Wikiversity:Bots/Status/Archive

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This is the archive of bot status requests

User:Sebbot[edit]

YesY Done Bot was flagged:

05:08, 3 October 2006 Cormaggio (Talk | contribs | block) granted bot status to User:Sebbot ‎(I trust you Seb :-))

User:DraiconeBot[edit]

  • Bot operator: User:Draicone
  • Aim of the bot: Simplify common tasks, fetch data, update counts, remove categories etc.
  • Script used: Hmm... PHP? A mixture of w:WP:AWB, pywikipedia, PHP with snoopy, PHP using query.php, Manually operated using AJAXified query.php etc.
  • Already used on, with bot status: English Wikipedia, the now defunct MWT wiki

YesY Done sebmol ? 12:06, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

User:Wherebot[edit]

I'm willing to put the bot on as soon as it is approved. Here is the info (below): -- Where 00:10, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Bot operator: w:User:Where
  • Aim of the bot: detect copyright violations
  • Script used: w:User:Wherebot
  • 'Already approved on the English Wikipedia

YesY Done, assigning responsibility for the bot to User:JWSchmidt. sebmol ? 17:08, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

User:HagermanBot[edit]

  • Bot Operator: User:Hagerman
  • Aim of the bot: Automatically detects unsigned comments left on the talk namespaces as well as requested pages (indicated by placing the page in a special category). It places the {{unsigned}} template after the comment. If the user leaves 2 unsigned comments within a 24 hour period, the bot leaves a message on the users talk page with information on how to properly sign a comment.
  • Language used: Visual C# .NET
  • Already approved on the English Wikipedia See HagermanBot

Please run the bot without flag for a couple of days so we can get a picture of how it works. sebmol ? 11:00, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, the bot is running. Please contact me if you have any questions. Best, Hagerman 23:42, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

YesY Done Granted bot status after test phase. sebmol ? 09:36, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

User:MichaelBillingtonBot[edit]

  • Bot Operator: User:MichaelBillington
  • Aim of the bot: Checks pages on the open proxy project for IPs which have been missed, then relists them on WV:OP for blocking. Also categorises subpages of the project and archives lists which contain only blocked IP addresses. (so it's really an all-round helper bot for the project)
  • Language used: Visual Basic
  • Already approved: English Wikipedia under the same name (though that bot runs different software)
I wrote this after I noticed I missed a large number of IP addresses on the first open proxy list (a thing best to avoid) Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 11:58, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Additional feature. I would like to have this bot also approved to post RSS feeds for Wikiversity blogs if a template is present. Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 07:24, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Please run it without bot flag for about a week to test its abilities and check for bugs. sebmol ? 07:42, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done Granted bot status after test phase. sebmol ? 19:26, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

User:ArchiveBot[edit]

YesY Done Bot was flagged:

14:11, 25 March 2007 Sebmol (Talk | contribs | block) granted bot status to User:ArchiveBot ‎(for testing purposes)

Commons Delinker[edit]

User:CommonsDelinker

YesY Done sebmol ? 20:07, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Crochet.david.bot[edit]

--Crochet.david.bot 19:03, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done sebmol ? 20:07, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Mike's bot account[edit]

MBA ( talk | block ) 15:43, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done sebmol ? 20:07, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

User:MichaelFreyTool[edit]

-- MichaelFrey 12:04, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

This bot is running fine so far on de.WV (since it is just a piece of software and we know all Murphy's law: at least the edits I saw when asking the bot operator to do some changes). ----Erkan Yilmaz Wikiversity:Chat 22:43, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
YesY Done ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 20:58, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

User:Computer[edit]

  • Bot operator: User:White Cat (Commons:User:White Cat) - En-N, Tr-4, Ja-1
  • List of botflags on other projects: Bot has a flag on wikimedia (meta,commons) wikipedia (ar, az, de, en, es, et, fr, is, ja, ku, nn, no, ru, sr, tr, uz, simple...) (See: m:User:White Cat#Bots)
  • Purpose: Interwiki linking, double redirect fixing, commons delinking (for cases where commonsdelinker fails)

-- Cat chi? 17:42, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot uses pywikipedia and AWB framework. ----Erkan Yilmaz Wikiversity:Chat 00:09, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
So far missing basic criteria:
  • indicate on bot's user page:
  • which program / language is used (Pywikipedia, Ruby, javascript...)
  • who the owner is
  • choose a name containing the word "bot" so that editors realize they are dealing with an automaton - see also Name should include bot ?
Please also have a look at the other expectations.
Anywaythe projects where the bot is running seems quite impressive (though not each checked on the list from m:User:White Cat#Bots, e.g. also de.WV is listed, but the status not given there yet). ----Erkan Yilmaz Wikiversity:Chat 19:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Some feedback already at other Wikiversities about the request there:
Contributions at this Wikiversity to see how the bot is operating, ----Erkan Yilmaz Wikiversity:Chat 22:55, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

YesY Done --SB_Johnny | talk 10:53, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

ArthurBot[edit]

  • Contributions
  • Owner: Mercy
  • Language: pywikipedia
  • Functions: adding/correcting interwiki links
  • Flags: cs

