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IAB's false positives on cy-wiki

IAB has incorrectly changed perfectly good references to an archive link eg here and wrongly says the link was 'dead'. So I've banned the IAB until a good reason is given for these edits. Thanks. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 04:38, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Llywelyn2000: It looks like the site is interacting strangely with the bot. While a normal web browser can load the content fine, all requests from the bot are getting directed to an error page delivering a 404 Not Found error. This has caused the bot to think that the page legitimately doesn't exist. To correct this, the domain has been marked a paermalive so the bot no longer reports them as dead. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 20:03, 5 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Many thanks. Can you give me links to these please. We need to know why this happened. How and by who was the erroneous redirect created. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 06:38, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Llywelyn2000: Those are questions you will likely not be able to answer. The only thing I can tell you, is that when the bot tries to call it gets a 302 response (a redirect) and is sent to which is a 404 (Not found) error. Understandably, this is why the bot thought it was dead. As to why the bot gets sent there when web browsers don't, is a big mystery. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 13:50, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Many thanks, once again. Until this (and numerous other errors eg residue) are ironed out, the bot will remain banned from cywiki, as per community request. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 09:04, 7 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Llywelyn2000, can you please link to examples of the other errors you refer to so that we can work on fixing them and preventing them in the future? Harej (talk) 19:14, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:18, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

enwiki – AbuseFilter blocks single-page run to add archive links

I'm trying to analyze en:Gigi Ibrahim and add archive links where possible to prevent future link rot. When I try, the IAbot interface shows a red error banner that reads "Analysis error: abusefilter-disallowed: ⧼abusefilter-warning-proxy-link⧽". Please advise! (Please ping in response) Ezlev (talk) 23:31, 6 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ezlev, can you try running the tool on the Gigi Ibrahim article again? Harej (talk) 19:58, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Same issue, Harej, after a 107-second run (longer than it was when I initially tried, I think). Ezlev (talk) 20:23, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ezlev, Cyberpower678 ran the bot on the article. The bot ran into conflicts with AbuseFilter involving the use of EBSCO links. Administrators can bypass this filter, so he ran the bot on that page. Harej (talk) 19:37, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:19, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Error permission

Hi, I've been using the bot smoothly for months, but now when I was trying to run it, it gave me "error permission" notice. I'll be grateful if anyone can help me out. (And please ping me when replying) --Yolo4A4Lo (talk) 08:54, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yolo4A4Lo, can you confirm in the tool interface that "English Wikipedia" is selected in the dropdown box on the top right? Harej (talk) 19:51, 12 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, it works again now. By chance, I'm trying to run the bot on en:Yuzuru Hanyu and have submitted it as a job, but the bot didn't archive any links despite it said the work has been done. I've never run it on article this big, so I'll appreciate your help. -- Yolo4A4Lo (talk) 00:33, 13 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yolo4A4Lo, that article has too many links on it, so the bot is unable to process the article through the single-page analysis tool. Further, batch jobs have no configuration options for security reasons, which is why the bot is not working in the preferred way. Harej (talk) 19:42, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:20, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

gambling/porn usurped

Sites have been usurped by a gambling site.


 — billinghurst sDrewth 11:26, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

billinghurst: Added to the queue to be processed by WaybackMedic on Enwiki. InternetArchiveBot does not support usurped domains. WaybackMedic does, but only work on Enwiki. Thanks for the report! -- GreenC (talk) 18:47, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:20, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bug report


We do not have enough information. Please describe how the edit should have been made differently. Harej (talk) 19:45, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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aawiki - Afar Wikipedia

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T299576

When you select in the list "aawiki - Afar Wikipedia" - non-existent Afar Wikipedia, a login and password request occurs, reports an incorrect entry, and so on endlessly. Non-existent sections should be removed from the list of language sections. Kalendar (talk) 10:38, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you for your report Kalendar. We are tracking it in Phabricator and will work on mitigating this bug. Harej (talk) 19:59, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:23, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Japanese wikipedia

Hi! The bot is now running on Danish Wikipedia and it seems to be working good there so I thought perhaps it could also be restarted on Japanese Wikipedia. So I asked the admin that blocked the bot and the reply was that if you "start working on fixing the issues again then I can consider". So my question is if any of you have time to work on it again? If yes I think the bot should start out slow and with a few edits so there is time to check the edits. Sadly I do not speak Japanese but I'm working with the blocking admin on moving files to Commons so I think it is possible to get some help translate. If you do not have time at the moment that is no problem. I'm sure Japanese Wikipedia can wait a few months more :-) --MGA73 (talk) 11:37, 22 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MGA73, there were two issues that have prevented the bot from running on Japanese Wikipedia. The first issue had to do with respecting very strict rate limits; this has been resolved. The next issue is that there is an unusually high number of dead URL false positives due to access restrictions of Japanese websites, and it will take more work to get around this. Harej (talk) 19:07, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Harej! --MGA73 (talk) 14:47, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 20:36, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wrong version

