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Extended trial at BRFA?

Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/Usernamekiran BOT 4's latest status is extended trial. But Wikipedia:BAG/Status shows this as trial complete. Primefac tried to readd it as extended trial on the main page in Special:Diff/991526046, but bot reverted this with Special:Diff/991526805. ProcrastinatingReader ( talk) 06:35, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Too many different redirects to the templates, the bot didn't take into account {{ BotTrialExtended}} when trying to decide which template came last. I'll update the bot to load the whole list of redirects to its target templates. Anomie 12:53, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
 Done The bot should update the status table in a few minutes. Anomie 13:12, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Anomie. By the way, do you know which of the {{ BAG Tools}} templates are supported by AnomieBOT's clerking? eg does it handle things like {{ BotOnHold}} as well, or only the approved/declined templates?
Also, slight feature request, is it possible for it to handle step #2 of User:SQL/How to close a BRFA (notification) - by observation, I've noticed most BAGs do notify on close? ProcrastinatingReader ( talk) 11:42, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
It pays attention to {{ BotTrial}}, {{ BotExtendedTrial}}, {{ BotTrialComplete}}, {{ BotApproved}}, {{ BotSpeedy}}, {{ BotDenied}}, {{ BotExpired}}, {{ BotWithdrawn}}, {{ BotRevoked}}, {{ OperatorAssistanceNeeded}}, and {{ BAGAssistanceNeeded}}. It doesn't pay attention to {{ BotOnHold}}, mainly because that apparently wasn't created until fairly recently and wouldn't affect anything other than maybe the "status" column at WP:BAG/Status.
It could, but do we really want it to? A search shows few uses. Maybe people just delete them without archiving, but it may be that the instruction never really took off in the first place. IMO people should have their BRFA page watchlisted to monitor the status and shouldn't need a talk page notice as well. So I'd like to see a confirmation (probably at WT:BRFA and cross-posted to WP:BON and WT:BAG) that we still want that notice to happen. Anomie 13:20, 7 December 2020 (UTC)
I think the main reason why I personally don't notify are the reasons you mention: they respond to trials etc without prompting (or pinging) so they should be well aware when I approve a task. Additionally, since there's no semi-automation for approving/declining a task, it's just one extra (and again, slightly unnecessary) step to find the op and let them know. Primefac ( talk) 19:27, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

TFDClerk issue on Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2020 November 17

Something weird still going on, described it at User:AnomieBOT/shutoff/TFDClerk. Primefac ( talk) 19:25, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

This discussion is still open, but I had to manually add it to the list and the bot is removing it. Never seen this before, and it looks like the discussion has all of the proper headings etc. Primefac ( talk) 19:23, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
So what happened is that the discussion was closed on November 25, and after 24 hours the bot stopped paying attention to the page anymore because there's no point in scanning old pages where all discussions are closed. Then on December 7 someone undid the close, reopening the discussion. But since the bot wasn't paying attention anymore, it doesn't see the reopened discussion. Ideally someone should probably relist it on a current day when they're going to do something like that. Anomie 02:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
@ Primefac:Anomie 02:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
You know, that makes perfect sense (in a "no duh" sort of way). I'm in the process of closing it, so feel free to restart that task. Primefac ( talk) 02:42, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

OTD query

Why did this entry list OTD2, when it was the first OTD appearance? [1] Or did I miss one? SandyGeorgia ( Talk) 00:12, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Seems like a bug. The template seems happy to have skipped 1 though, which is probably why no one ever noticed. Anomie 02:39, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes, what I have noticed is that the template is indifferent, and when I change them to 1, the bot jumps to 2 ... so maybe not worth worrying about. Maybe because some articlehistories have the OTD parameter without the 1, so skipping to 2 is safest. SandyGeorgia ( Talk) 02:56, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Bot not working?

