User talk:WindBOT

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Talk pages

You shouldn't be talking on talk pages. Leave that to your master WindPower. -- Pilk (talk) 22:33, 7 August 2010 (UTC)


WindBOT loops over the page again if you have to fix a bad edit. -- Pilk (talk) 03:17, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

What do you mean? You mean it re-applies filters if you undo them? That is the desired behavior. If the filter isn't working correctly, then the filter should be fixed; otherwise, if the filter does work correctly but shouldn't be applied on a certain page for some particular reason, then blacklist the pageWind 18:42, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Diacrits change


Please add a new filter

There are 2 variants of ş. This one is wrong. See on wikipedia page the correct one and please do the changes.


-- Nightbox (t s) 20:38, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

it's done, tell me if this is OK — Wind 05:35, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it's working well. Thanks <3 -- Nightbox (t s) 10:39, 28 August 2010 (UTC) Read below now :D

Achievements translating

Can you translate achievements using this bot ? If yes i will send you tf_romanian.txt so would be much easier than manual translation. -- Nightbox (t s) 10:41, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

How would it work? Just replace English achievements titles with Romanian ones? I'm pretty sure you could do that with AWB — Wind 14:17, 28 August 2010 (UTC)


You again. Ruining my rollbacks. I should have you decommissioned for your impertinence.  – Smashman (talk) 10:20, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Team names in TFC

Your bot seems to think that the TFC team names are "RED", and "BLU", when they, in fact, are "Red" and "Blue". Avanti (Classic) and Dustbowl (Classic) got reverted because of this. Just wanted to make you know. Ond kaja 15:46, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I was fearing this would happen... I'll add a way to specify which filters are applied to Classic/Non-classic pages later, right now I will disable the team spelling filter. — Wind 15:47, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Peculiar behavior

I'm a little confused by WindBOT's behavior - it continues to insist on making this page redirect to a page that is not only improperly titled, but also redundantly language-tagged. If the page it was linking to even existed, it would be a double redirect at that. It's kinda humorous when I think about it, really. It would be like if "Hat/fr" (which would ideally redirect to "Hats/fr") was consistently being strongarmed into redirecting to "Chapeaux/fr".

Either way, this could use some work yeah, but at the same time I'm genuinely curious as to what is causing this behavior. (: Gerk 10:29, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Spell Checking

Maybe this isn't the right way to go about this, but WindBot doesn't seem to like "Sascha" as much as "Sasha." According to the newest tf2 blog update, it's spelt "SasCha," with a C. So... yeah. The bot should stay out of this. --Exiggah 19:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

The blog has been known to make mistakes and I believe Robin confirmed as much in a recent email I saw. Sasha has been used much more often than Sascha. Moussekateer 19:46, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
At least someone knew what was up, thanks for the confirmation. --Exiggah 19:48, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Strange spacing edit

This edit looks like a bug, putting extra spacing at the beginning of one parameter line while ignoring the others. Toomai Glittershine 17:29, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Nope, not a bug; the item backpack attributes (the little brown box at the bottom) should be indented by 2 spaces for clarity (item-description, item attributes, etc.) — Wind 17:38, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect capitalization

Hello, I just recently edited the Grenadier's Softcap page, and the edit I made involved the sentence "A grenadier is a soldier who specializes in handling grenades and other explosives." The bot seems to think that the word "soldier" should be capitalized, even though the sentence is referring to a soldier, instead of the Soldier. I'm not sure how to fix this, could you look into it when you get the chance? Siriusd 01:14, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Fixed, see {{botignore}}Wind 01:17, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Weapon Combination Names

Hey, were you the one who named the rest of the weapon combinations in the Community Strategy pages of all classes? Because if it's you, I want to thank you for continuing my work. I ran out of ideas after editing Demoman's Community Strategy page, it's good you named the rest. Also, I round up the remaining weapon combinations so now all of those combinations are named. Thanks again!

-TheDecepticonDude 03:42, 28 November 2010 (UTC)


On Storyline#The Mann Family, it (logically) filtered the names of Gravel Pit and Dustbowl, but in the sentence's context, capitalization wouldn't make much sense. However, I don't want to blacklist the page, since there are likely many other reasons the bot would need to go there. Is it possible to blacklist just that section, or to set up some other way to have it avoid that? (Btw, here is the specific edit, if it helps.) —烏Γ (kaw at me), 03:18, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Fixed — Wind 03:28, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Uh, apparently not. Although it was funny to see you edit warring with your own bot. XD —烏Γ (kaw at me), 21:46, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
I hope I fixed it this time... — Wind 22:53, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Lol, that seems to have worked. Thanks for actually putting up with all this. —烏Γ (kaw at me), 03:27, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Direct Hit

Found one instance of the problem on Flare Gun, and thought it would likely appear elsewhere: the phrase "direct hit" seems common enough that it probably shouldn't autocapitalize it. Of course, it actually referring to the weapon is probably seen far more often than just as a description, but either way... —烏Γ (kaw at me), 17:33, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Nah, is fine as it is :3 Keep adding them botignore~ — Wind 20:11, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Weapon Demonstration

I've noticed that on some pages, the bot has been breaking the videos by deleting the first/only parameter in the template.

