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I have some good news! Fnlayson and I were hard at work with the Boeing 747 which has been awarded featured article status. It wasn't easy. One of the editors opposing it was accused by someone else of bad faith. I was just trying to improve the article so I tried to work with everyone and not even consider whether or not the comments were in good faith.

For diplomacy and experience in Wikipedia, I asked Fnlayson if he were interested in an RFA but he's not. Self noms are possible but being nominated (or asked if one was interested) is always better, which is why I asked him.

Anyway, your helping hand to me 6 months ago helped spawn a FA! That's the update. Happy New Year! Archtransit (talk) 18:53, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

I'll work with you on the 728 article. I'll work in a slow but steady mode. I tend to work from the bottom up but can skip around. I'll do one section at a time. Archtransit (talk) 20:32, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

News, father!

In a way, you're sort of my WP father with the nurturing you provided months ago. I've been nominated for administrator. Canvassing is when one spams others telling them about a RFA. However, pals don't keep secrets from pals! Wish me luck! Archtransit (talk) 17:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

About AWB and reflist

I discussed in AWB's talk page but maybe it got forgotten. <span class="small"><references/></span> should still be replaced by {{reflist}}. The problem is only for the unconditional <references/>. PLease remember to reactivate it before the new release. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:35, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I think we already had a code for that in an early version. I was looking for it but i didn't find it. Thanks again. -- 19:27, 6 January 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Magioladitis (talkcontribs)

conflicting information on photo

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Fairchild_dornier_728_rollout.JPG

No attribution? Or there is one (green box)? Archtransit (talk) 23:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Fairchild_dornier_728_rollout.JPG is the commons one we can maybe use.. Let me look into it a bit... Reedy Boy 23:32, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
May be worth poking the uploader.. Reedy Boy 23:34, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Do you speak German? The uploader is German. I took German lessons in school but have forgotten all of it. Archtransit (talk) 15:58, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

sorry

You're user page looks so much like a user talk page. I also forgot to click "Boy", not "Reedy". Want to put a level 3 warning? Archtransit (talk) 00:23, 10 January 2008 (UTC) Don't bother, I'll put one warning myself! Archtransit (talk) 00:24, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

admins

Will life be the same? Or will one's user page get blanked constantly by IP's and disgrunted editors? I've actually held back editing a bit to avoid an RFA "oppose - poor Fairchild Dornier 728 edits" Archtransit (talk) 00:11, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Minutes ago, I was given the mop. I am going to do a very small amount of mopping now, not too much. Thank you for your support. Thank you even more for editing advice long before that. Archtransit (talk) 16:44, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

RFRBot

What do you mean? --Rschen7754 (T C) 00:25, 10 January 2008 (UTC) It's a secret, Tom. Archtransit (talk) 16:52, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

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Do we have a cabal?

Should we protect our own against non-admins on the outside?

Consider this.
1. Jehochman is mad at User:Profg. I agree that User:Profg is not a good user.
2. Jehochman probably is opposed to anyone that even remotely supports Profg.
3. Jehochman files a RFCU using category F when, in fact, there has been no violation of category F.
4. RFCU outs a productive editor who is currently working on bring 2 articles to FA status. Jehochman places a one minute block. (There is the danger that the outing harms WP because the user could likely leave WP and not make the productive edits; Walton One noted similar behavior has happened)
5. Jehochman's one minute block is in clear violation of WP:BLOCK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Block#When_blocking_may_not_be_used (section 3.4). He has admitted that he did "a one minute block to note this case in their log".

This incident could be cited in the future as evidence that WP does not have a cabal but does discipline its own administrators. A block on Jehochman has been set to 12 hours, which is less than half of the 31 hours normally given for vandalism. Archtransit (talk) 18:20, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

This matter has been resolved because Jehochman has been unblocked. However, now it can be cited by critics as evidence that there is a cabal. A better course of action would have been discussion after which I would probably have shortened or lifted the block. Archtransit (talk) 18:32, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Possible images source

I noticed your comment on the flickr airplane images thread on Archtransit's talk page. He's going through a lot right now but the main reason that I'm asking you is that he doesn't appear to be experienced with flickr like you are. Tom's interesting images would need to be marked and then uploaded. Would you be willing to do this? Let me know here on your talk page, I'll be watching. Tom understands how to change the licensing. I'd do it myself, but I don't understand much about airplanes. Check out the image of Air Force One during the Ford administration!

I highly recommend Commons. The flickr experimental service on Commons is the way to go. It is easy to use, very fast, and takes care of the licensing for you. I have uploaded several hundred images with it. Royalbroil 18:22, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Yeah. Archtransits situation is one i dont really like on WP...
I use commons, but tend to get annoid with them at times, as admins can be gung-ho deletionists and not even let you know... Its when your screenshots are being deleted for a very trivial reason (no, not copyright violations), and only are notified when a bot starts deleting links... Anyway, i can do... Start with the ones at least i know about/can categorise, put on pages etc etc easily... Reedy Boy 20:02, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I haven't experienced deletionism on Commons even though I have uploaded or used the flickr upload bot to upload over 1000 images. Maybe that's because I almost always err on the side of caution or maybe I've just been plain lucky. Anyhow I love the flickr upload bot but it's up to you how you accomplish the goal. I'll let Tom know that you'll be doing the marking. It would be great if you would give him a testimonial for the group or his flickr profile since he is so nice and has done so much for Wikipedia. Royalbroil 21:19, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Unprotection of User:MelonBot/Sandbox3

Hi there. I noticed you unprotected and recreated User:MelonBot/Sandbox3, which had previously been salted. As you can see, this page was actually deleted and salted at my own request, to function as a test page to ensure that MelonBot does not produce unexpected behavior when it encounters salted pages. Could you restore the page to its salted state please? Happymelon 19:10, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I didnt actually unprotect it. I did recreate it, in an effort to try and duplicate your bug. If you look in the log, i have done no age actions to it. I am a admin/sysop, so would be allowed to create the page for that reason, and hence not experience the bug. Deleted again for you. Reedy Boy 20:05, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

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Images

Reedy Boy, thanks for the info, I just registered at the commons and will redo the images tomorrow. If I have any problems, I will ask for your help. Damn, I didn't think the manual was so screwed up. Just when I think I completed a section, I see another problem. Hence that is why I added the images, they help me make sure the manual corresponds with the program. Thanks for making the change in the Replace special, now I can edit a new section into the manual that explains what I think are the real guts of AWB. --Jeanenawhitney (talk) 23:46, 28 January 2008 (UTC) (Pete)

ok will do, I am going to bed....--Jeanenawhitney (talk) 00:01, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry

Reedy Boy (can I call you Sam instead? You can call me Pete, I use my mothers name as my account here (as my tribute to her in my mind)), I'm sorry if I made changes to the AWB manual that over wrote anything you guys added. I was not paying attention, and just assumed I was the only one editing that page (I just hit myself in the back of the head for being so f'n stupid). Anyways I do have a question that is bothering me. Do you guys write the regex code or is it MS net ver 2 that I had to install to run AWB? Really a novice here at this point, and just want to understand. I want to know cause the manual is so confusing where it points users too (and if I am confused then there are many others that do not understand also). I do look at the revisions you guys make, I can understand them, but to write it , fraid not. I will try and be more careful in my edits in the future. Have a nice night Jeanenawhitney (talk) 23:42, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

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BAG Changes

Hello. You may remember, some time ago, joining the BAG under the trial "open membership" system. Based on a lack of opposition to a reversion of this trial, I have now decided to be bold and perform it. The BAG has returned to a system under which users must go through a short period of discussion (like RfA, but less formal) before being added to the group by either a 'crat or an existing member. At the moment, I have said that discussions should last for 10 days and that community noticeboards should be spammed to encourage participation in each request - evidently this is to avoid the "cabal" impression.

