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Cilla (TV series)

Thanks. I have fixed the disambiguation of Wirral in this article as per your notification. It was meant to be Wirral Peninsula. I appreciate your vigilance and hope you enjoy my edits . . . FClef (talk) 23:17, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

detect disambig tag

Would it be possible to have this bot check whether someone leaving a link to a disambiguation page also leaves a {{disambiguation needed}} tag? --JorisvS (talk) 07:37, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Just came here to day the same things; all four links referred to here are marked thus. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:10, 4 October 2014 (UTC)


Got your message about dablinks on several pages that I edited. I have fixed the issue. Thanks for letting me know!

And oh, sorry for the late reply and action :D — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdaCiccone (talkcontribs) 13:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

AMS (clothing)

thank you mam, i fixed your advise about Confederation of African Football

best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alessio Pasquinelli (talkcontribs) 10:44, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 12

Many thanks for your assistance and welcome! I am sure to mess up with occasional typos and other errors so please feel free to patrol my edits any time. User:Pupsikon Pupsikon 09:48, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

thx, but ...

Hi, thx for the kindly information, but what about a gently bot, not removing those Disambiguation links ;-) kr Roland zh 18:36, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Athletic Club and San Mames

Hi. When I put the desambinguation Basque Country I would want to put Basque Country (autonomous community), and I've put Athletic Club for Athletic Bilbao, cause people from Bilbao, Bizkaia and Basque Country (greater region) use to call to the football team Athletic Club and they don´t like that foreigners call to the team Athletic de Bilbao or Athletic Bilbao, cause the full name is Athletic Club, see the name of their web: Maybe for people that isn´t basque is strange, but that is the usual name of the team in Bilbao and Bizkaia: football is football... Sorry for my english. All the best. Euskaldunaa (talk) 19:40, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

A new format for prolific content providers

I love your bot- its is absolutely essential- but the language becomes a little wearing and it is truncated in the new message/ notification flashes. Could we opt for more terse wording, with the meat up front. From the content providers point of view:

PAGENAME: shows disambiguation problems on LINK1....LINKn. Sorry to trouble you. DPL bot

would be fine. If this is a newby editor. You then could continue with the existing text. (I am not watching this page :reply to-- Clem Rutter (talk) 10:13, 18 October 2014 (UTC) )

Malfunction at Brian Bennett

The Bot is going nuts on the Brian Bennett article. It's repeatedly inserting warning tags onto the article, commenting about having too many incoming links to a dab page. But the article not a dab page. At the moment, there are three of those warnings at the top of the (non-dab) article. —BarrelProof (talk) 10:49, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Please also see Wikipedia talk:Disambiguation pages with links#Brian Bennett. —BarrelProof (talk) 11:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

DPL's gone a bit weird at À l'Olympia. There definitely aren't more than 30 incoming links from articles (I made the necessary dab edits myself on the 17th), yet the bot decided to tag it with {{incoming links}}. --VeryCrocker (talk) 10:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Monique van Heist

Monique van Heist was cut down considerably on October 19th as part of an ongoing AfD. It currently has only about nine internal links, none of which appear to be to DAB pages. User:Tomwsulcer removed the dablinks template on October 20th, but DPL bot put it back on the 21st. Could it be seeing an outdated version of the page? Cnilep (talk) 08:20, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Dab Solver active again

The Dab Solver website is up and running again. You can add the links that can enable us to check the disambiguations on Dab Solver again. --Rtkat3 (talk) 14:55, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation Link Notifaction for October 27, 2014

Yeah, me too. Thanks. Disambigutions have been removed from United_States_presidential_election_debates,_2000 Comemitmier (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 02:49, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

links to disamaiguation pages in hatnotes

I get that the message I received is from a "bot", and no real person actually checked the change I made, but if a real person did take a look, they would see that I inserted the link in a hatnote to help readers find articles about other people with similar names. That would seem to be a perfectly legitimate reason to link to a disambiguation page, no? -AndrewDressel (talk) 13:56, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @AndrewDressel: Legitimate reason, yes. Correct form, no. See this guideline, which calls for such links to point to a title that contains the parenthetical term "(disambiguation)", even if that is a redirect. If you follow that advice, the bot will not bug you. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:40, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Between talkpage post and opt-out

The talkpage message is a bit much, how about providing the option to receive WP:notifications instead? (talk) 09:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Small bug re question mark

I just had a message (which I've deleted) saying that "you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Do not call list and Which" to Telephone Preference Service. I actually added a link to Which? (not Which), a non-ambiguous single article. Just letting you know, not a problem. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 17:13, 8 November 2014 (UTC)

No, you added it without a question mark. And "found" without a D. All good now, just letting you know. InedibleHulk (talk) 09:46, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Tijuana cross-border terminal

Thank you for correcting the error, I was trying to use the Wikipedia pages to make reference to the different individuals mentioned, new at this. If I made any other errors as with Jerry Sanders, I would appreciate the help. Rnieders (talk) 16:55, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Dromiskin- Louth/disambiguous

Thanks for the notification DPL bot - got it sorted. (User talk:Mervs68) 17:03, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Moro National Liberation Front

DPL bot is correctly flagging this article as having many incoming links needing disambig, but every day it's adding a new banner saying the same thing. Colonies Chris (talk) 09:32, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Nimrainayat6290: So What Should I do in response to your disambig notification???

Nimrainayat6290 (talk) 11:24, 12 November 2014 (UTC) Hi, Im very sorry for that I made you to write on my talkpage. Actually, I am a new user and I dont know well how to use wikipedia. I can only add or edit stuff on others'articles, moreover, I dont even know how to reply someone's message. I am trying to get myself used to it through wikipedia help etc. I wanted to ask you if I really need to undo the changes I made on these articles that you talked about. Thanks....

