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Carriearchdale[change source]

I would like to request AWB permissions to enable me to correct the problem of editors putting punctuation after the references in many articles. I have been working on this mini-project just page by page, but that has gotten a bit tedious. There are more than 3200 that need to be corrected here. I am using the list at Check Wikipedia located here. [1] I am only asking for the permission to use AWB for this limited mini-project. If granted, after this mini-project is completed, I would be glad to identify another project based on Check Wikipedia, and then I would surely return here to ask for permissions to work on any other mini-projects. Thanks for your consideration. ciao!!! Carriearchdale (talk) 23:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

That task is already done, ironically it was on my list to do today. -DJSasso (talk) 14:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Eurodyne[change source]

Can I get AWB access please? Pinging Auntof6. Eurodyne (talk) 05:08, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

 Clerk note: I can't grant the request as I'm not an admin, but you might want to give a reason as to why you wish to use AWB here - unlike enwiki it tends not to be given out speculatively and instead only for tasks that you specifically have in mind. Hope this helps. Goblin 05:32, 9 January 2015 (UTC) I ♥ Macdonald-ross!
I would like to do minor changes such as fixing spelling errors, change things to standard simple headings, etc. I'm not looking to do any content work with this tool, mainly minor changes. Eurodyne (talk) 05:49, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah we don't use AWB for minor changes like that here. We only use it here for specific tasks that have set goal. For example say the wiki decides through a discussion that the proper name of the month of October is Wikitober so it needs to be changed on every article where October was used. Or for example we see an error that needs to be fixed on such a large number of articles that we can't do it manually. So we give someone AWB access they go and change all the instances and then we take AWB away again. -DJSasso (talk) 13:35, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

BD2412[change source]

I would like AWB access here so I can fix all incoming links to the disambiguation page, Bass. I have a script already set up that I use to do this on Wikipedia, and would be able to do it here pretty much instantly. Cheers! BD2412 (talk) 19:59, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

@BD2412: you were already approved to use AWB, so feel free to start at your own convenience. Chenzw  Talk  02:56, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Oops! Thanks, Chenzw: I approved him/her at the time, but forgot to note it here. My bad! --Auntof6 (talk) 03:11, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Oops, now that I read this, I realise that this was a request in 2015... still haven't fully transitioned to the new year yet T_T Chenzw  Talk  03:18, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

PokestarFan[change source]

I want to use AutoWikiBrowser to make lists of cities. While on Wikipedia, I have noticed numerous amounts of articles that are tubs that use an infobox and then a sentence or two to describe a city. I want to make lists of these articles or navboxes to make them easy to navigate to. PokestarFan (talk) 00:21, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm exactly will AWB allow you to make these lists? Only (talk) 00:31, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
I will search things like "Ohio" or "Kentucky". This should bring up those articles. PokestarFan (talk) 11:18, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
It's still not clear what you are trying to do. AWB is mainly used for editing pages. Can you give me an example of what you intend to edit, and what kind of edits? Even better if you can do it manually and give me a diff link to that edit. Chenzw  Talk  11:42, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
For example, @Chenzw:, I will put the navboxes on these pages. PokestarFan (talk) 20:58, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
What navbox are you adding, and to which articles are you adding the navbox? Please be specific. Chenzw  Talk  00:06, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
I will make navboxes as necessary. PokestarFan (talk) 01:51, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Then please create the navbox first, then request for AWB access to add the navbox to articles. AWB cannot be used to create navbox templates. Chenzw  Talk  01:54, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Actually, due to other concerns about your activity here, I'm going to turn down this request. Not only do you not need AWB to create navboxes, you don't need it to add navboxes to articles. One other note: don't be too quick to create navboxes. Not everything needs a navbox, and we already have too many that are either unused or underused. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:00, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

MBlaze Lightning[change source]

