Wikispecies:Bots/Requests for approval/InternetArchiveBot

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  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.


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)[reply]

  • @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)[reply]
    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)[reply]
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)[reply]


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

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

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)[reply]
Sorry. I feel asleep during the trial. So it shot a little past 100 edits.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 07:29, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Pinging Faendalimas.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 12:31, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks @Cyberpower678:. I have no issues with the edits, any other views? @Tommy Kronkvist, Pigsonthewing, Mariusm, Franz Xaver, Dan Koehl, and OhanaUnited:. Cheers, Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 16:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  1. Seems to be working well, and as advertised. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:10, 2 June 2017 (UTC).[reply]
Would anyone else like to comment? :p—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:16, 5 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

───────────────────────── @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)[reply]

done. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 21:52, 6 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]