Exit commandEdit

I reverted your redirect of Exit (command), because the article deals with the exit command in all operating system shells, not just the one in Unix. Please discuss majors changes like this on the talk page first. — Loadmaster (talk) 18:39, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
  Done Properly done. JackPotte (talk) 15:43, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Your Wiktionary scriptEdit

I've just installed it into my Monobook, it's excellent. Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts will tell you how to get it included in the list of scripts.

fr.wiktionary userEdit

Hello JackPotte. Please block this user indefinitely. It's an imposter and will only be used for more vandalism. Thanks. -- zzuuzz (talk) 14:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

I've done it because he seemed irrecoverable and you've got "enwiki 74822 21:53, 03 August 2005 Abusefilter; Sysop". JackPotte (talk) 15:03, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. See also v:Wikiversity:Request_custodian_action/Archive/2#Another_vandalism_spree :) It is no doubt one of my many admirers. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:31, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiwixEdit

See:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_79#Solution_against_the_broken_external_links:_archive_external_links.
--Kudpung (talk) 07:48, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

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You need a GitHub accountEdit

I posted the code onto GitHub, but I couldn't find you there. Do you have an account? The code is located at Cyberpower678/xtools.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:26, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done JackPotte (talk) 19:40, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I added you. You can now modify the code as needed on sight. Everything about xtools except for Peachy, is posted there.—cyberpower ChatOnline 19:43, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I can now treat the obvious requests of https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Nova_Resource_Talk:Xtools. JackPotte (talk) 19:54, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Please redirect that page to GitHub now, as that should now be the locate to submit bug requests.—cyberpower ChatOnline 20:04, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
It's also best to fork it first, to have a sandbox, before submitting it to the master, mine.—cyberpower ChatOnline 20:06, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, I'm watching... JackPotte (talk) 20:17, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Snottywong's toolsEdit

Thanks for migrating Snottywong's tools. I noticed that his adminscore tool doesn't seem to be working – at least not at http://tools.wmflabs.org/jackbot/snottywong/adminscore.html. Any chance you could take a look at it? Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 00:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Hmm. Now none of them seem to be working (they were earlier). Getting the error message: "No webservice. The URI you have requested, /jackbot/snottywong/afdstats.html, is not currently serviced." Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 01:02, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I don't know why the webservice process has stopped, maybe I should restart it by cron every two hours....
Concerning the few tools out of order like the graph, I couldn't repair it in less than one hour, but I can let the volunteers have on look if they have a Labs account. JackPotte (talk) 07:53, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
There's no functionality of snottywongs "votecounter" at (example) [1] so I wonder, was this one of the tools migrated? - LuckyLouie (talk) 13:12, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes but the URL redirections are so tricky that I could not fix them for now. So currently we have to retype it: http://tools.wmflabs.org/jackbot/snottywong/cgi-bin/votecounter.cgi?page=Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Medieval_censorship. JackPotte (talk) 13:18, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you again, Jack! - LuckyLouie (talk) 13:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Salut Jack. I was wondering if you could take another look at the tool you migrated. Snottywong's adminscore tool still doesn't seem to be working. It seems like some of the other issues you mentioned above might have been fixed. You might want to check out Wikipedia:Wikimedia Labs/Toolserver replacements. Merci beaucoup ! - tucoxn\talk 23:30, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, I will try to fix or merge it and update the board after. JackPotte (talk) 09:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, afdadminstats is working, but there's no user interface page for it. It is working properly from the RfA toolbox template, and it can be used with the bare URL and editing the user param: https://tools.wmflabs.org/jackbot/snottywong/cgi-bin/afdadminstats.cgi?max=250&name=JackPotte but should there be a user i/f for it? I don't know if there was one previously. Thanks. Mojoworker (talk) 17:35, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I'll resolve that too as soon as I will finish to master this technology. JackPotte (talk) 18:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Now I'm stuck on the error: No module named numpy, so let's retry next week... JackPotte (talk) 23:06, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I've installed the good version of numpy and it's working on my PC. But with the huge Wikipedia database, the URL returns 504 Gateway Time-out. So I should remove or migrate some functions (eg: Python threads, PHP...). JackPotte (talk) 15:33, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I've just tried in PHP but it's too slow on the server. JackPotte (talk) 20:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Because even in shell this simple query takes several minutes: SELECT MIN(rev_timestamp) FROM revision WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte'; JackPotte (talk) 20:55, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

BenchmarkingEdit

Counter Time SQL request (on the server in shell)
Edit count 0.01 s SELECT user_editcount FROM user WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
Account age 0 s SELECT user_registration FROM user WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
Block count 57.06 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM logging WHERE log_type="block" AND log_action="block" AND log_namespace=2 AND log_deleted=0 AND log_title='JackPotte';
User rights 0 s SELECT ug_group FROM user_groups JOIN user ON ug_user=user_id WHERE user_name='JackPotte';
User page 0.02 s SELECT page_len FROM page WHERE page_namespace=2 AND page_title='JackPotte';
Missing edit summaries 8 min 29.74 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision JOIN page ON rev_page=page_id WHERE page_namespace=0 AND rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND rev_comment="";
Recent activity 8 min 24.42 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND rev_timestamp > (now()-INTERVAL 730 day) and rev_timestamp < now();
Namespaces 8 min 30.67 SELECT count(*) FROM revision JOIN page ON rev_page=page_id WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' AND page_namespace=0;
Articles created 8 min 39.52 s SELECT DISTINCT page_id FROM page JOIN revision ON page_id=rev_page WHERE rev_user_text='JackPotte' and page_namespace=0 AND page_is_redirect=0;
WP:AIV 8 min 42.78 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Requests_for_page_protection%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
WP:RPP 8 min 29.34 s SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Administrator intervention against vandalism%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
WP:AFD 8 min SELECT COUNT(*) FROM revision WHERE rev_page like 'Articles for deletion/%' and rev_page not like 'Articles_for_deletion/Log/%' and rev_user_text='JackPotte';
Patrols 1 min 42.08 s select count(*) from logging where log_type="patrol" and log_action="patrol" and log_user_text="JackPotte" and log_namespace=0 and log_deleted=0;

JackPotte (talk) 20:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Why don't you use some data that is already farmed (perhaps faster) using other tools that were re-created recently? Block count, namespaces, recent activity, and patrols (4 of the longer calls) are all available from this page (I think missing edit summaries can be calculated from there, too). Non-redirect articles created can be calculated from info on this page. That still leaves the 3 admin-area calls, which are all long. I haven't though much about this but I'll let you know if I come up with any easier solutions. - tucoxn\talk 01:07, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, actually I had this idea of merging it into Xtools on GitHub, that's why I had translated the .cgi in .php. But unfortunately the tool has been shutdown yesterday so I'll be forced to migrate before my planned unit test. JackPotte (talk) 07:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
My WMFLABS webservice is very unstable so I've requested a merging of the most visited snottywong tool into xtools. JackPotte (talk) 21:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Mes images perduesEdit

Bonjour,

La plupart des images que j'avais placées dans mes wikilivres (en particulier "Mathématiques avec Python et Ruby" ont été supprimées par Krd qui les trouve mal licenciées pour commons. Y a-t-il un moyen de les récupérer? Si oui, comment? Si non, que faire (réécrire les wikibooks sans images)?

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AfD votecounter tool downEdit

Hey JackPotte, looks like this tool is down. Any idea why? Thanks. ‑Scottywong| speak _ 23:11, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

It's fixed:
tools.jackbot@tools-login:~$ webservice restart
Restarting webservice... restarted.
tools.jackbot@tools-login:~$
I don't know why this service is so unstable, even when I relaunch it every 30 Min by cron...
Anyway, I've mentioned it to find a solution. JackPotte (talk) 10:20, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

NAC toolEdit

Hey Jack, are you maintaining the NAC tool too? I'm having trouble getting it to work on me czar  06:26, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid that we've reached the server limit with this time out. So we must rewrite the script, maybe on Xtools (if you know any volunteer he can access to the code). JackPotte (talk) 11:51, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Tool BrokeEdit

Please see Wikipedia_talk:Requests_for_adminship#Snottywong.27s_Adminscore_tool HalfGig talk 17:17, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

FêteEdit

Hello JackPotte, this modification was not done by Fête, it was done by another student in Fête's school. 雞雞 (talk) 19:57, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes I suppose, but it doesn't change anything. JackPotte (talk) 20:03, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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OK you're right, I've just read this recommendation. JackPotte (talk) 18:01, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Scottywongs toolsEdit

