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Why do you insist on removing the "site" parameter from the bot template? At svwiki we use it to distinguish between local bot (driven by the user normally active at sv.wikipedia) from the bots operated by users normally working from other sites, in your case meta. --MagnusA (talk) 17:45, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

I am sorry and will add the parameter. Today I globally created my bot user page on all languages in the project and have simply user {{bot}}, little things like this are to be dealt with now! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:47, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I see now that I seemed to have 'undone' your edit as I ran the script twice to ensure that no pages were missed! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:49, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
:-) --MagnusA (talk) 18:54, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
It is literally going to take me days and days and days to get all of my requests for approval e.t.c in everywhere :/ ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:55, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
Is it really outside the scope of a global bot? --MagnusA (talk) 20:46, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
See Steward_requests/Bot_status#Global_bot_status_for_User:Addbot, also per d:Wikidata:Wikidata_migration many projects still need their own approval. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:48, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Please stop for a moment

I blocked you on huwiki for the period of one hour. Though your edits are absolutely useful you are flooding or recent changes page which makes it useless for our editors. You are going to get a bot right within a short time. I will let you know when you can continue. Thanks for your understanding. Csigabi (talk) 14:43, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Please see here where the bot was running for a trial. only 28 edits were performed. It would also be great if you could pop onto User:Addbot/Wikidata_Summary and provide a translated edit summary for hu! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:45, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Hallo. I suggest you use the following translation: "Bot: Migrating X interwiki links, now provided by Wikidata on d:qxxxxx" = Bot: X interwiki link migrálva a Wikidata d:qxxxxx adatába. I will unblock you now, so that you can continue with the rest of your 32 trial edits. Csigabi (talk) 15:02, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I have added the edit summary to the bot and will continue the trial (roughly the same number of edits again). After this the bot will not edit until it has the bot flag! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:04, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Trial is now complete so you shouldn't see any further edits until the bot is approved. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:10, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I really apologize for the temporary block, I thought it had been a runaway bot flooding our recent changes page. In the meantime I left a message on our Bureaucrats' noticeboard, that your bot rights should be granted as soon as possible. We really need your contribution. Cheers. Csigabi (talk) 15:13, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

NP! Its not the first time my bot has been blocked, you should see the blocklog at enwiki ;p. Also thanks for the note at Bureaucrats' noticeboard! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:14, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Re: Thanks

You're welcome, thank you for the code. :)--Avocato (talk) 14:57, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem, just a quick not to say that the code is still changing so the code I am using is probably a bit different to that on git. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:02, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

bots in pfl:wp


Have you seen oure vote about Bot Policy?

Thank you very much! --Skipper Michael 20:10, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Bot flag on sr wiki

Now Addbot have a bot flag on sr wiki. --Јованвб (talk) 15:33, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:07, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Stop your bot

Hi, Addshore. Please stop destructive edits of your bot in Zazaki Wikipedia. Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 23:24, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, please read the text on User:Addbot ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:44, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot @

Hi, Addshore. Could you please put the removal of interwiki links on is.wikipedia on hold for the moment. An majority of the bots on are not yet compatible with wikidata, and I am allready seeing some edit wars, between your bot and the rest of them.--Snaevar (talk) 23:33, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:37, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I think we have the same problem on all wikis, as there are some global bots that keep putting the links back. --Silvonen (talk) 06:10, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah I fear so too. Could you please let their owners know if you see any such bot? Thank you! --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 08:43, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Yep :/ I have setup an irc channel on freenode which monitors all recent change feeds for pywikipedia interwiki bots so that we can deal with them. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:32, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

translation of User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary

Hi, I've added the Czech translation. --NIGKDO (talk) 23:46, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:51, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I've added the Basque translation. --Xabier Armendaritz (talk) 00:12, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! Adding it to the bot now! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:15, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I've put translation for Indonesian language and Minangkabau language for Addbot. Please check it. Thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 02:29, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! I will add them to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:35, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I've added Chinese translation of the summary. --Makecat 03:19, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I've added/modified links in the Japanese translation. Cheers, --whym (talk) 03:22, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I've added Vietnamese translation of the summary. Your bot have granted flag on vi.wikipedia.--Cheers! (talk) 05:07, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Added translations for Ilokano (ilo) Thanks.--Lam-ang (talk) 06:26, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Nynorsk (nn) provided. Njardarlogar (talk) 08:35, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I will add all of these to the code shortly! Thanks guys! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:31, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Added Esperato and Slovak translation. Regards! --KuboF (talk) 13:55, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, these will be added to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:51, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I have added Ossetian (os) translation.--Bouron (talk) 16:48, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the bot! Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:07, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot @

Hello. I would like to inform you that your bot has been granted bot flag at the Arabic Wikipedia. Greetings.--Avocato (talk) 14:43, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:50, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I added Amharic to bot script

The Addbot now has an Amharic translation for doing the wikidata migrating... Codex Sinaiticus (talk) 16:51, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! I will add this to the bot before it makes many further edits! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:52, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Finnish translation fixed

Hi, this fix made the Finnish translation a bit ungrammatical. I removed the colon, but the original text was better in my opinion (including the link to our local Wikidata instruction page instead of the overwhelming Wikidata front page). It is your bot, though. ;) --Silvonen (talk) 18:41, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I have altered the summary back to the way it used to be, I have no idea where the semicolon came from and was unaware of a local page for it! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:52, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I fixed Finnish translation, there was some wrong letters. --Stryn (talk) 21:43, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Added it again :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:45, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot @

Your bot is now unblocked. Greetings! -- Mirzali (talk) 19:59, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers, I will start it running again! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:14, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Turkish translation

Hey Addshore! Turkish translation is ready.

