Community Tech/Popular pages bot
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This page documents a project the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team has worked on or declined in the past. Technical work on this project is complete.
We invite you to join the discussion on the talk page. You may track this project's progress on T141154.
The Popular pages bot project aims to help WikiProject contributors gain deeper understanding about which article pages are popular among readers. The bot posts monthly updates of the most read pages within a WikiProject for the previous calendar month, the pageviews, the article's assessment and its importance. An example report can be found at
The popular pages report for Wikipedia:WikiProject Spiders
Tracked in Phabricator:
task T141154
This project was based on the 9th ranked request in the 2016 Community Wishlist to Fix Mr.Z-bot's popular pages report. The bot has been re-written with a few changes and enhancements.
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May 16, 2017
All reported bugs have been resolved and the bot is active on ENWP. We've also made some small performance improvements.
How it works
This project was selected by Community Tech because it was ranked #9 in the 2016 Community Wishlist. The original bot, Mr.Z-bot was written by English Wikipedia admin Mr.Z-man but stopped operating in mid-2016. The report was helpful for many WikiProjects and its absence was a hinderance on their work.
Report a bug or problem
Please report any issues with the bot or reports on User talk:Community Tech bot.
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Last edited on 19 July 2021, at 19:43
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