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Thank you

Thank you for catching that disambiguation page link to Témoignages on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics. I copied a source over from another page, and didn't check the link to see if the link was accurate. I fixed it and the link on my source page, Réunion. They both now link to Témoignages (newspaper). which is a page that unfortunately doesn't exist, but at least it's accurate. Feel free to remove this message. I just wanted to say thanks.Vojen (talk) 15:25, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Campeonato Nacional de Rodeo

Ok. Thanks. Juan25 (talk) 15:28, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Juan Andrés

Oh, you busy little rascal, you catch everything! Thanks for that. Richard Avery (talk) 15:37, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Bonaventura of Iseo

Hi Bot, Thanks for catching the link pointing to the disambiguation page Ezzelini. But I really mean Ezzelini (with final"i") meaning Ezzelini family and not Ezzelino (with final "o") pointing to a specific member of this family. So is Ezzelini (with final"i") a real disambiguation page ? --Parsedan (talk) 08:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notifications

I appreciate the informality and politeness of the disambiguation link notifications, but I think the "Hi." at the beginning of the notification may be a bit too informal. I'm not sure sure I want a bot chit-chatting with me. Just two bits from a senior citizen,  Buaidh  15:56, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

PS – I create thousands of links every year and I really appreciate the assistance of the DPL bot. Thank you so much,  Buaidh  16:04, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

PPS – I hope you people leaving messages for the DPL bot realize that this is the talk page for a rebotic process and not the DPL bot operator JaGa. You can reach at JaGa at User talk:JaGa.  Buaidh  16:13, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

The "funeral" section of the Roger Ebert article

The DPL bot notified me, on my "Talk" page, that I had inadvertently linked "Holy Name Cathedral" to that text string's disambiguation page when, of course, I meant to link said text string to the Wikipedia article about the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. My response on my "Talk" page is:

Hmmm. Well, I certainly didn't mean to link to the disambiguation page. I do remember landing on it, though, when looking for the Holy Name Cathedral article; and then opening Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral article on its own tab to the immediate right. I wonder if I somehow got confused about which tab was which when I was jumping around to grab links during my edit of the Ebert article. Hmmm. Well, no matter, I just fixed it; and gave as my reason that I accidentally linked to the disambiguation page instead of Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral page... my bad. Thanks! Gregg L. DesElms (Username: Deselms) (talk) 17:09, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

As I explain on my "Talk" page, I always place the entire conversation thread on poth participants' "Talk" pages so that it's all easier to follow, hence the reason I've now done that here. This bot's pretty cool, I must say. I do agree with the earlier commenter, though, that it's a little informal; the only downside of which, really, is that it may mislead the recipient of a notice into thinking that a human actually wrote it. Just my two cents worth... which my ex-wife used to always point out is typically all it's worth. [grin]
Gregg L. DesElms (Username: Deselms) (talk) 17:31, 17 April 2013 (UTC)


Which medicines make me see to dream neurologically? --Mustafa Bakacak (talk) 21:25, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Roundway Hospital

Thanks little bot for finding that little slip. Happy Sunday! Richard Avery (talk) 07:24, 21 April 2013 (UTC)


Without you things would be so much more ambiguous. Travelpleb (talk) 13:33, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Fordingbridge Hospital

Thank you botlet for spotting that. Richard Avery (talk) 11:28, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 1

Thank you for pointing out the ambiguity issue surrounding realism on the Soft Power page. I have made the necessary changes.Timothysandole (talk) 14:23, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Should you report regarding hatnotes?

I have received several dab notes in the past, but this was the first that was wrong, in fact, obviously wrong. Why? It was regarding a hatnote for The Tunnel (novel), and of course the link was to the dab page. In fact, it was in preferred style, with a pipe forcing the word "disambiguation" to appear to the user, instead of the raw The Tunnel. I suppose notification is still necessary here, but perhaps it would go over better, from the notifiee point-of-view trying to remember what he did, if you use a different message acknowledging the hatnote? Not a big deal. Choor monster (talk) 13:45, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

The problem was the piping. Per WP:D#HOWTODAB, the link should not have been piped; the guideline is focused primarily on how the link is stored internally, more than how it is displayed to the reader. I've fixed it, so DPL bot won't bother you on this again. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:21, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Ken Norton disambiguation

Thank you for letting me know about my disambiguation error, which was indeed unintended, and for the kind words. I'm not quite sure how to fix my mistake; if you would like to do it, I would greatly appreciate it. All the best.Grammarspellchecker (talk) 20:35, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

A cupcake for you!

  Thanks for bringing this up! If there is a need for me to make some corrections, let me know. Thank you. Mentenman91! (talk) 22:41, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Bug is the notification, regarding . However I never added a link. And the edit in question is 5 days old. Werieth (talk) 00:42, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Same here, regarding Virgo Williams with this notification. Haven't touched this article in six days... I also never added nor changed the link in question, in fact I was fixing other disambiguation links in the article. Maybe it got confused somehow? I also moved (renamed) the page... could that be why? — MusikAnimal talk 00:54, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Which Lord Grey

It is unclear which Lord Grey it is. Tabletop (talk) 05:51, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Seems to be Henry Grey, 3rd Earl Grey. I've fixed it for you. InedibleHulk (talk) 14:05, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


Dear DPL bot

Thank you for your message. I don't know why the program is showing the names in red. There is no page about the Hilton hotels, so I hought it would be good to read about the founder, Matino Marini was a friend of Sep Ruf and he was a fameous sculptor, Greenwood is only existing as Grünwald in the english Wikipedia, and Micheal Todd founded the Todd-AO that was played in the Royal movie palace in Munich.

I thought this things are interesting. Thank you for your answer.