I've reverted a few, but it might be better to take a look at why it's doing it. (Seems like the bot and I haven't been getting along lately...xvx) —烏Γ (kaw at me), 04:22, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

seb is already on it. Let the bot remove them. — Wind 04:23, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Fine, but I don't see why I'd ever agree to let a bot ruin pages... —烏Γ (kaw at me), 04:37, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
It's all fixed now :p User Moussekateer signature sprite.pngMoussekateer·talk 04:43, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
I think not - Übersaw is still broken, and likely others. —烏Γ (kaw at me), 05:06, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

As a Crafting Ingredient

Hey, I've noticed that in many of the weapons' pages, the 'Crafting' in the heading == As a Crafting Ingredient == is linked to the crafting article.

However, in the Style Guide it says they shouldn't be linked. Is this something the Bot can be made to fix? / Would this be the right place to post this? If not, I could do it manually. Thanks, - LingoSalad (talk) 19:10, 23 January 2011 (UTC)


Is there any reason in particulars that this bot is capitalising stickybomb/stickybombs? (Just found it odd, since, say, 'flares' or 'rockets' isn't capitalised.) Hostile Companion Cube Roar 23:17, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

I... don't really know why I added it D: Someone requested it and I added it. I'll disable it for now — Wind 23:19, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Norwegian Name Directs

Hey WindBOT, I have gone through the hats on the norwegian articles and discovered that you have been applied filters for most of them. What does this mean? Stunned.pngThe Noble Scout (T/C) 09:27, 30 March 2011

Can you give links to such changes? :o — Wind 04:53, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Here is one where its says by the name with WindBOT. Stunned.pngThe Noble Scout (T/C) 09:49, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, look at the diff; it just replaced the optf2 link in the sidebar by the {{Backpack Item Link}} template — Wind 17:25, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Ah! Ok, then i know that so i dont have to be very conserned about that. You didn't translate that description part too, eh? Stunned.pngThe Noble Scout (T/C) 20:05, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Class names in TF classic games

I'm traslating TFC an QWTF's articles, and they have classes names translated into spanish, but when I edit one page and put "Francotirador" and "Ingeniero", that bot changed into "Sniper" and "Engineer". This in TF2 articles is a good change, but not in these articles. Can someone fix this? Jag Gentleman 13:53, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Put {{botignore}} around it, should be ok~ — Wind 18:27, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Jag Gentleman 18:50, 5 April 2011 (UTC)


Would it be possible for WindBOT to stop changing Bonk-helm to Bonk Helm on the Dutch pages? Bonk-helm is the official Dutch translation in the localization files. Or am I going to have to add the botignore thing every time when I write the name? Killicon train.png Hefaistus - talk 16:20, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Done~ — Wind 16:39, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Russian typographic

Hi, can you add filter to fix russian typography?

  • Filter should replace "" '' with «». And slashes inside «» with „“
  • For example, filter will replace "Кавычки 'елочки'" with «Кавычки „елочки“».
  • Here's regexp which I use ro replace "" with «»: "([^"]+)" ==> «\1»



P.S. Sorry for my English. --Daniil 11:34, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I think this will be a problem because not always need to change--Nik9990 Talk | Cont 11:38, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Not always? Are you sure? [1], [2][3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], etc, etc (almost every page). I can edit all this pages myself if it so difficult to add new filter. Daniil 12:09, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
That's a good idea actually, I think more languages than just Russian may benefit from this. In French for example, this would work too, except it needs extra spacing on all sides of the quotation marks. I'll do it in Russian only for now though~ Please watch over the bot in the first few days to make sure it doesn't replace anything that it shouldn't replace. For example this shouldn't happen (see the <ref name=""/>, those quotes should definitely not change. this is better, I think) — Wind 01:11, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I'll watch over it. Also, I've ported "Wikify" script from ru wikipedia and it works fine (It's written in JavaScript and fully client-side). It helps to edit russian articles (makes right quotes, slashes, spaces, etc.). Maybe I'll modify this script for different languages and we make it official? Here it is: User:Daniil/wikify.js. Here is example of how it's warking [9]. By the way, it is button Button wikify.png Daniil 03:38, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Bug 1. Bot replaced double quotes inside «»-quotes with „„““ (there: "''Верховный Совет''"). But it shouldn't, because double quotes is part of wiki-syntax. Daniil 04:10, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
fix'dWind 05:22, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
[10] [11] Bot is replacing quotation marks that are apart of wikisyntax (table syntax, e.g. {| class="wikitable"). seb26 08:46, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Disabled the filter because ze bot is relentless D: Ready for re-enabling whenever you wake up Windy seb26 09:00, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
Fix'd — Wind 00:25, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Quick Question

