Disambiguation link notification for April 22Edit

I wanted to clarify, were the mistakes because I just put down KNOE instead of KNOE-TV? Same with ACC instead of Atlantic Coast Conference. If that's the case I did fix them. If not, I'm sure you'll let me know. Thanks User:Dwightforrm (talk) 5:30, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminderEdit

Thanks for reminding me. I'll make the necessary correction right away. Kampolama (talk) 9:32, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 10Edit

I was going to make a mistake at some point as I am responsible for nearly every edit on the page. I have corrected it now. Thanks--Mikey'Da'Man, Archangel (talk) 7:25, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Replication lagEdit

Disambiguation pages with links etc. are running daily but produce the same old results. Is there anything we can do to reduce the replication lag? Certes (talk) 12:32, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Certes, it's likely part of the maintenance mentioned in this Village Pump discussion, in which case there's nothing to be done. The lag is over four days now for the server linked to in the discussion; the effects are visible for the edit counter, as well. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 13:27, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
It's back! Thanks to those who have already fixed all outstanding links from templates and many from elsewhere. Certes (talk) 18:31, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
As I expected, the effect of the restart has had some similarities to that of standing behind an elephant which had incautiously eaten a couple of hundredweight of figs. Narky Blert (talk) 10:36, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Feature request: dump dablink list into the templateEdit

Boxed material unarchived from Archive 8.

Hello. It would be a nice feature, if the DPL bot could dump a list of dablinks that it finds. Clearly the code to find dablinks is already present, so I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to output a list of them, up to your configurable threshold. Perhaps it could be configured to dump output to a file, but perhaps better and even easier, would be to dump the first N links right into the auto-generated template itself, in a section collapsed by default, with a show/hide link to view the list.

This request grows out of a discussion at Template talk:Dablinks#Broken links. The {{dablinks}} template formerly (perma) had two links to a tool that would allow one to "check" or "fix" the dab links. These links have been suppressed from the template as non-working. This leaves users completely in the dark, as far as what links need to be fixed. The banner generated by the template now, is essentially useless, functioning like a compiler written as a term project by a student in compiler theory 101, which, when it finds a syntax error in a 200kb program input to it, prints, "Your program had an error" and stops. Barely better than nothing.

The fact is, under the current circumstances, you might as well turn off task #1, because it serves no useful purpose without a way to determine which links to examine. The banners at the top of some articles are tantalizing, but pointless. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 06:51, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

PetScan can list all the dablinks on a page (example for Khan Kandi, Germi), but it does not spot links to redirects to dabs. (Adding Redirects from ambiguous terms would catch some but not all of them).. Alternatively, although it is the wrong way to solve the problem, it shouldn't be hard to rig up something to scrape and parse the HTML which MediaWiki generates. Links to dabs come in <a> tags of class "mw-disambig" (possibly accompanied by other classes such as "mw-redirect"). The parser could even optionally ignore links within div class="navbox", which are the bane of our lives as one error in a template can cause hundreds of articles to appear to be linked to a dab. None of this replaces Dispenser's tools, which help us to fix the problems rather than just finding them. See also DisamAssist, which solves the opposite problem: finding and fixing links from many pages to one dab. Certes (talk) 10:42, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Links to Dispenser's tools have been restored to {{Dablinks}}. You may have to bypass certificate warnings to access them. Undone, since I see from the talk page that there was a deliberate decision to remove them. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Just a note to point out that there is precedent for making default-collapsed cleanup templates that have a great deal more information expanded than they do collapsed. See for example, the {{Expand French}} banner at the top of Armistice Army (perma).
While we're waiting for an automated version created by the bot, I extended the Dablinks template to permit manual entry of up to ten links, viewable using a show/hide link. There is now a working mockup in the Template:Dablinks/sandbox; sample operations can be viewed at Template:Dablinks/testcases. Doc page to follow, but is fairly intuitive if you look at the test cases. Presumably DPL bot could just use this same framework, plugging in the links automatically. Mathglot (talk) 05:54, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm renewing this feature request, based on recent updates to the {{Dablinks}} template.

The new dablinks feature has been implemented, and you can now add up to ten positional parameters representing links that need attention from an editor. For an example, see Khan Kandi, Germi (also: Crohn's disease, Wounded Bird Records, Carole Ward Allen, List of most common surnames in North America, and others). This could be used by DPL bot, to add the first ten from the list directly to the template when generating it, instead of having to rely on users interacting with outside software. (Additional background at Template talk:Dablinks, sections #Broken links, and #New functionality in sandbox.)

JaGa, Can you make this change? (Adding Certes.) Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 02:17, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Hamburger BahnhofEdit

Thanks for your notice about disambiguation link, I have corrected.--Gömb Adél (talk) 07:25, 3 August 2020 (UTC)


Stop Bot, Thank YOUEdit

stop receiving messages from DPL bot

@Ahmadkurdi44: If you prefer to find and fix added links to disambiguation pages manually, please see User:DPL bot#Opting out. Certes (talk) 11:32, 3 August 2020 (UTC)