Wikipedia:User scripts/Requests

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Post your user script-related request or idea for a new user script (or gadget) as a new section below. Discussion in each section is encouraged. Note that most gadgets started out as mere user scripts.

All user script-related requests are welcome, whether they be for assistance writing an existing user script, desire for a new user script that does what you want, etc. Ideas for new user scripts are welcome too!

Wanted: List entry annotator[edit]

A script that does the following to each entry in a bulleted list: adds an en dash after the entry, fetches the first 2 sentences of the lead of the corresponding article (the linked term listed), and inserts them after the en dash of the entry. The Transhumanist 20:50, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Help needed: adjust location of view port[edit]

The script User:The Transhumanist/AnnotationToggler.js provides a toggle to hide/show the annotations in bulleted lists. The problem is that when the annotations disappear or reappear, the user is jolted away from the text he was reading, as that text shifts relative to the viewport. I need help resetting the location of the viewport to focus on the text that was there before the hide/show button press. The Transhumanist 20:50, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Wanted: Add article onto a 'To Do' list for further action[edit]

A script or gadget to automate the addition of article titles (perhaps to a user-defined sub-page) for future monitoring and follow-up action. Effectively, this would be a 'To Do' list. Serving a completely different purpose from a Watch List, it would need to be just as easy to use. As a New Page Patroller and spell-checker, I encounter innumerable articles that need following up in some way. I desire to create a separate list of these pages to work through at some future point - possibly putting forward for deletion, or checking that pages tagged with templates have been actioned. Or I may wish simply to add pages to my 'To Do' list so I can edit them myself later. Because some of these pages rarely get edited again, using a Watch List does not help, and it would weaken the way the Watch List works for monitoring pages of real interest. I have no way of knowing whether such a tool already exists, but having a parallel Watch list for direct editorial action would, I believe, be immensely helpful to many editors. Nick Moyes (talk) 00:23, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

@Nick Moyes: See Wikipedia:User scripts/List § Todo lists. That page is good page to check for "knowing whether such a tool already exists" - Evad37 [talk] 01:56, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much. I had already tried looking, but must have missed the link to that section. But I've now found what I was looking for. I appreciate your assistance. Nick Moyes (talk) 10:39, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Request for an ISBN script[edit]

A script which hyphenates ISBN-13 digits (with four hyphens), similar to this website. A script which converts ISBN-10 to 13 would be appreciated also. Thank-you.--Nevéselbert 23:13, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Request for someone to take over User:Kephir/gadgets/rater[edit]

The rater tool seems to have been abandoned some years ago, but is an amazing and incredibly useful tool that is used by a lot of New Page Patrollers and other editors that frequently rate articles. Suggestions for improvement on the gadget's talk page go unnoticed by its creator and that is a big shame. Although the tool is amazing, an editor actively improving it could do some tremendous good by taking over maintenance of the tool.

  1. I also know of some wikiprojects that are not currently on its list (I have added some), but I suspect there are a ton more, which makes rating unlisted wikiprojects very difficult for those that are used to using the tool extensively (i.e. the wikiproject list needs updating to add new wikiprojects and remove dead wikiprojects).
  2. The biography wikiproject 'List as' parameter could definitely use autofill based on the most common name format (i.e. strip off any parentheses, then autofill as last, first middle+).

These are just some of the improvements that could be made to the tool. Thanks to whoever decides to help here! — InsertCleverPhraseHere 09:09, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

See User:Evad37/rater. The Transhumanist 13:33, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Help with script for Galician wiki[edit]

Hi! I'm an admin from and we need your help to create an script because we don't know how implement that.

We need an script or tool that add a new option to the left menu tools, that option should add a template to the article and automatically it should send a message to the user who created the article. The idea is to add templates to very short articles and notice the users who created it at same time.

I know that at Wikimedia Commons the tool copyvio make a similar work (and other things), add the template to the file and after that it writes a comments at the uploader's page. I searched for a tool or script with similar work here at, but I don't found nothing.

Could somebody help me with that? Bye, --Elisardojm (talk) 15:33, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Request for page blocking script[edit]

HI! I'm facing significant problems because there are many pages that I don't want to see and can cause family problems. A long discussion is taking place at Teahouse regarding this (see Blocking page view). There, it has been asked me to request a user script here which will enable me to block those pages. I request a script by which I can block articles. that I feel are not safe for me. User:Nazim Hussain Pak Sinner (talk) 14:32, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

@Nazim Hussain Pak: How would you like the script to determine what should be blocked? Hiding the content of pages from a list of pages should be fairly easy to create. Going by other criteria would be progressively more difficult, the more subjective the criteria. The Transhumanist 00:21, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Soccerbase Script[edit]

Struway2 has made this Template:Soccerbase season page, however, this will take a lot of time to use the copy and paste and changing the ID and year parameter to every football article with the longer code version to display the references. A script would get things done easier and quicker to do. For example, changing the content from this {{Cite web| title=Games played by Matthew Lowton in 2011/2012| url=| publisher=Soccerbase| accessdate=23 June 2015}} to this {{Soccerbase season|id=53439|season=2011|name=Matthew Lowton|accessdate=23 June 2015}} would take a long time for the same user to do for every page. Iggy (talk) 11:11, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Tabber Script[edit]

I wish to have something like this. Artix (Message wall) 23:55, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

also, how to highlight own name in history? Artix Kreiger (talk) 21:17, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

Script or Bot to search and calculate coordinates[edit]

Please look at this table: Lands_administrative_divisions_of_New_South_Wales#Table_of_counties

My goal is to add a column to this table that shows the approximate geographical coordinates of each county. Those county coordinates can be derived form the parish coordinates that are found in each county article, by taking the middle of each northernmost and southernmost / easternmost and westernmost parish coordinates. Is it possible to write a script or a bot to achieve this? --Ratzer (talk) 10:45, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Probably I'm wrong here, I'll ask somewhere else...--Ratzer (talk) 21:25, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

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