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AWB access for Synoman BarrisEdit

Hello, I am requesting access to AWB since I would like to perform a lot of maintenance work on the backlogged category Category:Unreferenced BLPs by adding the reflist template and the section “References” since I plan on clearing that category. I am not sure how long that will take. Best regards --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:28, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]

These articles are requiring actual references, not just the section and template. This is best done by normal editing, in my opinion. Operator873talkconnect 12:40, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
@Operator873: Yeah, I am planning to add references and I normally use visual editor interface. AWB will help me with this since after adding the reflist template to the article it will be easier adding sources via VE without having to fix that article styling once again. Cheers --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:03, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
@Operator873: fix ping --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:04, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
Personally I would rather you get used to the differences here first. Much of how we do things is very different from en.wiki. One of the differences is how we handle AWB from en.wiki. Here we generally only give it out when there is a very specific job and then we remove it when that specific job is done. Which is different from en where they just give it for anything and then don't remove it unless you misuse it. -Djsasso (talk) 13:07, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
Yeah I wouldn't feel comfortable giving AWB access to a user who recently created a category with "film" in the name. They need more time to get used to the differences here. --IWI (talk) 13:12, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
I am withdrawing my request. To be sincere I am being treated like someone disruptive here, everything I have done here has been done in good faith. I better stick to what am good at and that is en.wiki therefore I am retiring from this Wiki. Best --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:24, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]
You aren't being treated as being disruptive, you are being shown the differences of how things are done here. They are different and its better to catch these things before they go to far so that it becomes a lot of work for people to undo. Which in the case of AWB can end up being a lot of work because of how rapidly it can do things. Very often editors come over from en.wiki and make a big mess/disruption so we like to point out the differences early on to prevent people from having to clean up the mess later. It is up to you to choose if you take that advice to heart of if you just leave. We would all prefer you stay but that is up to you. -Djsasso (talk) 13:29, 29 September 2020 (UTC)[]

AWB access for Saroj UpretyEdit

Hello, I'd like to request AWB access for categorization.

--Saroj Uprety (talk) 16:19, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[]

@Saroj Uprety: Can you be more specific about what you want to do? --Auntof6 (talk) 00:44, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
@Auntof6 I want to add that number of articles to the category. Saroj Uprety (talk) 02:09, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
@Saroj Uprety: How would AWB help you do that? Where are the articles now? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
@Auntof6 With AWB I can easily add articles to the mentioned category. I have a list of articles on Notepad. Saroj Uprety (talk) 02:18, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
Here is the list. [1] @Auntof6: --Saroj Uprety (talk) 13:47, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[]
Discussion is moot at this point as all the pages are added. -Djsasso (talk) 14:16, 12 January 2021 (UTC)[]

AWB access for PotsdamLambEdit

I am looking to use this to find empty headings throughout articles to remove them as well as common misspellings made in simple articles. I am also going to use it for extra spaces put into sentences (i.e. This is the end . {or double spaces between words}). Basically to try to mass clean articles but only after testing on a few random pages and not do hundreds at a time. PotsdamLamb (talk) 01:30, 17 May 2021 (UTC)[]

I also want to fix all the CS1 errors that use depreciated items and there are a ton of them that need to be changed. (Over 52k articles)PotsdamLamb (talk) 21:32, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[]
Per @Auntof6: I am adding the following “Just so you know I was approved to use it on EN. So I am familiar with it and how it works.” This is from the discussion on my talk page. PotsdamLamb (talk) 06:13, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
The first comment in this section indicates you are unaware of the things you are allowed to use AWB for as such I would not be inclined to give access to it. -Djsasso (talk) 11:46, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
@Djsasso:I crossed it out because I am using WPCleaner for those issues. Oh and thanks for taking my plan and doing it on your own, as well as not answering questions posed to you in which you had nothing but negative things to say about me. If you say "he knows nothing about how this works" I would expect an admin to be helpful and not just ignore all the requests of what it is I did wrong or how almost all of my edits had been reverted, which in fact there are few. I want to see proof of your accusations or go strike them all out please. PotsdamLamb (talk) 19:06, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
I did not take your plan, I have been doing these fixes for quite awhile now before you even mentioned it, I began when I made the changes that required the fix which was a few weeks ago. I stopped for the last little bit because I was not online. When I came back I started up my script and started fixing them again (if you notice I created the category a few weeks ago myself as part of fixing them). I also never said almost all of your edits had been reverted, I said they frequently had to be fixed. I wouldn't be surprised if I was well over 100 fixes on your edits. -Djsasso (talk) 19:11, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
@Djsasso: So again, please provide examples of the items that you had to fix and what was wrong them? You were asked 18 days ago and have yet to provide the proof.
Total Edits: 4490
Edits Deleted: 381
Live edits: 4109 That is a 91.5 percent rate. PotsdamLamb (talk) 20:36, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
I'm just going to comment that those are edits of yours that have been deleted not reverted (so for example if you requested a page for deletion and the page got deleted, the edits would go from live to deleted). I'm assuming, though, that the number of edits of yours that have been reverted or fixed are probably less than the amount of your deleted edits. --Ferien (talk) 20:46, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]


WITHDRAW This is now mute moot since Djsasso has a script that already does this. This can be closed and archived. PotsdamLamb (talk) 21:24, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]

AWB access for EpicPupperEdit

Hi there, I'd love to receive AWB perms on simplewiki. I already have perms on enwiki, and I plan to mainly use AWB on this wiki to replace some depreciated HTML4 elements, such as strike and center. Here is an example of a manual replacement I've done here. I mainly do my replacements on enwiki, but I'd like to help out here as well. Thanks, EpicPupper (talk) 20:04, 2 August 2021 (UTC)[]

We don't give out AWB here like they do on en.wiki generally we only give it out for very specific tasks that will only last a given amount of time, ideally to someone who has some history editing here. -Djsasso (talk) 19:10, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Was @EpicPupper's request not specific enough for you? 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 21:51, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
No, they said mainly which implies it would be used for things other than what they listed. And typically a list of articles is often helpful. We don't just grant it to do whatever, like en.wiki does. We grant it for a specific job and then remove it when the task is finished. -Djsasso (talk) 12:37, 25 October 2021 (UTC)[]

AWB access for Rubbish computerEdit

I'd like to use AWB to fix typos, such as replacing "and and" with "and". I'm familiar with doing this on enwiki, and I know not to break urls or change quotes, not to make controversial changes, etc. I will be as careful before each change as I am on enwiki. Rubbish computer Ping me or leave a message on my User talk 19:06, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]

We don't allow AWB to be used for solely typo fixing. -Djsasso (talk) 19:07, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
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