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Revdel causes DPL bot to assign dablink to the next editor[edit]

Not a big issue, but I received a notification about adding a dablink to Courage (2021 film). The dablink was added by another editor whose edit also added copyrighted material ([1]). As such, their revision was deleted to remove the copyvio, but the dablink remained. As the editor who made the next not-revision-deleted edit ([2]), it seems DPL bot assigned that dablink creation to me instead. Bennv123 (talk) 06:35, 10 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Toolforge Grid Engine shutdown[edit]

@JaGa: I understand that this bot isn't the same as the toolforge account "dplbot", but I'm sure you know where to pass this query on to. Does the notice at WP:VPT#Toolforge Grid Engine shutdown mean the end of useful reports such as https://tools.wmflabs.org/dplbot/disambig_links.php and, if so, what can we do to prevent that? I see it has jobs running today, according to https://grid-deprecation.toolforge.org/ Certes (talk) 16:46, 30 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

typo in the user page message[edit]

The message the bot is putting on user pages starts "An automated process has detectedthat when you recently edited"... obviously, a minor matter, but the next time you're delving into things, might as well put the space between detected and that. -- Nat Gertler (talk) 15:53, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed, thanks! --R'n'B (call me Russ) 16:06, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Incorrect notification[edit]

The page Georgia received an automated message about a large number of dablinks even though almost all of them correctly pointed to the dabpage. The proper title for the page is Georgia and not Georgia (disambiguation). I attempted to "fix" the problem by adding (disambiguation) to various redirects before noticing that I created a bunch of double redirects. Helpful Raccoon (talk) 19:40, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The bot flagged that page because a user had added an incorrect link to Georgia on Template:Peabody & Stearns, which then got transcluded into roughly 100 articles that use that template. Once the error was detected, another user quite promptly fixed it, so nothing else needs to be done. The bot would have removed the template the next time it runs (tonight), except it seems that someone else has done so manually. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:24, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Got it. Apologies for misinterpreting the situation. Helpful Raccoon (talk) 22:22, 15 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Disambiguation pages not updating[edit]

The list of disambiguation pages hasn't updated in 34 hours, and the fix lists for all entries are empty. Cg2916 (talk) 16:06, 4 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I'm aware. Unfortunately, the scripts that generate these lists depend on the (shared) Toolforge database servers, and every once in a while these servers get overloaded or have some other issue that prevents updates from occurring on schedule. It's outside of our control. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 13:58, 5 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Seems like it shouldn't consider new links to disambiguation pages that are also marked with "disambiguation needed" template[edit]

I just got a message from this bot, regarding this change I recently made. I got the message because part of my change was adding links for a few previously unlinked things like towns and people. Upon preview, I saw that two of them (Savigny and Domfront) were to disambiguation pages. So, I tried to figure out which Savigny and which Domfront were being referred to, but I was unable to do so. So, before submitting my changes, I added {{Disambiguation needed}} markers for both of them.

That seems to me to be exactly the purpose of the "Disambiguation needed" template. So these hits by the bot seem like false positives to me. Perhaps it should be coded to not operate on disambiguation links that are marked with "disambiguation needed"? -Rwv37 (talk) 22:02, 19 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]