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Hey, the revdel script is not allowing me to select diffs. This is happening across all articles. I have tried to bypass my cache. I have also tried Safari and Chrome and see no applicable errors in console. I have also turned all of my other scripts off to test for interactions. 19:03, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Snowycats, is this still happening for you? Enterprisey (talk!) 22:57, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Enterprisey, Yup. Snowycats (talk) 18:18, 5 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Snowycats, what exact steps do you take and what happens when you do them? Enterprisey (talk!) 07:50, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Filter Pending AfC Submissions for untagged ones[edit]

Hi! Could you add a filter for Pending AfC Submissions to only show untagged ones (no WikiProjects), so one would have easier time going through the list specifically for tagging them for other to find later. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 09:19, 6 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hellknowz, I think your idea is good, but I'm a bit worried (rationally or not :p) about cluttering up the interface. Would User:SD0001/draft-sort-burst possibly work as an alternative? Let me know if you still want this to be added, and I might make a toollabs:yabbr mode for this or something. (Or just add the checkbox.) Enterprisey (talk!) 21:11, 21 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh cool, I didn't know burst-sort script existed. I tried it and it looks good. Unfortunately, it lacks the features of bigger scripts like Rater, such as task force tagging or special parameters like "living" for bios. Talk page is also not necessarily empty for untagged drafts. In short, I would prefer to use a different script for tagging. But it's totally on point otherwise. May be a link to the script could be added at the bottom?
Anyway, my own reasoning for having a checkbox in the main list is that I can't find topics by name that I am interested in and know enough about to review after I ran out of tagged pages for relevant projects. The time it takes to find an AfC I can review is almost more than reviewing itself. I can see when something is yet another bio or village in India and skip it. But I can also guess that "Space Cadet 3000" is likely a video game. Random tagging isn't really appealing to me and often I have no idea what project(s) something belongs to.
I think the UI can easily support more checkboxes and such. Editors who review AfCs are not new to Wikipedia. I imagine people using Labs tools for this are used to software tools. Given the number of AfCs, I think any filtering to accommodate more specific reviewing is good. Even if it's hidden by default behind a foldout or something.
On a relevant note, I am planning to add AfCs to article alerts, and properly-tagged banners is a requirement to have the pages reported. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 09:03, 22 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
"properly-tagged banners" here meaning "drafts properly tagged by banners" Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:20, 26 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, should be updated with the new checkbox next time the update script runs, which will be at about 10:20 UTC. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:39, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hellknowz: small hiccup, but now we're in business! Check it out. Enterprisey (talk!) 11:09, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So I wasn't crazy then, there was an issue with the checkboxes earlier. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:11, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks great! Now if only the detection was always correct :) A bunch of pages listed as untagged actually have project banners. For example, Draft talk:Agritask, Draft talk:UFC Now, Draft talk:Corey Arnold, Draft talk:Musa Arfakiana, etc. I couldn't find any pattern of why they aren't detected when I was looking through the list before. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 12:52, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hellknowz, the tool uses User:Enterprisey/ibx-wproj-map.js as the way to determine which banners and infoboxes are owned by which projects, so if a project isn't in there the tool won't know about it. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:04, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why not just look for which templates are on the page, and follow any directs, and see if the string WikiProject appears in them? Wouldn't work for the non-standard ones like {{maths rating}}, but it would work for >99% of the rest. Your list could then be a backup/failsafe for the cornercases. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:06, 28 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I know of five WikiProject banners that don't have the word WikiProject in their template names: {{Alphabet Task Force}}; {{Maths banner}}; {{Wikipedia Help Project}}; {{Women's Classical Committee}}; and {{WP1.0}} - there may be others. Whatever their publically-facing name, most WikiProject banners have {{WPBannerMeta}} as the second (or third, if it's a wrapper like {{WikiProject Mississippi}}) layer inward - I know of four that don't, these are listed at Template:WPBannerMeta/Conversion. Note that the maths people have two distinct banners, one for articles only and one for everything else. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:55, 28 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Query re Articles you contributed to have been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Hi, re this edit - why were Whispyhistory (talk · contribs) and Philafrenzy (talk · contribs) not also informed? They were informed about other DYKs in the same bot run (Philafrenzy, Whispyhistory), and Template:Did you know nominations/Challacombe scale names both of them before myself. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:47, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Will investigate. Off the top of my head, if the bot thinks their talk pages already link to the article or nomination page, or if they were notified in the past, no notification will be sent. (Probably doesn't apply here, though.) Enterprisey (talk!) 23:06, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RM Stats tool broken?[edit]

It seems like when I try to do any lookup at I get a 500 error (or sometimes a blank 200 response, then a 500 on subsequent refreshes). I poked around the logs at /data/project/rm-stats but didn't see any obvious explanation - actually I didn't see any log entries since May 2019, which is weird. Anyways, just thought I'd let you know.

Also, I noticed your tool because I was looking for my own tool ( in a directory, and realized I had accidentally semi-plagiarized another tool's name. If that's a problem for you, let me know, and I can look into renaming my tool to something that's less likely to get confused with yours. Colin M (talk) 17:39, 29 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summary of AFC Helper Script things[edit]

This should provide a decent worklist of what's been requested. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 09:14, 1 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anything I've missed / any progress on this ? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:08, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ping? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:06, 26 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Headbomb, it has been... an extremely long time (sorry), but the AfC helper script seems to be in the more than capable hands of @Novem Linguae and friends, so I would recommend reaching out to them and/or filing tickets in GitHub directly. Enterprisey (talk!) 16:53, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, good idea to file github tickets. Any volunteer developer that gets a burst of energy to write patches will probably get their ideas from the list of tickets on github. Hope this helps. –Novem Linguae (talk) 19:33, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About WP:DEFCON tagging[edit]

Heya Enterprisey! I've looked more into IFTTT's "New edit with hashtag" feature, and I'm under the impression that it looks for literal hashtags in the edit summary, as looks for edits with hashtags in the edit summary, and as WP:HASHTAG explains. It'd be a great help if you could add hashtags, like #DEFCON1, to Enterprisey's edit summary on WP:DEFCON, so I could make a notification using IFTTT. Thanks for taking time out of your day to help someone, and possibly several others out! andritolion (talk) 16:16, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFD stats[edit]

Right now the AFD stats page for me outputs "The remaining 133 pages had no discernible vote by this user." but does not indicate which pages those are. Could a list of pages be added which were processed but for which the bot said "nope, don't see anything cool here"? And/or a list of specific edits made in each. Could be a "see this other page for additional details" kind of thing, kind of like how xtools works. --Izno (talk) 18:43, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd second this. It would be a nice feature to have. --Ahecht (TALK
) 22:48, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Izno: You might want to try my fork of AFDstats at It detects votes in a few extra situations that the main version doesn't, but more importantly it will show "undetermined" votes in the list (these tended to be mostly "Move" votes in my case) and there is a "Show pages without detected votes" link to show all the AfD pages where no vote was detected. --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:33, 19 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ahecht: I get a 502 bad gateway with that link. Windows 10, Chrome 78.0.3904.97. --Izno (talk) 18:40, 19 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Izno: Try it again now. Looks like toolforge was rebooting. --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:47, 19 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ahecht, lol, your recent URL change alerted me to this section. Mind if I copy/paste the code to the main afdstats? Enterprisey (talk!) 06:14, 30 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Enterprisey: Not at all. I had submitted a pull request a while back, which I just cancelled and resubmitted after applying the changes from pull request #4. --Ahecht (TALK
) 10:42, 30 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yet another backlog burninator[edit]

This tool is malfunctioning. In these diffs, it removed important information and edited parts of the articles, it wasn't supposed to. [4] [5] [6]. Masum Reza📞 00:45, 7 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation to project revival[edit]

Dear user, I, with Willbb234, are a attempting to revive the Wikiproject Requested Articles, of which you are a member. If you wish to be a part of our effort, feel free to add your signature in it's talk page. Best regards, Eni vak (speak) 16:21, 17 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome bot[edit]

Hello, Enterprisey! :)

I'm an admin at the Albanian Wikipedia and I tend to look after the technical side of the project. Recently I've been trying to find how to make a welcoming bot but instead I found many pages of past discussions about how that idea is kind of despised in the EnWiki community. I've read most of them and I know how the Welcoming Community here does the job better than bots and I really value you for that. Unfortunately we don't have that many of active users in our community and the advantages of having a welcoming bot far outweigh the disadvantages of it. We'd like a bot to be able to use the WikiLove extension to give out the welcoming template from it on new users' pages. As I mentioned early, we're a small community and I didn't have anyone to ask for advice on my homewiki about it so i tried asking at the EnWiki. I saw your username at the Bot Approvals Group and thought I'd give it a try. Can you help me with this situation? I should mention that I've never created or helped create a bot before so I'm not very informed on the subject but I'm willing to do what I can to help. - Klein Muçi (talk) 22:55, 10 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see my message there. Interstellarity (talk) 17:31, 17 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I suggest that it use, or at least report, the current state of the article. Is the article currently: Deleted; Redirected; Live? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:37, 23 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks and a simple suggestion[edit]

