When you have time change

Can you do your magic and remove all instances of short descriptions please across the board? Iโ€™ve found quite a few when going through articles. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 01:51, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: Maybe. Can you give me a clue of how to find them? -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:59, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
It would be a template {{short description=*}}. Usually located at the top of the page. It should be a normal regex search I believe. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:02, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: OK, but right now I'm working on something I have the flood flag for, so I can't do anything else. I'll get back to you. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:03, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
No worries. Like I said when you get time even if not until next week. Thanks - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:04, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: This isn't something I want to tackle right now. There are over 500 of them (see Category:Pages with short description), and it's not a straightforward change because the text would be different. Maybe later. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:56, 30 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi there! I wanted to follow-up on this and see if you would have time to run it in the next couple of days so the cat can get emptied. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 04:33, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Before I do anything with this, was there a consensus to remove the template? The documentation on it says, "This template is blanked out until a time where it is supported here." That implies that it may be supported in the future, and that it can be left so that it will be in place on some articles at that time. It also says not to use it here, but that can be taken to mean not to add it to anything new, not necessarily to remove it where it's already in use. We have other templates like that. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:47, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
These are coming over with new articles that editors are creating (besides older ones). I have seen editors and admins alike inform users that we do not use them here. When I bring things over or I am looking at new pages, I remove it. I remember being told a couple of times, including once by you, that we do not use them here. So in all honesty, I am not sure what to do, as there seems to be conflicting messages about this. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:54, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Let me get back to you on this. I realize that's what I said before, but this isn't urgent. -- Auntof6 (talk) 07:18, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
No worries. I just didn't want to fall off the radar since you are the AWB pro. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 07:23, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Disambiguation Links change

Hi. So one of the things I am working on is getting that page back up and running for you now that I have spent a few days reading it. Hopefully it will be done over the next couple of days and you will have access to it again. I will let you know when I am done with it. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 10:37, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Or I do not have to do anything! Check this out DPLbot. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 10:42, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you change

Thank you for taking the time to get the RfDs taken care of. I was questioning some of the formatting. If I see an editor posted something outside of the discussion area like above the nomination but below the header am I allowed to move it to the correct place but not change their words (but can add a time stamp if they didnโ€™t sign?) Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 23:52, 11 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: I'd say "you're welcome," but I always feel funny getting thanked for doing my job!
Yes, I think it would be OK to do formatting if you don't change any words or context. And it's always OK to add the unsigned template -- just please be sure to 1) substitute the template and 2) use the template parameters that add both the user name (or IP) and the date/time. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 23:56, 11 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok. Yeah I always remember that part because I have to look the template up to get it correct like where UTC goes and formatting. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 23:57, 11 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Miam Charitable Trust change

Is back and pov push by the ip Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 09:47, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: I see that you already tagged it for QD. I'm in the middle of something right now. If another admin doesn't get to it first, I'll look at it when I have a minute. There's usually no need to notify individual admins for things like this. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:49, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
No worries and I know you are on and closed the RfD which is why I posted here. Itโ€™s not showing any other admins active right now. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 09:51, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Yeah, my point was that you don't need to find an online admin to take care of something. Just follow the process and it will get taken care of. Sometimes you just have to wait. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:56, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Maybe a redirect change

I wanted to get your opinion on Adolf Hitler Uunona. On ENWP Adolf Hitler Uunona redirects to w:Ompundja Constituency, and we also have that article Ompundja Constituency. Do you think it should be redirected and added to the latter, or leave as is? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 03:22, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: I think we can have both. There seem to be good references on the biographical article. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:49, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
 Y Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:57, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sandbox (video game) change

I noticed you deleted this earlier today (April 12, 2024) and it was recreated. It was stated as non-notable. Problem I see is ENWP has the same article w:Sandbox (video game) that has been there May 15, 2020. It did go through a lot of changes, including discussions to redirect. I was thinking of nominating, however, I wanted to know if you wanted me to do anything or if you would handle it. Please do let me know. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 03:36, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: Go ahead and nominate it. When I delete something, I don't usually follow up to see if it gets recreated, so anyone can handle that if it happens. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:51, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
 ย Done Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:56, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Bots change

BTW, I noticed we have a bot that handles disambiguation links and double redirects. We also have a bunch of redundant bots. But this one should help you out a lot.

  1. User:RussBot Double redirects and manual disambiguation (Looks like it runs once a week, but I do not see it working or logging on any disambs.

Maybe you can reach out to them and see if they can generate a list for you and put it someplace for you to work on it.

And since I am here, I wanted to inform you of something else WMF is working on to help editors add value added articles to the project.

  1. With in the mentee module, they will have tasks to complete that are pretty basic such as references, wikilinking, spelling, grammar.
  2. This is the other one they are working on: Edit check. It seems to have some nice features and retainment of editors.