Hey all, just wondering what happened to the list of Wiki Cap Candidates, I can't seem to find it. Thanks. Shauny7488 03:25, 29 June 2011 (PDT)

Not there anymore, we're doing without it now — Wind 19:29, 2 July 2011 (PDT)
Any particular reason why? Just curious. Shauny7488 00:29, 5 July 2011 (PDT)
See hereWind 16:13, 5 July 2011 (PDT)

Wrong hat, buddy

On the first trivia in the Tam O' Shanter article, it keeps changing 'Tam o' Shanter' to 'Tam O' Shanter', despite the real hat this is based on being lowercase in the middle. Please, make it stop, because the trivia it keeps editing is referring to the real hat. Shane Alvarado 19:23, 2 July 2011 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 19:29, 2 July 2011 (PDT)
So that's how you do that? Thanks, I wish I knew this earlier. Shane Alvarado 19:40, 2 July 2011 (PDT)

Crushing Images

May I do them too? I tried doing it with another image without posting it and I reduced the image pretty well. The transparency and pixels were intact when I reduced it with photoshop. --That Furry Fan 17:49, 5 July 2011 (PDT)

Can you upload (not on the wiki, on an external image host) a crushed version of an image, and the corresponding version of the same image but crushed by WindBOT? — Wind 18:57, 5 July 2011 (PDT)
Oh shoot, I just realized that I was doing it wrong. In the preview window of the "Save for Web and Devices" it says 1.4MB and the 'crushed' version says 269.2KB when the crushed one by WinBOT is 256KB. The file I used was the Scout Milkman Image. I guess I got some things to figure out. :( --That Furry Fan 07:14, 6 July 2011 (PDT)

Actualización Über

Hi, I want to ask if you can make the bot to change "SuperActualización" to "Actualización Über". The first one was invented from Ryo and now the newcomers translate the Über Update wrong, because Dio and BiBi acorded to call it Actualización Über, but Ryo never does the thing like we accord. If you can't I can change that one by one, but is more confortable with the bot. Jag Gentleman 00:10, 11 July 2011 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png Done but keep in mind that the bot doesn't search for stuff, it only replaces stuff on pages that go through the RC feed. If you want to force it to go over a certain page, you'll have to poot it on User:WindBOT/PageRequests~ — Wind 00:17, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Thanks Wind. Jag Gentleman 01:51, 11 July 2011 (PDT)


Hiya Wind. Here are some terms that the bot should translate/change/fix on PT-BR pages.

 Boost -> Bônus
 Bug -> Defeito
 Bugs -> Defeitos
 Demomans -> Demomen
 Heavys -> Heavies
 N/A -> N/D
 Patch -> Atualização
 Patches -> Atualizações
 Performance -> Desempenho
 Source Engine -> Motor Source
 Spys -> Spies

Thanks.  –  Duel RED.png Epic Eric Duel BLU.png (T | C) 12:58, 4 August 2011 (PDT)

Done most of them, didn't add some because the bot can't magically guess which instance of the word is being used or not — Wind 14:11, 4 August 2011 (PDT)

100k edits


Party time!  –  Duel RED.png Epic Eric Duel BLU.png (T | C) 17:06, 8 August 2011 (PDT)

120px-Portal_Cake.png  – User Heffebaycay stslogo.png Cructo [T][C] 18:27, 8 August 2011 (PDT)
Really setting the bar, WindBOT! --SilverHammer 18:33, 8 August 2011 (PDT)

Crushing Images part 2

What program do you use? I still want to crush PNG files and I can't figure out how you do it. I browsed the internet for a solution and no luck. --That Furry Fan 21:27, 14 August 2011 (PDT)

Google "png crush" and you'll find it :3 — Wind 21:40, 14 August 2011 (PDT)

"Variaciones de Colores" to "Variaciones de Color"

Hi, can you change "Variaciones de Colores" to "Variaciones de Color" in spanish changes of the bot please? Jag Gentleman 07:34, 16 August 2011 (PDT)

Extra Bullets

Whenever you type:



instead of:


you get two bullets for the second text (Text2). The first one looks like this:

  • Text1
    • Text2

while the second one looks like this:

  • Text1
    • Text2

Since this is usually unintentional, should there be a filter that removes extra lines in between bullets? Or, as that kind of filter sounds pretty hard to write, simply make it so that there is always only one dot? -Rocket Ship BBQ 21:50, 22 August 2011 (PDT)

That's just how wikicode works, I'm not really sure it's a wise idea to force all lists to be joined together like this; my guess is that whoever made the mistake doesn't really understand lists or didn't use Show preview. At any rate, I don't think lists-in-lists are used much on the Wiki at all in the main namespace — Wind 22:01, 22 August 2011 (PDT)

List of item attributes

It deleted all attributes after 32nd one. Repair this bot please. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kemerover (talk) • (contribs)

You have to ask Lagg for this, he's the one doing the attributes stuff >: — Wind 10:58, 4 September 2011 (PDT)

