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Recent issues missing from archives[edit]

On Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/2016 both Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/2016-07-21 and Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Archives/2016-08-04 are missing. DuncanHill (talk) 17:02, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you DuncanHill. We're aware of this, but trying to figure out why our bot is having trouble with this. If you're able to help us keep it up to date manually, that would be most welcome -- we're stretched a bit thin at the moment. -Pete (talk) 18:14, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 20:53, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm not really sure how the rest of the archive system works, but I recently amended the Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Templates/Signpost-header/Normal template to automatically add articles to the year- and month-based archive categories (such as Category:Wikipedia Signpost archives 2016-08). That still leaves the year-based archive categories to be created by hand, but I think I caught all of them. —Sam Wilson 01:03, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
Your enhancement introduced a bug which I tracked down after seeing several Signpost-related pages populating Category:Pages with parser function time errors.
For example, at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Opinion desk there is a blue "Create new op-ed draft" button. If I fill in the box with "Fixing parser function errors" and click the button, it creates the file Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Opinion desk/Proposals/Fixing parser function errors and preloads that page with the contents of Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Opinion desk/Preload. The preloaded text includes
{{Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Signpost-header|||}} and Wikipedia:Signpost/Template:Signpost-header in turn transcludes the default
{{Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Templates/Signpost-header/Normal|{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}}}, which I found recently edited to use the #time function.
It's only after draft pages are moved to publication, e.g. (diff) Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Next issue/Recent researchWikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2016-08-04/Recent research, that we can categorize these pages.
The #time conversion fails on Newsroom, so I modified the code to only attempt #time conversions on pages whose title begins Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/20. This should work until the year 2100, as long as we don't have any Signpost subpages that begin with "20" and are not following the naming convention for dated Signpost pages. – wbm1058 (talk) 18:45, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

FYI: Delivery to Non-English talk pages seems broken[edit]

In case you hadn't noticed it already, pls. cf. [1]. – Thx.--Aschmidt (talk) 19:32, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the info. Any ideas, kharkiv07? -Pete (talk) 01:42, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Doesn't look like it was sent via meta/global message delivery, see [2] Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:17, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
@Aschmidt, Peteforsyth, and The ed17: Ed is correct, my bad. I sent it. Kharkiv07 (T) 16:53, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
FYI, it's still not working…--Aschmidt (talk) 22:21, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Weird.Thank you for the notification, Aschmidt. This time, The ed17 did it manually per instructions...I watched him do it. Ed, any idea what went wrong -Pete (talk) 22:31, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
@Peteforsyth: I thought you were going to hit the button and send it. My bad. :-) Just sent it out. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:48, 30 September 2016 (UTC) no mystery this time, just a miscommunication. Thanks The ed17! -Pete (talk) 05:57, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
The message has arrived on my talk page on German Wikipedia. Thanks for digging! :) --Aschmidt (talk) 09:24, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions page archiving[edit]

The auto-archiving code currently on Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Suggestions doesn't work, because the archive location Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Suggestions/Archives/%(year)d/%(monthname)s is within the Wikipedia_talk: namespace (and so isn't a direct subpage). Fixing this requires either obtaining a secret key from the bot operator (per User:Lowercase_sigmabot_III/Archive_HowTo#Parameters_explained), or making the archive location a direct subpage (i.e. Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Suggestions/Archives/%(year)d/%(monthname)s for date-based archives, or Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Suggestions/Archive %(counter)d for incremental archives). Otherwise the archiving will have to be done manually. - Evad37 [talk] 02:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for diagnosing that, Evad37. I tried to set up the archiver a month or so back, and got frustrated. Good to have some info to go on; I'll get back to it soon. (Or if you want to fiddle with it, feel free. I'm fine with it being a direct subpage, in fact that is what I thought I'd done -- so if you are inspired to adjust accordingly, go ahead.) -Pete (talk) 22:29, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Evad37 [talk] 05:24, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


In notes for September 11 attacks "The fifteenth anniversary of the world terrorist attack in world history..." is first "world" meant to be worst? JennyOz (talk) 06:43, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Good catch. It's been fixed. Thanks! -Pete (talk) 22:27, 29 September 2016 (UTC)