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Script modification[edit]

I've edited your reply-link.js script here to not reload the page. Instead it retrieves the new section content via ajax. Could you please test this version. It works intermittently for me and I am not sure why. --Gryllida (talk) 01:13, 29 May 2019 (UTC)[edit]

For at least 2 days, the above tool hangs without results. — Maile (talk) 13:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Works for me, took 645.19 seconds, though. Sam Sailor 13:52, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
The servers have been experiencing problems the last days, so that might have caused it. Regards SoWhy 14:13, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Server glitches makes sense. I wonder if it's browser specific. I just changed computers to check this, and it doesn't work for me on either computer. Both computers use Firefox 67.0 (64-bit) Although, until yesterday, I never had an issue pulling this up. — Maile (talk) 14:18, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Not browser-specific. I just tried it on Chrome Version 74.0.3729.169 (Official Build) (64-bit). Still doesn't pull up for me. — Maile (talk) 15:03, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Just put MusikAnimal's code up and it seems to be behaving (if really slowly) now. Enterprisey (talk!) 17:32, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Hooray! It works! — Maile (talk) 17:49, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
And now it doesn't. — Maile (talk) 00:53, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
And now it does. Just takes forever. — Maile (talk) 01:51, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 6[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – June 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2019).


Administrator changes

removed AndonicConsumed CrustaceanEnigmamanEuryalusEWS23HereToHelpNv8200paPeripitusStringTheory11Vejvančický

CheckUser changes

removed Ivanvector

Guideline and policy news

  • An RfC seeks to clarify whether WP:OUTING should include information on just the English Wikipedia or any Wikimedia project.
  • An RfC on WT:RfA concluded that Requests for adminship and bureaucratship are discussions seeking to build consensus.
  • An RfC proposal to make the templates for discussion (TfD) process more like the requested moves (RM) process, i.e. "as a clearinghouse of template discussions", was closed as successful.

Technical news

  • The CSD feature of Twinkle now allows admins to notify page creators of deletion if the page had not been tagged. The default behavior matches that of tagging notifications, and replaces the ability to open the user talk page upon deletion. You can customize which criteria receive notifications in your Twinkle preferences: look for Notify page creator when deleting under these criteria.
  • Twinkle's d-batch (batch delete) feature now supports deleting subpages (and related redirects and talk pages) of each page. The pages will be listed first but use with caution! The und-batch (batch undelete) option can now also restore talk pages.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:48, 8 June 2019 (UTC)


Project page was moved to Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Redirects and categories, could you update the script? Thanks, Sam Sailor 06:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC)


...should fail gracefully, given an error, or do something when encountering the spam blacklist. I tried to add a rd1 tag to a page, and one of the sources tripped the blacklist. Rather than closing, giving an error, or doing anything, the script just remained in the same state, except that it didn't add the actual tag. See [1]. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:22, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Had such a case today with Italian Islands of the Aegean. Manually trying to add {{copyvio-revdel}} with the first URL from this case brought up MediaWiki:Spamprotectiontext. Sam Sailor 06:15, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Enterprisey bot down since June 7[edit]

See [2]. Could you check what's going on? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 03:36, 14 June 2019 (UTC)


Hey, the revdel script is not allowing me to select diffs. This is happening across all articles. I have tried to bypass my cache. I have also tried Safari and Chrome and see no applicable errors in console. I have also turned all of my other scripts off to test for interactions. 19:03, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Tweak to bag bot sorting[edit]

[3] This would allow better sorting of bot ops in the table, rather than have 'none' in the middle of the sort. See [4] for how that would affect the table. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 16:41, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

It would also be nice to have usernames linked. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:06, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Also, there is an issue with headers with links with a leading : in them. The current TOC has
instead of
because of [[:Category:Personal userbox galleries]] used to generate the link. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:18, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Again an issue at Wikipedia:Bot requests#Bot to clear :Category:Journal articles needing infoboxes vs Wikipedia:Bot requests#Bot to clear Category:Journal articles needing infoboxes. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:57, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 7[edit]

Administrators' newsletter – July 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2019).


