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WikiCloner creating unrelated content
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:23:32 PM »
Using WikiCloner, I can't get it to create an article based on my search criteria.

I've used two separate keywords for my attempts, "power walking" and "Lana Turner."

In all of my attempts, WikiCloner has created many articles, none of them related to the search term. I've made sure there's an actual wikipedia article for the terms above.

I'm stumped.

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Re: WikiCloner creating unrelated content
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 01:12:58 AM »
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Using WikiCloner, I can't get it to create an article based on my search criteria.

I've used two separate keywords for my attempts, "power walking" and "Lana Turner."

In all of my attempts, WikiCloner has created many articles, none of them related to the search term. I've made sure there's an actual wikipedia article for the terms above.

I'm stumped.

You could contact helpdesk for this and see if they have any suggestions. https://prosperative.com/helpdesk/

I have found this too. When it doesn't get me any articles and I know there is one, I look at the wikipedia article and see whether it uses any other keywords at the start of the article. For instance, "speed walking" is another keyword used and that found 31 articles though maybe only one or possibly two articles would be of use. Looking through Wikipedia, I also saw that "walking" was a keyword. That will probably find LOTS of articles, not all of which will be useful. In this case, I tend to delete a whole page at a time, looking for a few good articles in the pile. I have found some really good ones that way.

Sometimes I use quotes around a phrase of two (or more) words, sometimes not.

It told me there were no articles for "power walking" and I went on to do some other searches but when I looked back at this one, it had found the "power walking" article and 39 others. So maybe look back at the jobs and see if it has updated itself.
I tried power walking, speed walking, walking speed and just walking

For Lana Turner, I tried film Lana Turner, her original name Julia Jean Turner and Lana Turner actress. I was not able to get her page to come up in wikicloner, though it is in wikipedia. I just realised I did not try "Lana Turner". That search is running now and it;'s finding articles, though how useful they will be, I don't know yet. It ended up telling me there were no articles but when I clicked on the page icon, there were 6 pages but not one was about Lana herself, just pages that mentioned her. When using the quotes, I think it is important to use the capital letters in a person's name because the quotes (should) mean the EXACT phrase is searched for.

I have set up a new job of Lana Turner, no quotes but will leave that running as it is very late here and update tomorrow if anything.


Re: WikiCloner creating unrelated content
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 07:49:59 PM »
Meg,

Thanks for your response.

I've made many more attempts to create an WikiCloner article than I described above. I (deliberately) kept my description brief.

I have done all you suggest in my attempts. Long story short; I haven't been able to create a single article with WikiCloner. I'm technically skilled and followed all provided instruction.

I created a help ticket the day after WikiCloner was released. I made the assumption I'd be notified of a response via email (I was not). I checked in yesterday to find that my ticket was responded to in a timely manner, but, they needed login details to progress. The help desk is a work in progress on my part. I'll check back in today.

I posted on the forum because I wanted to "cast a wider net" for solutions and techniques. In addition; I wanted to have this issue visible for anyone else that might be experiencing the same.

When I get the time today, I'll check the help desk.

Re: WikiCloner creating unrelated content
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 07:52:42 PM »
Just checked the help desk...no response. I'll keep checking.