User talk:Todrobbins

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle 2012[edit]

Hello, I noticed you were active in the 2011 event, and wanted to tell you that the 2012 Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Seattle is planned. It's Dec 8th 10am-3pm at Seattle Public Library, and we'd love to have you there, and hear your ideas about what to edit. Hope to see you there. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:15, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for coming out to our Mormon Foremothers edit-a-thon last Friday! I will definitely let you know about future Wikipedia-related events; in the meantime, if you want to know what we're working on, you can check out our to-do list. -Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 20:17, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Interest in November editing meetup?[edit]

I'm thinking of holding an edit-a-thon this month (November) for a group of interested, local editors. We could work on some Japan pages as part of Asian month. I know November can be a busy month--would you be interested in participating? What days/times work best for you? Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 18:19, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I am interested. What days of the week were you thinking? Fridays work well for me. Do we want to hold it in the same lab area? —Tod Robbins (talk) 17:50, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Use of OAbot[edit]

Hi Todrobbins, I saw you recent edit at Boolean satisfiability problem‎, and got interested in the use of OAbot. However, from the page Wikipedia:OABOT, I couldn't figure out how to apply it to (say) a particular wikipedia article, or s single citation therein. Apparently, you know how to do this; could you please give me an appropriate hint (such as "read page XXX", or "in the article to be handled by OAbot, click on XXX, then on YYY, then ...")? Many thanks in advance! (As a side remark: I also wonder whether it is possible to add known open-access links to the data base used by OAbot, or if this is unnecessary?) Best regards - Jochen Burghardt (talk) 11:11, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Hey User:Jochen Burghardt, great question. It can be done. 1) Go to 2) click Start editing a random article 3) underneath the logo is a text box with the name of the page and a button that says Go. That is a search box! 4) Type in the article name into that search box 5) Click Go. That will check the page for any/all citations that could be improved. We can work on this to make it more clear, but it is indeed functional. Give it a try and report back if you have any issues (or successes!) Cheers, Jake Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 19:11, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ocaasi (WMF), many thanks for your answer. When I tried OABot on Maximum subarray problem, I got an error page with the message "Error: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /v2/:10.1145/358234.381162? (Caused by NewConnectionError(': Failed to establish a new connection: [Errno -2] Name or service not known',))" — I omit the traceback here. — As another point, I think the documentation still needs to be improved. When I have concrete suggestions, should I post them here, or on some other page? Best regards - Jochen Burghardt (talk) 10:55, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks again Jochen. I wonder if we need a cap lifted from; we know people there and can ask. Has this happened more than once? Feedback is best at Phabricator, our issue-tracker for the software. Use can use this form for any issues or feedback. Thank you! Jake Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 20:00, 27 October 2017 (UTC)