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Re: Disambiguation link notification for July 28

Dear DPL bot,

I did not added a new link, only changed the name into the correct name order. But I see that this caused the link pointing to a disambiguation page, where this Géza Tóth is not listed. I fixed it at Alfréd Rényi Prize, please check it. Thanks. --Tudor987 (talk) 10:12, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification

I guess just because you are a bot I could not thank you for your edit via the history, so I thought I should drop by. I fixed the link from Turkic to Turkic peoples, and I appreciate your help. Omikroergosum (talk) 16:53, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation fix didn't save

I tried using the interface suggested by this bot to fix all disambiguations at this page but then when I clicked "Save page" it claimed that there was an invalid token and all my work was deleted, it then redirected me here, is there a way to fix this? --Donald Trung (talk) 13:09, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@Dispenser: This seems to be an issue with your tool. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:49, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
The timestamp diverged too much, rebooting the VM fixed it. — Dispenser 21:40, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

The error I get when I try to authenticate also says:

Server error

There was a script error --> --> A problem occurred in a Python script.

/home/dispenser/public_html/cgi-bin/tracebacks/connect_OAuthException_120_2uSV06.html contains the description of this error.

What causes this issue? --Donald Trung (talk) 15:56, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

  • It seems to be
    now. Thank you for your time. --Donald Trung (talk) 23:24, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 27

The link "Courel" in Geology of the Iberian Peninsula is already fixed. Now, it is linked to Serra do Courel, this is the mountain range in Galicia referred in the article, though the page didn't exist yet. There is no desambiguation now.--Miguelferig (talk) 22:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Tha Carter V

Why do they editing the tracklist when I edited them Oreratile46 (talk) 04:53, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 25

Thanks for the notice! That was intentional… though due to ignorance of the proper protocol. The International Fleet Review page for this 2018's recurrence doesn't exist yet, so I decided to reference the more inclusive disambiguation page for the even in and of itself. May I ask the proper protocol for this matter? Would it be better for me to create a red link (by referring/linking to a non-existent page) or to also create the missing page as well, though a stub since I don't plan on filling it?

Likewise, may I ask the protocol or references when I'm citing the data-page of a bill in Philippine Senate's website and for citing a .pdf-text of a bill in the Philippine House of Representatives's website (since a separate data-page for separate bills does not exist in their site)? Just to be sure, how are they to be cited/referenced, considering that they aren't news articles, scientific journal entries, etc?

Thanks for your time. --N192 (talk) 09:15, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Jeremy Vine TV Show

Hi, DPL Bot Adam Nelson 06 (talk) 16:41, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Look Forward To Hear From You Adam Nelson 06 (talk) 16:41, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Bye Adam Nelson 06 (talk) 16:41, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

DAB link issue rectified

Hello, Rectified the 'CMS' link issue (removed linking). Thanks for the alert msg. Best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sj2021c (talkcontribs) 08:46, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Cecil Hotel

To DPL bot apologies for any offence or laziness for only adding the disambiguation page on copy cat crimes — Preceding unsigned comment added by CSOCSOCSO (talkcontribs) 13:30, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Duly fixed, thanks for the tip!

Happy editing, from Portugal --Quite A Character (talk) 20:25, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

  • Ditto for the other article, thanks and happy holidays! --Quite A Character (talk) 09:33, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy holidays (I'm sure even bots are festive in this season!)

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello DPL bot, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 21:38, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Operation on nl.wikipedia

@JaGa, Dispenser, and Russell Blau: On Dutch (nl) Wikipedia we have held a discussion and a poll on having a system with DPL bot that you are operating here. Including myself the result of the poll is 20 times yes and 2 times no. So the Dutch community is quite overwhelmingly positive in introducing it. See here (ja=yes, nee=no). I am curious if you can operating it on nl.wikipedia as well? In case you don't feel operate it yourself there, could you help us start it op on Dutch Wikipedia? Can you in either way tell us what you need to know from us? Thank you in advance! Ymnes (talk) 14:45, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Can you discuss this to merge --RajeshUnuppally 07:09, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Anandavalleeshwaram Sri Mahadevar Temple

Done Bhūmi. --RajeshUnuppally 10:37, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

My mistake

Thanks for letting me know , didn't realize that was a disambiguation link I added, please fix it, take care. SouthAsianGuy891 (talk) 09:43, 8 January 2019 (UTC)


[[CHN}} was my writing mistake in the titile of Changsha County. It should be {{CHN}}, i've corrected it. Thanks for your reminder. 01:41 April 25 2018 (UTC) Cncs (talk)

Corrected prior poster's nonexistent link, removing disambiguation. KimoBobo (talk) 07:08, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for January 16

Hi there, I have only done what many others have done before me: to link a full name within a list of bearers of a certain surname to the disambiguation page with all bearers of this very name. If this was wrong for some reason, I beg for a precise description of the problem. Thanks, --Kolya (talk) 21:17, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

A glitch

For the last few days, the numbers in WP:TDD#Table 3 have disagreed with those in Disambiguation pages with links. For example, the 09:00 UTC run on 5 April produced the numbers 37, 86, 245, 789, 8605 and 38, 46, 90, 931, 8324 respectively. (8 with 4 links and 54 with 3 links looks more believable than 49 and 159. I've been hammering those two regions of the DPWL report hard since Monday, and must have fixed around 1000 DABlinks. DAB Challenge says 812, but of course that only includes the DABlinks found on 1 April.) Narky Blert (talk) 09:46, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

That explains it. I lost some bookmarks a while ago, and may have switched lists. Narky Blert (talk) 17:39, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

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Thanks for pointing out my mistake; I will do everything I can to catch these kinds of errors from now on. Sc2353 (talk) 12:09, 9 May 2019 (UTC)


The bot tagged Dynasty (disambiguation) with {{incoming links}}, however there are only two mainspace articles which link there, and via totally appropriate hatnotes. The remaining 30 or so "links" are either redirects from deletion discussions and other Wikipedia pages, user pages, or talk pages, or direct links from these non-article pages.— TAnthonyTalk 13:48, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

  • There were incoming links at the time the bot ran this morning (US time), but they were through a template that has since been fixed. The bot would have removed the template at its next run if you had not done so manually. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:21, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Missed disambiguation link?

