Robot Interwiki
Ce robot est uniquement destiné à faire des interwikis.
Dresseur : Vargenau
Date d'autorisation : 7 septembre 2006
Laissez vos commentaires sur ma page de discussion. Merci.
Interwiki Robot
This robot is only used to make interwiki links.
Owner: Vargenau
Authorization date: 7 September 2006
Please leave your comments (in French or English) on my French talk page. Thank you.


This bot has been blocked until it is fixed. It is removing valid interwiki links. Thank you. pschemp | talk 22:23, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

It is also adding invalid interwiki the English Réveillon article has nothing to do with Réveillon (Orne).--Boffob 01:48, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
blocked again. Please supervise your bot. pschemp | talk 02:06, 24 August 2006 (UTC)
blocked again. The current problem is mostly year articles from pi: linking to decades and centuries here. Please set it NOT to follow redirects without human intervention. — Arthur Rubin | (talk) 14:38, 18 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi, this bot keeps adding an incorrect interwiki even after I have removed it from the English WP. What can be done about this? Appleseed (Talk) 18:29, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

This is a automated to all bot operatorsEdit

Please take a few moments and fill in the data for your bot on Wikipedia:Bots/Status Thank you Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:03, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Interwiki links on Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approvalEdit

Interwiki links on this page should be added to Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Header, not the main page, where you added them ([1]). Thanks. --ais523 11:32, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

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I have blocked the bot per the ANI notice above. Please get the issue fixed. bibliomaniac15 20:33, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

June 2009Edit

Please don't do this. Michael Bednarek (talk) 11:20, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

March 2010Edit

  Please do not delete content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Category:Egyptian actors, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. Thank you. Amsaim (talk) 12:50, 13 March 2010 (UTC)


The edit summary is filled by the interwiki bot. Removing pt: is correct, it does not exist. fr: was changed from actresses to actors, an wad removed because it was about actresses.


Vargenau (talk) 11:42, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Tour de France classificationsEdit

Hi, I reverted the bot's deletion of interwiki's re Tour de France classifications. In general: the words "general classification" and "yellow jersey" are perfect synonyms and so good links. Also, the bot did not provide any argument. Now I acted on the English WP. If this disturbance is on every wiki, please revert all of them. -DePiep (talk) 21:48, 27 December 2010 (UTC)


In French there are two articles: fr:Maillot jaune and fr:Classement général du Tour de France. So depending on the language, the articles link to one of these, but cannot link both.

Best regards,

Vargenau (talk) 11:54, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Could be OK, in French. But in the other languages, they are the right synonyms. Did you revert? -DePiep (talk) 22:32, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
No, you should revert. Otherwise interwikis are inconsistent. Best regards, Vargenau (talk) 11:12, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


The bot seems to be on a cross-wiki spree removing valid iw-links in this article. I have reverted it on da-wiki and en-wiki (and now fr-wiki). Please fix this. --Saddhiyama (talk) 10:59, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


The bot-action is correct. In French you have:

All interwikis are consistent after bot edit.

Best regards,

Vargenau (talk) 11:11, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

It is not a correct removal. You have removed almost all iw-links to the Danish Wikipedia article on Illuminati. Just because there is a partition of articles on French Wikipedia, it should not mean that you remove all corresponding iw-links to other projects. Since en-wiki (and most other wikis) does not have their articles on Illuminati partitioned in this way, the correct iw-link for those that does is to link the main article (the ones on Bavarian illuminati) to the main article on the other projects. --Saddhiyama (talk) 11:15, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
You are perfectly free to partition and iw link as you please on fr-wiki, but do not remove iw-links from the articles on other projects that does not follow the French partitioning, that is a misunderstanding of how iw works. --Saddhiyama (talk) 11:19, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Interwikis have to be consistent, i.e. the transitive closure of an article should contain only one instance of a given language. This was not the case before my bot modifications. It is the case after. You are of course free to make modifications that respect this rule.

Best regards,

Vargenau (talk) 11:25, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

You are misinterpretating how interwiki works. It should not be internationally consistent, because various wikipedias have various ways of sorting their articles. Yes, because the fr-wiki has 3 articles related to Illuminati it should sort its iw differently, but it does not mean you should then go and remove all iws in the Danish and Polish articles because you have changed the sorting on French Wikipedia, it should only modify the French iw in those articles to correspond with the changes done on fr-wiki, not delete perfectly valid iw-links to other Wikipedias that has corresponding articles to the Danish and Polish ones.
The iws should in all Wikipedias link to the closest related article on other Wikipedias. In Danish Wikipedia and in the Polish Wikipedia, where there are separate articles on the Bavarian Illuminati and the conspiracy theories, it means the main article, in both cases the ones on the Bavarian illuminati, should link to the single article on Illuminati that most other Wikipedias have (including en-wiki, which is why they should link to the Illuminati article).
And no, I am not free to modify because the bots just reverts my reversions of your bot. So kindly put a leash on it, and undo you iw modifications on all other Wikipedias regarding this article, except the French one. --Saddhiyama (talk) 11:34, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


I am operating my bot since mid-2006, with more than 6 million interwikis updated, so I must have some basic understanding how interwikis work.

Of course, interwikis must be consistent (transitive closure of an article should contain only one instance of a given language). If not, bots cannot work. Please try to understand this.

Situation before my bot edits: inconsistant interwikis.

Situation after my bot edit: consistant interwikis with da:Illuminati (Bayern) linked to the transitive closure of fr::Illuminés de Bavière.

Situation after your reverts: inconsistant interwikis.

What you wanted, but failed to explain, is that you want that da:Illuminati (Bayern) be linked, not to the transitive closure of [[fr::Illuminés de Bavière], but to the transitive closure of en:Illuminati.

This is what I meant by You are of course free to make modifications that respect this rule.

I have now made this modification with my bot.

The situation is constitent and should by OK for you.

Best regards,

Vargenau (talk) 17:25, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


Escarbot please don't change hy:Սուրբ Ծնունդ to hy:Նավասառդ, as Navasard was the pagan Armenian New Year, that was celebrated in Augustus. And Surb Tznund is Christmas, so don't change.Aram-van--Aram-van (talk) 11:23, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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HELO Escarbot, this was erroneous, the old link was correct. -- Theoprakt (talk) 07:41, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Please do not remove Estonian wikilink et:Pealinna Brüsseli piirkond. This article is about Brussels Capital Region. As is article Brussels in English Wikipedia. --Metsavend (talk) 23:13, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Fire salamanderEdit

The link he:סלמנדרה כתומה that you removed from Fire salamander was valid. Arikk (talk) 05:55, 4 March 2012 (UTC)


Can anyone explain this edit, where only the French article was left? (it did the same thing on the French wikipedia) CMD (talk) 08:49, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Removed interwikis belong to Common minke whale. Regards, Vargenau (talk) 15:08, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

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