Administrator changes

removed 28bytesAd OrientemAnsh666BeeblebroxBoing! said ZebedeeBU Rob13Dennis BrownDeorDoRDFloquenbeam1Flyguy649Fram2GadfiumGB fanJonathunderKusmaLectonarMoinkMSGJNickOd MishehuRamaSpartazSyrthissTheDJWJBscribe
1Floquenbeam's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.
2Fram's access was removed, then restored, then removed again.

Guideline and policy news

  • In a related matter, the account throttle has been restored to six creations per day as the mitigation activity completed.

Technical news

  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken. Community feedback is invited.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:19, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Filter Pending AfC Submissions for untagged ones[edit]

Hi! Could you add a filter for Pending AfC Submissions to only show untagged ones (no WikiProjects), so one would have easier time going through the list specifically for tagging them for other to find later. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 09:19, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Hellknowz, I think your idea is good, but I'm a bit worried (rationally or not :p) about cluttering up the interface. Would User:SD0001/draft-sort-burst possibly work as an alternative? Let me know if you still want this to be added, and I might make a toollabs:yabbr mode for this or something. (Or just add the checkbox.) Enterprisey (talk!) 21:11, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh cool, I didn't know burst-sort script existed. I tried it and it looks good. Unfortunately, it lacks the features of bigger scripts like Rater, such as task force tagging or special parameters like "living" for bios. Talk page is also not necessarily empty for untagged drafts. In short, I would prefer to use a different script for tagging. But it's totally on point otherwise. May be a link to the script could be added at the bottom?
Anyway, my own reasoning for having a checkbox in the main list is that I can't find topics by name that I am interested in and know enough about to review after I ran out of tagged pages for relevant projects. The time it takes to find an AfC I can review is almost more than reviewing itself. I can see when something is yet another bio or village in India and skip it. But I can also guess that "Space Cadet 3000" is likely a video game. Random tagging isn't really appealing to me and often I have no idea what project(s) something belongs to.
I think the UI can easily support more checkboxes and such. Editors who review AfCs are not new to Wikipedia. I imagine people using Labs tools for this are used to software tools. Given the number of AfCs, I think any filtering to accommodate more specific reviewing is good. Even if it's hidden by default behind a foldout or something.
On a relevant note, I am planning to add AfCs to article alerts, and properly-tagged banners is a requirement to have the pages reported. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 09:03, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
"properly-tagged banners" here meaning "drafts properly tagged by banners" Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 21:20, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Alright, should be updated with the new checkbox next time the update script runs, which will be at about 10:20 UTC. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:39, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Hellknowz: small hiccup, but now we're in business! Check it out. Enterprisey (talk!) 11:09, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
So I wasn't crazy then, there was an issue with the checkboxes earlier. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 11:11, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks great! Now if only the detection was always correct :) A bunch of pages listed as untagged actually have project banners. For example, Draft talk:Agritask, Draft talk:UFC Now, Draft talk:Corey Arnold, Draft talk:Musa Arfakiana, etc. I couldn't find any pattern of why they aren't detected when I was looking through the list before. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 12:52, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Hellknowz, the tool uses User:Enterprisey/ibx-wproj-map.js as the way to determine which banners and infoboxes are owned by which projects, so if a project isn't in there the tool won't know about it. Enterprisey (talk!) 23:04, 27 July 2019 (UTC)
Why not just look for which templates are on the page, and follow any directs, and see if the string WikiProject appears in them? Wouldn't work for the non-standard ones like {{maths rating}}, but it would work for >99% of the rest. Your list could then be a backup/failsafe for the cornercases. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:06, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
I know of five WikiProject banners that don't have the word WikiProject in their template names: {{Alphabet Task Force}}; {{Maths banner}}; {{Wikipedia Help Project}}; {{Women's Classical Committee}}; and {{WP1.0}} - there may be others. Whatever their publically-facing name, most WikiProject banners have {{WPBannerMeta}} as the second (or third, if it's a wrapper like {{WikiProject Mississippi}}) layer inward - I know of four that don't, these are listed at Template:WPBannerMeta/Conversion. Note that the maths people have two distinct banners, one for articles only and one for everything else. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 11:55, 28 July 2019 (UTC)


