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Requesting AWB access for Interstellarity[change source]

I plan on using AWB to clean up red links in articles. I have AWB rights on the English Wikipedia so I am familiar with usage of the tool. Interstellarity (talk) 20:22, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@Interstellarity: Please be more specific about what you mean by "clean up red links". --Auntof6 (talk) 04:22, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I didn't receive the ping for some reason. Here is an example of what I would do with the tool: In the article, Oklahoma, there are red links in the infobox. To clean up those red links, I would change them from this: Greater Oklahoma City, to this: Greater Oklahoma City. Hope this helps. Interstellarity (talk) 20:25, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done @Interstellarity: That is not something we want done, either AWB or otherwise. On this Wikipedia, we don't unlink red links, because having them red helps us see what articles we are missing. If you have been doing that manually, please stop. In addition, I see one place where you unlinked a piped link, but didn't remove the pipe and display text. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:33, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I apologize for removing the red links. I will stop doing that. Interstellarity (talk) 22:35, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Interstellarity: Not a huge deal: it's one of the things people often don't realize are different here. In case you haven't seen it, here is a list I keep of things that are different here: User:Auntof6/simplediffs. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:38, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thanks. I will definitely check that out. Interstellarity (talk) 22:42, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

AWB access for SithJarJar666[change source]

(Yes, I realize that this request is highly unusual, but please, bear with me.) I am requesting AWB access so I can use the WP:JWB script to fix typos and clean up pages. I have done so on test2 Wikipedia, and I wish to be added to the CheckPage here. (Yes, I know I have a spotty history to say the least, but I give you guys permission to indef me if I make the slightest mistake. I just want to help, because I’m tired of being a vandal, and want to help in any way I can. This is one of those ways. And before you protest that I’m not experienced enough, remember I’ve been editing en.wp since 2017, racking up thousands of edits.) Regards, --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 18:36, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

(I would also use the script to change “see also” to “related pages”, giving User:Auntof6 time to do other things.) --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 18:37, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
We don't allow AWB/JWB to be used to fix typos. The other we could probably do but I will let another admin decide if they wanted to temporarily let you use AWB for the related pages. -Djsasso (talk) 18:40, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Djsasso: If AWB isn;t allowed to fix typos, then why does this page exist? Wouldn’t it be sorta pointless? Also, I’m fine with my AWB access being temporary if I get it; I’d just be happy if I get it at all. --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 19:22, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
It can fix typos but we don't allow a user to use it for that purpose. In other words it can fix typos while you are doing other things to a page. But you can't edit a page with it just to fix a typo. -Djsasso (talk) 19:23, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Djsasso: That makes sense. --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 19:41, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
See also (talk) 18:43, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Don't concern yourself with freeing up my time. Also, please note that with these specific changes (changes to use "Related pages" and "Other websites"), they cannot be completely automated. Each one needs to be verified. That's because any given heading, such as "See also", has been used both for local links and for external links. Sometimes, local and external links are even in the same section and need to be separated. You have to make sure how each the heading is used before you know what to change it to. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:08, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
@Auntof6: That’s why I’d check each one before hitting the save button. You can do that, right? --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 14:49, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
It was already taken care of yesterday so there probably no longer is a need for it. -Djsasso (talk) 15:56, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
@Djsasso: For now, yes. However, they will just keep popping back up—its not like it’s a one-time thing. And when they do pop up, I want a slightly easier method than doing it manually. And yes, I am offering to monitor those so you admins can do... whatever it is admins do over here in their spare time. I’m not much of an article writer. I do maintenance stuff and clean up vandalism mostly, and there’s barely any vandalism to clean up over here... --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 18:11, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
I think that is where you are confusing what we allow AWB to be used for. We typically only give AWB out for a short term one time use. We don't grant access on a permanent basis to just do things that may pop up here and there. -Djsasso (talk) 18:19, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
@Djsasso: Yeah, that makes sense. It’s not like that on en.wp though, which is what kinda threw me off... --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 18:22, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
Yeah we don't treat it like they do on because we don't want our recent changes flooded by people doing changes with AWB making us miss vandalism. In the past we also had people use it to do thousands of edits that were all edits the community wouldn't have approved of if they hadn't been done so fast so it took a lot of work to revert it all or we had to decide to live with it in some cases. So in general we don't give it out much unless we have an exact idea of what kinds of changes are going to be made and how many pages it applies to etc and even then its often just to long term editors. -Djsasso (talk) 18:25, 25 June 2020 (UTC)
That makes sense --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | email me | see my enwiki profile) 18:27, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

AWB access for SithJarJar666 (yes, again)[change source]

I would like to request being temporarily added to the CheckPage so I can use JWB to convert “see also” into “related pages”, and to convert “external links” into “other websites”. I realize that this may be unnecessary, but I feel that I have learned a lot since my last request, and hope that I am trustworthy enough for this tool. There are only about 150 pages that would need fixed, so I will not need flood flag. I would do it manually, but I find that very tedious. I would also run the Regex Typo fix on those pages, so I can perform multiple fixes at once. (I will not use it on any other pages, though.) I will report back here when I am done for the removal of the right. Regards, --sithjarjar666 (my contribs | talk to me | see my enwiki profile) 23:06, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

AWB access for DaedanBot[change source]

AWB bot account. — Gomdoli (talk) 01:40, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

  • If the intention is to run AWB from a bot account, then bot approval at WT:BOTS is required first. Alternatively, since you mentioned that you want this to be an ad-hoc task, you can also use AWB from your own account. Given the relatively low frequency of such a task, the latter might be better. Chenzw  Talk  02:47, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
    I re-requested bot approval. And I want to use another account when I use AWB. — Gomdoli (talk) 02:59, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

AWB access for Synoman Barris[change source]

Hello, I am requesting access to AWB since I would like to perform a lot of maintenance work on the backlogged category Category:Unreferenced BLPs by adding the reflist template and the section “References” since I plan on clearing that category. I am not sure how long that will take. Best regards --Synoman Barris (talk) 12:28, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

These articles are requiring actual references, not just the section and template. This is best done by normal editing, in my opinion. Operator873talkconnect 12:40, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Operator873: Yeah, I am planning to add references and I normally use visual editor interface. AWB will help me with this since after adding the reflist template to the article it will be easier adding sources via VE without having to fix that article styling once again. Cheers --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:03, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Operator873: fix ping --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:04, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Personally I would rather you get used to the differences here first. Much of how we do things is very different from One of the differences is how we handle AWB from Here we generally only give it out when there is a very specific job and then we remove it when that specific job is done. Which is different from en where they just give it for anything and then don't remove it unless you misuse it. -Djsasso (talk) 13:07, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Yeah I wouldn't feel comfortable giving AWB access to a user who recently created a category with "film" in the name. They need more time to get used to the differences here. --IWI (talk) 13:12, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
I am withdrawing my request. To be sincere I am being treated like someone disruptive here, everything I have done here has been done in good faith. I better stick to what am good at and that is therefore I am retiring from this Wiki. Best --Synoman Barris (talk) 13:24, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
You aren't being treated as being disruptive, you are being shown the differences of how things are done here. They are different and its better to catch these things before they go to far so that it becomes a lot of work for people to undo. Which in the case of AWB can end up being a lot of work because of how rapidly it can do things. Very often editors come over from and make a big mess/disruption so we like to point out the differences early on to prevent people from having to clean up the mess later. It is up to you to choose if you take that advice to heart of if you just leave. We would all prefer you stay but that is up to you. -Djsasso (talk) 13:29, 29 September 2020 (UTC)