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Hallo, vielen Dank für das tolle, beeindruckende Tool. Da kann man wirklich tolle Auswertungen mit machen. z.B.

Folgende Verbesserungsvorschläge möchte ich noch machen (falls du Interesse hast): Toll wäre es, wenn man die Suchtiefe (Unterkategorien) angeben und mit einbeziehen könnte. Und dann wäre weiter toll, wenn der Namensraum eingeschränkt werden könnte, in dem gesucht wird (insbesondere nur Artikelnamensraum). (siehe auch Gruß und vielen Dank --Zulu55 08:23, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Ich habe das beides so eingebaut, auch wenn es nicht einfach war (ein Großteil der Programmlogik musste in PHP verlagert werden, da es in SQL nicht mehr umsetzbar war). Ich hoffe es funktioniert alles wie es soll, in meinen Tests hatte ich lediglich Probleme mit Bildkategorien auf Commons (ich glaube, dass dort einfach in den Tabellen der Wurm drin ist), alles andere läuft aber tadellos :) - Hoo man (talk) 22:32, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Hallo, Ganz fantastisch. Hoffe ich kann sowas irgendwann mal selbst. Gruß --Zulu55 22:00, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Vielleicht noch ein Vorschlag: Könnten Weiterleitungen kursiv ausgewiesen werden? Grüße --sigbert 18:31, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Ich baue gerade alle mein Tools technisch um, in dem Rahmen wird das auch eingebaut. Ich hoffe, dass ich bis Freitag damit fertig bin, kann aber nichts versprechen - Hoo man (talk) 19:21, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, jetzt ist es Samstag, aber ich bin fertig :) Wenn ihr irgendwelche Fehler findet bitte melden, die Tools wurden zum großen Teil neu geschrieben, da kann ich immer mal was übersehen - Hoo man (talk) 00:14, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


Thank you! --- @lestaty discuţie 01:01, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Cookies to you

Hi, I would like to sign in suppport of the chapter. Unfortunately the page is protected due to an edit war. Could you please unprotect it in order everybody can edit. I suppose CasteloBranco and Beria will understand they should not edit that page before reaching a consensus about whether the portuguese chapter's policy might be an inspiration for brazilian one or not. As I have been informed by email, there is at least on more editor who wants to sign up. Thank you. Lechatjaune 11:08, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I've unprotected the page now in the hope that they calmed down. Furthermore Beria has made a peace offer, so I don't see any problems in that - Hoo man (talk) 11:26, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Beria and CasteloBranco are two highly experienced users and I am shocked at seeing them acting like that. Lechatjaune 11:29, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Latgalian Wikipedia

Hello, Hoo man, I am here to talk to you about adding newly created Latgalian Wikipedia ([1]) to the List of Wikipedias. In case you are wondering why I'm writing direcly to you, it's because you were the one who changed the protection level and has the last edit on the page. Thank you! --Geimeris 19:15, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

You should be able to edit, so feel free to do so :) I've just protected the page to prevent ongoing vandalism from IPs, not to prevent additions/ updates - Hoo man (talk) 20:00, 22 March 2011 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for your latest and whole contributions in --George Talk 18:51, 7 April 2011 (UTC)


Hi. Sorry for the slow response. I had a few exams in recent days. What is going on with the Tagger? I saw that you made ​​some changes. I'll try to update the script on sr wiki :) mickit 20:08, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Micki, please notice the "DO NOT COPY AND PASTE, instead see" at the top of the script. It is far better to use the script as described here, in that way, you will receive new updates without the need to do anything. - Hoo man (talk) 21:24, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
I have not seen that yesterday, because I rushed. I did it properly now (I hope). Thank you very much for your help and also for this useful script. Greetings, mate! mickit 09:37, 23 April 2011 (UTC)


Hey Hoo man!

