You can leave me a note. I prefer to send personal e-mails to people. After the end of a discussion I will put a note on my discussion page. So, if there is no response from me on this page I am not sleeping ;-)

Important QuestionEdit

I need your email to ask you about the source of an info that you wrote before... It is of an enormous importance to me.... can you please advise me with your email on: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:31, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

More languagesEdit

Could you customize your bot to link from English wikipedia to Russian wikipedia, and from Russian to English? Best regards, Vald 22:50, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Pol PotEdit

Is this bot supposed to write over some languages, like in this edit? I don't really know anything about this but it seemed odd to me. --TJive 06:03, August 17, 2005 (UTC)

Thats edit is 100% ok. Fa is moved to the right position ca was edit and nb was changed to no. Thats 100% OK. --FlaBot 09:48, 17 August 2005 (UTC)

Vasco da GamaEdit

An article that you've edited before (Vasco da Gama) is nominated for Article Improvement Drive. If you want go there and vote. Thanks. Gameiro 02:58, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Bad edits for Unicode beyond the first planeEdit


For Unicode characters beyond 0xFFFF (more than 16 bits), it seems that FlaBot makes incorrect edits. For instance, in the Bohrium article, this edit changed the valid [[zh:𨨏]] (note 166415 = U+28A0F) into the invalid [[zh:��]]. I think when your bot looked at the Chinese page for Bohrium it did not correctly handle the Unicode surrogate characters that are used when encoding a Unicode character greater than 0xFFFF. -- Curps 09:32, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Mediawiki does NOT use UTF-16 so surrogate pairs have no relavence to mediawiki itself. What it looks like is happening is the bot is using UTF-16 as an internal format without realising that it contains surrogates. Plugwash 15:19, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

MamzerEdit I think this is inappropriate. Yes, these pages should be linked from he:ממזר, but I think not from en:Mamzer, which is specifically about the Hebrew word, not about bastardy. -- Jmabel | Talk 04:27, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Boolean algebraEdit

Just a heads-up: The correct enwiki article to link to simple:Boolean algebra is not Boolean algebra, but rather Boolean logic. I have made this correction; I'd ask FlaBot not to revert it. The links to simple:Boolean algebra from the Boolean algebra articles in other languages (e.g. it:Algebra di Boole) are probably OK, given that few other languages have an article corresponding to Boolean logic. I suspect it is (as a practical matter) impossible to translate Boolean algebra into simple English. --Trovatore 19:43, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Oh, one exception on the other languages: Please do not re-add simple:Boolean algebra to zh:布尔代数; Chinese Wikipedia does have a Boolean logic article. --Trovatore 20:09, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Merry Christmas From The Morse FamilyEdit

Hi could you check out the action being proposed on ]Merry Christmas From The Morse Family (album) please and make your comments - not trying to influence you but - you'll see what I mean I hope. :: Kevinalewis : please contact me on my Talk Page : 10:26, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Respirator vs. VentilatorEdit

I am completely rewriting the English respirator entry, and FlaBot keeps adding incorrect links to non-English Wikipedia entries with the title 'respirator.'

A respirator is a device that protects the wearer from harmful or toxic fumes, dusts, vapors, and/or gases. A ventilator is a device that assists breathing. Intensive care patients are breathing with the assistance of ventilators, not respirators. It's easy to confuse the two, especially since mainstream media insists on reporting some famous person is "on a respirator right now," and the editor who first created respirator did exactly that.

If Wikipedia is a true encyclopedia, we should use the correct names for pieces of equipment, and if we do so the English entry should link to correct translations. As far as I can tell, FlaBot insists on linking respirator with articles that I believe translate to entries about ventilation. I have removed these links twice now, because what I'm working on doesn't translate to the pictures of hospitals and mechanical ventilators I see in those entries.

I can't write in German, Dutch, Polish, and the like; all I can do is make the English entry for respirator as accurate as I can. Because of that, FlaBot needs to do one of two things:

  • start linking the English ventilator entry to the non-English entries it currently links to the English respirator entry; or
  • stop linking to those non-English entries until respirator is completed, at which time accurate translation can be done of the new content and FlaBot can be reprogrammed.