Hi there. I thought I'd stop by and thank you for your useful scripts. It's hard to remember how I ever managed without things like User:Enterprisey/script-installer, User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel or User:Enterprisey/diff-permalink, so thanks for putting all that hard. While I'm at it, a simple suggestion. Much like User:Enterprisey/sync-template-sandbox, how about a script that merges the sandbox back into the main after testing is finished? I find that I do that quite often when responding to {{edit template-protected}}. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 09:25, 8 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muhandes, good idea! I'm wondering what sort of confirmation you'd want for this - I know that I certainly wouldn't want to accidentally overwrite a highly-used template this way. Maybe just the usual popup "confirm" box? Enterprisey (talk!) 16:13, 14 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that should be enough. --Muhandes (talk) 20:51, 14 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfA tools[edit]

Hello there Enterprisey, I just recently became aware of some of your tool work on wiki. It looks like you've worked on/replaced/repaired some of the ScottyWong tools. Is there perhaps a fix or replacement for this one? I did see the "voting pattern" one for RfA, but was interested in seeing how a single user voted over multiple RfAs. TY for all your great work - it's appreciated. — Ched (talk) 23:44, 13 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I remember there certainly used to be one (as in a version more recent than scottywong's). I thought it was in xtools, but I checked there and didn't see it. I put a few minutes into looking elsewhere but couldn't find anything. I would certainly be happy to make it myself if one can't be found, although I'm a bit busy IRL lately (...when is that ever not the case, haha) so we might have to delay a bit. That said, I'm going to try to get as much stuff out the door as possible before the upcoming WikiConference, so there's a good chance we'll have a tool like this by then. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:17, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFD Stats[edit]

I've been going through and trying to clear up the UNDETERMINED lines from my AfD stats, and I have a couple of suggestions for that would've cleared up most of them (and undoubtably also clear up many more discussions I wasn't involved in):

  • Change lines 325 and 364 from "speedy delete" to "speedy delet" to correctly parse the phrase "speedy deletion"
  • Change the regex in line 348 to "The result (?:of the debate )?was(?:.*?\n?.*?)(?:'{3}?)(.*?)(?:'{3}?)" (or something like that, regexes aren't my strong point) to catch the many pages where there is a carriage return before the bolded decision.

--Ahecht (TALK
) 22:16, 5 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I submitted a pull request on github. --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:33, 9 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FFU script[edit]

Could you please fork the FFU part from the AFC script like you did with AFCR? It sucks that I can't review those FFU requests quickly because my username is not listed at the AFC participants list. Masum Reza📞 16:22, 13 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Masumrezarock100, as far as I'm aware, there has been no script that is compatible with the current version of FFU for many years. If you can't review requests fast enough because you can't use a script, you need to slow down. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 14:38, 14 November 2019 (UTC)(talk page watcher)Reply[reply]

Possible issue with AFCH script[edit]

When I used AFCH to review Draft:Canary Connect Inc., it seems that the review notification went to DESiegel, who just helped the new editor submit the article by subst'ing the template, rather than the author of the draft. ([7]). Is it possible the script could be improved so that the notification goes to the author, rather than just someone helping them submit to AfC? Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:43, 13 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About the AfD stats tool[edit]

Also ping User:Σ. I used [8] (awesome, thanks), but there is one element I find problematic. I often nominate things for deletion, but I am totally fine with merge outcome. Yet the tool treats 'merge' just as 'keep', they are both colored red (for a deletion proposal). From my perspective, this is incorrect. Sometimes nominators, including myself, will even say that merge is one of the alternatives to consider in our nominations. The point is that the current stats suggest that for example AfDs I nominated closed as merge are 'failures' just as those closed as keeps. I'd argue that they should be considered successes, green, or at the very least get their own color and should not be counted together with other groups. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

da Vinci Barnstar for your Navigation popups enhancement[edit]

The da Vinci Barnstar
Thanks for this enhancement to ! Your enhancement will be leveraged many times over by improved gnome productivity! – wbm1058 (talk) 14:27, 14 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

offset-history-link.js contradicting Twinkle[edit]

Just FYI, enabling User:Enterprisey/offset-history-link.js makes the AGF Rollback link from Twinkle fail to work. I liked the effect of the offset-history-link script, but Twinkle is mandatory to my work so I can't use it. Best regards and thanks again for all the work you put into these scripts. --Muhandes (talk) 12:50, 18 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muhandes, should be fixed now thanks to a great patch from User:Þjarkur. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:32, 6 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fixed indeed, thanks, and thanks User:Þjarkur. --Muhandes (talk) 17:59, 7 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pet Scan and Cat-a-lot[edit]

Just to follow up from our brief discussion a couple of weeks ago in Boston, regarding interaction between Pet Scan and Cat-a-lot, or rather the lack thereof (in case you're interested in tinkering with it). The problem I'm having can be seen here. I just created the Wikiquote category for Guggenheim Fellows, and Pet Scan will tell me that there are 580 English Wikipedia articles in the same category, which also have corresponding Wikiquote articles. Problem is, to reconcile them, I've got to manually open all 580 Wikiquote articles and add Category:Guggenheim Fellows.

All told, there is probably easily upward of a million edits that need to be performed to reconcile the categorization of the English Wikipedia and the English Wikiquote, which obviously is just impossible to do manually. But if I could use Cat-a-lot, and just highlight all 580 articles in the Pet Scan output, and add categories with semi-automation, it could be done fairly easily. Been asking around for about a year now, and AFAIK, there is no current way to do this. GMGtalk 16:43, 19 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tiny bug report[edit]

Hello, thank you for your great BOTREQ status page! I just wanted to let you know that it currently says a task has -1 replies since the original post wasn't signed. Just thought you might like to know! ‑‑Trialpears (talk) 13:38, 24 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFCRHS.js (2)[edit]

Hello. When creating the talk pages for created redirects in non-article space, the script does not create the talk page as the script only appends "Talk:" before the requested title (e.g. this would mean "Talk:Template:" which is a bad title). Could you change the JavaScript to handle creating talk pages for non-article space redirects? Thanks for the great tool, Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 20:06, 5 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD stats[edit]

Hi there! Looking at my own AfD stats I notice some recent AfDs in which I voted aren't being picked up, e.g.

Is there something odd about these AfDs (or my vote) which stops them being included? Alexbrn (talk) 10:19, 9 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Peace Dove[edit]

Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension. Happy Holidays to you and yours. ―Buster7  14:49, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

please add support for mobile, CustomSummaryPresets[edit]

i am able to use if "request desktop site" on my mobile fennec browser. if possible add support for CustomSummaryPresetsLeela52452 (talk) 18:19, 20 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EnterpriseyBot 10[edit]

I think there's an issue with this task. There are redirects that I tagged with {{R from related topic}} in 2017 whose talk pages are still marked as stubs, e.g., Green syndicalism (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Let me know what I can do to help? (Last discussion, for reference) czar 08:28, 1 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Enterprisey, should I bring this task back to the bot requests board? Between this thread and the last one, it appears that this has been running with issues for a very long time. I just received a flurry of manual edits correcting some of the instances that were waiting for bot edits. If you don't have time to look into/maintain this task, please just let me know so I can find another way to address it. czar 15:04, 1 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As a side note, I have found that this is too big a task for Python (or, at least, I'm not good enough at handling lots of data in Python). So, I'll be rewriting the bot in Rust shortly, after which it should be back to running regularly. Enterprisey (talk!) 08:26, 6 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lol, look at the excuses people have for switching to Rust these days! SD0001 (talk) 15:44, 7 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A fellow can only get so many TypeErrors before he snaps and rewrites 2500 lines of Python in Rust :)
I have rewritten the task in Rust, and it seems to be running fine on toolforge (using approximately infinity times less memory!). I'll have it do a few articles daily, and then ramp it up later. Enterprisey (talk!) 21:54, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Czar, the bot has been running for the past couple of days and everything looks fine. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:06, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also, how should the bot behave when a project's banner isn't configured to auto-assess? Right now, I've been manually reverting the bot's edits. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:10, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nice—looking forward to it ramping up! For context on that last question, is the idea that the task finds redirects and strips the WikiProject banner class as a courtesy but some banners are not equipped to auto-assess? In those cases, I've traditionally considered it better to have no class param than to leave "stub" or whatever was left behind (since the article is no longer a stub but a redirect). But most often those are cases of the WikiProject not handling the "Redirect" class in their banner, not that it has auto-assess off altogether. If indeed it's a matter of specific banners not supporting auto-assessment, I imagine the most complete way to handle is to hard-code "Redirect" as the banner class param, but that strikes me as overkill when simply removing the param is sufficient. czar 03:40, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Any WikiProject banner that is built around {{WPBannerMeta}} (and there are only four that are not) will, if |class= is blank or absent, auto-assess the talk page of a redirect as Redirect-Class; and if the banner concerned isn't set up for that, will instead use NA-Class. The autodetection is built into {{Class mask}}, as is the conversion to NA where applicable.
Of the four WikiProject banners that aren't built around {{WPBannerMeta}}, only {{WikiProject U.S. Roads}} will behave like a "normal" WikiProject banner (because it also uses {{class mask}}); the other three don't autodetect, and only treat the page as Redirect-Class if fed an explicit |class=redirect, not the shorter forms |class=redir or |class=red that other banners allow.
In summary: for {{WikiProject Anime and manga}}, {{Maths rating}} and {{WikiProject Military history}} (and redirects to those three), set |class=redirect; for any other banner, leave |class= blank or omit it entirely. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:31, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Redrose64, thank you for the information! What about {{WikiProject Ships}}, which doesn't autoassess despite using WPBannerMeta? Are there any other WPBannerMeta banners that won't auto-assess in this way? Enterprisey (talk!) 20:51, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ooof, I missed that one. Ships uses WPBannerMeta but, for some reason, bypasses the standard {{class mask}} template by using a very non-standard custom class mask, {{WikiProject Ships/class}}, which unlike other custom class masks (such as {{WikiProject Trains/class}}), is not built as a wrapper for {{class mask}}. So {{WikiProject Ships}} will require an explicit |class=red, |class=redir or |class=redirect. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 21:26, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Redrose64, reading Template:WPBannerMeta/Conversion, it looks like Maths rating and Anime and manga were converted, so that just leaves Milhist? Enterprisey (talk!) 07:53, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, just Milhist and {{WikiProject U.S. Roads}} now. I doubt that there'll be movement any year soon on either of them. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot Question[edit]

Hi Enterprisey,

I saw your name listed at WP:BAG as being open to answering queries about bots.

