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TedderBot replacement[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Hello: Can someone take over the new article alert job from TedderBot? This page has the link to the source code. The bot has been out of operation since August 22. Please see here the requests from various project owners to get bot working again. Thanks. Ganeshk (talk) 00:33, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Many of the WikiProjects rely a great deal on the results from this bot; It would be really great if we could get new article listings on a reliable and frequent basis. Thanks. Invertzoo (talk) 13:30, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Seconded. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:56, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
I fully agree.--Ipigott (talk) 06:24, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
I second the request too... really vital. Cavarrone 06:33, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Seconded, definitely a very valuable function for many projects, and already much missed (just as during the previous down-periods)! Tomas e (talk) 11:16, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Hey all, I didn't know it wasn't running until over the weekend. I'm really busy in my startup. I can provide the jar and configuration to get it running on a toolserver-esque place. I can also see why the server I'm paying for is not running when I have a moment. tedder (talk) 15:22, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Are we sure it's not being IP blocked? If it's being located on a third party server....and the bot to previously do the task this task, AlexNewArtBot was IP blocked. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 17:38, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Not IP blocked- running on AWS cloud so the ip hops around a bit. But Bamyers99 (talk | contribs) debugged it as a http vs https issue at login. tedder (talk) 15:39, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm not all too experienced with Perl, but I do have experience with Java. If no one objects, I will take over this bot.—cyberpower ChatOffline 03:07, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
It's written in Java. tedder (talk) 15:39, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
All the better. Can you provide a copy of the correct code?—cyberpower ChatOnline 15:43, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
When you get it running again, could you provide a backlog for architecture from 22 August. I would like to what's been going on there.--Ipigott (talk) 15:45, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for getting it up and running again. As it is a very important bot for a number of wikiprojects, and Tedder notes he is very busy IRL, it would indeed be good to have a backup ready to kick in on a short notice, so this request should still be seen as open for anyone willing to develop a backup capability. Better have it ready know than after another x-week delay and grief in the future. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:06, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Seconded. Most important to have a reliable backup.--Ipigott (talk) 07:58, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Completely agree with you. That's why things like open licenses are good- I don't own my bot code any more than I own my wiki contributions. I've started talking to Bamyers99 (talk | contribs) offwiki about it and want to make sure they can get it running, either as primary or backup to me. I think bamyers has a VPS to run it on, but if anyone can give some help we could move it to a wiki-sponsored toolserver type machine too. More specific question- is it acceptable to share my **bot** username+password with bamyers? It is a bit of a role account but also seems to fall under WP:IAR. tedder (talk) 20:55, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Preferably, I like to run scripts under my boys to pervert any issues. I can run them on labs where the scripts can live on its own. I am well versed in Java and would be happy to take over your bot.—cyberpower ChatOnline 21:28, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Sounds like cyberpower already has bot/labs accounts so I will bow out of the competition. --Bamyers99 (talk) 22:20, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Can somebody take over RFC bot?[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

Chris G (talk | contribs) has left a message on his talk page that real life has taken priority and he's stopped his bots. But he has offered the code if somebody wants to get them running again. Is there anybody willing to take a look at getting RFC bot (talk | contribs) running again? I'm most interested in the WP:DASHBOARD updating, but the RfC stuff is probably a higher priority. Thanks. (talk) 06:09, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

So... Special:Contributions/Legobot. Unfortunately Chris made the toolserver database private, so I'm starting off with a fresh database. I'm not sure what side effects this might have (people might get FRS spammed a bit extra?), but nothing should blow up. Right now I have it on a hourly cronjob. Is there any need for it to run any faster? Legoktm (talk) 06:33, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Hrmph. Special:Contribs/ I fixed it so that shouldn't happen again in the future. Legoktm (talk) 06:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Legobot to the rescue. Thanks very much, Legoktm. I think hourly is just fine. Is there any chance that Legobot (talk | contribs) could update the WP:DASHBOARD also? Or should that be spun off to a different bot? Thanks. (talk) 06:54, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
It should get to that, it's still in the middle of a run since it's taking a while to populate the database. Legoktm (talk) 06:58, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Legoktm, I've offered to run take over the bot already, and Chris_G was preparing to hand me all of the stuff required.—cyberpower ChatOnline 11:38, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
You are also running without approval, which is in violation of the bot policy.—cyberpower ChatOnline 11:43, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
[೧] Tbh cyberpower, I would say overlook it this one time because it's a pre-approved task, with the same code and by a trusted bot op, and only temporarily probably if you're going to take over. Rcsprinter (chinwag) @ 20:29, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Um, well the code has been posted for quite a while, and you hadn't done it yet, so I just did. And no, I'm not going to bother filing BRFAs for taking over harej's bots, that's pointless bureaucracy. Waste of my time, and the BAG member who has to approve it. Legoktm (talk) 21:52, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I really appreciate your great bot work. (talk) 00:31, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Flag unreferenced BLPs for WikiProjects (2nd request)[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

