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The script seems to be be repeating are "An extended confirmed user, pending changes reviewer, and rollbacker, 6 years 9 months old, with 7,554 edits. Last edited 22 hours ago. An extended confirmed user, pending changes reviewer, and rollbacker, 6 years 9 months old, with 7,554 edits. Last edited 22 hours ago. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.." Reventtalk 04:30, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I believe you made the same mistake I did back in December—you've got it here and here. Taking out of the local file should fix it. Eman235/talk 16:02, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for this. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 03:57, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

References segregator question[edit]

Hi PleaseStand, I'm unfamiliar with your references script and wanted to ask if it could help solve a technical WP problem. I started an article for A Dictionary of the Chinese Language using parenthetical inline references, but it was changed against my wishes to footnotes. As we discussed on the talk page, I'd rather not revert the other editor's work, and wondered if your segregator could convert the footnote ref=sfnp to parenthetical ref=harv citation. What do you think? Keahapana (talk) 02:18, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

@Keahapana: Sorry for this delayed reply. I wrote it a while ago, apparently forgot to post it, and did not notice for a while, because recently, I have not been editing Wikipedia much.
References Segregator probably is not useful for this task. Currently, it has no support for working with footnotes inserted by templates. Also, it cannot convert between citation styles; it can only convert between these two ways of marking up footnotes:
  • References Segregator is written in JavaScript.<ref name="homepage">[[User:PleaseStand/References segregator]]</ref>
    <references />
  • References Segregator is written in JavaScript.<ref name="homepage" />
    <ref name="homepage">[[User:PleaseStand/References segregator]]</ref>
I don't happen to know of any existing script for doing such a conversion. However, you may be able to use the wikitext editor's find-and-replace feature for much of the work. Specifically, converting an article's in-text citations that use {{sfnp}} to use instead {{harv}} is largely a matter of (a) changing the template name, (b) moving punctuation to after the citations, (c) bundling adjacent citations, and (d) combining the citations with names of authors within the text (as mentioned in Wikipedia:Parenthetical referencing#Inline citation in the body of the article, "You may name the author within the article itself, in which case only put the year in parentheses ..."). I was able to come up with a set of regexes that does all but (d). I can provide the regexes if you are interested. PleaseStand (talk) 08:47, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

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highlight comments bug[edit]

Hey. Your script User:PleaseStand/highlight-comments.js thinks the other person's comment is also mine: see example: Wikipedia_talk:Noticeboard_for_India-related_topics#Swami_Nithyananda_BLP_issues, the comment starting with "Thank you Ugog Nizdast. Yes, ..." is also highlighted besides mine. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 12:20, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

User Info suggestion[edit]

Hello, I just found out about your script when I was reading this VPT discussion, and saw the line in the screenshot. It's really helpful! However, for blocked users, new users, and/or those with very few edits, linking to X's edit counter is overkill, since I just want to get a quick glance at their contributions (perhaps to determine if a U5 nomination is appropriate, etc). One suggestion is to allow the user to define three variables (blocked, min age, min count) to tell the script below what point the link should instead be to Special:Contributions. How does that sound? — Train2104 (t • c) 23:33, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

@Train2104: That might be confusing. Also, the script already includes a link to Special:Contributions when the API returns at least one non-deleted edit by the user.
For example, on your talk page, the script displays, "An extended confirmed user, page mover, file mover, patroller, pending changes reviewer, rollbacker, and template editor, 7 years 7 months old, with 36,878 edits. Last edited 4 hours ago."
The text "4 hours ago" is linked to Special:Contributions. PleaseStand (talk) 08:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Got it. It's a little counterintuitive, though. — Train2104 (t • c) 14:26, 16 March 2017 (UTC)


It seems your script has a typo: The first one should be "Show sidebar" rather than "Hide sidebar". --Fylwind (talk) 08:39, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

@Fylwind: Fixed. This was an error I made over three years ago (revision #580854026, 9 November 2013) when I was replacing uses of deprecated MediaWiki JS functions. PleaseStand (talk) 08:04, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

File:Creating an article with AfC.png listed for discussion[edit]


A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Creating an article with AfC.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:08, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

JavaScript RegExp problem[edit]

I noticed you have experience in JavaScript. I'm hoping you can help me with a problem I've run into writing a userscript.

Please see my post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject JavaScript#Nested RegExp.

Thank you. The Transhumanist 12:24, 5 May 2017 (UTC)