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links from disambig pages to disambig pages

I seem to be getting warnings for placing links to disambiguation pages from disambiguation pages. Linking between closely related disambiguation pages, however, is widespread and sensible practice. We just want to avoid links from article text to disambiguation pages. --dab (𒁳) 08:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree that closely related dabs should interlink, but intentional links to disambiguation pages should be linked through a (disambiguation) redirect per WP:INTDABLINK. If the link uses this syntax, the bot will not mark it as needing to be fixed.
I went ahead and fixed Tudur; a piped link also would have worked. --JaGatalk 15:05, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
You know, there have been several people confused by the INTDABLINK issue. I'm going to look into excluding them when I can - hatnotes and See also sections at the least, and disambig pages altogether are not off the table. Thanks for the comment, it helped make things clearer. --JaGatalk 19:47, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification

Thanks very much for the information! I am very surprised that I did that -- since I was only copy editing this article and no nothing about the subject itself, and among other things was removing only nonexisting links (in response to the discussion). In the articles I translate from the German Wiki I do try to check all the links to make sure they go somewhere useful. However, all that being said, now that I have seen the link to this disambiguation page I think it is one of the exceptions that proves the rule. In the particular context of the "Ius" article this information is very useful! With best regards, --Remotelysensed (talk) 09:28, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I changed the link to "lex" per WP:INTDABLINK, which keeps your link to the disambig but also marks it as "don't fix". If you think it would look better piped, that would work as well. --JaGatalk 15:10, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Issue — Preceding unsigned comment added by SonofSetanta (talkcontribs) 13:20, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

DAB notice

I received this notice from your bot, but I'm pretty sure I made no such edit. Cheers. de Bivort 15:49, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

A vandal had deleted some content that contained the link to urchin, and when you reverted the vandalism, DPL bot mistakenly thought you had "added" the dablink. This doesn't happen when vandalism is reverted quickly, but when there's a lag between the vandalism and the reversion, this can happen. Sorry about the false positive. --JaGatalk 17:37, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Not quite accurate

Hi. I have been notified that I have made several links to DISAM pages. In some instances that was true. In others I was just the most recent editor working on an article and did not actually create those links. Regards --Greenmaven (talk) 21:15, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. That would be a big problem, so I reviewed each dab link in the message, and found that they are indeed correct:
The one in Philosophia Reformata was especially annoying because all you did was fix an ill-formatted link, but the dablinks did all originate from your wikilinking/cleanup work. You may want to use the opt-out instructions; people doing maintenance work tend to get a lot of these messages. --JaGatalk 00:35, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
My humble apologies: I have checked all the records you provided and found my memory was faulty. I have even found a better link for one of them having seen what an earlier editor had intended. I will stay opted in for now, because I want my edits to be valid. I will see how often my edits are in error. Regards --Greenmaven (talk) 03:50, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
No apologies necessary. Thanks much for the notes. Cheers, --JaGatalk 05:02, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Would it be reasonable to include the edit diff link in future automated message posted on users' talk pages? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 15:27, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
I'd say I could, but I didn't want to make the message any larger than necessary. I'm willing to consider it, though. --JaGatalk 21:22, 8 December 2011 (UTC)



Links to disambig pages are fixed. Thanks for letting me know.

Cheers, Lamro (talk) 12:13, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


Thank you.the link fixed Nijusby (talk) 16:03, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

RE: Disambiguation link notification

Hi, about the msg you sent me, i didn't add any link to Anterior (band). there was just some vandalism in that article by an IP which i inverted it back. it maybe added by other wikipedians. you can go and check the history of that article. Reza (Let'sTalk) 10:50, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Reza, and thanks for the message. You're right - that was a false positive. I've added code since to avoid this in the future - the bot won't send messages to people if they had "revert" or "vandal" in their edit summary when they added the dablink - but it will take a couple of days for the data to update. You shouldn't get any more messages from DPL bot for vandalism reverts going forward. --JaGatalk 13:50, 8 December 2011 (UTC)


訟. 松 is only japanese surname, view the Matsuzaka(訟), Matsuura Takanobu(松), songbon(松本) is two simbol surname, only japanese surname. Hunsun song clan from japan by book of Hunsun song clan. 念 is only japanese surname, most of they get surname Kim, that are Popular by book of josen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mnmjnm (talkcontribs) 18:37, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link

Thank you for the link, great help. Uzerakount (talk) 19:36, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome; I'm glad you liked it. Cheers, --JaGatalk 21:25, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for informing me about what i need to fix. I already have fix the problem on the page of Paula Scher. Anonymous0123 (talk) 00:38, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification 14 November and 7 December

Thanks for the notice. However I must be on "slow" today as I don't understand the problem or what to do with it! Fergananim (talk) 02:12, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Please see

Please see User talk:Peter Horn#Disambiguation link notification. Your notification is appreciated. Peter Horn User talk 18:21, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification

Hi! I do not understand what are you talking about?! I have added Wagner Gambit of the Swiss Gambit in the same way as for example Zilbermints Gambit of the Englund Gambit. By the way, the following were the main lines of the Swiss Gambit (1.f4 f5 2.e4) given by F.A. Lange (1859): 2. ... fxe4 3. Qh5+, 2. ... fxe4 3. f5, 2. ... fxe4 3. Bc4, 2. ... fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d3. Alexander Wagner turned to 4. g4 instead of 4. d3. -- Mibelz 01:20, 15 Dec 2011 (CET)

Disambiguation link notification

See Can somebody tell me where the article on the place called Halifax in Nova Scotia is?. As I understand it, there is general agreement that Halifax, Nova Scotia should point somewhere unambiguous, but it has not yet been decided where that might be. I've decided to use City of Halifax instead because my reference dates before 1996; I will try to avoid referring to Halifax, Nova Scotia in the present tense if I can avoid it! --Big_iron (talk) 09:55, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

