Wikipedia:Bots/Fulfilled requests/2008

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This is an archive of requests for Bot status. To request status, please see the talk page.

Fulfilled requests


 Done --Creol(talk) 17:35, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: DJSasso
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: Will be a simple interwiki bot using on the pywkipedia framework. I have a bot flag on Might as well get approved here as I am sure I will end up needing to add links here. -Djsasso (talk) 22:58, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please create a userpage for your bot before requesting a flag :). Cheers, Razorflame 23:01, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wasn't done. :P Patience grasshopper. -Djsasso (talk) 23:14, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Test run needed. Given there are questions about the contributions on the en:wp version (of its 77 edits, 9 are adds - best for checking proper placement in the list - and some needed to be reverted. 20% error rate is high for something that is not being checked regularly. Run the 50 edits (hopefully more adds here than en:wp, but that should be fairly common) and see if the percentage gets much better first. --Creol(talk) 06:23, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem will do, only needed to revert a two or three and those were human error with me misunderstanding what was being said so not really 20% error. Some of what look like reverts are the bot removing incorrect links to wikis and then the second edit adding the correct ones. There were a number where the year was wrong in the articles. But I will run a test run now, I assumed you would want one anyways but wanted to wait till you said go. -Djsasso (talk) 13:06, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There you go. 52 edit run. If you want more I can do that as well. Most of them are adds. -Djsasso (talk) 17:52, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have you had a chance to check my edits over at all? If not thats cool, with the holidays and all people are pretty busy. :) -Djsasso (talk) 18:13, 1 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done --Creol(talk) 15:07, 2 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Samekh (may be on another wikipedia like OperatorName)
  • Programming language: AWB, and pywikipedia, using the command from MiszaBot, with his permission (on IRC)
  • Function: Template substitution, as well as fixing double redirects.
  • Additional task - Interwiki standardization. I've done a single edit to show how this task works. It's here. Can I do a full trial run, or is able to be approved as is? ס Talk 12:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC) Approved -- Creol(talk) 19:30, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Description: Mainly substituting templates that need to be substituted. This would need to run with a bot flag, to prevent flooding recent changes.

ס Talk 03:18, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AWB (bot) access has been given so you can run it through some test edits before approval. -- Creol(talk) 03:53, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Job isn't complete yet, had a few kinks, but is it all OK now? Don't want to flood recent changes :) ס Talk 04:22, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm going to do a trial with pywikipedia. I'm pretty confident it will work, and I think I missed some before when using AWB. Samekh (talk) 11:19, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Trial with pywikipedia done. I apologise for not waiting for further approval to do a task with pywikipedia, however there were no crats around and this would be a small test (7 edits with pywikipedia, as well as a few unsuccessful ones.) There were some glitches, which I talked to Misza and sorted all of them out. It will only edit user talk space, unless I change the paramaters. Fully successful edit, with proper edit summary, is here. Can I please get my bot flagged :) Samekh (talk) 12:32, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Mifter
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: Add and Maintain InterWiki Links

--Mifter (talk) 23:48, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Comment: I do have prior experence running Bots using the Pywikipedia bot framework, and Commons:User:MifterBot, both are run by me using the pywikpedia framework, but they work on tagging Image without a license, In addition, I also run an AWB bot on the en wp. Thanks and All the Best, --Mifter (talk) 23:48, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm... we do have lots of interwiki bots already... but I would be fine in okaying it for a 50 edit test run. Note! I am neither an admin or a 'crat, but I don't see why I cannot comment and approve trial runs. If i'm not allowed, sorry - please contact me on my talk ;). Cheers, BG7even 23:54, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
IW bots are a case of the more the merrier. -Djsasso (talk) 02:56, 7 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Adrenalin
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: This bot is used for adding, fixing interwiki. I always use -autonomous mode. It has the bot flag on 22 projects and contribute over 80,000 edits.(ar, ca, cs, da, de, es, fi, fr, he, hu, it, ja, ko, nl, no, pt, ru, sl, sv, tr, vi, zh) (flag status&contribution on other wikipedias) Thank you!

--Adrenalin (talk) 13:49, 28 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From now, I start a few of test edits. --Adrenalin (talk) 13:52, 28 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 18:39, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TinucherianBot II

 Done -- Creol(talk) 22:42, 24 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Myst
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: This bot make interwiki in -autonomous mode, but without the -force mode. He already have botflag on 16 project see here and requested on ru and lt.

--Myst (talk) 22:34, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

can you make more edit here? :) --vector ^_^ (talk) 20:25, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. (talk) 08:48, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 16:17, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks !  ;) Myst (talk) 12:25, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chris G Bot 2

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Chris G
  • Programming language: PHP
  • Function: sandbot
  • Description: Cleans out the sandbox, see contribs

--Chris G (talk) 04:19, 1 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done - Other than the testing of the bot, the sandbox is realy only edited very infrequently. It usually is not edited every day let alone often enough that a bot resetting it would be flooding New Changes. There is no need to grant the flag at this time. -- Creol(talk) 05:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chris G Bot

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Chris G
  • Programming language: PHP
  • Function: antivandal bot
  • Description: Reverts Vandals, see contribs

--Chris G (talk) 04:19, 1 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done - Like the sandbox bot, the activity of the bot is not a threat. In two hours it only reverted two edits which were not tests by the owner. Also earlier in the testing, the owner had to revert the bot on a warning. In addition, the fact that the bot warns multiple times about a last warning with no report is a bit scary and/or useless. A last warning has no meaning if you warn them again 5 minutes later and never bothered to report it to any one. Keeping the bot visible lets others know the vandalism was reverted and the user warned. This lets them know they do not need to revert it as well - with a hidden bot, peoples time is wasted reverting edits which were already reverted, but hidden in the process. People can also keep an eye out for level 4 warnings and deal with matters the bot does not seem to be doing (Alerting/blocking). -- Creol(talk) 05:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Bot would have reported if (a) the level 4 template had the correct comment in it which I then fixed (b) Had a bot flag which allows it to bypass the antispam captcha (the template it was using to report had an external link in it). On the subject of actuly flagging the edits as bot edits, the bot can tell wikipedia not to flag the edits as a bot edit, so the edits will still be shown on the rc feed etc, however I still would like a bot flag for two reasons(this applies to both bots)
  1. A Bot flag allows for higher api usage
  2. A Bot flag allows the bot to bypass certain captchas(see above about reporting) --Chris G (talk) 07:34, 1 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done - After a trial period, the bot seems to be working well with no complaints. -- Creol(talk) 15:39, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


--JaynFM (talk) 02:31, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 07:00, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Vector, you have to assign the flag again. You promoted the bot to sysop by mistake. :P Chenzw  Talk  07:15, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
done, at the same time that you write this :D --vector ^_^ (talk) 07:16, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, bot flag is enough ;-) JaynFM (talk) 12:46, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator:
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: This bot places interwiki links based on Persian Wiki.

