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User talk:SnorlaxMonster

2,550 bytes added, 11:35, 7 October 2019
Undoing bot work
Please do not undo {{u|BulbaBot}}'s edits. Thank you. --[[User:TheICTLiker4|<span style="color:#7b7">'''TheICT'''</span>]][[User talk:TheICTLiker4|<span style="color:#363">'''Liker'''</span>]][[Special:Contributions/TheICTLiker4|<span style="color:#585">'''4'''</span>]] 15:41, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
:While I would certainly recommend most people not undo BulbaBot's edits (for a number of reasons), please be assured that when a staff member does, it's for good reason and they know what they're doing.
:There are some pages where the interwiki links are more fragile than usual, because there's a topic that has one article on one language wiki, but multiple on different language wikis.
:The [[Secret Key]] is a great example of this (and one that I constantly have to monitor the interwiki links of): The Japanese and Chinese wikis have a single page for both the [[Secret Key (Kanto)|key to the Cinnabar Gym]] and the [[Secret Key (Sinnoh)|key to Rotom's Room]], while all of the other languages have separate pages for those two (or at least separate destinations, for cases where it's only a page section not a whole article). The Japanese and Chinese content pages are associated with the disambig page, while the other wikis' content pages are not associated with the Japanese or Chinese wiki pages at all.
:The problem is that the interwiki bots won't automate linking between content pages and disambig pages. If someone on any of the wikis happens to link one of the specific item pages to the shared item pages on the Japanese or Chinese wiki, the interwiki bots all quickly replace all of the links on the individual pages with links to the shared pages, and you end up with a many-to-one relationship across wikis (which causes issues for the interwiki bots, as well as just being conceptually bad). This has happened a few times recently: Most recently due to [[:fr:Special:Diff/1577175|an edit]] to the French wiki that added incorrect interwiki links, but not that long before that, when the [[:de:Geheimschlüssel (Kanto)|German page was split]].
:The reason I would recommend regular users not try to fix this is that it requires editing every page in the association network on each wiki; if you miss one, the interwiki bots will just reinsert the incorrect link when they update again at their regular time. This will also happen if you get reverted on one of the wikis, which as someone with some amount of clout, I'm normally not, although I do still get reverted sometimes (but not normally on Bulbapedia—fortunately, your revert was reverted before the interwiki bots had a chance to spread the incorrect link across all of the wikis again). --[[User:SnorlaxMonster|<span style="color:#A70000">'''Snorlax'''</span>]][[User talk:SnorlaxMonster|<span style="color:#0000A7">'''Monster'''</span>]] 11:34, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

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