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Google search not working on AWB

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I've got the latest version (3.1.0.0), but when I do a google search that normally should produce hundreds of article names, it says "getting list" and then "list complete!" with no results. As a test, I even tried "the", with no results. Google Search was very useful for finding articles with incorrect spelling and punctuation, and fixing each instance in a matter of seconds. If this can somehow be fixed, that would be awesome. Firsfron of Ronchester 23:14, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: I'm not sure what a duplicate is.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Google apparently changed the HTML of their search page a tiny bit, but I've fixed it. You can download the SVN version now if you're really desperate :-) (see Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser#Getting_the_sources) —Mets501 (talk) 23:56, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

That quick? Wow. I'm seriously seriously impressed. I can hardly believe it's fixed. Not that I don't believe you. I don't understand the SVN page, so I guess I'll haveta wait for the next release. Thanks for the fix! :) Firsfron of Ronchester 00:12, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
I would release a new version for a bug that big, but I can't (only MaxSem can, since he's a project admin and I'm only a developer). —Mets501 (talk) 00:14, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
No problem. I don't mind waiting. I'm just glad it was an apparently easy fix. I also use CatScan, and that tool was out of order for six months. Thanks again, Firsfron of Ronchester 00:21, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Xp shut down bug

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description AWB hangings XP shut down (Gnevin 13:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC))
To duplicate: dont close programs manually before turning off pc . just go to shut down and let windows close them ,now AWB always hangs when i do this and it doesnt even do like other programs and automatically end process after 10 seconds it just stops the entire shut down process till I click end now.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Sorry, I can't confirm this one since I'm not running XP (I'm running Vista). Perhaps someone else can confirm that this is not just a problem for Gnevin? —METS501 (talk) 21:32, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Is this really a bug? It seems like this "bug" can be fixed by shutting down AWB before you shut down your computer. It's just hitting the red X and clicking "yes", after all. Sorry if this comment sounds impertinent. Firsfron of Ronchester 21:49, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
This its a bug as AWB isn't working as intended, now if Mets comes back to me and says yes i know what the problem is but it will take 100 hours to fix so we arent going to put the effort in , i'd say fine it doesn't create any major issues and i'll just try to make sure to close AWB (Gnevin 23:35, 9 February 2007 (UTC))
It may be AWB trying to force the "are you sure you want to quit?" box open. Have you tried disabling that message box? (by selecting "don't ask again") —METS501 (talk) 03:11, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah that seems to be the problem , when i disabled that box shut down worked no problem (Gnevin 01:07, 12 February 2007 (UTC))

mutlilink bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB mutlilink must search to end(Gnevin 13:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC))
To duplicate: The bug is the AWB will search too the last occurance of a word so if i have 3 multilinks in the list Apple , Car and Boat and I hit apple first it will find the first apple link but if I hit car or boat next it will jump to the next occurance of apple and will continue to do so until its shown me every apple link . I hope i've made that clear
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


All fixed. —METS501 (talk) 04:43, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

custom wikis

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB won't work on custom wikid(including WM wikis) User:Menasim
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I've redone a large portion of the custom wiki code, so everything should work perfectly. —METS501 (talk) 04:27, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Doesn't work with Wikimedia Commons

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Cannot load preview etc. in Commons. Lcarsdata 09:12, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Cannot load preview etc. in Commons.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I'm not experiencing that (see [1]). Is anyone else? —METS501 (talk) 11:59, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

It would appear to be a problem with my PC. I can't actually use a button on a web page using AWB (even the log in one). Lcarsdata 13:30, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Disambiguation and redirects

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When I try to 'Load Links' on a disambiguation which is a redirect, the application gets an Unhandled Exception. WilliamKF 21:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Try to load links for "Ara" which is a redirect to "ARA".
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Workaround is to use the redirect value instead, but if you don't realize this is the cause, you will be befuddled.

All fixed. It now just displays a message saying that the page doesn't exist or has no links. —METS501 (talk) 19:35, 13 February 2007 (UTC)


Removing category

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I'm using AWB to remove some category from it.wiki. Sometime when I use the command "Remove Category:" of the "More..." menu the first interwiki i deleteted too. I believed that it happens when there are no blank line between category and interwiki, but apparently the cause is not this.--Moroboshi 12:01, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: See for example this revision.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I had this as well, but there was a blank line. It was here and AWB wanted to remove that first interwiki as well, which was why I ended up doing it by hand. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 20:11, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Failure message for different projects

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The newst version doesn't work on de.wikibooks, de.wikiversity and many other wikis.

(I think it's a problem of the main page)

-- MichaelFrey 18:51, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Recent --> in File Menu

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description MessageBox.show("Empty Path Name is not Legal"); - Extra blank item in the menu, ideally needs removing Reedy Boy 16:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Click file, recent, and the blank item in the menu
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed in SVN Rev 604 Reedy Boy 01:19, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Find & Replace: Normal: saving state of tickboxes

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The state of the tick boxes for "Apply after general fixes, otherwise before" is not stored/recalled as a part of the settings. May apply to other tick boxes also. Gaius Cornelius 19:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Set the tick box. Save settings. Restart and load settings, box is clear.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed in SVN Revision 606
Wasnt actually being saved or loaded in usersettings.cs, and there was no declaration for it in SettingsClasses.cs
Reedy Boy 12:38, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Title bolding

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Bolding of page title which is part of an image name. (v. 3.1.1.0) mattbr30 00:31, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load Woburn, Massachusetts with general fixes on
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Wants to change

}}[[Image:Woburn, Massachusetts, Library with statue of Benjamin Thompson.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Statue of Thompson outside the library of 

To

}}[[Image:'''Woburn, Massachusetts''', Library with statue of Benjamin Thompson.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Statue of Thompson outside the library of

Reedy Boy 12:53, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Fixed in SVN Revision 607
            if (regexBold.IsMatch(ArticleText))
            {
                NoChange = false;
                if (!(ArticleText.IndexOf("Image") != 0))
                {
                    ArticleText = regexBold.Replace(ArticleText, "$1'''$2'''$3", 1);
                }
            }
            else
                NoChange = true;

            ArticleText = ArticleText + strSecondHalf;
            ArticleText = hider.AddBackMore(ArticleText);
            
            return ArticleText;

When searching for Article Text to bolden, if in the string, there is the Image:, it will not embolden it, it will skip it

Reedy Boy 13:46, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Replacement of templates with section headers

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I was going through Australian cities when I came across a proposed edit to Gold Coast, Queensland that would replace {{otheruses|Gold Coast}} with ====Water====, and likewise {{Main|History of Gold Coast, Queensland}} with ====Transport====. Harryboyles 06:36, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB on Gold Coast, Queensland with general fixes turned on
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown



Reparse option not working at all?

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Re-parse option now stopped working altogether
To duplicate: A while back I reported that I was having trouble with the "reparse" option not working when the "Skip if no replacement" option was ticked. I just downloaded the latest version, 3.1.1.0, and the "reparse" option is completely refusing to work. What happened?
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Hmmm…Confused.png…it's refusing to work because I was replacing one category with another. If I go to the "Category tasks" selector and clear it down, the "reparse" works fine. Is it maybe halting because it has already done the category replacement, and doesn't realise that there are further changes to be made? I don't want to have to switch this damn thing on and off betwen articles! HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 16:56, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

It's because when you have the category replacement/removal choice set, it automatically skips articles when no category is replaced/removed. Perhaps an extra checkbox on whether to skip articles when no category is replaced/removed is in order? —METS501 (talk) 04:27, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, that would make sense. Maybe this and the corresponding option attached to the "Find and replace" facility could also be moved into the "Skip" section? HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 18:15, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Fixed, in SVN Rev 613
Also did the same for the image replace, as the same problem could occur. Skip box is just currently with text 'Skip?', in the bottom of its relevant groupbox =) Reedy Boy 19:18, 17 February 2007 (UTC)


New Multilink bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description List of multiple links jumps to the bottom when it shouldn't
To duplicate: Load a long list (with a scroll bar) , scroll to the middle and select the top most link , this will then cause the word to move to the bottom of the scroll bar
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gnevin (talkcontribs)

I can't duplicate this bug in My SVN Version of AWB....
Loaded a Large Category ("Politics of" templates), scrolled to middle, selecting any link doesnt seem to make it move. Unless Mets has solved this? Reedy Boy 12:51, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
He's talking about the list of multiple links, not the listmaker list. AWB's just reselecting the line after you click on it, so it jumps to the top of the list, and then to the link, making the link appear at the bottom. It's just a bit annoying, but I don't see any other way. —METS501 (talk) 14:21, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
OK, it now scrolls so that the link moves to the middle. It's the best I can do. —METS501 (talk) 01:24, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Unintentional Template Deletion

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description In some cases, AWB seems to strip out templates for no good reason. Examples where this has happened to me: Hickory Hill, Memphis and 2006 New England Patriots season. In the latter case, the only update feature I had turned on was "Apply general fixes". This seems like a pretty serious problem! Gaius Cornelius 17:54, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Edit the above mentioned articles
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I've fixed this. It is a major enough bug to force another upgrade? —METS501 (talk) 23:52, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I'd say yes as you'll have people here soon enough giving out about how AWB is causing major problems (Gnevin 00:00, 18 February 2007 (UTC))
I released another version and added a global startup message warning people that there is a major bug with the general fixes option, and if they plan on running general fixes without carefully examining each edit for this bug, they should update. —METS501 (talk) 01:11, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

DEFAULTSORT insertion gets confused by '*'

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description DEFAULTSORT insertion wants to make every category sort style be '*' if it sees one on the category that it is the 'main article' for. This is bad. ;) — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 01:50, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Either fixed in 3.1.1.1 or will be fixed in the next release. —METS501 (talk) 04:19, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

I am on 3.1.1.1, so I guess next one ;) — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:30, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

DEFAULTSORT gets confused

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description DEFAULTSORT auto-insertion probably should not be inserted if it matches the article name. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 01:53, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Find an article named 'Art'. If somebody accidentally (or unknowingly) put [[Category:Pretty Stuff|Art]], AWB (properly) removes the |Art but then wants to insert {{DEFAULTSORT:Art}}, matching the article name, which is the default anyway and should likely be skipped.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Duplicated DEFAULTSORT

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description If an article already has a DEFAULTSORT, but still has sort keys on some categories, AWB will attempt to remove them and create a 2nd DEFAULTSORT. Further, if the DEFAULTSORT already matches those it is removing, it is creating an exact duplicate. --After Midnight 0001 16:05, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Please see [2]; can duplicate via a sandbox
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Regex forms don't allow empty 'replace' fields

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The 'Test regexps' and 'replace special' forms will not perform an empty replace. This makes it difficult to remove the match.

A match can still be removed by replacing with a space, but this isn't suitable for all tasks. Further, a single space in the replace field is not saved, so it must be re-added when loading settings; the 'test regexps' doesn't perform a replace containing only spaces.

To duplicate: Attempt to replace any match with nothing using 'Test regexps' or 'replace special'.
Operating system Windows XP Professional SP2 with IE6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 05:02:43, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Fixed for the regex tester. —METS501 (talk)

07:00, 18 February 2007 (UTC)


            if (r.replace_ != null && r.with_ != null && r.replace_ != "" && r.with_ != "")

Replaced with

            if (r.replace_ != null && r.replace_ != "")

Fixed in SVN Rev 621

Reedy Boy 17:37, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

IPA template

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description On the page tinnitus AWB wanted to add {{IPA|}} right above the categories at the bottom. I removed it and saved the edit ([3]). Now when I open the page in AWB it has no suggested changes. The page contains two IPA templates already (in the intro) so I assume it's related to that, but I tried a couple articles that also transclude that template and there were also no changes suggested. --Galaxiaad 03:59, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: No idea... can't seem to reproduce it.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I think this is related to a bug fixed in the next release, but I'm not 100% positive. —METS501 (talk) 04:03, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

This would be because someone had inserted an empty {{IPA|}} here and between now and December 7, 2006 nobody spotted it. AWB was simply lifting a template from the end of the article to just above the categories, as it normally does. Your edit did in fact remove it, which is why no further changes were suggested. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 14:45, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

-ing -s suffix

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description AWB normally fixes things like [[link|links]] -> [[link]]s but seems to be missing [[Person|Person's]] -> [[Person]]'s . See example. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 00:05, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Just run with minor fixes enabled I suppose.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


But [[link|links]] and [[link]]s appear the same, because the s is taken into the link. The 's isn't taken into the link so [[Person|Person's]] and [[Person]]'s don't show up the same. Not that it's a big deal either way, but I assume the reason people include the 's in the link is because they think it looks nicer. I actually think it makes more sense logically not to link the 's (to be clear what article it's linking to), and it obviously takes up less space, but... just pointing out a difference. --Galaxiaad 00:52, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't think we need to "fix this". It's better if only the name is linked anyway. —METS501 (talk) 03:06, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
OK, hadn't noticed what Galaxiaad had noted. I only noticed the issues because in that diff that I did by hand, the two bullet items above were both with the ' and 's outside, so I was basing it off of that. ;) — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:42, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Edit conflict bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB ignores edit conflicts see [4]
To duplicate: Have AWB apply general fixes to a page , edit the outside AWB ,then click save and AWB will overwrite the changes you made manually
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


(Gnevin 13:26, 20 February 2007 (UTC))

For one thing, you shouldnt be doing insignificant edits like that one
Im sure my AWB registered Edit conflicts before.. Have to do some testing Reedy Boy 12:07, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Whats wrong with my edit ? I'm getting pretty tired of the attitude of some of the people using awb(Gnevin 13:26, 20 February 2007 (UTC))
I'm really sorry if Reedy Boy and I come across as having an "attitude", it's not meant to be so, it's just that we have to be really efficient as we're the only two actively maintaining the project. We really appreciate all the bugs that you report :-) —METS501 (talk) 14:11, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
I apologise too. But, that is all but what is classed as an 'insignificant edit'. Ie sorta whitespace moves and such... And as Mets501 put it, im not just someone using AWB, im helping maintain it. Reedy Boy 21:58, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
The edit isn't really the issue is it ? The real issue is the fact AWB ignored the conflict which is a major issue , as I've said before i don't know why your drawing/drew attention to this when i'm just trying to help the project by reporting these bugs (Gnevin 22:17, 20 February 2007 (UTC))
P.S but like man says i'll WP:AGF and move on (Gnevin 22:27, 20 February 2007 (UTC))
Back on topic
I have just been playing around, the mediawiki software doesnt log an edit conflict if the 2 edits are on the same account. But you are correct, there is nothing about the edit conflict if it is on different accounts. I shall add this in Reedy Boy 18:19, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
From my playing about, it is impossible to get MediaWiki to register an edit conflict between the same account.
However, i know what needs to be done to fix/alert the user of the edit conflict, but i cant work out where to put it... Waiting on Mets501 to read his email =D Reedy Boy 19:44, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Mets found it for me. AWB is handling the error, it just does a force reload of the page, re-applying changes, it is just not notifying the user that there has been an edit conflict. I have added a messagebox to let the users know there has been a conflict. As previously stated, you cannot do an edit conflict with your own account (ie 2 edits on 1 account). Fixed in SVN Rev 622 Reedy Boy 18:11, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
Good work, but believe it or not, it is possible to have an edit conflict with yourself; it has happened to me several times. Sometimes (very rarely) when you press "Save page", the changes go through but your web browser fails to navigate to the next page, and when you click "Save page" again you get a self-edit conflict. —METS501 (talk) 00:02, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Someone did say on the #mediawiki channel they thought they had done it, but weren't sure. I was unable to duplicate it. I suppose, if the mediawiki software reports a edit conflict, this will handle that aswell. Reedy Boy 12:31, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Edit Summary Combo

