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Unicode list of useful symbols[edit]

72.172.1.40[edit]

Username
72.172.1.40 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[1]] (filter log)
Description
I added a large number of symbols I suggested adding to the useful symbols list.
Date and time
23:05, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Comments
Oh sure after about an hour's worth of effort on my part I'm going to waste more of my valuable time waiting for editors to interrogate me. Only people with an unrealistic concept of reality would expect me to put up with this. My Wikipedia name is Abitslow, fyi. If I am not mistaken, this is the second time I've attempted to improve content and been prevented to on wikibooks (other was a different topic). It is especially galling when the content I posted was on the DISCUSSION page, not the article page! Hopefully, I will remember your restrictive software and never contribute to WB again. Just a really bad experience.

Grabbityx[edit]

Username
Grabbityx (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
Editing the book: C++ Programming. Chapter 1, section 2: Programming Languages (filter log)
Description
Make corrections to the page and rephrase context into a less redundant form of delivery.
Date and time
08:23, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Comments

74.105.166.188[edit]

Username
74.105.166.188 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
22:13, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Comments
Take note that this is false positives. You were blatantly vandalizing, since the filter log is mostly accurate. --atcovi (talk) 22:16, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

J.Andrews.teacher[edit]

Username
J.Andrews.teacher (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
KS3_Computing/RoleModels (filter log)
Description
I am trying to build a list of CS role models for the KS3 book. This is being reported as unconstructive - I do not understand why.
Date and time
19:05, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Comments
When you made the edit you left in the "template" that is generated from the tool bar (e.g., where the text reads "bulleted list item"). The edit filter detects this as an editing test and warns (and eventually blocks if it is repeated) the edit. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 07:48, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Deleting one's own content[edit]

107.132.57.128[edit]

Username
107.132.57.128 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[2]] (filter log)
Description
wanted to delete my own, inappropriate, question
Date and time
14:41, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
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Lferree1[edit]

Username
Lferree1 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[3]] (filter log)
Description
I am simply trying to update the references on the website and keep getting this error. "An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed. If this edit is constructive, please report this error. "
Date and time
15:00, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Comments
See user's talk page. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 16:31, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

72.234.9.214[edit]

Username
72.234.9.214 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks:Edit_filter/False_positives

Trying to add a link(1) from the "IT" acronym wiki page to clarify certification terminology to the A+ certification wiki page, and error led me here. (1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_technology -- tried to add this link to A+ paragraph(related wiki page) to define the rem "IT"-- a colleague in the APA recently asked what the term "IT" meant. Added an extended resource for professionals who are nominally engaged with regard to "IT" community technical terminology. As a highly educated professional editor, I felt this liaison would enhance and expedite the exchange of accurate and timely information.

Date and time
15:47, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Comments
You can add the link, you just need to format it properly as a Wikilink ([[w:Information technology|information technology]]) and not as a URL. However, I must say if someone doesn't know what "IT" means it is rather unlikely they'd be reading a book on A+ Certification. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 16:08, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

false positive: add link[edit]

Alexbatko[edit]

Username
Alexbatko (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[4]] (filter log)
Description
I tried saving an edit, which was the addition of a link to international auxiliary language.
Date and time
21:48, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Comments
The instructions in the warning message should be clear. You should not add links to Wikipedia as "https://..." Use the correct interwiki format [[w:International auxiliary language|international auxiliary language]]. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:05, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

24.215.110.18[edit]

Username
24.215.110.18 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[5]] (filter log)
Description
Trying to RESTORE a massive deletion that someone else made. I need to read this documentation. My edit is flagged as destructive. It is not DEStructive, it is CONstructive. Will have to read previous revision. Meanwhile ordinary users will find the documentation is lacking. Unfortunate!
Date and time
05:30, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Comments

24.170.201.247[edit]

Username
24.170.201.247 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
14.2 (filter log)
Description
I'm trying to post this for my class
Date and time
20:30, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Comments

Editing Iodine portion of a wikibook for a class assignment[edit]

Jasminehan1225[edit]

Username
Jasminehan1225 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
iodine (filter log)
Description
i was adding information to the page about iodine for a class assignment. Every time i typed the captcha and clicked "save page," the page looked the same. it did not look like i had saved it. so i tried again and was told i was spamming.
Date and time
00:25, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Comments

