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Hi Danny! I recently wrote the article Mê Linh Square without awareness that close paraphrasing is indeed an issue, so it was listed for discussion. I looked up for more sources and rewrote it at User:Đại Việt quốc/Mê Linh Square. Please help me resolve this case and if there is still any issue, let me know. Thanks and have a great day! Đại Việt quốc (talk) 00:47, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Đại Việt quốc sorry, I don't think I'm going to have time to investigate this, and it looks like it is already being addressed at the copyright problems page DannyS712 (talk) 04:13, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries! I was only asking because I thought the process was simply checking against the sources and make sure that the wordings are different enough to have the case resolved, never expected that it would be something much more complicated than that. Thanks for your time! Đại Việt quốc (talk) 04:37, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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November Articles for creation backlog drive[edit]

Hello DannyS712:

WikiProject Articles for creation is holding a month long Backlog Drive!
The goal of this drive is to reduce the backlog of unreviewed drafts to less than 2 months outstanding reviews from the current 4+ months. Bonus points will be given for reviewing drafts that have been waiting more than 30 days. The drive is running from 1 November 2023 through 30 November 2023.

You may find Category:AfC pending submissions by age or other categories and sorting helpful.

Barnstars will be given out as awards at the end of the drive.

There is a backlog of over 1800 pages, so start reviewing drafts. We're looking forward to your help! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:23, 31 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

October 2023 NPP backlog drive – Points award[edit]

The Invisible Barnstar
This award is given to DannyS712 for collecting more than 5 points during the October 2023 NPP backlog drive. Thank you so much for taking part and contributing to the drive! Hey man im josh (talk) 02:04, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some motor oil for you![edit]

Thank you for all your bot does for the NPP! - 🔥𝑰𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑭𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒆 (𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌)🔥 02:39, 1 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Illusion Flame thanks - glad I'm able to help DannyS712 (talk) 04:22, 3 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect of new page Juan Pablo Segura[edit]

I started a page on this entrepreneur who is now running for state office in Virginia. The bot converted it to a redirect that omits the initial bit of substantive content I included to get the bio page past a mere listing of his candidacy. I think the separate page stub should be restored. SPECIFICO talk 17:23, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SPECIFICO my bot just patrols redirects, the actual redirect was done in Special:Diff/1183478209 by @Pppery --DannyS712 (talk) 19:49, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello thanks for the quick reply. I was expecting that once the page was up, editors would add content since he seems to have generated some controversy in this election and has had some other somewhat noteworthy coverage in sources that would seem to meet GNG. SPECIFICO talk 19:53, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SPECIFICO Okay, but I have nothing to do with that page content and haven't looked into it, its Pppery that you should talk to about the redirect decision DannyS712 (talk) 19:54, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I understand. I just replied here in case @Pppery: checked your ping. SPECIFICO talk 21:15, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I've started a revamp of Wikipedia:Tools/Optimum tool set.

Please take a look and let me know if there are any essential techniques or must have tools that you think should be included.

Thank you.

Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   06:48, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@The Transhumanist I'll take a look, but I've been inactive for a while recently and so I might not be the best person to ask. The one thing I'll point to is the GlobalWatchlist extension that I wrote as, in my view, essential for cross-wiki users. DannyS712 (talk) 08:19, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nice. I'll be accessing my watchlist from from now on.
I've added it at Wikipedia:Tools/Optimum tool set#Global watchlist.
Feel free to edit it to make sure it is explained right.    — The Transhumanist   07:18, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Transhumanist looks good to me,, thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 07:22, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cool. By the way, what other must have tools are missing from the set?    — The Transhumanist   07:32, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Transhumanist none come to mind but I was also inactive for a while and so am not caught up on the latest tools DannyS712 (talk) 07:34, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're more caught up than me. Except for the past month or two, I've been pretty much out of active editing for the past 4 years! And you were the userscript King. You've got to have an inkling of what editors need.    — The Transhumanist   07:37, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not really, you can check my common.js but I don't know how representative it is DannyS712 (talk) 07:40, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow, the list of scripts you have installed in there is huge! I'm impressed. Which ones are your favorites?    — The Transhumanist   08:02, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not sure - at this point I've used them for so long I'm not sure what is a part of the normal interface, what comes from my global.js, and what comes from each script DannyS712 (talk) 08:04, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
LOL. You've become fused with the machine! Where do you end, and Wikipedia begin? I'll probably try to reverse engineer your global js at some point. Thanks for the input. Sincerely,    — The Transhumanist   08:53, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2023 November newsletter[edit]