Do check and grant bot status. Thank you. (Requesting on behalf of operator)-- Tdxiang 07:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done- bot flag added. --Eptalon (talk) 15:25, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Jyothis
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: This bot places, edits and updates interwiki links based on ml wiki. currently operates in 9 other wikimedia projects. Usually runs in autonomous mode. Please check the contribs and grant a bot status. Thanks

--Jyothis (talk) 12:44, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done-- Creol(talk) 15:09, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Tholly
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: Cat, stub, and External links -> Other website cleanup.
  • Description: Changes External links -> "Other websites" for section headers (auto). Spelling, stub and cat cleanup (I check each edit). - tholly --Turnip-- 11:09, 2 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know would it be hard to modify the bot so it has better edit summaries, like:
External Links -> Other websites (leave out if unchanged)
Added stub tag (leave out if unchanged)
Iw:en (..)
Also could the bot add {{uncat}} for articles without categories? --Eptalon (talk) 21:33, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is there a way to only replace "External Links" with "Other Websites" in the main (article) namespace? Pages in other namespaces probably contain discussion of this topic, and mentions of it. So, those shouldn't be replaced. — Jonas Rand · (talk) 04:31, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The text replacement should be triggered off of the headline text (including the =='s) so this should not be a problem. -- Creol(talk) 07:42, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As it is manual run for many of the issues, the summary is individually editable, but usually just describes the base fuction it is running and can append and automatic text replacement it did ("External Links -> Other websites"). Uncat'ing would be difficult to set up automatically, and both manual automatic use can cause issues when dealing with categories from templates. About the only place uncat'ing by bot would be safe would be Special:uncategorizedpages and that realy is not needed as it just moves them from one uncat list to another which is not productive. There are still some minor issues with the function of the "bot", but none that should not be able to be handled on Tholly's talk page while it is functioning as a bot so no reason for this not to be  Done -- Creol(talk) 07:42, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
About the changing of External links: as Creol syas, the automatic function only does things on mainspace in == ==s. Manual function will look else where, for templates and things copied straight from enwiki, but I check those. And it should never goes to talk pages or Wikipedia pages. And finally, I'm trying to work on the edit summaries :) Thanks! - tholly --Turnip-- 08:38, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(unindenting) Thanks. — Jonas Rand · (talk) 17:51, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Gdgourou (may be on another wikipedia like Gdgourou)
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: add/remove/upadte interwiki, also a manually launched script (based on to upddte the bot's user page.

--Gdgourou (talk) 20:13, 29 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 06:33, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vini 17bot5

I will start test edits. --Vini 175 (talk) 02:13, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 04:25, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator:
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: redirects, disambiguation
  • Description:
    1. Fix double-redirects; see contributions for test edits to see what it does.
    2. (Manually) fix links to disambiguation pages.

The same scripts have been running on en: for quite a while. --R'n'B (talk) 16:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

done --vector ^_^ (talk) 15:20, 22 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Luckas Blade
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: add/remove/modify interwikis

--Luckas Blade (talk) 15:55, 10 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 16:14, 10 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muro Bot

  • Operator: es:Muro de Aguas
  • Bot name: Muro Bot
  • Programming language: python
  • List of bot flags on other wikipedias: 25 projects
  • Contributions: contributions
  • Purpose: interwiki links
  • Technical details (optional): I use the pywikipediabot framework, I update it every day from SVN.

Thanks. Muro de Aguas (write me) 15:10, 3 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

another some edits please? --vector ^_^ (talk) 15:38, 3 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Muro de Aguas (write me) 19:11, 3 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done :) --vector ^_^ (talk) 05:37, 4 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

StigBot (talk · contribs)

I hereby request botflag on this wiki for my bot StigBot.

  • StigBot
  • Owner’s account: Stigmj (talk)
  • Bot account: StigBot (contribssulmakebot )
  • Function: mainly interwiki, but can be used in user-namespace for adding userpages etc. on request from the affected users.
  • Software: Pywikipedia, updated from SVN before each run.
  • Other: Runs manually initiated automatic supervised and sometimes entirely manual. Already has bot flag on: ar, bpy, en, eo, fr, no, oc, pt, ro and vo.

Best regards, Stigmj (talk) 20:43, 8 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 00:52, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Guandalug (or more often to be found on Guandalug@dewp)
  • Programming language: php (own framework, to be released for public usage 'soon')
  • Function: Update usage of Template:Link FA (add / remove template in articles)
  • Description: See for a detailed operation description. This bot already works for the very same task on the German and English Wikipedias, having the same username over there (including assigned botflag, of course). Edit - examples can thus simple be found here (en) or here (de). If the bot is deemed useful, I am ready to do a few example edits here as well, but I'm waiting for your "Go" before I do so. --Guandalug (talk) 11:02, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
some edits? --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure thing. Incoming as soon as I repaired my bot. (Broke the thing while trying to 'enhance' the framework.... nothing major, should be back up and running today, and then you'll see some edits). --Guandalug (talk) 07:16, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for the wait - Real Life (tm) happened. WP work is unpaid work, unfortunately ;) But now, there you go, 20 example-edits. More to come of the same sort if the bot flag gets granted. --Guandalug (talk) 18:49, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 On hold --vector ^_^ (talk) 18:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)  Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 05:28, 12 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks a lot. First pass done, about 600 added markups and 260 removed ones. --Guandalug (talk) 06:31, 13 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One thing I noticed was that it removed FA links on a couple articles that it shouldn't have. Vezina Trophy for example. Now maybe I don't know all the nuances of what it is looking for. But Vezina Trophy is definately featured on -Djsasso (talk) 19:15, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That article is 'featured', yes, but it's a "Featured List", not a "Featured article", and the ppl on the en-WP especially asked for Link FA only to be set for Features Articles, not lists, portals and such (same request came from the de-WP, so...). Thus, from the bot's point of view, that is not a featured article. --Guandalug (talk) 20:04, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ahh ok, and that was what I thought might be the case. -Djsasso (talk) 18:55, 18 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. I would like to get a bot-flag on this wiki.

  • Operator: de:User:Euku
  • Purpose: Interwiki links: It adds/modifies/deletes interwiki links.
  • Software: pywikipediabot framework via SVN
  • Already has bot flag on: many, for example: als, ar, bn, ca, cs, de, en, es, eu, da, he, hu, it, nap, nds, pl, ro, ru, sq, tr. (on German Wikipedia since 2006, with >62.000 edits), look at details
Thank you! --Euku (talk) 10:31, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I hereby request bot flag:

  • Operator H92 (no)
  • Purpose Resetting the sandbox
  • Software Pywikipediabot, updated before each run with SVN
  • OK, it’s not that big of a job for a bot, but I run it on other wikis, no, nn, he, it works well, and it will always keep the sandbox clean (I run it several times a day, manually started). — H92 (talk · no) 18:34, 30 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ah, I forgot, it will inevitably also do some interwiki, to new articles on some other languages. — H92 (talk · no) 18:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    This will take a while to fix. I can’t log in with the terminal, but I can via the Wiki. :S H92 (talk) 19:49, 30 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fixed now, using API ( was broken). Making edits now. H92 (talk) 22:51, 31 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:41, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiDreamer Bot

  • Operator: WikiDreamer
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic
  • Programming Language(s): Python (Pywikipedia framework)
  • Function Summary: Interwiki from fi wikipedia
  • Bot with flag: 20 & ++ wikipedia

I run my bot now for 50 test edits. Thanks! --WikiDreamer 22:15, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Soxred93
  • Programming language: PHP
  • Function: Update user's statuses
  • Description: A note to all, this bot is already running stably on the english wikipedia. This bot gets all users in Category:Wikipedians who use StatusBot. For each one, it detects if they have edited in the last 15 minutes. If they have, it sets User:SoxBot/Status/(user) to "online". Otherwise, it changes it to "offline". Note, I have not done may trial edits, due to the fact that I'm the only one using it, and it's also a known stable code.


