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I mentioned this a while ago to Scottywong, but since you took over his tool: [1]. Basically, for CSD, you should exclude DB-moves from the score, since those are expected to be bluelinked. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:46, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea; I'll put some parsing code together sometime this week. Enterprisey (talk!) 08:25, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

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December 13: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

Wednesday December 13, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Babycastles gallery by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We will include a look at the organization and planning for our chapter, and expanding volunteer roles for both regular Wikipedia editors and new participants.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

We welcome the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from all educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles gallery, 145 West 14th Street
(note the new address, a couple of doors down from the former Babycastles location)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:43, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

P.S. You are also invited to AfroCROWD Street Culture Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and Year End Celebration on Saturday December 16!

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)


A&M redirects

Hello, Enterprisey. I'm writing to you because your bot is removing "redirect" assessement from WikiProject Anime and Manga articles (ex. 1, 2, 3). I'm not sure why it does this task, neither do I know how this is useful (it's really a doubt, not a critic). However, it's causing a problem: it's overpopulating the category Unassessed anime and manga articles, in which should be included only the new articles that were not assessed yet. How could we solve this problem? Sincerely, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 16:50, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Oops, sorry about that! When this bot task was going through the approval process, nobody really considered wikiprojects that weren't using the WPBannerMeta template. Looking at your project's talk page, it looks like the WP:A&M banner isn't going to be converted anytime soon. I think preventing the bot from removing the assessment when it notices that the banner is that of your project would work, so I'm going to make that change to the bot's code now. I'll also prepare a list of pages that were already affected in this way to see if we need a bot task to undo the edits. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
No problems. It seems A&M is a singular case. Thanks for your comprehension. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 20:46, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018

You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day NYC 2018, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with keynotes, plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course open space sessions.

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 18:41, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2018

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2017).

  Administrator changes

  AnetodeLaser brainWorm That Turned

  Bureaucrat changes

  Worm That Turned

  Guideline and policy news

  • A request for comment is in progress to determine whether the administrator policy should be amended to require disclosure of paid editing activity at WP:RFA and to prohibit the use of administrative tools as part of paid editing activity, with certain exceptions.

  Technical news


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DYK in re AFDstats

Dear Enterprisey. It has been a while, but I hope this finds you well.

Did you notice – has it been mentioned before? – that nominations will show up with the date padded with a zero at AFDstas, while !votes do not?

From these stats:

  • List of Highlife Musicians from Edo State January 08, 2018 Delete (Nom)
  • Environmental and Left List in Tanum January 8, 2018 Delete
  • Anindya Chatterjee (director) December 05, 2017 Delete (Nom)
  • Brændstrup December 5, 2017 Keep
  • Pete Durnell February 09, 2017 Delete (Nom)
  • Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year February 9, 2017 Keep

Kind regards, Sam Sailor 20:35, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Sandbox (January 11)

Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Enterprisey was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Enterprisey (talk!) 23:32, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello! Enterprisey, I noticed your article was declined at Articles for Creation, and that can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! Enterprisey (talk!) 23:32, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

This Sunday! Wikipedia Day NYC Celebration and Mini-Conference (updated speakers + schedule)

Sunday January 14: Wikipedia Day NYC 2018

Part of Wikipedia's global 17th birthday celebration, Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 at Ace Hotel will include a mini-conference of scheduled panels as well as unconference style talks and discussions proposed by attendees on the day of the event. We are very excited to announce speakers such as Jason Scott (Internet Archive), Jackie Koerner (Visiting Scholar, Wiki Ed), and Andrew Lih (Wikimedia DC), as well as a fantastic line-up of panels that highlight projects and issues of relevance to the Wikimedia NYC community.

See Wikipedia Day NYC 2018 speakers + schedule

And there will be cake.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects.

10:00am - 6:30 pm at Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street in Manhattan

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Megs (talk) 02:23, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Architecture

Morning, would you be able to add the above project to your wonderful sorting tool. Many thanks and I hope you have a great day today. KJP1 (talk) 09:27, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Done; you should see it the next time the tool updates. Enterprisey (talk!) 13:38, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks indeed. KJP1 (talk) 14:22, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
No problem! Enterprisey (talk!) 17:40, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Microsoft Office XP

Thank you for evaluating the Microsoft Office XP article for Good Article status. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to improve the article before or after your evaluation is complete. I would prefer to address any shortcomings before that time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 01:50, 27 December 2017 (UTC))

Sure! I've already started making notes on the review page about passages in the article that might need to be fixed, so feel free to respond to each note. (I'm using this review as a model for the review.) Enterprisey (talk!) 19:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I am sorry that I did not read this before or the notes; I wish that it would have notified me that you responded. I intend to address the comments in your notes tonight. Thank you for your time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 21:03, 28 December 2017 (UTC))
Oh, no problem! I should've left a note that I actually did start the review on your talk page. Looking forward to a good review. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:26, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I replied to some of your comments. I hope that this leads to productive improvement and that you inform me of any other issues with the article. Thank you! (IanWilliam20 (talk) 02:32, 29 December 2017 (UTC))
I just wanted to mention that I have made more edits since I responded to your comments, including edits in regards to naming consistency, prose (more than one), and client vs. full file and service pack information. I even updated the caption for the introductory image. I hope that you find these changes to be satisfactory. Thank you for your time. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 17:58, 1 January 2018 (UTC))
The changes look good! Sorry I haven't been editing the review much lately, the tail end of the holiday season was a bit busy. But I should be back to reviewing it this week, probably tomorrow. Thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 04:47, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! You are fine, of course. I hope that it has been well for you. I will enjoy more of your thoughts because I want it to be beautiful. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 18:51, 2 January 2018 (UTC))
I am sorry to bother you again, but there is something I wanted to ask you, as you are the article's reviewer. I should be bold, but how would you feel about a section dedicated to new features in the individual Office XP applications (e.g., Outlook 2002) (similar to this)? I do not intend to list every feature, of course, but I feel that such information would be immensely valuable. Naturally I will not work with this if you feel that it would detract from—or negatively affect—its potential as a Good Article, or its review process. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 20:59, 3 January 2018 (UTC))
Sure, that sounds like a great idea that would contribute to the article's coverage! It would definitely improve the article. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:18, 3 January 2018 (UTC
I have run into a bit of an issue, but I should be done with that section by January 8. I hope to address your other feedback (e.g., the .NET strategy) and make the appropriate edits at that time, as I have found the appropriate sources. Thank you for your feedback and for your patience. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 00:28, 5 January 2018 (UTC))
Enterprisey, I have added that section and have made changes based on your previous suggestions. When you are available please let me know what you think. Thank you for your assistance. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 04:15, 7 January 2018 (UTC))
Enterprisey, I truly do apologize for writing to you about this again—it is clear that you are busy—but it has been almost a month since you were last contacted. Are you still interested in assessing Microsoft Office XP? If you are no longer able or interested please let me know. I do not mean to sound like a broken record, as they say. Thank you. (IanWilliam20 (talk) 23:18, 3 February 2018 (UTC))
IanWilliam20, I apologize for the lengthy delay; I had a lot of IRL work to do and I kept thinking I would be able to come back to the review. Apparently this wasn't the case at all. As I said below, I think it would be better for another reviewer to finish the review. I appreciate all the work you put into the article, though! Enterprisey (talk!) 09:32, 26 February 2018 (UTC); (re-ping due to username change: Ian Wolfman Enterprisey (talk!) 09:33, 26 February 2018 (UTC))

A cup of coffee for you!

  Thanks for presenting at Wikipedia Day NYC. I installed your "reply" tool for the talk page. It works and it's really cool! Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:35, 15 January 2018 (UTC)


If you really want this, you can enable it here: testwiki:Special:Two-factor authentication. Once enabled, it will be globally. Read over meta:Help:Two-factor authentication first. — xaosflux Talk 22:37, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Maybe also Wikipedia:Simple 2FA. — xaosflux Talk 22:40, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! Added. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

draft-sorter.js and grade parameter

I've noticed that your draft-sorter.js script adds a 'grade' parameter whenever it adds any WikiProject banner. As far as I'm aware, 'grade' isn't a supported parameter for most WikiProject templates, and so it results in pages being added to cleanup categories (e.g. Category:Africa articles with invalid parameters). If there isn't another purpose, could you remove this from the script? Thanks. Harryboyles 00:47, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Thanks for pointing that out. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

DelsortList Grenada

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Grenada Nees to be added to the list. Thanks, L3X1 Become a New Page Patroller! (distænt write) 00:21, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Sorry for the delay, lol Enterprisey (talk!) 05:30, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

DYK credits

Hi Enterprisey, could you please make your bot check whether a user exists before making a talk page for them? Based on Template:Did you know nominations/2018 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake (check the history), it created User talk:Multiple, no one editor seems primarily responsible for the article as it now exist (now deleted). That kind of page is not helpful to anyone. Happy editing, —Kusma (t·c) 20:03, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Fixed! Sorry for the delay. Will be verifying that the fix has worked (on real data) the next time the bot runs. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:58, 3 May 2018 (UTC)


Is this you? — xaosflux Talk 05:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it is. The issue I mentioned there was preventing me from logging in to my main account, so I used the alt. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
See note on phab. — xaosflux Talk 03:42, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Microsoft Office XP/GA1

Enterprisey, you have not returned to this review in nearly two months, and you have not been responsive to recent requests from the nominator to say when (or whether) you planned to return.

