Weird text in DYK blurbEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/DYK has

  • 2009| (2009-12-01)

in it. I can't find where this is coming form. A parsing error? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:50, 10 October 2020 (UTC)

It came from Talk:Bessie Moses which had {{dyktalk|1 December|2009|}}. The bot handled dyktalk without a blurb parameter (ex: {{dyktalk|1 December|2009}}), but not an empty parameter. I put in a check for that. When there is no blurb (for either case), it uses "Bessie Moses (article's talk page missing blurb)". However, I also corrected the article's talk page so it now has the correct date and the blurb. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:06, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
Some more at Wikipedia:WikiProject Astronomy/Did you know "nompage=Template:Did you know nominations/2020 AV2", caused by this. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 22:23, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
Done. -- JLaTondre (talk) 23:34, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Normalize '...that'Edit

For the DYK blurbs of WP:RECOG, if the bot could normalize the leading ...that to ... that like this, that would be nice. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:48, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Done. -- JLaTondre (talk) 02:06, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Double-blurb handlingEdit

In [1], the Katie Bouman article (first entry in that revision) has two DYK, causing issues. It reports a missing blurb and no date.

Bot should report both blurbs and both dates. Either as separate entries, or a combined one


  • ... that imaging scientist Katie Bouman first learned of the Event Horizon Telescope in 2007, while still in high school, and joined the project six years later? (2019-08-09; 2019-05-09)

I suggest the first (separate entries), since that's likely easier to implement, and you don't have to worry about different blurbs in a combined entry. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 03:38, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

The issue is caused by the article's talk page using dyk1entry which is an undocumented parameter of {{Article history}} (the help says to use dykentry, dyk2entry, etc.). I'll update it to recognize dyk1entry. As for the multiple, the bot is currently designed to only display the first. I will update it to handle the multiple (using the combined dates), but that will require some rework so will take a bit longer. Redoing the DYK blurb code has been on my TODO list for awhile as it's currently inefficient. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:29, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

New dump?Edit

Been a while since the dump is out. Past runs have been happening within 1-2 days of the dump being out, but it's been 3 days now. Any word on when you could run this next? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 17:37, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Yup, my server had an upgrade which broke some dependencies. Then there was an issue processing the latest dump. It took a bit, but I believe I have everything resolved. It is saving the data now. Let me know if you see anything odd. -- JLaTondre (talk) 13:08, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

JCW GIGO tweaksEdit

This fixed display issues on that page. Caused by this citation.

Also, [[Geo: Blah blah]] doesn't link, but [[:Geo: Blah blah]] does. [2]. See also VPT. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 20:57, 26 October 2020 (UTC)