Re: AWB into the future
I was going to paste the following as a task in Phabricator
“At the moment GenFixes is focused at English Wikipedia. The value of the tool is greater if it can be considered a broader wiki tool as pywikibot has moved to be. It would be great if parts of the architecture of AWB could be moving further towards a universal approach. As part of that I would like to see GenFixes move towards the ability to be rules set per wiki. This would allow sister wikis to set their specifics which can differ significantly …”
then I pulled back, and thought that I would seek your thoughts on how and where AWB is progressing rather than possibly cause a ruckus elsewhere, especially as I don't see a good conversation space outside of setting tasks. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:48, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
billinghurst You are right. This would be very nice to have. We are far behind this right now but it is something it has already been discussed and we have in in the back of our heads. -- Magioladitis (talk) 06:08, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
AWB login issue
Trying to log into enWS with AWB and getting error. Message: ...
OperationFailedException in ApiEdit.CheckForErrors... `Operation 'login' ended with result 'NeedToken'. Xml: '<?xml version="1.0"?><api><warnings><login xml:space="preserve">Fetching a token via action=login is deprecated. Use action=query&meta=tokens&type=login instead.</login></warnings><login result="NeedToken" token="(alphanumeric removed)+\" cookieprefix="enwikisource" sessionid="(alphanumeric removed)" /></api>'
ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΠΟΙΗΘΕΙΤΕ ΣΤΗ ΒΙΚΙΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ
ΚΑΛΗΣΠΕΡΑ ΣΑΣ, ΚΥΡΙΕ ΜΑΓΙΟΛΑΔΙΤΗ!!! ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΠΑΡΑ ΠΟΛΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΔΥΝΑΤΟΤΗΤΑ ΠΟΥ ΜΑΣ ΠΡΟΣΦΕΡΕΤΕ ΝΑ ΓΝΩΡΙΣΟΥΜΕ ΚΑΛΥΤΕΡΑ ΤΗ WIKIPEDIA ΚΑΙ ΤΗ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ. ΕΧΩ ΕΠΕΞΕΡΓΑΣΤΕΙ ΔΥΟ ΛΗΜΜΑΤΑ : ΤΟ ΠΡΩΤΟ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ "ΟΚΤΑΒΙΑΝΟΣ" ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟ ΤΟ "ΓΡΑΜΜΙΚΗ Β΄"
Wiki Women Albania
This is the project that we were talking about in Berlin last time we met. Maybe we could do something together as i know that you've been working with the gender gap issues as well. ː)--Margott (talk) 21:18, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
I want this edit done a few thousand times. I'd like to delete the template, and then (of course) all of these instances would have to be removed. Bgwhite was set up with AWB at that wiki but is still completely inactive (and I'm still worrying about him, as I'm sure you are, too). Would this be an easy thing for you to do? WhatamIdoing (talk) 06:11, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
- Comment excuse me butting in @WhatamIdoing:, but why would we be intervening in a wiki to remove their templates? That template has parameters to modify the output style, and it a community should be able to set their style as they see fit. I would only think that we would take such action if the community wished it. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:07, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
- "We" would not be intervening in "a" wiki to remove "their" templates; "I" would be requesting help for "my" wiki to remove "our" template. I wrote the deletion policy at htwiki, so I'm confident that I understand what's involved in that process. Assuming that none of our (very few) regular editors objected to deleting the template, then the next step would be removing the template from a few thousand articles. (If it had only been a few hundred articles, then I could have removed them by hand over time, after I finish the last few pages in w:ht:Kategori:Paj ak lyen fichye kase, but I think that this volume is better handled with AWB or a bot.) I'd rather have someone lined up to deal with that work before nominating the template. WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:37, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi WhatamIdoing. Thanks for contacting me. I will do it for you. Yes, I am worried about Bgwhite. I have no contact with him after the "incident" and I am really dissatissfied of how "community" addresses these matters. I spent time to explain that we need a afe enviroment for everyone but I do not see any effort right now on this direction. All I got is that the majority does not recognise that there is a problem to be solved. -- Magioladitis (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks. I think it will take a few weeks to set this up (assuming nobody objects, etc.). Would you mind poking around the wiki for a bit, and tell me if there are any other problems that ought to be addressed at the same time? I'm particularly interested in accessibility fixes, and of course the death of Tidy always on my mind. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:05, 28 June 2017 (UTC)