It was good of you to give GA reviewing a try, but that comes with a responsibility to communicate, especially when written directly. If you do not return to this review in some way by the end of February, I'm sure you will understand that I will go looking for another reviewer to take over where you left off. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:18, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't think I'll be able to get back to it that soon, so I think it would be better for another reviewer to take over. I'm responding above too. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:30, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Not sure if..'s your script, but the edit summary here seems a bit screwy? Just FYI   - TNT 17:06, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Uh that's what I get for fragile username detection. Will track on github, as my RL workload prevents me from getting much done during the week. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:18, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
This has been fixed, by the way. Or at least that particular instance there; what happened was my method of detecting links to user pages was a bit too fragile, and in fact was rejecting all non-piped links! Enterprisey (talk!) 00:36, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Admin recall
(Umm, actually making you recall that you need to run again for the RfA now)

Well, I got bombed in my first RfA, and I too had an alternative account that I did not connect to my main account, till just before my second RfA. So at least we both have got that in common :D

Since your first RfA, the feedback I have from the community is that you've contributed to build Wikipedia in unique ways, which editors really appreciate. If there's someone who has already passed Kudpung's criteria, I would really want to know why aren't you considering running again, now that much time has passed since the earlier RfA. If you're looking for a few supports before you decide, you have mine:


  • Lourdes 03:38, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
    Thank you so much for your support! I would normally be interested in running again, but my current RL workload is incredibly high to the point where I can't do much else at the moment. If I had a week to spare, I absolutely would give it another try (after consulting a bunch of people, of course!) since it has been nearly two and a half years. If all goes well, I should be putting in a ton of time to the project over the summer, so I think that would be a good time to run again. Again, thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 05:00, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Was just thinking about you, actually. Yeah, we'll talk in the summer - I think you should be in a position to pass by then. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:35, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

ACTRIAL - next steps for the Future of AfC & NPP

Hello Enterprisey, thank you for your efforts reviewing New Page and AfC submissions and your support for the ACTRIAL initiative.

The conclusion to the ACTRIAL report commissioned by the Wikimedia Foundation strongly reiterates our long-time on going requirements for the NPP and AfC processes to be improved. Within minutes of the trial being switched off, the feed was swamped with inappropriate creations and users are being blocked already.
This is now the moment to continue to collaborate with the WMF and their developers to bring the entire Curation system up to date by making a firm commitment to addressing the list of requirements to the excellent suite of tools the WMF developed for Curation. Some of these are already listed at Phabricator but may need a boost.
The conclusions also make some recommendations for AfC.
A place to discuss these issues initially is here where you are already a task force member.

Wikipedia:The future of NPP and AfC. To opt-out of future mailings, go here. From MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:02, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Bot Error

I've just noticed that your bot seems to be making an error when notifying users of articles at DYK. If the nomination template's parameter (Template:Did you know nominations/[article title here]) is not an actual article title (e.g., Template:Did you know nominations/Marlon Bundo books), the bot sends a link to an invalid article title (e.g., Marlon Bundo books). IronGargoyle (talk) 17:54, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

I believe this was fixed - see the above thread. I haven't confirmed if it was fixed yet. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:01, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Table tennis

A gentle ping about my eslint pull request. ;) TheDragonFire (talk) 04:33, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Note to self so I stop clicking on this: the PR has been merged. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:58, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

sql as a programming language

if sql in general is a programming language (and I agree that it is) then it should be given the treatment all the others are. You have c, c++ etc all listed separately. SQLite, MSSQL and SQL are all similar but have different syntax to the point that they don't run each other's code. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thoughtpolice26 (talkcontribs) 04:50, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

I agree with you; I have previously stated on that article's talk page that I believe SQL should be listed. I have added it again. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:12, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Conversation on improvements to AfC process

Hi Enterprisey -- I'm Marshall Miller; I'm a new product manager at WMF with the Community Tech team. I'm currently working on a potential improvement to the Articles for Creation (AfC) process that I posted about here, and that's being discussed on the talk page.

I don't know if you've had a chance to check out that conversation, but I wanted to get in touch since a lot of the conversation has been around the tools that you've worked on for AfC. The discussion so far has narrowed down to a few leading improvements, and the work that the Community Tech team at WMF would do to pursue those improvements could likely involve enhancements to the AFCH script, or work that builds on things like the Pending AfC Submissions tool.

If you have time to weigh in on the conversation, or for us at the Community Tech team here to ask you questions about your work -- or if you want to collaborate on some of these improvements, please let me know! We would appreciate any bandwidth you can spare.

-- MMiller (WMF) (talk) 21:15, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Looks great! Thanks for working on this. I've responded a bit over there, and will post a bit more once I finish an alternative first couple of steps for the article wizard. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:55, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Upcoming changes to wikitext parsing


There will be some changes to the way wikitext is parsed during the next few weeks. It will affect all namespaces. You can see a list of pages that may display incorrectly at Special:LintErrors. Since most of the easy problems have already been solved at the English Wikipedia, I am specifically contacting tech-savvy editors such as yourself with this one-time message, in the hope that you will be able to investigate the remaining high-priority pages during the next month.

There are approximately 10,000 articles (and many more non-article pages) with high-priority errors. The most important ones are the articles with misnested tags and table problems. Some of these involve templates, such as infoboxes, or the way the template is used in the article. In some cases, the "error" is a minor, unimportant difference in the visual appearance. In other cases, the results are undesirable. You can see a before-and-after comparison of any article by adding ?action=parsermigration-edit to the end of a link, like this: (which shows a difference in how {{infobox ship}} is parsed).

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see Wikipedia:Linter. There are also some basic instructions (and links to even more information) at You can also leave a note at WT:Linter if you have questions.

Thank you for all the good things you do for the English Wikipedia. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:18, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


G'day, recently added {{afc-c|p}} template in for partially accepted AFC/R requests. Is it possible to add in code to place this over requests that have some redirects accepted and rejected?

IVORK Discuss 00:00, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Fix for this is being tested; will apply tomorrow. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:05, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Jordan delsort list

Hello, I was delsorting yesterday and tried to but an AFD into the Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion Sorting/Jordan list, but the option was not available in the menu. Does it need to be added to the list? Thanks, cinco de L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 11:45, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

My bad! Yes, it does - should be fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:54, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Delsort with Cricket

Hello there! I have been using the delsort script but have been noticing whenever I choose "Cricket", the AfDs aren't actually going to the collection page. – TheGridExe (talk) 18:34, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

I see the issue. There's supposed to be a comment that reads
<!-- New AFD's should be placed on top of the list, directly below this line -->
at the top of the section where AfDs are supposed to go, but that seems to have been removed; I put it back. Probably I should fix the script so that it doesn't depend on the existence of the comment. Thanks for pointing this out! Enterprisey (talk!) 05:59, 9 June 2018 (UTC)


Not sure why the old name logged in and made an edit? Beeblebrox (talk) 20:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Interesting. I sure didn't trigger that. I'll inspect all the logs when I get back to a desktop computer, but will change passwords in the meantime Enterprisey (talk!) 22:57, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
So, is it you who asked for rename of APersonBot account? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:16, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Whoa, didn't see that. No, that request was not me. I am also unable to log into the APersonBot account at the moment; good thing it was blocked. I am also contacting Beeblebrox to see if we can look into this a bit more. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Gadget-afchelper.js loading user JS

Hi there! I noticed MediaWiki:Gadget-afchelper.js sources User:Enterprisey/afch-master.js. This poses a security risk, since (while probably unlikely) your account could be compromised and someone could insert malicious code in your user script which affects everyone who uses Wikipedia. I noticed you're a sysop on testwiki, do you have two-factor authentication turned on? Doing so there will also mean you have 2FA here. Even if you do have it turned on, under principle it would be good to move the AFCH script to the MediaWiki namespace. You could make protected edit requests as needed, linking to the source on GitHub. What are your thoughts? Kind regards MusikAnimal talk 18:44, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I do have 2FA on. I'm less active in AFCH development than I was previously, so I'd be fine with this change. Enterprisey (talk!) 15:11, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

AFCRHS update

Hi Enterprisey. Time to update the list of R templates? Suggestion. Now From and To templates are separated, which to my mind makes more sense, and they are then sorted (approximately) by function as in WP:TMR#List of redirects by function. Sam Sailor 13:02, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Sam Sailor, just to clarify, your list would replace the existing list in the code, or be appended to it? Thanks for taking the time to compile it! Enterprisey (talk!) 18:58, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Replace it. Thanks! Sam Sailor 19:04, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Done! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:17, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


