All Your Ears Can Hear GraphicEdit

Hope I'm doing this right. I chatted with Jason Flower last night and he gave me the OK to put the graphic on a Wiki. If the graphic is to be deleted, perhaps you should speak with Mr. Flower in regards to it, WHO I HAVE PERMISSION FROM?!? What I don't get, if I have the OK from someone to use their graphic am I breaking any law? Thanks.

Please see WP:TAG --Android Mouse 01:37, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nod, I have send Jason Flower E-Mail, but I'm finished with the article, not worth getting mad over. Gr1phOTR 01:50, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Who's angry? --Android Mouse 02:56, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I still don't get it, why won't you display the graphic, even know I have permission to use this graphic?!? And give me a break over copyright, I have permission to use it. I even stated this when I was uploading the image, so why is it you cannot read that?!? This is a form of press, is it not?

I think you are misunderstanding what has happened. Please reread the message the bot left you and the link I posted above. --Android Mouse 03:08, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I read that link, still have you people recieved a complaint from the original copyright holder?!?

Have you read the bot message? --Android Mouse 03:15, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I actually did, but I stated in the upload that I have permission to use the image only for use on Wikipedia (or something like that), it seems you never read this tag but blindly had the image deleted. In any case, it seems pointless to upload an image cause I can't think now. Thanks!

I had no part of the deletion of either images. --Android Mouse 03:49, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To me it seems like an automatic thing. If the user doesn't give the proper flag, you have b0ts purging images. This makes sense cause Wikipedia is so huge and there's no way Wikipedia can filter all content. It's interesting, pity I won't be contributing much after this mess.

Nope all images are deleted manually by an admin. A bot didn't tag your image either. --Android Mouse 16:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then the admin should of seen the tag, but he didn't, so this means that it's an automated process (either that or you need to fix your app). If I stated I have permission to use the graphic, why didn't the admin see this?!? Course, I've uploaded said graphic to other places, and there using it with no issue.

Once again it isn't an automated process. My bot doesn't need fixing as it did what it was intended to do-- notify you and nothing else. The admin that deleted the image saw the tag, and saw that you had not read the message as you had specified the image as for non-commercial use only, or for educational use only or for use on Wikipedia by permission. --Android Mouse 19:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Joseph Kallas DeletionEdit

Joseph Kallas is the Archbishop of Beirut for the Creek Catholic church. I did find several pages for other Archbishops on wikipedia.

John C WolfeEdit

John C wolfe was quite wrongfully deleted. If you would look at it again, I would think you would see not only the validity in ESPN Ford Dodge and combonation of interests and accomplishments with Wolfe. Please let me know your decsion and why.

There appears to be a misunderstanding, I didn't nominated the article for deletion and didn't delete it. Please reread the bot message. --Android Mouse 04:37, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's been a mistakeEdit

I deleted my own comment under my user name pruiz. I don't see how that is vandalism...-- 03:00, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, it looked like you were removing someone elses comment since you weren't logged in. Feel free to revert my edit to that talk page, although please login this time. Regards. --Android Mouse 03:07, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Raza Academy DeletionEdit

You should have given me time to Improve and Edit this Article before Speedy deletion .i wanted to Edit it where ever it should be improved according to Policy of WIKI. Shabiha 11:02, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Please reread the bot message. Thanks --Android Mouse 19:32, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey Android Mouse, I have a quick question. When you have time, can you give me a brief run through on what you put into cmd.exe or whatever you use to launch your bot when you use C#? Also, could you take some screen shots too please :-)? I'm trying to learn how to get C# bots to launch. I can do it with python, but I can't seem to do it with C#... thanks! ~ Wikihermit 18:08, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I don't know a thing about C#. I write all my bots in C. I could help you with C if you'd like. --Android Mouse 19:32, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay. Well what do you do with C then to launch your bots? ~ Wikihermit 19:42, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
First compile it, then run from the command line. Note that my bots are written using *nix sockets, to run on Windows it would need to be converted to use winsock, which wouldn't be too difficult. Here is an example of the commands to compile and run, assuming you have gcc installed:
~$ cd /home/bots/android_mouse_bot
/home/bots/android_mouse_bot$ gcc main.c -o main
/home/bots/android_mouse_bot$ ./main
loading articles...
bot output would be printed here...
Sorry, but I have another question :-). Is there a framework that you know of for C? ~ Wikihermit 22:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure what you mean. But there are many standard libraries that can help out. The C standard library being the most common and general. --Android Mouse 22:40, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's the dotnetwikibot frame for C#. ~ Wikihermit 22:55, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Unfortunately, I don't think there is any similar framework for C, at least not that I'm aware of. But it's really not that much work since the MediaWiki Query Interface makes things fairly simple to manipulate and query. --Android Mouse 23:01, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chris Otten DeletionEdit

Hi, Could I get a full explanation as to why the entry for Chris Otten was deleted? This was a mayoral candidate in the general election for Washington, D.C. Clearly this is a "notable" individual. PeteinDC 01:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure, I didn't delete it. You can find more information on what to do next at the link in the message the bot left you. --Android Mouse 03:39, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very good ideaEdit

This bot is great. MadMaxDog 06:03, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, your support is appreciated! Although I can't take credit for any of the bot ideas, I've only created them due to bot requests. --Android Mouse 06:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My page deleted??Edit

I recently worte a page on wikipedia describing a software company that sold a certain software that was mentioned on another page but did not have a page of its own. The wiki page was written as an unbiased point of view which did not include advertisment of any kind. I can not see why my page was speedly deleted , let alone deleted at all.


See the page's deletion log and possibly talk to the admin that deleted it. Thanks. --Android Mouse 22:41, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kate MaberlyEdit

i agree for the delition of the picture than. Thedeadmanandphenom 18:04, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, then there is nothing more that you need to do. An admin will delete it shortly. --Android Mouse 22:44, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Life and adventures of four friends 1 (film)Edit

The speedy deletion of this page is contested. Reason: popular family movie since the 1980s, this is a prequel to Life and adventures of four friends 2 (film). This movie is very funny and popular among children and families of two generations in the former Soviet Union, as well as among those across the world who saw it in their childhood, who emigrated, and anyone who even do not need to understand Russian. We are currently working on providing images of tricks performed by three dogs and cat from this movie for Wikipedia. Cover images from the DVD and VHS are available on several Russian, Lithuanian and other movie sites in the former Soviet Union. We are calling for patience, until this article eventually becomes a better representation of what dogs and cat performed in front of the cameras in that movie. Cooperation of all Wikipedians is highly appreciated. Steveshelokhonov 20:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your contributions to Wikiepdia. Although please be aware that I didn't nominate the article. --Android Mouse 22:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Life and adventures of four friends 2 (film)Edit