I'd like to request AWB permissions. I will use it to make minor changes such as typo fixing, etc. I have AWB access at as well. Thanks for considering. — MBlaze Lightning 07:14, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Could you elaborate on the "etc."? As for typo fixing, how would you find typos to fix? AWB's typo add-on doesn't work here. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:28, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
Like, fixing links, and sort of general fixes, Auntof6. — MBlaze Lightning 15:15, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
 Request withdrawn have read the above requests and comments and those from the archives and it seems like here AWB is used differently then! — MBlaze Lightning 15:15, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Reguyla[change source]

Greetings, I would like to request access to AWB. I have a lot of experience using AWB on other projects so I am already familiar with its capabilities and how it functions. There seems to be a lot of little things here on Simple that I could help with using AWB. For example, I recently noticed that a lot of articles contain Template:Portal and Template:Portal box from being imported over from the English Wikipedia and Simple doesn't use either. I additionally also noticed a lot of articles here have Template:Persondata and after asking Auntof6 about it she informed me it's still on a lot of articles. So that is something I can use AWB for in order to reduce that number and help keep it under control in the future. Reguyla (talk) 18:17, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Putting aside history for a second. The portal situation does need to be cleaned up and it can probably be done in a couple seconds because there are very few articles using it. Just over 50 with most of those 50 being userspace pages. Persondata does need cleaning up but I think we are better off with the standard remove them as you edit the article standard we typically use with this sort of thing since persondata isn't visible and doesn't affect the page in any way. As Auntof6 mentioned typically we don't like flooding recent changes with mass changes of any type on this wiki so generally don't give AWB very often. Those issues combined with both having only 101 edits on this wiki over the span of 2+ years indicating a possible lack of understanding of our very different policies involving things like AWB and the checkered past using AWB over at makes me hesitant to approve. But because of history I will leave it to someone else to officially close request. -DJSasso (talk) 18:47, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
No problem, I know about not flooding the recent changes. There are of course other tasks and needs on the project AWB would be useful for as well besides those two, I just offered a couple specific ones. You are correct though I am not as familiar with Simple as others. No argument there, but I think looking at my edits I have enough understanding of how things work and I have no plans of doing massive edits. I just thought it would be helpful for a couple specific tasks like those where I could do 50 - 100 a day without straining servers or the eyeballs of the new changes patrollers. It's really not a big deal to me, I can still do a few at a time manually, I was just trying to maximize the time and effort to results margin a bit. Reguyla (talk) 18:56, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Rivers[change source]

I would like to request permission to use AWB to add wikilinks to articles in Category:Rivers by continent. Specifically I would like to be sure these words have wikilinks:

I do not anticipate needing a flood flag, but will request one if that is normal. I don't think I will flood because not all articles have these words and some are already linked. Plus I am slow on AWB. I have used AWB on Thanks!--Tbennert (talk) 21:12, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Can I just confirm that you will be using the advanced find and replace, so as to avoid linking more than once, and also to skip articles with existing links? Chenzw  Talk  01:24, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I'll use advanced. Also since I'm a novice user I review the changes for each page, which is part of why I'm slow. --Tbennert (talk) 01:46, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Alright, I will add you to the list. Chenzw  Talk  01:50, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

MiloDenn[change source]

Dear All, please may I request the right to use AWB. I would use it in conjunction with my patroller rights so that I can quickly use standardised headings, and general cleanup ect. I have read through the guidelines, and understand how to use it. Thank you very much, MiloDenn (talk) 09:47, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done I'm not sure how you're thinking of using AWB in conjunction with patroller rights, but patrolling isn't something we usually want done with AWB, especially by a user who's just learning how to patrol. Besides that, the things you mention don't really need AWB. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:49, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Ok, sorry for bothering you. MiloDenn (talk) 11:54, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
There's no need to apologize. It doesn't hurt to ask! --Auntof6 (talk) 12:00, 22 January 2017 (UTC)[change source]

Hello, the U.S. Department of State website for the International Women of Courage Award is down. Quite a few articles link to this and similar pages.

There is an article here about a similar problem with The article recommends using AutoWikiBrowser to find and fix the broken links.