Cheers, and thanks for the hard work.

Vito Genovese 20:14, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers, I have added to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:17, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
I guess the bot's having a tough time with non-English characters. Is it something you could fix or should I try to use an alternative translation with no unconventional characters?
Vito Genovese 20:39, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry this a should be fixed in a moment, It seems I saved the filed containing the summaries as ANSI instead of UTF8 when my laptop crashed :/ ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:43, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, shoot. I am keeping an eye on the bot's edits, and I'll let you know when we are right on track. :) By the way, could you deploy this one as well. My bad this time. :/
Vito Genovese 20:48, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done you should notice some of the edits will have the new summary in about 1 or 2 mins! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:50, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Everything is a-ok! :)
Vito Genovese 20:52, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Tamil translation

Hey there, the tamil translation for the summary is ready and good to go Aswn (talk) 00:31, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Will add to the bot code in a moment! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:56, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Luxembourgish (lb) translation

Hi Addshore!

Luxembourgish translation is ready.

Robby (talk) 22:07, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Will add to the bot code in a moment! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:57, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Korean translation

Korean translation for Adbot is ready. -- ChongDae (talk) 03:06, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks and I have added this to the bot, you should notice this when the next run starts. The runs will also be more frequent now that the summary has been translated! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:09, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Malayalam Translation

Added malayalam translation --കാർത്തുമ്പി (talk) 06:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I have added this to the bot and you should notice it appearing soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:13, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Afrikaanse translation

Afrikaanse translation added. Puvircho (talk) 07:28, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I have added this to the bot and you should notice it appearing soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:13, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Danish bot

Hey, when your bot running on Danish wiki. would it be possible to get it to start to phase out that pages who have most itnerwiki to other languages? -- 09:39, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately the lists that I have are not in order of number of links so the order the bot will find pages in can not be from most to least iw links. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:45, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Latvian translation

Latvian translation added. --Edgars2007 (talk) 10:11, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I have added this to the bot and you should notice it appearing soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:13, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Latin, too

I've added the Latin translation; thanks for doing this! A. Mahoney (talk) 13:06, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I have added this to the bot and you should notice it appearing soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:13, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Wrong edit at

Please investigate this edit:

Thanks. --Moonian (talk) 03:56, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

What's wrong with this edit? πr2 (t • c) 03:57, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

ckb translation

I added ckb (central Kurdish) to bot script for doing the wikidata migrating. Thank you.--Calak (talk) 17:53, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks I have updated the bot and you should see the edit summary change soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:55, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it's right but please update it again, one word was additional, I correct it. Thank you very much.--Calak (talk) 18:25, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Now it is right, Thank you!--Calak (talk) 18:36, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
No problem! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:26, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot on hr.wikipedia "migrating" interwiki links

I see no problem of migrating iw's which actually mean deleting iw's from articles. What I would like is that at the same time you are doing a list of articles which do not have items on wikidata. If your bot can not do it, maybe it would be better to leave task of removing iw's to some bot which can be more helpful than yours, thank you! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 18:13, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

The bot is generating a database in the background of pages where it has left interwiki links (ie. conflicts and pages not on wikidata). I just need to build a web frontend for it and you will be able to access all of the infomation :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:15, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Please do so, don't leave it just in your DB as we will not like you in future if you will not do so. :D SpeedyGonsales (talk) 18:20, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Hehe, I will maybe have it done later today, if not it will have to be monday! I may also try and build a really simple API that wikidata bots could use to see where they need to import links from. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:21, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
I am also interested in this. I assume you'll put updates on this matter here? Silver hr (talk) 05:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Some interwikis left behind

Hello, can you please check this change? maybe it's a bug or something: the bot left some interwikis behind, and for example didn't move the "eo" and there is not its interwiki on this wikidata entry; about "fr", did not delete "Demander un article" but it is on wikidata as "Articles à créer", and didn't delete "pt" "Artigos pedidos", but that interwiki is on wikidata entry.

Greetings and sorry if this message was confusing :) --UAwiki (talk) 18:23, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Not confusing at all! See User:Addbot#FAQ. The bot is currently only removing the links that are already on wikidata, other links and pages need to be added by other bots and by editors. The bot is building a database of these links have been left os that they can be added to wikidata! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:29, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
There is an anti-abuse filter active [1] in eswiki to prevent old interwiki bots re-add deleted iw links. Your bot triggered the filter many times. [2] --Kizar (talk) 19:06, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Looking into it, thanks for the report! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 19:11, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

For a while, could your bot removes interwikis if whole interwikis are moved to wikidata? Remaining interwikis are confusing and hard to check if the linked language is not familiar. Remaining interwikis should be handled by human. -- ChongDae (talk) 01:12, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Currently it will only remove interwiki links that are on wikidata, At the same time it is generating a database with where it has left interwiki links for all languages and soon there will be a web page where people can list articles that need human attention! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:43, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Still, many interwiki bots are running and adding interwikis. Remaining interwikis could spread by these bots. Could you schedule your work again? Removing interwiki is not urgent. -- ChongDae (talk) 01:58, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