The speedy deletion of this page is contested. Reason: popular family movie since the 1980s, this is a sequel to Life and adventures of four friends 1 (film). Both movies are very funny and popular among children and families of two generations in the former Soviet Union, as well as among those across the world who saw it in their childhood, who emigrated, and anyone who even do not need to understand Russian. We are currently working on providing images of tricks performed by three dogs and cat from this movie for Wikipedia. Cover images from the DVD and VHS are available on several Russian, Lithuanian and other movie sites in the former Soviet Union. We are calling for patience, until this article eventually becomes a better representation of what dogs and cat performed in front of the cameras in that movie. Cooperation of all Wikipedians is highly appreciated.Steveshelokhonov 20:27, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your contributions to Wikiepdia. Although please be aware that I didn't nominate the article. --Android Mouse 22:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I came there from the DRV anyway, heh. Night Gyr (talk/Oy) 22:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anchor Link BotEdit

I don't really have any objection, but is this really necessary? I'm not sure I'm understanding the point of these notes. -- Ned Scott 01:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see WP:MOS#Section management. It is used to avoid broken links. --Android Mouse 02:03, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oooh. Ok, that does make sense. -- Ned Scott 19:53, 13 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bingy BunnyEdit

I am new to this so please bear with me.

My impetus for adding the article on Bingy Bunny was a function of the difficulties I encountered obtaining this information (for my own needs) after extensive Internet searches.

The challenges I ecountered include the following:

Alternate spellings of his nickname (an endemic problem in Jamaica)
Multiple dates cited for his birth
Two (2) dates cited for his death (actually, a 48 hour window -- Dec 31 and Jan 1)

Granted, his relative obscurity outside of Jamaica and the world of reggae music will likely fail to meet the level of importance demanded by the editors of

To me, however, he is a member of a select few Jamaican musicians to have participated during the birth of reggae music. Due to an unparalled high mortality rate within this group, an astonishingly high number have departed prematurely. [Fortunately, he witnessed how reggae expanded from its humble birth on his tiny island as it rapidly evolved into a highly influential musical style across the globe.]

In any case, would you please help me understand specifically why the automated bot marked it for deletion?

Secondly, how might I avoid this problem in the future so that I might refrain from investing the time to create an entry that will likely share a similar fate?

Thirdly, is there an archive of this page so that I might access its original contents as I didn't realize at the time that I might need to save a personal copy?

Thanks in advance,


HeidiW 02:33, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Heidi, and welcome to Wikipedia. Sorry your start out here ended up like this. Although there appears to be a misunderstanding-- my bot didn't mark your article for deletion. According to the message it left on your talk page, User:Tdmg marked it for deletion and according to the page's deletion log [1], User:Isotope23 deleted it. To avoid any future articles you create being deleted please see WP:CREATE which contains tips and instructions on what todo and what not to do when writing your first article. Luckily, when a page is deleted here at Wikipedia the text is not lost. If you talk to an admin, such as the one who deleted your article, they may be able to get the deleted article text for you. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. --Android Mouse 02:40, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trivia tag parameter projectEdit

Sorry to repeat myself here, but I'm a little paranoid over whether my message several sections above was received, given the amount of traffic your talk page gets. I'm requesting that "phase two" (applying the parameter) be rolled out -- at your leisure. (Please don't interpret this repeated message as urgency; I'm just satisfying my own paranoia.) --Father Goose 08:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Looks like I didn't see your message, thanks for telling me. I'll go ahead and get to work writing the bot tomorrow and hopefully get it done within a few days. --Android Mouse 05:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great! Thanks again.--Father Goose 07:40, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hey cwhy are you trying to dictate the wikipedia website.... How dare you not allow freedom of speech... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Roddyroo (talkcontribs) 18:36, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anchor Link Bot - comments/suggestionsEdit

My first reaction on seeing the work of this bot was "Huh? So what?". So I came and read this talk page.

Half an hour later I thought, "Well, that's a half hour of my life I'll never get back. Why doesn't he just add 'See WP:MOS#Section management' to both the edit description and the comment?"

Given the seemingly endless number of times you have been asked the same question on your talk page, and the number of times it has been suggested that you do something about it (all pretty good suggestions too, I might add), why haven't you done something?

I think it might be better to put a link in the edit summary to avoid clutter in the article. What do you think? I think the comment already clutters up the article - I don't think adding 'See WP:MOS#Section management' will make it any worse.

Also, there are quite a number of articles on my watchlist which reference sections in other articles on my watchlist. Why is it that your anchor bot has only found one of them?

Also, why redirect to Android Mouse? The Android Mouse page contains a lot of text, and most of it is irrelevant to Anchor Link. Had the link taken me to an Anchor Link page that had a description at the top, it would have saved me 29.5 minutes of reading & filtering, and 15+ minutes of typing.

If this bot malfunctions please alert me on my talk page, not the bot's, that way I will be alerted more quickly. If you have the bot's talk page on your watchlist, you'll be alerted at much the same time, won't you?

Cheers, Pdfpdf 14:46, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't understand. If you read, "If this bot malfunctions please alert me on my talk page, not the bot's, that way I will be alerted more quickly," which is on the bot's user page then how did you not see:
"This bot scans and finds internal links that use anchors, ex Foo#Bar. From there it checks if the section 'Bar' on the article 'Foo' has comment that another article links directly to that section. If not it will add that comment. See WP:MOS#Section_management for more details."
which contains a link to the MOS? --Android Mouse 18:57, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh dear! That will teach me to ask four questions in the one posting. No wonder you don't understand. Lets break it up a bit, then hopefully it will be clearer.

1) Although very useful, the edits your bot does, and the edit explanation, are, at best, cryptic and obscure. Adding "See WP:MOS#Section management" to both the edit description and the comment would make things considerably less cryptic.

2) It took me quite a while to work out what was going on. This was an unecessary waste of my time, and of all the other people who are puzzled by the bot's edits.

3) I'm not the first person to make such a comment on your talk page. These people have made many good suggestions on how to make things clearer. Yet, (at the time I wrote the above), you were yet to have implemented any of them.

4) I think putting the comment "See WP:MOS ... " in both places is the best idea.

5) Why has the bot found only one instance of the many on the pages on my watch list?

6) Why redirect to this page? OK. I guess I understand that, but having comments about three or four different bots, and other things, all on the one page is, at best, a little confusing for someone who is already confused about a cryptic edit, and doesn't yet realise that they're not on the bot's talk page.

I don't understand.

Which bit don't you understand?

If you read ... which is on the bot's user page then how did you not see ... which contains a link to the MOS?

I'm afraid I don't understand what you're trying to communicate here.
Yes, I read those things, eventually, after having spent half an hour reading the talk page, but I don't understand the significance of your question.
I'm guessing here - are you saying (much more politely than the following sentence), "You found the link to the MOS section on the bot's user page. What are you complaining about?".
If so, what I'm complaining about is that I shouldn't have needed to go there; it should have been clear from the edit and the edit description what was going on.
If not, then I don't understand.