That was very nice of you (your bot) to find disambiguation link destinations on the pages I had edited! I have corrected the errors. Hope I will do it again so you can visit the pages I edit! :) ViswaPrabha വിശ്വപ്രഭ (talk) 19:15, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much for the message, Viswaprabha, and your help is appreciated. Cheers, --JaGatalk 19:19, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Ditto! Nice work, both of you - human and bot. :) Boud (talk) 20:47, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification

That's weird, I don't remember doing that. As far as I know, all of the work had to do with the North American Soccer League itself. Again, I don't remember doing any work regarding moving pages with the Strikers. There must be a mistake, which happens a lot on Wikipedia. – Michael (talk) 18:41, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

BOT malfunction! BOT malfunction!

I received a notification about some link I supposedly inserted in a disambiguation article but, as can be verified at the History page of that article, no such insertion was made. I see you get this wrong quite often, lately. Maybe there's somethiing wrong with your BOT, Mr Robinson? -The Gnome (talk) 11:18, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

There's nothing wrong with the bot. When you created the article Edgardo Obregón, you started it with
'''Edgardo Obregón''' (born 1999 in [[Mexico City]], [[Mexico]]<ref name=med />) is a football [[prodigy]].
The link to prodigy doesn't go to an article; it goes to a "Did you mean..." disambiguation page. The bot is asking you to fix that link. --JaGatalk 16:58, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
That's excellent news, commander! (That the BOT is functioning properly, I mean.) :-) I'm getting on it right away. Cheers. -The Gnome (talk) 00:21, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
No worries; you certainly aren't required to fix the dablink. Do you think the wording needs to be improved? It's a tricky thing to explain, especially when you're trying to take as little talk page real estate as possible. --JaGatalk 01:02, 17 December 2011 (UTC)


I got this message a while ago. Anyways I fixed it as what DPL bot instructed. It's kinda odd to have this message from a bot. Komitsuki (talk) 11:59, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much for fixing the dablink. I can understand if you aren't crazy about getting messages from this bot; if so, you can opt out. --JaGatalk 18:46, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out the mistake. Is it correctly corrected now? Please check and help if necessary.--JC Bills (talk) 17:19, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Looks good. Thanks, --JaGatalk 18:46, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Diego López

Thanks for the correction. My apologies! Qampunen (talk) 11:06, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

No problem! Thanks for taking care of it. --JaGatalk 13:34, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still does not work, try logging out and logging back in.

Thx for your notice. I understand what I have to do. But clicking the use the dpl bot and then clicking to the right term, I got the above error, even after logging out and in again. I checked "small change" and "do not follow this page anymore" the first time, the 4th time I left things as they were and still got the above remark. Any idea why? thy --SvenAERTS (talk) 13:19, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm guessing you clicked on "fix with Dab Solver", and then clicked "Save" after you fixed the disambig link. Dab Solver only keeps track of your login for a short time, so that's probably where your session data is being lost. If you go back into Dab Solver, try mousing over your username and click "Switch users" so you can get your credentials again. Sorry for the inconvenience! --JaGatalk 13:33, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation links

done! updated the disambiguation links for:

Frozen Justice - Ullrich Haupt, Sr., ...Arthur Kay (musician)(for future article)
An American Tragedy (film) - Charles Middleton (actor)
The Cheat (1923 film) - Jack Holt (actor)
The Cub (1915 film) - unlinked "extant"
The Red Widow - Channing Pollock (writer)

Koplimek (talk) 15:15, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much! Cheers, --JaGatalk 15:50, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

bug in bot

There is a bug in this bot program. It says I "added a link to the disambiguation page Robin Roberts", but I did not. My edit had added a piped link to Robin Roberts (baseball), as you can see at . The bot entry is at User talk:Eagle4000 #Disambiguation link notification: "Hi. In List of Philadelphia Phillies award winners and league leaders, you recently added a link to the disambiguation page Robin Roberts (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject. It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 10:44, 18 December 2011 (UTC)"

I hope you will be able to fix the bug, so it does not waste the time of editors, i.e., in checking the alleged dablink and (for some editors) composing and sending a "bug" report. This bot is a great idea, but not with its bug. Thank you. Eagle4000 (talk) 15:23, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

There's no bug. In this edit, you added a direct link to Robin Roberts, and it's still there in the Sporting News NL Pitcher of the Year Award section. --JaGatalk 15:48, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you!


Thanks for catching the disambiguation link in the Dominance (Genetics) article. I solved it by removing the referenced term.

So, if locus goes to disambiguation, and I want to reference Locus (Genetics), do I insert Locus (Genetics) ?

I have a cover letter for a $3M grant due tomorrow, otherwise I would have experimented.