In edits like this the bot adds a archive link to the 2014 year edition of NGA List of Lights, Radio Aids and Fog Signals (Q13872896) when the source used is the 2017 year edition. In most cases a lighthouse that existed in 2017 probably existed in 2014 too, but the page numbers are wrong. /Esquilo (talk) 11:56, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Esquilo, thank you for your report. Unfortunately you have encountered an edge case in how the bot stores information about archive links, and this will not be fixed for some time. In the meantime, you can use the Manage Single URL interface to manually configure an archive URL. Harej (talk) 19:53, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your answer. I'd love to enter manual configurations for this URL, but unfortunately I do not have the permissions.
The action you are trying to perform requires the changeurldata permission.
This permission is obtainable with the following groups: user, admin, root, bot
/Esquilo (talk) 07:14, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Cyberpower678, would you be able to make this configuration change? Harej (talk) 19:07, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Esquilo, the archive link has been updated in the database. Harej (talk) 18:59, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:59, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I notice you have fixed it now. Thank you! /Esquilo (talk) 12:22, 8 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Follow up on Albanian Wikipedia

[2]. Harej (talk) 01:46, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:29, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Follow up on Estonian Wikipedia

[3]. Harej (talk) 01:47, 25 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:45, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Follow up on Russian Wikipedia

[4]. Harej (talk) 17:25, 26 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This section was archived on a request by: —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:54, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pollution by Bots

Can WP be changed so Bots do not pollute the discussion pages the way they do? It’s horrible. The discussion pages are filled up with automated verbage by Bots rather than discussion by editors. It is completely out of control. I wonder if my note here will generate more automated pollution by a Bot? Some years ago, it wasn’t like this. Back then discussion pages were for discussion. Now one struggles to spot the discussion amidst the Bot pollution. Frenchmalawi (talk) 03:28, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Frenchmalawi You (an admin of the relevant wiki) can change the settings somewhere at and chose if bot should leave messages on talk page or not. Perhaps this partly Danish File:Konfigurer bot - IABot-interface.pdf can help you. "Nej" means no and "Ja" means yes. --MGA73 (talk) 14:51, 27 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:46, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IA Bot Down?

Folks - I use the IA Bot using this link -- However, I have been receiving an error since the last couple of days.

By way of additional detail I am getting a "Bad title: The page you entered is invalid or doesn't exist. Please check your spelling and try again." This used to work before.

Please can someone have a look. Thanks. Ktin (talk) 00:25, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Ktin: please make sure that you have the tool set to the right Wikipedia. It sounds like you may be on the wrong language. You can change your Wikipedia in the dropdown menu on the right of the top menu bar. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:56, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 15:45, 11 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Analysis error: blocked

Hello IA Bot admins, I have been attempting to archive references for the article William H. Davis, and I have been receiving the following error: "Analysis error: blocked: You have been blocked from editing." Please let me know how best to resolve this issue. -- West Virginian (talk) 18:45, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@West Virginian: I'm not this bot's operator, but it seems that this bot was caught in an auto-block. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 18:49, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh, thank you so much for your timely and informative response. I'll see if I can contact an operator in the meantime. Thanks again! -- West Virginian (talk) 18:56, 31 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@West Virginian: please have a look at task T274050 and follow the instructions there. Any information you provide there will be helpful. This is an old bug. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:58, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 15:45, 11 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I am editing a lot from my Iphone right now. I can not analyze pages for dead links with the IABot using my Iphone, everytime I try there is an orange box with information about ”Language unavailable”. So I can not archive dead links etc. It has been like this for a month or so. Very strange. When I do it on a computer it works fine.--BabbaQ (talk) 11:57, 30 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@BabbaQ: can you provide a screenshot of this? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:55, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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dawiki questions

(moved from en:User talk:Cyberpower678)

Hi! According to this bot queue for this wiki is disabled. Is it globally or did someone disable it for dawiki? Also I would like to hear if bot tries to save urls to if the url is not yes archived? --MGA73 (talk) 13:44, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Perhaps you could also help me with this question: Dawiki uses da:Template:Dødt link and it is the same as {{Dead link}}. But in edits like da:Special:Diff/10600392 it seems that the bot does not know its the same template (also it removed the url). I do not know if its a but or us setting up the config wrong. --MGA73 (talk) 16:50, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hello again. This is dead but it is whitelisted so I can't change it. --MGA73 (talk) 17:45, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps edit InternetArchiveBot/Status now bot is running at dawiki :-) --MGA73 (talk) 17:48, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have updated the configuration for the Dødt link. It was slightly misconfigured. As set the URL to dead. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 20:05, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you very much User:Cyberpower678. Perhaps you can tell me

  1. if bot queue can be enabled again for dawiki?
  2. if bot tries to save urls to if the url is not yes archived?