The aim of me going to the effort of writing here is to be helpful, not to be critical, agressive or unpleasant. Unfortunately, I expect my tone might sound somewhat unfriendly; let me assure you that is not my intention. Pdfpdf 01:53, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your clarifications.
1) Due to your further explanation and the comments from others, I will have it add the link to the MOS in both the comment and the edit summary, once I get around to starting the bot up again.
5) The bot still has thousands more articles to edit. As of this writing it hasn't even scanned a 5th of the database of articles I've downloaded. It should get to them... eventually.
6) I generally ignore the orange box that pops up about having a new message, until I'm finished with reading/editing/doing whatever I was in the process of doing. If I had discussions going on 4 or so talk pages for each of my bots and ignored the box like I most always do, I later wouldn't be able to determine where the message was left without having to check every single one of the talk pages. Basically I do this for convenience purposes. If you think the burden of confusion it puts on other users is too much, I can remove the redirects.
Yes, I read those things, eventually, after having spent half an hour reading the talk page, but I don't understand the significance of your question.
That'd be the source of miscommunication. I had assumed you had checked the bot's user page first, were unable to figure out what the bot was doing and then moved on to the talk page.
Anyways, thanks again for your comments. Apologies for your inconvenience. --Android Mouse 02:15, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've noticed some of the other edits since I first wrote. Perhaps you could add a box to the top of this page saying "For more information on the Anchor Link Bot, see the bot's user page."? Pdfpdf 02:08, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, I'll create a notification at the top. --Android Mouse 02:26, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi the webaddress i Pmunnar.jpg is okey. Users are allowed to take photos from that Website (Given in the website ).So i think it is okey

Great. And thanks for your contributions. Although you must be sure to use the correct licensing tag on the image. See WP:TAG for a list of tags. --Android Mouse 02:35, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Maraming salamat po kayo for reverting vandalism on my userpage.(No, I don't consider it mine alone.) I did not even see that. biblio (forgive·disarm·unite)

I'm still trying to figure out what "Maraming salamat po kayo" means :0 --Android Mouse 17:22, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maraming salamat means "Thank you very much". biblio (forgive·disarm·unite) 18:46, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, you're welcome! What language is that? --Android Mouse 18:50, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Tagalog, the language of the Tagalog people. Also, not to be uncivil, but please respond on my talk page. bibliotheque (Talk) 04:00, 13 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, I just wrote the Non-free media rationale for the logo of Partners for Democratic change international. Tell me if it's ok to use now. Thank you in advance.

Looks like it has been deleted. Don't worry though, the admins didn't like the fair use rationales I've put up in the past either so a few of my uploaded images have been deleted. Not a big deal, just try again. --Android Mouse 18:53, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the hint, I uploaded once more hopefully it won't get deleted this time ;) See you and thank you for keeping Wikipedia neat!


Would you mind not removing the images off the Wilderness Trail Bikes page? Thanks

I haven't removed or deleted any images. My bot only notifies uploaders when their images become nominated for speedy deletion by someone else. --Android Mouse 18:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Pleistocene Wisconsin.gifEdit

My information said it all. Dutch does not claim copyright so long as credit is given.

To Quote it:

"Almost everything on this site is my own. Just linking to my site is the equivalent of citing something in a bibliography, and in my view does not require permission."--

Credit: Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay --Ace Telephone 05:03, 13 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

photo deletedEdit

A photo that I uploaded for an article about a band was deleted. I was given, via email, permission to use this photo by its owner. How can I use it so it won't get deleted?

Your bot requestEdit

Hi Android Mouse I wanted to let you know that Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Android Mouse Bot 4 2 is labeled as needing your comment. Please visit the above link to reply to the requests. Thanks! --ST47Talk 21:55, 16 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Connected Life ContestEdit

I would like to understand why this page was deleted and how it's different than the My Coke Rewards page. If I need to make copy changes please advise. Thanks! --User:LaSandra5

I'm not sure why it was deleted. Perhaps talk to the admin that deleted the page or the person that nominated it for deletion. Please note that my bot does neither, it only notifies you when someone else nominates it for deletion. --Android Mouse 20:01, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pro-Active RecordingsEdit

why do you keep deleting my page, i want to know why it is being deleted, when, for some time it was left alone without any problems?

Thanks - michaelbarnett72 12:35, 14 July 2007

why do you keep deleting my page, i want to know why it is being deleted, when, for some time it was left alone without any problems?


I actually can't delete pages. I think you are misinterpreting the message left by my bot. Please reread it, if you have any other questions feel free to ask. --Android Mouse 20:00, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for reverting vandalism on my user page!--Just James 11:40, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome. Glad I could help, and thanks for the barnstar! --Android Mouse 19:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Androit Mouse.

One revert, three warnings. Nice. ;) By the way, thanks for your support. :) —DerHexer (Talk) 19:56, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for telling me, I removed the duplicate warnings. Hope your RFA is sucessful! --Android Mouse 19:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. … My RfA looks better than expected. :) Greetings, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:06, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I Thought This Your Bot Only Notifies Users Whom The CSD Taggers Forgot To NotifyEdit

Because a few times today it's contacted article creators, after I've notified them. -WarthogDemon 00:01, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's not supposed to. Can you provide links to all the times you've seen this happen? Thanks --Android Mouse 00:04, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think I imagined the previous ones but I'll keep an eye out. Actually maybe it's not malfunctioning. I thought it did that just a few minutes ago but now I realized it's because the page in question was moved under a different name. Sorry for the confusion. ^_^; I was referring to [2] in case it still shouldn't have done that. -WarthogDemon 00:08, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. Thanks anyways though, if you do end up finding any duplicate taggings, don't hesitate to tell me. --Android Mouse 00:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John BonhamEdit

Nothing much to say, but I somehow find our two AGF reverts to be amusing. (That, and seeing one vandal-fighter revert another known vandal-fighter was a bit odd to see.) --健次(derumi)talk 03:49, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At first I thought it was clear vandalism with that large removal of text, but some of the other edits that ip made led me to think it wasn't vandalism. If you still think it is, feel free to revert me again, I'm still rather unsure of the intent of the ip. --Android Mouse 03:54, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I thought it might be because of the removal of the text regarding Bonham's influence on drum kits. On second look, the anonIP might just think that wasn't notable enough for the article — the other edits did seem to be constructive. If it needs to be there, some other editor that knows better will surely add it back in. :) --健次(derumi)talk 03:57, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. Sounds good. --Android Mouse 04:05, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cool Bot!!!Edit

I marked somebody's page for speedy deletion, but forgot to put a note on their talk page. Went back 10 minutes later and your little mousie bot had done it for me! That is super cool!!!! Cheers, laurap414 04:20, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! I appreciate your support. --Android Mouse 04:21, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PassAlong NetworksEdit

