User talk:JJMC89/Archives/2017/March

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Coordinates bot edits

Your bot seems to have ceased replacing coordinates-related infobox parameters again; is this intentional? Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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10:12, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

@Jc86035: It was not intentional. The job was still running
[15:04:40]tools.jjmc89-bot-dev@tools-bastion-02:~> qstat
job-ID  prior   name       user         state submit/start at     queue                          slots ja-task-ID
2004417 0.30590 infobox-co tools.****** r     03/05/2017 01:11:21 continuous@tools-exec-1401.eqi     1
but nothing was being processed for some reason. My guess is that it ran out of memory or got stuck for an unknown reason. I've restarted it with more memory. — JJMC89 15:34, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks for clarifying. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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15:35, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Can you help me with redirects in AWB

A while back I asked for help to create redirects with AWB here, but I got no responses. Based on a task I saw you fulfil I think you can help me. Can you answer my question? Thanks, Korakys (talk) 02:52, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

@Korakys: Try this out as a custom module:
private static readonly Regex SingleQuote = new Regex(@"([‘’])");
public string ProcessArticle(string ArticleText, string ArticleTitle, int wikiNamespace, out string Summary, out bool Skip)
    if (SingleQuote.Match(ArticleTitle).Success) {
        Skip = false;
        string title = SingleQuote.Replace(ArticleTitle, "'");
        ArticleText = "#REDIRECT [[" + title + "]]";
        Summary = "Create redirect to [[" + title + "]], single quote to apostrophe";
    else {
        Skip = true;
        ArticleText = "";
        Summary = "Skipping ...";
    return ArticleText;
— JJMC89 05:14, 8 March 2017 (UTC)


Looking at their deleted articles there's probably undisclosed paid editing going on here so it's probably worth it to keep an eye on them. --NeilN talk to me 23:30, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Coord parameter

Hi. Thanks for adding the above at Billings Senior High School, an article I just rescued. Forgive my ignorance, but after 5 years of doing this, I thought I'd better ask someone: What are those for? John from Idegon (talk) 04:51, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

@John from Idegon: Coordinate parameters are added to the GeoHack URL (toollabs:geohack), which changes the information provided there. The information is also used by GeoData. — JJMC89 05:24, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Cassandra DePecol

Please be cautious when reverting edits, as you have been doing on Cassandra DePecol. While I can tell you're trying to keep the article from being messed with, you need to instead engage the other editor rather than getting into a potential edit war. If there are problems that need addressing on the article, please let me know. I've done a bit of cleanup there, so hopefully things will settle down now. Thanks for all your hard work! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:47, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Untitled post from Vfverikaitis

Thank you for sharing guidelines with me...certainly no malicious intent from this end, just not cognizant enough of necessary Wiki I am...--Vfverikaitis (talk) 19:49, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Rev del requests

One of the articles for which you requested rev del Plum Beach Light was not edited by the user we were discussing at Moonriddengirl's page User:Vfverikaitis, but by User:Jdashe. The revdel was warranted but I note the editor did not have a note on their talk page regarding this incident. Can you do this?--S Philbrick(Talk) 23:13, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Sphilbrick: Done. I didn't leave one since the editor hasn't edited in 1.5 years. — JJMC89 03:00, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
I didn't catch the timing, but thanks for doing it. Thanks. I spent a lot of time at OTRS — one of the common complaints is that someone removed some material and didn't let them know. In almost all cases, I'm able to point out that they were informed but I'd like to keep this is true as possible. Not long ago, I fielded a request involving material that was removed four or five years ago.--S Philbrick(Talk) 12:35, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

The Gadget Flow

Hi, following up on your edit to The Gadget Flow page at Draft:The Gadget Flow are we set to move it out from the draftspace? GNews hits are in the refs section.JanisWilloughby (talk) 17:08, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

@JanisWilloughby: I have not reviewed the draft. Per the outcome of the AfD, it should be approved by AfC before being moved to mainspace. I have added the AfC template for you. If you think the article is ready, then click the submit button. — JJMC89 18:06, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit resolution questions from Vfverikaitis

Explain to me how my contributions were eviscerated to the degree they were? is a quote from President Obama that is public domain, to which I added a PDF of the entire speech as an in line citation, how is that eliminated?(Pinchas Gutter) is a quote from Prime Minister Trudeau that is also public domain, and with two attributed in line citations also eliminated?(Nate Leipciger). How are the names of two people who save the lives of (Sidney Zoltak) eliminated? How are their names copyright violations?...did I make some arrors? \...yes...did I correct them as per your instructions? even gathering waivers for photographas that should never have been blocked on Wikicommons...Sidney Zoltak, Nate Leipciger and Max Eisen should all be restored, and Pinchas Gutter posted....or at the very least I should have a fair chance to make some changes...that emetic gasp from the editor that I hear could easily be measured with a seismograph attuned to the dull thud of approaching male bovine scatology... --Vfverikaitis (talk) 19:06, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright violations are not permitted here or on Commons. This is site policy and United States law. Something being available online does not put it in the public domain; most everything found online is copyright unless explicitly released under an appropriate license. Attribution and/or citation does not permit you to use copyright works except with in the bounds of fair use. The names are not copyright, the text you used in the articles, however, is. No, you did not correct anything. — JJMC89 19:52, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Untitled message from Geraldineproduction