Swp2sf[edit]

Username
Swp2sf (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[6]] (filter log)
Description
I'm trying to add a section to the chapter of the book. This is for a class. My section seems to have tripped some filter as being "unconstructive"
Date and time
00:50, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
Comments
the warning message you received gives clear instructions on what to do. In brief do not add a URL to Wikipedia, instead use the correct interwiki format. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 08:15, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Fractals/Computer graphic techniques/2D/algorithms - false positive[edit]

Username
Adam majewski (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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Fractals/Computer graphic techniques/2D/algorithms (filter log)
Description
put a c program checking area and a aorientation of the triangle
Date and time
21:37, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
Comments

It's not a false positive, you are incorrectly formatting the interwiki link. It should be formatted as [[w:Link to Wikipedia|Link to Wikipedia]]/ No http / https, no URL, etc. - QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 23:19, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok but I use automatic linking so this is not me. --Adam majewski (discusscontribs) 15:48, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Today a new link : procedure QmnPlane::backray() in file qmnplane.cpp is "An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed. If this edit is constructive, please report this error." Can I swith off this filter ? --Adam majewski (discusscontribs) 15:50, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

I have found a cause : filter finds a links in the comments inside the code. I think that it is a bug . --Adam majewski (discusscontribs) 15:55, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Pratyeka[edit]

Username
Pratyeka (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
Basic Photography/The camera (filter log)
Description
Change an existing paragraph, including changing its title, and adding lots more content.
Date and time
21:47, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
Comments
Read the instructions on the warning - do not enter a URL to Wikipedia; use the interwiki format. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:51, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

I Can't Add a Link In[edit]

Stafoya[edit]

Username
Stafoya (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
User talk:Stafoya (filter log)
Description
I am doing a school assignment on my user talk page and keep trying to add a link but I keep getting stopped. It says that I am trying to spam it. I keep doing the Captchas but it still won't let me. How do I put this link in properly?
Date and time
12:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Comments
Do not add the content to your user pages as this will trigger a (correct) spam filter. If you want to edit a book, put your content there and not on your user page. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:50, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Justalex 28[edit]

Username
Justalex 28 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
14:36, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Comments

Please help - trying to add signature and edits to educational project An Internet of Everything? and it's not working because I'm being automatically flagged as unconstructive Justalex 28 (discusscontribs) 14:36, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Do not add your signature - it is not supposed to be in the book. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:49, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Reporting an error[edit]

Toriettaaw[edit]

Username
Toriettaaw (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
15:16, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Comments

Hi, I have encountered a problem recently. I have tried to submit an article that is part of my university project. The wikibooks would not let me submit as it seems to have detected an email in my article. However this seems to be a mistake since I have not included an email. Would you be able to help me fix it? Thank you.

Remove the external URLs you are trying to insert because these are triggering the spam filter. It would be better to actually edit the page in the book with the content rather than your user page as this will not trigger the filter. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:48, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

KZillwood02[edit]

Username
KZillwood02 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Date and time
16:58, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
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Hi - I'm working on a class project educational assignment as part of a larger wikibook discussion and development. I keep trying to post on my user discussion page and get an error message saying that I'm trying to write an email. Please help!! KZillwood02 (discusscontribs) 16:58, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Remove the external link to retina photos from your text - it is this addition of an external URL that is triggering the spam filter. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:47, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

A-level_Computing/AQA/Problem_Solving,_Programming,_Data_Representation_and_Practical_Exercise/[edit]

SANGER A2[edit]

Username
SANGER A2 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[7]] (filter log)
Description
Trying to create the page for the 2016 exam based on the 2015 page.
Date and time
09:38, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
Comments
Please add the text without the URL first. It should then let you add the URL on the second edit. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 10:55, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

70.98.142.254[edit]

Username
70.98.142.254 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
Parathropied esteem is instant talk. Wanted to comment more on transformative agency and its affect on a readers parathropied esteem. There is a correlation to one's achievement and though everyone develops at different paces; esteem is noted in actualization a quality of hard work and understanding. --70.98.142.254 (discuss) 19:25, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Date and time
19:21, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
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Raquelita96[edit]

Username
Raquelita96 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
An Internet of everything?/Public and Private Spheres in the Digital Age https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/An_Internet_of_Everything?/Public_and_Private_Spheres_in_the_Digital_Age
Description
I was indicated that links to wikipedia articles had to be changed into internal links rather than external links, so I was fixing them and changing them to internal links.
Date and time
18:02, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Comments

@QuiteUnusual:, hello, I am very sorry to bother you but I was wondering if maybe I could get some help with this, if it's not too much trouble? I'm just trying to complete this educational assignment and it seems very clear that I really do not know what I am doing.

