Template:Hover titleEdit

I have replaced a whole bunch of Hover title transclusions with tooltip|2= in template space. It works, as long as the thing following the pipe is the first unnamed parameter and not something like |dotted=no. I have run out of energy for today; here are 85 more. I have gotten the transclusion count down from 66K to about 13K with my edits so far. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:47, 4 October 2022 (UTC)

Great. I couldn't believe this TFD merger has been pending for so long. I'll work on replacing them when I have time. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 17:04, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
This insource search says that there are only 1,000 pages with "[Hh]over *title\|" in all namespaces. That does not include a few redirects like the inscrutable {{H:title}}. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:11, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
Seems more of it is from {{H:title}}. This gives 2,500 results in all namespaces. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 18:12, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
I'm digging for them. There have been a few userboxes, but I haven't found one with a ton of transclusions yet. Transclusion totals continue to drop, so we're on the right track. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:54, 4 October 2022 (UTC)
After fixing a few userboxes with transclusions in the 10–50 range, I'm now seeing 3,629 transclusions and about 2,500 results from that search link (of which 1,000 are in article space). That should mean that only about 1,100 pages are transcluding the templates indirectly, so it is increasingly less useful to hunt for them. At this point, a supervised AWB run is probably needed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:28, 4 October 2022 (UTC)

Fixing lint errors with AWBEdit

How does one fix lint errors with AutoWikibrowser? Is there a script or regex that one can use to aid in the fixing of errors? I am just curious. Rlink2 (talk) 13:00, 20 October 2022 (UTC)

I used regexes like in User:ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್_ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ/center.js and User:MalnadachBot/Task 12/1201-1250 to fix Lint errors. AWB is suitable for fixing similar errors which are present in many pages. In mainspace this largely restricts it to Special:LintErrors/obsolete-tag. You can get pages using insource search or quarry since AWB cannot fetch pages directly from Special:LintErrors. I prefer to fix Lint errors using javascript, since I can run LintHint to catch all errors in a single edit (not possible in AWB) and use preview if necessary. I had made a video on how I do it a few days ago. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 17:42, 20 October 2022 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I use custom AutoEd scripts, which takes a little bit of setup but has a few nice features. One of them is automatic display of "Show changes", which saves a click for each edit. I think Wikipedia:AutoEd/core.js contains the code that does that. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:57, 20 October 2022 (UTC)
That's very useful. document.forms.editform.wpDiff.click(); does the trick. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 04:01, 21 October 2022 (UTC)

JS page categorisingEdit

Could you please add // <nowiki> to the top and // </nowiki> to the bottom of your center.js page? It's currently getting put under User pages with reference errors and Pages using center with no arguments. Thanks. Aidan9382 (talk) 11:17, 21 October 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response. If I may also add, it might be worth adding 1= when you add the center tag using the script, as in cases like this, it can cause invalid formatting if the text has an = for any reason. Aidan9382 (talk) 11:24, 21 October 2022 (UTC)
Seems like this is a bug with tracking categories? Pages of non-wikitext content model should be excluded from them.
As for {{center}}, it works fine if = and | is within ref tags or is escaped somehow. I check the diff before saving and add 1= only if necessary. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 11:33, 21 October 2022 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting that Russian vandal on my talk page. Apparently you're the guy who made "Malanadach bot" based on your userpage? I can't read your username at all so I don't know for sure. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 12:46, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

No problem, it looked like a spambot that auto translates pages and reposts it. Yes, I operate MalnadachBot. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 12:50, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
Ya probably. And that's neat. I think I May have seen you around previously but not even realized that you were MalnadachBot's operator (i struggle to spell your bot's name lol) ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 12:55, 2 November 2022 (UTC)


The changes i made on sambhaji's profile on Maratha Empire is well sourced&it was earlier situated on that page itself yo can check last edits.. (talk) 01:47, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

I did check page history before reverting this and didn't find any source to support it. You don't get to demand discussion in talkpage before anyone can revert your praising unsourced edits, its up to you to discuss per WP:BRD. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 04:58, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for your tireless work correcting linter errors! Afernand74 (talk) 09:54, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

Linter - Old TWA templateEdit

I have spending sometime correcting linter errors. I came across an old 2017 template of the TWA/Earth (The Wikipedia Adventure) giving hundreds of linter errors. See for ex: User:TortSkills123/TWA/Earth.

