User talk:Tawkerbot2/Jun06

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I am very very confused... what is this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:32, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I hate this bot[edit]

it beats me to reverting vandalsim every time. Dang, this thing is fast! (applause) -- 01:44, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Censorship in China[edit]

Hi ! your bot reverted one of my edit, which was justified (i blanked a redirect which was wrong). 09:30, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

{{blank}} template usage?[edit]

Can TB2 identify edits which are purely page blankings (i.e, absolutely nothing replaced the old content), and use the {{blank}} template for this sort of page blanking? It would guide anons attempting to flag pages that are the speedyable as nonsense or blatant hoax but know nothing about CSD and whatnot yet. (See the "High Evif" sections just above this one for what I mean). 12:15, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Yep, it can detect them and won't redirect them -- Tawker 23:19, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


False positive on Cold War[edit]

[1]. Keep up the good work. This is a very cool bot! --Ligulem 17:17, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Hmm. I tried to split that edit in several separate edits, but no luck. Tawkerbot2 reverted me again. So, I can't do that to this article. Please do it for me or tell me when I'm allowed to do that edit :-). Is there some exception list to put my username on? I'm doing these kind of edits on a lot of articles... --Ligulem 22:19, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Re-prod by Tawkerbot2[edit]

See this edit: [2]. Admittedly, the author was blanking the article, but in the process the author removed a prod tag, which tawkerbot2 re-added. Mangojuicetalk 18:47, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Yallaroi Shire, New South Wales[edit]

Wow, Tawkerbot's fast. I was making a redirect and absent-midedly left out the #REDIRECT before the link. Whitejay251 19:46, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Suggestion: days of year/vanity births[edit]

There are lots of cases of vanity additions to the Births section (eg [3]. A guideline is in place that only people with Wikipedia articles should have their dates of birth listed (the policing on new articles then covers things). Would it be possible to have Tawkerbot revert additions for people without articles (possibly only with recent dates - most of the vanity links I've seen are 1980s/90s)? Thanks, and keep up the good work! - Pseudomonas 23:38, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

odd false positive on Grunge music[edit]

Sumpin weird happened back on May 20; I only just noticed it. Some clown vandalized the article at 18:43 [4]; Tawkerbot noticed and reverted it that same minute [5]. The clown came back at 18:56 [6], but this time User:Jklin was quick to the draw and beat Tawkerbot to the reversion at 18:57 [7], whereupon Tawkerbot promptly reverted Jklin, restoring the vandalism [8]!! Fortunately User:LGagnon noticed and reverted it properly within the same minute [9]. Was this a race condition? If the human RC patrollers are as quick as this (not that I'm complaining!), how can we avoid such conflicts between them and Tawkerbot? –Steve Summit (talk) 15:48, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, this was a freak condition based on the nature of the articles content, I think some more checks are in order.... (in TB3 which will come out eventually) -- Tawker 18:45, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Are you sure? That's what I thought at first, too, but note that the first time (at 18:43) Tawkerbot preferred the correct version and reverted the spam, but the second time, it preferred the spam and reverted the correct version. –Steve Summit (talk) 03:06, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Tegan and Sara[edit]

An edit that attempted to cut out the middleman on a cited reference (updating a link to point to an article a blog posting is based upon rather than pointing to the blog posting) was reverted. 20:01, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Jeff Abbott[edit]

I am jeff abbott i did delete the entire page.i will start again at a future date —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 20:19, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Stephen Hawking[edit]

'm also known as User:Raintaster. On the page Stephen Hawking, some user didn't know the MOS rules and blanked otu the curse words. I tried to revert and was promptly reverted back by your bot.

Although I understand that using curse words is a telltale sign of vandalsim, it sin't banned on Wikipedia and you should probably not just revert all edits involving curses.

Anyway, good luck improving the bot.


Restored the curse words. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 05:32, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

get it straight[edit]

I was reverting the vandalism on The Wack Pack and you reverted it to the vandalised version and accused me of vandalising it. Congratulations. Foday 10:27, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


I have withdrawn my so-called "original research" form WP. I have withdrawn my writing and editing services from WP. I have been abused, misused, and shat upon to the limit of my endurance and i am claiming MY OWN COPYRIGHT on MY OWN WRITING due to WP failure to abide by its own terms of conduct. Tawkerbot is great, but a human needs to know that Abramelin oil consists of COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT because the content is no longer accessible to WP. Breach of contract works both ways. Take the page down. Get one of the many Crowley toads to fart out a

Thelema template and vomit up more Crowley-spam to fill the page. I am not going to countenance my ORIGINAL RESEARCH (their claim) to sully WP any longer -- or allow WP to waste my time any longer. Catherineyronwode 23:22, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Malfunction on Comparison of open source operating systems[edit] (Talk) was trying to make a legitimate edit to the tables on Comparison of open source operating systems (history). Tawkerbot2 kept reverting this change by, until finally Balihb (the original creator and main contributor to the article) made the edit him/herself, which Tawkerbot2 did not revert. Anyways, please don't take the previous criticisms on this talk page by too seriously, I'm sure he/she was just upset and unfamiliar with Wikipedian social policies. I also believe the block against should be lifted, if it hasn't already, with a note to assume good faith. Armedblowfish 00:01, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

continuation of this conversation copied from my talk page, but you can delete if it's clogging up space Armedblowfish 00:35, 29 May 2006 (UTC):

