User talk:Beetstra

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Backlog files[edit]

Is liwa3 just confused and labelling October backlog files as 09 /202009nn-..., or are these files coming from somewhere else? I had checked the backlog directory yesterday and it had been empty.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:33, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Bit confused - in perl January is month 0 and I am too lazy to convert.
Likely a flooder on wikidata. They find a new property and that is then being added with massive flood. I would really prefer that they had a couple of dedicated flood-bots that people can just program through a on-wiki settings page. Then I can easier filter out that data, there is no use in LiWa3 reporting thousands and thousands of the same additions, if only the users where whitelisted then we don't have that issue (but when you whitelist the user or domain when you notice the queue is already there. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:09, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Okay, so 09 is October, rather than being 10. I thought that linkwatchers had possibly found a secret backlog of files from September. My confusion is addressed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:27, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: Invitation[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Porn sites at Wikivoyage[edit]

When you have a few minutes, would you please take a look at voy:en:Wikivoyage:Travellers' pub#Abuse filter for porn and decide whether these sites should be handled locally or globally? Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:50, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

@WhatamIdoing: I reported all of them in Talk:Spam blacklist, lets get reports and assess abuse. this is the typical way porn sites are abused, there may be a case to just ban this stuff and whitelist what is needed. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:59, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I knew that whatever the situation was, you'd know how to deal with it. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:26, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

quit permission[edit]

please could I have permission to get coibot to quit. "Only Dirk Beetstra and Versageek can tell me to quit". I would prefer to do it from IRC rather than have to kick harder from command line. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:23, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: I have adapted the code. As this is in the core bot (coibot.pl) this requires a restart of the whole bot before it takes effect. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:41, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your trust, and noted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:01, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

coibot not connecting to mysql[edit]

It had disappeared and after standard push, killed the processes, and ran the .sh to know success. Running a plain nohup with the perl file it says that it cannot connect to mysql server. Haven't got the time to check that out so just noting the issue for the moment.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:11, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Bah. Finish the msg, kick it again, and voila it works. <grr> COMPUTERS!!!  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:13, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: it is the database replication bug on phab that bstorms is taking care of. I thought I added you to that bug? —Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 03:47, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, you added me to the bug, though association of that bug and this issue was probably a disconnect.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:16, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: It also took me a long time, 'why is COIBot repeating to save the exact same report', 'why do poked reports not come through', until I manually tried to login to mysql, and manually tried to delete a record ('maybe it has a forbidden character in it?') and was disallowed to alter the db because it was locked.... then to figure out why it was locked was another challenge. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 05:42, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

linkwatchers ugh[edit]

The linkwatchers have been failing miserably and not particularly talking in IRC. In my inexpert way I have done some restarts and have some responsiveness back. though looking at the syslogs, I do see the troubling (replace user with xxxxx in case it needs to be quiet)

  • LINKANALYSER 000006 @ 2021-1-16 @ 21:44:30 - Dying painfully because of faulty liwa mysql handle - error Can't connect to MySQL: User 'xxxxxx' has exceeded the 'max_user_connections' resource (current value: 10) at LinkAnalyser.pl line 508.

I think that I have it back and running; I am see it generate a report or two. Maybe it was just db issues, <shrug> my problem-solving/understanding of what exactly was wrong is still substandard.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:52, 16 January 2021 (UTC)