Your delsort script seem not list Laos, can you add it, thanks. Hhkohh (talk) 16:03, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Done! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:20, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Also add Qatar, thanks Hhkohh (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 04:27, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Also done. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:10, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

U.S. Deletion sorting

Delsort request feature - check to prevent double listing

Is it possible for you to implement a feature that checks the category first to prevent double listing? --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 07:45, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

That's a pretty good idea. Working on it now. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:00, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
And done. Let me know what you think (@Tyw7:). Enterprisey (talk!) 04:04, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Looks great. Thanks. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 09:19, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Edit: Looks like you removed the box where you can try searching for categories. It seems that the box only appears after you've sorted it into the category. Is there a way to enable the search box without having to previously sort the request into a category? Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 10:31, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure which box was removed. Are you talking about the first search box on the right side? Can you paste (in a collapse box) any errors you're getting in the browser console? Enterprisey (talk!) 15:24, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
This is what I see. Instead of a search box, I see a select menu --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 16:23, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Alright, try it again? Should be fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:04, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I will have to wait until somebody nominates something. Will let you know after the test. Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 00:06, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Just tested. It works as before. Thanks. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 09:37, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

List vs article

As it is in the notability guideline, although technically a list is a type of article, probably "list" is "differentiated" from "article", otherwise, why mention "list" and "article"? I guess you take it as a tautology but I take it as talking about two different things. So the removal of "lists" require discussion in the talk page. Thinker78 (talk) 21:03, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation. I understand why the edit could be viewed as substantive, and I've started a discussion on WT:N about it. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Reply link doesn't seem to work on my talk page

Reply to seem to pull the last link in signature into the edit summary

Remove deletion from catagories

I don't suppose you could implement a way to easily remove the deletion from the category through your widget? Like clicking the "x" next to the category removes it from the said catagory. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk to me • ✍️ Contributions) 11:58, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't think this use case occurs often enough to add a feature for it, and it's not complicated to do manually. (If someone wanted to write a patch for it, I'd definitely apply the patch though.) --Enterprisey (talk!) 17:30, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Replying to AFD comment jumps around

Fashion is listed twice in Delsort

As subject --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 20:48, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I looked into this and Fashion is also listed twice in the main list of delsort pages by topic (WP:DST). The list in the script should probably be kept the same way. However, I did add code to handle the case where both occurrences of the item were selected by silently just adding one. --Enterprisey (talk!) 00:37, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

AFCH issue

Hi Enterprisey. Have a look at Special:Diff/828608530/828608703 and it happened again, had to manually fix it in Special:Diff/828609568/next. Thanks again for the many hours you put into your fine scripts. Best, Sam Sailor 17:21, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

As a reminder to myself, this has been fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:02, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Your Delsort script edit summary still links to User:Enterprisey/delsort

Shouldn't it link to User:EnterpriseyBot/delsort?

See --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 21:29, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I moved the docs to the bot's userspace, then realized this was a mistake and CSD'ed the redirect so I could move it back. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:33, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Filtering drafts: some more

Thought this would help (see source rather than the long mess it appears as). I didn't know how specific you wanted to get so I tried to keep it general but WikiProject Dams, WikiProject Albums exists for example.

WikiProject Historic sites | HSITES WikiProject Aviation | AV WikiProject Dams | DAMS WikiProject Religion | RELI WikiProject Trains | TRAINS WikiProject Transport | TRPT WikiProject Arts | ART WikiProject Spaceflight | USPACE WikiProject Food and drink | FOOD WikiProject Music | WPMU

Infobox historic building | ARCH | HSITES Infobox album | WPMU Infobox instrument | WPMU Infobox producer discography | WPMU Infobox record label | WPMU Infobox single | WPMU Infobox song | WPMU Infobox musical artist | BIO | WPMU Infobox musical composition | WPMU Infobox guitar model | WPMU Infobox YouTube personality | BIO Infobox historic site | HSITES Infobox ancient site | HSITES Infobox school | WPSCH Infobox UK school | WPSCH Infobox bus company | TRPT Infobox port | TRPT Infobox road small | TRPT Infobox road | TRPT Infobox church | ARCH | RELI Infobox Hindu temple | RELI Infobox London station | TRAINS Infobox building | ARCH Infobox bridge | ARCH Infobox monastery | ARCH | HSITES Infobox airport | AV Infobox dam | ARCH | DAMS Infobox religious building | ARCH | RELI Infobox station | TRPT Infobox academic | BIOG Infobox architect | BIOG | ARCH Infobox artist | BIOG | ART Infobox astronaut | BIOG | USPACE Infobox aviator | BIOG | AV Infobox chef | BIOG | FOOD Infobox Christian leader | BIOG | RELI Infobox classical composer | BIOG

Hope this helps- and good luck with your talk! jcc (tea and biscuits) 18:30, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! This is super helpful, and I'll add it to the script now. The new projects will be up in about an hour and 45 minutes. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:15, 14 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Enterprisey. Would it make sense to disable the AFCH portletlink on WP:AFC/R? It doesn't do anything there AFAICT, and we have AFCRHS. Thanks, Sam Sailor 00:00, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Silly question, but do you mean the Review (AFCH) link in the "More" menu? Enterprisey (talk!) 00:48, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, "Review (AFCH)" in the More menu is what I'm talking about. I always confuse it with "Review AFC/R" that User:EnterpriseyBot/AFCRHS.js puts in there. Thanks, Sam Sailor 10:50, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Tracked on the todo list, should be ten minutes. I'm redoing my workflow for uploading new scripts, which is holding up this and some other fixes, but as soon as I have a solid chunk of time they'll all go out. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:30, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 16:59, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

AfD Stats

Hi Enterprisey. I hope you have a fine summer. Did you change the way AfD Stats handles right and wrong? I looked at mine, and I notice that my "keep" !vote in this discussion closed as "merge" counts as "didn't match". Sam Sailor 16:18, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, and I don't see any recent changes. I believe the reasoning of the original tool authors was that a merge is an indication that the content is unsuitable as a standalone article, but a keep is an indication that the content should largely remain at its current location. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:48, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

XTools edit counter

Hey there, I saw your comments about XTools on IRC. So you know, you can get just the namespace totals with XTools (example). This is still imposed by 350,000 edit count limitation, though. The issue obviously is users with a really high edit count can slow down the tool tremendously, for everyone else who uses it -- if not fail completely. The same is true for any tool with long-running queries. We have a few tasks to mitigate this, namely phab:T188677 and phab:T182182. I hope to get to them soon. I do have an older tool that just does the namespace counts, with no edit count limitation: toolforge:musikanimal/namespace_counter. It will run on Oshwah [2], but be prepared to wait ;)

Finally, I wanted to remind you XTools is open source. If you are interested, we'd absolutely love to have more contributors, even if it's just technical suggestions for improvements. Docs on how to contribute are at Cheers MusikAnimal talk 13:57, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

magnustools/quick_counter is another tool to get the namespace breakdown of edits by a user MusikAnimal talk 14:49, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the links! I had no idea you could click on the section name in the edit counter to get just that section; that's a great feature. I'll add all of the tools to the WP:WK list, since I hadn't heard about those too.
I sadly don't know any PHP, but I will definitely send over any ideas for improvements if I happen to have any. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:23, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
You should learn PHP! Not just so you can work on XTools, but because you are a talented developer and Wikimedia projects are predominantly PHP-based. I didn't know one lick of PHP two years ago, and somehow I've grown to love it. Learning it opened up the door to work on MediaWiki itself.

Back to the edit counter -- if you do decide to build your own, you will run into the same issues all the other tools have. Perhaps you're already aware of this, but namely, you have a hard limit of five database connections. So if five people are running the edit counter at the same time, the sixth person will be greeted with a "exceeded max connection limit" error. For this reason it's important to set some sane limits. You can do away with an edit count limit (a bad solution, admittedly), and instead set a max statement time so that queries gone wild are automatically killed. Failure to do this is why the old XTools and Supercount suffered from so much downtime. If you need more help in this area, feel free to ask. I'm mostly interested in how you plan to tackle this issue, as perhaps you have a better solution. MusikAnimal talk 16:56, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

How do I make your AFCRHS.js script work?

Hello. I was wondering how you make your script, User:EnterpriseyBot/AFCRHS.js work. This is because I am attempting to make it work to make helping out at WP:AFC/Redirects easier. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 22:42, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

The Duke of Nonsense, hi! What do you mean by "make it work"? Enterprisey (talk!) 23:14, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
I mean I implemented in my common.js page, and nothing has happened. Am I not meant to place it there, or have I copied the code wrong? Thanks for the quick response. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 23:16, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, I got it to work. I just did a ImportScript and that made it work. Thanks. The Duke of NonsenseWhat is necessary for thee?. 12:47, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Cool, glad it started working. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:57, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Block afch on WP:AFC/R via gadget instead?

