikidata, including some football ones without checking with WT:FOOTY to see if this is a good idea or not. For example, with {{Soccerbase}}, how will the bot deal with players who have multiple profiles at Soccerbase? GiantSnowman 07:07, 28 September 2016 (UTC)