mmm can I use the source on :-)))) --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:38, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ps, I think that it could be usefull to see in RC when a user going of-line or on-line, or not? :-) --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:39, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Considering how often this bot edits, it wouldn't be a good idea...Razorflame 14:59, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Given that it checks as often as every 4 minutes and updates its pages for every editor on its list that has made an edit since its last update, it could easily flood RC. If it were just editing the change in status, that would be one thing, but since it also edits a host of logistics pages to keep the status up to date, I would strongly suggest we grant it bot status quickly. The more users on its list that are active at one time, the more active it will get. (I would do it, but as it is being discussed here, I defer to the consensus.) -- Creol(talk) 15:12, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Blocked it, due to the big scary message on it's EN page. I think we should wait for clarification of whether it's OK before unblocking. I realise it's volume thing, and would only really be a major problem on large wikis, but I think we're best to wait. Archer7 - talk 19:45, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done blocked by Archer7 (for now) --vector ^_^ (talk) 19:44, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Dorgan
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: fixing interwiki links, has a bot-flag in en, ar, de, eo, es, fi, fr, it, ja, nl, pt, ro, ru, tr wikipedias.

Thanks Dorgan (talk) 12:54, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 On hold please make some edits --vector ^_^ (talk) 17:36, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 18:44, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: ChongDae
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia.
  • Function: interwiki.
  • Description: Fix intewiki links, mainly from ko wikipedia. It already has bot-flags for ar, ca, cdo, cs, da, de, es, en, eo, fi, fr, he, ia, id, it, ja, ko, nl, no, pl, pt, ro, ru, sl, sr, sv, uk, vi, zh, zh-min-nan, zh-yue.

Thank you. --ChongDae (talk) 16:47, 28 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 01:12, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Carsrsac (or on my home wikipedia Carsrac)
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia scripts updated by SVN
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: Adding interwiki links where there are none. Starting from small wiki's like fy, ceb, yo, scn, la where I have already a flag. The best way an interwiki bot work if it has flag on all most every wiki, because other wise another bot has to do the same work on other wiki's where my bot does not have a flag. I'm good in english, but not that good, that I use difficult words.

I can translated from simple into en and other way around :)

I will make some test edits.

Thanks for reading and if you want to react Carsrac (talk) 15:04, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All of this suggested bot's edits have been beneficial for this site. The test edits so far have been great, and I would like to request that this user get the flag. Cheers, Razorflame 19:30, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 19:57, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BrianBot (talk · contribs)

  • Contributions
  • Operator: The life of brian
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: Interwiki only
  • Description: The bot will only do interwiki links as I am not an experianced bot operator. I ran some tests (see contributions) and it seemed to work fine.

The life of brian (talk) 15:20, 16 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 11:06, 17 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot, vector. The life of brian (talk) 14:36, 17 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ginosbot (talk · contribs)

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Ginosal
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: this bot will add interwiki links, starting from it.wikipedia. Already has flag on these projects

Making tests... --Ginosal (talk) 21:15, 17 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done, buon lavoro! --vector ^_^ (talk) 06:02, 20 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: sv:MagnusA
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia, updated daily from SVN
  • Function: interwiki, working from
  • Description: Updating of interwiki links using the standard script
  • Bot status on: sv, en, de, nn and no. Currently applying at da as well.

--MagnusA (talk) 12:46, 8 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it in autonomous or manual mode? Do you run it continuously or only when you are online? Chenzw  Talk  12:48, 8 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, that was a fast answer! Normally in manual mode (helping to resolve interwiki "spaghetti"), but occasionally in autonomous mode. The bot is not run continuously, only when I am working actively at the computer with interwiki updating. --MagnusA (talk) 12:54, 8 May 2008 (UTC) EDIT:Added "bot status on:" section above. --MagnusA (talk) 13:12, 8 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done -- Creol(talk) 15:08, 10 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: 김우진1
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: only interwiki, manually assisted.
  • Flagged on: de, ja, ko

--Kwjbot (talk) 13:06, 7 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 17:02, 7 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: WonRyong
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description:
    • Language: Korean
    • Run: Automatic, in "-autonomous" mode
    • Bot with Flag: ar ca cs da de en fr he hu it ja nl no pl pt ru sl sr sv tr uk vo zh
    • Bot without Flag: es fa fi ko ro fi id bg eo lt sk

Thanks -- Wybot (talk) 13:11, 7 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 17:02, 7 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Firilacroco
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia, C++
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: It adds interwiki links. I usually run it in "-autonomous" mode, but when I solve interwiki conflicts, I run it manually.

--FiriBot (talk) 20:13, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 00:30, 30 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: [[>nn:brukar:Anders|Anders]]
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: adding interwikilinks/resolving conflicts
  • Description: As said, this bot will add interwikilinks to categories and articles, mainly from and towards nn/no:Bot will mainly be run in autonomous mode - Except when conflicts has to be solved.

--Anders (talk) 19:20, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 21:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Bot II

  • Contributions
  • Operator:
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: Orphan tagging, Redirect fixing

--Compwhizii (talk) 17:14, 24 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done -- Creol(talk) 21:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John Bot

  • Contributions
  • Operator:
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: Archival
  • Description: Uses Misza13's acrhive bot code.

--Compwhizii (talk) 17:35, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ahem? Compwhizii (talk) 02:24, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The bot has zero contributions. There is no indication on how the bot functions at all to determine the need for bot status. Were it a Pywiki IW bot, it's actions would be in a known range and we can expect it generate a certain amount of traffic, but as a Archive bot on a wiki with no active archive practices, support for the need should be demonstrated. Looking at the other 5 John Bots (3 en, 2 common), all are either wikiproject or images based. As we have no wikiprojects (and for the most part our policy is fairly anti-project) and we have a "no-image policy", none of the main functions of the John bots are likely to generate any activity to need the bot flag. If anything, a bot whose main ancestry is tagging wikiproject related talkpage and image pages would need to have it's actions examined more closely to ensure it is not violating policy and practices. -- Creol(talk) 08:20, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I was following the English Wikipedia method (get approval before running). I know I run those bots on the other do things that wouldn't benefit this project, So I want to run this bot because The Simple English Wikipedia does not have an archival bot. So I guess I can run it while waiting for a flag, right? Compwhizii (talk) 19:40, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done-- Creol(talk) 21:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Silvonen
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia (Python)
  • Function: Interwiki
  • Description: Interwiki linking, usually in autonomous mode starting from Finnish, sometimes manually assisted. Already flagged in cs, da, de, en, et, fi, fiu-vro, fo, fr, hu, id, is, it, ja, ko, lt, lv, nds, nl, nn, no, pt, ru, se, sl and sv.

I will now start making test edits. Thank you! --Silvonen (talk) 07:16, 14 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done-- Creol(talk) 21:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Chenzw
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia, and possibly AWB.
  • Function: interwiki, featured article linking, sandbox reset.
  • Description: The bot will be started manually by me and runs without assistance.

