Issue with AnomieBOT Edit

Hi, Anomie,

I'm usually contacting you about your other bot but this involves AnomieBOT. It keeps recreating Template talk:2022-23 Top 14 Table even though there is no Template page. It's been deleted 4 times over the past few days. Do I need to fully protect this page or would that not affect AnomieBOT? Liz Read! Talk! 03:34, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It recreates it because Template talk:2022–23 Top 14 Table continues to exist. The template (the one with the   icon) at the bottom of Template talk:2022-23 Top 14 Table explains this. Anomie 12:11, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Liz: I'm saddened that you decided to do exactly what the bot's template recommended not to do. Anomie 20:04, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looking into why that talk page is G8-exempt, I made a proposal to move it to a different title to the user who requested it be kept. Hopefully that will work out. Anomie 20:26, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Concern regarding Draft:Gandhi Godse - Ek Yudh Edit

  Hello, AnomieBOT. This is a bot-delivered message letting you know that Draft:Gandhi Godse - Ek Yudh, a page you created, has not been edited in at least 5 months. Drafts that have not been edited for six months may be deleted, so if you wish to retain the page, please edit it again or request that it be moved to your userspace.

If the page has already been deleted, you can request it be undeleted so you can continue working on it.

Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. FireflyBot (talk) 19:02, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is one of those cases where somebody screwed up and subsequent editors simply made it worse. We have an article in mainspace, Gandhi Godse – Ek Yudh, with an en-dash in the title; when it was created, it was a redirect to Rajkumar Santoshi. Not long after, AnomieBOT created a parallel redirect also to Rajkumar Santoshi from the same title but using a hyphen-minus instead of the dash. So far, so good. But a few days later both of these redirects were converted (by different people) into articles about the same film, and the one with the hyphen-minus in the title was moved to draftspace.
The histories of the two pages have continued to diverge. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:39, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for doing the research! Anomie 19:59, 25 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Keep up the good work Edit

Lately when I remove material I don't bother rescuing the orphaned refs, because I know you'll come along and fix it. I know I'm being lazy but it's a real time saver for me. Thanks. GA-RT-22 (talk) 05:31, 30 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BRFA issue Edit

Special:Diff/1164649532 - Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/pumi is not closed (though it was briefly) and the bot keeps removing it from the submitted tasks. I can't find where or how the bot is determining that the task is "closed" since it's still listed in the "open" category and there are no other links to it. Primefac (talk) 08:19, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like for a case like this, where AnomieBOT had cached a beyond-Open status and then that was reverted to Open plus On-Hold, the bot was using the cached beyond-Open status instead of leaving it in Open. Fixed now. Anomie 11:28, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OTOH, now I've just re-denied it per WP:BOTNOTNOW, the proposer seems to lack much of any of the needed familiarity with the English Wikipedia to be trusted as a bot op. Anomie 11:44, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's fine, I denied it earlier myself so I'm glad I was going in the right direction initially (though your rationale is a bit more obvious than mine was). Primefac (talk) 14:08, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ITN problem Edit

For some reason, the bot archived July 3 at 11:25 instead of waiting until 00:00. Blaylockjam10 (talk) 20:10, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The parameters of the task call for 8 date sections rather than a date range. Someone added July 11 early, which made for 9 date sections, so the bot archived the oldest one when it happened to be restarted for a code update to a different task. Anomie 11:01, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

COIREQTable Edit

It occurred to me today that the requested edits table at User:AnomieBOT/COIREQTable is likely showing no requests because {{requested edit}} has been moved to {{edit COI}} and the bot might still be looking for the old code. That, or we really do have no edit requests... Primefac (talk) 11:49, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Wikipedia conflict of interest edit requests is empty too, so it's not just the bot. Anomie 12:22, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

should the bot be editing comments in a module? Edit

At this edit, AnomieBOT added |date=July 2023 to {{dead link}} mentions in comments in a lua module. Is that really a proper edit?