As you have already been a member for some time, you're likely to be an excellent candidate to apply to the group and I encourage you to do so. Alternatively, if you totally disagree with my changes and fail to see any merit in them at all, I'm hoping to take part in discussions on WT:BAG. Though I must ask now if I may - please don't revert me without a decent amount of discussion first. Thanks, and if you have any questions about what I've done, please leave me a message, send an email or chat on IRC. Martinp23 17:29, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

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AutoWikiBrowser - check if category exists

Hey, I was the guy that suggested the 'insert category' feature for AWB yesterday. Any chance you could implement a feature that checked if the inputted category existed, and only insert it if it already exists, else give an option of either changing the category or creating the category with a description that the user types in? --Gary King (talk) 17:17, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Country stubs -> Project assessments

Hi. Am I right in thinking your little toy can scan for stub templates in the article and apply a |class=stub to Project templates on the Talk page? If so, I've a little job for you.... I notice that some of the Country Projects are in really bad shape on the assessment front - WikiProject Spain has 14,018 articles that are completely Unassessed, WikiProject France has 10,857 Unassessed (but 11610 Stub Class articles with no importance, so mebbe you or your colleagues have been there before?). I was feeling pretty intimidated by WikiProject Italy today, and that has 'only' 2786 Unassesseds - I once assessed >1000 articles for WikiProject Food and drink in a single "push" over a couple of weeks and that was bad enough. On the other hand, it achieved its aim - getting it down to zero means that others have been able to keep on top of any new Unassesseds. That also happened with the Wine Project, so it is worthwhile clearing the assessment backlog; I reckon that anything bots can do to help with the 'intimidating' backlogs has to be A Good Thing - being roughly right is far better than worrying about assessing things "perfectly".
To that end, I was wondering if you'd thought about extending it further, to do a fairly conservative classification of Starts as eg

if (substr_count($articletext,"\n==") >=3 && (strlen($articletext)>5000 || strpos($articletext,".jpg") !==false) ) {$class="Start";} else {$class="Stub";}

I'm sure you've thought about this stuff much more deeply than I have, but the above would at least ensure that you classed as Starts things that had three headings and either a reasonable amount of text or a gathered material. Obviously it would make sense to adjust the Project banners to recognise auto=yes, and it would be helpful for human assessors if you add blank tags such as |importance= - anything to speed things up. ;-/ But some kind of auto classification of quality would be the biggest bonus, as missing quality forces you to download the article as well as the Talk (and often to get distracted thereby...), whereas a lot of the time you could assess the Importance just by the name of the Talk page. Even just translating stub templates to stub assessments would make a big difference. TIA FlagSteward (talk) 01:34, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

I've knocked up a proposal for a fairly simple bot to assess on the basis of article length etc, I'd be interested in comments from you or other Kingbot regulars. But going back to more what you were talking about :
I keep forgetting that having a stub on an article allows you to work on the appropriate stub Category. :-)) I'm happy to leave stuff based on stubs templates in the article to you, it seems like there's an important job there. The hard work of the stub sorters adds a lot of information to the article, but I'm not aware of anyone using that intelligence to assign articles to Projects, who can then assess and expand them. That's a real gap.
For instance, Category:Italian_company_stubs can comfortably be assigned to both the Italy and Companies Projects - and as an aside, the Companies Project could really do with some 'article gathering', my impression is that company articles are among the least likely to be assigned to their Project. On the Italy front, there's the main hierarchy at Category:Italy_stubs, and then there's a bunch of regional ones such as Category:Calabrian geography stubs. Anyway, hope that's useful - do let me know your thoughts on the bot proposal. FlagSteward (talk) 14:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
FYI - User:SatyrTN's User:SatyrBot seems to do a lot of what I'm wanting on the stub front, I've asked him to take a look and we'll see what he can do. FlagSteward (talk) 14:05, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Odd edit by Reedy bot

([1]) Thought you might like to know. --Dweller (talk) 14:51, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Ah! Now it makes sense. Ta. --Dweller (talk) 14:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

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Skins pages

Although I am sure you had you own reasons for semi protecting Skins related pages, I would just like to thank you because of for doing so as those pages are frequently being vandalised Benv-b92(talk) 17:50, 24 February (UTC)

User:BoxCrawler

I have fixed all of the issues raised about my bot, please unblock him. Thanks Adam McCormick (talk) 03:09, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

No problem I'm cleaning up after him for the most part, he still has some flag raising when it shouldn't. I'll see to it. Adam McCormick (talk) 23:42, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Moving ClueBot V to trial section.

I do not think it should be in the trial section because its trial was interrupted and it evidentially needs more discussion before there can be a trial. I would like to get a lot more input before another trial, specifically whether or not the suggestions in the last section appease the crowd. Thanks. -- Cobi(t|c|b) 01:28, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, was just doing basic housekeeping. Feel free to change it back :) Reedy Boy 15:50, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

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AWB Bug

Sorry, but did i do something wrong? You removed my Entry on Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs. I Do have this bug. So what's the problem with my Entry? --91.47.155.118 (talk) 15:58, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

I moved it to the bottom of the page. Reedy Boy 16:00, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I join the queue at the end. --91.47.155.118 (talk) 16:36, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


My version is disabled! (4.3.0.0) Hi Reedy, thank you for noticing my comment about the enable list, why did you remove it? talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage/Version , is there an answer to my question? I need 4.3.0.0 enabled, but a bug in 4.3.0.2 won't allow me to use it. -Thanks jrocon —Preceding comment was added at 19:30, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

What bug, we may have already fixed it. Enabling 4.3.0.0 back would make no sense because people will start complaining that they are unable to retrieve category contents, for example. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 19:39, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, well, the bug I see, it may as well be in my own wiki, but when it loads the settings of my own wiki, searches for the months of the year for filling up namespaces, finding no matches, there is an access violation that is caught and resorts to default behavior (english wikipedia), so I never get to log in.

-Thanks jrocon

AWB Request

Reedy, Someone classified this AWB request to create articles from CSV databases under Possible Plugins. Do you agree with the classification or is it doable as part of the standard interface? I would appreciate it if you could let me know when this feature will get implemented. Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 13:32, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Most likely, it will be implemented as a plugin, adding it to the main program makes no sense due to narrow scope. I don't know if any of the developers has intentions to write it. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 13:52, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

wv user rename

v:Wikiversity:Changing_username#User:Reedy_Boy_to_User:Reedy is done. --mikeu (talk) 16:50, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Done on en.wikibooks as well. --SB_Johnny | talk 18:20, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

AWB

May I ask why you approved Cream for AWB? He only has ~250 mainspace edits Thanks, - Milk's Favorite Cookie 00:09, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

I tend to just do it by total edits. His block log is clean, and his talk page and such is reasonable... Reedy Boy 00:12, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my talk page! TheProf | Talk 17:20, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


Can i ask how my amendments to Abba One Of Us amounted to vandalism? For a start the word number has been spelt incorrectly and an unnessary negative slant has been given about the song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.3.106.45 (talk) 18:30, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks

Thanks for helping take on this massive task of tagging Ohio articles. I hope you didn't take offense by me asking for help from others. This is just a lot to do. Thanks again, §tepshep¡Talk to me! 01:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Wow, thanks again. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 01:27, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Your Student Association

This has nothing to do with Ohio. GreenJoe 12:35, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, sorry. Its an automated process. In someway, of traversing the category tree from Category:Ohio, its come up.... Reedy Boy 12:36, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
York Cemetery, Toronto - Is another ive just noticed about to be tagged... We've got a crossover somewhere... Reedy Bot (talk) 12:38, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Talk:1 Spadina Crescent received an OH-Project tag from this bot which I removed. Hilmar (talk) 13:10, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Please turn off your bot...

..and carefully review all the pages it has tagged. The bot came to my attention when it tagged a number of Canada-related articles that do not appear to have any relation to Ohio. A quick look at the bot's contributions shows that it is tagging a significant number of non-Ohio-related pages (e.g. Category talk:Amtrak stations in Idaho). Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

This is getting stupid (not you). Theres a mess up in the category trees... Theres got to be.. Doing a Category:Ohio recursive traversal, theres some canadian categories in it. Dont ask me where, im gonna have to try and find out. I did a match against whats tagged for WPCanada, and removed 1400 articles from my list... Reedy Boy 14:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
No worries. But it also appears to be hitting non-related U.S. articles as well. Good luck. Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:13, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Its not the first time this has happend either. And its quite annoying. Reedy Boy 14:14, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Your bot is also tagging some Chicago & Illinois-related items, most of them Metra railroad stations. I hope you don't mind if I remove them myself. ----DanTD (talk) 15:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Please feel free. It is currently going through a list of categories i can tell for definate shouldnt be tagged as OH-Project.. Reedy Boy 15:03, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Problem seems to be related to Category:Great Lakes - Its got some bad intersections and loops, meaning it managed to bring up a lot of subcategories of it, which brough about the bad edits. Rebuilt the list, and dupes removed comes to around 30k articles. Reedy Boy 15:55, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to figure that out. Much appreciated. Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh crap, unless there's a faster way I'm going to just start going through the ots contributions and taking off tags that don't match. I'd like to apologize to anyone who this has affected. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 16:56, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah.. I've restored quite a few (at least 300), and other people have done some too... Reedy Boy 16:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Please turn this bot OFF NOW. It's dropping OH-Project into too many unwarranted spots, and I'm tired of removing it. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:25, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I've blocked the bot until the situation can be reviewed. I'm seeing articles related to Pittsburgh's light rail system getting categorized. Mackensen (talk) 17:27, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

1909 World Series to A.J. Hawk have been fixed. Can you generate a list of subs under Ohio so they can be filtered before this goes any further? §tepshep¡Talk to me! 18:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
[2] This is getting stupid. Why are things so badly categorised??? Reedy Boy 18:18, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, how on Earth did those fall under Ohio? I'm printing off that list and am going to go through it on the ride to Indiana. I hate that I have to leave this mess. As soon as I get somewhere with a connection I'll start again. Also, I'll clean up the categories...that is ust plain wrong. Sorry, really really sorry, this has turned out to be more of a hindrance than a help. God. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 18:26, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Its not the first time. My bot was blocked for a similar reason doing some WP Isreal stuff... Bad Categorisation IS NOT MY FAULT!! Reedy Boy 18:28, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Stopped at a McDonald's real quick to do this, I put the list at: User:Stepshep/WPOH2, User:Stepshep/WPOH1, and User:Stepshep/WPOH. If anyone wants to help edit out the lists it would be appreciated. Thanks. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 20:03, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


hay reedy I can have BCBot give a hand where needed. I do a lot of WP tagging also. I have found that the category system is shit. (sorry if that offends anyone) I have found that at most you can go at most 5 levels deep on any given category before it becomes so messed up, its un usable. I have found that creating a list of categories prior to running and having the involved wikiproject sort them out is the best option. βcommand 2 20:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, could be useful, thanks Betacommand! Theres still >20000 that need tagging... So when we get it sorted out, would be useful! Its not the first time its happened to me either - Had a bot block for WPIsrael tagging, again due to the bad categorisation.... Reedy Boy 20:39, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Please turn off your bot...