First, you're talking to a a bot, which is programmed to detect disambiguation page links, not reply. You replied to it correctly, though, the same way you can reply to any message. I have nothing to do with this bot, but sometimes answer questions people ask it.
You don't need to undo, I undid it for you. But so you know, when the bot leaves you a message, it'll use the problem word, like Punjabi. Click that to find the sort of Punjabi you want (people, not language or horses). Then pipe the word into the full article, like [[Punjabi people|Punjabi]]. InedibleHulk (talk) 11:37, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

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Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a notice to inform you that a tag has been placed on Hall Of subjects requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an article with no content whatsoever, or whose contents consist only of external links, a "See also" section, book references, category tags, template tags, interwiki links, images, a rephrasing of the title, a question that should have been asked at the help or reference desks, or an attempt to contact the subject of the article. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. VeryCrocker (talk) 11:37, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Please set this bot to "skip if page doesn't exist" or something similar, it has had problems in the past with recreating recently deleted pages, which has happened here as well. Fram (talk) 14:06, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi I'm Gug 01! Thank you for notifying me about the disambiguation link I accidentally made. Gug01 (talk) 23:41, 14 November 2014 (UTC) Gug 01

Jennifer Gillis

Hello, I only added the link because Jennifer's sister Rachelle Gillis happens to be in that film. I previously created a page for the actress which was disrespectfully deleted. And also, when I noticed Wikipedia would not accept links from Just Jared Jr., I tried an alternate way of keeping the link on there because it was still aesthetically important to the film Pants On Fire. It's a shame nobody will even recognize Rachelle yet because the movie has been released and I'm sure she should be getting followers because she plays a major role. She already has an imdb profile; now where's her Wikipedia profile? Marino13 (talk) 18:33, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

flat-bed link

Dear DPL bot, Thanks for the heads-up about this link. I have corrected it so it now brings up the "Flat bed press" section in the entry on printing, as I originally intended. All best, BFolkman (talk) 17:05, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Link to disambig edit

This tool used to provide a ready link to the disambig edit and a tool for readily resolving the issue which was extremely useful. I'd like to see that restored. Thanks. — btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 17:01, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

DPL bot adding {{incoming links}} when there's already one there

FYI, DPL bot twice added {{incoming links}} templates to Four-ball when there was already an {{incoming links}} template on the page. [1] [2] Is that intended behaviour? DH85868993 (talk) 21:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) This is a side-effect of corruption in the Wikimedia Labs database. It needs to have the template removed entirely to allow the database to refresh. I'll do it. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you to receiving a message to me Cebuano8986 09:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Mirage III Cost

hi,can you help me about Mirage III Cost (talk) 10:48, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Hi DPL bot, thanks for your message! I will change the disambiguation link soon. SparrowHK (talk) 09:10, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry! (Golden frog disambiguation link)

Hi DPL bot, sorry that I pointed a disambiguation link on the article Golden frog. I will change it soon. Thank you for reminding me! SparrowHK (talk) 02:06, 17 December 2014 (UTC)SparrowHK

Merry Christmas!!!

And remember to keep the CHRIST in CHRISTmas! E-e-bayer_lover (talk) 22:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Sorry About That!! (The 305th Operations Group article, U.S. Air Force Captain Glen Edwards)

Hi, DPLbot,

I'm sorry about the mistake that I made concerning my intended "link" for Captain Glen Edwards in the article for the 305th Operations Group. I'm still pretty much a "rookie" at editing. But, I do try my best to learn things.

You just wrote to me... "Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited 305th Operations Group, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Glen Edwards. 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." (Emphasis added by me.)

I have seen the word "disambiguation" in passing but did not fully understand it unless I got one of those "Did you mean...?" notices when I was searching for a particular military unit. So, today, I have learned that such notices will appear if my intended "link" is not specific enough. Had I seen that yesterday, I certainly would have pursued the matter.

With all the edits that I've made this past year, I suppose it's a "good thing" that you haven't had to write to me before, eh? By the way, when I have tried to enable a "link" but it's "wrong," I have indeed seen and learned what all the red letters mean. That is, "Try again, Rob!"

I could have sworn that, after I enabled the "link" for (U.S. Air Force Captain) Glenn Edwards, I did indeed check my own edit to insure that the "link" was working properly, just as I had done for the "link" that I had just enabled for "Edwards Air Force Base" in the same sentence. Hmmm. Apparently, after checking Edwards, I had a false sense of confidence and merely "threw-in" a couple of brackets for "Glen Edwards." Then, I signed-off, I reckon. Hmmm.

Hopefully, you will appreciate my concern and my willingness to learn and "make things right"...

What I just did was to look at the Edwards Air Force Base article (the "Overview" section) to see how THAT "link" was done. I now see that "more info" was included in THAT link (not just a couple of brackets around "Glen Edwards"). So, I just now went back to the article for the 305th Operations Group (the "Cold War" section) and "fixed" my previous edit for the "link" to (Captain) "Glen Edwards." I have checked it twice, and, it is indeed taking me to the intended article on Captain Edwards. (By the way, I also double-checked myself on the "link" for Edwards Air Force Base in the same sentence that I added yesterday. It's still working as intended. Yeah!)

Well, I'm sorry to have bothered you with my mistake. But, thanks for writing to me. I have learned something new today. And, I will try to insure, even more, that I double-check my intended edits, especially in terms of enabling "links." So far, I have been successful. But, the "disambiguation page" notice was a "new one" for me. Now, I know.  :-O

Take care, Rob

BeatlesVox (talk) 20:54, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

wow, that's a very long letter to a web robot... (or is DPL bot a real person?)

