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Question about how Global Bots work

I would like some clarification on how the Bots that maintain the webs of interlanguage links work – more specifically, on what it takes to trigger one. By way of case study, I'll use this edit of mine adding a ky: link to a page on en:. That edit left the situation as follows:

  • en roa-rup:
  • en ky
  • ky roa-rup

Now, why hasn't any Bot picked up on this, and added roa-rupky, kyen and kyroa-rup links? (Sorry if this was the wrong place to post this, by the way, but I could only see Bot request pages on Meta, not general question/discussion pages.) It Is Me Here t / c 12:48, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

See mw:Manual:Pywikipediabot/ --Nemo 18:20, 29 September 2012 (UTC)