--MGA73 (talk) 11:25, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MGA73, the bot queue is disabled because a rate limit was configured for Danish Wikipedia, and when a rate limit is set, this disables the queue so that users do not cause the bot to make more edits than it should. To enable the bot queue, you should set the rate limit to 0. This will not make the bot edit too quickly as it runs pretty slowly by default. Harej (talk) 19:21, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Harej. That makes sense. Do you know if bot will ask to save urls if they are not allready archived? --MGA73 (talk) 20:59, 2 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
MGA73, since we are making archives of all external links, on all wikis, as they are posted, we do not specifically submit links to the Wayback Machine on-demand. Harej (talk) 18:57, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Thank you! --MGA73 (talk) 15:29, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

dawiki and url-status=dead

This diff was first reported by MGA73 at my enwiki talk page. It added |url-status=dead but should have left a {{dead link}} or an archive URL. I don't know if this is a bug, template or site cfg problem. It sometimes works as seen here. -- GreenC (talk) 15:08, 13 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you GreenC! Yes I found anouther one today da:Special:Diff/11057515. So sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Sadly I can't see why. --MGA73 (talk) 16:47, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MGA73: This was a configuration issue, and has been fixed. The bot's behavior should change not too long from now. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:36, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Thank you! --MGA73 (talk) 15:29, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

SqWiki - Problems

  1. Please take a look at this article, the references. The bot is acting really strange on it for a while now.
  2. After IABot had its global manic episode, the number of articles in this category (CS1 - Extra parameters) jumped from some tens to 3000. Now that the bot is fixed, can it be programmed to remove the parameters it added in error? Bots (Bot operators) are usually supposed to clean up the damages in these cases. We'd prefer keeping the hyphenated versions. - Klein Muçi (talk) 02:47, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Klein Muçi: For the first instance, I have a working theory of what is triggering this bug and made an edit that should work around it. The bug appears to be triggered by using protocol relative URLs. I have changed them to protocol specific URLs. If you don't mind approving the revision. As for the second case, I will work on getting the references cleaned up. Please allow a few weeks for this to happen. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:20, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    @Cyberpower678, no problem. I accepted those and gave you autochecked rights so you can do further tests if so needed. Thank you! :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 00:48, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 23:03, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

False positive

Hi. Please white list Take a look at this example. I have reported as false positive but still IABot is marking them as dead links. Thank You--Skivsamlare (talk) 17:28, 14 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Skivsamlare: I've whitelisted the domain. The domain behaves in a way the bot can't handle correctly. It's some kind of anti-bot mechanism. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:34, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:14, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Live links not stored in

I was told that the bot does not ask to save a website so I guess users have to save them manually. The tricky part is to find those links. Is there any way to make a list/dump of links to live pages not yet stored in

I can imagine that it would be more than a few links so we could use an easy way to save the links to The trick is that there may be links leading to spam, porn, junk etc. So I was thinking that users have to click the link and if it is relevant then they clik save and if it is spam they should remove it from Wikipedia. Can you think of an easy way save good links or do we have to go to and paste the link manually? --MGA73 (talk) 09:09, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MGA73, the reason the bot does not ask because the Wayback Machine, on its own initiative, is already archiving all links posted to wiki. If there is an urgent need to archive a website I recommend submitting a bulk request through the Google Sheets upload. Harej (talk) 19:31, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Harej Thanks a lot! That sounds very good. The problem is to find pages not yet archived. But if Wayback Machine is already archiving links it should not be many links and/or only very recent links. --MGA73 (talk) 15:18, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Why whitelist

Links like is dead but it is whitelisted so I can't change it. Is it because the bot can't access or what is the reason for the whitelist? Unless bot won't work correct I think we should remove the whitelist. If whitelist can't be removed and we need to fix all pages manually perhaps you could change my userrights so I can fix it? --MGA73 (talk) 18:42, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

MGA73, the domain has been taken off the list. Harej (talk) 19:36, 23 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Harej Thanks a lot. If there are any problems I will come back begging for a whitelist ;-) --MGA73 (talk) 15:19, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:00, 24 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