Rolf-Peter Wille (talk) 17:06, 19 December 2014 (UTC)


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Nollaig shona duit
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Best christmas and new year. Another year down, and so much more to write. Thanks for all your contribuitions and being part of the community. Hope January is at least resonabally tolerable for you. Ceoil (talk) 09:38, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm going to revert the bot edit to George Walker. There is no better page for these links. See John Smith for another one which just has to be, cause there ain't no better way to do it. ;^) Is there any way to fix the bot so it will ignore common names? Trilobitealive (talk) 20:15, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

I seriously don't see what needs fixing. Trilobitealive (talk) 22:39, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
But you might want to fix the tool itself since clicking "FIX" sends the user to a nice page which says "We've moved! We're sorry, but the user-supported tool you have attempted to reach did not leave a forwarding URL where we could automatically redirect you." Trilobitealive (talk) 22:42, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
More specifically, you should read the subsection WP:D#HOWTODAB. But I'll save you the trouble and quote the key sentence here: "To link to a disambiguation page (rather than to a page whose topic is a specific meaning), link to the title that includes the text '(disambiguation)', even if that is a redirect—for example, link to the redirect America (disambiguation) rather than the target page at 'America'." If you link to George Walker (disambiguation), the bot won't count it as an incoming link. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 00:38, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Now if you could come up with a real fix for em-dashes and en-dashes ... ;^) Trilobitealive (talk) 23:56, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

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Dear DPL bot,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
From a fellow editor,
--FWiW Bzuk (talk)

This message promotes WikiLove. Originally created by Nahnah4 (see "invisible note").

Help required

I directed or/and unlinked all disambiguation links from Council of Arabic Culture Article. Please guide me removing the Template:Dablinks and listing the article.

Thank You

--Ahmad.alhashimi (talk) 07:59, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello DPL bot,
I'm really grateful to you that you gave me very important advice on editing. I removed two links may not be suitable with Dinura Pradeep Balasooriya. Please help me to fix any errors done by me. Thank you. Textlover (talk) 09:26, 1 January 2015 (UTC)


no that was an error on my behalf i am just trying this out and i guess i need a bit of better direction than none that i started with, help please

David C Welch 23:05, 4 January 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by David.c.welch (talkcontribs)

Ali Al-Kourani

Hi can you explain for me which pages in Ali Al-Kourani article is disambiguation pages? I`m an inexperience user and dont know where is the problem Regards Hananeh.M.h (talk) 06:26, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 7

Hi: You are right about my Roger Paman edition. I did not verify the internal link. I just have arranged the problem now. Thanks!--Ferran Mir (talk) 18:47, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you!

Export hell seidel steiner.png Hello DPL bot,

Thank you for catching the wikilink to the disambiguation page regarding my edit to List of Hersheypark attractions. I have corrected the link so it no longer points to the disambiguation page.

Best wishes! hmich176 17:02, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

JMA Disambiguation Notice

Thanks for reminding me. I was in a hurry when I came across the need for that article to me updated. I knew I was pointing to disambiguation links and intended to come back to fix them. I did go back and fix a couple of them but forgot about the two you caught. I'll go back and do that now. It's sure a challenge to figure out how to format and make sophisticated edits when you learn how to do it by trial-and-error like I do. :-) I do a lot of cutting and pasting from other articles that use formatting I want and then change the information to fit the article I am editing. (The biography box on the Dan Markel page is an example of that.) Thanks again. Modern Ha Sofer (talk) 11:14, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 11

Thank you for the standard disambiguation link notification referring to the Frankish link in the Quentovic article. I have restored the link, which now points to the intended specific article again. However, I have a slight concern and a question: Although I edited the Quentovic article at the relevant time, I am as sure as anyone can be that I did not make the offending edit to the Frankish link. Several edits to the article that I did not make are attributed to my user name in the same diff. Please see Talk:Quentovic (Mystery Edits) for details. No one else had access to my computer, no one else has access to my account, and the edits in question are not ones I was considering making. There seems to be a fault in the way edits are applied or attributed. Is there a known bug that could be addressed and if so, who can address it? I am interested in furthering the accuracy of the record generally, not in correcting the record for the particular edit in question (which is trivial in itself). Thank you. --Frans Fowler (talk) 11:59, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Yay, it's back!

The bot without DAB was kinda like Jackson without McCartney... did its best work alone and was probably better off without it, but still capable of greatness. Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:06, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Karma in Hinduism

Thanks for the message. I was not responsible for the cite error. However, I reverted to my last version.

Thanks. Raj2004 (talk) 15:24, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


I used Dab Solver to fix Sumerian religion, and it replaced all linking brackets (and also words like "name") with pound signs.[3] FYI. — kwami (talk) 17:51, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Bowden Urban District

A case of 'last few minutes of the library session-it is' (and trying to resolve the many redlinks on the List of Urban Districts page before going back and adding the categories and other details). Jackiespeel (talk) 10:26, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

(transferred from user page)

Thanks for your comments and directive in the case of Wikipedia article on V.R.Prabodhachandran Nair. """Thamil""" is also written as """Tamil""" and I used """Thamil""" as it can be linked to an existing Wikipedia article. However, I shall revert it to "Tamil" as it is ambiguous. (talk) 05:55, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguate "we" → "this bot"