Curious as to why you removed the photograph of Mansur Kamaletdinov when it is a photo in the Public Domain and appears on his own website? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Geraldineproduction (talkcontribs) 05:36, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

It is not in the public domain. Wikipedia is not permitted to host copyright violations. — JJMC89 06:07, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Steady on... (coordinates in infoboxes)

I just wanted to let you know that I am keeping an eye on Category:Pages using deprecated coordinates format and I see that the bot is making steady progress through the Infobox settlement articles at about 8,000 per day. Keep it up, and let me know if there is anything you need. I have avoided adding more infoboxes to the error category while waiting for the overall category count to get back down to a manageable number. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:00, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Jonesey. I've added a second job for this task to make it go quicker. Let me know if it stops or slows down. — JJMC89 05:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)


Would it be possible to have an additional list of BSicons (on Commons) containing obsolete images to be replaced by their updated counterparts? This would help a lot because many of the icons have been deprecated for years but are still widely used because the images were reuploaded and not replaced. Many thanks, Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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15:13, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Icons which are definitely safe to replace automatically
Old New
  (AKRZlf)   (RAl)
  (AKRZlg)   (RA+r)
  (AKRZrf)   (RAr)
  (AKRZrg)   (RA+l)
  (AROADlf)   (RAl)
  (AROADlg)   (RA+r)
  (AROADrf)   (RAr)
  (AROADrg)   (RA+l)
  (dBHFm)   (dBHF-M)
  (eABZ3lf)   (eABZql)
  (eABZ3lg)   (eABZq+r)
  (eABZ3rf)   (eABZqr)
  (eABZ3rg)   (eABZq+l)
  (exCONTl)   (exCONTfq)
  (exCONTr)   (exCONTgq)
  (extCONTl)   (extCONTfq)
  (extCONTr)   (extCONTgq)
  (tABZld)   (tABZgl+l)
  (tABZrd)   (tABZgr+r)
  (tCONTl)   (tCONTfq)
  (tCONTr)   (tCONTgq)
  (uABZld)   (uABZgl+l)
  (uABZrd)   (uABZgr+r)
  (ueABZld)   (ueABZgl+l)
  (ueABZrd)   (ueABZgr+r)
  (uCONTl)   (uCONTfq)
  (uCONTr)   (uCONTgq)
  (uexCONTl)   (uexCONTfq)
  (uexCONTr)   (uexCONTgq)
  (uextCONTl)   (uextCONTfq)
  (uextCONTr)   (uextCONTgq)
  (utCONTl)   (utCONTfq)
  (utCONTr)   (utCONTgq)

Several others but couldn't be bothered to add them because they're not really used much.

@Jc86035: It could be done. Since they are not redirects, it will require some new code. Could the obsolete ones be redirected to the new ones? — JJMC89 04:30, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Commons admins usually decline to do that because most of the files are currently in use on multiple wikis and it would apparently cause problems with CommonsDelinker (e.g. where they're used outside of templates). Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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06:06, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
@Jc86035: Okay. Is there consensus that they are obsolete and should be should be replaced? — JJMC89 16:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
@JJMC89: I'll ask on c:Talk:BSicon/Renaming. Generally I'd say basically no one disputes that they're obsolete (most have been superseded for quite a while), although I could be wrong. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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15:21, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
No one has made an objection, so I guess it's fine? Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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07:14, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
@Jc86035: See commit, local config, and replacementMap. — JJMC89 04:11, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
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08:52, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Slate Star Codex

As you have edited the Slate Star Codex article, I thought you might be interested to know that it has been nominated for deletion. I was notified by the nominator, but it doesn't look like you were, so I am rectifying that situation by leaving this comment. Please note that deletion discussions are not votes, and closing administrators might pay greater attention to comments referencing Wikipedia policies and guidelines than to those that don't, or those that simply restate points already made. It's also worth noting that deletion discussions are said to typically remain open for at least 7 days, except in cases where credible grounds for speedy deletion are identified.--greenrd (talk) 21:14, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

East Hope Group Draft page

Hi JJMC89,

As the first reviewer, SwisterTwister, is not responding to my questions and requests, I’m hoping that you can help me move forward with this article. Specifically, I would like to elaborate on why I feel the notability requirements pertaining to my East Hope article have been fulfilled.