From what I could tell it was the penis vandal that was making those posts hence the range block and the sprotects not exactly the user in question, if I'm wrong please let me know -- Tawker 00:20, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Though it's hard to tell, given that the person seems to have a very dynamic IP address, all of the edits made by up to the point where he/she became upset at you/your bot seem to have been good faith, legitimate edits. Don't get me wrong - I don't support the way he/she handled his/her frustration (not assuming good faith), but it doesn't look like the Wikipedia:Long term abuse/The Autofellatio Redirect Vandal to me, and it is my personal belief that he/she should be unblocked. I'm not sure if you want this conversation on my talk page or yours, so I'll try both I guess. Armedblowfish 00:33, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Note to other IPs you've been using: Please try to calm down, and assume good faith. Personal attacks will not resolve the situation. While Tawkerbot2 made a mistake in reverting your edits on Comparison of open source operating systems, Tawkerbot2 is generally very useful, and about 98% accurate, and all AIs have limitations. Perhaps you could try explaining the situation, instead of getting angry? Armedblowfish 01:23, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Or Tawker could supervise the bot instead of leaving it free to make such mistakes. 01:37, 29 May 2006 (UTC) -- the preceding edit was modified by Armedblowfish to make it a bit more polite
Such mistakes are not irreversible. For instance, you could leave a message on Tawkerbot2's talk page explaining the mistake. Then, Tawker could either remove the vandalism warnings from your talk page, or issue a formal apology on your talk page explaining that it was a mistake. (And maybe block Tawkerbot2 from editing Comparison of open source operating systems until whatever cause the malfunction is fixed, if Tawkerbot2's code allows that.) However, personal attacks are reason to block in and of themselves. Please try to calm down. Armedblowfish 01:53, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Bad revert...[edit]

Check the deleted history of Oliver starling... :-) Evercat 02:38, 29 May 2006 (UTC)


In my recent change in the Ann Coulter article that you changed back, I felt it was important that reader knew NOFX's stand regarding her. The stand although a harsh one was quoted from the song that was mentioned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:37, 29 May 2006

Automatic {{db-author}}[edit]

I've seen this bot add {{db-author}} to several pages blanked by their authors. Just to let you know, there is another template designed specifically for this: {{db-blanked}}. You might want to use that to make the speedy deletion rationale clearer. -- King of 04:35, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Collision domain revert[edit]

TB reverted some deletions by a recent IP user to a version with a deletion by a recent IP user. Surprises me it reverted one and left the other. Neither johny-on-the-scalpel bothered to comment on the talk page. MaxEnt 07:39, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo[edit]

I don't think this is appropriate. --Jondel 12:45, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Uh... that was a revert of a blanking. NSLE (T+C) at 12:48 UTC (2006-05-30)

Edits to Down with the Sickness (your edit 16:34, 30 May 2006)[edit]

Oh great fun, I've been Tawkerbotted! My edits were to remove the lyrics of the song, per WP:AFDP, which I hope is not vandalism. How can I strip them out? Regards, Mr Stephen 15:40, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Edit was not vandalism, posting was cited for lack of reference and was taken down while reference is gathered. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:36, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Shutoff / asteroids[edit]

Your bot also removed my info on the asteroids page. I pressed the red shuttoff and reverted, please check this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It was I that reverted your asteriods edit not Tawketbot. Your edit was inappropriate as the article alreacdy has
"Asteroids" redirects here. This article is about the astronomical bodies. For the arcade game, see Asteroids (game).

Please do not add it again - Glen TC (Stollery) 06:09, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Great Ten (comics)[edit]

Hi your bot reverted a legitimate edit of this page which I built yesterday, I was changing it into a redirect because someone else had built the exact same page and their link made more sense, I had already copied all my content to their page.Basique 04:32, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Mal-formed redirect. Responded more fully on user's page. - TexasAndroid 12:57, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


grunge isn't a part of punk fashion, and neither is skater. i was correcting an error. punk is so missunderstood, and i want to clear up the truth about it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Edit reverted was in all caps, and fairly POV. IMHO this was a good reversion. (It was also almost a month ago. :) ) - TexasAndroid 12:50, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Red button down[edit]

Red button wont let me in — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

The red button only works for admins. Sorry. For a bot that is designed to remove vandalism, it would be very ineffective if just anyone could shut it off. - TexasAndroid 12:42, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

SS-1 (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi, I believe that the bot mistakingly reverted a legitimate change I made on the page SS-1 (disambiguation).

Please look into it, if you can.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A.R. (talkcontribs) 19:25, May 31, 2006

I see no edits by Tawkerbot2 to the page only 2 edits by pgk -- Tawker 23:18, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Ekman spiral[edit]


I believe your bot mistakenly removed a valid edit I made to the Ekman spiral article,

I had added a note that the figure was incorrect. I'd have added an improvement but didn't have time - but I thought it would be good for users to at least be warned about errors on the page.

please look into this

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:43, May 31, 2006

I don't see any Tawkerbot2 edits to the page, do you have a diff link please -- Tawker 23:18, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Call me a Luddite, but....[edit]

While for the moment this thing seems to be functioning pretty well, I just don't like the idea of auto-reversino based on content analysis (excepting blankings, which are extremely simple to accurately detect). This is not to say that it can't be done, or is completely out of the question (indeed, I don't exactly have the authority to make such rules anyway), but I don't feel entirely safe with entrusting content-removal decisions to a bot; in my opinion there should at least be a human who checks and confirms proposed reversions before they go through. CAPS LOCK 23:01, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi Tawkerbot2. It seems that, in an effort to thawrt vandalism by, we reverted each other to previously vandalised pages. I have reverted further now to erase the vandalism and I have also warned the ip vandal. -- Alias Flood 01:20, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Suggestion for Tawkerbot2[edit]

It's likely you've see linkspam such as this already. It's been added probably many hundreds of times to wikipedia (with different web links each time). Perhaps it would help if Tawkerbot2 could revert edits that contain "We are all looking fsorward to a great sseason", wrong spellings and all. --Ed (Edgar181) 13:38, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, its in the spamlist -- Tawker 17:55, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Problem with stacked edits[edit]

Tawkerbot2 doesn't seem to handle multiple sequential bad edits very well. Just look at this. --maru (talk) contribs 06:44, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, its the only chronic problem, they vandalized within the 2 second timeframe that Tawkerbot2 is grabbing the page to revert, we just have to put up with the oddd big there I think as its next to impossible to stop -- Tawker 15:35, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning up vandalism![edit]

Hello Bot Operator! Thank you very much for your excellent service. My recent article/creation (Green Hope High School was vandalized by a childish and immature user, and your automated service nabbed it in less than 30 minutes! Keep up the good work, we can all help make Wikipedia a better, safer place! Nimur 14:25, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Actually, if you're talking about this, then the bot reverted in *gasp* 2 seconds! Simply amazing, Tawker! Misza13 T C 18:35, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Error by Tawkerbot[edit]

