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InternetArchiveBot automated edits issues

Hi, I'm from mywiki (Myanmar wikipedia). I've seen that your bot is changing some of my internet archive links and date formats different from what human editor has intended. Here are three main issues I have encountered:

  1. For example, I have also used yyyy-mm-dd format; but your bot forcibly came and changed them. Not only that, certain localized (to Myanmar) date are also changed to English date. Please see this edit and this edit for these kind of changes.
  2. Apart from that your bot is also changing certain localized link to html-encoded link, which are harder to verify for human reader. Please see this edit for details.
  3. One more thing is your bot is trying to change to a totally different archived link, by switching the time of archive. Please see this edit for reference. This one I'm not sure what kind of algorithm you are trying to achieve -- so it's hard to say good or bad. But, what I do see is the archive timestamp from bot is older than the original as far as I can see (20200820214846if_ -> 20200706163048).

Well, I hope, based on these feedbacks, you can improve your valuable bot to become more versatile and flexible as well as respect localization details. Dhawell.hlugalay (talk) 04:21, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Dhawell.hlugalay, would you mind filing a ticket on Phabricator for this? may help you in doing so. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 12:25, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Activate bot on ca:WP

Hi, the talk on the catalan wikipedia ca:WP did not show any detractors to the idea of implementing IABot. I hereby request its activation on our wikipedia, if you'd be so kind. ca:Viquipèdia:Bots/Sol·licituds#Afegir_IABOT_a_la_Viquipèdia_pel_manteniment_dels_enllaços_trencats

@Undvik: There is an approval request open. Please get some bureaucrats involved in getting the bot flag added to the bot.—CYBERPOWER (Around) 12:27, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: I see, I wasn't aware that the request had been started. At ca:Viquipèdia:Petició de marca de bot, @Paucabot: asked for some clarifications, he's the one that can get the flag added to the bot. Undvik (talk) 12:38, 22 September 2020 (UTC)


Template:Renameuser supplies "Newname" as a default new name* in requests, resulting in requests like Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple#Colmcurtin →, which get mis-clerked by Cyberbot I as if Newname was chosen as the new name. Would ir be possible to clerk it as a blank request instead? Thanks, Cabayi (talk) 14:52, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

*Strange thing to do, but it's been that way for a decade.

The button for submitting false positive reports is disabled

If I go to, fill out a false positive report, click the SUBMIT button, and follow the link on the new page to make sure the submitted link works, the SUBMIT button on that page doesn't work - if I mouse over it, the cursor shows a gray "forbidden" symbol (circle with a slash through it).

This happens with both Version 14.0 (15610., 15610) and Chrome Version 85.0.4183.121 (Official Build) (64-bit). Guy Harris (talk) 16:42, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Guy Harris, I need more information. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:44, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Whatever happened between then and now, it currently appears to be working. Guy Harris (talk) 18:06, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
It looks as if that's what the page does if it informs you, in tiny type, that "These URLs are already alive or have since been whitelisted and will not be reported:"
Perhaps, if you enter a URL on the "To begin, type in any number of (non-archive) URLs, you wish to report as false positives. Place each URL on a new line. Please only type in URLs. This is an automated process." page and click SUBMIT, and some or all of the URLs have already been whitelisted, the page should show something such as
These URLs are already alive or have since been whitelisted and will not be reported:
Please review the following URLs and confirm that they are really not dead:
to make it clearer that some URLs will not be reported as they're already known to be OK. If one of the two sets of URLs is empty, its header shouldn't be displayed. If the "Please review the following URLs and confirm that they are really not dead:" set is empty, the "SUBMIT" button shouldn't be displayed.
This will improve the usability of the false positive reporter. Guy Harris (talk) 18:18, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Guy Harris, I recommend filing a ticket so this won’t be forgotten. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:55, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Any idea what is going on here?

this edit just added a bunch of missing templates and seems like it was intended for a different site? Frietjes (talk) 20:46, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

InternetArchiveBot showing live links as dead links

In Telugu Wikipedia, InternetArchiveBot is wrongly showing live links as dead links by adding url-status=dead to pages where it is not necessary. Please disable dead link checking or improvise the bot script.-- Pranayraj Vangari (Talk2Me|Contribs) 07:45, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2020

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2020).


