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Code in this article[edit]

I was wondering if it was intentional that there was no use of the <code> tag in this article, and if I should go through and add it to all of the markup code in this article. Should I? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjismynameforreal (talkcontribs) 10:47, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

User:DPL bot[edit]

may need a kick. It didn't do its usual runs on 12 and 13 May, and the reports are getting out-of-date. Narky Blert (talk) 13:15, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

  • I've kicked it so much my foot hurts. :-( Darn titanium robot... Not sure what Plan B is at this point. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 17:57, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
  1. Keep Calm and Carry On.
  2. Walk Fast and Look Worried. Narky Blert (talk) 23:30, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
An update by User:R'n'B: User talk:Dispenser#DPL bot errors again. Narky Blert (talk) 19:21, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Success! Reports updated. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:12, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
@Russ: *Applause!* It's all looking good from here :-) Narky Blert (talk) 17:01, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Talk:New York (disambiguation)/Meta#To Foo or not to Foo[edit]

I came across the title link as a subpage of the ongoing discussion at Talk:New York (disambiguation)#Survey on the proposed move. I've had my say in "To Foo or not to Foo" on a lightly-floated idea about whether or not WP:MALPLACED is the right idea. Other WP:DPL members might also wish to contribute. Narky Blert (talk) 22:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

  • For the record, if every disambiguation page were at a "Foo (disambiguation)" title, with "Foo" titles redirecting to them where there was no primary topic, then at least we would have no concern about whether to disambiguate such pages. We would, however, need to move several hundred-thousand existing disambiguation pages from their current base page names, and fix tools like the AWB disambiguation link fixing mode to fix the links even though the solutions are not present on the linked page. bd2412 T 22:30, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
There are parts of WP:MOS which I detest with a passion - notably MOS:CT, which to my eyes is ambiguous, can demand capitalisations which look ugly or are counter-intuitive, or sometimes just look plain wrong. However, MOS:CT is so deeply embedded within Wiki that I grit my teeth and put up with it. Anyone suggesting a radical change to a long-established guideline like MOS:CT or WP:DABLINK should also volunteer to repair the resulting damage. Narky Blert (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

User:DPL bot[edit] went down at 10:25 BST 22 September 2017 (just under 6 hours ago). The only response I get from any of the tools is "Database connection error. Please try again later. Access denied for user 's51290'@'' (using password: YES)". Has anyone any ideas? Narky Blert (talk) 16:20, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Now working again. Narky Blert (talk) 18:18, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
phab:T172882Dispenser 11:53, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Update. The tools may be working again, but the reports are not being updated. E.g. this one looks exactly the same as it did two days ago. It still includes 200+ links which I have fixed. As I work my way through, I am beginning to run into false positives – i.e. bad links which have already been fixed but which DPL bot thinks are still there. That wastes my time. (While all tools were down, I managed to get January 2013 down from 51 to 24, but that's a drop in the bucket.) Narky Blert (talk) 01:48, 25 September 2017 (UTC)