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When edit summary is locked, loading a new settings file doesnt update the combo
To duplicate: Load new settings file with edit summary locked Reedy Boy 19:32, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Moved position of
chkLock.Checked = p.General.LockSummary;

to before the edit summary loaded, and set the label used if locked to the default edit summary

            cmboEditSummary.Text = p.General.SelectedSummary;

            if (chkLock.Checked)
                lblSummary.Text = p.General.SelectedSummary;

Fixed in SVN Rev 629

Reedy Boy 19:41, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Admin bot skips protected pages

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The AutoWikiBrowser skips protected pages even when editing through an administrator account.
To duplicate: Edit a fully protected page through an administrator account.
Operating system Windows XP Professional SP2 with IE6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 08:06:54, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Although i will be unable to duplicate this myself (Not being an admin), the fix will be easy enough, it would be a case of when the page is protected (and by default skipped), look if the account is admin, and if so, allow the edit to continue, rather than skipping. Will look at that later Reedy Boy 12:29, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
                if (HTML.Contains("<H1 class=firstHeading>View source</H1>"))
                {
                    if (Variables.User.IsAdmin)
                    {
                        return true;
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        SkipPage();
                        return false;
                    }
                }

Im a bit confused to what exactly is needed. So, i'll commit that SVN Rev 625

That will mean, if the user is listed as an admin on the AWB checklist, they can edit the page, but of course, only if they are a proper 'wiki admin'

The bit about, adminbot was confusing. So i'll leave it as such until i've spoken to Mets501, or you can clarify. Ie, if they are just a bot, they cannot edit a page with full protect. If they were an admin, and a bot, they could, but the account would have to currently be listed in Admin, so, maybe a section for 'adminbot' and then AWB can handle that, meaning they can edit...?

As as far as i know, AWB just goes by its own checklists! Reedy Boy 14:05, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, that should work. Our checklists are pretty accurate, and I don't think we have any admin-bots running AWB; if we do, we'll need a new checkpage section :-) Will test on my account tonight. —METS501 (talk) 14:28, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I'll leave it as so for the moment. =) Thanks Reedy Boy 14:29, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I encountered this problem while running Pathosbot through my account, and I'm listed as an administrator, so presumably it will be fixed in the next release. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 18:52:17, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Pathosbot is listed as a 'bot', you are listed as an admin for AWB. So, this change will affect you, but your bot still wont be able to edit it. As it does it from which ever account is logged on in IE Reedy Boy 19:22, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm aware of that. When I said I was 'running Pathosbot through my account', I meant I logged the AutoWikiBrowser into my administrator account. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 06:22:59, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Ah, ok, so doing its tasks on your admin account. Gotchya. That should be sorted then =) Reedy Boy 10:24, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

%%key%% includes namespace

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The %%key%% keyword includes the namespace. On Wikisource author pages, for example, it outputs "Shelley, Author:Mary".
To duplicate: Use %%key%% in a namespace besides main.
Operating system Windows XP Professional SP2 with IE6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 02:02:32, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

        public static string MakeHumanCatKey(string Name)
        {
            string OrigName = Name;

            Name = Regex.Replace(Name, "\\(.*?\\)$", "").Trim();

            if (!Name.Contains(" "))
                return OrigName;

            int intLast = Name.LastIndexOf(" ") + 1;
            string LastName = Name.Substring(intLast);
            Name = Name.Remove(intLast);
            Name = LastName + ", " + Name.Trim();

            return Name;
        }

I think it just needs some way to check for the namespace and remove it if needed... Reedy Boy 22:33, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, got a fix, that should work
if (Name.IndexOf("Author:") == 0)
                Name = Name.Replace("Author:", "");
But of course, that would only work for author... What other namespaces are there that would have the problem? Reedy Boy 22:49, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Fixed by Mets501 SVN Rev 631 Reedy Boy 10:26, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Simple English interlanguage link separate from others

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I came across this edit while editing. I'm not sure whether this is a bug or not, but AWB has moved the Simple English interlanguage link above the categories rather than being with the rest of the interlanguage links. Harryboyles 02:35, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Pick an article with a link to the Simple English Wikipedia. I had Sort interwiki links turned on.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


It would seem a bug, as the interwiki links want to be at the bottom of the page, not above/with categories. Reedy Boy 11:43, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
InterWikiList.Add(x);

When its cycling through, its not adding simple to the "InterWikiList", just need to work on a fix Reedy Boy 14:28, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

"InterWikisList" includes simple, so im not sure why its being moved Reedy Boy 14:28, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Probably because it was in caps in the example. —METS501 (talk) 15:19, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
It is, have to add the decapitalisation to the interwiki fixer thingy Reedy Boy 15:42, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
if (ArticleText.IndexOf("[[Simple:") != 0)
                ArticleText = ArticleText.Replace("[[Simple:", "[[simple:");

Added that to removeInterWikis() to change uppercase interwiki link of Simple to simple. SVN Rev 632 Reedy Boy 16:19, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Better option needed to cater for all interwiki's - RegexOptions.IgnoreCase needed, and a .ToLower needed on the language to force to lowercase. Reedy Boy 20:27, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Tried

            for (int i = 0; i != InterWikisList.Count; i++)
            {
                string txt = InterWikisList[i].ToString().Replace("\\", ""); //.Replace(".*?]]", "");
                
                if (Regex.IsMatch(ArticleText, txt, RegexOptions.IgnoreCase))
                {
                    ArticleText = Regex.Replace(ArticleText, txt, txt, RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
                }
            }

Ie, to loop through all the Interwiki's and see if they are in the text... And it is supposed to replace them if they are with their lowercase versions...

But doesnt seem to work... Waiting on Mets501 Reedy Boy 22:06, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Update
            for (int i = 0; i != (InterWikisList.Count -1); i++)
            {
                string txt = InterWikisList[i].ToString(); //.Replace(".*?]]", "");

                if (Regex.IsMatch(ArticleText, txt, RegexOptions.IgnoreCase))
                {
                    ArticleText = Regex.Replace(ArticleText, txt, txt.Replace("\\", ""), RegexOptions.IgnoreCase); 
                }
            }

Its just the replace string thats the problem now =)

Reedy Boy 23:14, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim InterWikiListsItem As New Regex("\[\[(?<site>simple):(?<text>.*?)\]\]", _
           RegexOptions.Compiled Or RegexOptions.IgnoreCase) ' This object is pretending to be InterWikisList[i] inside your loop.
        ' The regexes in the list will have to be modified to provide <site> and <text> capture groups

        ' ArticleText is already declared in your scenario, but here's some wiki text for this little app to use:
        Dim ArticleText As String = "fication of the Royal Family]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r" & _
           "\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n[[ca:Olga de Rússia (gran duquessa de Rússia)]]\r\n" & _
           "[[de:Olga Nikolajewna Romanowa (1895–1918)]]\r\n[[es:Olga Nikolaievna Romanova]]\r\n" & _
           "[[fr:Olga Nicolaevna de Russie]]\r\n[[nl:Olga Nikolajevna van Rusland (1895-1918)]]\r\n" & _
           "[[ja:オリガ皇女]]\r\n[[pl:Olga Romanowa]]\r\n[[ru:Ольга Николаевна]]\r\n[[Si" & _
           "mple:Olga Nicolaievna Romanova]]\r\n[[sImple:Simon]][[sv:Storfurstinnan Olga]]"""
        
        ' This code goes inside your i++ loop and checks for the match and calls the replacement delegate if there is a match:
        InterWikiListsItem.Replace(ArticleText, AddressOf IWMatchEval) ' this replaces your if .match and your 
        ' if.replace. We simply match and replace at the same time (the replacement delegate won't get called 
        ' If there Then 's no match)
    End Sub

    Public Function IWMatchEval(ByVal match As Match) As String
        ' This is a delegate function. It receives a match object for each match in ArticleText and 
        ' returns the replacement text
        IWMatchEval = ("[[" & match.Groups("site").ToString.ToLower & ":" & match.Groups("text").ToString & "]]")
        Debug.Print(IWMatchEval)
    End Function

End Module

Some VB I gave to Sam. You might want to use it as "pseudo code". It works, the debug output is:

[[simple:Olga Nicolaievna Romanova]]
[[simple:Simon]]

--kingboyk 00:20, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

c# Convert

            for (int i = 0; i != (InterWikisList.Count -1); i++)
            {
                ArticleText = interwikiregex.Replace(ArticleText, new MatchEvaluator(MetaDataSorter.IWMatchEval));
            }

        public static string IWMatchEval(Match match)
        {
            string[] textArray = new string[] { "[[", match.Groups["site"].ToString().ToLower(), ":", match.Groups["text"].ToString(), "]]" };
            string text = string.Concat(textArray);
            return text;
        }

Just a few more minor changes to do


Reedy Boy 01:43, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

You can merge the last 2 lines into one by returning the result of string.Concat. --kingboyk 15:36, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
SVN Rev 644 - Fixed thanks to kingboyk =) Reedy Boy 16:30, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Edit process doesn't work with Cologne Blue skin

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description The edit process works fine in Monobook, but I first tried it out with the Cologne Blue skin, as that's what I prefer. When starting the edit process on my list of pages, all I get is pages loading over and over again, without any changes being made. Stevie is the man! TalkWork 17:34, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Have Cologne Blue set up as your skin, then try to execute an edit process. Simple as that.
Operating system Windows 2000 with .NET 2.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Agreed. But it seems fine on the other skins... I dont think this is a bug with AWB though, i think its a skin bug, but i'll try and find out what it is. Reedy Boy 23:05, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Falls over on
            if (!this.Document.Body.InnerHtml.Contains("id=siteSub"))
            {
                ProcessStage = enumProcessStage.none;
                if (Fault != null)
                    this.Fault();
                return;
            }

So, for some reason, that skin doesnt include "id=sitesub" wherever it is supposed to... A media wiki bug? Reedy Boy 23:10, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I think that's something for bugzilla. —METS501 (talk) 01:49, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Reported as Bug 9086 Reedy Boy 17:25, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Cannot log out

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description There's no longer any way to log out from the AutoWikiBrowser. File >> log in does nothing while logged in, and the software no longer does anything when you click a link in the browser window.
To duplicate: Log in and try loggin out.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


This could be fixed by making 'log in' work when logged in (which MediaWiki allows) or allowing the user to follow links in the AutoWikiBrowser window. —{admin} Pathoschild 05:10:40, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I think you can either let the users click on everything, or nothing, which wouldnt be very much use if it was the first. Im sure we can do it to override the login. Or, just put a logout function on the file menu - Special:Userlogout? Of course, with the relevant wiki link prefixed. If you would just like a logout, we can do that, and then, we can put the login override, ie if user clicks login, and whether actually logged in or not, they are taken to teh login page? Reedy Boy 09:34, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Added Logout on File Menu. Displays a message box asking user to confirm they want to do that. I havent set it to load the login page. Reedy Boy 21:42, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Debugger opens upon clicking "Start the process"

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description Just upgraded to version 3.111. When I click "Start the process" an alert window pops up titled "Just-In-Time Debugging" with the message "Please select a debugger." The choices are "New instance of Microsoft Script Editor" and "New instance of Microsoft Script Editor 6.0" and the prompt is "Do you want to debug using the selected debugger? (Yes or No)". If I click Yes, an alert box titled "Microsoft Development Environment" pops up with the message "An exception of the type 'htmlfile: Unexpected call to method or property access.' was not handled." It then opens http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php and highlights a line of code that reads

styleElem.appendChild( document.createTextNode( sheet ) ); If I click the "No" button seven times, the Just-In_Time Debugging window goes away. I can actually still use AWB, but I have to click the "No" button seven times each time it opens an article, seven times each time it displays the proposed diff, and seven times each time it saves an article.

To duplicate: Unknown
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


The old version worked fine. I am not familiar with the Microsoft Script Editor at all. Any suggestions on what might be causing this would be appreciated. —SaxTeacher (talk) 16:39, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Can you post the message from the Just in Time Debugger? Reedy Boy 16:59, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
"An exception of the type 'htmlfile: Unexpected call to method or property access.' was not handled." It then opens http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php and highlights a line of code that reads
styleElem.appendChild( document.createTextNode( sheet ) );SaxTeacher (talk) 19:41, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
The Start process fires multiple events. Could you try unticking the boxes for general fixes and such, and see if you can narrow down where the error is coming from? Reedy Boy 17:53, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I tried unticking the boxes, and even not loading any of my settings, but the debugger still pops up as soon as I click "Start the process". —SaxTeacher (talk) 15:31, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Is your .NET Framework v2 up to date? Reedy Boy 22:55, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
My .NET was v2 and worked fine with the prior version of AWB. Today I upgraded to .NET v3 and the problem is unchanged.
Dot Net Cleanup Tool. Take a look at that, use it to remove your .NET framework, and then try reinstalling it on the bad machine
V3 wouldnt make any difference. Its just V2 with some added stuff. Reedy Boy 20:13, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Strange conversion of newline in advanced find/replace

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I have an extended settings file, with many advanced find/replace actions. When I save the file under the new AWB, and I then load the file again, all <CR><LF> have been converted into a square block, rendering the total find and replace useless. --Dirk Beetstra T C 23:22, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Clear all settings, add an advanced rule where you replace:
something
with
some
thing
Save the settings file, and load the settings file, and the rule has been changed. If I manually add an extra return in the xml file, the rule contains two square blocks.

When saving the file, and looking at the file in hex-mode, it has saved the expected "0D 0A" (windows style), when loading and saving again, the file does not have the "0D" anymore ("0A" only, unix style).