Is there a good reason for this instead of editing the gadget itself to include:

(/^(?:User:|Draft:|Wikipedia(?:_talk)?:Articles_for_creation)/.test(mw.config.get('wgPageName')) && mw.config.get('wgPageName') !== 'Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation/Redirects')

Seems like the latter would be more efficient, but didn't know if you'd prefer it this way for testing or some other good reason. ~ Amory (utc) 12:03, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, it would be more efficient. I've gotten used to fixing bugs in AFCH by pushing them to my userspace, so that solution didn't occur to me. Edit request filed. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:44, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Done, thanks! ~ Amory (utc) 22:39, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
And it seems to work now. Thanks for editing the gadget page! Enterprisey (talk!) 03:30, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Use of visual anchor in section headings

Just as an FYI, Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Section_link_ignored_when_using_Template:_Anchor. This jibes with my experience with the Anchor /visual anchor template; I learned something from the link. Regards, --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 20:15, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Interesting, thanks for the link! Enterprisey (talk!) 06:10, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

RFA Vote count tool

Hey Enterprisey,

I was looking for a tool that listed an user's RFA votes, to add to my Template:Usercheck-Super, but all I could find was a seemingly broken one, I was wondering if you would be willing to take the time to repair/and or make such a tool. Cheers! -- Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 13:34, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea; I'll start working on this soonish. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:41, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
This is on the xtools workboard. Speaking of which, the legacy xtools instance tool seems to work here, even if display is not perfect. --Izno (talk) 13:45, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Iazyges, just a ping in case you haven't seen Izno's comment above Enterprisey (talk!) 03:48, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@Enterprisey and Izno: Thank you both! -- Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 06:21, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Pointy deletion

Hello there, I'm writing about the deletion of the Pointy page. Would this coverage not satisfy GNG?

Pointy on the BBC - YouTube

Regards, Sanchezmike2 Aug. 3rd

I've read your message and will respond soonish when I'm back at a computer. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:49, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, to comment on each source in order:
  1. isn't primarily about Pointy, doesn't contribute to significant coverage
  2. quite good actually, I don't know how I missed it during the search; if we had another source of this quality I'd probably keep the article, to be honest.
  3. doesn't seem to mention Pointy that much, unless I missed something
  4. YouTube cannot be used as a reliable source
  5. also quite good, bit of a PR piece though (IS concerns)
  6. paywalled, can't comment on how good it is, although I suspect I would have the same notes as for the article
Summary: I'd probably have voted "keep" if I had done a better job searching & found these. (I can't get the Forbes article to show up on a news search for me, though.) I was obviously too quick to vote "delete" on this one. I'm considering a DRV; pinging Atsme and Tyw7 for thoughts before I do that. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:01, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Link to the article? Are you writing an article about WP:POINT? --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 06:08, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Pointy Enterprisey (talk!) 07:22, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
  • ’’’comment’’’ - I still believe it fails GNG and NOT. When an article has limited activity at AfD, I look to DGG for his expertise...especially when it involves business promotion, so I pinged him. Atsme📞📧 13:14, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

I appreciate your attention to this matter. I will await further review. --Sanchezmike2


Hello, is the tool at [this site] still working? phjtieudoc 02:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Ah, it does seem to be broken. When I get back I'll see what I can do about fixing it and moving it to the official tools server. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your help!

Hi! Concerning the rollback you applied on my modifications[1], the summary function doesn't seem to leave much space for detailed explanations, which is why I put them in the talk page of the article[2]. But I'm beginning here, I'd appreciate if you could tell me how I did wrong. Thanks. -- Nuotzi (talk) 06:06, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the followup message. I did not see the talk page message you left, and will respond there. In short, I thought the tower's construction issues were covered by reliable sources (and I spent five minutes fact-checking after I made the edit), but I may have been wrong. I've left your version up pending the outcome of any discussion on the talk page. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:47, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Also, Nuotzi, it's almost always a good idea to write an edit summary, even if you have to severely summarize your explanation (and post a longer one on the talk page). Enterprisey (talk!) 23:49, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

AFCH doesn't prevent data loss when navigating away from page.

I'm using:

  • AFCH v0.9 / Hatted Hamster
  • User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.79 Safari/537.36

On most pages where I can edit text, if I don't save the text and navigate away from the page, Chrome issues me a warning, Changes you made may not be saved. with a chance to cancel or continue. When I'm typing something in AFCH, I don't get that warning. It would be really useful if the warning happened. More than once I've started typing a comment and lost my text because I accidentally navigated away from the page. -- RoySmith (talk) 17:40, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Coming soon to a helper script near you. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:20, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you!

(barnstar moved to userspace) I know I thanked you already, but I keep being reminded how helpful this script really is. Many thanks again, -- Black Falcon (talk) 17:05, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Enterprisey (talk!) 22:49, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Note that per this discussion on my talk page, I have restored the article and relisted its deletion discussion. North America1000 12:37, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Reconsidering Locus Page

Hi First of all, thank you for investing your valuable time in reviewing the Locus's credentials and giving me an opportunity to submit a few facts and references. I respect your comments and some of the concerns brought in light regarding the page and hence working towards an explanation for your kind consideration. I do understand where you are coming from. Just want to highlight that is the brand name for the supply chain automation/logistics optimization products and solutions used by the company. is one of the top logistics automation and optimization brand of India with the majority of its operations based out of Bangalore, India, however, the parent company is registered in Delaware, US. Locus is serving clients based in the US, Indonesia, Australia and Canada, however, the biggest focus is the Indian subcontinent. One of the reasons why most of the third party validation you see is from Indian publications. Please allow me a day to provide all the information and also suggestions for changes in the page that can be considered by the respected voters and Wikipedia Admin.

Regards Pranay — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pranay 0709 (talkcontribs) 11:47, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

(barnstar from SoWhy moved to userspace)

Thank you very much! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:46, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you! (2)

(barnstar moved to awards page)

Thank you very much, Nihlus! Enterprisey (talk!) 06:38, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Delsort no longer visible on AfD pages

Hello Enterprisey, I use the delsort tool for occasional AfD discussions (in User:GermanJoe/vector.js). Usually the tool is shown in the "More" tab on top together with other installed tools such as rater, redirect highlighting and dash fixing. But now it's no longer showing (all other tools are still visible, I use Firefox 52.9.0). Maybe it's just some kind of loader issue or my clumsy call definition (I am not really experienced with more complex details of Wiki-functionality, and am just copypasting the installation instructions usually). I have other tools also installed at User:GermanJoe/common.js (just fyi). If you got some time, would you mind taking a quick look at the function call and possible issues please? I'd greatly appreciate any help. GermanJoe (talk) 19:54, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

PS: Maybe it helps as background info: the tool was still visible on 18 August, when I started an AfD nomination at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Elixir Technologies Corporation (2nd nomination). GermanJoe (talk) 20:08, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

GermanJoe, I located the problem. Your vector.js contains a call to mw.util.addPortletLink that isn't wrapped in the proper call, which means that all of the lines below it (including the line that imports the delsort script) won't run. You should copy the code at User:Enterprisey/vector.js (which is just the code at your vector.js with one modification - i.e. wrapping the addPortletLink call) to your vector.js, which should fix the issue. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:39, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
That worked, thank you for your help. I knew, it had something to do with my less-than-optimal coding ;). GermanJoe (talk) 20:53, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

User/user in sigs and

Hi Enterprisey. A comment in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of double albums made me curious, but [3] returns no results. The only reason I can think of is Andrew using [[user:Andrew Davidson|Andrew D.]] in his signature. Would something like ([Uu])ser in solve that? Sam Sailor 08:42, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Yup, I have way too many regular expressions floating around my various scripts & tools - mostly because I hit different edge cases in different tools. I should get around to unifying all of them. In this particular case, absolutely - and I should just make the entire namespace case-insensitive, since during reply-link testing I encountered a user who would sign [[USER:X]] ([[USER TALK:X|talk]])! Enterprisey (talk!) 07:41, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
Sam Sailor, should be fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:58, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Enterprisey, Thank you, works fine. (Does Reply-link remove the "[[User:##| ##]], " bit when posting on a matching User talk page? Leaving it in out of curiosity.) Sam Sailor 07:03, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Football infobox

For some reason the update parameter is not working on any of the football infobox on any of the pages. Please help!!--Anbans 585 (talk) 03:50, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

I'll look into that. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:48, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
And I've replied over there. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:35, 4 September 2018 (UTC)