Hey, JaGa, thanks for writing this bot. It works really nicely, and dovetails well with Dab solver. I have one request, though: Currently, the text says "We noticed ..." which isn't quite right, because (1) "we" is plural, and it was noticed by only one bot (which is not a majesty), (2) it is ambiguous, since the recipient doesn't know who the others are that are included in the "we", and (3) it reminds of the "we" used by impersonal and often sinister organizations, when the individual is made to feel that he is alone against the group. I think if I were new to Wikipedia (which can be intimidating already), I'd feel uneasy about that. How about if you disambiguate it to "this bot"? That would be more exact and friendlier. — Sebastian 10:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • or even "I noticed...". Apart from that the bot works well, I corrected someones square brackets without checking and it linked to a disambiguation page. Probably the first bot message I've had that didn't annoy me, it was actually useful.Fork me (talk) 09:10, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
    I like "I", too; my work tools and programs I write for fun use it too. However, I've often seen new users not be aware that a message is written by a bot. If you use "I", please consider adding an introduction like "I'm a Wikipedia bot ...". — Sebastian 07:52, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank so much for your help. Josu4u (talk) 10:30, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

A fault in your bot

Hi. Your bot has left a message on my talk page which includes this: "Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles." I can't think where it has got that idea from, it clearly needs fixing. Moonraker (talk) 10:15, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) It probably got that idea from WP:INTDAB, which says "Links to disambiguation pages from mainspace are typically errors." Perhaps you could be a little more specific about what you think is wrong with the text used by the bot? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your message on my talk page! Very useful bot. --Edcolins (talk) 13:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Rolls-Royce Phantom on Crips

Hello JaGa and thank you for writing this bot, however, TMZ didn't say what type of Rolls-Royce Phantom was it if it was either the older one or the one that's currently in production, so I'll delink the disambiguation link for now. Snowager (talk) 09:15, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


hello! Be patient..I am Italian , and I'm not very familiar english language and wikipedia ( even than Italian ) .. I done something wrong ?--8Sirlo6 (talk) 18:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)


DPL -- Thanks for the disambiguation notice re René Blum in the article on Judith Chazin-Bennahum. I just fixed the link. But I noticed that Chazin-Bennahum's name is alphabetized under J on all the category pages. It should be under C. I hope that this can be corrected. -- With appreciation, Claude Conyers Claudeconyers (talk) 11:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Another thank you

I've just come across my first slight problem with DPL bot. In fact it isn't the bot's fault at all and I'm not asking you to do anything about it. It's arguably the fault of the disambiguation page Science and technology. Anyway this encouraged me to come and thank you for the great help your system has been to me over the years, particularly when I am writing new articles. Also, looking at the approval, I can see what a lot of trouble you went to over getting the algorithm and coding right. Thank you very much. Thincat (talk) 21:40, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

It's fixed now (talk) 10:02, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank You

Anilmehta9 (talk) 05:56, 9 March 2015 (UTC) Thank you! I have removed that link.

 Done the modification, and thanks a lot! Rei Momo (talk) 14:12, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Running slow!

Bot points me to a link which I dabbed yesterday. -- Unbuttered parsnip (talk) mytime= Sat 18:12, wikitime= 10:12, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

thanks for your noticing

thanks for your noticing DPL bot. I correct it again.--m,sharaf (talk) 16:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


DPL is very useful and I like it. Is there any way I can tell the bot to leave messages on a page other than the default talk page, on a sub-page? Like "User:Talk/DPL messages" for example. I'll watch this sub-page for notifications, but I won't have to worry about it cluttering my main talk page and manually deleting stuff. Or if it can have messages sent via Notifications. Maybe this could be configured by the existence of a page "User:/DPL" which contains custom cfg parameters. -- GreenC 18:23, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Kilkis (regional unit)

OK. I fixed them. User:PyraechmesWe were here before you came and we will be here after you leave 19:24, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Real estate.

DPL bot is a reliable friend- but is there anywhere I could opt in to more terse messages. It is lovely to have such a friendly message: once, twice or even three times a day- but I prefer a oneliner saying.

DPLBot has noticed: Error: on Errorpage. (check/fixtools) date/time

I wouldn't mind setting a flag in Preferences, or for it to be managed server-side. Just a thought. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 11:29, 1 April 2015 (UTC) agreed, option would be nice although saying the disambig page would help (see next entry) Qazwiz (talk) 14:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

feature request for linking in editor

due to disambig pages acting as if it were a unique reference so the editor tells you the page exists and thats all. this then becomes an error reported by this bot

I propose that the wonderful editor tool that tells us the page exists also show the page or at least flag the editor that the existing page is a disambig page. Ideally after showing the page one can click on links in the page that become the new suggested page... including redirect links and subheadings(which would generate the correct HEADING#subheading link to jump to the subheading)

this new feature of the editor would correct the only three problems i have found linking my edits.

  1. redirect links need to be avoided via hand editing after trying the link
  2. an article too large for my need has sub section that applies so direct jump is preferable
  3. and this bots specialty, a disambiguous page that needs to be avoided

please note that one cannot just display the new page in an iFrame because then the link to the correct page will be redirected and not available to click in order to change the new link to correct link.

this will be very user friendly because not only does the preview verify that the link going to be inserted into the edited text is the intended link. but if it isn't what the editor wanted then they can either abort adding a link or one click in the displayed page to get the intended link automatically inserted in the editor's link creating wizard --Qazwiz (talk) 14:00, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Karuna Nadee deletion is very unfair Decision

Musiclanka 20:59, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Last month Dan arndt deleted Rawan Nada Article of mine ,he mentioned that it has no recognition and importance,then i gave many web links about it,and he mentioned it all about Dinesh Subasinghe and his album Karuna Nadee, now i will present this link about its record,it was the most sold instrumental album in sri lanka,sri lanka is a country with a small population 20 miliion,so it wont be like a Hollywood production,i try my best to bring out the data of local artists to the world,valuable things are happening here,so why cant wikipedia support us to bring our data to the world,we have a historical heritage for 2500 years and still some important art work are happening,event after 30- years war

