User talk:O/2010/July

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Please see Commons:Village_pump#Village_pump_disappearing_from_Watchlist. Besides that, I think it works fine.  Docu  at 19:51, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

DieBuche brought up a point I hadn't thought of before. As your bot does other tasks as well, these should probably continue to run under a bot account. Which names would you like to pick for each? The easiest might be to do run the daily cron under a new account "O (botT)".  Docu  at 08:12, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
We'll see how the bugzilla report goes and then take it from there. Sorry for the somewhat late response; I got caught up in real life once again. --O (висчвын) 00:36, 20 July 2010 (GMT)
The report dates from 3 years ago and it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Obviously it would fix things for other bots too, but the report seems to be in the state of numerous others ones, where nothing is ever going to be done.
For the simple, but useful task of your bot, we can find a solution at Commons and we don't have to wait for MediaWiki developers.
If you stopped using O (bot) for other tasks, we might as well go with my initial suggestion. Just tell me which one seems most convenient to you.  Docu  at 07:09, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again about this, but I'd rather use the solution you prefer than a default one. What do you prefer: e.g. (1) use O (bot) for the daily chron, (2) create a new account for that?  Docu  at 05:49, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
I prefer not doing anything (continue running cron on O (bot), keep bot flag) until there's more discussion about this. I really don't think this is a very big deal, as the only time this happens is at 00:00 UTC/GMT each day. Until this bug is actually fixed, users watching VP can easily type COM:VP into the search bar and consult the page history to verify that the bot has put the date at the bottom, or wait until a non-bot user edits VP.
As for the bot's other tasks, I will continue to run them whenever I see fit in a manner that contributes to the organisation of Commons. --O (висчвын) 05:55, 29 July 2010 (GMT)
I just checked my watchlist and saw my bot's daily edit not disappear. --O (висчвын) 00:16, 31 July 2010 (GMT)