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Source Guide Discussion

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16:08, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Kolbertbot making articles harder to editEdit

Hi, concerning this edit: The empty lines between the rows of the table were there on purpose, they make it easier to edit the long table (by humans) by adding a visual break between rockets. Why does your bot remove them? --mfb (talk) 05:16, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

@Mfb: A few bots that use AWB/Pywikibot apply general fixes that are seen as non-controversial housekeeping measures to standardize wikitext etc. Jon Kolbert (talk) 05:26, 1 March 2020 (UTC)
Well, it does make editing these large tables more difficult. It's a table that changes somewhat frequently, too. --mfb (talk) 05:53, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

CBC News format updated internet archive linkEdit

Hi Jon, thanks for your work updating CBC News articles. I noticed on Suncor Energy Centre, your edit updated not just the CBC url but also the URL. The resulting url doesn't actually exist and fortunately redirects to a valid archive (with a different archivedate), but there's no guarantee that the new URL has been archived, if it hasn't been archived then the archiveurl would be useless. I wonder if you should leave the archiveurl as-is and only fix the url= component. I updated the page in question to an archive for the new CBC URL but wanted to let you know in case the same thing happened elsewhere. Cheers, -M.Nelson (talk) 16:48, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

@M.nelson: Hey there, thanks for the note. I am aware this is occurring, and there will be a fix on the way once the bulk of the CBC links are done (there remains a few using the old format here and there). Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:42, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Another language version WikipediaEdit

Dear Jon, Regarding Korean-version Wikipedia space and one of the IP users below, I have noticed that the IP user"" was blocked by your administrative action.

  • The IP user"" provided my talk page with constructive feedback about the previous controversial administrative action.
  • Would you please let me know how would you be able to notice the user below used the Proxy IP address?

(example of my inquiry: the source of report: Have you received the report from one of the users in Korean-version Wikpedia? ) Goodtiming8871 (talk) 00:21, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

  • AS9318 SKB-AS SK Broadband Co Ltd, KR [1]
@Goodtiming8871: It is an OpenVPN proxy see here. Jon Kolbert (talk) 01:43, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Dear Jon, Thank you for your response. I am just wondering that how would you be able to access Korean Version wikipedia as per the language barrier.
From my understanding, it might be uncommon to access different language wikipedia and especially, it's one of the users page.
I reckon that you might have received the request(report) from one of the users in Korean version-Wikipedia.
Regarding the guide about proxie-ip below:
  • They are not the intended targets and may freely use proxies until those are blocked. [2]
I thought that it might be the special case to block the IP address with a single edit count. However, the block action of the IP address could be happened, if there was a request from one of the users in Korean version-Wikipedia, Goodtiming8871 (talk) 09:25, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
@Goodtiming8871: I am not sure what you are referring to. There was no request to block it, it was discovered to be a proxy and it was subsequentially blocked. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:57, 5 April 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for your response. I think it was a rare case to patrol the Korean version wikipedia by the English Administrator.

Have you patrolled Korean version wikipedia regularly? example of my inquiry : have you blocked another IP address previously? (except for IP users or
I have noticed another blocked IP address below. Goodtiming8871 (talk) 10:17, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
EXAMPLE: 6 of April 2020 [3]