Operating system Windows XP Pro, AWB 3100.
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Verified. See what you mean, the square, if you say, copy the some[]thing to like my irc client, it shows it one line. But press enter, and it pastes it on 2 lines. So it would seem the FAR is still correct, but it needs saving in the xml as like some\r\nthing, and then when loaded, c# would parse it and show it on 2 lines. Will look at changing the save tommorow, its 2am for me, and i need some sleep. Signing off Reedy Boy 02:09, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
That would be great. A bit of a waste to see all my settings go down the drain (I had the feeling there was also something else going wrong when I loaded that file (old settings format, it contains several rules with subrules, not one rule with subrules with subrules ..)). As a note, some programs do convert unix-style newlines correctly, but wikipedia does not, i.e. I did not dare to save the page to see if it would go right after saving, but it does not show correctly in the edit-box. Thanks already! --Dirk Beetstra T C 09:53, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it saves correctly; MediaWiki converts the newline boxes to newlines. This problem is purely aesthetic. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 22:04:13, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
And here is the cosmetic fix

From

ReplaceTextbox.Text = r.replace_;

WithTextbox.Text = r.with_;

To

            ReplaceTextbox.Text = Regex.Replace(r.replace_, @"
", "\r\n");

            WithTextbox.Text = Regex.Replace(r.with_, @"
", "\r\n");

Ie it looks for the new line thing, and replaces it with \r\n which is newline in C#

Fixed in SVN Rev 660


Oh, and it will do it for both the text boxes, if you didnt realise from the code ;) Reedy Boy 23:11, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Replacement category not saved

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The replacement category does not get saved/restored. Phil
To duplicate: on the "More…" tab, select "Replace category" and fill in an existing category and a new one with which to replace it: save settings. Restart AWB and load: the "Replace category" and the existing category will be loaded, the new one will not.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Can you do me a favor and try this on the latest SVN version? I thought I fixed it in the most recent release, but I may have fixed it since then. —METS501 (talk) 01:23, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have this any more…I'll see if I can get hold of someone to build it for me. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 20:43, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
There's no need; just wait until the next version. I'm basically positive I've fixed it (it's fixed for me as far as I can see), so if it's still not saving after the next version, then we'll think about it. —METS501 (talk) 21:50, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I was able to get hold of a version from SVN, and indeed the replacement category is now saving: sadly the "skip if no category replacement happens" option seems not to be. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 16:54, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Both are saving and loading it seems now Reedy Boy 23:16, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

%%key%% does nothing in advanced regex

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The %%key%% keyword outputs "%%key%%" rather than the desired sort key (like "Shelley, Mary") in the advanced search and replace.
To duplicate: non-functional in advanced search and replace, 'Categories' function under 'More...'
Operating system Windows XP Professional SP2 with IE6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 02:02:32, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

 Text = Text.Replace("%%key%%", Tools.MakeHumanCatKey(Title)); 
Is the code in the normal AWB. Just need to work where it needs to go in Adv FAR Reedy Boy 23:25, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Old

                string replace = r.replace_.Replace("%%title%%", title);

                string with = r.with_.Replace("%%title%%", title);


.....

                text = Regex.Replace(text, replace, with, r.regexOptions_);

New

                string replace = r.replace_.Replace("%%title%%", title);
                string replace2 = r.replace_.Replace("%%key%%", Tools.MakeHumanCatKey(title));

                string with = r.with_.Replace("%%title%%", title);
                string with2 = r.with_.Replace("%%key%%", Tools.MakeHumanCatKey(title));


.....

                text = Regex.Replace(text, replace, with, r.regexOptions_);
                text = Regex.Replace(text, replace2, with2, r.regexOptions_);

Found the %%title%% in the Advanced FAR, duplicated lines to include title. Fixed in SVN Rev 662 Reedy Boy 23:32, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Default Sort confused by *

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Similar to Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs/Archive#DEFAULTSORT insertion gets confused by '*', but the sortkey is a space (another way to put something at the top of a category). Still does it in 3.1.3.0. --Galaxiaad 04:54, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: load Second Sino-Japanese War
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Kingbotk AWB Plugin Error

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description When trying to use plugin it says "Problem loading plugin: Unable to load one or more requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information".Balloonguy 19:16, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Put the plugin out and load AWB
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


You probably didn't copy both DLLs per the instructions? I copied just the one DLL and was able to observe the same error message. --kingboyk 19:21, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

A1000's

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description "A1000's" in Amiga lose the apostrophe inappropritely.
To duplicate: General fixes on Amiga 1000
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown



Loading file with multiple rules results in all rules being a subrule of the preceding rule

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description If you have 3 rules in a settings file, save, and reload, the second rule has turned into a subrule of the first, and the third has turned into a subrule of the second. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:59, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load the file described here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Beetstra/Chemicals#Current_AWB_settings (old format file), it should contain 24 rules with numerous subrules, save the file in the new format, and load the file again. It now contains one rule, and all other 23 rules are cascading the first one (rendering it unusable). To circumvent: Create one new rule, put all 24 rules into the right order in that single rule, save and reload, nothing wrong.
Operating system Win XP, AWB 3.1.3.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Comment: I have had lots of problems with this. It is very frustrating when attempting to organise rules logically to suddenly find them muddled up. A heirachy of rules can depend on the parent rule being enabled or satisfying the if condition; disrupting the order makes a mess of this. Gaius Cornelius 13:18, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. MaxSem 22:58, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

The category ... does not exist

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description MessageBox.Show("The category 1984 Summer Olympics stubs does not exist. Make sure it is spelt correctly....."
To duplicate: Loading articles from Category:1984_Summer_Olympics_stubs
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Category is empty. Wrong Error Message Reedy Boy 20:31, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Category now deleted, but it existed when this was reported. --kingboyk 20:34, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

I tweaked error message to address this problem. Currently QueryAPI makes no difference between empty and non-existant categories when returning results, so there's not much can be done. MaxSem 22:25, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Strange language template replacement

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Here the {{Lang-ru}} template was replaced with "::CHORUS". Jogers (talk) 15:29, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load National Anthem of the Soviet Union article into AWB with "apply general fixes" enabled
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed in r684, but title bolding needs major rewrite anyway. MaxSem 19:04, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Special filter causes an unhandled exception

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Special filter utility causes an unhandled exception when trying to apply an invalid regex. Jogers (talk) 22:42, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Try to filter out titles that contain or don't contain the following regular expression: (*.Album*.)
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 08:32, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


Footnote formatter problem

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The footnote formatter (a new feature of general fixes) usually works very well, but fails in articles where a reference is preceeded by a special character such as &nspace;. Gaius Cornelius 18:39, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: With general fixes on, edit article Blue crab.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


NB: I understand that the main editor of Blue crab and other similar articles is particularly fond of his non-breaking spaces.

There is another minor problem with references adjacent to "!!" in tables. Try editing Electricity Supply Board for example. This is not common. Gaius Cornelius 19:05, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Done, some fixes are disabled until someone uh... fix 'em. MaxSem 16:47, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Unexpected regex-ing of input.

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Round brackets entered in Link to disambiguate are regex-ed inappropriately. They should be parsed as text not as regex.
To duplicate: see Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser#AWB won't disambiguate
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Have fun! ʍαμ$ʏ5043 17:43, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Argh, why file a bug request when I said FIXED?! :D MaxSem 18:51, 11 March 2007 (UTC)


Just-in-time-debugging prompt at every page load

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description Every single time a new page loads I get prompted with the message "Please select a debugger:". I select "New Instance of Microsoft Script Editor" undir "Possible debuggers" an choose "Set as default". At the bottom it says "Do you want to debug using the selected debugger?". No matter what I choose I reappears. --Jabbi 23:44, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Am using the 3.1.3.2 version on is.wikipedia.org
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Same thing happened to me. Try going to (on Internet Explorer) tools -> internet options -> advanced and the check "Don't warn me about every script error" and see if that fixes it. —METS501 (talk) 01:32, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Not a bad idea, thanx. However doesn't fix it for me. "[228] C:\Program Files\AutoWikiBrowser.exe" Opens what I think must be VBScript or Javascript. I don't see any errors though. Can any1 help me out? --Jabbi 15:29, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Have you checked your PC for spyware and adware? MaxSem 15:38, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Found out it was actually a bug in Common.js. Serverside bug. --Jabbi 16:03, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Images become title-changed

Status Bug not confirmed
Description AWB changes the titles of images
To duplicate: Link to an existing image with File:Helloes hi instead of File:Helloes hi, then run AWB on it.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Slash (talkcontribs)

Sorry, I don't understand. Can you clarify? —METS501 (talk) 21:58, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
I guess it's about replacing underscores with spaces inside links which is OK, isn't it? Slash made this edit just before posting here which makes me think that it is only a misunderstanding because in this case it had nothing to do with AWB. Jogers (talk) 10:21, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
This edit was not AWB. MaxSem 11:41, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
  • No response, marking this bug as invalid. MaxSem 22:21, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Switches to wrong browser

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description When editing as Pathosbot with Internet Explorer while I edit as Pathoschild with Firefox, the bot will seemingly randomly switch to Firefox and edit as Pathoschild (see example edit). It will continue to edit through Firefox (with Internet Explorer still logged in as Pathosbot) until I reopen AutoWikiBrowser, which switches it back to Internet Explorer (until it happens again). It started doing this today, but I haven't upgraded anything recently (I'm using AWB 3.1.2).
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE6 and Firefox 2.0.0.1
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 00:46:11, 09 March 2007 (UTC)

Do you edit through a proxy? Max<;;font size="+1">Sem 05:45, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
No, I don't. —{admin} Pathoschild 08:30:17, 09 March 2007 (UTC)
I have an impression that something between you and servers caches pages and therefore sometimes edits are made with wrong session ID. Please try to analyze how to reproduce it. MaxSem 08:39, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
It occurred repeatedly on 09 March 2007, despite various attempts to fix any local problem. Strangely, it has not occurred since then. I've marked this bug as Not a bug/currently unresolvable. —{admin} Pathoschild 20:24:08, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Silly 'No Category' Notice

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB says there is no category for disambig pages. I think if it sees {{disambig}} it should stay quiet. ;) — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 22:11, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Edit any disambig page: here's one.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Perhaps AWB could get all categories (including templated categories) from #catlinks in the XHTML output of the page. This would resolve a minor problem on the English Wikisource, where author page categories are mostly templated. —{admin} Pathoschild 20:29:08, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
That's what it's supposed to do now. I'm wondering why it doesn't. —METS501 (talk) 20:33, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
It doesn't do that for me. Can anyone else reproduce this? Are you sure you're using the latest version? —METS501 (talk) 20:35, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
3.1.3.3 - AFAIK this has been a problem since I started using AWB (3.0.1.4 is the oldest ZIP I seem to have). I just verified it again on the Rocket example. Under Alerts I get "No category." — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 21:54, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
I am also seeing this alert, although I can't say if I've noticed it before. --After Midnight 0001 00:51, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot about the alert. When I fixed it, I told it not to add {{nocat}}, but forgot to tell it to hide the alert. Will be fixed in the next release. —METS501 (talk) 01:18, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I didn't really fix it, I just added to the message that a category may be in a template. Right now it's difficult to actually fix it without loading the page HTML again, which would significantly increase wait time before AWB is ready to make the next edit. —METS501 (talk) 01:47, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Breaking a template

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Here it replaced "2000's" with "2000s" inside the template call therefore breaking it. Jogers (talk) 13:32, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load the List of Christmas number one singles (UK) or any article that transcludes the {{UK Christmas No. 1's in the 2000's}} template and "start the process" with default settings.
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. AWB now ignores templates, images, external links, etc. when fixing decades. —METS501 (talk) 07:10, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Interwiki re-ordering

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Moves three-chars (and maybe longer) iwiki out from iwiki section, before categories
To duplicate: Take, for example, ru:Паганини, Никколо and lij iwiki is moved before categories
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


--213.170.94.120 17:24, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

\b causing regex won't match

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description \btyś\.\b won't catch "tyś.", but \btyś\. will --gregul (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE7 and Firefox 2.0.0.2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Hello gregul. I think I see the problem. \b is an anchor which matches one of these zero-length positions:
  • between the start or end of the string and a word character (digits or letters).
  • between a word character and a non-word character.
In the case of the string "tyś.", \b will only match before the t or between ś and the dot (word and non-word character). Since the dot is not a word character, \b will not match after it unless it is immediately followed by a word character (for example, "tyś.f"). —{admin} Pathoschild 20:20:00, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Moving footnotes onto section titles

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When a section title is followed by a newline, and then some <ref></ref> tags, AWB attempts to move the references on the same line with the section title, resulting in:
== Section title ==<ref>...</ref>
To duplicate: Try running AWB on the Christian Embassy article (or this revision).
Operating system Windows XP; AWB version 3132
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Newline-bug #2

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description unix style newlines get inserted into rules that generate multi-line replacement. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:59, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: If you have two rules that give more lines of text as the replacement value, and you go from one of the rules to the other, and then move back, 'newline boxes' have been added, if you move away and move back again, a new set of newline boxes is appended (etc. etc.):
  1. new settings, no rules
  2. create rule, replace 'asdf' with a two-line replacement 'as
    df'
  3. create rule, replace something with something else
  4. Select one of the rules in the left box, and move up and down with the arrows, and see the replacement value change.

Saving and reloading now creates proper newlines out of the 'boxes' (the unix-style newlines; hence the old bug has indeed been repaired)

Operating system Win XP / AWB 3.1.3.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Now I'm absolutely sure that .NET was invented by GNAA. Fixed. MaxSem 15:10, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah! Thanks! --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:11, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, I misplaced this message. Not yet fixed. MaxSem 15:13, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Now it's really fixed. I'm such a drama queen %) MaxSem 15:51, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I was going to try to see if Face-sad.svg exists, but I maybe I should now use Face-smile.svg. I hope it works. Saving the settings, killing the excess newlines and reloading the settings is just too much. Thanks! --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:54, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Does not remember whitespace-only replace

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Replace patterns containing only whitespace (spaces, line breaks, et cetera) in Replace Special are blanked when loaded.
To duplicate:
  1. Create a new Replace Special rule replacing 'foo' with ' '.
  2. Save and load.
  3. Examine the replace field for the rule you created.
Operating system Windows XP with IE6
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 20:36:44, 08 March 2007 (UTC)

I have experienced this bug on 3 different versions of AWB. I have an advanced search and replace where I search for two spaces " " and replace with one " ". Every time I load my settings I have to go back into Advanced search & replace, and type in the two spaces and the one space. —SaxTeacher (talk) 15:42, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. MaxSem 15:14, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Weird replacement of a commented sentence

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When I try to edit the List of musical works in unusual time signatures article a dialog shows up saying "Index and count must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: count". When I click OK a commented sentence becomes something like "⌊⌊⌊⌊0⌋⌋⌋⌋". (See this edit)
To duplicate: Pretty straightforward, I guess. Just try it out at List of musical works in unusual time signatures or Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Sandbox.
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I know where the ⌊⌊⌊⌊0⌋⌋⌋⌋ is coming from, I just can't figure out why it's left in that form. AWB uses ⌊⌊⌊⌊0⌋⌋⌋⌋ calls to hide certain things from the parser, but then is supposed to put them back. Will investigate this further. —METS501 (talk) 07:12, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Can't find why this is happening at all. Added List of musical works in unusual time signatures to the "no general fixes" list for now. —METS501 (talk) 06:31, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Martin Heidegger is another one with the same weird replacement.---AM088 20:30, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. MaxSem 09:19, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

AWB corrupts the trademark (TM) special character .

