User talk:Beetstra

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" Turk Gay Club", who met on the internet Turkish lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex individuals in the community. Which is an organization dedicated to the rights of LGBTI community, was founded in August 17, 2006, and since 2012 the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) member. Since August 2006, including all LGBTI individuals, especially gay people congregate and services, and publications to promote the rights of LGBTI individuals are available. LGBTI rights news site with its own share all the news media attention is an official website of the LGBT community called "Turk Gay Club" that is served for LGBTTIQ people's rights in Turkey. An this community, which is reputable in Turkish LGBT media. Therefore We request you to remove its official website from blacklist.

Turk Gay Club's ILGA membership verification pageThe preceding unsigned comment was added by Nikoqol (talk • contribs) .

Nikoqol, it was spammed cross-wiki, however official that is, if that abuse is there links get blacklisted - being linked from Wikipedia is not a right - it may have some use on the Turkish Wikipedia, so please request whitelisting of the link there that is needed. It, at least for now, not suitable for linking on the hundreds of other wikis out there. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 07:58, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Dear Beetstra. İt was added to Turkish Wiki:Turk Gay Club. Someone added our link to a lot of Wikis at 2008. 5 years ago. So You'had added our link to blacklist. We didn't add our link to Wikipedia 5 years ago.We don't spam. We want to create a "Turk Gay Club Page" to and too.May you remove our link from global. One of our link "" at İf We spam. We may add's links to all of Wikis. May be Referance: Best Wishes.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nikogol (talk • contribs) .

I did not say you spammed it - it was pushed inappropriately to several pages in inappropriate edits on multiple wikis and therefore blacklisted. It only has use on some wikis on (most notably on tr.wikipedia), at best 2-3 pages on those wikis, and therefore I suggest to go through whitelisting on those wikis for specific pages.
Your remark ".. to promote the rights of LGBTI individuals are available .." gives individuals with an agenda incentive to push it, to make sure that those rights are promoted through Wikipedia - and that is not what Wikipedia is for. Please request whitelisting. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 06:24, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Dear Beetstra my english is not so good. ".. to promote the rights of LGBTI individuals are available .." is misspeled...Turk Gay Club is a LGBT organization. and it's going to be a legal association in a few months. it's a 9 years old organization. All of staff and founders are LGBT and a description in english will be written. Best WishesThe preceding unsigned comment was added by Nikogol (talk • contribs) .

Still, it was used in an inappropriate way to promote, ánd has only very, very limited use. Really, you want to whitelist specific links on specific wikis for this, not globally de-list. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 08:17, 20 November 2013 (UTC)



Hello. Why is COIBot down so often? Is it on Wikimedia Labs? I already have a Tool Labs account, so I'd be happy to help if you add me. Any idea when it will be back? :S PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:29, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message and the offer. COIBot is down at the moment due to database problems (the databases had to be moved again, I have to make fresh databases, etc. etc.) - which is something I do not have time to do at the moment. COIBot does not seem to like that it does not have access to the databases (which is another thing I should try to solve). Regarding access, I'd be glad to give access to you there, so in the case the bots really crash (they are on a form of automated restart that should respawn them on a normal crash).
I hope to have time to work on the databases in the beginning of next year, and then also be able to stabilise COIBot better, and I'll keep you up to this promise then. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 10:39, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

COIBot restarting "Selected additions" rather than appending[edit]

Gday, I am not sure whether it is intentional, in error, or a consequence of the database refresh, however, the Xwiki reports that are being generated are losing their selected additions history section, it all starts afresh from the recovery of the system. It is that middle section only, so it is survivable, just not ideal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:25, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Yep, the old data is gone, and COIBot uses everything it has in the db. Just be aware that there may be data in the history of files. For the older stuff, one will have to dig 'manually' .. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 13:47, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

LinkWatchers turn to slack off[edit]

and they haven't come back. FWIW, I have gotten round to getting my tools account active so that you can train me a few more steps to look after the mundane.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:40, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Coren killed it, partially for something that I still had to solve, and a second part that I don't understand (the bots have been doing that for months without issues ..). I've solved the first part and started the bot again. It does give some additional problems that I have to solve at some point. One thing at a time. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 07:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Totally understand, and in truth I am not looking for more work, just finally getting some things done, and letting you know.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:52, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

COIBot stopped, presuming that it didn't migrate[edit]

Coren did the migration thingy for those bots that hadn't been moved by their owners (my) overnight. At or about that time, all the bots stopped working, so I am presuming that it didn't get moved by you previously. Anyway, a note for whenever you are about.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Sigh. What did they change this time. I am a volunteer, not a full time worker paid by them. They were running under their own accounts, but again servers needed to be changed. I start to wish for an own box again :-(. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 07:19, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
They moved from pmtpa to eqiad. All jobs were stopped and crontabs were removed. Can you restart COIBot please? Do you just need to run PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:45, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
No the issue was (is?) the tools db was (is?) down. Beetstra needed to get Coren to do bits, and we are waiting.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:44, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, I do not have access to the db :-( .. no clue where it is now. --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 08:53, 31 March 2014 (UTC)