I'm looking through the submissions for the Columbus meeting. I'm working on a boring task and I get the impression your script might be relevant to my task. However, when I look at User:Enterprisey/reply-link, I see how to install it and I see how to use it but I don't quite get what it does. Could you include, or point to an example of its use?--S Philbrick(Talk) 21:18, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Sphilbrick, sure - once you install the script, navigate to any talk page or Wikipedia-space page with discussions, and after each signature you should see a new (reply) link. Clicking a link will open a form allowing you to reply to that comment, and once you click "Reply" your reply will be saved. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:25, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation. While it doesn't help me with the task that I'm working on, I wonder if it has the potential of addressing a feature I think is missing and have asked for but haven't seen it built yet.
When I respond to someone, I'd like to include a ping if I'm not on that person's talk page as you just did. The problem is, I have to manually add a template, then go up to the previous reply and look carefully to make sure I get the username. In some cases this is straightforward but some people's username is not exactly the same as the text and the signature. I copy and paste that into the template and sometimes mess up. Once I hit publish I may realize I messed up because it's red but then it's too late. Even if I fix it, the ping feature doesn't work unless I add the template and sign in the same step.
My assumption is that your script must be able to detect that there is a signature and presumably could access the username. From that, it ought to be straightforward to have an option in the reply form to start the reply with username. I wouldn't have to search to make sure I get the username exactly correct, it would pick up the username of the message I'm replying to. Is my assumption correct?--S Philbrick(Talk) 21:47, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
You can now ping people from edit summary too; the name of the user is already inserted there, so it might be interesting to add a link. --Izno (talk) 21:54, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Sphilbrick, yeah, I was actually thinking about adding this feature or a variant of it. Either we could have a ping template already in the text field, or we could ping the user in the edit summary. I was going to add an option, but wasn't sure if people would find it useful. It would be pretty easy to do it, though. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:56, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
I would find it very useful.--S Philbrick(Talk) 23:35, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Sphilbrick, I've added that feature. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:24, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, despite replying to you on your talk page, and having window.replyLinkPreloadPing = false; in my common.js, it is still auto-inserting that ping.. Galobtter (pingó mió) 08:27, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:16, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Enterprisey, testS Philbrick(Talk) 18:55, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought sure I checked it a few days ago, but maybe not. Very helpful.--S Philbrick(Talk) 18:56, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

raw wgPageNames on AFCRHS

Just FYI there are two raw wgPageName's in User:EnterpriseyBot/AFCRHS.js. I didn't find the source for it on your github, so I didn't fix 'em since I figured they'd get overwritten on the next bot update, but wanted to let you know! ~ Amory (utc) 15:43, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Amorymeltzer, yeah, for my scripts in the bot's userspace, edits are just me at my computer triggering updates, so feel free to edit them and they won't be overwritten. If I don't get to it soonish (reasonably ahead of the upcoming update), feel free to do any fixes you like. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:38, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

AFD Stats not counting votes

I had voted at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of men killed by women but AFD stats doesn't seem to include that. cc Σ since he's involved in the maintaince of the tool. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 14:26, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

@Tyw7: It is because your talk page link in your sig is a link to User:Tyw7/t (a redirect to your talk page), rather than a link to User talk:Tyw7. The AfD stat tool looks for the talk page link for !votes (presumably because a lot of people have no user page link in their sig); because of this odd linking, it only seems to count your AfD !votes if you are the nominator. I changed the link in your sig at that AfD and now it shows up in the stat tool. I'd suggest fixing your sig? — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 02:02, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Insertcleverphrasehere, done. Is there a way to mass change my signature to link to User talk:Tyw7 on AFDs? --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 02:17, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Insertcleverphrasehere, it doesn't seem to want to count the vote for Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Araya point battle and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Frat shag. Also maybe Enterprisey or Sigma could tweak the tool to count users linking to redirects for their talk page? --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 02:39, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
@Tyw7: Someone with Autowikibrowser could probably do it easily, but I'm not certain why it won't work on those particular AfDs. I tried a number of things but nothing worked. It seems that the tool is confused by something about the page. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 05:01, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Insertcleverphrasehere, how can I know who has AutoWikiBrowser? Edit: I posted at Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks#Change_signature_on_AFD_templates --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 16:06, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Really what should happen is that the tool works even if you have a subpage of your user page in wikitext. I'll get on that, but what I suspect happens is that the tool requires a user talk page to be linked, not just a user page. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:52, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Enterprisey, so I guess the tool is broken if the user does not link to the talk page or use some sub page to redirect users like I have done.
Do you think if I do User talk:Tyw7/t to skip the headers, will it work? --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 02:54, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Try it? It should, although I don't know if we detect subpages in the regular expression. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:55, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Enterprisey, nope it didn't. I tried it with Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/IKASI and if I add the "t" the page disappears from the stat. Removing the t makes stats count that page again. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 02:56, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you!

(barnstar by Insertcleverphrasehere moved to awards page)

Thank you! Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Request regeneration of results

Could the list of Infobox fraternity types page be regenerated? See for last request.Naraht (talk) 20:19, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Will do soon. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:00, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanx!Naraht (talk) 10:54, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Naraht,   Done at User:EnterpriseyBot/Infobox fraternity type values. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:13, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanx! Next step is to figure out how I can do it on my own....Naraht (talk) 13:38, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

Justlettersandnumbers RFA

The reason I undid your edit was because I saw that Cyberbot had counted a neutral !vote even though there was none, and I thought your edit screwed it up. Thanks for fixing it. Looks like everything is okay now. — MRD2014 Talk 23:12, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

No problem Enterprisey (talk!) 23:16, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Talk page messages

Hi, I noticed you left messages on a few users' talk pages regarding the INTADMIN debate. I'm sure this was in good faith, but if you're going to notify some users then you need to notify everyone who was involved with the discussion, otherwise if could be seen as WP:CANVASsing. Please could you go back and notify all participants. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amakuru (talkcontribs) 09:37, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

I was trying not to indiscriminately spam all participants, and I'm only picking users who've made proposals on that page so far (to get constructive feedback on the proposal). I'll add a note to the discussion, though, as I forgot to do that. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:12, 15 September 2018 (UTC)


I've only had a quick tinker with this script this morning, but it seems to solve a really obvious requirement. I don't know if you remember the debacle with Liquid Threads and Flow, but I remember reading that and thinking "what we need is to keep it simple, have a nicer user interface but keep the back end exactly the same so there's a backwards compatibility route". I've been around the block with software development enough now to know that if you try to solve a problem by throwing out the old system and replacing it with a new one, you are screwed. If the WMF had developed this instead, they would have got the problem solved without all that excessive faffing about. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:07, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I definitely remember the LiquidThreads stuff - total lack of compatibility with existing processes. I tried taking design cues from Flow for this, especially the "waiting" animation and the overall shape of the design, so that turned out pretty well. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:20, 2 October 2018 (UTC)


For some reason, debug mode says something about "index.php?title=User:Apoc2400/refToolbarPlus.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript:1 You installed the userscript User:Apoc2400/refToolbarPlus.js It is no longer working and you should uninstall it." Any idea why it's not working? Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 01:45, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Not sure looking at the code, TenPoundHammer. Is this still happening? Enterprisey (talk!) 23:13, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
TenPoundHammer, that was because of this. reftoolbar is a default enabled gadget, you don't need to manually load it, and the version you loaded was also no longer working. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 10:34, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Bug in afch-dev.js: Decline reason is posted when rejecting draft

Hi Enterprisey, thanks for maintaining the AFCH script. Currently, there is a minor bug in User:Enterprisey/afch-dev.js that causes the decline reason to be posted when I'm rejecting a draft. Here is a summary of what happens:

  1. The user clicks the "Decline/Reject" button.
  2. The user types in a decline reason.
  3. The user decides to reject the draft, and chooses the "Reject" radio button.
  4. Since the reject reason field is empty, the user types in a reject reason.
  5. The user clicks on the "Decline submission" button.
  6. Both the decline and reject reasons are posted on the draft page.

A couple of changes would improve the user experience:

  1. The decline and reject reason fields should be in sync when the user switches between the "Decline" and "Reject" radio buttons.
  2. When rejecting or declining, only one comment should be posted on the draft page.
  3. The "Decline submission" button should be renamed to "Reject submission" when the "Reject" radio button is selected.

Thanks for all of your work on this script. I really appreciate it! — Newslinger talk 02:41, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Definitely good ideas! Will get around to them when I have time. For now, tracked on GitHub. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:12, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello! I was wondering if you had any advice for someone looking to get into user scripting. I have a handful of ideas I want to build + some older unmaintained scripts I would like to try keeping up to date. I have experience in JavaScript and a few other languages. Mostly wondering if you had any tips or good resources to look at. Thanks! {{u|zchrykng}} {T|C} 21:43, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Zchrykng, it's great that you want to get into script writing! I find it to be a really great and rewarding way to contribute. Feel free to ask me any specific questions that come up, but for starters I'd say the pages listed in the "Script writing" row in Wikipedia:User_scripts/Navbox are pretty helpful. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I will take a look later. zchrykng (talk) 02:05, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Text to image

Hello, Ent. I made a toolbar script yesterday that links to Special:RandomInCategory/Category:Pending AfC submissions but I can't seem to change the displayed text. Is there a way to change the text "RSu" to an image, for example - File:Book with Lens Flat Icon Vector.svg? This is the code:

$.when( mw.loader.using('mediawiki.util'), $.ready ).then( function() {mw.util.addPortletLink( 'p-views', '/wiki/Special:RandomInCategory/Pending_AfC_submissions', 'RSu', , 'Go to random draft submission', 'l');})

Your help is appreciated. Flooded with them hundreds 10:04, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

You could probably write a CSS rule to set the background-image to that image, and then set the font-size of the link to zero to hide it. Something like mw.util.addCSS( "#p-views { font-size: 0; background-image: url(; }" ); (warning: not tested at all)? Enterprisey (talk!) 05:14, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Wishlist item to globally implement something similar to your 'reply link' script

User:Enterprisey/reply-link is SUCH a good idea, the only problem is that the people most in need of it won't have it and will have to learn to reply the hard way (new users and logged out users). I logged a wishlist item at meta:Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Editing/Reply link for talk pages to make something similar as a default-on gadget. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 08:58, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

reply-link has a Russian twin!

