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AmelieStudentEdit

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AmelieStudent (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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Page not specified (filter log)
Description
There was no page for binding energy under the AQA A level physics book, so I wrote up a summary of what is included within the textbook under this chapter. The error message said it marked me as a spambot.
Date and time
20:21, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments
@AmelieStudent: You're editing in the wrong place; create your page under the AQA A level Physics book and not as a independent page. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:30, 9 March 2021 (UTC)[]
I have copied your content to the correct page, AQA A-Level Physics/Binding Energy. I can't tell you why the filter blocked you as we don't disclose the rules used to identify problem edits, but this was a rare false positive. As Leaderboard notes, the page should be a subpage (the way I've created it). Also, for future edits, please avoid using HTML markup - Wiki markup is much friendly to other editors. Thanks - QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 14:42, 10 March 2021 (UTC)[]

ScullucsEdit

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Scullucs (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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PostScript_FAQ (filter log)
Description
Trying to add info about an IRC channel, as well as link to a relevant free book.
Date and time
14:23, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments
  Done , false positive. Answering your questions on IRC, what happened was that you tried to add an external link (no matter what), which triggered a filter that is designed to hold off spammers that try to spam the site very frequently. And for the question "And where did my edits go?", your blocked edits were stored in a filter log, where admins can retrieve it and add it for you in the case of a mistake like this. After making one more edit, your account will be lifted of this restriction and you should not face this issue again. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 14:39, 23 March 2021 (UTC)[]

2600:1700:38D0:5C00:3045:BECC:8516:E692Edit

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2600:1700:38D0:5C00:3045:BECC:8516:E692 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
General_Topology/Definition,_characterisations (filter log)
Description
Replacing vertical bar characters with \mid in math after two other edits. The filter accused me of repeated vandalism attempts.
Date and time
04:39, 24 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments
  Done , false positive. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:05, 24 March 2021 (UTC)[]

PeishiPengEdit

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PeishiPeng (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
15:39, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments

Firstly, you are editing in the wrong place. Please name the page correctly (it should not have a / at the end of the name). To avoid being blocked, create the page with a smaller initial edit. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 15:56, 26 March 2021 (UTC)[]

TrialpearsEdit

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Trialpears (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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User:Trialpears/common.js (filter log)
Description
I think you probably want to change MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-link-spam to remove the language of trying to rapidly add external links. The bots won't care about what the message says and all actual users who get the message will be confused since, per the filter criteria can't have made more than an edit before. Probably not the right page for this request but I don't know my way around this place.
Date and time
09:58, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments
@Trialpears: This was done, let me know if that was not enough. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 21:22, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[]
My concern here is not my edit being initial blocked but confusing and insulting new editors with a message saying that they "are adding external links to many different Wikibooks pages in rapid succession" which isn't the case since they have at most one previous edit otherwise they wouldn't see the message.
Something like the following would be significantly better. "Your edit has triggered an automated throttle designed to limit spammers. Usually external links shouldn't be added to Wikibooks. For some kinds of links this may be okay, but it is often a sign of people abusing Wikibooks. If that is not your intent, we apologize.
If you do not believe your link to be spam and you received this message in error please report this error, but do not add the link itself. Your edit has been logged and is visible to trusted users. If you feel that the URL is needed, please request its addition here. " Trialpears (discusscontribs) 21:41, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[]
@Trialpears: You made a good point there. I think the reason it was stated the way you quoted was because this message was imported from Wikipedia years back, who used a different filter than we do. I've changed that to more accurately reflect what it does. Does that help? Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 08:08, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks! These issues are difficult to spot since ideally no experienced editor will see this message. Have a good day! Trialpears (discusscontribs) 08:43, 29 March 2021 (UTC)[]

suicide noteEdit

Wiki9898zzzEdit

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Wiki9898zzz (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
page on suicide note (filter log)
Description
Just added link to suicide hotlines.
Date and time
20:54, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Comments
  Not done , as it is offtopic to the book. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 21:21, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[]

ZoeKMcCormickEdit

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ZoeKMcCormick (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
18:57, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Comments

  Done False positive. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 19:01, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[]

EthanfinamoreEdit

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Ethanfinamore (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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gib engine (filter log)
Description
a game about Fighting in roblox

I was makeing a wiki page

Date and time
18:31, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Comments
@Ethanfinamore: Remove the link and try again. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 19:21, 28 April 2021 (UTC)[]

KingxantheEdit

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Kingxanthe (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
references, added a new citation in the bottom section
Date and time
00:15, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Comments
Updating a reference in the text.

@Kingxanthe: it looks like you succeeded in the end. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 01:46, 29 April 2021 (UTC)[]

TiagocasalribeiroEdit

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Tiagocasalribeiro (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
Movie_Making_Manual/Linux_in_film_production (filter log)
Description
I was trying to add a link of a new screenwriting software.
Date and time
06:56, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Comments

You are no longer subject to that filter. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:29, 30 April 2021 (UTC)[]