Wikispecies:Bots/Requests for approval/InternetArchiveBot

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InternetArchiveBot[edit]

  1. Operator: Cyberpower678
  2. Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic and Manual
  3. Programming Language(s): PHP
  4. Function Summary: To combat dying links continuously.
  5. Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Continuous
  6. Edit rate requested: Up to 30/minute. Usually 10/minute.
  7. Already has a bot flag (Y/N): N
  8. Function Details: IABot's function is to continuously combat the ongoing issues of dying links in variously formatted sources and to try to preserve them with archives.

Discussion[edit]

Please see this Phabricator ticket and this rather short discussion here, for deployment details and tracking. InternetArchiveBot is explained in more detail at m:InternetArchiveBot.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 00:55, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

  • @Cyberpower678: Thank you for this. Under what circumstances would you anticipate exceeding 10 edits per minute? Our bot policy says "Bots' editing speed should be regulated in some way; subject to approval, bots doing non-urgent tasks may edit approximately once every ten seconds, while bots doing more urgent tasks may edit approximately once every four seconds.". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:54, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
    At those speeds the bot will never be able to finish a run without the issue still getting larger. IABot also doesn't have a rate throttle primarily because the numerous analysis routines in use restrict the bot's speed. It's usually faster on smaller articles with URLs it already encountered once before. If I note the request above, then it operator wants to run 50/minute, that's significantly faster than what IABot is asking to do.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:00, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Policies should be viewed as guidelines and on a case by case basis, that is the job of us admins and crats. I have no issue with the speed this bot would be running, I can see that need. My support vote stands. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 19:06, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Vote[edit]

Poll started 13:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC). Poll will run for one week, until 13:09, 26 May 2017 2017 (UTC).

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 13:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support I keep coming across 404 links so yes please. Andyboorman (talk) 13:39, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support This link sorting is an important task. Mariusm (talk) 08:47, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Dan Koehl (talk) 00:19, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support MKOliver (talk) 00:48, 21 May 2017 (UTC)



  • Symbol support vote.svg Approved for trial (100 edits). for evaluation by community. @Cyberpower678: bot flag given. Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:37, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
Running now. I was rather shocked at how sparse URLs are or lack of any template indicating that they're dead.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 02:41, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry. I feel asleep during the trial. So it shot a little past 100 edits.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 07:29, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Pinging Faendalimas.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 12:31, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Cyberpower678:. I have no issues with the edits, any other views? @Tommy Kronkvist, Pigsonthewing, Mariusm, Franz Xaver, Dan Koehl, OhanaUnited:. Cheers, Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
  1. Seems to be working well, and as advertised. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC).
Would anyone else like to comment? :p—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:16, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

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@Cyberpower678: apologies I have had a busy few days. Since there have been no more comments in a few days this bot is fully approved. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 13:57, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Thank you for approving. @Faendalimas: I would recommending also adding the following wiki markup to the bottom of MediaWiki:Histlegend [https://tools.wmflabs.org/iabot/index.php?page=runbotsingle&wiki=specieswiki&pagesearch={{FULLPAGENAMEE}} Fix dead links]CYBERPOWER (Chat) 19:43, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
done. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:52, 6 June 2017 (UTC)