Please direct any messages about this bot towards jvvg, its owner.


Why are they blue again??
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 01:43, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I got a complaint that the red was too visually distracting.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, can they be red again soon? I don't want to go back and forth, but only one Wikian (and I know who it was) doesn't merit changes (unless you are OK with them)
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 14:21, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm ok with it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:41, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Yay! Red messages!
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 14:42, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiMonitor Complaint!!

WikiMonitor keeps giving me messages on my talk page telling me that I`m not signing my posts properly... you know I am because you see all my messages and comments! I don`t know how I`m not signing them properly! my time zone is GMT because I`m in GB/United Kingdom/England!
Cooldude5367 (talk | contribs) 19:25, 5 October 2014 (GMT)

IT should be fixed now.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:33, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
It can`t be fixed! check my talk box and check the revisions and stuff! I sign my post properly and I sign them with the correct time zone!
Cooldude5367 (talk | contribs) 07:28, 6 October 2014 (GMT)
It looks pretty fixed to me. You don't seem to have received any messages after I fixed it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 10:58, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


You should add a link to the source code on GitHub. It is right here. ThisIsAnAccount has a link to it's code.
-PRO- (talk | contribs) 11:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, TIAC has a link to it is code.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 14:19, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Will this script work on another Wiki? I am thinking of using it on another wiki (with your permission)
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 01:48, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it should. You just need to change all of the URLs.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:01, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
But what if they don't use scratch-sigs?
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 02:29, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, it looks for the timestamp.
Krett12_ScriptsTeam (talk | contribs) 02:30, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Can I use your Github bot code to create my own bot?
-unsigned comment by PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs)


If you "don't want people messing with them" then why have them as online config pages? The whole point is so that people can make productive edits to them.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 12:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

No, the whole point is that it's easier for people to tell whenever I change anything and so it's easier for people to tell what's going on. If everybody edited them at will, then WM would be very problematic. Remember that simply because you can edit something doesn't mean that you should.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:01, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I don't really get WikiMonitor.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 13:07, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

WM hasn't been running for days

Please restart it.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 04:11, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

I did last night. I need to make it start automatically...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Talk Pages

I noticed on other bots' talk pages, when you went to their talk page it immediately redirected to the owner's talk page. Why doesn't this bot do that?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 18:01, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

There's no particular reason besides the fact that I just never got around to putting that here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:37, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Maybe that would be a good idea? Just a suggestion so that you don't have to check multiple user pages.
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits πŸ“– πŸ“• πŸ”– 01:21, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
I check RC often enough that it isn't really a big deal.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:34, 27 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi WikiMonitor, I would like to thank you for your constant watching over the Wiki and that you never get tired of dropping me a message, if there is something on your mind. All the best! (I will not sign this message a bit different, so that write on my talk page and I know you read this message)
Frodewin (talk | contribs), written on January 22 in the year of our Lord, 2016


Hi bot! Who are you notifying? Also I will not sign this so that I can tell that you read it. (Msiitlooppolis)
-unsigned comment by Mitopolis (talk | contribs)

WM notifies pretty much everybody...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:01, 29 January 2016 (UTC)


Are you off again?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:50, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

The program appears to be running...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:10, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

It appears that in the 15th post on , you did not sign your post. Please fix this by adding four tildes at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Thanks!
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 20:58, 20 February 2016 (UTC)


Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 01:45, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

I don't get it
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 01:48, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
I removed the siggy.
They didn't. :P
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 19:40, 17 March 2016 (UTC)


Are you really off again?

This is the point of WMD.
-unsigned comment by Mitopolis (talk | contribs)
WM appears to be running to me... It just gives you three minutes to fix your signature if you forget it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:43, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
OK. I'm doing some tests in my sandbox.
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 01:46, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

Categorization notifications

Hey there! I'm getting tons of notifications on categorizing my pages. I don't really get what that means, and how do I delete them once I've found out how to? Thanks! :D
Malik44 (talk | contribs) 20:41, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

At the bottom of the page, put [[Category:YOUR CATEGORY HERE]]. Also make sure that the category exists by searching for it as if it were a page. If you're unsure where to find a relevant category, go to Special:CategoryTree.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:54, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

What's so important about categorizing?

When I uploaded a image for my profile, WikiMonitor said this:

It appears that when making the page File:Happylandsig.png, you did not include any categories. Please remember to categorize all new pages and files. Check out Help:Categories for details. Thanks!

How do I categorize and what category does it belong in?
Happyland440 (talk | contribs) 19:54, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

As the message said, check out Help:Categories. A category is a way to show what your image is about and what type of image it is, and everything needs to be categorized so that we can readily locate all of the articles or files of a given type. To add one, put [[Category:CATEGORY NAME]] at the bottom of the page or file description. See Special:CategoryTree to find the appropriate category. In this case, I added a category to your image, but in the future please remember to add them yourself.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:42, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Other wikis

This may take time, but what about having WM running on the other SWs?