With kind regards

Belissima24! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Belissima24! (talkcontribs) 14:52, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Re:Disambiguation link notification for May 20

Sorry, that was a foolish mistake I made, should be fixed now :) Aria1561 (talk) 20:16, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 21

Dear DPL bot, Thank you for your message. I corrected there a links for: Camino Real, H. G. Wells, Russia in the Shadows and David Hastings. Yours faithfully,Magularia (talk) 16:36, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Re: List of English words of Italian origin

Hi JaGa - is there any way of disabling the bot for "Lists of words"? Often there is a deliberate intention of connecting to the dab page, since a word origin will be identical for several of them. So this sort of thing is likely to be a frequent occurrence. Grutness...wha? 01:23, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Captain America in film

Thank you for telling me about Chris Evans. I meant to put Chris Evans (actor) in the cast and characters. Thanks again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TreCoolGuy (talkcontribs) 16:43, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks. I have changed Whitefield to Whitefield, Bangalore to remove Disambiguation. I think it solves. Regards, Sanjoykdas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanjoykdas (talkcontribs) 14:23, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Jane Seymour (actress, II)

Thank you for your notice. I had forgotten to resolve the link myself. I have now done so. David Spector (talk) 13:57, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Christi Sabbagh


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Synchronisation problem with "what links here"

This is the second time I've noticed this problem. (The first time you blamed me for it!)

  • The template {{Islands of the Qikiqtaaluk Region}} used to link to Camp Island. Now it links to Camp Island (Nunavut).
  • This template is on MANY pages.
  • If you do a "what links here" on both pages, you will see two different lists of pages.
  • If you choose a page from the "Camp Island" list, (any page), and examine it, you will see that page does NOT link to "Camp Island". You will, however, see that it DOES link to "Camp Island (Nunavut)".

i.e. "What links here" has some sort of synchronisation problem, and it is causing your bot to put templates on pages that do not merit them.
Happy to discuss the matter in more detail if necessary. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:19, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority‎

Please investigate why the bot keeps marking Toronto and Region Conservation Authority‎. There should not be any dab links. Thanks! Alaney2k (talk) 20:28, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Clarification request

I noticed that it's not immediately obvious from the bot's messages that they have been written by a machine, and I've seen some new users writing back and 'answering' the bot on their talk pages. Perhaps it should be made more clear that this is pointless, and their messages cannot be answered by the bot.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 15:25, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Are they asking it questions? If not, it seems as harmless as it is pointless, like talking to a pet. I still do it, after seven years. But yeah, it might be better if the bot was a bit more upfront about what it was (and not refer to itself as "we"). Anyway, this is the bot's talk page, and like you say, talking to it won't likely get an answer. The human you want is User:JaGa, its "father". InedibleHulk (talk) 16:35, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Got the wrong editor

Don't know if this qualifies as a full-on "glitch", but the bot seems to think [1] I added some disambiguation links when, in fact, these links existed since the original version of the page [2] which was created by someone else. Taroaldo 20:48, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Might be because the only other editor doesn't have a userpage. May not register with the bot. So when it sees you save a page with the same links, it figures it was you who created them, by default. Just a guess. Fixed those for you, anyway. InedibleHulk (talk) 12:47, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you!

Possibly the only bot I don't make rude comments about. Very useful. (Very embarrassing that it highlights that I've stuffed up - yet again - but that's not the bot's fault!) Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:52, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Archive search; and any way to integrate bot into "Show preview" step of edit?

My own talk page (User talk:Swliv) uses an archive template that permits a "search" function {{archives|search=yes|...}} in the archives box. It's nice. Here, I had to search each of the four files to see if I'd already registered my second comment of today. (I know I've registered it somewhere, but looks like not here and here's the place.) I'm not the programmer to give you a search function but I do hereby give you a bit on that way, here. You'll see I've installed "|search=yes" above to no avail.

Re: my integration request. I haven't searched the four files to see if you've already addressed such a question. I really expect you have. But I encountered the reality again here (and see above that for my several "interventions" with this partic. ed.) today; and I think it every time I myself slip up. I'm sure the programming would be monstrous but it would be wonderful. I think the dab system of Wiki is one of its quiet gems and this bot does so much to make it smooth and efficient. If you could "red label" a link to a dab page in the Show preview step of an edit you'd at least save me (and I expect many others) considerable anguish.

Thanks. Cheers. Swliv (talk) 23:19, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


DPLbot removed the incominglinks template on Airtel claiming there were less than 25 links inbound. I see 71 links with Special:What links here. Am I confused? jhawkinson (talk) 01:55, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Erroneous addition of incoming links template to Schönegg

DPL bot added the incoming links template to the Schönegg dab page I recently created, saying it was linked from a large number of articles. This surprised me, because I thought I'd done a proper job.

Special:WhatLinksHere seems to agree with the bot, which surprised me even more, but when I tried using Dab Solver to solve the ambiguities, it couldn't find the offending link (apart from one case I'd already marked with Template:dn). And I cannot find them either by eyeballing the article sources. In most cases the only reference to Schönegg is via Template:Cities and towns in Rohrbach (district), and that template correctly links to Schönegg, Upper Austria.

What is going on. Is there a bug in the bot?. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 10:12, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) No, the fact that Special:Whatlinkshere shows the links as existing means that it is not a problem with the bot. In fact, I think the problem is with the job queue that is supposed to clean up the link database after a template is edited. Queue processing has been very slow lately; it is typically taking 24-48 hours after a template edit, and sometimes longer, before the links are fixed. When the queue is processed, DPL bot will remove the template automagically. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:31, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Erroneous addition of incoming links template to Schlossberg

Just checked on a few other dab pages I've created recently, and noted another case at Schlossberg. Again this seems to be related to a lot of articles using a template which is itself correctly disambiguated. Again Special:WhatLinksHere agrees with the bot, but Dab Solver (and manual inspection) does not.