..and carefully review all the pages it has tagged. The bot came to my attention when it tagged a number of Canada-related articles that do not appear to have any relation to Ohio. A quick look at the bot's contributions shows that it is tagging a significant number of non-Ohio-related pages (e.g. Category talk:Amtrak stations in Idaho). Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

This is getting stupid (not you). Theres a mess up in the category trees... Theres got to be.. Doing a Category:Ohio recursive traversal, theres some canadian categories in it. Dont ask me where, im gonna have to try and find out. I did a match against whats tagged for WPCanada, and removed 1400 articles from my list... Reedy Boy 14:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
No worries. But it also appears to be hitting non-related U.S. articles as well. Good luck. Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:13, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Its not the first time this has happend either. And its quite annoying. Reedy Boy 14:14, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Your bot is also tagging some Chicago & Illinois-related items, most of them Metra railroad stations. I hope you don't mind if I remove them myself. ----DanTD (talk) 15:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Please feel free. It is currently going through a list of categories i can tell for definate shouldnt be tagged as OH-Project.. Reedy Boy 15:03, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Problem seems to be related to Category:Great Lakes - Its got some bad intersections and loops, meaning it managed to bring up a lot of subcategories of it, which brough about the bad edits. Rebuilt the list, and dupes removed comes to around 30k articles. Reedy Boy 15:55, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to figure that out. Much appreciated. Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh crap, unless there's a faster way I'm going to just start going through the ots contributions and taking off tags that don't match. I'd like to apologize to anyone who this has affected. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 16:56, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah.. I've restored quite a few (at least 300), and other people have done some too... Reedy Boy 16:57, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Please turn this bot OFF NOW. It's dropping OH-Project into too many unwarranted spots, and I'm tired of removing it. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:25, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I've blocked the bot until the situation can be reviewed. I'm seeing articles related to Pittsburgh's light rail system getting categorized. Mackensen (talk) 17:27, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

1909 World Series to A.J. Hawk have been fixed. Can you generate a list of subs under Ohio so they can be filtered before this goes any further? §tepshep¡Talk to me! 18:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
[3] This is getting stupid. Why are things so badly categorised??? Reedy Boy 18:18, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, how on Earth did those fall under Ohio? I'm printing off that list and am going to go through it on the ride to Indiana. I hate that I have to leave this mess. As soon as I get somewhere with a connection I'll start again. Also, I'll clean up the categories...that is ust plain wrong. Sorry, really really sorry, this has turned out to be more of a hindrance than a help. God. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 18:26, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Its not the first time. My bot was blocked for a similar reason doing some WP Isreal stuff... Bad Categorisation IS NOT MY FAULT!! Reedy Boy 18:28, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Stopped at a McDonald's real quick to do this, I put the list at: User:Stepshep/WPOH2, User:Stepshep/WPOH1, and User:Stepshep/WPOH. If anyone wants to help edit out the lists it would be appreciated. Thanks. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 20:03, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


hay reedy I can have BCBot give a hand where needed. I do a lot of WP tagging also. I have found that the category system is shit. (sorry if that offends anyone) I have found that at most you can go at most 5 levels deep on any given category before it becomes so messed up, its un usable. I have found that creating a list of categories prior to running and having the involved wikiproject sort them out is the best option. βcommand 2 20:16, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, could be useful, thanks Betacommand! Theres still >20000 that need tagging... So when we get it sorted out, would be useful! Its not the first time its happened to me either - Had a bot block for WPIsrael tagging, again due to the bad categorisation.... Reedy Boy 20:39, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Re:AWB

Ok, thanks. Couldn't work it out anyway, I'll need to read through the documentation when I'm in the mood... J Milburn (talk) 23:52, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

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108 North State Street

I am unsure why 108 North State Street would be tagged by WP:OHIO. I am removing tag.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTD) 20:22, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I've removed it seeing as you havent half an hour later. Please look at the notice at the top of my talk page. Reedy 20:56, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Tagging

Looking over the articles that's a lot to pick and choose from. Could you generate a list of all the subcategories and we can filter them instead? Thanks. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 19:39, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

User:Stepshep/WPOHCAT Hope that helps! Reedy 19:58, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

I'll get right on it. Thanks. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 20:00, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

After a first look over things I chopped the list into half, later I'll do some research and clean it out more. Thanks. §tepshep¡Talk to me! 20:24, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

All cleaned up. 520 subcats are whats left. I also went ahead and hand tagged the looper cats of Railways, Rivers (except for ones that only had Ohio articles), and some other random ones. Other members check it over and gave it the OK. Thanks. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:08, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Cool =). Be good if we can get the looping categories sorted out. Will rebuild the list and work out whats to tag! Reedy 21:09, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Just under 7800 i work out to tag! Reedy 21:19, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

If that's too many let me know I can pull out some less necessary ones. Thanks. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:26, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! §hep¡Talk to me! 21:39, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Stop...stop...stop §hep¡Talk to me! 21:58, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I checked what you're tagging and categoreis that have West Virginia and Kentucky in the title are being tagged. I checked the list I went through and they're not on my list. Any ideas? §hep¡Talk to me! 22:04, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Okay, sorry for stopping you. I just wasn't sure if it would keep digging into those other state cats. Thanks! §hep¡Talk to me! 23:44, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi

Can you check my request to use NP Watcher - itll make my life easier patrolling the new pages. Thanbks Fattyjwoods (Push my button) 00:12, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Not sure how to edit image licenses

You recently messaged me to ask if Image: Alex_Davies.JPG and Image: Elliot Minor Live at Nottingham.jpg were free to use on wikipedia. I can confirm that I took the images and they are fine to use on wikipedia but cannot find how to reflect this regarding the file. Matteh89 (talk) 11:44, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Cannot connect to interwiki or load typos

Hello, I am having a problem with AWB and I left a new bug report. When you get a chance could you take a look and let me know what I need to do to fix it so I can contniue editing it.--Kumioko (talk) 20:03, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Have you had a chance to look at this yet?--Kumioko (talk) 22:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Nope. Errors like that 9/10 are related to internet connection problems. Reedy 10:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
I can connect with everything else but AWB, it just doesn't make sense to me why it won't work with the new version. Thanks again for the help.--Kumioko (talk) 13:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
So is there anything that I can do to fix it or is this application just not going to work?--Kumioko (talk) 21:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Cannot connect to interwiki or load typos

Hello, I am having a problem with AWB and I left a new bug report. When you get a chance could you take a look and let me know what I need to do to fix it so I can contniue editing it.--Kumioko (talk) 20:03, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Have you had a chance to look at this yet?--Kumioko (talk) 22:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Nope. Errors like that 9/10 are related to internet connection problems. Reedy 10:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
I can connect with everything else but AWB, it just doesn't make sense to me why it won't work with the new version. Thanks again for the help.--Kumioko (talk) 13:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
So is there anything that I can do to fix it or is this application just not going to work?--Kumioko (talk) 21:26, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Bot request approval

Hi there. You approved Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Non-Free Content Compliance Bot. Unfortunately, one of the operators has since withdrawn. Since the discussion involved a request where these three operators were listed, I believe that either the change should be properly noted in the request (SQL has not done this) or the request approval should be overturned. I have raised this in two other locations:

Could you contribute your thoughts at one or other of these discussions to help decide what to do? Thanks. Carcharoth (talk) 02:26, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Error/Help NP Watcher

I got the rights and all that and I downloaded the software. But when I try to install it it comes up with

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application

can you help out? Fattyjwoods (Push my button) 07:08, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Have you v2 of the .NET Framework installed..? Reedy 10:52, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Ill install it now. Fattyjwoods (Push my button) 23:24, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
 Done its working great!! Fattyjwoods (Push my button) 07:34, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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Help in Regex

Hello! I want a little help in writing a regex for finding a section heading(e.g. ==External links==). Now at least there can be four possibilities of a section heading

  1. ==External links==
  2. == External links==
  3. ==External links ==
  4. ==[\s]?External [Ll]ink[s]?[\s]?==

or

==[\s]?External [Ll]ink[s]?[\s]?==

or

== ?External [Ll]ink[s]? ?==

Try that. Also takes account for capitalisation of the L. Reedy 18:12, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The first one worked. Thanks for the help! --SMS Talk 19:50, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Tagging

Just curious, do you know ball park how many articles are left to tag for WP:OH? Thanks. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:10, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Forgot about this, sorry. Just over 6900 in my list. Will get some more done tonight! Reedy 22:41, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

External links

a simple regex like "\=\=External links\=\=" can't find all the above, so I tried "\=\=(\s|\S)External links(\s|\S)\=\=", but it didn't work. Can you help please! --SMS Talk 17:18, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

\s is a whitespace character. = has no regex value.

