User:LinkFA-Bot

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Wikipedia-Bot
This user ist a bot and is run by its owner Guandalug.
  • The Bot is running semi-automatically and is watched by its owner during work.
  • The Bot gets to run infrequently, whenever Guandalug has the time to watch over it.
  • Check this bot's work.
  • Contact the owner in case of errors. (Link to the talkpage on de:WP)
  • Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it.

About the Bot[change | change source]

The LinkFA - Bot has been written in PHP and tries to keep the usage of {{Link FA|xx}} current.

If it's working, it has the following phases:

Init phase
Gather all articles that use a 'Link FA' template in those wikipedia-versions the bot should edit in one table. Check all featured - templates and categories from foreign wikipedias and gather the articles that are thus marked as featured in another table.
Check
For each article that holds a 'Link FA' template, check whether all Interwiki - linked articles are marked as "featured" (by checking whether they are in the table of featured articles) and set / remove the respective {{Link FA|xx}} template (all in one go per article).
Search
For each featured article we gathered during init, try and check whether the remote article links to an article in one of the languages we work on. If so, and said article is not yet 'done' in the 'Check' step, that must be an unmarked and up to now unchecked article locally, so call a 'check on that article.


A more detailed description of the bot's work can be found here (or here (German))

Requirements for the bot to work properly[change | change source]

  • The excellency -templates and -categories of foreign wikis must be known and gives as Interwiki - links either in Templates or Categories, or the bot won't accept foreign "excellency" marks and dump the markup template.
  • The page to be updated locally must not be edit-protected with level 'sysop'.