I realised after the fact that this edit was going to bring the bot to my talk page. Curiously, it didn't. Airbornemihir (talk) 03:57, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Well, the bot came around, eventually... Airbornemihir (talk) 09:43, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

False positive

User talk:PC78#Disambiguation link notification for May 15; the link I added was inside a prod notice. PC78 (talk) 10:48, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you very much for the message. I apologize for not catching this error. Sc2353 (talk) 12:14, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Flagged, Totally Agree, Made Edit; Will Bot ReVisit To Verify?

Hi, I was sent a private message on my "user talk" page, [which really should be called 'user messages' because I believe it's private!]... Anyway, If a bot makes a suggestion to a wiki user, and they then make an agreeable edit as a result, what is the best way to close out the issue and inform the bot that a correction has been made? Or, perhaps this isn't even necessary, as the bot could've set the article as a Watch page and is monitoring for the change that was suggested? Thanks for your time. :) -- Re my original edit with bad disambiguation URL here and my correction made Vid2vid (talk) 22:29, 24 May 2019 (UTC) and Vid2vid (talk) 16:06, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) No, it's not private, and there's no need to respond to the bot (which can't read your messages) or to have the edits verified. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:28, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation Link (June 5) Response

Hi, DPL bot.

Thank you for letting me know about the MTV Classic disambiguation link during my edits of the BET Awards 2019 page. I'll fix it immediately.

Take care. WaylonSmithers73 (talk) 12:34, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Time stamps on DPL reports

Possibly inconsequential, but an oddity. The "last update" times in Disambiguation pages with links and in Fix List items from that page are five hours apart: currently 8'30" and 3'30" ago respectively. Narky Blert (talk) 17:13, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

(2) Thanks

Thanks for the correction of my mistake I made in 2019 in spaceflight. OkayKenG (talk) 14:26, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the error spotting of a disambiguation link in John Sheppard (writer). Corrected to Thomas Bunn, Frome. (talk) 17:29, 1 June 2019

Thanks for the error spotting of a disambiguation link in Joe Dumars. It is corrected. Vinay84 (talk) 03:06, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


Thank you - I didn't realise I'd linked to the wrong page. Thanks for pointing it out. Bookscale (talk) 10:10, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for clarification of mistakes I did while editing Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya. Recently edited the Disambiguated remark I made. Ankur Jyoti Dewri (talk) 18:34, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Delayed report

Hi, I got a notification today for this edit. The notification was correct, but I was surprised by the timing: the ambiguous edit occurred at 23:25 on 24 June, and the notification occurred at 17:51 on 27 June. Are there circumstances in which the bot's supposed to wait three days before making a notification? Nyttend (talk) 22:28, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

edit correction

hi thanks for the correction, I'll look forward charting with you (Wazirinbida (talk) 17:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC))

Thank you for reminding

Thank you for the reminder. I'll have that correction done right away. Mufti Nasution (talk) 01:30 UTC+7, 10 July 2019 —Preceding undated comment added 18:32, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Long time no see

It's been a while since I have caused you to come to my talk page. Glad to see you are still slogging away. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 10:16, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder

Thanks for reminding me. I made the necessary correction right away. Shaikmk (talk) 09:41, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

DAB Challenge

The Dab Challenge leaderboard hasn't updated for a week or so. Narky Blert (talk) 16:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Weird. Probably a job got left in limbo when the WMF folks were doing something to one of their servers, and I never noticed. I've killed the job so things should (I hope) get back to normal. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:06, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
It now looks normal again. Narky Blert (talk) 07:32, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Tommy Bracco Disambiguation link

Thanks for clearing that up I took care of it and changed it. Welcometothenewmillenium (talk) 07:29, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

07:06, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

"It's OK to remove this message." -- I know, I don't need to be patronised. "Also, to stop receiving these messages," -- you don't start sentences in english with "also". "follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot" -- Yeah when I want your advice I will ask for it. IE I will opt in. If you want to make an edit, do so, I don't need patronising announcements from your robot. Glover (talk) 05:48, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanh Bình confusion

The bot placed the {{Dablinks}} template at Thanh Bình.

  • Template:Dablinks/FAQ says "This template is only placed on articles that have a large number of links to disambiguation pages, currently defined as 7 dablinks or more."
  • The bot's edit summary reads "Robot: adding incoming links template; 30 or more articles link here ..".
  • At this moment only 2 articles link to it (along with 6 non-article pages). Maybe someone already cleaned everything up in the five hours since the page was tagged?

Largoplazo (talk) 12:29, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

I just took care of the two articles, Bắc Kạn Province and Chợ Mới District, Bắc Kạn. Largoplazo (talk) 12:36, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Largoplazo: It is very possible that one or more WikiGnomes started fixing the links almost as soon as the bot template was added. I've seen DAB pages with over a thousand incoming links (e.g. because of a justified page move which made a link ambiguous) cleaned up within a day or so.
Good work in fixing the final two! Narky Blert (talk) 09:36, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages with links

As I write, Disambiguation pages with links hasn't been updated for two-and-a-half days, and nor has WP:TDD. 'Fix links' off DPWL has given a mixture of "There are no results to display" (mostly; almost always a lie), 502 errors (sometimes), total failures to load or even to time-out (occasionally), and normal-looking lists containing up to 10 entries which are complete garbage (once or twice; no link from any of those entries, the bad link could only be found from 'What links here').

