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Heyo. :)

Long time no see!
18:05, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Help Wanted

Oh, I see that you are active at this moment. Could you please help me edit some CS articles with urgent care needed, please?--
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 02:53, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Sure! I will in a bit. I am currently in the International Scratch club meeting.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:28, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Hi, these articles need some love:
Please help me edit these pages:
The programming language one was even slated for deletion. Thank you!
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 20:11, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
I ended up getting caught up in a side coding project. By the way, thank you for the links! That is always helpful.
By the way, there was a section in Programming_Language where you were talking about forms. That did not feel clear to the point that it was hard to understand, so I attempted some clarification. What did you mean there?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:27, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Do you mean "special forms?" I did not write that part. Special forms are basically special cases where the inputs are not evaluated, and which cannot be replicated within the language. It's essentially a exception. At least, that was my understanding of the concept, from what I know.
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 04:28, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
I re-read the section, and the reason why it was so confusing at first was because I had skipped over the paragraphs above it. My mistake!
I'm truthfully having some trouble finding how to contribute to the pages. Efficient Programming was the easiest of the four to add too, mostly because it's something I'm more familiar with.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:49, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Scratch 3.0 Blocks

This article has pictures of blocks for Scratch 3.0. I noticed that you got the pictures. Where do they come from?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:34, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

At the Scratch Conference @ MIT 2016, there was a discussion panel named "What's Next for Scratch?" One of the things they discussed is Scratch 3.0. The panel also used a slideshow to help their presentation.
After the panel ended, I asked Andrew (@thisandagain) if I could have a copy of the slideshow for Wiki purposes. He agreed. That slideshow is where I got the Scratch 3.0 block images from.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 03:22, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Cool! The blocks look different from the blocks now!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 13:44, 14 August 2016 (UTC)


07:33, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Hello Banana439monkey! It's so nice to see you! :D
I myself just finished a 24 hour programming competition. It was tons of fun for sure! Even though I didn't get any sleep, it was a great experience. Some of the problems on there were super difficult, which got me really thinking.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:16, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Cool! :D How are you?
07:13, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
24 hours? Yipes! I couldn't do that.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 20:03, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Feeling good! When I went to sleep, I was knocked out for 15 hours. That's unusual for me! But expected.
I learned that my team was 120th out of 1800+ in the world. I'm happy. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:42, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
06:54, 24 October 2016 (UTC)


I don't know if you need to know this, but WikiMonitor gave your bot a message.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:00, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I know... I should have done all of the test editing elsewhere.
On the bright side, it was interesting seeing one bot reprimand another. :p
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:18, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)


Maybe you could do the interwiki thing for the Scratch Wiki Home.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:47, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Good point! I'll get that in a moment.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:32, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 15:36, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


I think that Scratch 3.0 should be protected because there is an edit war and there shouldn't be the custom block picture.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:09, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I ended up a bit busy the past week. I heard that Jvvg handled the issue, though, which is good. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)

Link possibly harmful

Hi, I found a link on this page: It is in the Removal part. When the download is clicked it says it can harm a computer, I'm not sure if this should be removed?
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 18:58, 22 December 2016

The first external link is to Scratch; that's trustworthy. The second external link is to, and I know that Assembla (Wikipedia) is a trustworthy company. I think it's just your browser acting up.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:16, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
I decided to do some IP digging, trace-routing, and investigating on them. They look OK.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:21, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

OK, it must just be me. It's probably something to do with old computers.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 21:37, 27 December 2016 (UTC) 21:36, 27 December 2016

Edit summary

Can you please remove the edit summary I did on How to Make a Clicker? I was on my mom's phone.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 23:08, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

Done. Everything's good now.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:35, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay thanks!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:01, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

The Wiki Times

Hey Ernie! So I am working on starting up The Wiki Times (the Scratch wiki newspaper) back up and I was wondering if you'd be able to help with it.
Also, I will start working on the Spanish Wiki again.

