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Two Questions[edit]

First Question: Is it possible to give Egil an acount? His is really good and hardly integrated in the german Wikipedia.

Second Question: Would it be possible to get something like on the server for statistics. (My provider has it ans I find it good to see which Page is sucessfull and need more care.) Kolossos 19:31, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

If you're talking about Wikimedia's project's web statistics, a similar program Webalizer was switched off a while ago, presumably for performance reasons. You may be interested in Logwood, although they seem to be offline at the moment. As for the user accounts... I dunno... maybe I actually need to IRC chat to these people, because I've submitted my request for a while, and besides one request by Katie to clarify my aims, I haven't recieved any confirmation/denial. Ambush Commander 20:22, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

i cannot give Egil an account until he replies to my last email. i am considering some kind of server statistics, but it will not be awstats. AC, i did not forget about your account, but i need to nag someone else about it... sorry for the delay :-( k.

Ah, thanks. Sometimes emails can disappear into black holes... just yesterday I recieved an email purported to have been sent six months ago. Ambush Commander 22:06, 22 December 2005 (UTC)Reply


After one and a half weeks, I would have expected to get some sort of feedback to my listing as "interested". I know all work on this is voluntary, but after bringing my Wikinews RSS feed script to a state worth discussing with others, I'm now stuck until I know whether or when I'll get an account. So if anybody can let me know what's going on, I'd be thankful. —da Pete 10:55, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

More waiting[edit]

Same question as above; seems that it takes forever to get an account here. I also understand that volunteers work here, however, sooner or later you should reply to these people and either say yes, or no, or ask extra questions. Maybe more people should be given priveleges to be able to create accounts for users at the toolserver. en:Oleg Alexandrov (talk) 03:24, 17 March 2006 (UTC)Reply

Toolserver lag[edit]

The replication lag is currently (April 6, 2006) 1 day, 21 hours. It increases even on weekends. Is there a particular problem with the server? - User:D2/en:User:Docu

Some lag on Interiot's tool. When will his tool be able to update for en.wikipedia? VZDSL 00:57, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

English Wikipedia[edit]

Howdy - I am pining for the return of still says that the "toolserver version of the English Wikipedia is still corrupt and outdated." Any idea when this might be up and running? Cheers, Her Pegship 22:01, 5 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

Right now it really seems screwed up. Nothing for en is working there. ~MDD4696 22:00, 11 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

Any further word?[edit]

Greetings! Any news on when the toolserver copy of English Wikipedia copy will be fixed? Thanks - Her Pegship 20:57, 21 July 2006 (UTC)Reply

Status request[edit]

I can imagine that restoring the toolserver is rather tedious work. But I also think contributors do deserve some update on what is going on more frequently. 790 12:46, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

OK now I found sth.: yesterday, a database dump necessary for the reconstruction progress was prevented by another hardware failure. 790
That's my blog :)
We have added a "news"-box at the toolserver-main-page to show the status. There are no new news at the moment, we are still waiting for a dump :(. --DaB. 13:11, 14 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

tool request page[edit]

I thing it would be nice to have a Toolserver/Requests page, for tool requests and suggestions. The 'suggest a feature' link on the Toolserver Table of Contents points to en:User talk:Interiot... Waldir 13:22, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

very slow response times from[edit]

It takes roughly three minutes for me to run any tool linked to . I am running Mozilla on Debian stable, over a PPPoE account, and using iptables for packet filtering. Can't think of anything else offhand that might be relevant about my configuration. Any ideas what's going on here? I don't find that websites in general are slow for me, so I think this has to count as a bug in the toolserver.

By the way I've tried other browsers. Konqueror times out; I can't get through at all. Epiphany shows the same behavior as mozilla, as does w3m (a text browser). --Trovatore 09:16, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Do you have a IPv6-Adress with a broken IPv6-Tunnel? --DaB. 17:44, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
I drop all IPv6 packets, because I don't know which ones are safe, and I hadn't prior to this seen anywhere that I needed them. Can you suggest IPv6 rules that will be maximally safe, without causing this problem? --Trovatore 00:04, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
Oh, but I have no reason to think I have an IPv6 address. How would I tell? --Trovatore 02:45, 29 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
Update: I (very briefly!) turned off all IPv6 filtering. It made no difference. --Trovatore 06:04, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Download the tool server[edit]

Is it possible for someone to download the tool server tools, in one package, to setup their own toolserver for their wiki? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

No. At this point, I don't think every one's source code is even directly accessible (certainly not in any uniform manner, considering the number of programming languages used.) --Connel MacKenzie 17:08, 11 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
should be, defiantley could be useful for those with their own wikis running mediawiki. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Enwiki replication lag?[edit]

Any word on why the English replication lag started growing about a month ago? It's now 30 days. —Dgies