Chenzw  Talk  07:25, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 08:14, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please flag this bot as it was flooding recent changes earlier. Thanks, Majorly (talk) 15:01, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done - Although with only seven edits in two day and its four edits today were over four and a half hour time span, I would question its flooding effect. As an IW bot, no real reason not to grant in any case. We do need to find out who owns the bot. -- Creol(talk) 21:19, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


--알밤한대 07:11, 9 March 2008 (UTC) 16:11, 9 March 2008 (KST)

 Done -- Creol(talk) 21:19, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I will ask the bureaucrats for you if you can get flagged. Razorflame 15:36, 26 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can you run it, so we can see some contributions? Oysterguitarist 18:54, 26 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm running it right now MenasimBot (talk) 14:30, 27 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The contributions look fine, so I would think that you should get the flag. Hold on, I'll go poke a 'crat for you. Razorflame 00:12, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Archer7 - talk 17:02, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 21:39, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 21:39, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Dalibor Bosits
  • Purpose: Interwiki, auto and manually mode, from hr Wiki
  • Software: Pywikipedia framework
  • Bot flagged on: bs, cs, da, el, eo, et, hr, hu, la, nl, ro, sh, sl, sr, uk, th, vo

--Dalibor Bosits (talk) 14:09, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 21:39, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


 Done Archer7 - talk 19:08, 26 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


--Alexsh (talk) 16:09, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 16:59, 6 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: lt:User:Hugo.arg
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: changes interwiki mostly in manual mode. Also use automatic mode in some cases. It has bot flags in more than 50 wikipedias.

Thanks! lt:User:Hugo.arg 14:26, 25 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 19:44, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I am, administrator on Dutch wikipedia. I run lots of interwiki-bots on new pages in several languages. I have a botflag at NL, RO, FR, EN, AR, PT and SV. I already made tons of edits at several wiki's. I also made a couple of changes at this wiki. - WarddrBOT 16:13, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 19:53, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Moinsen, I'd like to request a bot flag for PixelBot:

  • Operator: de:User:Pixelfire
  • Purpose: Interwiki bot targetted to run on pages related to those present in German Wikipedia
  • Software: Pywikipedia
  • Bot with Flag: ar, da, de, en, es, fr, he, it, ja, nds, nl, nn, ru, sv, vo
  • Details: autonomous and supervised.

--PixelBot 13:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Blockinblox - talk 14:13, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Jacob Jose
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: Interwiki bot operating on pages that are related to those present in Malayalam Wikipedia. Now operates in Automated, but supervised mode. The bot has bot flags in English(en) and Malayalam(ml) wikis.

The bot has now made more than 50 changes. Please grant bot status to DragonBot. --DragonBot 12:55, 7 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Blockinblox - talk 13:49, 7 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: White Cat
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia and AWB framework
  • Function: interwiki, double redirect fixing, commons delinking
  • Description: Already has bot flag on commons,,,,

-- Cat chi? 06:18, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 15:46, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Wikihermit 00:52, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

can your bot done some edit? :) --vector ^_^ (talk) 07:10, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure :-). Wikihermit 16:54, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Look at the contribs. Wikihermit 17:28, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, looks good, in fact it's flooding, so I am flagging it now. Blockinblox - talk 19:07, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! ~ Wikihermit 19:20, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


HujiBot is a pywikipedia bot. It is run from Wikimedia toolserver, by Huji. It is aimed to mainly focus on interwiki links, although it may be used for other tasks (like recategorization of articles) in future. It has just started its activities, so you may need to watch it for a while before accepting it. - Huji reply 20:39, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 21:45, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: it:User:Pipep
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: Has already bot flag at als, am, bat-smg, be-x-old, bn, cv, fo, et and flag is requested at many other wikipedias.

-- it:User:Pipep 12:06, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done --vector ^_^ (talk) 12:11, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! -- 12:50, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


SieBot is a pywikipedia bot. I will use it both autonomous and manually assisted interwiki linking across 70+ Wikipedias. Siebrand 22:53, 18 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I got a message the bit was granted. Thanks. Siebrand 22:06, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, AlleborgoBot is an interwiki bot run by Alleborgo starting at the italian wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. Already has a bot flag in it, cs, da, de, en, eo, es, fr, id, ja, ka, nl, pl, pt, ru, sv, zh, zh-yue. On it wiki has done more than 33000 edit. Now I'm requesting the flag here, thanks --AlleborgoBot 07:09, 15 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

no problems I know the user. --vector ^_^ (talk) 10:36, 15 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. I will inform you that I - according to the bot policy for Simple English Wikipedia - will start to test my interwiki bot Byrialbot at this wiki. After the test (approx. 50 edits) I will return here to ask for a bot flag for it. Thank you, Byrial 17:36, 11 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Operator: User:byrial (Home project: da:User:Byrial
  • Function: interwiki
  • Other wikis with bot flag: ar:, da:, en:, eo:, fo:, he:, is:, it:, nds:, nn:, no:, sv:, uk:, vo:
  • Description: Interwiki using Pywikimediabot frameworl from the Danish (da:), Swedish (sv:) and Norwegian (no: and nn:) Wikipedias. It normally runs manually assisted.
Now Byrialbot has done 50 test edits. I suggest that it gets a bot flag so new changes will not be filled up when it is running. Thank you, Byrial 21:53, 11 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Archer7 - talk 16:48, 12 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. Byrial 20:27, 12 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Everybody! Can you please accept my bot on your Wikipedia. I intend to run the bot to support and maintain the interwiki links to ar.wikipedia. You can see my bot flag here--OsamaKBOT 11:09, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 14:31, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks--OsamaKBOT 18:28, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Le Pied-bot

Hi, I request bot flag for my bot account Le Pied-bot.

Cordialy, EDUCA33E 18:02, 26 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done bot active in it, vec, and others, for me it's ok --vector ^_^ (talk) 17:19, 1 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I request a bot status for Erwin85Bot. I'm an active user and sysop on nl: and I'll work on adding interwiki's on nds-nl:. However to minimize the server load I'd like to add backlinks from other wikipedia's to nds-nl as well. So other bots don't have to load the same pages again. The bot will always run manually assisted. In cases where I don't know what interwiki to use, I will simply give up. --Erwin85 20:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 11:54, 14 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hallo, I'm running Zwobot as an interwiki bot in more than 100 languages. I'm using the Python Wikipedia Bot framework, and I'm one of its developers. I'm also a sysop and active user on de:. The bot will only do interwiki changes on simple:. --Head 09:48, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

 Done Archer7 - talk 22:31, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PullBot (renamed User:SeanBot)

PullBot a standard pywikipedia bot. It would do general user-requested stuff (similar to User:NetBot), and could interwiki links at a slow pace. Would this be useful? PullToOpenTalk 21:41, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes of course :-) --vector ^_^ (talk) 19:32, 4 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Granted by Blockinblox. Archer7 - talk 14:19, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This bot is an bot that already has the bot flag on the English Wikipedia. It will be linking mostly from the Hebrew Wikipedia. The operator is commons:User:Yonatanh (where I am also an admin). Yonatan 03:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done, granted a while ago. Archer7 - talk 13:17, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I request bot status for BotMultichill. BotMultichill is an interwiki bot starting at the Dutch wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs day and night in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. At the moment the bot runs at the Dutch, French and Esperanto wikipedia. I would also like to run the bot on the Simple English wikipedia. Multichill 19:38, 24 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Looks like this was granted a while ago. Archer7 - talk 12:23, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


NigelJBot (talk · contribs) will perform AWB tasks currently performed by NigelJ (talk · contribs), the tasks are nothing to do with those J Di has applied for (External links etc) instead I'm intending to:

  • General spelling fixes (regularly updated from en:)
  • Interwiki sorting (I know this has been in discussion on Simple Talk, but I have built a local copy, with a fix for this problem, examples of the bot running are: [1] [2] [3])
  • Automated Category changes, when required

I do not intend to auto tag articles (I actually oppose this), neither do I intend to do find and replaces (apart from above mentioned typo fixing).