But in this case the disambiguation was some days ago, so this cannot be some sort of obscure caching issue. I'm guessing this is not directly a problem with your bot, but something broken at a lower level that is affecting both the bot and Special:WhatLinksHere. Going to refer to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 10:34, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


Gotta tell ya - I'm very impressed with the way you have implemented this bot, and in my (of course, completely unbiased) POV, it's mainly due to the choice of wording in what you post on people's talk pages. It's slightly embarrassing to have it pointed out that one has "stuffed up", but your choice of words concentrates on fixing the problem rather than emphasising that someone has stuffed up. The contrast with the beta-command-bot's approach is dramatic. Whereas beta-command-bot used to thoroughly annoy me, my response to your bot and it's talk page posting is "Damn, stuffed up again. Gee that's a useful little bot." Good work! And Well done! Cheers, and many thanks! Pdfpdf (talk) 11:51, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Son of Setanta

Thanks for the heads up on those disambiguation links. All fixed now. Keep up the good work. SonofSetanta (talk) 11:25, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

your message.

OK. I have fixed it. " For example, in the case of Hans Eisele 1, former SS Dr convicted of experimentation on prisoners, there is some evidence that Muench's intervention with General Clay in the summer of 1948 resulted in the commutation of Eisele's execution (scheduled for June 1948) and Eisele's eventual release in 1952.[20][30]"

I hope you are well, but I did the best I could.Valleyspring (talk) 19:51, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for February 10[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Aloisius Joseph Muench, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Hans Eisele (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject. It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 12:08, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Hatnotes linking to disambiguation pages

I put a hatnote at the top of the article titled Charles Henry Herbert Cook saying

For other persons named Charles Cook, see Charles Cook, a disambiguation page.

So I got the usual boilerplate notice from this bot, saying one shouldn't link to disambiguation pages.

Hatnotes linking to disambiguation pages in this way are not included in the norms against linking to disambiguation pages. This bot should not included those among the occasions for this notice to user pages. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:55, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Michael, see WP:D#HOWTODAB. If your hatnote linked to Charles Cook (disambiguation), the bot would not have notified you. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 20:02, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation notice, June 18, DMA Attack

The disambiguation was necessary, as there is no current article or definition of spoofing that includes hardware spoofing (but the disambiguation page gives some idea of the meaning). I am not qualified to originate an article on hardware spoofing. Patrickwooldridge (talk) 18:32, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 17

Thanks for the heads up regarding the a link pointing to the disambiguation page Villa Clara while I edited Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis. It has been fixed now pointing to Villa Clara Province. Cheers. Lezumbalaberenjena (talk) 11:31, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Software/bot bug?

Hello and thank you for your bot messages. Just a note to let you know of a problem I had with it: When I pressed the option "fix with Dab solver" in my talk page,([3]) I entered the correct intralink, and saved it. What happened then is that the software changed all the "[" and "]" characters for the # symbol: [4]. I reverted it and used the normal editing procedures. Thanks, BatteryIncluded (talk) 14:53, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) That's an issue with, not with DPL bot. You should notify User:Dispenser. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:15, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Re: Dab links fixes

The fixes have been applied. Thanks for the heads up. -- Fasi100 (talk) 12:13, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 23

Thank You for your message about David Jacobs (DJ), I have edited the link as you have suggested . D Eaketts (talk) 18:10, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 23 Sensory Processing Disorder

Thank you so much. It was part of the older page that was copied and pasted the same and I didn't notice. And learning about that tool was really helpful! Chibs007 (talk) 21:17, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 27 ALCO_RSC-3

hello ... the Disambiguation been corrected, please check. There is no article on Ferrovias Paulistas, I will try to arrange for the moment there is a #REDIRECT. Meloaraujo (talk) 12:34, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you. Akuindo (talk) 11:33, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you!

I don't think you get thanked enough for what you do. Lately I have been using AutoWikiBrowser to add links to clear the backlog of dead end pages. Inevitably I Wikilink a disambiguation page and you tell me about it so I can fix it. You provide a great service to casual readers and experienced editors alike. Andrew327 16:53, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

I can say the same. I made a mistake but I have already corrected it.--Fidulario (talk) 00:16, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Album & Band Photos

Hi, I was wondering how can I post band pictures and album pics as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1remains (talkcontribs) 17:46, 29 July 2013 (UTC)


I blocked the bot to allow you to stop this error reoccurring. Spartaz Humbug!} 08:36, 24 December 2012‎ (UTC)

Adding links

Thanks for the help on adding links on Matt Rosen and Paul Kennedy. User talk:Ashbeckjonathan

May 2

Hello, DPL bot. You have new messages at Forward Unto Dawn's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Disambiguation link notification for February 12

DPL bot(talk). Thank you very much for your email regarding N. Ahmed. I've redone the link in question. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jogfalls1947 (talkcontribs) 16:07, April 27, 2013‎ (UTC)

disambiguation page "My Friends" on Pull the Pin

Crumbs! Completely forgot to add (Stereophonics song) to the link "My Friends". I'll fix that just now, thanks :) Ultra Violet Light (talk) 17:12, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation page for Lost (TV series)

Thanks for the heads up; I did mean to have the fictional books page link to Lost (TV series); the novel referenced is one read very visibly by a main character, and became part of an on-line game game called the Lost Experience. Now I wonder if I ought to send the link there instead. If you have any thoughts, they'd be greatly appreciated. Mthwaite (talk) 19:49, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

It looks like someone else fixed the link to point to the TV series, which is what I would have done. Cheers, --JaGatalk 03:30, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Indeffed users and dablinks

Is there some way of stopping the bot from posting dablink messages on the pages of indefinitely blocked users, such as here? It looks silly. You know, anticlimactic. See Bathos. Bishonen | talk 13:45, 29 July 2013 (UTC).