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 17:36, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

The code is publicly available, and anyone who wants to is allowed to run it themselves on any Wiki. However, I would rather not run it myself on another Wiki, since it's best run by someone who is very involved with the community on that Wiki..
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:09, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
I guess it would need translating.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 07:37, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
The messages it uses are stored as Wiki pages so that wouldn't be too difficult to do (at least coding-wise). However, I still would just prefer to avoid running multiple threads of WM at once, and I would like the one I do run to be on the Wiki I am most active on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:43, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Or someone forks it and they do it on the wiki they're most active on. Not this one though. Does wikipedia have something like WM? Do you prefer it to be on the SWs or other actual wikis like WP?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 07:43, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Wikipedia has similar stuff, like ClueBot NG which detects vandalism. I don't care where people use WM, since it's a multi-purpose bot, and anyone is welcome to use it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:56, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

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Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 17:22, 16 April 2016 (UTC)


I never knew YOU cleared the sandbox.

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 07:41, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

NoBots template

Should I add a NoBots template, so WM doesn't notify itself or another bot notifies it?

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 16:11, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

There's no reason that WM should notify itself unless it's having serious problems, in which case the nobots template probably wouldn't even help. There also isn't any reason any other bot would notify WM, since none of the other bots currently in use are designed to notify users.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:55, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
Ah. Unless GitHub injected some code or removed some.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 15:59, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
GitHub can't actually change the code I'm running. Even in the event that someone managed to mess with the code on Github (which is vanishingly unlikely), it wouldn't change anything on my server unless I pulled the code, which I wouldn't do.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:56, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Got ya. :P
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 07:37, 22 April 2016 (UTC)


Why does it say WM is working when it's not running...?

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 19:28, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

The page isn't automatically updated, and I forgot that the page says that WM is active. I updated the page, and I also have a temporary fix in mind that I will try later.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:33, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Ah. Do you have mobile broadband or car wifi (:P)? You could connect to that and run WM on there.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 19:36, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
I do have mobile data, but my plan is not unlimited. I plan to run it off-site for now.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:38, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Is it the router itself or is it the modem?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 19:40, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
I don't know what the problem is. All I know for sure is that the DNS resolves. I appreciate you trying to help, but please stop asking me questions about all the technical details of what's going on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:42, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | Scratch) 20:05, 24 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi jvvg! This bot is amazing! Did you really program it! It notified me when I did not sign a page! This is really helpful!

Snow-Puppy (talk | contribs) 15:02, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Indeed I did. Thank you! (Sorry about the bunch of replies, I was using them to test a code improvement.)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:20, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Please categorize new pages

It appears that when making the page Template:Bot User, you did not include any categories. Please remember to categorize all new pages and files. Check out Help:Categories for details. Thanks!
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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 02:50, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Lol I notice this was on April Fools... Very good little joke :D
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:49, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
That was actually a legitimate notification since I was using WM to move some templates around without clogging up the RC.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
:OReally? Well, it's a nice joke all the same! LOLβ€Ž
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:29, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Why transclude the owner from a subpage of the userpage?

^^... why not just say "jvvg" and be done with it? Aren't you the only owner?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:30, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

At one point I was out for a while so I gave control to someone else.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:06, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Why not add "sandbox clearing" in tasks?

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:29, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

I guess I just forgot to add it to the page when I first implemented it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:38, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes OK
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:54, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Please don't add {{April Fools}} to redirects

It appears that on April Fools' Day, you put {{April Fools}} on pages that are redirects. Please avoid doing this in the future, as in many cases it breaks the redirects. This can be done by detecting if the page contains #REDIRECT at the start, and skipping it if it does. Thanks!

Please note that this message was sent by kenny2scratch in imitation of your message style. You can contact him on his talk page with any concerns.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  03:38, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