I just wanted to say thank you for logging the Central Notice change you made. We've had problems with that and until we have automated logging (I'm on Kaldari about that we will have it over the next couple months at least hopefully sooner) it's very important so that we can see what happened. By the way, not a bad banner either, much better then some of the recent ones :) Jalexander 02:07, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks :) It's fine that we will have an automated log soon because some forget to log their changes (I already saw campaigns getting enabled without a log entry) furthermore it can save us some time - Hoo man (talk) 09:35, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

I'll just use the same header :) Thanks for the help with the banner translations (especially the id link translation that someone asked about on my talk page) Jalexander 20:39, 7 May 2011 (UTC)


The technology barnstar

Hi Hoo-man, a little gift for your great tool (with which we're already spamming the whole channel   ) - Greetings, Kthoelen 18:16, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

  • I support this gift. Thanks for your lovely tool! Greets, Trijnstel 18:25, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Please check your part

Hi, I've added you name here. Please check your details there (the babel, IRC nick, and active from section), and include if any of the information is not included yet or added wrongfully. Thanks for your help. — Tanvir | Talk ] 08:18, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Platzieren kannst es selber

aber mal für den Anfang :D und danke nochmals --WizardOfOz talk 17:41, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

poty campaign

Hey Hoo man!

Thanks for logging the POTY banners. I saw your comment about the campaign not being enabled yet and just wanted to show you where it was. Obviously it's a moot point now (the banners are actually up) but I had actually 'enabled' the campaign just left it at the 00:00 start time you had put earlier. If you look at the main page you'll see the little checkbox for 'enabled' which is what I checked at 21:05 (UTC on the 18th) or so when I turned off the May Update banners. They just didn't turn on for the actual projects yet since the timer was set for 00:00 UTC on the 19th. Jalexander 02:30, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Hey! I saw your message on the log about turning off the POTY campaign (obviously ok) but was confused about the comment about the campaign shouldn't have been turned on with the banner issues. Which banner issues are you talking about? I believe it was Mono who asked Philippe to have them turned on and since it was your guys campaign I turned them on as set up(I actually just checked enabled and moved on other then looking to make sure the campaign did indeed have banners). Jalexander 18:37, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
The problem with the banners are mainly, that they are appearing on every page view (hadn't included a blank one), the image size was to high (63 and 81Kb), furthermore the banners are looking uggly on wide screens (the 1680 etc. wide screens). We hope that we will get all issues resolved fast, so that we can re enable the campaign ;) - Hoo man (talk) 20:32, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah they did look pretty bad on wide screens. I know that feeling from the fundraiser (We had to always make sure things would look "ok" both on wide and small screens). Good luck! Jalexander 17:52, 20 May 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for the fixes in User:Erwin/stewardlinks.js. --Erwin 10:15, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

CentralNotice Poty for :fr

Hello hoo man,
There's a little typo to be corrected on the CentralNotice in french. Here appeared the error: coucours instead of concours. Should you change it? Thanks and best regards, --Wikinade 16:11, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for your report ;) - Hoo man (talk) 18:39, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Mainly thanks to you. Au plaisir, --Wikinade 21:18, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Tagger again

Hi. I made a gadget on today using your script. It works fine, but some things aren't translated. For example: "Edit summary", "default edit summary", "Tag page" button, "Close" button etc. Can we do something about that? It's not urgent :) Thanks in advance. mickit 00:00, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for using my script, the "Close" button can be translated using :

if(typeof(hoofrConfig) == 'undefined') hoofrConfig = {}; hoofrConfig.closeButtonText = 'abcdefghijk';

But the other examples you mentioned above should be fine, may it's an issue with you overloading your own strings in another JS file (global.js?) - Hoo man (talk) 11:23, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
You were right. It was a little mistake and I corrected it. Is it possible to translate "Please specify an edit summary" or I ask too much? BTW, here is a screenshot. mickit 13:40, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Of course not, that string can be changed using "taggerConfig.lang.giveEditSummary" now ;) - Hoo man (talk) 13:53, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Oh, another thing I forgot, I added you to User:Hoo_man/Scripts/Tagger#Projects - Hoo man (talk) 13:59, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!!!! Now it looks perfect :) mickit 14:18, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Me again :) Do you have any idea why the gadget looks like this for some users who use IE? I don't have the same problem, neither with FF4 nor with IE8. I'm not sure what is going on. mickit 10:05, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