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description If the special character &#153; appears in an article AWB loses it during its general page tidy up. nb The special character is written # 1 5 3 ;. MortimerCat 12:37, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB on Procfs. This page has lots of them, but it will also corrupt a single &#153; character in the sandbox.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 13:58, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Redirect template problem

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description AWB wants to replace {{redirect|Legion of Honor}} with just "redirect"
To duplicate: Légion d'honneur w/ general fixes
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0 (worked fine in 3.1.3.3)
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I can't reproduce it on this article. Did you run with some replacements? MaxSem 13:32, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Cannot reproduce, now it is acting fine. Oh well. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 01:41, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

IRCM: Blanking not reverting

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description IRCM: Blanks the page rather than reverting the edit when you revert from a diff (link 1, link 2). mattbr30 20:04, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load a diff, select revert and warn.
Operating system Windows XP with 3.1.3.2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


This bug is known, but does need fixing!! Reedy Boy 20:07, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
MaxSem, I've done a commit (rev 693??), where ive changed a few things, and i think i may have fixed the page blanking. Can you check this for me? Cheers Reedy Boy 21:28, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Second loading of edit page makes reverts rather slow. I'll try to fix original code by reverting back to November version and gradually adding later modifications. MaxSem 15:40, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Hmm.... I suppose at least, it works for the moment!! Reedy Boy 14:18, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Image links from a database scan

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When making a wikified list of database scan results, the links to image namespace should have a colon before the page name, for example [[:Image:Example.svg]], but AWB lists them as [[Image:Example.svg]], which prints the image instead of a wikilink to it Hautala 15:42, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Scan database to obtain results from image name space and make a wikified list
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 19:45, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Index was outside the bounds of the array

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When attempting to edit Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I get a "Index was outside the bounds of the array" error. After clicking on OK, it continues to the diff change page. Around line 184 it replaces

<!-- The single square bracket is correct here. It is not a typo. It represents the changing of something within a direct quotation -- in this case, from first to third person. The article at [[bracket]] gives more examples of this standard citation convention. -->

with
⌊⌊⌊⌊1⌋⌋⌋⌋ 

This similarly occurs around line 140 and seems to have something to do with hidden comments in the article. Harryboyles 07:55, 25 March 2007 (UTC) Harryboyles 07:55, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate: Run AWB on the above article with general fixes and typo check turned on
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


'Comment I've just noticed that this is almost the same as a bug report above. Harryboyles 07:58, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. MaxSem 08:41, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

"Save file as" - XML filename doesn't change in main form caption

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Cosemetic issue. When saving settings as a new filename, the XML filename doesn't change in main form caption. kingboyk 14:08, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I can probably fix this if nobody else does, but reporting anyway so not forgotten. --kingboyk 14:08, 25 March 2007 (UTC) Actually I think it might be a little worse than that; it doesn't seem to set the new settings file as the current settings file at all. Too busy to investigate at the moment. --kingboyk 16:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Fixed it in SVN r805. Martinp23 23:53, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Problems with new version ("Index was outside the bounds of the array.") and mangling comments

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When I edit Chrystie Street Connection, a dialog box comes up that says "Index was outside the bounds of the array." and it changes <!--still needs work wikiwise--> to ⌊⌊⌊⌊0⌋⌋⌋⌋. NE2 00:39, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround When you get the warning, revert that edit.
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 08:42, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Category pages commented out become uncommented out

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description <!-- [[Category:Helloes]] --> becomes [[Category:Helloes]]
To duplicate: make a page, comment out a category, and then run AWB on it.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Slash (talkcontribs)

I can't reproduce it. Please give more details. MaxSem 11:17, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
I think he's meaning that AWB will automatically uncomment a category...? If so, it looks like you've fixed this MaxSem? Or are you meaning in the bit, where it should stay the same?? Reedy Boy 21:40, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
Poked user today to ask to try and give some more information before we close it as invalid. Reedy Boy 09:26, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
It happened to me. I just deleted the commented out category manually afterwards. {Slash-|-Talk} 01:43, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
It's been fixed. {Slash-|-Talk} 01:49, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Auto-update bug

I'm running the latest version; I've been told twice that I had to update, proceeded to run the updater, and then was told to update again. Ral315 » 17:48, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

I had the same issue last night while testing a version I'd built from source. Restarting the program seemed to work for me though - at least I know I wasn't imagining it :) Martinp23 17:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, co-incidentally, i've already fixed that and commited it to the SVN. I've added the version check of the online version against AWB version (the exe), and it wont download AWB unless needed now. So its fixed, well, on the updater side at least. Reedy Boy 18:24, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Was the error message like the below?
MessageBox.Show("This version is not enabled, please download the newest version. If you have the newest version, check that Wikipedia is online.\r\n\r\nPlease press \"Yes\" to run the AutoUpdater, \"No\" to load the download page and update manually, or \"Cancel\" to not update (but you will not be able to edit).", "Problem", MessageBoxButtons.YesNoCancel, MessageBoxIcon.Information);

Reedy Boy 18:37, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes - could it be that the program was (for some reason) unable to connect to WP? Martinp23 19:10, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
I think so, that is probably the generic error from AWB when it cant get the check page at wikipedia. Reedy Boy 19:39, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect behaviour for "Inside template calls {{..}}"

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When performing a 'Replace Special' pattern with the 'Inside template calls {{..}}' option, the bot mistakenly assumes that any instance of '{{' or '}}' are the delimiters of the current template. For example, the bot will see the following three distinct templates (highlighted):
{{header|notes={{wikipedia}} This is a note.}}
To duplicate: On a page with nested templates (such as s:Constitution of the United States of America), perform a 'Replace special' rule with the following settings:
  • Check 'Regular expression'.
  • Select 'Inside template calls {{..}}' from the Type menu.
  • Search "^.*$".
  • Replace "template".
Operating system Windows XP SP2 (IE 6.0)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.2
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 07:43, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

The following patterns will heuristically work around the problem in most cases if the templates you are modifying are never nested (but can nest other templates). This is not an ideal solution, of course. If you expect nested nested templates, just run it an extra time for every extra level.
Description Search Replace
bugfix: nested templates (entire text) ({{[^}]+?){{([^}]+?)}} $1~~templatestart~~$2~~templateend~~
desired template-only patterns ('Inside template calls {{..}}')
fix bugfix ~~templatestart~~(.+?)~~templateend~~ {{$1}}
{admin} Pathoschild 22:43:09, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Merged into a new bug report reporting that covers all the related bugs. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:50:02, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Persondata scrambling

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The persondata template gets split up for no apparent reason, breaking the template. —METS501 (talk) 16:19, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Not sure if this would happen anywhere else of if it was a special case, but I was running AWB with typo fixing and general fixes on, but with no other special settings. See this diff.
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version most current SVN build (r783)
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


It's because of {{polytonic}} (in fact, every template included as a parameter will break our template-moving code). Not sure what to do. This would require full parsing instead of regexes :-/ MaxSem 18:14, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
I'd like to have support, perhaps in WikiFunctions or WikiFunctions2, for {{WikiProjectBanners}}. The same challenge will be faced with that no doubt, as it contains other templates and goodness knows what strange parameters could be lurking within... --kingboyk 18:24, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
The following patterns (entire text, single line mode) might fix the problem if this is done with regex. They will temporarily replace one template nested in {{persondata}} with delimiters that don't cause the conflict; run them two or three times if you expect up to two or three nested templates. This is heuristic at best, unfortunately.
Description Search Replace
bugfix: nested templates ({{personadata[^}]+?){{([^}]+?)}} $1~~templatestart~~$2~~templateend~~
template-delimiter-based patterns
fix bugfix ~~templatestart~~(.+?)~~templateend~~ {{$1}}
The same patterns, with minor changes, can be used in the usual 'Replace special' boxes to correct the problem with other templates, as Pathosbot has done with {{header}} on Wikisource. —{admin} Pathoschild 22:59:56, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Merged into a new bug report that covers all related bugs. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:50:02, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Prod altering

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Deletes part of "dated prod" template 213.48.182.7 14:32, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: General fixes to "University of Health Sciences"
Operating system Win2k
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround Turn off gen fixes
Fixed in version Unknown


It wants to change the text to:

}|month = March|day = 26|year = 2007|time = 14:28|timestamp = 20070326142804}}
<!-- Do not use the "dated prod" template directly; the above line is generated by "subst:prod|reason" -->

'''University of Health Sciences''' is located in [[Lahore]], [[Punjab]], [[Pakistan]].

{{Uncategorized|March 2007}}
{{Unreferenced|date=March 2007}}


{{dated prod|concern = {{{concern|non notable stub}}

Presumably it's because it says stub? mattbr 14:55, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

This seems to be a problem with nested templates; notice that it ignores the third bracket when moving the concern parameter. See "Incorrect behaviour for 'Inside template calls {{..}}'" and "Persondata scrambling". —{admin} Pathoschild 04:42:36, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Merged into a new bug report covering all related bugs. —{admin} Pathoschild 04:50:02, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Timeout too brief on dialup

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The AutoWikiBrowser times out too quickly on dialup, forcing endless restarting on pages larger than 60 kilobytes.
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0 (present in earlier versions)
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 05:48:50, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

this.webBrowserEdit.TimeoutLimit = 30;

Whats it want setting to...? 60? Reedy Boy 14:50, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

That might work. Would it be difficult to make this user-configurable, so one could increase it as much as needed when dealing with unusually large pages? —{admin} Pathoschild 22:00:36, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Its not difficult, its just not a quick thing to do. Added Userchangable timeout limit. Default 30 seconds, max 120 seconds. SVN Rev 850 Reedy Boy 18:45, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Version check too late

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB should check if the current version is allowed when it first accesses the network. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:16, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Start AWB. It gets the spell check warnings (if enabled) and warns you to watch yourself. Then you go and build your watchlist. After a little while, it comes back and is ready. Then you hit start and it says that oh by the way you just wasted all your time you need to quit and download a new version. ;)
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0
Workaround No, cannot hit start button with nothing in the list.
Fixed in version Unknown


Added, needs code cleaning up. Will give you a shout when done!! Reedy Boy 17:26, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Cleaned up. Reedy Boy 18:16, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Typo fixing not ignoring secure URLs

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Typo fixing does not ignore text in https URLs. mattbr 16:21, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Load Akshaya Mohanty with RETF on, wants to correct 'columbia' in secure external link.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed, https:, ftp: and mailto: prefixes are now supported. MaxSem 15:20, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, mattbr 16:20, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Substing Problems

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description Problems with substing templates possibly due to "<" and ">", "&", and other reasons. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@ 23:50, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Don't know exact problem and way to replicate but diffs are here: 1, 2, 3

4

Operating system Vista Home Premium
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.0
Workaround None because I don't know which templates this affects. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@ 23:50, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Fixed in version Unknown


I won't call this "fixed" per say, because I haven't fixed anything, but I've reverted back to using normal subst techniques rather than Special:ExpandTemplates for now. —METS501 (talk) 16:03, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

AWB 3.3.0.1 zip file has incorrect directory setup - updater throwing exceptions

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The new 3.3.0.1 zip file has a different directory structure to releases before it. In the zip there is a folder called AutoWikiBrowser3300 which holds the files. As far as I'm aware, in previous releases the files have been at the root of the zip file. When I tried to update from 3.2.0.0, the updater threw an exception "Could not find file", referring to the main AWB exe. Harryboyles 04:08, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.1
Workaround Install manually
Fixed in version Unknown


I've been working on trying to fix this; it was originally my error for some reason sourceforge won't change it. I'm working as hard as I can on this one. —METS501 (talk) 04:21, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
I just renamed the version to 3.3.1.0 and now everything's in order. —METS501 (talk) 04:47, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Updater bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Unhandled exception has occurred in your aplication. If you clock continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit the applciation will close immediately. The file '[...]AWBUpdater.exe.new' already exists. Rich Farmbrough, 14:35 31 March 2007 (GMT).

This may be a result of a previous unhandled exception, "Access to path [...] denied" (or words to that effect).

To duplicate:
Operating system Win2k
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.0 I presume
Workaround delete .new file and run update.
Fixed in version Unknown


Can you tell us how you generate this error? Reedy Boy 18:25, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh, i think i know what it is. I hadnt set the overwrite overload on a couple of the file copies. AWBUpdater.exe.new being one of them. Fixed that. Reedy Boy 18:29, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit summaries on find & replace using regex

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Edit summaries are misleading when making multiple (not identical) changes of the same kind. Keesiewonder talk 23:56, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Use 'normal' find & replace to edit multiple occurrences of similar but not identical entries. Example: Find anything of the form ASIN: XXXXXXXXXX and replace it with {{ASIN|XXXXXXXXXX}}. The edit summary reports that Y of the first find were changed, when really it was Y changes, with each find generally for a different XXXXXXXXXX. Please see this edit for a specific example. Perhaps an alternate edit summary for find & replace when regular expressions are used would read, for an example like mine, (clean up; Replaced: ASIN: X → ASIN X (6) using AWB)
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround Uncheck 'Add replacements to edit summary'.
Fixed in version Unknown


  • The edit summary seems dependent on the original find/replace, even if editing subsequent to the proposed changes is done. In this case, I chose to not go with the adjusted format of the ASINs but to replace with OCLCs. The edit summary speaks to the original find/replace, even though I edited the article to be otherwise before issuing 'save.' I've also seen this behavior when I opt out of spelling changes suggested by AWB. The article saves as I request, but the edit summary indicates I did something I did not. Keesiewonder talk 01:15, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
Fixed, now dynamic edit summaries will be discarded if the user changed the text manually. MaxSem 18:52, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Link de-piping false positive

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Wants to change "[[Sacramento, California|Sacramento]], California's [[capital city]]" to "[[Sacramento, California]]'s [[capital city]]" in Modesto, California, where California is not being used to define the location of Sacramento and is not linked because of a previous linking in the paragraph. Alternative phrasing would be "Sacramento, the capital city of California". mattbr 23:26, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: As described with general fixes on.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.0
Workaround Re-phrase (possibly also link 'California').
Fixed in version Unknown


I hope that makes sense. I don't think this kind of situation is a very regular occurrence and probably only a problem with links with commas. mattbr 23:26, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

I've added an extra condition: links with comma in the left part will be ignored. Hope it's enough. MaxSem 15:08, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Pasting into list of pages to go through

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When pasting something that's namespace is more than a word (such as User talk:), The first word will be listed as one page, and the rest of the name listed as another. ("User" would be one page listed in the box of pages to go through and "Talk:TeckWiz" would be under it as a different page. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@ 23:55, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Paste a user talk page title into the box below make list.
Operating system Vista Home Premium
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown


I don't encounter this. Are you sure it wasn't just a fluke thing one time? —METS501 (talk) 16:04, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed with TeckWiz
User talk:Page
User talk:Page

Try adding the above

It adds it as

User
talk:Page
User
talk:Page

The offending line is string[] splitTextTBA = TextTBA.Split();

Reedy Boy 23:05, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

            string[] splitter = { "\r\n" };

            string[] splitTextTBA = TextTBA.Split(splitter, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

Added a string array for 'splitter characters' - ie what it is looking for between 'lines', and put that as an overload for split, and set the option (needed .Remove... or .None) to clear out any blank entries.

