IRC/Bots

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This page deals with the approval and cloaking of IRC bots on freenode. These can be identified with two types of cloaks: those in the form project/usernick/bot/botnick (user cloak) which represent bots that may or may not actually be for Wikimedia's use but are operated by their owner, and project/bot/botnick (Wikimedia cloak), for bots which have a practical use for Wikimedia and which have been approved by a group contact.

The procedure for requesting cloaks can be found here. If you already have a user cloak for your bot and (as is the case for most bots) it should be a Wikimedia cloak, go to the same page and follow the instructions in the "Changing cloaks" section.

There are a number of guidelines for the operation of IRC bots on freenode:

  • A bot should not pose a nuisance, flood, or harass users.
  • The ircname of the bot should preferably contain a URL to a wiki page or web page describing the bot.
  • Bot behaviour remains the responsibility of their operators.

List of bots[edit]

The following table lists all currently known bots. Please update if incorrect, and keep alphabetised by bot nick.

Bot nickname Bot username (if applicable) Operator nickname Operator username Primary channel Brief description bot's function Cloak (if applicable)
ACCBot
  • stwalkerster
  • OverlordQ
#wikipedia-en-accounts Alerts account creators to new requests wikimedia/bot/ACCBot


AntiSpamMeta AfterDeath WHeimbigner Alerts ops about users that are excessively flooding and provides alerts in #wikimedia-ops. see AntiSpamMeta. AntiSpamMeta/.


  • bRCBot1
  • bRCBot2
  • bRCBot3
  • bRCBot4
  • bRCBot5
Barras Barras #cvn-* Reports new on-wiki events to the cvn channels wikimedia/barras/bot/bRCBot


b[stew] User:Barras Barras Barras Does steward/admin actions wikimedia/barras/bot/b-stew


  • BLWatcher
  • The_Hawk
  • BiblioBot
  • sourceybot
Mike_lifeguard Mike.lifeguard Reports edits to the workspace on the relevant wiki, as defined by the channel community. (documentation)
  • wikimedia/mikelifeguard/bot/BLWatcher
  • wikimedia/mikelifeguard/bot/The-Hawk
  • wikimedia/mikelifeguard/bot/BiblioBot
  • wikimedia/mikelifeguard/bot/sourceybot


CheMoBot en:User:CheMoBot Beetstra Beetstra #wikichem Follows selected fields in infoboxes for verification purposes. Tags pages with changes to selected, verified fields


COIBot Beetstra Beetstra #wikipedia-spam-t Catch edits where username overlaps significantly with page edited, where username overlaps significantly with url added, monitor link additions, link statistics. wikimedia/bot/coibot


  • DatBot
  • DatBotCSD
DatGuy DatGuy Reports potentially dangerous edits in enwiki
Maintains a CSD log
wikimedia/bot/DatBot


gpy Gryllida Gryllida #wikinews Converts wiki syntax to URLs; reports review queue feed


Helpmebot stwalkerster Stwalkerster Linkbot and miscellaneous other functions. See w:WP:HELPMEBOT and http://helpmebot.org.uk/w/ for more info. wikimedia/bot/helpmebot


Jotter Jyothis Jyothis #cvn-sw Helper bot to help users do translation and language code lookup. wikimedia/bot/Jotter


JBot-RC, JBot-CVN, JBot-HELP, JBot-0 thru 9 Jyothis Jyothis Reports edits, cvn alerts etc for all wikimedia projects into subscribed channels. wikimedia/bot/JBot-RC


linkbot Gryllida Gryllida #wikipedia-ru Converts wiki syntax to URLs


  • LiWa3
  • LiWa3_1
  • LiWa3_2
  • LiWa3_3
User:LiWa3 (doesn't edit) Beetstra Beetstra Reports new additions of links on approx. 751 wikis.


Marco27Bot Marco27Bot Marco27 Marco 27 # RC bot, reports changes related to it:Wikipedia:Bot wikipedia/Marco27/bot/Marco27Bot


wm-labs-meetbot scfc_de Tim.landscheidt Annotating logs with #info #action #topic and other info, see Meetbot


MiszaBot Misza13 Misza13 Anti-vandalism bot wikimedia/bot/MiszaBot


Pitsilemu Diego_Grez Diego Grez #wikinews English language version of orejotas, #wikipedia-es bot.