Smcewincarr (talk) 17:04, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Smcewincarr. Right, you'd want to point it to Locus (genetics) using the following syntax:
at the same [[locus (genetics)|locus]]
That way the word "locus" would still display but the link would go to Locus (genetics). I went ahead and made the change to Dominance (genetics) so you could see it. Good luck on that grant!!!!! --JaGatalk 19:33, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Have not understood. What have I to do on these links you mentioned?--Mustafa Bakacak (talk) 19:04, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Have the article been removed?--Mustafa Bakacak (talk) 19:09, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

If only you had deleted the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mustafa Bakacak (talkcontribs) 19:21, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Mustafa. Two of the links you added were to "Did you mean..." pages, Today and Abdülmecit. The bot is asking you to let us know what article you intended. I went ahead and did the work; it was best to unlink "today", since it's a word we can expect the reader to know the definition of, and I linked Abdülmecit to Abdülmecid I, who I believe is the ruler you were writing about. Don't worry too much about it if you don't understand; you aren't required to clean up disambig links, and you can delete the message if you want. But if you do want to know more about disambiguation, please feel free to ask me any questions you have. Cheers, --JaGatalk 19:33, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Bot Malfunction

I received a notification about some link I supposedly inserted in a disambiguation article but no such insertion was made. I see you get this wrong quite often. Maybe there's somethiing wrong with your BOT? Norcalal (talk) 19:32, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

You added a link to the disambiguation page Humboldt, California with this edit. --JaGatalk 19:37, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Neither however I had spent so labor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mustafa Bakacak (talkcontribs) 19:38, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Another Bot issue

The bot seems to have misidentified National Transonic Facility and War Horse (film) as dab pages in this talk page note. They are articles, not dab pages.--RadioFan (talk) 12:55, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

I also notice that the bot is identifying redirects as dabs. Please fix this.
Also the notes you are leaving on user pages should be clearer in next steps for the user to follow.--RadioFan (talk) 14:52, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
In the message, National Transonic Facility and War Horse (film) are articles. The dabs are A-6 and Michael Kahn. --JaGatalk 15:49, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll take a look at making the message clearer. Several people have been confused, I need to do something about that. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 16:45, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Consider making the language focused on next steps and focused on accusatory sounding words/phrases such as "your edits", "you added". Instead suggest "for the link foobar select the link on the foobar page that best fits what you'd like readers to visit".--RadioFan (talk) 17:52, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

dab links on dab pages

I suggest you update this bot so that he detects, and leaves alone, dab links added to dab pages, for obvious reasons... Thank you. Kraxler (talk) 12:55, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

It does. --JaGatalk 15:48, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I see what happened. Todd (surname) isn't a disambiguation page; it's a set index article. Set indices aren't held to the same rules as disambigs; most importantly, while a disambig should only have wikilinks to the "did you mean" terms, a set index is allowed to elaborate at length. Since it's more like an article than a disambig, I don't give the same exemption to set indices. --JaGatalk 16:44, 19 December 2011 (UTC)


Thanks, Bot, for drawing attention to the problem with the Alexander Gray links. Now fixed. Bmcln1 (talk) 14:04, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure! Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 15:53, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Do you like articles I wrote?--Mustafa Bakacak (talk) 17:36, 19 December 2011 (UTC)


This is without a doubt the most useful bot I've ever seen. C628 (talk) 00:40, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much for the note. I was needing some encouraging words! Cheers, --JaGatalk 01:08, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

DAB solver questions

After writing the below, I realized that what I wrote is about DAB solver, while this is the DPL bot page. If the below is the wrong location, please move accordingly and add a link to that page to DPL bot's message. — Sebastian 19:11, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

  • I'll let Dispenser know about this discussion after I answer what I can. --JaGatalk 23:02, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Is there sandbox for DAB solver?

The two issues made me think that would be nice to have a way to try out DAB solver in a sandbox. That would make it easier to try out what went wrong and to demonstrate the dab links without affecting the article space. — Sebastian 19:11, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Loss of session data

When I try to save, I get a message like "loss of session data". I even closed Mozilla (8.0) altogether, but that didn't help. I did the change manually, but that means I can't tell you now more exactly what happened. On the top right, the page displays "Sign In". So, is it necessary to sign in specifically for the DAB solver session? — Sebastian 19:11, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

  • Well, not necessary. You could click "Show preview" or "Show changes" and then save, or sign in. The sign-in is so Dab Solver can get its hands on a Wikipedia session cookie to use on your behalf. --JaGatalk 23:02, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Intended dab links

As a first-time user, I was confused at first when I got the bot message for an intended link. The problem is the word "fix", which doesn't do DAB solver's rich functionality justice. It hides the fact that this link can not just be used to fix a link, but also to just look at, or do other things. I can't think of a perfect wording, but maybe something along the lines of "look into it" might help.

So, what to do with such links? Here's an interesting case:

10 (number) (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
added a link pointing to Dime

Actually, as "fix with Dab solver" displays correctly, there are even two ambiguous links. Both are intended. Let's look at the first one first:

  • 10 dollar note‎: Here, DAB solver offers a link to 10 dollar note‎ (disambiguation) (currently a redlink) as an option. Would that indicate to the bot (and other bots working on dab) that the link is OK? That would be a use of "(disambiguation)" which I don't see at WP:DAB, and which might lead to double redirects.
    • Yep, that is exactly the correct course of action. I created the redirect so it's no longer a redlink. BTW, kudos on coming to grips with WP:INTDABLINK (and its purpose) so quickly! People are usually so confused by it I filter out common INTDABLINK scenarios when I can (links from other dabs and hatnotes, mostly). --JaGatalk 23:02, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
  • dime: In addition to the above, there also exists the possibility to link to dime (coin) or dime (currency). I actually would do that now that I'm aware of the option, but for now I want to keep it in the state Dab solver found it. Anyway, is there a way for DAB solver to include these choices in the dropdown? — Sebastian 19:11, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
    • I would probably delete that link since you have a link to the US dime in the same sentence. The dropdown usually has some redlinks at the very bottom, but since Dime (coin) redirects to the disambig, using that link wouldn't be much help - it would still need "fixing". --JaGatalk 23:02, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Well done

Well done - this is jolly good - I liked both the useful reminder and the associated, clever, edit functionality. All very nice, and useful. Here, have a strawberry yoghurt! Cheers DBaK (talk) 11:14, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much for letting me know. Happy Holidays! --JaGatalk 14:51, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