The situation has been handled according to Wikipedia guidelines

How do I get the "deletion nomiation" on PassAlong Networks removed?

thanks for your help! (and i will add to my watchlist)

          Sxfranklin 06:03, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd recommend you talk to the one who nominated the article for speedy deletion, User:Spellcast, and explain why you feel the article isn't spam and how you are working to improve it, also add this explanation to the article's talk page. Besides that, there isn't much more you really need to do. The speedy tag places the article in the Category:Candidates for speedy deletion which means an admin will eventually review it and determine wether or not to delete it, if they do not decide to delete it they will remove the speedy deletion tag on the article. --Android Mouse 06:12, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Of notices and redirects....Edit

Hey, noticed this today.. [3]. The notice will likely never be read, either b/c the user is under a new acct now, or, because the redir hides it... Bot should probably follow redirects.... :)

Thought you'd wanna know! --SXT4  11:45, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BTW, heads up on this, too. Guy's been monkeying with peoples comments on your talkpage... [4] --SXT4  11:55, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have it start following redirects. Also, thanks for spotting and correcting that vandalism! --Android Mouse 18:17, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Delete ImageEdit

Please delete Image:ToVinayJha.gif . I wanted to send it to an administrator DAB, but it did not work. There is no copyright problem with itIit is a letter sent to me), but I am a new user and could not determine how to sent it to DAB through Wiki email. - Vinay Jha. VJha 06:44, 16 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like it has already been deleted. --Android Mouse 01:23, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mouse bot2 ErrorEdit

I feel that your bot made an error in allowing my page Cordova cheerleader squad to be deleted. If you could explain to me why it was flagged, unflagged,and deleted I would be quite happy. Thanks for your time.(P.S. Is there any way to restore the page?)

Actually, my bot doesn't flag articles for deletion. It only issues notifications when someone else does. If you feel that the page was mistakenly deleted, please see the article's page log and contact the admin who deleted it, they will be able to restore the page. --Android Mouse 01:22, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy delte user pageEdit

I noticed that your user page is atagged for speddy deletion. Is that an error? --Kevin Murray 02:08, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nope, not an error. --Android Mouse 02:10, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you!Edit

  The ShooterBoy Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For reverting vandalism on my user page. --Giggity Giggity GOO! 03:18, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome. Thanks for the barnstar! --Android Mouse 04:14, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Your recent bot approvals request has been approved. Please see the request page for details. When the bot flag is set it will show up in Mouse Bot this log. --ST47Talk 14:31, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Cat dude.jpegEdit

Hello, I am running into a problem classifing this image. It is an LOLCat image and ownership is near impossible to determine. I have added several different templates to the imagine, but each time it comes back up for deletion, so I am doing something wrong. I am not sure how to classify a LOLCat image. If you could help, I would appericate it. - NeutralHomer T:C 23:34, 18 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unless you plan to add the image to an article, I don't think your fair use rationale will stand. If you'd like the image to stay, I'd advise you to add it to an article and write up a better (longer) fair use rationale. It probably won't prevent it from being deleted but it might. --Android Mouse 00:50, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Another admin suggested I find the "author" and I did, amazingly. But, I was too slow and the image got deleted, so I am reloading it (I can use it on the lolcat page) but am not sure which template to use. - NeutralHomer T:C 01:31, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
When you talked to the author what license did they that you could use it as? What they said will depend on the tag you will use. WP:TAG has a list of several. --Android Mouse 02:15, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't actually talk to the author, but I found the original author on On this page you can see the author's "name". I credited that "name" and the page, site, and the CC 3.0 tag of the bottom of each page on and the image was deleted within an hour, which I found quite rude. - NeutralHomer T:C 02:27, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page DeletedEdit

Hello Mate,

My page titled Avant Garde Pakistan was deleted on tbe 15 June 2007 citing Copyright Infringement as the reason. The article pertaining to Avant Garde Pakistan was written with the permission and knowledge of Avant Garde Pakistan [] . If you need any proof, I can ask them to email it to you.

With Regards,


Please be aware I didn't delete the page. You might want to talk to the admin who deleted it (see the article's page log) since they will be able to restore it for you. --Android Mouse 13:20, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your botEdit

Your bot left a message on my talk page which I can't see how it is relevant to me. The message should state why it was posted to my talk page. — Timwi 15:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You created the page Prisoners of War. It was then nominated for speedy deletion by Kernel Saunters, that change was then reverted. See the page log [5]. --Android Mouse 18:32, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Holiday in HandcuffsEdit

Why was Holiday in Handcuffs deleted? I added more information and I added a reliable source, and I found its IMDb profile.

Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stillplaygbc (talkcontribs)

I've got no idea. According to the bot message, it was deleted because it was "Speculative and not-notable". Please see WP:N for more info on what is considered notable. --Android Mouse 21:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hii, i got a massage that my uploaded photo is set for deletion, But this is my product and i made this in my factory, how can anyone else quote abt his authorisation.Tarun 04:47, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you created the media file and want to use it on Wikipedia, you may re-upload it (or amend the image description if it has not yet been deleted) and use the license {{GFDL-self}} to license it under the GFDL, or {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, or use {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. --Android Mouse 04:52, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page deletion notificationEdit

Just thought you might want to know that your bot's code might need some some tweaking. :) -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 20:42, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Where's the error? If the nominator had used the correct template, {{db-talk}}, it wouldn't have issued a notification. They instead used the generic, {{db}} template. --Android Mouse 21:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:HangermanBot ReplacementEdit

I was going to put a brfa in but then I saw this brfa, it looks like he's been away for a while so he might have gotten the code finnished perhaps you should ask him.--Chris g 02:21, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok thanks, I'll ask him in a few days if he doesn't post any updates. --Android Mouse 03:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've added a recommendation to my brfa, wrt this or SineBot. Q T C 18:57, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anchor link bot suggestionEdit

I just came across this when I was trying to solve a problem on an article page, and I think it might be useful to you.

You can place hidden anchors in articles like this: <span id="anchor_name"></span>

Once that code is in place in "Article," [[Article#anchor_name]] will link to the place where the code resides, even though it isn't a visible section header.

So rather than placing a notice for editors, you could have your bot do one of two things:

  • Place a commented-out anchor with the name of the header, with a notice that if any editor changes the header, they should also uncomment the anchor, so that all links to that header will still work.
  • Or you could place a live anchor right away with the same name.

If you place the anchor just above the section header, links to that anchor will go to the header and look the same as if the link pointed directly to the header.

Take a look — United States Army Basic Training#AIT2 — This links to an anchor called #AIT2, not to a section header.