Recommended administrators

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Reedy Bot

I had to stop Reedy Bot, as it was marking a bunch of non-Ohio articles as Ohio.--Bedford 23:10, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Blaarfgh... Lol. Thanks, i think.. Reedy 23:18, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Is there a list of the bad ones? Or is it more of a just search through and grab em? §hep¡Talk to me! 23:58, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
I fixed all the bad ones from the 19th, and updated the lists of categories to tag again at User:Stepshep/WPOHCAT. I totalled about 70 reverts on my part and 5 or 6 from others. That should have fixed all of the tags fropm April 19. §hep¡Talk to me! 16:34, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

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I've written a reply and request to you at the WP:AWB discussion page. The Transhumanist    16:34, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

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AWB recursion

I think I found the timing out problem I've been running into with making lists of links using the Category (recursion) feature of AWB.

Some categories are just so large that they time out.

And some of the category hierarchies seem to leak out into the rest of Wikipedia, making them larger than they really are. For example, "Aftermath of World War II" leaks. One of its subcategories is the Cold War, which is distinct from World War II. Etc.

The solutions I've found are to use recursion on subbranches of a category, and work around subcategories that appear to be leaks.

Cheers.

The Transhumanist    18:49, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah... There is quite a lot of badcategorisation around - Loops, back categorisation. Luckily AWB will not visit the same category twice, however it will still visit it even if its done... I've been caught out by this quite a lot with tagging runs - a lot of unrelated content, which you shouldnt have to go through and filter! Reedy 20:28, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

AWB question

How come making a list from a Google search is limited to only 100 entries? I used to get thousands. Am I doing something wrong, or did something change? The Transhumanist    18:20, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, they suddenly changed their HTML output, I've addressed it it rev 2399. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 18:44, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

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User:Reedy/Redesign

I've been doing some stuff. Care to take a look and tell me what you think so far? asenine say what? 22:31, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Looks good to me =) Reedy 10:25, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

NPW

Can anything be done? Enigma message 15:07, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

A bot in time

Could your bot tag talk pages of Brazil-related articles with {{WPBrazil}}? I am thinking mostly about the 5560 municipalities of Brazil, all of which are (for some reason) notable. Some fine editors have added a page for each of the several hundred municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul state (see List of municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul. Other Brazilian states are not far behind (see Municipalities of Brazil and [[Category:Lists of municipalities in Brazil]]). This, you might say, is a fine kettle of fish, but the worst is still to come: almost all Brazilian municipalities have a homonomous city as municipal seat, and many of these cities have separate pages from their municipalities. Yes, a bot is called for. Many thanks for your help.--Wloveral (talk) 03:53, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, should be able to do that. Is there a category i can work from or similar? Reedy 10:24, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
The grand-daddy of these categories is Category:Lists of municipalities in Brazil, but from there you have to go state by state. Many thanks and good luck.--Wloveral (talk) 17:27, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Right.. But then I just need the links on the page where the page exists... Reedy 18:30, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
List of 5600. That includes redlink links/articles, however, if when it comes to processing, the article doesnt actually exist, it will skip it automatically. =) Reedy 18:43, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
One thing I forgot to mention is that a lot of those blue links actually point to the wrong pages, especially when there is an identical toponymic in Portugal, for instance.--Wloveral (talk) 18:57, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh great... Reedy 19:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks like the states of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul might be good places to start. Each list seems to be composed of just blue links, hundreds of them.--Wloveral (talk) 19:32, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

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Question(s)

Just downloaded everything necessary for awb. But I don't see where to start the program. (No desktop icon,start menu has nothing) Does it start automatically? I would hate to download something and found I couldn't use it a second time.It's currently on because I activated its exe file right from where I extracted it to.Help!I am approved.Xp54321 (talk) 22:08, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Thats how its supposed to work - No shortcuts or start menu shortcuts are created. Reedy 15:28, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Re:Brazil Tagging

Glad you will be back soon with needed RAM. For every Brazilian municipality, the country has 10 international football (soccer) players--all with biography stubs on the EN WP. Cheers, --Wloveral (talk) 04:42, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

My recent RfA

Thank you for supporting my RfA, which unfortunately didn't succeed. The majority of the opposes stated that I needed more experience in the main namespace and Wikipedia namespace and talk space, so that is what I will do. I have made a list and I hope I will be able to get through it. I will go for another RfA in about three month's time and I hope you will be able to support me then as well. If you have any other comments for me or wish to be notified when I go for another RfA, please leave them on my talk page. If you wish to nominate me for my next RfA, please wait until it has been about three months. I will not be checking back to this page so if you would like to comment or reply please use my talk page. Thanks again for participating in my RfA! ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 06:56, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Block query

Hello. Just curious about your block of 98.144.20.222 (talk · contribs). I was going to decline the block request made to AIV [4] because the last warning received by this IP was 27 days ago. Did you see something I missed? Thanks, Kralizec! (talk) 13:50, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Question concerning AWB

Hi,

I've got a question for you...

Is there a way in AWB to search for multiple-line entries? That is, search strings with carriage returns in them?

For example, if I want to search for a pair of list items that always follow each other like this:

  • List item one
  • List item two

How do I do that?

I'd like to replace the items with

  • List item three
  • List item four

I don't want to find them when they are alone like this:

  • List item one

And I want to do it automatically, rather than have to search for all the...

  • List item ones

...and inspect each manually to see if a...

  • List item two

...follows it.

Is there a way? Like specifying the ASCII code for carriage return?

If not, is there some fancy regex way of doing this?

The Transhumanist    18:50, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

bot tagging error

Your bot tagged this article with a WP Bio tag. You may want to see what caused this and update your rules for the bot accordingly. Mangostar (talk) 14:59, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it's only in the category Category:Indigenous peoples in Brazil, which doesn't contain any biography articles. (Only articles on ethnic groups.) You should make a rule to exclude this category from tagging w/ WPBIO. Mangostar (talk) 16:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Your bot is tagging articles in the category [[Category:Indigenous peoples of Brazil]] for membership in the wp:biography project. This erroneous since that category holds indigenous ethnic groups, not individual persons - hence the plural of "peoples". Please rectify. ·Maunus· ·ƛ· 17:36, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok, cheers. I'll run back over that category and remove any WPBIO Tags Reedy

AWB Module

Thanks for all the improvements [after all, you're the expert!], but I have rewritten the module to be more useful for general use. I have incorporated your improvements and modified the code so that it adds the |class= param to pre-existing templates [more widely useful, simple pybots can do mass-taggings]. The idea is that with this one, the ifs go in sequence so a higher class replaces a lower one in the tag. E.g. if a page is tagged as Start and B, and I was parsing the {{foo}} template, then the output would be {{foo|class=B|<otherstuff>}}. RichardΩ612 Ɣ ɸ 21:21, May 23, 2008 (UTC)

Here is the code, feel free to suggest improvements [sorry for taking up your time with all this!]:

public string ProcessArticle(string ArticleText, string ArticleTitle, int wikiNamespace, out string Summary, out bool Skip)
{
Skip = false;
Summary = "Automatically assessing article using param(s) from other templates";
string Tag = "";
string template = "WikiProject Websites";

Match m = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\{\{" + template, RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match z = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\{\{" + template + @"(.*?)\|(.*?)class", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match c = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=stub", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match n = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=na", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match t = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=start", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match b = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=b", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match a = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=a", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match f = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=fa", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match l = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=fl", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Match g = Regex.Match(ArticleText, @"\|class\=ga", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

if (z.Success) goto Fin;

if (n.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=NA";

if (c.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=Stub";

if (t.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=Start";

if (b.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=B";

if (g.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=GA";

if (a.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=A";

if (l.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=FL";

if (f.Success) Tag = "{{" + template + "|class=FA";

if (m.Success) ArticleText = ArticleText.Replace("{{" + template, Tag);

Fin:
return ArticleText;
}
Will do, I wrote this before you had added some of the corrections. Thanks for all your help. RichardΩ612 Ɣ ɸ 21:34, May 23, 2008 (UTC)

Are you up for bot-tagging Brazilian municipalities again?