I just made this edit to the carnitine article. The prefixes L- and d- are used as part of chemical naming for enantiomers of amino acids, sugars, and various other compounds. The convention in naming is that they appear as small caps rather than as full size letters, sometimes also in parentheses (ie as (l-proline or d-proline for the amino acid proline). We similarly have the convention of italicising E, Z, R, and S in names like (E)-stilbene or (Z)-Stilbene or for names like (R)-thalidomide and (S)-thalidomide in the thalidomide article. There are also name fragments like fac, mer, cis, and trans that are italicised when stand alone. The letters don't necessarily stand alone – for example, meso-tartaric acid is (2R,3S)-tartaric acid or (2R,3S)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid.

My questions (as a chemist who knows almost nothing about how to program a bot, although who did do programming 20+ years ago):

  1. Would it be possible and practical for a bot to go through article space and change all the L- and D- to {{sm|l}}- and {{sm|d}}- without changing the cases where it is not part of a name (like this mistaken change that I made to a file name), while handling names like acetyl-L-carnitine becoming acetyl-l-carnitine, recognising that a wikilink like [[Glycine propionyl-L-carnitine]] becomes [[Glycine propionyl-L-carnitine|Glycine propionyl-{{sm|L}}-carnitine]], recognising the change in case for the start of a sentence (L-proline ... should be l-Proline ...) and while changing names in references byt not producing the reference errors that I just did?
  2. Is there a bot that already does this sort of thing, to your knowledge?
  3. If it is practicable, could it be extended to other naming corrections like the ones mentioned above?
  4. Is there another editor who I would be advised to ask / speak with?

I can give a list of examples (in cooperation with the Chemistry and / or Chemicals WikiProjects) if that would help, but I thought a general question was best first.

Thanks for your time!

EdChem (talk) 00:09, 12 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion for User:Enterprisey/diff-permalink[edit]

  • Can you auto include the Specialdiff inside double square brackets so that it is ready to post, so the script should give, [[SpecialDiff FOO|diff]] instead of SpecialDiff FOO
  • Can you take a look at User:GoldenRing#Generate_Diffs and update its fork in your user page. It is very helpful and it stopped working for some reasons. I posted on GR's talk but looks like he is not editing nowadays. --DBigXray 17:08, 19 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fancy diffs[edit]

This is a phenomenal script. This should be made default / a gadget. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:03, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One thing I note is that this doesn't load reliably. I believe (from an unrelated discussion) that's because
( function () {
should really be
$( function () {
Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 22:12, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spelling error[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. Notice that in your automated script for DYK co-noms, you have a spacing error - "y contributed,has been nominated". Very useful project however and best. Ceoil (talk) 19:43, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfDStats doesn't count my votes[edit]

Hi, Enterprisey, I am WikiAviator. Today, I've voted for numerous AfD discussions such as [9]. However, it didn't show up on AfD Stats. I checked the AfD pages and found no problem with spelling and all votes are bolded (i.e. Redirect and Delete) and refreshed the page several times. After about an hour, I force-stopped my browser and loaded the AfDStats webpage again. Nothing worked and only my old votes were shown. May I know what is the problem and would you kindly resolve it or give me some suggestions? This AfD Stats function is very important to me as an indicator of my understanding to deletion guidelines and to let me assess when should I apply for New Page Reviewer and Articles for Creation. Thanks for your help :) . WikiAviator (talk) 07:37, 20 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BRFA thought[edit]

Just a thought, be lazy like me and let the bots handle the moving/removing/relisting of completed BRFAs; I almost missed your latest approval (and the point about the bot flag) because it wasn't transcluded properly onto the "approved" list. Primefac (talk) 12:04, 6 March 2020 (UTC) (please ping on reply)Reply[reply]

Primefac, thanks, good to know! Does that mean that step #4 ("Does the bot need a flag?") of User:SQL/How to close a BRFA should be removed? Enterprisey (talk!) 04:46, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think it needs to be removed, because the directions do say that #3-4 will be done by the bot. Maybe move that line further down to make it more obvious... Primefac (talk) 14:15, 13 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New NodeJS bot framework[edit]

Hi, while I know that you don't use Node.js for your bots, I thought you still might be interested in a new bot framework that I created - mwn. It's mostly written on the MWBot as a foundation with some enhancements copied from mw.Api, some original improvements like automated retries on maxlag and expired token errors, and finally I bundled in my own libApi.js functions for bulk processing tasks. It's intended to cover the limitations of the existing nodejs bot libraries - which have few features and use outdated JS techniques. Your contributions would be very much appreciated! See issues for a list of open tasks if you like. Regards, SD0001 (talk) 20:06, 8 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

any way to scp files over to toolforge? I tried scp'ing them to but of course that didn't work[edit]

You asked "any way to scp files over to toolforge? I tried scp'ing them to but of course that didn't work"

Do you mean to an instance that is not tools.wmflabs? Not certain how you are accessing, but have you glanced at wikitech:Help:Access to Cloud VPS instances with PuTTY and WinSCP which has some configurations that may guide you. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:28, 11 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, the thing was I had only tried doing scp during the recent brief Toolforge outage (which would certainly do it!). I tried it recently with and of course it worked fine. Thanks for the helpful link! Enterprisey (talk!) 19:08, 11 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

High-priority todo for myself[edit]

Diff-context is BACKWARDS, yet again: Special:Diff/950867459 Enterprisey (talk!) 08:34, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just tried to decline an unblock request and this happened. The script hasn't changed since 2019, but then again I don't know when the last time was I tried to decline an unblock request. Primefac (talk) 02:34, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is to report a cyberstalking editor, judging fromhis edit history, who reverted all edits on the Motorola 68000 page made by me on the 25th. Zac67 claimed to have changed just "1" of my edits, yet failed to identify which edit of mine was "unhelpful" - let alone why. (talk) 08:04, 28 April 2020 (UTC) another Zac67 victimReply[reply]

You only made 1 edit to Motorola 68000. Also, this talk page is not the place to air grievances. Primefac (talk) 15:57, 28 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit filter[edit]

Since there seems to be a lul, you may want to look at edit filter 2 and it logs as well. I'm testing some changes I hope will be harder to circumvent while easier to maintain. Wug·a·po·des 01:02, 29 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD stats[edit]

Hey Enterprisey, it seems like AfD Stats does not recognise my !vote at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Scott E. Langum. Do you know what the issue could be? --MrClog (talk) 15:54, 6 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFCH buggerino :([edit]

So while reviewing drafts in AFCH I discovered a bug that when there is a notice (e.g. There is a comment with 30 characters of more) then none of the buttons work (accept, decline, comment, and the preferences button).

The buttons to "clean up/tag article for review" still work though, and removing the reason for the notice or tagging it as under review get rid of the bug. dibbydib boop or snoop 05:26, 11 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


(Original section header: Asqueladd: Undid revision 957274431 by Picklespitlizyr (talk) Unclear it is a better box. Less clean. You could look up for a photo of the monarch more akin to a mugshot, btw)

I not make "obviously retaliatory reports". Is true that this user makes strange edits. Thank you for put attention. --Picklespitlizyr (talk) 18:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error "titleblacklist-forbidden-move" AFCH script[edit]

Trying to accept a Draft article with a really long title.

Any info on what the script expects would me much appreciated.

Tried cutting the title down a little bit.

Error moving Draft:Scientific Research Institute of Healthcare Organization and Medical Management of Moscow Department of Healthcare (NIIOZMM DZM) to Research Institute of Health Organization and Medical Management of the Moscow Department of Health (NIIOZMM DZM): "titleblacklist-forbidden-move"

Draft:Scientific Research Institute of Healthcare Organization and Medical Management of Moscow Department of Healthcare (NIIOZMM DZM)

Thanks RonaldDuncan (talk) 17:23, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@RonaldDuncan: Done. It's a title blacklist thing, so you need to be a template editor or admin. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 17:31, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually, hold up. I were so preoccupied with whether or not I could, I didn’t stop to think if I should. Doesn't look like a good title to me. --Mdaniels5757 (talk) 17:33, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes @Mdaniels5757: looked up the forbidden titles and I think the (NIIOZMM DZM) should be removed from the end RonaldDuncan (talk) 17:36, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A better title would be much appreciated RonaldDuncan (talk) 17:41, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:AFC/H issue[edit]


Can't accept drafts.

Tech info

Chrome & Windows. No relevant console logs to speak of (attached anyways). Issue persisted while on Firefox.

