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About the new weblink in relation to the filmbiography of the German tenor Rudolf Schock[edit]

Dear XlinkBot, I think, my new weblink to the first very serious filmbiographie (duration almost two hours) concerning the tenor Rudolf Schock is a right decision. With one click on the button, people will be able to learn a lot about the singer and to hear, why millions in Europe admired him and still admire. The film has not a single commercial intention or background. People, who saw the film in the Netherlanda and Germany, heard "a new Rudolf Schock". My modest opinion is: This new weblink is very logical and fully in accordance with the time in which we communicate. NB: I believe, the English subtitles in the biography, supervised by a native speaker of your country, are much better than my English on this page! I apologize for that!

Krijn de Lege Krijn de Lege 11:14, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

@Krijn de Lege: we are not writing a replacement for google or a soapbox. It may be in line with this time, it is not necessarily what Wikipedia is. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:04, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Slavenka Drakulić page[edit]

Hello XLinkBot!

Thank you for your help in changing the data for Slavenka Drakulić! I am her personal assistant and I would like to correct her data. I appreciate that you moved the links that are not accepted on wikipedia, such as the vimeo link. But I have made some changes to Slavenka's biography and I wonder why are new books not visible? And why are other changes that I inserted about an hour ago deleted? Also, please, there is one sentence in the article that is wrong "Drakulić temporarily left Croatia for Sweden in the early 1990s for political reasons". It has been taken from one article but that is simply not true. Could you please delete this? It is true that she was attacked in the newspapers by Slaven Letica, but she never left Croatia because of that.

Thank you very much in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ingeborg10 (talkcontribs) 10:09, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

@Ingeborg10: The bot reverted all of your additions. May I direct you to m:Terms of use and WP:COI first before suggesting you to revert the bot but remove anything that does not comply with our inclusion standards? Thank you. --Dirk Beetstra T C 04:01, 17 September 2018 (UTC)


I updated the YouTube URL on Max and Harvey ( as the YouTube URL is invalid and the bot reverted back to the false URL. Their official YouTube is

No/yes. The idea is to make people think about the link. In this case, it should not be there in the first place. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:59, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Help needed ADD A LINK BOX FAILED[edit]

My name is John Goodsall and i tried to add some current info to the Wiki page about me. I followed the 'ADD LINK' instructions but this is what displayed James Bracken 1 and Brand X 2. 2 should read [[Brand X] and link to a Wikipedia page of my music group Brand X <> 1 should read James Bracken and link to <>. Help correcting this edit may be rewarded with concert tickets. Thanx - John — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Goodsall (talkcontribs) 13:34, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

We're not here to promote Brand x. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:39, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Geoffrey Hayes[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing as you did to Geoffrey Hayes. If you continue, you'll be blocked from editing Wikipedia. DannyGurr (talk) 13:26, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

@DannyGurr: that is unlikely, especially when seeing your reverts. --Dirk Beetstra T C 17:37, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Sock blocked.--Jezebel's Ponyobons mots 18:06, 11 October 2018 (UTC)