I'm betting on yet another tweak upstairs at MediaForge; it might be worth checking to see if they've permanently broken something on which DPL bot relies. Narky Blert (talk) 11:47, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

It's been looking good for the last half hour :-). Narky Blert (talk) 14:33, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Inuit Nunangat

Hi DPL bot (JaGa) I haven't seen you on my talk page for a while. I added the link here deliberately. Just came to point out that the bot seems to be slow. I originally added the disambiguation link back in October and the bot didn't catch it. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 13:50, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather: Intentional links to disambig pages should be formatted as per WP:D#HOWTODAB. Thanks! --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:10, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
I couldn't remember that the other day. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 06:18, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


Yesterday (29 November) and today, I've been seeing entries in DPL which had been fixed before the most recent bot run. Example: Disambig fix list for Mac, GNU Compiler Collection and List of compilers, errors fixed 28 November.

Also, the numbers of pages left/joined in WP:TDD#Today's highlights have been 200-300 down on what I'd normally expect. Narky Blert (talk) 11:22, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Warning before submitting edits?

A thought: it'd be nice if users were notified before they submitted an edit with a DPL, rather than after. Would that be possible? Sdkb (talk) 20:32, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

  • It might be possible using an Edit filter, but that's not an area I have any real familiarity with. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:04, 1 November 2019 (UTC)
@Sdkb: You can check your own edits for unintentional links to DAB pages by going to Preferences >>> Gadgets/Appearance and selecting "Display links to disambiguation pages in orange". Narky Blert (talk) 17:40, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
@Narky Blert: Thanks, that's somewhat useful, but it'd be better to have a warning, since it wouldn't have to be opt-in. Sdkb (talk) 19:47, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 5

Hello DPLbot and good moaning to you 2. How is this

- Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Netherlands Carillon, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Asten (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are usually incorrect, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of unrelated topics with similar titles. (Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.) - 

a problem? Note that before noon, i am still grumpy (disambiguation/not WaltDisney's dwarf from Snowwhite / mirror, mirror on the wall) and in need of more cafeïne. Are you a robot? If so, be advised that i prefer Asimov over Will Smith. Regardless of how undead the latter seems in comparison with Isaac.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 07:50, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

&what's the source of trouble or annoyance with disambiguation? Would you prefer an ambiguous Asten? Note that in the same sentence the country Netherlands is mentioned, along with Eijsbouts foundry; reducing the ambiguousness of aforementioned issue quite clearly in the direction of unambiguous. If, however, you feel that this still confuses the WiKi-community: fix the fuckin' problem!

Excuse me if i sound a bit (disambiguation: a tad or small amount / not something binary / nor past tense of bite) uneducated, dumb and rewd. I was still in primary school when Ruby shot Oswald. Excerpt from WiKi: In 1976 Knight won a Tony Award for her performance in Kennedy's Children.

nag, nag, nag; my kingdom for a nag Sintermerte (talk) 11:37, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Sintermerte: Think of it from the reader's point of view. You are reading an article about the Netherlands Carillon. You see a link that says "Asten". From the context, you realize (being a human, who is much smarter than a robot) that Asten must be a place in the Netherlands, since that is where the bells were being repaired. You'd like to know more, so you click on the link. Would you expect the next page you see to be this, or this? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:44, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Exception using Dab solver to correct link per Disambiguation link notification for December 12

After adding the link "closure" to thunk, I got the message below and clicked on fix with Dab solver.

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Thunk, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Closure (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are usually incorrect, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of unrelated topics with similar 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) 14:01, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

When I attempted to select Closure (computer programming) from the menu, the script got an exception. I didn't see a link in the exception report for sending it to the developers. Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz Username:Chatul (talk) 17:55, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages with links

Disambiguation pages with links was behaving somewhat more erratically than usual on Saturday 21 December, but seemed to get better again later in the day. On Sunday. Monday and today, it has yielded nothing but 503 errors. Narky Blert (talk) 11:51, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Narky Blert: I've restarted it manually, but the process that is supposed to restart it automatically when it crashes seems to have crashed itself. I've reported the bug, but don't know how long it will take to get it addressed at this time of year. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 15:52, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
Main page and subpages now working. Fingers crossed, Narky Blert (talk) 15:56, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
As of today (28-12-2019), both pages are still not working. The Banner talk 10:59, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
I got one successful hit of Templates with disambiguation links today (all fixed) but 99% of my requests for a DPL report are still returning 503. Certes (talk) 12:23, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Now working again. Thanks to whoever fixed this. Certes (talk) 15:09, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
If I Am 503, I mean no harm; Arnlodg (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
DPWL was down more often than it was up until 14 January. Then, for about two hours it was totally inaccessible (not even returning error messages). Since then, it is back to its previous state: falling over several times a day, but usually back within minutes. Narky Blert (talk) 17:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
I spoke too soon. A day or so later, DPwL returned to the lots-of-503s state it had been in over the holidays, and stayed there. (Eyeballing lots of Special/What links here is tedious.)
However, something good has recently happened somewhere. I don't think I saw a single 503 on 28 January. Narky Blert (talk) 05:07, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I currently use a Tampermonkey script, the guts of which are if (document.title == "503 Service Unavailable") { setTimeout("location.reload(true);", 30000); }. This reloads the page every 30 seconds until it works. Certes (talk) 14:51, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Knock on wood, I think the problem has been identified and solved. The server has now been up for over 36 hours straight! --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:47, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

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Dear User:DPL bot Thank you for your kindness Goodarz Irani (talk) 10:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

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Thanks mah, i didn't notice it quick. F5pillar (talk) 19:18, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

On Nicolas Martiau I added “Yorktown” as city of death because of his place it says the place he was born in and where he was born and then it show where he died and the year he died and since it said Yorktown I added that — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afryingpanwithoutahandle (talkcontribs) 04:43, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

For Maria Karolina Zamoyska do I remove my edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Afryingpanwithoutahandle (talkcontribs) 04:58, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for Aug 9

Thanks for the correction.--Sleepy Beauty (talk) 14:02, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Tagged tabs

I added a link yesterday to an article to a city or province in China, but the article did not provide enough info for me to determine which of several places was the correct target. I knew I was linking to a dab and added the {{dn}} tag in the same edit. Couldn't the bot check this and skip the notification if it is tagged with DN? MB 17:27, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Opinions on workaround. Target disambig page has desired content.