Console logs
Extended content
Some cookies are misusing the recommended “sameSite“ attribute 5
JQMIGRATE: Migrate is installed with logging active, version 3.1.0 load.php:376:171
JQMIGRATE: jQuery(window).on('load'...) called after load event occurred load.php:376:746
This page uses the non standard property “zoom”. Consider using calc() in the relevant property values, or using “transform” along with “transform-origin: 0 0”. load.php:5:729
This page is using the deprecated ResourceLoader module "jquery.tipsy". load.php:459:246
This page is using the deprecated ResourceLoader module "jquery.ui".
Please use OOUI instead. load.php:465:1009
JQMIGRATE: jQuery.fn.delegate() is deprecated load.php:376:746
Use of "wgPageName" is deprecated. Use mw.config instead. load.php:4:473
This page is using the deprecated ResourceLoader module "mediawiki.ui".
Please use OOUI instead. load.php:1:83
Use of "wgPageName" is deprecated. Use mw.config instead. load.php:4:473

From Firefox.

MJLTalk 22:59, 4 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MJL, I have since fixed this issue, I think (please confirm)? Enterprisey (talk!) 06:51, 25 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Fancy-diffs will provide a bad link on bare references, eg. "<ref></ref>" will link to "</ref>".

Test case:[1] Special:Diff/962109019

LittlePuppers (talk) 04:13, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

cleaning up my messes


Removing the article class assessment[edit]

This bot edit broke a WikiProject banner. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 18:30, 15 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yikes! Working on a fix for the bot. Will look into AWB for the fix. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:19, 15 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bot patched. Time to see how many talk pages I have to fix. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:53, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It went on for some years, did you find them all? I guess not. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:32, 18 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CustomSummaryPresets as a gadget[edit]

Hi Enterprisey,

I am trying to port your script to as a gadget (due credit to be added), but there is a small issue I would very much like to overcome. What I am trying to do is to add two separate gadgets, one for the actual script and one for a default list of preset summaries, which the user will be able to disable and use their own custom summaries instead on their own common.js file. The issue is, the summary dropdown does show up but without the summaries, unless you add them to your own common.js file. I was wondering if you could suggest a way of solving this.

Vito Genovese 23:33, 16 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:EnterpriseyBot/BOTREQ status and Bot Operator detection[edit]

How does the Bot determine Operator status? I ask because of this diff "Challenge Bot" (item #6) does not list me as a Bot Operator, yet I operate HasteurBot and Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/HasteurBot 15 is approved (along with many other tasks). Hasteur (talk) 17:16, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hasteur, it checks for Category:Wikipedia bot operators on your user page. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:15, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Might be nice if you documented that in the pseudo-template. I also think that if the page is being transcluded into WP project space, the "template" really belongs in the template namespace, which also means you should put the task up for a BRFA so that others have an opportunity to scrutinize/document. Hasteur (talk) 22:45, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links-in-logs script design[edit]

Hey Enterprisey,

I hope you're doing well. First, I wanted to say that I love your Links-in-logs user script. It is curious to me that MediaWiki includes built-in permalinks to revisions of pages, but not to specific log entries. When trying to link to a specific log entry, and with Special:Redirect relying on the log ID, it makes it extremely difficult to try and ascertain what the log ID of a specific log action is. Your script does this beautifully and glitch-free. I daresay this might easily be your best user script.

That being said, I'm wondering if you might tweak the functionality a little bit to the way in which it handles the link address cross-wiki and, in particular, on other wikis which often have the Wikimedia projects linked in Special:Interwiki. For example, on the Miraheze wikis, looking at Special:Log for Public Test Wiki, I have the script installed in my global.js file calling your script located on English Wikipedia using the mw.loader.load function. However, when I click on the log entry link with your script installed, it appears as this URL (directly pasted from "copy link address"). I realize I could export and import your script locally there, but I'm trying to avoid that as this makes it simpler for when you push through any updates. I think the issue is with the script calling both wgServer and wgScriptPath when it's called cross-wiki and/or globally. It seems like there should be a fairly easy fix for this and, with only 27 transclusions of this script, little worry of breaking things for (too many) users. Alternatively, if you wanted to fork this script as a sandbox version, I could test it on other wikis and English Wikipedia and let you know.

Dmehus (talk) 19:06, 26 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dmehus, thanks for letting me know about this issue. I'm not immediately sure what change I need to make to the script - should I be using only one of those two variables, or should I be doing an additional check for the script being called cross-wiki? A sandbox version would probably help. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:13, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Enterprisey, Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I initially thought it might be a problem with both those variables being called for and if the solution might be to remove one of them. I know very little, or next to no, JavaScript, so am just going from what I know about HTML/CSS and very basic PHP, so will have to defer to your expertise and judgment. However, while my programming experience is quite limited, I have experience testing and troubleshooting. I have since tried a couple things, to rule out whether it was an issue with my CSS/JS file. First, I noticed my externally loaded scripts included the https:// protocol prefix, but I have seen other users' externally loaded scripts, and a MediaWiki help documentation somewhere, use only // as the prefix, so I first made that change. Second, having recently confirmed five of my user scripts worked in my global.js file on the Miraheze wiki farm, I wanted to test whether it was a local issue on Miraheze, so I migrated those user scripts that I had confirmed were error-free cross-wiki to my global.js file on Meta Wiki (Wikimedia). No problems there, and the logs-in-links worked across Wikimedia.
I'm not sure what you had in mind after checking if the script is being called for cross-wiki, so can't really comment there, but seeing as it seems to work globally on Wikimedia, I tend to think it's a problem with (one of) those variables (I'm much less confident that it is a local Miraheze configuration issue, since I do have those English Wikipedia user scripts being called remotely using the same method). I think an additional check to determine if the script is being called for on a server other than Wikimedia or Wikipedia couldn't hurt. What would be interesting is to try testing this on the Beta Cluster servers, maybe, since that uses a different domain? That way, we could determine if an additional check is required (i.e., if the user is on Wikimedia's production servers and/or beta servers returns as true, then it could use the normal scripting; otherwise, an alternative would be used). Feel free to setup a sandbox version and {{ping}} me with the location to try it out. Dmehus (talk) 09:21, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Imported my Meta Wiki (Wikimedia) global.js file to my Meta Wiki (Beta Cluster) global.js file, and confirmed the same error as on Miraheze's wiki farm. Since there's no problem with both those variables on the production Wikimedia servers, there's probably no harm in leaving that code as is, but it seems to be a problem with the server name being called for twice, essentially, by (one of) those server configuration variables and by the full path name in the user's script file. So, perhaps a check if it's being called for by a non-Wikimedia production server is best, and then it's a matter of taking out one of those variables. My "hunch" says take out wgServer, but again, with my limited JavaScript knowledge, that's really all it is, though it does seem logical. Dmehus (talk) 09:41, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Enterprisey: I'm just following up with you to see if you had a chance to test my hypothesis yet on the problem of your links-in-logs user script not working on the Beta Cluster and non-Wikimedia wikis. Look forward to hearing from you when you get a chance. Dmehus (talk) 01:19, 11 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Enterprisey/diff-permalink with "Browse history interactively"[edit]

Thank you for maintaining this extremely useful script. Unfortunately, when the shown diff is updated using the widget "Browse history interactively", the permalink to diff is not updated. —⁠andrybak (talk) 09:21, 3 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible (very) minor AfD Statistics bug[edit]

Hi, When looking at my own profile at least at most of the dates don't have leading zeroes, e.g. "February 9, 2020". However when I was the nominator, they do, e.g. "February 08, 2020". -Kj cheetham (talk) 14:36, 18 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Status of StatusChanger[edit]

Hey, Enterprisey. Firstly, thanks for serving the community with your user-scripts. I Wanted to know whether the StatusChanger script is still functional. It doesn't seem to do anything. Regards, Field Marshal (talk) 18:23, 18 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, can you add a possibility to add other WikiProject banners to the talk pages besides the AFC banners and mark them as redirect? Just a suggestion, of course you don't have to do that. --TheImaCow (talk) 18:32, 23 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most WikiProject banners don't need an explicit |class=redirect, it's autodetected as either Redirect-Class (if the banner allows that) or NA-Class (if it doesn't). There are only a small number of WikiProject banners that won't autodetect a redir correctly (or at all):
  • {{WikiProject Anime and manga}} needs an explicit |class=redirect
  • {{Maths rating}} needs an explicit |class=redirect
  • {{WikiProject Military history}} needs either |class=red or |class=redirect - note that |class=redir doesn't work
  • {{WikiProject Ships}} needs either |class=red, |class=redir or |class=redirect
  • {{WikiProject U.S. Roads}} needs either |class=redir or |class=redirect. This one will autodetect, and also recognises |class=red, but for those two situations it gets the importance wrong (as well as a a few other things) so it's best to use an explicit |class=redirect for this one too.
I recently fixed {{WikiProject Aviation}} so that it autodetects - it already allowed the three variations on |class=redirect. At this stage I don't know of any others with non-standard behaviour. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:22, 23 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reply-link error[edit]

I noticed that reply-link works with AfDs really well, but on RMs, it doesn't correctly do the bullet point. diff. Can you address this issue and fix it please? Interstellarity (talk) 19:34, 24 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfA graph error / bug[edit]

Hi, I logged this on GitHub but I suspect here is a better place to notify you - does not parse the oppose !vote from Sachinthonakkara correctly. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 10:35, 28 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unblock-review.js doesn't work well with autoblocks[edit]