And in many cases, remaining interwiki is deleted and/or redirected. If the link is deleted or redirected to the matching wikidata entry, could your bot removes these links, too? These remaining links are not need to check by human anymore. -- ChongDae (talk) 03:10, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Some bots are still adding links but this should all be fixed either now or tomorrow morning, if you see any adding all of the interwiki links back after a bot has removed them it would be great if you could link me to the diff here!
There are 22,000,000 articles to remove interwiki links from across all languages, To make life easier to find those links that are conflicting / deleted / sections etc. the plan is to remove every other interwiki link now. After this hopfully we will have a much shorter list of articles to do a second check on using the DB the bot is building and using an enhanced script trying to resolve conflicts, remove deleted links, e.t.c which uses much more processing power and time than the script currently running! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:21, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I think that Addbot could add edit summary about unremoved interwikis? If all interwikis are removed, your bot leaves "remove completed", otherwise leaves "XX links are left behind". -- ChongDae (talk) 10:25, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Could easily be possible. I may have a look at doing it later today! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:35, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

interwiki comments

On the English and Simple English Wikipedias, many articles have a comment right above the interwikis. The comment usually looks like one of these:

  • <!--interwikis-->
  • <!--interwiki links-->

Can Addbot delete these? --Auntof6 (talk) 22:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I will add the same removal regex to simple as I run on en, for some reason it did not occour to me to do this when I first started the run on simple. You should notice the changes shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:57, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:05, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 01:34, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

A bit late to the party - don't know how many articles you have left on nn wiki, but the <!--interwiki (no, sv, da first; then other languages alphabetically by name)--> we use there should be removed as well. --Njardarlogar (talk) 14:29, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done, you should see this start to get removed when the run resumes. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:32, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Conflict due to incorrect interwikis on Simple English article

I may have made this worse. I hope you can help. Simple:Bihari language had interwikis for the Bihari people articles by mistake. I moved the page on Simple English to Bihari languages (plural), then tried to edit the interwikis on Wikidata. However, it won't take what I'm trying to do. It looks like items Q135305 and Q1277604 are duplicates. Is that enough information to explain the problem? --Auntof6 (talk) 01:39, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. I think the perfect page for you to report this to is d:Wikidata:Interwiki_conflicts! It has been created especially for conflict cases and I am sure the users over there can help out! Sorry I can't look at this myself but I am currently still trying to handle the masses of messages I am receiving through various mediums! If you still dont have it solved in a few days feel free to pop back! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:47, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll do that. Your bot is doing a great job -- it's fun to see all the additional interwikis show up! --Auntof6 (talk) 01:53, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Cheers! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:35, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Venetian translation

Venetian translation (vec) added too. Thanks for your help! --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 13:54, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:33, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Addshore.

From last night me and Avocato start to using this bot in to removing interwiki links from pages that already have there links on Wikidata and create Arabic items in Wikidata when there is no interwiki links. the new code has some features more than your code.

  1. the code does not remove that interwiki links has conflict
  2. the code insert {{Interwikiconflict}} when find a conflict like this edit
  3. We have a report about conflicts here now

Could you pleas add this features in your bot?--عباس 14:41, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

My bot does effectively have all of these features but they are applied in a slightly different way. My bot will leave links if they conflict on wikidata, when it leaves a link it adds this to a DB so it knows where they are, I am in the process of building a web page to display these links on a per language basis so people can go around and find and fix them! This will hopefully all be done early next week! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:15, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Sounds great. good luck my friend.--عباس 16:19, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:53, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Croatian translation

Croatian translation added. -- 16:00, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:34, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Be_x_old translation

Hi, Addshore! I translated the edit description phrase for your bot into be_x_old (be-tarask)! Thank you for taking care of the links! :] Wizardist (talk) 16:05, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Seems like it doesn't work properly. The descriptions are still in English. I'm not sure, but added «be_tarask» section to try. --Renessaince (talk) 16:19, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Fa Translation

I have added translation to User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary. please update your bot code. thanks. --Farbodebrahimi (talk) 16:38, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki comments#2

Just checking if you got my message above at #interwiki comments. --Njardarlogar (talk) 17:20, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Yep! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Sh translation for Wikidata summary

Just added. --OC Ripper (talk) 18:22, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I blocked user:Addbot in fa.wikipedia because it doesn't switch to Farsi summary Reza1615 (talk) 19:28, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi. You can just create fa:User:Addbot/iwrun with the content "false". You don't need to block it. πr2 (t • c) 19:38, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Example: nv:User:Addbot/iwrun. πr2 (t • c) 20:00, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done Reza1615 (talk) 21:58, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I have been away this wekeend, I have now added the summary to the code and will soon request an unblock! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
I have removed the 'iwrun' page now as the bot should now use the new edit summary! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Bot flag @ ruwiki

is granted. Go on! --Obersachse (talk) 09:31, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Running ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:32, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Bs translation for Wikidata summary

Done for bosnian (bs) language --CERminator (talk) 12:57, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added ia; edited nl

In User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary, I added an Interlingua (ia) translation and edited the Dutch (nl) translation. McDutchie (talk) 14:45, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Altered the code to reflect your changes, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added bg (bulgarian)

If you have comments, please talk to me in simple terms, my English comes mainly from Quake44 (talk) 17:10, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

You should see this in edits shortly! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

LT/BAT-SMG translations

Lithuanian and Samogitian translations added. Hugo.arg (talk) 10:46, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added sr

I added sr translation for your bot. Nikola (talk) 16:23, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Edited la

I have corrected the Latin translation. Burzuchius (talk) 17:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

