Wikipedia talk:Article alerts

No update [ edit ]

Appears the bot didnt update this morning. NoahTalk 11:45, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

@Hellknowz/Headbomb AAlertBot seems non operative for a couple of days ... at least for Computing alerts/software alerts ... likely needs a kick ... thanks.Djm-leighpark (talk)

@Hurricane Noah:@Djm-leighpark: Thanks for reporting guys, I saw the message earlier but didn't get around to responding. The bot crashed a couple days ago mid-run and so didn't run the next day either. We tried rerunning, but there were further issues. I actually just reran it today (with some duplication reported). —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 10:27, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Baseball FT incorrect [ edit ]

At Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Article alerts the Nashville Sounds featured topic nomination of 04 Sep 2019 subsequently failed and was not removed. It was renominated on 13 Feb 2020, but only one additional article added to the topic was reported on the alert page. NatureBoyMD (talk) 14:44, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

I set the relevant pages for re-retrieval and the new report/data seem correct today. This happened because the nomination was never technically closed on the talk pages. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 11:49, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Alert for new articles from main namespace [ edit ]

Looking at Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/Article alerts. There are AfC entries at the end, and they are all 'Draft:'s. What about newly created articles in the main namespace? --Gryllida (talk) 05:39, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Also how do I see the complete list? I'd perhaps like to start with older entries one day. Gryllida (talk) 05:40, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Articles created in the mainspace don't require 'action' and aren't part of any workflow, unlike submitted Drafts, which enter WP:AFC, and require review. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 07:03, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Ta. Perhaps the mainspace ones require patrol? Gryllida (talk) 08:11, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Question about the older entries was about Drafts, btw. Gryllida (talk) 08:13, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Re: New Page Patrol. Not sure how useful it would be, but you can always make a feature request. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 08:14, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Also I'm not really sure what you mean by "how do I see the complete list". For AFC, all articles tagged with {{WP Australia}} are reported in the AFC section. The oldest is Draft:Nick Annas, from 21 May 2019 (the dates are a bit wonky at the moment though). Do you not see this? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 08:16, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, they are not chronological. Does it mean there is only 7 drafts tagged with Australia? Gryllida (talk) 08:25, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Done. Gryllida (talk) 08:28, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
They are chronological (currently by date of creation, rather than submission), with active submissions first, and resolved submissions last (the red dates ones). And yes, at the moment, 7 Drafts are tagged as relevant to WP Australia. It doesn't mean they are the only ones that exist, but those are the ones that were tagged with the {{WP Australia}} banner. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 08:29, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. Now I've understood where to request the feature, and had a chance to have a more careful look at the drafts list (and also understand that it is not trimmed). Appreciate your assistance. Gryllida (talk) 00:39, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Stopped? [ edit ]

Seems that AAlert has stopped working on March 21 [1]. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 12:11, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for notice. The bot stopped mid-run, so @Headbomb: needs to resume it properly. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 12:19, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
I'll take a look shortly. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 14:53, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Templates made for stub template nominations at CfD [ edit ]

Not sure if the bot/folks care, but since {{Cfd2}}, etc. mention this project, I figured I'd let this page know that I created {{sfd-t2}} and {{sfr-t2}} for stub template nomination discussions; (somewhat) more at WT:CFD. ~ Amory(utc) 16:15, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Update for the AAlertBot [ edit ]

Seems that it stopped again, and on the same place, which is Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Article alerts [2] and [3]. So either that Article Alert thread or the one that comes after it are blocking it for some reason. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 22:00, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, there's some sort of error with... something. But I have to run it in debug mode to know what it is. I don't have time to debug it now, so I'll run/check it tomorrow. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 22:31, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Possible bug related to MRG? [ edit ]

Hey, just wanted to know that if there is a merge tag in one of the articles to be merged and not in the other article which it is proposed to be merged with (and both articles are under the subscription subcategory) then will the bot send an alert? Just confirming to know that the it wasn't a bug. Talking with respect to: Locomotives of India and List of diesel locomotives of India, Article alert page link. Sorry for bothering again, though --Field Marshal Aryan (talk) 08:43, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