Hi Jack. After months of asking around, Cyberpower678 tells me that you are the go-to peson for all the tools in this suite: [2]. Scottywong originally made then for us when he was part of the team that was researching solutions to improve RfA and NPP. We now have major policy proposals lined up for quite a while now and we can't launch them until we have data that can only be produced by these relatively simple tools. Is there anything you can do to get them up and running properly? Regards, --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:17, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello, actually I still don't have the time to modify them in the next six months, that's why I had asked for Cyberpower678 help.
The code must be deeply (or completely) rewritten for two reasons: the resources limitation and the first results displaying speed. JackPotte (talk) 06:40, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Jack. Looks like we'll have to find someone - we can't wait another six months on top of the 9 months already just spent trying to find out who does what. I looked at Phabricatr but as a non IT person I don't understand a word of it. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 14:20, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, Jack, I unfortunately don't have the time to commit to maintaining scripts in a language I don't even have experience with.—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 03:44, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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In France we can only ask for a phone history to its number provider, on a detailed bill called "fadette". JackPotte (talk) 14:29, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

RfA Vote Counter issueEdit

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to bring this up, but I was just reminded over at WP:VPT that you're "in charge" of Scotty Wong's former tools like the RfA Vote Counter. In the case of the RfA Vote Counter, it seems to be slightly malfunctioning lately – e.g. in my own entry, it's counting two recently closed RfA's as "Not closed yet". Just thought you should know in case you wanted to look into it and see if there's a quick "fix" for that... TIA! --IJBall (contribstalk) 02:01, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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What JavaScript scripts have you written? As you are in Category:Wikipedians who develop for MediaWiki, I'm trying to find a list. (I've not found you on IRC; I use nickname 'Sveta' on the chat.) --Gryllida (talk, chat) 07:20, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

@Gryllida: well, this category comes from the template telling that my Python bot is hosted on the Wikimedia servers.
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  • Activity requirements: BAG members now have an activity requirement. The requirements are very light, one only needs to be involved in a bot-related area at some point within the last two years. For purpose of meeting these requirements, discussing a bot-related matter anywhere on Wikipedia counts, as does operating a bot (RFC).
  • Copyvio flag: Bot accounts may be additionally marked by a bureaucrat upon BAG request as being in the "copyviobot" user group on Wikipedia. This flag allows using the API to add metadata to edits for use in the New pages feed (discussion). There is currently 1 bot using this functionality.
  • Mass creation: The restriction on mass-creation (semi-automated or automated) was extended from articles, to all content-pages. There are subtleties, but content here broadly means whatever a reader could land on when browsing the mainspace in normal circumstances (e.g. Mainspace, Books, most Categories, Portals, ...). There is also a warning that WP:MEATBOT still applies in other areas (e.g. Redirects, Wikipedia namespace, Help, maintenance categories, ...) not explicitely covered by WP:MASSCREATION.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

  • 20 active BOTREQs, please help if you can!
  • 14 open BRFAs and 1 BRFA in need of BAG attention (see live status).
  • In 2018, 96 bot task were approved. An AWB search shows approximately 29 were withdrawn/expired, and 6 were denied.
  • Since the start of 2019, 97 bot task were approved. Logs show 15 were withdrawn/expired, and 15 were denied.
  • 10 inactive bots have been deflagged (see discussion). 5 other bots have been deflagged per operator requests or similar (see discussion).
New things
Other discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

See also the latest discussions at the bot noticeboard.

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Bonjour JackPotte, fr:wikt:Discussion utilisateur:205.237.30.142, c'est un IP scolaire, pouvez-vous changer la durée du blocage SVP? 205.237.30.142 (talk) 17:26, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

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Bots Newsletter, December 2021Edit

Bots Newsletter, December 2021
BRFA activity by month

Welcome to the eighth issue of the English Wikipedia's Bots Newsletter, your source for all things bot. Maintainers disappeared to parts unknown... bots awakening from the slumber of æons... hundreds of thousands of short descriptions... these stories, and more, are brought to you by Wikipedia's most distinguished newsletter about bots.

Our last issue was in August 2019, so there's quite a bit of catching up to do. Due to the vast quantity of things that have happened, the next few issues will only cover a few months at a time. This month, we'll go from September 2019 through the end of the year. I won't bore you with further introductions — instead, I'll bore you with a newsletter about bots.

