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Problems with Pakistan related articles due to XLinkBot[edit]

Hello. Perhaps it is because I am anonymous and that's maybe the reason why the bot thinks that I am spamming, but according to this edit here I just fixed dead link. Since then I made a few of such edits since that link was pretty much dead in all Pakistan cities articles. Now my talkpage is full of blocking threats from your bot! Is there is a way to solve this issue? Many thanks.-- (talk) 18:13, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

@ I have reinstated this section, as I do think it warrants an answer. No, I don't think the problem is solved. You are continuously adding a notoriously unreliable site as a reference: Those links should all be replaced by a proper source, with the fallingrain one removed. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:27, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Nate Walka[edit]

Hi, I was updating Nate Walka's reference links on his Wiki page to make sure that the information was current and accurate (a previous author who created the official page link did so incorrectly). I updated the links again, since it was reverted by bot, but did not include the youtube, twitter or instagram links as I did previously. I did add an all music link, as I also saw this on Jamie Foxx's site and assumed it was ok as an additional reference point. I also read the guidelines mentioned in the commentMrenytfall (talk) 08:39, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

@Mrenytfall: Thanks for your understanding. Looks good now! --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:31, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Todd Field[edit]

Hi this is Edithevers. The bot link converted or rather reverted the proper link back to a broken one.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Edithevers (talkcontribs)

I think you are trying to contact the bot owner. I dream of horses If you reply here, please ping me by adding {{U|I dream of horses}} to your message. (talk to me) (My edits) @ 02:07, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
@Edithevers: I have cleared out the links, whether or not broken, they fail our inclusion standards. Please see WP:EL. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:16, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

reverted link to youtube videos[edit]

I'm trying to include a link to a youtube playlist.. The Youtube channel is the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit youtube partner.

I was trying to link the Narration work of John Facenda ‎ (→‎NFL Films: added his work on AMA FILMS) (Tag: Visual edit) Jefferson Kaye ‎ (Added a link to his work on AMA FILMS) (Tag: Visual edit)— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mbenson001 (talkcontribs)

@Mbenson001: Thank you for your remark. Well, you were trying to include information, and that part was good. However, the inline external links are not what are supposed to be there. Can you please read through our External links guideline. Thanks. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:35, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Ustad Munawar[edit]

Dear Mr Wiikipedia

How are you I am Naqqi Ali Khan nephew of Ustad Munawar Ali Khan i am contributing a proper info about my Uncle Ustad Munawar Ali Khan please do not revert my contribution which i just made to add proper and true info about my uncle on his page.


Naqqi Ali Khan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

@ I see that you are including a lot of information, and that you have not re-added the links that the bot found you adding. Do you mind going over your edits again, the style is sometimes too promotional - it should be more neutral. Moreover, it needs proper independent references (what did other people than those close to the subject say). Thanks. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:38, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

First, Leon was not a founder of LiftDNA. All mentions of him should be stricken. Second, why were changes not accepted?Alana1818 (talk) 16:45, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


Obviously I am totally wasting my time contributing to Wikipedia, because my perfectly sensible contributions are deleted by idiot-users or Bots. (talk) 06:52, 10 February 2016 (UTC)