Bot would most likely run on Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday (NZ Time), I also intend to run the bot on demand (per talk page requests). --NigelJBot 02:13, 5 April 2007 (UTC) (on behalf of NigelJ)Reply[reply]

 Done Sorry about the wait. Archer7 - talk 11:44, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I'm eu:TXiKi, from the basque wikipedia, and I would like to ask you for a bot flag here to add and correcting interwiki links from and to Simple English Wikipedia. I'm an admin user in the basque wikipedia (eu) and I have the bot flag in more than 60 wikipedias. I work with the pywikipedia framework correcting the most linked pages as years, decades, domains, municipalities, etc. This is the full list of the wikipedias where I have a flagged bot: am, an, ast, az, bat-smg, be, bn, bpy, br, bs, ca, co, csb, cv, da, en, es, et, eu, fo, fr, frp, fy, ga, gd, gl, he, hi, ht, hy, it, kn, ksh, lij, lmo, ln, mr, na, nah, nap, nds-nl, nl, no, oc, os, pl, pt, ru-sib, scn, sco, sk, sl, sq, su, sv, ta, tg, ur, vec, vls, vo and zh-yue. I can speak in basque, spanish, catalan and english. Thank you. TXiKiBoT 11:28, 20 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 09:29, 21 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is Werdan7 using m:MWB (similar to WP:AWB) to switch {{unsimple}} to {{complex}}. I started doing it under my regular account, but it was kind of flooding recent changes. Example edits are here--W7bot 22:43, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, bot status granted. I don't think we have any AWBs at the moment, could come in quite handy. Archer7 - talk 23:21, 19 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I hope to start some test runs with this bot on a few articles, doing interwikilinks with standard pywikipedia program, home is am:, run by am:Bureaucrat am:User:Codex Sinaiticus. Thanks. -- AmaraBot 14:15, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, apparently this wiki doesn't let bot programs test run anymore without a flag... You can check my work on the other languages. Many thanks. (see bot's Userpage: AmaraBot 14:58, 18 January 2007 (UTC) )Reply[reply]

-Done. Blockinblox - talk 19:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I'm requesting for bot flag to DodekBot. It's simple interwiki bot running on pywikipedia framework. I'm one of Polish Wikipedia's sysops and I have bot flag there, on and on (pl:Wikipedysta:Dodek)

Regards, Dodek 08:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've given the bot a bot flag as all the contribs seem fine so far, and is really, really safe. Also, it was killing RC. Archer7 - talk 12:06, 29 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would like a bot flag to run my interwiki-bot TuvicBot (using Pywikipedia). This bot will run in manually assisted mode, adding and updating interwiki-links, using the Dutch wiki as a starting point. I'm mostly planning to solve interwikis that autonomous bot skip because they're ambigious. --Tuvic 18:29, 12 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:PullToOpen asked me at my Dutch talk page to request bot status. So I hereby repeat my request for bot status. The current request is identical to the previous. A list of bot-actions and flags can be accessed via nl:Gebruiker:TuvicBot/Bot-status. Thanks, --Tuvic 18:32, 24 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Sorry about that. Archer7 - talk 20:40, 24 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. --Tuvic 09:56, 25 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is a pywikipedia bot operated by me, Misza13. I will use it to substitute user warning templates such as {{test}} on user talk pages. I will use a standard script, so the risk of an error is minimal (I'll also be watching the bot personally). No scheduled runs, all manually started. Миша13 21:31, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Test edit, for your reference: [4]. Миша13 21:35, 23 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm requesting bot status for my interwiki bot (pywikipedia, on this wiki. I am an admin at sq:wiki (Bet_0), and run the bot from articles there. Mainly new articles and articles whithout iw links. BetBot currently has botflag on sq, de, pl, it, nl, fr, en, es, sr, eo, sv, bs, sl, mk, ru, hr and waiting on some other Wikipedias. Thanks --BetBot 19:12, 7 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Approved by Blockinblox, 8 December. Bot has done nothing but add interwiki links for past 3 months. Blockinblox - talk 22:46, 8 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please for bot flag for my bot. It's interwiki bot working on cs:, it does non-controversial automatic interwiki addiction, but his main domain is human assisted problematical interwiki (this operation is working on about 100 languages at same time, but maximal 10 pages per day).

This bot do standard interwiki addiction too, but only in the languages with bot flag.

Bot is based on pywikipedia. Already with bot status (24 languages): cs, eo, sl, pl, de, sr, hr, da, en, el, es, it, sk, sh, vec, ro, no, ... (see here Awaiting for bot: some more languages, e.g. fi, pt, ar, ja...

If you have any question, please write it to my discuss page JAnDbot 10:39, 15 October 2006 (UTC) / JAnReply[reply]


Hello, I am Thijs! and I am running my bot Thijs!bot on >25 wikipedia's to add and correct interwiki-links. I use the Dutch wikipedia and Flacus' warnfiles as a starting point. My bot is currently running on: nl, en, de, fr, sv, no, is, nn, sv, fi, da, pl, ru, pt, es, it, gl, ca, nds, nds-nl, li, he, hr, hu, io, id, ia, ie, ja. Simple: should also be in this list to improve the internationalisation, and the addition will not increase the server load. Thijs! 10:52, 29 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yurik Bot

Hi, I am an active bot participant, as well as one of the deveopers of pywikipediabot framework. Recently we added the ability to significantly reduce server load by fixing interwikies in all different languages at the same time. Each individual site has less need for their own bot operators, as everyone can contribute to everyone else. For this to work, I would like to get a bot status. Thanks!

P.S. Lastly, to avoid confusion, I will request an account rename from Yurik to YurikBot. --Yurik 17:38, 24 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've performed the rename to User:YurikBot. Since that was my only objection, I don't see any reason not to request a flag be set. -- Netoholic @ 20:13, 25 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I am asking permission to run an interwiki bot under the account User:Chlewbot. I have already tested under my own account on controlled conditions. I plan to run the bot only on pages originated in Spanish language Wikipedia. I am also asking for bot status on meta. — Chlewey 14:55, 30 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

update: I have performed several tests. Results are available here. I keep the bot updated using CVS. If there is no objections, please notify in meta. Thank you.
Chlewey 13:12, 17 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Request at meta fulfilled. --Ascánder (Talk at es:) 02:59, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I need a botaccount for setting interwikis in all the languageses i support with my IWLC (INTERWIKI-LINK CHECKER). I have bot account in all big wikis. Be happy about the new interwiki-links you get. de:Benutzer:Flacus ( 14:04, 17 January 2006 )

Request for this on Meta meta:Requests_for_bot_status#de:Benutzer:FlaBot --Walter 15:02, 20 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did. But i need here an anounce and an feedback.
Done at meta! -Romihaitza 17:10, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Ugur Basak Bot

Ugur Basak Bot is currenly run on Turkish Wikipedia using multilogin function, also run on English wikipedia with flagged. Not its better to run without flag but if it's needed can ask for flag on meta. Ugur Basak 20:58, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I am an Italian Wikpedian it:Utente:dario_vet, here User:Vector, and I ask for permission to use robot User:VecBot.