A new FFD log was created manually. Some discussions at 2020 Dec 9 log are still open, yet the images have been already deleted. The 2020 Dec 9 log itself is not transcluded at FFD venue. Is the bot not working or something? -- George Ho ( talk) 06:23, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Looks like Toolforge DB maintenance took out some tasks with errors. Restarted. Anomie 12:45, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Who's a good bot? You're a good bot!

Fixing bot

Would it be possible for the bot to be edited to include wikiprojects of the same name name when working on others. For example when you go from WP Iowa to WPUS with all the stuff in it, it there was already a WPUS the two things should be merged Bigmike2346 ( talk) 19:08, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

Watchlist: AnomieBOT edit missing "b" flag

Hey there. Very minor, but figured I'd mention it. In my watchlist, I have it set to filter out edits that are marked with the "b" flag, therefore hiding most bot edits. But this recent edit got through somehow and is lacking a "b" flag. Mentioning it here in case it is something on your end that you want to investigate. Or I could be misunderstanding something, or MediaWiki could be glitching. Who knows. Thanks. – Novem Linguae ( talk) 04:35, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Those edits often could use human review, so the "b" flag is intentionally omitted. Anomie 12:42, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Redirect deleted

I created List of Royal Commissions in New South Wales as a redirect to List of New South Wales royal commissions, however it appears to have been deleted with the notation "AnomieBOT III deleted page List of Royal Commissions in New South Wales ‎(G8: Broken redirect to #List of New South Wales royal commissions" Is this a malfunction with the bot or have I made an error with the redirect - I have no way of knowing as the age has been deleted. -- Find bruce ( talk) 10:38, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

You made an error with the redirect in including an extraenous "#" in the link, so it was trying to redirect to a section of the redirect page itself rather than the article you intended. The content of the redirect was
#REDIRECT [[#List of New South Wales royal commissions]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from alternative name}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
Feel free to recreate it with the link corrected. Anomie 12:45, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg


JasonMoore ( talk) 20:59, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Add these awards in black pink please

Please add PAK because it was in the list with reference. But

someone exclude it without any reason 

2-SSE live awards and BP won two awards here 3-Hallyu kpop awards by kpopstarz and BP won 1 award here 4-Just Jared award and BP won 1 award here 5-J14 icon award and BP won 1 award here 6-Wowie award and BP won 1 award here 7- top ten Asia award and I don't how may they won please can you it and then add

And last these all are legit awards so please add 
Mochichipmunkkookie (
talk) 06:08, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Mochichipmunkkookie, this is a bot, and it does not have the functions you are requesting. You might want to discuss the matter at Talk:Blackpink. Primefac ( talk) 21:11, 2 January 2021 (UTC) ( talk page stalker)


Shouldn't this bot be theoretically able to rescue orphaned refs from the same article if it's linked on fr. de. ru. ? It would make translating and transitioning articles to other languages easier if this bot, or one like it, could search orphaned refs on the wikidata-linked variants of the same article. HLPD ( talk) 22:19, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

References from other languages are most likely written in other languages, and the templates used in those other languages may not even exist here. Anomie 12:55, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Might be, but often we use foreign-language refs even on en. I was drawn to ask because I realized that when I ported a simplified version of Haltlose personality disorder over to or created and - that many of the refs were broken. I happened to notice and tried to fix them (labor-intensive, 30minutes of work, understand why other people do not)...but it occurred to me it was the sort of thing for which a bot which automatically noticed a broken ref name="homburger22" in the en. might check the German, Dutch and Danish versions of the page to see if it can find the ref...after all, the person who added it to en. must have found somewhere, and if not in a "Related Article" as it now searches, the next most likely source would be interwiki. HLPD ( talk) 15:56, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
A ref to a work in a foreign language work is fine. But the ref still needs to use e.g. {{ cite book|last=|first=|title=|...}} rather than {{ kilde bog|efternavn=|fornavn=|titel=|...}}. Or if it's manually written, it may need to say things like "page" or "p" rather than "side" or "s". Anomie 13:13, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Peer review request was archived when the page wasn't reviewed

I made a peer review request to have this page reviewed. The page was not reviewed but was still archived by this bot.