Reedy Boy 23:17, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

As a side thought
                if (entry != "")
                    Add(entry);

Shouldnt be needed now should it? As the above checks that. Suppose, having a 2nd check wont harm it!! Reedy Boy 23:25, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Non English Characters

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When substing, if the title contains a non English character, such as ǔ, it messes up what the page title links to in the subst. Diff here --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@ 00:14, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Vista Home Premium
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.0.0
Workaround Any workaround for the problem
Fixed in version Unknown


Seems to be already fixed[5]. MaxSem 10:10, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Listing subcats

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Can't add categories in "Wikipedia maintenance categories sorted by month" to list (or rather appears to add them then delete them quickly). [This is due to filter non-main being a tggle rather than an action.] May be related to have a problem saving these settings "Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute." [Bug duplicated below.] Rich Farmbrough, 14:16 31 March 2007 (GMT).
To duplicate: Make list from category "Wikipedia maintenance categories sorted by month"
Operating system Win2k
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround Add sub-cats by hand
Fixed in version Unknown


Timer won't start automatically

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Timer won't turn on automatically when the option is selected and saved in a settings file, default or otherwise. After Midnight 0001 19:40, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Save a settings file with the timer on.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0, but I believe that it has been like this for at least 6 months
Workaround Turn timer off and then back on manually.
Fixed in version Unknown


What timer are you referring to? Reedy Boy 23:21, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry. I am referring to the timer in the lower right of the window next to the Edits/min, Edits, Ignored, etc., which is turned on by going to the General menu and selecting "Show timer". --After Midnight 0001 01:37, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Ahh, ok, thanks for the clarification. Sounds like its enabled status isnt setup to be saved/loaded with the settings file. Will have a look later on. Reedy Boy 11:06, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Hmm. Its there in reset settings, save and load... Reedy Boy 15:55, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
Found it, although it was marking it as checked, it wasnt making it visible or anything. I've moved the code out to a sub, and called it on the menu item selection, reset and load of settings. Reedy Boy 16:00, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Error saving settings

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I get this error box when trying to save settings: "Collection was modified; enumeration operation may not execute.", after clicking OK, the additional setting into "find and replace" appear at the end (duplicated first line) --gregul
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 14:59, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Defaultsort and O' names

Status Yes check.svg Resolved
Description Pages with incorrect sort key on names in category's such as O'Hagan, Damien are not being changed to OHagan, Damien (Gnevin 16:30, 19 February 2007 (UTC))
To duplicate: Edit page with out default sort and incorrect sort key
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Are you saying that it should change {{defaulsort:O'Hagan, Damien}} to {{defaulsort:OHagan, Damien}}, or that it is and it shouldn't? —METS501 (talk) 03:31, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes it should change {{defaulsort:O'Hagan, Damien}} to {{defaulsort:OHagan, Damien}} as ' is sorted before everything else (Gnevin 10:26, 20 February 2007 (UTC))
Surelt its {{defaultsort ? Reedy Boy 12:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes it should be {{defaultsort:OHagan, Damien}} (Gnevin 19:58, 20 February 2007 (UTC))
This is so not the kind of thing that AWB should be doing automatically. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 14:36, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
Why not ? AWB is currently adding incorrect key which it should fix (Gnevin 15:56, 21 February 2007 (UTC))
Do you have a consensus or policy which says that the defaultsort should not have the '? I believe you, but I think it's better if we make sure first. —METS501 (talk) 01:57, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I asked here Wikipedia_talk:Categorization#Name_with_a_.27_in_them , also its only natural we should be sorting by letters not ascii or whatever order mediawiki uses(Gnevin 20:41, 25 February 2007 (UTC))
I suppose the simple fix for this, is to remove ' from the name for the string. Reedy Boy 20:20, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
Actually, "O'Hagan, Damien" should be sorted as "Ohagan, Damien", because all capital letters sort before any lowercase ones. --Stemonitis 06:46, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Again, this is not the kind of thing which should be hard-coded into AWB, which has to deal with all languages and conventions. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 22:41, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
You keep say this Phil but inst the sorting convention alphabetic not mediawiki (Gnevin 14:46, 12 March 2007 (UTC))


Any concensus of what we are going to do with this bug? Reedy Boy 09:25, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
It would appear this would need a policy proposal too be 100% sure we can do it , at the moment i dont really care that much to do it so you can close this(Gnevin 10:20, 4 April 2007 (UTC))

Subst Bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB Incorrectly subst templates, which when the subst function is used, it changed < nowiki> {{helpme}} </ nowiki> to <nowiki&gt ; {{helpme}} </nowiki&gt ; , thus making the helpme or other templates to escape from the nowiki --WinHunter (talk) 02:29, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Using the AWB's subst function to subst {{WA}}, like here
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround No
Fixed in version Unknown


In rev 950 Martinp23 22:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Exporting with double quotes

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Exporting to a text file makes any article with double quotes in it be surrounded by single quotes. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 03:18, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Import watchlist. Sort alphabetically. Export watchlist. Pasted example (see the top 4).
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround No
Fixed in version Unknown


  • Bonus points - have "Category" and "Images" on exports be prefixed with colon so that they aren't interpreted (yay for column mode!). — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 03:18, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
No ideas? — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 11:59, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Fixed, the bug was actually in loading from watchlist, not export. And bonus points are mine, too. MaxSem 14:33, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Awesome. If you're ever near BWI, you get a beer. Or a cookie, age dependent. ;) — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 18:05, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

AWB kept-alive if closed early

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB kept-alive if closed early. kingboyk 14:06, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Start AWB. Exit it immediately, whilst it's still checking it's enabled or whatever it does at startup. The program doesn't close and have to hit Stop in the debugger.
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN version in debugger
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Does it work in the regular mode (not in the debugger)? Maybe it's just a problem with the debugger? —METS501 (talk) 16:38, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

You sure the exe doesn't hang around in memory? (I haven't checked) --kingboyk 16:39, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
I've seen it in other cases where it stays alive (im sure). In the same way. I tend to do a Application.Exit() or similar on the last form closing... Kills it off. Just check it out and we'll do something about it if necessary. 83.218.148.13 16:41, 3 April 2007 (UTC) (Reedy Boy)
Another bug, almost certainly caused by the new startup code: Load a settings file containing plugin settings as soon as AWB starts, and the plugin settings aren't applied because the plugin hasn't been initialized yet. Another bug, in debug mode: the sandbox doesn't get added to the article list for a few seconds (first thing I do is clear list).
I'm all in favour of checking we're good to run early, but evidently we're not even getting properly set up before doing it. --kingboyk 17:11, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
It just needs its call moving. Reedy Boy 18:37, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Done, moved after plugin load and such! Reedy Boy 18:38, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Is that why I've been getting some strange messages from AWB on start-up recently? Phew, thought I'd done something wrong, or the Auto-Updater had screwed up. Cheers —Phil | Talk 15:11, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
For the not closing, i've found a line in the web browser
while (ReadyState != WebBrowserReadyState.Complete) Application.DoEvents();
The web browser control has been disposed of, the state isnt going to change to Complete, so its never going to exit = Infinite Loop. Reedy Boy 09:38, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Seems to be fixed, please verify. PS: MDAs suck! MaxSem 10:26, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

You've done the right thing Max, but it gets stuck in its loop earlier than that, so it doesnt get changed before. Would it be safe to move that line of code up to the top? Reedy Boy 10:47, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Moving seems to have sorted it. Commiting Reedy Boy 10:51, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Now all but perfect. Cheers MaxSem. I've also fixed a bug where the updater was being started when it shouldnt have been. Reedy Boy 11:22, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Subst=subst: problem

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB is substing user warning templates using the subst=subst: feature, however, if no second parameter (article name) is specified, it messes up the subst as shown here --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@ 13:17, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.1.0
Workaround The template substs correctly if it's substed the normal way (i.e. {{subst:uw-vandalism1}})
Fixed in version Unknown


If you try the same thing manually, e.g. {{subst:uw-test1|subst=subst:}}, you'll get similar results, so it's a problem of templates, not AWB. Shall we remove |subst=subst:? MaxSem 10:33, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it's a problem manually also. I know WP:TW is programmed to use the regular subst when no parameter is provided and to use the subst=subst: when there is a parameter. If AWB can be programmed to do this, that would be great. If it can't, just take out the subst=subst: part. It'll just make the coding a little long. The subst=subst: hack just shortens the coding a bit for the parserfunctions. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 14:03, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
(I've moved this down to the bottom so it gets a little bit more attention. This is a big problem that needs to be solved soon. It's been causing many problems.) --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 17:27, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
As MaxSem says, this is more of an issue with templates. However, I believe that Special:Expandtemplate does the job properly, and this function is in the current release (but I'd advise against using it due to a unicode bug). The unicode bug is fixed in SVN, and will be in the next release (possibly this weekend). This is the sort of result ExpandTemplates gives. Martinp23 18:26, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
To clarify - in the next release, AWB will subst user warnings using Expandtemplates. Martinp23 18:27, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, how does it do this? Does it query the Special:Expandtemplates page in the background, or is there another way? —{admin} Pathoschild 03:40:27, 07 April 2007 (UTC)
Yep - it has to query the page. Hopefully, at some point, there will be something like "subst" that we can put in front of a template to run it through ExpandTemplates. For now, though, we've got to wait for this fix to arrive! Martinp23 11:21, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

"startIndex cannot be larger than length of string."

Status Unknown
Description When trying to upload logs using User:kingboyks plugin, ive had some times of it falling over

Did some tracing and we get an exception

System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException was caught
  Message="startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
Parameter name: startIndex"
  ParamName="startIndex"
  Source="mscorlib"
  StackTrace:
       at System.String.InternalSubStringWithChecks(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length, Boolean fAlwaysCopy)
       at System.String.Substring(Int32 startIndex)
       at WikiFunctions.Editor.EditPage(String Article, String NewText, String Summary, Boolean Minor, Boolean Watch) in D:\AWB\AWB\WikiFunctions\WPEditor.cs:line 109
       at WikiFunctions.Logging.Uploader.LogUploader.LogIt(String Log, String LogTitle, String LogDetails, String UploadTo, List`1 LinksToLog, Int32 PageNumber, DateTime StartDate, Boolean OpenInBrowser, Boolean AddToWatchlist, String Username, String LogHeader, Boolean AddLogTemplate, String EditSummary, String LogSummaryEditSummary)
       at WikiFunctions.Logging.Uploader.LogUploader.LogIt(TraceListenerUploadableBase Sender, String LogTitle, String LogDetails, String UploadToWithoutPageNumber, List`1 LinksToLog, Boolean OpenInBrowser, Boolean AddToWatchlist, String Username, String LogHeader, String EditSummary, String LogSummaryEditSummary)
       at AutoWikiBrowser.Plugins.SDKSoftware.Kingbotk.MyTrace.Trace_Upload(TraceListenerUploadableBase Sender, Boolean& Success)

Tracing the code down, it goes to line 115 in EditPage in WPEditior.cs

wpEditkey = m.Value.Substring(28, m.Value.Substring(28).IndexOf("\""));

The exception gets caught as

startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.
Parameter name: startIndex

Any ideas, MaxSem?

Cheers

Reedy Boy 20:01, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN
Workaround n/a
Fixed in version Unknown


Argh, HTML output has changed! Looking at it. MaxSem 20:09, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

=) Thanks Reedy Boy 20:21, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Fixed[6]. MaxSem 20:41, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Max, are you sure this is fixed? I tried to do the logging upload, but it was still getting an error, but this time it was the plugin not recieing/being sent the username. Cheers Reedy Boy 22:26, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Uh, I need to install VB to fully test this. MaxSem 06:18, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Don't worry about it. You solved the html problem, and we thought there was another problem, but it seems there isnt, it was just my computer playing up. My fault for not saying. Thanks Reedy Boy 09:27, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Make list from special pages

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description I can't make lists of Special:Allpages using other parameters than 'from' Waldir 15:52, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: make list from special page: Allpages (no results), Allpages/limit=500 (same as Allpages&from=l or Allpages/l) or Allpages&limit=500 (no results)
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


See how Special:Allpages work: you won't get any articles until you specify the &from parameter (or simply use default parameter like Special:Allpages/foo). Both constructs are supported by AWB and work well. Note that Special:Allpages do not support &limit parameter. MaxSem 05:20, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Ref after punc bug

Example http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ASCII&diff=prev&oldid=117098537
Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When a ref is followed by !! the ref is moved after the !! this is almost certainly going to be wrong. See example above. Rich Farmbrough, 16:47 24 March 2007 (GMT).
To duplicate: See example - Gen fixes
Operating system Win2k
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version latest I believe
Workaround disable General Fixes
Fixed in version Unknown


"Fixed" by disabling the whole ref formatter. MaxSem 04:56, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Splitting ref onto separate line

Example http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Denver%2C_Colorado&curid=8522&diff=117510968&oldid=117465838
Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When AWB comes across a ref as a template parameter it seems to split it to a separate line. This is not always good. See example. Rich Farmbrough, 17:06 24 March 2007 (GMT).
To duplicate: Gen fixes
Operating system Win2k (should be either Windows Vista or XP)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Latest I believe
Workaround disable General Fixes
Fixed in version Unknown


"Fixed" by disabling the whole ref formatter. MaxSem 04:56, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Tools.MakeHumanCatKey

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description A name like "Fred Bloggs, Jr." returns something in the order of "Jr., Bloggs, Fred," whereas it should return "Bloggs, Fred Jr." "Sr." and numerical suffixes like "Fred Bloggs III" will probably not work either. kingboyk 18:30, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: In debugger
Operating system N/A
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Partially fixed: "Fred Bloggs, Jr." should work ok, but not "Fred Bloggs III". MaxSem 13:12, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Max. My plugin uses that routine so we'll get some immediate feedback. --kingboyk 14:09, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
BTW, is it possible to have "Fred Bloggs I"? MaxSem 14:56, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
As far as I know it is, yes, but that system isn't one we use much in the UK except for monarchy. --kingboyk 15:05, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

A slight bug with names of baronets. I've also had it confirmed to me that names with a "III" suffix aren't being handled properly. Not the hugest of deals mind you. --kingboyk 13:58, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

I guess you ran with older version of WiiFunctions. Try MessageBox.Show(Tools.MakeHumanCatKey("William Monson, 1st Viscount Oxenbridge")); with SVN ver. MaxSem 14:12, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Should be the latest svn version. I updated and compiled this morning. I will however check, with so many DLLs floating around it's possible I made a mistake. --kingboyk 14:14, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Btw, I've just commited remaining part of the problem - names with Roman numbers but no commas. MaxSem 14:38, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Please might peers list-as=title, forename, surname, nth Baron of .... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kittybrewster (talkcontribs).