Reply link does load on Minerva skin. But unfortunately preview and reply feature don't work. Could you please optimize this script for mobile? Masum Reza📞 09:06, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Kyoto Animation arson attack[edit]

I re-instated the info about why the names of the deceased have yet to be released. In my opinion it doesn't need a time stamp as the information is still true that the victims haven't been identified yet. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 13:29, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Knowledgekid87: - to sneak in an answer, time stamps are wanted for edits, as at some stage it won't be correct. That's fine if the editor always immediately appeared and updated, but that's not always the case. As such, it's helpful to add it in so that, in the event it's not updated, readers can know "ok that was the case 4 weeks ago, but might not be now" Nosebagbear (talk) 12:40, 23 July 2019 (UTC)


Yo; any chance you could still write this script when you have a moment? It would be much appreciated. Erik Humphrey (talk) 19:02, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Sure! Will do. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:20, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Erik Humphrey, see User:Enterprisey/edit-section-on-hover.js. Enterprisey (talk!) 06:33, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your efforts! Erik Humphrey (talk) 12:56, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Query re Articles you contributed to have been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Hi, re this edit - why were Whispyhistory (talk · contribs) and Philafrenzy (talk · contribs) not also informed? They were informed about other DYKs in the same bot run (Philafrenzy, Whispyhistory), and Template:Did you know nominations/Challacombe scale names both of them before myself. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 16:47, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Will investigate. Off the top of my head, if the bot thinks their talk pages already link to the article or nomination page, or if they were notified in the past, no notification will be sent. (Probably doesn't apply here, though.) Enterprisey (talk!) 23:06, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

RM Stats tool broken?[edit]

It seems like when I try to do any lookup at I get a 500 error (or sometimes a blank 200 response, then a 500 on subsequent refreshes). I poked around the logs at /data/project/rm-stats but didn't see any obvious explanation - actually I didn't see any log entries since May 2019, which is weird. Anyways, just thought I'd let you know.

Also, I noticed your tool because I was looking for my own tool ( in a directory, and realized I had accidentally semi-plagiarized another tool's name. If that's a problem for you, let me know, and I can look into renaming my tool to something that's less likely to get confused with yours. Colin M (talk) 17:39, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 8[edit]

Summary of AFC Helper Script things[edit]

This should provide a decent worklist of what's been requested. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 09:14, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Anything I've missed / any progress on this ? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:08, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Ping? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:06, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2019).

Guideline and policy news



  • Following a research project on masking IP addresses, the Foundation is starting a new project to improve the privacy of IP editors. The result of this project may significantly change administrative and counter-vandalism workflows. The project is in the very early stages of discussions and there is no concrete plan yet. Admins and the broader community are encouraged to leave feedback on the talk page.
  • The new page reviewer right is bundled with the admin tool set. Many admins regularly help out at Special:NewPagesFeed, but they may not be aware of improvements, changes, and new tools for the Curation system. Stay up to date by subscribing here to the NPP newsletter that appears every two months, and/or putting the reviewers' talk page on your watchlist.

    Since the introduction of temporary user rights, it is becoming more usual to accord the New Page Reviewer right on a probationary period of 3 to 6 months in the first instance. This avoids rights removal for inactivity at a later stage and enables a review of their work before according the right on a permanent basis.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:23, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

About WP:DEFCON tagging[edit]

Heya Enterprisey! I've looked more into IFTTT's "New edit with hashtag" feature, and I'm under the impression that it looks for literal hashtags in the edit summary, as looks for edits with hashtags in the edit summary, and as WP:HASHTAG explains. It'd be a great help if you could add hashtags, like #DEFCON1, to Enterprisey's edit summary on WP:DEFCON, so I could make a notification using IFTTT. Thanks for taking time out of your day to help someone, and possibly several others out! andritolion (talk) 16:16, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

AFD stats[edit]

Right now the AFD stats page for me outputs "The remaining 133 pages had no discernible vote by this user." but does not indicate which pages those are. Could a list of pages be added which were processed but for which the bot said "nope, don't see anything cool here"? And/or a list of specific edits made in each. Could be a "see this other page for additional details" kind of thing, kind of like how xtools works. --Izno (talk) 18:43, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