Can anyone tell me about this? —Neotarf (talk) 23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Yeah we will take care of this. Just need to find replacements for the various links first. Link Rot is nothing new, it happens all the time. -DJSasso (talk) 13:47, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
If you want some help with that let me know. Reguyla (talk) 21:04, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Once the replacement link is found, I think it would be easier to simply make the change rather than post it on a noticeboard. But I thought there might be some tool to make it easier. Does anyone know how to use the search function to find the links? This doesn't seem to be coming up with much, and not https either. Is a wildcard needed? (Hey, Kumi) —Neotarf (talk) 01:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Hey Neotarf, I hope your doing well. I actually posted my retirement today so I'm not going to be able to help. Four years of constant fighting just to be allowed to improve the projects has burned me out. Cheers and good luck. Reguyla (talk) 03:18, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed your retired notice after I already pinged you. I won't try to drag you back if you need to be doing something else, I know how that is. None of the projects is perfect, but this is one of the least irritating ones. I seem to remember you had some government project you were tracking...congressional medal of honor, was it? Are the dot gov links still good? Otherwise feel free to add them to my list, I have a small workshop page at User talk:Neotarf/Relinking US gov. Cheers —Neotarf (talk) 20:06, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah as for here it's not so bad but since Djsasso hates the air that I breath I didn't participate much to make sure I didn't stir them up and give him a reason to block me. I knew no one would intervene if he did even though he isn't that active here anymore. That's one of the reasons I stuck with almost entirely anti vandalism, I knew that wouldn't get reverted with some lame excuse. As for the MOH articles, there aren't too many here on this site. I added a few but whenever I copy the contents from EnWP it triggers the autoblock if I am logged in. Which means I have to log out, cut the content to something like notepad and then log back in. It's too much effort because a few clowns didn't want me editing EnWP and were willing to violate policy to make sure I couldn't. If you are referring to the ones on EnWP, honestly a lot of those articles have been trashed because no one is watching them. Quite a few have bad or broken links, several now have vandalism and spam, several have had bad data added and yet others have just languished. I tried to get unblocked for years but too many vandals, trolls and bullies want to be big shots and keep me out because I criticized the admins and arbs for violating policy and generally poor conduct. It's ironic those same ones eventually bullied me out and proved what I was saying was true. Cheers. Reguyla (talk) 20:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Okay thanks all, I have finished relinking all the broken links I could find. If anyone wants to play with this any further, a wildcard search for "https://*.gov" returns a lot of hits, can probably refine the search if you are looking for a particular agency. If there is no apparent official archive, it may have been saved at the Wayback Machine or at which is no longer on the blacklist. (@Kumi, answered on your talk page). —Neotarf (talk) 21:03, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

CAPTAIN RAJU[change source]

I'm interested for using AWB mainly for typo fixing to make copyediting easier and faster. I'll won't do anything contverisal with it.Request to more efficiently help patrolling new pages and fix issues on maintenance tagged pages.I have a already AutoWikiBrowser rights permisions in English Wikipedia.See here.CAPTAIN RAJU (✉) 21:03, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Municipality[change source]

I would like to use AWB to add wikilinks to articles in Category:Settlements. Specifically municipality, commune, and linking incorporated to municipal corporation.

I will skip articles that have links already and for others only creating one link in each article. I will request a flood flag when I am ready to start. Thanks --Tbennert (talk) 17:42, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Approved. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:36, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Artix Kreiger[change source]

Hi, I would like to add the templates recently created to pages. Artix Kreiger (talk) 03:46, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: Please be more specific. Which templates and which pages? --Auntof6 (talk) 06:59, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Template:Province-level divisions of China to the pages and the other templates I have created, such as the thailand provinces. Mostly im thinking of bring over templates from English wiki and add them. I also was thinking of deactivating the Prtected edit requests since no one has done them for almost 3 years. Plus, I was gonna create a "stub" notice under the bamboo pages I have crated. Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:14, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger:X mark.svg Not done AWB isn't really needed to add templates to pages, eith stub templates or navboxes. Someone who already has AWB access might use it for that, but that's not a task for which we'd give someone that access to begin with. If you like, I'd be glad to add the navbox templates for you -- just let me know.
As for the protected edit requests, please do not do anything with those except for any pages that might belong to you. I'm not sure you would even be able to edit other users' .js pages anyway. It may look like those requests have been waiting for a few years, but in fact they just showed up in the last week or so. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:16, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Yeah I think its cause we had a broken template and my update of our code likely triggered them to finally show up. In most cases it will take an admin to fix, but some might be able to be edited. -DJSasso (talk) 19:21, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
ok then. i can live with no AWB.Artix Kreiger (talk) 00:23, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Clarkcj12[change source]