ReAdded to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot/Wikidata Summary

szl (ślůnski) translation added to User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary. Lajsikonik (talk) 21:11, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
szl is listed twice (the second one is just empty). It doesn't link to d:$id. πr2 (t • c) 23:27, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
I will fix this, shouldnt affect the bot as the first instance is the one that would be used! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:29, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Fixed Bulgarian summary

Hi. I fixed the Bulgarian summary on User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary. Please, refresh :) --Iordan Genev t.   21:34, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

ReAdded to the code, You should see this in edits once the bot resumes it run! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

UZ added

Done. Abdullais4u (talk) 11:18, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the bot ! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:30, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

French : User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary

Hi Addshore. Just a little french correction here. Thanks for all your work. :)
Hawk-Eye (talk) 12:09, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

After this discussion, please use this syntax [3]. Former formulation wasn't correct at all, so you're bot has been temporary blocked. When he will be updated, Addbot can be able to be unblocked and to run again. (Sorry for my English lol) — Hawk-Eye (talk) 14:29, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

This has been added to the bot! I will comment on the other discussion when I find the time today! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:39, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi ! Unfortunately the summary used by the bot is not yet the good one as you can see here : fr:Spécial:Contributions/Addbot (eg. [4], [5]). Please update it and contact me (or another French administrator on this page) in order to get your bot unblocked as soon as it is OK… Regards, Toto Azéro follow the guide ! 17:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I got logged out of my ftp session and did not realise the edit had not gone through. Also it would be great if you could use the iwrun subpage rather than blocking the bot. It should be fine to unblock the bot in around 15 more mins. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:24, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Minor language code bug

nb: is same as no:, so all the interwiki should have been removed in this edit; just look at the interwiki list. --Njardarlogar (talk) 16:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Please see d:Q4568083. nb is not yet in the list (you can add this! :) ) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:40, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
I see the problems and this should now be fixed. If a no link is found on wikidata the nb link will also be removed. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:47, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Fixed Bulgarian summary 2

Next experience Quake44 (talk) 17:47, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Added the summary to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:21, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, finally looks good, now i can sleep happy :) Quake44 (talk) 21:40, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Np! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:20, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

mr summary added

mr summary translation added please update it. Thanks in advance for running your bot in --संतोष दहिवळ (talk) 19:11, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Added the summary to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:21, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Question regarding your bot at

Hello, Addshore. Please see ro:Wikipedia:Robot/Cereri_de_aprobare#Addbot. Thanks, Rsocol (talk) 19:51, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

I have replied there. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

AddBot on ur wiki

Hi Addshore, Please run your bot on urdu wikipedia to migrate interwiki links to wikidata, Thanks. Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 01:28, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Please see ur:منصوبہ:درخواست_برائے_اختیارات_روبہ ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:44, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Flag granted, in summary message on mistake has been found. I updated the summary translation, Please implement it. Thanks for your contributions. Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 11:50, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Fixed, and the bot should start running shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:51, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks :) Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 12:07, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
np :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:09, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Better translation

Hi, I have slightly modified the Hungarian translation of your Wikidata bot. Some editors thought migration was too IT slang, so I changed the word. Can you please update your bot? Thanks Csigabi (talk) 14:03, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:04, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for help to move the interwiki into wikidata.--Aplikasi (talk) 14:52, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:19, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

 Aplikasi like this

Russian translation

Hi, I’ve added Russian translation. Kf8 (talk) 13:19, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Added to the bot ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:37, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi; I've corrected russian translation. Update please. Inversitus (talk) 12:42, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:54, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Excuse me, update again, please. Inversitus (talk) 12:33, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:45, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Not all iwiki removed

Hi, please see this edit, bot does not remove pa:ਨਾਮੀਬੀਆ. To remove it the second bot edit is needed. Multiple bot edits are not good idea, its generate excess records in page history and watch lists. Could you please reconfigure the bot to stay the page unchanged until all iwiki can be removed using singe edit? -- Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 16:25, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

As said in a section above. There are 22,000,000 articles to remove interwiki links from across all languages (around 250,000,000 links), To make life easier to find those links that are conflicting / deleted / sections etc. the plan is to remove every other interwiki link now. After this hopfully we will have a much shorter list of articles to do a second check on using the DB the bot is building and using an enhanced script trying to resolve conflicts, remove deleted links, e.t.c which uses much more processing power and time than the script currently running! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:43, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Please correct the plan to take into consideration with ruwiki traditions. Multiple bot edits are not recommended in the situation when single edit is possible in ruwiki. Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 17:02, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
I will stop editing on ru wiki until such a time that I have to time to. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:03, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Are you really stop the bot? Another edit with the same problem: [6]. -- Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 17:56, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Please see the page I have created ru:Участник:Addbot/iwrun. Also it would be really helpfull if you could link me to any sort of discussion on ru where it has been said that the bot edits are 'unacceptable' ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:59, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, I view the sutuation using [7], this tool shows another result. Bot edits are acceptable. Excess bot edits are unacceptable. There is no written rule about it, but very often editors says about it: [8], [9], we have special tool: [10] one of its goal - reduse bot's edit count. Another userfull link: discussion about local iwiki links remove process: [11]. -- Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 18:53, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
There isn't really any excess, I can tell you that this run the bot will make about 835,582 more edits. As said above somewhere else on this talk page Addbots current main goal is to eliminate millions of interwiki links that are absolutely not needed on pages any longer which using the smallest ammount of resources. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:16, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps I poorly explained the problem. This is good edit (all links was removed in one edit). This is bad edit (bot make only part of whole work and another edits are required). Please make good edits only. If the bot can not remove all links from the page during one edit, then do not touch the page in this moment. Return to the page in the future. Exception is links to page sections (#) that never will be moved to WD. Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 22:31, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
This should now be fixed, I will re enable editing on the site shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:35, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks like really fixed, thanks. -- Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 21:00, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Np! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:45, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Polish translation

