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Article 'Characteristica Universalis' re. LeibnizEdit

Hi, not sure if you can help me out with this, but I see you edited the article in some way and I Really want to find the citation for the following two sentences:

The writings of Alexander Gode suggested that Leibniz' characteristica had a metaphysical bias which prevented it from reflecting reality faithfully. Gode emphasized that Leibniz established certain goals or functions first, and then developed the characteristica to fulfill those functions.

Really want to know where in Gode's writings this appears! Any help seriously appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Schoenborges (talkcontribs) 14:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Normally, I inform the operator on his talk page about the bot's flagging. Since this time the operator's talk page is outside of enwiki, I'm posting here to inform that, per Mets501's final approval [1], I've granted this bot a bot flag [2]. Redux 16:09, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! --VolkovBot 16:15, 13 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) 19:52, 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 tenseconds, 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 05:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Bug when modifying templatesEdit

I noticed that your bot modified the {{NZL}} template to add an interwiki link -- unfortunately, the addition was not done inside a noinclude tag, so the interwiki link is now included on all pages that use the template :-( Also, the additional newline causes problems when the template is used inside tables (and probably other situations). I fixed the NZL template but it looks like your bot has broken many others. Carl Lindberg 18:52, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I've also noticed that. It seems to be a bug in pywikipedia. I'll try to fix all occurrences. --VolkovBot 19:00, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
The bot modified another bunch of templates last night and introduced similar errors. Two cleaned up examples: here and here. There are a number of others still existing. —Mrand TalkC 15:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Useless linksEdit

Some of the edits being made by your bot are not helpful, [3] could you please disable it or have it generate a list which can be inspected by humans instead? Thanks, RFerreira 05:29, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

This is not a bot's fault but the quality of the article in :iu which is however a live and growing (although very slowly) wiki. There is no reason to discriminate against small wikis. --VolkovBot 10:42, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Section disappeared due to VolkovBot editEdit

VolkovBot removed an entire section from the Starcraft II article for no apparent reason. A bug, perhaps? See the discussion.

Yes, it seems to be a glitch. Looks like bot got two different versions of this article (maybe from cache?). I don't know why it happened. --VolkovBot 09:48, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Template:Infobox JournalEdit

Привeт VolkovBot! Я возвращал (два раза) нормальную версию вручную на template:Infobox Journal, потому что эти интервики также включены на template:Infobox Journal/doc. Есть возможность только добавить интервики на template:Infobox Journal/doc? --JayHenry (talk) 06:50, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Infobox PersonEdit

Template {{Infobox Person}} uses a documentation subpage; all interwikis are intended to go on the subpage. There are a huge number of templates that use a documentation subpage in this manner. When your bot edits a template, it should look for a /doc page and edit that instead. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 20:45, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Misbehaviour by VolkovbotEdit

VolkovBot vandalized When I left a message on ru:User talk:VolkovBot as requested the page in Russian was incomprehensible and my signature Xxanthippe (talk) 22:59, 6 April 2008 (UTC) appeared as my IP number. Continued editing gave odd text behaviour and I had to reboot my computer to get things working again. I think this bot should be blocked on the English Wiki until its problems have been sorted out. Xxanthippe (talk) 22:59, 6 April 2008 (UTC).

This is NOT vandalism and not a problem at all but interwiki link to Bengali wikipedia. Instead, undoing correct interwiki may be considered vandalism. --VolkovBot (talk) 06:41, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


Another editor has added the {{prod}} template to the article Abejar, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 16:00, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Misadded interwikiEdit

Hi there. On the Toronto page, your bot added a link to the wrong Toronto.[4] Easily fixed, and not a big deal, but thought you might like to know. -- Flyguy649 talk 13:18, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