I've tested it, that only occurs on IE versions prior to IE8. I'm going to take a look at how I can fix it and do it if it isn't to much work. But IE7 is quite old, so I'm not going to waste ages on that - Hoo man (talk) 13:05, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
One of the users who complained is using IE8 and the other is using IE9. It's weird because I tested it with IE8 and everything works fine for me. mickit 13:09, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
That's most likely a problem with one of the 3 billion compatiblity modes in the newer IE versions. - Hoo man (talk) 13:21, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

I now resolved all older IE dependent bugs, but enabled those fixes only for IE7 and 6 users (according to the user agent), please report whether that fixes the problem for your users - Hoo man (talk) 15:52, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that now everything is OK. I don't know how to thank you enough   mickit 21:00, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Tagger issue

Hi, Hoo man. Great work tag adder.

I'm Surya from Tamil Wikipedia. I've customized the tag adder (Tag adder project page in TaWiki) for some extra purposes like adding tags for

  1. Wikify
  2. Underconstruction
  3. copyedit
  4. translate
  5. newuser welcome
  6. anonymous welcome etc.

The tool is working in all main spaces, but when adding the welcome templates for new user & anonymous users the tool is not working. I mean the tool is working only in a page which has already created. It's not working in a new user's (talk) page. But working in all other pages.

tagger which showing many templates to choose

I hope you've understood. --Surya Prakash.S.A. 12:36, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

First I have to thank you for using my script, but please don't copy it over, instead see User:Hoo man/Scripts/Tagger for an instruction on how to use it. I'll see that I built in the above function today or at least in the next days. If you need help on using my script without copying it, please ask, but copying it over will cut you of updates - Hoo man (talk) 12:48, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Ok, fixed that issue in the new version 1.6.0. Please use the script as described above and you will automatically receive that and further updates - Hoo man (talk) 15:47, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

ScoWp help

I'll reply here so as not to clog up your RfGEI, or whatever the acronym is. That's just the problem - there is no coding. Most of what is there is from 2005(!). Compare simple:Template:Commonscat with the almost identical code at sco:Template:Commonscat to see what I mean. Also, there are other weird things like collapsible wikitables don't collapse. I'd think this has something to do with broken/outdated code somewhere, though I will admit I'm not a JS/CSS/MediaWikinamespace guru, so I could be wrong. :-) If you have the time, some guidance would be handy. Avicennasis 21:04, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I'll take care of it in the following days, trying to import everything that's needed from wikis where the JS is well maintained ;) - Hoo man (talk) 21:10, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  Done, I've added the collapsible tables (from enwiki, slightly modified, to remove deprecated requirements as you can see here) and the box style (from enwiki). Please tell me if you need more stuff ;) - Hoo man (talk) 20:59, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
You're my hero. :-) I'll let you know if I come across anything else. Thanks! Avicennasis 23:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)


Maybe you can help with this problem. I tried something few days ago, but the tabs weren't displayed correctly. mickit 14:30, 24 June 2011 (UTC)


I was locked for spam and vandalism. Niether of which I have never done. Unbock me. Judas — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:36, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

I can't help you, I'm no steward, but it's possible to ask for unlocks on Steward requests/Global ;) - Hoo man (talk) 21:39, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

More than one

Is it possible to use more than one script based on the tagger on the same project? As you already know, I made a gadget and a script on But if you use both of them, the gadget doesn't work. mickit 17:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