[10]. Just mentioning it here, so you can look at it to make TB even better. Errabee 15:08, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

I editet the page Jimmy Lea to make the page refer to Jim Lea (and I also copied the information there to the Jim Lea page) because Jim Lea is the most common name used for James Whild Lea (and Jimmy Lea is not). Sorry for my English here but i hope you understand :) --Mb900309 18:33, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

What happened is you did a copy paste move, I've done the move using the WP move button (its in the top menu bar near edit this page) -- Tawker 00:48, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

[11]. An understandable mistake. In any other article the revert would have been stopping vandalism. Unfortunately this time in Sexual Slang the reverted edit was appropriate- Peripitus 05:28, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I saw you fixed it, I've just been a tad slow on replies lately, thanks! -- Tawker 00:48, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

You're malfunctioning[edit]

See the recent history of United States. You need fixing. -Splash - tk 18:23, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for writing the message first, -Splash - tk. --Ryz05 t 18:31, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Mmm; going to be a tough one. The bot reverted two edits: [12] was a section blanking, not extremely differentiable from common vandalism; perhaps the edit summary can be taken into account. [13] was an accidental posting of two identical sections (the first paragraph differed a bit); I suppose the threshold for repetitions being considered vandalism could be raised to three or four. ~ PseudoSudo 18:49, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
On the assumption that this is unlikely to be a high-frequency problem, and that Ryz05 has probably done what s/he was trying to do (have you?) do you think I should lift the block? -Splash - tk 19:00, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Has any of these been resolved yet? Perhaps it is unlikely to mess up again in the mean, time, so it may be OK to unblock.Voice-of-AllTalk 23:05, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Is the issue that an intermediary stage of the page caused the bot to react? joshbuddytalk 20:01, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, the exact filter was reduction w/ swear words added in, tracking down the exact but Ryz05 is whitelisted so no need to keep the bot blocked (and looking it already appears to be unblocked, phew, only 1 complaint that the bot wasn't editing) -- Tawker 00:51, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Incorrect Correction[edit]

On's page, I corrected his collaboration track, switching from "I Love My Chick" to "I Love My Bitch." My correction was valid, so please change it back - the vandal bot claimed I was vandalizing.

Do you have a diff, if so please just re-revert, the bot shouldn't touch it -- Tawker 00:51, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

error by bot[edit]

Hi -- The bot reverted an edit I made to Robert A. Heinlein. I don't know why. -- 00:16, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Anaheim Hills, CA Revert[edit]

You removed a community infobox that was agreed upon for the page. User:Gellerson is the only one that doesnt approve it, so please do not keep reverting it to satisfy one user. --Ericsaindon2 00:35, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Check again, the bot only removed vandalism commited by you. Your edit and the bot's revert. --PS2pcGAMER (talk) 00:48, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

my edit at AccessPlace has been reverted[edit]

I just deleted an obvious wiki spam, but this bot seems to help spammers anyway... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 13:34, 4 June 2006

Thanks for the note; bot just made a mistake. Should be all cleaned up for now. ~ PseudoSudo 13:39, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Page unmove addition?[edit]

Can the ability to auto-move pages back to their original location be added for high profile articles, such as the main page featured article? — BRIAN0918 • 2006-06-04 05:53

I proposed it and because the bot needs a sysop flag to do it here and basically was told no. So unless policy or community consensus or something chances it's not going to happen -- Tawker 18:40, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


It might not have been your intent, but you recently removed content from Meanings of asteroid names (56001-57000). Please be careful not to remove content from Wikipedia without a valid reason, which you should specify in the edit summary or on the article's talk page. Thank you. A link to the edit I have reverted can be found here: link. If you believe this edit should not have been reverted, please contact me. Disavian 07:59, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

This is a quasi-sarcastic message, but in all seriousness, the bot un-reverted my reversion of some hardcore vandalism on Meanings of asteroid names (56001-57000). Overall, though, I'm impressed with Tawkerbot2- it steals so many edits from me ;p --Disavian 08:01, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
This is even weirder, it should have beat you to the original revert there as it was pretty repetitious content being added, I wonder if this was just before the bot was unblocked and that caused the error -- Tawker 18:40, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I cleaned up most of that particular IP vandal myself. I seem to remember there were a few times where Tawkerbot2 caught it, but it wasn't often or consistent.--Disavian 18:46, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Somewhat funny revert[edit]

Roberto Madrazo's name literally means "Robert beating the shit out of," which has been the butt of many jokes in Mexico. Apparantly, however, mentioning that fact looks like vandalism to the bot, which is perfectly understandable. -- 21:54, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Revert of removal of bad article[edit]

The bot reverted Knockout_for_2006_FIFA_world_cup which I had taken away for a bit, as it was clearly a sandbox experiment done by the original creator. The page is now on his talk page, and I've put a little welcome message on his (until then) empty user page. Honest, this wasn't vandalism! The article remains as reverted by the bot. I don't want any more warnings tonight! LeeG 23:57, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Revert of removal of article[edit]

I wrote the original stub for The Book of Tokens. Dollarback suggested that the quotations from the book constituted copyright violation. I disagree. I believe they're fair use examples not disimilar from dozens of other articles about Poets or their Poetry. However, to get the ugly Copyright template removed, I moved the contents into a User Page for later editing and blanked the article. My understanding is that the original author can blank a page if no one else has made further contributions. If you check the history that's pretty much the case. But Tawkerbot2 reverted the blanking. So how do I speedy delete the article? The copyvio template says it should have already been deleted, since Dollarback registered his complaint back on 5/12. If you can provide guidance on how to proceed, I'll be most grateful. --Jason Richards 15:47, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of this Tawker! --Jason Richards 22:59, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

It restores AFD messages[edit]

I love Tawkerbot2! Within seconds, it automatically restored an AFD tag when someone deletd it. Yay. Thank you.  :) --Starionwolf 04:42, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Health and Wealth gospel redirect[edit]