  • I copied this to your Russian Wikipedia userpage. -- Flyguy649 talk 13:21, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi, the English language Inteco is not the same as the Spanish one, which your bot keeps adding an Interwiki for. Can you fix it? Thanks:) Malick78 (talk) 14:33, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Done. You could have it done by yourself. It's necessary to fix incorrect interwiki links in all language versions at once, otherwise bots will restore the link, and it would be just a waste of time undoing their edits again and again. --Volkov (?!) 05:33, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Help deskEdit

I'm trying to figure out why the heck the bot added this to the help desk. — The Hand That Feeds You:Bite 12:30, 17 July 2008 (UTC)


Please stop adding the interwiki link ja:双葉会 to the article Double Leaf Society. The English language wikipedia article is about a pre-war ultranationalist society within the Japanese military. The Japanese link is to a post-war gangster organization based in Fukuoka with the same name, but with no relationship to the above. I have repeated had to revert this with other bots in the past --MChew (talk) 15:22, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


Please stop adding the interwiki link ja:双葉会 to the article Double Leaf Society. The English language wikipedia article is about a pre-war ultranationalist society within the Japanese military. The Japanese link is to a post-war gangster organization based in Fukuoka with the same name, but with no relationship to the above. I have repeatedly had to revert this with other bots in the past -- --MChew (talk) 14:19, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

be-x-old to Category People from HamburgEdit

Hi, (I post here, because I don't know Russian) can you explain please why the interwiki:be-x-old from your edit to the Category:People from Hamburg is shown at the hover preview for this category and all other interwikis are not? It's disturbing, please fix it, thank you Sebastian scha. (talk) 11:31, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Problem at .bssEdit

Hi. This bot recently (re)added a bad interwiki link to nl:Instituut ter Bevordering van de Surinamistiek (Institute for the promotion of Surinamese) to the .bss article, presumably because nl:BSS is a redirect to nl:Instituut ter Bevordering van de Surinamistiek. As it happens, VVVBot and SieBot made the same mistake not long ago.

Could your bot please be told to take more notice of the dot in ".bss", or to simply skip that particular article? Thanks for your attention (and for the bot — this minor nuisance is a small price to pay for such useful automation). Cheers, CWC 14:31, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

fr:Liste des cours d'eau de Belgique#FleuvesEdit

Hi, could you please stop adding the interwiki fr:Liste des cours d'eau de Belgique#Fleuves to the List of rivers of Europe article? The French article is only about rivers in Belgium, not Europe. It has been added by 4 other bots in the past few months, and I keep removing it. Markussep Talk 16:33, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Dynam-Victor FumetEdit

Hi, This bot keeps adding an interwiki link to es:Fumet, which is a completely different subject. Deb (talk) 11:30, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Interlingual links:Edit

Hi, I´ve noticed that the interlingual links in the Category:Edible nuts and seeds has not been updated since many months, congratulations for Miss World which is Russian, everybody knows that Russian and Italian Girls are the most beatiful in the world. On the other hand please update category:Edible nuts and seeds, Thank you.--Jaguarlaser (talk) 17:21, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Fable (video game)Edit

Hi there. Your bot, and several other bots, keep adding la:balverine to Fable (video game) when it is not the same article. Could you set an ignore on it please? --Ged UK (talk) 19:30, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi again! Your bot is continuing to add this! Any chance you could look at it again? --Ged UK (talk) 07:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Codex PetropolitanusEdit

Your bot made mistake and deleted correct italian interwiki. Italian article it is also disambig article. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 20:09, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Thai ChomeEdit

This edit is in error. I rolled it back. -- JHunterJ (talk) 12:46, 11 February 2009 (UTC)


Your bot improperly linked mk:2060 through mk:2069 in 2060s, even if the debatable assertion that those are properly linked to en:2060s is correct. Please cross-check in case of multiple interwiki links to the same article. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Personally, I think the articles should be deleted, but that's just me, and there may be a mkWiki convention otherwise. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:57, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. Thanks for pointing out to the issue. --Volkov (?!) 20:52, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Points of View (English/Spanish)Edit