I'd second this. It would be a nice feature to have. --Ahecht (TALK
) 22:48, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

Yet another backlog burninator[edit]

This tool is malfunctioning. In these diffs, it removed important information and edited parts of the articles, it wasn't supposed to. [8] [9] [10]. Masum Reza📞 00:45, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Your RfBAG[edit]

Hello Enterprisey, following your successful nomination, you have been added to the Wikipedia:Bot Approvals Group. You may want to watchlist Wikipedia:BAG/Status to see changes to the backlog. Welcome to the BAG. — xaosflux Talk 11:36, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Congrats! SQLQuery me! 18:58, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Good idea — Congrats! ~ Amory (utc) 10:32, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Bots Newsletter, August 2019[edit]

Bots Newsletter, August 2019
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Here is the 7th issue of the Bots Newsletter, a lot happened since last year's newsletter! You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future newsletters by adding/removing your name from this list.

Highlights for this newsletter include:

  • Nothing of note happened. Just like we like it.

BAG members are expected to be active on Wikipedia to have their finger on the pulse of the community. After two years without any bot-related activity (such as posting on bot-related pages, posting on a bot's talk page, or operating a bot), BAG members will be retired from BAG following a one-week notice. Retired members can re-apply for BAG membership as normal if they wish to rejoin the BAG.

We thank former members for their service and wish Madman a happy retirement. We note that Madman and BU Rob13 were not inactive and could resume their BAG positions if they so wished, should their retirements happens to be temporary.


Two new entries feature in the bots dictionary

  • Activity requirements: BAG members now have an activity requirement. The requirements are very light, one only needs to be involved in a bot-related area at some point within the last two years. For purpose of meeting these requirements, discussing a bot-related matter anywhere on Wikipedia counts, as does operating a bot (RFC).
  • Copyvio flag: Bot accounts may be additionally marked by a bureaucrat upon BAG request as being in the "copyviobot" user group on Wikipedia. This flag allows using the API to add metadata to edits for use in the New pages feed (discussion). There is currently 1 bot using this functionality.
  • Mass creation: The restriction on mass-creation (semi-automated or automated) was extended from articles, to all content-pages. There are subtleties, but content here broadly means whatever a reader could land on when browsing the mainspace in normal circumstances (e.g. Mainspace, Books, most Categories, Portals, ...). There is also a warning that WP:MEATBOT still applies in other areas (e.g. Redirects, Wikipedia namespace, Help, maintenance categories, ...) not explicitely covered by WP:MASSCREATION.

As of writing, we have...

  • 20 active BOTREQs, please help if you can!
  • 14 open BRFAs and 1 BRFA in need of BAG attention (see live status).
  • In 2018, 96 bot task were approved. An AWB search shows approximately 29 were withdrawn/expired, and 6 were denied.
  • Since the start of 2019, 97 bot task were approved. Logs show 15 were withdrawn/expired, and 15 were denied.
  • 10 inactive bots have been deflagged (see discussion). 5 other bots have been deflagged per operator requests or similar (see discussion).
New things
Other discussions

These are some of the discussions that happened / are still happening since the last Bots Newsletter. Many are stale, but some are still active.

See also the latest discussions at the bot noticeboard.

Thank you! edited by: Headbomb 17:24, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

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Invitation to project revival[edit]

Dear user, I, with Willbb234, are a attempting to revive the Wikiproject Requested Articles, of which you are a member. If you wish to be a part of our effort, feel free to add your signature in it's talk page. Best regards, Eni vak (speak) 16:21, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Please check your email[edit]

Hello, Enterprisey. Please check your email; you've got mail! The subject is Wikipedia email from user "ZI Jony".
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

Add a few WikiProjects to AFCH field[edit]

Would you add a few active WikiProjects to the choices available in the AFCH acceptance field where reviewers add projects? Namely:

  • American Open Wheel Racing
  • Anime and manga
  • Classical music
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Human–Computer Interaction
  • Newspapers
  • Translation studies
  • Women writers

Thanks. --Worldbruce (talk) 16:32, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

This should really be dynamically supporting every non-redirect Template:WikiProject ... banner, possibly excluding those from Category:Inactive WikiProjects. If a dynamic listing can't be had, then from a daily/weekly/monthly-updated list. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 17:07, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
+1 to some sort of automatic update. Maintaining this manually, while praiseworthy, is sub-optimal. -- RoySmith (talk) 01:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

XfD Stats malfunctiong[edit]

I'm afraid to report that the tool is malfunctioning. The "user" and "number of discussions" text boxes work fine, but pulling up the results leads to a "ERR_SPDY_PROTOCOL_ERROR" error message on Google Chrome. Might be a domain issue in the code. ToThAc (talk) 00:52, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).