I was just flying through adding a bunch of blue and redlinks to an article that had nowhere near enough wikilinks - so thanks for flagging up that the words lead to disambiguation pages, it's good to know that there is a bot that does that. Those are now fixed :) EdwardLane (talk) 14:22, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Great! I appreciate the note. And have a Merry Christmas! --JaGatalk 14:51, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


For finding my dabs, thanks for the note. I've fixed 'em. Cheers.shaidar cuebiyar (talk) 20:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! --JaGatalk 16:19, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

RE: Disambiguation link notification

Thanks for spotting my dab mistake. I've corrected the mistake. Scrivener-uki (talk) 12:48, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks much for the note. Happy holidays! --JaGatalk 16:19, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

RE: Disambiguation link notification (part 2)

I corrected every disambiguation you pointed out on Food Paradise with "Dab Solver". I guess I got carried away with adding links. Thanks for pointing them out. Sue Kastle (talk) 22:24, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Hey, you got all of them! Thanks much for going above and beyond. --JaGatalk 17:00, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Stacking DAB link notices

Hello, thanks for running this bot which helps to prevent linking to dab pages. I am happy to receive these messages, but in future please adjust the bot to stack messages if there is a previous message on the talk page. Thank you. ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 11:39, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm interested in the stacking idea, but know little about it. What behavior would you expect to see? Is there a bot that does this I could copy? --JaGatalk 17:01, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for all you're help. Tron9698 (talk) 21:33, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

You're very welcome. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 17:01, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification about Bay Parkway

Hello DPL bot.

I added the link next to the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway because I wanted to add the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway. However, there are no actual sources to back it up. I also used google translate to see the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway, however when I found the Chinese translated article of NYC's Chinatowns [[1]], which shows the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway all the way at the bottom, it does not match what I found via google translate. I tried to set this Chinese translation for Bay Parkway to link it as 有海湾公园道, which did not go through as you will see it. That is why I set up this link "[[2]]" next to it to show some evidence of the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway. However, realizing there is no reliable source at this time to back up or clarify completely of the Chinese translation for Bay Parkway, I took it off.

I apologize for creating the disambiguation page and next time I will know not to use disambiguation pages that can confuse readers.

Please feel free to let me know of any editing concerns.

nyc88 (talk) 16:09, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

I apologize for misinterpreting your statement about the Disambiguation link notification of Bay Parkway

Hello DPL bot

I just realized what you meant. I apologize for misinterpreting what you wrote to me. I meant to link Bay Parkway to the actual Brooklyn's Bay Parkway wikipedia article. I did not realize there was a Disambiguation page for Bay Parkway until just now. However, regarding about the Chinese translations for Bay Parkway, I am still keeping it off because of no or unclear sources.

I really apologize for the misunderstanding and misinterpretation. Please always feel free and welcomed to let me know about any editing concerns.

nyc88 (talk) 16:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

No worries! Thanks for the notes. --JaGatalk 17:58, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
I used to help at the disambiguation project back in 2006. I thought it was a never ending battle. This bot could change that. I think I'll be back at the project. Thanks ^^ Neo139 (talk) 17:42, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Your encouragement is really a great Christmas gift. Thanks so much, and happy holidays. --JaGatalk 17:59, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your constructive advice

If I understood you correct, you mean that the links like depression and department on my page are unnecessary. So I removed them all. You're welcome to point out more shortcomings on my page. Nnu-12-22100554 (talk) 09:05, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

For those two links, I think that was the best solution. But you could also have used piped links to point the links where you wanted. For instance, the article College of Teacher Education of Nanjing Normal University had this line:
the great Chinese educator Tao Xingzhi
the great [[Chinese]] [[educator]] [[Tao Xingzhi]]
Now, the link to Chinese goes to a disambiguation page; check it out. It should go to Han Chinese. Here's how I fixed it:
the great Chinese educator Tao Xingzhi
the great [[Han Chinese|Chinese]] [[educator]] [[Tao Xingzhi]]
and it now goes to the correct article, and looks the same. --JaGatalk 18:09, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Re: Disambiguation link notification

You are right - I should have checked where the links went. Shipsview (talk)


Ok.The Amazing Race Philippines is the new arrival or upcoming. In 2012 the four or five the amazing races is the amazing race australia 2 (???), the amazing race norway (aired -> january year), the amazing race 20 (aired -> march), the amazing race philippines (november or december),???. Akuindo (talk) 11:42, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

"check to confirm" link

Just received another Disambiguation link notification - these are very handy! In this case, AWB fixed a link by adding a missing bracket while I was doing something else. When I saw the "check to confirm" link, I thought this would take me to the article history so I could confirm that I (unintentionally) added a link. Based on the other feedback you've been receiving, this may be a useful addition to the automated messages. Keep up the good work! GoingBatty (talk) 15:26, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I've been thinking about giving people the ability to see their diffs. The problem is, when multiple edits created dablinks, you have to give people multiple diffs, so they wouldn't always fit neatly into the message. I probably need to build some sort of report to give people access to all their dab-creating diffs. I'm traveling right now, but I'll start on something when I get back in a week or so. Thanks much for the feedback. Cheers, --JaGatalk 16:21, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Maybe just provide a link to the article history, and they can pick out their own diffs? Good luck! GoingBatty (talk) 16:27, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation link on St. Joseph's Hospital

For the record, the disambiguation link to St. Joseph's Hospital that I added to SEPTA Route 15 was meant to be temporary. I also added a redlink to St. Joseph's Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) to the dab page that another editor removed without justification. ----DanTD (talk) 14:32, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Maybe they deleted it because nothing linked to the redlink? I'm not sure. It might have helped to add the redlink to SEPTA Route 15 before adding the redlink to the disambiguation page. --JaGatalk 16:26, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I dropped a note at GB fan's page about the redlink. I'll straighten this out if I can. --JaGatalk 16:33, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
 Done --JaGatalk 01:38, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Shipindex pages

This bot is really useful. Does it also check links to pages tagged with {{shipindex}}? These are also dab pages, and would appear to be within the scope of what the bot is doing. Mjroots (talk) 11:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Right now, set index pages are out of the scope of this bot. I would like to help clean up links to these pages - we really need that - but in all honesty it will probably be a couple of years before I can do that. --JaGatalk 18:04, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

You have right

but I'm sorry but I do not understand, I have to do, I hope is not bothered by that and thanks for the help--Vvven (talk) 18:23, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Vvven, thanks for the message, it isn't a problem at all. The problem is, for instance, when you edited Bolivar (state), you added a link to Canaima. Click on the link. Instead of going to the National Park page you expected, it goes to a "Did you mean..." page. The bot is asking you to fix the link. I went ahead and took care of it for you so you can see how it was done. I hope that helped. Cheers, --JaGatalk 21:28, 1 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks, very useful notification! -- Mwanner | Talk 14:12, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the note! --JaGatalk 14:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the helpful notification.-- adh (talk) 11:41, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

For the notification. I corrected it. Mugginsx (talk) 12:17, 4 January 2012 (UTC)


Will you please tell me the procedures, how to create an Article?


Radhamadhab Sarangi (Talk2Me|Contribs) 11:16, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


I would have missed this otherwise!--Stvfetterly (talk) 13:13, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification

Thanks for notifying me on the links that refer you to disambuigations pages. Just a note that I have corrected the changes and hopefully the links corrected will be valid to pass through. Peh179 (talk) 20:12, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Great work! Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 22:16, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for the notification. I fixed it --EffeX2 (talk) 14:29, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Byron Scott

I fixed the Cavs page so the link goes to the Basketball Byron Scott.

Who knew there was another Byron Scott?

Vjmlhds 17:57, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Ha! Thanks for the note. Cheers, --JaGatalk 22:18, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Thank you for your note. Sorted. >MinorProphet (talk) 18:06, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation in Limeira article


Thanks for your note! I just fixed that problem with the SUS. The correct link was Sistema Único de Saúde. If you have anymore concerns just let me know!! Tks again!! =) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Muriloberbert (talkcontribs) 16:13, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Daniel Silverberg

Yes, its the film. Should have checked, thanks for the notice. QuasyBoy 19:22, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

What were you trying to say

Hi, You wrote on my talk page but what did you mean is not being understanded by me. --Jagadhatri২০১২ 11:19, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Answered on your talk. --JaGatalk 16:57, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Opt in

I have noticed the number of notifications on User talk:Farrtj. Having looked at the rationale for the bot on Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DPL bot 2, I wonder if a single notification with an offer of opting in might be more appropriate - if the user likes the bot they will want to use it; if they don't like it they need do no more. Also, perhaps the text could point out a useful tool, such as User:Anomie/linkclassifier, which identifies on each page where links go to. I use that and find it very helpful.

In addition, I was recently notified of a link I didn't place - I had done a history merge in which I restored an earlier version, so the bot was picking up on a revert edit. This implies that patrollers who revert vandalism and restore a page which contains dablinks will be getting messages. SilkTork ✔Tea time 13:50, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Link classifier is already listed in the FAQ, but the link probably should be moved to the second paragraph in the notification. — Dispenser 19:41, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I've been trying to keep the message as short as possible, but I might try to find a way to squeeze the LC link into the message. If I've learned anything with this bot, it's that people don't read FAQ's. Regarding opt-in, I'm not going to do that. I don't have the time to devise and implement an opt-in system, and there's no need; opt-out is working perfectly well, evidenced by how the thank you notes outnumber the complaints by far. --JaGatalk 17:16, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Possible wording:

  • The article [article], which you recently edited, contains a link pointing to the disambiguation page [dab page] (check to confirm| fix with Dab solver). Such links are discouraged. If you would like to help deal with these links, you may install User:Anomie/linkclassifier in your skin-specific Javascript file and/or opt in to continue receiving these messages. DPL bot


  • The article [article], which you recently edited, contains a link pointing to the disambiguation page [dab page] (check to confirm|fix with Dab solver). Such links are discouraged. If you would like to help deal with these links, you may install User:Anomie/linkclassifier in your skin-specific Javascript file and/or continue to receive these messages. To stop, you may opt out here. DPL bot

Or (Dispenser):

  • Hey, I just noticed that you added these dab_links disambiguation links ("Did you mean" links) to article ([Double check]).
    The easiest way I've found for you humans to fix these is with [Dab solver]. You learn more about me, other tools you can use, and how shut me up in my FAQ. DPL bot v1.1 time stamp

I have a preference for people being given the choice of opting in, though if you are saying that response has been positive, then I'm likely to be out of consensus on that. SilkTork ✔Tea time 18:05, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

User:Splarka/dabfinder.js is another dablink detection scripts and dewiki has one as a gadget. — Dispenser 23:23, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Opt out

Hi. I would like to opt out my bot, User:Yobot, from these messages. Moreover, I think your bot should exclude all bots. -- Magioladitis (talk) 13:41, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