Probably. I'll have to see if there's an indef flag I can check. I wouldn't want to block messages from short-term blockees. --JaGatalk 03:37, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
  Done Indef blocked users should no longer get messages. --JaGatalk 21:07, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Wrong user notified

I received a notification for adding a disambiguation link to the Charon (gun) article. However, the link was actually added in this edit by (talk). What might have caused me to get the notification? Jackmcbarn (talk) 13:40, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

You're right, it shouldn't have notified you. I think it has to do with when you removed an infobox; I've seen this before when people remove hatnotes from pages. There must be something going on with the curly bracket pattern matching. I'll try to figure this out when I get a chance, but for now I can only offer an apology. --JaGatalk 03:35, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
  Done The infobox was a red herring! Bug fixed. --JaGatalk 01:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Ambiguation warning internal links

This bot warned me of three ambiguous links in the new article on Cyclopygidae. Two (distribution and extant) I repaired (to Range (biology) and Extant taxon respectively). The third however, (Taxonomy), is the automatically generated title of a paragraph in this article and it does not link to the article on taxonomy. So it should not be "repaired". Thanks, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 11:21, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

The bot was actually referring to the link in the infobox to "assigned genera", which did indeed link to the Taxonomy disambig. Another editor has already fixed the problem, though, so no worries. Cheers, --JaGatalk 02:44, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Strike Force

The issue with Bruce Gordon has been corrected. The issue with the term "Strike Force" stands. The generic term listed is correct : "Strike force, term for the unit, such as of the army or police force, of a special assault assignment team used in offensive tactics (compare to quick reaction force in defense tactics)" That's what a police "Strike Force" is , and that's what this T.V. show is about. Granted, it is about a specific police Strike Force , the Los Angeles Police-based unit-but the intended reference is correct, and doesn't need to be changed. Thanks. Willgee (talk) 16:55, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

There really shouldn't be definitions like that on a disambig page - that could be removed at any time. In this case I would normally either remove the link altogether, since it's pretty reasonable to expect the reader to know what a strike force is, or link it to the wiktionary def. --JaGatalk 02:41, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

False incoming link results from navbox

Hi! I'm sure your bot does very good work. But it gives false results for incoming links to disambiguation pages when a page included in a navbox has been moved, even if the navbox has been edited following the move. Jean Machine is a current example. Few pages link there, but your bot has placed an incoming links template. Could it perhaps be asked to check the relevant navbox template before doing that? In this case it does not matter, as presumably it will go back and remove the tag in a few days. At Accademia, where there really were a lot of incoming links that needed dealing with and it did the same thing, it was less than helpful. Hmm, as I write this, it occurs to me that it may be the wiki software itself and not your bot that is getting this wrong. If so, I apologise. Who can be asked to fix this? Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 22:56, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Jean Machine probably got the tag due to the disambiguation link in the template {{Clothing brands by country}}, which was included in many pages. Let's see if DPL bot correctly removes the template tomorrow, now that the template has been fixed. --JaGatalk 01:16, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I'm sure that is what is happening. It's not a big deal, but the bot placed the tag template about twelve hours after the navbox template was had been fixed. All I'm wondering is if the bot could be asked to check the navbox template in such cases. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 07:38, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually, the bot does double check before it tags, but unfortunately it sometimes takes a while for changes in a template to be propagated to Wikipedia's pagelinks database. If you edit a template, that isn't actually an edit on the page that contains the template, so the article that includes it doesn't get automatically updated in the database like a normal edit does. There's a job that says "oh, hey, this template's been changed, I'd better tell the wiki to update its record of pagelinks for every article that contains this template". It frequently works in real time, but sometimes it gets backlogged and you see lagged results like this. --JaGatalk 21:44, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
OK, if you and or it are doing your best, that's quite good enough for me. It might be an idea to include a "may not reflect recent changes" disclaimer on the incoming links template, perhaps? I've now seen this more than once; it was somewhat alarming the first time around. Thank you! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:57, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Link redirecting back

Hi, The article Thalassery biryani got a disambiguation tag which I resolved. I need your help. A link reverting back issue could not be resolved. Do you have any way in which this can be resolved? There is another link named Thalassery biriyani for Thalassery biryani (Please check the spelling one is biriyani and the other biryani), this could be mainly because of the pronunciation differences of different people. I also found another page of the same name Thalassery biryani redirecting to itself, where as there is a page with same name having content. I removed the redirection scripts and left the page blank, but still the error is seen. So please help if possible, I am pretty new to wiki, trying to learn. Thanks and Regards --Sunaina Kunju (talk) 14:18, 9 August 2013 (UTC) Hi, to add, I checked many times in that page for a redirection link of name Thalassery biryani or Thalassery biriyani, but could not find any. Regards --Sunaina Kunju (talk) 14:21, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

I took care of it. It was very tricky - hidden in two templates, {{Rice dishes}} and {{Chicken}}. Thanks for your diligent work! Cheers, --JaGatalk 21:52, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Thankyou very much.. Great work... --Sunaina Kunju (talk) 12:55, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

John Thomas disambig link

Done - thanks for the heads up. --Storye book (talk) 11:07, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Jerry Lacy

Thank you. I should have checked those myself.Whytk (talk) 17:40, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi DPL Bot...Thanks for your suggestion. I have done the changes.

Patrolling set index articles

Would it be possible to get DPL bot to patrol certain set index articles? My concern is with those in Category:Set indices on plant common names. I think it would be helpful to notify editors of links made to these pages and to track those pages with large numbers of incoming links, as DPL bot does. Sycamore, and List of plants known as lotus are two I'm aware of with a large number of incoming links, although I'm sure there are others. I'm coming here after some discussion at Talk:Nettle_(disambiguation) about splitting off a set index for the use of nettle as a common name for various plants; loss of bot patrol in a SIA is a concern and a possible argument against the split.