German Wikipedia

I am aware that the Bot is currently disabled for de:WP (which is very, very sad). The user page (de:Benutzer:InternetArchiveBot) says it's possible to run it manually, which I tried yesterday. But so far, 24 hrs later, my bot job (ID 9565) has not been executed. Is that because the bot's busy or is that because the information was wrong and not even a manual run works? Thanks and kind regards, Grueslayer (talk) 15:15, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Not a developer but someone whos paying attention to the situation.. there is severe backlogs right now. You are better off just doing all the tasks manually as there, as of current, is a 40 job backlog. NeoJade (talk) 18:44, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
But that's actually good news for me, as it indicates the bot job will eventually run, and I'm not exactly in a hurry. Any idea about how long a backlog of 40 jobs takes the bot? Kind regards, Grueslayer (talk) 19:10, 25 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
(For the record: Five days in my case. Fine with me! Kind regards, Grueslayer (talk) 11:59, 1 March 2022 (UTC))[reply]
Grueslayer, thank you for confirming your job did run. We have investigated the issue on German Wikipedia and we believe we have fixed the outstanding problem there, so we are now testing the bot on German Wikipedia. Pinging Cirdan who I think will appreciate the news. Harej (talk) 19:27, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:27, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

It this a bug?

IAbot seems to replace the original title of webpage with "存档副本"(these Chinese characters mean "archived duplicates") like this at line 40 when the URLs don't end with "/". Though it's correct, it's still a pity IAbot removes the original title. Could you fix it? Thanks.--迴廊彼端 (talk) 03:53, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

迴廊彼端, yes, this is a bug. We are tracking it at task T302915. Harej (talk) 19:34, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Harej, thank you and your partners for maintaining IABot. --迴廊彼端 (talk) 02:33, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 14:27, 3 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

67-Page job been stuck on queued for a day

A job I ran, 9649, as well as 9640 and 9642, all were queued for a day. I killed the last two after a day aswell, but 9649 has been stuck for a day. Is it because User:Whoop whoop pull up is running a gazillion jobs at once and so mine is getting queued to be done after his, or is the thing glitched? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lallint (talk) 12:57, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Lallint: THe jobs will take a while to do. THat might be what's happening, there are lots of jobs in the queue that haven't happened yet so just be patient. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 02:59, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I got indef blocked Lallint (talk) 16:27, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
So I can´t even check if it worked Lallint (talk) 16:28, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Lallint, we can confirm that the task is complete. Harej (talk) 19:02, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:02, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pre-emptively archive large pages

Hello! So I just attempted to run the bot on Nintendo Switch and it told me it was too large and to instead submit a job. However, I'm running the bot to archive all the links pre-emptively so that if they do go dead there will be an archive. Is there any way to pre-emptively archive links on large pages such as Nintendo Switch? ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 03:01, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

While the safeties in the bot prevent operation on large pages, what you can do is split the page in half, run the split pages on your sandbox, and then later combine the split text back into one page. This is due to the limitations imposed by the infrastructure the bot tools run on. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:07, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyberpower678: Alright sounds good. Thanks! ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 19:09, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 19:10, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Cite error

If a reference has a refname, and has all reference details maintained at each use of the refname, then InternetArchiveBot causes a cite error by only adding archive details to the first instance. Sorry that a terrible way to explain it.
This edit and this one might make it clearer. In the first edit the refname Censo2014 is used twice, but the bot only adds details to the first instance. Before the edit both instances matched and so didn't generate a cite error, but by changing only one they no longer match and generate a cite error. The second edit is just another example of the same. Is there anything that can be done about this? I'm guessing it's outside the scope of the bot. ActivelyDisinterested (talk) 14:19, 27 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, this is a known issue, and it's own that has proven very difficult to fix. I cannot provide an ETA on a fix at this time.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:53, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:08, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply] usurped usurped by gambling site. Blacklisted  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:18, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Domain has been marked permadead. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:09, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:08, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Edit conflict

I don't know if this is a bot problem or a Wikipedia problem, but I've just lost all the information from an edit I'd spent an hour on, and couldn't get any of my previews to reload. An edit conflict like that hasn't happened to me for years. - Demokra (talk) 01:01, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Demokra, edit conflicts are managed by Wikipedia's software, so this is unfortunately beyond our control. Harej (talk) 18:08, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 17:51, 23 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

IABot keeps telling me that I am blocked

This bot used to work fine for me, and I've used it in the past with great success. However, in the past few months I've noticed that, no matter what I do, the pages I attempt to analyze with the bot take a very long time to resolve. When the bot finally does resolve, I'm greeted with a wide red banner saying "Analysis error: blocked: You have been blocked from editing." I've read that users can show up as blocked even if they are not, but then why would the tool load the page in the first place? I would love to be able to use this tool again, but this problem has kept me from using it for quite a while. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Paper Luigi (talk) 00:20, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The root of this problem, was discovered, just minutes ago. This will be fixed very soon. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 00:22, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. Please keep me updated. Paper Luigi (talk) 00:25, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Give it a try now. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 00:27, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hey, it works now. Thanks! Paper Luigi (talk) 00:33, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Bot say that I am blocked