It yet isn't (without bad hacks) and I haven't planned on changing it. The biggest problem is, that a change would break the backwards compatibility with older configurations. I've added it to my todo list, but it wont be done fast, cause I'm going on vacation on Friday (June, 1) and keeping backwards compatibility wont be easy either (Likely I have to map the old configurations to the then new format) - Hoo man (talk) 19:13, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks anyway :) It doesn't matter. I can live with that :) mickit 21:58, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Section tagging works fine :) But I still need your help with the new tagger objects. We have a gadget and a script on I suppose I will have to make some changes in the script, but I'm not sure how to do that. I tried something but I failed. mickit 12:08, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Mhm, the changes you did seem fine to me (this revision) and work well on my local test wiki. Have you tried clearing your cache etc.? If so, it might be a load order problem again :(. Do you get any JS errors? - Hoo man (talk) 12:22, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
When I check the gadget in my preferences I get "Брзо брисање" (speedy delete) option in the drop-down menu and with the script I get "Шаблони" (templates) option also in the drop-down menu. With this specific revision I get two "Брзо брисање" options. mickit 12:30, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
And when I uncheck the gadget I haven't got any of these options. mickit 12:33, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure, whether I understand the problem exactly, would you mind joining IRC, so that we can talk more easily? - Hoo man (talk) 12:47, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm very sorry that I bored you with this :) I know you're offered help, but still ... I'll buy you beer one day when we meet :) mickit 06:10, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

So is it working for you now (after tonights and the current bug fix)? For me it's working fine, but this change needs to be done on sr:Корисник:Micki/tagger.js as well - Hoo man (talk) 18:22, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Actually it's sr:Корисник:Micki/templates.js. No, it still doesn't work. But, I'm satisfied that the gadget works. The script is of secondary importance. mickit 20:58, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Ok, got the error "$(document).ready(function() { window.Templates = new tagger('Templates', taggerDefaultConfig, taggerTemplatesConfig); } );" in your templates.js must be below the definition of taggerTemplatesConfig (just put it into the last line) ;) - Hoo man (talk) 21:06, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
Yay, it works, it works.   I also use different templates for different namespaces and it also works fine. mickit 05:26, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


I don't consider my proposal for new project (WikiCalculator) as nonsense. There is a Wikidictionary, why not a WikiCalculator? I thought in this site people are allowed to propose new projects for Wikimedia-foundation.— The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:10, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Tagger script

Hi Hoo man. I'm using your excellent Tagger script in my global.js-file. Sometimes when I use the script it blanks the page when adding the delete-template. Is there a way so this doesn't occur? So far it's been mainly Meta and Mediawiki. -- Tegel (Talk) 08:31, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

  Done in 2.0.15 (changes) - Hoo man (talk) 21:41, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Hey Hoo man. Thanks for your edits on I got admin rights on and will be taking care of maintenace for that time. Thanks! --Alhen 16:20, 28 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi Hoo man! It's something wrong with your bot on When the bot adds a "picture of today"-link from commons, it also add this: "1=". LINK --DzWiki 19:56, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

  Done, Commons changed it's template format a bit as it seems, I now updated the bot to be able to handle both the new and the old one - Hoo man (talk) 13:16, 1 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi, Hoo. Do you have any idea why the galleries on look different from the galleries on other projects. I tried to fix it, but without success. mickit 14:05, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

I've removed the CSS declarations which caused that, I hope that has no side effects on other templates/ pages etc. - Hoo man (talk) 15:30, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Hoo. Thanks a lot :) I will let you know about any side effect. mickit 16:30, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Tagger script 2

Hi. As I mentioned before I have included your Tagger script in my global.js-file. Then I'm importing my global.js-file locally to the different wikis. On most wikis it works great, but on some it doesn't work. Do you think that this is because of a problem in the Tagger script or it'ss because of that the global-script is not imported properly? -- Tegel (Talk) 16:11, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Your global.js imports it fine, there are other reasons for those problems:
  1. On some Wikis jQuery (or other core functions) are overwritten by local JS... I and others are on fixing those, but it will take a lot of time till this is resolved in all small and mid-sized wikis. (If you see such, please leave me a notice).
  2. Some wikis may use the tagger project wide and so either disabled the default tagger instance or are overwriting it (I only know of doing that in a gadget)
  3. Tagger (and my other scripts) are still a bit buggy with loading from time to time (especially if you load a wiki for the first time, it might be unstable), I'm searching for the cause(s) of that, but with JavaScript that's difficult - Hoo man (talk) 18:59, 24 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi Hoo, I noticed that vi.wikiquote only displays a blank page if you visit it with JavaScript enabled. Do you think you could take a look if there's something broken in their Common.js or something? Cheers, Jafeluv 11:24, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