The English article "Points of View" is about a TV programme. The Spanish article of the same name (in English) is about a sculpture. Can you stop the bot linking them please, or tell me how to. Thanks. SimonTrew (talk) 17:49, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. You should have removed wrong interwiki from the Spanish article as well. --Volkov (?!) 06:09, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Incorrect iw link on Snowball (disambiguation)Edit

Your bot added a link to sv:Lista över rollfigurer i Simpsons#Snowball-katterna, which is blatantly incorrect. Yours is not the only bot to have done this (see the page history). I'm not exactly sure where they're getting this link from - it doesn't appear to be present on the svwiki article at all. Do you have any idea why it's doing this? Thanks. --Kurt Shaped Box (talk) 10:39, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. Wrong links were present @ and some other wikis. --Volkov (?!) 09:51, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

French name of EITI in FrenchEdit

The correct name of the EITI in French is L'Initiative pour la Transparence, see []. Your bot keeps changing it too the French name of Publish What you Pay which is another organisation. Tunold (talk) 14:56, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

VolkovBot keeps adding an incorrect interwiki link to List of One Piece video gamesEdit

Hi. VolkovBot keeps adding an incorrect interwiki link to List of One Piece video games. See here. Regards, Goodraise 21:25, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Sangsom 6-red World Grand Prix 2009Edit

This bot is adding the ru:Sangsom 6-red World Grand Prix link to the Sangsom 6-red World Grand Prix 2009 article, which are two seperate article with different contents. Armbrust (talk) 15:36, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Why are you removing sensible interwiki links?Edit

I spent some time putting in some obviously sensible interwiki links this afternoon. You removed them without explanation. See, for example, your edit at

Please put them back without delay. I don't have time to waste...

-- Hebrides (talk) 14:50, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

This is caused by disambig status mismatch. de: and fr: pages are disambigs and en: page is not. Bots are supposed to de-link pages if disambig status mismatch is found. --Volkov (?!) 19:24, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for replying so quickly. English Wikipedia is unusual in classifying {{surname}} and {{given name}} pages as different from {{disambig}} pages. The same applies to other set index articles. This was discussed at some length here and the outcome was a change to MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage, adding tags like {{surname}} and {{given name}} in round brackets in the Set index article templates section at the bottom.
Please make sure your bot is correctly using MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage to determine which English pages should be permitted to link to disambiguation pages on Wikipedias in other languages. Let me know when this has been corrected – I will postpone creating any more interwiki links until then. Regards, Hebrides (talk) 05:24, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
As far as I can see from the code in, the bot should automatically look for this page. If it does not interpret it correctly, something should be done for all interwiki bots. The issue has been logged in sourceforge ID # 2824133. Hope it will be fixed soon. --Volkov (?!) 08:39, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

wrong removal of interwikiEdit

[5] . Please fix the bot. - Altenmann >t 16:24, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

This is the same issue as discussed above. The bug has been logged and should be fixed soon. As soon as it's fixed globally for all the bots, the links will be restored promptly. --Volkov (?!) 18:59, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Cranbrook SchoolsEdit

Would you be so nice and have a look on the article "Cranbrook Schools"? Another user constantly tries to change the article and I don´t know if he is right with doing that. Thanks very much in advance! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:01, 28 July 2009 (UTC)


Hey bot, could you please remove and in future refrain from adding fr:Moxie to the Moxie article? The English article is about the soft drink, the French article about a boat. Thanks. Maikel (talk) 11:36, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


I have already had to remove mi:Lichfield from Lichfield, here, and now you've gone and done the same thing just two days later, here. Given that this sort of thing keeps happening - see sections above - isn't it about time the whole concept of automated interwiki linking was reviewed? Jan1nad (talk) 13:39, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Fixed --Volkov (?!) 06:42, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

I have just posted some concerns regarding the general principles of interwiki bots at Village pump. Your experience of operating one could, I'm sure, be helpful to the discussion. Jan1nad (talk) 19:59, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Gwyn NichollsEdit

The English Gwyn Nicholls should not be linked to the Swedish Gwyn.