The underlying problem is that people are creating AF pages that go on top of redirects. That is the problem that should be fixed. This is just a symptom of that. Also, about the message style, seriously?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:52, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, as I see it, you have a few solutions.
  1. Get WikiMonitor to skip putting {{April Fools}} on pages with redirects.
  2. Make an admin bot that deletes that template from redirects and deletes AF pages that target redirects.
  3. Personally delete AF pages that go on top of redirects and delete future ones, and personally go to each redirect and delete the template from them.
  4. Announce that the template should not go on redirects (does not solve the problem, only prevents it in the future).
I don't think any of these except the first are really viable, or maybe the first and fourth.
About the message style, yes, seriously.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:29, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
In programming the bot it isn't my job to fix the mistakes of the people who created the page. I guess I was mistaken when assuming that all the AF pages were supposed to substitute real pages. However, rather than adding extra code to the script I use, it would be a better idea to fix the problem of AF pages being on redirects rather than just the symptom of the template being placed on the redirect. This means that any AF pages that go on top of redirects should be renamed to whatever the redirect points to. Also, from what I am gathering from your message, you think that WM is doing this constantly. I actually only ran it once on March 31 to copy them all at once, you just keep discovering them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:04, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh, right, I forgot about moving pages. So shall we move all AF pages that target redirects to the redirect target? That seems fine to me.
I don't actually think WM is doing this constantly; I said in my message on April Fools' Day, but that's a moot point now that we have a solution.
TL, DR: Shall we move all redirect-targeting AF pages together? I didn't think of that earlier.
sorry for the late reply, but I was in the middle of a lesson
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:28, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that is the optimal solution.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Yes Okay, I'll start doing that then. Also remember, when checking to see if the pages go on redirects, to remove the template from the redirect too.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:27, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Can "Current Events updating" be added to tasks now?

The updating seems to have worked (besides the minor problem with the date). Are you going to add that to its tasks?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:55, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

...I already did? Also, the date actually wasn't a bug the way you think it is as I explained on the CP.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:46, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Oops, didn't see that after sandbox clearing. I raised another issue after your message on the CP...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:49, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

It appears that on revision 175480 of the page User talk:Torotv, you did not sign your post. Please fix this by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Signing your posts is important as it allows other Wikians to see who made a post. Thanks!
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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 13:54, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Oh right, torotv broke a scratchsig so that the ~~~~ didn't actually get converted into a signature -_-
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:26, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Please sign your posts

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78ch3 (talk | contribs) 06:39, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Just want to test stuff? You can go to S:SANDBOX instead - test all you want there!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 15:07, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
I has no sanbox!
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 19:27, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Hello! Please close your tags :) And if you don't have a sandblox edit: sandbox, the one KrIsMa was referring to is public; anyone can use it. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 22:29, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
I can't close my tags, I have a sandbox and this was supposed to be a joke.
-unsigned comment by 78ch3 (talk | contribs)
You forgot to close a <small> tag. As for a sandbox, create it here.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:27, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Delete this page

Hello i made this page by accident. please delete it
asqwde (talk | contribs)

WikiMonitor does not delete pages. Ask an active EW, administrator or bureaucrat to delete that page.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:54, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Oops, too late.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:57, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello! How do you work?
Tarekzaki (talk | contribs) 11:07, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Here's the source code, and some documentation. You'll have to figure out anything beyond that yourself.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:17, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Make WikiMonitor ignore AF pages

WikiMonitor mentioned on my talk page that I forgot to sign my post on an AF page, although the AF pages are not talk pages. Can you make it so WikiMonitor ignores AF Pages (ones with the "Scratch Wiki:April Fools" prefix)?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:51, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

The CP is a talk page, which is why it detected it. I don't want to go through the trouble of modifying code (and possibly introducing other bugs) for something fairly minor. If you make any further edits to that page, if you mark it as minor, then WikiMonitor will ignore it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:52, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


Congrats on 3,000 edits (i know, this is a bot, not a user)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
01:14, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Please don't make several edits in a short amount of time

Hello, I'm Naleksuh, a human that patrols the Recent Changes. This is just a friendly reminder that you should try to avoid making a lot of edits to one page in a short amount of time. Specifically, you made a lot of edits (26 in the last hour) to User talk:Naleksuh recently. Please use the "Show preview" button before submitting edits to prevent this in the future. Thanks!
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-unsigned comment by Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 02:07, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Error in spelling

I know I can't edit the page, but you need to fix "Do NOT shut off WikiMonitor unless it the problem is widespread."
Super_Scratch_Bros20 (talk | contribs) 12:57, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:51, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

Hello, I'm WikiMonitor, a bot that patrols the Recent Changes. This is just a friendly reminder that 2tables has trolled you. lol
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2tables.png 2tables TalkContibutionsScratchEdits (838) 03:00, 19 May 2023 (UTC)

Serious Bug: Featured Studios/Currently Featured is blanked

WikiMoniter blanked Featured Studios/Currently Featured with Revision 336101 in February 19th, and the page was never edited again.
Purin2022 Mini User Icon.png Purin2022 | πŸ’¬Talk | πŸ“Contribs | 🐱Scratch 17:39, 2 March 2024 (UTC)

@Purin2022: Thanks for letting me know, but in the future please comment these on my talk page instead of here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:44, 3 March 2024 (UTC)
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