User talk:Tsca

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Na razie nie widzę tam żadnych zamówień. Jeśli się jakieś pojawią - daj mi znać (chyba że już są, a ja ich zwyczajnie nie widzę). Co do Zielonej Góry - zaiste, zgrało mi kilka ścieżek na raz. Juz poprawiłem, dzięki za czujność. Halibutt 23:43, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)


I like Image:Tsca_wiktionary_logo2.png for Wiki słownik. Nice design. —Tkinias 10:33, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Image:Margrethe II.PNG[edit]

Tsca, thanks for clarifying the delete classification for this image. In the future, you may consider using Template:db, which you could use in the following format: {{db|A recreation of previously deleted copyvio: [[Image:Margrethe II.jpg]]}}. Cheers. --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 02:04, Apr 12, 2005 (UTC)


Please explain your comment on my talk page. (Pls sign your name). Thanks! --Yurik 13:25, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Bot-generated articles[edit]

Hi there! Some time ago at Wikipedia:Wikiproject Geography of Poland someone proposed to create a large number of bot-generated articles on Polish powiats and communes and Ausir advised me to contact you over this issue. Do you know how to do it? Halibutt 17:34, 22 November 2005 (UTC)


Could you consider adding this template to your userpage? It is very helpful in case translators are needed and such.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 15:38, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

I'm hardly active on en:, so the template would be misleading, if anything. Thanks for the suggestion, though. / tsca 20:13, 9 December 2005 (UTC)


I'm in the process of rewriting the English respirator article. A respirator is a device that protects the wearer from poisonous or toxic dusts, mists, gases, or vapors - another term for this device is gas mask. A mechanical ventilator is the device that breathes for a hospital patient. A person on artificial life support is on a ventilator, not a respirator.

Unfortunately, English-speaking newspaper and television reporters seem to think the two words are interchangeable, and several months ago a well-meaning editor created the 'respirator' entry incorrectly with content about ventilators. Since Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, it's important that the correct terms be used for the correct devices. I'm currently trying to merge the gas mask article into the respirator article, and I've had the 'under construction' template at the top of the entry for a few weeks. is automagically linking the Danish, Polish, Swedish, German, and Norwegian entries for 'respirator' to the English 'respirator' page, but the bot should be linking those entries to the English mechanical ventilator entry instead. I went through this same explanation with Flabot a few weeks ago, and that bot has honored my request, but is picking up right where Flabot left off. I don't speak these five languages (except for very basic German) but the photos and root words I recognize in those pages are clearly related to ventilators. English and these languages share a common word that does not have a common meaning, and the encyclopedia is suffering as a result of the various bots linking to like words instead of like meanings.

I've removed the 'in other languages' links, and I'd appreciate it if you could reprogram to tell it to stop linking the 'respirator' entries of other languages to the English respirator entry. If you want to link them to something, please begin linking them to the English mechanical ventilator entry instead. Thanks very much for your help. ddlamb 03:39, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Tsca! - ddlamb 02:35, 18 February 2006 (UTC)


Just letting you know that Grampians National Park in is Australia and de:Grampian Mountains is in Scotland, the bot added the link twice. - Diceman 13:34, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Such links need to be fixed manually, as they were manually introduced...

The Twelve Apostles/Disciples[edit]

Please be careful about hiding vandalism. Your bot "hid" vandalism on The Twelve Apostles/Disciples at April 25th 20:52 by replacing the interwiki when the external links had been removed by a vandal. Eli Falk 14:36, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

The bot did no such thing :-) Please hide the bot edits from your watchlist and Recent Changes, and you'll be able to observe all manual edits. tsca @ 14:39, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
It's not my watch llist which is the problem. I had no reason to watch that article - I just happened to be trying yesterday to find the right category for interwiki with a Hebrew Wikipedia category page, and I happenned to notice this vandalism yesterday for that reason. The fact that no one found it until then is probably because of your bot. Eli Falk 14:46, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
Please get acquainted with the way Wikipedia works before making such statements and stop blaming others for sb else's vandalism. tsca @ 14:50, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:LOTR-IMG 2698.JPEG[edit]