Filter request for pt-br

Since we are translating stock weapon names now, we need filters for them. You can find a list here: Team_Fortress_Wiki:Translation_progress/pt-br/Vocabulary/Armas in the first section  – User Heffebaycay stslogo.png Cructo [T][C] 07:05, 7 September 2011 (PDT)

Class Cards

I would like to ask why you replaced my uploaded images with an exact copy? --ScoutKast 00:28, 8 September 2011 (PDT)

It was "crushed". I think WindBot does that automatically to reduce the file size a bit. Rolandius 00:38, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
What the hell does "crushed" mean? --ScoutKast 00:42, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
Its optimized picture files Stunned.png The Noble Scout (T/C) 00:44, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
Optimized as in lower file size, without removing any quality. It helps bandwidth/server loads if people have to load a smaller file. - 6vKcd.pngnixshadow (t|c) 01:07, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
Ok, sorry. I thought he was being a dick for no reason. --ScoutKast 01:09, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
Should probably inform you WindBOT isn't a human. His actions are automated, That's why he's Wind "bot" - 6vKcd.pngnixshadow (t|c) 01:12, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
HOLY SH*T!!! I DIDN"T REALISE (No Sarcasm Included) --ScoutKast 01:32, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
That "No Sarcasm Included" seemed a bit sarcastic. Were you saying everything but that was not sarcasm? which in a loop means the first part was sarcasm. - 6vKcd.pngnixshadow (t|c) 01:34, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
No, I wasn't being sarcastic. I though "he" called himself WindBOT because he was making fun of the term AimBOT or something, this whole time I thought he was a real person and he owned a Wiki Cap and everything. --ScoutKast 01:38, 8 September 2011 (PDT)
Know this ScoutKast that WindBOT is just a bot who ridirects, fix, crushes and edit automaticly. Its only purpose is to maintain balance on the Wiki with the rest of the BOTs. The list of BOTs is:

FireBOT (moderator) (operated by Firestorm)

PilkBOT (administrator – inactive) (operated by Pilk)

RBotson (no elevated permissions) (operated by RJackson)

SebBOT (administrator) (operated by seb26)

WindBOT (administrator) (operated by WindPower)

This was a text part on the Bots section of the 'Help: Group Rights'.Stunned.png The Noble Scout (T/C) 02:24, 8 September 2011 (PDT)

Wonder if there will be a KastBOT, --ScoutKast 01:05, 9 September 2011 (PDT)

Lil' Chew Chew

Not a huge issue but I've seen a few different ways of writing Lil' Chew Chew, such as Li'l Chew-Chew. Maybe you could make a rule auto-correcting it to one of them. --NeoDement 07:31, 20 October 2011 (PDT)

Do you have a list of possible spellings in mind? — Wind 10:30, 20 October 2011 (PDT)

Beta patches

The AutoPatchNameLinkFilter-tron doesn't seem to like Beta patches. » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 17:27, 22 January 2012 (PST)

OH FUCK dis is bad. Gonna need to find all the previously-beta-but-not-anymore links now D: — Wind 17:28, 22 January 2012 (PST)
Fixed, but obviously now there is still the issue of those that have already suffered this fate :( Gotta find them and revert them. Not sure how best to do that. Probably better to undo every single windbot edit that says "patchNameLinkFilter", and it'll re-apply it correctly on he next run — Wind 17:33, 22 January 2012 (PST)
That certainly sounds easier than undoing every single one! I'd have offered to help but... I'm going to bed XD » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 17:36, 22 January 2012 (PST)
List has been madeWind 18:18, 22 January 2012 (PST)
Is that a list of edits that have been amended, or that need to be undone? If so I can help out a bit later tonight. » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 08:32, 24 January 2012 (PST)
It's a list of edits that may still need to be amended; the page was a lot larger than that initially, check the history~ — Wind 08:40, 24 January 2012 (PST)
Ah, right - so we need to go through the list and revert any which messed up a Beta patch link? » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 10:10, 24 January 2012 (PST)
Yes~ — Wind 13:29, 24 January 2012 (PST)

Dutch Wiki request

I was wondering if WindBOT could change all the words 'Updategeschiedenis' to 'Updateverleden'? A few of us Dutch translators have discussed about it and we came to the conclusion that that would be better translation for all intends and purposes. Right now there is quite a lot of inconsistency on the Dutch wiki since some of us have used Updategeschiedenis (including me) and someone else has used Updateverleden. Warlike 05:44, 25 January 2012 (PST)

On that note, can WindBOT also correct 'Gallerij' into 'Galerij' on the Dutch Wiki? It is a pretty common mistake and it's spread all over the place. -- Killicon train.png Hefaistus - talk 06:14, 25 January 2012 (PST)
Pictogram tick.png Done. Just note that WindBOT will not update pages unless they are edited once the filters are added or the pages are added to WindBOT's list of requests.  –  Epic Eric (T | C) 06:20, 25 January 2012 (PST)
I also forgot to mention that the majority of the native Dutch speakers are not really aware of the rules concerning spacebar use, so for that reason, can someone add that 'Update geschiedenis' and 'Update verleden' are auto-fixed to 'Updateverleden' as well? Thanks. -- Killicon train.png Hefaistus - talk 15:16, 4 February 2012 (PST)
Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 13:54, 5 February 2012 (PST)

