User talk:Theusaf

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Hello world theusaf (talk) 05:10, 18 August 2021 (UTC)


Hi Theusaf. Great with the bot. And sorry I made the error of claiming that 2x image should be used. this was a mistake. So if you see this please change the bot so it does use the normal sized image and do not put an image size in the header field. It caused confusion and is not like all the other comics. I take the blame, but would love you bot to work proper. --Kynde (talk) 10:34, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Got it. theusaf (talk) 15:53, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Great. Thanks for fixing this now that DGBRT seems to have left explain xkcd. --Kynde (talk) 07:09, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Nice job[edit]

Nice bot! --Jeff (talk) 00:28, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for helping with images for the countdown[edit]

Thanks for helping with images for the countdown. Was afraid I was alone on that ;-) --Kynde (talk) 12:11, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

No problem! theusaf (talk) 18:31, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Seems like we will be the one to do it though ;-) Just added two more up to 33. --Kynde (talk) 14:42, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Hey Theusaf! Were you the one that made the kahoot winner thing? Wafflefly21 (talk) 01:28, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

That is correct. —theusaf (talk) 21:16, 5 May 2022 (UTC)


See explain_xkcd:Community_portal/Coordination#New_admins Davidy²²[talk] 02:08, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Common.js Changes[edit]

You know, we could set up a script to block keywords from editing, like AbuseFilter. I'm not sure if we could make it performant and guarantee no false positives.

Actually, could we just up and add AbuseFilter?

That's right, Jacky720 just signed this (talk | contribs) 22:24, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

It would be great if we could enable it, but that requires direct access to the server, which AFAIK, only Jeff can do. —theusaf (talk) 22:26, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
Ah, alright. Do you think the script could work without messing people up? We would need to avoid edge cases like the word being used legitimately... maybe detect if there are two in a row and that it isn't the entirety of the page content. Jack, currently rethinking his overly long signature (t|c) 22:30, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
That is true, it needs to take into account legitimate usage. —theusaf (talk) 23:04, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
Does the new code's regex somehow match the crap or something? 23:50, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
No, it just makes one of the elements nonfunctional for a half-second 50% of the time. It throttles edits but doesn't block them. And we can't make it a real throttle, like just failing to edit if too many edits are made too fast, without more API use than we know. Jack (t|c) 00:27, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
Oh, no, theusaf changed it. Now it picks a random word in the article and refuses to put the edit through if more than 60% of the article is that same word. Not foolproof, but it's going to require some adaptation I don't know if our script kiddie is up to.
... Did I just jinx it? Jack (t|c) 00:33, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
I think we're dealing with more than a script kiddie. (S)he/they ha(s/ve) been adapting to previous antivandalbot changes/code. I think (s)he/they will do the same for this. Just a constant game of cat and mouse, unfortunately. 00:40, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Anticrap doesn't work[edit]

Seems that the click attribute of the save button isn't what's causing the form to submit. We could just delete all the IDs of the elements, thus making them harder to reference by script? --Jack (t|c) 21:12, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

The two craps I reverted were from IPs, so they seem to have been done manually. The bot only works for logged-in autoconfirmed users. Anticrap (talk) 21:49, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
Still, the script is designed to block all crapping in the UI. Since the bot is basically a UI selfbot, it shows that it won't work when another autoconfirmed account crops up. --Jack (t|c) 21:53, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
Oh yeah, you're right. BTW, I just decrapped four more pages that got crapped. My guess is that the crapper doesn't have any autoconfirmed accounts now (thanks for blocking those BTW), so (s)he's/they're doing some manual crapping while (s)he/they wait(s) for an account to be old enough. Anticrap (talk) 22:02, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Please disable autoblock on User:Donald Trump[edit]

A couple times, I've been assigned the same IP as one of the ones the crapper was assigned, and had to try several times to save edits. Anticrap (talk) 20:13, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Done —theusaf (talk) 20:18, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
It would help if Anticrap was most likely not an account also being used by the crapper themself (and therefore habitually uses the very same Cloudflare portal and thus possible IP range). So many clues to suggest this, even before 'Donald' basically admitted it. Anyway, if you're reading this, Anticrap, and you recognise the truth of this, I've left a comment about 'playing the villain' at the end of the Talk discussion of the now blocked account. Consider it, if it is indeed applicable. 21:02, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
May I ask what evidence you have that Anticrap is the troll? Vandalbane (talk) 21:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
A few little things. Individually not enough to worry about. But we can start with a occasions when just two "crappings" were made (very out of character for the Crapper, who by that point was more than willing to mass-Crap either by user-script or just by personal effort on anonymous login) and then within 4 minutes (within 2 minutes, in one pair of cases, I think) Anticrap lived up to their name.
Possibly very lucky (and the Crapper's heart also wasn't in it), but it wasn't just the one instance.
The suggestions and insights Anticrap has made also seem a little off, especially in light of this. And it was soon after Anticrap learnt how to use the one-click-revert (for the purpose intended) that so did the next incarnation of Crapper.
If I am wrong - and I invite you to consider this yourself, I know I've no provable authority - then I apologise to you, Anticrap, but you find yourself in the middle of a whole lot of of 'obvious' paranoia-inducing coincidences. Your revelation of IP-sharing was just the icing on the already very well baked cake.
(Noting that I already made a slightly obscure note of this in our little mutual discussion about Vista, the other day, and that was before several further indications intensified my opinion on this. I won't give clues to some of these things, but noting that "I don't want to help the Crapper" is a phrase I used before and also crept into Anticrap's submitted text. Thank you for paying attention to me, if that's what happened, I'm truly gratified.)
Oh, and I'm also not calling for Anticrap to be banned/blocked. I'm just asking them to continue to be the (mostly) white-hat user they have tried to be, and appealing for whoever is the black-hat vandaliser to just not make things worse again under whatever new guises they are tempted to use. I'm a tolerant person. "Hate the sin, love the sinner," you might say. But with 'Donald' being so frank, I'm more convinced of the link than ever.
HTH, HAND. FYI, YMMV. TTFN. 21:56, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
I think your evidence is quite convincing. I agree we should trust them unless we have a reason not to, but I can see why you're suspicious of them. This makes me wonder if the Anticrap account is their "good hand" account they mentioned. Lastly, I agree we shouldn't help the crapper, nor should we feed the trolls, but I do feel like the wiki team needs a secure place to discuss sensitive matters. Vandalbane (talk) 22:13, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
What "suggestions and insights" are you referring to? 00:29, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Bot down[edit]

Hello! Since 2631: Exercise Progression, the bot seems to have not created the page and the three since then have been manually made. I was wondering if that was a problem with the bot, or if I simply created the Exercise Progression page before the bot could and messed it up. I did wait a bit before starting, so I think the bot might've hit some sort of error (: Wielder of the Staple Gun (talk) 14:15, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

Yes seems like the bot is down. Are you there Theusaf? --Kynde (talk) 14:36, 15 June 2022 (UTC)
The bot should be back up now. —theusaf (talk) 17:21, 15 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Char Latte (talk) 15:02, 16 June 2022 (UTC)
Great, yes thanks. --Kynde (talk) 11:46, 17 June 2022 (UTC)