User talk:Thijs!bot

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Please put any further questions on my Dutch discussion page. I will not read this page often enough to respond quickly to questions.

Old discussions have been moved to User talk:Thijs!bot/archive.

Quinto, Switzerland[edit]

There is an interwiki problem with an:Quinto, nl:Quinto, pl:Quinto -- User:Docu


Changed a perfectly fine see also link to an article that does not exist. (aka Vandalism) on Jan 27.--Danielphin 03:06, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Apparently Danielphin meant to reply to's edit, but posted here by mistake. Paul_012 (talk) 06:54, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

This is an automated to all bot operators[edit]

Please take a few moments and fill in the data for your bot on Wikipedia:Bots/Status Thank you Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect links in Chip log, fi:Tukki (puu) and sv:Stock[edit]

Please do not add incorrect iw-links. These links were corrected just in the previous edit. There is an explanation in edit summary of why these links are wrong. I corrected Chip log and fi:Tukki (puu). There might be wrong links also in other wikipedias. --AB-fi 01:07, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Automated message to bot owners[edit]

As a result of discussion on the village pump and mailing list, bots are now allowed to edit up to 15 times per minute. The following is the new text regarding bot edit rates from Wikipedia:Bot Policy:

Until new bots are accepted they should wait 30-60 seconds between edits, so as to not clog the recent changes list and user watchlists. After being accepted and a bureaucrat has marked them as a bot, they can edit at a much faster pace. Bots doing non-urgent tasks should edit approximately once every ten seconds, while bots who would benefit from faster editing may edit approximately once every every four seconds.

Also, to eliminate the need to spam the bot talk pages, please add Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard to your watchlist. Future messages which affect bot owners will be posted there. Thank you. --Mets501 05:11, 22 February 2007 (UTC)


Replaced a perfectly valid link to ja:マブラヴ with one to zh:マブラヴ オルタネイティヴ. Please ensure that this does happen again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Omgwtflolz (talkcontribs) 08:13, 22 February 2007 (UTC).

I don't know what this user is complaining about, because I only see an addition, not a replacement, in that page's edit history. - furrykef (Talk at me) 00:18, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

EarthBound / Mother 2[edit]

Why was the link ja:MOTHER2 ギーグの逆襲 removed from EarthBound? That's the most important interwiki link of the bunch! You bots should be a little more careful ;) - furrykef (Talk at me) 00:59, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Deutsche Bank (Double Interwiki)[edit]

Hi, the bot changed the Interwikilink doubled. --Athalis 18:16, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Duncan Campbell (investigative journalist)[edit]

Your bot has added a link to de:Duncan Campbell which is wrong. That page is about a different person. I deleted the link but your bot just made the same link again. Please stop it. Harumphy 08:55, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Pentagram interwiki[edit]

en:Pentagram and sl:Pentagram seem to be appropriate interwiki links for each other; however your bot didn't think so. I've added the interwiki back to the English article. Fuzzypeg 00:00, 28 February 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't Ferdinand link to de:Ferdinand instead of de:Fernando, as the bot insists? (For some reason the German Wikipedia has separate articles for these forms of the same name). SamEV 19:13, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

French / Français[edit]

Your bot keeps modifying the iw-link in French from fr:Français to fr:French. It should direct to fr:Français, and so maybe your bot shouldn't mess with that one any more? Cheeser1 03:28, 2 March 2007 (UTC)


You bot keeps adding 'ca:Mini' to the English Wikipedia article Mini - unfortunately, the ca: article appears to be about some kind of lead-based chemical and the english article is about a car. I reverted it once - but now it's come along and done it again. Please stop it from doing this - it's very counter-productive! SteveBaker 00:51, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Algérie française[edit]

I deleted the link to the French Wikipedia article Algérie française on 8 March 2007 because it appeared to refer to specifically the colony of French Algeria, and not (as in the English article) the slogan Algérie française. But apparently, it's back... reverted or whatever by the bot yesterday. Please make sure your bot doesn't do this sort of thing again. --Micahbrwn 13:53, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

The Astronauts[edit]

This was invalid. Pavel Vozenilek 18:51, 30 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi! Your bot just removed all the transwiki links to Andrea. Is there a reason for this? Jokestress 19:12, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I just noticed it stripped several Barbaras. How come? MURGH disc. 20:51, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


Arojona is a municipality in Colombia. some of those interwikis are not accurate.--I am greener than you! (Lima - Charlie - Over) 19:12, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


I notice the bot changed Indigo so that the link to the German WP went to the dye instead of the color. My guess is this is related to the fact that some of the pages for Indigo on some language sites cover both the dye and the color, while other have them as separate articles. PaleAqua 17:47, 15 May 2007 (UTC)


Please, don't add interwikies to mo:, it is locked, and we cannot fix problems with it. For example mo:Татарстан has wrong iwiki to es:, and your bot distribute this error in all wikipedias. MaxiMaxiMax 14:50, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Stay Hungry[edit]