List of community-contributed items/ru

Hello to bot and to its owner :) Can you disable patchNameLinkFilter (Review RC#933114) on this page: List of community-contributed items/ru? This edit looks bad in russian :( --Askarmuk 08:13, 15 February 2012 (PST)

How exactly does it look bad? Can you give an english equivalent? — Wind 14:17, 15 February 2012 (PST)
If you speak russian you can see an examples here:
  • Второй набор пользовательского контента вышел Обновление от 20 мая 2010
  • Обновление вышло Обновление от 8 июля 2010
  • Это обновление вышло Обновление от 7 апреля 2011
All of that looks bad for russian native-speakers. And there is no english equivalent because there is no grammatical case in English for word "Patch". I'll be very happy if the bot will edit patch link only in "Update history" section ("Предыдущие изменения" in russian). Thanks! :) --Askarmuk 00:33, 16 February 2012 (PST)
Well templates are more useful than regular text links. If after bot's work it looks ridiculous, just delete some words to make it look better, like Это обновление вышло Обновление от 7 апреля 2011 into Этот набор вошел в Обновление от 7 апреля 2011. Let me try to fix that. There. Check it out! Limie Pie Painted Sign of the Wolf's School 32CD32.png 01:01, 16 February 2012 (PST)
Hmmm maybe but now we must check bot's edits to reedit the text... I think this adds additional unnecessary job and it's better to use {{patch name}} only in "Update history" section (at least for russian - because of grammatical case). --Askarmuk 01:06, 16 February 2012 (PST)
Unnecessary job? Well, I am ready to it then. But remember, that bot's job is to save space on servers and it does his job very well Limie Pie Painted Sign of the Wolf's School 32CD32.png 01:12, 16 February 2012 (PST)
The bot does not save server space, since every version of every page is kept. If anything, the bot adds stuff; things are never deleted on a wiki. Anyway, for the patch links, I added a new parameter date=true to {{patch name}} that will make the link still go to the patch, but the label will say only the date. It doesn't have a russian format yet; edit common_strings to put a russian date format (key patch-date-fmt) — Wind 11:15, 16 February 2012 (PST)

Thanks. Translated ;) Limie Pie Painted Sign of the Wolf's School 32CD32.png 11:31, 16 February 2012 (PST)

Nice goin pardner

"How'd that plan turn out for ya' dummy?" MousseBOT 20:23, 28 February 2012 (PST)

Automatic {{Item link}} and {{Item name}}

Just wondering if you could somehow make WindBOT use dark witchcraft like this one to turn item names, linked or not, in dictionary templates. This would certainly help when localization files are added/updated.  –  Epic Eric (T | C) 12:56, 29 February 2012 (PST)

The patch link filter is very, very specific (only works on links, only if links are internal, only if they link to a patch page, and only if their label contains the day a number and the year number of the patch it links to), and despite all of those precautions, it has caused a lot of wrongs and a lot of reverts necessary to get it straight. Doing the same thing for item names would cause a whole ton more of work, a ton more of false positives and requiring to work around the bot and sprinkling botignore's around, for little purpose.
tl;dr: No, too much work and grief for both bots and humans, for minimal benefit — Wind 13:02, 29 February 2012 (PST)

Classic Patches

About the auto patchNameFilter again - does it work for Classic patches yet? » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 21:54, 15 March 2012 (PDT)

Added. Now the fun part is going to be fixing all those erroneous inclusions... — Wind 22:23, 15 March 2012 (PDT)
Not again D: » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 05:42, 16 March 2012 (PDT)
Sorry >: — Wind 11:46, 16 March 2012 (PDT)
Anything I can do to help? Surely there aren't quite as many to fix as when the Beta one screwed up, right? » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 12:01, 16 March 2012 (PDT)
Go through each patch in Category:Patches (Classic), remove the " (Classic)" from the name, and do a WLH search for that (example for April 20, 2004 Patch) — Wind 12:05, 16 March 2012 (PDT)
Pictogram tick.png Done » Cooper Kid (blether) • (contreebs) 13:14, 16 March 2012 (PDT)
Thanks :3 — Wind 14:38, 16 March 2012 (PDT)

"Contribution page" redirects

Some people in the channel want all of the redirect links short-circuited for Contribution page. They're flooding the feed. Is this a suitable bot task? – fashnek (talk·c) 12:56, 18 March 2012 (PDT)

No. The bot is for long-running always-enabled tasks, not one-off things like this — Wind 14:41, 18 March 2012 (PDT)

