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History merge needed[edit]

The content of Theragra chalcogramma was copy-paste moved to Gadus chalcogrammus. See comparison: - please merge the edit history to the new title. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:47, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

 Done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:15, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: you only merged edits up to November 2009 - was that intentional? --DannyS712 (talk) 08:42, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Those were the only edits listed as available for merging. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:25, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Well, the actual copy-paste doesn't appear to have been merged - can you do a manual merge? --DannyS712 (talk) 10:29, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: in case you missed the question above --DannyS712 (talk) 04:37, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I did miss it; I don't know what you mean by "a manual merge". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:33, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: see the guide at w:Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Fixing cut-and-paste moves#Manual process - manually merging histories requires deletion, selective undeletion, and moving of the revisions from one page to another (which used to be the only way, before Special:MergeHistory was added). --DannyS712 (talk) 10:44, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: in case you missed the explanation above --DannyS712 (talk) 11:06, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
One again, I did. But having read the page, it's still not clear. I suggest you ask someone more famailiar with the technique. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:19, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Any other admins available to help? --DannyS712 (talk) 12:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
I know how to do this, been a while but can. However I cannot do it today I have a big paper coming out in a few hours and have press releases etc to do. If no other admin gets to it I can do it tomorrow. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 12:52, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Faendalimas just wanted to make sure this was still on your radar DannyS712 (talk) 01:32, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
@Faendalimas any updates? --DannyS712 (talk) 14:33, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Template GBIF[edit]

Could somebody with greater coding experience than me have a look at Template GBIF and enable it to look and function more like Template IPNI? My feeble efforts are on Micrantheum. I have unprotected the template, so if this needs to go back on then feel free. I got a request by Orchi on my talk page, but instinctive coding experience is not in my skills set. Thanks in anticipation. Andyboorman (talk) 07:21, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

It may be necessary to have a discussion for the standardization of the template before modifying it, since we have two templates for the same site ({{GBIF}} and {{GBIFID}}), with different formats. And GBIF is not the only template with this "problem", maybe a more wide discussion on VillagePump is necessary. Regards, Burmeister (talk) 12:10, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps you are right, but we need functioning templates to discuss first, so my request should still hold. Andyboorman (talk) 12:15, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Burmeister: I have posted a discussion on the Pump. Andyboorman (talk) 19:12, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

2500 unpatrolled edits[edit]

Hey everyone we need to get this under control. I have done some and added two users, one with 400000 cross wiki edits to autopatrollers. Could we all have a go at bringing this down please, maybe also have a look at some more editors who may be eligible for autopatrol group. We seem to be getting a lot of content corrector's among this who have many thousands of edits on other wikis. I think they can be given rights. Its just autopatrol and they are correcting typos and syntax. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 20:04, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Of those 2500 edits, almost 1500 were by the two users that were just marked as autopatrolled - I have patrolled their unpatrolled edits. --DannyS712 (talk) 20:23, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Other candidates for autopatrol might help. Here is a list of all users with at least 10 unpatrolled edits in recent changes (user names are under "actor_name"):

MariaDB [specieswiki_p]> SELECT a.actor_name, COUNT(rc_id) FROM recentchanges rc
    -> JOIN actor AS a ON rc.rc_actor = a.actor_id
    -> WHERE a.actor_user IS NOT NULL
    -> AND ( rc_type = 0 OR rc_type = 1 )
    -> AND rc_patrolled = 0
    -> GROUP BY rc_actor
    -> HAVING COUNT(rc_id) > 10
    -> ORDER BY COUNT(rc_id) DESC;
| actor_name         | COUNT(rc_id) |
| KadenLikesMilk     |          112 |
| ReconnectBalkanMed |           99 |
| Bodhi-Baum         |           42 |
| JPLSilva           |           38 |
| TheImaCow          |           30 |
| Veliensis          |           14 |
| Syman51            |           14 |
| 要塞騎士            |           13 |
| Zeete              |           11 |
| PieterJanR         |           11 |

Hope this helps, --DannyS712 (talk) 11:17, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for being offline[edit]

Hi guys. I'm very sorry that I haven't been able to log in to Wikimedia/species for a very long time, but my health is in poor shape. Sorry for any and all inconveniences this may have caused. I will probably not log in again for yet another few weeks, but will then hopefully be back in (at least close to) full speed.
–Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:22, 21 July 2020 (UTC).

