Synchbot

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Synchbot is a maintenance service that creates, edits, or deletes your user pages across Wikimedia wikis. To request changes to your user pages on all wikis, see How do I make a request?. For more info about the bot, see the FAQs.

Next scheduled run: 4–5 May 2019.

Requests[edit]

See previous requests.

Pod-o-mart (migrate to global user page)[edit]

request done:
Pod-o-mart (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Pod-o-mart on every wiki (except on metawiki)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Pod-o-mart',
request_title = u'User:Pod-o-mart',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['metawiki'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Pod-o-mart (talk) 10:44, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Done! Deleted four user pages.
The following log shows what the bot did on each wiki. You can click the columns to sort the log.
summary:
timewikilogged action
21:25meta.wikimedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
21:26da.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 190 bytes).
21:26de.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 188 bytes).
21:26en.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 192 bytes).
21:28ru.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 180 bytes).
Pathoschild 21:34, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Romullous (migrate to global CSS/JS)[edit]

request done:
Romullous (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Romullous/*.css, User:Romullous/*.js on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Romullous',
request_title = u'User:Romullous/*.css, User:Romullous/*.js',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Please delete all local CSS and JS pages.

trying to delete my user page titled Romullous; don't know if this page is global or local. Delete it in either case. Romullous (talk) 03:14, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Do you want to delete your user page, CSS/JS subpages, or both? If you want to delete your local user pages, please create your global user page first.
Actually you don't have any either way, so I'll mark this done. :) —Pathoschild 19:26, 07 March 2019 (UTC)

Genium (migrate to global user page)[edit]

request done:
Genium (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Genium on every wiki (except on metawiki)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Genium',
request_title = u'User:Genium',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['metawiki'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Please, do not delete the talk pages. genium ⟨✉⟩ 16:23, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Done! Deleted 27 user pages. Skipped one page due to a local block history (you can request deletion on that wiki or via Steward requests/Miscellaneous).
The following log shows what the bot did on each wiki. You can click the columns to sort the log.
summary:
timewikilogged action
21:36commons.wikimedia.orgmarked for deletion (was 686 bytes).
21:36incubator.wikimedia.orgdeleted (was 855 bytes).
21:36www.mediawiki.orgdeleted (was 851 bytes).
21:36meta.wikimedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
21:36species.wikimedia.orgdeleted (was 698 bytes).
21:36fr.wikibooks.orgdeleted (was 709 bytes).
21:37ca.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 843 bytes).
21:37www.wikidata.orgdeleted (was 702 bytes).
21:37de.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 844 bytes).
21:37en.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 840 bytes).
21:37es.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 842 bytes).
21:37eu.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 855 bytes).
21:37fr.wikipedia.orgskipped (user has a block history).
21:37it.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 842 bytes).
21:37ja.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 234 bytes).
21:38wikimania2013.wikimedia.orgdeleted (was 901 bytes).
21:38fr.wikinews.orgdeleted (was 710 bytes).
21:38sr.wikinews.orgdeleted (was 883 bytes).
21:38oc.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 841 bytes).
21:38pt.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 1005 bytes).
21:38en.wikiquote.orgdeleted (was 738 bytes).
21:39fr.wikiquote.orgdeleted (was 728 bytes).
21:39sk.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 219 bytes).
21:39de.wikisource.orgdeleted (was 778 bytes).
21:39en.wikisource.orgdeleted (was 759 bytes).
21:39es.wikisource.orgdeleted (was 750 bytes).
21:39fr.wikisource.orgdeleted (was 767 bytes).
21:40fr.wikiversity.orgdeleted (was 704 bytes).
21:40fr.wiktionary.orgdeleted (was 708 bytes).
Pathoschild 21:45, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Genium (talk) 22:14, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Jay D. Easy (migrate to global user page)[edit]

request queued:
Jay D. Easy (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Jay D. Easy on every wiki (except on metawiki)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Jay D. Easy',
request_title = u'User:Jay D. Easy',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['metawiki'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Jay D. Easy (talk) 17:18, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Bachsau (migrate to global user page)[edit]

request queued:
Bachsau (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Bachsau on every wiki (except on meta.wikimedia.org, de.*, en.*)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Bachsau',
request_title = u'User:Bachsau',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['meta.wikimedia.org', 'de.*', 'en.*'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Bachsau (talk) 18:28, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Bachsau (migrate to global CSS/JS)[edit]

request queued:
Bachsau (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Bachsau/*.css, User:Bachsau/*.js on every wiki (except on meta.wikimedia.org)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Bachsau',
request_title = u'User:Bachsau/*.css, User:Bachsau/*.js',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['meta.wikimedia.org'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Please delete all local CSS and JS pages. Bachsau (talk) 18:32, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