I've made some more changes in r923 and rev 929, please review. --kingboyk 20:58, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Protected Pages

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Before the recent version update, AWB would skip pages that were fully protected. With the new version, AWB no longer skips these pages and when set to "auto save" and "quick save" in bot mode, it tries to change and save the page anyway, which makes the bot stick in "Saving" mode. NickContact/Contribs 01:43, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Using "auto save" and "quick save" in bot mode, try performing template substitution on a fully protected user talk page.
Operating system Windows XP, Win2k
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround skip articles containing "{{\s*protect" - regex, case insensitive.
Fixed in version Unknown


Unfortunately, the workaround provided does not solve the problem I am experiencing. My bot serves to substitute user warning templates on user talk pages and when user talk pages are protected, generally there is no protection tag placed on the page. --NickContact/Contribs 15:57, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Is it still not working? I think I may have fixed this for the most recent version. —METS501 (talk) 15:59, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Should be, and theres the nudge feature in it now! Marking as fixed Reedy Boy 21:03, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Unhandled exception

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The AutoWikiBrowser persistently causes a Microsoft .NET Framework 'unhandled exception' when using the auto-update feature. The information returned follows.
See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.
   at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IWebBrowser2.Stop()
   at System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser.Stop()
   at WikiFunctions.Browser.WebControl.IncrememntTime(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
AutoWikiBrowser
    Assembly Version: 3.3.1.0
    Win32 Version: 3.3.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///D:/Tools/AutoWikiBrowser/AutoWikiBrowser.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
WikiFunctions
    Assembly Version: 3.3.1.0
    Win32 Version: 3.3.1.0
    CodeBase: file:///D:/Tools/AutoWikiBrowser/WikiFunctions.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.mshtml
    Assembly Version: 7.0.3300.0
    Win32 Version: 7.0.3300.0
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC/Microsoft.mshtml/7.0.3300.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.mshtml.dll
----------------------------------------
u-sfwbhp
    Assembly Version: 3.3.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
7rrni8ib
    Assembly Version: 3.3.1.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Web
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.210 (QFE.050727-2100)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_32/System.Web/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Web.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
    <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
To duplicate:
Operating system XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround Update manually.
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 04:05:55, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

I believe i've fixed/handled this a while back in the SVN versions, it just hasnt been released as of yet. Thanks for reporting anyway! Reedy Boy 21:00, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

spaces changed inside « »

Example: http://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ch%C3%A2teau_%28bateau%29&diff=next&oldid=7122940

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When AWB save a page with text like "« some text »" then both space (after "«" and before "»") are replaced by another space. This behavior make this kind of edit appear in history. $pooky 07:56, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: AWB is set to make no changes at all. Edit an article with "« some text »" in its content. Save this page. Then an entry is created on the article's history (as shown on the example).
Operating system Windows XP sp2 (using IE 6)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround No
Fixed in version Unknown


Looks to me like there are some "space-like characters" there, maybe something like &nbsp; but "unicodified": is this how those French quotes are set off from the contained text? What I can't tell is whether AWB was adding or taking away… AWB was set to "no changes at all", you say? How…odd. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 15:10, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I was not aware that a &nbsp; could be unicodified. Do you now a way to display the Unicode codes for a character?
On the french wikipedia, it is possible to add « » using the link "« »" just bellow the edit textarea.
I confirm that my AWB was configured to only touch each article (null edit).
So, no idea for a fix at the moment?
$pooky 09:36, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
I've just fixed it, but this required a change in the very core - the way article content is fetched. GET READY FOR NEW BUGS, BWA-HA-HA!!! MaxSem 08:22, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. $pooky 08:36, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
MaxSem's on a Roll today!! Keep it up! Reedy Boy 09:06, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Keywords do not work in Replace Special

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Keywords (such as %%title%%) do not work in 'Replace Special' patterns, and are simply placed verbatim.
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.1.0
Workaround Place the keywords with 'Find & Replace' ('normal' button).
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 03:40:27, 07 April 2007 (UTC)

Strange, it works for me. Could you post the whole config you're experiencing problems with? MaxSem 15:44, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Has something maybe been changed in the SVN Versions?? I dont know if 3.1.1.0 is a typo, but the current version IS 3.3.1.0 Reedy Boy 16:30, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
A typo it may be, though it's still occurring for me with the current version (see enws revision 371973). The settings file used for that test is pasted below:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<AutoWikiBrowserPreferences xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xml:space="preserve" Version="3.3.1.0">
  <Project>wikisource</Project>
  <LanguageCode>en</LanguageCode>
  <CustomProject />
  <List>
    <ListSource />
    <Source>Category</Source>
    <ArticleList />
  </List>
  <FindAndReplace>
    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    <IgnoreSomeText>false</IgnoreSomeText>
    <AppendSummary>true</AppendSummary>
    <AfterOtherFixes>false</AfterOtherFixes>
    <Replacements />
    <AdvancedReps>
      <IRule xsi:type="Rule">
        <enabled_>true</enabled_>
        <Name>test</Name>
        <ruletype_>OnWholePage</ruletype_>
        <replace_>^.*$</replace_>
        <with_>title: %%title%%</with_>
        <regex_>true</regex_>
        <regexOptions_>IgnoreCase Singleline</regexOptions_>
        <numoftimes_>1</numoftimes_>
        <ifContains_ />
        <ifNotContains_ />
        <ifIsRegex_>false</ifIsRegex_>
        <ifRegexOptions_>None</ifRegexOptions_>
      </IRule>
    </AdvancedReps>
    <SubstTemplates />
  </FindAndReplace>
  <Editprefs>
    <GeneralFixes>true</GeneralFixes>
    <Tagger>true</Tagger>
    <Unicodify>true</Unicodify>
    <Recategorisation>0</Recategorisation>
    <NewCategory />
    <NewCategory2 />
    <ReImage>0</ReImage>
    <ImageFind />
    <Replace />
    <SkipIfNoCatChange>false</SkipIfNoCatChange>
    <SkipIfNoImgChange>false</SkipIfNoImgChange>
    <AppendText>false</AppendText>
    <Append>true</Append>
    <Text />
    <AutoDelay>15</AutoDelay>
    <QuickSave>false</QuickSave>
    <SuppressTag>true</SuppressTag>
    <OverrideWatchlist>false</OverrideWatchlist>
    <RegexTypoFix>false</RegexTypoFix>
  </Editprefs>
  <General>
    <SelectedSummary>[bot] test</SelectedSummary>
    <Summaries>
      <string>[bot] [[WS:STYLE|standardization]]</string>
    </Summaries>
    <PasteMore>
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
      <string />
    </PasteMore>
    <FindText />
    <FindRegex>false</FindRegex>
    <FindCaseSensitive>false</FindCaseSensitive>
    <WordWrap>true</WordWrap>
    <ToolBarEnabled>false</ToolBarEnabled>
    <BypassRedirect>true</BypassRedirect>
    <NoAutoChanges>false</NoAutoChanges>
    <OnLoadAction>0</OnLoadAction>
    <Minor>false</Minor>
    <Watch>false</Watch>
    <TimerEnabled>false</TimerEnabled>
    <SortInterwikiOrder>false</SortInterwikiOrder>
    <AddIgnoredToLog>false</AddIgnoredToLog>
    <EnhancedDiff>true</EnhancedDiff>
    <ScrollDown>true</ScrollDown>
    <DiffFontSize>150</DiffFontSize>
    <TextBoxSize>10</TextBoxSize>
    <TextBoxFont>Courier New</TextBoxFont>
    <LowThreadPriority>false</LowThreadPriority>
    <FlashAndBeep>false</FlashAndBeep>
    <Beep>true</Beep>
    <Flash>true</Flash>
    <Minimize>true</Minimize>
    <LockSummary>true</LockSummary>
    <SaveArticleList>true</SaveArticleList>
    <TimeOutLimit>30</TimeOutLimit>
    <IgnoreNoBots>false</IgnoreNoBots>
  </General>
  <SkipOptions>
    <SkipNonexistent>true</SkipNonexistent>
    <SkipWhenNoChanges>false</SkipWhenNoChanges>
    <SkipDoes>false</SkipDoes>
    <SkipDoesNot>false</SkipDoesNot>
    <SkipDoesText />
    <SkipDoesNotText />
    <Regex>false</Regex>
    <CaseSensitive>false</CaseSensitive>
    <SkipNoFindAndReplace>true</SkipNoFindAndReplace>
    <SkipNoRegexTypoFix>false</SkipNoRegexTypoFix>
    <SkipNoDisambiguation>false</SkipNoDisambiguation>
    <GeneralSkip>0</GeneralSkip>
  </SkipOptions>
  <Module>
    <Enabled>false</Enabled>
    <Language>0</Language>
    <Code>        public string ProcessArticle(string ArticleText, string ArticleTitle, int Namespace, out string Summary, out bool Skip)
        {
            Skip = false;
            Summary = "test";

            ArticleText = "test\r\n\r\n" + ArticleText;

            return ArticleText;
        }</Code>
  </Module>
  <Disambiguation>
    <Enabled>false</Enabled>
    <Link />
    <Variants />
    <ContextChars>20</ContextChars>
  </Disambiguation>
  <Plugin />
</AutoWikiBrowserPreferences>
{admin} Pathoschild 17:02:16, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
I assume that recent changes in code fixed that, however I confirm that this bug exists in 3.1.1.0. MaxSem 17:23, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Replacing _ with space in external links

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description see this diff Yonatan talk 04:19, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Unfortunately, this was due to malformd link to Canadian Museum of Civilization a bit before the url. I don't see a way for AWB to detect such errors. Inclined to mark this as not a bug. MaxSem 07:00, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed there MaxSem, the link is [[ ]] ie wikilinks, which is therefore not AWB's fault that it changed it, as in wikilinks it can. Agreed with changing to notbug. Reedy Boy 09:24, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Is it possible to make AWB ignore everything that input into the url parameter in Template:cite* (or maybe actually for any template) or just have it ignore the cite web template as people often don't surround links it with [ and ]. Yonatan talk 12:05, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Search includes replace...?

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When using 'Replace Special' to replace the entire page using single-line mode, the search pattern seems to match the replace result. (Or single-line mode is semi-multiple-line, or the match is performed twice.)
To duplicate: In single-line mode, search "^(.*)$" and replace "foo $1". The result will be "foo foo <page content>" instead of "foo <page content>".
Operating system XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 06:06:25, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

There's definitely a problem - I encountered it yesterday, but I just can't figure out the details. What I have tried: before experimenting I reset all setings and checked "Regular expression" and "Singleline" checkboxes.

  • ^.*$foo $1. Result: foo $1 (no capture group).
  • ^.*$foo $0. Result: foo <pagetext>.
  • ^.*$foo $0, apply # of times: 2. Result: foo foo <pagetext>, similar to Pathoschild's one.

Of course, I'm running latest SVN version, but still I don't understand what's going on. MaxSem 06:44, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

I get the same problem when using $0. —{admin} Pathoschild 17:18:27, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
(Laughs like a dunno who). Once more, already fixed in rev 980, but I swear that I was fixing absolutely another issue:) MaxSem 17:45, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Whee. —{admin} Pathoschild 17:48:10, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Saving setting requires a connection to the wiki

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Before allowing the user to save, AWB attempts to connect to the wiki; if the user is offline or the wiki is down (both good times to save and quit), it gives an error and changes the project to en-Wikipedia.
To duplicate: Change the project to a non-en-Wikipedia project, disconnect, and save.
Operating system XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 16:42:19, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Already fixed in rev 874. MaxSem 18:27, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

DEFAULTSORT placement

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Part 1: Stop placing {{DEFAULTSORT:}} above {{Persondata}} when it should be above the categories (see Aleister Crowley and Willy Brandt).

Part 2: Place {{DEFAULTSORT:}} directly above the categories without a blank line (it's directly related to categorisation so I think it should sit directly on top).

Part 3: Place a blank line between {{DEFAULTSORT:}} and previous content to keep with current standard arrangement (not doing so on Karl Mullen).

To duplicate: Arragement as described.
Operating system Windows XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.2.0.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


This is the arrangement I would like:

Text of article.