Just added to User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary. 13:50, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

This has now been added to the bot! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:54, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Translation fixed. Summary was pointing to non-existing pl:Wikipedia:Wikidata, changed to d:. Skalee (talk) 16:16, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Added to the bot again :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:18, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
And once again, if you can. Matma Rex (talk) 22:19, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:44, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot on mg.wikipedia

Hello, I added the Malagasy translation of the summary message of your bot so it will display Malagasy language message on Malagasy wikis. Best regards, Jagwar grrr... 08:07, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 21:44, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

give it a day or two (@nv)

So you have a userpage; good. I'll keep the block up until I'm done; at nv, all interwikis are to be removed, and your bot just creates double-work. thx Seb az86556 (talk) 01:19, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. I seem to have posted on your talk page on nv at the same time as you posted this message. You currently have 3500 pages on nvwiki that need interwiki links removing. Of course you can do this yourself of the addbot can leave yo with just a few pages left to check links on and fix conflicts. Soon there will be a webpage to show you exactly where these links are. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:22, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Yeah. We'll better do it ourselves; it's a good chance to check up on other things in the process. Also, I put the appropriate note on the list. Seb az86556 (talk) 01:24, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Okay, please see the change I have made to nv:Choyoołʼįįhí:Addbot/iwrun this will stop the bot from trying to run even if you remove the block. When you feel you want the bot to run again please just remove the word 'false' from the page and the process will restart. It may be possible that I could make the bot only remove pages where all interwiki links would be removed on nv, would you be interested? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:27, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
"Final message, eh?" And now a coffin? :P Anyways, thanks for that, I'll "operate" your bot then. All is well over there, I need some way to force myself to check up on every page over there; haven't done that in 2 years, sometimes there sneaky vandalism. Seb az86556 (talk) 01:37, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
I didn't mean final message in a bad way :) Just so you know I have added the translation to the bot so when and if you turn it on it will be in the correct language :). Would be lovely if you could keep me updated and send me a message if and when you do turn it on :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:41, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
will do Seb az86556 (talk) 01:43, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry again about the surprise bot attack with no user page, I really did think I created all of them but this is what happens when there are nearing 300 projects meaning about 1200 user and user talk pages to create for me and my bot :P ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:45, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
1 edit just slipped through as I altered the code for checking the /iwrun file, at least this shows the edit summary working! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:17, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh! was just gonna tell you... Seb az86556 (talk) 02:53, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Hehe! :) My fault as I was missing a '=' >.<. I have also added a check so the bot will not edit if it does not have a user page :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 02:54, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
What I meant to say earlier was when you want to bot to run unblock it and alter the page I mentioned! :) Also fi you ever then reblock the bot please add false to that page again! Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:04, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

re-activated. Seb az86556 (talk) 12:27, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Cheers! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:46, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

interwiki deletion

Hithere! I've reverted deletion [12] which was commented as interwiki transfer to somewhere. Please make sure that such things won't happen again. Sincerely, Akim Dubrow (talk) 14:50, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. Please read User:Addbot ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:43, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Simple English

Is there a reason this bot is not migrating Simple English links. Example here. --Pepsi Lite (talk) 05:00, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

The link does not exist on wikidata. If it is a redirect e.t.c it will be resolved and removed in a later run. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:01, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot and templates

In edits like [13], the bot could remove the empty <noinclude></noinclude> tags left after removing the interwikis. Matma Rex (talk) 22:59, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

I could search for and remove <noinclude></noinclude> with any amount of white space space in them. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:04, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Chat about Wikidata's affect on the bot community

Hello Addshore. I hope this finds you well. You were kind enough to answer questions for my dissertation project last year on bots and the bot community (primarily on en.wp)...thank you for that assistance. I'm now exploring the role of bots on other language versions of WP and other projects, and I'm wondering if you might have some time to chat on IRC in the next week? Particularly, I'm interested in finding out more about the affect Wikidata is having/will have on both international or interwiki bots and local bot communities on projects. At your convenience, please let me know if you might be able to field some questions and when would be good for you (or if you'd rather communicate in another way). Thank you in advance. UOJComm (talk) 15:48, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes :) Find me with the nick 'addshore' 'addaway' 'addsleep' 'add*' :) Just pm me any questions and I will reply and I am sure we will eventually find a time when we are both online and active at the same time :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 10:59, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Great...thank you in advance. You can find me as UOJComm. I'm message you if I see you this week. UOJComm (talk) 23:36, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Latvian (again)

Latvian translation added (again). --Edgars2007 (talk) 12:21, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:51, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

‎Addbot on the french wiki

Hello, I would know how Addbot treat the case of interwiki when one english page is about two French page ?

By example : fr:Tournoi d'ouverture du championnat du Mexique de football 2010, fr:Tournoi d'ouverture du championnat du Mexique de football 2010 and en:2010–11 Mexican Primera División season.

Thanks, CONCACAF-Footballeur (talk) 06:10, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

If one of the links were on wikidata it would remove it, if it were not it would be left. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:57, 23 March 2013 (UTC)


Addshore Вы ошиблись, написав, что гераниаль - это Z-изомер. В предыдущей правке статьи всё было верно. Посмотрите книгу: Реутов О.А., Курц А.Л., Бутин К.П. Органическая химия (учебник). раздел 8.3.3, система Кана-Ингольда-Прелога


You made a mistake, when you wrote that geranial is a Z-isomer. in the last edition of the "Citral" article everything was right. See any good book of organic chemistry, which includes the modern stereochemistry, and especially the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog system of naming.