Yōko AsadaEdit

VolkovBot has added a bad interwiki link as shown here. I do not think Yōko Asada is even on the Portuguese list page. -- allennames 08:14, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Pac-10 ConferenceEdit

Your bot renamed these pages: es:Pacific-10 Conference -> es:Pacific Ten Conference
fr:Pacific-10 Conference -> fr:Pacific Ten Conference
it:Pacific-10 Conference -> it:Pacific Ten Conference


The entity in question is named "Pacific-10" and NOT "Pacific Ten". These changed are in error and should be reverted. See where you will not find the word "Ten" in use, only the numeral. Pasadena91 (talk) 16:09, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Pedro TragterEdit

I removed en undid for the second time the interwiki links for Pedro Tragter, which were pointing to a Dutch town [6], not exactly the same as a person. Ziyalistix (talk) 22:08, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

A bugEdit

In this edit[7], VolkovBot deleted a bunch of valid interwikis (albeit outdated, the links are mostly redirects to new locations). A brief look at recent contributions suggests that other iw deletions by the bot are also erroneous: see e.g. [8], [9]. Could it be that the bot does not recognize non-English syntax for redirects? — Emil J. 15:40, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

This is not a bug. It was made intentionally while processing interwiki conflicts. Redirects caused conflicts and prevented iw bots from adding/updating interwiki links for quite a long period of time (if you see revision history). Don't worry, my bot (or any other iw bot) will restore all necessary (direct) links in the next run. --Volkov (?!) 15:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I see, thanks for the explanation. — Emil J. 18:05, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Now I don't see any more. It's been over a week since the iw were removed. The bot finally revisited the article yesterday, but it only restored the ru interwiki[10]. Why didn't it restore also the other iw it deleted (an, de, es, ka, ko, no, os, tr), and when is it going to do it? It starts to feel like waiting for Godot. It sort of defeats the whole purpose of the interwiki system when the links are missing for such extensive periods of time.—Emil J. 12:25, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Those languages that are not added may still cause interwiki conflicts due to multiple redirects. I will double check. --Volkov (?!) 16:49, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you.—Emil J. 17:55, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Bot Removal of Valid Interwiki Links for MamelukEdit

VolkovBot removed these interwiki language links to the Mameluke article: (diff). These links look valid - is there any reason they were removed? Nimur (talk) 14:49, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

These were redirects that caused interwiki conflicts (see also the topic above). Don't worry if the bot removes redirects. This is not a bug, nor error. It's just fixing interwiki conflicts. Valid direct links will be restored by other iw bots or by my bot in the next run. --Volkov (?!) 15:50, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Removal of translationsEdit

Why were the translations for Tensor removed by this bot?[11] LokiClock (talk) 19:28, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Please see two topics above. These were redirects that caused interwiki conflicts. Valid direct interwiki links will be restored soon. --Volkov (?!) 08:19, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Bug : Simone Bittencourt de OliveiraEdit

This bot (and others) is adding useless iwlinks to Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira. Verbal chat 09:42, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

There was an absolute mess. contained wrong iw links to gl and pt, and the page was locked preventing it from being fixed automatically. Now fixed manually. --Volkov (?!) 13:22, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Verbal chat 08:34, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Mistaken edit?Edit

I don't get this: [12]. Savidan 16:11, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

hr page was not recognized as disambig (no template, no category on page), the link has been removed due to disambig status mismatch. --Volkov (?!) 16:39, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
  • And this? –xenotalk 17:39, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
    It's most likely due to Help / WP namespace mismatch. I've added this page to the bot's skip list and will try to investigate it further. --Volkov (?!) 18:40, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
    It seems like it was a side effect of the bug #2978662. The bot has found an interwiki conflict in a page that was not recognized as being in WP or Help namespace. Moreover, there was a complete mess between interwiki links, pages in some languages are locked and the bot was unable to fix these issues in the previous run. Now fixed (hopefully), except for those locked pages. --Volkov (?!) 21:36, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Odd changes to WP:WPM and Portal:ScienceEdit