To stop receiving messages from DPL bot, use the {{bots}} template anywhere on the bot's talk page. Here's the syntax:
{{bots|deny=DPL bot}}
--JaGatalk 16:51, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I went ahead and added code to exclude any user with the bot flag. That should take care of it. Cheers, --JaGatalk 18:29, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
That's nice. Thanks! -- Yobot (talk) 11:00, 14 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for notifying dab links in articles I started. I have resolved all links that you reported except links to Chowk. Chowk an Urdu language word refers to intersection of roads and its DAB page doesn't list any of road intersection mentioned in concerned articles. Actually Chowk deserves an article rather than a DAB page. Thanks again for the notification! --SMS Talk 19:57, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

WBJB003's Talk Page

I don't know what you are talking about.WBJB003 | talk 15:18, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

In this edit, you added a link to Everyone in the ratings field of the infobox. If you click on Everyone, you see it goes to a "Did you mean..." list, called a disambiguation page. The bot is asking you to choose which article the link should actually go to. --JaGatalk 17:11, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Logan Circle

Thank you for telling me about the Logan Circle DAB page. I think it's relatively new. I'll try to be more careful. BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 22:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Suggesting annother Excemption rule

Last night I got a warning about John McCaa for having added a link to to a generic DAB page that points at 3 alternate pages. I can definitely say that the link was intended as I was trying to use the right context (Presidential Primary Season vs Party Convention). It might be a good idea to write an exemption for editors who have made a significant (upwards of 5000) edits to not suggest that they goofed. Hasteur (talk) 14:03, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

It isn't a warning; it's a service to inform editors about disambiguation links they've inadvertently created. Regardless, if you don't like the messages, you can always opt out. --JaGatalk 01:23, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

I'll remove the disambaguation

Sure, I'll remove that link to the disambaguation. --AnyGuy (talk) 18:21, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Great, thanks for the note! Cheers, --JaGatalk 01:24, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


I've corrected the links about the disambiguations Of the name Yulin and Anshan in List of TOP municipalities and prefecture-level cities by GDP. thanks for your givine me direction. Cncs (talk) 02:19, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for the note. Cheers, --JaGatalk 05:42, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Missed your target

There is a point to allowing people to know when they have messed something up. I reverted vandalism done to Mandate of Heaven and got a warning that should have gone to the person who made the entry I reverted to.P0M (talk) 16:34, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

DPL bot doesn't notify people with terms like "vandal", "revert" or "undo" in their edit summary, so this is usually avoided. --JaGatalk 03:03, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the service

I appreciate your bot's spotting the needed dabs I have overlooked. Keep up the good work!

Georgejdorner (talk) 18:32, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for noticing my error on Richard More (Mayflower passenger). I really appreciated that. Mugginsx (talk) 13:03, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

  • No problem! Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 02:21, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Possible bot error

Hi, this morning the bot put a dab notice on Discography of the Soul series, saying that there were 15 links to dab pages... but returns 0, and I can't find any dab links on the page or in any templates on the page. Not sure why that happened, just thought you should know. --PresN 16:06, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

The links came through the template {{Soul series}}, to which an IP had added 15(!) disambig links. That template has since been fixed. --JaGatalk 18:40, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Also, I've changed the database scripts so DPL bot now ignores disambiguation links coming from templates. That will avoid a lot of confusion in the future; thanks much for bringing this to my attention. --JaGatalk 22:15, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Thankyou for all your help

This is a really useful and helpful bot. When connections work I often assume they are going to the right articles. The only problem I see is we still do not have a way to deal with people linking to the wrong article inadvertently. However, thanyou again for all your help.John Pack Lambert (talk) 03:15, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks much for the note. It is funny that disambig links are the best-curated in the project; it's a shame there's no project that proofs all the others... --JaGatalk 04:38, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification

  • An excellent and important service. Hialeah Harry (talk) 21:22, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
    • Thanks to both yourself and Georgejdorner for the kind notes; they really mean a lot to me. Cheers, --JaGatalk 18:38, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, DPL. It was certainly unintended, as you said. I merely wanted to insert the name of the correct actor. Sorry for the trouble. Best regards, MUSIKVEREIN (talk) 13:28, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

    • Thank you for ur Disambiguation link Notification. i Just disambiguated the links on the page that u specified. And this is really a Nice bot Face-smile.svg,
Regards, DRAGON BOOSTER 10:09, 25 January 2012 (UTC).
Thanks for the note. Cheers, --JaGatalk 07:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for Spotting my errors

Thank you for pointing out a couple things that I messed up on, and if you go back and look, I hope that you will find that I have fixed them. If there is anymore issues with my work that you look over, by all means you can just point it out to me. More work still to come!! Thanks for the help!! Xanderkreig 12:39, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Xanderkreig. I went ahead and took care of the links in 1977 Washington Redskins season so you can see how it works. (BTW, if you click the blue pencil icon when you're editing, it will auto-sign your comment for you.) Let me know if you have any questions, and keep up the good work! --JaGatalk 07:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for disambig. notice

Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten there was a disambiguation page for Jim Tunney. WAVY 10 Fan (talk) 16:14, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Heh, yeah, I wouldn't have guessed there's be a lot of Jim Tunney's either. But that's what the bot's for, so you don't have to double-check every single link. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 07:45, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Please, stop User:Jayjg to quit stalking my contributions, an example is this person is placing the citation needed on Pope Innocent III, it shows the picture of the pope on the House of Representatives when it doesn't need it, common sense or just robotic facts. If a citation is needed then go find help. Wikipedia can be sometimes a democratic tyranny.--Corusant (yadyadyada) 05:15, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Link already marked as DN

Very useful bot. Keeps me on my toes. One minor point. Where I have already gone to the trouble of adding a {{dn}} against the link, such as in Doolette Bay, do you think you could notice that and move on to the next one? Jan1naD (talkcontrib) 12:23, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi Jan1nad, thanks for the message. I'm afraid I won't be able to make this change any time soon; it would require a lot of programming work on my part, and I haven't seen this happening frequently enough (this is the first time) to justify the time. If this continues to come up, though, I promise to look into it. Thanks, --JaGatalk 17:13, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. Jan1naD (talkcontrib) 19:18, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