This robot will only be used to make interwikis(for promoted simple.wikipedia) (using pywikipedia I already have robot status on it

You can check the edit already made by my bot in Special:Contributions/VecBot --Vector (write to me please) 16:31, 18 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Tangobot (contributions) is an interwiki-link maintaining and category organizing bot, running the scripts from m:pywikipedia. It is already flagged on en:. As for the category organization features, I will occasionally use from pywikipedia to change articles when categories need to be renamed. Please see the contributions for some examples. Thanks, Tangotango 07:55, 24 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Archer7 - talk 20:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I am a French Wikpedian fr:User:Vargenau (where I am sysop), here User:Vargenau, and I ask for permission to use robot User:Escarbot.

This robot will only be used to make interwikis (using pywikipedia I already have robot status on fr: nl: sr: ht: da: pt: is: it: li: sv: sk: na: be: ja: ro: lb: zh-min-nan: de: bg: bs: la: mk: hr: pl: ru: fa: eo: tr: nn: oc: ku: fi: vi: ca: ka: en: bn: el: ia: az: zh-yue: no: eu: csb: an: id: ksh: af: lad: vec: hy: lt: nds: os: gl: iu: tg: th: lij:

You can check the edit already made by my bot in Special:Contributions/Escarbot

Thank you for you support

Vargenau 20:06, 24 August 2006 (UTC)  Done Blockinblox 21:12, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Denied requests


  • Contributions
  • Operator: StormDaebak
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki
  • Description: This bot make interwiki in -autonomous mode. ar, bs, ca, cs, da, de, en, es, fi, fr, he, hu, ko, ku, mk, nl, nn, pt, ro, ru, sh, sl, tr, vi (24 flags, confirm here)

StormDaebak (talk) 04:43, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done - request global bot status. -- Creol(talk) 06:14, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The bot is now granted global stats.StormDaebak (talk) 21:16, 22 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: User:Da Punk '95
  • Programming language: AWB, every edit approved by human
  • Function: Spell checking and apprehending templates
  • Description: Will spell check and add templates. Example is for Template:High School Musical (diff). No edits are made with this account other than with AWB.
Thanks -  Da Punk '95  talk  19:18, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would approve for a 50 edit test... but it looks like it's already started :S - you should really ask first ;). Cheers, BG7even 19:19, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done - of the five test edits made, you needed to fix three of them. This is not a good thing. Your previous bot request was denied due to improperly categorizing articles. Again, not good. Bot flags are only granted to users with a proven record of consistantly good contributions. As most of your bot contributions are questionable at best, granting a bot flag is not a sane idea. -- Creol(talk) 06:27, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can I least just have AWB bot access? --  Da Punk '95  talk  06:32, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Give it more time. Synergy 07:04, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ShapiroBot 2

-- Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 19:53, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe RfD? Will it or not? Bots don't sometimes decide not to. ;) PeterSymonds (talk) 19:57, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm a novice at bot coding, but I am getting help. Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 19:57, 11 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More information is needed here. How often, what requirements are to be met.. En: archive bots are useless here as we are much slower paced. Misza's bot is way to fast in it's seven day, no reply archiving. Given that our current AN is over two weeks, the pre-archive was mid summer and the fact that it is WP:AN and not ANI (as listed) worries me that it will be archived at a rate that is not in keeping with our pace locally. Many things that are needed on en:wp are useless here and I think this concept is one of them. Even given the need for archiving, with the level of activity, I have to question if a bot flag would be needed for what would realistically be a once a month action per page. And more, are the admins here incapable of keeping an eye on things so much that a bot is needed to do their job for them. Is a bot more capable than our admins to point out that a discussion is dead and needs archiving? -- Creol(talk) 06:27, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A discussion on IRC has taken place. I am willing to have ShapiroBot archive any thread 7-8 days old on WP:ST for starters. Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 23:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Techman224 Interwiki Bot

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Techman224
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki links
  • Description: This bot will add interwiki links to articles. The bot currently is not auto-confirmed yet (I've just created it's account today).

Techman224Talk 22:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Comment: Do you have any experience with running a bot? Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 22:18, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, I haven't. This is my first bot. However, I am looking at the Manual very closely. The bot is ready for a trial run. Techman224Talk 22:30, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, I'm going to do a 50 edit test run. Techman224Talk 00:10, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It doesn't work because there's a ' in the name, I've requested it to be changed to be "Techman224 Interwiki Bot". Techman224Talk 03:17, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bot name has been changed, doing trial. Techman224Talk 19:53, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done - relatively new user and a new bot. -- Creol(talk) 21:08, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Creol, I've ran the bot on the wiki without the bot flag, take a look at the changes Special:Contributions/Techman224 Interwiki Bot. I know how to run the bot and the bot is doing quite good. Techman224Talk 01:31, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Comment: I'm using the -autonomous mode. Techman224Talk 02:21, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Bluegoblin7
  • Programming language: Mainly Pywikipedia, but occasionally runs AWB.
  • Function: Updates {{Totw}}, as well as other odd jobs.
  • Description: Updates Template:Totw every time there is a change at meta. Occasionally performs other tasks for users, as well as userspace tests.

--BG7even 18:11, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done - Not needed: Bot primary purpose is for 3-4 edits a week. This does not requires bot flag. -- Creol(talk) 18:48, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm... The bot is going to be running other things too, but i'll come back again once a test has happened. BG7even 10:02, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, bot has made many mistakes so far, even it corrected them all in further edits by itself:

Is this really a bot? surely those are human errors. Anyway, in conclusion I think it would be better to keep these changes in [[Special:RecentChanges|RC] by default for now. - tholly --Talk-- 11:30, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, there have been some errors ;). It's only been running for 2 weeks, and it's the first time I have used Pywikipedia for this sort of thing. The errors are human, I will admit, but on the pywikipedia confirmation screen it showed them as they should show, not as they turned out on the edit screen. I am investigating further, and will probably use AWB from now on to make the edits. BG7even 11:59, 2 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


-- Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 20:36, 11 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am not fine with the idea of granting bot status without seeing the beast in action; in other words, I would prefer some of the bot actions clutter the new changes, to see it in action. The reason for this is: if it goes worng we see it more easily. Also, clarifying on what it does would also be an idea.. --Eptalon (talk) 21:07, 11 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Erm, do you want me do give it a trial run? Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 01:19, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. But could you make what the bot does a bit clearer? Microchip  talk 11:54, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It analyzes whether renames and/or usurps are possible, saving crats much time and work. Shapiros10 Flap the Yap 11:59, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done Not needed: With only 8 rename requests in October and 18 from August through October, there is no need for a bot flag for this function. -- Creol(talk) 18:48, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Tharnton345
  • Programming language: English
  • Function: Interwiki bot
  • Description: Adds Interwiki links.