[13] and [14] seem a bit odd: the first to Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics for example seemed to remove links to perfectly good projects on e.g. the French and German wikipedias. --JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 18:54, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

This was due to namespace mismatch. By default, bots should not link different namespaces. Certain languages and namespaces allowed to be cross-linked should be stated clearly in pywikibot framework. As for the second link, in some languages pages named "Portal" are still not recognized as namespace 100 (portal) by MediaWiki and are treated as normal pages from the main namespace. Those pages that have namespace mismatch issue are removed. E.g. ts:Portal:Science despite its name is in fact in main namespace. --Volkov (?!) 16:13, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Southern Railway (Great Britain)Edit

Please do not readd the interwikilink to pt:Southern San Paulo Railway to the article on the Southern Railway (Great Britain). A third addition of this link will be seen as disruptive editing and action will be taken. Problem raised at WP:BON as more than one bot has added this link. Mjroots (talk) 03:24, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Another interwikis caseEdit

It's obvious for me that this cancellation is a mistake. JackPotte (talk) 12:33, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

French page is marked as a disambig while other languages are just normal articles. --Volkov (?!) 13:46, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes but it's the only difference: their contents are similar, there is no other redundant page, actually the disambiguation page is also a definition one, and it's pointing on the English one, please revert your bot. JackPotte (talk) 08:51, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Please check the content before keep revertingEdit

You and your bot are keep reverting the interlanguage links of Help:Contents, but at least the link of Magyar and Japanese should be what I am trying to fixed to. Please check the target pages before keep reverting to your version. Thanks. --Aotake (talk) 13:31, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Magyar links are not changed, it's always hu:Wikipédia:Segítség. If you feel like ja link is wrong, you'd better tell it before initiating edit war. Other links you're restoring simply lead to interwiki conflicts. It's just destructive as it is. --Volkov (?!) 13:38, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
I meant Hrvatski. Sorry for that, but I wish you could have been more imaginative and guess my mistake from the edit than calling my edits destructive. --Aotake (talk) 13:47, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Making wars with a bot is not productive anyway, it's just a waste of time. I did not mean to insult you. If you see a problem in bot's edits, it's always better to inform the bot master than to revert every edit manually. --Volkov (?!) 14:19, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Please will you stop vandalising the D. H. Lawrence page. Xxanthippe (talk) 00:27, 28 April 2010 (UTC).

Please will you stop accusing without any valid reason. The link on is redirect and bots simply correct it to the valid direct link. If you feel like the article title on is incorrect, talk to community. --Volkov (?!) 09:24, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
So it's somebody else's fault. I think that you should ensure that your bot operates correctly at all times. If it does not give reliable results it is up to you to fix it. Xxanthippe (talk) 09:36, 28 April 2010 (UTC).
The bot works correctly, it does what it should do. If somebody's vandalised the page on, you'd better alert local admins and rename it back to correct title. I know nothing about the person in question, so please do correct the issue on by yourself. Any iw bot will automatically correct interwiki links afterwards. --Volkov (?!) 09:45, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Wrong interwiki link between English and PolishEdit

The page for Jack O'Connell in English Wiki is wrongly linked to another Jack O'Connell in Polish. The two people are different and so your bot interferes with the genuine information in the English page. Can you fix this problem? The Jack O'Connell in the English Wiki is the Superintendent of the California Department of Education. The person in the Polish Wiki seems to be someone almost 40 years younger. Please remove the interlinking and prevent the bot from removing genuine information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:45, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Miniature horseEdit

VolkovBot readds iw:s to de, fr and fi (de:American Miniature Horse, fi:American Miniature Horse, fr:Cheval miniature américain); these are faulty as the English article deals with a type of horse and the de, fr and fi versions are about a horse breed. Pitke (talk) 11:56, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Also, I removed the backlinks to en from these versions, too. Pitke (talk) 02:39, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

locks of GibbeishEdit

This bot appears to be damaging pages with blocks of gibberish in Frech. See Tom and Jerry --Kudpung (talk) 22:46, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

No, scroll down, the bot simply moved the intewikis and cats to the end. Rich Farmbrough, 04:49, 18 September 2010 (UTC).