When it comes to linking people or disambiguation you can edit it if you think there was mistakes in the editing, most of the time when links are wrong they are honest mistakes. Dencod16 (talk) 13:00, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

I'd say almost all disambiguation links from editing are honest mistakes. The problem is, Wikipedia offers no way for a user to easily check whether they've created disambig links or not; this bot is my attempt to fix that. Did you get the impression that the message was making an accusation? If so, please let me know what gave you that impression, and I'll do what I can to improve the message. Thanks, --JaGatalk 17:13, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


I really appreciate this bot catching my unambiguous ambiguation so I could dis it! Thanks!--Frankie Rae (talk) 02:09, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Ha! Thanks for that. Cheers, --JaGatalk 07:36, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Came here to thank you for a great tool, but as I love this phrasing & couldn't top it, I'm just going to second Frankie ;-) StarM 17:51, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Why did you lecture me when i linked to John Barnes instead of fixing it? Go and fix the link to John Barnes and then people will know, as if they didn't from the context, which John Barnes I meant. WP:SOFIXIT applies here, I think. Sophie means wisdom (talk) 11:41, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Many editors are unaware that they've been creating disambig links, and are grateful to find out about them. These messages are for those people. For those who do not want to get the messages, there are opt out instructions. --JaGatalk 17:28, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Please userfy the article of Masayasu Wakabayashi. He is one of the most popular commedian but currently his name is directed to his group name "Audrey". Thanks. By Yukie wing

 Done I restored it to User:Yukie wing/Masayasu Wakabayashi. --JaGatalk 17:22, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Re: Disambiguation link notification

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Hello, DPL bot. You have new messages at Jim10701's talk page.
Message added 16:06, 31 January 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Christopher Whall


Thank you for the help you have given in improving the article and list of works.

I am somewhat worried in that when I try to edit the piece I am unable to do so. I wonder whether I have pressed a wrong button.

I really would appreciate your help.

Weglinde (talk) 16:45, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Sorry but problem appears to have resolved itself. Sorry to have worried you

Weglinde (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

No worries! Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Cheers, --JaGatalk 02:31, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikilink duly fixed, thanks DPL :) --Vasco Amaral (talk) 11:37, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixing, and thanks for the note! Cheers, --JaGatalk 13:59, 1 February 2012 (UTC)


Yes that was unintended in regards to updating the thai airforce still i will continue to learn and improve my editing skills thanks again (talk) 21:29, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Youssouf Fofana

Thank you to prevent me about the desinbiguation. Greetings. --Faycal.09 (talk) 17:04, 01 February 2012 (UTC)

I went ahead and took care of it so you can see what the bot was looking for. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 17:47, 1 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the message. Yes, it's intended. There are four denominations in Hinduism. Raj2004 (talk) 01:31, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

But don't you think the article is improved by having the link go to Hindu denominations instead of the disambig Denomination? I made the change to Vaishnavism; check it out and let me know what you think. --JaGatalk 02:30, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Good change. I agree. Raj2004 (talk) 11:19, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Good work

I think your disambiguation service is excellent. Because I am writing many articles on marine life, I might continue to use the same links and make the same errors over and over again. Each week I challenge myself "Will I avoid receiving a message this week?" and each week I fail. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:08, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for giving me a chuckle. I'm glad you like the service! I hope the thought of getting a message doesn't fill you with dread, though. :) --JaGatalk 13:29, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
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Hello, DPL bot. You have new messages at Jacopo188's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.


I was just wondering every time I try to fox something with DabSolver#it#always#ends#up#looking#like#this## Could you fix this please? Thanks. Oh and use a talkback template if you reply. Androzaniamy (talk) 19:53, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks a lot.. I have corrected the disambiguations...


Nijgoykar (talk) 11:40, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Jebel Hamrin

Your bot identified Jebel Hamrin as a disambiguation page, but I checked and its a forwarding page which goes to the article I wanted to link. Is your bot broken? BigEars42 (talk) 12:10, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

No. Someone had tagged Hamrin as a disambig, and that tag was removed after DPL bot sent out its message. --JaGatalk 14:58, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Reg. Disambiguation link notification on Dhenkanal district page

Thanks for letting me know. The only change I had to do was change "SankarPur" to "Sankarpur" to an entry done previously by another user. I could have verified the correctness of the link. I have taken care to remove the link. Thanks.--Karan1974 (talk) 20:51, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. Please feel free to disregard and remove DPL bot's message when all you were doing was link repair BTW. Thanks, --JaGatalk 17:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for letting me know. I fixed it now. Snoozlepet (talk) 15:51, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Great! --JaGatalk 17:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Re: Disambiguation link notification

Thanks for your suggestion. (Syed Nur Kamal (talk) 12:39, 9 February 2012 (UTC))

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the note. Cheers, --JaGatalk 16:37, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Some baklava for you!