Best wishes and here's hoping. Andyboorman (talk) 16:03, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Stay safe and let us know what we can do for you, T. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:19, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
....take care of yourself and all the best. Greeting. Orchi (talk) 16:30, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Take your time and stay safe and healthy.Cheers.--Hector Bottai (talk) 21:26, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Get well soon. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:04, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon! We need you here! Mariusm (talk) 13:19, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm reading now ... Get well soon and get stronger!--Rosičák (talk) 16:04, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
Also reading, much too late, and I want to express my sincerest wish that you regain your health Tommy, and that you return soon! Dan Koehl (talk) 13:55, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

A mess with two references[edit]

A little mess by user:PeterR. Careful overwriting is needed here:

--Estopedist1 (talk) 08:34, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

@Estopedist1: {{Hu et al., 2013a}} currently has twelve transclusions. If you'd like to orpahan it, it can be deleted. Then {{Zt3608.595}} can be moved. Or do you think (some or all of) those transclusions should show the new content? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:55, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
@Estopedist1: Did you miss this? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:29, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: of course not. I just give some time to user:PeterR to solve this rather complicated mess. If he doesn't care, I will move on-Estopedist1 (talk) 14:48, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
      • If nobody tells me I have make a mistake,how can I react. If people know something from making templates, they see that this is not a complicated mess. It is fix in one minute PeterR (talk) 18:17, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Mk-templates stuff finished[edit]

All templates are checked and OK. To be deleted:

  1. template:Mk1.7
  2. template:Mk2.1
  3. template:Mk3.1
  4. template:Mk3.13
  5. template:Mk3.23
  6. template:Mk3.37
  7. template:Mk4.1
  8. template:Mk4.23
  9. template:Mk5.1
  10. template:Mk5.31
  11. template:Mk8.1
  12. template:Mk8.11
  13. template:Mk8.17
  14. template:Mk8.31
  15. template:Mk8.43

--Estopedist1 (talk) 19:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

If they have been redirected, there is no overwhelming reason to bother with deleting the redirects unless they are full-on wrongly named (i.e. unless the numbers don't correspond to the volume and page of the actual articles). Circeus (talk)
if these redirects are deleted, then there is no possibility to reuse them. And I think our goal should be to delete redundant and deprecated stuff--Estopedist1 (talk) 20:14, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
In the future, you can make less work for everyone by making sure you uncheck "Leave a redirect behind" when moving pages, this avoids having to go back to delete the redirect afterwards. Circeus (talk) 04:55, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Only admins have that checkbox though, Circeus! Monster Iestyn (talk) 05:25, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Request for translation admins[edit]

@Koavf: You are our only hope to clear cat:Speedy deletions. User:AlvaroMolina is not active and Tommy is ill. Actually, we urgently need 1-2 new translation admins with regular admin rights--Estopedist1 (talk) 04:48, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Teamwork makes the dream work. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:50, 17 August 2020 (UTC)


I could ask authorized persons to insert a translation formula for the term Preview several (13x) times in the template: {{int:Preview}} --Rosičák (talk) 15:31, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done template partially unlocked for Rosičák. Andyboorman (talk) 14:08, 20 August 2020 (UTC)[edit]

See Special:Contributions/ Whoever it is appears to be vandalising pages on Wikispecies. Monster Iestyn (talk) 21:54, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Just came to report this myself. Please block! --DannyS712 (talk) 22:13, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
Looks like the IP's already been globally blocked, sounds like the same person was causing trouble elsewhere too. Monster Iestyn (talk) 00:02, 23 August 2020 (UTC)[edit]

Please block: --Estopedist1 (talk) 05:39, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done Andyboorman (talk) 10:51, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

Language codes[edit]

I need to add labels for a couple of languages, so that they appear in {{Vn}}. On that template's talk page, I see some references to "#language:", but no link. Where do I add the labels? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 07:57, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

I have been confused about this myself. I tried to add some codes a while ago, but never really figured this out. Circeus (talk) 17:36, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Have you tried just adding them and seeing if it works? —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:01, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes I did; it doesn't work (languages are mad and nia). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:46, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
So these are parser functions, a la the babel one and these are all included in the software itself with mw:Help:Extension:ParserFunctions. I don't know of any way to manually add new entries to that without server access, so we'd need to open a ticket at phab:, I reckon. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:48, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks; ticket raised; see T261387. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:28, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Now working for Madurese and Nias; ticket has been closed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:28, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Request for autopatrol[edit]

I suggest that user:Sabelöga be autopatrolled: see Special:Contributions/Sabelöga. Doing Swedish translation stuff here. Over 19k edits made in different Wikiprojects, see Special:CentralAuth/Sabelöga.--Estopedist1 (talk) 05:14, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

 Done This frees up the unpatrolled queue. Thanks/tak. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:32, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Protected template to be deleted: Template:Spage[edit]

the protected template to be deleted: {{Spage}}. It was a really bad idea. Now unused, extinct--Estopedist1 (talk) 11:39, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

 Done all users can edit. Speedy delete if you wish. Discus? Andyboorman (talk) 12:30, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Protected template to be deleted: Template:BrounMan[edit]

{{BrounMan}} is substituted. Thanks to User:Tommy Kronkvist/Template maintenance and user:Monster Iestyn!--Estopedist1 (talk) 19:08, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, about time this template was dealt with! One less thing for Tommy Kronkvist to worry about when/if he comes back too, hope he's well. Monster Iestyn (talk) 19:14, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Request for autopatrol: user:Ds2320[edit]