When User:Enterprisey/unblock-review.js is used on an {{unblock-auto}} request, it doesn't work well. See Special:Diff/973555329 for an example. Three problems are apparent:

  1. It used {{unblock reviewed}} instead of {{unblock-auto reviewed}}
  2. It showed the blocking admin's name as the request reason, and threw away the rest of the original information
  3. It caused the page to end up in Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls (cleaning out this category is what led me to notice this problem)

It should have done Special:Diff/973555207/973556032 instead of what it did. Jackmcbarn (talk) 22:00, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot question[edit]

Hello, I created a bot to take a look at Huggle, but decided it wasn't something I wanted to use. I believe I disabled the bot, but I wanted to make sure. I don't want it doing something I didn't intend it to do and was hoping you could check that everything was disabled and secure. Not sure if I should post the name of the bot here. Hope all is well, thank you for your time.   // Timothy :: talk  10:00, 8 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock script filling in different sections[edit]

I've had a few issues lately where the unblock script has tried to enter my decline in another unblock template. I had it happen just now where it added to the unblock template in the block notice. Here it added it to an already declined template; same here. Any idea what's going on? only (talk) 19:59, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AFCRHS.js and R from abbreviation[edit]

I don't see {{R from abbreviation}} on the category list for the Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Redirects and categories helper script under "From abbreviation ...". Is it somewhere else or is it not there? power~enwiki (π, ν) 04:44, 25 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Enterprisey/abusefilter-mass-test.js, when combined with User:Suffusion of Yellow/batchtest-plus, results in 2 different extra mass-test inputs. Suggest changing

$( "#wpFilterForm fieldset" ).append( to only select the first fieldset.

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 05:03, 26 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting pinged on Village Pump[edit]

Hey, I noticed you pinged me on Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 184#RedWarn and Off-Wiki WMCS hosting. I have skimmed over the rest of the discussion, but I didn't really understand what the connection between redwarn (which looks to me like a bunch of buttons on the Recent Edits page and such) and a user-script that 'takes over' the whole interface. But, if I can help by providing some information I'd be happy to help.

Regarding the way I do it with JWB is actually pretty crude. It stems from the very first version of the script, and was simply based on deleting the whole body of the page, and replacing it with my own interface. The advantages this has is that the same style sheets any other page on the wiki are included, because the script is loaded on a page on the wiki, without me having to write something in the script that checks which style sheets that wiki includes, and then copying them. Perhaps there'd be a cleaner way to do this while still maintaining this consistent look cross-wiki, but for now nobody has asked me about that, so I haven't looked into that.

So yeah, it's basically a quick and dirty way to create a custom interface without having to pay too much attention to the styles the wiki uses. Simply replace the whole <body> of the page with whatever HTML you want to have your script use. If, however, you want to have a script that actually builds upon the interface of the wiki itself, I think my script is not necessarily a good example.

I hope at least something in the above text was what you were interested in / referring to in your comment. If not, please let me know, then I can have another try at answering stuff. Joeytje50 (talk) 22:23, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Enterprisey. I installed the script in my vector.js but its not working. When I click online/busy/sleep it just redirects me to my status page, where I have to edit it manually. Please help... ❯❯❯   S A H A 07:45, 30 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ArnabSaha, probably fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:00, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Enterprisey. I have a question along similar lines. I'm concerned that manually editing my status page (TBD) will artificially boost my edit count. Does your .js or another user's .js status changer alter the status directly in a way that doesn't get recorded as a user edit, as far as my account is concerned?

I would also like to share some ideas. Rather than having online, offline, and sleeping cluttering the top row, to instead just have a Status link to the user's /status subpage. There on the subpage, they can have a table of individual buttons for all of the status options available between <noinclude> tags. Clicking a button will update their status to the button they clicked, preferably without recording it as a user edit... but if they have to edit the page anyway, they might as well have the status table transcluded without it being detectable by {{UserStatus}} or {{UserStatusShort}}.

Finally, have I read correctly that a user can manually change their status directly from the template, or the prefix to the status? What I mean is, it might be fun to allure to A Charlie Brown Christmas using something like {{UserStatusShort|name=REAL}}, and the User:{{ROOTPAGENAME}}/status page being IN
— CJDOS, Sheridan, OR (talk) 03:53, 4 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CJDOS, you would need to make a new account and run the script from there to make the edits show up on that account. For making the buttons only show up on your status page, you can write if(mw.config.get("wgPageName") === "the_title_of_your_status_page_with_underscores") in front of the line that mentions StatusChanger.js. And from the template documentation, it seems that you may set the demo parameter, like {{UserStatusShort|demo=sleeping}}, to change your status directly from the template, if I understand the question correctly. Enterprisey (talk!) 04:04, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
An alternative account, cross-linked and labeled for the purpose per WP:ALTACCN. The alternative account taking the edit count from changing the status of my primary account. That's not a bad idea; I might just do that. Thank you for the suggestion, Enterprisey. How does it work regarding signing in? Would I have to sign into each account separately, i.e. if I wanted to edit using my primary account and have the status show that I'm online, would I also have to manually sign into my alternative account as well to edit my primary account's status? I suppose I could do it without signing in an alternative account, but IP addresses may be shared, and I'd rather not edit with an IP address. — CJDOS, Sheridan, OR (talk) 08:09, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, you would have to sign in to the alternative account. You could also look into setting up a script that runs on your computer, so you wouldn't have to keep signing in. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:13, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If I've understood you correctly about my previous 3rd question, {{UserStatusShort|demo=REAL&nbsp;IN}} REAL IN. I don't know if the demo= parameter exists for {{UserStatus}}, or the name= parameter exists for {{UserStatusShort}}. I mean, I assume that the demo= parameter will default to File:Symbol neutral vote.svg and gray text when given a status it's not setup for. This is why I was asking about the name= parameter of Template:UserStatus (misattributed to UserStatusShort). I will develop my own template, so I can use File:Face-smile-christmas.svg instead of File:Medic template.svg for the "REAL IN" status icon. — CJDOS, Sheridan, OR (talk) 18:22, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 – There is a related discussion at Template talk:Statustop#Mobile display. — CJDOS, Sheridan, OR (talk) 18:34, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfC Helper Script Bug[edit]

Hello! I received a message on my talk page about a message I left for a user using the AFCH script, saying that I left them a message about a draft that they did not contribute to at all. After looking it over, this seems to be the case... The message on my talk page is at User talk:AviationFreak#Mayu Sagara (September 18), the message I left on that user's talk page is at User talk:Tlvernon#Your submission at Articles for creation: Mayu Sagara (September 18). The draft in question is Draft:Mayu Sagara, which Tlvernon has not edited at all. Not sure what's going on here, but it looks like a bug that needs fixing. Please ping me in any replies. Thanks! AviationFreak💬 13:51, 8 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock review script[edit]

Would you be able to add a button (maybe with an alert verifying people want to press it) that allows the placement of idletimestamp in the unblock template? -- Amanda (aka DQ) 09:52, 17 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vote history[edit]

Vote history hasn't been working so well for me when I've tried to use it recently. Is it me or the tool? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 20:00, 13 November 2020 (UTC) |}Reply[reply]

Can you please add File:Confederate flag.jpg to the bad image list?[edit]

The LTA keeps using it. Also, User:Southern Confederate Pride needs his talk page revoked. 4thfile4thrank (talk) 22:07, 29 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know enough about this LTA or the exact operations of the bad image list to make a decision either way, although I suspect it might not be appropriate for the list yet. Talk page access was revoked by another admin. Enterprisey (talk!) 22:32, 29 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User script helper options[edit]

Hey Enterprisey, is there any way to customize your user script helper? Currently it does not detect my redwarn dev script correctly, see this diff. Perhaps a way to signify which script to disable in the comments? For example:

mw.loader.load( '/w/index.php?title=User:Sportshead/rw17dev.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' ); // Backlink: [[User:Sportshead/rw17dev.js]] @user-script-helper:http://localhost:45991/redwarn.js Also, since importScript is deprecated, will there be support for {{subst:lusc}} in the future on both script-installer and user-script-helper? Thanks! ―sportzpikachu my talkcontribs 04:33, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Technical Barnstar
For your superb and speedy work in creating MediaWiki:Get-my-ip.js just two days after request! KevinL (aka L235 · t · c) 09:10, 21 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The da Vinci Barnstar
For creating section-watchlist, especially the "view new text" feature. Really amazing! – SD0001 (talk) 11:12, 28 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for making this. Have you considered adding notformat: "model" to the api call? This causes a bunch of useful stuff to be returned, including icon image path, primary link url (including the mark-as-read id/wiki), and appropriate text snippets (with html tags, but that's easy enough to remove) translated into the user's language as selected in Special:Preferences. Also, the line 109 console.log should be "browser-notifs" not "simple-notifs". - Evad37 [talk] 02:42, 3 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I figured I'd keep the notifications minimal, although you're right that it would give the user more information (and I hadn't considered the localization angle - will certainly have to look into that). And good catch. I wrote the script in a big hurry (during half an hour, live, during a panel at WikiConference NA 2020), so it could certainly use a little fixing up. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:55, 3 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Installation Instructions[edit]

Hi Enterprisey, Currently the installation instructions for your userscripts say: Hint: It's much easier if you get ScriptInstaller, then navigate to User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel.js and click "Install" at the top.. However script-installer also allows you to install scripts by simply clicking install in the script infobox. Wouldn't it be much easier to direct users to use that? Asartea Talk | Contribs 13:13, 5 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Technical Barnstar
Thank you for creating so many useful scripts for others to use! They're really great!

