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TAFI movedEdit

Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement was moved to Wikipedia:Articles for improvement per Special:PermaLink/989870710#Requested move 23 October 2020. — JJMC89(T·C) 19:31, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

@JJMC89: It looks like some of the pages the bot works off of, such as Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Nominations, and the Schedule, Accomplishments, etc., still haven't been moved. There are also several templates that probably need to be updated. Or were those all intentionally left as-is? Pinging Northamerica1000 for input too. For now I've disabled both TAFIWeekly and TAFIDaily until this is ironed out. Thanks for letting me know, MusikAnimal talk 19:44, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Those will be moved. My script to move all of the subpages is still running. — JJMC89(T·C) 19:46, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Done moving now — JJMC89(T·C) 20:09, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@JJMC89: Thanks! There are still many categories, templates, etc. that should probably be updated. I will wait to hear back from Northamerica1000 before going any further. Perhaps Sdkb as a template editor and nominator of the move would be willing to help with this effort, too? I'm a bit tied up at the moment so any assistance would be appreciated, but I'll be ready to have the bot-side of things fixed by Monday 00:00 UTC in time for the next weekly selection. MusikAnimal talk 21:16, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
MusikAnimal, whew, there ended up being a lot of cleanup to do there (some of which appeared to be leftover from previous moves from article->articles or the initial switch to weekly selection). I think I've managed to take care of pretty much everything, though; "Today's article(s) for improvement" and "TAFI" should be "Articles for improvement" and "AFI" everywhere. There might be some things that can only be fixed within the bot, though.
I do love how automated the project is; hopefully we'll catch and clean up everything that might have been broken by the moves. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:10, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi @MusikAnimal, JJMC89, and Sdkb: Thanks for the notification here. From spot-checking various pages, subpages (e.g. Wikipedia:Articles for improvement/2020/48/1) and templates, things appear to be in order, in that the new project title is being used. However, I did notice that, for example, when editing the Wikipedia:Articles for improvement/2020/48 page, the following is in place:

{{/1}} is the '''[[Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement|TAFI]]''' article for week {{SUBPAGENAME}} in the year 2019. It is currently [[Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/{{#time:o}}/{{CURRENTWEEK}}|week {{CURRENTWEEK}}]]{{#ifeq:{{CURRENTYEAR}}|2020|| in the year {{CURRENTYEAR}}}}.

Notice how the old project name continues to be used. If I'm not mistaken, it appears that MusikBot automatically generates these pages. If this is the case, it would likely be best to 1) change the links such as "[[Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement|TAFI]]" and others so that it goes directly to the main page without redirecting, and 2) update the script for links/pages that are generated to match everything else, so it's all consistent. North America1000 06:10, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000: I believe that comes from Wikipedia:Articles for improvement/Schedule/Preload. I'm glad you pointed that out because that template hadn't been updated yet (I just took care of it). With that and the bot fixes, we're hopefully good to go. Tomorrow I'll do a semi-automated run to be on the safe side. Best, MusikAnimal talk 06:38, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt reply, as well as for your dedication in helping to keep the project going! Cheers, North America1000 07:37, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
  • @MusikAnimal: Another matter I came across, on the Wikipedia:Articles for improvement/Schedule/new page, there are now no images or captions. Additionally, week 51 of 2020 is presently a red link. It appears that the Bot automatically creates these pages, which still have the old titles with the word "Today's" such as "#ifexist:Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/{{#time:o}}/{{CURRENTWEEK}}/picture". So, hopefully this can be addressed sometime relatively soon. It would have been nice of users consulted with you first, before moving pages, because now everything is all screwy. North America1000 18:29, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    Fixed the Schedule/new page (hopefully). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:23, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
  • Additionally, the Template:AFI weekly selection notice weekly notification sent to project participants still has the old titles within it (e.g. {{Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/2020/48/1}}). North America1000 18:38, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
    @Northamerica1000: Sorry for the late reply. I think everything that needed to be changed by the bot has been changed. The outstanding changes need to be made to the templates. @Sdkb: Can I enlist you again to fix this since you proposed the move? I agree it would have been better to consult those who put together the automation before implementing the move. I'm guessing you all didn't realize how complicated this was.
    The bot errored out today because I hadn't pulled in the latest code (my fault). I can run it manually, but I will wait for the above fixes to be made first. MusikAnimal talk 17:28, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
    I fixed the links in the weekly selection notice template when I did my big run, but looks like I missed one; fixed that. I'm not aware of any remaining templates that need fixing (I thought I did a pretty good sweep when I spent an hour or so on it), but some might be hiding somewhere.
Regarding consultation, I definitely don't think the closer/movers realized how much TAFI vs. AFI would affect, and I certainly didn't when I made the nom, but in our defense the project was fully invited to comment and raise any potential issues while it was open. After the close, any amount of disruption is obviously not ideal, but on balance this will be a positive change and the cleanup necessarily comes along with it. I'm glad that everyone has been willing to help out to get everything up to speed. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:23, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-48Edit

17:17, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 48, 2020)Edit

Hello, MusikAnimal.

The following is WikiProject Articles for improvement's weekly selection:


Please be bold and help to improve this article!

Previous selections: List of pre-Columbian inventions and innovations of indigenous Americans • Chinese folklore

Get involved with the AFI project. You can: Nominate an article • Review nominations

Posted by: MusikBot talk 20:33, 23 November 2020 (UTC) using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of WikiProject TAFI • Opt-out instructions

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