I first submitted the article on 31 January 2017, and it was rejected soon after on the grounds that “Submission is about a company or organization not yet shown to meet notability guidelines”. I made changes in the hopes that it would pass the review this time, but because of a review backlog, the article has not been viewed yet. Furthermore, in an attempt to get SwisterTwister’s opinion on the piece, I contacted him three times, but didn’t receive a response. His last response was on February 7.

The reason why I dispute the claim that notability requirements are not being meet is that all the information contained in the article is taken from reputable sources. I have relied on established publications observing and analyzing the aluminium industry, widely circulated English news outlets major Asian English-language dailies, Chinese news articles, as well as official government publications in Chinese.

Extended content

Industry About is a standard reference for industrial data in the metals sector based on transparency and a standardized method of gathering and analyzing data, including East Hope, as in this case.

Bloomberg: well-established and well-trusted, the info cited is taken from its East Hope profile summary.

AluWatch is a major new aluminium industry watchdog consisting of individuals, NGOs, business seeking to reduce the impact of climate change. It compiles a yearly set of key figures about the most important players in the market, and I used its East Hope figures.

Forbes provides a highly anticipated list of the world’s billionaires on a yearly basis, from which the cited info about East Hope founder Liu Yongxing was taken. is the Chinese government’s official news website, which means that the information provided needs to be utilized critically. However, no other news site has provided such an in-depth report of the Liu brothers and their respective enterprises including East Hope, in English.

Baidu is China’s premier Internet services provider, acting as a search engine, encyclopedia, etc. Info contained here is shared and read widely and, similar to Wikipedia, crowd sourced. Because of its role as an aggregator of information, Baidu’s website on East Hope is an excellent Chinese source.

2011 USGS Mineral Yearbook: a primary resource for anything related to minerals, there is barely any other publicly available report with such a range of information on activities of individual companies that would normally be ignored in other publications.

Platts: one of the most influential news provider, market and data analyst of natural resource markets. Its Metals Daily series is always the go-to publication for up to date, detailed observations on developments in the industry or individual companies. The same is true for Antaike’s Alumina & Aluminum Monthly, though with a narrower focus on aluminium. Because of East Hope’s prolific activities, the series often features concise articles on the company. The same applies to Antaike’s publications.

Aluminium Insider is a leading news platform specialized in the aluminium industry, supported by possibly the largest metals news analyst, Metal Bulletin. In a similar vein, Asian Metal stands out because of its interviews with people in the industry and relevant companies, such as in this case, where they interviewed an East Hope manager.

Xinhua is the Chinese government’s official press agency, so a critical mind is required, but is generally trustworthy when it comes to reporting government announcements and policy shifts, such as the one quoted in this Xinhua article. Although this article didn’t mention East Hope by name, it still provided relevant information in the context of East Hope’s business.

The Jakarta Post is commonly regarded as one of the most credible papers in Indonesia. The article specifically singles out East Hope for adding new capacity, in contrast to what the government demands.

All the Chinese Ministry and EPA publications are official documents of acute relevance to East Hope and offer a unique first-hand look into Chinese government action regarding the company’s activities. The level of detail has not been covered in the English-language media. They deal exclusively with East Hope.

Toxicleaks is a unique activist project that aggregates information about environmental scandals, so it’s a natural source for anything related to this theme. This article deals exclusively with one of East Hope’s failed red mud reservoirs in English.

163/NetEase is a widely read Chinese daily online paper. With the Chinese public becoming increasingly outspoken on the state of the environment, papers like these have become increasingly important in reporting on pollution accurately. Again, East Hope is the focus here.

As a result, it is fair to say that East Hope, no less because of the controversies surrounding activities, is very much a part of the public discourse in the context of Chinese metal manufacturers.

Given the broad reach of these sources across both English and Chinese-speaking audiences, I do not follow the reasoning that more and/or qualitative news sources are required to add substance to the article. To sum up, the sources used are important, verifiable and reputable in their coverage of East Hope, so I hope we can proceed with the publication of this article, as it is a pity that the review process and lack of communication leaves this peace unnecessarily stagnant.

Thanks for your time!

Chinabusiness (talk) 09:24, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

See Draft talk:East Hope Group. — JJMC89 03:25, 23 March 2017 (UTC)


Your BRFA, Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/JJMC89 bot 11, has been approved. Happy editing, — xaosflux Talk 00:07, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Question about 1 of your edits...

Hello, JJMC89:

I see here that you removed 2 links from Erika Grey.

As the page history shows, you had removed them earlier, but I put them back in. When you removed them a 2nd time, I decided you must have a good reason, so, instead of reverting or anything, I figured I'd ask you.