"Disambiguating" multiple plants which share a common name within the constraints of WP:MOSDAB is difficult. While many of the existing plant common name SIAs currently conform with MOSDAB, more information than MOSDAB allows will usually be needed to help the reader find the plant they are looking for. See Blue lily for an (imperfect) example of a SIA that doesn't conform with MOSDAB, but which, I believe, is more useful to the reader than a MOS compliant DAB would be. Plantdrew (talk) 22:29, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

A brownie for you!

  Thank you for your positive feedback and the assistance with disambiguation DJFryzy (talk) 11:51, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you very much for pointing the disambiguation link on the page Prince Sedan. I have just corrected the link.--Prince Skyline S54B 13:43, 21 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prince Skyline S54B (talkcontribs)

Possible Bug

The bot might not always correctly determine which user is responsible for linking to a disambiguation page.

-- Lindberg 16:33, 16 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lindberg G Williams Jr (talkcontribs)

It was right in this case. You added a link to the disambig Estate with this edit. --JaGatalk 02:44, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Indeed, as the record reflects. Thanks for the response. I must have mistaken my intentions for actual actions.
-- Lindberg 10:34, 20 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lindberg G Williams Jr (talkcontribs)
No problem! Cheers, --JaGatalk 15:42, 24 August 2013 (UTC)


Thank you for the reminder of the disambiguation link on Global F.C.. I just fixed it already. Thanks again. 11:49, 22 August 2013 (UTC) FairyTailRocks (talk)

Greetings and... feedback/requests

Greetings DPL bot and bot owner. As an appreciative "collaborator" with this great bot, I was wondering if there is any way that it could be tweaked to kick in (or whatever it is that bots do...) when a user hits the preview button prior to saving the edits to a page (maybe as an option). On the other hand, to prevent edit conflicts, could it be tweaked to not "kick in" when a page has an {{in use}} tag on it? Sorry if the above points have been raised elsewhere, but as I don't follow these things, I'm afraid I have no idea as to what the policy/state of the art is here. Cheers! --Technopat (talk) 12:03, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

To have the editor point out dablinks upon preview would require a level of integration that I don't have access to. On the other hand, I think checking for {{in use}} is doable, and a very reasonable idea. I'll look into it, but it may be a while before I get it done since I've just started back to school and am trying to migrate to Tool Labs. Thanks for the idea! --JaGatalk 15:41, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

  Thank you DPL Bot and bot owner for your very helpful feedback and timely assistance with disambiguation! Harvey the rabbit (talk) 13:51, 25 August 2013 (UTC)


Hey, DPL bot, thanks for the note! I really appreciate your thanks and suggestions! — Preceding unsigned comment added by CreeperB00M3R (talkcontribs) 23:17, 26 August 2013 (UTC)


Would it be possible for the bot to use {{Incoming links}} instead of {{incominglinks}} to avoid a template redirect? --After Midnight 0001 20:48, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes. It may be a while before I get to it (I've just started school and am in the middle of migrating to Tool Labs) but I can and will do this. Thanks for pointing it out. --JaGatalk 15:36, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
  Done This was such a quick task I just went ahead and took care of it. Thanks again for the suggestion! Cheers, --JaGatalk 17:44, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Quite simply...

Many thanks for the help with the disambiguation issue on Scottish National Entitlement Card article. Very effective :) Madscotinengland (talk) 16:40, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Leavy and Levy

Your disambiguation notification, Leavy and Levy are categorized as disambiguation pages, but, actually contain surname articles within that are not elsewhere in the Wikipedia. If memory serves, Leavy is only a surname article. Each of these articles either needs to be recatergorized or have its surname sections broken out into new Wikipedia articles. I can thereafter link to only the surname. Albiet (talk) 16:21, 28 August 2013 (UTC)Albiet

You could have also left them unlinked like the other names in that note. Regardless, Leavy was converted into a surname article after DPL bot left the message, and there is a surname article for Levy: Levy (surname). I went ahead and took care of it in McNulty. --JaGatalk 01:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for the help

Many thanks for the help with the disambiguation issue on PTEN and Wnt Dmitry Dzhagarov (talk) 11:51, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


As always, thanks for your help!!!! I love the bots. Mugginsx (talk) 11:31, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Today's special is hash

After many years of being vaguely aware of the dab solver I finally gave it a try, and here's what happened [5]. EEng (talk) 16:24, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You should probably advise Dispenser; it's his tool. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 17:51, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Will do, thx. EEng (talk) 03:11, 8 September 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for the disambiguation link notification dated 9th September. I have thought it best to remove the offending link altogether: I hope this will be acceptable. Dalkeith46 (talk) 14:42, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Specific please?

Hi, can you be specific where is it? Delta Stadium is the location, Delta is the place, but I couldn't find any that linked to the ambiguous link. Thanks though for notifying. Cheers! Dominic7333 (talk) 18:17, 10 September 2013 (UTC+7)

The bad link was Delta. You could have searched the page and clicked the link to see it goes to a disambig. Also, you could have clicked "Fix with DabSolver" in DPL bot's message and it would show you the link. Either way, I went ahead and took care of it. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 17:30, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Comment from DPL bot's page

Moving to the talk page --JaGatalk 17:14, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