  • Rawan nada has been deleted ,but it was the first ever music album by the historical instrument known as Ravanahatha

Dan arndt saying it dosen't have any recognition or importance

  • Karuna Nadee is an album after decades based on an Oratorio.its very rare to find Album based an oratorio.

please do some fair response for my articles Rawan nada and Karuna Nadee. Regards Musiclanka

Other links i've given for Rawan Nada

Links and references for rawan nada

These are links and references,also i have provided online links still doing purchasing and making easier for listeners.also local news papers search - Rawan nada. Rawana nada, Ravan nada. ravana nada. රාවණ නාද


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Use of the Pipe Character in User Notifications

Hi, I recently received a notification about a disambiguation link I'd inadvertently created (thanks for that, by the way) and while cleaning up my talk page, my attempts to collapse your notification with the {{collapse}} template produced some interesting results. Your use of the pipe character in (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver) confuses the template, which interprets the pipe as the deliniation between two parameters instead of a literal | character. As I suspect the collapse template is not the only one that would break because of this markup quirk, I have a suggestion. You could replace the | with the sequence |, which would not be interpreted by templates still and produce a pipe in the final markup. So in your message  |  would become  | , with the end result being identical, yet more template friendly. Check my talk page for an example of this. Thanks. AfroThundr3007730 (talk) 20:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

I fix it of the some pointing links to disambiguation pages, Thanks to reminder.MarkHerson (talk) 09:44, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation jungle

Hello DPL. Thank you for your tips which I shall follow up. I am a bit pressured working simultaneously on the English and French pages on the same subject. The reason is that the centenary celebrations are next month and it would be good to have a decent entry in both. I am however rather new to this game - since January - and of course make tons of unintended errors as I learn. Thank you for your understanding.--Po Kadzieli (talk) 11:16, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Done! On the school heading DAB says there is no disambiguation. Does that mean it's ok, or should we add London? --Po Kadzieli (talk) 11:44, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Nassim Al Fakir

Hi. You were right! In the article Nassim Al Fakir I inserted a wikilink to the disambiguation page musical instead of musical theatre. It was just a plain mistake!!! :-) Now I have fixed it and put the link to the right page. Thank you for your help. Tonkawa68 (talk) 18:44, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation links

Hi. Thank you for a great guidence.Dr.Rohit Bhamoura (talk) 10:07, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

New feature request- view=terse

I am attempting to tame my talk page, and reduce the redundant verbage. So lets look at my favourite bot! Beginners need the text:

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Naturism, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page INF (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) 08:56, 7 February 2014 (UTC)☒N

However I just want the hard facts- this is preferable:

Hi. While editing Naturism, you added a link to the disamb page- INF (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 08:56, 7 February 2014 (UTC)checkY

I am sure this could be simply achieved by a flag on the preferences page. If one was getting silly- you could leave it to the user to customise the message....

Repent, miserable mortal, when you stepped through the threshold of the Naturism, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page INF (revisit you sinful act | ameliorate with Dab solver). Special miseries await you at the seventh level of Hell, where the DPL WikiProject resides
Removing this message will not reduce your sufferings in purgatory though can be done. To stop receiving these messages about your iniment eternal woes and to live in ignorance, follow these opt-out instructions. DPL bot (snivel) 08:56, 7 February 2014 (UTC)checkY

That brightened up the morning. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 09:41, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Let's try it Putin/KGB-style:
Yur maayne. Gotchu by ze boals. Yur fyemmily will daay a sluow pyeinfull dyeth at ze arse wof Sibeeriya. Woall peepl will knaw what yuv dahn, bhat nuowbody will knaw where yur bones arrr rrroting. Yit's woal yeen yur file now, kan't byee yerased. Bhat yu kyen choooz yur dess. Fyix yur shyeymfull myistayk to ze fazerland yend ay'll poot yu out af yur miyzzery rrayt away. Bhatt yif yu gow to ze pryess wit yit - yit wuas jasst a juowk, aff coss. Bhat zyen start lookyn byeehind yur byeck. Wor byetter nyet, cazz yit wont chyenge nassin.
That should do the trick, I presume?Arminden (talk) 15:56, 3 May 2015 (UTC)Arminden

RE:Disambiguation link notification for May 3

Hello, DPL bot! Thanks for your message. I have added "Sumerian language|" to the link "Sumerian". Thanks a lot for reading this message. Best wishes!--Alpinu (talk) 21:58, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

False positives

I just received two Dab messages, both of which appear to be false positives.

By-the-way, thanks for the DPL Bots. It does good, useful work. Acad Ronin (talk) 21:05, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

RE:Disambiguation link notification for May 10

Hello, DPL bot! Thanks for your message. I have added "Frédéric Émile d'Erlanger|" to the link "Émile d'Erlanger". Thanks a lot for reading this message. Best wishes!--Alpinu (talk) 10:03, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi! Thanks for informing me of my link errors. I haven't known about them and have already created better links. Greetings, The Count of Zielin

False positive incoming links

Hi - DPL bot is repeatedly adding the incoming links template here - the "incoming links" are phantom ones caused by server lag on a template edit (there are actually virtually no incoming links to the dab page). I'd rather not see an edit war with a bot (DPL bot has already added the template three times)! Grutness...wha? 00:38, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) I understand the frustration, but if Special:WhatLinksHere says there are incoming links, I don't know how any bot is supposed to know that they aren't real. Once the server job queue gets caught up, the bot will remove the template automatically, so there's no need to edit-war with it. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 17:14, 12 May 2015 (UTC)