I understand that you don't want a "link farm," and we can't go link-happy, and that's all good. But, if you'll notice in my edit comments both Hal Lindsey's example and also Dwight L. Moody's example where you have boatloads of links showing things like their listings on various official websites.

Lindsey has 6 more besides his officiel website, and Moody has 9 other listings (besides his official page, which apparently isn't listed there - if he has one, and he may not).

Anyhow, Grey is maybe not Billy Graham or George W. Bush, but she's got 2 good "External links" in her Coast to Coast AM and profiles, both of which are WP:RS for "External links." Any reasons you wanted to list only her personal website? Thanks for helping me understand here. (talk) 23:49, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

They don't satisfy the external links guideline. There is no such thing as a RS for external links. Amazon, a commercial website, is not suitable. Also, both links fail WP:ELNO#1. The state of any other article is not relevant. (The Lindsey article has two links.) — JJMC89 02:09, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
OK, thank you for replying. I saw your edit, removing a bunch of bad (404 page not found) links. That's OK, and so i have no objection here. (Also, I credit you for being consistent.) However, respectfully, don't you think the IMDB link for Lindsey is no less 'commercial' as is the link for Grey? In that regard, I disagree, and would think that at least the Amazon link and possible the Coast to Coast: AM link belong. After all, if Lindsey has 2 links now (after your edits), and possibly 3 if I put in , then Grey, also an author, should likewise have three, no? (talk) 04:06, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
IMDb is not selling the author's works – Amazon is. An Amazon link is not appropriate on most, if not all pages. Regardless of if the site is selling the author's works, WP:ELNO still applies. — JJMC89 04:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the distinction, here, JJMC89. Nonetheless, both sites are in business to make money, in a commercial way. One by sales of books, the other, probably by page ads or the link, same-same, same-difference. But, I note that the title of the article is "Links normally to be avoided" (emphasis added for clarity, in italics). Also, you cite #1, which says in relevant part "Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article...," but the and Coast to Coast AM links (for Grey) and the link (for Lindsey, which I added just now) do add unique content. Indeed, see the Dwight L. Moody external links section: I removed 1 outdated link, and fixed 2 other bad ones (where the's Wayback machine could stand in here), but Moody's page is a veritable "Link Farm." Why treat Moody one way, but treat Grey and Lindsey another? What gives? Where is your warrant for such disparate treatment? Just asking. (talk) 05:05, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
PS: I notice that the latest relisting is actually about 1 day past expiry, and, regardless of your differences of views on the use of external links, you might want to weigh in on the VfD page, here: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Erika_Grey before it's too late. One last thing: I italicized the "normally" to show that while some links may "normally" be avoided, this is not necessarily true for all cases, and if unique content can be had by Amazon, Coast to Coast, or even the Klingon Empire's off-world websites, then they should be added to avoid missing unique content. Just saying. (talk) 05:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
I don't see any unique content that couldn't be included in the article, especially on Amazon. — JJMC89 03:31, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Infobox building coords

Hi. Was just looking over some articles with Infobox building on them and noticed that some of the coord bot edits were not fully migrating over the coord data. For example this has missed coordinates_type & coordinates_region. Just wondering if you could review them? -- WOSlinker (talk) 09:39, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

@WOSlinker: |coordinates_type= and |coordinates_region= were not supported by {{infobox building}}. There was no parameter for the former, and |iso_region= was the correct parameter for the latter. — JJMC89 14:24, 28 March 2017 (UTC)


It looks like a bot job is running on your main account by accident, to change ISBN magic links. — Carl (CBM · talk) 00:48, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It looks like just 80 edits at 4 edits per minute with a simple find/replace script. I sometimes edit with script assistance at that rate, and I don't think anyone has ever accused me of being a bot. From WP:MEATBOT: Note that merely editing quickly, particularly for a short time, is not by itself disruptive.Jonesey95 (talk) 01:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
An edit appeared on my watchlist. I think the job itself is fine, and it would be great IMO for JJMC89 to run it as an approved bot job. Since there is no way to tell how many edits will be made in the future, I went ahead and left a comment in case there was a mistake. — Carl (CBM · talk) 01:50, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I was running my script semi-automatically to test for any possibly missed edge cases. (Why not do something useful while testing.) I am willing to run it as a bot task; however, Primefac and Magioladitis have already filed BRFAs to replace magic links on enwiki. — JJMC89 02:55, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I think you would be just as able to run this task, and I'd encourage you to file a BRFA. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:04, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
The more the merrier. If we run 4 bots to do this and all have general fixes activated everything will finish withing a couple of days. We should cooperate in the part of which regex we will use. -- Magioladitis (talk) 04:57, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  BRFA filed. — JJMC89 17:46, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
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