The article Health and Wealth Gospel was merged some weeks ago into Word of Faith movement; I turned it into a redirect to WoF, but your bot reverted it. :¬) David L Rattigan 08:36, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, so the redirect was a double redirect, but I fixed it and now it's been reverted twice again by Tawkerbot. Who will save us from the robot gone mad? ;) - Jersyko·talk 13:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Tawkerbot is great. Generally, I love it. But does it revert every merge+redirect now? Somewhat frustrating . . . - Jersyko·talk 15:11, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
You had the wrong caps, so it was still a double-redirect. It should be fine now. Mak (talk) 15:19, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Oh yeah, someone put the bot in angry mode, there was a bit of a bad vandalbot going around and I guess it needed angry, you should be fine now -- Tawker 15:21, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Doh! Thanks Makemi. And a pissed off tawkerbot isn't necessarily a bad thing . . . - Jersyko·talk 15:40, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Anne Norton[edit]

Hello, I was just reverted by your bot on this article. It says it was reverting vandalism, but it was clearly a legitimate edit. I am not really sure how this was even construed as vandaliams since I only removed one paragraph.- Moshe Constantine Hassan Al-Silverburg | Talk 15:59, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Just reverted me again, this is really frustrating. Please fix your bot's programming. Then revert back to my version when you finish.- Moshe Constantine Hassan Al-Silverburg | Talk 16:02, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Leif Eriksson[edit]

It's spelled with a K not a C, and I think I would know a little something about that as I have done extensive reasearch. Please do not change it to "Leif Ericsson"

PS sorry forgot to timestamp. about 3 minutes before this timestamp:--19:38, 6 June 2006 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Vandal tags at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism/TB2[edit]

Hey Tawker, I figured I'd post this on Tawkerbot2's talk page so I don't clutter up yours. I don't know how much extra code it would require, but I was curious if instead of simply using {{vandal}} on TB2's AIV page, would it be possible to use {{ipvandal}} for IP addresses and {{vandal}} for logged-in users? For the IP address users, this creates an easy link to WHOIS and eliminates the unnecessary move log, etc. Anyway, just a thought. Keep up the good work. EWS23 (Leave me a message!) 20:06, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Jane Fonda[edit]

Hi! An IP editor correctly revised the Jane Fonda article's section on Opposition to the Vietnam War. This editor spelled out the acronym FTA to say "Fuck The Army" rather than "F*ck The Army." Your bot caught it, but in this case, "Fuck" is correct. Thanks! Jokestress 21:41, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Incorrect Revert[edit]

Want to report an incorrect revert by the bot. It reverted the edit described here by myself when I hadn't logged in. I then had to go back and login to make sure the revert stuck. --Nidonocu 01:58, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Dear Tawkerbot2[edit]

The robots are taking over! Is there no more vandalism that mine hands can undo? (Jeez, leave some vandalism for the rest of us. Just in case it's not obvious, this is praise, in a clever disguise)--inksT 10:41, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

A good edit reverted by the bot[edit]

Taxila I am a regular wikipedia user, but I was not logged in this time, because it was a small edit and I didn't have much time to spend on wikipedia, but now I'm made to read these FAQ's of this bot and take further action, but that's for the "greater good" I guess :) 12:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

[14] bad bot --CltFn 12:30, 7 June 2006 (UTC)


hello, i´m the main - and only writer - of the article "neurofunk". since im constantly progressing with further info on this article, i´have been editing a lot recently. suddenly, i was cut-off and the article complety vanished perhaps due to suspicion of vandalism. Would like to know what the main problem is since there´s no vandalism from my end and since it´s very well written with accurate information. Would like to know more details about publishing or will this be a public domain article?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Innerfunktion (talkcontribs)

Reverted blanking by bot. Not really sure what set it off, though. - TexasAndroid 14:45, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railway[edit]

Dear Tawkerbot2,

I a'm Robert W. Larson, President of the Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railroad Company. (OPE). I have added or edited the OP&E page with updated information. Sorry if it was not perfect in the edit form. It contained the most recent information that I have. You can contact me to verify at 541-643-8843 or look at the Oregon State Corportation information. Thanks. Bob Larson — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Responded on user's talk page.... - TexasAndroid 14:41, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Bell Canada[edit]

On the Bell Canada article, there was a vandal, and he did 2 quick changes, and tawkerbot2 switched back to his first vandalism, which was a page delete with just dirty comments left.

:13:15, June 7, 2006 Tawkerbot2 m (BOT - rv (talk) to last version by

It has since been fixed, but just thought i would bring this to your attention.

Two ips, tag team vandalism, the one failure of the bot. -- Tawker 18:55, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Incorrect revert at The Matrix: Path of Neo[edit]

I reverted a vandal, and your bot reverted me. I've reverted it back again, we'll see if it does it again. Here's the history- [15] -Goldom (t) (Review) 13:36, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, that is weird, time to dive deep into the logs -- Tawker 01:44, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


My edit was legitimate. Why on earth woud a bot delete it? If anything, the bot should find the blanking and revert back to the previous text.MollyBloom 17:14, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

All caps = bot revert -- Tawker 01:42, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

M A I T R E Y A[edit]

My message on MAITREYA's Wiki was true, and should be told to the whole world. Please, do not speak his name. He believe's he is Jesus, though he is not. He is the antichrist, here to destroy the world. This is our final warning. All should know his intentions, and stop this from happenning. That, or bow before him, your new antichrist.

Umm the bot was good there. Sign your posts in the future -- Tawker 01:40, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


I'm Boundlessly.

I wrote an article on "non-recourse debt." Then I found that there was a (lesser!) article on "nonrecourse debt." So I combined the two under "nonrecourse debt," and tried to change "non-recourse debt" to be just "see nonrecourse debt" The bot got me.