What could be more fun? How is new RAM?--Wloveral (talk) 01:41, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Seems 1GB of the new ram is broken... :( Rest seems fine. Just under 3000 to tag, so im underway with those now. Reedy 10:49, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
All those are now done! Reedy 13:48, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
That's great. I wonder what your bot could do for Category:Brazil geography stubs, for example. That might be a bit more pressing than Category:Brazilian people or even Category:Brazil stubs. All best wishes. Today is a bank holiday in Brazil, but I'm not a banker.--Wloveral (talk) 17:05, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Hmm. For the People category, i can run it through tagging as WPBrazil, and also adding WPBIO tags at the same time if they are needed. If you have subcats for "stubs" - presumably you would, i can tag them as stubs, same if you have a category for dead people, etc. For the Geography stubs, i can tag that with class=stub on WPBrazil... Same for Brazil stubs. Let me know what you'd like doing Reedy 17:09, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Starting Category:Brazilian people stubs - Tagging with WPBrazil as Stub, and tagging with WPBio as stub. Will update and/or add any missing tags. Reedy 17:14, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Fantastic. BTW, is there an infobox that could be used for a Brazilian municipality? A wikitable is too easy to upset when editing.--Wloveral (talk) 17:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Not sure... There is probably one you can use... {{Infobox Settlement}} is maybe too specific? Could make your own based on another... Reedy 18:01, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks about right. Some care will be needed to distinguish the municipal from the city data, however, since both the municipality and its municipal seat have the same name.--Wloveral (talk) 18:04, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks so much. Your tags will help us organize these Brazil articles. Cheers,--Wloveral (talk) 23:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thanks for fixing the AWB code. I'm new to C# programming so the info will be most useful. Also, I suppose I coded it ad-hoc for one job, not intending it to be used widely [although I don't mind!]. I can post it on the main AWB modules page if you want. I know KingboyK's plugin does a similar thing, but this would work for any template, not just standard ones. What do you think? Thanks again for the improvements. RichardΩ612 Ɣ ɸ 15:24, May 23, 2008 (UTC)

This must seem kind of stupid. I loaded up the module (I think)..it turned green. Anyways, when I try to tag an article is just adds the tag but doesn't add the class. Do I have to do something special to get the module to work? Or is my running the Generic Template Plugin+the module making it act funky? Thanks for your help. §hep¡Talk to me! 20:00, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
I'll test the new code later. Thanks for that! A-class shouldn't be auto-added. Those have to be reviewed by their respective project. B-class is pretty generic though and could be added. Thanks again. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:20, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Thought I'd report that the code is working great. I modified it a bit to allow B and List classes. It wasn't working for me before because the template name had a hypen in it "OH-Project". I set it to WPOHIO and everything runs smoothly. Thanks for your help! §hep¡Talk to me! 05:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Just a side note, you may want to cater for redirects.... Reedy 09:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Definitely if I do this for other projects. Ohio doesn't do redirects so it almost passed my mind. Thanks. §hep¡Talk to me! 15:09, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

As a side thought, Kingbotk's plugin will automatically generate a list of redirects (for generic plugins as you will probably know..) You could just copy that, append a ) and prepend a (, and use it as a regex.. Reedy 17:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again. When I use the module (copy here) in conjunction with the KingBotK plugin it completely ignores banner shells. Do you know of any coding I need to pop into the module to make it banner shell compliant? If your busy no worries, it's not anything pressing. On a different note; I feel bad for coming to you with all of these problems. Do you know of anyone who wouldn't mind helping me out so I'm not constantly flooding you with questions? Thanks for all of your help! §hep¡Talk to me! 19:10, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
For the latter, im not bothered! =) The only thing i can say, is i might just take a while to reply if im busy. The code by default isnt banner compliant. Would have to look into that Reedy 19:17, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Okay, thank you. §hep¡Talk to me! 19:34, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Reedy Bot - fictional character tagged with WP Biography banner

Hi Reedy,

Just an FYI - your bot tagged Magma (comics) with {{WP Biography}}. I removed this banner as Magma is a fictional character. It's no big deal, I just figured I'd let you know in case you wanted to do any tweaking of the bot. --GentlemanGhost (talk) 19:40, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Cheers for letting me know. Its presumably somewhere in the Brazillian people category. No big deal Reedy 19:43, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

AWB Access

Sorry to rush in. I left a request at Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage for AWB Access. Kindly grant me the same -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 15:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Done! Reedy 16:29, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 16:45, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, im having some trouble with the Kingboyk plugin for AWB and since you helped program it i was wodering if you could help me. Ive got it setup to tag a list of pages relatin to swimming with the wikiProject Swimming banner. I clicked the Auto-stub box and was hoping that this was going to assess all articles already with a stub template as 'stub class'. The problem is that it assesses all articles as stub class if i have the auto-stub box ticked, even if its not stub class. And yes the template has an auto parametre so it should work. (its for a bot so thats why i ticked the auto-stub box, and it didnt work, ive tried both the stub boxes, both with the bot, and without and just cant get it too work.) Am i doing somthing wrong, If you cant help me, thanks anyway, but since Kingboyk hasnt replied to me yet, i thought ill try you. Thanks. Printer222 (talk) 12:06, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

You are supposed to make a list of what transcludes the stub tag, then go through tagging them with those options enabled. Reedy 13:07, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for claryfying that. I confused myself. cheers Printer222 (talk) 13:19, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Exams over?

Just poking you again about the NPW issue. Enigma message 20:33, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

There seems to be no NPW SVN (IRC seems to state it has been moved)... Need to poke martin about that before i can do any development. My exams were over a month ago... lol. Reedy 21:08, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Which means you should've started work on it a month ago! ;) Enigma message 21:38, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
I've been busy overhauling AWB again ;P. Reedy 22:20, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Creating a bot

Hi I would like your help with something. I want to create a bot account that will use AWB for two different operations:

  • Run though all the soap opera articles and link [[fictional character]] is this doesn't exist.
  • Run though all articles in Year of birth missing category and if Living people exists to change the category to YOB (living people).

I want to run the first one only once and the second periodically, let's say once per month or two months.

I have run both from my account with great access and with no problems. What should I do next? Thanks. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:07, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Cool. Easiest/best way to do it, is to create a bot account for yourself (include Bot in the title). Then put a WP:BRFA for each of the 2 tasks. When you get trial approval for one/both, you'll be able to get AWB Bot access, and then you'd be able to run this in an automated fashion. With it being tested on your account, if you provide some diff's, you should just get away with a small trial. Hope this helps. If you need any more help, just leave me a message! Reedy 22:20, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I hope I did it correctly. Check Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Yobot. Thanks for the help. -- Magioladitis (talk) 22:52, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

AWB GUI

Really needs an overhaul

You've suggested some good ideas with the DB scanner, its just hard to work from the way thats down... Dont know if you want to try making some changes

The List Maker does need overhauling, and with the code backend of it having been overhauled mainly by myself with Kingboyk's help, a few of the obstacles from your proposed changes are sorted...

Any chance of you trying to improve it again? And we will try and implement it?

Thanks!!

Reedy 21:37, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I have been writing down things over the past two weeks. The database scanner was one of the first things I've gotten completed. I don't have too much time during the week to do work for Wikipedia, but over the weekend I did complete the ListMaker context menu refactoring. — Dispenser 03:41, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Cool, patch applied in rev 2971. Thanks!! Reedy 10:10, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Reedy Bot

I saw your bot has been tagging Brazil oriented talk pages with WP:Brazil tags and WP:Biography tags. The bot seems to be on point with tagging the articles w/ Brazil; however, the bot has also been tagging fictional characters, albums, and population groups. It seems others have notified you about a few instances, but it seems to be fairly encompassing. -66.109.248.114 (talk) 04:56, 19 June 2008 (UTC).