Could someone fixing it there is a problem, the BOT say that Analysis error: blocked: You have been blocked from editing. HurricaneEdgar 02:37, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

HurricaneEdgar you are experiencing this bug. Harej (talk) 17:52, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 18:40, 15 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Russian Wikipedia links

Hi, thanks a lot for archiving links in articles in {{cite web}} templates, but please stop archiving working urls in 'Ссылки' (Links) section! Your bot uses incorrect formatting, for example the link is: * [ Profile of football player] at{{ref-en}} and your bot modifies it as * [ Profile of football player]{{Wayback| |date=20210604174049 }} at{{ref-en}}. We got 'Profile of football player Archive copy... Wayback machine... on website'. It is not readable, it breaks the order of words in a sentence and also there is no need to archive working urls in Links section. For example [5] Corwin of Amber (talk) 03:56, 31 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Also have a lot of examples in articles i edit. It's not only in russian version. In azeri version is the same.
---- Xcite (talk) 06:29, 10 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have confined the bot to only work in references. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 08:33, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Harej (talk) 15:05, 20 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Adding additional archive-date on Telugu wikipedia

Check this example link for erroneous addition of additional archive-dates --Arjunaraoc (talk) 00:08, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This is actively being investigated. I just want to make a note here that this request isn't being ignored. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 01:58, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This should now be fixed. Please let me know if it continues to happen. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 05:20, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Ukrainian Wikipedia manually formatted citations

Hello. Thank you for the Internet Archive Bot! It works great in most cases. However, I have a concern which is similar to the Russian Wikipedia links discussion above. In some cases, the template which is inserted by the bot does not make sense because it is inserted in the middle of a citation which is manually formatted in plain wiki markup without resorting to a citation template. For example, the citation may be: The Order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine "On Approval of Composition of Public Council under Ministry of Justice of Ukraine" dated 4 February 2009 No. 184/5. If the name of the document is linked, the bot would insert the template before the words dated 4 February 2009 No. 184/5 resulting in an incoherent citation. Some citations follow local citation rules which does not expect a link to the Internet Archive right after the title of the cited source. Sometimes, the link to the Internet Archive may be even already present right after such manually formatted citation, so we get duplicate links to the Internet Archive: one provided by the authors and another provided by the bot. I could remove or move the template which was inserted by the bot, but it will probably re-insert it on its next run. One of the possible remedies to that could be moving the URL outside the citation, so that to allow the bot to add a template after the citation without interfering with it. But that would be against common Wikipedia citation guidelines. What might be the recommended approach to this? Can I somehow protect the citation by showing the Internet Archive bot a place where it can insert its template safely (which is typically after the citation)?--Роман Рябенко (talk) 13:09, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You should be able to safely move the templates to the correct spot, without the bot re-adding the template to it's default spot. With that being said, I can have the bot confine it's operations to only references. What would you like to proceed with? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 08:41, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Роман Рябенко, making sure you have seen this. Harej (talk) 18:47, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for pinning me. I missed this somehow.
I was writing under an assumption that the bot is looking for a URL and inserts its template right next to the link. So, if I move the template to a different place in the footnote, I expected the bot to re-insert the template in the same spot. If my assumption was wrong, I should be able to fix this by hand where necessary. It would probably be nice to add it to the FAQ.
The bot had being working for some time and I know only one more contributor to Ukrainian-language Wikipedia who was confused about the same issue. Let's continue with the bot running. Роман Рябенко (talk) 16:50, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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trwiki arşivleme sorunu

Bot arşivleme yaparken tarih kısmında "Mayıs" yazması gereken yerlere "Mayısısıs" yazıyor. Bir örneği şurada görülebilir: LostMyMind (talk) 11:56, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

LostMyMind, thank you for your report. We are tracking the issue here. Harej (talk) 18:46, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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SqWiki - Redundant parameters

Has there been any kind of solution to clean up the redundancy IA Bot caused some months ago globally? This category for us used to have around 10 times less entries before that episode happened. We're still hoping for some kind of help considering our human resources are very limited. - Klein Muçi (talk) 13:08, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Regrettably, I began working on the solution, but it ended up slipping my mind when other matters arose. Thank you for reminding me. I will get right on it to get your issue resolved.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 06:29, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyberpower678, thank you! :) - Klein Muçi (talk) 10:35, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Galician Wikipedia links

Hi InternetArchiveBot. In your latest editions of the Galician wikipedia I have observed that there are problems in the archived links, which create redundant elements in {{cite web}} templates. Could you check it please? Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (talk) 08:28, 1 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please provide an example? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 08:34, 13 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Breogan2008 making sure you have seen this. Harej (talk) 18:47, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Please take a look at ZH WP