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 21:33, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm actually down for that. What rules are there, and how would I contribute?
Thank you for the good news on the wiki! Is there something I could do to help make editing easier?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 07:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello :)

I'm new to the wiki and I have a few questions for you. So first whats a user page? And whats a sandbox page?
Skuller06 (talk | contribs) 10:11, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Hey Skuller06. :)
A user page is a page about you, for you. You get to put whatever you want in it. I like to be creative with mine.
A sandbox page is a page where you can experiment with page features to learn how these features work. CSS alone is a bit tricky.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 07:15, 17 January 2017 (UTC)


I noticed that when you revamped the Alternatives to Scratch page, you removed the GNU Compiler Collection among other items and added a warning to only add prominent alternatives. May I add GCC back or is it not significant enough?
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 02:11, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

The GCC is more of a code compiler, and less of a coding language. That's why it was initially removed.
However, if you see a nice section in the page to insert it back into, that would work. It does sound at least somewhat notable.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:44, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
In the tex-based programming section, should I add another column called "implementations?"
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 02:12, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm against that on the basis that the purpose of the page is, partly, to help Scratchers find places to go to after Scratch. By having a language first approach where possible, Scratchers have a more concrete lead.
Edit: On second though, gcc is the main way to compile c/c++ code. It should be mentioned.
An extra column would make the table more confusing. A "compiler" section would be cleaner.
The simplest solution would be to mention the "Command Line" under column "Editor(s)", and mention gcc briefly.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 06:44, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm not completely sure... I think that people who want to move on from Scratch should understand the process of building a program instead of being pampered by an IDE. Also, the IDE may not necessary ship with a compiler or interpreter, so a list of implementations could be needed.
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 23:15, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, a new section would be good. Constraining everything to the current layout was constraining.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:57, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
I added implementations and noticed that you deleted Scheme. May I add it back?
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 21:42, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I found a resource called the TIOBE index that measures programming language popularity.

According to TIOBE, Scheme ranks #35 in programming language popularity. As for the alternative languages to Scratch, all are either related to Scratch, or are ranked in the top ten in TIOBE. (HTML is not listed, but is obviously very significant. Also, Lua ranks #28, which makes me wonder if that should be removed...)

Another indexing system, called PYPL, also lists all alternatives in the top ten. (HTML, Lua, ActionScript, Logo, and Scheme being exceptions.)

From this information, Scheme is not prominent enough to warrant being on the page.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:42, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

I believe that Scheme is significant because it influenced Snap! and is used by a famous computer science textbook called Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. (Some of Snap!'s example projects are based on Scheme programs from that book.) Also, Scheme is popular among some ATers.
Chibi-Matoran (talk | contribs) 04:07, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

About the changes you made to Template:E

I believe that the cat face is done with "=^..^=" not just ^..^
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00:28, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

I am aware that the cat face is done with "=^..^=", however the equal signs cause massive trouble for mediawiki. Mediawiki thinks we're trying to assign template parameters. It's also why the =), =D, ect... emoji aren't supported by the template. Supporting ^..^ is a fair compromise.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:09, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Oh right! I forgot about that. Thanks, in that case.
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00:35, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

About you

Glad to see you're becoming active again! We really need at least one active admin at any time. I happen to be the most active user (check Special:ActiveUsers) but I am neither an admin nor an EW (I plan to change the latter, since I'm running).

On a different note, what's that Skype chat you have like and what do you usually talk about?
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05:38, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

On the Skype chat we talk about various issues. We talk about S:CONTRIB, Wiki Wednesday, account requests, the community, Mediawiki's API, etc... Sometimes we do stray and Jvvg shares his pictures, which are really good.
Thanks! Right now I'm helping with maintenance for the international wikis. Oh, the fun you get when server providers are switched.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 03:44, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Cool! What do you mean by "his pictures"?
What's it like being a massive interwiki editor?
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03:48, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Jvvg likes to take pictures of subway systems. It's one of his hobbies.
Being an interwiki editor is a little bit strenuous, and a little bit fun. I perform some server work, and mistakes do happen.
At the same time, I like coding for the interwikis, and sometimes surprises happen (ex: @kunwoo2005). :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:54, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Cool! I wish you luck in interwiki editing... I can imagine how strenuous it can be.
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01:57, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Semicolon Glitch

Shouldn't it have {{Featured}} on it?
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01:39, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:54, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Request for when creating pages

When creating a page for protection purposes, can you put in a placeholder that's better than a single character? (I'm looking specifically at Scratch Wiki:Elections/June 2017/Results.) Thanks.
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10:13, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

When creating a page, the minimum text required is 1 character.
At the time, I hadn't settled on what to put on the page. Hence, the single character.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:13, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Maybe something like "N/A yet" would be better?
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07:19, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
True. However, at the moment, the page history can't be edited to use that.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:51, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Of course; I'm just saying in the future that would be better.
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23:25, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

