Wikinews:Bots/Archive 4

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Glavkos bot (talk · contribs)

KamikazeBot (talk · contribs)

AKBot (talk · contribs)

  • Operator: Artem Korzhimanov (talk)
  • Bot name: AKBot
  • Programming language: Python, interwiki.py
  • Already used on: full list
  • Task: manage interwiki links: adding new interwiki lins, remove dead links, the bot is running in manual regime and is supposed to work only in main and category namespaces. Artem Korzhimanov (talk) 14:29, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Comments

  • Comment I am very, very leery of bots writing to the main namespace here. A bot right on enWN, which has flagged revisions in use, could link completely unrelated news stories between several languages.
Categories, templates, and project namespace stuff I can fully understand use of a bot. However, the vast majority of work such a bot would need to do is one-off stuff.
What I'll assume was a test run looked okay. But, before making my mind up I would want to know more about plans for main namespace use. It seems to me that deciding if two independently written articles, in different languages, should be interlinked is a human-only decision which will take orders of magnitude more time than doing the 5 to 10 seconds editing to manually insert the interwiki link. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:44, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I understand your concerns. That is why in main space this bot will be run only in manual regime under my control of its edits. The thing is that it is more convenient to add all interwiki links at once in all languages by running an interwiki script rather than do it by hands like I did before. Artem Korzhimanov (talk) 22:16, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Votes

Support The bot sounds useful, but I would not condone giving it Reviewer privileges per Brian McNeil's concerns. Cocoaguytalkcontribs 04:28, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Comment Autoreviewer is bundled with bot; it's just hit a mainspace article that was published. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:25, 14 February 2012 (UTC)