Meta:Requests for bot status/JarBot

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Task T204017

Hello, I want to run the bot to archiving requests, the pages that the bot will work on it:

It will be archiving request after 1 day on respond, thank you.--جار الله (talk) 22:17, 2 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please make sure bot does not archive to SRAT, it has been deprecated. Thanks. — regards, Revi 08:02, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ping metawiki bureaucrats @MF-Warburg, MarcoAurelio, and Matiia: --Alaa :)..! 22:25, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We have to wait a few days before closing this. Matiia (talk) 02:12, 4 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • @جار الله: A few concerns. Why is your bot still running without approval? Also, your edit summary is not very informative. Can you include links to where the discussion is being archived as well as include the number of discussions that are being archived? See this edit for a good example. Thanks. Nihlus 23:35, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@-revi: Done, @Nihlus: I run it just to be sure that the bot will work fine, I stopped hours ago. About summary Done will be like the example, thank you.--جار الله (talk) 23:47, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I do not think Meta has a strong rule against unapproved bot running. Our bot policy just requires unapproved bot running at 1 edit per minute. — regards, Revi 10:44, 4 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Indeed. Nobody cares, we are just happy if the archival works again. --MF-W 10:20, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, some people do care as bots can be rather dangerous if not thoroughly vetted. Nihlus 20:37, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Meta-Wiki is fine with bots without bot flag or approval, subject to bot policy. Common sense rules on Meta where not specifically defined by policy/guideline, and there is no strict rules like enwiki where permission is required for every and all bot activity. — regards, Revi 04:57, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@-revi: I'm aware, but I don't find it to be "common sense" to let bots run without approval, policy or not. Nihlus 05:07, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Linedwell [talk] 06:26, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • How many edits will it make? 1 per page per day? Then probably it doesn't even need a bot flag. --MF-W 10:20, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@-revi: I think we talked about the archiving time previously but I don't know where, it is every 12 hr for all pages? --Alaa :)..! 10:22, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It used to run every day, midnight UTC. So dozen or so edit every midnight. Bot flag is basically for hiding archival from watchlist. — regards, Revi 10:31, 5 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. Approved and flagged. Matiia (talk) 23:26, 7 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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