The bot only uses the "outgoing" merge direction, that is {{merge to}} and ignores pages with {{merge from}}. It's assumed that both would be used and that both should have the same banners. It's not the best logic, but it's a lot of extra work to get both pages, then decide if they are correctly pointing at each other (there can be multiple targets or sources), then merge the final entry. So I've not added anything more and because it "just works" most of the time. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 16:55, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Noted! Thanks --Field Marshal Aryan (talk) 17:16, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Old stale discussions in Article alerts [ edit ]

Hello. When there is an old split discussion (or merge discussion, or other "less formal" discussion), such as in Wikipedia:WikiProject_Formula_One#Article_alerts, the split discussion for 1994 Formula One World Championship on Talk:1994 Formula One World Championship from 2016 which clearly isn't going to have any more input (it would need to be a new discussion), does the discussion on the talk page need to be closed to remove it from Article alerts, or only the split template removed from the article? Thanks. A7V2 (talk) 01:51, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi! The split template from the article needs to be removed since that is what places it in Category:All articles to be split. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 08:41, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I've done that now. A7V2 (talk) 00:03, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Another stop [ edit ]

Seems that AAlertBot didn't do a single edit today for some reason. I thought I should report that here in case something happened. Regards, Jovanmilic97 (talk) 20:46, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting. Yeah, the bot crashed yesterday before finishing the run. @Headbomb: must run it on his end since it didn't finish last time. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 21:08, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Templates for discussion [ edit ]

It doesn't seem like any templates for discussion nominations are being added to the article alerts for any of the projects. Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums/Article alerts is where I first noticed it, but I also checked others like Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Article alerts. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 16:46, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@Starcheerspeaksnewslostwars: Do you have a specific example of a TFD discussion that was missed? Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:11, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

@Hellknowz:, after investigating, it seems like {{The Sketches}} isn't reported at Wikipedia:WikiProject Pakistan/Article alerts. Likewise for {{Big Four (tennis)}} at Wikipedia:WikiProject Tennis/Article alerts. We have a bug! Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 15:15, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I had noticed after I nominated {{Third Strike (album)}} at TfD and it wasn't appearing on article alerts for albums, even though it had the project tag. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 15:20, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

I'm guessing it's because of this param |bigbox={{#invoke:Noinclude|noinclude|text=yes}} and the template parsing fails. I've never seen this used before and my template parser is before module invokes even existed. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 16:51, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Is there any way to fix this? Projects aren’t being notified when templates are being nominated for deletion, probably resulting in less productive dialog in some cases. StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 16:30, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
I can fix it, but I just don't have the time needed right now. I recently spent several full days fixing another bug (not yet done with it) and I just can't devote this much voluntary time to this. But I'm aware of it and I will try and fix it at some point. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 17:45, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Spurious article split proposal(s) [ edit ]

I noticed the proposed article split of Tanks in the German Army by BrownHairedGirl, but could not find the proposal at the subject page or any discussion. I asked her and she could not recall making any such proposal. It's dated over a year ago. Several other proposed splits have no discussions on their respective talk pages. RobDuch (talk·contribs) 02:41, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

See Tanks in the German Army#Interwar period and Grosstraktor. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 02:42, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Bad link to RfD [ edit ]

In this edit, AAlertBot made a link formatted as [[Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 October 20#<1>|discussion]] - the link should have been [[Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2020 October 20#Thames foot tunnel|discussion]], so is the <1> a placeholder for the true link fragment? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 22:21, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Good and Featured topic candidates out of date inquiry [ edit ]

Hello. Both Category:Wikipedia Good topic candidates and Category:Wikipedia featured topic candidates are out of date as there are no candidates in the Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates page. I was wondering why these categories are not in sync with the candidates page. Thanks! --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 23:32, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

New versions of {{merge}} and {{split}} [ edit ]

Moved to WP:VPT

The bot stopped [ edit ]

Per [4], AAlertBot stopped 3 days ago. Jovanmilic97 (talk) 09:50, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Bold entries [ edit ]

Why are some of the entries listed in boldface?--Hildeoc (talk) 15:53, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

The entries that are new since the last update to the page are bolded so it's easier to see daily changes. —  HELLKNOWZ   ▎TALK 16:07, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks a lot!--Hildeoc (talk) 16:12, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
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