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Bot873 processing changed?

I have had User talk:Auntof6/Newsletters set up for a long time to be archived by the archiving bot. The parameters I set are supposed to put the archived data on a page whose name indicates the month in which the archive is done.

It looks like Bot873 isn't doing that. I currently have two archives out there.

Is it possible that Bot873 is interpreting the month parameter as a quarter parameter instead? I know this used to be handled correctly in the past. Thanks for any light you can shed on this. -- Auntof6 (talk) 08:39, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Auntof6: Nothing has changed with Bot873 and I haven't pulled any updates to it. I did notice that the User:MiszaBot/config template on User talk:Auntof6/Newsletters contains a |counter = 1 part which is normally used for archiving pages with Archive 1, Archive 2, etc. This may be confusing the bot a little bit since you're wanting to archive by year and month. The config says counter is ignored if %(counter)d isn't used, but I've seen stranger things happen. Lets try removing that part of the template and see if it fixes the weirdness. Operator873 connect 19:18, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, I removed the counter parameter and will wait to see what happens next time. It's interesting, though, that it worked correctly with that parameter for a long time. Fortunately, this isn't urgent because I routinely delete the older archives anyway. Thanks for your reply. -- Auntof6 (talk) 19:22, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Auntof6: Yeah I noticed that it hadn't been changed in a long while. And it's more confusing since I haven't done any code updates since Bot873 was created. Very very very weird. I'll go thumb through logs and see if there are any glaring red flags. Thanks for letting me know. Operator873 connect 19:28, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You know, I think I may have misunderstood how the archiving is being done. User talk:Auntof6/Newsletters/Archives/2023 2 doesn't contain things that were archived in February. It contains things from February that were archived. I was just looking at the most recent archive, which has the suffix "3", and it has things from March. I thought the month identifier was the month of the archive rather than the content, but I can live with it this way. Sorry for the bother! --Auntof6 (talk) 06:33, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please revoke TPA. Thanks for blocking and for that blocking statement! Illusion Flame (talk) 02:07, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just saw you locked the account. Thanks and you can disregard this! Illusion Flame (talk) 02:08, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Illusion Flame: Yeah usually a good idea to let the sysops decide when to revoke TPA. Especially when there might be other actions in process. Just more clicks for me to have to do if I'm already looking at the global edits with my Steward hat on. Operator873 connect 02:09, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will leave revoking TPA to the sysops in the future. Thanks for handling the situation quickly and using your steward hat well! Illusion Flame (talk) 02:11, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A page that you deleted per QD A3 has been recreated, maybe without simplification. If you know where it comes from, I would like to know the origin of this article. MathXplore (talk) 10:48, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MathXplore: It was clearly copied from another source. I don't know where the original is from, but if I did... it'd have likely been deleted as copyright violation. A3 was me assuming (hoping) it was a failed self-promotion draft or machine translation of such a draft from elsewhere. Operator873 connect 18:19, 12 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gamal Abdel Nasser


I noticed that you made some changes in the Gamal Abdel Nasser page, I really appreciate them and will try to improve them. We are really trying our best me and my colleague @Jaime Méndez de Vigo as it is a university project and we are first time users in wikipedia.

Thank you. (talk) 16:05, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]