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Looking for a function on the random page script.[edit]

Hello,
I was wondering if it would be possible to have a version of the random page script that would update daily, unless a button is pressed, causing it to change pages immediately for the rest of the cycle.  Thanks Geardona (talk to me?) 17:03, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Your best bet to have the bot pick a new random page would be to edit the page remove the |date= from the template invocation. Anomie 23:45, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Would it be possible to use something like clickable button in the template? Even if it resets the timer it would be ok. (if its not possible that is also fine) Geardona (talk to me?) 23:50, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
No, not possible. Anomie 01:36, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks anyways! Appreciate your time. (The bots are amazing btw!) Geardona (talk to me?) 01:38, 25 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Minor barnstar
Thank you for everything you do Bot! Elvisisalive95 (talk) 23:36, 27 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Is there a way to stop a bot from editing a page for a while[edit]

I was editing a draft and when I clicked publish, it said there was another edit and my publish would be disruptive. I published anyway (since I thought I could redo manually the other’s edit after) but… everything gone. My whole edit, all lost. I appreciate the bot to fix citations, but this situation is frustrating. The point of user name/draft page is to perfect a page as much as possible before publishing for others to see and edit, but now I lost lots of edit because of an outside unexpected edit. Again, I don’t blame the bot, just asking if there’s a way to prevent bot from editing a user name/draft page. — Daeva Trạc (talk) 04:18, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page watcher) @Daeva Trạc: There are ways to save your edit, see Help:Edit conflict. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 13:38, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, appreciate. — Daeva Trạc (talk) 14:00, 28 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Citation Error[edit]

@AnomieBOT I'm writing a draft and I have a problem with citing a source here. Could you help me fix it again? Thanks! ⚒️★MinecraftPlayer★321⚒️ Let's Chat! 22:38, 29 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

MinecraftPlayer321, AnomieBOT is an automated program and thus cannot provide assistance to editors. If you want more help, stop by the Teahouse, or Wikipedia's live help channel, or the help desk to ask someone for assistance. Primefac (talk) 06:27, 30 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Restart needed[edit]

https://iw.toolforge.org/anomiebot is showing most tasks as "pod missing". * Pppery * it has begun... 17:22, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I also noticed that User:AnomieBOT III/Broken redirects hasn't updated since about 02:00 UTC February 6th. Liz Read! Talk! 20:58, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Restarted. Anomie 22:58, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Pod missing is showing again — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 04:51, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Restarted. Anomie 12:16, 12 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Editor-hostile wikitext[edit]

In this edit, in addition to the useful work (correcting the template name), the bot for no reason also removed all the spaces between the template parameters, which has turned "editor-friendly wikitext" into " editor-hostile wikitext". Please adjust the bot behavior to avoid removing such spaces. — Mikhail Ryazanov (talk) 19:05, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This is the fault of whoever coded {{site web}} -> {{cite web.}} -> Module:Unsubst -> Module:Template invocation, not the bot. * Pppery * it has begun... 19:12, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
OK, then the problem is apparently in the Module:Template invocation output. I'll ask there... — Mikhail Ryazanov (talk) 20:45, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

thanks bot[edit]

-🐦DrWho42👻 06:09, 13 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi all, does anyone know why the bot hasn't started archiving from here please? I've edited the code so it mirrors Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Botswana, which does archive, but the closed discussions are still lingering. Can anyone see something that I can't that's causing it not to happen? Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 10:36, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Did you add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Compact? Anomie 12:53, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I had no idea that that would be what the bot works off. Thanks! Spiderone(Talk to Spider) 17:54, 18 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

TemplateSubster: Template:WikiProject Dominica has too many transclusions[edit]

Nota bene* Note that TFD substitutions should now be done via User:AnomieBOT/TFDTemplateSubster rather than by (ab)using TemplateSubster!

In an effort to prevent disruption, I refuse to subst templates that have over 100 transclusions unless they are listed at User:AnomieBOT/TemplateSubster force. Please either edit the template to remove it from Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted, manually subst the existing transclusions, or add it to User:AnomieBOT/TemplateSubster force to let me know it is OK to subst them. Possibly added by User:Funandtrvl at 2024-02-28T19:59:04Z. 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 20:41, 28 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, Anomie,

AnomieBOT III should have updated the broken redirect pages but it hasn't in 9 hours. Could you "restart" it? Many thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 18:23, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done Anomie 21:14, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Fixing url-inside-ref syntax instead of removing it[edit]

Thank you for your work. It would be helpful if the bot could fix this syntax <ref https://www.swr.de/sport/mehr-sport/leichtathletik/swr-sporthelden-2023-kugelstossen-yemisi-ogunleye-100.html /> as in Special:Diff/1211521503 instead of removing it altogether. Because the original edit was P&G-compliant if not technically correct, but then the bot removed the URL which in effect introduced unsourced statements to a BLP. An easy fix would be to convert it to a bare-url reference that can be filled later. Thanks, --Habst (talk) 14:40, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I'll try to look into it when I have a chance. Meanwhile, if someone could determine whether that is a unique mistake or if different editors commonly do that rather than the correct syntax, that would be useful for my prioritization. Anomie 06:50, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
It is more unique than common, if last January's "AnomieBOT can't manage to do orphaned refs right" thread at BOTN was any indication (i.e. we would have seen it then as well). Primefac (talk) 08:52, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Why is the link to a linkedin page an unreliable source? I assume a website could be like that - but on the other hand a website should be a good source of information and confirmation of data. Could I remove the comment in the bio I prepared? thanks Lemonidess (talk) 14:36, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This is the user talk page for a bot. All AnomieBOT did was add a date to a tag added by some human. If you're referring to Przemysław Krych, that addition was in Special:Diff/1212040660 so you should go ask at User talk:Theroadislong. Anomie 19:52, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Protection of article[edit]

Asking for protection of the article Paola Cortellesi from non registered recidive vandal who also admitted they are doing it for personal ideological and political beliefs and keeps causing disruption. 151.38.224.195 (talk) 20:14, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page watcher) AnomieBOT does not protect pages. You should file a request at WP:RFPP. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:42, 13 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]