Most of the inter-language links to Stay Hungry are actually pointing to articles about Stay Hungry (album). I've reverted the error twice now. --Dystopos 17:03, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

  • I have now reverted the bots erroneous edits 3 times. I'll lay off now, but please adjust the bot's behavior. --Dystopos 18:21, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

bot conflict[edit]

Hi, your bot seems to have a conflict with 3 other bots about which Greek wikipedia page to link to on the [Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel] page. You will conquer the Earth with this immense power. Use it wisely my friend. Want to check it out? Franklin Dmitryev 12:16, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


You have interwiki'd the Turkish page for a place in Azerbaijan , called Hoy in Turkish, Khoy in English with multiple other language pages for the place Hoy in Scotland. Do you have an easy way to undo them? Thanks--JBellis 19:46, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Chinese Language links problems[edit]

It seems that your robot has wrongly remove some language link (Chinese). This is probably due to the Traditional and Simplified Chinese confusion problem. The problem is, when the link is typed in Simplified version, but the actual article title is traditional version, your robot will remove this link. (The Chinese Wikipedia system can automatically translated to the appropriate version). This would make many chinese link in English wikipedia removed. This will cause a problem, because people does not know the article already has chinese version and will start their work (Chinese also have synonym problem) causing duplicate contents. I really hope that this bugs can be fixed or can disable the robot to remove "inappropriate" chinese links (if not going to fix) to prevent language link lost. Joe3600 15:58, 11 October 2007 (UTC)


The bot removed fr:Blasonnement from the Blazon page. I have put it back. --EncycloPetey 23:24, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


I am currently proposing that the Garrigues page should be replaced by the content now found on the Garrigues (disambiguation) page and the the material presently on the Garrigues page should be moved to a new page to be titled Les Garrigues, Catalonia If you have the time I would appreciate your comments on the Discussion page at Garrigues. I hope you will agree. Sincerely, GeorgeLouis (talk) 19:54, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Fair catch/blitz bad edit[edit]

FYI, this edit looks like a bad one. — X96lee15 (talk) 16:35, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Xena episodes[edit]

The article List of Xena: Warrior Princess episodes was referred to featured articles, vote or comment on cantidate page. Thank you. (SeriesYFilmes (talk) 19:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC))

Shiba Inu[edit]

Regarding the edit to the Shiba Inu page. The bot appears to have malfunctioned. The edit has been reverted and this is a few days old but it may be prudent to be on the lookout for similar mistakes.--Oni Ookami AlfadorTalk|@ 13:15, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Thijs!bot on English WP[edit]

Could your bot stop trying to add interwiki links to the English WP article Haydée. None of the foreign pages linked refer to the same subject, although they have the same title. Thanks in advance. --Folantin (talk) 18:48, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Your Bot created an interwiki link to the Spanish article (Mérida Initiative) that I missed previously. Very good! Thank you. BatteryIncluded (talk) 18:12, 5 July 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I'm slightly puzzled at your bot's edit here, where it moved the it interwiki, and put it out of alphabetical order. Although this is not a serious issue, it is just puzzling why it did it. +mt 02:02, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Millennium Items[edit]

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Hello, can you fix some interwikis?[edit]

This page — Wikipedia:Deletion policy, the translations don't have the interwiki links. for example, two years before, the english project had links to other 12 languages – [1]. The italian one had links to only 4 – [2]. Today the italian project still has only 4 links. Thanks Ark25 (talk) 03:10, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Bad edits[edit]

What happened with this series of edits? [3] [4] [5]? The bot removed a valid link, changed the he: link, and then changed the he: link back. This is not the first time the bot has wrongly removed the zh link from this page. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:13, 16 August 2008 (UTC)


This edit seems incorrect where it removes 18 of 20 interwikis from Billion. I'm reverting it. —EncMstr (talk) 02:15, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

All the removed pages discuss the number billion and are not disambiguation pages. I believe my edit was correct. Thijs! (talk) 06:06, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Michael Craig-Martin[edit]

Bot added link to de. article on Liam Gillick! [6] Ty 03:29, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Omission of topics in Ashperic Lenses[edit]

When unique info in rare encyclopedic content is omitted, very few numbers of health care professionals interested in looking for ways to treat near blindness can't find it. Please include the other section & photo left out of your translation. StationNT5Bmedia (talk) 20:40, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

More bad edits[edit]

Messed up divide, adding random links and a table. Judging from the number of bad edits maybe you should turn the bot off? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:53, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Language links removed[edit]

Languages ja, ko, zh and zh-yue were removed from Tanabata on 17:58, 26 August 2008.