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The article List of Skal vi danse? participants has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No context provided, no sources provided, and no information gleaned.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Bgsu98 (Talk) 18:28, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bgsu98 thanks for letting me know - I created it as part of listification in Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018 April 30#Category:Dancing with the Stars participants. You may want to switch this to an AFD or at least reach out to the editors from that discussion. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:56, 5 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hey, I saw a interesting script, Redirectify that you had created a while back. Currently, your script doesn't really work due to a change in the morebits API (as well as it being somewhat invalid in not using a {{Redirect category shell}} template). Since I was interested in using the script in performing BLARs, I've forked your script and fixed some issues with it at User:Sohom_Datta/Redirectify. Since you mentioned that you would not be actively maintaining the script on the talk page, would it be okay to redirect the current (kinda broken) version of your script to mine ? Sohom (talk) 08:51, 8 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sohom Datta sure,  Done --DannyS712 (talk) 02:57, 9 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of List of Skal vi danse? participants for deletion[edit]

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@Bgsu98 thanks for letting me know --DannyS712 (talk) 22:20, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2023 Newsletter[edit]

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Ask if DannyS712 bot running?[edit]

Greetings, For DannyS712 bot (task # 55 ), last ran Database reports/Orphans with incoming links at 21:00, 8 December 2023. Had updated every 4-days or so. Regards, JoeNMLC (talk) 14:55, 15 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JoeNMLC it looks like it missed the last run, if it doesn't update the next round I'll look into it DannyS712 (talk) 00:26, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi DannyS712 - just three questions about DannyS712 bot
Question 1 - When I last read the docs (quite a long time ago) it said bot runs Daily, so I'm curious why it only Updates the page every 4 days or so?
Question 2 - Wondering why the low number of Orphan articles for each update? Since this summer I've been un-tagging many Orphan articles, driven by Query results here. From the 2014 backlog, I removed over 1,600 articles; 2015 backlog-over 2,200 articles. Have not done tally for 2016, but the numbers are similar.
Question 3 - Can the bot "target" Category "current month"? That's where much tagging is actively happening (NPP; Twinkle; AWB) - all imperfect tools that make it easy to Orphan tag (without doing "What links here").
Thanks. JoeNMLC (talk) 14:51, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@JoeNMLC some of the tasks run daily but I think the orphans task is only every 4 days. I'm not sure about the limit and changing the target - its been a *while* since I last touched that bot, but if I have time over the next few weeks I'll try to take a look and see DannyS712 (talk) 20:21, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done - Reporting the bot ran at 21:00, 20 December 2023. So it looks to be back on-track. Thanks. Cheers, JoeNMLC (talk) 04:50, 21 December 2023 (UTC) ‎Reply[reply]

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From my family to yours: Merry Christmas, Danny! TheSandDoctor Talk 07:47, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TheSandDoctor thanks, and to you as well --DannyS712 (talk) 16:22, 25 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 23[edit]

Welcome to the 2024 WikiCup![edit]

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2024 competition has just begun and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. Even if you are a novice editor you should be able to advance to at least the second round, improving your editing skills as you go. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page ready for you to take part. Any questions on the scoring, rules or anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close on 31 January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. The judges for the WikiCup this year are: Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email), Epicgenius (talk · contribs · email), and Frostly (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:21, 1 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – January 2024[edit]

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EFM granted[edit]

Hi, I've granted EFM per the request. The usual reminders would be to make sure that you've got good account security and review WP:EF. But I'm pretty sure you know this stuff already. Thanks for volunteering to help out! 0xDeadbeef→∞ (talk to me) 00:33, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@0xDeadbeef Indeed, I'm familiar with the "usual reminders" but it doesn't hurt to be reminded again, especially given how sensitive edit filter editing is. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:31, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is a mop reserved in your name[edit]

You are a remarkable editor in many ways. You would be a good administrator, in my opinion, and appear to be well qualified. You personify an administrator without tools and have gained my support already!