Trappist the monk (talk) 13:13, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, probably that doesn't make much sense. I'll look at the code. Anomie 23:13, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Fixed The TagDater task will now only process transclusions that are wikitext pages. Anomie 23:32, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you; bot's edit reverted.
Trappist the monk (talk) 23:36, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Edit

Just a thank-you note for stuff like "Rescuing orphaned refs ("Simpson 116-117" from rev 1168848788; "TelferDunbar1979 159" from rev 1168848788; "STR Gordon Red" from rev 1168848788; "SRT Cawdor" from rev 1168848788; "EsleaMacDonald2012 8" from rev 1168848788)". Splitting articles would be much more difficult without this bot cleaning up after broken citations. I try not to break them, but it's really tedious, and some get broken anyway.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  14:05, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Potential minor bug with archiving deletion sorting entries Edit

I noticed that there are two very old entries at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Computing from November and December 2022 (diffs when added: [1] and [2]). My guess as to why they've been skipped is it appears they were transcluded on the Computing page with a space after the namespace and before the page name:

{{Wikipedia: Articles for deletion/OnePlus 11}}
{{Wikipedia: Articles for deletion/Apple M2}}

It looks like it may be because the regex that decides to skip lines in User:AnomieBOT/source/tasks/ (assuming that's the current source) doesn't account for that? No idea if it's worth fixing but am curious:

return undef unless $name=~m!^(?i:Wikipedia|WP):(?:Articles|Miscellany) for deletion/(.+)$!;

My perl is a bit rusty but I'd think that

return undef unless $name=~m!^(?i:Wikipedia|WP) *: *(?:Articles|Miscellany) for deletion/(.+)$!;

would better match MediaWiki's template transclusion logic and, hopefully, wouldn't induce any false positives. Thanks! Skynxnex (talk) 22:09, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed. Anomie 12:07, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cool. Looks like it worked and archived those two entries successfully: Special:Diff/1169704816. Skynxnex (talk) 20:48, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pulling refs by name from another article!? Edit

I believe is wrong since it produces lots of refs with irrelevant content. L29Ah (talk) 20:24, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sometimes it's useful, particularly when it's an article linked in an edit summary (which should be done when someone is moving content between articles). If it's wrong, the best thing to do would be to supply the correct refs. Anomie 22:18, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PERTableHelper not finding correct page Edit

I recall that at one point in the past AnomieBOT had logic that let it display requests like Template talk:Chembox#Template-protected edit request on 15 August 2023 as pertaining to Template:Chembox Pharmacology rather than Template:Chembox. That seems to have stopped working. * Pppery * it has begun... 23:44, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like someone changed something in MediaWiki so the urn links the bot looks for come out from extlinks with the colon between the NIS and NSS incorrectly percent-encoded and the NSS incorrectly lowercased now. Anomie 00:14, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Filed T344301 about that. Anomie 00:43, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
PERTableUpdater now seems to have stopped running completely. * Pppery * it has begun... 14:41, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See the section below. Anomie 11:29, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some tasks appear to have failed Edit

I just checked on WP:SPER and noticed that the table was the same as I saw it last night. I was subsequently surprised to see that the navbox bot-reported and category request counts were very out of sync (13 bot-reported vs. 33 actual). Seems like AnomieBOT's last edit to User:AnomieBOT/SPERTable was over 24 hours ago, and the status page is reporting errors for this and a bunch of other tasks. I am not sure if I'm missing something or if this is a normal occurrence, but I haven't seen this behavior before. —⁠PlanetJuice (talkcontribs) 00:44, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IFDCloser has stopped working as well :o -FASTILY 04:32, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like the databases went read-only which caused a bunch of AnomieBOT's tasks to error out. Restarted, thanks for notifying me! Anomie 11:28, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some motor oil for you! Edit

A smart kitten (talk) 20:56, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have sent you a note about a page you started Edit

Hello, AnomieBOT. Thank you for your work on 2023–24 Australian region cyclone season. User:North8000, while examining this page as a part of our page curation process, had the following comments:

Good start. A bit early but I'm marking as reviewed

To reply, leave a comment here and begin it with {{Re|North8000}}. Please remember to sign your reply with ~~~~. (Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.)

North8000 (talk) 19:21, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @North8000: Please fix whatever script you're using to not bother notifying bots. Thanks. Anomie 02:24, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]