Hi, ArthurBot is a global bot with over 330,000 contribs. It's going to add interwiki links to newly created Czech pages and categories. Best regards, --Mercy 10:14, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

YesY Done [1] --mikeu talk 22:44, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

User:It (tagbot)[edit]

I'm not sure I quite understand the purpose of this bot or how it works. Can you post a simple demonstration that does not rely on Wikia? Feel free to use the bot account for that. sebmol ? 07:44, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

N Not done There has been no response to the questions about the function of this bot. --mikeu talk 02:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

User:Dinybot[edit]

Hello, I would like to ask for the bot flag for the Dinybot robot. It is a classical global automatic interwiki robot which operates at all Wikiversities. Demonstrative editations are available. Also specification in English is available. Simple specifiation follows:

  • Bot Operator: User:Martin Kozák
  • Aim of the Bot: Periodical automated completing and keeping of the interwiki links of all projects.
  • Language used: The Python
  • Script used: Python Wikipedia Robot Framework
  • Already used on:
    1. Czech Wikipedia for automated typographic corrections, code cleanups and redirects replacing, (Lightweight MediaWiki Robot Framework, since 2006-05-11)
    2. Czech Wikiquote for typographic correction, code cleanups and redirects replacing, (Lightweight MediaWiki Robot Framework, since November 2006)
    3. Wikiquote projects for completing and keeping the interwiki links. (Python Wikipedia Robot Framework, since March 2007, in pending)

Thanks for Your complaisance.

--Martin Kozák 17:33, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

N Not done This is a very old request, and it is not clear that the bot operator is still active. Please resubmit the request if you are still interested in running the bot. (and feel free to leave a note on the talk pages of the crats to insure a quicker response) --mikeu talk 02:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

AdambroBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: Adambro (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Semi-automatic
  • Purpose of the bot: Re-categorisation, other similar maintenance tasks as required
  • Edit period(s): As required
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: AutoWikiBrowser
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: I have bot flagged accounts for similar maintenance tasks on the English Wikipedia, Commons, Meta.
  • Additional information: I'm an administrator on the English Wikipedia, the English Wikinews, and the Wikimedia Commons projects. I also operate a bot which uses the pywikipedia to make regular fully automated edits to the English and Finnish Wikinews projects which have amassed about 50,000 edits. See also AdambroBot on other projects.

YesY Done User:AdambroBot now has a bot flag. --mikeu talk 13:32, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Mu301Bot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: Mu301 (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: manually assisted
  • Purpose of the bot: maintenance tasks
  • Edit period(s): as needed
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: pywikipedia
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: none
  • Additional information: will also be used to develop a learning project on using bots
YesY Done After 6 weeks with no comments, I'm willing to flag for a trusted user. --SB_Johnny talk 00:23, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

JackBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: JackPotte (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Both.
  • Purpose of the bot: Cleaning the double redirections with the famous redirect.py.
  • Edit period(s): Every day.
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: AWB, Pywikipedia.
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: Several
  • Additional information: If someone else absolutely wants to execute this script every day I'll stop this vote for my bot.
Requested test run of bot here. --mikeu talk 01:35, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
YesY Done JackPotte 04:59, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I've flagged JackBot. --mikeu talk 05:21, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

EdoBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: EdoDodo (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic
  • Purpose of the bot: Creating and maintaining interwiki links.
  • Edit period(s): Lots of runs.
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: Pywikipedia (interwiki.py)
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: Approved on Simple English Wikipedia. Requested on French, Italian, and English Wikipedias.
  • Additional information: I realize that there's already an awful lot of interwiki bots out there, but redundancy is never a bad idea, and one more can't hurt ;). I am an experienced bot operator, I am part of the Bot Approvals Group on enwp and operate three bots (DodoBot, MessageDeliveryBot, WelcomerBot) there, as well as DodoBot on Commons. - EdoDodo talk 09:34, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Hello! Thank you for the offer to run a bot to help maintain wikiversity. As described in the Wikiversity:Bots page I would like to request that you run a limited test (just once and without the bot flag) to demonstrate the work that your bot will perform. Please note the edit rate guidelines and the use of the MaxLag parameter. Let me know after you run the test. --mikeu talk 21:28, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Sample edit Thanks! - EdoDodo talk 18:36, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
YesY Done [2] --mikeu talk 01:08, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

GedawyBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: محمد الجداوي (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic
  • Purpose of the bot: Interwiki
  • Edit period(s): as needed
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: Pywikibot
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: Global
  • Additional information:

--محمد الجداوي 11:41, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support bot status - does a good job at Wikipedia. However, I would suggest that the operator creates an English language talk page here or on meta, because it can be difficult for users whose language has a Roman script to use the arabic Wikipedia talk page due to the right-to-left typing. --Simone 17:51, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. You can contact me on my talk page on meta.--محمد الجداوي 02:31, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Question is this bot working on other WV projects currently? David.crochet's bot has been performing this task for several years now. --SB_Johnny talk 09:01, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes; My bot has bot flag on arabic WV (Although there is not much to do there; As it's a new site). I really want to help here.--محمد الجداوي 11:59, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - I'm noting that this bot was flagged on 21 other WMF wikis 18/11/2011. The question remains though what does it do better or worse than David.crochet's bot? -- Jtneill - Talk - c 00:35, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
I just want to run my interwiki bot here, I don't say i'm better or worth than anyone. You can test my edits.--محمد الجداوي 13:41, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

