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Bad link to RfDEdit

In this edit, AAlertBot made a link formatted as [[Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 October 20#<1>|discussion]] - the link should have been [[Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 October 20#Thames foot tunnel|discussion]], so is the <1> a placeholder for the true link fragment? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:21, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Bump. I've restored this item from Archive 6, after seeing the same issue reported at Template talk:Redirect for discussion#Broken links in the article alerts. – wbm1058 (talk) 21:45, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Incorrect proposer listedEdit

I made this edit just to fix a template date in a article split request so the article would be correctly categorized by the month/year. This got listed under Articles to be split at Wikipedia:WikiProject Singapore as proposed by me when it was in fact an IP that first added {{split-section}}. Another editor did a split, without there having been any discussion. After that, they discovered it was suggested by an IP, and mentioned on my TP that they were mislead and may not have done the split had they realized the request came from an IP (not to disparage all IPs). Regardless, the "proposer" of the split was listed incorrectly. Can this be fixed (identifying the edit that added first added the template)? MB 20:25, 24 October 2021 (UTC)

Failed subscriptionEdit

I tried to set up a subscription for Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/Hispanic and Latino Americans task force/Article alerts but the banner is red-linked Wikipedia:Article alerts/Subscription list. Carley Shimkus is currently an AfD. I must have done something wrong. Is it possible to check this out for me? Thanks!15:35, 25 October 2021 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Patapsco913 (talkcontribs)

@Patapsco913: I added the appropriate category the subscription should use [1]. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 16:26, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
@Hellknowz: Thanks!! 18:20, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

How does one fix this warning?Edit

[Warning] (11-02-2021 08-06-48) Record List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq War with subscription-based ACR date and user retrieval method had more than one compatible subscription but with different options -- will only process one

Hi, when the above warning shows up on the run log (for several different pages), what would be the procedure to fix it, so it doesn't trigger the warning? Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 18:56, 2 November 2021 (UTC)
Hey! It's impossible to fix on Wikipedia. (Technically, you could remove banners of other projects, but that's not really a solution.) The bot just doesn't currently know which subscription added the A-class review. It gets ACR pages, then get pages belonging to projects and matches them. I already have per-project rules to report them, but it seems a lot of pages fall under multiple projects doing ACR so the bot gets confused. I would need to do special pre-processing on ACR pages to see which exact project category it has before I match things. This is somewhat convoluted with the way I have things set up from the start. Unfortunately, I really haven't had the time lately to do lots of work like this. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 19:13, 2 November 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation! I wondered why it was showing up, but that makes sense :) --Funandtrvl (talk) 17:29, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Bug report template typoEdit

The link to file a AA bug report creates a new talk page topic with pre-filled text for the different bug report items. I just happened to notice that this text includes "Filled by" when it should say "Filed by". Typo has been around for a while! -- LJ  19:47, 11 November 2021 (UTC)

It's meant to be "filled" from "fill", not from "file". As in, the person who filled out the form (not the person who filed a bug report). That said, it should have been "Filled out by" then. But I guess "Filed by" is simpler, so I changed to that. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 19:59, 11 November 2021 (UTC)


It seems that AAlertBot stopped working after yesterday's edits, didn't update today's logs. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 18:23, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

It ran today as scheduled. I had my PC off yesterday, so it simply didn't run at all. —  HELLKNOWZ  TALK 10:54, 10 February 2022 (UTC)

is anyone watching the feature request page?Edit

Is anyone watching the feature request page? I made a request at Wikipedia talk:Article alerts/Feature requests#Only one listing per discussion on any one page 2 months ago, but still got zero response. (talk) 01:40, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi, yes I saw it. There wasn't anything I needed to clarify and I know exactly what you are requesting, so I didn't make any comment. I haven't had time to work on this, so I have no updated either. I am swamped with real-life stuff and I cannot make any estimates either. —  HELLKNOWZ  TALK 10:28, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Greta Thunberg keeps coming back!Edit

Tried to get her off but she won't split! (even though we don't want to split her article)

Chidgk1 (talk) 15:00, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

That's because it's in Category:All articles to be split because Greta_Thunberg#Honours_and_awards has {{Split section}}. I guess I need to manually exclude templates that are not full article splits. —  HELLKNOWZ  TALK 18:56, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

A possible issueEdit

The article /Drive has been prodded. However it can't be linked to (due to the slash) from Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Article alerts so I added a note in brackets with a link to a redirect (with this edit [2]) for the benefit of anyone trying to find the prodded article. Is this likely to cause a problem for the bot? If so please feel free to revert and/or change my note if I don't do it myself quickly enough. Otherwise I suppose we can wait and see what the bot does tomorrow! A7V2 (talk) 07:57, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

@A7V2: It won't cause a problem as such, but the bot will overwrite the page (and remove the note) next time it updates it. —  HELLKNOWZ  TALK 10:07, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

Possible bot freeze issueEdit

Seems the AAlertBot started running at regular time [3], and just stalled since. Regards, Jovanmilic97 (talk) 12:56, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

@Headbomb: —  HELLKNOWZ  TALK 09:49, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Will take a look shortly. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 09:50, 17 May 2022 (UTC)
Gave it a kick in the bolts. Should be fine now. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 10:18, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

The bot listing a phantom MfDEdit

In this edit, the bot listed the page Wikipedia:WikiProject Eurovision/Assessment as having been nominated for MfD. However, I can't find a trace of anything like that happening; the MfD page has never been created and the page itself has not been edited in months. The following day, it said the discussion was closed. Is this some rare bug? ―Jochem van Hees (talk) 01:12, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

See Wikipedia talk:Article alerts/Bugs#Fake MfD alert. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:38, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
Ah, interesting. Thanks. ―Jochem van Hees (talk) 11:48, 20 June 2022 (UTC)