Correcting it seems pretty straitghforward to me. Full disclore: i am not a tech guy :)

The template starts with "</div></div></div>". These should be moved at the end of the template to solve (most of) the issues. Is this something a bot could correct? Thanks for your time. Afernand74 (talk) 10:06, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Afernand74, I am aware of this and had looked do it with MalnadachBot before. This is best done as a supervised task and is not suitable for a fully automated bot like mine. User:Sheep8144402 was working on that. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 10:36, 6 November 2022 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your swift answer. I wrongly thought that blanking the page and replacing with the correct wikicode would have sufficed. Thanks again. Afernand74 (talk) 13:57, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

Your usernameEdit

  Welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username, "ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ", may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it is discourteous and uncollaborative to use a non-latin script username as a regular English Wikipedia editor. It is understandable if you primarily edit in your language Wikipedia and are not active in English Wikipedia. But having thousands of edits in English Wikipedia and persisting with this username makes harmonious editing difficult. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username by completing the form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest, or you may simply create a new account for editing. Thank you. Gustin Kelly (talk) 17:55, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

I think the OP may have, in good faith, misread or misinterpreted the username policy; they possibly meant to refer to the Non-Latin signature portion of the English Wikipedia's signature guideline (which is not a policy). – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:02, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
The OP has been checkuser blocked. See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Vermont/BHGANI for context.
Regardless of that, my username does not violate username policy or signature guideline. Non-Roman script usernames are allowed. The username policy does not have special requirements based on edit count, either something is allowed or it is not. As for signature, see #Username above. After having spent a lot of time mopping up others' custom signatures, I think the default signature is the best. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 04:09, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Dave ButzEdit

On 6 November 2022, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Dave Butz, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. PFHLai (talk) 19:00, 6 November 2022 (UTC)


You've recently made edits in Early American publishers and printers article claiming that the <center> markup is "obsolete", which seems to be an opinion because something only becomes obsolete when it fails to work as well as some alternative markup. <center> still works fine, otherwise WP would have gotten rid of it. Also, what "error cats" are you referring to? I see nothing that indicates any sort of error. Where does one go to see if an article is in some sort of error category? Is there a list of "obsolete" markup? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 22:55, 9 November 2022 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Here's the list of affected pages. And this page explains the issue. At the bottom of that page, there is a link to the part of the HTML specification that lists obsolete tags. [Edited to add: You could have found all of this from the link in the edit summary for the error fix.] – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:15, 9 November 2022 (UTC)
I still fail to see how <center> was causing functional problems or jamming other things up. Since <center> has always worked efficiently, what was it, exactly, they made them come up with a new way of centering? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 01:46, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
While <center>...</center> currently works fine in wikipedia, support will be dropped for it in future since it is obsolete in HTML 5. This is why they are tracked so that we can replace them in advance without causing problems. If you find the alternates difficult to use, you can continue using <center>, someone else will come and replace them. Just don't revert them as that will put the page back in error reports and attract more people till it is replaced. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 04:45, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
https://www.google.com/search?q=why+was+the+html+center+tag+made+obsoleteJonesey95 (talk) 04:52, 10 November 2022 (UTC)
Okay, fair enough. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 17:17, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Siddhaanth Vir SurryavanshiEdit

On 13 November 2022, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi, which you nominated and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. PFHLai (talk) 20:26, 13 November 2022 (UTC)

Just my beliefEdit

I believe in equality, if we add this type of politician , Bigg Boss winner etc .. and promote them like super hero of this place , than what about who hard work to clean the city everyday just for low wages, i think they are great people but unfortunately their are not notable, this persons have their own article it includes place name etc ... So that's why i removed it that's my thoughts. goodnight.. :) Inedits (talk) 17:57, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

@Inedits: we do not list people based on subjective things like whether they are great or not. What matters is whether they are notable (for whatever reason) to have their own article. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 18:08, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

ನಂಗೇನೂ ಪ್ರಾಬ್ಲೆಮ್ ಇಲ್ಲ, ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು, ಟಿವಿ ಮಂದಿಯೆಲ್ಲ ಊರಿಗೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡಿರಲ್ಲ, ಅವರ ಹೆಸರು ಇರೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಜಾರ್ ಅಷ್ಟೇ, ಮಲ್ನಾಡ್ ನವರಿಗೆ ಮಲ್ನಾಡ್ ಅವರ ಕಡೆಯಿಂದ ಶುಭರಾತ್ರಿ :) Inedits (talk) 18:33, 22 November 2022 (UTC)

LTA blankingEdit

Hello, do you have a consensus to blank those pages, or a policy that supports you doing so? 331dot (talk) 09:57, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

From what I have seen, it is an acceptable practice to blank inactive LTA pages so they won't continue to exist as a shrine giving recognition to long gone vandals from years ago. This shows 30 others blanked from 2018 onwards excluding the 5 or so I blanked today. Though not directly related to LTAs, I am running MalnadachBot task 13 which involves blanking warnings and other stale messages from inactive IP talkpages. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 10:10, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for your explanation. I'm not going to attempt to prevent you from doing so, but from what I can see the past blankings were done by administrators; I might just suggest that you give admins a heads up that you are doing something like that on pages that often act as a reference for adminstrators. (I'm not referring to the bot actions) 331dot (talk) 10:16, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
Okay, posted at AN. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 10:40, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
Noting for the record that the AN thread was archived with support from 2 admins and no objections raised. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (talk) 04:27, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

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