Hope that's clear enough. Lemme know what you think. Equazcion 06:40, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think the solution you propose is too complicated. It doesn't cover the posibility if the section is removed entirely. With the current situation all they would have to do is rename the link and avoid having to understand or use extra markup. --Android Mouse 17:58, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thx for del notice - but came twiceEdit Tobias Conradi (Talk) 15:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interesting, it didn't create a new message it only changed the time stamp. Never seen that before, so I'm not sure what to tell you. --Android Mouse 17:59, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


According to his answer to question one, he primarily wants to work on more vandal fighting, which is just about always a clear cut case and requires quick snap judgements. You appear to think that being an admin requires extensive knowledge, wisdom and expert descision making. That couldn't be more far from the truth, and you're kidding yourself if you think that's the case.

you just ensured that you're never going to be an admin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Truth hurts, huh? :) --Android Mouse 23:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
not really, it's fun to watch people shooting themselves in the foot. you don't seem to realise that on wikipedia it's what you say, not what you think, that matters. also you might want to see the oppose votes at [6] for ex. to see a bunch of people who disagree with you.
oh and your argument is pretty much inherently flawed, as the comment before it has you stating that reverting vandalism actually does take thought... which is not the case if it is "just about always a clear cut case" . 02:17, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Reverting vandalism doesn't require much thought, because when it does, it isn't called vandalism. Vandalism is clear-cut, usually intentional damage to an article. If there's a question as to whether an edit should be reverted, then that edit is just someone expressing their opinion about what should be in the article, who might be in disagreement with the majority of the other editors. That's not vandalism. It's just a questionable edit. Although the fact remains that admins will have to deal with questionable edits as well, and that is what would take wisdom etc. to settle. Equazcion 02:30, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please explain how I am "shooting myself in the foot" by expressing a (perhaps non-popular) opinion? As for the RFA you linked to, I'm not sure what you're getting to-- I agree with most of what the opposers have said.
I'm also not sure why you believe being a "clear cut case" and requiring some form of thought as being mutally exclusive. I've never felt vandal fighting takes no thought. I've also never felt that it requires expert experience... along with the rest of the duties admins have. --Android Mouse 02:38, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:East SussexEdit

Thankyou for telling me. I don't mid if it's deleted. -- George cowie 20:55, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem. Although please be aware my bot notified you, not myself. --Android Mouse 20:00, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The revertsEdit

Thanks for all those reverts. :) Acalamari 22:34, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome. Glad I could help --Android Mouse 00:11, 22 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, can you please tell me what the hell is going on with this edit? Are admins now allowed to delete another editor's page within minutes, without any post to that page's discussion page, and notice or input to the editor who created the page? The explanation better be good (and the page had better be restored pending what should have been done in the first place). Thanks and best, Badagnani 00:52, 22 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First off, have some tea. Secondly, please take a few minutes to fully re-read the message left on your talk page-- I think you'll find there has been a misunderstanding. If you have any other questions after that, feel free to ask. --Android Mouse 00:59, 22 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lock Michael Vick's article.

Deletion of bWittyEdit

Hello, I'm kinda new at this. But why was my page Bwitty deleted, I fail to see my Bwitty it not notable but PtiMemo is and Stickies. Please explain how is my page corporate publicity and those pages are innocent encyclopedia entries.

Please respond in my talk if possible.— Preceding unsigned comment added by MyWiseData (talkcontribs)

Please stop your bot from spamming my talk pageEdit

I will not reply to or take any actions based on automated messages by bots. Any further automated messages will be treated as spam and fought accordingly. Paranoid 11:54, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please stop uploading unsourced images that have no fair use rationales. --Android Mouse 20:05, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You accused me of editing a page on the USMC, Iam sorry but this is an IP associated with a university.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Please see the shared IP notice that I left on your school's talk page: "If this is a shared IP address, and you didn't make the edit, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices." --Android Mouse 22:32, 23 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dear Android Mouse,

Thank you for your concern regarding the PlasmaTV.jpg. I produced this graphic for a reverse auction that we ran. It is a good illustration of "mobile reverse auction" which is a difficult concept to grasp for the reader. This graphic will help the reader and I own the rights to this graphic. (The campaign is now finished so it is no longer active.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 460Richmond (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your contributions. You may re-upload the file and use the license {{GFDL-self}} to license it under the GFDL, or {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} to license it under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, or use {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. --Android Mouse 03:54, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anchor Link Bot and other anchorsEdit

User:Anchor Link Bot is a great function. I was wondering, though, what sort of anchors it recognises. Sometimes anchors can be placed with html tags, rather than section headers. Have a look at how nature abhors a vacuum is set up. The tags I've seen used are "div id", "span id" and "cite id". Also, is it possible to get the bot to run over a category like Category:Middle-earth redirects (specifically Category:Middle-earth redirects to sections and Category:Middle-earth redirects to lists)? Or will the bot eventually find those itself? Carcharoth 11:53, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate the bot. The only anchors it finds is the standard section anchors, not "div id", "span id", etc types. Alghough, I'm not sure what you mean when you refer to the middle-earth redirect categories. --Android Mouse 00:23, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I thought many of those redirects were to sections, but it appears many are to div id links, so ignore that. I guess I was concerned that people might change the div id tags, but that is probably unlikely. Anyway, Anchor Link Bot should eventually get to some of the Middle-earth stuff, so I look forward to seeing the project watchlist light up! Carcharoth 12:45, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, ok, thanks for clarifying. Although it may take a while for the bot to start running again since I need to make a few modifications to it before starting it up again. --Android Mouse 23:05, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My user talk pageEdit

leave it alone please :]

i like icanhascheezburger... and i'm editing my own page. so i don't see the problem.

Sure, have as many burgers as you'd like. Just an impulse of mine to revert page replacements that are in all caps. --Android Mouse 02:06, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This user, User:Chris Linke, vandalized my userpage after getting your bot message. I have left a final warning on his talk page. Bearian 13:11, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, ok. Suprising he went after you, most people don't even fully read the bot message an wind up on my talk page. --Android Mouse 23:04, 25 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of HR consultants, HyderabadEdit

Hr Consultancy is an important service industry and needs a mention in wikipedia. A list is definitely helpful to anyone visiting Wikipedia for information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jyntprasad (talkcontribs)

Ok great. Please check out some of the links in the bot message, they will help you avoid getting your article speedily deleted again. --Android Mouse 18:54, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About DVCEdit

Notable band. The band released 2 major albums. DVC was signed by Steamhammer UK [SPV]. Steamhammer is the hard&heavy label from SPV Recordings. Parent Label: SPV Recordings Contact Info: SPV GmbH - It is definitively a band that deserve an info page on Wikipedia.

I think you might be contacting the wrong person. If you are posting here because of a message left by my bot, you might want to read it again. --Android Mouse 05:01, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

'most ancient common ancestor' controversyEdit

I think it is worth noting that your credentials don't mean anything here. I'm not trying to be rude, but that's how it is. The value of your contributions should be based on their actual value and verifiability and nothing else. It's that way for a reason too. --Android Mouse 04:21, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

First off, I think you're totally wrong. Credentials DO mean something. The problem with the Essjay controversy is that no one bothered to check. You'll find that mine are quite verifiable.