I am off to bed as it is late here. I am sure I will see you online this weekend. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 09:40, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: Thanks, although I'm not looking to do any mass disambiguating at the moment. When I do, I usually do fine with popups or AWB's disambiguation feature because I'm working with only one dab page at a time.
I knew we had a bot at one time that fixed double redirects. I don't think I knew of one that did disambiguating. I don't know that a bot could do that properly. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:54, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Itโ€™s manual. It basically can do one of two things. It can be run via the console for the owner and they can pick the page it should go to or they can get a list created of the page with the possibilities for it. Like I have a script that if an article is not linked to wikidata it searches through all objects looking for where the title is mentioned and then presents me options to select one. If one is available it asks me if I want to make one. Typically I donโ€™t make a new one because if the article is not notable then the object is determined out of scope of the project. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 10:00, 13 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The close change

Is it just atop and archive bottom? Do not use the status and reason options? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 05:56, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

There are several things you do when you close an RFD, none of which are the things you did. Although you probably won't like this, it's usually best to let an admin close them.
And if you're going to withdraw a request just to do an immediate QD, just leave the RFD open and it can be closed if/when the QD is done. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:00, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
One, please do not assume I won't like what you said. I just didn't want to leave it open due to the IP (who, by the way, after I mentioned they are evading their block) they immediately stopped editing. I would like to learn how to close them properly if you would instruct me. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:02, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I know there should be an RfD box on the talk page, but since it was done by a block evader I didn't want to do it because it would just be deleted anyways.
I did move it to the correct space on the main area (and also moved one Eptalon didn't move to below the header). Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:05, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I assumed that because you have been pretty vehement about not liking it when admins seem to want to control things.
I wasn't talking about the box that goes on the talk page, just about what is done with the request page. Since we usually discourage non-admin closures here, and since I personally think they shouldn't be done in most cases, I decline to instruct you. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:09, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok thanks. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 06:10, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Vote change

How can we strike our own vote with (----------) without removing it when we vote for something or somewhere? Are there any options for that here? DIVINE 17:01, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

(talk page stalker) @DIVINE In front of the word you used or template use <s> and at the end of that word or template put in </s> and you will get  ย Keep Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 17:04, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thankyou DIVINE 17:28, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@DIVINE You are very welcome! Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 17:28, 14 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

AWB Skills change

Hello - I have figured out how to bring the count down in Category:Pages using infobox television with unknown parameters (1,371 pages). The following parameters were removed from the {{Infobox television}} (see this portion here):

Please remove

  • picture_format
  • website
  • audio_format
  • distributor
  • website_title
  • production_website
  • production_website_title
  • distributor
  • preceded_by
  • followed_by

Please change Chronology to related

If you are able to do this, it would be appreciated. It should knock that category down, if not to zero, pretty close. The ones it cannot get to, I can do manually. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 03:17, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I can work on that. I have a bunch of AWB setups for taking care of various templates' unknown parameters, so I can cannibalize one of them. -- Auntof6 (talk) 03:29, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so much. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 03:30, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: I'm working on this now. I'm taking care of other unknown parameters as well. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:01, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 07:32, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Just wanted to check in and see how this went and if I should hop in to clear up any remaining couple that should be left? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 11:25, 21 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: I haven't finished working on them yet. Since you're leaving, I'll look at whatever is left after I finish with AWB. -- Auntof6 (talk) 22:32, 21 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

wikipedia:Copyrights change

In some sections it says โ€œhe.โ€ Can that be changed to be gender neutral please? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 05:48, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Mass-moving of pages in a category change

Hello, @Auntof6, we have a couple of duplicate categories: Category:Singlechart usages and Category:Single chart usages. Both cats have over 100 pages. Could you please assist in mass-moving pages from Category:Singlechart usages to Category:Single chart usages and redirect it? Somehow, Cat-a-lot does not work for me. โ€“ Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 15:02, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Cyber.Eyes.2005: Yes, I'll look at it. Cat-a-lot is currently having issues moving categories -- there are some related discussions toward the bottom of c:MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-Cat-a-lot.js. -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:12, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: Actually, it looks like a lot of the subcats in Category:Singlechart usages are empty and have corresponding categories in Category:Single chart usages. I'm thinking the empty, incorrectly-named ones should be redirected or deleted instead of moved. What do you think? -- Auntof6 (talk) 21:20, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Auntof6, That sounds like a reasonable approach. Most subcats in Singlechart usages are empty. I think it'd be better to redirect those (or possibly delete them) to the corresponding ones in Category:Single chart usages. Categories' names should be consistent with the parent template/Page, here Template:Single chart. These cats were deleted on EnWiki for the same reason (en:wp:Categories for discussion/Log/2022 November 9#Category:Singlechart called without song). โ€“ Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 21:50, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: I agree. Since that wouldn't be a Cat-a-lot issue, do you still need me for this? --Auntof6 (talk) 22:03, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I think I can do that myself. I'll let you know if I need any help. Thanks! ^^ โ€“ Cyber.Eyes2005Talk 11:56, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cyber.Eyes.2005: It would be nice if you get these redirects done (or deletes, if you decide to go that way). The empty categories are showing up under Special:UnusedCategories. Once they're redirected (with {{category redirect}}), they should stop showing up there. Thanks! -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:54, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

