Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Bots and gadgets/Bot to input the proper class for all wiki projects

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Bot to input the proper class for all wiki projects

  • Problem: That most wikiprojects aren’t put in their proper class or importance
  • Who would benefit: Editors who want to know what needs improving upon, in addition to users who search through projects
  • Proposed solution: A bot should be created in order to fill out the classes and importance of all wikiprojects, mainly the classes because it can be read off other wikiprojects and it is already automated in.
  • More comments:
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  • Proposer: Bigmike2346 02:30, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • @Bigmike2346: Hello and thanks for participating in the survey! I have corrected the formatting of your proposal. If you could, please fill in the "Problem" and "Who would benefit" questions. Thanks! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 03:28, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • I believe this is a matter for specific projects to discuss on a case-by-case basis, as each WikiProject has a different purpose. If the proposal is to automatically assess class then many editors would object, thinking that only a human can properly assess each class criterion. If the proposal is just to copy over classes/importances where they occur for other projects on the same talk page then this again is flawed, as importances can vary across projects and WikiProjects may even have different levels of strictness for different classes. A user-maintained bot could serve whatever action is required, rather than WMF involvement. — Bilorv (talk) 17:55, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
    Class at least is pretty universal for most pages. In that regard we used to have a bot on en.WP at least that would duplicate classes from one banner to another. (So I agree with the final comment.) --Izno (talk) 19:25, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]