Please explain why this was done. Kind regards, Jason7825 (talk) 08:50, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

As no explanation has been provided, I will be re-adding those languages ad infinitum. Jason7825 (talk) 00:22, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

The Citadel (military college)[edit]

Please stop this bot from adding video game references to an article about a Military College. They are inappropriate links.--Vidkun (talk) 15:33, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Cheryl Chapman[edit]

thank you very much for this super fast looking and correcting my first english article ! hope that it is not toooo much work for you and all wikipedians - best wishes from a cloudy Cologne / Germany :-) --CologneGer (talk) 09:34, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Church page: Greek-el:Εκκλησία[edit]

I reinsert the Creek translation in the Church page: ref's Google translate, Babel and Oxford English to Greek dictionary. I see no reason, why the bot removed it from the page.

--Smiley.svgMaNiAdIs-Talk-GuestBook 09:05, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Itoa, and commenting out iw links[edit]

It looks like User:Thijs!bot has many, many problems, including some that are totally unreasonable (e.g., removing interwiki links, or replacing the correct interwiki link with a wrong one (again). So I think you should just turn off this bot and keep it turned off until someone is able to review its code and figure out what's wrong.

However, I originally came here to complain about itoa. It's in the interesting situation that the English article on itoa has nothing to do with most other wikis' articles on the Itoa botanical genus. So itoa has had bogus iw links added by LeonardoRob0t, Roboto de Ajvol, and finally Thijs!bot.

So my first question is, why are there so many interwiki bots running around here? There should be at most one bot per language.

My suggestion was going to be (before I realized how error-prone your particular bot was): Thijs!bot should recognize interwiki links inside HTML comments, and not re-add any commented-out interwiki links. That way, humans can have some kind of input to the bot, and the bot won't keep fighting us. (But really, consider just turning it off.) --Quuxplusone (talk) 22:18, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Parable of the Unjust Steward[edit]

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Your bot is doing crazy things stop it !!!!![edit]

Please will you stop vandalising the Enid Blyton page on the English Wiki by adding a user name to it. Xxanthippe (talk) 04:06, 6 January 2010 (UTC).

County seat[edit]

Articles about American en:County seats should not be linked to sv:Residensstad. Such a U.S place is NEVER called residensstad in Swedish!! Please revert it! Muniswede (talk) 21:53, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

There is some bot in Russia doing the same thing. This is absurd. --Muniswede (talk) 07:26, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Mário João[edit]

Hello! Do you know the full name of this Portuguese football player? Many sources adfirm Mário Rodrigues João, while other ones state only Mário João. If you know something more, plese, write me here. --VAN ZANT (talk) 10:24, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Caterpillar Club[edit]

You are in Edit history as an editor on this article. It has been multiply tagged for improvement as an alternative to being recommended for deletion. This is a request for editorial intervention to improve this article. Please help if possible.

Georgejdorner (talk) 17:55, 26 January 2011 (UTC)


This edit is an error. --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:08, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Bot linking Jigsaw to subsection of Russian article[edit]

"(robot Adding:" is a particularly pointless addition to Jigsaw. Your bot should never link to a subsection of an article. DreamGuy (talk) 03:31, 30 March 2011 (UTC)


Newbie question: is it common for wiki "bots" to have this many complaints? Why isnt the malfunction fixed? I only see 1 response. Maybe im missing something -sig — Preceding unsigned comment added by ARKBG1 (talkcontribs) 14:22, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

On the other hand, with a few hundred thousand edits, 50 remarks over 4 years is not really much...
Also, as stated on the first line of this page, I don't regularly check here for messages, and if urgent response is needed, one can find me on my 'home-wiki'. Thijs! (talk) 14:30, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Erroneous modifications by Thijs!bot[edit]

Hello. Your robot is performing erroneous modifications to the article Marbot family. It should link to the french article fr:Famille Marbot and not fr:Marbot. Please prevent your robot from performing such unwanted modofications to the article in the future. Thank you. Wikimarbot (talk) 20:18, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Erroneous modifications by Thijs!bot[edit]

Hello. Your robot is performing erroneous modifications to the article Marbot family. It should link to the french article fr:Famille Marbot and not fr:Marbot. Please prevent your robot from performing such unwanted modofications to the article in the future. Thank you.


THANK YOU. (talk) 23:53, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


Hello, there are several articles in Chinese (Le siècle, Corps of mines, other articles, ...) partially removed by 乌拉跨氪 (he removed the list of members, recruiting conditions, souring references... all these exist in English or French) I sent him a lot of messages, he did not take into account. I wrote to other Chinese wiki supervisors, they just redirected him the messages or did nothing. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:02, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

Dear TB, could you please check the talk page of and help to achieve fairness in materials put on article about Robby Robinson? I would like to hear your opinion if you also support that within a couple of days an article about a famous bodybuilding legend turned out into an article about a ... I do not even have words. All the previous contributions were deleted, not only those from me, and new ones are presented so misleading that people who know Mr Robinson and his life and achievements will never believe this is an article about him. Thak you. RRWM (talk) 01:01, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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