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Block removal from articles[edit]

Hi, can you please remove the block from Cigarette and Princess Peach articles, please? I don't see any use or reason to keep them locked. (talk) 10:33, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AnomieBOT lacks the user rights necessary to do that, even if it was a human and wanted to. You should take your request to WP:RFPP. Anomie 15:08, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
IP is an LTA anyway, reblocked. -- ferret (talk) 22:01, 3 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Review and supervision for use of abusive vandalism on the page[edit]

Hi Dear @AnomieBOT, I am writing to you so that you can please monitor the page of the Colombian beauty queen Luz Adriana López, which is constantly being vandalized by the user @Sciencefish. You can review from the first edition how many reliable sources this user has deleted, he also puts meaningless codes, such as height, eye color, hair color and information that are in the few links that are still alive and others that he deleted, He also eliminated information about predecessors and successors in the pageantry journey such as Miss Universe Colombia and Miss Earth Colombia.

This user @Sciencefish has also been seen vandalizing other biographies of beauty queens from different nations, including candidates for Miss Earth, Miss World and Miss Universe, please try to block this user or put security on the page. I would greatly appreciate an analysis and prompt solution to this problem. Thanks U!!. (talk) 04:31, 4 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jews in the Civil Rights movement - factual accuracy is disputed[edit]

Hey, I saw you added this template. To which part do you refer? Is it regarding Jewish immigration to the United States? Homerethegreat (talk) 09:56, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Homerethegreat: This is the wrong page for your question, as this software robot only added a date to the tag that was added in the previous edit. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:45, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah I did not realize AnomieBOT is an actual bot :). Homerethegreat (talk) 11:39, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FYI, it's against policy for an account to be named like "bot" without it being an actual bot. Anomie 12:40, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Duplicate banners[edit]

Hi Anomie, your bot is filling up Category:Pages using WikiProject banner shell with duplicate banner templates when it substitutes templates. For example this edit introduced three separate WikiProject Africa templates. It would be nicer to do this, but I know that may be rather difficult to code! Any suggestions? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 13:12, 21 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That task substitutes templates that a human has put into Category:Wikipedia templates to be automatically substituted. It doesn't know anything about the templates beyond that, it's up to humans to be sure that the templates should be substed and that they do so cleanly.
In that case, it seems that in the previous edit someone used User:Evad37/rater to add several templates that all are bot-substed to Template:WikiProject Africa. Perhaps that script should avoid doing that in the first place? Anomie 13:56, 21 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm with Anomie on this one - if Rater is letting people add multiple subst-only wrappers (or really, for that matter, any wrapper templates) then Rater should be changed to avoid that; someone adding three task forces of the Africa project should be adding them as task forces of Africa, not as three separate wrappers. Primefac (talk) 01:53, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"answered" field[edit]

I've made an edit as requested at Talk:Bromine#add_to_History, but I haven't changed the "answered=" field from "No" to "Yes" because I can't find it. This is odd, I've always managed it in the past. Maproom (talk) 18:15, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've marked it as answered. This has nothing to do with the bot. * Pppery * it has begun... 18:25, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, Pppery.
I used to answer occasional requests at User:AnomieBOT/SPERTable, and set the "answered" field to "yes". Today, I failed to find an "answered" field, and reported it where the "talk" tab at User:AnomieBOT/SPERTable took me: this page. I'm still puzzled. Maproom (talk) 18:40, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page watcher) @Maproom: Not all protected edit request tags are added with a blank |answered= parameter - if it's absent, you merely need to add either |answered=yes or the shorter form |ans=yes. In both cases, the yes may itself be shortened to y. Anyway, will you be joining us on 21 Jan? --Redrose64 🦌 (talk) 22:03, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot Needed[edit]

@AnomieBOT Hello Anomie. Could you use your bot to fix my draft article cite error? I'm having trouble fixing it. Here's the link. MinecraftPlayer321(talk) 02:05, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @MinecraftPlayer321: I don't think a bot could fix that automatically, but I've made an edit by hand. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:44, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
AnomieBOT could have handled removing the <ref name=""/>, but likely not the other error. That task is currently only approved to run in mainspace though, not drafts. Anomie 12:34, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@John of ReadingThank you! MinecraftPlayer321(talk) 15:07, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

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[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[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[reply]
No, not possible. Anomie 01:36, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks anyways! Appreciate your time. (The bots are amazing btw!) Geardona (talk to me?) 01:38, 25 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[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[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[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[reply]
Ah, appreciate. — Daeva Trạc (talk) 14:00, 28 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[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[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[reply]

Restart needed[edit] is showing most tasks as "pod missing". * Pppery * it has begun... 17:22, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[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[reply]
Restarted. Anomie 22:58, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pod missing is showing again — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 04:51, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Restarted. Anomie 12:16, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[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[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[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[reply]

thanks bot[edit]

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

Did you add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Compact? Anomie 12:53, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[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[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[reply]