Yeah, in the future #REDIRECT [[pagename]] is the syntax for doing redirects but I see it's already been fixed -- Tawker 02:57, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Stuart Chandler[edit]

I doubt there is any way to change the bot that wouldn't let vandals disguise blanking as copyvio removal, but I did remove almost the entire article because it was cut and pasted from two different websites (copyvio), which I noted in the edit summaries. Keep up the good work. 03:52, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Kind of a weird one[edit]

Don't know what happened here...[16]. Kafziel 20:32, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Riverside, Erie County, New York[edit]

I tried to remove a large section of possibly copyright-protected text from Riverside, Erie County, New York, but the bot reverted. --mtz206 (talk) 14:10, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Vancouver municipal election%2C 2005[edit]

Vancouver municipal election, 2005 is false by inconclusive information; it should be halted until more research is done on the individuals (all) involved in this.

--G-Spot 15:15, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

tawkerbot2 mistake[edit]

Hi. Your bot reverted a legitimate addition to the List_of_IDM_artists page. The addition was a band named Holy Fuck. I assume that set off vandalism flags, but it's a real band with a real wikipedia page and should probably be on that list. I saw the tawkerbot message on this user page and figured I should mention it. If you could do the necessary adjustments, I'll add the band back to the list. Thank you. Jessamyn (talk) 20:56, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Virginia miller/Temp[edit]

Hiya. Here is an interesting situation. The article Virginia miller was marked as a copyvio since the writer has not asserted that s/he has the rights to it (even then, based on how it reads now, it would get deleted anyway). When the notice was put up, the creator just cut and pasted the copyvio into the temp page. I tried blanking it, since I don't know of any deletion procedure for such a case, but Tawkerbot2 reverted my edits. How would you handle this? Gershwinrb 21:11, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I think you would be best speedying it under A8. joshbuddytalk 22:30, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

My Edit To Cascading Style Sheets[edit]

It was not vandalism, I will change the revert back to my own version.--GorillazFan Adam 23:39, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Accidental revert[edit]

Not sure how this happened, but Tawkerbot2 blanked the page Youth empowerment for no apparant reason (diff) —Mets501talk 19:19, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Chinese Super League[edit]

I deleted the whole thing because I moved the article to CSL, so I tried to delete the old one. Please help to merge the two articles if you have any way. Thanks.

-Zhudyzhu 06:47, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Umm, CSL seems to be a disambig page, not exactly sure what you're trying to do -- Tawker 20:51, 10 June 2006 (UTC)


I'm just wondering... why is it that even with the "Hide bot edits" option selected on my watchlist I can still see Tawkerbot2's edits there?--Ac1983fan (talkcontribs) 22:42, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Because Tawkerbot2 doesn't have a bot flag, so that people will know to check what's going on, especially on Recent Changes, where bot edits don't usually show up. correct me if I'm wrong Mak (talk) 22:45, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
That would make sense..--Ac1983fan (talkcontribs) 22:47, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Bot reverted me wrongly[edit]

here I don't know if that page will show up, as it is a going to speedy delete. (Deleted) The content was "lkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk". Somebody put the delete template on it, and then the person who made the page removed it. I put it back, and aparently Tawkerbot thought that I was typing it to begin with, as opposed to putting the template back. Hello!

FUCK YOU TAWKERBOT... YOU IS NOT FAIR — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Yeah, why you gotta be like that? ;) --Ashenai 09:36, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
What's up with Hello!

I'm a vandal?[edit]

This is the edit in question. According to this diff, the date is unsourced an may even me incorrect, by that reasoning I went ahead and removed the DoB from where I originally got the information. PaulC/T+ 23:33, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, how about we do this the easy way and ask Jimbo what his DOB is, I think we can trust that he'll know it :) -- Tawker 23:50, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah but that'd be original research! Powers 01:52, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
No it wouldn't, after all, Jimbo's license is a citeable document is it not? He's just reading from a cited source -- Tawker 18:16, 11 June 2006 (UTC)


You sent me a message saying that the bot reverted my change on the page - Blaster Master (game), when I was really trying to delete it, because it does not belong there. I moved it to Blaster Master page, but it kept the old one, can you please correct this problem. Hucz 20:35, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

My edit to Comparison of image viewers[edit]

The bot wrongly reverted my edit. — 02:38, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Howard Moscoe[edit]

This is not vandalism, so the bot should not treat it as such. Concensus has not yet been reached. GoldDragon 03:31, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

message delivered to NedBot, but was meant for anon[edit]

I got a message on my bot's talk page that an edit he did was reverted. I thought this was odd since he hadn't been run for a few days... I looked and saw that Tawnerbot2 actually reverted the edit of an anon [17] back to a version done by NedBot. So none of NedBots edits were reverted, just the message got delivered to the wrong talk page. I thought I'd let you know about it. Other than that, Tawkerbot2 "rocks my world", thanks for all the hard work! -- Ned Scott 04:37, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Yup, a tiny delivery error. I think about 10 messages were delivered wrong. Its fixed now, sorry about that. joshbuddytalk 04:38, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
No problem, glad it wasn't serious :D -- Ned Scott 04:48, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Incorrect warning[edit]

Tawkerbot2 told me via my talk page that it reverted my edit, when in fact it reverted some later vandalism to my edit.

No worries :) ``DevastatorIIC 06:53, 12 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Tawkerbot2.
What the hell is your name supposed to mean?

It's Tawker's 2nd bot. --Rory096 08:11, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

look at this edit history[edit]

Looks like same user to me, not sure if this is luck or a good way of tricking twakerbot2, check it out. Stefan 14:42, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Profanity in direct quote[edit] was reverted, probably due to the fact that I altered the direct quote to include profanity. I went and looked around for a guideline regarding the sue of profanity, but couldn't find a definitive source. Since it's a direct quote in this case, I feel that it's appropriate.