I have obviously (several messages telling me so) been using links improperly, but I don't understand the linking process. I thought that links were simply cross-references to other Wikipedia articles whose titles were the linked words: click on the link and the other article pops up. But now I'm told that the double-bracket links are used only as "disambiguation links," which apparently refers to articles with titles identical to that of the article in which the link appears but different content. And these disambiguation links come out red in the article where they are inserted, whereas other links come out blue. What does red signify, and what does blue signify? Also, if double brackets are improper for linking to another Wiki article bearing the title of the linked phrase, what is the proper way to insert a blue link (assuming blue refers to a separate article whose title is the linked phrase)? Atticusattor (talk) 18:51, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
The blue links means there's a link to another page within Wikipedia. The red link means there's no article. We're only concerned with the blue links. Let's look at your edit to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. When you edited it, you added a link to Walter Kaufmann. Click on the link to Walter Kaufmann. Is that where you wanted the link to go? The problem is, you didn't make the link specific enough to go to the correct article. If you can tell me which Walter Kaufmann you meant, I'll show you how to format the link so it goes to the correct article. --JaGatalk 17:36, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Ahh! Now I get it. I didn't know there was another Walter Kaufmann (a physicist). I thought I was linking to Walter Kaufmann (philosopher). I still don't know how to link when there is a disambiguation problem, since the text in which the link appears doesn't have the Kaufmann article's parenthetical disambiguation insert. Can you add the link to the correct Kaufmann article (philosopher)? Thanks.Atticusattor (talk) 12:15, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
  Done It's easier to show than explain. Originally, in wiki syntax, your link looked like this:
[[Walter Kaufmann]]
which sent it to the Walter Kaufmann disambig. How do we send the link to Walter Kaufmann (philosopher) without displaying the qualifier? With a piped link:
[[Walter Kaufmann (philosopher)|Walter Kaufmann]]
now the link displays as Walter Kaufmann but when you click it, it goes to Walter Kaufmann (philosopher). Tricky stuff, but very useful. If you're still confused (don't feel bad, it takes some getting used to!), check out my change to the Hegel article here. --JaGatalk 18:17, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks here! Passengers of the Anne and Little James 1623

Thanks for noticing the disambig links in my article. You are so helpful, as are all the Bots!!!! Mugginsx (talk) 11:32, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 20

OK! I fixed links. Everything is in order :) If you need anything on the disambiguation links, write me. The desire to improve. Thanks :) Matti1990 (talk) 12:41, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

My edit

I have little understanding of this (disambiguation) stuff, so thx for correcting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adambein (talkcontribs) 20:10, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


Dmitry Dzhagarov (talk) 15:23, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Dablinks and tables

Recently, I merged the content of the articles Conflux and Dissension into other articles, then made those two articles disambiguation pages. A little while later, you slapped the "30+ links" notice on the talk page. Nearly all of the incoming links were from a table; a table that has now been changed to not link to Conflux or Dissension. But the incoming links are still showing up. Why is that? What can I do to stop that? (FWIW, I removed the notice from Conflux; Dissension is a 2-page disambiguation with one of them under a PROD so I'm not worried about that) pbp 05:39, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

Tables? You probably mean templates. When a template is edited, the links in the pages that contain it are updated asynchronously (i.e., "some time later"). See Help:Job queue#Updating links tables when a template changes. Currently, this seems to take anywhere from one to three days, although it can vary widely depending on the load on the servers. Just be patient and they will catch up eventually, and when they do the bot will remove its notice from the disambiguation page. (Removing it manually won't help if the links aren't fixed yet, because the bot will just put it back.) --R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:22, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Should be due within the next day or two, since I edited the template on Friday night pbp 16:05, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

curious about instructions

Thanks for the bot, it has notified me of several oversights regarding links. Please define what will happen through check to confirm | fix with Dab solver as I am reluctant to click on one or the other, not knowing the result. If it is a shortcut to make the corrections, that would be great, but so far I merely have gone back to the articles and made the corrections. _ _ _ _ 83d40m (talk) 03:35, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

"Check to confirm" tells you whether the problem still exists or not. "Fix with Dab solver" links to a tool you can use to make the fixing easier. Clicking the links won't affect your account in any way, nor will they obligate you to do anything. You can check them out, and leave if you're uninterested. --JaGatalk 02:16, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Re: Disambiguation link notification for September 26

This link cannot be disambiguated, as there is no general article for "awl". The reference is to prehistoric awls unearthed as archaeological finds. Kelisi (talk) 15:25, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

In that case, how does a link to the disambiguation page help a reader understand the term in the context in which it is used? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 19:23, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Bug? Seemingly random message.

I received a DPL bot talk page message about an edit I made on amphetamine on the 26th stating I added a wikilink to agitation on that page. This was my only edit on that page that day:

I'm not sure how that could've triggered the message, since this template is the only actual content that was added to the page:

This a bug, or am I missing something? Seppi333 (talk) 18:03, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Nevermind, I found I did make a wikilink to that page, although the notification is 5 days late - I made the edit on the 21st:
Seppi333 (talk) 18:26, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the follow-up. If DPL bot has recently sent a message, I intentionally delay sending out a new message so frequent editors aren't getting spammed every day. --JaGatalk 02:17, 28 September 2013 (UTC)


  Done Thank you! Rei Momo (talk) 22:12, 26 September 2013 (UTC)


this is the nicest, most polite bot on wp.thanks Spencerk (talk) 15:48, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

messages on redirected talk pages

It seems to me like this edit should have gone to the page being redirected too. Not your siblings' deletionist (talk) 00:22, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure about that. After all, you did make the edit with that account. --JaGatalk 04:10, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Leaving a talk page message on that page raises a notification for me. clicking on the notification doesn't take me to the notification or make the notifciation go away. You can argue about whether the notification system is broken or the bot is broken, but something is clearly broken. Not your siblings' deletionist (talk) 05:45, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
If you opt-out the bot won't leave you any more messages, and thus no more pesky notifications either. --JaGatalk 06:08, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Black Sea Shipping Company

Many Thanks, Sir! I corrected the article Black Sea Shipping Company - port's names. BRGDS Грищук ЮН (talk) 14:53, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Anthony Williams

  Done Thank you! --CoolJazz5 (talk) 13:54, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Magtymguly Pyragy done and PLEASE DO CHANGE THE MESSAGE!

