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Hey,

I noticed that at cswiki, some edits made as part of "ISBN warning update" aren't marked as bot edits. Why is that? If it's to make article authors to notice, it would make more sense to mark the main-talk page edits as non-bot, rather than the subpage (which is not watched unless previously created).

Thanks for any help,

Martin

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Hi @Urbanecm

I modified WPCleaner a few months ago to remove the bot flag when adding warnings on talk pages (or subpages), to have a better chance of article authors noticing the warning. What better way do you think of?

Hi @NicoV, thanks for your prompt reply. That makes sense. I think you should remove bot flag for the main-talk page edit:

14:40 
<@rc-pmtpa> [[Diskuse:Multiple master písmo/Úkoly]] N https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19258400&rcid=43087978 * UrbanecmBot * (+181) [[WP:WPCleaner|WPCleaner]] v2.04b - [[Wikipedie:WCW|Check Wikipedia]]: k opravě 1 [[ISBN]] - <nowiki>80-8679-02-01</nowiki>
14:40 
<@rc-pmtpa> [[Diskuse:Multiple master písmo]] NB https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19258401&rcid=43087979 * UrbanecmBot * (+10) [[WP:WPCleaner|WPCleaner]] v2.04b - [[Wikipedie:WCW|Check Wikipedia]]: k opravě 1 [[ISBN]] - <nowiki>80-8679-02-01</nowiki>

The subpage, which contains just a list of tasks, is rarely watched - while the talk page always is. When you're not assigning the bot flag to the main TP edit, I don't think the subpage edit needs to be marked, as it probably won't be seen by more people.

Just my two cents :).

Martin

Ok, thanks for the example, I will see to remove the bot flag for the edit on the main talk page.

I didn't see this problem on frWP, because WPCleaner is not configured to force the warning on the subpage there (no general_todo_subpage_force=true in the configuration page)

NicoV moved this task from Backlog to Done on the WPCleaner board.

Hi @Urbanecm

I just pushed a new version that should remove the bot flag for the edits on the main talk page. I can't test it properly on frWP, can you tell me if it works on csWP ?

Sure, thanks for your help!

Sounds it does something :-).

01:31 <@rc-pmtpa> [[Diskuse:Akce B (likvidace řeholních řádů)/Úkoly]] N https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19280957&rcid=43175846 * UrbanecmBot * (+181) [[WP:WPCleaner|WPCleaner]] v2.04b - [[Wikipedie:WCW|Check Wikipedia]]: k opravě 1 [[ISBN]] - <nowiki>80-7699-195-7</nowiki>
01:31 <@rc-pmtpa> [[Diskuse:Akce B (likvidace řeholních řádů)]] N https://cs.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=19280958&rcid=43175847 * UrbanecmBot * (+10) [[WP:WPCleaner|WPCleaner]] v2.04b - [[Wikipedie:WCW|Check Wikipedia]]: k opravě 1 [[ISBN]] - <nowiki>80-7699-195-7</nowiki>

Can we also add the flag to the subpage, in case it's not being created, as it's probably not being watched on creation? Just to reduce flood to RC a bit.

Hi @Urbanecm

Sorry for the delay, but I just pushed a new version that should keep the bot flag when creating a new subpage (as it was missing, it's probably not watched), but the bot flag will still be there when updating the subpage (in case someone added it to its watchlist). Does this seem ok to you? (and does it work as expected on cswiki ?)