I'd like some help with the page of 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament: qualifying teams because it was vandalized. Thank U

Leo Bonilla (talk) 05:59, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Bonjour DPL bot, pourriez-vous supprimer l’image de la face 1 du EP paru en UK car elle comporte une erreur dans les crédits de la chanson intitulée “Mon amie la rose” ; il ne s’agit pas de J. Lacombe mais de J. Lacome. J’ai déjà corrigé l’article à ce sujet mais l’erreur présente dans cette image de cette image peut engendrer des contestations. Quelques preuves de ce que j’avance : &

Par ailleurs, l’infobox existante concerne le single (sp), or il ya y l’image de la pochette du ep français original. Dans l’attente de la suppression de l’image légendée “English single of "Mon amie la rose", je suis prêt à intervenir pour revoir cet article. Merci beaucoup DPL bot. Bien cordialement.

Hello DPL bot, Could you delete the image of side 1 of EP published in the U.K. as it contains an error in the credits of the song entitled “Mon amie la rose”; it is not by J. Lacombe but about J. Lacome. I already corrected the article about it but the error present in this image can generate disputes. Some evidences of what I say: &

More over, the existing infobox relates the single (sp), but there is the sleeve’picture of the original French ep. In waiting the removal picture: “sp English of “Mon amie la rose”, I am ready to re-examine this article. Thank you very much DPL bot. Kind regards, Lézard (talk) 19:40, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

St. James Link

Thank you for correcting me about my edit regarding St. James' Cathedral on the Barbara Turnbull page. I will correct it right away.--Splashen (talk) 14:46, 7 July 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for pointing out the disambiguation. I have now fixed the link. RGCorris (talk) 17:34, 16 July 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your message.Bassammahdi (talk) 09:37, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the disambiguation notice

Thanks for the notice. I corrected the problem.Mitzi.humphrey (talk) 16:01, 2 August 2015 (UTC)


Hey there! Thank you for the disambiguation notice. I've fixed the link immediately after reading your message. Thanks again. Greetings from the Philippines!

icemast3r (talk) 17:52, 3 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello bot. I think this message is in error, I am certain that I am not the person who made this addition to the page, unless wikipedia itself added this link, I think this bot found the wrong user to ping with this message : SystemBuilder (talk) 23:40, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Messages edit summary

When the bot leaves a message on a user talk page, it does not give a link to the section in the edit summary which appears in the watchlist. This is inconvenient. Could it be made to leave such a link, as would happen when a human editor adds a new section? DuncanHill (talk) 10:58, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

suggest wording tweak

Hi there,

Thanks for pointing out two accidental links to disambiguation pages that I've been involved in.

I have a suggestion about the wording of the message ("We noticed though that when you edited [article name/s], you added a link [or links] pointing to the disambiguation page...") that appears on Users' talk pages. Since the user may not have added, but merely edited the words around the link, they may then be confused when told that they've "added" a link. I suggest the wording be changed to something like "... your edit/s included a link [or links] pointing to the..."

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely, --TyrS 12:44, 31 July 2015 (UTC) slightly tweaked--TyrS 14:50, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Hamiltonian is crucial

Dear bot, thank you for your comments regarding "Disambiguation" and corresponding clarifying notes. However, there is a grave problem with the term "Hamiltonian". In quantum mechanics this is a noun fundamental for it! It doesn't require any clarification. In your listing for "Hamiltonian" it is listed only as an adjective, e.g., "Hamiltonian mechanics". You need to reconsider this point and introduce "Hamiltonian" as a noun. This is absolutely necessary. For using it as an adjective you might require using it with proper nouns. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:19B:200:D462:95C9:B08C:404F:7F0E (talk) 15:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 6 (Newington-Newington, Swale)

Thanks for the notice, I've fixed the links. Chelb (talk) 20:45, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your notice.Kayser491 (talk) 10:46, 7 August 2015 (UTC)


I fixed the link. - I suppose I am correct in replying here. It took me long enough to find this way to acknowledge. Roy Lewis (talk) 11:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for correcting me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SantoshiWiki (talkcontribs) 09:04, 17 August 2015 (UTC)


Thank You my friend for the Help! Powerfox 13:22, 22 August 2015

thank you for noticing it I will take care itVinitagangurde (talk) 18:12, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

False positive

The bot just left me a notification, even though I'd tagged the link concerned with {{Disambiguation needed}}. It would be better if it ignored such cases. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:20, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

disambiguated link Proud Canaries

Thanks for the heads up on the bad link - i have sorted it, added another reference and done a bit more tidying JulesatEducate&Celebrate (talk) 16:54, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out the problem, DPL. I've corrected it. 1001Bookworm (talk) 14:32, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Five Dimensions In Zero Point Energy Edit

The disambiguation should have been Five Dimensional Space.

Thanks for the notice.Astrojed (talk) 20:49, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation notification for page "Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums"

Thank you for your notification -- my link to "Michael Hess" disambiguation page was indeed inadvertent! I thought he already had a page, but the one I had seen was only in German Wikipedia. I have now removed this link. Lutzv (talk) 14:22, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Film Assessment

There are some films waiting for assessment in Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Assessment. Please consider. -- (talk) 13:21, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, DPL bot.