Merge discussion for Manfred_Mann Edit

  An article that you have been involved in editing, Manfred_Mann , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. KoshVorlonNaluboutes,Aeria Gloris 17:03, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Removing: fr:Milice Volontaire Anti CommunisteEdit

(diff | hist) . . mb Anti-Communist Volunteer Militia‎; 16:30 . . (-41) . . VolkovBot (talk | contribs) (robot Removing: fr:Milice Volontaire Anti Communiste) apparently the bot is making some mistakes about this voice Cunibertus (talk) 19:54, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

fr:Milice Volontaire Anti Communiste is ok now, thank you

but there is another problem with Barbary corsairs

(cur | prev) 11:06, 16 August 2010 VolkovBot (talk | contribs) m (37,171 bytes) (robot Removing: ar:الجهاد البحري الإسلامي, es:Pirata berberisco Modifying: de:Korsar (Pirat)) (undo)

I do not know arab but the deletion of the spanish link is wrong, thank you in advance Cunibertus (talk) 11:42, 16 August 2010 (UTC)


Wrong interwiki. Leszek Jańczuk (talk) 15:09, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Stop the botEdit

Your bot is removing interwiki links from British warship name articles. The interwikis it is removing are valid and should not be removed.--Toddy1 (talk) 17:35, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Agreed; it removed all interwikis from Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords and Input and should be stopped. I think it is not correctly handling redirects. GreenReaper (talk) 02:22, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Raised at Administrator's NoticeboardEdit

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The discussion is about the topic VolkovBot overly eager to remove interwiki links. Thank you.

Temporarily blockedEdit

I have temporarily blocked this bot until the problems can be resolved. (Note to other admins: feel free to unblock when the problems are resolved). --A. B. (talkcontribs) 03:32, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Why ?Edit

Why VolkovBot, once the best bot with TXiKiBoT, far from this ugly Xqbot & others, doesn't know how to remove an iw incorrect link and add a correct iw during the same session, e. g. here inter pares ?

Budelberger (   ) 14:35, 9 October 2010 (UTC).

What's the problem? First, the bot removed a link to non-existent page (deleted on Oct 2), then it discovered a valid link to elsewhere and added it to It did what it should do. --Volkov (?!) 15:54, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
si:ප්‍රවර්ගය:ක්‍රිපූ 102 උපත් was created about Aug 22 (by me), iwed on Aug 22 (Xqbot), asked for deletion on Aug 24 (by me), deleted on Oct 02 (by Lee), removed from iw on Oct 07 (VolkovBot) ; si:ප්‍රවර්ගය:ක්‍රි.පූ. 102 උපත් was created on Aug 24 (by me), and iwed on Oct 09 (VolkovBot) ; and son on with many, many, manies... categories... (e. g. here for gan:分类:前etc.) --Budelberger (   ) 17:04, 9 October 2010 (UTC). (ArthurBot knows how to work with minimal edits ; 100 & 102 have the same story.)
It depends on where the bot is initially (which language wiki). Apparently, ArthurBot was somewhere where it was able to find a link to the new category at and it simply changed the link on, while my bot worked on some other language in the timespan when the old category has already been deleted from and the new category hasn't been linked to other languages yet where the bot could pick up the link. This is normal. --Volkov (?!) 17:30, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
100, 102, etc. --Budelberger (   ) 17:34, 9 October 2010 (UTC). (EOT)