About the note you left for me in your edit summary

  1. Don't call me Kenny
  2. What do you want me to do, exactly?

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04:48, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about the name.
The comment was inspired by your recent changes "hidden note". ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:54, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
So you just saw my recent changes note and decided to see if I would see that note? Huh.
If there's something wrong with Interwikibot, I can try to help...
"Ken" or my username is fine, but "Kenny" is a triggering memory.
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05:05, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
By the way, the S in my username is not capitalized.
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05:06, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
There are no issues with InterwikiBot at the moment. The international Scratch wikis were in the [too long] process of having Mediawiki upgraded, and I wanted to focus my energies on that instead of on InterwikiBot.
I'm hoping to get everything running tomorrow. It'll be a fun day, releasing the bot unto the world.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:49, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Lol good luck!
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12:30, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Deleted Page

I recently started using the Scratch Wiki again and I looked at my past page 'Abbreviations in Scratch' which was moved to another page titled 'Forum Terminology'. You claimed that Scratch twins-691 (Us) was the only contributor and you deleted the page. I don't think I was the only contributor. Shortly, after I created 'Abbreviations in Scratch', it was requested that I move the page to 'Forum Terminology'. In order for that to be requested, doesn't that mean that someone else originally made the page. So please explain the reason you deleted 'Forum Terminology' more thoroughly. I don't fully understand it.

Scratchtwins-691 (talk | contribs) 14:42, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Scratchtwins-691! The message "and the only contributor was "Scratchtwins-691")" is the automatically generated message by Mediawiki. I did not write that.
As for why Scratch Wiki: Forum Terminology was deleted, it's because the page was moved to Forum Terminology, hence Scratch Wiki: Forum Terminology was outdated.
As for Abbreviations in Scratch, the original is still there.
Do you have more questions?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:04, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi there! :D

Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:20, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi BigPuppy!
By the way, try checking the CP. ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:03, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
Yay! Wiki Wednesday! :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:32, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
Also, could you look at this CP discussion please? Thanks! :D
Scratch_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal#Update To The Scratch News
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:35, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes Nevermind, KrIsMa did it. Thank you though
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:57, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Random Question

Is it bad that I've never been on your talk page before? xD
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 14:37, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Hmmm... It depends. Do you have a phobia of owls or not?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:37, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
xD :P
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 07:28, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Could you delete Isonline Page?

It is an archive but it is put in article namespace. Could you delete "Isonline Page"?--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 03:23, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done thank you--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 07:33, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Actually he didn't delete it. ;)
07:47, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
yep, it was KrIsMa who did it.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 07:52, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Help needed with WorldEdit

I can't appear to make curves.
09:46, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
banana, I don't think I can help you with that problem. Sorry.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:38, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
08:38, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hey! I want to Create A Tamil Wiki On The Test Wiki And a Other Indian Wikis

Hey There,

I need Help to make A Tamil Wiki! Please Reply on My talk Page.

--Hey There! I'm Torotv! 16:14, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello ToroTV! This sounds like an amazing idea! I'll reply to you asap.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:38, 31 August 2017 (UTC)


-unsigned comment by Torotv (talk | contribs)

Sorry for not responding earlier. I was away from my computer for a few days.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:06, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Interwiki Bot seems not to work properly

Dear Ernie, Your User:InterwikiBot seems not work properly and I often added the missing interwiki links manually. This time I don’t want to add it again but give you the links as an example to find out what’s the problem, fix it and let the bot do the work it is created for. See for example:

I think there are enough interwiki-links to create all the missing links, but the bot did not create it.

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 14:20, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

For your information, Emoji is a redirect - maybe you mean Scratch Emoji? I see that the Nederlands interwiki was added to that page, but only by EH7meow, and not InterwikiBot.
I think I can guess why: the other wikis have a higher MediaWiki version than this wiki, so things that work on those wikis do not work here. Another reason why we need an upgrade :) but that won't happen soon.
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02:01, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Help with image

I need help with the file I uploaded 5 minutes ago (78ch3’s_Thumbnail.gif). It will not show as the file, even when done correctly. I need help by the time the world ends (XD)
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:57, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

It shows up fine for me - did you try clearing your cache?
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00:39, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
What cache?
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:22, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
That page doesn’t help, since I use an iPad.
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:27, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
78ch3’s thumbnail.gif there we go, it worked!
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 07:00, 19 January 2018 (UTC)


How do I become an experienced wikian? ?Naikiw decneirepxe na emoceb I od woh Emergency tildes!
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 07:41, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Experienced Wikians are elected about every one-and-a-half years.
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08:57, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Ok then. When is the next election?
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:20, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
There is one in discussion right now, although it has not been confirmed.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:43, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Link?( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:48, 6 December 2017 (UTC)


