Dellie is an IRC/Meta bot whose main purpose is to:
- Allow any voiced user in #cvn-sw (the Small Wiki Monitoring Team reporting channel) to issue a command to easily post a deletion request on Multilingual speedy deletions/Bot-reported for any Wikimedia wiki. The user issues a command in the following form:
- !delete ''en:w:Main Page'' r=My reason here
- (The reason is always required.) The bot then lists the request on Multilingual speedy deletions/Bot-reported along with the IRC user's nickname (or cloak, as it is more recognizable and trustable, if one is set).
- Prune Multilingual speedy deletions/Bot-reported every twenty minutes so that fulfilled requests are removed from the list automatically, preventing the list from becoming stale. (The bot checks every page on the list, via api.php to reduce bandwidth usage, to see if it has already been deleted.)
Whenever the bot edits the list, it leaves an informative edit summary listing what wikis have pages to be deleted. It is hoped that administrators of small wikis will watchlist this page so that they can delete pages on their home wiki without Steward intervention.
The bot can also be modified quite easily to allow commands from users in other, non-SWMT channels. If you are the operator of a Wikimedia channel that deals with spam or vandalism, and would like to issue commands to Dellie in your channel, please contact Az1568. All users who need to issue commands will have to be voiced.