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IABot inserts "Archived copy" instead of actual title
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IABot inserts "Archived copy" instead of an actual title. See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=History_of_Aston_Villa_F.C._%281961%E2%80%93present%29&type=revision&diff=895054396&oldid=895054391 for an example. The bot should either insert the correct title or insert an empty title parameter.

Lack of a title will generate a red error message that makes it obvious to editors that something needs to be fixed. Inserting "Archived copy" hides the error, making it harder for editors to find and fix the lack of an accurate title. Thanks.

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Jonesey95 created this task.May 2 2019, 7:49 AM
Cirdan closed this task as Invalid.May 6 2019, 6:58 PM
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The bot inserts a generic title if there was no link text on the external link. This is intended, as title is a required parameter for {{Cite web}}.

The bot should not insert an invalid title. If it is unable to insert a valid title, it should leave the title blank so that the error message makes it obvious to editors that something needs to be fixed.