Chobot and id:Lumut daun
It took a lot of work to clean this up. Chobot added a set of links to id:Lumut daun that were incorrect, then duplicated those links across many Wikipedias. The problem was that the Indonesian Wikipedia was calling the group "Bryopsida", and you (or Chobot) assumed that all pages about the taxon "Bryopsida" were about the same topic. This is not correct, as the Indonesian page on "lumut daun" was about all moss species (Bryophyta on most Wikipedias and Wikispecies), and not the subset class "Bryopsida". A match in scientific names is not a guarantee of identity of the topic, as many names are used differently in different classification systems by different authors. --EncycloPetey 04:31, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
KIST & KAIST
Thank you for the highlight, there was a confusion in the French Wikipédia between the two acronyms, due to approximate translations. I created a quick draft of the KIST article and corrected the bad wikilinks I've encountered. Please tell me if there's anything wrong.
-- JB 11:31, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Request for Interview Regarding Wikipedia Bots
My name is Randall Livingstone, and I am a graduate student at the University of Oregon, currently collecting data for my dissertation on Wikipedia editors who create and use bots and assisted editing tools, as well as editors involved in the initial and/or ongoing creation of bot policies on Wikipedia. As a member of the bot community and bot operator, I would very much like to interview you for the project at a time and in a method that is most convenient for you (Gchat, another IM client, Skype, email, telephone, etc.). I am completely flexible and can work with your schedule. The interview will take approximately 45-60 minutes.
My dissertation project has been approved both by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Oregon, and by the Research Committee at the Wikimedia Foundation. You can find more information on the project on my meta page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you to set up a time to chat. Thank you very much.
Randall Livingstone, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon
UOJComm 21:48, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Hello, your bot added wrong interwiki to en:Memorial article, it's a polish interwiki pl:Pomnik historii. Can you please remove it because it's not relevant. I've done it few times but each time it was added again by bots. If there's a chance can you please remove that link in the other language versions? Frees (talk) 14:11, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the text update
Thanks for the text for the script. I have added it in. To note that I have also done some more work with the koreanroyal stuff, and will be seeing what more I can do globally. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:14, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
Wikidata is here; please disable any interwiki bots on the English Wikipedia
Wikidata has been deployed to the English Wikipedia. Going forward, Wikidata will manage interwiki links. Further information: m:Wikidata/Deployment Questions and <https://blog.wikimedia.de/?p=13892>.
Important note: Bots that continue to add, remove, or update interwiki links on the English Wikipedia may be blocked from editing after Saturday, February 16, 2013.
If you are running pywikipedia's interwiki.py, please update to pyrev:11073 which will automatically prevent your bot from updating links on this wiki.
If you have any questions, please ask at the bot owners' noticeboard. Thank you for your past work maintaining interwiki links. It has been very appreciated and we're looking forward to an even brighter future with Wikidata. Legoktm (talk) 09:24, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Chobot @ is.wikipedia
Since today is.wikipedia is getting language links from Wikidata. You should either update your bot, once an update that makes pywikipedia compatible with Wikidata becomes available, or stop its present job of maintaining interlanguage links. Thanks.--Snaevar (talk) 00:13, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Uklanjanje bot zastavice / Removal of bot flag
(Bosanski) Želim da vas obavijestim da je se na bs.wiki donijela odluka da se uklone bot zastavice kod neaktivnih i/ili interwiki botova. Vaš bot spada u najmanje jednu od ove dvije kategorije. Ova odluka je donešena zbog zbivanja oko Wikidata koje je dovelo do toga da su interwiki botovi postali nepotrebni. Ako želite da zadržite vašu bot zastavicu onda možete podnijeti taj zahtjev ovdje sa dodatnim informacijama o poslovima koje bi bot obavljao i na koji nacin. Imajte na umu da ovo treba da bude konkretan i koristan posao za zajednicu da bi se zastavica zadržala. Ako imate bilo kakvih pitanja kontaktirajte me na mojoj stranici za razgovor. Ukoliko ne reagujete na ovu poruku će se uklanjanje zastavice izvršiti nakon nekoliko sedmica. Međutim, uvijek ste dobrodošli da podnesete novi zahtjev za bot zastavicu.
(English) I want to inform you that on bs.wiki there has been a voting that resulted in accepting the removal of bot flags for inactive and/or interwiki bots. Your bot has been identified to meet at least one of these criteria. This decision has been made due to the new developments with Wikidata by which all interwiki bots have become unnecessary. If you want to keep your bot flag, then please report that here by indicating what new task your bot will be performing and how this will be done. Note however that this has to be a concrete and useful task for the community before it will be accepted. If you have any questions, please let me know on my talk page. In case of no response, the removal of the bot flag will be performed within a few weeks from now. However, after that period you are always welcome to file a new request for a bot flag.