Overall

  • Between September and December 2019, there were 33 BRFAs. Of these,  Y 25 were approved, and 8 were unsuccessful ( N2 3 denied,  ? 3 withdrawn, and   2 expired).

September 2019

 
Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!
  •  Y Monkbot 16, DannyS712 bot 60, Ahechtbot 6, PearBOT 3, Qbugbot 3 ·  N2 DannyS712 bot 5, PkbwcgsBot 24 ·  ? DannyS712 bot 61, TheSandBot 4
  • TParis goes away, UTRSBot goes kaput: Beeblebrox noted that the bot for maintaining on-wiki records of UTRS appeals stopped working a while ago. TParis, the semi-retired user who had previously run it, said they were "unlikely to return to actively editing Wikipedia", and the bot had been vanquished by trolls submitting bogus UTRS requests on behalf of real blocked users. While OAuth was a potential fix, neither maintainer had time to implement it. TParis offered to access to the UTRS WMFLabs account to any admin identified with the WMF: "I miss you guys a whole lot [...] but I've also moved on with my life. Good luck, let me know how I can help". Ultimately, SQL ended up in charge. Some progress was made, and the bot continued to work another couple months — but as of press time, UTRSBot has not edited since November 2019.
  • Article-measuring contest resumed: The list of Wikipedians by article count, which had lain dead for several years, was triumphantly resurrected by GreenC following a bot request.

October 2019

November 2019

 
Now you're thinking with portals.

December 2019

In the next issue of Bots Newsletter:
What's next for our intrepid band of coders, maintainers and approvers?

  • What happens when two bots want to clerk the same page?
  • What happens when an adminbot goes hog wild?
  • Will reFill ever get fixed?
  • What's up with ListeriaBot, anyway?
  • Python 3.4 deprecation? In my PyWikiBot? (It's more likely than you think!)

These questions will be answered — and new questions raised — by the January 2022 Bots Newsletter. Tune in, or miss out!

Signing off... jp×g 04:29, 10 December 2021 (UTC)


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Bots Newsletter, January 2022Edit

Bots Newsletter, January 2022
BRFA activity by month

Welcome to the ninth issue of the English Wikipedia's Bots Newsletter, your source for all things bot. Vicious bot-on-bot edit warring... superseded tasks... policy proposals... these stories, and more, are brought to you by Wikipedia's most distinguished newsletter about bots.

After a long hiatus between August 2019 and December 2021, there's quite a bit of ground to cover. Due to the vastness, I decided in December to split the coverage up into a few installments that covered six months each. Some people thought this was a good idea, since covering an entire year in a single issue would make it unmanageably large. Others thought this was stupid, since they were getting talk page messages about crap from almost three years ago. Ultimately, the question of whether each issue covers six months or a year is only relevant for a couple more of them, and then the problem will be behind us forever.

Of course, you can also look on the bright side – we are making progress, and this issue will only be about crap from almost two years ago. Today we will pick up where we left off in December, and go through the first half of 2020.

Overall
In the first half of 2020, there were 71 BRFAs. Of these,  Y 59 were approved, and 12 were unsuccessful (with  N2 8 denied,  ? 2 withdrawn, and   2 expired).

January 2020

Yeah, you're not gonna be able to get away with this anymore.

February 2020

 
Speaking of WikiProject Molecular Biology, Listeria went wild in February

March 2020

April 2020

 
Listeria being examined

Issues and enquiries are typically expected to be handled on the English Wikipedia. Pages reachable via unified login, like a talk page at Commons or at Italian Wikipedia could also be acceptable [...] External sites like Phabricator or GitHub (which require separate registration or do not allow for IP comments) and email (which can compromise anonymity) can supplement on-wiki communication, but do not replace it.

May 2020

 
We heard you like bots, so we made a bot that reports the status of your bots, so now you can use bots while you use bots

June 2020

 
A partial block averted at the eleventh hour for the robot that makes Legos

Conclusion

  • What's next for our intrepid band of coders, maintainers and approvers?
  • Will Citation bot ever be set free to roam the project?
  • What's the deal with all those book links that InternetArchiveBot is adding to articles?
  • Should we keep using Gerrit for MediaWiki?
  • What if we had a day for bots to make cosmetic edits?

These questions will be answered — and new questions raised — by the February 2022 Bots Newsletter. Tune in, or miss out!

Signing off... jp×g 23:22, 31 January 2022 (UTC)


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