New category for project change

Hi! As you are the master of categories, I wanted to get a recommendation from you for my project, named by Darkfrog24 Total Backlog Annihilation. The only requirements are:

  1. Easy for editors to do that do not need complex writing of anything.
  2. Does not exceed 100 pages in the category

These requirements are only because the project does not only move slow, but because on the last one, I had many editors participate that are new to SEWP. The category we did was using this special link and we knocked it down to less than 20 from over 300 pages in a couple of days and allowed us to QD a lot of non-sense and such articles. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 01:20, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@PotsdamLamb: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you're asking about a category to create for a WikiProject, we don't use categories for WikiProjects. If you're asking something else, please clarify. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:10, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
For you to pick a category we already have that can use some attention for editors to work on fixing per the two requirements I stated previously. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:14, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Ah, OK. Let me give that some thought. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:15, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok. Thanks! Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:16, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Does it need to be something that's actually tracked as a backlog? I found this one with about 17 entries that shouldn't be too hard: Category:Articles with invalid date parameter in template. I'll keep looking for more. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:38, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I can knock that one out myself. Backlogs are great for this project. I just donโ€™t want 2k or 3k pages in it right now because it will take forever. Maybe around 100-200 pages in it? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:44, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok this one is  ย Done! Some took more work than others. A lot of them were because there was a template that used a date we didnโ€™t have a date for like use Canadian English date January 2013 so my fixes were either change the date to a category we had or if I didnโ€™t have enough to create a category I just removed it. I also discovered some other issues like an IP vandalizing a widely used template that caused a ton of articles to end up in an error cat that caught my attention. Took me an hour to figure out what was calling a non-existent module but I found it and fixed it so that cat is back down to normal levels. If you need anything else, please let me know. I found two articles I need to give more help to but Iโ€™ll do them later. Iโ€™m done for the night. Thanks for the category recommendation. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 08:17, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I saw your edit summary. Is it really worth creating a category to turn around and delete it when we can change the date and start anew? Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 08:54, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: Yes. Otherwise we would be constantly changing dates on maintenance templates. There's no problem having maintenance categories with fewer than 3 entries. Besides, what you did didn't change the date, it completely removed the template which should have been kept. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:57, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok Iโ€™ll go back and take care of them tomorrow when I wake up and create the cats. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 08:58, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
 ย Done I went back through my edits and put them back on and corrected the ones malformed and created the categories as needed. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 23:34, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@PotsdamLamb: How about Category:Articles with broken file links (currently at 140 entries)? Those are mostly articles brought from enwiki that use files stored on enwiki. The fix is usually either 1) find an appropriate file on Wikimedia Commons and use that or 2) remove the file code. -- Auntof6 (talk) 02:49, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Perfect! Iโ€™ll get it typed up. Thank you. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 02:50, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

That IP change

They just got off two back to back blocks. They are that famous Pakistani pushed from England. See User talk:DannyS712#Sorry as no action was taken including the fact the IP went and tagged a bunch of articles related to rights, lesbians and homosexuals with my name for QD. You will see that in their history. MathXplore did link the IP to two CU notes on this individual. Thanks, and be well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da ๐Ÿ‘! 10:57, 21 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Talkback change

 
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Kk.urban (talk) 01:01, 22 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

question change

hi dear admin. I am collaborating with Sindh Adabbi Board which is government sponsored institution in Pakistan for promotion of Sindhi literature i want to know how do we publish notable subjects also how to undelete articles which are poorly affected by poor attention done by our press or writers.


thanks . Jinglingzone (talk) 13:39, 23 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

when you have time dear admin change

dear admin I today found out that some articles literature belonging to Sindh. is getting deleted here on simple wiki. also subjects were very much notable in Sindh and Middle East with its sources being very straight. I wonder how it was deleted with discussion not being enough on AfD. I also understanding the difficulty to understand non English sources. can you please give your precious time to check it out about thatย ? I am student of History I would like to raise some points here. thank you. Best Wishes be well


Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVIIฬŸฬ - 06:57, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Jinglingzone: I have no way of checking that if I don't know the article names. However, please use WP:Deletion review for this kind of request. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 06:58, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
article names were like 'Allamah Sayyid Ihsanullah Shah Rashdi' a prominent religious scholar and Khilafatist hailing from Sindh he had millions of religious followers and his steps had a deep impression on muslims of sub continent and arabia. second article was named also a freedom fighter of India who fought colonialism got into prison for years Gandhi gave him loud support etc.
how do I list names in deletion for review I'm new here its quite difficult but watching youtube videos helps me
best wishes be well. thank you for giving your precious time Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVIIฬŸฬ - 07:21, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Jinglingzone: Go to the deletion review page and look at examples of current discussions. Then add a section for the page you want to discuss. -- Auntof6 (talk) 09:42, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
let me try
I guess I need to try edit the page and add details of relevant articles.
thank you really really appreciate that.
bless. Jinglingzone (talk) CaptVIIฬŸฬ - 10:10, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply