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Typo fixing?Edit

Not that it makes much difference, but what's the point of making fixes changes like this: [1]? I know either way works the same, but still. Ks0stm (TCGE) 18:52, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

It is just the first step in a number of runs through a list of orphaned article. First stage is to identify which articles do not currently belong to projects. Easiest way to do this is set all to syntax {{WikiProject foo}} so I can easily eliminate them from future runs. --Traveler100 (talk) 20:44, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
These changes have many benefits, but have taken years to become accepted. Rich Farmbrough, 00:02, 2 November 2012 (UTC).

Your Adjustment to the CFB North Bay PageEdit

I appreciate your creating a link to 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Squadron on the Canadian Forces Base North Bay page, but for your information you should not have changed the ampersand to "and" in the squadron's title. Even in its abbreviation, the squadron is 21 AC&W Sqn. I don't know (yet) who created the squadron's Wikipedia page, but the given military designation is wrong and should employ the ampersand.

Your adjustment to the Canadian Forces Base North Bay page has been amended, but the link retained. Thought you deserved to know the reason for the change to your contribution. I shall be amending the 21 Squadron page shortly to the correct designation.

Captain Doug Newman, Canadian Forces Base North Bay

22WHERO (talk) 13:39, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

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done --Traveler100 (talk) 15:59, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Non-existent talk pagesEdit

  • To find pages in a category with no talk page, fire up your illegal version of AWB, make the list of pages in the category, convert (rt click the list and select the option) to talk pages. Now run "preparse" mode with all changes turned off, logging off, and "skip if exists" turned on. You will end up with a list of non-existent talk pages. You can use this or convert back to subject pages. Rich Farmbrough, 23:56, 1 November 2012 (UTC).
I did work that method out after a while. Also could use for identifying pages not belonging to a WikiProject can be done in the same non-edit run of AWB. BTW - why do you say my AWB is an illegal version?
This method is fine if I am the only one working on this (which looks like I am at the moment) but it creates a static list that does not get updated unless someone proactivly does something. The best method would be an interactive tool that lists when someone asks like the Catscan or image existence tools. The second best would be to utilize an existing template. The second option was why I was asking about updating categories. I can get a template to check if a page exists, do you know if there is a template function to show the existence of a key word?--Traveler100 (talk) 07:51, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
It's a joke. I am "banned" from using AWB by my dear friends at ArbCom.
A key word on a page? No, though this will likley change with Lua.
I'd set something up but again I am not allowed to do anything useful. Rich Farmbrough, 03:39, 3 November 2012 (UTC).

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Thank youEdit

Thank you for de-orphaning my articles. Wee Curry Monster talk 22:39, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, I undid a thing...Edit

I think there may have been a confusion about Kettle Falls. It looks like the image you added is from Kettle Falls in Sturgeon River Provincial Park. The Kettle Falls on the linked page is(was) on the Columbia River in Washington state, USA. There really is no current image of the falls, as they were flooded behind Grand Coulee Dam in 1942.

SkipSloan 00:22, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

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You are entirely confusedEdit

Regarding these edits, you are entirely confused. First of all, AnomieBOT's OrphanReferenceFixer task has absolutely nothing to do with {{orphan}}, it has to do with fixing big red errors caused when someone accidentally deletes a reference from an article that was being used in multiple places.

Second, AnomieBOT did not add {{orphan}} to those or to any other articles. If you look closely at the diffs you linked, you will see that AnomieBOT only added |date=November 2012 to the tags that were added in the previous edits [2] and [3] both by Boleyn (talk · contribs). This is AnomieBOT's TagDater task. Anomie 19:44, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that misunderstanding. There is always something new to learn on Wikipedia. Would it be possible for the bot to check if the tag is valid or not, rather than giving it more credibility? --Traveler100 (talk) 07:04, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
The date doesn't give the tag any more credibility, it just makes it categorize correctly. The problem with the bot trying to determine validity is that most tags don't have any machine-determinable objectivity criteria. Anomie 13:26, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

Corrections of photo request templatesEdit

About most of the corrections, one of the problems is that the "Wikipedians in" categories and the actual "Photo requests in" categories aren't harmonized. I want both to display, but sometimes one of the former exists when the latter doesn't, or vice versa. If that is the case, I will create a "Photo requests in" to make up for the new one. If it isn't what I'm talking about, then please show me diffs.

