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FPC Bot has counted votes wrong[edit]

It seems that one of the combinations when voting, {{weak s}}, has been ignored by the FPC Bot lately. It will have to be added to the code for the Bot, so 'pinging' KTC as the contact person. IFAICS this has not changed the outcome of the nominations, it has just been a few 'support' votes missing. I have corrected this on the nomination pages and at Chronological. Those of you who close nomination, please pay extra attention to this and count the votes manually until this is fixed. Pinging some regular closers: A.Savin, Ikan Kekek, Basile Morin, George Chernilevsky.

The following nominations were affected (take a look in their history):

These were the ones I found, there could be more, to be on the safe side, check the counting on your noms. --Cart (talk) 21:53, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Checking this a bit closer, it seems to have started when the relatively new users at FPC, RolfHill and Commonists, started voting, since they both use the {{weak s}}. Could you two please write the full {{weak support}} instead, that is a code accepted by the Bot. Thank you, --Cart (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Added {{Weak s}} and {{Weak S}} support to script, and issued a pull request to Daniel78. When that is merged upstream, the bot will update accordingly. -- KTC (talk) 00:01, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks, KTC! When I've been closing nominations, I haven't been counting the votes. Maybe I should. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:15, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • No, we shouldn't, now the issue is fixed :-) </joking> Actually we should yes, but since the bot is 99% right, we've probably all taken the bad habit to avoid this tedious chore. Similarly, no one is guaranteed to always spot all double votes, or the illegitimate voters gathering less than 50 edits. Let's bet on our best will ! Thanks -- Basile Morin (talk) 04:26, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I usually recount the votes before closing. Thanks for this notice. -- George Chernilevsky talk 08:40, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • I used to, before the improvements to the process. I'll start doing it again now. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:05, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Tip: There is a "geek-way" to double-check counting in most browsers. They all have a "Search" function. For Chrome it's under the "three dots" at the top right of your page, also activated by 'Crtl+F'. You open the nomination page and enter 'support' or 'oppose' in the box. You immediately get all those words highlighted on the page AND the number of times it occurs will be displayed in the box. Usually this number includes 1 too much since it's also in the closing box. For geeks, this an easy thing do work with and it's a good way to double-check when you have a row of 20+ votes. --Cart (talk) 21:42, 5 April 2021 (UTC)