Encoding errorEdit

User:COIBot/LinkReports currently shows "12:22:51, Tue Jun 01, 2021 - highlevelsound.blogspot.de - XWiki link additions by КиноФан2021". The linked page shows "КиноФан2021" encoded correctly. Any way you could fix that? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:48, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4: yes, I am aware of that problem. Encoding and de-coding is sometimes tricky in Perl, and it appears that there is a double loop (or even worse) somewhere. Sometimes you see also 2 users in the list of users where one is the encoded/decoded version of the other one. It is on my list (User:COIBot/Wishlist, item 9 basically), I will also put this one in the list to re-parse and see if I can resolve it. I do have some time end of this month to do so.
The thing that is never mangled is the diff-link, so in case of doubt that is the way to use. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:27, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Category:Local COIBot ReportsEdit

This seems redundant with Category:COIBot Local Reports. Should they be merged? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
10:02, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4: Looks like it. It looks like Category:Local_COIBot_Reports only contains reports from 2013, 2014, 2015. Just a set of forgotten reports. Yes, they can be merged and then we will have to monitor for a bit whether COIBot is not adding stuff. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 10:16, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
I have redirected the category and moved its contents with the flood flag. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:51, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4: thanks, lets keep an eye if COIBot is not refilling. —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 11:35, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Huh? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:15, 12 June 2021 (UTC)
That is what I meant. See User:COIBot/Wishlist (I will go through the code somewhere next week). Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:45, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4: Actually, this diff that you cited above suggests that the bot mistakingly takes the en.wikipedia settings from en:user:COIBot/Settings and applies them here instead of user:COIBot/Settings. Maybe it is a failed settings load that is not caught by the bot. I recall that I have seen a similar error on en.wikipedia, where COIBot did not save use the path 'user:COIBot/LinkReports/' on example.com (to save User:COIBot/LinkReports/example.com) but instead used the en.wikipedia path 'wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports/' to save Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam/LinkReports/example.com on meta (which the mediawiki software funnily enough recognizes as 'save WikiProject Spam/LinkReports/example.com on en.wikipedia'.
I will try to check for failed settings loading, probably by setting a fake parameter on each. Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 08:34, 15 June 2021 (UTC)
Do you have an update on this? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:51, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

About os.wikiEdit

Znauri (Qornisi) is part of Georgia and now is occupied by Russia, and there is non-recognized republic South Ossetia, I have made change in this page, I have just written that it's territory of Georgia but administrator of os.wiki has reverted my edit and now I am not able to edit this page because this user has defensed this page, please help me https://os.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D0%97%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%83%D1%8B%D1%80&type=revision&diff=494522&oldid=494521 --ჯეო (talk) 10:29, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

@ჯეო: I am not sure what you want to do - I don't understand the language, I do not understand what happened, and I am not an administrator on os.wikipedia. I am not even sure where to refer you to. Sorry. Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 10:52, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
I have asked you for help because it always work against this separatism in os.wiki, ok if you don't want you can do nothing but, you have to know that os.wiki is full of separatism and admin of this project is fighting about neutral edits in articles about occupied territories, good bye, have a nice day!--ჯეო (talk) 10:55, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
You should avoid "forum shopping" by posting the same message on multiple talk pages and instead have a centralised discussion. Requests for comment might be the place you are looking for? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:01, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

"link removed"Edit

In Special:Permalink/21697737#Selected additions, the first point says "top edit, link removed", but I just had to revert it. Is that a problem with the bot's compatibility with Wikibase? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
20:02, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Yes. The last edit indicator is correct, the visibility is not. Use the d: linksearch component in the LinkSummary template  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:25, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4 and Billinghurst: I think that it is an issue with parsing wikidata .. probably WD works a bit different and hence detection of links in 'top edit' does not work properly. I may have a look at it, will put it into the todo-list. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:30, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

I don't fuss it. Knowing that it does it, and that the "top edit" is correct is sufficient to me. Indicators are indicators, and that WD has O X, rather than O O is so manageable.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:57, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

COIBot and blacklisted linksEdit

I am seeing COIBot having edits rejected as it is attempting to add blacklisted IP/urls addresses [1]. In numbers of cases this is stopping the reports from being created. I know that this will partly reflect my quickcreate additions and blacklist. Is there an easy solution around this, or do we just live with it?  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:00, 9 July 2021 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: probably through the template. I suspect that the problem is links like with archive.org: archive.org/blah/data/https://pornographicfireparrot.com .. liwa3 has stripped the protocol from the beginning, but there is a sub-link that has the protocol and is blacklisted. The whole set should be in nowiki-tags and most will be solved.
Note that template-magic will also solve the problem in the previous thread, ‘if link=top then dont show removed or there’. Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 04:22, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
👍 Thx  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:43, 9 July 2021 (UTC)


Is there any reason why c:Special:Diff/551169321, which I just reverted, was not listed in the report (not at the LinkReports page either)? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
11:29, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

I don’t know. Although LiWa3 is optimized for connections to the wikimedia feed, it does occasionally disconnect. Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:02, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
I think Special:Diff/21719775, which was the reason why I requested a report, should also have been listed. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:54, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

Database as a Service in Cloud VPSEdit

Just in case you didn't see the email in cloud-announce

 — billinghurst sDrewth 13:11, 22 July 2021 (UTC)