User talk:Shubinator/Archive 29

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No plots

Hello,

could you add a bot function that ignores the plot summary? There was a consensus on WT:DYK that plot should not be counted. Regards.--Tomcat (7) 15:35, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The claimed consensus is premature; please do not do this until there is actually consensus. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:48, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Replied at WT:DYK. From my perspective as a DYK-er, in the past reviewers have exercised their own judgment on article length, so it wasn't much of an issue. If the plot section looked normal, good; if it looked bloated, the reviewer would ask the nominator to balance out the article. Reviewers can (and should) still exercise their own judgment on article length. Shubinator (talk) 02:52, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:SS Konigin Luise.jpg

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A barnstar for you!

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For creating and maintaining DYKHousekeeperBot, which has twice now reminded me that I failed to transclude a DYK nomination after going to the trouble of working it up, I award you this barnstar and my thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 14:48, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Cool, thank you! I'm always happy to know my bots are appreciated :) Shubinator (talk) 15:30, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

DYK Check and footnotes

I just noticed that the text in a footnote does not get counted for DYK when it is formatted like

{{efn|An explanation of a point that will appear as a footnote}}
...
{{notes}}

See South Bastion, Gibraltar for an example. I am not sure if that is right or wrong. Is it deliberate or accidental? Aymatth2 (talk) 14:23, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

It's not deliberate per se, but it makes sense given what counts as prose and what doesn't. Lists, quotes, and references don't count as prose, and footnotes are similar. Shubinator (talk) 14:39, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
In this example the text could have been placed instream within parentheses, in which case it would have counted as readable prose. I suppose it is a borderline distinction.[a] No problem. Aymatth2 (talk) 15:27, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
  1. ^ The decision to put a chunk of text in a footnote presumably indicates that the author does not think it is central to the article.
Yeah, it's borderline, like lists. In some cases it's unclear whether a chunk of text would be better in a list or not. At the end of the day it's up to the reviewer; we've had articles under 1500 promoted and over 1500 rejected. Shubinator (talk) 22:34, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

DYKHousekeepingBot has not performed an update since 11:44, November 23, 2012 (UTC)

Looks like DYKHousekeepingBot has had a hiccup. Could you perform a reset at your next convenience? --Allen3 talk 00:15, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. Looks like generic connection issues. Thanks for letting me know! Shubinator (talk) 00:19, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Why?

I am the nominator of Brand New Me DYK as you can see there. Why I wasn't informed that the DYK made on the main page? — Tomíca(T2ME) 16:32, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Your creator template was removed, but it was not replaced with a nominator credit for you. I've now placed a nomination credit on your talk page. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 20:49, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Mandarax! Shubinator (talk) 02:43, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Again, this is not the real hook. I guess you have to change it. — Tomíca(T2ME) 17:55, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Looks like that's the hook on the main page. What's the real hook? Shubinator (talk) 18:32, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
This says into the nomination itself. I don't know what really happened actually. — Tomíca(T2ME) 18:35, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Going through the history, the hook was changed while it was in prep 1. Shubinator (talk) 18:44, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Can' believe it. Who did that? What was wrong with the previous one? -_- — Tomíca(T2ME) 18:47, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Gatoclass did, you'll have to ask him. Keep in mind hooks are often tweaked while waiting to go live on the main page. Shubinator (talk) 18:55, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Eugene Turenne Gregorie

The bot missed crediting me for the DYK. It came late in the process. Please assist. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 02:59, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

It's not a bot issue. Whoever added you forgot to also create a DYKmake template for you within the nomination template. Without that template, the bot did what it was supposed to do. It isn't enough to be added to that created/expanded line. I'm not sure who's responsible for that: the person who originally added you, the person who promoted the hook to a prep area, or the person who sets up the queue when moving the prep area to the queue. One of them is ultimately responsible for putting that credit on your talk page, probably the admin who set up the queue. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:22, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and credited you. However, judging by this edit, you had left that decision up to the promoting admin, and the promoting admin did not add in a credit for you. Granted, there's a high chance the promoting admin didn't read that comment in the first place. Shubinator (talk) 06:37, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Carl Breer

DYKUpdateBot (talk | contribs)‎ (Giving DYK credit for Carl Breer on behalf of Graeme Bartlett) he bot missed crediting me for the DYK. It came late in the process. Please assist. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 02:33, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