Second, persons like Fred Hsu are quick to condemn and slow to think outside the pre-prgrammed mantra of mainstream thought. Everything was a 'stacked-deck' response. Even labeling what I wrote 'original' research was bunk. Later, Hsu accidentally admitted that the ideas were present in Richard Dawkin's book.

The real controversy is that the mitochondrial Eve case was mis-presented in 1987 in order to obtain research funding. Some 20 years later, critics (including NOVA) have begun to realize that what was claimed and what was done didn't add up.

Third, the article was deleted before I had a chance to present a case or respond to the criticisms. The article was whittled down to a stub before being nominated for deletion. It's like burning a dead body to hide the evidence. Not quite nice or fair, to say the least.

Ryoung122 04:43, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

P.S. I made my 5,000th edit on July 28...just 20 days after my 4,000th. That's 1,000 edits in 20 days. So, the vast majority of what I have been doing hasn't been challenged.Ryoung122 04:50, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree with you, the situation probably could have been handled better. Although I'd have to disagree with you on the issue of credentials. I don't find them being relevant to Wikipedia in this instance and especially when arguing the validity of your contributions. --Android Mouse 05:00, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

École nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers, Julien DupuyEdit

By supporting for the "protection" of the ENSAM article you actually supporting vandal, is the wife of Julien Dupuy. Julien Dupuy isn't a famous alumni. He is just a student who make joke on all the ENSAM and Gadz'arts article. He started on, He play with the homonym article ( Julien Dupuy the famous French rugbyman) and with the fact he made a thesis in Canada about concrete. If he really start the ENSAM in 2001 ( promotion number is the year of admission), 3 years of study at the ENSAM, 1 extra year in Canada, + 2 years of employment. How can he be famous in only 2 years without be know by the students, the alumni association, etc ... Take a look on fr:ensam and fr:gadzarts, the only trace of julien dupuy are in the undo log. I'm francophone wikipedia contributor since 2003, my IP is log in the English Wikipedia in more than 4 article related to France, contribute only on the ENSAM and Gadzarts article, and all hers contributions are around Julien Dupuy.

You make a mistake by supporting

fr:utilisateur:Beretta_vexee Beretta vexee 09:46, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for telling me, from the few edits I saw on RC patrol it looked as if that IP was fighting vandals as they were using an edit summary and leaving warnings on talk pages. I don't normally see a vandal act as if they are reverting other vandals and go so far as to warn them on talk pages so just assumed they were acting in good faith. --Android Mouse 18:52, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SlimVirgin history deletionsEdit

I know the backstory on this and there's nothing suspicious. Basically, it's related to an attack against her that originated on an external site. Raymond Arritt 19:02, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've read the attack story, it was on Slashdot and all over. If that was the reason for the deletion, then that should have been stated. It seems a little strange to try to keep something (regardless if it is or isn't true) in a bottle when that bottle's already been broken. --Android Mouse 19:05, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


is this how I leave a message for you? Sorry, new to this!! :)

Yes. --Android Mouse 16:42, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. In the past, you've expressed support for having a Relevance guideline. The proposal has gone through several rounds of commentary and revision, and I feel it's in reasonably good shape now. The current revision can be found at Wikipedia:Relevance, or User:Father Goose/Relevance in the event that a certain antagonist has removed it from the project space.

I'd be happy to hear if you feel the present draft is acceptable, or if you would like to see any additional changes made. If you are so inclined, make changes to it yourself. If it is to progress to the next stage, now is the time your thoughts on it, or support, is needed. Much obliged.--Father Goose 20:54, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for telling me. I've left my thoughts on it at Wikipedia talk:Relevance#Events the subject has impacted. --Android Mouse 21:44, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help and sorryEdit

Yes an info box i don't know how to make one with what ever i want and how do I upload pictures only the copyright stuff is to hard for me.

Do you mean an infobox? --Android Mouse 23:28, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Android Mouse needs to learn a little history before asserting relevance as a guideline. I suggest he read about the origins of cricket and baseball tanceefore showing his ignorance. David Sentance


I got to see the message on my talk page only today, was out of Wiki quiet sometime. The image was used on page. Was it deleted because not being used or was it cause of the Licence. thank you, pls reply on my page. Shiva

deleted redirectsEdit

You don't need to tell me about each and every redirect that's getting deleted. Thanks. Lugnuts 17:53, 1 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • What part of you don't need to tell me about each and every redirect that's getting deleted didn't you understand? It's pretty pointless telling me a tag has been put on a redirect to delete, and when I come to check it a few hours later, it's already been deleted! Lugnuts 11:00, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I can't help that someone deletes it before you get to see the message. Neither me or my bot are responsible for deletions. Would you like me to add support for the nobots template for you? --Android Mouse 19:39, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I use?Edit

Please reply on my talk page if possible, thanks At the moment, I use twinkle, and it is great! I was woundering weather I could use your bot as well for when I nononate an article for speedy delete, it automaticly informs the user I have done so? Thank You! Tiddly Tom 17:20, 2 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I Will Do ThatEdit

I Will Fix It. But Remeber That On Other Pages. I Forgot. Casey19 17:20, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for reverting the Vandalism on my user page! Tiddly Tom 20:10, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, and no problem! --Android Mouse 23:43, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image: Asb_logo.gifEdit

I'm pretty sure that logos of public organisations can be used in Denmark. TobiasK 19:42, 5 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only if they were uploaded with an acceptable license. --Android Mouse 21:47, 5 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your BRFAEdit

Your BRFA, for bot task 4 (articleissues), is in trial status and we need you to reply, commence trial, etc. If you don't post on the BRFA in the next few days, I will archive it as expired. Thanks! Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 02:09, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the heads up, I had forgotten about that. I'll try and get it working within a few days. --Android Mouse 02:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Android Mouse Bot 3Edit