Secretagentwang 15:38, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Not fully warning/reporting too early[edit]

I just removed (talk • contribs • deleted contribs • nuke contribs • logs • filter log • block user • block log) from the TB2 AIV page, without blocking. It had received no warnings at all (red linked talk page), had only vandalised 3 times (not 4, and not even all those 3 had been reverted by TB). Looking at the history it seems like a few reports before that one had been removed without blocking for similar reason. Please could you take a look at this and see if there is a bug in TB or something. Cheers, Petros471 17:50, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

There have been four such odd reports to the AIV (TB2) page today. If Tawkerbot2 really is an Oilers fan, has it been drowning its sorrows? That's not compatible with code, man! :-D SoLando (Talk) 20:06, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[edit]

Hey. There is currently a problem on the Emoticon and Smiley pages, where a commercial link was being continually added by multiple anonymous added IPs. I lack more advanced knowledge of computers or the internet, so when i created an abuse report (seen here), I asked for a user that was more knowledgeable to take a look and provide an additional summary. DavidHOzAu did that, and his sypnosis was that this vandalism was spamdexing, and he suggested that "" be added to your list of words that need reverting. So my question to you is, is that possible? If it is, that would be great. Obviously, this should work, and it would probably save the Investigator and Contractor teams alot of trouble. Thanks --Reaper X 20:08, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

It would probably be better to add it to the spam blacklist, as there isn't really a list of words that he automatically reverts (which would be impossible because of articles like fuck), just some that he reverts if it's too big of a percentage of the edit or something (don't really remember, haven't been on the dev wiki in over a month because I forgot the URL :o) --Rory096 20:53, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
It's in the meta blacklist right now, will add it to the other in a second -- Tawker 20:59, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Uh, if it's in the SBL, then nobody can add it at all, so why add it to the TB2 blacklist? --Rory096 21:06, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Birch reduction[edit]

Dear bot owner, the edit I was making was not vandalism, the birch reduction was being moved to a page where the reagent responsible for the reduction is discussed.Cadmium

Yep, that's the one problem with the bot- when a #REDIRECT is messed up, it doesn't recognize it as redirecting, and so reverts it as a blanking and addition of 9 characters. --Rory096 21:53, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Wrong recipient[edit]

Re: Somalia article. The bot reverted to my previous edit, but left a message for me instead of whomever made the edit in question. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 03:01, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, we had about an hour where it was warning the wrong people, sorry about that -- Tawker 03:27, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

The Generals[edit]

I deleted a section about a fictious rugby team which had been reverted as vandalism twice before. Then this bot just added this vandalism back in. Does it read edit summaries? I don't think I summarized mine in the normal format. Maybe that causes bot problems? Xaxafrad 05:15, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Nope, no edit summaries, it's just pattern matching based on keywords and percent changes and the likes. I see you've fixed it again, thanks! -- Tawker 01:09, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

unwarranted warning[edit]

Songdo, the artificial island being constructed in Incheon, should NOT be linked with the njorthern Korean city of Kaesong (Gaeseong)- they have nothing to do with each other. Jeff

Umm, you blanked the redirect, do you have any content to go on the page? Normally blank pages are just deleted as it confuses the daylights out of people when they hit a blank page :) -- Tawker 01:08, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

I ♥ Tawkerbot2[edit]

That's it. Keep up the good work. --D-Rock (commune with D-Rock) 03:45, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Trying to eliminate a double page[edit]

Hi there. I tried to eliminate the page Disaster of Tucapel because is a repetition of the page Battle of Tucapel, but your automathed system didn't allow me... could you see to it, please? Thanks Mel Romero 09:18, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, what happened is you blanked (removed all of the content) of the page, normally if we have duplicate content we redirect it with #REDIRECT [[New Page Name]] - blanking pages confuses users and hence the bot auto reverts. If you ever need a page totally deleted please take a look at CAT:CSD for instructions, cheers -- Tawker 17:53, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Crab Nebula[edit]

User:AntiVandalBot reverted my removal of blatant vandalism on Crab Nebula [18]. SCHZMO 16:50, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, this is odd, I'll take a look -- Tawker 17:55, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Judas Priest[edit]

AntiVandalBot got a bit enthusiastic while I was trying to revert some vandalism on this one. Apparently the versions changed while I was pushing the magic button with popups, and I got a vandalized version - and was reverted to a vandalized version immediately. Fixed, just weird. Tony Fox 18:19, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

On second thought, never mind - I see what the cause was, it interpreted my revert as a blanking. My mistake; I'll work on my aim. Tony Fox 18:22, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

FIFA World Cup 1994[edit]

A slight formatting error had crept into this article, shunting one match in the group phases right by one column. I amended this so that the formatting was constant and this was immediately lept upon by Tawkerbot, reverting it to the original error.

Article: 1994 FIFA World Cup; Error occurs at Line 185. 19:03, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Hadji girl page[edit]

Stop reverting my edit. And then threatening to ban me from posting on wikipedia for reverting back to my changes. I've had enough.. I'm outta here.

The comment below was posted by a different user. My edits were reverted.. and I was threatened on my talk page with being banned from posting on wikipedia by this bot. 00:12, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

This bot has reverted three legitimate changes on this page now in one day. If it's not going to function properly, please ensure that it can't keep vandalizing other people's work until whatever the problem is gets fixed. -- 17:46, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Umm, I don't see any reverts from your IP address by the bot, and the bot is hardly a vandal :o -- Tawker 17:53, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't matter if they were my edits that were reverted, the reverts were uncalled for and doing diffs on the versions in questions shows that. If you can't differentiate between profanity that's directly relevant to the article and profanity in vandalism, don't use profanity in your criteria for doing reverts. -- 18:47, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Honestly, if you take a look at what triggered the bot, and the false positive rate its a very useful match. I still can't find the page in question you're talking about, the bot does have checks for context of profanity, its not perfect but it works pretty well -- Tawker 21:29, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
This is the edit, I think he is upset about. Diff Wikipedia does not bolderize expletives. --God Ω War 04:21, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Yup.. that's the edit I tried to make.. and the bot threatened to ban me from posting on wikipedia after I reverted it to my edit. 05:02, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Gothic language Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, edit 58547694 on Lord's Prayer went slightly wrong as it broke the link to the corresponding article in the Gothic language Wikipedia. Thought I'd let you know in case there's a bug somewhere. --A bit iffy 08:44, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, I think it has to do with the support of foreign characters, I'll take a look -- Tawker 21:23, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


Afrimerican searches get re-directed to African-American. An African-American is born in Africa, an Afrimerican is not.