Some mistakes were made, many/most were rectified. Not a lot of point notifying me (i know why the errors occured etc), so please just revert the changes/remove excess tags. Reedy 22:08, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Infobox Software Template

We're wondering why you removed the "software" from Template:Infobox Software in your most recent edit. This causes a problem: when an editor clicks on the +/- to update the version, they instead mistakenly edit the redirect page instead of the page with the version information. I (and I'm sure others) then have to revert the change so we don't have two pages with inconsistent version information. Please leave an explanation on the talk page so we can fix this problem once and for all. Thanks. -- Schapel (talk) 14:35, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

It had been changed, therefore breaking the links on many pages. So therefore, causing the information to be displayed... [5] [6]
Some are in one place, some are in another. There is no need whatsoever to have redirects (in fact, none of those seem to be redirects, they seem to be the same thing in 2 different places) for something like this, therefore it shouldn't have just been changed from one to the other, breaking half of the usages (granted, i've similarily done the same by reverting the change to fix the other usages). Reedy 22:00, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Barn Star

Honor Star.jpg The Barnstar for those little things that don't actually have a barnstar you can use (Barnstar of woop)
Thanks for helping me out with my regexes :> ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 11:01, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Gah that took me a while to think up :D ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 11:01, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
=D Reedy 13:08, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

AWB

Per your response at user talk:MaxSem, would you be willing to "convert" this script and this scipt to "AWB form"? Thanks for the help. « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 23:26, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry, i've been a bit busy and forgot about these. Where do you want the targets putting? Or want me to just do it in my userspace and notify you when im done converting? (Should be able to get most of it done this weekend) Reedy 22:10, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
In your userpace would be fine, if you could simply notify me when your done. Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 22:24, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
For my info - User:Reedy/AWB/WikiProject User scripts Formatter, User:Reedy/AWB/LinkFixr Reedy 22:32, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Alright - thanks. Would you mind adding User:Jj137/general.js to the list? It's just a simple find and replace so hopefully it should be easy. Thanks for the help so far, and take your time on converting the scripts. Thanks, « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 19:56, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks - I really appreciate it:
Vitruvian Barnstar.png The da Vinci Barnstar
For converting Javascript to C# for AWB and for being one of the developers of AWB, I « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie hereby award you this Barnstar. Thanks! « Milk's Favorite Cøøkie 14:45, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks!! =) Reedy 14:51, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Support for newer workgroups of WP:INDIA

FYI - See this ... Thanks in advance -- TinuCherian (Wanna Talk?) - 12:57, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

User_talk:Skybolt101#Unblock_request

A user you blocked in December 2007 for claiming copyright of images is asking for a review of his block, and stating he will no longer repeat this behaviour. Thoughts? –xenocidic (talk) 12:41, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Cheers. I'll keep an eye on the talk page too. –xenocidic (talk) 18:24, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. And cheers for notifying me of it. Reedy 18:25, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

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Hi. Just a question. I completed the trials and 6 days passed. Should I do something else or I am just waiting for approval? Friendly, Magioladitis (talk) 02:02, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

OK. An admin approve it. Now I just need a flag. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 07:22, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

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Asking about AutoWikiBrowser

Can I use autowikibrowser in other wiki?(Korean Wikipedia) I'd like to use AWB in kowiki. Can you help me?--Kwj2772 (talk) 05:27, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, you can.. Is there a checkpage or anything for it? There isnt an interwiki, so presumably, you'd just be able to login... Let me know if you need any more help. Reedy 10:06, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Approval

Hi, could you perhaps approve me for the NPW tool? I am just looking for any admin to approve me ASAP. Thanks --Eric (mailbox) 03:01, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Done. Reedy 10:03, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. --Eric (mailbox) 15:35, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

East Hampton Airport

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Capital Region International Airport

Why are you removing the airport diagram from the infobox of this airport? --Criticalthinker (talk) 09:19, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Airport Infobox Migration Plugin

I'll have a go when I get back. I'm off in a couple of hours and will be gone for a week or so. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 21:00, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations. Some of the last ones will also include talk pages, etc. Fast work. CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 14:15, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Well done! That was a lot quicker than I expected. CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 14:33, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Who else was working on it? CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 14:41, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Do you have any fingers left? CambridgeBayWeather Have a gorilla 14:46, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Excellent work!

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For your excellent work in the airport infobox migration! Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 15:59, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

P.S. I restored the template and added Template:Tdeprecated. In part to preserve the edit history (historical and such), but also to redirect those who may still try to use this template in new articles (the new template has been official for a while but people still managed to use the old one). - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 16:10, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Heh, thanks, nice to know time spent is appreciated ;). =) Do you think the other templates need restoring aswell..? Reedy 16:37, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Nah, I think the main one was the only one being linked to on talk pages, and the rest were pretty minor. If someone noticed those ones being gone the main one will let them know why. - Trevor MacInnis (Contribs) 16:42, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

le barnstar

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For quickly fixing that make list issue with AWB, and your work on AWB in general, as well as maintaning the SVN snapshots so I don't have to figure out how to compile them myself, I award you the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Keep it up! –xenocidic (talk) 23:31, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks!! Reedy 09:37, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

no problem! you deserve it. do you think you could enlighten Milk and I here: User talk:Xenocidic#Template substitution. thanks! –xenocidic (talk) 00:35, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
I had a chance to test it out today and it works well, the one thing I noticed was that there's certain commonly used template redirects that I have to paste into the Find & Replace template substitution for AWB to pick up on them, and then they'll get skipped if I use the new "fix if no subst" option I asked you to add. any way to work around that? –xenocidic (talk) 04:12, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage

Hi, Reedy. The current Arabic page of Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage is ar:ويكيبيديا:قائمة الويكيبيديون المسموح لهم باستخدام الأوتو ويكي براوزر. However, the current tile contains a typo. It should be ar:ويكيبيديا:الأوتوويكي براوزر/مسموح. Could you, as an AWB developer, change it? --Meno25 (talk) 05:27, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

[7] - Done, thanks! Reedy 07:52, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Hi, again. It is not working. When I moved the page, AWB gave a "You are not allowed to use the software" error. When I reverted back, AWB worked as expected. AWB 4.3.2.0 under Win 6.0 IE 7.0. Could you please fix the problem? --Meno25 (talk) 10:46, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
AWB doesnt use the Interwiki links for anything, that is just for user editing benefits. Reedy 14:27, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
                else if ((Variables.Project == ProjectEnum.wikipedia) && (Variables.LangCode == LangCodeEnum.ar))
                    webBrowserLogin.Navigate("http://ar.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A7:%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%85%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%86_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D9%85%D9%88%D8%AD_%D9%84%D9%87%D9%85_%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%85_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%AA%D9%88_%D9%88%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A_%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%88%D8%B2%D8%B1&action=edit");

The checkpage is hard coded for ar.wp.. Needs changing in the code. Reedy 14:38, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Regex

  • If you have a quick minute I asked a really newbish regex question at WT:AWB =) –xeno (talk) 14:29, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
    • cheers =) –xeno (talk) 14:33, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

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If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters(ChirpsClamsChowder) 22:20, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

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Award

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There's one problem: now user has no intelligible visual feedback. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 05:33, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

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Huggle whitelist

Hey reedy. On this edit you seemed to have removed hundereds of thousands of bytes of data from the huggle whitelist :S. Was this edit made using huggle? :S If so I thinks we has another bug to try to fix :P Thanks in advance. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 22:57, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Zombina and The Skeletones

I'll take a look through your comments and the afd again to see if it merits undeletion. Someone else has disputed it earlier as well, so if i don't restore it I'll probably self-drv to get more community imput. Wizardman 05:28, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Palindrome edit

Regarding your edit [8]:

1) You removed </p> but it correctly ends a piece of text starting with <p style="font-family:monospace; line-height:130%">. They should either both stay or both be removed.

2) I Googled and most sources say "reoccurring" and not "recurring" in both titles.

3) Language names like "latin" are not capitalized in Swedish.

So I disagree with every change you made and think the edit should be reverted. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:59, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

I looked at your recent contributions. It seems you are moving fast with semi-automated tools and also made an incorrect spelling change in a Portuguese quote in [9]. Please examine changes suggested by a tool before saving. An article may have a good reason to not use normal English spelling but programs are usually not smart enough to see such things from context. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:10, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Species names not to be capitalized

In this edit you uppercased the name of a species. Per WP:TOL, they are to be written in lowercase. Kingdon (talk) 15:49, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

awb for nahwiki

Good day Reedy.

I was checking who's the current AWB maintainer and I believe it's you, so forgive me if this is not the right place to ask.

I want to run AWB on nahuatl wiki (nah.wikipedia) to fix a widely used template whose parameters got localized. But nah is not to be found at the dropdown menu to select a project.

Do you know where or how could that be set? I'd appreciate if you could answer me at either my meta talk page or my eswiki talk page since I don't really work anymore on this wiki. -- m:drini 22:19, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

rev 3246 Reedy 22:26, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
oh *blushes* thank you. Althought I figured out how (setting it to custom as if it were a thrid party wiki) and then putting the proper url on the field. -- m:drini 03:08, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

India changes

Reedy, I am done with the India plugin changes and have left a message for you at the plugin page. Thanks, Ganeshk (talk) 03:36, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

AWB question

Hello, I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but where exactly is the option to change the iw sort order? You said it was already a feature, but it appears you still need to edit the code manually and not given the option in the interface. If it is already there somewhere, it should be move to the "Options" menu. That would make the most sense. Thanks. (please respond here) Rocket000 (talk) 02:48, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

It doesnt exist in the interface, as it generally shouldnt need to be changed. What/why do you need to change it...? If it needs setting a certain way for a WMF project, we can do that Reedy 09:22, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Invite

As a dev of TypoScan you are invited to the channel for a discussion tonight. --mboverload@ 06:12, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

I suspect you mean the AWB channel? ;P. Auch, when is "tonight"? Reedy 09:23, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Zombina

What I'll do is restore the main article for now, since it seems okay to do so at this point. Not sure about the albums right now. Wizardman 21:43, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Archiving AWB

I noticed the feature page got a bit cumbersome and have gone through, labelling discussions as best i could. If you'd like to give it all a once over to see if i missed anything, or tagged something incorrectly, i'll go ahead and clear out all those partial and completed requests so you guys have less to wade through. (unless there's a friendly bot that does it??) you can respond back on my talk page. -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 18:39, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, that was a quick archiving

It doesnt exist in the interface, as it generally shouldnt need to be changed. What/why do you need to change it...? If it needs setting a certain way for a WMF project, we can do that —Reedy 09:22, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, I think would be nice if you give users the option. Why make it harder for them? For example, on Commons it's alphabetical by ISO-code. There are users that continuously mess them up with AWB because they're using en.wp's default. Rocket000 (talk) 01:44, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Link to the relevant policy will be appreciated. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 06:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
The weird thing is your the first person to mention it. Its pretty easy for us to update the versions to match the various requirements, all we need is to be told! Reedy 09:29, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, cool! A interface menu would still be nice, but whatever you think is best.
@MaxSem: I'm not sure it's written down anywhere (we're not en.wp, remember ;), but if you take a look at some pages, you'll see the order. Rocket000 (talk) 22:20, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

AWB use on small projects?