PS. I'm officially stealing that Wernher von Braun quote on your user page as man does that ring true... DocFreeman24 (talk) 22:54, 18 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD stats not registering properly?[edit]

Hi! Out of curiosity, I ran the AfD Stats tool on myself, and it only identified my !vote in 1 out of 200 discussions. Should I run it with different options somehow? XOR'easter (talk) 01:32, 10 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User status script[edit]

Hi Enterprisey, I have searched for guidance but can’t find how to get your user status script working? I’m probably missing something obvious but I would greatly appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction? Thanks, Skingo12 (talk) 00:30, 18 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Heya. Just started using User:Enterprisey/search-shortcuts and it simple but helpful. Do you mind adding WP:CCI and WP:SPI?

I'm wondering if we could also expand the pseudo-namespaces like T:, C:, P:, and H:. It would be nice to type "T:AfC su"... and have that autocomplete to "Template:AfC submission". Though legitimate titles start with those prefixes, so always expanding might not be the right thing to do. Maybe only expand if the title is not a prefix of an existing article? Another, wilder option would be to have the script search for both prefixes and aggregate the results in the search box. A more complex feature for sure, but wanted to throw it out there in case you had any thoughts. — The Earwig (talk) 05:29, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello! Does delsort update the categories it uses automatically or manually? I created some new delsorts (all under "Geographic/Americas/Canada": New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut and Saskatchewan) but they did not show up, so I am imagining it is manual... By the way, thanks VERY much for all your excellent coding work here. --- Possibly (talk) 18:26, 11 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD stats tool suggestion[edit]

Hi Enterprisey! I noticed the AfD stats tool has been including April Fools nominations. Would it be possible to ask it to ignore !votes on any page that transcludes {{humor}}? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:30, 17 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, could Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Awards please be added to your script? Thanks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 14:48, 22 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This seems to have been done at some point. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:06, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

warning and success classes[edit]

One or more or your scripts uses the warning or success classes. Be aware that the styling for these classes may be removed in the near future. See WP:VPT#Tech News: 2021-18 for a list of scripts. --Izno (talk 18:12, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pending AfC Submissions[edit]

Hey! I was looking at as you recently posted the link over at AfC and thought it would be good to make sure all/most submissions had projects tagged. However it appear to have a bug as 2 out of 3 I just checked did have projects added! Anyway not a biggy, just thought I'd let you know. Cheers KylieTastic (talk 17:11, 6 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CCI script[edit]

A while ago (a long time ago) you said you might look into making a script for CCI to help with cases there, and asked for a list of suggestions. I've tried to make a few realistic suggestions, and here they are:

  • Probably the most useful function would be being able to quickly mark a diff as {{y}} for a copyvio, {{n}} for not a copyvio and ? for tentative, and appending a signature. Usually the diff is remove but the name of the article is kept, e.g. "Example (1 edits, 1 major, +1780) (+1780)" would become "Example Red XN ~~~~". Maybe the program used to generate the report (source) may help? It would be useful if this would support marking diffs in bulk as well, so you can go through multiple, then publish the edit.

That's really the main thing I can think of. Here are a few smaller things that would be useful but not required:

  • appending a small button or similar (maybe something like [C]) next to each diff that would run it through Earwig's copyvio detector (<DIFF>&action=search&use_engine=1&use_links=1&turnitin=0)
  • Maybe something that could scrape through CCI stats and add the number of remaining diffs to the page (this might be quite hard but I'm not sure :P)

If you do happen to get the time it would be greatly helpful to everyone at CCI to have a script that at least automates diff marking, it would be very useful. — Berrely • TalkContribs 18:09, 14 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Late to the party, but I am interested in working on some of this stuff, and a couple of the things you've posted here seem like they'd be pretty simple. @Berrely: I'll take a look at it when the Oracle is complete. jp×g 03:33, 20 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. Check out as well as the test page I tried it on (User:JPxG/CCIsandbox). I'm not sure that the formatting for the check links is perfect, but it'd be very easy to change, and better than nothing. Let me know what you all think. jp×g 05:17, 20 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

scriptInstaller (or, stylesheetInstaller ;) )[edit]

Hey Enterprisey, I'm a big fan of scriptInstaller, but I would love if it (or another script) could support stylesheets :) Just a small low-priority feature request. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk, FAQ, contribs 00:31, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feedback for template[edit]

Hi, I created two templates in my namespace: User:Schrauber5/Marstime and User:Schrauber5/Mars2020time. I plan to put them in the template namespace and it would be kind if you to give me some feedback. These are my first templates. Schrauber5 (talk 20:11, 10 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Technical Barnstar
For all your work during the AfC July 2021 backlog drive ... and which helped me personally towards contributing much more than I expected (ie tracking my progress). Goldsztajn (talk) 00:08, 12 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania 2021[edit]

Wikimania Barnstar
Thank you for being one of the panelists for Wikimania:2021:Submissions/Editing the Wiki Way: software and the future of editing. I loved seeing how your ideas developed, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. You may want to keep an eye on the Editing team's plans for next year. They're looking at how to make it easier to plug tools into mw:Extension:VisualEditor. Again, thank you. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk 19:41, 19 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfC backlog drive[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. Is there a short guide to the tech needed to complete the AfC backlog drive? I mean award the barnstars and such. I have some of the skills that appear to be needed (some python, some docker, interest in the subject area), but I'm not sure where to start. Stuartyeates (talk) 21:11, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the offer to help. Fortunately, I finished the hard part (fixing the API library I've been using) so all that's left is writing a little script to send the barnstars out, which shouldn't be too bad to do solo. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:46, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the toolset behind the backlog drive has potential for encouraging competitive contributions in across a whole lot of wikiprojects (Women in Red, etc) with a bit of work. Stuartyeates (talk) 03:48, 5 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD stats and redirects[edit]

Forgive me if we discussed this before - but still lists 'redirect' verdict in 'green' as kept. I think this is wrong - redirects should be counted as deletion. On the other hand, 'merge' is counted as 'deletion', despite being more inclusive. I'd suggest counting 'merge' with 'no consensus' or in its own, separate section. PS. I see #About the AfD stats tool to which you never replied? :( Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 03:10, 6 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suppose that sounds reasonable. It takes a bit of time to dig around in that old code, but I'll see if I can get to it this weekend. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:13, 17 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Userscript request[edit]

should be simple probably but: see eg [10]. it would be nice if it were possible to filter this to "non-reverted diffs" only, to make it easier to see what might still need review. so that means removing all the entries that don't contain a "diff" link (blocked by another filter), and then also the ones that are already reverted. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 02:22, 9 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ProcrastinatingReader: User:Suffusion of Yellow/mark-reverted can already do this. It just highlights the entries instead of removing them, but that should be good enough, yes? Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 00:45, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations from WikiProject Articles for Creation![edit]

The Gold Wiki Award
On behalf of WikiProject Articles for Creation, I award you the Gold Wiki Award for organizing the technical side of the July 2021 Backlog Drive. Thank you for your work to improve Wikipedia! Pahunkat (talk) 10:46, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Seconded. The drive was an incredible success and we couldn't have done it without you. — Bilorv (talk) 10:50, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
+1 The above is literally true. Thank you for your enterprising, Enterprisey. Usedtobecool ☎️ 11:01, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
+1 Thank you, Enterprisey. ― Qwerfjkltalk 17:27, 12 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks everyone! I appreciate it a lot. Enterprisey (|talk!) 07:14, 17 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

cv-revdel causing issues on new Vector[edit]

A screenshot of new Vector - the search bar is higher than normal, and an extra search button is visible.
An example of the issue.

Hey! It seems like cv-revdel is causing some visual issues on new Vector - there's an extra "search" button and a lot of the padding is broken, causing the search bar to move up. I've confimed that this occurs on Firefox and Chrome, and have attached an example screenshot. Thanks! Remagoxer (talk)18:45, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update: seems to be caused by this line - disabling the declaration removes the extra search button and fixes the padding issues. Remagoxer (talk) 20:20, 13 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WP:PRESERVE example[edit]

Hi Enterprisey! Following up from our WCNA discussion, this thread is a good example of how WP:PRESERVE isn't always followed. I'm increasingly coming around to the view that we ought to get rid of the PROD system entirely. I don't know when the last big discussion on PRODding was, but it might be time for another. Coupling the deprecation with some way to make it easier for obviously deletable articles to go through AfD might help with getting consensus.