Something Special For Someone Special

WindBOT removed an edit by me that added the "Category: Miscellaneous items" tag at the bottom of the page. The page covers both the "tool" form of the item and the actual equipable misc item form, thus it should have both tags. (It shouldn't have the "Crafting" tag, but whatever). I don't want to get into an edit war with the BOT, so if someone could fix this, or explain to me why it was done, I'd appreciate it. ~Sven~ 20:42, 30 March 2012 (PDT)

It removes all categories, be they misc or tools or weapons or anything, because the infobox is supposed to handle all the category-adding. As the infobox currently only supports one type (currently set to tool), then it only adds the page to the Tools category. The proper fix is to update the infobox to be able to add a secondary type, which will then cause the category to be added automatically (and not manually inserted on the page, which is what the bot is trying to prevent) — Wind 22:53, 30 March 2012 (PDT)
And of course it's one of those "Don't ruin this high use template-templates"... *sigh* At least I know now. ~Sven~ 23:03, 30 March 2012 (PDT)
It sure isn't gonna be an easy fix (not sure if it's worth it to be honest) but I just wanted to point out why the bot isn't the thing to fix in this situation — Wind 23:05, 30 March 2012 (PDT)
I'm not familiar at all with how the bot itself works, to be honest. My assumption was that since it reverted the change it would be related, but I was wrong, apparently. Either way, not sure if it would really be worth the hassle, but the item is both a tool and a misc item... So it should be fixed, imho. ~Sven~ 23:15, 30 March 2012 (PDT)

Patch issues

Windbot's been doing a lot of patch edits recently, but seems to have run into a pair of issues:
1. Removes a key line after Update History.
2. Changes {{undocumented}} into a patch name.
Darkid (Talk | contribs) 04:28, 9 April 2012 (PDT)

I blacklisted all the patch notes pages while Wind figures this out. Painted Swagman's Swatter E6E6E6.png r4wrzSwagmaster 04:47, 9 April 2012 (PDT)
Dammit, I actually fixed that yesterday but forgot to actually make the live bot use them... Should be fine now though — Wind 11:00, 9 April 2012 (PDT)


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I was going to do this. >:( Painted Batter's Helmet C36C2D.pngMassacreJr 20:51, 30 April 2012 (PDT)

Category:Featured Article

I'd suggest blacklisting this one--more of a "just in case" the bot goes wrong? Idunno, but it follows similar logic to blacklisting competitive. Darkid (Talk | contribs) 16:48, 24 May 2012 (PDT)

Featured articles are old and have likely received a lot of edits (thus a lot of windbot reviews), so it can be assumed that the bot's rules are fine on it. If they're not, then perhaps it shouldn't be featured in the first place, mmhm? — Wind 17:17, 24 May 2012 (PDT)

Remember me?

Your time has come old man. MousseBOT 22:41, 17 October 2011 (PDT)

You could have walked away... MousseBOT 20:45, 5 June 2012 (PDT)
I beg for forgiveness! Have mercy >: — Wind 20:57, 5 June 2012 (PDT)

The Update of article report

Hello, Wind. Recently I noticed that the BOT did not update the All articles and their status (ex. "Team Fortress Wiki:Reports/All articles/zh-hant ‎ (Updated page. (1382 articles) " and " Team Fortress Wiki:Reports/Missing translations/zh-hant (Updated page. (900 articles)) ")
The last time I saw this update was June 2, and now it has been almost a month but the bot did not execute this operation. I think it's a bit hard for me to track the new created pages in zh-hant, because without the updates, the changes will not show the new pages. It makes me go to the RecentChanges and spent more time to find if here's any zh-hant changes.
Is there a problem that the BOT cannot do this work? Or the BOT will not do this work anymore? Please have a reply for me, thank you Wind : ) ~www~ 21:16, 22 June 2012 (PDT)

See this >: — Wind 21:31, 22 June 2012 (PDT)
I will keep the reports upto date until Wind's run in with the ban list is sorted. User Moussekateer signature sprite.pngMoussekateer·talk 22:04, 22 June 2012 (PDT)
Alright, I got it. Sorry for not noticing another reply. ~www~ 11:16, 23 June 2012 (PDT)

Converting item names

Could you let your bot convert item links [[Kritzkrieg]] to use the template {{Item link|Kritzkrieg}} on pages?
This would make translating an page easier, so we don't need to replace all those item names and this would automatic update name changes of items. — Robin0van0der0vliet (talk | contributions) - 13:46, 26 July 2012 (PDT)

Sorry but no. This has been discussed many times before and would result in a lot of false positives. Maybe the Kritzkrieg itself not so much, but there's no reason to stop just at the KritzKrieg, since this could apply for any item in the game. — Wind 13:48, 26 July 2012 (PDT)

{{Item icon}} → {{Icon item}}

Since I've seen this one used a lot in the inverted format, would it be possible to make a filter that converts the calls to {{Item icon}} to {{Icon item}} (and fix the capitalization while it's at it?). I'd try to add the filter myself but I'm afraid I'd break everything if I did. --Org 19:12, 12 August 2012 (PDT)

