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== BotName ==
* '''Bot name''': {{User|BotName}}
* '''Bot operator''': {{User|Name}}
* '''Automatic or manually assisted''': 
* '''Purpose of the bot''': 
* '''Edit period(s)''': 
* '''Programming language(s) (and API) used''': 
* '''Other projects that are already using this bot''': 
* '''Additional information''': 

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BotName edit

  • Bot name: Arbota (talk • email • contribs • stats • logs • global account)
  • Bot operator: Bocardodarapti (talk • email • contribs • stats • logs • global account)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: halfautomatic (manually triggered)
  • Purpose of the bot: at the moment: helping me with generating pages of translated exercises from German wikiversity. (The Wikidatalinks I do via quickstatements on toolforge).
  • Edit period(s): once in a while
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used:Pywikibot running on jupiter.
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: German wikiversity. I started the bot some weeks ago.
  • Additional information: I only use it for help within 'my pages' and always control the result.

Bocardodarapti (discusscontribs) 06:39, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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WikiJournalBot edit

As with listeriabot, it only edits pages between the templates {{WikiJournalBotList}} and {{ListEnd}}, see sandbox tests User:Octfx/Volume_4_Issue_1. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 23:10, 16 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Evolution and evolvability and Octfx: Can someone create the WikiJournalBot user account and perform an edit under that account? So far, it doesn't appear to exist. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:07, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dave Braunschweig Ah yes, rather easier to apply permissions to an existing account. Done. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 22:31, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Evolution and evolvability and Octfx: I followed the previous approach, bot for a week, presuming that was the intent. Let us know how testing goes. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 22:41, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Dave Braunschweig and Evolution and evolvability: I've created an OAuth consumer at meta and ran the bot through toolforge. Successful edits were made to the Sandbox and two of my user pages here and here. --Octfx (discusscontribs) 09:51, 18 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Evolution and evolvability and Octfx: I'm fine with running tests as you have recently been doing and I highly encourage you to continue. Please note: "When testing, bot operators must delay 60 seconds between edits." (see: WV:BOT) If you need assistance with this Dave or I can provide help with how to 'throttle' the edit rate to comply with this guideline. This makes it easier for custodians and 'crats to review the edits as they occur. Thank you so much for your contributions to improving Wikiversity, it is greatly appreciated. --mikeu talk 22:40, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Forgot to ping @Dave Braunschweig: for input. --mikeu talk 22:47, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mu301: no problem, I’ll set the bot back to one edit per minute. The current delay was set while the bot flag was temporarily active, I forgot to change it back! —-Octfx (discusscontribs) 06:49, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great, we very much appreciate your contributions to Wikiversity. Thank you for improving our site and let us know if you need additional tools to improve the quality of our website. --mikeu talk 07:56, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know the inner workings of this bot, but it often shuffles the order of publications and made them out of publishing sequence[1] OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:52, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@OhanaUnited You need to notify the bot owner or leave a message the bot's talk page. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:55, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


WorkmarketBot edit

Note for transparency: I have also assigned it IP block exempt status during these tests since it was flagged by Tks4Fish. I think this is reasonable, but please let me know if that's against proccedure to IP block exempt a both that I myself am applying permission for. T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 11:48, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot permission added. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 21:51, 26 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]