I couldn't reproduce that in Firefox 6... but I fixed a document.write which might be the cause. If that didn't fix it, please tell me which browser you're using - Hoo man (talk) 12:11, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! That must have been it. It works now for me as well. Jafeluv 07:45, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Tabs again

We have the same problem again. Tabs are not displayed by default. When you have some free time, will you try to fix it, please? Thanks. mickit 07:27, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

  Done, it seems like they changed the element ids in 1.18 - Hoo man (talk) 13:40, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) mickit 13:44, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Destructive edits at Russian wikisource

Hello! This edit in includeScript() has prevent including at all because of mw.loader.load() does not support a relative URLs in contrast of script tag. In result we are lost a considerable part of functionality. Our Lozman was fix this following way. If you do similar "fixing" edits in a other projects, review it again. -- Sergey kudryavtsev 12:01, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry for that... ru.wikisource was the only wiki with such a function, so there shouldn't be any problems on other wikis - Hoo man (talk) 12:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Page move

  • [[Template:Wikimedia Foundation]] -> [[Template:Main Page/Wikimedia Foundation/Code]]

Do you think you could also move this page as it had been so far simply copy pasted. A move would preserve page history. Thanks. -- とある白い猫 chi? 08:30, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

See here too. --Herby talk thyme 08:34, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, if you wouldn't mind commenting in the thread Herby linked to above that would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 16:35, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Sure - Hoo man (talk) 17:58, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

My GS script

The security issue is now fixed (I thought about it before, but I disactivated the line doing that with the comment "don't forget to escape html special chars", I can't remember why :P). Thanks anyway for the report, and have a nice week ! -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:44, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome as always ;) - Hoo man (talk) 23:32, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


Approval or bot-bit is not requested on that level of activity. Regards! -- Lavallen 09:38, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Just wanted to let local wiki know what my bot does ;) - Hoo man (talk) 23:32, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi Hoo man, thank you for this! You said "feel free to ask me", so now I'm feeling free to ask you! :-) On some wikisources I found js errors like "Uncaught TypeError: Object #<HTMLDocument> has no method 'attachEvent'" or similar (one for example is on sr.source). It looks like some kind of deprecated function, do you know how to fix it? Thanks :-) Candalua 18:28, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

I did my usual changes to the sr.wikisource JS and it should be fine now (though I couldn't see the error you gave me first, you should say which browser you used for testing), may you can see what needs to be done, but make sure to not remove stuff that's still in use. Feel free to ask for more help ;). Btw, please see this, I'm really sorry that I didn't see that first, I hope it's not too much work to replace them for you (I can help here as well, cause it's partly my fault) - Hoo man (talk) 00:07, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, I already made the replace (python gave me a hand! :-) The error on sr.source: I was using chrome, and I still see it (there are also Vector.js and Monobook.js, I'm seeing it in monobook). Tomorrow I will tell you if I find others elsewhere. For now, thank you very much for your help. Candalua 01:01, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

No problem, fixed sr.wikisource now (the error indeed was in monobook.js) ;) - Hoo man (talk) 01:47, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Hit count

Just to let you know about this   mickit 21:54, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Great! Let me know if any problems occur (I don't use the script myself atm, so I can only fix them on report) - Hoo man (talk) 23:32, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس Alixafar 00:06, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I can help you with the technical stuff that needs to be done, just tell me what exactly you need. For the abuse, I would open an RFC, but keep an eye on Talk:Steward requests/Checkuser - Hoo man (talk) 18:42, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Using scripts on other wikis

Are there site configurations required for your scripts to load correctly on a non-WMF wiki? I attempted to install Smart Rollback on, but do not see evidence the script is being loaded when using Vector. - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 18:39, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Well the scripts are working perfectly fine there, the problem is either that $wgAllowUserJs is set to false (you can verify this by looking into you preferences their, if "custom JavaScript" appears under appearance it's activated, if not you can eg. use Greasmonkey to load the scripts) or that there are other JS errors which break the whole page JS - Hoo man (talk) 13:09, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! $wgAllowUsersJs was set to false. Just didn't think about that! - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 23:20, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
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