As far as I can tell I have not edited this article, and neither has my bot.. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:58, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. I thought I should draw your attention to the fact that Addbot has been granted a local bot flag at uk-wiki. Best, It Is Me Here t / c 12:48, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

  Done and   Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:51, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Bot flag on gl.wp

Your bot has been granted bot flag on gl.wikipedia. Thanks for your help with this task. Regards! --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 14:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

The bot will start running shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:59, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

New message

You've got a message on frwiki : w:fr:Discussion utilisateur:Addshore#BugHawk-Eye (talk) 20:41, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Somebody else has replied to this :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:07, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki comment on nn.wp #3

There are two more versions of the interwiki comments on nn.wp that your current regex does not match; see this diff (both without spaces between the codes, and one with /nb in addition). Would be nice if you could update your regex to match those two as well. --Njardarlogar (talk) 15:22, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

I have expanded the regex to include these other cases! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:41, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Yout bot is now removing the categories. I wonder if the regex you implemented casts too wide? I am not familiar with PHP regex, so I cannot tell. --Njardarlogar (talk) 13:03, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
I have stopped the bot globally to investigate this. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:10, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
I appear to have fixed the bug, see this. It would appear that I did not delimit a / character in my regex :) I will now re-enable the bot! Thanks for spotting this so quickly! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:24, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Good. It's great that you remove the iw comments, else I would probably have to create my own code to remove them. :-P (I'll probably still do a remnant check after you're done) --Njardarlogar (talk) 13:31, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
I could probably do the same next time I scan the DB dumps :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:32, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Stazione di Napoli Piazza Cavour (old version) to transform into (new version). Bye bye 17:27, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


We have Wikidata connection up and running on ro.wp, you can run the 50 test edits there now.Andrei Stroe (talk) 15:23, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Doing now ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:34, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Addbot received bot flag on ro.wp, so you may start running it there at any moment you choose.Andrei Stroe (talk) 12:55, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Should start running soon! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:08, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the good job done so far. Can you take a look, however, at some of the latest edits? The script is failing to mark them as bot edits.Andrei Stroe (talk) 13:26, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
This should also be fixed as of about 20 minutes ago :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:43, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Addbot on zh.wikipedia

Hi, thanks for developing Addbot. Everything went smoothly until few minutes ago the edit summary made by the bot become gibberish (sample edit). Maybe there are something wrong with the character encoding? Please take a look into the issue. Thanks in advance, Lakokat (talk) 13:15, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Spotted and should have been fixed seconds before you posted here :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:16, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata Summary with ref. to prev. edit?

Is it possible to add the user name and timestamp of the previous edit to the messages at User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary? This would help us (at de:) a lot. --TMg 22:48, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I don't quite understand? Could you provide me with an example? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
If a user does not use the extended watchlist a bot edit "hides" the previous edit. To fix this the bot should add the user name and the time from the previous edit to the summary. This way we can still see the "hidden" edit in our watchlists. Example summary line:
Bot: Migrating 15 interwiki links, now provided by Wikidata on d:Q123456 - Previous edit: TMg 22:48, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
It doesn't matter if the user name is linked or not. Also the date format is not very importand. Would be nice to have it localized (e.g. it's 22:48, 8. Mär. 2013 (CET) in the German Wikipedia) but any date is better than no date.
Other questions: How fast does the bot operate? (I wish it could finish within a single day, but I know this is not possible.) Are all namespaces edited or articles only? In which order are the articles edited? Is it possible to edit the articles per w:Category:Main topic classifications? For example: Start with all articles in the w:Category:Agriculture, then Arts and so on. Why? I think this will make the bot run easier to understand for most users. It could make the edits less disturbing because most user are watching articles from a single topic only/mainly. Just an idea. I'm sure it's to complicated. ;-) --TMg 16:25, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
I will try and fiddle with the summary today! The bot operates at great speed making thousands of edits across every language site. In all honesty the bot could probably complete the whole run in a matter of hours. All namespaces that can be on wikidata will be edited by the bot. The bot unfortunately will simply run in order of page ids and there is no real way to change this at the current stage. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:50, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Any progress? --TMg 15:19, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Nope, what is the reasoning behind having such infomation? ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:45, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Several bots do this. Many users find this very helpful. The problem is: A bot edit "hides" the previous edit if you don't use the extended watchlist. This is not a problem if I have only very few bot edits in my watchlist every day. But this bot run will edit all articles. For some days my watchlist will be full of bot edits. I will not be able to see any previous edits. This can be fixed very easily by adding a short "previous edit" hint to the summary. As suggested above. I'm not sure how your bot works but I think you are able to access the required information very easily. As said this doesn't need to be complicated (no links required, no localization required, just copy & paste). --TMg 17:22, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Ping? Whats the problem? Localization? You don't need to do this. Simply provide two variables. $username contains the username from the previous edit (in plain text, without a link). $date contains the date from the previous edit in ISO format (e. g. 2013-03-19). Omit the time. That's all we need. Two simple plain text variables. --TMg 19:13, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
+1 -- 10:56, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I have been away and will try to get onto this on monday! This will pretty much double the number of requests that the bot will make but if it will help I will be happy to add it! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:54, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Will it run slower because of this? Thats not what we want. We want it to run as fast as possible to get it out of our watchlists as fast as possible. This is more important than a "perfect" summary line. I'm sorry if I made this more complicated. I thought your bot haves the required information anyway. He needs to request the current page. Aren't the timestamp of the current revision and the name of the last editor included? --TMg 21:53, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
I would have to rewrite part of the framework to allow it all to be taken from a single request, which is doable, it would probably slow the bot down but not by much. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:45, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Also on DE the bots page contains a line which translates roughly to "sparingly and slowly make changes to the articles to the server not to load too much. Bots for the day is a speed of about 5 edits per minute as tolerated. Outside of peak times , more if it is absolutely necessary." Does this mean a set limit of roughly 5epm or so long as the bot takes into account maxlag it may edit faster?
I only ask as trying to decide exactly what something means through a rather roughly and badly translated text is rather difficult :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:49, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I think in this case it will be no problem if you edit faster than 5 epm, as several users said that in the discussion about the interwiki removal. We're all happy if the links are gone as fast as possible ;) Regards --Iste (D) 12:58, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