I understand the re-direct, being a C.I.A. funded company, using intelligence(espionage) technology, you have to re-direct or Wikipedia would take over the Afrimerican web category. Thank You for participating in this experiment, and thank you for the delete. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Huh? -- Tawker 21:22, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Hm. I think it has to do with this article. However, the article was only ever created semi-seriously once, but then it was a copyvio, and all re-creations have been simply an attack on Wikipedia. This is the diff, but once again it contains no content, simply the title, which is less useful than a redirect to a page which is at least relevant and contains content. Mak (talk) 21:40, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Bot removed two links added to hearts article[edit]

The bot removed two links I added to the cheating section of the hearts article to the poker/bullshit (shithead) the game pages. This was a legit edit IMO. 13:13, 15 June 2006 (UTC) (Eraserhead1 but not signed in for this edit.)

Administrator Upgrade[edit]

Upgrade it to where it can block,delete nonsense, and other Wikipedia sysop stuff I don't know about yet... and We'll give it an RfA!-GangstaEB & friends 19:38, 15 June 2006 (UTC) 13:17, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

List of self referencial songs[edit]

The entire "Grunge Song" by The Vestibules is self referencial, and I deleted the lyrics because it's unnecessary to list all of the lyrics, but it got reverted. What's wrong with that?

Signature / diff please -- Tawker 21:19, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Grrr, stop taking all the jobs[edit]

Bots are taking all the human jobs again! Nooo! :D --Andeh 00:32, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Mistaken revert on Watford office Options[edit]

Bot reverted a legitimate change which removed a bunch of POV ranting and replaced it with a more-or-less neutral stub. Diff. Note that the page may be speedied soon, so you may have to check the deleted history. Zetawoof(ζ) 08:30, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Keanu Reeves[edit]

Will you look at what you keep reverting? I highly doubt Keanu Reeves' birth name was douchbag mcgee. IrishGuy talk 19:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

You never know, those Canadians are crazy. :) I've fixed this and taken care of it. joshbuddytalk 20:01, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not sure why my revert set the bot off rather than the original vandalism...but I guess things happen. IrishGuy talk 20:13, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

BOT errors[edit]

I made some serious edits to Southern United States which need to be replaced. Rjensen 10:33, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, it looks like its fixed, thanks for the note -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

breast cancer survivors[edit]

The bot reverted a user's attempt to delete text from category:Breast cancer survivors. I believe it did this in error. The text is a replication of text from List of famous people with breast cancer, and thus doesn't belong in the category. Please assess whether Tawkerbot2's programming should be changed to allow this change to take place. Thanks!--Mike Selinker 01:45, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, it appears to be fixed, thanks for the note. Aren't category pages auto populated, the text should't be in the category page should it? -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

My recent edit to "dajjal" was censored for no reason. It was a legitimate addition and a very true one. Here is evidence for it: -

Do you have diff link -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I am very sorry[edit]

I didn't mean to erase your post! I didn't know that i could actually edit the content. I am very sorry about my behavior.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Ok, no worries. If you want to test try the sandbox! -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Fix requested[edit]

When reporting that someone has vandalized a category [19] Tawkerbot2 should link to the category properly, eg Category:Living people or whatever, as opposed to adding someone's talk page to that category :-) --W.marsh 15:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

That is weird, fix is in the works -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

PureVolume page[edit]

PureVolume is messed up. I'm not sure if it's vandalised, or if someone accidentally messed it up. SilverBulletx3chatteh&&contributions 19:10, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I don't see any bots editing the page, not sure what you're looking for -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Uruguayan Artists Category[edit]

The edit I made to the Uruguay artists category was to remove some text about Haroldo González that should have been its own article but was accidentally (?) placed in the category. It needs to go back as it was. RedRollerskate 02:02, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Fixed. Mak (talk) 02:06, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! RedRollerskate 02:30, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Training Day[edit]

I can understand how your bot could pick up my editing of the article on Training Day as vandalism, but it was not done with that intention. As I read the article, I noticed many errors. One example is when an author was trying to express that Alonzo forced Jake to smoke PCP and he or she, trying to provide a link to the article on the drug PCP, wrote [[Phencyclidine(PCP]. While it got the point accross it looked sloppy, as no link appeared because he or she did not finish the double brackets and it appeared just as I wrote it in this message. I changed it to PCP inside two brackets to make it look neater. After fixing other minor errors along the article, I noticed shit was spelled sh--. I changed it to shit, but not on any immature grounds, I did it to enhance the coherence of the article because I thought sh-- looked a little awkward and out of place on the page. I am sorry if I led you to believe I was vandalizing the greatest site in the world, a site whose independent, informative content I am commited to upholding to provide readily available information to people around the world. You may think the site is better if obscene words are edited and I totally respect that. I am not trying to keep you from changing the article to your preferences, I am just informing you of the reason I changed the article and I assure you that I had not intentions of vandalizing this glorious site that has helped me on so many research projects. Thank you for taking the time to read this note. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 02:45, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

You were actually right to correct the bowlderization of "shit", as Wikipedia is not censored. Your edits are one of the few types that the bot has problems with; it shouldn't be so difficult to identify such edits in the code in the future, perhaps a patch is in order. Reverted the bot and added your changes; all taken care of. ~ PseudoSudo 03:03, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, you guessed it, it was actually the sh-- to shit that triggered it but its been fixed now. Thanks for the note -- Tawker 03:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

J. Philippe Rushton[edit]

Recently had a major reorg edit bashed by your bot. I reverted back to it - hopefully you can whitelist me or something for the future! :) --JereKrischel 06:13, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Mistaken revert (But no problem)[edit]

Howdy. Thanks for the very fine work by Tawkerbot2. I recently wound up in your 0.1% (or 2.3%) of inappropriate reverts.

In case you're interested --

  • Was merging Ben J. Wattenberg and Ben Wattenberg, and swapping the text from one to the other.
  • Replaced the "disappearing" text with a one-line notice of merging, preparatory to pasting in the replacement text.
  • Tawkerbot2 stomped this as apparent vandalism.
  • I proceeded to make the text swap and merge with no further difficulties.
  • User also jumped in with an assist, to explain that Tawkerbot2 had goofed.