As BlueMoonset explained above, this is not a bot issue. This edit shows you left the decision up to the promoter. If you'd like to pursue this further, ask the editor who promoted the article (who in this case is BlueMoonset). Shubinator (talk) 03:03, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
This one made me uncomfortable at the time: not only was the reviewer proposing and approving an ALT hook, which is completely against the rules (no one is allowed to approve their own hook), but had made a veritable avalanche of edits before, during, and after the review. In this case, I thought it was a borderline conflict of interest, which is one reason I went with the original hook, spent extra time doing promotion doublechecks, and why I wasn't enthusiastic about adding a DYKmake template under the circumstances, despite a habit of giving a considerable amount of deference to the article's creator. Under the circumstances, I think I'm going to let the credit stand as issued: to the original creator only. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:54, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
The article creator thought it appropriate, perhaps due to the "avalanche" of edits. The promoter didn't. I recognize the conflict issue. The article deserved promotion, and was well documented and worthwhile. ALT 1 was also a far better alternative hook that was amply supported by the on line WP:RS, something that you thought not worthwhile. I was trying to work off an obligation to do 30 DYK reviews, and continue to do that. I expected you to use your judgment and discretion. I defer to the promoter. No worries. 7&6=thirteen () 13:05, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Looks like the bot is sleeping – both bots!

It's been a few hours since the bot last updated, and since I've approved at least one hook in the interim, it ought to have caught that. Can you wake it up and get it back on line? Many thanks, Shubinator. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:50, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Shubinator, I should have been clear: when I initially posted, I thought it was only DYKHousekeepingBot, but it's DYKUpdateBot as well, which missed an update about 50 minutes ago and I didn't notice at the time. I'm much more worried about the latter than the former, so please check that first. Hope you're around and can see this soon!!! Thanks again. BlueMoonset (talk) 01:25, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I've brought both bots back online. Sorry for the delay. Shubinator (talk) 04:36, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you so much for awakening them and giving them breakfast. :-) Materialscientist did a manual update a couple of hours late, but now no one will need to be around for the next one, and the bot will tell us if no one has promoted a prep to queue, which is happening more often than I like these days. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:51, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
No problem, thank you for letting me know :) Over the past few months I've had a bit more time on my hands, so I may be able to help out more. We'll see... Shubinator (talk)

Can you set the DYKUpdateBot to run only twice a day starting now?

Shubinator, I think we need to go to twice-a-day DYK sets from thrice-a-day DYK sets—every 12 hours from every 8 hours. Is there anything I need to do from my end (I'm not an admin, so my options are limited), or can you handle it all from there?

We've just had Orlady do a (late) emergency queue-and-main page load because admins are very thin on the ground, we have 22 approved hooks to fill 48 empty slots, and I've done 12 of the last 13 or 14 prep sets myself. Under the circumstances, I have no qualms whatever about asking for the change until we can get approvals up and more regular attention from admins.

By the way, if you can, please also clear out Queue 3, which is the source of the hooks currently on the main page (and that will be there until 11:04 UTC). Incidentally, if you want to change 11:04 UTC to 12:00 UTC so the two-a-day sets start running at noon and midnight UTC, please be my guest.

Thank you very much. I appreciate your help, and hope this gets to you in time to implement. If not, I may have to shift around some prep sets: I'm going to be building the new ones to the new schedule. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:37, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Adding: bet you didn't think I'd take you up on your offer to help out quite so soon... ;-) BlueMoonset (talk) 03:40, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

And I should probably make it clear, though I suspect you've figured it out: while Orlady adjusted the times, she doesn't seem to have updated the queues: it's Prep 2, which needs to be moved into Queue 4, that's the one that should update at 11:04 or 12:00. BlueMoonset (talk) 03:44, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Final update: queues were updated, sort of: Queue 3 got cleared out so it no longer had what was on the main page, but then got reloaded with Prep 2. So there is a queue loaded with new hooks and ready for the bot to pick up, just not the queue number I expected would be. Let me know whether you have succeeded in changing the frequency. We now have 19 approved hooks to fill 42 empty slots, which is not much of an improvement; I've built the two prep sets so they should work with the new two-a-day frequency. Thanks for your patience. BlueMoonset (talk) 06:37, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Done, I've made the change to 12-hour updates. I left queue 3 as-is; no need to reshuffle just to maintain the queue sequence numbers. And I've also adjusted the timing to fall on noon and midnight UTC :) Shubinator (talk) 07:26, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
You're great. Thank you so much. Now to do something about this insomnia... BlueMoonset (talk) 07:42, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Oper frankton mina-limpet.jpg

A tag has been placed on File:Oper frankton mina-limpet.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Stefan2 (talk) 13:04, 22 December 2012 (UTC)