Not much point in that other than a bunch of noisy edits, What captalization problem however? — Wind 20:03, 12 August 2012 (PDT)
Not all the calls are {{Item icon}} but instead {{item icon}}, you know, little things that annoy me. --Org 13:41, 12 August 2012 (PDT)
Right, those things may annoy you but all work just the same so editing it serves little purpose.
Maybe I should implement a filter mode like "optional" (as opposed to "required" filters) where all filters run as normal, but then if after running all filters on a page, the only filters that were run were all optional, then don't edit the page. By making the filter you're describing as optional, this change would then only be done if there was something more important to fix on that page, and thus not cause as much unecessary edit noise — Wind 23:34, 12 August 2012 (PDT)
That's not a bad idea, deferred updates for non-critical fixes. I like it.--Org 02:41, 16 August 2012 (PDT)

Change tele to Teleporter

Hi love your work, Just a thought, to look for the word tele and change to Teleporter. cheers Uneffect 12:08, 28 August 2012 (PDT)

The bot isn't really meant to be a substitute for a text expansion program. Type the full word whenever you can; whenever you see "tele" somewhere, then it's most likely poorly written text and so it should probably go away in the first place — Wind 12:11, 28 August 2012 (PDT)
Thanks that is good to know, I won't use the word tele cheers Uneffect 17:08, 28 August 2012 (PDT)

Update to Template:Item checklist

Hi, I just added the new MvM items to the template. That shouldn't be a problem (never was in the past). However, I did change the variable names for the Silver botkiller items. Previously these were just marked as `botkiller <weaponname>', now they're `silver botkiller <weaponname>'. Just though I'd let you know in case it meant you needed to update the bot. Keep up the good work! --Itsacon 02:31, 17 October 2012 (PDT)

A filter request

Is it possible for WindBOT to periodically (daily) peruse the Special:DoubleRedirects page and fix the redirects? Darkid (talk|contribs) 07:20, 30 December 2012 (PST)

Possible yes, but that list gets empty fast apparently — Wind 09:59, 30 December 2012 (PST)
I stalk it, that's why. Darkid (talk|contribs) 12:06, 30 December 2012 (PST)
:3~ — Wind 16:39, 30 December 2012 (PST)
:3 indeed. Is that a "yes"? Darkid (talk|contribs) 16:44, 30 December 2012 (PST)
Stop stalking it for a while and let them build up, then poke here again — Wind 16:45, 30 December 2012 (PST)

Intruder Alert!

I need help, an admin has to block my old account, (Named "Sniperisagoodjobmate") Because someone stole it!

Crazyspy75 02:29, 2 February 2013 (PST)

A few changes

Dear Mr. Wind Power, I have recently implemented a more consistent naming scheme for navigational templates. This effects a few of your bot's filters:
Within Template renaming,
'Promo nav': ['mncnav', 'pokernightnav', 'l4dnav', 'kfnav'],

needs to be changed to:

'Promo Nav': ['mncnav', 'pokernightnav', 'l4dnav', 'kfnav'],

Within Lang template renaming,
'AudioNav': 'audionav',
'VideoNav': 'videonav',
'Class strategy': 'class strategy'

needs to be changed to:

'Audio Nav': 'audionav',
'Video Nav': 'videonav',
'Class Strategy Nav': 'class strategy'

Thanks in advance,
Darkid (Talk|Contribs) 09:00, 11 August 2013 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 10:17, 11 August 2013 (PDT)

User image categorization

Hi, I saw many people named their user images correctly ("User image ...") but didn't categorize it. Is it possible for your bot to sort this images with this kind of file name to [[Category:User images]]? ~{ TidB | t | c }~ 12:06, 2 October 2013 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 20:59, 4 October 2013 (PDT)

Prices for games no longer in steam

There are a few games that have been removed from steam, such as Homefront, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Total War Master Collection. Would it be possible for you, windbot, to retain this information so that these pages don't break? Darkid (Talk|Contribs) 11:28, 1 November 2013 (PDT)

Automatic weapon data updates

Can someone add the ability to automatically update weapon pages with the data directly from the weapon script files? They may be encrypted, but not only is the algorithm known, but tools and the key are both easily available.--Henke37 (talk) 16:44, 26 December 2013 (PST)

Maybe expand this to all items? Can the bot automatically connect item pages to corresponding entries in items_game.txt and automatically update entries.--Henke37 (talk) 09:13, 10 January 2014 (PST)

Automatic backback image uploads

Can the bot be made to automatically upload backpack images? It is a tedious process that needs to be done each content update.--Henke37 (talk) 10:55, 7 February 2014 (PST)

Invalid Supply Crate Key Defindex in WebAPI

It is possible to disable the update of Supply Crate Key Defindex? WebApi return invalid defindex for this. Unclejocker (talk) 02:13, 5 September 2014 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 15:38, 7 September 2014 (PDT)

Octodad in {{Dictionary}}

Octodad: Dadliest Catch have no gameinfo. Please look after it. Nicolapps Talk Page 14:06, 13 January 2015 (PST)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 00:03, 14 January 2015 (PST)

Dictionary - Unusual Taunt Effects

For some reason, you - the bot - have rejected almost all the names of Unusual Taunt Effects in the dictionary with this edit, and now the template is bugged. Can you correct it, please?