So, no harm -- this is all just FYI if you're interested. I don't see how you could prevent this kind of legitimate mis-interpretation by Tawkerbot2, but of course you're a lot smarter about this than I am! -- Thanks -- 17:39, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Bad revert - Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2[edit]

This entire article was copied from

Thanks, I'll look that up -- Drini 19:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Missed one[edit]

Tawkerbot2 usually does a good job. On Pakistani, it missed one vandal, then kept reverting the second vandal back to the first one. Just thought I'd let you know. Thanks. --Scott Davis Talk 23:05, 19 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I worked a great deal on "THE BAR" page it is not vandalism so please do not erase anything on the page

Pnjdtpl 04:18, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

To Tawkerbot2[edit]

You did a vandalism to Larry the Cable Guy? Aren't you an anti-vandalism thing? I think Larry's cool but your edit seemed, childish. Well, anyway. Oh, and thanks! It was because of you that I could do my first revertion of a vandalism. 05:22, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, this is the anti vandal bot, I guess it made a mistake -- Tawker 17:12, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

edit to Saddam Hussein[edit]

i made an edit to Saddam Hussein and said "we all want him to die, so he will" well we do right? it will just boost our morales and give us faith that people like Saddam and terrorists are being killed!

Umm, it still doesn't quite fit in an encyclopedia article. We want to keep a NPOV in articles, your comment would induce a bit of a bias -- Tawker 17:09, 21 June 2006 (UTC)


Just wanted to say nice bot. I know I'm on the bottom of a page of corrections and complaints but as a recent changes patroller, the only problem I've found is that it beats me to the vandals, so kudos. Anand 17:17, 21 June 2006 (UTC)


I removed the lyrics (copyright 1974)from this article, but you rv, any reason? did I do wrong? Thanks for your reply. --Richhoncho 21:53, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Tawkerbot2 not warning anymore?[edit]

This edit and this one were reverts by the bot, but I had to warn the user manually. And he ended up thinking it was something that was automatically rolled back. What gives? 11:05, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Interface change broke the autowarn system, a new interface is on the way but it doesn't quite happen overnight. It'll be fixed soon -- Tawker 14:50, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I'm working hard to get it ready. joshbuddy, talk 14:51, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

This is fixed now. joshbuddy, talk 02:33, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Fix your bot's messages[edit]

Tawker, Tawkerbot2 recently reverted an edit of mine. I was simply removing a bunch of anon's discussion-like posts on the Category's page when it should have been on the Talk page. I understand how it must have looked like vandalism, blanking a page and all, so I'll leave it to you to re-fix it.

Aside from that, the immediate response left on my talk page had a few critical errors in it. First off, whenever you link to a category, you must preface it with a colon: [[:Category:Confused Editors]] -> Category:Confused Editors. Otherwise the link does not show up and instead places the page into that category: [[Category:Confused Editors]] ->. As you can see, you can not see it. There are two such links in this bot's message. The second error was in the link to the reverted edit. Your bot created the link: who play left-handed&diff=60104766&oldid=59849498 diff. Now, obviously this link is incorrect. An external link ends its URL at the first space. You need to replace these spaces with either an underscore "_" (diff) or with "%20" (diff). I hope you fix this soon as your bot places this on many pages by default. Thank you. -- 02:54, 23 June 2006 (UTC)


Would it be possible to have Tawkerbot2 automatically rv any edit with muiltiple exclaimation marks in a row as it is highly unkikly that an article would ever have it... just an idea. American Patriot 1776 02:58, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Already does it :) -- Tawker 02:59, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
 :) lol American Patriot 1776 04:15, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Help with Wikipedia 1.0 releases?[edit]

Hi, I'm involved with the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team, and we are planning a release of Wikipedia:Version 0.5 in the autumn with other versions to follow. We would like to have a check for inappropriate language and the like BEFORE we produce 100,000 CDs or whatever, and I wondered if Tawkerbot would be able to do this for us. I presume that Tawkerbot2 has a much larger vocabulary than me of bad words! I think it need only be done once, at the point where we are doing the final editing of articles before going to press. Would this be possible? Thanks, Walkerma 03:59, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Mistaken revert on The Life and Times of Juniper Lee.[edit]

For the The Life and Times of Juniper Lee it keeps on reverting the spelling corrections I make. --SonicBlue 02:56, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

User made some spelling changes, then blanked the entire article. Bot triggered on the blanking, and reverted them all. Legitimate revert by the bot, given the blanking. - TexasAndroid 13:08, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Randy Orton's page[edit]

Just to let you know that I was not vandelizing Randy Orton's page and was just adding new information. Thanks... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Just-A-Boy (talkcontribs)

User blanked the page, which is what triggered the bot. Valid revert. - TexasAndroid 13:04, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising[edit]

I removed some incorrect information from one of the sections (machine pistols and submachine guns were referred to as the same thing, they are not - see their respective pages if you're curious) and the bot reverted it. Please correct this. :) 16:21, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

reverts outside the article namespace[edit]

I've noticed that the bots have started to revert edits outside the article namespace again. Is this supposed to be part of the routine procedure now? If so, we should probably update Tawkerbot2's user page to reflect this change. Otherwise, some administrators might mistake these edits as a result of malfunctioning and end up blocking the bots. --Ixfd64 18:21, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Moving Hegemonia[edit]

I am unable to move the page Hegemonia:_Legions_of_Iron to Haegemonia:_Legions_of_Iron because this bot is reverting it, how can this be done? Hegemonia is a mispelling and can even be seen by how Haegemonia is spelt in the article itself.Ragzouken 17:05, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Tom Umberg[edit]

Yes, I have a complaint. I edited the "Tom Umberg" article to provide legitimate, current information. I am very offended that it would be considered vandalism, I would like my changes to be made effective immediately! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Umm, it kind of looks like POV pushing to me -- Tawker 02:05, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
I've reverted the bot's edit, but I've also added the {{POV check}} tag. The user's edit might have been indeed POV, but it certainly didn't look like vandalism to me. --Ixfd64 17:12, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
Ok, something in there caught the reduction with swearing, not sure exactly what -- Tawker 17:57, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah Tawkerbot2!! Stop vandalising! Mak (talk) 04:24, 25 June 2006 (UTC)