I hope to be finished with respirator by the middle of February. Leave a message on my talk page if you have questions. Thanks. ddlamb 05:43, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

generally the way to deal with this is to go fix the back links from the other wikipedias to here. the bots should then pick up on that and stop re-adding the links. Plugwash 15:30, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Removing interwikis from categories?Edit

Flacus, can you investigate why you remove interwiki links from categories like da:Kategori:Argentina from Category:Argentina? This looks like a good link to me. HenkvD 19:37, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

zh linksEdit

Hi there Flacus! I believe Unicode should be used for the Chinese characters in the zh links. But Flabot here seems to be doing the reverse :( is there any way to fix this problem? Have a good one! 04:03, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Both representations are unicode, one is unicode characters literally included in the body text the other is unicode html entities. Since the wikipedia conversion to utf-8 there has been a general move to using unicode text literally in articles. That section you link to seems confused and written by someone who doesn't understand how html and character sets/encodings fit together. Plugwash 15:55, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi! Noticed that de:Sandia wasn't translated all the way. Wondered if you knew what was going on with that?--Rockero 09:23, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Removing linksEdit

Why is this bot removing valid links to the zh wikipedia? Martin 22:18, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

  • I know another bot has blank my talk page and another one reverted a completely good entry. Kingjeff 00:15, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Your bot adds wrong interwiki link to pl:Gmina Raków. This is wrong because this article is about Commune Raków, and village Raków is here. I had corrected it, but it did it again. Regards! Jakubhal 08:02, 25 April 2006 (UTC)


I see the link to nl:Stroud has been reinstated. I had moved it to Stroud (district) where it belongs since the entry in the Dutch WP obviously refers to the district rather than the town. So I've deleted it again at Stroud, Gloucestershire. Flapdragon 22:43, 25 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi. I think the IW link checker is a great idea. Do you have (or can you make) a similar program that works in Wikimedia Commons and lists the images that exist both on Commons and in wikipedias? Whenever I go to Commons I always find images that are uploaded both to Commons and to another wiki, I bet there are hundreds of them, and maybe lots of them were uploaded 3, 4 or more times to Wikimedia's servers, wasting a lot of space. If there was a page similar to IW checker, where we could check if the images by the same name are really the same, and if the one in Commons is not untagged, the bot could place a nowcommons message on the image version uploaded to individual wikipedias... What do you think, is it possible? – Alensha  14:09, 7 May 2006 (UTC)


The bot changed AJ Styles BACK to A.J Styles, which is completely wrong. Just about every wrestling site has him listed as AJ Styles. TNA (the main promotion he works for) lists him as AJ Styles. That alone should be enough to be proof that it's the correct spelling.

RobJ1981 20:47, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


I notice the bot changed Indigo so that the link to the German WP went to the dye instead of the color. My guess is this is related to the fact that some of the pages for Indigo on some language sites cover both the dye and the color, while other have them as separate articles. PaleAqua 03:52, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Vitamin AEdit

Please stop changing the English links on other-language wikipidias pointed to from Vitamin A. These should point to Vitamin A and not to Retinol. --Trovatore 04:01, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

A request for assistanceEdit

Would you support the concept of moving the Earhart "myths" to a separate page or article? The reason for my suggesting this is that the main article should be an accurate and scholarly work while the speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart are interesting, they belong in a unique section. Most researchers, as you know, discount the many theories and speculation that has arisen in the years following her last flight. Go onto the Earhart discussion page and register your vote/comments...and a Happy New Year to you as well. Bzuk 03:02 3 January 2007 (UTC).

This is a automated to all bot operatorsEdit

Please take a few moments and fill in the data for your bot on Wikipedia:Bots/Status Thank you Betacommand (talkcontribsBot) 19:04, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Automated message to bot ownersEdit

As a result of discussion on the village pump and mailing list, bots are now allowed to edit up to 15 times per minute. The following is the new text regarding bot edit rates from Wikipedia:Bot Policy:

Until new bots are accepted they should wait 30-60 seconds between edits, so as to not clog the recent changes list and user watchlists. After being accepted and a bureaucrat has marked them as a bot, they can edit at a much faster pace. Bots doing non-urgent tasks should edit approximately once every ten seconds, while bots who would benefit from faster editing may edit approximately once every every four seconds.

Also, to eliminate the need to spam the bot talk pages, please add Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard to your watchlist. Future messages which affect bot owners will be posted there. Thank you. --Mets501 02:47, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

July 2007Edit

  Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did to Trollfest. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Talmage 23:47, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Test test test

Cato92 07:35, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


I need help renaming about 200 articles. Doing this by hand would take me all day.

Can your bot rename articles, or be adapted to do so?

If so, please contact me.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 22:38, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Product namingEdit

I imagine that the bot added fr:Naming because the French article links to the English article; but they are not related. (The French article describes the practice of selling the right to name a stadium or the like.) —Tamfang (talk) 02:28, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Carlo VibertiEdit

The article Carlo Viberti has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

notability, verifiability

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion.
V = I * R (talk to Ohms law) 16:26, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

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