--Tharnton345 (talk) 12:54, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done - per previous request. -- Creol(talk) 15:41, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: MC8 (talk)
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: General fixes
  • Description: I've done 50 AWB edits yesterday, and none of them were false edits that I could see. Therefore, I think that it could probably run automatically, policing the new pages and short pages and slapping on a tag if needed. MC8 (talk) 12:42, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can we get a more accurate description of the tags fixed/problems addressed? Thanks--Eptalon (talk) 12:48, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Basically, it adds orphan, stub and uncat templates to pages if needed, and dates them if they haven't been already. One of the drawbacks, however, is that it renames {{uncat}} to {{uncategorized}}. The bot is quite easy to stop, one edit to User talk:Picochip08 will stop the bot. Hope that helps, MC8 (talk) 12:51, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, and it adds Wikify as well, if needed. MC8 (talk) 17:30, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


-Tharnton345 (talk) 09:37, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Um... how will it recognise vandalism? Microchip  talk 11:35, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Not done - Bot controlled by a user who is blocked on en:wp for sockpuppets and Commons for multiple rules violations. -- Creol(talk) 14:04, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: Sebb
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: Newsletter delivery, welcoming
  • Description: Delivering newsletters for all WikiProjects, and possibly welcomign new users using AWB.

--Sebb Talk 18:21, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

edits? --vector ^_^ (talk) 07:53, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It hasn't edited yet. Is it supposed to start? I was waiting for the go-ahead. Sebb Talk 11:47, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it isn't a good idea for welcoming users. It won't be very nice to be welcomed by a bot, the thought just isn't there. Chenzw  Talk  11:56, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikiquote does it. And I can dorp tht if you want. Sebb Talk 11:57, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See Bot Approvals. Also note the "good contributor" point. While you have a good number of edits and no hint of issues, you are still only effectively a 2 week old account (created in Feb 08, but didn't start editing until two weeks ago). You identify as en:wp Shapiro10 (who would qualify as good contributor give account age and # of edits), but there is no confirmation (or better yet, SUL - although that would still require confirmation for a rename request but would be much more useful in the long run.) Allowing an account with only two weeks of documented activity to operate semi-invisibly is just not a good idea. -- Creol(talk) 12:48, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There? Happy I confirm? Sebb Talk 12:52, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
An issue with its edits would also include the fact that it is an AWB bot but never requested AWB access. Hard to use AWB without access. This has been corrected so test edits can be run. -- Creol(talk) 13:02, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great. I forgot the password.
Can someone change it to random? Sebb Talk 13:16, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Admins can not reset the password. If you set the email for it, you can have it send you a new password from the login screen. If you didn't... not much can be done about it. -- Creol(talk) 06:40, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(unindenting) If you did not specify an email for your bot account and have forgotten the password, your best bet is to get a developer (with MySQL access) to reset your password. Chenzw  Talk  10:19, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great, who is a dev here? Sebb Talk 11:00, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No one. You have to ask either on IRC (#wikimedia-tech) or on Meta. Chenzw  Talk  11:06, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 On hold Chenzw  Talk  14:01, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Contributions
  • Operator: User:Beefball
  • Programming language: Pywikipedia
  • Function: interwiki, spellcheck
  • Description: A manually run bot for interwiki links and checking spelling.
    • more edits ? :-) --vector ^_^ (talk) 07:06, 12 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Just a side note, bots can't correct spelling mistakes automatically, a human has to be present. There is a script in the pywikipedia package that can correct spelling mistakes (with human aid). Chenzw  Talk  07:24, 13 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • My main issue here is that the user has so few edits that the trust factor is just not there. 50 edits on his home wiki and 200+ here (the user, not the bot) just are not enough to grant bot status. Pywiki iwbots I tend to grant on sight most of the time (proven platform with minimal issues) but only for editors with established histories on some wikipedia project (usually their home wiki - easier now to check with SUL) which this user does not have. -- Creol(talk) 07:40, 13 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How about now? Beefball Talk 15:16, 3 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DaPunkBot (talk · contribs)

  • Contributions/DaPunkBotDaPunkBot
  • Operator: Da Punk '95
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: General Maintanance
  • Description: Generally for IW Links, categorys, tags and Typos. Just to say I am reapplying (see below), as I never got a reply from my last request. I never knew a category for Microsoft Software exsisted. --  Da Punk '95  talk  21:06, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • mmm, I thinks that you should do some more edit. I don't understand the difference between 1 -> 2 for example. :)
    • any other opinion? --vector ^_^ (talk) 05:50, 18 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DaPunkBot (talk · contribs)

  • DaPunkBot
  • Operator: Da Punk '95
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: Interwiki / Category
  • Description: This will be a manually run bot to add cats and IW's to pages, so I don't clog up Recent Changes, like I did earier.

 Da Punk '95  talk  05:21, 11 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Denied. Given that you still used your main account to make the AWB changes you aplied for bot status on a seperate account for, it hints that you seem to have a tendency to mix and match accounts and would likely "accidently" edit from the bot account. Also as I just had to rollback some 25 AWB cat edits which were in violation of standard practice here (see Wikipedia:Categorization focusing on issues with placing article in categories they are already in the subcategory for and naming conventions), giving bot status seems likely to lead to more issues going unnoticed. -- Creol(talk) 08:00, 11 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A)I never knew Category:Microsoft Software exsisted.
B)I do understand the category system, if you look here I made about 15-20 edits last night, not against Wikipedia practice. The Microsoft issue was human error. I will not go in and edit using DaPunkBot. I swear that would be the case. I have not logged into DaPunkBot in Firefox. The only thing I have logged into the bot in was AWB. If the bot was approved, I would be happy for my non-bot accounts AWB access to be revolked. --  Da Punk '95  talk  20:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 On hold --vector ^_^ (talk) 18:43, 4 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Picochip08 proposed bot changesowner

  • Contributions
  • Operator: mC8
  • Programming language: AWB
  • Function: [manual] Google testing, [auto] typo fixing, Category tagging (searching, for instance "chess", "knight", "pawn", "queen", "bishop" and tagging them Category:Chess, manually welcoming users.

Picochip08 (talk) 17:13, 2 May 2008 (UTC) / mC8 17:16, 2 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To tell you the truth, I really don't see any reason for there to be a welcoming bot with our current level of users that actually stick around on this site. Most of the editors that join here usually join and then not make any edits. We don't want the bot to welcome every single new editor that signs up to this site if this would be the case as it would add too many pages to this site that aren't needed. Also, typo fixing is something that should be noticed to make sure that they are correct typo fixes. Cheers, Razorflame 19:41, 2 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No to auto typo fixing. There's so many reasons why a word may be misspelled, and doing it automatically is a bad idea. I'd be happy for it to be done manually though. A welcome bot would be a great idea. It's nice to get new messages, and anyhow there's no limit to the number of pages we have. Razor, if you have an issue with page numbers, think of all the indefinitely blocked users' pages. Majorly (talk) 19:46, 2 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
AWB has a built in typo correction feature, that I was going to enable for any other edits it made. Oh, and I would manually welcome the users (but having the bot flag gets rid of the "using AWB" bit of the edit summary, so it is better to do it on a bot. On English Wikiquote, I think it was, there is a welcome bot, and it never seemed to have the same feeling I have had when a human types {{subst:welcome}} ~~~~.) And, Razorflame, my theory is that Wiki is not paper, and anyway, I got welcomed last year, although I never actually recieved the message until this year, when I logged in again. Just to reiterate, at the moment there isn't anything too automated about the bot at the moment - it's AWB with added features for bots (and as there isn't an AWB test wiki, it might be a while before I can get all the functions sorted as it's all a bit of guessing). Ho hum. mC8 12:16, 3 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What do you mean by "Google testing"? Chenzw  Talk  12:22, 3 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This. Oh, and I'll start running some things on Tuesday, as I only have my laptop at the moment (which doesn't have AWB). mC8 14:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Make that later this week, when I have time... Nanochip08 Microchip08 onWHEELS 08:00, 7 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Resurrecting thread... mC8 19:55, 12 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Right, I've made some [[User:Picochip08/General Fixes|"general fix" edits, that generally makes things look nicer from an editing point of view. I stopped after Majorly' (talk) pinged me on IRC to say I was flooding RC, so can I get some more input onto here for a bot flag? Picochip08 proposed bot changesowner 19:45, 14 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 On hold --vector ^_^ (talk) 18:43, 4 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hrm? Microchip 17:04, Friday, June 20 2008 Utc