(Sidenote: I like your time editnotice! Hope you don't mind if I copy it into a template so other users can take advantage. The only reason I won't be using it myself is that I don't want to start getting "why are you awake?!" messages haha) {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:15, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds like it has potential. I'd have more to say but I haven't the free time, sorry! And yeah absolutely feel free to copy it into a template or do whatever you want with it. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:57, 14 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Section link JS userscript[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the script. Would you consider updating the script with autoClose: true in the PopupWidget params? Also, the current version doesn't update the text-to-copy if a second popup is enabled and will still have the first text in the copy span. It's probably because it's var instead of let and is thus popup === null is only valid for the first popup. I've removed the entire if-else for popup and it seems to work fine. This also removes the need for var popup = null and you can put let popup = new OO.ui.PopupWidget. Here's my diffs: Special:Diff/1050085717 with autoClose set to true. — DaxServer (talk to me) 18:18, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DaxServer, hmm - do you mean you would like me to use this revision? Enterprisey (talk!) 08:33, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This one is a much better version. I've moved the function outside of the loop and updated the navigator id as "copy-section-wikilink-{normal/permalink/oldid}+{hash without #}" to better identify. Diff: Special:Diff/1050086726/1050525234. The CSS change is just my preference and you can set it to your existing version. I'd override it in my commonjs. — DaxServer (talk) 10:48, 18 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Enterprisey! I enjoy using easy-brfa, but I use a global user page for TolBot, which easy-brfa does not detect, and does not let me file the BRFA. Could you please fix this? Thank you! Tol (talk | contribs) @ 17:55, 16 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copy section link not working[edit]

Hi, the copy button on the script doesn't work for me. This is probably related to the issues discussed at User talk:Rummskartoffel. ― Qwerfjkltalk 08:29, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Qwerfjkl, thanks for the bug report. Does it work now? Enterprisey (talk!) 23:24, 25 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think so. ― Qwerfjkltalk 07:43, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Qwerfjkl, is there anything in the console? Enterprisey (talk!) 07:47, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Unfortunately, I can't see my console. Sorry! ― Qwerfjkltalk 14:05, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi! I finally go around to looking at copy & pasting implementations, and found one (on stackoverflow) that does the trick: User:Qwerfjkl/scripts/test.js. ― Qwerfjkltalk 22:49, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

lusc instead of iusc[edit]

Do you think using the {{lusc}} instead of the {{iusc}} at User:Enterprisey/USinstall would be better, since the iusc's method is deprecated? — DaxServer (talk) 10:12, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DaxServer, I made a somewhat similar template {{script installation text}} which does this. I believe there was also a discussion about why script installer used iusc at VPT (I know that's not what you're asking, but it may have some helpful information). ― Qwerfjkltalk 13:56, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That looks interesting! Thanks — DaxServer (talk) 18:43, 28 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New vector script bug reports[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. I'm one of the heretics people who use the new vector skin and a big fan of your scripts; I noticed that two of them have incompatibilities with NV:

  • It appears that User:Enterprisey/search-shortcuts.js doesn't work with the New Vector skin (presumably because of the new search bar)
  • On high zoom levels (~140%), User:Enterprisey/superjump.js draws the leftmost part of the pop-up box "under" the left sidebar. My laptop has a pretty small screen though, so I suspect I'm one of very few people to ever run into this issue

I thought I'd drop a note here in case it's an easy fix (though the easiest one would probably be for me to just move back to old vector ). Best, --Blablubbs (talk) 11:29, 31 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArbCom 2021 Elections voter message[edit]

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Fresh blood[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that in my opinion you are probably the most "youngest" candidate in the Arbcom 2021 elections in terms of registration date. And know what? I like that. I think we need some fresh blood to smooth out rusty Arbcom mechanisms... Cheers! AXONOV (talk) 14:21, 23 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! I do feel like a bit of a spring chicken in that lineup. (Wugapodes might have me beat in that department, though.) Enterprisey (talk!) 05:51, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i need a mentor[edit]

Hi Good morning. How are you? Please help me? I need a Wikipedia mentor. I want to learning Wikipedia. Md Nahid Islam Sumon (talk) 05:44, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changes to TimestampDiffs[edit]

Hey. I made some changes to a fork of TimestampDiffs earlier in the year (diff), for better handling when viewing archive pages. I think there are some cases where this fails, like if a bot edits a really old archive page which kinda screws up the rough timestamps on highly edited pages (eg really old archives of AN/ANI with lint errors etc), but on the whole seems to identify the revisions better than the core handling. Just letting you know in case you wanted to merge the changes into the main script. ProcrastinatingReader (talk) 16:54, 2 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ProcrastinatingReader TimestampDiffs is by Evad37. – SD0001 (talk) 11:12, 4 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators' newsletter – December 2021[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (November 2021).

Administrator changes

removed A TrainBerean HunterEpbr123GermanJoeSanchomMysid

Technical news

  • Unregistered editors using the mobile website are now able to receive notices to indicate they have talk page messages. The notice looks similar to what is already present on desktop, and will be displayed on when viewing any page except mainspace and when editing any page. (T284642)
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Bot question[edit]

It seems to me that the edits by Rlink2 should be done by a bot account, but my knowledge of these things is limited. I wouldn't normally care, but I use Recent changes a fair amount and lately Rlink2 has dominated the entries. I filter out bots, but I can't filter out single users (AFAIK), and it renders Recent changes far less useful. You're in the bot approvals group, which I didn't even know existed until I checked policy just now (heh), so I thought I'd ask you what you think.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hm. If people are saying "it's making recent changes less useful", I'd say that indicates the edits should be under a bot flag. There seems to have been a previous user talk page discussion about this without a firm conclusion. I'll ask for consensus and/or a BRFA on their talk page. Thanks for the pointer. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:05, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for looking into it.--Bbb23 (talk) 03:03, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, just to let you know that I edited User:Enterprisey/copy-section-link.js just now to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the hash part of the external URL. I managed to exploit this vulnerability on a private MediaWiki installation on my local PC by using a specially crafted heading containing JavaScript code. Let me know if you're interested in the details, and I'll share them with you. (I suppose I may as well share the details publicly now that the issue is fixed.) Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:41, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mr. Stradivarius, thanks for that! Good catch. I guess I gotta go through the rest of 'em and check for XSS, or (hopeful voice) have you already gotten to that? Enterprisey (talk!) 02:08, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not yet - I do plan on looking for more XSS in user scripts, but I've only just started. That script was about the third one that I checked. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:14, 6 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ACE 2021[edit]

Hi Enterprisey. Thank you for your courage to run in this year's ACE. This kind of scrutiny can sometimes be as challenging as an RfA - if not worse. Some candidates ran on a platform for changes in Arbcom. Now comes the cliff-hanger of waiting for the results. 52% of the votes were cast on day 1 of the ballot. You might find this analysis of the campaign to be of interest. You are welcome to leave your thoughts on its talk page. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 05:20, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Block this LTA now, please[edit]

DSMN-IHSAGT (talk · contribs). BKFIP. 🐔 Chicdat  Bawk to me! 12:20, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps User:Chicdat needs to be blocked for serial vandalism, introducing grammar, spelling, factual and style errors into an article and reverting dozens of times to try to keep the errors in place. DSMN-IHSAGT (talk) 12:24, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perhaps DSMN-IHSAGT is violating WP:NPA. 🐔 Chicdat  Bawk to me! 12:25, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You've decided to attack me, in fact, in the course of indulging your vandalistic desires. DSMN-IHSAGT (talk) 12:27, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WP:NPA wasn't just nullified, you know. 🐔 Chicdat  Bawk to me! 12:28, 7 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Administrators will no longer be autopatrolled[edit]

A recently closed Request for Comment (RFC) reached consensus to remove Autopatrolled from the administrator user group. You may, similarly as with Edit Filter Manager, choose to self-assign this permission to yourself. This will be implemented the week of December 13th, but if you wish to self-assign you may do so now. To find out when the change has gone live or if you have any questions please visit the Administrator's Noticeboard. 20:05, 7 December 2021 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, December 2021[edit]

Bots Newsletter, December 2021
BRFA activity by month

Welcome to the eighth issue of the English Wikipedia's Bots Newsletter, your source for all things bot. Maintainers disappeared to parts unknown... bots awakening from the slumber of æons... hundreds of thousands of short descriptions... these stories, and more, are brought to you by Wikipedia's most distinguished newsletter about bots.

Our last issue was in August 2019, so there's quite a bit of catching up to do. Due to the vast quantity of things that have happened, the next few issues will only cover a few months at a time. This month, we'll go from September 2019 through the end of the year. I won't bore you with further introductions — instead, I'll bore you with a newsletter about bots.


  • Between September and December 2019, there were 33 BRFAs. Of these, Green checkmarkY 25 were approved, and 8 were unsuccessful (Dark red X symbolN2 3 denied, Blue question mark? 3 withdrawn, and Expired 2 expired).

September 2019

Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!
  • Green checkmarkY Monkbot 16, DannyS712 bot 60, Ahechtbot 6, PearBOT 3, Qbugbot 3 · Dark red X symbolN2 DannyS712 bot 5, PkbwcgsBot 24 · Blue question mark? DannyS712 bot 61, TheSandBot 4
  • TParis goes away, UTRSBot goes kaput: Beeblebrox noted that the bot for maintaining on-wiki records of UTRS appeals stopped working a while ago. TParis, the semi-retired user who had previously run it, said they were "unlikely to return to actively editing Wikipedia", and the bot had been vanquished by trolls submitting bogus UTRS requests on behalf of real blocked users. While OAuth was a potential fix, neither maintainer had time to implement it. TParis offered to access to the UTRS WMFLabs account to any admin identified with the WMF: "I miss you guys a whole lot [...] but I've also moved on with my life. Good luck, let me know how I can help". Ultimately, SQL ended up in charge. Some progress was made, and the bot continued to work another couple months — but as of press time, UTRSBot has not edited since November 2019.
  • Article-measuring contest resumed: The list of Wikipedians by article count, which had lain dead for several years, was triumphantly resurrected by GreenC following a bot request.

October 2019

November 2019

Now you're thinking with portals.

December 2019

In the next issue of Bots Newsletter:
What's next for our intrepid band of coders, maintainers and approvers?

