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IABotManagementConsole [1.2]Edit

Northamerica1000, I've used the IABotManagement Console a few times, which links internally here and externally where I've used it via toolforge here, (which includes an option to "Add archives to all non-dead references (Optional)") and up until a few days ago, only on pages where I am very familiar with the References (mostly articles I've created or contributed substantially).

While cleaning the article Mercy (Duffy song) (diff) posted on Wikipedia:Cleanup, the bot edit summary was: (Rescuing 68 sources and tagging 0 as dead.) #IABot (v2.0.1).

I circled back to have a closer look at what the bot had done, (it has no option to verify before submitting), and to my surprise saw that it actually adds to References, archived pages with "not found errors" aka dead links, that have been previously captured at the Wayback Machine! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to rollback my edit and spent almost 2 hours verifying each reference all to manually revert 2 of them.

As much as I like that tool, and knowing that you need to use it responsibly, I doubt that most will realize that the bot is adding dead archived links to References. I'm seeing more editors using the tool. Is there a reason to be concerned here? Thanks! — WILDSTARtalk 20:19, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi @WildStar: I recommend contacting Cyberpower678, the publisher of the script. There is also a link atop this page to submit a bug report. Regarding the references with links to archived pages then being marked as a dead link, it sounds like the script is trying to correct something that was already corrected, making the reference incorrect in the process. North America1000 14:19, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

White pizzaEdit

I split white pizza, I am surprise this didn't have an article until now. The article could use some expansion. Valoem talk contrib 22:27, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 2 August 2020Edit

Nomination of ITyphoon for deletionEdit

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article ITyphoon is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ITyphoon until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. CatcherStorm talk 13:20, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Archive subpagesEdit

Hello. Years ago, you created some redirects such as Occupy Oakland/Archive 1. We're considering deleting a similar page. Several other respected editors also created /Archive pages, so I suspect that they have a purpose we've overlooked. Can you think why we might need them? Certes (talk) 21:03, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 33, 2020)Edit


Abraham Ortelius's world map, from the Typus Orbis Terrarum ("Theatre of the Orb of the World") atlas, first published in 1564

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