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IABot localization

Hi Cyberpower678. I need some help on IABot localization. In this example the bot doesn't know date and tarih are the same parameter on Turkish Wiki, so it adds date parameter again. How can I set the bot to add "tarih" instead of "date"? I'll also need to setup other parameters, too. Couldn't find the settings on this page. --Khutuck (talk) 18:04, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Khutuck, those settings are managed in root level access. I need to add a Webarchive Turkish map to the config page. I'll do that in a moment. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:02, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
I see, thanks! If you need help on translations plesae just send me a message. I've also added English>Turkish citation template translation parameters of my bot as a comment to this message. Please notify me when you do, as my bot routinely translates English parameters to Turkish ones, i.e."date" to "tarih", "accessdate" to "erişimtarihi". I've been keeping it inactive for the last few days because of this problem. --Khutuck (talk) 16:38, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Khutuck, it's already done. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:06, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Lovely! I'll run my bot then. --Khutuck (talk) 17:07, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi, could you also localize "ölüurl" (deadurl) parameter from "yes/no" to "evet/hayır"? Thank you. --Khutuck (talk) 02:06, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

Why can't there be an LTA for the Loser vandal

What criteria does it not meet? 4thfile4thrank (talk) 15:31, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

4thfile4thrank, per WP:DENYCYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:32, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

When is LTA appropriate? And what about SPI? 4thfile4thrank (talk) 15:34, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

4thfile4thrank, this user is an IP hopping troll. Drawing more attention to it will complicate matters. Please drop it. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:35, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

IAbot action on external link

Hi Cyberpower678. I need help about the IABot action on external link.The IABot is keep archiving external link that is not dead on Chinese wiki, like what happen in this example.What can I do to stop this cuz it's quite troublesome.Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Isaaclai1122 (talkcontribs) 03:54, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Somebody changed the settings on IABot to add links to all URLs regardless of status. I have changed it back.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 22:57, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot seems to have a problem

Hi! I've noticed around 2 days ago, that your bot is stuck on one job. Just bringing it to your attention. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 21:16, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Nadzik, I'll take a look at it as soon as I can. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 01:54, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

ArbElect close

Your close here seems generally very well reasoned to me. Thank you for wading through all of that! However, there are some minor glitches in it that are worth revising.

"The content of election guides must comply with all relevant Wikipedia policies and guidelines, including but not limited to Wikipedia:No personal attacks and Wikipedia:Casting aspersions." WP:ASPERSIONS is neither a policy nor a guideline, but an {{information page}} essay. It expresses simply some concise history of ArbCom's interpretation and application of NPA/CIVIL policies, and is not itself an "enforceable" item. It is basically a concise statement about wikiquette. I would thus suggest replacing that reference with a reference to Wikipedia:Civility, which is actually an enforceable policy, and directly pertinent to this part of the close reasoning (and to ASPERSIONS and your instinct to mention it). As the Election Commission is not ArbCom and does not have an AE-like function of enforcing ArbCom decisions, to the extent any admins might choose (e.g. under WP:AC/DS) to treat ASPERSIONS as effectively enforceable, that would not apply here, because the election isn't subject to DS, and ElectCom doesn't interpret and enforce ArbCom decisions. They're just completely unrelated, other than "ArbCom" topically intersects both subjects in very different ways.

Next, "If inappropriate questions, questions in excess of any limit, any content prohibited by above and/or other disputed content is added to the questions to candidates page it may be removed by Election Commissioners, and nobody else." That should probably end with "(aside from redaction by the author of the material)", since there's no basis to prohibit a self-revert, and we wouldn't want to anyway.