You are appreciated. That is all. — Asgardiator Iä! Iä! 16:11, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Unbreakable World Tour

Thank you for your notification, fix right now. Felipeedit (talk) 16:43, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Together, we are more. — Asgardiator Iä! Iä! 19:44, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Erroneous report

This is in error. The dab link was added when the article was created. The Rambling Man (talk) 11:43, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 26

Thank you for all the notifications I recieved. As a newbie I am trying as hard as possible to do things right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JustChecking1970 (talkcontribs) 23:08, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Notification message posted 25 minutes after article deleted

Have a look at User talk:Bhattaraibinod3. The deletion log says that I Love Siliguri was deleted at 10:55 today, yet the bot posted a dablink message about it at 11:20. Odd! Is this fixable? -- John of Reading (talk) 12:14, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) This could be caused by database server lag; the bot operates on a replica of the Wikipedia database, which is usually up to date but sometimes lags behind by minutes or even hours. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:38, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Edit issue

Saw your message, I was updating Ashley Greene's role in Arkham Knight via my contributions section. From there I just updated my edit. Sorry did not know about the Twilight edit even though that came from someone else.S hannon434 (talk) 02:38, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for October 14

OKOK Nyu5765 (talk) 02:40, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you about the disambiguation link 'Moonglow' in Picnic (1955 film), Corrected. Best regards! Orendona (talk) 17:54, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Could you tell me which of that said article I made disambiguation page of? Thanks. Pureromblomanon (talk) 11:36, 26 October 2015 (UTC)Pureromblomanon

The Brandys brothers - Polish writers

Hello DPL. Thank you for the disambiguation alerts, an ever present hazard! --Po Kadzieli (talk) 12:58, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for sending message!

Thank you for sending message. I accept your appreciate. --Shinkazamaturi (talk) 11:03, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for sending message!

I have noted the remark about 'disambiguation' and I will take a look at it, thanks. See next Help message! DrSchaub (talk) 11:27, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Adding information on photo source

Can anybody assist me with how to get the Parliamentary Archive source displayed in the correct 'source' field? DrSchaub (talk) 11:27, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Hey DPL bot, I am Dynaxity and just wanted to know why you undid all my changes. What is the Problem with them? Do you have any advice for me? Kind regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dynaxity (talkcontribs) 10:35, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) First, new messages go at the bottom of the page, not the top. Second, DPL bot did not undo any of your changes. Perhaps you wanted to leave a message on User talk:The Banner instead? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for all those notifications. The links to the tools are 404-ing (see e.g. [4]) because the scrips cannot parse the slash as a query separator and only work with ?page=. jonkerztalk 19:54, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Attributing change to wrong editor

Thanks for the message about Matagarup Refugee Camp, but for once I am innocent. The tool seems to have picked up a legitimate ambiguity (Aboriginal), but attributed it to the wrong editor. That was there before I edited the article, and I have not touched that part of it. I have now fixed the ambiguity, but I thought you might like to know about this in case it becomes a recurring problem.--Gronk Oz (talk) 10:36, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Dabsolver broken

The dabsolver is returning a 404 error. - Letsbefiends (talk) 20:42, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

I am getting this too and something weird seems to be happening. In the diff, the link to the solver in the first bullet item gives 404 but the subsequent ones work. Yet when you look at thelinks for the first two items:
  1. (returns 404)
  2. (works)

I cannot see what the difference might be that is causing the 404 error. Shalom Catholic College exists as an article just as Apple Tree Creek War Memorial does. The only thing I notice is that the Shalom Catholic College article has the links that need disambiguating inside a table, could this be causing some kind of parser error that returns the 404 code? Kerry (talk) 20:48, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

regarding dispute about yogini Anantanitya

I can not understand what is dispute here regarding this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brahmchari Anantbodh (talkcontribs) 21:05, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

From nomdeploom regarding your note (link to Picton page)

Thanks, I'm just learning this stuff, and your help is very welcome. I'm guessing from the context below that this is the way to respond? Apparently there is no direct way of messaging someone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Johan Jongkind

Hello DLP bot,

thanks for your note. I will follow your advice and have a look for it.


Hirschfeldt (talk) 09:41, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

This Bot is Broken

This bot notified me that I should not have added a link from the newly created page Jauch (disambiguation) to a DAB page on the German Wikipedia. But I did not add such a link, and the new page does not have any such link. The bot seems confused and may need to be fixed -- just letting you know. Eleuther (talk) 11:04, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Bot is not broken. Answered at user talk page. LittleWink (talk) 21:43, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Concerning "David González"

Thanks for your recent message. Since Spanish surnames are composed by two words, it is very common to see a complete name such as "David González". I thought that, perhaps, the best way to prevent people from confusion was the disambiguation page, because it is not easy to know the complete surnames (e.g.: David González García). In the disambiguation page people would be able to distinguish among the different "David González". Anyway, if you consider that it is better to change the link, I will do it with no delay. --Fiquei (talk) 10:11, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Only one person named David González is a member of this band, right? So, if we have an article about that one person, you should link to that article. If we do not have an article about that person, then you should remove the link. I do not see how it is any help to readers who are reading an article about a band to link them to a list of articles about a lot of people who were not in that band. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 11:12, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) OK, got it. Then, I do remove the link. --Fiquei (talk) 12:50, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Feature request: link to a list of the disambiguation links

Currently the DPL bot appears to simply insert the {{dablinks}} template, which has three links, each to static content concerning disambiguation. With a page like Coverage of Google Street View, this leaves editors with the chore (and likely duplication of effort) of combing through hundreds of links to find the >7 links that link to disambiguation pages. It would be great if the bot also linked to a dynamic list of remaining links to disambiguation pages. This would be similar to the "What links here" under tools, just for selected outlinks.