Nothing can be analyzed now. Please kindly check it. Thanks. Naiveandsilly (talk) 16:16, 10 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can you please provide more details? Most common issues for what you are experiencing is that you may have inadvertently loaded a different wiki. Please check the upper right menu bar and make sure your wiki is selected in the dropdown menu. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 02:00, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Probably related to the below sections? Mako001 (talk) 05:40, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Naiveandsilly, making sure you have seen this. Harej (talk) 18:16, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Wishlist item: avoid causing named reference multiple cite errors

As seen in this diff, when run on pages containing named references that are defined multiple times with identical content, IAbot only adds an archive link to the first appearance of each particular reference. This provokes angry bold red errors e.g. "Cite error: The named reference ":0" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page)." My workaround is to manually deduplicate the reference content, replacing later appearances with <ref name="foo" />. It would be nice, however, if IAbot by itself simply copied the same change to all duplicates, or ran some sort of reference content deduplication as seen in AutoWikiBrowser. I apologize if this would be difficult to implement; I just think it would be a nice feature to have. – Anon423 (talk) 06:29, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Anon423: This is actively being worked on. You can track the progress of this in the linked Phabricator ticket.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:25, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Errors in your edits in Italian wikipedia

Hi there. I checked some of the last editions of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Italian wikipedia. The links you added are all referred to a wrong edition of the tournament. As an example have a look at my edit of the it:Australian Open 2014 here. Would you please use your bot to fix the other editions from 2010 to 2021? Thanks. --Carlo58s (talk) 09:55, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Your request is very unclear. Can you please elaborate?2A02:810D:13C0:35DC:3DBA:EC5C:4A52:4E35 06:25, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Carlo58s making sure you have seen this. Harej (talk) 18:18, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Harej Please take a look, with this edit] I remove the links posted by InternetArchiveBot because they were archived in 2009 or 2010 for a tournament played in 2014. And with my edit I replace them with correct links. --Carlo58s (talk) 18:50, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Carlo58s: I'm sorry, but, unfortunately, IABot has a limitation where it can only handle one snapshot of a URL, and one access time of a URL. If the access times of these URLs are updated to 2014 and subsequent snapshots are updated in the bot's DB, then the older snapshots will be removed. Addressing this requires a complete restructure of how the bot models its data internally. This is something that IABot 3 will seek to address down the road. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:30, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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InternetArchiveBot adds archive links to the site, but the site appears to be down.--Yellow Horror (talk) 13:09, 28 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

It's a bit of a tricky situation. We are considering invalidating the entire archive and replacing them with other working versions. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 06:28, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Pinging Yellow Horror.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:22, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Hi! In User_talk:InternetArchiveBot/Archive/ User:Harej said the domain has been taken off the list. When I check it today in it tells me it is (still) whitelisted/permanent live. Also is whitelisted and I can't change the status. I'm now an admin at so I thought I could change the status. Do I need further user rights? --MGA73 (talk) 12:58, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@MGA73: Domain level whitelisting and delisting requires root level access. I can give you the specific permissions so you can modify the domain states as needed. Would you like to proceed? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 13:03, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Cyberpower678: Yes please. As I understand it a reason to whitelist a domain could be if the bot marks a lot of good links as dead. --MGA73 (talk) 09:51, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MGA73: I have given you the permissions on dawiki. Give it a try. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 16:41, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This section was archived on a request by: Seems to work fine. Thank you! --MGA73 (talk) 19:03, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bot stalled (choking on job 9878?)

Batch job #9878 appears to have some sort of problem. It's currently listed as "Running", and the list of articles in the batch has just one entry; however, the progress bar, weirdly, shows it as having completed running on 2/1 articles (corresponding to what appears to be listed as a progress percentage of 200%, although this is mostly cut off by the right end of the progress bar). The progress bar is also red (indicating a stalled job).

Possibly coincidentally, or possibly not, the last batch job listed as completed is job #9872, which finished just a couple hours shy of twelve days ago. Of the five batch jobs currently listed as running (#9873, #9874, #9875, #9877, and the aforementioned #9878), only #9878 shows any work done (the anomalous results described in the first paragraph); #9873, #9874, #9875, and #9877 all appear to be stuck at straight zeros for pages modified and links analyzed/rescued/tagged. All five of these jobs have been in the pipeline since 6-7 April.