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG :What a great and well-implemented idea for a bot - introduced me to a great tool I wasn't aware of! (and this is my first time using the wikilove tool!) Thanks, JaGa! Elvey (talk) 18:17, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Yum, I love baklava! (Even though I call it blah-blah-blah in my more tongue-tied moments.) Cheers, --JaGatalk 16:01, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

re: Disambiguation link notification

thanks, DPL, i didn't think to check it. mikewax — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikewax (talkcontribs) 18:58, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks much for the message. --JaGatalk 16:02, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Canadian senate

Hi DPL bot. Thanks for pointing that out - I haven't finished editing that page and will correct things later. Thank you! Benkenobi18 (talk) 10:45, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

No problem, the messages are only meant to help you out, nothing more. Thanks much for the note. --JaGatalk 16:25, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona

Thanks. Now is yet disambiguated.--Climent Sostres (talk) 19:23, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Great, thanks! --JaGatalk 02:58, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Gordie Howe hat trick

Walked into the oversight by accident. Noticed that Gregory Campbell's name had been misspelled and corrected it while forgetting to check if the internal link was proper. The mistake has just been fixed. The Ink Daddy! (talk) 21:55, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Sorry you got messaged over maintenance work. --JaGatalk 22:08, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

National Highway 1 (India) editing issue

Hi, Thankyou for alerting me about the disambiguation regarding page links made in the article NH-1. I have made appropriate changes in the article. therash09 (talk), 18:27 IST, February 14, 2012

Great! Thanks for the message, I appreciate it. --JaGatalk 16:13, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Renel Brooks-Moon

Hi there. Thanks for alerting me about the minor mistake I made regarding the editing I made in regards to Renel Brooks-Moon. I only wanted to point out that she was the San Franciso Giants' P.A. Announcer when they won the World Series 2 years ago, but your assistance is much appreciated just the same. Hope to hear from you soon. Mr. Brain (talk) 00:27, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

I've always thought that Texas Rangers was one of our sneakier disambigs - I mean, who would guess that link would NOT go to the baseball team? I doubt it will stay that way forever, but in the meantime, we have to deal with it. I'm glad you weren't annoyed with the message. Thanks for the note! Cheers, --JaGatalk 01:27, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for the head's up. This is a great idea for a bot. Eomund (talk) 03:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been really pleased with how the community has embraced this bot. Cheers, --JaGatalk 02:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguation Page Fix

Thanks for pointing out the link to disambiguation page Platform. I changed the link at the List of Wii games that use the Classic Controller to reflect Platform game.

Perfect. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 02:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Benelli disambiguation

I fixed the link to the right page. Thanks for the notice.(America789 (talk) 20:04, 16 February 2012 (UTC))

My pleasure. Thanks for the note. --JaGatalk 02:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Fixed them

Hi there. Thanks for pointing out the Dsb link errors. I've fixed them. Thanks.
|MYounis | talk 15:10, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Great! Thanks for helping out. Cheers, --JaGatalk 02:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks! Very useful bot. I have fixed the link [3]. Cheers, Edcolins (talk) 19:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! I really appreciate the kind notes. --JaGatalk 02:27, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

This bot kicks ass.

Enough said… Maury Markowitz (talk) 16:14, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Ha, thanks! --JaGatalk 16:24, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Indeed it does. Fantastically useful service, and one I always act on. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:03, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, it does. If only it had been around for my first thousand articles....I am sure I have left many and many an ambiguity out there in the WP zone.

Georgejdorner (talk) 15:38, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

limits on lists?

I've created ~2000 stubs in the last few months, largely using a script. I had been planning on using the bot to disambiguate links after the fact, but I have a feeling that the two batches I've had so far are far from all the links that need to be rescued. Is there a backlog or an internal limit that's keep the bot from reporting them to me? Is there a good alternative I can use?

Well, first I'd like the say I really like the collaboration here - the idea of you letting DPL bot help you with cleanup seems efficient and useful. As to your question, no, there's no limit on quantity, but there is a limit on time - the bot basically sends no more than one message per person per week, summing up that week's dablinks. Do you suspect DPL bot has overlooked some of your recent dablinks?
The only other resource I currently have for tracking another person's dablinks is this report, in which you're listed at #2. Is that of any help? I keep meaning to create a "dablinks by a specific user" report but haven't got around to it. --JaGatalk 20:48, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
I suspect that I've see all the links I need to disambiguate now. The other tool you link to is very useful.
A point of feedback: when doing this work I typically disambiguate the same link dozens of times, almost always to the same links (because my work is topic-based). It would be great to see the links I've used before become faster, easy to select. BTW the descriptions of the work is at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_New_Zealand#Wikipedia:WikiProject_Missing_encyclopedic_articles.2FNZ.2FDictionary_of_New_Zealand_Biography (finishing up) and Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Australia#Australian_Dictionary_of_Biography (about the get started) Stuartyeates (talk) 05:48, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't think there's a tool that does exactly what you want, but AWB could be of help. Let's say you want to clean up a bunch of links to Victoria. You could then:
  1. Open AWB (approval required for use).
  2. Choose a Source. This could be your own text file list of article titles, or all members of a category, or even simply everything that links to Victoria - there are lots of options. Then click Make list.
  3. Remove anything from the Source list you don't want to work on.
  4. Click on the "Disambig" tab to the right of the Source box.
  5. Enable disambiguation and enter "Victoria" as the link to disambiguate, Load links.
  6. Go to the "Start" tab and, well, Start.
That gives you some degree of automation over the process, although you are still required to choose the correct option for each link. Another possibility is WikiCleaner, which does mass-editing of disambig links. Unlike AWB, though, you cannot specify your own list of articles to scan, or get content from category members. The only way to make your list is to specify what disambiguation page you want to work on. So you would specify "Victoria" in the login page, and then you would have to remove all entries from the list that you aren't working on. Once that's done, though, you can use some simple commands to say something like "in this list, replace every instance of [[Victoria]] with [[Victoria (Australia)|Victoria]]". Then you kick it off and it grinds through each page in the list, automatically fixing each one for you as it goes. That would be easiest for you, unless it's a real hassle to cut the source list down to size. One must be careful with WikiCleaner because it is a very powerful tool. --JaGatalk 15:53, 20 February 2012 (UTC)