User talk:Dan Koehl

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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Dan Koehl/Flow Archive 1 on 2017-08-31.

Template blanked by KoehlBot[edit]

Hi. What's up with this edit of the {{El-Hawagry et al., 2016}} template? Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:27, 29 October 2017 (UTC).

OOoops, thanks for telling, Ill lok into that. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:59, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Strange @Tommy Kronkvist:, but that was back in February, I hope you have not seen any recent edits like that? Dan Koehl (talk) 13:02, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Nope, neither any old nor more recent – that's the only one I've come across so far. But I'll of course ping you if I find another. Perhaps we should check the KoehlBot logs for February template edits, just to make sure? –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:11, 29 October 2017 (UTC).
There are of course a huge amount of logged edits to check… Since this particular edit was made in February 16 I settled for checking the 20,000 or so February 14 to February 18 logs, and in that span there are no other pages being blanked by KoehlBot. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 13:57, 29 October 2017 (UTC).
@Tommy Kronkvist:, This is very strange. The edit is dated as of 01.35 at 16th of Feruary, see Revision as of 2017-02-16T01:35:51, ut when checking the log for that time , at contributions log The bot was inactive between 2017-02-15T23:57:49 and 2017-02-16T00:10:00 as far as I can see... I dont understand this? Dan Koehl (talk) 14:02, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
I see thousands of edits during that time, including the "(-847)‎ .. Template:El-Hawagry et al., 2016 (using AWB)" blanking: As far as I can see it was not inactive. Perhaps you need to clean your browser cache or something? In either case it's a very exotic edit – all the other edits have rather descriptive edit summaries, but this one only says "using AWB". –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:27, 29 October 2017 (UTC).

User talk page archive search code syntax[edit]

Hi Dan. It seems the search function for your talk page archives doesn't work. For instance, a search for the word "patrol" doesn't generate any hits, despite the fact that the lemma is listed 67 times in the five archives. You can use my talk page as an example of a working search function if you like, were the "prefix" code string is roughly equivalent to the "archive" one in yours. However, please be aware that unlike you I do not use MABot to automatically archive my talk page. Instead I've built all my archives and the search function myself – but it doesn't include any "auto-archival" functionality. I take the opportunity to ping @MABot: here in order the make the bot operator aware of the problem. Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 14:54, 16 November 2017 (UTC).

Thanks, Tommy, I will look into this. Hopefully MABot can be redesigned. Dan Koehl (talk) 15:18, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. I find MABot to be a good idea, but it has often proved to be rather buggy – hence I don't use it. For instance the Village Pump archives created by the bot include the {{Archive top}} template, since it is called from the |archiveheader = {{archive top}} code snippet in the MABot section of the Village Pump page code. As a result, the "Archive top" template is automatically added by the bot to all of the VP archives (hence notifying users that the archives should not be tampered with). Oddly enough the template is not used in your talk page archives, even though you use the same call in your code? Inconsequent, to say the least. So to sum it up, the actual archiving seems to work well, but the bot is having frequent problems with some of the "extra" features… –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 19:18, 16 November 2017 (UTC).
Hello again. I've compared the code of your talk page to Andy Mabbett's, who also use MABot for archiving. Right off the bat I can spot two differences: Andy has included the {{archives|search=yes}} template string, and searching his talk page archive works fine. I haven't done a thorough check hence doesn't know whether this is the actual solution, but perhaps it's a starting point? Then again his archive (so far) contains one page whereas you have five, so I dunno...
Tommy Kronkvist (talk page, including 3 archives), 17:58, 26 November 2017 (UTC).

Hello. Sorry for the late reply, but notifications to my bot won't get my attention (while notifications to me will of course). I'm sorry if MABot archival is not meeting the expectations, really. All I do is to run the script provided by pywikibot suite. If it is causing issues, please let me know if you want this disabled as I don't want, of course, causing damage to the projects. If I can help with anything else please let me know as well. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (☎ talk) 13:05, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Tommy Kronkvist, MarcoAurelio:, I followed Tommys suggestion and added {{archives|search=yes}}, as well as removing the old search field, and now it seems to be working fine. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:58, 14 December 2017 (UTC)