Android Mouse Bot 3 seems inactive. It seems a very useful bot, I hope it will come back. While I'm here, would you mind taking a look at {{Trivia2}} and putting any relevant thoughts on the talk page? It's just a modified cut-and-paste of {{Trivia}} (I have no real clue how to code a template), so I hope A) I did it right and B) It's useful. ~ JohnnyMrNinja 07:27, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added my thoughts to the trivia2 template on its talk page. As for Android Mouse Bot 3, it's down at the moment as I feel I need to rewrite some of its code because it's fairly unstable in my opinion. Thanks for your support! --Android Mouse 23:30, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for taking care of that, Android Mouse. I've been meaning to update it but I've been prioritizing work on WP:RELEVANCE, since it's my hope that we will eventually add links to it from {{trivia}} and WP:TRIVIA.--Father Goose 01:06, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. How much longer do you estimate WP:RELEVANCE to be in active development? --Android Mouse 01:51, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I personally think it's pretty well-tuned by now, and ready for "release" -- but we still have to overcome some resistance and a larger amount of indifference. I'd rather have more vocal support before taking the next bold step. I'll try putting it on Centralized Discussion next and start delivering some ultimatums on the Trivia talk pages to flush out more opposition, if it exists. Can't come off like I'm trying to ram it through -- that'll just backfire.--Father Goose 04:24, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I made a small edit on {{trivia}} to make it completely overlap my {{trivia2}} (so there will be no confusion if the section is not called Trivia), as well as make it somewhat more explanatory. ~ JohnnyMrNinja 20:54, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sounds good, thanks for your help. --Android Mouse 21:26, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My previous edit was reverted. Could you please weigh in at Template talk:Trivia#Too bulky, as I would really like to make this template the most usable it can be, as well as get it to a point where it will actually be welcomed by editors. I would love to see your bot actually running again, and have nobody freak out. ~ JohnnyMrNinja 06:15, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for telling me, I've commented. Although, I'm fairly sure no matter how usable the template is made there will still be a large opposition if the bot starts running again. When I read things like this, it only reinforces my opinion on not running it. --Android Mouse 06:57, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just dropped by & saw this--I'll comment there--but i totally agree with Android Mouse--the trivia issue is rather sensitive and controversial, and therefore not the least suitable for a bot. DGG (talk) 07:34, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Four Seasons Resorts Great Exuma, The BahamasEdit

Can you please describe to me why you nominated this page for speedy deletion without any explanation? This page was created over a month ago and I've continued to make changes to it. My intention certainly isn't advertisement, but a description of the resort and it's resources. The main hotel (Four Seasons Hotels) is currently in Wikipedia and serves to inform people of its existence and resources. Please reconsider this decision and/or let me know what I can do to keep the page. Thanks for your reponse in advance. David M. Sharp 18:31, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

There is a misunderstanding. Please read the message again. --Android Mouse 23:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unanswered messageEdit

Poemisaglock 17:53, 9 August 2007 (UTC) Android Mouse Bot 2-I left a response to your message yesterday on my talk page, but have not yet received an answer. I realize that your time is limited, but it is urgent, as the article may be deleted. Please respond. Thank you!Reply[reply]

I responded on your talk page. Please note that I can't monitor every user talk page my bot tags. The note at the top of this page only applies to conversations I start, not the bot. --Android Mouse 17:59, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The photos were given in permission. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Artclay (talkcontribs)

Permission isn't the problem. --Android Mouse 20:42, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please see template talk page. ≈ jossi ≈ (talk) 23:45, 11 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cory GregoryEdit

I don't see why you would delete this. Cory Gregory was actually in the national spotlight for the murder of Adrian Reynolds (he turned himself in) the fact that he's my cousin happened to be a coincidence. As a matter-of-Fact, he and his father were on dateline. He has also been mention in both Globe, and Time Magazines, as well as having been reported on on CNN. I would say that would make him quite notorious enough to have an article on Wikipedia. I just have a problem citing sources.

I didn't delete the article. You could talk to an admin and ask them to restore it for you or to provide you with the article text so you can work on it and repost it when it is more cited. --Android Mouse 17:36, 12 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article issues templateEdit

Is there a way you can not add the {{articleissues}} template on articles where you've done it once and someone has reverted it back? (Kenzō Kotani is an example). It's massively annoying for those of us who are watching pages like that. --Fabrictramp 21:02, 12 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I can have the bot check if it has already added the template incase it was previously removed. --Android Mouse 21:13, 12 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks -- that would help! --Fabrictramp 21:52, 12 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. I should have thought about editors removing it beforehand. What's your opinion on the scroll box idea that was posted on the articleissues talk page? I posted a possible implementation of it. --Android Mouse 21:56, 12 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In appreciationEdit

  The da Vinci Barnstar
I just noticed what Android Mouse Bot 4 is up to. And I love that link bot. Your little fellows do some fine fiddling.--Father Goose 05:28, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks :-D --Android Mouse 05:36, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commercial use of Image:Tankini2.jpgEdit

I didn't upload the image, I added the speedy tag. Also, why was the speedy tag removed and the editing history of it being added deleted? Me5000 19:08, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The link works in the section header but doesn't seem to work when clicked from your edit summary. It will be hard for me to find out why it glitched since the page log for that image is already gone. --Android Mouse 20:07, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The speedy deletion tag was removed because of a glitch? Does that mean I can put the tag back? Me5000 20:28, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, the bot didn't remove the speedy tag. The image appears to be deleted here [7] but is still viewable here [8]. I'm not sure why that is. --Android Mouse 21:04, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While there is a deletion log, the picture wasn't deleted. It is still viewable on the page it's being used for and the page you mentioned. Should I talk to Howcheng about it since he deleted it? Me5000 21:21, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah he'd probably be able to figure out what happened better than I could. Perhaps it's just the image page that got deleted not the image, although I had assumed both the image page and the image would get deleted at the same time. --Android Mouse 21:25, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Android Mouse Bot 2Edit

Your bot seems to have stopped working rather abruptly... is there something wrong with it? --Deskana (banana) 18:29, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nope. --Android Mouse 19:38, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Really? I found it rather odd that it stopped one minute before User:Neil Larson was blocked, when there was checkuser evidence linking your bot to Neil Larson. I'd like to hear your explanation, please. --Deskana (banana) 19:50, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Neil Larson is also my account. I although have not violated any policy by having multiple accounts. The block on the Neil Larson account was clearly unjustified. --Android Mouse 20:02, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suggest you read the policy on sockpuppets. Particularly forbidden uses of them. Majorly (talk) 20:16, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Specifically the section titled ""Good hand, bad hand" accounts". ((1 == 2) ? (('Stop') : ('Go')) 20:37, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Similarly, you should probably read the AN/I discussion if you haven't already... — Scientizzle 21:14, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DinoSized Bot issuesEdit


A recent edit may suggest that this bot needs fixing. I'm not aware of the issues involved but thought you may need to know.


Verisimilus T 13:11, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry mate, AM has dissapeared for the moment (at least), see the above if you are interested. :: maelgwn - talk 13:25, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No need to leaveEdit

Though you got a bit of egg on your face, Android Mouse, the work you did here was great, and the egg is easily forgotten, unless you memorialize it by committing seppuku. I'd like to ask you to keep this account alive so that your bot work and other highly-valued contributions can continue. I don't care if you use other accounts for any of your other contributions, and nor should anyone else. One misstep does not necessitate a castastrophe, and losing you is a catastrophe.--Father Goose 16:33, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seconded. Your work on DinoSizedBot alone has been nothing short of miraculous, saving me hours of painstaking, mind-numbing work every week. Please reconsider leaving. Firsfron of Ronchester 18:44, 25 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed :( 00:08, 7 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello there Android MouseEdit

Hi there, just wanted to let you know, I think there might be a problem with one of your bots. Check out my talk page; I have no idea what the image file it posted information about is, it's certainly not anything I uploaded.