Administrator changes

added BradvChetsfordIzno
readded FloquenbeamLectonar
removed DESiegelJake WartenbergRjanagTopbanana

CheckUser changes

removed CallaneccLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

Oversight changes

removed CallaneccFoxHJ MitchellLFaraoneThere'sNoTime

Technical news

  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
  • The advanced version of the edit review pages (recent changes, watchlist, and related changes) now includes two new filters. These filters are for "All contents" and "All discussions". They will filter the view to just those namespaces.



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:37, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Welcome bot[edit]

Hello, Enterprisey! :)

I'm an admin at the Albanian Wikipedia and I tend to look after the technical side of the project. Recently I've been trying to find how to make a welcoming bot but instead I found many pages of past discussions about how that idea is kind of despised in the EnWiki community. I've read most of them and I know how the Welcoming Community here does the job better than bots and I really value you for that. Unfortunately we don't have that many of active users in our community and the advantages of having a welcoming bot far outweigh the disadvantages of it. We'd like a bot to be able to use the WikiLove extension to give out the welcoming template from it on new users' pages. As I mentioned early, we're a small community and I didn't have anyone to ask for advice on my homewiki about it so i tried asking at the EnWiki. I saw your username at the Bot Approvals Group and thought I'd give it a try. Can you help me with this situation? I should mention that I've never created or helped create a bot before so I'm not very informed on the subject but I'm willing to do what I can to help. - Klein Muçi (talk) 22:55, 10 September 2019 (UTC)


Please see my message there. Interstellarity (talk) 17:31, 17 September 2019 (UTC)




I suggest that it use, or at least report, the current state of the article. Is the article currently: Deleted; Redirected; Live? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:37, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Ticket was made[edit]

There is a ticket for your Meta:Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Citations/Dealing with unsourced additions - "citation needed" button suggestion, created by Huggle user User:Petrb who also had a interesting suggestion. I've added the Phab ticket to the "results" table. Thanks again for the suggestion. HLHJ (talk) 05:17, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.



  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:55, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 9[edit]

AfD stats[edit]

giving a 500 - Internal Server error :-( WBGconverse 15:59, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Winged Blades of Godric, is this still happening? I just tried it and didn't get one. Enterprisey (talk!) 19:12, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
Nah; it's all fixed by now! Sorry for bothering you. WBGconverse 11:28, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and a simple suggestion[edit]

Hi there. I thought I'd stop by and thank you for your useful scripts. It's hard to remember how I ever managed without things like User:Enterprisey/script-installer, User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel or User:Enterprisey/diff-permalink, so thanks for putting all that hard. While I'm at it, a simple suggestion. Much like User:Enterprisey/sync-template-sandbox, how about a script that merges the sandbox back into the main after testing is finished? I find that I do that quite often when responding to {{edit template-protected}}. Best regards. --Muhandes (talk) 09:25, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Muhandes, good idea! I'm wondering what sort of confirmation you'd want for this - I know that I certainly wouldn't want to accidentally overwrite a highly-used template this way. Maybe just the usual popup "confirm" box? Enterprisey (talk!) 16:13, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that should be enough. --Muhandes (talk) 20:51, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Proposals regarding AfC & NPP[edit]

You are invited to comment at discussion currently taking place at Relationship of Articles for Creation and New Page Reviewer for pre-opinion on the combined functions of Articles for Creation (AfC) and New Page Review (NPR).

