Wikipedia talk:Bots

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Requests for the bot flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the standard bot policy, and allows global bots and automatic approval of certain types of bots. Other bots should apply below. Global bot flag requests are handled at Meta:Steward requests.

If you are requesting bot status, please use the Current requests section. For other matters dealing with bots, please use the "discussion section".

Current requests[change source]

Put new requests at the top. Look here for a form to use to request bot status.

Pi bot[change source]

--Mike Peel (talk) 14:44, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

  • @Mike Peel: This sounds like a good idea. Does the bot log its changes? --Auntof6 (talk) 07:09, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Auntof6: You can see the list of changes at en:Special:Contributions/Pi_bot - if you have a more specific type of log in mind then I can look into it? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 07:18, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
      • @Mike Peel: Well, those edit summaries are descriptive enough. What I was thinking is thst someone might want to look at just the ones where the Commons category was removed so they could try to find matches. However, we do have Special:UnconnectedPages, so it's not that important. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
        • @Auntof6: Hopefully that would happen via the watchlists - I get occasional alerts that pi bot was reverted on enwp when someone fixes a bad link, presumably because they're watching the article changes. Note that UnconnectedPages is for pages that aren't linked to Wikidata, not to Commons. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 09:22, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Go ahead and make a trial run of 100 edits. -DJSasso (talk) 10:40, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
    • @Djsasso: I ran a test, which made 58 edits to articles and categories, see Special:Contributions/Pi_bot. I can make the rest later if you want, but I think that demonstrates the range of edits it's likely to make. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 12:34, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
      • Yeah that is good enough. I meant to say 50 so it works out. I will take a look through the edits when I get a chance today. And if everything is good I will flag it. -DJSasso (talk) 12:42, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
      •  Approved. -DJSasso (talk) 14:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
        • @Djsasso: Thanks! The first run-through is complete, I've scheduled it to run on Monday and Friday each week from now on. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:07, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

DannyS712 bot[change source]

  • Definitely a reasonable task. Were you intending it just to be a single manual run or actually leaving it unattended and automated? Couple reasons I ask. If you just intended to do a manual run to fix it up once, or every once in a awhile then in the future you might want to just post a note on Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage and we can give you temporary AWB access to quickly take care of tasks like this, and any admin can do that. The other is that I went to check how big of a problem it was and could only find about 15 instances of it on the wiki and so I just fixed them since there were so few (in most cases portal links are nulled out here so they don't link or showup, only times they aren't are when they are direct linked like your above example). Surprised I missed the one you link to above when I brought the template over, I usually remove them when they are on templates, but I must have been sleeping that day. -DJSasso (talk) 12:27, 5 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Djsasso: it would be just once in a while manually triggered. It could also be extended to apply to books, since that namespace doesn't exist here either. --DannyS712 (talk) 12:30, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

ExamBot[change source]

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Examknow (talk)
  • Programming language: Python
  • Function: Clearing Sandbox, Archiving Discussion Threads, Fixing Common Spelling Errors, Removing Spammed External Site Links
  • Description: ExamBot can use the data from pages in the wiki and wiki data items to perform actions that are very annoying to have to do manually. In the event that the bot goes haywire than there is an emergency stop button and a script that will revert all edit made by the bot in case something goes wrong.

--Examknow (talk) 01:20, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

We have a bot for clearing the sandboxes and a bot for archiving discussion threads. However, I'm wondering how you were able to make a bot in Python that, while automated, fixes spelling errors and determines what links are spam. Could you elaborate on that? Thanks, 10:24, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Denied. We have bots that do most of these already. We also don't allow bots to edit content such as spelling errors. Also attempting to operate without approval doesn't look good either, especially for an operator who hasn't edited here in the past with any regularity. -DJSasso (talk) 10:40, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
And just to add as I looked into your editing history on other wiki's you have next to no experience, and you are blocked on Your chance of running a bot here is essentially zero. -DJSasso (talk) 10:56, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Policy Discussion[change source]

Request a new bot[change source]