  • PmlBot
  • PmlBot2
  • PmlBot-AR
  • PmlineditorBot
  • PmlineditorBot2
[Pmlineditor] Pmlineditor Based on EhJJ's bot for usage in CVN channels wikimedia/pmlineditor/bot/pmlineditor-bot


route_bot vishwin O A bot based on unilinky that expands links, gives answers to FAQs, and provides notifications. wikimedia/O/bot/route-bot


statusbot Mike_lifeguard Mike.lifeguard Echoes /topic changes and other events with the aim of quickly disseminating status information for WMF sites. (documentation) wikimedia/bot/statusbot


  • SULWatcher
  • WatcherSUL
Laaknor Laaknor #cvn-unifications Reports filtered account unifications. (documentation) wikimedia/bot/SULWatcher


StewardBot dungodung Dungodung #wikimedia-stewards Reports information relevant to stewards wikimedia/bot/StewardBot


SWMTBot
  • Tangotango
  • _1568
  • Suisui
Small Wiki Monitoring Team #cvn-sw Monitors vandalism on hundreds of wikis each wikimedia/bot/SWMTBot


Tangobot3 Tangotango Tangotango #wikipedia-en-help Monitors en:WP:HD, etc. for new topics (documentation) wikipedia/Tangotango/bot


UnBlockBot Beetstra User:Beetstra #wikipedia-en-unblock Automatically reports new uses of {{unblock}} and all users in en:CAT:RFU with !unblock.


unilinky HardDisk_WP user:HardDisk [[irc:{{{channel}}}|#{{{channel}}}]] Link expander, huge seen-db, factoids wikipedia/harddisk/bot/unilinky


VMbot C-M C-M #wikipedia-de-rc VMbot is an IRC-Bot watching the recent changes looking for new entrys on de:WP:VM, the german Version of en:Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Aditionaly he is managing the @admin -command to show available admins. wikimedia/C-M/bot/VMbot


VVVBot VVVBot VasilievVV VasilievVV Process commands like !admin wikimedia/VasilievVV/bot/VVVBot


Wiki-Bot Platonides Platonides #wikimedia-commons-image-uploads2 Reports uploads at commons and suspicious files. wikimedia/bot/Wiki-Bot


WikiLinkBot Sumurai8 Sumurai8 #wikipedia-nl Makes [[ ]] and {{ }} clickable links, alerts opted-in mods on !mod-command (doc) wikimedia/bot/WikiLinkBot


wiktlinky Wuzur Wuzur #wiktionary-de expands wikilinks


Wikilinker Zach Zachary #wikinews Converts wiki syntax to URLs (documentation) wikimedia/Zachary/bot/Wikilinker


Wikiwikio XeBot Orango Orango Make Urls(TinyUrls) for Wiki commands, Social functions (RSS, Weather, Math..) wikimedia/Orango/bot/XeBot


wm-bot petan Petrb #wm-bot see Wm-bot wikimedia/bot/wm-bot


wmfgcbot Wmfgcbot seanw Sean Whitton #wikimedia-irc Once actually coded, this bot will perform time-saving tasks for the group contacts. wikimedia/bot/wmfgcbot


XLinkBot en:User:XLinkBot
  • Versageek
  • Beetstra
#wikipedia-spam-t Reverts link additions on en.wikipedia.org


zhmrtbot dargasea Dargasea #wikipedia-zh Bridges messages from/to channels in other popular Chinese IMs.
wmopbot danilo Danilo.mac #wikimedia-opbot

#wikimedia-ops

Provides alerts in #wikimedia-ops and #wikimedia-opbot about potential problems in other Wikimedia IRC channels. Also allows channel operators to view recent moderation actions through the web interface. wikimedia/bot/wmopbot
XLinkBot en:User:XLinkBot
  • Versageek
  • Beetstra
#wikipedia-spam-t Reverts link additions on en.wikipedia.org
zhmrtbot dargasea Dargasea #wikipedia-zh Bridges messages from/to channels in other popular Chinese IMs.