Hi, Comments are appreciated.

DPL bot is doing a great job. My problem is with the target page, I'm with Stupid, which starts with the desired text:

I'm with Stupid is a jovial insult, best known as a popular slogan for novelty T-shirts. It may also refer to:

and has the {{disamig}} template in the page.

There's a quote in the Baby_Elephant_Walk#Sources sections which has "I'm with Stupid" which would be nice to link to something, especially for those unfamilar with the expression.

I briefly put in the {{bots|deny=DPL bot}} and a comment.

Then reconsidering, I picked the Template:Hover text as a workaround and removed the bot exclusion.


This was done via:

"{{Hover title|I'm with Stupid is a jovial insult, best known as a popular slogan for novelty T-shirts.|I'm with Stupid}}"

and yields "I'm with Stupid" .

This seems a true Ugh, but should I just remove it and leave the bare text "I'm with Stupid" in the source quote?

"Enquiring minds want to know" :) Lent (talk) 12:01, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

{{Hover title}} uses a hover attribute, which is discouraged by WP:Manual of Style (accessibility)#Text. The problem here is that I'm with Stupid is rightly a disambiguation page – there's too little notability and material for an article – but is being referred to as if it were a stub. I agree with avoiding a piped link to I'm with Stupid (disambiguation), because the reference is not to the TV series, album, etc. collectively. There's no Wiktionary entry. It's a difficult case; I would probably leave the bare text unlinked. WT:WikiProject Disambiguation might provide other opinions. Certes (talk) 12:16, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Also note that MOS:LINKQUOTE suggests generally to avoid links inside direct quotations. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:03, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 25

The link I provided was for Music Composer Ravi which is correct because he composed music for the film Pyar Ka Bandhan. Srirangam99 (talk) 19:52, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

@Srirangam99: I've changed the link to Ravi (music director). Many other people and things share the name, and Ravi is a disambiguation page listing the articles about each of them. Certes (talk) 20:27, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

New DAB Challenge format

In DAB Challenge - April, the header at "Bonus list leaderboard" still reads "top 1000" rather than the actual number, which this month is 9,110. 9,111-10,000 are false positives, with zero incoming links. Narky Blert (talk) 10:19, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

 Done, thanks. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:05, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

WP:TDD#Today's highlights

WP:TDD#Today's highlights reports the correct number of "disambig pages left the list today"; but the list is capped to the first 500. Could this be upped to the first 1000, or to all of them? I scan the list for links which have turned blue for housekeeping purposes, notably to check that new WP:PTOPICs have {{otheruses}} hatnotes. I see a couple a month which don't, meaning that the DAB page isn't easily accessible unless you know it's there. Narky Blert (talk) 14:37, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  • There's nothing magic about the number 500 (although it is high enough to cover the changes on most days); but there has to be some limit or else a huge change in pages on a single day, which has happened on a few rare occasions, can bog down the script that generates the Daily Disambig and also make the page so large that it takes a long time to load. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:23, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Split (disambiguation)

Sorry, I really did not immagine that Split could be a disambiguation. Split, Croatia, like Venice, Nebraska. If so, who cares about it? So I've deleted it from the article on Biserka Cvejić. Anyway, I was present when Kurt Adler coducted Aida at Split Summer Festival 1959, with Cvejić as Amneris. Then he brought her to The Metropolitan Opera. This has been the Festival where sung Eleanor Steber, Martina Arroyo, James McCracken, Louis Sgarro, Dimitar Uzunov, Lucilla Udovich, Zinka Milanov, Enzo Sordello, and other Metropolitan performers. Something like Venice, Zimbabwe. Not to be confused with Split Lake, or The Split (1959 film), a U.S.-Japanese horror film. --Inoslav Bešker (talk) 13:28, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Can you help as I seek the reconsideration of the recreation of deleted article, Marcos Caballero, who is currently in the Paraguay División Intermedia so as to be a fully professional sports league according to Wiki. Repestively. Rojodiablcerrocerrocerro (talk) 16:01, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for April 13

Thanks for the intimation. If you see the links on Sanam, the Dev Anand film and Husnlal Bhagatram and match them with the film Sanam uploaded on Youtube (, you will not fail to notice that the credits of the movie and the details given by me (as mentioned above) do match perfectly, i.e. Husnlal Bhagatram were indeed composers of the movie Sanam, which starred Dev Anand and Suraiya, and the that film had Qamar Jalalabadi as the lyricist. Thanks again. Srirangam99 (talk) 07:41, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Dear @Srirangam99: Sanam is not an article about a film starring Dev Anand. Sanam (1951 film) is an article about that film. Which one do you think would be more helpful to link to? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:57, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
Hi Russ, I would prefer linking Sanam to remain as an article on the film, but would prefer it linked to both Dev Anand and Husnlal Bhagatram. Fans of Dev Anand can see Sanam on his page as a film he starred in and those of Husnlal Bhagatram would see Sanam being among the films they composed music for. Srirangam99 (talk) 18:28, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Reports not updating

DPWL hasn't updated in 46 hours; DPL bot could do with a sharp accurate blow with a lump hammer. Narky Blert (talk) 05:45, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

This is being caused by database maintenance on the Wikimedia Toolforge infrastructure. [1]. Not much we can do about it on our end until the database servers are back to normal. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:26, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
Rolls eyes. I coulda guessed. Narky Blert (talk) 22:40, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

DAB Challenge still says April

See WT:DPL#DAB Challenge still says April. Narky Blert (talk) 10:39, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Acknowledged. I will look into it when I have some time to devote to serious debugging. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:53, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
 Done Fixed for this month, at least. I'm still trying to figure out what went wrong to make sure it doesn't mess up again next month. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 14:52, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Was it a side-effect of no longer recording the Bonus list champion? It's the obvious thing which changed. Just a thought. Narky Blert (talk) 08:08, 6 May 2020 (UTC)