Alternatively, the bot could alter all links to disambiguation pages that it finds by adding, for example only, a superscript (Dis), so that the links were obvious and didn't have to be hunted down. (Should not be a lone D, as that has an accessibility meaning of a link to a text description of an image.) Perhaps the (Dis) would link to the article about how to resolve links to disambiguation pages.

Either of these methods would increase the likelihood and speed of links to disambiguation pages getting fixed and leave more time for editors to improve other content. (talk) 18:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

I've readded Dablinks/Dab solver links to the template. — Dispenser 05:24, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your message regarding my Layla & Kaitlyn page! I fixed the link! CEDJunior (talk) 06:35, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 7

Disambiguation link notification for December 7 Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Robert Vahey, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Secret Army and Wycliffe. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles.

Hi DPL. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Yes, of course you're absolutely right. Obviously I didn't mean to 'link' to disambiguation pages :-) I had thought that the titles in question were both specific and obscure enough to link straight to the films and television programmes in which he appeared. Somewhat carelessly, I didn't check them out post edit. The titles in question should link directly to the tv progs, not the corresponding novels or anything else. Goes without saying that you're more than welcome to correct the links, otherwise I shall correct them when I return later - time is tight today, and I just can't 'edit' without a proper k/b. Thanks again DPL. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DenbySpinks (talkcontribs) 02:24, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for you message. I'll do better next time disambiguations for. Thanks and regards!!! Adriel ricardo morales (talk) 17:46, 10 December 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for helping. Vistadan (talk) 13:31, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

its corected

thanks for the notice. I'll rmember! Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz (talk) 14:45, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

One Pilsner Urquell for You!

Export hell seidel steiner.png One Kult-Beer for You! Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz (talk) 14:46, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Do bots like cookies?

Choco chip cookie.png Cool work, thanks.

BTW: This is a Turing test.

Hou710 (talk) 11:17, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Bug report

Thank you . I was fixed the Bug . NAVEEN C.M' Talk 13:08, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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Hello, DPL bot. You have new messages at Jersey92's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Improvement in table

Thank you for making me realize my mistake. Can you please help the Hajong language page by improving the consonant phonemes table. Please help.... Diarchy Hajong (talk) 15:31, 24 December 2015 (UTC) Example: List of people with surname Spencer [edit] Shortcut: WP:APOLIST The Spencer (surname) has a good deal of content, so adding the full list of people with the surname would be excessive. There are enough persons with that surname to support its own list. List of people with surname Spencer is not a disambiguation page; it is a List.

Jrcrin001 (talk) 18:49, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

section link in edit summaries

Any chance this bot could use /* ... */ in the edit summary when it creates a new section on a talk page? That would be a nice improvement. YBG (talk) 20:46, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Links to disambiguation pages

Generally when I link to a disambiguation page I don't do it inadvertently. Personally I like to see other meanings of terms before I go to a source. Also, I don't want to have to always make a decision that the reference I would choose is the correct one - in some cases that might not be transparently clear. And what if more than one source is relevant?. It seems to me better to have any kind of link (including red ones - which at a glance tell me where not to look) than none at all. So I'm sorry if my approach causes any kinds of problems. I don't mind the bot messages - I like to know what's happening. --lifeform (talk) 01:34, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Can the bot be trained to ignore hatnotes?

I received this notice about linking to a dab page. My link was an edit to Dickinson's Real Deal, where I added a hatnote:

"Real Deal" redirects here. For other uses, see The Real Deal.

Obviously, the link was deliberate. Although the bot says, "Such links are almost always unintended...," I think that such links in a hatnote are almost always intended. I'm clueless about how finely these bots can be tuned. Maybe tell it to ignore a dab link in any sentence beginning "For other uses, see..."? JamesMLane t c 14:55, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @JamesMLane: If the link is intentional, you should format it as suggested at WP:D#HOWTODAB; then, the bot won't bother you. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 19:59, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the reference, but the bot's notice wasn't much of a bother. Frankly, going through all that's suggested at the link you gave would be MORE bother than just ignoring the bot when the link was intentional! The bot has in the past called my attention to unintentional links, which I've then fixed, so I appreciate its work. I can easily tolerate the occasional false positive. JamesMLane t c 22:19, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

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Bots need kittehs too. Hugs.

 fredgandt 10:23, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation notification

I did not add the links mentioned in your notification. I modified the pre-existing links in order to change the cap style of the text of these articles ("Garth Hudson" and "Levon Helm"). Jwicklatz (talk) 19:17, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification Dec. 31

OK, now I understand what you meant in this notification. I edited both of the links that you mentioned so that they do not point to disambiguation pages. I will try to watch out for links to disambiguation pages in future edits. Thank you for pointing this out to me. Jwicklatz (talk) 19:29, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Ottoman Palestine

So is it less than 25 or more than 30? Debresser (talk) 09:43, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

False positive

I received this message saying I added a link to the disambiguation page Gaming to AFK (webseries) when I was editing it. Not only did I not add that link, but it was already present in the original revision as submitted by the author. Adam9007 (talk) 15:38, 1 January 2016 (UTC)


Can you please take care so when removing tags from the very top of a page the bot does not leave an empty line? E.g. I removed the empty line created by the bot in the previous edit. Thanks! -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:05, 5 January 2016 (UTC)


Corrected Feralpearl (talk) 19:18, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you. Sérgio Itigo (talk) 17:20, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you for helping point out that I linked some of my created articles to disambiguation pages. PatrickPitso (talk) 09:22, 21 January 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for your diligence. You caught my links to dab pages Phobos and Deimos - I had lazily assumed that the moons were the primary topic for those names, just like all the planets are. Hairy Dude (talk) 13:19, 23 January 2016 (UTC) Hairy Dude (talk) 13:19, 23 January 2016 (UTC)