User talk:Magnus Manske

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A barnstar for you!

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great resource, thanks! jkroll (talk) 14:19, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Central Auth

I am trying to connect to centralauth_p via python script. I can successfully connect to enwiki_p via python script while using the host as enwiki.labsdb but when I use same hostname to connect to centralauth_p database it fails to establish the connection. I have a feeling I might be using the wrong hostname. Any chance you would be able to help out on this.

Thanks, Auduwage (talk)

Pywikibot Installation in ToolLabs

I used to use pywikibot with toolserver but I am not sure if we are allowed to use pywikibot or install it in toollabs if so, could youy please provide a link. I search and wasn't able to find anything.


Auduwage (talk)

I am probably the wrong person to ask, I don't have any root access in Labs, or know about pywikibot for that matter. I am quite certain you can use it on Labs though. As for centralauth_p, it seems you can do "sql centralauth_p" as a user, but not as the tool user. Probably different permissions. --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:39, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

CatScan2 down

I'm currently getting
Internal error
The URI you have requested,, appears to be non-functional at this time.
Any idea what the problem is? HYanWong (talk) 12:57, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Server has a bad day, checking. --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:59, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks HYanWong (talk) 08:32, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

CatScan down again

Hi, for any catscan-try I get:

Internal error
The URI you have requested,, appears to be non-functional at this time.
If you have reached this page from somewhere else...
This URI is part of the catscan2 tool, maintained by Magnus Manske.
Perhaps its magical script elves are temporarily ill, or the link you've followed doesn't actually lead somewhere useful?
If you're pretty sure this shouldn't be an error, you may wish to notify the tool's maintainers (above) about the error and how you ended up here.
If you maintain this tool
The error might be caused by incorrect permission, or by an error in the script or CGI that was meant to execute here. You may wish to check your logs or common causes for errors in the help documentation.

Is this anything you can fix, or is the something wrong generally on labs? regards --JuTa (talk) 19:25, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

url2commons gives me "Internal Error"

When I try to use url2commons without my credentials, I get a fairly comprehensible error message related to that. If I supply credentials, however, it just gives me an "Internal error" and advises me that "Perhaps its magical script elves are temporarily ill". Can you take a look at the logs? —SamB (talk) 02:10, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Horrible mess, complete rewrite, here. Have fun! --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:14, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


du hast mitgekriegt, dass der down ist? --Akkakk (talk) 11:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Commonshelper truncates if file name contains apostrophe

E.g. If file name on EN Wikipedia = abc'def.jpg, and the file has been tagged by Fbot as a candidate to be copied to Commons, the link generated on the file by Fbot ='def.jpg&lang=en . Commonshelper truncates this to abc and says file not found. Fbot has already tagged several hundred thousand files, so I think either Commonshelper needs to be changed or Fbot needs to be changed and a bot needs to process all the files it's already tagged to escape apostrophes. Rcbutcher (talk) 06:23, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

tool Geohack

is not working--Oursana (talk) 09:01, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Works for me. --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:03, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Completing project documentation

This is regarding the announcement ( if you have missed it.

We have added some fields in addition to description field which is already there on your projects. Please click "Edit Documentation" in your project page/ project pages and fill the blanks. It will only take few minutes from your valuable time.

If you have any comments or suggestion on the form please let me know.Thanks in advance!!--Sandaru (talk) 11:10, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

No webservice

this shows No webservice. please solve itReza (talk) 21:35, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Seems to be up again. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:35, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

commons API is down

Your api is used by [1] and if your api is down Wikiradio is down. Please help --The Photographer (talk) 14:05, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Works for me at the moment. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:34, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

quick statements

Quick statement page is not loading([2]) . can you please check. thanks.--Mdmahir (talk) 15:44, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Nominated for Tool Labs standards committee

You have been nominated as a possible member of the Tool Labs standards committee. If you are interested in participating in the committee, please take a minute to sign the nomination. --BryanDavis (talk) 19:14, 21 December 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I wish to know why this tool requests my location. Could you explain why it want it to me please? Thanks in advance! --Urbanecm (talk) 07:16, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi, this tool does not request location information. I tried in three different browsers, with and without "private mode". There would also be no reason for that. Some of my tools do, but this one does not. Please try in a different browser and see what happens. --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:11, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
I use Chromium (Version 55.0.2883.87 Built on Ubuntu, running on Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)), this is a screenshot. "Přístup k údajům o vaší poloze" is Czech variation of "Access to your location information". Firefox does ask for location info too (version 50.1.0). I tried it at different computer in Firefox, I was asked for location too. I tried private mode too, location info was requested. Opera didn't open any request window. --Urbanecm (talk) 14:46, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
It was tried yesterday from an iPhone connected to different network and the page did request the location info. Safari was used as the browser. --Urbanecm (talk) 20:24, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
I get the location pop-up as well. It looks to be caused by which is included at line 56 of Maybe a cut-n-paste leftover borrowed from another tool? --BryanDavis (talk) 04:54, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
OK, I have taken this out now. I don't remember putting it in there, but hey... Took out the entire WDQ option, will replace with SPARQL. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:12, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

wikimedia project

Hello, I want to konow that can anybody add his/her wikisite in wikimedia project? If possible , please tell me details. Thanks-শাহাদাত সায়েম (talk) 18:27, 14 January 2017 (UTC)