{{Persondata}} (if in article)

{{DEFAULTSORT:Sortkey}}
[[Category:Foo]]

[[en:iw]]

I have re-written this bug and added part 3. Thanks, mattbr 18:27, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Is this[7] ok? MaxSem 13:24, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Looks good, thanks. Just a couple of points, shouldn't {{disambig}} be above {{persondata}} (I know it is highly unlikely to have both, but will it do the same with a nav template) and does it still place two spaces between a stub and the categories? Thanks, mattbr 17:32, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Yep, corrected this, too. Everything seems to be in order, closing it. MaxSem 19:19, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Kicking me off

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description Whenever I Try accessing AWB, it kicks me off saying there is an error and has to shut down, a common thing with computers. The weird thing is that it worked the first time I loaded it up, but now it won't do a thing.Mitchazenia 23:48, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.3.3
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Hmm - could you paste the text of the error here please (like Pathoschild has done below)? Martinp23 09:36, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Is it the generic there has been an error and the program needs to close? Ie with the send error report to MS? Reedy Boy 13:59, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Yah. It worked the first time but never again did it.Mitchazenia 15:32, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Does it display an exception or anything? You may want to try deleting your whole AWB folder, downloading a fresh copy, and trying again. Reedy Boy 16:29, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Overeager updater behaviour

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The updater is overeager on two points:
  1. When checking for updates, the user is asked to close AWB even if no updates are found.
  2. After updating, the updater opens a new instance of AWB even if it is already open (such as if the user declined to close AWB when no updates were found).
To duplicate: Use Advanced > Run updater with the latest version of AWB.
Operating system XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 19:11:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. The first bit i fixed quite a while back, a few revisions after the last release. However, the 2nd bit i hadnt done anything about. But that is now fixed. rev 1017 Reedy Boy 19:25, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Quick auto mode skips pages when errors occur

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When running with 'auto save' and 'Quick save' ('More…' tab) enabled, the bot will skip pages if an error occurs, instead of retrying after a short delay.
To duplicate: Difficult to duplicate; you would need to create a series of test pages until an error occurs, then look through your list of pages for red links. Out of the 2007 date categories created by Pathosbot on the English Wikisource, 136 encountered server errors and skipped. Of those, 7 skipped again.
Operating system Windows XP SP2 with IE6
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Unknown
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 01:22:00, 01 March 2007 (UTC)

In the next version, pages which are skipped will be logged, then you can easily add them back into the main list. This log also records the reason that the page wasn't saved, so you can pick up on false positives in the list generation (etc). Hopefully this is a suitable workaround for the issue :) Martinp23 10:56, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
The nudge timer in 3.9.0.0 should fix this - please let us know if you still encounter the problem :). Thanks, Martinp23 19:34, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

AWB "hides" (sometimes) when i adjust Normal and Adv. F&R boxes

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description I'm thinking it must just be me b/c i thought after two/three updates it was weird that it kept happening. But most of the time when I open up the Normal or Advanced Find and Replace windows once I'm done, AWB will hide behind Explorer 7 Internet browser window while maximized. Works correctly when Desktop is only thing underneath AWB. This may happen more often when i open up the window but don't make any changes. When it doesn't happen, i noticed that the window still minimizes, but is maximized almost instantly (very briefy see underlying window, most easily visible with Restored Down Explorer file-view windows). -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 06:26, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Open Explorer 7 Internet window. Open AWB, maximize AWB. Layers should go Desktop, Explorer, AWB (maximized) - nothing in between AWB and explorer, explorer should be visible if you were to merely minimize AWB. Open Normal F&R window, click Done.
Operating system XP, running both .Net frameworks side by side, startbar docked at left side (this has caused strange effects to windows that "think" my startbar should be at the bottom)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.1.4.0
Workaround None
Fixed in version Unknown


Good that this is happening to someone else; I thought it was only me. Either way, investigating now. —METS501 (talk) 06:55, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

yay i'm not crazy... ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria
ok... now this has become a serious issue... with the latest update whenever it "hides" and i try to click on it in the start bar, AWB just closes. -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 22:37, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
ok... doesn't actually close... icon still visible in tray, button just disappears.... -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 22:39, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Possibly you have "minimise to system tray" checked in General\User and project preferences? That might actually be a clue to what's happening, if AWB is hiding itself in the tray then the minimise code is kicking in. --kingboyk 22:43, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
that did sound like a good idea, but sadly, no. i even tried enabling it on purpose, no. and then i thought maybe clicking it off might trip a missed switch, nope. grr.... good news is that it seems the advanced F&R doesn't do it anymore. this is going to be one of those stupid little weird flaws in logic you know that? -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 23:07, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Heh - this is really strange... Martinp23 20:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
Seems fixed - let me test quickly though :) Martinp23 20:19, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Usernames with two whitespaces don't get recognized..

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Usernames with two whitespaces don't get recognized Alnokta 15:28, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: put an extra whitespace.
Operating system Any (should be either Windows Vista or XP)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3200
Workaround Easy, just take the extra whitespace out!. The suggested solution would be to make AWB ignore any whitespaces in the beginning of the username so it will be 100% positive that you are recognizing the usernames correctly.
Fixed in version Unknown


When does this happen? Martinp23 09:43, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
That'll be "Sam's" bug in logging then. How many times did I say "maybe it's because his username has 2 words"? (rolls eyes) --kingboyk 10:53, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Nah - it's to do with the checkpage. MaxSem's fixed it. Martinp23 20:23, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Skips pages on Wikipedia error

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When AWB encounters a Wikipedia error such as a database lock, it immediately skips the page. (Given that database locks can persist for several moments, this can easily skip a dozen pages.) This should be treated as a normal error, with retrying and nudging.
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 21:07:09, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Fixed in 3.9.0.0 already Released. Message noticed as changed, and fixed to handle. And try ten times over a few minutes before skipping Reedy Boy 21:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

No easy way to re-add skipped pages to the list

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description A page is added to the log of skipped pages when it is skipped, but there is no way to move it back to the main list (such as selecting it and clicking 're-add selected') except manually.
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP with IE 6.0
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown

{admin} Pathoschild 21:07:09, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Fixed in 3.9.0.0 already Released. Right click it, and add to article list. Or select and press button. Reedy Boy 21:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Incorporating words to match piped destination

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description University of Georgia moves sea-grant university to sea-grant university. NOt sure if this is a bug, but it seems a little over eager... Rich Farmbrough, 21:48 4 April 2007 (GMT).
To duplicate: See above
Operating system win2k(should be either Windows Vista or XP)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.3.1.0
Workaround Manually reverse, or turn off gen fixes.
Fixed in version Unknown


I ran into that the other day and liked it. Why is it over-eager? That was the article that was being linked to anyway. I'm going to make a second copy here with nowiki to show better: [[sea-grant university|sea-grant]] university ==> [[sea-grant university]] — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 12:03, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Looks like a really great edit to me. The original is bad form. --kingboyk 12:05, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't go as far as saying bad form. It may have originally been [[sea-grant university|sea-grant]] [[university]] and the second link was later removed... but I do like the feature! — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 12:26, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
The example you gave is definitely bad form :) (in my own conceited opinion of course! ;)). Running links aren't good, and university is a bad word to be linking there. Let folks click through to sea-grant university and then click on to university from that article if they want that level of detail :P Running and excessive links get frowned on at WP:FAC I can tell you that much... --kingboyk 12:39, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Hmm - I've marked this an not being a bug, as it is an intentional change by the program, and in most cases, tie sin ties in with the obvious good form :) Martinp23 20:42, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

over-large edit box

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Just updated to version 3.9.0.0 and now the edit box is covering most of the "Set options / More / disambiguation" boxes and completely covering the Start box, making it impossible for me to use AWB. Not sure whether this is a bug or a problem with my settings, but I didn't have the problem until I updated yesterday. Thoughts / solutions? Bencherlite 08:26, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Thats actually a new feature, that can be reverted. It is there to give users a larger editing area if needed. To change back, Click on General --> Enlarge Edit Area. That should solve the problem. =) Reedy Boy 09:47, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
No, I thought of that, but my problem is that the edit box is too large in its "small" state, i.e. when the "Enlarge Edit Area" is unchecked. (When it's checked, it completely fills the bottom of the screen; when it's unchecked, it takes up 2/3rds of my screen and, as I said, covers the other boxes). Would you like to see a screenprint? Bencherlite 11:12, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
It would probably help if you could upload one somewhere - what is your current screen resolution? Martinp23 11:47, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
And font size? MaxSem 11:54, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for trying to help, much appreciated. Screenprint now at User:Bencherlite/sandbox 1920 x 1200 pixels (large laptop screen), font size normal. Haven't changed the screen resolution or font size since the previous version of AWB, which was fine. Bencherlite 12:01, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
The way the bottom bit was laid out was changed in the current version, to allow the enlarging edit box. I presume its something to do with the anchoring and the resolution you use. Mines only 1280x1024.. Take it yours is a 19" monitor. Your make list area looks a bit funny too.... Whats it like if you dont have it maximised? Does it look ok then? Reedy Boy 12:03, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

(removing indent) Still same issue when it's not maximised. The top half of the AWB page adjusts to fit, but the left-hand edge of the edit box stays fixed as you make the page larger / smaller (until it reaches the minimum page size). Have tried a couple of different screen resolutions (including 1280x1024) with no success. Bencherlite 12:15, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

This does seem strange - when I get a chance, I'll try it out on my 19" monitor, but I suspect that I wouldn't have a problem, considering that you've said that you've tried different resolutions. I'm confused about what could cause it - do you have any unusual settings active? Martinp23 14:57, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
None that I can think of - the only other change I made recently was to switch from IE to Firefox, but I still have the same problem with AWB even after uninstalling Firefox and restarting. Have tried a few more screen resolutions, restarting AWB/the computer, giving the computer a good talking-to, etc, without success... Bencherlite 15:58, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Can you try downloading a fresh AWB manually, and running it from a new directory for me? Cheers Reedy Boy 16:38, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Downloaded 3.9.0.0 to new folder and still had the same problem. If only I could drag the left side of the edit box about four inches to the right! Bencherlite 17:11, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Same here, downloaded fresh AWB manually after updater stopped. --Polarlys 17:05, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I've got a version here which works for me - can both of you email me please, so we can test it? Thanks Martinp23 18:00, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
email sent. I think Polarlys's comment relates to a different bug. Bencherlite 18:11, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Same bug, I just wondered if the broken update process was a reason for the strange behaviour. --Polarlys 09:24, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I'd highly doubt it. Bencherlite did it manually from SF with the same result, and also, for something like that to happen, the updater would have to modify the files... Reedy Boy 09:28, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
OK - thanks :). I've replied, btw Martinp23 18:14, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
and I've replied to your reply - fingers crossed, but your tweak worked for me. Bencherlite 18:22, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Polarlys also had this problem, so I've done an optional release which fixes the problem (taken from rev 1024). 3.9.1.0 is contains the fix. Martinp23 12:31, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

& vanishing

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description "&/or" in edit summary shows as "/or" when you lock the edit summary. The correct edit summary is left. Rich Farmbrough, 08:39 16 April 2007 (GMT).
To duplicate: See above
Operating system Win2k (should be either Windows Vista or XP)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround Ignore/be aware
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 09:30, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Log out, log in

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Doesn't seem to work. kingboyk 16:40, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: File\Log out, then File\log in. Login form not displayed.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.1.0 svn
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Seems to be a problem with logout. I've added an extra Wait() to be sure that it fully load the logout page, please check if it helped. MaxSem 16:55, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

No - the problem is that the Wikidiff web control is in front of the Webcontrol for editing (in which the login window appears). I've put a this.BringToFront() on the login loading code, and it seems to work. Shouldn't interfere with Wikidiff, but I've not tested it properly yet. Martinp23 17:09, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Meh - MaxSem put a better BringToFront() in somewhere else, but the problem should be fixed from r 1043 :P Martinp23 17:14, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Seems to be fixed, thank you both. --kingboyk 15:43, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Problem when substing page with "&"

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Seems to have problem when attempting to subst the "&" sign: [8] --TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 21:36, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Use AWB to subst templates on User talk:SoftX
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 08:20, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

AWB Updater needs permission

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description AWB updater gets stuck when transferring files from temp to the main folder. I think this may be because Vista requires confirmation before files are copied over old ones. No confirmation comes up either. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 23:10, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Use AWB updater in Vista
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 1.1.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


I've got no chance of testing this myself as i dont have vista... Not sure if any of the other dev's do.. Does mets..? 1.2.0.0 is out, you may just have to do it manually for now Reedy Boy 23:15, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't have to do it manually. It just keeps everything in the temp folder so I have to transfer it manually. --TeckWiz ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 23:32, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
I'll test tomorrow. Martinp23 00:15, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
I think this wont be an AWB bug... As it cant be the updaters fault Vista's security policy is strange... Unblock it, should sove it Reedy Boy 10:32, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Unhandled exception (htmlfile: Unexpected call to method or property access.) when loading index.php

Status X mark.svg Not a bug in AWB, has been referred
Description Unhandled exception

The error when loading the debugger is:"htmlfile: Unexpected call to method or property access." The file it's trying to load is: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php The section of code with the error (line on which debugger breaks is in bold):

function importStylesheet( page ) {
    var sheet = '@import "'
              + wgScriptPath
              + '/index.php?title='
              + encodeURIComponent( page.replace( ' ', '_' ) )
              + '&action=raw&ctype=text/css";'
    var styleElem = document.createElement( 'style' );
    styleElem.setAttribute( 'type' , 'text/css' );
    styleElem.appendChild( document.createTextNode( sheet ) );
    document.getElementsByTagName( 'head' )[0].appendChild( styleElem );
}

Kimontalk 00:06, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Operating system Windows XP Pro SP2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Errrm... That s aproblem with your monobook it would seem... As that looks like javascript... Reedy Boy 11:22, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I just blanked my monobook and it seems to have been fixed. I only had Twinkle there.... Hmmm, I'll try to figure it out. --Kimontalk 12:42, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Righto. There could've been some changes to the mediawiki pages again. Report it on whoever maintains the java script, see if they can look into it. Marking as not AWB. Reedy Boy 13:17, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
As an aside, I use TWINKLE fine. I used to use a wrapper to display AWB stuff differently (since it uses IE engine) that may help, you can add TWINKLE in an else statement:
// CSS for AWB
var isIE=((self.navigator.appName).indexOf("Microsoft"));
if (!isIE) {
document.write('<style type="text/css">@import "/w/index.php?title=User:GeorgeMoney/AWB.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css";</style>');
}

RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 13:21, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Screen is messed up

Status Duplicate
Description I cannot use it - some things have moved. I need that window pane to be adjustable. See Image:Awbscreenshot.PNG. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 02:12, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: n/a
Operating system xp with "large fonts" set
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown


Already fixed. MaxSem 05:39, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I ran AWBUpdater.exe with no luck. Tagging the image as unneeded. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 10:35, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I've reversed the speedy deletion request, as this doesn't seem to be sorted (there's plenty of admins here, you can ask one of us to delete it when we're done). You said "no luck", i.e. still broken for you with the latest version? Please confirm the version number you are using. --kingboyk 10:42, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
You've put 3.9.0.0, which the bug for some people was present. Was fixed in the 3.9.1.0 release Reedy Boy 11:17, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
That's what I'm trying to establish. You think it was fixed in 3.9.1, let's wait for him to confirm whether it's still broken in that release or not! --kingboyk 11:25, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm fairly sure it was 3.9.0.0 - but when I ran AWBUpdater it said nothing to do (this morning). Now I am at work so cannot confirm until tonite, sorry. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 12:24, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I cant remember if the updater will do optional updates... You may need to grab it manually Reedy Boy 13:19, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it was fixed. How about being able to adjust the pane between (1) and the (2)..(n) tabs? :) Please delete the image too. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 12:10, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Put splitting in Feature Requests. Reedy Boy 08:35, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Attempted to read or write protected memory

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Protected memory access error. I believe wikidiff2 is the cause but can't say for sure.
System.AccessViolationException occurred
  Message="Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt."
  Source="WikiFunctions"
  StackTrace:
       at WikiFunctions.WikiDiff.wikidiff2_do_diff(Byte* text1, Byte* text2, Int32 num_lines_context)
       at WikiFunctions.WikiDiff.GetDiff(String text1, String text2, Int32 context) in D:\Work\SVN\AWB\AWB\WikiFunctions\Diff\WikiDiff2ext.cs:line 81

Code: byte* diff = wikidiff2_do_diff(p1, p2, context);

I have no reason to think my machine has memory problems; no other apps are having problems. kingboyk 18:39, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN
Workaround Reboot
Fixed in version Unknown


Same happened to me on the day I installed Wikidiff2, but the problems has disappeared now. Martinp23 18:43, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I think this can be fixed by cleaning the solution and rebuilding, but I'll run more tests to check if there's really a persistent problem here. MaxSem 19:00, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Crashing without even getting as far as fully starting up now (i.e. fatal crash even when in VS; get the send error report to MS form). rev 1075 --kingboyk 19:21, 21 April 2007 (UTC) (another reboot fixed it)

Talk:Monty Oxy Moron with all AWB fixes turned off, kingbotk plugin installed, WPBiography plugin switched on, Musicians checked auto-stub checked. Seems to throw the error without fail. I was able to get a diff and save a later page in my run, however.


