User talk:SuggestBot

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If you're here because you want SuggestBot to send you suggestions, please see the instructions at the top of User:SuggestBot. We offer both subscription services and the possibility of receiving a single set of suggestions.

Feedback on recommendations, ideas for new features, questions about how SuggestBot works, or anything else related to SuggestBot are all examples of topics welcome below. A bot moves older feedback to the archives regularly, there is also an archive in User:SuggestBot/FeedbackArchive. Thanks for stopping by to let us you what you think! Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 11:07, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Archive Issue[edit]

Hello, there's an issue in SB which needs immediate attention. The suggestions get archived by bot. Please modify the suggestion code to prevent archive bot from archiving suggestions. Thanks -- Pankaj Jain Capankajsmilyo (talk · contribs · count) 04:37, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Try using the Template:DNAU on the relevant comment section, Capankajsmilyo. Or alternatively, set your archive expiry date (age) to more than the value of the frequency of SB's updates. I had a similar problem a little while back. I'm not the bot-owner. Cheers, Drcrazy102 (talk) 05:28, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for reply, I tried DNAU but suggest bot remove it at every update. Bot will have to include DNAU while updating suggestions. -- Pankaj Jain Capankajsmilyo (talk · contribs · count) 05:34, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Capankajsmilyo, thanks for getting in touch about this, sorry about not responding to this faster! I think it should be possible to add DNAU as an option for SuggestBot, although from reading the documentation on Template:Do not archive until, it doesn't seem as straightforward as I'd hoped. Having SuggestBot drop in a DNAU notice with the future date of SuggestBot's next visit seems reasonable to me, and would mean a "yes/no" option, similar to "replace". However, since the archiving won't happen until the next archival cycle after (2 days in your case), there will be at least two set of suggestions for a while (in my case it would mean suggestions stuck around for 56 days). I'm not keen on adding code to SuggestBot that parses the archiving template to fine-tune the math, but I'll think about this, I like the idea.
Perhaps having a subpage in your userspace (e.g. User:Capankajsmilyo/Suggestions, put the config template there) that SuggestBot can post to is a workaround until DNAU support is available? Regards, Nettrom (talk) 02:53, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

No suggestions for six months[edit]

I have SuggestBot set up here, but I haven't received any updates since April. Could you look into it? Thanks. Reach Out to the Truth 01:06, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi Reach Out to the Truth, sorry to hear that, and thanks for getting in touch about it! I had a look at the diffs in the edit history of that page and noticed quickly what had happened. We had a bug where SuggestBot would put the suggestions at the start of the page instead of appending them (that bug is now fixed), so the template was pushed to the end of the page. When the bot stopped by the next time, it deleted the template as part of the replacement of the suggestions, thus unsubscribing you. Sorry about that, I've added the template again to the top of the page and you should get suggestions within the next day. Let me know if there's anything else! Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 02:39, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


Hello. I am wondering why you sent me a message on my talk page. Did I sign up to receive messages from you? Thanks, Thehøtwheelsguy99 | Talk?Sign!! 15:15, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

When you respond, please ping me.

@Thehotwheelsguy99: Comparing some of the revisions to your user talk page, I found that you added it together with the archiving setup on your talk page, ref this diff. If you don't want to receive any more suggestions, just remove the {{User:SuggestBot/config …}} code from your talk page. Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 06:20, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Thehøtwheelsguy99 | Talk?Sign!! 14:48, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

SuggestBot status? Jan. 5, 2016[edit]

Greetings, Nettrom Wondering if SB is running since I submitted my request {{User:SuggestBot/suggest}} on my Talk page hours ago. It is requested correctly at (January 5, 2016) Request? Regards, JoeHebda| Talk 15:43, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi JoeHebda, thanks for getting in touch about this! I noticed in our logs this morning that something wasn't working. Looks like SuggestBot needed a restart. It's currently processing your request, hopefully you'll have some suggestions in less than 5 minutes. Thanks again! Regards, Nettrom (talk) 16:08, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Nettrom :-) SB request = Yes check.svg Done Cheers! JoeHebda| Talk 16:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

I have no idea how I'm receiving suggestions[edit]

I'm going through all of my old automated newsletters, and I realized that I have no idea how I'm getting SuggestBot messages. I don't have the template on my page and I can't seem to find whatever list I joined. How am I receiving SuggestBot messages and where can I adjust the settings? --Nathan2055talk - contribs 01:30, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Nathan2055! I'm sorry to hear about that, and I know it can be confusing to figure these things out. Digging a bit in Wikipedia's database I found that you have the userbox on User:Nathan2055/Old version, which in turn makes SuggestBot post to your talk page. I've edited that page and removed the userbox, so you shouldn't see any more suggestions, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if you still receive them and I'll figure out why. Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 22:32, 16 January 2016 (UTC)