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InternetArchiveBot uses and forces English parameters on Turkish and Italian Wikipedia
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Description

Incident:

  1. InternetArchiveBot uses ölüurl=yes and ölüurl=no parameters for deadlink.
  2. Turkish Wikipedia community decides to standardise citation templates, which includes deadlink (ölüurl) parameters.
  3. Bots and AWB users start to edit citation templates, change ölüurl=yes with ölüurl=evet and ölüurl=no with ölüurl=hayır.
  4. InternetArchiveBot reverts those edits and bots and AWB users start to collide. Examples: https://tr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adam_Yay%C4%B1nlar%C4%B1&action=history and https://tr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2017_Malezya_Grand_Prix&action=history.

What is expected from InternetArchiveBot:

  1. Abandoning ölüurl=yes and ölüurl=no, using ölüurl=evet and ölüurl=hayır.
  2. Not reverting such fixes. This might be possible by checking ''arşivurl'' (archiveurl) parameter.

Currently, Turkish Wikipedia community cannot use InternetArchiveBot since this bug and T269605.

Event Timeline

Harej renamed this task from InternetArchiveBot uses and forces English parameters on Turkish Wikipedia to InternetArchiveBot uses and forces English parameters on Turkish and Italian Wikipedia.Jan 25 2021, 7:39 PM