Hi! Someone suggested you may be the right person to ask this. I'm a bureaucrat on Simple English Wikiquote, and someone there has requested AWB access. Is it very complicated to set up? Thanks. Coppertwig (talk) 21:19, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

You can quite easily. Go to Options --> User and Project Preferences. Site tab. Select project of wikiqute, and language of simple. Click ok, file, login. You're away! If you save the settings, it will load to simple.wikiquote on startup =) Reedy 22:00, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't quite understand. I wasn't planning to use it myself; another user has asked to be able to use it. Can that user (non-administrator) just go ahead, without needing to be listed in a file of permitted users? Does an administrator have to actually run AWB in order to grant permissions to others to use it? If users have to be listed in a file, what's the name of the file? Thanks. Coppertwig (talk) 22:12, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Never mind – I think we figured it out. Sorry to bother you. Coppertwig (talk) 00:06, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

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AWB

You're never on IRC when I am! How easy would it be for you to make an AWB program that sets up auto archive with User:MiszaBot on talk pages? It would need a variable that sets it so the archive is the same name as the article talk page name. Ctjf83Talk 20:09, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

IT'd be possible, not sure how easy though.. Why do you want to use AWB for it out of interest? Reedy 22:57, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
It is much easier for AWB to auto archive pages, mainly Simpsons pages, then me doing it. Ctjf83Talk 23:01, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Why not just stick some standard bot archiving templates on it and have it do it...? See Talk:ASUS Eee PC for an example Reedy 08:49, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I suppose...AWB would be easier...but I'll do it manually Ctjf83Talk 16:08, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
You could use AWB to add the bot archiving template to the pages... Reedy 16:28, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm confused as to what on the page you are linking me to? Ctjf83Talk 16:32, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
{{autoarchivingnotice|bot=MiszaBot I|age=28}}
{{User:MiszaBot/config
|archiveheader = {{talkarchivenav}}
|maxarchivesize = 31K
|counter = 3
|algo = old(28d)
|archive = Talk:ASUS Eee PC/Archive %(counter)d
}}

Reedy 16:33, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Replacing Talk:ASUS Eee PC with {{subst:FULLPAGENAME}} should do the trick. –xeno (talk) 16:58, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, cheers :). You will probably want to change some of the other config stuff about Reedy 17:05, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

custom build

I tried to enter http://pinataisland.info in the custom project preferences but that site doesn't use a /wiki/Main Page structure, it uses http://pinataisland.info/viva/Main_Page . Will it be possible to use AWB there? Would it need a custom build? Do you think you could see it in your heart to create for me such a custom build? ;> –xeno (talk) 22:51, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I havent replied as i havent had chance to get round to it. It should really be changed in the main code to work with any (no reason it should be forced against it being /wiki/). Will try and look at it when i get back from work tommorow... Reedy 22:56, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Appreciate it! No rush. –xeno (talk) 23:04, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

AWB

Please would you teach me how to resolve the leighrayment change of url - see AWB/Tasks. Kittybrewster 06:41, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

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So many words for the broken heart
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So hard to breathe
Walk with me, and maybe
Nights of light so soon become
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Hello!

I'm Fluff from Swedish Wikipedia, we've been thinking of using the same system as you do on enwp with aproving users before allowing them to run AWB. I'm curious as to how this works and if it's possible to implement it on svwp as well. /Fluff (talk) 10:08, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage format. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 10:37, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

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AWB bug report

Hi. I tried to file a bug report for AWB here, and I followed the instructions:

To list a bug ,create a subpage in of Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Your bug name use the following template . When done add {{{Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Your bug name}}} to the correct section of this page and ensure you add the sub page to your watchlist so you can monitor your bug.

It isn't showing up right. It is at the bottom of this section. If you could fix my report so it shows up right, it would be appreciated. Thanks.--Rockfang (talk) 07:49, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Tbh, i've no real idea, as i havent had chance to look at how its been done, lol. Will have a look Reedy 08:26, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

AWB 'not enabled'

Hi Reedy,

I've been trying to use AWB again after a bit of an absence, and it is saying that Mdcollins (AWB) is not enabled to use this.

Rodhullandemu checked the authorised uses list a few days ago, and it appeared fine. He re-added it anyway, but it hasn't made any difference. My main account (Mdcollins1984) is still enabled, but I'm trying to keep my semi-auto edits separate. Can you please take a look and advise what might be the problem? Many thanks–MDCollins (talk) 23:14, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Reedy, Many thanks for implementing the two feature requests and informing me on my talk page. I really appreciate it. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 02:44, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Regarding your editing of Asus eee pc page

I happened to notice you had removed my edits on the Asus eee pc without any prior communication or discussion on the talk page or editing comments. This was regarding reporting the Windows 2000 compatibility of this machine. I added the Windows 2000 line in the compatibility table in hopes to catalyze a reader to contribute this information if they were in the know. I'm posting here first instead of reverting this immediately to avoid an edit war. Please discuss. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.121.92.198 (talk) 05:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Nothing was really added in that edit. You added Windows 2000, marking nothing as supported. Windows 2000 is a legacy operating system now, cant see the point of really listing it. Reedy 18:21, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

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Toolserveraccount

Hello Reedy,
please send your real-name, your wikiname, your Freenode-nick (if you have one), your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB. 16:24, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Sent, thanks Reedy 19:22, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

you can scan for typos?

you can scan for typos faster than awb? would you mind scanning the remainder of the v 0.7 list that I haven't checked yet? I'll give you my list... Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 13:45, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Not exactly. Its more of a group co-ordination for this sort of large scale task (assigning work units to multiple people to typocheck all potential matches from the last database dump.. In theory, it could be easily modified/expanded for this actual project (ie input list of articles and then it can assign units...) Reedy 16:07, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Assign away, then pls. As I said, I can give you the list of those I haven't awb'd yet... BTW, I'm flying through the articles beginning with "C: on my list. Almost no changes. I looked at Cadel Evans and it had a recent typoscan scrub by rjwilmsi. maybe they're all like that. It would definitely make my day. Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 08:55, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Oops, no. The Enable Regex Typo box was unchecked. Now I need to start all ovr again... I swear, not only had I check the typo box; it had even corrected a typo... then it somehow unchecked itself. Crap. Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 08:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Save your default settings with typofixing enabled. Makes life loads easier =) Reedy 08:59, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

(undent) Tks! Now about typochecking the artcles selected for the CD... Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 09:02, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Kingbot Plugin bug

Can you look into this when you are free? Thanks in advance -- Tinu Cherian - 07:13, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

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Plugin requests

Is anyone keeping tabs on the User_talk:Kingbotk/Plugin#NovelsWikiProject_documentation requests. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 13:01, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

I'll be afk...

Sam, I'll be away for the next week. All stuff that needs to be changed for the new release is left commented out in Variables constructor. Take care. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 19:12, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

A request

Hi. Can you enable this feature for special characters in DEFAULTSORT for the catalan Wikipedia? This is the easy part of the request an we need it to start cleaning around. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 22:32, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

I would if it was so simple, but im not sure if there is some other way of doing it... MaxSem seems to be back, so hopefully he should have an idea. Will try and speak to him soon. As from the code only en has defaultsort enabled Reedy 22:51, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Autoassessment code

Hi there,I use User:Richard0612's AWB module code for autoassessment and happened to see your code here. I checked it out, there is a bug when there is not class parameter already like this : I am doing it for WikiProject Computing :

{{WikiProject Computing|importance=|something}}
{{WikiProject United States|class=Start}}
{{WikiProject india|class=GA}}
is changed to

{{WikiProject Computing|importance=|something}}
{{WikiProject United States|class=GAStart}}
{{WikiProject india|class=GA}}

I doesnt update WikiProject Computing but WikiProject United States and that too wrongly. ( btw I reordered Start before GA; had it been directly as per ur code, it been otherwise "StartStart" instead of "GAStart" in the example). -- Tinu Cherian - 07:40, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Admin mop.PNG Thank you for participating in my RfA, which recently passed with 126 in support, 22 in opposition and 6 neutral votes.

