Synchbot

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Synchbot is a maintenance service that creates, edits, or deletes user pages across Wikimedia projects in every language. 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.

To request changes to your user pages on all wikis, see How do I make a request?.

Requests[edit]

See previous requests.

Mys_721tx (talk)[edit]

request queued:
Mys 721tx (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Mys 721tx on every wiki (except on zhwiki, enwiki, metawiki, commons)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Mys 721tx',
request_title = u'User:Mys 721tx',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['zhwiki', 'enwiki', 'metawiki', 'commons'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Mys_721tx (talk) 10:44, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

WTM (talk)[edit]

request queued:
WTM (global account · recent activity · user pages · previous requests)
  • go to user:WTM on every wiki (except on plwiki, skwiki, szlwiki, metawiki)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'WTM',
request_title = u'user:WTM',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['plwiki', 'skwiki', 'szlwiki', 'metawiki'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

WTM (talk) 16:21, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Deepak (talk)[edit]

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

Deepak (talk) 04:55, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Osiris (talk)[edit]

request queued:
Osiris (global account · recent activity · user pages · previous requests)
  • go to User:Osiris/*.js on every wiki (except on simplewiki, enwiki, metawiki)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Osiris',
request_title = u'User:Osiris/*.js',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['simplewiki', 'enwiki', 'metawiki'],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Hi Jesse. You left me one of those messages about importing global scripts a while ago. I've been away for a couple of years, and a lot of my scripts are in a mess. I'm seeing double with Twinkle. Except for the three wikis mentioned, the local common.js all just import global.js anyway, so I think just deleting the local common.js pages would do the trick. The other three do a bit more so I'll have to go through myself. Thanks very much. Osiris (talk) 00:32, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

WhatamIdoing (talk)[edit]

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

WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:37, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

FAQ[edit]

How do I make a request?[edit]

Follow these steps to ask for global user pages. There's no approval process; your request will be handled in the next batch! (Requests are typically handled in batches; poke Pathoschild if a request is urgent.)

  1. Copy this template into a new section:
    ===~~~===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = 
     |action        = replace
     |title         = 
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    = 
     |skip existing = yes
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}~~~~
    
  2. Fill in the template values:
    user
    Your user account name.
    action
    What you want the bot to do:
    • replace the existing text 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 the page.
    title
    The title of the page you want edited on every wiki (usually "User:username").
    text
    The text you want placed on the edited pages. 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. A few guidelines:
    • don't add categories or templates, because they probably don't exist on most wikis;
    • prefix all interwiki links with "m:" so they will work on all wikis (like [[m:w:fr:Article]] instead of [[w:fr:Article]]).
    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).
    skip existing
    Whether to skip pages that already exist.
  3. Watch this page in case I have questions. Otherwise it will be done soon! :)

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.

See also[edit]