You do a lot of technical work, and I'm happy to see you take on the role of EFM. You are a trusted user and I think that you would be a good fit for the tools. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 22:44, 21 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Red-tailed hawk thanks! Given that I recently returned from inactivity and don't have much time to consistently devote to enwiki, I don't think I have a need for the tools, but who knows, that might change one day --DannyS712 (talk) 02:16, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, likely couldn't pass right now due to enwiki monthly edits graph, but would be a strong candidate if that got fixed. Doesn't hurt to plant the seed! :) –Novem Linguae (talk) 00:15, 24 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi Danny, I know it's kinda strange, anyway I was wondering if your bot (as almost always does this) can hit my redirects I've done today. Thanks! --Discographer (talk) 23:16, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Discographer the bot runs periodically and will patrol all redirects that match the programmed rules, see User:DannyS712 bot III/rules for details --DannyS712 (talk) 05:15, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. It was ... later than usual. Thanks for always doing this, though. Best, --Discographer (talk) 10:10, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiCup 2024 February newsletter[edit]

The 2024 WikiCup is off to a flying start, with 135 participants. This is the largest number of participants we have seen since 2017.

Our current leader is newcomer Generalissima (submissions), who has one FA on John Littlejohn (preacher) and 10 GAs and 12 DYKs mostly on New Zealand coinage and Inuit figures. Here are some more noteworthy scorers:

As a reminder, competitors may submit work for the first round until 23:59 (UTC) on 27 February, and the second round starts 1 March. Remember that only the top 64 scoring competitors will make it through to the second round; currently, competitors need at least 15 points to progress. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, and you hope to get it promoted before the end of the round, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. However, please remember to continue to offer reviews at GAN, FAC and all the other pages that require them to prevent any backlogs which could otherwise be caused by the Cup. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup and the judges (Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs), Epicgenius (talk · contribs), and Frostly (talk · contribs)) are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:58, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Precious anniversary[edit]

Five years!

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@Gerda Arendt wow its hard to believe how much time flies - thanks for remembering! DannyS712 (talk) 14:03, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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DannyS712 bot Task 14[edit]

DannyS712 bot Task 14 is removing the ending }} when it's on the same line.[75][76] PrimeHunter (talk) 12:02, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@PrimeHunter thanks for letting me know. I should be able to sort it out in the next few days DannyS712 (talk) 17:31, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Autopatrol redirects left by page movers[edit]

Hi! I wanted to let you know I have closed Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Reviewers § Idea to reduce redirect backlog as successful. Please feel free to file a BRFA to implement the results of the discussion. And another friendly reminder to complete Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol/Redirect autopatrol list#Protected edit request on 23 April 2022 :) HouseBlaster (talk · he/him) 01:32, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@HouseBlaster thanks - I'll try to implement it soon but I'll be busy for the next few weeks DannyS712 (talk) 03:50, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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WikiCup 2024 March newsletter[edit]

The first round of the 2024 WikiCup ended at 23:59 (UTC) on 27 February. Everyone with at least 30 points moved on to Round 2, the highest number of points required to advance to the second round since 2014. Due to a six-way tie for the 64th-place spot, 67 contestants have qualified for Round 2.

The following scorers in Round 1 all scored more than 300 points:

In this newsletter, the judges would like to pay a special tribute to Vami_IV (submissions), who unfortunately passed away this February. At the time of his death, he was the second-highest-scoring competitor. Outside the WikiCup, he had eight other featured articles, five A-class articles, eight other good articles, and two Four Awards. Vami also wrote an essay on completionism, a philosophy in which he deeply believed. If you can, please join us in honoring his memory by improving one of the articles on his to-do list.

Remember that any content promoted after 27 February but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, feel free to review one of the nominations listed on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed. Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:40, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 24[edit]

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2024[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (February 2024).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news

  • The mobile site history pages now use the same HTML as the desktop history pages. (T353388)


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