Please delete the bot not the linksEdit

Your bot is deleting good links again. Examples I have reverted today are HMS Warrior and HMS Surprise.--Toddy1 (talk) 18:13, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Wrong interwikisEdit

Hello, there is a problem with interwikis on Tingatinga (painting). Some of them are definitely wrong, as they link to a page on a wilaya (district) of Tanzania rather than a painting style; e.g., sw:Tingatinga (Monduli). For what I can understand, links from br, de, fr, it, ja (?) and fi are ok, while ru seems to be about something completely different (have no clue here, the only thing I can read is the picture, and unless it is Edward Tingatinga's skull, it is completely unrelated) and sv and sw are about the wilaya. I removed all the definitely erroneus interwikis from the article, but the bot puts them back in :-) Moongateclimber (talk) 13:51, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

problems with taggingEdit

The bot tagged Horseshoe Creek, Wyoming for deletion because it redirected to a deleted category, but there was a perfectly reasonable larger category available. Remembering the CfD, I noticed this, and of course just changed it and removed the tag, but I am concerned that the mechanical operation of a bot in this way is likely to lead to errors. I almost missed it. DGG ( talk ) 17:57, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

The bot uses standard script from pywikibot framework. If you find an issue, please report it to so it can be fixed for all the bots at once. But is a cross-namespace redirect really valid? --Volkov (?!) 18:40, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Edits to Phúc SơnEdit

Phúc Sơn is repatedly being interwiki'd to other-language articles about Zhifu, and vice versa. This error seems to have been propagated by multiple bots from bad data elsewere. Could you please fix this? -- The Anome (talk) 12:59, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

See vi:Phúc Sơn, vi:Phúc Sơn, Tân Yên, vi:Phúc Sơn, Sơn Đông and Phúc Sơn. --Budelberger (   ) 15:25, 29 December 2010 (UTC).
Done, and well done, in spite of numerous stupid edits from another editor, here and elsewhere ; there was an error (in Chinese name…) in vi.Wp… All is right, now, here and in vi ; perhaps some iw conflicts elsewhere, but I don't care : those stupid Wps : de, fr and others ! --Budelberger (   ) 14:33, 30 December 2010 (UTC). (Phuc Son is a Vietnamese village, and local transliteration for a Chinese village in Shandong ; but only in Vietnamese.)

Roman lead pipe inscriptionEdit

Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Rampant VolkovBot - 'am truly fed up by now Gun Powder Ma (talk) 20:26, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Incorrect interwikiEdit

[15] please correct.·Maunus·ƛ· 09:54, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wrong interwiki added three timesEdit

See the history here. The reverts are correct, it's the wrong link. ♫ Melodia Chaconne ♫ (talk) 14:57, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Wrong interwikiEdit

The bot has changed the link in the Dan Voiculescu article from ro:Dan Voiculescu (om de afaceri) to ro:Dan Voiculescu (which is a disambiguation page). This change seems odd, because the bot should follow the existing redirect, to ro:Dan Voiculescu (politician). Razvan Socol (talk) 06:58, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Hmm... I think it has taken into consideration the existing links in fr:Dan Voiculescu and la:Dan Voiculescu, which were outdated (compared to Razvan Socol (talk) 07:01, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

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pt:Ambulância INEMEdit

Why do you keep adding pt:Ambulância INEM) to Emergency medical services‎? It is incorrect.--Biker Biker (talk) 10:09, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Fixed --Volkov (?!) 11:25, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

Improper inter-wiki link removalEdit

Is there any reason why this bot keeps trying to remove a valid Chinese inter-wiki link (zh:JR东日本E531系电力动车组) from the article E531 series? --DAJF (talk) 01:02, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea. I see that another bot has also removed zh link from ja. Maybe it's a pywikibot bug in recognizing Chinese characters? If the bot cannot read them correctly it supposes the page doesn't exist and removes the link as a dead link. --Volkov (?!) 06:46, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
The trunk release cannot normalize the characters. I fixed it.  @xqt 08:29, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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