  • What happens when two bots want to clerk the same page?
  • What happens when an adminbot goes hog wild?
  • Will reFill ever get fixed?
  • What's up with ListeriaBot, anyway?
  • Python 3.4 deprecation? In my PyWikiBot? (It's more likely than you think!)

These questions will be answered — and new questions raised — by the January 2022 Bots Newsletter. Tune in, or miss out!

Signing off... jp×g 04:29, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Welcome to the Arbitration Committee[edit]

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Maxim(talk) 22:52, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible AFC drive[edit]


I’m writing here to see if you would have any interest in helping to co-run an AFC backlog drive in either January or February. The AFC backlog (3 months, >2.8K articles to review) is getting to be pretty long. Would you be willing to help organize such a drive?

I also see that you’ve been recently appointed to ArbCom, and I know that that can take up a lot of time, so if you don’t have the time to help with running this it would make total sense. If that’s the case, would you be willing to give me any advice on how to formally organize a drive or on contacting key people to whom I should reach out?

Thank you for your time and contributions to Wikipedia. Happy reviewing!

Mhawk10 (talk) 17:27, 16 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey, Enterprisey,

First, congratulations on the ARBCOM position! I should also probably wish you good luck! I didn't even know the results were in until I saw the message on your talk page. Time to go see who the other lucky editors are.

My query though is about User:EnterpriseyBot/WiR report which I kind of stumbled upon. I was just curious what this report was all about. As much as I can figure out it is listing pages that have been tagged for speedy deletion that have taken a long time to be addressed. Is that correct?

I know you will be busy when January hits so I'm hoping for a reply before then. Thanks vey much! Liz Read! Talk! 00:50, 17 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Liz, thank you! Yeah, it isn't documented very well, but it's the result of this October 2017 discussion. From the code it seems to look for articles that match these rules (and thus are hopefully relevant to WP:WIR), although I suppose it doesn't do a very good job of it at the moment. It seems to get some page views from time to time. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:34, 17 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! I'm User:Ed6767. I'm probably best known for founding and developing Wikipedia:RedWarn, which is now one of the most used user scripts on the English Wikipedia. I couldn't help but notice that you also develop user scripts, so I was wondering if I could ask you to try and give me feedback on my new tool called EasyWikiDev. It's a new way to develop user scripts quickly and easily using Visual Studio Code, and only takes a few minutes to set up and install on your computer, whilst saving you the headache of constantly having to save edits and reload the page for every single change to your script you'd like to test. EasyWikiDev makes it so you can develop your script locally, on your own computer, and only publish the changes to your users when you are ready to - and unlike other solutions, EasyWikiDev reloads the page right away when you make a change, so you always see the latest version of your script. Plus, by using Visual Studio Code, you have access to some of the most extensive and helpful extensions and tools available to developers right now.

If you're interested, you can find the GitHub repository here and a video tutorial that shows both how to set up EasyWikiDev and how to use it (which you should watch) here. When you have tried it and would like to give feedback, or just need help, please let me know by pinging me - you'd play a big part in my goal to make user script development easier for all Wikipedians. Thanks again for your consideration, ✨ Ed talk! ✨ 12:41, 17 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about User:EnterpriseyBot Task 10[edit]

Hello Enterprisey! I had a quick question about this bot, specifically related to task 10. It removes the class parameter for redirects, but it also leaves in the importance parameter. I was wondering if there was a particular reason for this decision or if it could be changed to remove both parameters. I have never seen a project that commonly assigns importance ratings to redirects and was curious if there was a reason for keeping them in. Thanks! Jay eyem (talk) 06:15, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe the idea was that high-priority redirects may someday be un-redirect-ified. (I don't particularly have strong feelings on this topic.) See Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 73#Autoassess redirects. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:25, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(forgot the ping: Jay eyem) Enterprisey (talk!) 07:26, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Script-installer button[edit]

Hi, I've made the script installer button green (blue is too boring):

Install Button

Could you fix any problems with the colours (at Template:TemplateStyles sandbox/script-installer button.css)? Thanks. ― Qwerfjkltalk 12:34, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 Arbitration Committee[edit]

The Arbitration Committee welcomes the following new and returning arbitrators following their election by the community. The two-year terms of these arbitrators formally begin on 1 January 2022:

All incoming arbitrators have elected to receive the checkuser and oversight permissions.

We also thank our outgoing colleagues whose terms end on 31 December 2021:

Outgoing arbitrators are eligible to retain the CheckUser and Oversight permissions, remain active on cases accepted before their term ended, and to remain subscribed to the functionaries' and arbitration clerks' mailing lists following their term on the committee. To that effect:

  • Stewards are requested to remove the permission(s) noted from the following outgoing arbitrators after 31 December 2021 at their own request:
    CheckUser: Casliber, David Fuchs, Newyorkbrad, SoWhy
    Oversight: Casliber, David Fuchs, Newyorkbrad, SoWhy
  • Outgoing arbitrators are eligible to remain active on cases opened before their term ended if they wish. Whether or not outgoing arbitrators will remain active on any ongoing case(s) will be noted on the proposed decision talk page of affected case(s).
  • All outgoing arbitrators will remain subscribed to the functionaries' mailing list
  • David Fuchs will be unsubscribed from the arbitration clerks' mailing list at his request.

For the Arbitration Committee,

Maxim(talk) 16:00, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discuss this at: Wikipedia talk:Arbitration Committee/Noticeboard § 2022 Arbitration Committee

BOTREQ status[edit]

Hey Enterprisey. Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know that EnterpriseyBot hasn't edited User:EnterpriseyBot/BOTREQ status since the end of November. Might need to restart it in Toolforge or something. Happy editing. –Novem Linguae (talk) 10:00, 21 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed, thanks for letting me know. (I've turned on WP:BAM talk page notifications so hopefully the bot tells me about it next time as well.) Enterprisey (talk!) 11:16, 21 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EnterpriseyBot: Notify users of DYK nominations failure - Fixed I think[edit]

EnterpriseyBot's task "Notify users of DYK nominations" failed to run per the configuration specified at Wikipedia:Bot activity monitor/Configurations. Detected only 0 edits in the last 4 days, whereas at least 1 was expected. If/when the issue is fixed, please change the section title (e.g. append " - Fixed") or remove this section completely. When that is done, this notice will be reposted if the bot task is still broken or is re-broken. If your bot is behaving as expected, then you may want to modify the activity configuration instead. Or to unsubscribe from bot failure notifications, remove the |notify= parameter from the {{/task}} template. Thanks! – SDZeroBot (talk) 10:59, 21 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EnterpriseyBot: Update BOTREQ status failure - Fixed I hope[edit]

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EnterpriseyBot: Notify users of DYK nominations failure[edit]

EnterpriseyBot's task "Notify users of DYK nominations" failed to run per the configuration specified at Wikipedia:Bot activity monitor/Configurations. Detected only 0 edits in the last 6 days, whereas at least 1 was expected. If/when the issue is fixed, please change the section title (e.g. append " - Fixed") or remove this section completely. When that is done, this notice will be reposted if the bot task is still broken or is re-broken. If your bot is behaving as expected, then you may want to modify the activity configuration instead. Or to unsubscribe from bot failure notifications, remove the |notify= parameter from the {{/task}} template. Thanks! – SDZeroBot (talk) 12:20, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays![edit]

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message

--MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:08, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User Scripts[edit]

How did you create so many user scripts? What hand at coding! Is there a secret? ― ItcouldbepossibleTalk 06:29, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure if there are any secrets. At that time, I had a lot of free time and a lot of ideas for user scripts, so I just kept coding. At some point when I got close to 50 I thought that was a nice round number to stop at. (I just got busier in other areas at around that time as well.) I still have lots of ideas for user scripts, but at this point, with the amount of knowledge I have about Wikipedia, it's more productive for me to contribute in other ways. Enterprisey (talk!) 11:35, 25 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User HHHHHYYYY[edit]

Postscript: I've just spotted Wikipedia:Suggestededit-add 1.0 which sheds much light on such edit(or)s. I will read into it further. Surely it would be helpful at least for users to have a pointer to such things on their User or Talk pages? And I wonder re the choice of ES. And now I've spotted Qwerfjkl's helpful tip at the end of this section, too. Trafford09 (talk) 10:28, 24 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd be grateful for your advice, please, re User:HHHHHYYYY.

You will see that their contributions appear consistent, with identical edit summary, but they seem generally useful.

My concern is that the user may well be a (ro)bot, yet it appears to be unregistered, and the edit summary is unhelpful.

I know little about bots, so thought I should consult an expert.

This ES search shows some 2,158 edits that caught my eye, the oldest being this one.

If you'd like me to report this somewhere more appropriate, fair play; I am out of my comfort zone!.

Thanks, Trafford09 (talk) 17:47, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Trafford09: These edits are done through mw:Suggested edits, and the account is probably not a bot. ― Qwerfjkltalk 19:01, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thx for the good tip, Qwerfjkl. Trafford09 (talk) 10:28, 24 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Holidays[edit]

The 12 Days of Wikipedia
On the 12th day of Christmas Jimbo sent to me
12 BLPs
11 RFAs
10 New Users
9 Barnstars
8 Admins Blocking
7 Socks Socking
6 Clerks Clerking
5 Check Users Checking
4 Oversighters Hiding
3 GAs
2 Did You Knows
and an ARB in a pear tree.

-May your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter and good health.--Chris Troutman (talk) 20:33, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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