DeprecatedFixerBotJoined 17 March 2018 This bot runs on Wikimedia Toolforge.Administrators: If this bot needs to be blocked due to a malfunction, please remember to disable autoblocks so that other Toolforge bots are not affected.
There are shutdown links below, avoid blocking at all costs.
DeprecatedFixerBot (DFB) is a bot account
which is primarily focused around the maintenance and updating of specific templates. So far, it has made over 186,000 edits across 5 various tasks. DFB is scripted and operated by TheSandDoctor (TSD). DFB used to run exclusively off of a repurposed server maintained by TSD, but now typically runs locally only during testing and BRFAs
, running on the Tools server once approved. Shutdown instructions for DFB can be found down below. In order for a user to be able to shut it down themselves, they must either be extended-confirmed
or an administrator
on the English Wikipedia.
If you notice that the bot has made an error in removing the deprecated template parameters, please let TheSandDoctor
know and either revert it or fix it. TheSandDoctor does occasionally spot check edits (check random edits) that the bot makes in each run to double check its accuracy, but cannot realistically check all the edits due to the speed and number in which they occur. If the bad has broken badly
and is incorrectly removing deprecated parameters repeatedly, please see the shutdown instructions down below.
How does TSD check edits
TheSandDoctor selects edits at random in order to double check their accuracy. TSD is more likely to check edits that the bot makes in which the change had a significant (negative) edit size, as he is suspicious of large negative edit sizes (partly due to a (long resolved) TweetCiteBot trial issue, and partly due to fears it somehow is misbehaving
. If you notice an issue PLEASE
leave TSD a message with either a diff or article WikiLink.
Instructions for disabling bot
Shutdown instructions in a nutshell:
- Please note that the old instructions for disabling the bot will no longer work (new instructions below will though). In a nutshell: keep content on User:DeprecatedFixerBot/status JSON legal/safe and only change true/false values (corresponding to tasks to disable) and note the values are case-sensitive.
- Contact TheSandDoctor by email or poking if you shut down a task or have any questions.
Administrators (or extended-confirmed editors), please see User:DeprecatedFixerBot/status
if you wish to shut down
the bot. In the event that the bot runs wild on a task (which it shouldn't) or otherwise needs to be shut down, change the text on the page's corresponding key value pair from "true" to "false" (is case sensitive; only one value can exist in the pair at a given time). Other than the true/false values, please do not
change any other values, insert/remove commas etc (all the page content must stay JSON
safe/legal in order for the bot to understand it). Once changed to false, that will stop the bot when it attempts to save the edit as it checks/"calls home" to that page before saving. In the event that the corresponding key/value pair contains the text "false", the script will show an error in my console and terminate. This will necessitate a restart by TSD (poke TheSandDoctor
for that or send them an email), even if set back to "true".
In the event that you do shut down the bot
send a message to TheSandDoctor
(either through talk page or email) notifying them of this and the reason for shutting the bot down. Thank you!
- ^ a b This task is inactive, but it may still occasionally run as pages using the parameter(s) are added to the category.
Defined by xaosflux:
During the ramp-up schedule, this would have reset if unresolved errors were brought forward (not including bot self-reverts). The schedule has since passed without issue. If there are issues with the bot, please feel free to follow the shutdown instructions in the relevant section or contact me.
- 1500 edits, 1 day hold
- 1500 edits, 1 day hold
- 5000 edits, 3 day hold
- Open editing
Last edited on 24 March 2019, at 15:25
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