(edit conflict) thats just a general rule. for special cases like this it's possible to go faster. the buerocrats may decide this. --Akkakk (talk) 12:59, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm also very much in favor of a faster run. I am sure a bureaucrat will allow this as soon as the bot has started with a couple of thousand good and undestructive edits on de.wikipedia. (But probably not before that). --FA2010 (talk) 09:18, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
When using the api to get the content (which is the preferred way) you can get the user within own request. Use prop=revisions&rvprop=content|timestamp|user. The timestamp is also needed to get edit conflicts and not overwrite the previous edit on bot edit (pass back as basetimestamp= on apis action=edit). 18:04, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I am aware of this.. But the framework I am currently using does not get the user or last summary. As said above the easiest way to do this could be to use another function in the framework and therefore another request or I would have to rewrite this bit of the framework.
Adding another request would dramatically increase the total requests for the task and I currently don't have free time to rewrite the part of the framework. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:52, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

In the meantime one or two other bots are doing this job in the German Wikipedia. Of course they do not add any information about the last edit in the summary line. What this means: Now it's pointless to make your bot better than the other bots. Skip this. Start your bot with the current summary line. Or don't start it if this would create conflicts with the other bots. Again, I'm very sorry because I made this so complicated and slowed things down. --TMg 20:24, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

+1: It would be perfect if you could start your bot now without adding this information about the last edit to the framework. I removed that in the Bot's summary. Beautiful Easter Day and start the bot immediately, please! Greets, --Daniel749 talk 20:28, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
As I have just posted on my Enwiki talk page I will run the bot shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:39, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


Please make it run again :) -- 09:56, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

I will take a look at my request for bot flag and other discussions at some point tomorrow! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 22:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Bot flag is now granted. You can start as soon as possible. Thanks. 18:07, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
I will run after attempting to add the feature listed in the section above. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 17:56, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
OK on both sites in de.wikipedia we now have consensus that if changing the Summery does not work we would like you to run the bot as it is. Thanks--Livermorium (talk) 19:00, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
I will try and run shortly. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:34, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Running :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:50, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Add 'ast' Translation

Hi! I translated it to Asturian. --Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 23:03, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

I will update the translations shortly! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:37, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

AddBot interwiki migration mistakes

I found a mistake where AddBot migrated some links on the disambiguation page bs:Grad (čvor) on bs-wiki (d:Q1541208). "Grad" means "City" and I really don't understand how this got messed up. It is now linked to the en-wiki page "Grade", which is obviously something else. Can you please correct this and also check whether this mistake was made on some other articles. If you think there is a problem that you cannot solve directly, please let me know. You can contact me on my bs-wiki talk page. Thanks in advance. -- Edinwiki (talk) 14:43, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Maybe d:Q403915 would be better (same title). πr2 (t • c) 14:49, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Not an issue with the bot but rather an issue with the person that moved the links in the first place. It is very likely that this error has existed within the interwiki links for years and it is only now that the move to wikidata is happening that they have been spotted. This has probably happened with other articles but the bot has too many edits to even consider checking each one, these previous errors with links will just have to be slowly weeded out. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 15:34, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
You are completely right. The error indeed already existed. You are doing a good job with migrating these links. Can you by the way tell me whether we can expect the bot will be running these migrations for a longer time? New users can still add interwiki links and it would be useful if this still gets cleaned up and/or migrated. -- Edinwiki (talk) 16:08, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
I plan on this bot running for the foreseeable future :) I plan on it scanning every db dump each time one is released and these will then be added to the DB for the bot to monitor and check / migrate! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 16:21, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Keep up the good work! -- Edinwiki (talk) 16:22, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi, ich bezweifle dass Dein Bot DAS tun sollte: Änderung durch Addbot -- Wolfgang (talk) 21:07, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Translations provided by MF-W: Hi, I doubt your bot should do THAT: Change by Addbot

Hi. Please see the introduction and Wikidata/Help.
Hi. Siehe bitte die Einführung und Wikidata-Hilfe. πr2 (t • c) 21:17, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
de:Wikipedia:Wikidata#Migration_der_Interwiki-Links_nach_Wikidata. πr2 (t • c) 21:25, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
ACK, Wolfgang (talk) 21:33, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Addbot @minwiki

Can you ask a bot flag for Addbot at minwiki? Thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 14:22, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Note: minwiki is not a global bot wiki. The bot is flooding RecentChanges. πr2 (t • c) 14:23, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi! The bot ran on minwiki in error and should stop editing shortly. Thanks for spotting and letting me know. I will be requesting a flag soon. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:24, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
All threads that were working on min wiki have now stopped ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:27, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