(...) Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Nv8200p talk 14:29, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

The source and licence information has been there since the moment the image was uploaded... tsca @ 20:06, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

This image along with Image:FZLOTRiTT-L ubt.jpeg has been listed at WP:IFD. Kotepho 19:19, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


I see that you are from the Polish Wikipedia, and that you changed things a little bit on WP:1.0, so I have to presume that you are involved to a degree in the Polish static version project (and please forgive me if I'm wrong! :)) Sj, from the Static content subcommittee, has requested that the static version projects from the different Wikipedias meet on IRC to exchange ideas and collaborate, so what do you think? Could you ask the active static versioning members in plwiki, so we could arrange a meeting sometime soon? Titoxd(?!?) 19:28, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, it's actually a separate one, although it would be nice if these issues were also discussed in the SPC meeting announced on meta as well. Titoxd(?!?) 15:37, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Excellent. Hopefully, we'll be able to make that decision soon. Titoxd(?!?) 15:54, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

doc page pattern[edit]

Hi Tsca. Re: your bot edit to Template:Infobox Disease: This template uses the Wikipedia:template doc page pattern. The interwikis should go to the Template:Infobox Disease/doc in this case (I've fixed it there). Could you tweak your bot to adapt for the template doc page pattern? --Ligulem 20:24, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Problem solved. Got your email ("... someone manually linked this template with a regular article (!), see and the bot followed that"). Cheers! --Ligulem 22:18, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Your bot is doing the same error again:
Please have a deeper look at
Interwikis shouldn't be added to the template page on templates that use that pattern. --Ligulem 11:00, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Request for your bot[edit]

Not sure if your bot is capable of doing this, but there's only one way to find out! By consensus Brabham Racing Organisation was recently moved to Brabham. This left over 200 pages [1] pointing to the original article and redirecting to the new article. Could your bot possibly go through these pages and update the Wikilinks to Brabham? If not do you know of a bot that can? Thanks, Alexj2002 19:42, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Done. / tsca @ 02:14, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Many thanks for doing that (and thanks Alex for putting the request in) 4u1e 06:30, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Just to second, thanks for that - saved a lot of work doing it manually. Alexj2002 18:31, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Category:YYYY computer and video games interwikis[edit]

Interwiki links for the computer and video game by year categories are handled by {{cvg year interwiki}}, any modifications to the interwiki for those categories should be done on the template. Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 05:37, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

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Notability of Asgaard (band)[edit]

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French towns[edit]

Hello. I noticed that you tsca bot created all the articles on French towns on the Polish Wikipedia. Could you do the same here? I really don't know much about bos and source codes and whatever. It would be very appreciated. Editorofthewiki (talk) 01:29, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

National speedway teams[edit]

Witaj, dziś przeniesiono artykuły o żużlowych reprezentacjach. W wielu artykułach jednak linki odsyłają do starej nazwy. Ręczne zmienianie nie jest chyba dobre, bo jest tego po prostu zbyt wiele, stąd pomysł byś pozmieniał linki botem. Artykuły o reprezentacjach są tutaj. Z góry dzięki. Pozdr, Radziński (t) 16:25, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Tsca wiktionary logo2.png[edit]

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Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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File source problem with File:Gz 2004 oiz ubt.jpeg[edit]

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File:SAFLOTR2 ubt.jpeg listed for deletion[edit]

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Your bot on English Wikipedia[edit]

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Please claim your upload(s): File:Gz 2004 oiz ubt.jpeg[edit]

Hi, This image was seemingly uploaded prior to current image polices, Thank you.

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This will assist those reviewing the many many "free" images on commons that have not yet been transfered to Commons. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:43, 8 August 2016 (UTC)