Finally, the close of the section about limiting the number of questions says (in the top summary) that there was consensus to do so but not consensus on what number; you defaulted to 3. In that actual section, the close doesn't even say this. However, there clearly was a consensus, to copy RfA's rules in this regard. Every respondent said so, or just endorsed without being that specific, with only a sole exception ("3–5", which overlaps RfA's 3 anyway). In the end, that resolves to the same number (3), but there's an actual consensus rationale for it, not just an arbitrary decision. And the close explicitly deferring (in both versions of the close) to ElectCom to decide the number doesn't reflect any consensus in that section, and is not needed anyway since there is in fact consensus for 3 (assuming RfA rules don't change, but if they do, the reason for doing so will likely also apply to ArbElect). This deferring is unnecessarily (and arguably not reasonably) extrapolating from completely unrelated consensus discussion about whether EletCom should have the authority to redact policy-violating material.
 — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  23:48, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

SMcCandlish, bumping this to prevent archiving. Will read this tomorrow. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 22:58, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
SMcCandlish,  DoneCYBERPOWER (Around) 00:06, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  01:58, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Speed deletion of es:1 2 3 4 ⋯

Hi, IABot has created the page es:1 2 3 4 ⋯ in the eswiki, i report this event for your attention. Cheers Valdemar2018 (talk) 05:37, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Valdemar2018, ok. I can't see the contents of the deleted page. Is this a similar issue to the report above from the trwiki? —CYBERPOWER (Around) 01:53, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
I don't know the report of the trwiki, the content of the eswiki delete page is the same that es:1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯. Cheers Valdemar2018 (talk) 02:33, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Valdemar2018, I think there is a normalization issue. + normalizes to whitespace, and I thought was an illegal character for wiki pages. —CYBERPOWER (Message) 02:35, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Ok, i saw that article (es:1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ⋯) and the IABot not has edited that. Cheers Valdemar2018 (talk) 02:42, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi Cyberpower678! I appreciate your bot's contributions in the Turkish Wikipedia. Although, we have something missing. Can you also run your bot for this template? It is "cite news" template of the Turkish Wikipedia, and there are many references that need to be archived. For any question or your reply, please send me a notification from here :) Have a nice day.--Nanahuatl (talk) 05:31, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Nanahuatl, I added the template. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 01:45, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, on, User:Cyberpower678/FaQs there's an instance of {{{needhelp}}}, but shouldn't that be {{needhelp}}? (talk) 04:18, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


When I tried using it to add archives to 12B, it said, "Your IP address has been blocked automatically, because it was used by a blocked user." How do I solve this? --Kailash29792 (talk) 06:22, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

I have encountered the same problem which trying to use the Analyze a page tool.— Rod talk 10:27, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Rodw, it looks like some admin blocked a misbehaving bot while hardblocking the IP in the process. It looks to be fixed now. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 01:52, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks - working fine now.— Rod talk 08:14, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

InternetArchiveBot error on Turkish Wikipedia

InternetArchiveBot have created a deleted page, tr:Eğrisel koordinatlar with content following,

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Wikimedia Error</title>
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.content { margin: 7% auto 0; padding: 2em 1em 1em; max-width: 640px; }
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a img { border: 0; }
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.content-text { overflow: hidden; overflow-wrap: break-word; word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-hyphens: auto; -moz-hyphens: auto; -ms-hyphens: auto; hyphens: auto; }
p { margin: 0.7em 0 1em 0; }
a { color: #0645ad; text-decoration: none; }
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code { font-family: sans-serif; }
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<div class="content" role="main">
<a target="_blank" href=" {{Webarşiv|url= |tarih=4 Eylül 2019 }}"><img src=" {{Webarşiv|url= |tarih=12 Mart 2019 }}" srcset=" {{Webarşiv|url= |tarih=12 Mart 2019 }} 2x" alt="Wikimedia" width="135" height="101">
<div class="content-text">
<p>Our servers are currently under maintenance or experiencing a technical problem.