a) thanks for bot telling me that i made a mistake on that entry. b) Please throw this message out. It is not clear and condescending. Who the hell is "wikipedia" to thank me??? I am wikipedia, and i made a mistake. Then it does not say clearly what the problem is, and in the beginning I did not understand what the message was. Nearly ignored it. Put up something staright, something like: "Hi in your edit of ABC-ARTICLE you added a link to a disambiguation page XYZ. This was probably a mistake - error. Please have a look at your edit once again and insert a link to an article page instead of the disambiguation page." Kipala (talk) 15:26, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Edits on Loredana Cannata

  Done! Thank you and have a nice week end. Rei Momo (talk) 13:11, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks

Hi, thanks for pointing out the disambiguation error. Have corrected.Kaayay (talk) 11:27, 9 October 2013 (UTC)kaayay

Raid (military)

Thanks for spotting the link to the dab page Glider. Actually, introducing it was a blessing in disguise. The original link was glider-borne, which is a redirect to Glider (aircraft) - I changed it because you generally shouldn't link adjectives - but when I came to fix it I noticed that Military glider was more relevant. Thank you for helping to improve Wikipedia :) Hairy Dude (talk) 11:45, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Can you please fix some edits I did on 3 articles about 3 different actors?

The actors names'are Aron_Eisenberg Natalie_Portman Mischa_Barton. Thanks. Venustar84 (talk) 03:44, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Why isn't the info about Aron_Eisenbergson suppose to be put on the page? And can you look at the Mischa_Barton to see if article needs editing? Thanks. Venustar84 (talk) 17:46, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the correction.

I made the change. Vejlefjord (talk) 16:30, 17 October 2013 (UTC)


This is just for thanking you).Glc72 (talk) 11:31, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

more thanks.

Thanks for help with the Northeast Project of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences page. I have made the correction, and the link no longer points to the disambiguation page.Mark Froelich (talk) 01:37, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

New REFBot

There is a suggestion on Wikipedia:Bot requests for a new REFBot working as DPL bot and BracketBot do. I beg politely for consideration. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thanks a lot in anticipation. -- Frze (talk · contribs) 04:12, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Spurious dablink notification

Hello. This bot gives spurious dablink notification in some circumstances. An example recently:

  1. I moved Ghulam Mohiuddin to Ghulam Mohiuddin (actor)
  2. The moved article contained uses of Template:NigarAwardBestActor and four other similar templates
  3. I updated the references to the moved article in the templates
  4. I updated all visible incoming links to the moved article
  5. I recreated Ghulam Mohiuddin as a disambiguation page
  6. "What links here" for Ghulam Mohiuddin continued to show incoming links from other articles using the templates
  7. DPL bot also counted incoming links as they had been from the templates before their update.

The same problem occured with links to Ghulam Ahmed (now redirected to Ghulam Ahmad) after the old Ghulam Ahmed wss moved to Ghulam Ahmed (cricketer), where the article contained Template:Indian Test Cricket Captains. I know I can fix this by doing null edits on the articles using the templates, but that's precisely the sort of thing that bots are meant to do for us, isn't it? SamuelTheGhost (talk) 11:10, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Actually it's the Job queue that is supposed to clean up those spurious links. Unfortunately, that is running quite slowly lately, and it can take more than a few days for the links to be cleaned up after a template edit. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:31, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much for telling me that, which I didn't know. It's helpful to know how things are meant to work. I'll just try and be more patient. SamuelTheGhost (talk) 14:48, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link to Erie County

Thanks for the information about this link in the Gernatt Family of Companies article. I corrected it, though my reviewer already corrected it, as well. Appreciated! Daniellagreen (talk) 22:38, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Leon Joseph Chavalliaud

Thanks for checking the bad links in my article. One day, one day! I might think about checking the links when I do an article. Have a happy Christmas. Richard Avery (talk) 07:50, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks remarking

Hi! DPL bot, thanks remarking the fact. You are right that, I would like to create such a list. It can be entitled as: A list of Khalifa of Ghaus-e-Azam Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi or A list of Ahmed Ullah Maizbhanderi. If you, yourself rename the List/article I shall be obliged. Thanks once again. Sufidisciple (talk) 15:02, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation on Etrit Berisha's page: *Albanian

ok thank you, I've fixed now: Etrit Berisha#Lazio. Eni.Sukthi.Durres (talk) 16:55, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the help

I eventually worked out how to fix the disambiguation for Paraná State on the Einer Lonnberg page by trial and error Papblak (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:32, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link on Pakistan

Thanks alot for informing me about the mistake I did, I just removed the disambiguation link "Church" from the page Pakistan.

Thanx again :)

Farhan Khurram (talk) 09:59, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

1st November

Where would I be without you, Thanks botty. Richard Avery (talk) 10:51, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

No links found.

You have put a notice on my talk page about disambiguation links but these links do not seem to exist. Is this a bug? Martin Hogbin (talk) 10:11, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) The Toolserver database used by User:Dispenser's tools is out of date at the moment, causing some false negative reports (and possibly also some false positives). --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:51, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Have some oil, you wonderful bot!

  Premium fuel for the bot!
Just leaving some yummy fuel to keep our wonderful bot running smooth! -- Saint Soren (talk) 02:18, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

Template links

Your bot does not allow template links to update before tagging. This is a bug that reports every item in a template as linking to dab pages when the link in the template was dabbed recently. This needs to be fixed as the hatnote appears erroneously in dozens of pages. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 19:53, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the assist!