This mass message invitation is being sent to subscribed members of the work group at the project The future of NPP and AfC. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:11, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

RfA tools[edit]

Hello there Enterprisey, I just recently became aware of some of your tool work on wiki. It looks like you've worked on/replaced/repaired some of the ScottyWong tools. Is there perhaps a fix or replacement for this one? I did see the "voting pattern" one for RfA, but was interested in seeing how a single user voted over multiple RfAs. TY for all your great work - it's appreciated. — Ched (talk) 23:44, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

I remember there certainly used to be one (as in a version more recent than scottywong's). I thought it was in xtools, but I checked there and didn't see it. I put a few minutes into looking elsewhere but couldn't find anything. I would certainly be happy to make it myself if one can't be found, although I'm a bit busy IRL lately (...when is that ever not the case, haha) so we might have to delay a bit. That said, I'm going to try to get as much stuff out the door as possible before the upcoming WikiConference, so there's a good chance we'll have a tool like this by then. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:17, 19 October 2019 (UTC)


User:Enterprisey/delsort.js may need to be updated to use "csrfToken" as well. It didn't work for me for the past few days. feminist (talk) 02:21, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up! Guess I gotta go through all my user scripts now. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:01, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Now fixed. Sorry about the small delay. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:13, 19 October 2019 (UTC)


T233443 and sub-tasks might be of interest to you :-) WBGconverse 12:46, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Yup, been following them! Very excited to see what comes of that. Enterprisey (talk!) 01:00, 17 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi Enterprisey, Good'y. I have been using the above script to do the delsort at AfD; however, for the last week, it seems after I have selected the subje from the "Delsort list", I could not make a save. Kindly advise and thank you. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 07:25, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Fixed; thank you for letting me know! Enterprisey (talk!) 01:13, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Finding wikitext positions for Parsoid HTML[edit]

You said you were wondering if this is possible, so here's how:

  1. Fetch the Parsoid HTML, e.g. from Note the revision ID and the "etag" HTTP header value.
  2. Fetch the Parsoid data for your HTML output, e.g. from (using the revision ID and the etag – you need to pass the etag to request the data for a particular parse result, since changes in transcluded templates affect the output).
  3. Fetch the wikitext source, e.g. from (or the API)

Then, to find the wikitext position corresponding to a piece of the HTML output, for example this link in the second paragraph:

<a rel="mw:WikiLink" href="./HMS_Temeraire_(1798)" title="HMS Temeraire (1798)" id="mwEg">HMS <i id="mwEw">Temeraire</i></a>

…you take its id and take the JSON data for it, for this example it's:

"mwEg":{"stx":"piped","a":{"href":"./HMS_Temeraire_(1798)"},"sa":{"href":"HMS Temeraire (1798)"},"dsr":[906,948,23,2]}

The dsr numbers (I think this stands for "data source range") are the wikitext positions of the beginning and end of the markup, and the lengths of the opening and closing "tag". In this example, the characters 906 to 948 in the wikitext are:

[[HMS Temeraire (1798)|HMS ''Temeraire'']]

…where the 23-character opening tag is [[HMS Temeraire (1798)| and the 2-character closing tag is ]].

Some of the other properties are documented at mw:Parsoid/Internals/data-parsoid (which also says that this is internal and subject to change at any time, but AFAIK it hasn't changed much since Parsoid was invented).

I hope this helps, or is at least interesting :) Matma Rex talk 18:37, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes!! This is super awesome. Thank you so much! I think using this will improve reply-link quite a bit. Enterprisey (talk!) 02:15, 30 October 2019 (UTC)

Template:Vandalism information[edit]

EnterpriseyBot does not appear to be updating User:EnterpriseyBot/defcon anymore. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 20:37, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Ah, I pushed a bad code change. Should be fine now. Enterprisey (talk!) 05:10, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2019[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2019).

Guideline and policy news

  • A related RfC is seeking the community's sentiment for a binding desysop procedure.


Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:15, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

AFD Stats[edit]

I've been going through and trying to clear up the UNDETERMINED lines from my AfD stats, and I have a couple of suggestions for that would've cleared up most of them (and undoubtably also clear up many more discussions I wasn't involved in):

  • Change lines 325 and 364 from "speedy delete" to "speedy delet" to correctly parse the phrase "speedy deletion"
  • Change the regex in line 348 to "The result (?:of the debate )?was(?:.*?\n?.*?)(?:'{3}?)(.*?)(?:'{3}?)" (or something like that, regexes aren't my strong point) to catch the many pages where there is a carriage return before the bolded decision.