User:Addbot/Wikidata Summary

I have added a translation for nds:WP. -- 18:32, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:41, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Minor fix to Esperanto

I just did a minor fix to the Esperanto translation. "Disponas" means is available. "Disponeblas" means is able to be available, which is a little redundant! Best wishes, Yekrats (talk) 14:24, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I will update the translations shortly! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:37, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 01:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Could you please change this back again? Yekrats is wrong: disponi means "to have available", disponebli means "to be available", so the current edit summary is ungrammatical. Thank you. Darkweasel94 (talk) 21:27, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:25, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Addbot@mr wikipedia of your bot flag request noted


Your botflag request my talk page is taken note of. One advance recomondation from local community member is already there for your bot.But still I will prefer to wait till tomorrow for action from other Beurocrat who has been working more for bot flag. If he does not become available by tommorrow I will do the modalities.

Thanks and Regards

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 15:54, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi , Once again.The other Beurocrat has replied to you on your talk page at mr-wikipedia

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 02:49, 5 April 2013 (UTC)


I have added a translation for "bar". Darkweasel94 (talk) 21:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

  Done ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 23:25, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Addbot suggestion

Hi there. I understand that, when migrating langlinks, Addbot will leave a link from xx to yy on the xx-wiki if the relevant item over at d: does not contain the yy link. However, would it be possible for Addbot to check for langlinks which are de facto already on d:, but just that they might be stored at xx with the name of a namespace in a different language to yy's, but in a way that is harmless; i.e. that takes you to the right place anyway should you click on them/type them into the search bar? An example of what I am talking about is [14], where Addbot left a link from cv: to kbd:Template:Lang-ro, presumably owing to d:Q8124898's not containing any links called "kbd:Template:Lang-ro". However, if you notice, d:Q8124898 contains instead the link kbd:Шаблон:Lang-ro – a link, moreover, that you will see is equivalent to the one stored over at cv: if you type "kbd:Template:Lang-ro" into the cv: search bar. Therefore, I suggest that you update Addbot to treat such link pairs as kbd:Template:Lang-ro and kbd:Шаблон:Lang-ro as equivalent, and, therefore, to remove more of them where they are de facto already stored on d:. It Is Me Here t / c 21:26, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Make sense! This was never considered when initially creating the bot. I am looking for a source for all translated namespaces now to add to the bot which can then check for example for both 'Template:' and 'Шаблон:' etc. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 00:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Just an update to let you know I am getting there in regards to this! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 03:58, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Great; thanks so much for looking into it! It Is Me Here t / c 21:37, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I promise this is still in the pipeline, there is just so much to be done :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:01, 12 April 2013 (UTC)


[15] After a truly enormous and great decrease of ca. 400.000 entries in a few days, now the decrease for de.wikipedia seems to be much slower. Is your first run through all articles over, and these are remainders? (That would be awful, since there are still some 600,000 articles in the list). Or does this list not take into consideration all those links removed by the other two bots active on de.wikipedia? I am just trying to understand what the numbers tell us. Can we do anything in de.wikipedia to help you do the rest? --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 12:06, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

I am checking up on it now and will let you know :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 13:16, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Well after looking at the code I have made a few tweaks that might make it run a bit fast but you may not notice much difference. Addbot will not know if another bot has visited a dewiki page until it loads the page itself, therefor the number left on de is probably less than the value showing on the page as this is a count of the page addbot has checked, the number will keep adjusting as addbot discovers more pages with the links already removed. Nothing really to do other than to wait :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 18:38, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Also if you want to see how the bot is doing right now take a look at this page. Also you might like this page (which take a while to load but has current data on it) >> After looking at this I can tell you there are still 566,279 article addbot is yet to pass over :). Also we can tell you where links have been left on de ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 18:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I have just coded a part of the bot to add any interwiki links it feels it can to wikidata before removing from articles, this way you should notice the backlog fall dramatically. The code should be running in the next 24/48 hours. ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 14:01, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki remains

Hello. Your script ( is very nice. Do you allow me to make "feature requests"? It will be nice to have the following options:

  • query option for a limit (number of rows shown at once) (directly, e.g. &limit=200 )
  • Sorting by namespace and name (maybe separate columns for namespac and name ?), Links or Last Checked ( &sortby=article )
  • Quries for only one namespace (e.g. &namespace=0
I will try to add these features in the next week! :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 12:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Migration of interwiki links

Hi Addshore! Can you tell me whether your code for migrating these interwiki links is publicly available somewhere? I'm namely interested in migrating these links from at least the bs.wikipedia, and in the future possibly from some more projects. I could create my own code of course, but if it is already available somewhere then that would make life much easier. :) In any case, thanks. Regards. -- Edinwiki (talk) 20:15, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Old code is currently at here although I am currently going through a rather major rewrite which will hopfully be done in a few days :). Come back then and I will point you to the new files :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:39, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! This will certainly be useful. I'll check it out in a few days. And again: keep up the great work! :) -- Edinwiki (talk) 21:07, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #54

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    • Dispatch lag is now down to 0 so changes should show up very quickly on the Wikipedias in watchlists and recent changes
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    • Fixed weird blocked-user/protected-page handling in UI (bugzilla:45140)
    • Final meetings for the external professional review of our code and architecture. They were quite happy with the quality of the codebase and gave useful tips for improvements
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    • Work on the storage code for answering queries
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