I feel very lonely on the wiki. I thought it was were I could have fun and make friends, but it turned out to be a boring place where I end up making edits all the time and making messages that nobody but ken replies to.
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 07:02, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Only I reply to them because only I have the time during school days! Also if you're online at this time, you're like me and are awake when everyone else's asleep. Basically what I'm saying is I'm the only person online for you to talk to ;(
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07:39, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, but they will see my messages when they get the time to be here. It doesn’t make sense. Maybe nobody bothers.
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 23:42, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Oof, you are right that I'm not the most active editor. I'm not entirely sure how to reply. :|
If it helps, at the moment I'm focusing on server work and greasing things for the big update, alongside Kenny2Scratch and MartinWollenweber of course.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:35, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
If anyone is still on this, here is what I think
@78ch3, I am still awake at 7:02 UTC, as for me (and MIT) is at 3:02 PM.
@Kenny2scratch, I AM AWAKE!
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 21:35, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Your bot

see S:CP#InterwikiBot/GA_Stats
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 11:42, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

It's been updated as of April 5th?
Either way, I can manually run it, but it's still having trouble automatically running. If you want to watch out for future updates, I often post them in the Interwiki discord channel.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:42, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Transferring Images

Can you make you Interwikibot transfer images from this wiki to the Arabic test wiki?
Tarekzaki (talk | contribs) 04:27, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

I've proposed using this solution for including images across wikis to the other wiki admins. We'll see how it goes.
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06:51, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. We'll see how it goes.
Tarekzaki (talk | contribs) 14:41, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

User:InterwikiBot/GA Stats not updated since Mai 5th

Dear Ernie, seems to be not updated since Mai 5th...

Can you help?
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:48, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Martin, this is the first I've heard of the bot stopping. I'll double check to see what the main issue is, but this may take time. It's possible this is a simple problem, ie that the rpi running the bot crashed.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:03, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

About InterWikiBot in the Test Wiki

Hi ErnieParke. I have a problem due to InterWikiBot. In the Test Wiki, InterWikiBot isn't working from two years and a lot of article is now outdated so I updated some articles manually. Real English Wiki has still a lot of outdated articles, I know, but also I'm wondering; why InterWikiBot isn't working correctly between the interwikis? This bot stopped due to an error, or somebody stopped it intentionally?
Ahmetlii (talk | contribs) 20:25, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Oh, well, just a reminder that you may have to wait a lot for Ernie to reply.
Dilek's Wiki Signature Picture.pngDilek10-Talk-Contribs-Profile Page 18:30, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
Probably you are right but ErnieParke is owner of the bot. Maybe, I should ask this to an admin...
Ahmetlii (talk | contribs) 18:45, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
ErnieParke said that IWB operations were throwing login/timeout errors, he is fixing that right now.
TenType (talk | contribs) 19:11, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

InterwikiBot/GA Stats seems to be not updated since September 24.

Dear Ernie, User:InterwikiBot/GA Stats seems to be not updated since September 24. Did you know and can you fix it? Thank you very much in advance! ~~
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
17:39, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Responded to via email.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 14:50, 9 March 2021 (UTC)


On the page User:InterwikiBot/GA Stats where it says "If there is an issue, please contact the bot's owner." the part that says bot's owner does not link to you it links to it's self.
Bluepig600 Logo.gif Bluepig600(Talk - Contributes) 03:58, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

ErnieParke has been inactive for over a year, and InterwikiBot has not updated that page since September 2020.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 16:58, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
See the topic above. The IWB code base is quite unmaintained since a long while, and throws problems from what I learnt in the past. It'd be really amazing if someone would rewrite it again...
However, I believe some bureaucrats already have access to the GA dashboard, and henceforth it's not necessary for them to have such a bot. I don't think an average user would care about those statistics either, but would be somewhat insightful.
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17:44, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
Very late edit for the future readers: I totally forgot to mention that recently some courts in the EU have decided that GA is privacy-invasive (note that Scratch Wiki servers are hosted in Germany, which is a part of EU). Read more here. And hence, it's been decided that removing GA would be better for legal issues. However, as GA had been in use since a long time, it's hard to replace.
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16:25, 18 May 2022 (UTC)
I think the data would be very useful to normal users (especially me), as I can see what articles users are reading a lot so I can focus on improving those.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 17:58, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
We unfortunately had to disable Google Analytics due to concerns with GDPR compliance.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:21, 10 May 2022 (UTC)
Okay thanks everybody

Bluepig600 Logo.gif Bluepig600(Talk - Contributes) 02:23, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

Sorry about the situation. The past two years have been an adventure medically to say the least.

The IWB codebase is throwing errors but I'm working through it. I've been wanting to rewrite it in Python, but for now, this is what we have.

It's important to note that IWB does more then publish GA statistics.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 13:32, 25 December 2023 (UTC)

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