Please <a href="" title="Reload this page" onclick="window.location.reload(false); return false">try again</a> in a few minutes.</p>

<p>See the error message at the bottom of this page for more information.</p>
<div class="footer"><p>If you report this error to the Wikimedia System Administrators, please include the details below.</p><p class="text-muted"><code>Request from via cp1079 cp1079, Varnish XID 480579746<br>Upstream caches: cp1079 int<br>Error: 404, Not Found at Mon, 12 Oct 2020 04:16:53 GMT</code></p>

--Evolutionoftheuniverse (talk) 19:39, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Evolutionoftheuniverse, that's really odd. That IABot would even be trying to query a non-existent page. It must have gotten that page name from somewhere though. Weird. Perhaps the page existed before IABot got to it, and was deleted while it was going through the batch?—CYBERPOWER (Around) 01:48, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Probably that is the case. Page log: [1]. --Evolutionoftheuniverse (talk) 11:41, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot bug observed in Russian Wikipedia

Hi Cyberpower678, and this is me again complaining about IABot bugs. This time I would like to ask you what is the point that IABot removes in Russian Wikipedia the template Webarchive content attached to the preceding template Cite conference? See examples of two bug occurrences. I suggest that this IABot bug should be fixed. Thank you. – Michael Romanov (talk) 14:41, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Michael Romanov, yes it should. Would you mind filing a bug report on Phabricator. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:43, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Cyberpower678, thank you for suggesting to file a bug report on Phabricator. I did. Regards, – Michael Romanov (talk) 14:53, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Very annoying...

  • please fix this!! They are not dead links!!!! Unfortunately that's not the only mistake your bot did, stop it please!! It's very annoying!
  • I reported another bug one time in another namespace (i cannot recall what it was..) but i repeat myself another time (!!).. in the it-wiki template "cita web" there's no need to add the parameter "dataarchivio". The template himself provide automatically extracting the archive date from the url!!!! Please stop to add this parameter, thank you. --Lou6977 (talk) 16:21, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Ullam Ketkumae

Kindly add the archive urls for all the links on this page.TamilMirchi (talk) 23:16, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report

I edited User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report to properly close italics markup. You immediately reverted. Please fix your operation to insert the closing italics markup ('') as I did in my edit. —Anomalocaris (talk) 22:15, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

ACE2020 Electoral Commission

Hello Cyberpower678. Thank you for volunteering to be an election commissioner for the 2020 Arbitration Committee Election. Following the community RfC, other community members were chosen to fill the commission this year. Your continued assistance with the election is still welcome, and you may volunteer as a community coordinator if you would like. — xaosflux Talk 00:24, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot bug on hrwiki

Hi! Firstly, unfortunately the Runpages interface wasn't working (Bad Gateway) so I was forced to ban the bot on hrwiki. After the issue has been addressed, I'll unban it, no problem.

There is a bug with date handling, the bot strips all periods from the dates. Examples of erroneous edits: hr:Special:Diff/5645469, hr:Special:Diff/5645415, hr:Special:Diff/5645381. There should be a period after the day value and after the year value (e.g. today is "16. listopada 2020."). Is there a way to fix this issue? Please ping me when you respond. Thank you! --Ivi104 (talk) 12:54, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

I have managed to resolve the issue. --Ivi104 (talk) 20:13, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
I ran into another problem. The config page worked, and I set the periods in the correct places. However, when the bot is ran from "Analyse the page", it appears to be using an altogether different date format: 5647276. How do I correct it to use genitive form for the month, without a capital letter, and with periods after date and year? Thank you for your time. --Ivi104 (talk) 20:47, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
Ivi104, that needs to be coded in. Can you please open a bug report so this doesn't go forgotten? —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 00:43, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
Ivi104, Actually it looks like it can handle genitive just fine based on a prior edit. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 00:57, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it appears to handle genitive fine when it runs automatically, but appears to fail when it is run manually. --Ivi104 (talk) 09:42, 17 October 2020 (UTC)


—[[User:C678|'''<span style="font-family:monospace"><span style="color:orange>CYBER</span><span style="color:black>POWER</span>''']] <span style="font-family:Rockwell">([[User talk:Cyberpower678|<span style="color:red">Trick or Treat]])</span>

has bad HTML, which breaks a bunch of edit-window syntax highlighting scripts. Consider using

—[[User:C678|'''<span style="font-family:monospace"><span style="color:orange">CYBER</span><span style="color:black">POWER</span></span>''']] <span style="font-family:Rockwell">([[User talk:Cyberpower678|<span style="color:red">Trick or Treat</span>]])</span>


Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:16, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Headbomb, that will cause the signature to exceed the char limit by 7 characters. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 03:52, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

How about

—[[User:C678|'''<span style="font-family:monospace; color:orange">CYBER<span style="color:black">POWER</span></span>''']] <span style="font-family:Rockwell">([[User talk:Cyberpower678|<span style="color:red">Trick or Treat</span>]])</span>

Then? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 04:03, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Headbomb, Awesome. Feel free to help me with the other seasonal signatures as well. :D —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 12:56, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
I poked through and found a half-dozen of them that have minor errors like this. If you don't mind, I'll tidy them for you. If you do mind, which I would fully understand, I'll post a list here. If you want to fix them yourself, LintHint is a useful tool. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:19, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
@Jonesey95: maybe a signature fixer bot could be deployed in cases like those. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 17:47, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report

I edited User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report to properly close italics markup. You immediately reverted. Please fix your operation to insert the closing italics markup ('') as I did in my edit. —Anomalocaris (talk) 22:15, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Archiving and deleting from this talk page does not solve the problem. —Anomalocaris (talk) 04:18, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot bug report

Hi, I am here to report a bug that I've just witnessed at trwiki.

tr:Patagotitan was deleted at 13:14 on October 14th (log). Then IABot re-created it five hours later at 18:24 (permalink) with what appears to be an error message. I'll just blank the page for now and leave a note for fellow admins urging them not to delete the page for 24 hours so that you can see it.

Vito Genovese 10:18, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Bot rights granted. Thanks! Have a nice day! Emptywords (talk) 13:01, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

InternetArchiveBot actions on external links

Hello. I've been running into a number of pages where the external link to the website of an organization is being directed to After some digging, I found an example of this where it was changed by your bot at [2]. Ok, this was back in 2016. But, the example is for a school district where the site is valid and live, and in theory was live and active back then as well (the url hasn't changed). I've checked into a few thousand edits of the bot from this month, and haven't found other instances of the bot doing this. I did find this where the bot didn't connect the official site to So, I'm this a function that the bot used to do but does not do anymore? I've corrected a few of these to point to the live site, but I'm wondering if it's futile work if the bot is just going to come along and reference it back to anyway. If it's still doing this, can you explain why? Thanks, --Hammersoft (talk) 18:13, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Hammersoft, IABot is a bit more complicated than that. It acts on what it believes to be true. If it's not acting, then it doesn't believe it needs to be done. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 18:45, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

IAbot management interface cannot be used

I cannot use IAbot management interface in zhwiki. It loads for a long time and seems to be not loading anything. ΣανμοσαThe Trve Lawe of free Monarchies 07:08, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Sanmosa, it's being investigated. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 14:45, 23 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi! Your bot is down. (talk) 23:41, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

I know. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 14:45, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot Interface broken

Hi, the IABot Interface seems to be down as it keeps on timing out --Nintendofan885T&Cs apply 11:58, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

nvm it's working now --Nintendofan885T&Cs apply 12:18, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
FYI it's been variously up/down the past few days for me, and down for the last 24-ish hours for me: I ran the bot on Revelations of the Dark Mother at 4AM, which worked fine, then it timed out when I tried running it on User:Alexandra IDV/VTM books a little while later, and the interface has been unavailable for me since.--AlexandraIDV 02:21, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Dead again? ΣανμοσαThe Trve Lawe of free Monarchies 06:30, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Sanmosa, it's being investigated. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 14:45, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot in Georgian wiki

Hello! In this translation are several mistakes. How can it be corrected? Also, I wonder if the bot automatically changes the | url-status setting if the link is dead? And which parameter is used in Georgian Wikipedia, | url-status or | dead-link? I want to add this option to {{Cite web}} and I wonder which one. Sincerely, გიო ოქრო 09:08, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