Could someone please take a look at this problem, figure out what's gone wrong, and unjam the bot? Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 18:04, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Please visit phab:T308097 to learn more.--Q28 (talk) 09:53, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Stalled on job 9878

Hello, anyone here? It has been stalled at Job 9878 for a few weeks now. Can this job be remotely killed? @Itcouldbepossible: Please could you try to kill this job and see if the bot restarts? Mako001 (talk) 05:34, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Cyberpower678 @Itcouldbepossible, redoing pings Mako001 (talk) 05:39, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also pinging @Harej: Mako001 (talk) 12:02, 23 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Mako001 Thanks for the ping. Yes, I remember about the job that I created. I thought I had made something wrong while creating the job, that was why the bot wasn't working. But it turns out that nothing was wrong from my side. Anyway, I killed the job. It was actually a test job created by me to know how the IA bot works. But how did you know about the job I created? Also pinging Whoop whoop pull up since he was also the one to bring up the issue. Can you please tell me how you figured out that I bot was stuck. My second question is, the list that of article that I created has only 1 article. I have seen users like Abductive and BrownHairedGirl work on these for long periods of time. They don't get their bot job stuck. Then why did my 1 article job work get hanged? Itcouldbepossible (talk) 13:21, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That's she to you, and I found it by running through the queued jobs one-by-one until I found the one that'd stalled. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 14:05, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure why it got stuck, but at a guess it might be due to the sheer size of the individual article and number of refs, which might have caused some sort of overflow? I don't think that you actually did anything that might have resulted in this little incident, besides being the unlucky one to discover the bug. I'd suggest leaving this open, as this is probably going to need some investigation on why the bot had a brain fart. Mako001 (talk) 15:14, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Unfortunately, it is still stuck. Mako001 (talk) 15:18, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Should this section and the one above be merged? They discuss the same issue. Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 21:59, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This is actively being investigated. Sorry it’s taking so long. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:51, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanx! While you're at it, any clue why individual-page runs are still working just fine even though batch jobs are jammed up? Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 22:00, 24 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Whoop whoop pull up: Yes, those are completely separate processes. One runs on-demand, and the other uses a batch of workers to process the jobs. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:20, 4 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Any idea of an ETA for when IABot'll be up and running again? Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 20:01, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Whoop whoop pull up, the issue has now been resolved. Harej (talk) 18:16, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Duplication in nowp

Please see this diff, showing that an archive url is added to a reference that already has an archive url (both Different parameter names are used (arkiv-dato vs. arkivdato, arkiv-url vs. arkiv_url and død-lenke vs. dødlenke). - 4ing (talk) 20:35, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@4ing: Can you confirm this is still happening in v2.0.8.7? A fix was released to address that. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 16:44, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
No, it seems that this occured in early April. I find approx. 120 occurences that haven't been fixed. - 4ing (talk) 16:40, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@4ing: Check this no:Special:Diff/22598700. It adds "|død-lenke=no" == DeadURL or "nei". We had similar problems on and we decided to import a new copy from --MGA73 (talk) 17:09, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also "haven't fixed" do you mean that the problem still exist or do you mean that bot "haven't failed" (meaning it is now working correct)? --MGA73 (talk) 17:11, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Not fixed as in not rolled-back. - 4ing (talk) 17:56, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks 4ing. Are those all old errors or are any of those in v2.0.8.7? The problem with "DeadURL" is new. --MGA73 (talk) 19:15, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There are 112 articles with the |død-lenke=no" == DeadURL or "nei error e.g. 2021-06-07 (v2.0.8) and 2022-05-15 (v2.0.8.7). In addition, there are also 112 articles with duplicate archive links. They seem to be dated from 2022-03-31 to 2020-04-16 (v2.0.8.7 from 2022-04-06). - 4ing (talk) 21:20, 18 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've now deleted the two errors in the affected articles. - 4ing (talk) 21:09, 19 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@4ing: Sounds good. I think the important question now is if the bot makes any new errors like that or if the problem has been fixed. --MGA73 (talk) 09:41, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MGA73: The |død-lenke=no" == DeadURL or "nei error is persistent, with 5 new occurences since May 19. - 4ing (talk) 10:32, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@4ing: We had the same problem on dawiki but when we changed da:Modul:Citation/CS1 that problem was solved. So I think it is a problem in the module and not with the bot. We can perhaps discuss on nowiki? --MGA73 (talk) 10:46, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@MGA73: If this is a problem with no:Modul:Citation/CS1, I'm probably not the right person to discuss a solution. I assume User:Tholme should be able to help. - 4ing (talk) 07:18, 23 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Bot broke imagemap

Hi there! Thanks for this useful tool! Unfortunately, in this commit it has inserted {{wayback}} template inside imagemap an broke it. Could you please advise, how this can be fixed? I can't use {{cbignore}} template after link, because it also breaks imagemap. Rdr3141 (talk) 08:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Rdr3141: Please see Imagemap will be excluded in a future update to IABot. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:33, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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IABot rights