Now, I'll take a look at the Occitania thing... WhisperToMe (talk) 13:01, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I created that category because the Category:Wikipedians in Occitania category was created back in 2008 (by another person) and I wanted to harmonize it at that category. Even though there is no government administrative body that controls an "Occitania" today, there is a historic region where people speak Occitan WhisperToMe (talk) 13:03, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Also, the category Category:Wikipedians_in_Curacao is without the cedilla and that's why I set the reqphoto without the cedilla. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:32, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Now I understand your logic. Yes it would be useful if they matched but I think wikipedians in categories go down to a much finer detail than you would want the photo requests to go to. The point of the photo request categories is not to classify the request but to aid people in fulfilling them. One or two requests in each of a hundred locations per country does not really help. Requests can after all be mapped to Google. Does adding the Wikipedians in to the tag on the talk page help in any way? How often are these people contacted? There is unfortunately no link between Wikipedians in category to photo requests (interesting idea though), although I have started making links in the other direction (win= parameter in the {{howtoreqphoto}} template). --Traveler100 (talk) 15:05, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
It might be good to contact a reference desk on the issue. I'm presuming that one contacts the Wikipedian via talk page or Wiki-e-mail but there's no guarantee that the person is still active. In many major cities, honestly I think there aren't enough requests, and if I wanted to I could add more specific requests that I know would help an article - i.e. a location can have requests for welcome signs, town halls, fire departments, schools, police stations, parks, corporate offices, major thoroughfares, etc. For regions with multiple small towns one could tag the towns each until they all had applicable requests. The link idea would be nice also! WhisperToMe (talk) 15:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

That would be a good idea to request a category move. Thanks for reminding me WhisperToMe (talk) 13:32, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Jellybabies.jpgEdit

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The other image is not of Basset Jelly Babies. Traveler100 (talk) 06:51, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Photo request structureEdit

Yes, I understand that it's not a mere classification structure. However a lot of the reasons why these categories are underpopulated is because the vast majority of users are not aware that they can do it, not because the category can't naturally support it. In theory a Catalonia category can be full of photo requests; it is a major, influential region of Spain encompassing many areas. If one challenges me "make a list of photo requests for X" I can probably do it

So while I understand you don't want "empty" categories think hard about the scope of the category. If it was a category just for "Nowheresville, Kansas" I can understand why one would feel a concern for an empty category - But "Catalonia" should provide ample support for multiple photo requests.

Also the reason I made the category was to match the Wikipedian category "Wikipedians in Catalonia" WhisperToMe (talk) 05:39, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

replied on user's talk page where conversation started.--Traveler100 (talk) 05:51, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject OhioEdit

Please take a look at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Ohio, where I have made a suggestion about requests for photographs by county rather than the entire state. See also Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Pennsylvania where I have carried out the suggestion of requesting photographs by county.

You seem to be very interested in this subject, so I would welcome your comments. --DThomsen8 (talk) 15:52, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

thanks for informing of this and giving me the chance to reply. --Traveler100 (talk) 16:56, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Picture for Surp AgopEdit

Hello! Thank you so much for your contributions to Surp Agop. I found a nice picture...http://www.istanbulermenivakiflari.org/uploads/resim80.jpg Im not to familiar with the copyright of this if you can upload it that will be great! Thank you! Proudbolsahye (talk) 07:49, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

It is not clear to me what is the copyright on this image, so sorry have to assume we cannot use it.

Bona fidesEdit

Have a prosperous and productive New Year, Alice! --Traveler100 (talk) 11:38, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for that - and have a very Merry Christmas yourself!
(I'm sorry that I can't sign under my real name of Alice, but I was unjustly and erroneously blocked as a "Sockpuppet" {of whom I'm still not sure of} many years ago!) --118.93.73.30 (talk) alias User:Alice 11:47, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of OrganizationsEdit

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of Organizations, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 10:40, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Template:Req photoEdit

your db-t3 tag requires a date for it to work. 198.102.153.2 (talk) 17:54, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

since you didn't fix it, I am removing the tag. best of luck tagging in the future. 198.102.153.2 (talk) 18:23, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
But there is nothing about date in the template documentation?--Traveler100 (talk) 18:28, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Photographer's Barnstar
Many thanks for all your hard work on image requests. In ictu oculi (talk) 02:35, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
your welcome. And thanks for the barnstar, always good to know that people find what I a doing useful. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:49, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Tiền RiverEdit

Will do, many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 18:20, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Comment neededEdit

Can you please read and comment at Wikipedia_talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Bugs#In_Template? -- Magioladitis (talk) 12:20, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Traveler100 (talk) 12:52, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

reqphoto category suggestionsEdit

I noticed that Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of sports and games and Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of sportspeople both have subcategories for numerous sports, but neither has a subcategory for skateboarding. I think it could be populated.

I also noticed that Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of actors and filmmakers is unwieldy, with thousands of entries. Someone started making subcategories by country, but there's only a subcategory for India, not for any other countries. The one for India only had two articles in it, but I added a few more. It might be good to have subcategories for other countries, or to get rid of the by-country scheme if it won't get used.

The reasons I wrote to you are that

  • I'm new and don't know how to change these things
  • I suspect I may not be allowed to change them
  • I saw your name mentioned on the talk page for the reqphoto template.

--Rybec (talk) 02:50, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

I have create Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of skateboarders. As there is a WikiProject Skateboarding, seams reasonable to have a reqphoto category for the subject. The actors and filmmakers is a little more problematic. Have so far tried to classify notability subject and county of people as separate categories. Some of the Indian ones are ridiculously small and detailed, these categories are to help people find photographs not classify pages (subtle difference). On the other hand I see no other way of sub-dividing this large group, so maybe it is the right solution in this case. --Traveler100 (talk) 07:27, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for making the category and for putting some pages in it. If you decide to reorganize the actors and filmmakers I'd be interested in knowing. —rybec 09:19, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Drag and drop.gifEdit

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Well yes I see it has been replaced but I do not think by a better image. But go ahead. This is just an example of the sort of thing he discourages people working on this site. --Traveler100 (talk) 06:25, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, I did replace the image, and I know the image isn't high quality. I'm going to try one that looks better. //iXavier <talk/edits/logs> 07:14, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject BreakfastEdit

Hello, Traveler100.

You are invited to join WikiProject Breakfast, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of breakfast-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 18:12, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


Orphaned non-free image File:Handelsblatt-1.jpgEdit

 

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Requesting your opinion on a photoEdit

Hi. We really need your opinion on which of these photos would make the best Infobox portrait for the Rick Remender article. Could you please offer your opinion in that discussion? The most recent subsection of that discussion is here, so you can just chime in there if you don't want to read the whole thread. I really appreciate it. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 17:16, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

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Request for commentEdit

Hello Traveler100, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Backlog driveEdit

Hello Traveler100,

WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
The goal is to eliminate the backlog of orphan articles. There are currently 93509 articles which have orphan tags. The drive is running from April 12, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all editors participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive. To add your name in the participants list click here.
So start de-orphaning articles! Click here to see the list of articles need de-orphaning.
Visit Suggestions for how to de-orphan an article to know more!

Thanks. Opt-out Instructions by Jim Cartar on behalf of WikiProject Orphanage through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Why did you delete my adding of that hammas ordered gazans to stay in combat zones during battles?it can give a different perspective of what happened.and here is the proof that hammas gave this order'taken from hammas TV channel:[4] — Preceding unsigned comment added by איש הצל (talkcontribs) 15:15, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Nothing to do with me? --Traveler100 (talk) 11:09, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Haven't seen you around much...Edit

Hope you're okay.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes was getting a little annoyed about some of the procedures starting to pop up and a few over enthusiastic admin. Moved over to working on Wikivoyage. I see no one else can be bothered to clean up the photo requests now that I am not doing it. --Traveler100 (talk) 12:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Category:WikiProject Beauty PageantsEdit

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deOrphaning scriptEdit

Hello everyone! I was just working on responding to a couple bug reports for a script that I worked up as part of a request from this project, and I noticed that only a couple people (who weren't even on this mailing list) are actually using the script. A little history on the script: In March of 2014, Jim Cartar came to my user talk page and said he needed some help in acquiring a script for a backlog drive that he was working on that could keep track of and score deOrphanings for a scored backlog drive. I took that request to the project's talk page (BackLog Drive "DO" (De-Orphaning) script proposal) and there was near unanimous support for this. I thought about the proposal and decided the best way to do it was to build a new script (which is still no where near as comprehensive as Manishearth's OrphanTabs) and build into it a mechanism that will make BLD scoring easy.

What I'm wondering at this point is, since there appears to be only two people using the script, should I continue to develop this script with a goal of using it for scoring BLDs or just debug the existing script and leave it at that. Thanks for any replies or comments.

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User:Traveler100/sandbox/orphanexamplesEdit

Hello, I'm wondering if you still need User:Traveler100/sandbox/orphanexamples? If not, would you be willing to tag it for CSD:U1 deletion since it is creating categories with no real orphans in them and disrupting my workflow trying to clear out the att and few orphan categories? Thank you very much! 3gg5amp1e (talk) 12:23, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

User:Image-req-proj-botEdit

Hi. Any reason why User:Image-req-proj-bot stopped working the last 3 years? -- Magioladitis (talk) 23:27, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

I just got a little fed up with some of the admin discussions here and move to helping with Wikivoyage instead. Have though about continuing again with sorting out the requests but woudl be a lot of work to clean it up again and when I was doing it there was little input from others. --Traveler100 (talk) 01:21, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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Bots Newsletter, April 2017Edit

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{Wikivoyage} wikidata anchor ??Edit

Hail Traveler!

