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Can you make Inferno Bot run redirection fixes regularly? Once a day? Month?--HedvigsenSkreonk here 16:17, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

No, the task technically errors each time due to certain redirections being recursive/page locked and in some cases I have to manually intervene. Besides, redirection fixes aren't often a problem (double redirects usually only happen due to user renamed and the very occasionally poorly named page). Broken redirects are moreso a problem, but we don't get AfDs all that often. If you want it to be ran, feel free to nag me though if you think it's an issue. Sirius (dog star) 16:45, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Re: Discord[edit]

I'll fix the Coop revision problems, at the point I'm actually removed from Sysoprevoke. Right now, I don't have access to the deletion interface, and can't do anything about it. — Dysk (contribs) 23:15, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Already resolved it earlier tonight. Sirius (dog star) 23:17, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
Good job mate. — Dysk (contribs) 23:19, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Your comment on User_talk:Oxyaena[edit]

Can you advise me why you felt a need to tell me to "piss off" on that page? I would politely request that you behave more civilly towards other editors in the future, that isn't acceptable. Kiko4564 (talk) 19:27, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

You've been teeming from the start to see what users you could warn or tone police, and now that you have a mop you seem justified in doing it. On the discord a few days ago, you were literally asking if Oxy was breaking her probation by being rude to you on discord and if she could get sysoprevoked (and I had to point out that we don't police wiki behavior for discord behavior). I'm sorry for not being too huge on your tone policing bullshit. Also you don't have to play the telephone game, this can easily be done on her talkpage as well, this wiki has no rules against going to people's talkpages for specific answers. Sirius (dog star) 19:31, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
OK I see, I'm sorry if you feel this way about my decision making. I appreciate that you do have valid concerns here, and that I could have handled these situations better. I will try and take your advice onboard in the future. I can see your point about me posting here rather than on Oxy's talk page, but I wanted to move the discussion off her talk page to avoid this escalating the situation into her responding, and getting funny about me continuing to post on her talk page. I felt that this was likely to happen. Kiko4564 (talk) 19:52, 17 September 2020 (UTC)


Crow, you look... different, somehow? Hmm... Oh wait, I know! Did you get a haircut? - Rairyu75 (Talk) 17:05, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

No he changed his species. He is no longer human but identifies as a Martian Aquatic Kangaroo. Isn't it obvious? ShabiDOO 17:14, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
I do not know who this "Crow" you speak of is. I am Sirius. :^) Sirius (dog star) 19:05, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh great tech wizard, grant me some wisdom.[edit]

Hey Sirius, sorry to bother you, but I could use some insight. Thought I'd come and bug you since you are sort of a nerd programmer and stuff.

There is a line in our Elon Musk article about Covid which has a weird sort of reference:

"The United States reported 29515 new cases on April 30th, 2020" (Data obtained from John Hopkins University)

I have a vague idea of what GitHub is, but what exactly am I looking at? Do you think this is a worthy reference, or should we find some other report for this figure? Would all our readers know what this is and I'm just being a derp (like, I'm old, but I don't think I'm that old)? - Rairyu75 (Talk) 20:36, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Uh basically, if you've been using the JHU map to look at covid cases, they have been uploading the statistics of per day for each country to GitHub for research purposes. It allows you to search through history to find specific cases on that day per country (and for the US per state/city even). I used it as a reference as it was the cleanest way for me to get a solid figure on a specific date for any amount of cases. The link is to the diff for that day, and the files are written in CSV. The total number comes from a discord bot a friend of mine wrote to track new COVID cases each day (which uses this repo), but you should get the same amount by adding up all the covid cases for the US states. If you can find a cleaner way to get the total count, I'd love a different reference though, but the statistic should be accurate. Sirius (dog star) 22:43, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
I see (CSV is comma separated value or something, right? It rings a bell). I clicked a thingy on the site through trial and error and now the table looks much more manageable. I will poke around the web and see if I can find something, but if you say the statistics look reliable from this reputable source I'm not gonna sweat too much (it just looked a bit hard to digest on a first glance). Thanks! - Rairyu75 (Talk) 23:00, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, CSV just means the file is a comma separated table. Back when I put that in the article, GitHub didn't have fancy rendering for CSV files. Now they do, so you can update the link to use that one if you want to. Sirius (dog star) 23:03, 2 October 2020 (UTC)