RFA SPAM!!! even though you have already messaged me :)
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hi

I'm curious why you removed the bizet article from dyk? Victuallers (talk) 13:29, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Swapping

Not sure about this swapping, I think that chronologically the earlier DYK should appear previous. Also, in this edit, you forgot to swap the credits as well. Cirt (talk) 13:54, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

I moved it back - I think preference should be given that articles written/expanded earlier should ideally appear at T:DYK before those worked on later (especially if already placed into an earlier queue). Cirt (talk) 13:57, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

thx for the reply. Don't be deterred. The Aussie thing I think is a (possible) miscalculation. That set won't ap[pear tonight but I guess tomorrow some time. Its tricky to predict as there are other sets waiting in the queue in front of this one. Victuallers (talk) 16:44, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

NSLU2- discontinued?

Please refer to Linksys's site at http://www.linksys.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000000.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2elinksys%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2fshop%2ehtml&WD=nslu2&SHOP=%20&PN=NAS_Basic_Systems%2ehtml%23aNSLU2#aNSLU2 which does NOT show it as discontinued. I agree that its availability from retailers is not necessarily a reliable indication I'd suggest that when Linksys themselves uniformly refer to it as discontinued it will be fair to mark it as such in Wp, but not before. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarkMLl (talkcontribs) 15:18, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

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Explanation, please

I will assume for the moment that you don't throw around block threats in a casual way. So, I would appreciate a reasonable and prompt explanation about how my posts on the AWB discussion page were "trolling" or "nuisance". I happen to care about the AWB rules of use, and I believe that Lightmouse is the poster child for abusing those rules. This has nothing to do with date delinking, other than the fact that I became aware of Lightmouse's edits because he and I are both interested in that issue. I also would appreciate your opinion about the purpose of the AWB rules of use, given your obvious belief that an editor with AWB rights, at least in some circumstances, can ignore those rules without consequence. Are the rules mere exhortations or recommendations? If not, in what situations are they enforceable? Tennis expert (talk) 23:13, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Lightmouse appears to not be using Lightbot for date delinking activities because of the outcome of these two ANIs involving that bot: (1), (2). Tennis expert (talk) 23:32, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

You might also want to take a look at this. Tennis expert (talk) 06:53, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

You said on the AWB discussion page, "If you've still got a problem, bring it up somewhere else, where greater opinion can be gauged." As I still have a problem with Lightmouse's AWB rules noncompliance, where do you recommend that this discussion be continued? At the administrators' noticeboard? Tennis expert (talk) 23:40, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

For the middle point, I thought you said you weren't bothered by his edits, just the speed at which he is/was doing them? The fact that the ruling may or may not change doesnt matter it. Lightmouse is following current guidelines (i am however, in the "camp" that suggests that even though its not reccommended in the MOS, mass delinking isnt necessary, but thats here nor there), he is using a semi-automated editing tool to do the job, which is editing to the speed it can load and process the articles. There is a WP Essay about "Dont worry about the preformance", which states we don't have to worry about these sorts of edits (although, MaxSem and i do, based on the total amount of edits AWB is actually repsonsible for, so we should do, or at least, try and help things out - like moving to API for list building). If people had problems with his edits, he would've been blocked. I'd reccommend you'd best bring it up somewhere like WP:AN, its not important enough for WP:ANI.
As for the "trolling" or "nuisance" comment. Your making a fuss over something trivial, that really doesnt make that much difference. Reedy 19:53, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
I was extremely clear about my objections. I said several times that he was violating two AWB rules of use: (1) controversial edits; and (2) speed of edits. Where are these date delinking guidelines that Lightmouse is supposedly following right now? If you mean the current MOS, there is a big controversy about whether date linking "deprecation" means: (1) no future date linking; or (2) no future date linking and eliminate all existing date links. And this controversy is one of the issues that hopefully will be settled by the two ongoing RFCs that are still two weeks away from being closed. Lightmouse is aware of this controversy; yet, he is using semiautomated means to eliminate existing date links in thousands of articles. This is why Lightmouse's edits are controversial for purposes of the AWB rules of use.
I am not "worried about performance." I am simply interested in people complying with Wikipedia rules, whatever they are. If there is no point to the AWB rule about speed of edits, then why does that rule exist? And why hasn't that rule been stricken? Until the rule goes away, editors that use AWB are obliged to comply with it, and it is very counterproductive for an administrator to say to an editor "you don't have to comply with Rule X because I personally believe it serves no purpose."
I am not looking for Lightmouse to be blocked or banned. My objective is for him to be reminded that complying with the AWB rules of use is required whenever using AWB and that if he persists in violating those rules, his authority to use AWB will be taken away. That is the only reason for my posting the complaint on the AWB discussion page instead of somewhere else. You, apparently, believe that AWB usage issues must be taken care of at WP:AN instead, which I find to be strange. But given that you've threatened to block me for continuing the discussion at the AWB discussion page, I have no choice but to do whatever you want. If Lightmouse were not allowed to use AWB to delink dates, he could always use a script, ordinary editing, or his bot (although it appears that some administrators are willing to block the bot if he uses it for that purpose).
If your "trolling" or "nuisance" remark about me is not a big deal, then you surely won't mind striking through your comment. Otherwise, it is a very big deal. It's insulting, it's threatening, it disparages my reputation, and indicates your failure to assume good faith, among other Wikipedia policy violations. Tennis expert (talk) 21:52, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Don't edit too fast; consider opening a bot account if you are regularly making more than a few edits a minute.

- How fast is too fast? (Common sense here?) Reedy 22:50, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Obviously, "more than a few edits a minute". Lightmouse regularly violated this rule by about a factor of 5. Tennis expert (talk) 05:57, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Some people just won't accept defeat. It's very commendable in many cases, but it should should be made clear that the general havoc, disruption and boredom caused by Tennis and his cohort Locke are taking its toll on the community. It already accepted ages ago that the consensus was valid, but they were not satisfied. Tony1's actions were endorsed back in September. Two individuals have been going around behaving like Spiderman, and have also been forum shopping. They have launched continual complaints at WP:AN or WP:AN3 against at least four people on this list, including harassing yours truly multiple times.
Let's talk real numbers here - it is simply amazing how much 'controversy' the "gang of four" (sic) can stir up. Actually, there are four editors vehemently opposed to deprecation of DA and date-linking, but these two have been doing the most running. Now an RfC, no, sorry, two RfCs, being held which show very clear majority in favour of doing away with DA and date linking, and they are still not satisfied. Sure, the RfCs are not yet closed, but most of us recognise a snowball when we see one. Not these tow - there is no reason to think they will accept the result at the close. Then now howl in protest that any persons who dare to support delinking should be made an Administrator, and have gone on to make statements based on that position which said that said candidate was "unfamiliar with consensus building process and general Wikipedia policies". Now they are still trying all technicalities and procedural means and using straw man arguments to stop of slow down the delinking. Any administrator who disagrees with their untenable position is suffering from "conflict of interest". Of course, their fallback position is that WP:MOS is not policy, thus does not have to be followed. All this shows that they are digging up trenches after each successive retreat.
I was able to achieve speeds of 7 pages a minute simply using the multi-windowed Firefox browser. I also increased the speed of my AWB edits by having more than one AWB window open at a time. When there is so much rubbish and detritus floating around WP, we need all the speed we can get. Ideally, a bot should be sent around so we can rebuild from scratch with the minimal linking which the community wants. It is time to wake up to these "freedom fighters", and see them as the terrorists they are in reality. Ohconfucius (talk) 07:51, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Wow, that's an amazingly hostile post that violates all sorts of Wikipedia policies and is full of exaggerations and factual misrepresentations. Tennis expert (talk) 09:37, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm sure that User:Reedy won't be as easily fooled or intimidated as you might imagine. Ohconfucius (talk) 10:06, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

AWB

I placed a comment here still trying to AWB working. I am hoping to figure out what the problem is. I have a lot of time-consuming mundane edits I need to take care of that was put on hold waiting for AWB to help sort it all out. 68.226.0.35 (talk) 17:41, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Its come already!

Notification concerning WP:AN

I am sure you will be interested in the discussion here. Tennis expert (talk) 20:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Synamed

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An article that you have been involved in editing, Synamed, has been listed for deletion. If you are interested in the deletion discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Synamed. Thank you. Careful Cowboy (talk) 02:05, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: IW Sorting Orders

Sorry, I just copied (with a bit of find-and-replace help) the lists across from meta as there were a couple I came across that AWB wasn't sorting properly, so I'm not really an expert! Could probably have a go if no one at meta responds; we'll see. mattbr 09:41, 30 December 2008 (UTC)