Thanks and take care, Tmorrisey 04:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bots tagging IP addressesEdit

I have a dynamic IP address, and I received this message:

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[edit] Copyright violation in Citadel (groupware)

Hello, this is a message from an automated bot. A tag has been placed on Citadel (groupware), by JonHarder, another Wikipedia user, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. The tag claims that it should be speedily deleted because Citadel (groupware) is unquestionably copyright infringement, and no assertion of permission has been made.

To contest the tagging and request that administrators wait before possibly deleting Citadel (groupware), please affix the template {{hangon}} to the page, and put a note on its talk page. If the article has already been deleted, see the advice and instructions at WP:WMD. Please note, this bot is only informing you of the nomination for speedy deletion, it did not nominate Citadel (groupware) itself. Feel free to leave a message on the bot operator's talk page if you have any questions about this or any problems with this bot. --Android Mouse Bot 2 20:29, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Note that I did not post any such information on-line, and Wikipedia might want to make users sign in rather than allowing random edits from dynamic IPs...

Just my two cents worth...

Bot mentioned in Template for Deletion discussionEdit

One of your bots is mentioned a few times in Wikipedia:Templates for deletion#Template:Trivia. Perhaps you might find this interesting enough to add a comment. / edg 07:09, 7 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Come back, Shane! Come back!--Father Goose 08:06, 7 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Orphaned non-free media (Image:National Geographic Channel Logo.jpg)Edit

  Thanks for uploading Image:National Geographic Channel Logo.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. BetacommandBot 06:04, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I've been doing my best to help clean up trivia section in articles. I noticed that Android Mouse Bot 3 added a trivia template tag to Anthropomorphism#In popular culture, but this is actually one of the few well written "in popular culture" sections. Its written in coherent paragraphs (not bullet points) and the information is directly relevant to Anthropomorphism as outlined in WP:REL. Is there any way to prevent the bot from tagging it in the future? Thanks for the help, and thanks for creating such a useful bot. It's been a great help in trivia cleanup. Sbacle 15:50, 28 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Android Mouse isn't around anymore, but I'll field this one. The trivia tag bot only ran once, in a big batch run back in May, so remove the tag without worries.--Father Goose 03:10, 29 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

u don't know what u r doingEdit

i do not understand why u erased Ibrahim Kas article. He plays for Besiktas and very good footballer. probably u do not know anything about Turkish football.

rash accusationsEdit

It is irresponsible and dishonest to go about adding tags saying something is UNQUESTIONABLY a copyright violation when in fact all you have is evidence to support a reasonable suspicion that it is a copyright violation. All you've got is that an article is verbatim identical to some web page. Or perhaps that and a copyright notice on the web page. That doesn't make it UNQUESTIONABLE that it's a copyright violation. As you know, often it's the owner of the copyright who creates the Wikipedia article. Even if it's not, you haven't investigated the question of whether permission has been given. Even if there is valid grounds to delete the article based on such reasonable suspicion, throwing around the word "unquestionably" like that is creating acrimony and well-justified resentment because it is dishonest, and it just may get you sued. Behave yourself. Michael Hardy 02:12, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can bots reply?Edit

This is a test, sorry I couldn't use the sandbox because it is to see if bots can reply to talk pages.

Can bots reply?Edit

This is a test, sorry I couldn't use the sandbox because it is to see if bots can reply to talk pages.--Xgmx (talk) 06:44, 16 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User talk:Sam DangitEdit

Another editor has added the "{{prod}}" template to the article User talk:Sam Dangit, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at [[Talk:User talk:Sam Dangit|its talk page]]. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 14:59, 3 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bernard CoffindafferEdit

Bernard Coffindaffer is i will agree a person with no name recognition. However it was threw my own research that i found out about him. As I live in the north east in the usa I drive past yellow and white crosses daily and it was threw my own curiosity that i found this guy, these crosses are in approximately 1500 separate locations in 25+ states that is note worthy —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pkelley83 (talkcontribs) 00:51, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Swicorp Entry DeletedEdit

Dear Wiki/Android Mouse Bot,

The page that was created for my company has been delted. We are not adertsing this, we are merely telling people about the rich histroy of the organisation.

Could you please help us to get the page back up? Thanks.

Best Regards,

Swicorp —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:21, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Elland Road imageEdit

The image I uploaded for use in the infobox of the Elland Road article appears to be up for deletion. The image os from Flickr but before I uploaded it I asked for the permission of the original poster using my account and he duly agreed, stating "feel free". Please could you tell me how to upload this image and abide by Wikipedia's policies?  Kaboooz LUFC  T C 16:16, 3 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image:Gnu-head-sm.png listed for deletionEdit

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Gnu-head-sm.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Nv8200p talk 00:13, 4 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ibrahim KasEdit

Hi dickweed,

i have put some information about Ibrahim Kas, but at the time my writings about I. Kas was deleted by yourself. i beleive you thought there was no such person exist. it is true. There is no Ibrahim Kas, he did not played for Besiktas, he was not picked for Turkish national team, and not currently transferred to Getafe. dream on, you orospu cocugu. (i bet you think the word orospu cocugu not exist, ask your mum, she should know). —Preceding unsigned comment added by SBostanci (talkcontribs) 18:05, 17 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD nomination of Myg0tEdit

I have nominated Myg0t, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Myg0t (3rd nomination). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 01:25, 4 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What the crap!Edit

How was my thing vandalism I wrote about something I made uin smilecartoons INC.!!!!!I AM MAD--IceRules (talk) 21:30, 26 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New College WorcesterEdit

  Hi Android Mouse! An article you have been involved with has many issues and urgently needs urgently needs improving. If you can help with these issues please see Talk:New College Worcester, address the different points if you can, and leave any comments there.--Kudpung (talk) 13:14, 26 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merge discussion for Template:Nn-warn-reason Edit

  An article that you have been involved in editing, Template:Nn-warn-reason , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Bsherr (talk) 22:36, 22 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Due to long term inactivity, I have removed the bot flags from Android Mouse Bot (talk · contribs), Android Mouse Bot 2 (talk · contribs), Android Mouse Bot 3 (talk · contribs) and Android Mouse Bot 4 (talk · contribs). Should you return to Wikipedia and wish to resume their use, please contact the Bot Approvals Group. Best, WJBscribe (talk) 01:30, 8 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Blankcsd-warnEdit

 Template:Blankcsd-warn has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Herostratus (talk) 03:03, 2 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy deletion of Template:Redundantimage-warnEdit

A tag has been placed on Template:Redundantimage-warn requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a deprecated or orphaned template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is intended to be substituted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page indicating that it is substituted so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{transclusionless}}</noinclude>).

Thanks. — This, that, and the other (talk) 06:42, 15 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for commentEdit

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