I've just got this also... Reedy Boy 20:23, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Talk:Monty Oxy Moron also... Seems not to like creating new pages for some reason... Looking where it falls over its GetDiff() in Main.cs... Or at least, thats where the error is being caught! Reedy Boy 20:53, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
        public static unsafe string GetDiff(string text1, string text2, int context)
        {
            if (text1 != "")
            {
                byte[] buf1 = ToUTF8(text1);
                byte[] buf2 = ToUTF8(text2);

                string res;
                fixed (byte* p1 = buf1) fixed (byte* p2 = buf2)
                {
                    byte* diff = wikidiff2_do_diff(p1, p2, context);
                    if (diff == null) return "";
                    res = FromUTF8(diff);
                    wikidiff2_free(diff);
                }

                return EnhanceDiff(res);
            }
            else
                return EnhanceDiff("");
        }

Added a check if the current article text is not nothing, then if it isnt, will do a diff. A bit of a hack until the diff is fixed. Reedy Boy 21:14, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Suppose the other way, is get the GetDiff() to look if TheArticle.ArticleText =="", then if so, do something different... Reedy Boy 21:17, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Done it a better way
        public static unsafe string GetDiff(string text1, string text2, int context)
        {
            byte[] buf1;
            if (text1 == "")
                buf1 = new byte[1];
            else
                buf1 = ToUTF8(text1);
            byte[] buf2 = ToUTF8(text2);

            string res;
            fixed (byte* p1 = buf1) fixed (byte* p2 = buf2)
            {
                byte* diff = wikidiff2_do_diff(p1, p2, context);
                if (diff == null) return "";
                res = FromUTF8(diff);
                wikidiff2_free(diff);
            }

            return EnhanceDiff(res);
        }

If text1 (ie current article text) is nothing, a new blank byte array is declared. Otherwise, it just does the normal on the text. This allows blank pages to be diffed against a page with additions! Reedy Boy 22:17, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Remove duplicates

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The "Remove duplicates" button in "Make list" don't remove duplicates — TiChou talk 14:25, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Add foo, re-add foo, and click "Remove duplicates" button
Operating system Windows XP Pro SP2 (french)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 3.9.2.0 revision 1104 compiled with MS Visual C# 2005 Express
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed by MaxSem rev 1106 Reedy Boy 19:54, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Filter articles by namespace

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Apply filter articles by namespace produces an exception and the list of the articles is emptied. — TiChou talk 14:32, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Launch "Filter" and click on the "Apply" button.
Operating system Windows XP Pro SP2 (french)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 3.9.2.0 revision 1104 compiled with MS Visual C# 2005 Express
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Fixed. MaxSem 15:19, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Substitute templates

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description On the fr.wikipedia.org, the substitute templates don't work. — TiChou talk 14:45, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Select fr language and wikipedia project. Add Wikipédia:Bac à sable article (it's the fr sandbox). Enable "Find and replace". Add "cadre vert" template in "Templates to substitute" list. Process. Template are not substituted.
Operating system Windows XP Pro SP2 (french)
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 3.9.2.0 revision 1104 compiled with MS Visual C# 2005 Express
Workaround It's work with this diff:
--- AWB/WikiFunctions/SubstTemplates.cs       (revision 1104)
+++ AWB/WikiFunctions/SubstTemplates.cs (working copy)
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@
             Regexes.Clear();
             string templ = Variables.NamespacesCaseInsensitive[10];
             if (templ[0] == '(')
-                templ = templ.Insert(templ.Length - 2, "|[Mm]sg:|");
+                templ = templ.Insert(templ.Length - 1, "|[Mm]sg:|");
             else
                 templ = @"(?:" + templ + "|[Mm]sg:|)";
 
Fixed in version Unknown


Thanks, fixed. MaxSem 15:34, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Save log dialog

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description The save log dialog don't display *.txt files. — TiChou talk 15:02, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Click on the "Save log" button.
Operating system Windows XP Pro SP2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.2.0
Workaround This diff correct the bug:
--- AWB/WikiFunctions/LogControl.Designer.cs (revision 1105)
+++ AWB/WikiFunctions/LogControl.Designer.cs    (working copy)
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@
             // saveListDialog
             // 
             this.saveListDialog.DefaultExt = "txt";
-            this.saveListDialog.Filter = "Plain text file|.*txt|Text file with wiki markup|*.txt|Text file with annotated w" +
+            this.saveListDialog.Filter = "Plain text file|*.txt|Text file with wiki markup|*.txt|Text file with annotated w" +
                 "iki markup|*.txt";
             this.saveListDialog.Title = "Save article list";
             // 
and this diff: (but the SaveList() function in Main.cs is not used in the programm)
--- AWB/AWB/Main.Designer.cs    (revision 1105)
+++ AWB/AWB/Main.Designer.cs    (working copy)
@@ -1682,7 +1682,7 @@
             // saveListDialog
             // 
             this.saveListDialog.DefaultExt = "txt";
-            this.saveListDialog.Filter = "Text file|.*txt";
+            this.saveListDialog.Filter = "Text file|*.txt";
             this.saveListDialog.Title = "Save article list";
             // 
             // saveXML
Fixed in version Unknown


Thankyou! rev 1109 Reedy Boy 19:51, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

No line between text and categories

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description since some days now, AWB removes any free line between the text or templates an the following category, which is, IMHO, not good since the distinction between article and meta is less clear that way schlendrian •λ• 19:09, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: just edit, with option "apply general fixes" enabled
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround manually enter the line
Fixed in version Unknown


I agree, this spacing issue needs to be fixed. Onco_p53 10:43, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Fixed, I hope. MaxSem 10:24, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

New Message Problem

Status Unknown
Description When a new message is recieved, the talk page is opened up with &action=purge. Then, when Internet Explorer 7 asks if you want to clear the cache, and you click OK, it goes to you user talk page. When you exit it and attempt to run AWB again, it keeps saying you have new messages and asks you to open it even though you already have. --TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 20:17, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system Windows Vista
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


There's a good chance this isn't AWB's fault. There have been new message issues on and off for days with WP. You may want to wait on it and see... — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 20:31, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Oh. I think I found the problem. You have to be logged into Internet Explorer before you click it (you have to log in directly on IE, not on AWB). I don't know why though, as I would expect AWB to log itself in since it uses IE. --TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Lets go Yankees!) 20:45, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Sounds like an IE issue. Or, maybe you don't click "remember me" when logging in? If you've told Wikipedia to remember you the cookie which AWB and IE share should take care of it. --kingboyk 18:35, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Not a bug? It's actually expected behaviour in Vista/IE. Cookies and that in a web browser control are generally not applied to the actual browser session. Solution: Logout of your user account, login to the bot account, clear the message and log back into your user account. You don't need to do this for AWB though. Thought: Open up talkpage messages in AWB instead of another browser, with the option of giving a reply. --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 12:59, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Interesting. I don't have Vista... so, I could be logged in as kingbotk in AWB and kingboyk in IE at the same time in Vista? (Not that I would, I use Firefox for my editing). --kingboyk 13:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Thats what I do on Simple WP, logged in as User:NigelJ in IE7 and User:NigelJBot with AWB, it's part of the additional security layers in IE I believe. --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 13:55, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Interwiki Update

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Interwiki ordering is incorrect due to lack of update [9]
To duplicate:
Operating system Either
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version Either
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


AWB needs updating to reflect changes to the m:interwiki sorting order, there is now a interwiki 'be-x-old' which is not recongised by AWB atm, you could please add 'be-x-old' to after 'be' in all cases and possibly release a version bump reflecting this change (as it causes all users selecting 'apply general fixes' to move the link to the wrong place. diff --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 14:09, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

The change can be made, but doing a release is quite difficult. AWB has had some major overhauls that havent been tested, and the new diff engine is still in development... Reedy Boy 20:33, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Obviously the source for 3.9.1.0 still exists (on SVN at least), whats wrong with grabbing that, add the fix and release as 3.9.1.1? --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 23:00, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
I suppose, that could be done. But is it really a major fix? Ie is it breaking a lot of links... If it is major, then sure, its important and we can sort it. Reedy Boy 08:38, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, because be-x-old is not classed by AWB as an interwiki link, it gets moved to just under the article, and looses sorting. In a way, it'd be nice if the three interwiki link orders where to be grabbed from a wikipage instead of hardcoded, (like typo fixes), but that isn't as urgent as been able to run general fixes without destroying interwiki ordering at the moment. --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 23:48, 2 May 2007 (UTC)
Added be-x-old, it just doesnt sort it... Not sure how the interwiki sort works... MaxSem? Reedy Boy 20:25, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Lines 48-50 /AWB/WikiFunctions/MetaDataSorter.cs --NigelJ talk SIMPLE 23:50, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Heh - Cheers, will fix/add that when i get home. Reedy Boy 11:50, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
Done - Thanks Reedy Boy 13:19, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Won't make list from user contribtions

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Current version will no longer make a list from user contributionsKathy A. 16:42, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: In the "make list" panel, I chose the "User contribs" dropdown. In the user box, I typed SchaiDog. Clicked on the "make list" button, and the program thinks for a minute and says the list is complete, but no list is made. (This was working about 3 weeks ago.) Also tested it with my user name (KApplebaum), and no luck either.
Operating system Windows XP Pro
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


PS. I just downloaded and installed 3.9.1.0, and it does the same thing. --Kathy A. 16:48, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Fixed in rev 1128. It was due to the changes in the way the special:contribution worked. AWB wasnt updated to reflect it. Have done now. Reedy Boy 16:51, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Solution file messed up

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description After wikidiff was added to the solution, debug builds weren't happening correctly: they were building to /release without the debug symbol. I tweaked the settings but now release is building to /debug! Could somebody with more experience of complicated solution files fix it please? Thank you. kingboyk 16:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate:
Operating system
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


Bump. Max? I think we might need you to sort this one, mate. Cheers. --kingboyk 13:55, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. rev 1102 I think. Martinp23 20:57, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
Still building to /debug for me. I removed any VS-generated settings files I could find. --kingboyk 14:32, 28 April 2007 (UTC) Definitely not fixed, a fresh download from svn has the same problem. --kingboyk 19:16, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Weird, works correctly for me. Are you using VS Express? MaxSem 09:51, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Just done a fresh download from SVN, and it works for me, using "Debug|Mixed platforms" and "Release|Mixed platforms". Martinp23 10:35, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
It didn't work straight out of the box, but it does seem to work now if I change the build option per Martin. --kingboyk 12:51, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Screwing up commenting

Status X mark.svg Not a bug/currently unresolvable
Description Moves around comments {Slash-|-Talk} 06:02, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Copy http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andy_Green&oldid=124052638 to a sandbox, then run AWB on it.
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3910
Workaround uhh...
Fixed in version Unknown


This looks like normal behavoir to me. Martinp23 10:31, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Unhandles exception

Status Bug not confirmed
Description Net Framework unhandled exception:

Execption text trimmed - only library versions provided

--TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Let's go Yankees!) 00:45, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

To duplicate:
Operating system Windows Vista Home Premium
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.0.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


When you get the error message (some of which was copied above), could you give us everything up to references to mscorlib.dll and/or System.(something). Failing that, just copy the whole message and one of us will trim it :) Martinp23 10:27, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Or at least let us know what you were doing to create the problem Reedy Boy 14:45, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
I was substing user warnings with my bot. --TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Let's go Yankees!) 15:54, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
On which page? MaxSem 16:25, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
User talk:61.2.65.16. --TeckWiz is now R ParlateContribs@(Let's go Yankees!) 17:07, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Skip articles when no change made skips all articles

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description When the "Skip articles when no change made" is turned on, it appears to skip ALL articles. I've tried this with all the featured article candidates with general fixes and RegexTypoFix turned on, and with articles linking to Perth for disambiguation purposes. Harryboyles 10:46, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Run AWB with "Skip articles when no change made", general fixes and RegexTypoFix turned on. Suggested article is Dude, which contains both general fixes and RETF change.

Run AWB with disambiguation for Perth set: article is BHP Billiton.

Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version SVN 1155 (Bug non-existent in last released version 3.9.1.0)
Workaround If push comes to shove, disable the option when using AWB (but that defeats the purpose)
Fixed in version Unknown


Probably some minor breakage in the version 4 code refactoring; I think some changes were made in the code which controls AWB's decision whether or not to skip. --kingboyk 11:17, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Fixed rev 1157. The logic had gotten mixed up on the new diff checker.
            if (!skippable || chkSkipNoChanges.Checked || toolStripComboOnLoad.SelectedIndex != 0 || doNotAutomaticallyDoAnythingToolStripMenuItem.Checked)
                return false;

On the Or, it was !chkSkipNoChanges.Checked - ie if that checkbox wasn NOT checked. Working now Reedy Boy 14:14, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

AWB doesn't embolden titles

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description AWB doesn't embolden titles. Hautala 19:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
To duplicate: Find articles with Wiki Datebase Scanner set to find articles that have titles that AWB will embolden or create one such article. Then run AWB on the article with "Apply general fixes" ticked. It will not embolden the article. You can even choose "Skip if no title boldened" from Skip options, and it won't skip the article, but won't embolden either.
Operating system Windows XP SP 2
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.1.0
Workaround none
Fixed in version Unknown


Do you know if the titles need to be emboldened, and AWB is not. Or is it a false positive in the DB Scanner? Reedy Boy 19:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
The database scanner finds the bad titles like it's supposed to. Also, after AWB loads the article, it seems to identify the title in text that needs to be emboldened. It's just the actual emboldening that doesn't happen. --Hautala 19:26, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
rev 1158 - Thanks for this report. It highlighted 2 problems. 1, the diff checker was skipping articles when there were changes, and it shouldn't have been (part of your problem) - this wasnt needed, as this had already been checked. Also, the title emboldener was looking for an image... For some strange reason! Reedy Boy 14:57, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Filter bug

Status Yes check.svg Fixed in the next release
Description Filter page list isnt remembered (Gnevin 17:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC))
To duplicate: Filter a list , then filter a second list, all selected filter option have been removed
Operating system XP
.NET FW Version Unknown
AWB version 3.9.1.0
Workaround
Fixed in version Unknown


This isn't really a bug, I don't think, as AWB has always had this behaviour. However, it is something I think should be fixed, and I'll certainly look at doing so. Martinp23 17:41, 17 April 2007 (UTC)