-- Hanshans23 ( talk) 17:19, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

It can happen. WP:PRG#Step 4: Closing a review says that unanswered reviews are allowed to be closed after 1 month of no activity, although due to the way the tracking categories are set up the bot doesn't normally get to it until after 2 months. Anomie 12:57, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Deleted edits

Hi ! Can you please send me the deleted edits of User:Fade258 ?( Fade258 ( talk) 07:23, 30 January 2021 (UTC))

Using quotes in reference names

Can you please explain to me why your bot thinks it is "fixing reference errors" here. My understanding is that quotes are necessary if a reference name includes one or more spaces, but otherwise are optional (unnecessary, redundant...). — Epipelagic ( talk) 19:44, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

( talk page watcher) @ Epipelagic: It's not just spaces, it's any character that is not one of 0-9, A-Z, a-z, full stop or hyphen minus. The ø character is not among those 64 which need not be quoted. -- Redrose64 🌹 ( talk) 21:49, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
Oh okay... thanks very much — Epipelagic ( talk) 23:20, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Bot ignoring {{in use}} tags

Hello, I'd like to report that AnomieBOT has ignored {{ in use}} tags here, here and here. Victor Lopes Fala!C 18:25, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

The TemplateSubster task never claims to honor {{ in use}}. Anomie 00:57, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
...and shouldn't it? Victor Lopes Fala!C 02:30, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
No. It's a request, not a mandate. Primefac ( talk) 17:46, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

WikiProject Musicians

Hi there! When your bot changes {{ WikiProject Musicians}} to {{ Wikiproject Biography}} (as it did in this edit and this edit), could it also remove the duplicate {{ WikiProject Biography}} template? Thanks! GoingBatty ( talk) 03:18, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

No, TemplateSubster is not that smart. It just knows how to subst templates. Sorry. Anomie 12:55, 17 February 2021 (UTC)


Hello, for some reason, AnomieBOT categorized these articles as Category:Articles with unsourced statements from February 2,021 instead of Category:Articles with unsourced statements from February 2021. Do you know what might have happened? Liz Read! Talk! 17:16, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

@ Liz: When using {{ Infobox settlement}}, tags like {{ citation needed}} have to go in separate fields. For example, I fixed the first of these errors by moving the tag to the associated population_footnotes parameter. -- John of Reading ( talk) 17:57, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

OrphanReferenceFixer: Blacklisted orphaned reference in Jens Stoltenberg

When trying to fix orphaned refs in Jens Stoltenberg, MediaWiki's spam blacklist complained about This probably means someone didn't properly clean up after themselves when blacklisting the link and removing existing uses, but a human needs to double-check it. The attempted changes were:

You might also use {{ subst: User:Anomie/uw-orphans|1=rm diff|2=fix diff}} to let the remover know, if their edit summary indicates they were specifically removing the blacklisted ref. When you have fixed this issue, please change the section title (e.g. append " - Fixed") or remove this section completely. I will repost the notice if the page is still broken or is re-broken. Thanks! AnomieBOT 18:26, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Image deletion

Hello there AniomeBOT. I've been asking a few admins across wikipedia, but some come across as busy or aren't available. I need help on deleting the webpage at File:Andy_Patelesio.JPG. I'm actually the creator of the webpage and thought that I didn't want my own face as the picture for it. It would be well appreciated and grateful if you wee able to take it down.

Thank you and have a splendid day hope to here from you soon. By Andy Asani Patelesio A.patelesio ( talk) 08:56, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

( talk page stalker) @ A.patelesio: AnomieBOT is a software robot and is unable to help you with queries like these. However, I can see from the logs at Wikimedia Commons, here, that a page named File:Andy_Patelesio.jpg (lowercase "jpg" not "JPG") was deleted a couple of days ago. -- John of Reading ( talk) 09:20, 2 March 2021 (UTC)