@R'n'B: Could you please check the list again? It seems that edits from 8 May are not yet reflected in the users' lists. Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 04:46, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

That's due to replication lag on the Toolforge database, which has been running over 24 hours for the past week or so. One of their servers is under maintenance. At last report, "hopefully" it will be restarted on Monday. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:51, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Question of sport episodes

Number of episodes aired doesn't match as 1,268 have aired can that please be sorted as come end of current series 1,271 will have aired Dgmitchell91 (talk) 22:19, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Dgmitchell91: DPL bot isn't the sporting type, but the BBC or Television WikiProjects may be able to help. Certes (talk) 22:47, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link correction

I have corrected the link which i had added to big brother movie. Kindly have a look and let me know if anything else has to be done.

Thank you for you guidance !! Sunny313356u (talk) 13:45, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sunny313356u: DPL bot is an automated process. I've looked at your edit, and it seems to be exactly the correction we were hoping for. Thanks, Certes (talk) 14:33, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link correction - Lexington Stakes (Belmont Park)

NOTICE received:

Lexington Stakes (Belmont Park), disambiguation pages Elmendorf and Middle distance (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver).

I fixed these two in the normal way but when I clicked on them to check it did not take me to the specific target, only to the article. What did I do wrong?:

Thanks for your help. Stretchrunner (talk) 11:39, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

@Stretchrunner: Thank you for disambiguating the Elmendorf link to Elmendorf Farm. The disambiguation page Middle distance doesn't have a "Middle-distance horse racing" section, and Wikipedia doesn't seem to have an article on this specific topic. The nearest I can find is Flat racing, which is a redirect to Horse racing#Flat racing covering all distances. Maybe the term should just be unlinked. Certes (talk) 12:33, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for the prompt assistance. I'll remove the link to "middle distance" for now until we can come up with something covering all four horse racing distance classes. However, would you know why my fix to the "Elmendorf" link doesn't work? That is important. Stretchrunner (talk) 13:05, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
The Elmendorf link was reaching the correct article, which is good enough, but I've tweaked the link to match the exact title of the section. Certes (talk) 13:23, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Nobots compliancy

Please see WT:Disambiguation pages with links#Nobots compliancy. Certes (talk) 14:09, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Links from templates to dabs

Does DPL bot inform editors who have added wikilinks from templates to dabs? Such links are often transcluded into multiple articles. Certes (talk) 21:19, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Reports stopped

Thanks again for all the good work, but several reports such as Templates with disambiguation links haven't run for three days. Certes (talk) 21:38, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

A goat for you!

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Tomwallz (talk) 16:17, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Dab solver

This tool seems to be broken, so perhaps you could link to the relevant diff instead. Hairy Dude (talk) 13:50, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up about International Market Place

I've fixed it. Hayford Peirce (talk) 16:42, 12 June 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thank you for catching my mistakes with links! Eric0892 (talk) 17:37, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Mention orange DAB links option in prefs

I think it would be helpful if DPL bot's messages mentioned the Display links to disambiguation pages in orange option in the Appearance section of preferences. The preferences page is long and complex enough that I expect many people scroll right past it. To avoid too many long messages, this could be limited to notifications including two or more articles. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 14:00, 19 June 2020 (UTC)


Thanks that you detected my activity on Gangachara Upazila. But unfortunately, there was no mistake and nothing were fixed actually as I think. Although, thanks for you help. Keep going. A. Shohag 07:28, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder

Thanks for reminding me. Done.Goutam1962 (talk) 16:10, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

All links to give “server not responding”

Thanks for your message, but the links in it to have given “server not responding” for at least a week (on my iPhone Safari browser). Is there a long-term problem with that site? Jim Craigie (talk) 06:57, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jim Craigie: Yes: the subdomain has lapsed and redirects to an unrelated page. You can access the tools via the IP address, e.g. [2]. As discussed above, we are working on a fix but there are problems. Certes (talk) 11:05, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your response.Jim Craigie (talk) 11:47, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
Until the domain name works, you should put the IP address into the messages the bot generates. Jim Craigie (talk) 07:40, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Actually, some users have expressed the view that links to third-party hosted tools should be avoided. See Template talk:Dablinks#Broken links. On the principle that a bot shouldn't be doing anything that could reasonably be objected to, I think the better solution is to omit these links entirely until the issue gets sorted out. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 17:25, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Feature request: dump dablink list into the template

Boxed material unarchived from Archive 8.

Hello. It would be a nice feature, if the DPL bot could dump a list of dablinks that it finds. Clearly the code to find dablinks is already present, so I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to output a list of them, up to your configurable threshold. Perhaps it could be configured to dump output to a file, but perhaps better and even easier, would be to dump the first N links right into the auto-generated template itself, in a section collapsed by default, with a show/hide link to view the list.

This request grows out of a discussion at Template talk:Dablinks#Broken links. The {{dablinks}} template formerly (perma) had two links to a tool that would allow one to "check" or "fix" the dab links. These links have been suppressed from the template as non-working. This leaves users completely in the dark, as far as what links need to be fixed. The banner generated by the template now, is essentially useless, functioning like a compiler written as a term project by a student in compiler theory 101, which, when it finds a syntax error in a 200kb program input to it, prints, "Your program had an error" and stops. Barely better than nothing.

