User talk:Rukhabot

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If you see me do something bad, please leave me a comment here; I'll notice immediately, and will refuse to make any more edits until Ruakh has seen the comment.

Any other comments can go either here, or at his talk-page (User talk:Ruakh), as you prefer.

Rukhabot 00:43, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Confirmed translations changed into unconfirmed ones[edit]

There is an inconsistency between this bot and the automated method to enter translations. When you add new "assisted" translations, they are denoted with 't' only; for example, burocracia f. However, this bot replaces it by 't-'; for example, burocracia f.--Adelpine (talk) 01:40, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

That is, in fact, the intended behavior. Perhaps you could explain why you expected something different? —RuakhTALK 02:11, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
By the way, if it helps clarify anything . . . the header of this section is "Confirmed translations changed into unconfirmed ones", but then you ask about a change from {{t}} (which doesn't indicate whether the foreign-language wikt has an entry) to {{t-}} (which specifically indicates that the foreign-language wikt does not have an entry). I'm not sure what you mean by "confirmed" and "unconfirmed", but those aren't the terms I'd use. I think you must be misunderstanding something, but I can't tell what. —RuakhTALK 03:11, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

I had missunderstood the meaning of t+ and t-. Excuse me.--Adelpine (talk) 18:45, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

rite of passage[edit]

  • I've noticed that the rite of passage is dinged up a bit - after an edit from the bot, it seems, because going one step back in history restores normal looks to the page. Cheers, --CopperKettle (talk) 13:54, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Nope, that has nothing to do with me or my bot; see Wiktionary:Grease pit/2012/October#Uh, help?. The reason that historical versions look O.K. is that they're not cached, so you see them with the correct current versions of all templates. Anyway, I've made a null-edit to that page to force it to have the current versions, and it's O.K. now. But, thank you. If you see any more like this, just null-edit them. —RuakhTALK 14:25, 23 October 2012 (UTC)


Can you add zh:tempête in Wiktionnaire please ? Fête (talk) 20:27, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

No, I don't edit Wiktionnaire (or any site other than en.wikt). —Rukhabot 22:25, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Entry “belief”[edit]

There is an ongoing discussion regarding the belief entry's primary definition. Please don't roll back edits while that discussion is unresolved. 22:37, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I didn't. I'm a bot; I don't do that sort of thing. It's SemperBlotto (talkcontribs) who performed that rollback. (His edit-summary mentioned me only because the previous edit — the one he was rolling back to — was mine.) —Rukhabot 23:14, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

gild the lily[edit]

This entry is not about the verb "gild" - it is about the verb phrase "gild the lily". The section "Similar expression" is about the verb phrase "gild the farthing" and was reverted without discussion.

Please restore "Verb phrase" and the paragraph "Similar expression", perhaps substituting the heading "Similar verb phrase". 20:11, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

You seem to be confused. I have not touched that entry since August, and at that time my only change was to add an interwiki-link to the Burmese Wiktionary. —Rukhabot 06:07, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Autotranslit to write transliterations from modules where it's missing?[edit]

Can this bot do a very useful job of writing transliteration for words missing transliterations form transliteration modules? Only for selected languages in Category:Translations_which_need_romanization, which have modules, which can be used for this purpose. This is the list of language codes: ba|bg|be|hy|el|ka|kk|ky|mk|mn|os|ru|si|tg|tt|ug|uk (as in Template:t) for which autotranslit works well. The module names follow this pattern: e.g. Bulgarian: Module:bg-translit, function name: "tr", which returns a transliteration string.

IMO, it's not a replacement for manual transliteration but many users refuse to transliterate or don't know how. The autotranslit should not replace the existing manual transliteration (especially when word stress is important and there are exceptions) but Vahagn requested for Armenian and Georgian to override existing transliteration, many of them are old. Perhaps a one-off job could be created for this. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 01:09, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have a lot of time these days . . . I'll take a look, but I might not ever get around to actually doing it. —Rukhabot 15:35, 29 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I saw here that the bot changed vec (Venetian) translations from "t+" and "t-" to "tø", but the Venetian Wiktionary already exists (for 4 months). Thanks. --Tn4196 (talk) 06:31, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'm fixing them right now. —Rukhabot 02:44, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Check your settings[edit]

Rukhabot's been modifying instances of {{t}} in Wiktionary space. MG reverted several edits, so it may be over for now. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:31, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

There aren't really any "settings"; I just give it a list of pages to examine and update, and in the latest run, the list included all pages whose wikitext included {{t| or {{t+| or {{t-| or {{tø|, provided that what came next wasn't zh or kk or iu or cmn. I guess you're saying that I shouldn't have included pages in the Wiktionary namespace? . . . I think you're right. Looking through the bot's edits in that namespace, many of them were bad, and I don't think any of them were necessary. I'll revert. —RuakhTALK 05:47, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Update: After looking through all its non-mainspace edits from this run, I'm thinking that it should probably just run in mainspace entries and in appendices. Does that sound good? —RuakhTALK 06:19, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Sounds fine to me, but what do I know? I just noticed MG's reverts, and saw that no one had brought it to your attention, as far as I could tell- so I stepped in. I figured you would have a better grasp of the situation than I would, once you were aware of it. Chuck Entz (talk) 06:38, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Redirects in interwikis[edit]

Hi Ruakh, is it possible for the bot to check whether an interwiki is a genuine link or just a redirect before adding it to a page? In this diff, for example, the bot added interwiki links to the Indonesian and Chinese Wiktionaries (id:Liver and zh:Liver) to the page Liver. However, if you actually follow these links, they go to id:liver and zh:liver. These are interwiki equivalents of the lower-case liver, which is completely unrelated to upper-case Liver. If it would be difficult to make this check, then feel free to ignore this message. Smurrayinchester (talk) 13:02, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I just noticed there's a similar discussion going on in the Grease Pit right now. Smurrayinchester (talk) 14:13, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
The Grease Pit discussion is actually about something different. (It's about "redirects" in the HTTP sense, which is not the sense that you mean.) But to answer your question — the bot's behavior is intentional. The community has discussed such interwiki-links before, and the consensus was that we actually want them (for a few reasons). —RuakhTALK 17:37, 5 December 2014 (UTC)