Thanks for the heads up on that link to disambiguation page. I totally didn't catch it when I posted! Thanks again!--WillPugarth (talk) 01:04, 20 November 2013 (UTC)


I notice that this bot has just added the dablinks template to the article List of 21st-century classical composers. However, when I go to, I get the message "No disambiguation links on List of 21st-century classical composers." What is malfunctioning—the bot, the Wikimedia Toolserver, or something else? Thanks, Toccata quarta (talk) 20:57, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Well, Thomas Wells is a disambiguation page, Wang Ying is a disambiguation page, John Webb is a disambiguation page, and I could go on and on. So I think that tells us what is malfunctioning. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 23:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Stephen Levine (author)

That was deliberately pointing to the dab page at the beginning of the article, I am fine to receive your messages but in this case you are mistaken♫ SqueakBox talk contribs 16:24, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for pointing it out. And Already corrected now. :) ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 09:20, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

BB&T Ballpark

I think I fixed all the incoming links already.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 15:39, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Thank you, helpful bot! I'll try to be more careful with checking that links go to the right page.

SarahTheEntwife (talk) 12:08, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for the help

Many thanks for the help with the disambiguation issue on Phillip King Caravasar (talk)


Hello~ can you please review my article and send feedback? thankyou... ( )

Hello. This bot's only task is to notify editors who link to a disambiguation page. The place you probably want is Wikipedia:Peer review.
One problem I notice is your sources aren't what Wikipedia calls reliable secondary sources. They are too closely related to the subject, and from sites which basically anyone can edit to say anything (and your Facebook source just looks like a bunch of Javascript code). If a subject isn't covered by secondary sources (independent newspapers, magazines, websites, books), it may be considered non-notable and deleted.
Also, if you mean "my article" as "article about me", you may want to read WP:COS. If you mean "article belonging to me", see WP:OWN.
Sorry if that sounds like nagging. I didn't write the rules, but it's good to know them. InedibleHulk (talk) 16:06, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 8

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Potti Veeraiah, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Tamil, Telugu and Dwarf (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 09:11, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

This link is corrected. Thanks for the notification.--Sultankhadar (talk) 15:06, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 14

Hi. Thank you for your latest edits. I will attempt to make a correctly. Thanks,--Bogdan Kosar (talk) 15:45, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 16

I see the link is indeed to a disambiguation page, but it was not a link I added and it has been in the article since at least Jan 2011, so I am not sure how it was picked up as one of my edits - I shall remove it. Thanks. Ridiculus mus (talk) 10:44, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

My mistake, I see I inadvertently changed Nongoma to Ngoma, and converted an authentic link into a duff one. Apologies. Ridiculus mus (talk) 10:50, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Incoming links template

Hi, it seems that DPL bot adds 38 characters when adding the {{incoming links}} template, but only removes 37 when removing it. Is it possible that it is missing a newline when it removes the template? See [6] and [7] for an example. -- (talk) 14:05, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Barnstar of Good Humor
i will not change any thing but nice try and thank you for the messege Bberr11 (talk) 00:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 15

not sure of ur remark... all links you mentioned are not to disambiguation but to specific pages? thanks in advance Ravanellidiciamo (talk) 10:17, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

But are they the pages you intended? For instance, go to M-segment and click on the MPV link. Is that what you wanted the link to go to? --JaGatalk 17:04, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Confirm link shows page does not exist, tho DAB solver then worked

Thanks for picking up the disambiguation pages linked to the new page I created, Robert McDonald (missionary). I corrected the links using DAB solver, but was surprised that when I tried clicking on the confirm link first, it said the page did not exist. I thought that might be because the page was open in another window, but the error message recurred after I saved that edit and tried again. I'll leave the notice on my talk page for a few more days, in case it's a problem someone needs to look at or confirm. Again, thanks for the great work you do!Jweaver28 (talk) 19:45, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Toolserver replag permanent - Dab solver needs porting

Hi JaGa; My understanding is that the Toolserver replag is permanent, and that pointing people off to use Dab solver on it is not helpful. You ought to alter the message until such time as Dab solver is ported to labs. Josh Parris 12:03, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It is my understanding that Dispenser has declined to port any of his tools to Labs, including Dabsolver. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:31, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm starting to wonder if there will be a point where we should quit linking to Dab Solver. Generally it's OK, but if it starts confusing more and more people, we have to wonder whether it's still a net positive. --JaGatalk 17:07, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
You could port the tools to labs... presumably Dispenser wouldn't mind, he's always been helpful in the past. Josh Parris 02:51, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Check to confirm erroneously reports no dablinks remain

Full report: User talk:P64#Disambiguation link notification for December 7. --P64 (talk) 19:03, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

I don't know how to decipher the above, but today received a notice about links to disambiguation pages on two pages I recently edited, Henry Budd and Lillian Trasher. In both cases, when I used the check to confirm link, I got erroneous reports--that the new Henry Budd page didn't exist (tho when I used the DAB solver link it correctly found the disambiguation page link cited) and that the other page didn't have any links to disambiguation pages (DAB solver also couldn't find it, but when I went to the page and searched for the cited term (a city), then clicked on the link, sure enough a disambiguation page showed). Thus, I don't know if the problem is with the DPL bot or something else, since in both pages it was right, but the followup tools wrong. My worry is with the many pages I previously didn't check so diligently, figuring someone else had corrected disambiguation page links when in fact I might have relied on a false negative from DAB solver.Jweaver28 (talk) 22:16, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
THANK U Srujanachavala (talk) 09:16, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

New feature proposal

I got warned by your bot several times, so I thought we could improve a resource to better point to the most accurate page. The bot or a program could calculate the percentage of words that are the same in the original linking page and the different possible pages, so it could present one or a few of them as a better fit for the disambiguation. It could provide the most common words and a calculation/rate/approximation of common words. This could be presented to the DPL portal or project. ※ Sobreira ◣◥ (parlez) 08:24, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Tony Elliot (publisher) and Terry Roberts (dramatist)

Thanks for checking my work and pointing out my failings. Love it, Love it. You're always welcome on my talk page. Richard Avery (talk) 14:38, 12 January 2014 (UTC)