I suggest that user:Ds2320 be autopatrolled. Over 300 good edits in WS: see Special:Contributions/Ds2320. Also extendedconfirmed in enwiki, see Special:CentralAuth/Ds2320.--Estopedist1 (talk) 05:43, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

 DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 06:12, 8 September 2020 (UTC)


Please, block this user.--Turkmen talk 20:40, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

 DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 20:49, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Overwriting request[edit]

I can't fulfill user:PeterR's request because overwriting is needed. Merging article's history is probably not needed in these cases. Two overwritings, see User_talk:Estopedist1#Full_author_name_5. Thanks in advance!--Estopedist1 (talk) 17:30, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

 Done: Javier Ignacio Arbea-Polite & José Antonio Gómez-Anaya Circeus (talk) 17:54, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism by IP[edit]

I assumed good faith for's first edits, but they seem intent on removing content on Cathartes burrovianus for no discernible reason. Isabelle Belato (talk) 15:09, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

I have warned the Anonymous editor. Please keep an eye on future edits. Thanks. Andyboorman (talk) 16:24, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

Overwriting request[edit]

Luckow to be moved to Melissa Ann Luckow. I tried to trick using the redirect, but didn't work--Estopedist1 (talk) 18:32, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

 Done Burmeister (talk) 19:08, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

To be deleted[edit]

To be deleted. Stephen's legacy:

--Estopedist1 (talk) 08:46, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

It seems to be systematic and unique view to disambiguation. Eg similar Lepidoptera, Hemiptera pages/redirects also exist. Probably mass-deletion will be waiting--Estopedist1 (talk) 09:00, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

These are redirects of synonyms which are junior homonyms. I have renamed them into Cerylidae (Coleoptera) etc. --RLJ (talk) 10:29, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Bot request is awaiting votes please[edit]

Hey everyone there is a bot request currently being voted on if people could attend to this Wikispecies:Bots/Requests_for_approval#SustBot cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 15:31, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Noting for the record that the request was archived to Wikispecies:Bots/Requests for approval/SustBot and was denied DannyS712 (talk) 03:39, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

Mass-deletion of authority templates[edit]

These authority templates (User:Estopedist1/Varia_templates#Unused_authority_templates) are unused. To be deleted--Estopedist1 (talk) 06:25, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

I've refactored your list, to make it easier to process using tools such as Navigation Popups. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:14, 27 September 2020 (UTC)


Hi. I just came across Special:Contributions/Lsjbot - while they have only created 1 page so far, it doesn't match the layout of other pages and I can't find any bot approvals. Should the account be blocked? --DannyS712 (talk) 19:39, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Can you contact the person running the bot and explain the problem? Andyboorman (talk) 19:41, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
I left a note on the bot's talk page. There was no talk page or user page disclosing who the operator is DannyS712 (talk) 19:44, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
See likely operated by Christian Ferrer (talk) 19:54, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

I have indef blocked the bot (which had made further edits) as unauthorised; with no prejudice to unblocking after a successful bot approval request. I note that User:Lsj has only made four edits on this project, none unrelated to the bot, and all in 2012. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:36, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

All for the best thanks Andyboorman (talk) 11:56, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Lsjbot has not to my knowledge ever done any editing on Wikispecies, nor do I intend it to do so. And the list of contributions linked to above appears empty. The bot reads Wikispecies when working on species articles on cebwiki, but there should be no edits. I don't understand what is going on. What offending edits has the bot done? Lsj (talk) 14:40, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
If the list is empty, it's very likely because the edit(s) have been deleted. Christian Ferrer (talk) 16:09, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
You can see the page creations at Special:Log/Lsjbot. --DannyS712 (talk) 17:16, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Interesting, the bot created Argentina (isda) here after it has operated a sitelink move in Wikidata with the same text, and operated a page move under that name in ceb.wikipedia. Christian Ferrer (talk) 20:37, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
@Lsj: That you operate a bot that is editing without your knowldge is even more troubling. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:48, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I found the problem in the bot code. These edits were supposed to go onto cebwiki, where the bot was indeed running with my knowledge, and where I was monitoring it. The bot was logged in also to Wikispecies, but for reading purposes only, so I saw no reason to monitor that. I did what I thought was a small change to the code yesterday to cover some rare special cases. Unfortunately, that small change introduced a bug causing the bot to save a small minority of edits to the wrong site. The bug is fixed now. Sorry for causing you trouble, and thank you for spotting the error. Lsj (talk) 22:16, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
@Lsj: and others: well done, well spotting, mates! And the power of patrolling mechanism to easily see pecularities. Just a sidenotice: in order to cover millions of species (and maybe even higher taxa) articles in future, we definitely need helping by bots--Estopedist1 (talk) 04:44, 4 October 2020 (UTC)


Sweet (disambiguation) -- > Sweet--Estopedist1 (talk) 11:50, 21 October 2020 (UTC)


See Special:Contributions/2601:644:300:4740:808D:1106:B5AF:C7E9 - please block, vandalism --DannyS712 (talk) 04:08, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

 Done Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:33, 23 October 2020 (UTC)