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Operator: Maelgwn

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic

Programming Language(s): Pywikipedia

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): continuous

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions: Template substitution. First job will be this request to substitue {{Idw}}


  • So you're thinking "bot for hire" then? How broadly do you see your scope? Many bots here have pretty narrowly defined things they do, and some things can be controversial. See the meta:Bot_policy which is not policy here, yet but which has some wisdom, I think. ++Lar: t/c 00:51, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Ok well this "request" is only for template sustitution where it is a appropriate. I was only quite general above because it is quite likely there would be a very similar job in the future, which is pretty straightforward that I could do without needing to file another request about basically the same thing. I have a bot at w:User:Maelgwnbot as well. Maelgwn 01:16, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
      • works for me. Can we get a trial run? Maybe do some of this first proposed task and point us at the logfiles? ++Lar: t/c 01:33, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
        • Yeah i will try and get it running tonight. Ill do say 100 edits and then come back here Maelgwn 02:59, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
  • This initial task is already being done by my bot. However, I have no objections for any further tasks; just use wisely. —O () 03:37, 25 September 2007 (GMT)
    • Actually, for a smaller scale trial, let's see if this bot can subst {{idw}} in User:O/Sandbox/S1 and User:O/Sandbox/S2. Remember to supply the correct namespace number (User is 2; User talk is 3) and parameters. Cheers, —O () 03:44, 25 September 2007 (GMT)
      • Why, they're in the wrong namespace :P. If you don't mind I can run this as a backup to your bot. I am running the trial as planned. It is setup like this:

python Idw -namespace:3


throttle=12 seconds

See Special:Contributions/Maelgwnbot ... Maelgwn 04:30, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Done Maelgwn 04:43, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I will probably deal with this as well. Maelgwn 09:10, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Ok so I can I get the flag? There have been no problems. :: maelgwn :: talk 03:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Unless someone speaks up shortly (in a day) with why not, I will be setting the bot flag very soon. ++Lar: t/c 00:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
      • Great - i think i will get started. :: maelgwn :: talk 01:41, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • No objections. -- Bryan (talk to me) 09:56, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done - bot flag set for User:Maelgwnbot ++Lar: t/c 20:16, 8 October 2007 (UTC)