(I'd asked about this in late July. Someone else had offered to help with it, but they have since become inactive.)
DASHBot (talk | contribs) used to create, and/or periodically update, a list of unreferenced biographies of living persons for a given Wikiproject (see User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects). However, that bot has been blocked since March. I'm wondering if another one can accomplish this same task. I'm asking on behalf of WP:JAZZ (whose list is at Wikipedia:WikiProject Jazz/Unreferenced BLPs) but there were a lot of other WikiProjects on that list, as well (I'd already removed WP:JAZZ, though). Thanks in advance, -- Gyrofrog (talk) 13:31, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

I'd also like this task to be revived, but you can see the uBLPs in the full cleanup lists generated weekly by the svick tool on the toolserver. The-Pope (talk) 06:51, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I'm not sure we need both (I'll leave a note at WT:JAZZ), though I guess it wouldn't hurt anything for another 'bot to take over for this DASHBot task. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 15:42, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Change pages named 'NAME (Canoer)' to 'NAME (Canoeist)'[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

A bot is needed to go through Category:Canoeists and change the name of any pages that are currently called 'NAME (Canoer)' to 'NAME (Canoeist)' as per the discussion at WP Kayaking Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 10:06, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Should the bot also create redirects from 'NAME (canoer)' to 'NAME (canoeist)'? Should the bot also change any text in the articles it moves from "canoer" to "canoeist"? (e.g. "Joe Blow is an American canoer" to "Joe Blow is an American canoeist"?). GoingBatty (talk) 15:26, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
The bot should definitely create redirects from the old pages as it would have the potential to break a lot of links if not (might be worth checking for double redirects if that's a possibility). It would also make a lot of sense to change text in the article as per your suggestion, I hadn't considered that until now though Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 16:58, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Can/will anyone take this on please? Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 09:20, 13 September 2013 (UTC)


I'd been doing some of this linkfixes manually, but figured it's an WB or bot task really.

The list contains image pairs.

Basic task is, For Each image pair in the list-

  • Check first image still exists
    • If first image does not exist or is Commons - Skip.
    • If exists but is not a redirect skip.
  • If first image is a redirect.
    • Get Target from page text
    • Compile a list of mainspace pages transcluding the first image(redirect)
    • For each item in that list (if any) : Replace first name in list with second name in list taking into account the absence of a File: or Image: prefix if needed.
    • Repeat for each item in the list.
  • If No links remain (excluding the source of the pairs) tag Redirect as G6 - Retitled file with no significant incoming links.
  • Repeat for next pair.

Could an automated task for doing this be developed? Sfan00 IMG (talk) 22:07, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

WP:TAFI related tasks from Theo's Little Bot[ಬದಲಾಯಿಸಿ]

User:Theopolisme has taken a temporary hiatus, and I would request that the already approved TAFI related tasks from his bot be taken up by another bot. The python scripts are available here. Performing all these tasks manually are painful. It needs to run one at 00:00 UTC on Mondays, and can basically run all tasks once a week then. --NickPenguin(contribs) 04:02, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

NickPenguin Stand by... I think I have all the components and code necessary to do the Monday tasks. Hasteur (talk) 04:31, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Do you need the monday tasks run? I'm looking and I think Theopolisme left the tasks running. Clarification would be good. Hasteur (talk) 04:36, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
It looks like Theo's bot had a hiccup for a few days. However, given how I've felt on extended wiki-breaks, it may suddenly stop working. As long as the tasks are run at least once a week on Mondays (putting up the TAFI templates at the new weeks start, moving successful noms into the holding area, creating new schedule groups from oldest successful noms, and notifying relevant wikiprojects), then everything should be good. If you could invest a little bit of time (maybe not right now) then it would be good to have a backup plan. --NickPenguin(contribs) 00:46, 11 September 2013 (UTC)