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RfC question content updateEdit

If an RfC question is updated on the talk page, will the Legobot update the question on the WP:RfC page as well? —Wei4Green | 唯绿远大 (talk) 00:18, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Why didn't the bot include the content of my question from Talk:70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China#rfc 88C735C in Wikipedia:Requests for comment/History and geography and Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Politics, government, and law? —Wei4Green | 唯绿远大 (talk) 04:08, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Wei4Green: To the first question: yes; to the second: because the opening statement was about 4,000 bytes, which was far too long, see WP:RFCBRIEF. Consider that “庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年大会”, whilst 19 characters, is actually 53 bytes - even the four characters 唯绿远大 occupy 12 bytes. I've added a shorter version. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:34, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Oh great Legobot, why am I not receiving RFC invites?Edit

I've been on the list for ages and I still have not yet received one. May His Shadow Fall Upon You Talk 14:29, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

GA questionEdit

I nominated an article for GA that was passed [i.e., Kenny Omega (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)]. However, Legobot writes on my talk page that the nomination has failed, therefore, the article has not been listed as a good article. Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is? KyleJoantalk 04:35, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

I expect it's the presence of the {{FailedGA}}, there is plenty on this problem in the archives of this page. Try converting that {{FailedGA}} (and the {{GA}} directly above) into {{article history}}. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 07:38, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Legobot should ignore content inside <nowiki></nowiki>Edit

What happened:

  1. I used <kbd><nowiki>{{rfc|policy}}</nowiki></kbd> as part of my comment on Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (diff).
  2. Legobot automatically added |rfcid=EDCCCAC to it (diff).
  3. And added an entry at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Wikipedia policies and guidelines (diff).
  4. After I noticed what happened, I replaced my original template example with {{tlc|rfc|policy}} (diff).
  5. And manually removed the entry at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Wikipedia policies and guidelines (diff).

Users expect that everything inside <nowiki></nowiki> is static and they can safely put whatever they like there. Bots should preserve this expectation, so Legobot should ignore content inside <nowiki></nowiki>. — UnladenSwallow (talk) 02:52, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @UnladenSwallow: Yes they should, and no Legobot doesn't; this is a known problem, and unless somebody picks up Legoktm's long-outstanding request for someone else to take over the bot's functions, the chances of Legobot being amended to prevent this are small to nil. So we work around it. This is why Template:Rfc says
If giving an example of the use of this template, do not use the construct <nowiki>{{rfc}}</nowiki> because the bot may consider that it is an actual RfC, and will add an RFC ID or remove the template entirely, as it sees fit. Instead, use one of the template-linking templates such as {{tlx}}, as in {{tlx|rfc|bio}} which produces {{rfc|bio}}.
and is also why WP:RFC says "Do not enclose the {{rfc}} template in <nowiki>...</nowiki> tags ... since Legobot will ignore these and treat the RfC as if it is still open – and may also corrupt the RfC listing pages.".--Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 10:43, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Yakov Dzhugashvili not updated as GAEdit

I just noticed that Yakov Dzhugashvili, which passed GA a few weeks ago, has not had the bot updated the article page. Is there any way to rectify this? Kaiser matias (talk) 17:25, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Note this has been addressed at WT:GAN and should be resolved now. Kaiser matias (talk) 17:41, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

November 2019 MfD archives and LegobotEdit

I noticed that something is going wrong with the November 2019 MfD archives Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Archived debates/November 2019. There seem to be lots of repeated entries for individual MfD archives? I don't know if this is due to something going wrong with Legobot? thanks. Britishfinance (talk) 16:38, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Britishfinance: This has happened before, I don't know how it was fixed - you might find something in the archives of this page. As far as I can recall, it is caused by somebody not following directions at either WP:MFD#How to list pages for deletion or WP:MFD/AI closely enough, with the result that the page is not in the format that Legobot expects. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 10:17, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Redrose64, I will try and check it out. All the best, Britishfinance (talk) 22:14, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
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