  • Contributions
  • Operator:
  • Programming language: Python (pywikipedia)
  • Function: Constantly monitor main namespace for short edits which contain nothing other than a trip-phrase (such as '''Bold Text'''). Will not revert the same article twice in a day in case of false positives.
  • Description: This bot will revert any edits made to the Simple English Wikipedia that appear to be sandbox edits. It will then warn the user for making the test edit, and if the user has received four warnings within the past two days, will report the user at Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress. The bot has been approved on the English Wikipedia, and I have already finished writing in compatibility with the Simple English Wikipedia.

tj9991 (talk | contribs) 22:16, 28 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Let it run for a couple days (our activity level should not cause issues) so we can get some contributions to base this request on. -- Creol(talk) 06:39, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please flag this bot as it was flooding recent changes earlier. Thanks, Majorly (talk) 15:01, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done - This bot has a tendency to get a little buggy at times. We have had several incidents with it (two noted on talk page, I have had to contact one of its handlers before as well) and it has block histories at en: de: and es: wp's. It is also a good idea to keep it visible to see when it just deletes an image that may need to have a replacement found for the article. -- Creol(talk) 21:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have the same idea so, block on
 Not done --vector ^_^ (talk) 21:30, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That was last year. The bugs have been fixed, since it got unblocked. Majorly (talk) 21:37, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And on April 6, 2008, it decided to act up again. During the barnstar image change over it replaced several image names resulting in red links that needed manually fixed. Other than major projects requiring mass edits, the bot does not generate enough traffic to require hiding it. -- Creol(talk) 08:27, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


i am admin in arabic wikipidia, please flage by bot , it works on interwikes by pywikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by OudatBot (talkcontribs) 08:55, 5 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not done - Kind of scary approving a bot who can not sign for itself. As the bot was only run twice, both time over nine months ago, there seems no reason to grant it status. If it becomes active, request bot status then. -- Creol(talk) 21:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basic English Bot (request)

Meta bot request

I'm on Wikipedia as SBHarris, and just discovered Simple English Wikipedia. Kick me if this has been suggested someplace else, but it occurs to me that what Simple English Wikipedia needs, is a lot of robotic flagging of articles to see which of their component words are part of the Basic English 850, or 1500, or derivatives thereof (a much longer list). The output might give words in three different colors, for example.

It would be most useful if a user had some way of running the `bot repetitively on an article, while editing it. The best place for the bot to run in the background, would obviously be to have it run every time the user did a "show preview." Results would come up very much like the "linked" or "unlinked" colors now used for THOSE purposes.

For this reason, such a "bot" would really ideally be part of the mediawiki software that runs this place. So this would more than a bot, but change in the basic software. But anything (even a bot which runs once a day and checks all articles) would help.

Without a lot of experience, it's quite difficult for the average native English speaker to tell if words below a certain complexity are part of the Basic English 850 or 1500 list. However, with these things automatically flagged by bot, it IS easy, even for inexperienced people to spot target words outside basic English, and then to make a decision if there is some shorter and more basic replacement that works as well, or if the word needs to stand "as is."

Won't one of your considerate 'bot makers (or you software mogels who did the original programming for this Version) consider working on this? It really would change everything here.

Addendum: I can think of more complex stuff, and most of these ideas apparently aren't as creative as I thought, since a friend of mine also came up with most of them, even as I was explaining the problem, before I'd gotten to my solutions. (So something of this sort has got to happen here eventually-- it's only a matter of WHEN, not IF). Here's a related Bot solution: There is need for a Reverse Thesaurus Bot, which is a normal thesaurus but with the Basic English word or phrase as a "redirect". This would not only flag words as not being part of BE 850 or BE 1500, but then also, for lots of words, might be able to give the Basic English word or phrase which is the suggested replacement. There is probaby such a thing already in print form, for writers of Basic English literature. But the process needs badly to be automated here, and probably could be. Here if nowhere else!

Sharris 20:56, 8 October 2006 (UTC) (SBHarris on standard Wikipedia).Reply[reply]

I have an idea. Rather than a bot that no-one will use, why don't we just set up a web-based Java system. You type the article name in the box, it fetches it and does it with no installs. It's quite a basic system, but I'm not sure if I can do it. Archer7 - talk 21:44, 8 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm trying to do something like this now in PHP. I'd stick it on my hosting first, but it could easily be integrated with MediaWiki if necessary. Maybe a bit of code to put in a monobook.js creating an extra tab to the script for interested users would be easier than dealing with integration into the software. Anyway, I'll let you know when I get stuck and give up. Thanks, Archer7 - talk 11:10, 15 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

other request

Some users operate Bots that will go through and make repetitive changes like what you are doing with the "Other Websites" sections. You are of course free to continue making those changes, but, if you wanted, you could hold off and let the bots make those changes. If you wanted to ask a bot owner to make the changes or wanted more info on bots, see Wikipedia:Bots. Didn't know if you would be interested or not. Thanks -  BrownE34  talk  contribs  19:40, 14 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've already been dealing with bots on other wikis ; most of the time they are dealing with interwikis matters and imho consume then too much computer space... they should not be allowed to interlink less than three countries ;-)))
About my running modifications you mention above, I pretend to go through anyway because I've noticed that such errors are staying in Simple for years ; if a bot could amend them, it will have done it earlier...
Let me do a last try to challenge those bots ;-))) the only repetitive thing that worried me today was that
18:46, 14 May 2007 (hist) (diff) Rush (band) (→External Links - automatic spam filtered) (top) 
18:42, 14 May 2007 (hist) (diff) Ferrari (→External Links - auto(sic)matic spam filtered) (top) 
18:41, 14 May 2007 (hist) (diff) Ankara (→Links - automatic spam filtered) (top) 
17:02, 14 May 2007 (hist) (diff) Wuppertal (→Links - automatic spam filtered) (top) 
i.e. keeping inside Simple external links already on the black list. ONaNcle 20:14, 14 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Post-scriptum Community lack of trust against me is the reason why I've been losing my motivations on this project and on most other ones. Anyway, there remain hundreds of black-listed external links still present on Simple. Let me say good luck to the bots and/or humans to work on it. ONaNcle 11:09, 9 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]