I do have AWB access on I am requesting it on here, to be able to quickly add navboxes to Communes of France as such most of them do not have their template on them. By doing this it would make it easier and quicker to do. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 01:01, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Ricky81682[change source]

I'd like to request the use of AutoWikiBrowser for additional categorization work. For example, something like adding categories like a new state at Category:Establishments in the United States by decade or Category:Establishments in the United States by year is a fairly automated process. Or something like a quick check of whether all the pages and subpages under Category:Sports in France has a category along the lines of Category:Establishments in France. I used to have AWB authority at English but I admit that was removed when I was blocked there. Thanks! -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:10, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

AWB access[change source]

I'd like to request AWB access to address the issues in Category:Pages using deprecated image syntax. I have utilized the beta-cluster to get a Find/Replace function worked out to remove [[File: along with any parameters (ex |thumb|right|left|pixelsize|misc caption|etc) following the file name of an image which is inside a template, but leave other files alone. Through trial and error, I found these steps correct the depreciated syntax error. There are 1,523 articles in this category and AWB would make this much easier. Operator873talkconnect 06:07, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

 Done - Also an additional note here, our infoboxes are not consistent in terms of how they handle images in their parameters, so be sure to check your changes from time to time. Chenzw  Talk  07:31, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Task complete. There are a few articles remaining in the Category that I will have to correct manually. AWB accesses no longer required. Operator873talkconnect 19:23, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

AWB access for Template:Infobox person corrections[change source]

I'm requesting AWB access to correct deprecated parameters in articles containing the {{Infobox person}} template. I will be starting with the alma_mater param which should be corrected to education. I recently requested a new copy of the template be imported (which Auntof6 accomplished) to ensure corrections are up-to-date. I have set up a find/replace for those changes only. I'm not requesting flood flag as I'll allow AWB to correct misc things while running on the 1,481 articles which need corrections. Operator873talkconnect 02:17, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

 Done @Operator873: Note that if you don't use the flood flag, you need to limit your changes to about 100 at a time. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:28, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Caveat noted. Thank you! Operator873talkconnect 01:30, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

AWB access[change source]

Hey, I am requesting AWB access to fix lint errors. See my recent contribs. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:43, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

I was looking over your recent changes to get an idea what you were wanting to use AWB for and it seems like a decent task to use with AWB. However, these changes may be difficult to accomplish automatically. I'll approve the request and work with you on IRC to fine tune your adjustments. Operator873talkconnect 03:51, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: I forgot to add, please leave a message here when you're done with the tool. Thanks Operator873talkconnect 04:04, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
@Operator873: I'm done for now. You can remove it. Thanks! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:22, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done Thanks 1997kB Operator873talkconnect 14:21, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

AWB access for dump analysis[change source]

Per my message on Operator873's talk page, I'm planning on analysing the success rate of the automated API calls I made to reFill when using the flood flag, however to do so efficiently (using RegEx to compare the XML dump to the current diff), I need to be on the AWB CheckPage for simple. I will not make any edits using AutoWikiBrowser and this is needed probably for only 24 hours (I may re-request it upon the next dump release when I plan to request +flood again to finish off the rest of the bare URLs). SITH (talk) 13:35, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@StraussInTheHouse: Ok I will add you to the list until tomorrow or whenever I remember to remove it this week. Otherwise you can also let me know when you are done. -DJSasso (talk) 15:34, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Removed now. Let me know if you need it again. -DJSasso (talk) 16:29, 25 February 2019 (UTC)