SB_Johnny suggested I be contacted about this and I don't know why. What do people still want to know before granting the bot flag? What concerns are there to discuss? -- darklama  12:58, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

James and I don't know all that much about bots, so if you think the bot is fine, the bot is fine with me. Just looking for an expert nod. --SB_Johnny talk 18:17, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

N Not done This very old request is now archived. Please resubmit if you are interested in using a bot to contribe to Wikiversity. --mikeu talk 07:16, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Hazard-Bot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: Hazard-SJ (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic
  • Purpose of the bot: Cleaning the sandbox
  • Edit period(s): I usually do this hourly, but as it has a much lower edit rate, I could change the frequency.
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: Pywikipedia
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: enwiki, nlwiki, mediawikiwiki
  • Additional information: As stated above, I believe hourly checks for this task might be irrelevant. I could do it, though, or I could do it at less frequent intervals (best for you, the community to decide, I think?). Also, it would be nice to have a page with the content it should be reset with (protection would be good to prevent vandalism), or at least a confirmation of the text it should be replaced with.  Hazard-SJ  ±  23:13, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Hello, and thank you for your offer to help maintain Wikiversity! I apologize for noticing this earlier. In the past I have run a bot to "rake" the sandbox once per week, but my bot is not currently editing this page. We do have a template at {{Please leave this line alone (sandbox heading)}} and you can see how it is used by viewing the wiki source at this revision: [3]. A few questions:
  • Do you plan to use the bot for other tasks?
  • Are you interested in becoming active at any of the Wikiversity learning projects?
--mikeu talk 17:43, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
As for other tasks, not immediately, but I'd request here if I find something else that I could do with the bot. As for becoming active on Wikiversity, hmm ... not specifically. I edit on other wikis fairly actively, though. I'm a member of the SWMT (and am a global rollbacker, by extension), merely suggesting that I've had many crosswiki experiences. I run bots on other projects, including sandbots on three other wikis, so that should be okay.  Hazard-SJ  ±  01:52, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

N Not done This very old request is now archived. Please resubmit if you are interested in using a bot to contribe to Wikiversity. --mikeu talk 07:17, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

MaintenanceBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)[edit]

  • Bot operator: Dave Braunschweig (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Manually assisted for now.
  • Purpose of the bot: A variety of maintenance tasks, starting with identifying unlicensed files and adding notifications to the file and the user.
  • Edit period(s): As needed.
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: Windows PowerShell
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: None
  • Additional information: Licensing information for contributed files is currently unmanaged. The scope of the problem is beyond the time and abilities of human efforts alone. A bot is necessary to address the problem. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 11:42, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
    Hi Dave, Thankyou for your diligent attention to unlicensed image uploads etc. I've enabled this bot. Would you mind listing the specific actions it should perform on the bot's user page? Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 06:07, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
    YesY Done I'll also post an example on the MaintenanceBot talk page when it's ready. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:28, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

YesY Done This request was granted by User:Jtneill on 10 November 2013. --mikeu talk 07:20, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

RileyBot[edit]

  • Bot name: RileyBot (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Bot operator: Riley Huntley (talk | email | contribs | stats)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic
  • Purpose of the bot: Clean Wikiversity:Sandbox as the bot tasked to due so hasn't done it in nearly a month
  • Edit period(s): Every six hours, or as otherwise requested
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: Python, pywikipedia
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: amgwiki, commonswiki, enwiki, enwikiquote, enwikivoyage, eswikivoyage, frwiivoyage, hewikisource, sawiki, simplewiki, sourceswiki, thwiki, ttwiktionary
  • Additional information: Bot would delay if the page has been edited within an hour. -Riley Huntley (SWMT) 22:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)


@Riley Huntley: Hello, and thank you for offering to contribute to Wikiversity! Usually we leave these requests open for about a week in case the community has any questions. I don't expect any for a routine request like this. I was running the bot that watched the sandbox but I set it at a very slow clean of once per week. The more frequent clean with the delay you suggest sounds like a better method to prevent interruption of testing. I suspect most editors now test in the userspace sandbox in any case. I'll watch for comments here and check back in a little while. For now, go ahead and start the bot (w/o the flag) to make some periodic edits so I can see the revision history. --mikeu talk 03:00, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Please also create User:RileyBot with info about the programming language and linking to the operator page. Include either {{User bot}} or add the bot userpage to Category:Wikiversity bots. --mikeu talk 03:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
N Not done - Very stale request. Requests made by mikeu were not act up (creating info), bot didn't run, and the owner of the request hasn't even commented on his/her own request. Please make a new request if you are still interested in your bot becoming an official, flagged bot here at Wikiversity... other than that, this request won't be accepted. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:28, 20 November 2016 (UTC)