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This is an old revision of this page, as edited by Plastikspork (talk | contribs) at 04:30, 1 February 2018 (→‎Bot parameters question: Typo). The present address (URL) is a permanent link to this revision, which may differ significantly from the current revision.

Template:Andy Muschietti

was recreated, so should probably be either (a) re-deleted or (b) have the earlier history undeleted. Frietjes (talk) 21:57, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Issues haven't been addressed, G4'd. Primefac (talk) 22:45, 18 January 2018 (UTC) (talk page stalker)Reply[reply]
Primefac, another article was created after the TfD, so it seems like the original rationale no longer applies. Frietjes (talk) 22:50, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was under the impression that three links was not sufficient. Primefac (talk) 00:00, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Primefac, with the title article, it's four links. as far as I know, there is no official policy. Frietjes (talk) 00:29, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'll defer to Plastikspork on whether it should be re-litigated at TFD, though I will note that you did suggest that one potential outcome was re-deletion. Also, I wasn't implying that the three-link issue was policy-related, but expressed at the TFD. Primefac (talk) 14:52, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd say we can view it as a soft redelete at this point. If someone complains, we can reconsider. But, until that happens, I would let sleeping dogs lie. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 00:20, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updates on Mps

Hi thanks for the fix up on Alan Tudge mp page. just wondering if you have the time I am just wondering can you update all new minsters page with their new titles. Leftwinguy92 (talk) 00:57, 26 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't really have time at the moment. You might be able to solicit help from WT:WikiProject Australia. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 00:22, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot parameters question

Okay, before I file a new BRFA and get yelled at by Frietjes for duplicating bot processes - what are Sporkbot's parameters as far as orphaning templates goes? Does it check only deleted templates, or does it actively patrol the Holding Cell "To orphan" section? Primefac (talk) 14:19, 26 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Primefac, the last time I checked, you just have to tell Plastikspork, or wait until Plastikspork sees the template in the holding cell. he probably is checking both the WP:Database reports/Transclusions of deleted templates report and WP:TFD/H, but it looks like he was off WP for about 12 days (until yesterday). another method that might work would be to (1) have it blank on substitution (e.g., blank the actual transcluded content) and (2) add {{subst only|auto=yes}} to the noinclude section to put it in Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted. but, I don't know if AnomieBOT will refuse to do that, and it would probably leave newlines behind. Frietjes (talk) 14:28, 26 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that's generally correct. It was automated for a short period of time, but I had to disable the automated feature after the bot malfunctioned. I could probably have a fully protected page with a list of templates to orphan, and have the bot parse that page. But, until that happens, you basically have to ping me or wait until I notice the template in the holding cell. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 00:19, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suppose a lack of automation when "removing templates" is concerned is probably a good thing. I know there's no deadline etc, but I guess I'm just wondering if it would make sense for my bot to also have a "template remover" task, for times when you are away for extended periods; that, or set up a TPE page for orphaning and reenable automation. Primefac (talk) 02:33, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't see any problem with having a second bot approved for removing templates. There have been others in the past, with varying success or failure. Probably the worst was KarlsenBot or Erik9bot or maybe Andrea105Bot. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 04:28, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]