--Ahecht (TALK
) 22:16, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

I submitted a pull request on github. --Ahecht (TALK
) 18:33, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Scripts++ Newsletter – Issue 10[edit]


Great script! Love it. I noticed a strange error here Special:Diff/924005770 (BTW, thank you for diff-permalink as well). The links on the right side diff for Paul H. O'Neill and Mary E. Peters don't seem to work correctly for me. When I click the latter, for example, I am led to Coffeeandcrumbs 06:49, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. Thanks for the bug report! Enterprisey (talk!) 21:55, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Indeed it is. Thank you! --- Coffeeandcrumbs 06:25, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
One more error visible in Special:Diff/925309717. Do Ctrl-F for diffchange-inline"> to find it. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 07:42, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks again! Fixed. Enterprisey (talk!) 09:16, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

Script installer[edit]

Script installer seems to be adding JS: before the name of the user script when installing ([11][12][13][14][15]). BrandonXLF (t@lk) 07:09, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting! I assumed the entire contents of the source parameter in the infobox was the script name. Now it'll just grab the first script link it sees. Enterprisey (talk!) 07:45, 11 November 2019 (UTC)


Hello Enterprisey, you appear to have submitted your candidacy after the nominations were closed. Would you like to proceed (to letting the commissioners decide?) — xaosflux Talk 00:09, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Xaosflux, yes, I would like to proceed. Enterprisey (talk!) 00:13, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, follow up discussion opened at Wikipedia_talk:Arbitration_Committee_Elections_December_2019/Coordination#Possible_disqualification_-_Enterprisey. — xaosflux Talk 00:13, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
The commissioner team has deemed you qualified, but left a caveat if other challenges want to be raised. I doubt that will happen, best regards and good luck with the election. — xaosflux Talk 02:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Good to hear, and thanks for letting me know! Enterprisey (talk!) 02:47, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
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Way to keep me guessing if you were gonna do it or not. What a showman. Beeblebrox (talk) 07:06, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Seriously, when I said lots of people wait till the last minute, I didn't think this many of them would. I have no clue how this is going to shake out, but best of luck! Beeblebrox (talk) 07:06, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

FFU script[edit]

Could you please fork the FFU part from the AFC script like you did with AFCR? It sucks that I can't review those FFU requests quickly because my username is not listed at the AFC participants list. Masum Reza📞 16:22, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Masumrezarock100, as far as I'm aware, there has been no script that is compatible with the current version of FFU for many years. If you can't review requests fast enough because you can't use a script, you need to slow down. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 14:38, 14 November 2019 (UTC)(talk page watcher)

Possible issue with AFCH script[edit]

When I used AFCH to review Draft:Canary Connect Inc., it seems that the review notification went to DESiegel, who just helped the new editor submit the article by subst'ing the template, rather than the author of the draft. ([16]). Is it possible the script could be improved so that the notification goes to the author, rather than just someone helping them submit to AfC? Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:43, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Greetings from ~Boston[edit]

It was great to meet you last weekend. I'm very impressed with your work, and I'm glad you decided to run for ArbCom. See you at the next event! —Emufarmers(T/C) (Benjamin) 01:09, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

About the AfD stats tool[edit]

Also ping User:Σ. I used [17] (awesome, thanks), but there is one element I find problematic. I often nominate things for deletion, but I am totally fine with merge outcome. Yet the tool treats 'merge' just as 'keep', they are both colored red (for a deletion proposal). From my perspective, this is incorrect. Sometimes nominators, including myself, will even say that merge is one of the alternatives to consider in our nominations. The point is that the current stats suggest that for example AfDs I nominated closed as merge are 'failures' just as those closed as keeps. I'd argue that they should be considered successes, green, or at the very least get their own color and should not be counted together with other groups. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

da Vinci Barnstar for your Navigation popups enhancement[edit]

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Thanks for this enhancement to Navigation popups icon.svg! Your enhancement will be leveraged many times over by improved gnome productivity! – wbm1058 (talk) 14:27, 14 November 2019 (UTC)