  • As I understand it, en: replication was turned off in sometime in early Feb (there are 4th Feb timestamps in the toolserver db), so has been growing in a straight line (if you look at the graphs) ever since. This was done because the en: lag was growing in any case, and the total server load was such that it was affecting the other wikis, too. I believe the plan is to purchase additional hardware, and run the en: and the [everything else]: replications separately. I'm not sure what the exact timescale on that is, however. (I'm hoping fairly soon, given the epic nature of the wait between successive db dumps.) Alai 13:30, 21 February 2007 (UTC)Reply


Is there any tool for finding how many articles have I created? I mean number of new pages created by the user. So I could find what I do more often - creating new or editing existing ones. Thank you ;) Petr K 11:55, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes. See --.anaconda 11:58, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much. Petr K 06:54, 2 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Request for access[edit]

The content page says, "To apply, give your nickname and specify reasons." Give my nickname to whom? --Selket 21:24, 11 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Have you seen Toolserver/New accounts? Greetings, --Mdangers 12:03, 12 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Any infos on why the TS is currently down?[edit]

No shell, no http. Is it dead Jim? --Dschwen 19:32, 20 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Request for TS-Access to do HTML-dumps of various WM-projects[edit]


I' developing scripts to turn Mediawiki-HTML-Dumps into eBooks suitable for mobile devices (see for details). This works fine for the Wikipedia itself (because HTML-dumps are available via ). However, other interesting projects like wiktionary aren't covered by this service. This is why I'd like to do HTML-dumps myself.

Thank you. Frank1212

Hi, the place to request new account is TS/A. --Dereckson 19:00, 6 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, I re-posted it there.


I'd like to know if there is a tool for finding all users with the same username throughout all of the wiki projects? - thank You in advance. best regards, 16:51, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, try this. Adambro 17:09, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hello Adambro,
yep, that's exactly what i was looking for. - Many thanks and best regards, 02:24, 22 January 2008 (UTC) (former

Transliterator tool[edit]

Hello! I have written a small program that can transliterate Cyrillic characters into Latin ones, according to the transliteration rules of ISO/R 9 (1968). Other rules can be created by the user (this is configurable). This tool might be useful for the Italian Wikipedia because ISO/R 9 transliterations are used as article titles. The program is under GPL and written in Java.

I wonder if someone could upload this program for me, or give me an account on the toolserver so I could do it on my own.

(I have a Unified Login but it seems it is not active here ... it:Utente:MaEr or de:Benutzer:MaEr)

-- 09:32, 20 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Copied to Toolserver/New accounts. --MaEr 17:39, 21 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Account for an Interwiki bot[edit]

Hello I would know if i could request an account for a bot whose main activity is interwiki. The reason is for using the toolserver system reliability instead of a private computer... I don't see this type of account here. Should I made the request under my user account or under the bot account ? This type of request will have a chance to lead ? --Gdgourou 09:39, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

I can't say with certainty how likely you are to get an account, but I can say that you need to do it under your user account, at Toolserver/New accounts. —Giggy 09:49, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ok, I know where requesting an account on toolserver but, because i don't really see any interwiki bot on toolserver, I'm asking me if this type of bot are perhaps "unwanted" on it. No idea about that ? --Gdgourou 15:24, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, I don't know for sure. :-( Contacting a prolific interwiki bot operator or two (like the operators of any interwiki bots here) might help. Cheers. —Giggy 11:45, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Try #wikimedia-toolserver on freenode or mail:toolserver-l. --Erwin(85) 14:13, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ok thanks. --Gdgourou 15:20, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Toolserver down[edit]

I see the toolserver is down. Where is there on-wiki discussion of what the problem is and when it's likely to be fixed? Please answer here or at my en: talk, not my meta talk. Thanks. --Dweller 11:20, 31 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

mailing-list announcement. Laaknor 12:04, 31 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

problems with toolserver movement?[edit] lists only half of my SUL-accounts cannot connect to most databases:

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s1/enwiki_p

Failed to connect to DB enwiki_p!

Failed to connect to database for

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s3/frwiktionary_p

Failed to connect to DB frwiktionary_p!

Failed to connect to database for - used on at least 100 pages [+]

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s3/frwiki_p

Failed to connect to DB frwiki_p!

Failed to connect to database for

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s3/jawiki_p

Failed to connect to DB jawiki_p!

Failed to connect to database for - used on 43 pages [+] - used on 40 pages [+]

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s3/eswiki_p

Failed to connect to DB eswiki_p!

Failed to connect to database for

Database Error: Unknown error on sql-s3/ruwiki_p

Failed to connect to DB ruwiki_p!

