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One-click archiver[edit]

This exceptionally useful tool works fine at ANI, but breaks down at AN. Does someone more technically capable have any explanation as to why that is? Is it fixable? Vanamonde (Talk) 03:37, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

I seem to recall using it at AN once or twice and it worked OK. What's the trouble? EEng 14:26, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
If you check the history of a recent archive file of WP:AN, you will see many successful uses of the OneClickArchiver in the last 50 edits. So it has worked recently. For example, it worked on 31 July, 2 August and 12 August. We also have a bot doing regular archiving. User:Lowercase sigmabot III is faithfully doing its duty between midnight and 0300 every night, so it may not be essential to use the OneClickArchiver. (The bot is set to archive each thread 48 hours six days after its last update). Some AN threads contain the Template:Do not archive until so that might be a factor. EdJohnston (talk) 15:05, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
@EEng: Well, I just tested it on a closed discussion at ANI, and it worked fine; but at AN I got the popup message "No archive counter was detected on this page, so archiving was aborted. See User:Equazcion/OneClickArchiver for details." EdJohnston is correct in saying that Lowercase sigmabot is doing its job, but the fact is that AN and ANI get too long to be easily navigable quite often, and archiving newer, but resolved, discussions can help. Vanamonde (Talk) 15:36, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Hello Vanamonde93. Try using User:Technical_13/Scripts/OneClickArchiver.js instead of Equazcion's version. Checking your common.js, you are using Equazcion's version. I reproduce the failure you see ('No archive counter was detected') if I use Equazcion's script. EdJohnston (talk) 22:48, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, that seems to have fixed it, thanks a lot. I still find it curious, but haven't the technical knowhow to figure out why one script would work and the other wouldn't...and if there's a workaround, why bother? Thanks again, Vanamonde (Talk) 23:54, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Equazcion's version uses a regex that looks like this: '\\|counter ?= ?(\\d+)' while T13's looks like this: '\\| *counter *= *(\\d+)'. It's the stars instead of the ? marks that makes it work.--Jorm (talk) 00:10, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
I am wrong there; it's not the stars/questions. It's the opening bit, which expects "|counter" in Equazcion's. T13's allows for "|(anything)counter", and the page's config has a space there ("| counter"). Removing the space on the config will fix it.--Jorm (talk) 00:19, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
User:Jorm, thanks for fixing the header of WP:AN. I did another trial of Technical 13's version of OCA on one thread of WP:AN and it still works. Since User:Equazcion is no longer active, not much point in notifying them, but per this 2017 edit there is some sentiment that people ought to switch to Technical 13's version. I'll notify User:TheDJ who left that comment, as well as User:Wbm1058 who also touched the script. Who wants to take over as maintainer of the script? Jorm clearly has some relevant knowledge :-) EdJohnston (talk) 01:23, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Evad37 has a version, User:Evad37/OneClickArchiver. Galobtter (pingó mió) 01:30, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
On my personal to-do list is to work through the freeCodeCamp Javascript courses (when I can make myself take a break from Wikipedia tasks); then I would really be able to help in this area. I understand that T-13 made some desired enhancements, but he also made a change or two I didn't like, so I still use User:Equazcion/OneClickArchiver.js which I'm happy with. I did recently need to make this edit to get that to work on a particular talk page. – wbm1058 (talk) 14:56, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Discussion Closed[edit]

See the topic One article for different communities in Kerala in the page. How to rectify the content dispute with out any discussion? What is the next step towards this dispute? User:JJMC89 -Rajesh K Odayanchal (talk) 04:29, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Assistance needed in finding an AN thread[edit]

Please can anybody help me find out what this notice concerns? Serial Number 54129 (talk · contribs) did not link any discussion, and has not given a sensible reply. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 08:31, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

@Redrose64: The notice came four hours after the start of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Is there a semi-automated tool that could fix these annoying "Cite Web" errors?, in which Serial Number 54129 was an early participant. That would be my guess. Serial Number 54129's flippant response to your inquiry, and subsequent failure to respond further when you requested clarification, is completely unacceptable. This project is not their playground. ―Mandruss  09:41, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 23:38, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

It is rarely appropriate for inexperienced users to open new threads here[edit]

For years I've been confused by this notice. Why do we say this for AN? It's particularly a problem when users try to create blacklisted titles, since the blacklist notice tells them to go to AN, and then they come here and get told that it's rarely appropriate for them to post here. Nyttend (talk) 05:02, 17 September 2019 (UTC)