გიო ოქრო, IABot automatically determines what parameter to use. As for correcting the translations that can be done via the IABot UI. —CYBERPOWER (Trick or Treat) 14:48, 23 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi Cyberpower, would you able to restore/archive the links to Australian Institute of Sport (netball) which have just recently disappeared. Any help would be appreciated. Djln Djln (talk) 20:09, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Toolforge page for IAbot not loading

Hey! Sup?! The toolforge page for IAB is not loading for me. Are there any issues?--Épine (talk) 11:50, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Same here today for me? JW 1961 Talk 22:00, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

IA bot

IABot seems to be down... interface is not loading... Deltagammaz (talk) 17:08, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

The interface seems to be back up again but IABot hasn't edited in 4 days --Nintendofan885T&Cs apply 13:23, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello, and sorry to badger you about IA bot again, but although it is up and running again, I encountered a weird issue: I ran it here, and in the reference to, it inserted the following archive link:

Following that archive link leads one to an archived, entirely blank page. This was the only of the references on the page that this happened with, so I'm puzzled about how this happened.--AlexandraIDV 05:34, 28 October 2020 (UTC)


IAB did a boo-boo: I have reversed it (talk) 16:41, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

The InternetArchiveBot has made some bad edites at da-wiki. Take a look at: Ukraine, Storbritannien, Rusland. Regards, Kjeldjoh (talk) 09:26, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

Cyberbot I tripping?

I had to revert this mishap at RfPP. Favonian (talk) 16:47, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

IABot job stuck?

Hi, It looks like this IABot job 6764 is stuck as it hasn't made any progress in the last 2 days --Nintendofan885T&Cs apply 21:40, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report

I edited User:Cyberpower678/RfX Report to properly close italics markup. You immediately reverted. Please fix your operation to insert the closing italics markup ('') as I did in my edit. —Anomalocaris (talk) 22:15, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Submission 3 Anomalocaris (talk) 09:48, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

CBP, this is a 2 (maybe 4?) character change in rfx-report.php. Can you please take care of this? --Izno (talk) 02:50, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – November 2020

News and updates for administrators from the past month (October 2020).

Guideline and policy news

Technical news



Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:51, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

IABot name, topicon, award and userbox

Just four quick suggestions for IABot's user page:

  • Add in the intro (just like already stated in the body) that the InternetArchiveBot is also known as IABot.
  • Add the GOLDLOCK topicon since this is a fully-protected page.
  • Add the Wikimedia '19 Coolest Tool Award Winner template {{2019 Coolest tool award|InternetArchiveBot|Impact}} like in IABot's Meta page and Twinkle's page.
  • Add a userbox like Citation bot's so more editors are aware of this very useful tool that they themselves can also use.

Cordially, History DMZ (talk)+(ping) 01:22, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

IABot main page link

Unfortunately huwiki has no any information on this bot. All information, discussions are archived. At least please let have a direct link to the Bot approval on your main page (User:InternetArchiveBot): Approval Request to able to navigate between archived pages. (orig: Thanks!

I would also like to know, how can sy know about what configuration is valid for the bot for huwiki? Could you please inform me? (On bot owners' talk page I don't get answer in Hungarian) JSoos (talk) 11:49, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia Books not having reports generated

I have started Book:State highways in Georgia (U.S. state) and Book:State highways in South Carolina, but book reports are not being generated on their talk pages. Is there something wrong? Yes, I asked this before, but I never really got any good answers. I literally took a book that had reports generated and copy-pasted into my new books (and then changed the information for my needs. That still didn't work. Morriswa (Charlotte Allison) (talk) 15:23, 3 November 2020 (UTC)


Hi, im Bryson Johnson and you where the one that told me about the Qubo] i need to be ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission. Bryson Johnson (talk) 20:52, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

IABot main page link

Unfortunately huwiki has no any information on this bot. All information, discussions are archived. At least please let have a direct link to the Bot approval on your main page (User:InternetArchiveBot): Approval Request to able to navigate between archived pages.