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04:26, 16 March 2015 (PDT)

Nevermind, seems to be fixed now. 05:18, 16 March 2015 (PDT)
The magic works! Fixed now (IRC is best for "fast" questions) — Tark lm(pt-br) 05:22, 16 March 2015 (PDT)
The big edit notice at the top of the dictionary edit page is there for a reason.
Wind 08:24, 16 March 2015 (PDT)

Where are u? D:

Hi BOT! What happened with you? Last edit: 00:15, 24 March 2015 -_- RADISTKillicon conscientious objector.png 11:16, 13 April 2015 (PDT)

Replace words on all Games article in /de

Sackzement asked me to ask you for a way to fix all articles at once.
Example(Problem): [[w:de:Brütal Legend|Brütal Legend]] auf {{w::Main Page|Wikipedia}}
auf should be replaced with in der BUT also if the {{w-template is used it should replace it with [[w: the right way(w:de or w:).
Sackzement mentioned that the bot has problems with writing Big and small, so i wanted to ask if there is a way to do this. Thanks Magicalpony (talk) 11:24, 23 July 2015 (PDT)

To clarify things, Magicalpony asked if my bot could replace above-mentioned text on german pages. Since I knew that Windbot fixes wikipedia links and enforces capitalization I thought this would be an easy task for Windbot. If it's not, I'll let my bot do it, but prefer not to since this feature is not implemented and his task is to create reports, not editing the wiki. User SackZement signature.gifSackZement <Talk> 11:45, 23 July 2015 (PDT)

Staying away from updates

The automatic style fixes shouldn't be applied to update history and patches, can the relevant rules have an override?--Henke37 (talk) 14:57, 19 August 2015 (PDT)

Autoupdate pickup stats

How about automatically updating infoboxes for maps with the pickup data? It's tedious manually doing it each patch. And translated pages get stale.--Henke37 (talk) 07:56, 25 August 2015 (PDT)


Hai there, just one new idea for a filter: We can replace any instances of {{if lang}} in wikilinks in articles in the main namespace with /lang. It's just cleaner.

Another thing is the Lang template renaming filter which can be generalized to apply to all templates, as we want to only have English templates with language switching instead of Template:Bla/de and the like.
{ TidB | t | c | wt } 13:59, 15 September 2015 (PDT)

False correction of "B.A.S.E.-Jumper" on German pages.

As seen here, your bot is editing the correct German translation "B.A.S.E.-Jumper" to the original English "B.A.S.E. Jumper". I'd be much obliged if you could take a look at that, thanks in advance :) -- Nikno (talk) 05:11, 5 January 2016 (PST)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 08:55, 5 January 2016 (PST)

The list of all english articles seems a bit short

384, to be precise. Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 08:06, 19 February 2016 (PST)

Pictogram tick.png DoneWind 16:25, 13 March 2016 (PDT)

Recent deletions


I'm a danish translator who recently added stuff to the dictionary.

More specifically every /da under "Map makers support items" and "Strange Filter prefixes", where I also added three Strange Variants that hadn't been added yet, but one of them also got removed. I'd like to know why this action was taken and what exactly warranted the deletion of all the changes in "Map makers support items", but only one of the newly added Strange variants in "Strange Filter prefixes". Thank you

Faghetti V.2 (talk) 14:52, 9 April 2016 (PDT)

Pictogram tick.png Explained on IRC; nothing to worry aboutWind 15:21, 9 April 2016 (PDT)

Is WindBOT down?

Last edits were 2/27. Anyar (talk) 12:25, 5 March 2017 (PST)

Ja, same reason User:BOTzement is down. Something fishy is happening on the wiki. Darkid « TalkContribs » 12:27, 5 March 2017 (PST)
Oh, no. Anyar (talk) 13:12, 5 March 2017 (PST)

Can't see Categories placed in Summary during upload.

WindBOT is a little bugged. It can't detect categories set in the convenient summary during the upload dialog. It therefore tags categorized images as uncategorized. M I K A D O 282 ⊙⊙⊙⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ ⊙⊙ (talk) (Help Wanted!) 19:25, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

New bot for maintaining TFW:Reports

Hi Wind, I made a new bot to run the automated reports, to try and automate some of Tark's manual labor. The new code is using python3 and github actions, so it should be much easier to maintain going forwards. Could you please have WindBOT stop updating TFW:Reports/All articles/en (and similar such reports), as it's missing a few pages in its edits? Darkid « TalkContribs » 13:23, 16 December 2021 (UTC)