How do I get the iabot rights (to run jobs and such)? Thanks! Rusty4321 (talk) 23:03, 20 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Rusty4321, you should have sufficient privileges, but you need to make sure "English Wikipedia" is selected from the wiki dropdown. Harej (talk) 18:38, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! I thought I had enwiki selected but I guess I didn't. Rusty4321 (talk) 23:33, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Hi, Iabot is not working on a specific page.–Owais Al Qarni (talk) 02:23, 30 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Owais Al Qarni, please let us know which page and which wiki. Harej (talk) 18:40, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Harej: Bengali wiki, like bn:উবায়দুল হক.--Owais Al Qarni (talk) 18:43, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Harej:, use, with Also add archive to all non-invalid references & see.--Owais Al Qarni (talk) 18:47, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Now fixed.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:46, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Progress bar broken?

For some currently-running jobs, the job-progress indicator shows a completion percentage greater than 100%, and much greater than the degree of progress indicated by looking at the list of articles to be run through; examples include 9894 (4938/4882 - 101.15% - at time of writing) and 9902 (487/416 - 117.07% - at time of writing). What's causing this? Is it indicative of a bigger problem (and, if so, is this another potential bot-jammer)? Whoop whoop pull up Bitching Betty ⚧️ Averted crashes 19:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Whoop whoop pull up: Progress bar is now fixed. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 03:28, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Archive to archive

Please check the bot (on pl wiki). [6] [7] etc. Adding archive to templates with links in url does not look correct (archive links can be in url). Elfhelm (talk) 17:04, 6 April 2022 (UTC) (Blocked for 3 days on pl).[reply]

Hi, Please check the bot (on ar wiki) too. Thanks.--جار الله (talk) 08:23, 9 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi - same problem still on pl wiki [8] (blocked for 1 months). Please check the bot to stop changing templates using url with / (today, ph, fo) links. Thanks! Elfhelm (talk) 17:49, 9 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
This is actively being investigated. I just want to make a note here that this request isn't being ignored. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 01:59, 17 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Elfhelm, to give you an update, we had developed a solution to this problem that had introduced new bugs. Unfortunately, this means it will take more time to fix. If you would like to follow along on our progress, we are documenting it here in Phabricator. In the meantime I am going to close this thread. Harej (talk) 18:20, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Harej Thx. I've been watching T310212 in Phabricator and (if solved :)) I will unblock the bot on pl wiki. Elfhelm (talk) 18:23, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Russian template "Книга"

There are parameters "archiveurl" and "archivedate" in the template ru:Шаблон:Книга of Russian Wikipedia. So, no need of additional "Wayback" template as in this diff.--Yellow Horror (talk) 13:28, 25 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Yellow Horror: there was an underlying issue causing this problem which has since been fixed, but you also need to update the Template Data on that template itself, so the bot knows to use the parameters. I checked and there is no mention about these parameters in the template data or the Citoid data.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:44, 3 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Live vs dead, bad edit summary

Rescuing 2 sources and tagging 0 as dead.) #IABot (v2.0.8.8) (Jurta - 9892)

But they are dead and, contrary to the edit summary, are marked as dead. Otherwise, do not add archive links for live links at Steele dossier, just as at Donald Trump. -- Valjean (talk) 23:01, 1 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Valjean, what that edit summary means is that the bot is not marking any additional links as dead, which is a correct description of the edit being made here. Harej (talk) 18:21, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Still adds non-working links to

Diff.--Yellow Horror (talk) 09:07, 2 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yellow Horror, we are aware of issues with and are discussing options to replace its usage. Harej (talk) 18:29, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Who runs this bot?

??? WebWyyzrd (talk) 06:15, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

WebWyyzrd, this bot is run by myself and Cyberpower678 on behalf of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization in the United States. Harej (talk) 19:21, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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There is a citation template that was created in February 2020 on the English Wikipedia for citing Metacritic pages. However, this bot does not seem to recognize it and ignores citations that use that template when analyzing articles, even when the option for adding archive links to citations that aren't dead is checked. Could you configure this bot to allow it to recognize this template and add archive links to citations that have this template when the option is checked? Lazman321 (talk) 00:26, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Lazman321, we will not be able to support this template any time soon, as the full URL is not visible to the bot. Harej (talk) 18:31, 8 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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Errors in your robot's edits in Chinese Wikipedia

Recently, your robot didn't add a dead-url=no parameter when add archive to a live link, as a result, the original link is treated as a dead link by default.

For example: [9]

--Kcx36 (talk) 12:47, 9 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Kcx36: Thank you for the report. I'm investigating a different, but related issue. I will look into this while I am at it. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:52, 11 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Any updates? - 03:35, 12 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You may follow the linked Phabricator ticket on the right for updates. We appreciate your patience. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 16:52, 22 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
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