The fact is, under the current circumstances, you might as well turn off task #1, because it serves no useful purpose without a way to determine which links to examine. The banners at the top of some articles are tantalizing, but pointless. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 06:51, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

PetScan can list all the dablinks on a page (example for Khan Kandi, Germi), but it does not spot links to redirects to dabs. (Adding Redirects from ambiguous terms would catch some but not all of them).. Alternatively, although it is the wrong way to solve the problem, it shouldn't be hard to rig up something to scrape and parse the HTML which MediaWiki generates. Links to dabs come in <a> tags of class "mw-disambig" (possibly accompanied by other classes such as "mw-redirect"). The parser could even optionally ignore links within div class="navbox", which are the bane of our lives as one error in a template can cause hundreds of articles to appear to be linked to a dab. None of this replaces Dispenser's tools, which help us to fix the problems rather than just finding them. See also DisamAssist, which solves the opposite problem: finding and fixing links from many pages to one dab. Certes (talk) 10:42, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Links to Dispenser's tools have been restored to {{Dablinks}}. You may have to bypass certificate warnings to access them. Undone, since I see from the talk page that there was a deliberate decision to remove them. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:03, 14 July 2020 (UTC)
Just a note to point out that there is precedent for making default-collapsed cleanup templates that have a great deal more information expanded than they do collapsed. See for example, the {{Expand French}} banner at the top of Armistice Army (perma).
While we're waiting for an automated version created by the bot, I extended the Dablinks template to permit manual entry of up to ten links, viewable using a show/hide link. There is now a working mockup in the Template:Dablinks/sandbox; sample operations can be viewed at Template:Dablinks/testcases. Doc page to follow, but is fairly intuitive if you look at the test cases. Presumably DPL bot could just use this same framework, plugging in the links automatically. Mathglot (talk) 05:54, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm renewing this feature request, based on recent updates to the {{Dablinks}} template.

The new dablinks feature has been implemented, and you can now add up to ten positional parameters representing links that need attention from an editor. For an example, see Khan Kandi, Germi (also: Crohn's disease, Wounded Bird Records, Carole Ward Allen, List of most common surnames in North America, and others). This could be used by DPL bot, to add the first ten from the list directly to the template when generating it, instead of having to rely on users interacting with outside software. (Additional background at Template talk:Dablinks, sections #Broken links, and #New functionality in sandbox.)

JaGa, Can you make this change? (Adding Certes.) Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 02:17, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Hamburger Bahnhof

Thanks for your notice about disambiguation link, I have corrected.--Gömb Adél (talk) 07:25, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Replication lag

Disambiguation pages with links etc. are running daily but produce the same old results. Is there anything we can do to reduce the replication lag? Certes (talk) 12:32, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Certes, it's likely part of the maintenance mentioned in this Village Pump discussion, in which case there's nothing to be done. The lag is over four days now for the server linked to in the discussion; the effects are visible for the edit counter, as well. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 13:27, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
It's back! Thanks to those who have already fixed all outstanding links from templates and many from elsewhere. Certes (talk) 18:31, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
As I expected, the effect of the restart has had some similarities to that of standing behind an elephant which had incautiously eaten a couple of hundredweight of figs. Narky Blert (talk) 10:36, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

Stop Bot, Thank YOU

stop receiving messages from DPL bot

@Ahmadkurdi44: If you prefer to find and fix added links to disambiguation pages manually, please see User:DPL bot#Opting out. Certes (talk) 11:32, 3 August 2020 (UTC)

DABsolver gone from notification message?

In the past the dablink notification contained a direct link to dabsolver for the page in question. Why it was removed? Staszek Lem (talk) 16:52, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Its subdomain is no longer accessible. Dabsolver can still be accessed via its IP address. There were several discussions on the subject, such as Template talk:Dablinks#Broken links, which decided to remove the links. Certes (talk) 17:32, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

False disambituation notification due to capitalisation

I got a notice An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Richard Pryce, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages JISC and Western Mail

Western Mail did need disambiguation. However, while JISC, if it had a appeared on the page, would need disambiguation, Jisc which did appear on the page, does not. There seems to be a capitalisation issue here. I would agree that Jisc should probably had a descriptor to avoid confusion with JISC.Johncosgrave (talk) 10:36, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

@Johncosgrave: Along with several good links to Jisc, there was one to JISC in a footnote. I've fixed it. Certes (talk) 11:06, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

ThanksJohncosgrave (talk) 11:35, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

Clearification about Charles Egbu's article

Well done sir for your good notification, If you read the history of Charles Egbu, you get to know that he did his first degree in UK, Master's degree in UK, phD in UK and professorship in UK also thought in UK. So he is not a Nigerian academic. The nationality of his is british born in Nigeria. Please help us to make information informative in Wikipedia. Thank you. Sadeeqzaria (talk) 06:53, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

Removed the disambiguation link

Thank you for pointing out the disambiguation link named Kolathur, in the article 'Perambur Flyover Park'. I have removed the link by editing the same. Just because I earlier compiled an Article for Creation viz., Kolathur (Chennai), I simply mentioned the link before it got approved. I hereby express my gratitude to you for going through the process.

Helppublic (talk) 08:32, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting

Actually it was meant Synthetic fiber RAJIVVASUDEV (talk) 10:50, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Please disable editor notification when added dabs are intentional

JaGa, the bot recently left this notification on my talk page about three links the bot identified as dabs that I introduced in this edit at Offshoots of Operation Car Wash.Please note that these links were tagged as dabs in the same edit using Template:Disambiguation needed as known dab links. Please adjust the bot so that it does not notify an editor in a case where the link placed by the editor was intentional, as shown either by an inline dab template, or links added by th editor to a dablinks template at the top of the page. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 07:41, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

@Mathglot: DPL bot has no easy way of telling who added a {{dn}} tag and why. Whenever I get such a botslap (e.g. by making an ambiguous link slightly less ambiguous), I follow the bot's advice and delete it from my talk page.
2 of those 3 links went to DAB pages in ptwiki also; and the other 2 in that group of 5 pointed to long-dead people rather than the places named after them, in both languages. Narky Blert (talk) 08:42, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
@Narky Blert:, good ideas and research; thanks for the explanations! Mathglot (talk) 09:15, 10 September 2020 (UTC)