In Special:Permalink/747658087 and Special:Permalink/747808639 you added a {{#invoke:Wikidata|pageId}} to {{Wikivoyage}}.

This breaks links to subsections, both if a fragment added on Wikipedia page in template argument, or if the target is a redirect to a section.

For example, at Washington Slagbaai National Park in Special:Permalink/785354330 I tried to add a link to

https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Washington_Slagbaai_National_Park

...but the Wikidata anchor changes this to:

https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Washington_Slagbaai_National_Park#Q2474005

...which then goes to:

https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Bonaire#Q2474005

...and there is no matching anchor, so it doesn't go to the subsection.

I'm sure this is well-intentioned, but what's the goal? I don't see these Wikidata pageId anchors there, so this looks unnecessary and unhelpful.

(Thanks for your tireless work regardless, and I very much appreciate your weaving different wikis ever closer!)

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 02:25, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

There were two things here, first the link was to a redirect and the entry on the Wikivoyage page was not a listing so no anchor available. I have updated the pages, but I see I need to improve the documentation on the topic. Will do that in the next week.--Traveler100 (talk) 05:11, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks kindly! Looking forward to understanding how this works...

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 02:06, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, July 2017Edit

Bots Newsletter, July 2017

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Bots Newsletter, March 2018Edit

Bots Newsletter, March 2018

Greetings!

Here is the 5th issue of the Bots Newsletter (formerly the BAG Newletter). You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
BAG
BRFAs

We currently have 6 open bot requests at Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval, and could use your help processing!

Discussions

While there were no large-scale bot-related discussion in the past few months, you can check WP:BOTN and WT:BOTPOL (and their corresponding archives) for smaller issues that came up.

New things
Upcoming

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Question for administratorEdit

would like to get some expert attention on the topic explained at Wikipedia_talk:Vandalism#Requesting_advice_and_help_at_Wikivoyage. I know a sister site but none of the bureaucrats or admins (like myself) appear to have the technical knowledge to deal with the issue. --Traveler100 (talk) 12:53, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Moved the admin help to the discussion. Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:43, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:WikiProject History of photographyEdit

 Template:WikiProject History of photography has been nominated for merging with Template:WikiProject Photography. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Qono (talk) 01:10, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, August 2018Edit

Bots Newsletter, August 2018

Greetings!

Here is the 6th issue of the Bots Newsletter. You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
  • Nothing particular important happened. Those who care already know, those who don't know wouldn't care. The curious can dig ARBCOM archives themselves.
BAG
  • There were no changes in BAG membership since the last Bots Newsletter. Headbomb went from semi-active to active.
  • In the last 3 months, only 3 BAG members have closed requests - help is needed with the backlog.
BOTREQs and BRFAs

As of writing, we have...

Also

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.

New things

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 15:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)


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Why am I blocked?Edit

You gotta help me! I'm blocked on Wikivoyage and I haven't even done anything wrong! Who the heck is LibMod, what is a doppelganger, and what does any of this have to do with me? American Ride (talk) 22:20, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

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BotsEdit

Hi. I noticed that User:People-n-photo-bot and User:People-photo-bot had no edits for the last 6 years. I wonder if you think that it is OK to remove bot flag from these accounts for security reasons. -- Magioladitis (talk) 18:48, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

@Magioladitis:. I have not plans to use this bot account in the near future, using another one currently. Can remove the flag. --Traveler100 (talk) 17:24, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, August 2019Edit

Bots Newsletter, August 2019

Greetings!

Here is the 7th issue of the Bots Newsletter, a lot happened since last year's newsletter! You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

ARBCOM
  • Nothing of note happened. Just like we like it.
BAG

BAG members are expected to be active on Wikipedia to have their finger on the pulse of the community. After two years without any bot-related activity (such as posting on bot-related pages, posting on a bot's talk page, or operating a bot), BAG members will be retired from BAG following a one-week notice. Retired members can re-apply for BAG membership as normal if they wish to rejoin the BAG.

We thank former members for their service and wish Madman a happy retirement. We note that Madman and BU Rob13 were not inactive and could resume their BAG positions if they so wished, should their retirements happens to be temporary.

BOTDICT

Two new entries feature in the bots dictionary

BOTPOL
  • 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.

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:24, 7 August 2019 (UTC)


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