I would also like to know, how can sy know about what configuration is valid for the bot for huwiki? Could you please inform me? (On bot owners' talk page I don't get answer in Hungarian) JSoos (talk) 16:51, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

JSoos, The user page you see there is a global page transcluded from Meta. If you want a link there, but you'll have to import the meta page first. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:00, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanx for your answer, unfortunately I do not understand. I see a page with a link, which is a difflink of a huwiki talkpage. Though I corrected that talkpage to point to other archived pages, that will only work if the the difflink is changed to point to the archived huwiki page. What I ask to change the link as I gave above. I do not understand what and where should I import, sorry. JSoos (talk) 08:56, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
JSoos, I'm sorry. I'm just as confused as to what you want. Can you ask again what it is you are asking of me? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:25, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

ia bot still breaking cs1|2 templates

This edit adds |url= to a cs1|2 template that has |title-link= with an assigned value. I thought you fixed this.

Trappist the monk (talk) 17:22, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Trappist the monk, so did I, but this is a good reason to introduce a new parameter as I suggested on your talk page. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 17:24, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
So make your case at Help talk:Citation Style 1 ...
Trappist the monk (talk) 17:26, 14 November 2020 (UTC)
Trappist the monk, I will. :-) —CYBERPOWER (Around) 12:32, 15 November 2020 (UTC)

Your RfB

Thanks for the reply at BN.

Help me out... any skeletons in your closet that could prompt a pile-on of opposers? --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 09:08, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Dweller, not to my knowledge. Aside from being a bot-op, and potentially a fairly recent discussion to try and overturn one of my approved bot tasks which died out in the end with no action, I can't really think of anything that should be a skeleton. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:33, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Bot op would work in your favour if you offered to recuse from Bot decisions that seemed to relate to bots you operate. I'm going to take a look at your contribs when I can. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 16:40, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
I generally do.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 21:51, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
It's going back a few years, but I am fairly certain there are a few skeletons. We've always got on Cyberpower and I "light-touch" mentored your back in the day (I think you were the final person to actually complete my adoption course), so I've always kept half an eye on your progress :) You absolutely don't deserve it all to be dragged up right now - you've been doing an excellent job - however, I hope you don't mind if I send you both an email with potential hurdles that might come up? WormTT(talk) 08:39, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Worm That Turned, sure. I’m only offering because there appears to be a need for more ‘crats. I only wish to help. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 12:04, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Url-status, date format and admin group

Hello Cyberpower678,

Recently IABot has been added to the Danish Wikipedia. I'm one of the users who are trying to get it to work. The bot is currently disabled because we need to solve some problems beforehand:

  1. In stead of using the value "live" for the parameter url-status the bot writes live" == UrlStatus or "ok (see bot edit). I've made this edit to Module:Citation/CS1, but the problem is still there.
  2. The bot doesn't recognise Danish date format of parameter archivedate, see bot edit. In da:Modul:Citation/CS1/Date validation we accept both English and Danish date formats. How do we make the bot accept Danish dates?
  3. At the moment I know only one person of the Danish wikipedia who has permission to configure the bot. How do more people (including me) get this permission (one has to be part of the admin group the IABot Management Interface says)?

I hope you are able to answer one or more of the questions.--Weblars (talk) 13:14, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Weblars, generally all sysops on dawiki can configure the bot for dawiki, but I can also add permissions to users as needed. I can give you the permission to access the configuration page. —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:23, 13 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I would appreciate very much if you could give me permission to access the configuration page because we then better can get the bot working. We are very few active people on the Danish wiki so at the moment I'm the only one working to get IABot to run. I've told everyone about my question here at the Danish Village pump.--Weblars (talk) 15:51, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

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Good day. I found your user page from IABot Management Interface. I had noticed that the bot had been stuck on a task from October 14. Not sure if something is wrong but I was wondering if you could look into it. The job ID is 6764. EN-Jungwon (talk) 08:12, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

EN-Jungwon, it['s a known bug. It's being looked into. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 16:49, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

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Opalzukor, you could have just updated the redirect, silly. —CYBERPOWER (Around) 16:50, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: Many apologies. I didn't want to be too hasty with something concerning a considerably important part of the Wikipedia project. I understand mmy actions violated WP:BOLD, and will try and follow said guideline in the future. Sorry for your time. Opalzukor (talk) 16:54, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
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