Disambig link to "quant", September 2020

The link to disambiguation "quant" was given for a specific, pronounctuation-related, reason. Please "make it as before", so to say. Uchyotka (talk) 17:12, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

I've marked the usage as an intentional link to the disambiguation page, so we know that it doesn't need to be replaced by one specific meaning of the word. Certes (talk) 17:29, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
@Certes: Hi! A {{dn}} was left at Potts (surname) following linking edits I’d made there, however the links were intentional, leading to disambigs of people with the same first and last name (e.g., John Potts, and others). I read your reply (above), but I can’t figure out what you did (marking it as intentional). If I remove the notification, will it not just come back later, maybe repeatedly? I’ll follow whatever you advise. Thanks, Hamamelis (talk) 05:20, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
@Hamamelis: The convention here is to reroute the intentional disambiguation links through "... (disambiguation)" redirects, like the first green example in WP:INTDAB. So, rather than [[Andrew Potts]], write [[Andrew Potts (disambiguation)|Andrew Potts]]. However, we first need to create a redirect Andrew Potts (disambiguation), looking something like #REDIRECT [[Andrew Potts]] {{R to disambiguation page}}. This complication may seem unnecessary but it eliminates your link from the list of bad ones, allowing us to detect when someone carelessly writes Smith worked with [[Andrew Potts]] and fix it to link to an individual. Certes (talk) 09:24, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Set indexes aren't dabs

Re this notice: set indexes aren't disambiguation pages, and the link to it is normal. -- JHunterJ (talk) 11:25, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

That page is somewhat confused. Typhoon Haishen is indeed a SIA but is in Pacific typhoon disambiguation pages and has the __DISAMBIG__ keyword. Certes (talk) 12:26, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link - Ceylon Electricity Board

I fixed Disambiguation link (Hydro to Hydropower) Thanks for the helpful advice! Mithila Madawa (talk) 06:28, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

I have finished the massive work of the User:Rodw, he has corrected the Disambiguation Pages. Today I have reviewed the entire article and I have correcte de disambiguation page Orense, also I have changed the redirect links. I remove the template, in case of error please notify me. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the mass translation of the masive information from the Spansish Wikipedia. Regards --Heralder (talk) 16:30, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

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You are my favorite bot! You have saved me from many embarrassing mistakes over the years, and I truly appreciate it. I hope this kitten will be a cheerful reminder that bots can be forces for good and even bring a smile to the folks they admonish.

HouseOfChange (talk) 14:37, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 21

Thanks for pointing out my errors on List of cities in Brazil by population! I was being a vandal without knowing it. Now it is fixed. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brunoff (talkcontribs) 03:35, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 22

Today I read the notification that you wrote automatically and I found out about one of the mistakes I had made while contributing. Therefore, I had to correct the wikilink you mentioned by modifying it to link to the appropriate article.

In brief, thanks for your advice! - André the Android (talk) 18:34, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for November 30

Hello dearest The correction has already been made The page João Henrique Caldas, new mayor of Maceió has been included Thanks Joluoliveira (talk) 18:58, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

The disambiguation page has been corrected

Hello, The disambiguation page Wang Zheng in Ink wash painting has been corrected. Thanks for reminding. --Jujiang (talk) 14:09, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for December 15

Thank you. I have fixed the two links. --Kuthroo (talk) 08:07, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello, Thank you for pointing out. I corrected the link. ELBOW01 (talk) 12:44, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Disambiguation link Diesel

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I appreciate you. Now, I fixed it mistake (Diesel fuel).
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Mithila Madawa Gunathilake 💬 12:40, 25 December 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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thanks Hudlag (talk) 08:22, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Daniel Craig article

Greetings! I do not recall 'Inverse' in the article and cannot find it. Where is it? I do not recall doing this one. Write anytime. Thank you. Always happy for the help.Dranim (talk) 09:25, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

@Dranim: It's the source for reference 13 for Tales from the Crypt. It may need a piped link to [[Inverse (website)|Inverse]]. Certes (talk) 11:25, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Found it and fixed it. I did not enter that reference as that was entered in 2018, and I have only been in Wikipedia for less than a month.Dranim (talk) 11:35, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Welcome, and thanks for your contributions. The page has had an unusually high number of edits this week and the bot may have become confused, especially if the text containing the reference moved within the article and its new position was mistaken for an addition. Certes (talk) 12:20, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

What happened to the link fix tool?

DLPbot used to provide a link to a tool that semi-automated the task of fixing DLPs. This is no longer included. What happened? I miss it... Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:52, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

@Maury Markowitz: Dispenser's tools are no longer being maintained and their domain name has expired but they can still be accessed using their IP address. Not everything works. You may also find DisamAssist useful. Certes (talk) 13:10, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
Well that is rather sad. Any reason DisamAssist couldn't be linked in its place? Maury Markowitz (talk) 13:54, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
Dablinks helps us fix links to many dabs from one page; DisamAssist helps us fix links to one dab from many pages. For small jobs, either works well. Dablinks is the better tool after an editor has made major changes to one page, adding many bad links. DisamAssist is ideal for other cases, such as after an article is moved and a dab appears at its old title. Certes (talk) 14:41, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Edit summary when removing {{incoming links}}

The edit summary for removing {{incoming links}} is confusing by linking to Template:Dablinks/FAQ, which makes no mention of the reciprocal template nor when it should be removed. —Ost (talk) 15:12, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 18

Okay. Is there a list? Thanks. --Aspenbear (talk) 20:43, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

@Aspenbear: Another editor has already fixed the link mentioned in the message. By "list", it means the disambiguation page called Evening Express, and the relevant entry in this case is the Aberdeen newspaper Evening Express (Scotland). Certes (talk) 22:53, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

I saw. Cheers.--Aspenbear (talk) 23:32, 18 March 2021 (UTC)

Bot error

The bot just sent me this:

An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Great American Novel, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Giants in the Earth.

