User talk:DgbrtBOT

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BOT status[edit]

Is the bot still active? Many recent comic page creates were done manually.--Forrest (talk)14:16, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Since you "Beautified the template page" (LATESTCOMIC) even a simple picture upload didn't work any more. My bot is also beautified now so the picture upload should work again tomorrow. Further problems are still under investigations. I can't create a new page with my bot - error code is: 0. That's really helpful... --Dgbrt (talk) 19:07, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
It seems 17jiangz1 did beautify the template. I mixed something up. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

All Problems are solved so far. The page and all the other necessary updates will be done by this BOT again — only some dynamic comics will fail. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:48, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

The bot's broken again. All comics from 2499 onwards have been manually uploaded -- 04:25, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

Some edits shouldn't be minor[edit]


shouldn't be minor.

They will still (or should) be "bot edits".

(This is terser than I intended -- and previously typed in -- because the server failed again.)

Mark Hurd (talk) 14:35, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

You're right, I will check the API on this until Monday. But "bot edits" are always hidden by default at the "recent changes" page. Maybe this default could be changed at the Wiki configuration. I will check this, too.
More important: This server did fail again today? That would be bad.
--Dgbrt (talk) 20:02, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Uh, I broke the server for a few minutes while wrongly attempting to implement something. You should be seeing the fruits of my labour soon. Davidy²²[talk] 00:02, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
What are that "fruits of your labour"?--Dgbrt (talk) 19:44, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Examine the URL. Davidy²²[talk] 22:55, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Hopefully the bot will remove that minor tag in the future, but unless I do not remove the bot tag it will still not be shown by default at the "Recent changes" page. Maybe I should remove that tag, too. The user name DgbrtBOT would still show the origin. Any thoughts? The script I'm using is still here available for everybody: [1]--Dgbrt (talk) 19:44, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

For my purposes, I don't mind bot edits being elided from Recent Changes because including them is only a click away. I noticed these "minor" edits in the revision history, and am pleased with the current changes :-) Mark Hurd (talk) 06:05, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Failure today (12/23/2013)[edit]

The BOT lost the internet connection, so a backup will be available for Wednesday. It was just a Christmas Holiday Incident. I don't like BOT's without control by humans, and my control failed. The BOT will run reliable again, also at my holidays, as it did many weeks before. And in detail: The BOT did behave like planned, if it's too late no uploads or updates are done. --Dgbrt (talk) 20:11, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

A Ping on ME[edit]

Ohh.... my BOT still does a great job here, I'm still alive, but no time for me.

And nevertheless my BOT works fine - better than me ;)

And I am hoping for more time soon, stay tuned...

Failure on comic 1969[edit]

The bot failed today (3/19/2018, comic #1969). I had to create the comic page manually. Could it be because the comic is titled "Not Available"? RamenChef (talk) 17:52, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your work RamenChef and following the instructions to not omit essential changes. Only the image was the large (2x) version you typically get in your browser. The BOT would have worked properly but the internet was not available to it at the right time. --Dgbrt (talk) 15:51, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

2x size comics[edit]

I discussed this a bit in the latest comic, offers 2x comic resolution for high-DPI displays and the wiki skips those. This can be fixed by making the bot a bit more fancy:

1. Upload the 2x images to the wiki, e.g. File:motivated reasoning olympics 2x.png.

2. When creating a new comic page, use the {{{imagesize}}} parameter of Template:comic (which already exists) to specify the width of the original comic, e.g. {{comic|<typical args>|imagesize=302px}}. It's impossible to make the template detect this automatically, which is why the bot would have to "hard-code" the image width.

The comic in question would look like this:

Motivated Reasoning Olympics
[later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging.
[Click comic to enlarge]
Title text: [later] I can't believe how bad corruption has become, especially given that our league split off from the statewide one a month ago SPECIFICALLY to protest this kind of flagrantly biased judging.

Which, on a high-DPI screen, is visibly improved. --NeatNit (talk) 14:09, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Bot Failed Today?[edit]

2196: Nice To E-Meet You was up on xkcd for almost an hour and a half hours but the bot didn't upload it. I've manually created the page, but there are a few things:

  1. I uploaded the file, and it appeared in the page, but the link in the List of all comics page is still red. I think I messed up the upload, so could you delete the current file (the one I uploaded) for 2196 and reupload it?
  2. I created an incorrect redirect page Nice To E-Meet you (The name is incorrect, I forgot to capitalize the You). Could you please delete that page? Thanks!

Herobrine (talk) 01:06, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

also failed on 2198 probably because it is interactive though? Tried to create that. Not sure I did it right as it is not on the front page? Hope it is just because it take some time? --Kynde (talk) 08:01, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Herobrine found that it was this page that needed pdate and seems like the bot fixed this... So it works on the front page now. --Kynde (talk) 13:42, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Bot down[edit]

Is the bot down? The last few comics explanations here were created manually? Natg19 (talk) 21:58, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

From User:Kynde's research, it seems like the bot has not been working since Dec 13. 19:27, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

In addition to the BOT not working since 12/13, it seems Dgbrt has not made any contributions since March 8, 2019. Since we don't know each other beyond our wiki identities, I'm wondering if Dgbrt is "down" too! I think the BOT is hosted on a separate system/server from this wiki, and it seems plausible that it is no longer functional, so I'm concerned that something has happened to the person behind the Dgbrt account. Is there anyone who personally knows Dgbrt that can provide further info to the explainxkcd users who interacted with this editor? Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 19:27, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Sadly, the "something happened" could just be that this user does not read xkcd anymore, and does not feel the need to contribute. Does this wiki have an function to email the users? 17:51, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
It will e-mail when adding someting in the talk page, but I guess you can either stop this or ignore it. But at least it seems the BOT works again as of this week. --Kynde (talk) 09:22, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

The hyphen[edit]

I suggest replacing the hyphen in the incomplete-tag for newly created explanations with a dash. —While False (museum | talk | contributions | logs | rights) 21:31, 2 November 2022 (UTC)