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  • Hello!! I am Cyberpower678. I am an administrator on Wikipedia. Despite that, I'm still your run of the mill user here on Wikipedia.
  • I specialize in bot work and tools, but I lurk around RfPP, AfD, AIV, and AN/I, as well as RfA. If you have any questions in those areas, please feel free to ask. :-)
  • I also serve as a mailing list moderator and account creator over at the Account Creation Center. If you have any questions regarding an account I created for you, or the process itself, feel free to email the WP:ACC team or me personally.
  • At current I have helped to create accounts for 2511 different users and renamed 790 other users.
  • Disputes or discussions that appear to have ended or is disputed will be archived.

All the best.—cyberpower

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No RfXs since 12:11, 11 September 2019 (UTC).—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online

IABot signatureEdit


How can I translate the "raport a bug" part that appears at the IABot signature on talk pages' notifications? Also, the last line in those discussions says When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. Does the template refer to the "raport a bug" part? Because nothing else appears below those words except for the bot's signature. - Klein Muçi (talk) 16:25, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Just a friendly reminder that I'm still interested in the questions I've asked. Maybe you've forgotten about them. Not wanting to hurry you or anything. :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 23:10, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I missed your question entirely. IABot's signature is defined in the settings. So you would need to give me the translation so I can apply it. It appears the wrong message was translated. That message is specific to enwiki only, which is defunct anyways. You want to have the following translated instead.

Hello fellow editors,\n\nI have just modified {linksrescued} external links on [[{namespacepage}]]. Please take a moment to review [{diff} my edit]. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit [[:m:InternetArchiveBot/FAQ|this simple FaQ]] for additional information. I made the following changes:\n{modifiedlinks}\nPlease refer to the FaQ for information on correcting errors with the bot.\n\nCheers.

CYBERPOWER (Message) 06:39, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Cyberbot I needs more sophistication re Template:Book report startEdit

I edited Book talk:Crag martins to remove italic markup (''...'') for a genus name used in Template:book report start, as explained in my edit summary,

{{book report start}} puts the second parameter in italics, so remove italic markup from genus name; fixing lint errors

Cyberbot I then edited this same article, reinserting the spurious italic markup that creates a lint error and un-italicizes the genus name. I have reverted this change. Would you please edit your bots so that this doesn't happen again? —Anomalocaris (talk) 08:44, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

You removed the above comment without addressing the issue and you did it again. I have made the fix Five (5) times. Please stop inserting inappropriate italic markup. Please cooperate. —Anomalocaris (talk) 09:14, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Update: I have learned from Jonesey95 that the rule both on and off Wikipedia is that genus and species embedded in an italic phrase get flipped out of italics. My solution was incorrect. Jonesey95 has come up with a solution that flips the genus and species out of Italics and also does not generate lint errors. Please use Jonesey95's solution. —Anomalocaris (talk) 05:45, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't understand why there are problems to begin with. The bot has been in continuous operation since I took it over from NoomBot. I haven't touched the code other that to improve the security on it. So why are there problems now?—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 22:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
The Special:Linter errors were not visible until the Tidy to Remex conversion began a year or two ago. Because of the unusual formatting used in the template itself and in the transclusion, Cyberbot's edits to this page reintroduce two different Linter errors: a misnested tag, and a missing end tag. – Jonesey95 (talk) 04:43, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
You removed the above discussion without addressing the issue and you did it again. And again. Please accept the solution by Jonesey95. It is correct. Yours is not. Please cooperate. —Anomalocaris (talk) 09:14, 21 May 2019 (UTC)


You again removed the above discussion without addressing the issue.

Your bot edited Book talk:Crag martins at 04:15, 8 June 2019, changing valid markup

{{book report start|Crag martins|The genus ''Ptyonoprogne''}}

to invalid markup

{{book report start|Crag martins|<small>The genus ''Ptyonoprogne''</small>}}

which Special:ExpandTemplates shows expanding to something that includes

<big>Crag martins<br/>''<span class="nowrap"> </span><small>The genus ''Ptyonoprogne''</small><span class="nowrap"> </span>''</big>

which has misnesting

''<small>The genus ''Ptyonoprogne''</small>...''