FAQs[edit]

How do I make a request?[edit]

Here's how to submit a Synchbot task. If you're not sure how to fill in the template, just choose one below and add a comment explaining what you want. There's no approval process; your request will be handled in the next batch! Make sure you watch this page in case of questions.

To migrate to your global user page (delete your local User pages):
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}} (migrate to global user page)===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = delete
     |title         = User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    =
     |skip existing = no
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}
    ~~~~
  2. Optional: add a comment before ~~~~ or edit the template with any specifics (e.g. pages to skip).
To migrate to your global CSS and JavaScript pages (delete your local *.css and *.js pages):
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}} (migrate to global CSS/JS)===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = delete
     |title         = User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}/*.css, User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}/*.js
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    = 
     |skip existing = no
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}
    Please delete all local CSS and JS pages. ~~~~
  2. Optional: add a comment before ~~~~ or edit the template with any specifics (e.g. pages to skip).
For a custom request:
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = replace
     |title         = 
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    = 
     |skip existing = yes
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}~~~~
  2. Edit the template values:
    field how to edit it
    user The name of the user who owns the pages. The default is your current username.
    action What you want the bot to do. This can be replace (overwrite pages with the new text), prepend (insert the new text at the top of the page), append (insert the new text at the bottom of the page), or delete (delete all pages).
    title The title of the page you want edited on every wiki.
    text The text you want placed on the edited pages. A few guidelines:
    • Don't add categories or templates, because they probably don't exist on most wikis.
    • Use interwiki links to link to a specific wiki (like [[m:Article]] for a page on Meta). Don't use interlanguage links (like [[en:Article]] instead of [[w:en:Article]]), unless you really want to link to a different wiki depending on the current project.
    • For a user page, use something simple and informative. Most people provide a few sentences about themselves with a link to their main user page. Consider using your global user page instead.
    skip wikis A list of wikis to skip (in addition to auto-skipped wikis). You can use a wildcard (like pt.* to skip all Portuguese wikis). The format doesn't really matter.
    skip existing Whether to skip pages that already exist.
  3. Watch this page in case I have questions. Otherwise it will be done soon! :)

How long will it take?[edit]

The 'next scheduled run' date at the top of the page shows when requests will be handled. All open requests are typically handled within one day of that date.

Which wikis are edited?[edit]

The bot edits almost all Wikimedia wikis in every language. It only skips private wikis, fishbowl wikis, and loginwiki.

Can the bot delete pages?[edit]

The bot can delete any of your user pages or subpages (except your main talk page). When deleting your user page, you must have a global user page and the bot will skip wikis where you have a block history. On arwiki and on commons, the bot will place the appropriate speedy-deletion template instead.

Can the bot do X?[edit]

The bot can edit or delete pages (but protecting/renaming/etc are outside its remit). The bot is very flexible to support custom requests. For example, some custom requests in the past have involved checking for a specific text, page size, and even page history. If you have a custom requirement, feel free to ask Pathoschild (the bot operator) whether it's possible.

What is Synchbot?[edit]

Synchbot is a bot which makes an automated change to a specific page title on all matching wikis. It's been run by Pathoschild since 2008. The bot uses the global deleter and global editinterface permissions, and runs under a web of permissions, exceptions, and special cases negotiated with local communities.

Historically this was used to support global user pages from 2008 to 2015 (now part of global user pages), global CSS/JS from 2008 to 2014 (now available via your global.css or your global.js), and crosswiki account creation from 2009 to 2011 (now part of unified login). Now it's mainly used to delete local pages that are no longer needed due to the new global user page features.

See also[edit]