Not sure where to put this, so I might as well mention it here: the same idea behind reply-link was apparently implemented on ru.wp back in February of this year: ru:Участник:Jack_who_built_the_house/convenientDiscussions.js. Maybe we should merge the two? I don't speak Russian and thus don't understand the interface, but it looks pretty cool. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:06, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

That script seems uncannily similar. Has a nice drop down with more options and change to edit summary. Mhakes things look a bit like flow which is ehhh. Galobtter (pingó mió) 06:03, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Galobtter, regarding the comment you deleted about my sleep schedule... I was waiting for someone to comment on that, lol. I would put my average bedtime anywhere from 2 to 4 AM, so I'm a bit of a night owl - made WikiConference quite a shock! I have an ongoing project of making my bedtime earlier, but it may take a while. Thanks for the advice, though!
Also, yeah, if the options available there look interesting (after I get them translated), I'll totally add them. There already seems to be some sort of button that lets you reply at the end of a section, without having to hunt for the final signature, which I'll add. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:37, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Few comments. 1) having a button to comment at the bottom of a section would be great for RfD, RfA, etc for adding a !vote at the bottom. 2) having a button to wrap a section in atop/abot, or hat/bat, would be handy in a lot of the same places as reply-link is, though I understand if it is out of scope for this. 3) reply-to is apparently broken on this page at the moment. ;P zchrykng (talk) 06:46, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Great suggestions! Regarding your third point, it seems fine on my end. What browser, and if you're getting errors in the browser console, can you paste them here? Enterprisey (talk!) 07:35, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Don't think it applies, but this is the only error I was getting.

load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Coojs-ui-core%2Coojs-ui-widgets&skin=vector&version=021l06a:130 [Report Only] Refused to connect to '' because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "default-src 'self' data: blob: * * * * * * * * * * *". Note that 'connect-src' was not explicitly set, so 'default-src' is used as a fallback."

Browser is Chrome Version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (32-bit)
I'm getting reply-to links up until the bump template above "Request regeneration of results". zchrykng (talk) 07:45, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
For the record, this edit fixes the problem for me. zchrykng (talk) 14:28, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
While I'm throwing up ideas, what about the option to wrap the entire reply in a html tag, <small> for instance? zchrykng (talk) 14:22, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Sounds like a great idea; added to the list. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:53, 1 November 2018 (UTC)


Could you enable User:Enterprisey/sync-template-sandbox on module sandboxes? Thanks; the script is very helpful. Galobtter (pingó mió) 09:29, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Done! Let me know if there are issues. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:55, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Recently Active Users

Hello Enterprisey. I was recently observing the recently active users log and noticed that the link for myself leads to a blocked sock impersonating me (User:HickoryOughtShirt). This seems to be a similar problem for "Cote d'Azur" (turns to User:Cote d). On the help desk, it was pointed out the tool may have problems with percent-encoding of special characters and links. I am not very familiar in this area and of course this is not an urgent issue, it was just a problem you may want to address. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 20:11, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Yep, certainly my bad for not escaping links correctly. Will get on that soonish. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:53, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Fixed now. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:46, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel - "publish"?

Hello Enterprisey, thank you for creating yet another very useful tool (manually extracting and double-checking the diffs was always a pain). Would you mind if I added this tool to WP:COPYVIO in "Other ressources", or is it too early for general usage? I have already used it in a few cases without problems, and the GUI seems quite intuitive (considering Wikipedia's spartanic history interface). GermanJoe (talk) 17:23, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

GermanJoe, yup, the script is basically done and has no bugs that I can find. No problem! Enterprisey (talk!) 17:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
And done. Figured I ask first :), thanks again for all your efforts with scripting. GermanJoe (talk) 18:09, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
No problem, glad you like the script! Enterprisey (talk!) 18:32, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

RevDel (shhh...) Thanks

Just wanted to drop my thanks for yet another script - I've had it for about 5 revdels but I've finally remembered to use it to save myself all that agro, tah very much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nosebagbear (talkcontribs) 23:00, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

No problem! Glad you like it! Enterprisey (talk!) 00:22, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

An issue with your unblock-review.js script

Hi Enterprisey! I gotta start off by saying: I definitely love your unblock-review.js script a lot! It definitely saves a good few minutes of time messing with the template and it's (mostly) been working just fine. I ran into an issue with it, however, when attempting to respond to an unblock request where the user used {{unblock-un}} to add a username change request alongside their request. If you look at the diff here where I used your script to respond to the request, it overwrote the template with {{unblock}}, which will obviously cause issues there ;-). But I also noticed that your script adds the "decline=" to the first default argument instead of the last one at the end of the template as well. When users copy the instructions to request an unblock and with a username change request, they're told the exact location to put each argument (1=, 2=, etc). I think that this will also add issues and in this exact situation... but now that I think about it while I type this out... that also doesn't make sense... but it does... I'll need to test it. Anyways, thought I'd let you know about this. Thanks again for writing this script! I hope you plan on implementing a fix in this situation so that I can use it with these unblock requests as well :-D. Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:59, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

TL;DR: It'll be fixed soon.
As you can see, I've been editing a lot less recently, partially due to IRL stuff and partially due to this new thing I'm coding; it should make every script that works by inserting new things into wikitext a TON more accurate, and should resolve this particular issue entirely. It's pretty hard, though, so it may take a while. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:13, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
No worries! And thanks again for the script! Keep healthy and be well; real life obligations should always come first. Cheers :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 09:28, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Script/tool request

Hi Enterprisey

I have used several of your tools and know you have technical wizardry. I have a relatively simply request for a script or wmflabs tool which counts "bad" AfC acceptances. The basic operation is as follows:

  1. Scan the history of Wikipedia:Articles for creation/recent for articles accepted by a user.
  2. Check to see if the articles exist.
  3. Return a percentage of exist/doesn't exist and a list of articles which no longer exist.

If possible:

  • Also check the articles to see if they are redirects.
  • Check the move log for the titles to detect if they were moved in to a new title.
  • Check the move log for articles moved to the draftspace.
  • Parse the deletion rationales to return the deletion reason and list it with the articles.

It may be possible to use timestamps of acceptance/move/deletion to reduce false positives with old move log entries that are not relevant. And perhaps check the deletion log to detect recreated articles even if there is an article at the title.

Thanks. — Frayæ (Talk/Spjall) 22:05, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

This is a fantastic idea for the tool, and I will implement this when I have free time. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:15, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Bug in AFCH beta script

Hi! Recently, I declined Draft:Lalon Geeti, according to the edit history, the script should be notifying Neverdie1672018. However, it notified Enamur Syed instead (diff). The user has been renamed on 12 Nov, but the draft was submitted on 5 Nov. Maybe the script notifies the user who submitted the draft without checking if the user has been renamed or not. Can you fix this "bug" (or maybe I'm wrong)? Thanks. Abelmoschus Esculentus 02:16, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Seems like a bit of an edge case, so I'd assume we don't check for user renames. I'm tracking this on GitHub and will get to it eventually. Enterprisey (talk!) 03:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Del sorting script: tab complete

It sure would be great for deletion sorting if I could tab complete the selection of topic areas. Is that possible with OOUI? --Izno (talk) 18:44, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Izno, that's a great idea! Which text field are you talking about: the normal, upper field, or the "custom lists" fields? For the second one, I could enable the same sort of autocomplete that already runs on the upper list without too much trouble. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:01, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, not sure I communicated exactly what I wanted. :) Right now, there is already autocomplete in the field I care about (which is the DELSORT field)--what I'm looking for is that once the item has been selected by the autocompletion, I want to be able to hit tab to select it. --Izno (talk) 13:38, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Revision Deletion script

Have you ever thought of expanding your CopyVio RevDel request script to include all Revision Delete criteria? After all, someone made the template {{Revdel-rd3}}. I think it would be nice if we could have that, as well as RD2, RD5, and RD6 added to the script. funplussmart (talk) 01:36, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

That would be a pretty good suggestion, but per WP:REVDELREQUEST there should be no on-wiki way to request these. I've gone ahead and TfD'd it. Should there be a way to get some revision ranges output as wikitext or plain links? Probably, and I've made a note to myself to add that to the script. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:52, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Automated cleanup tagging

