And I got it all the time in the past few days that "HTTP error:
- It seems that www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov is not accessible from Toolforge:
$ hostname tools-sgebastion-08 $ nslookup www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ;; Got SERVFAIL reply from 184.108.40.206, trying next server Server: 220.127.116.11 Address: 18.104.22.168#53 ** server can't find www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: SERVFAIL
- The same command works fine on my PC. My guess is that the issue resides in the Toolforge's DNS or is a configuration problem on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. In either case I don't think there is much that I can do to resolve it.
- P.S: Also tried Citoid. It fails with "We couldn't make a citation for you" error.
- Dalba 09:22, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
More citer bugsEdit
Mostly citer has been pretty reliable. However, I thought I'd let you know of a few more DOIs that citer returns only an error. The same DOIs work on DOI Wikipedia Reference Generator, so I think we can conclude that these are citer bugs and not crossref problems.
dead-url -> url statusEdit
Hi, thanks for the great tool, I love how it expands archive.org URLs (any chance for archive.is?); I just wanted to alert you that 'dead-url=yes' parameter has changed to 'url-status=dead'. Quuux (talk) 07:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
huffington post links like this one https://www.huffpost.com/entry/france-bans-spanking-kids-with-new-law_n_5873ccc1e4b02b5f858a39ff return a generic title with no authors etc. eg ref name="HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media" cite web | title=HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media | website=HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media | url=https://www.huffpost.com/entry/france-bans-spanking-kids-with-new-law_n_5873ccc1e4b02b5f858a39ff | access-date=Feb 2, 2020 . I don't know if it's fixable on your end or the websites fault. Hydromania (talk) 05:17, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
- Hi Hydromania, unfortunately I don't think I can fix this in a general way. The website requires Citer to accept a data agreement, but obviously Citer is not smart enough to do that. What Citer actually receives is a page with the following text:
- Your data, your experience
- Click 'Learn More' to learn and customise how Verizon Media and our partners collect and use data.
- [I agree] [Learn more]
- Dalba 10:29, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
doi 10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U245351 updating only citeEdit
enwiki ending need for |ref=harv for Module:Citation/CS1Edit
Hi, Dalba. FYI, I just saw at wikipedia:en:User talk:Citation bot#remove ref=harv that
|ref=harv will be generated by default from wikipedia:en:Module:Citation/CS1. Peaceray (talk) 18:04, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
- Hi. Thanks for letting me know. I've updated citer accordingly. Dalba 08:35, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the tool. It simplifies my life. It would be even more useful if I could easily use it for other Wikipedias than the English one. Maybe one day you could make it output templates for other wikis, have a project/language switch in the UI, ..?--Cartoffel (talk) 16:17, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
- I'm glad to hear that it's been useful to you. Your suggestion totally makes sense, thanks, but unfortunately I'm very busy these days with several other projects. Implementing it requires some major refactoring in code . . . can't make any promises, but I'll keep it mind. Dalba 04:24, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
I too want to thank you for creating such a fabulous time-saving tool. Just one thing, which may be down to the site rather than the tool, I've noticed that it never picks up the author on the newer style of ABC News articles, for example this one. I usually add the authors manually afterwards, and overwrite with "website =ABC News |publisher =Australian Broadcasting Corporation", no biggie, but thought I'd mention it just in case there's a possible programming solution. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 14:01, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
- Thanks for the feedback. I've updated author detection algorithm of Citer. It should work now. Regarding the publisher, in short, the site does not introduce itself like that and I don't want to rely on domain/url-specific settings... Dalba 16:24, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
- Hi Dalba, sorry for the late response but I didn't get notified and have only just spotted your response now, when I came looking for another reason... I did notice that the ABC citations had improved, so thanks very much for that, mostly 100% now, which is great. (I mostly only add the publisher if it seems necessary to avoid confusion with the American ABC.) Another thing I've noticed on and off (I don't think it happens all the time, but I don't always check), which may be something to do with time zones(?), is that the date sometimes shows the previous day's date, for example with this Guardian article, the date comes out as 14 June. Not a big worry, but just passing on FYI in case you want to tinker some more. Laterthanyouthink (talk) 00:55, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
- p.s. I forgot to add that I'm very impressed with its citing of scientific journal articles - does a great job in seconds, compared with much longer time needed for manual construction! Laterthanyouthink (talk) 00:57, 25 November 2020 (UTC)