But it does not seem to be accurate. Thmazing (talk) 17:56, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Got it. Thank you. Thmazing (talk) 20:11, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Bot error 2

Paulinka reported any incoming links. this word was never linked. ay be variuos watcher pages, such as Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links/The Daily Disambig ? Lembit Staan (talk) 16:28, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

@Lembit Staan: The bot added the "incoming links" template to dab Paulinka after you moved the old Paulinka article to Paulinka, Masovian Voivodship but before Rodw kindly corrected the resulting broken links, including one from Template:Gmina Iłów‎ which appears in 57 articles. Certes (talk) 20:26, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you, DPL bot. I appreciate the valuable work that you do. I just fixed a link to disambiguation page about which you notified me.—Finell 03:12, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

DAB Challenge

DAB Challenge - May has failed to update; both the Leaderboard and (much more importantly) The List for May are blank. (I think some editors work the monthly list; if so, that would explain the mediocre result in today's WP:TDD report - 433 pages joined, only 190 left.) Narky Blert (talk) 10:32, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

  • My bad. I saw that the Hall of Fame updated, so I just assumed (incorrectly) that everything else in the end-of-month process went smoothly. I'm re-running it now. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:27, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
    Both lists are still blank. Narky Blert (talk) 12:00, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
    Yes, it's still experiencing unexpected technical difficulties. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:06, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
    I blame WMF. It's often a sound bet. Narky Blert (talk) 20:01, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
    That looks better! Narky Blert (talk) 10:43, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
    Aargh, it's happened again. The June list is truncated to 7 entries. Narky Blert (talk) 07:57, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
    Looks OK now. You just checked too early. :-) --R'n'B (call me Russ) 12:13, 1 June 2021 (UTC)
    Now showing 65 entries, only. Narky Blert (talk) 14:53, 1 June 2021 (UTC)


Thank you for catching the disambiguation link. I've changed the sentence so not to include the word. If you have time please check my changes for any additional issues. Any feedback is much appreciated. --Asr1014 (talk) 06:46, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Much Appreciated

Thank you for finding the disambiguation link! Gonzaga15 (talk) 11:40, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for June 15

This disambiguation of buff refers to Buff (colour) and I have corrected that already. Please check my edits on Liberal Party (Philippines) and click view history.

Thanks, Barcakes (talk) 14:21, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

@Barcakes: Thank you for fixing the link for our readers. Your edits look good to me but I'm no expert on politics or the Philippines. If you want a specialist to check, just drop a note at Talk:Liberal Party (Philippines) or Wikipedia talk:Tambayan Philippines. Certes (talk) 08:08, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

Opinion polling for the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary election page

Hello! I've readed the IDEA Opinion polling thing, the 2022 Hungarian parliamentary election, the Fidesz is got the 47 vote, while the left-wing coalition is got the 45 vote thing. Here is the website. Here you go! The 24 website that i got the IDEA opinion polling thing, which they tells the July opinion polling thing! That's all, have nice day! --TomFZ67 (talk) 16:37, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

(talk page watcher)@TomFZ67: I can't see what any of this has to do with any of DPL bot's automated functions. Perhaps you put this note on the wrong page? --R'n'B (call me Russ) 18:24, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 22

I reverted my edits already to a last revision of RenatUK and it has been archived in history. The disambiguation of Pasquale on Patsy article I edited has undid by me. — Barcakes (talk) 06:01, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

The wikilink on List of people from Rochester, New York has been corrected to bypass the dab page. Thank you! Truthanado (talk) 17:23, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

Message content

Hi, thanks for your great work. I think you've only caught me out once in about 5 years. But why not make your standard message more helpful, by including a sentence such as "If you go to Special:Preferences → Gadgets and check "Display links to disambiguation pages in orange", links to all such pages will be become obvious." You would have less work to do if all the recipients acted on the suggestion, but then again you might be doing yourself out of a job... Best wishes, MinorProphet (talk) 18:39, 10 July 2021 (UTC)

I suggested something like this last year and still think it's a good idea. How about it, JaGa? BlackcurrantTea (talk) 15:45, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Support, as a classic way to teach a man to fish. (I prefer User:Anomie/linkclassifier, which highlights redirects etc. too, but the principle is right.) Certes (talk) 16:13, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
It seems that consensus™ may have been reached, unless we can get OrangeMike (courtesy ping) on the case. Failing that, we expectantly await your implementation of said suggestion. Cheers, MinorProphet (talk) 03:07, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
See also Meta:Talk:Community Tech/Warn when linking to disambiguation pages, which proposes a partial solution for Visual Editor users. Certes (talk) 15:03, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

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this is cute

Theanswertolife (talk) 00:26, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

I change it now and you can check it, Thx. Stevencocoboy (talk) 06:59, 8 August 2021 (UTC)

Bug in DPL-bot?

[Added later] My comment is incorrect, don't bother reading this. pol098
I just got the following message in my Talk page.

Disambiguation link notification for August 14

An automated process has detected that you recently added links to disambiguation pages.

Andrew Marr added a link pointing to Nick Robinson

Battle of Blenheim added a link pointing to Danish

(Opt-out instructions.) --DPL bot (talk) 06:01, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

This is clearly an error; I did add the stated link to Andrew Marr, and deleted (did not add) a link to Denmark from Battle of Blenheim, but they are normal, long articles, not disambiguation pages or indeed any sort of list.

Maybe the bot needs checking?

Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 10:43, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

@Pol098: (talk page stalker) I think the bot is correct here. After your edit, the article Battle of Blenheim contains a link to Danish, which is indeed a disambiguation page. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:00, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
@John of Reading: Thanks, you're quite right. I thought I'd unlinked [[Denmark|Danish]] completely (I often unlink countries per WP:OVERLINK); instead I inadvertently made it a link to Danish. And, somewhat disturbed by this apparent error, I somehow misread DPL bot's message as implying that I had edited a disambiguation page inappropriately. Apologies; my comment is quite wrong. Best wishes, Pol098 (talk) 11:18, 14 August 2021 (UTC)