  Newbie-nursing award
Thank you very much for your excellent Wishlist proposal on adding inline cleanup template buttons to automated editing tools such as Twinkle and Huggle. It seems like it could substantially increase newbie retention[4] and save the wikis from slow death by ever-declining editor numbers. Best wishes for your newborn idea! HLHJ (talk) 07:36, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! I hope it does does well too. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:28, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome, do let me know how it goes. I've just posted about it here, here, and here. Amazingly, someone has already fixed and error in one of my posts, then gone and voted for the proposal, which is very encouraging! HLHJ (talk) 19:51, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Wishlist support counting

I saw your message on IRC. I wanted to let you know that we do have a bot that creates a voting report, we just haven't turned it on yet. From previous surveys it seems this report sort of gamifies the process, where people might focus on the popular proposals and not the others. So I think the plan is to wait another day or so to give everyone time to browse through all the proposals, then we'll turn on the automated report for the remainder of the voting phase. Best, MusikAnimal talk 18:34, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Editor of the Week

  Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week in recognition of your great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

Kevin submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

Depending on how you approach the Wikipedia editing experience, you might know Enterprisey's name well – or you might not know it at all. Even if you don't, you've probably benefited from his work. Enterprisey is one of our most valuable technical editors. His user scripts are immensely useful and powerful and include such pillars of the project as the AfC helper script (used by all Articles for Creation reviewers – its current version alone has been used over 41,000 times), the delsort script (which makes sorting AfDs easier, used over 14,000 times, reply-link (a script to make replying to talk page comments easier, used over 1,000 times), and countless more. His labs tools are part of many workflows and include such things as xfd-stats (used to generate statistics about editors' XfD votes) and vote-history (which shows the progression of votes in discussions over time). Unlike many technical editors, though, he's also diligently at work writing articles – among his 14 article creations and 4 DYKs is everything from Convolutional neural network to Gallimathias musicum. He doesn't seem fame or recognition, and has stayed unfailingly polite and superhumanly patient every time I have interacted with him. For all these reasons and more, it is my great honor to nominate Enterprisey to be Editor of the Week.

You can copy the following text to your user page to display a user box proclaiming your selection as Editor of the Week:

NASA Shuttle Atlantis
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning November 18, 2018
Enterprisey is one of our most valuable technical editors. His user scripts such as the AfC helper script, the delsort script, the reply-link and many more are immensely useful and powerful pillars of editing. His labs tools are part of many workflows and include such things as xfd-stats and vote-history. He is also diligently at work writing articles. He doesn't seek fame or recognition and has stayed unfailingly polite and superhumanly patient.
Recognized for
Technical skills mixed with Social awareness
Notable work(s)
Convolutional neural network to Gallimathias musicum
Submit a nomination

Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  23:07, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Congratulations, enterprisey!! A very well-deserved award. Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 23:20, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Congratulations! One of our most valuable contributors. Mz7 (talk) 23:58, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Quite deserved! ~ Amory (utc) 00:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you all very much for the kind words, and especially Kevin for the nom! Enterprisey (talk!) 03:17, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
    • Well-deserved indeed. Sam Sailor 10:12, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Absolutely deserved - not to mention an editor who is always giving of their time when people are asking for some help or a change to a script. Nosebagbear (talk) 19:49, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

AFCH cleanup and CSD tags

I've spent the last day or so going through drafts tagged as G11 without being declined out of the AfC queue and noticed an odd behavior with AFCH's cleanup routine: it forces all of the AfC templates to the top and moves the CSD tag down below into the draft itself. This makes sense for other templates like maintenance tags, but for CSD tags wouldn't it make more sense to move them to the very top above the AfC templates so patrolling admins and reviewers can immediately see what criteria it's been flagged under? Nathan2055talk - contribs 21:52, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Great idea! I'm currently trying to get Linux on a new computer, but I know how to fix this, so I'll get the fix out as soon as the new dev environment is set up. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:38, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Articles for creation/Helper script

Quick question is there anywhere to suggest features for the helper script? Whispering(t) 14:06, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Whispering, right here's as good a place as any, although for features that wouldn't be unanimously supported I'd recommend WT:WPAFC first. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:53, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Well I was wondering if we could get a option to add a CSD to the vandalism decline reason. However I was looking at it this morning and thought it would be a bit complex as you have vandalism, negative BLP, and attack pages all rolled into one in that decline reason. Anyway that's my idea not to sure how easy it would be to implement though. Whispering(t) 14:42, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Glenn Mena AFC you created has been deleted

Hi, the AFC for singer “Glenn Mena” which was created a month ago by me and accepted by you after much delibration at the Kiwi chat and one of the query you specifically stated was the article looks similar to the one previously created and I clarified my position on that, you also gave me guide on how to improve mine with the new sources, I woke up this morning and saw that another editor nominated it for speedy deletion per WP:G4 I thought I should notify you on this. You are the creating admin and I don’t understand anymore. Kareemarh (talk) 06:20, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

...Guess that was a judgment error on my part, although I still think a fair case could've been made for notability under the "major radio station" clause. Anyway, it's moot now. Enterprisey (talk!) 08:53, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Script request

Since section links were apparently implemented globally, they are now completely blue instead of gray. I don't like that; do you mind creating a script doing the opposite of User:Enterprisey/link-section-edits.js? Thanks in advance. wumbolo ^^^ 13:21, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I was actually already working on something like that, which should restore the status quo: User:Writ_Keeper/Scripts/sectionLinkShortener.js. Writ Keeper  14:49, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Lantern Entertainment is different from The Weinstein Company

Hi - I posted this on the Lantern Entertainment Talk page and saw you had undid some of the corrections, based on the below conversation was hoping you could assist in making the necessary corrections to the page/create a new Lantern Entertainment page. I haven't heard from user DGG since he agreed to make the split and as you are able to make edits and are a neutral party was hoping you could help.

Disclosing that I am an employee of the company Lantern Entertainment, I am noting that this article is incorrect in saying Lantern Entertainment is the new name for The Weinstein Company. The correct information is that The Weinstein Company has effectively dissolved and sold its assets in a bankruptcy court to Lantern Capital for $289 million. Lantern Entertainment owns those assets, but is an entirely separate company. How can this page be edited to reflect the accurate information?


  • I think we do need two articles. The Weinstein Company is by far the better known at present, and the principal article should be at that name, and will give the information about the sale of the assets. Latern is notable enough by itself for a separate page, where the link can be briefly stated. I'm prepared to do the split. DGG ( talk ) 17:10, 9 August 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
  Bumping thread. Should probably take a look at this sometime. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:29, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Using Navpops to fix linked misspellings

Hi, nice meeting you. Here's the link to the archive where I made my request online. I'd really appreciate it if you could add the option to pipe or not pipe... oh, I see, you responded to me back then! Thanks, wbm1058 (talk) 02:06, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi! I haven't forgotten about this. I'm just getting back into heavy script dev on here after some IRL stuff, so I'll probably be able to work on this (and everything else!) soonish. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:28, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Suggestions to quick-before

Hi, Enterprisey, and thanks for quick-before. Could you use something like encodeURIComponent(pageName.replace(/_/g, " ")) (or whatever the correct code is) so that a space substitues an underscores in the search string? The search result for e.g. "Lemon_plum" is quite different from "Lemon plum". Could the search result open in a new tab, please? Thanks, Sam Sailor 08:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for reporting this! Enterprisey (talk!) 22:50, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing! Sam Sailor 10:12, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
In a few cases, such as unsubmitted drafts lacking a {{AFC submission}} template, quick-before is useful. Could you strip off the namespace prefix in namespaces other than ns:0? Thanks again, and happy holidays to you and your family. Sam Sailor 10:05, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Done! Enterprisey (talk!) 20:55, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Fat fingers, sorry, written "thanks" instead. :-) Sam Sailor 21:04, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays

  Best wishes for this holiday season! Thank you for your Wiki contributions in 2018. May 2019 be prosperous and joyful. --K.e.coffman (talk) 01:25, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Noël ~ καλά Χριστούγεννα ~ З Калядамі ~ חנוכה שמח ~ Gott nytt år!

User scripts Newsletter - Invitation

Hi. Recently, I discovered a passion for created and understanding user scripts on wikipedia, and am planning to create a monthly newsletter about new scripts and related projects (created by anyone, not for simply promoting my own), as well as currently pending user script requests, Wikipedia-related JavaScript tips/tricks, and other related information. This message was sent to you because you are listed as a member of the user script developers category. If you would like to subscribe to this upcoming newsletter, please go to User:DannyS712/subscribe to scripts and add yourself. If you have any questions, please reach out and talk to me。 --DannyS712 (talk) 05:22, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

difff-permalink.js on Special:ComparePages

Hey there, a fan of your great scripts here.

Could you prevent diff-permalink.js from working on special:ComparePages? There the link shown is wrong.

Plus, you seem to be unaware of mw.util.getParamValue() which would have simplified most of the logic you've used.

SD0001 (talk) 15:40, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Should work now. Thanks! Enterprisey (talk!) 09:24, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

  Nosebagbear (talk) is wishing you a Merry Christmas!

This greeting (and season) promotes WikiLove and hopefully this note has made your day a little better. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Happy New Year!

