|This user account is a bot operated by Whym (talk).
It is not a sock puppet, but rather an automated or semi-automated account for making repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually.
This bot archives discussion pages based on the latest timestamp in a thread. The timing of archiving, among other configuration options, are configured page by page using a template: see mw:Manual:Pywikibot/archivebot.py/setup for more. The bot runs everyday (with some exceptions); a page will be visited and checked for old sections once in a run. To not flood RecentChanges, it waits 10 seconds or longer between edits.
|meta||Yes||Daily||Yes (verify)||7 s|
|commons||Yes||Daily||Yes (verify)||10 s|
|enwb||Yes||Daily||Yes (verify)||10 s|
|envoy||Yes||Every 3 days||Yes (verify)||10 s|
|jawiki||Yes||Daily||Yes (verify)||10 s|
Note: the table above might be outdated; for up-to-date information see the codes in the repository.
Problem on a certain page
When you find it not working on a particular page only, chances are that you are using the template in the wrong way. Please consult mw:Manual:Pywikibot/archivebot.py/setup first. You might want to check error logs available at http://tools.wmflabs.org/archiving/logs/ to diagnose.