The instructions are given in the message. Do not code "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_(computing) username" instead code "[[w:User_(computing)|username]]". QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:22, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanough[edit]

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Thanough (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[8]] (filter log)
Description
and completed by the Wikinomics European project, both aiming to apply
Date and time
13:59, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
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WMiller2222[edit]

Username
WMiller2222 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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Korean War and Vietnam War (filter log)
Description
A page I created with bullet points of information on each war at the request of the teacher that wikibooks be used s the medium for our information.

Create a page for an AP World History Project

Date and time
18:13, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
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Osmo recurrent task info disallowed[edit]

MajorLunaC[edit]

Username
MajorLunaC (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Osmo_Documentation

I'm trying to make a documentation page on how to use recurrent tasks in Osmo. For now, I wanted to just copy and paste the info from a Puppy Linux forum that's referenced by Osmo devs, just in case it disappears (aka backup).]] (filter log)

Description
I'm trying to make a documentation page on how to use recurrent tasks in Osmo. For now, I wanted to just copy and paste the info from a Puppy Linux forum that's referenced by Osmo devs, just in case it disappears (aka backup).

I love how your automated filter error messages are just as bad and useless as those on Window$! I would fix whatever the problem is myself, but I don't know what it's complaining about. Thank you for Closing books for a still closed world.

Date and time
18:32, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
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Zadrali[edit]

Username
Zadrali (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
JsonCpp (filter log)
Description
I tried to copy my JsonCpp page from wikiversity, to no avail.
Date and time
02:24, 29 March 2016 (UTC)
Comments
After some experimenting, I succeeded to create the page.
It's because your account was new (here) and the text included a URL and therefore looked like spam. Waiting until the account is 4 days old or adding the URLs as a second edit (i.e., not when you first create the page) will usually bypass the filter. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:22, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

69.49.52.169[edit]

Username
69.49.52.169 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
The entire document, Interception (filter log)
Description
Trying to save the changes made
Date and time
22:00, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Comments

Katiechechalk[edit]

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Katiechechalk (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
description = I am editing the Interception page under the introduction to cognitive science (filter log)
Description
I am trying to add more information to the page
Date and time
22:24, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Comments
Follow the instructions given when you try to save the page. Do NOT enter "https://en.wikipedia..." in order to link to Wikipedia. Instead use [[w:name of wikipedia page|name to display]]. Please also note that the Wikibooks style guide discourages adding lots of links to Wikipedia as the whole point of a book is to explain its content within the book itself, not rely on endless links somewhere else. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 08:43, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

SHELL command rejected[edit]

62.3.239.168[edit]

Username
62.3.239.168 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[]] (filter log)
Description
Qbasic command Appendix

Attempting to add description of QBasic SHELL command.

This is not the first time my attemmpt to improve the Appendix is been rejected, so I'll not be wasting my time further until SHELL appears.

Date and time
10:37, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
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Chi Sigma[edit]

Username
Chi Sigma (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[9]] (filter log)
Description
Replace the dull, pedestrian wall of text I wrote 10 years ago with something much more lively and concise that illustrates what opening theory is rather than simply describing it.
Date and time
09:19, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Comments

An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed.[edit]

DiogoCosta1998[edit]

Username
DiogoCosta1998 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
Page you were editing
[[10]] (filter log)
Description
Can't seem to put YouTube links
Date and time
19:20, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Comments

This is not good.[edit]

71.3.137.126[edit]

Username
71.3.137.126 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (filter log)
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[[]] (filter log)
Description
I was trying to create my user page but it failed. 71.3.137.126 (discuss) 15:04, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Date and time
15:04, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
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