Spread the Christmas cheer by adding {{subst:Xmas3}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Cv-revdel idea

responsiveHistoryCompare in action on a history page

Many thanks for cv-revdel! If one has Preferences → Recent changes → Number of edits to show in recent changes, page histories, and in logs set to a high number, Fred Gandt's responsiveHistoryCompare that dynamically moves the Compare selected revisions buttons next to the selected revisions on action=history pages eliminates scrolling up or down to find the button again. A really neat function. Unfortunately, responsiveHistoryCompare and cv-revdel conflict; cv-revdel still works fine, but both its Add range to revdel template buttons are displayed at the end of a history page when responsiveHistoryCompare is loaded. Would it be possible to add the functionality of responsiveHistoryCompare to cv-revdel? Sam Sailor 10:12, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi Sam Sailor and Enterprisey. I have added code to my script to move the Add range to revdel template buttons along with the Compare selected revisions. It works after making selections i.e. causes them to follow along, but doesn't affect the erroneous (when conflicted) initial positioning. That can be solved by editing:
var rangeBtn = document.createElement( "button" ),
    cmpSelRevsBtn = cmpSelRevsBtns[i]; // this var added
    rangeBtn.textContent = "Add range to revdel template";
    rangeBtn.className = "cv-rd-add-range";
    cmpSelRevsBtn.parentNode.insertBefore( rangeBtn, cmpSelRevsBtn ); // and used here like this
in the load() function (I think ... I did something like that just now and it worked fine but it's really cold here, I desperately need a pee and my concentration capacity is practically zero). I'm watching :) Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 14:15, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Fred Gandt, works nicely! Sam Sailor 17:18, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for mentioning me; I like to at least try to ensure my code behaves ;) This kind of incompatibility is practically impossible to predict, so feedback is essential. Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 17:47, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Fixed. Thank you Sam for reporting this and Fred for the patch! Enterprisey (talk!) 01:42, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Nice :) Fred Gandt · talk · contribs 04:11, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

──────────── Hi Enterprisey. Could the panel in which you paste the cv URL get focus upon loading? Thanks. Sam Sailor 16:29, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Yup, it should now. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:45, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

CAT:GFOO listed at Redirects for discussion

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect CAT:GFOO. Since you had some involvement with the CAT:GFOO redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. --BDD (talk) 20:13, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Just wanted to put out feelers

for a script for {{2nd chance}}? The current process is that we expect users to follow all the steps listed in that template on their own, which is... not exactly practical for almost all new blockees, to put it charitably. How practical do you think it would be to write a script that handles the technical aspects of that template, added to the common.js of users who have their unblock requests tagged with {{2nd chance}}, triggered by a user typing a pagename into a box on their user talk page? Thanks, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 20:58, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, sounds like a good idea to me. We may also want to package it as a gadget, so that we wouldn't need an interface administrator to cover these. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:46, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Perfect – do you know how I could get the ball rolling in the user script community? Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 23:16, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
L235, one way would be WP:SCRIPTREQ. I could also just write this myself, but putting it there means someone'll get to it eventually if I can't. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:49, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 1

Additions to the Football League season template

Hello! Enterprisey. Can you add these following fields to the football league season template. The nation the league exists in and a field for new teams for that season. Teams can't be promoted from the top division to the top division only from lower leagues. -- (talk) 14:23, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Script tip

Hey. Just wanted to show you something amazing (IMO). It took me like 5 weeks, and a lot of restarts, but take a look at User:DannyS712 test/menu2.js. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

DannyS712, looks awesome! This sort of menu definitely has a lot of potential uses. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Enterprisey: Yeah! I want to send a message to everyone who has a user script that adds their tools to "p-cactions", asking that they allow people to customize where the tool goes. I'll draft a message, and then can you look it over? --DannyS712 (talk) 22:37, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Not everyone uses Vector. ;) --Izno (talk) 22:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Izno: Well I might try to port this for other skins, but I made it because I use vector... and because vector is better :) --DannyS712 (talk) 22:47, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Regarding that point, I think we may want to investigate how Twinkle makes its menu, since it's likely that they do it in a way that's compatible with the different skins. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:49, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@Enterprisey: That's where I got the idea from, but it was really hard to find where twinkle codes that and how to replicate it --DannyS712 (talk) 22:57, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I figured. Maybe more of a down-the-road sort of project. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:03, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: See MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js, the function Twinkle.addPortlet. Twinkle creates a dropdown menu only on Vector. On other skins, it merely lists its options at the top or in sidebar. SD0001 (talk) 20:31, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

(barnstar moved to userspace)

Thank you very much! Enterprisey (talk!) 07:31, 11 January 2019 (UTC)


Hey Enterprisey,

Is there a way to add / modify scripts from global.js from Meta? -- 1989 (talk) 20:12, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

1989, you mean editing meta:Special:MyPage/global.js, right? If so, that sounds like a pretty good idea. I can list installed scripts over there pretty easily, as well as provide the ability to move scripts to your global.js page. I haven't come up with a good user interface for installing a script directly to a specific target (i.e. something besides your common.js), but when I do, it'll support global.js pages from the beginning. Enterprisey (talk!) 18:42, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Incorrect update to User:EnterpriseyBot/BOTREQ status‎

Hi Enterprisey. In this edit, EnterpriseyBot seems to have misidentified my new section at Wikipedia:Bot requests as a reply to the previous section. I created the new section using the "Make a new request" button. If by some chance it's due to some characteristic of the section heading (maybe the "=" sign?), feel free to tweak the section heading to make EnterpriseyBot happy. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 13:18, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Notification of AFD

Hiya, you were previously involved with the article KC International Airlines. Just wanted to know I had nominated the article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/KC International Airlines (2nd nomination). Please voice your opinions there. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 17:51, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Editing scripts talk

Hey I missed your talk at WikipediaDay as I got there late but I heard about your editing scripts. Is there a centralized place where you have links to all of them? Thanks! Volt4ire (talk) 13:24, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Volt4ire, yes I do! It's at User:Enterprisey/Creations#User scripts.. Enterprisey (talk!) 20:23, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Reply script not working

Every time I try to reply using the inline reply script of yours, I get an error. It looks updated, so I guess there might be a bug in a recent version.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 23:35, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

I'll put some extra logging in there when I have free time, so that should improve debugging. For now, Cyberpower678, which browser and OS are you using? And have you noticed any gadgets that seem to be interfering with it in particular? (You don't have to investigate that yourself, but just in case you've already noticed something in particular.) Enterprisey (talk!) 07:54, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Enterprisey, all of my gadgets appear to be in working order except for this one. I was my iPhone and Mac so it would be Safari for iOS and macOS. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 13:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi. I was wondering if you would be able to turn off the portlet when looking at pages in the "Special" namespace, given that it doesn't do anything if you click the link. I'm pretty sure that if you change line 182 of the source code to include the check:

} else if (mw.config.get('wgCanonicalNamespace') !== 'Special') {

it should be enough... Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 04:33, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion! Done. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:53, 18 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi, your answers to 2 and 3 appear to be largely the same? Stephen 23:39, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Fixed, thank you so much for pointing that out! Enterprisey (talk!) 23:42, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

New script suggestion

I saw your RfA. A few years ago, I mooted the possibility of generating something to flag-up non-active users (perhaps over one year); added to that could be an optional last-edit date. The first programmer suggested to me turned out to be blocked, and the second I approached directly I don't think was capable (stated to be an IT worker but may not have been a programmer), but suggested it could be achieved via a Javascript. Is this general suggestion viable? My primary reason was prompted by the Wikipedia:WikiProject Motorcycling, where there are (now) 161 members (I am not a member, and do not intend to be) the majority of whom are inactive, some are blocked, some have never contributed; notionally, at the time, around 20 or so were active at any one time (with the majority never directly interacting), but the member list needs to be examined one entry at a time to ascertain activity. The original suggestion that I picked up on was the large amount of MediaWiki messages being delivered to dormant, un-accessed Talk pages, occupying server space (although the latter seems limit-less). A few years have elapsed, so I am unsure if this has been addressed. No urgency, but thought I'd run it past you for consideration. rgds,--Rocknrollmancer (talk) 02:55, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

@Rocknrollmancer: You may be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory/Description/WikiProject Motorcycling, which is a regularly bot-updated list. --Izno (talk) 03:02, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, interesting.--Rocknrollmancer (talk) 03:07, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Rocknrollmancer, You may want to check out the gadget which strike out usernames that have been blocked. It's under the Gadgets --> Appearances heading of your preferences.  << FR (mobileUndo) 11:43, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. When I started to use stand-alone IBM computers 25 years ago (early Windows, after basic integrated packages) I was encouraged to explore the menus - this I haven't done on WP. 8¬( .--Rocknrollmancer (talk) 15:15, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

AFCRHS error

Hey. Just got an error when making a redirect from a non-mainspace page. See screenshot below. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:07, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Is there any way to check if there is ":" in the redirect's title, and if there is assume its not in mainspace and insert " talk" before the ":" rather than simply prepending it? --DannyS712 (talk) 04:08, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


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