I was wrong originally and Jonesey95 was correct. The italic markup around the genus is fine, but <small>...</small> doesn't work here. —Anomalocaris (talk) 22:17, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

I have added the {{bots}} template to the page in question until this problem is resolved. I bear no ill will toward the bot or its operator; this is a strange little technical problem with syntax, not a life-threatening condition. I don't know if this tiny conflict is resolvable, or if there are side effects of the bots template that will be undesirable. If having the bot update the page periodically is useful, then that useful updating will be suspended until the bots template is removed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:38, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Jonesey95: At 04:21, 6 September 2019‎, Cyberbot I edited this article again, even though you inserted

{{bots|deny=Cyberbot I}}

and the edit caused misnested tags again! —Anomalocaris (talk) 02:56, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Anomalocaris, I'm still unclear. All I need to do is remove the <small> tags?—CYBERPOWER (Message) 07:50, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
First, if a page says {{bots|deny=Cyberbot I}}, or as it does now (thanks to Jonesey95), {{nobots}}, your bot should not edit it at all. And in answer to your question, yes, the <small>...</small> doesn't work here, because, as I said before, it expands to the misnested
''<small>The genus ''Ptyonoprogne''</small>...''
Again the first priority is to get your bot to respect bot denial templates. —Anomalocaris (talk) 08:05, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
This bot task is an old bot that I keep operational, but I didn't write it. I didn't even know it didn't respect nobots, and I'm very constrained with the time I have. I'll implement the change regarding the tags.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 08:38, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
On a look at the code, I don't see anything in there that would prompt the bot to surround that text with small tags. This tells me it's pulling them from somewhere else on wiki. I did a search through the entire code, and results came back nil.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 08:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

You've got mailEdit

Hello, Cyberpower678. Please check your email; you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.AnaGGriffo (talk) 20:49, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

False positive tool not workingEdit

I tried using the false positive tool linked from User talk:InternetArchiveBot, but it doesn't seem to be working properly.

I tried to submit and got a non-working "Submit" button, a working "GO BACK" button, and the following:

Report false positives
Please review the following URLs and confirm that they are really not dead.
These URLs were not found in the DB and will be ignored:

As I was not able to submit the url, I gave up. The bot is now disabled on en-wiki. Starting point for this was at this edit by the Bot at Zinedine Zidane.

The talk page there is protected, so couldn't report this in what seemed like the logical place. That same page links your User page for further action. Mathglot (talk) 00:26, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Firstly, disabling the bot for something like this is highly inappropriate. Please don't do that again. Secondly, you submitted a link that isn't actually on the article you mention. is the correct link. I suggest you try that. It's important to remember that just because redirects to, doesn't mean they are identical. You should use the link that's actually being used in the article, not what's in your URL address bar. :-)

Is this the place to ask about InternetArchiveBot?Edit

I came across an edit from 2017 that isn't right...In this edit at Utah War, the bots changed a dead link of:
<ref> {{Dead link|date=July 2010}}</ref>
to this:
<ref> {{webarchive|url= |date=2 August 2012 }}</ref>
Now, yeah, the original ref was kind of mangled but it was marked as dead in July 2010 & the Bot gave out a new link dated August 2012...
I have just spent sometime trying to figure out what article this link is trying to get at so I could actually webarchive-link to the article but have given up, the link isn't actually needed since there are 2 other refs at the same place. The links are all kind of a mess these days in general since an outside concern came along (ca.2009 I think) usurping the original URL and so I have been working my way through them and trying to web-archive link to the original site run by actual universities & JSTOR etc. Shearonink (talk) 07:26, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

censorship of Eric Corbett’s PageEdit

This is completely unacceptable. Doubtless some hope the whole subject of Eric Corbett will now magically disappear; however, as he was one of the project’s major contributors his departure won’t quietly fade into the sunset and oblivion. Admins and Arbs had better get used to the reverberations of their actions, because I suspect they will be echoing for some considerable time, and censorship of views will only increase the decibel level. Giano (talk) 18:57, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Giano, I don't know what you are going on about. I simply saw an edit war and put an end to it before it started escalating.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:23, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
When things have already escalated to such a level of fever pitch, it is best to let nature run it’s course. Eric Corbett may well have left the room, but his presence has not. Giano (talk) 19:56, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
I’d rather fully protect a talk page for 24 hours then see things escalate to a point where people get blocked. That’s the last thing this situation needs right now.—CYBERPOWER (Message) 05:52, 18 September 2019 (UTC)


I noticed this: [1] .. did I do something wrong? — Ched (talk) 20:58, 18 September 2019 (UTC) OH .. I think I see .. same user requested more than one page. — Ched (talk) 21:14, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

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