Failed to connect to database for


Are there any longer lasting problems following the moving of the servers? axpdeHello! 22:43, 3 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Check --Dschwen 03:56, 4 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Suggestions for new tools[edit]

I would like to make the following suggestion for new tools to search in particular categories:

  • articles in a category most often linked within a wikipedia
  • most visited articles of a category
  • most edited articles of a category

I think they can help to find important articles an a particular topic. Who could create this tools? Thank you -- 12:22, 7 February 2009 (UTC) (my wp-acocunt is [1]).Reply

Criteria for the server allocation[edit]

Hello, due to the fact that the Spanish Wikipedia is considering to start using the CatSCan Tool massively both, thru gadgets and templates, I was wondering about the huge lag in the Spanish Wikipedia (almost 2 months). I don't know when the different projects where allocated to the 3 servers, but I cannot understand today's situation with regards to the Spanish Wikipedia. Its amount of users, articles and page views is located does not make it deserve server 3 with a lag of months. Doesn't it make sense to review the ressources allocation as we did with the ranking at ?, best regards, --Poco a poco 21:30, 2 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

the problem is nothing to do with resource allocation, and the clusters were created by Wikimedia, not us. the problem with s3 replication should be resolved this week. Kate


"I can't think of a reason why %^, should be disallowed offhand, but I'm sure there is one."

% is an alternative wildcard character in SQL, last I checked. Stifle 13:03, 29 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

SUL - wikisortable by Registration date[edit]


I have seen my SUL, but it is not properly sorting by date. How to fix it?

Similarily, the Global user manager is not wikisortable at all. Thanks. --Franta Oashi 14:32, 19 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
The datetime format I got is like this:
cswiki(c)	wikipedia	4207	00:46, 15 June 2009		No	merged by user
--Franta Oashi 14:35, 19 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

404: User account expired[edit]

I keep getting this message when I try to run a toolserver program. For example:

Have these accounts really expired? Thanks. --Bruce1ee 08:25, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Yes. --Dschwen 12:16, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
So that means that all the tools that run under these users have now died. On the Toolserver page there are at least 5 links that don't work because of expired user accounts. Can a current user not take over these tools? --Bruce1ee 15:04, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
There is discussion about this, but unfortunately the licensing (or lack thereof) of the tools might not permit that. --Dschwen 15:16, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the info. --Bruce1ee 15:32, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Why is Wikimedia not requiring all tools to be released under a free license? This seems really weird coming from Germany, since they even insist on using only free images on their Wikipedia. Trlkly 09:13, 11 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
"Me too" as to the request from Trikly. I used X!(Soxred93)'s new edit counter on a weekly/monthly basis and was very happy with its presentation of my edit history in a graphical form. This break-down of edits per category + the top list of my edited articles was very useful for me in getting an idea of what I've been doing with my life, these last four years spent with the Wikimedia projects. If there is another tool that can do this, I'd be more than happy in knowing this. If there's a possibility of useful tools getting a permanent place on Toolserver, I'd be more than willing to help getting that done. I'm not a scriptwriter but please let me know where to send more of my money to get this done. Best of wishes.--Paracel63 (talk) 15:14, 21 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
Update. It seems user TParis at enwp has relaunched the counter (link here: [2]). Many thanks to him.--Paracel63 (talk) 17:25, 21 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Uncategorized notification[edit]

CategorizationBot (talk) 11:20, 25 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Shalom, ce sont des photos personnelles où je désire garder mon droit d'auteure comme photographe. Je les ai publiée suite au décès d'un ami-contributeur au Wiki francophone. Je n'autorise aucun à les insérer dans l'encyclopédie wiki. Ces photos resteront non-catégorisé. They are personal photos where I wish to keep my law of author as photographer. I published them further to the death of a friend-contributor in French-speaking Wikipedia. I authorize nobody to insert them into the encyclopedia wiki. These photos will remain non-categorized. Thank you Merci --Genevieve2 15:08, 25 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

About "your local laws" in the Rules[edit]

I'm writing a page in Korean Wikipedia, and the page introduces the Toolserver.

I want to check the exact meaning of "your local laws" in the Rules: "All uses of the toolservers must be legal under Dutch, German, US and your local laws."

Does it include both the user's nationality/citizenship and the location from which the user accesses to the Toolserver? For example, let's assume that a user named John's nationality is the United Kingdom and he's staying in France. He's accessing to the Toolserver and using tools on it. In this situation, does John's "local laws" is interpreted as both British and French laws? --Yes0song (talk) 10:26, 21 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Nobody really watches this talk page. You probably want to ask the toolserver-l mailing list. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:33, 21 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Toolserver status is down[edit]

Ironically, seems to be down (as of now). I think this is quite funny, actually. Could someone look into it, though? --Gormo (talk) 12:57, 6 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Future of Toolserver[edit]

Toolserver services will soon be discontinued. See the page for information and add your feedback. Thanks, Nemo 09:24, 29 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

Why the counter works for English but not for Romanian Wikipedia?[edit]

Who is in charge with that counter? Is „tparis” a user name? Thanks. Ark25 (talk) 19:39, 9 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Reflinks 404 error[edit]

I just started getting 404 errors when I try to use Reflinks from [3]. 05:48, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

I tried it again and it worked. 06:58, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply