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Welcome back?[edit]

I haven't seen you active here for ages. I honestly almost did a double take when I saw an edit of yours come up in my watchlist. What's up? Been busy? Tharthan (talk) 19:03, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

I still edit pages once in a while, and I still run Rukhabot (talkcontribs), but yeah — I'm busier than I used to be, and also, more of my computing life is now on my smartphone (which is not so conducive to wiki-editing). —Ruakh 02:08, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Fancy making WT more mobile-friendly? I'd rather a tap-and-you-find-date-of-book-publication app above a lame "I like this definition" option ...--Gibraltar Rocks (talk) 23:48, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't know anything about making mobile apps. :-/   —Ruakh 16:23, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 14:32, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 19:13, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 17:03, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Unwanted title lines[edit]

Shalom, may I remind you on User_talk:Ruakh/2014#Rukhabot_activities ? It depends categories where each item contains only one page and consists of only one letter. When you give a look to Category:Han character radicals (or present this view to the beer parlour) sure everybody will prefer the appearance to that of e.g. Category:Han rad sup or Category:Kangxi radicals or Category:CJKV radicals; only a few elements have that "| "-adding to prevent from generating the headline. When Wiktionary had a tool like the Visual Editor in commons, I would have done it swiftly by myself. But without, it is a very tedious work, which your bot can do in a hurry ? So I renew my request from 2014; and will come again in 2026 :-) sarang사랑 10:03, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2020/February#Removing headers in categories for individual characters.Ruakh 07:29, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
I've done those three categories, except for [[むし]] which is some sort of weird template mess that you'll need to figure out. Any others? —Ruakh 04:55, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

hardkill, softkill[edit]

At some point it seems that you changed these entries from actual definitions to alt forms of the non-existent hard kill and soft kill. So now there's nothing meaningful there. What would be a good fix? Equinox 16:05, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

I think the best fix is to create hard kill and soft kill. Feel free to use the original definitions at hardkill and softkill as a starting-point, with the caveat that they were clearly not correct as written (since the definitions were verb phrases, whereas these terms are nouns). —Ruakh 00:20, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Bot malfunctioning[edit]

Hi. I've blocked User:Rukhabot, as it is malfunctioning and deleting large parts of some of the pages it edits, as can be seen on Special:Diff/59224139 and Special:Diff/59223897. — surjection??〉 13:36, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! The MediaWiki API seems to be having issues . . . —Ruakh 15:52, 27 April 2020 (UTC)
If anyone is interested: the issue was that the MediaWiki API is (or was) having some connectivity issues for large HTTP requests. The API documentation (at says to pass the edit token as the last form parameter, in order to ensure that a request is rejected if it gets cut off partway through (since then it will be missing the edit token); but I was using an unordered key-value structure (a Perl hash) for my form parameters, so there was no guarantee about the order of parameters. I've now switched to using an ordered structure (a Perl array), so the edit token will indeed be last; so if the MediaWiki API issues continue or recur, these edits won't go through.
Thanks again, Surjection!
07:02, 30 April 2020 (UTC)