User:BracketBot

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BracketBot
This user is a bot
(talk · contribs)
Operator A930913
Author A930913
Approved? Yes, BRFA
Flagged? Yes
Task(s) Inform editors that they may have broken the matching brackets on a page
Edit rate ~10/hour
Edit period(s) Continually
Automatic or manual? Automatic
Programming language(s) Python
Exclusion compliant? Yes
Source code published? If someone wants it, bug me to release it.
Emergency shutoff-compliant? Yes
Other information BracketBot is run from the Wikimedia Laboratories.

What the Bot Does[edit]

BracketBot checks all edits to see if all open brackets ({[< have matching close brackets >]}), and informs the editor that their edit may have broken some markup if there is a mismatch. In order to reduce false positives, it will not message the editor if one of these conditions is met:

  • It is not in the main namespace.
  • It is fixed within ten minutes.
  • There are no unmatched brackets for the whole article.
  • It finds the unorthodox numbering system of 1), 2), … or a), b), …
  • The edit summary contains "rv", "revert" or "!nobot!".
  • The edit hash matches a hash in the previous 50 edits (the edit was a revert).
  • The user has opted out of BracketBot messages.

If it has to create a talk page for the user, it will {{welcome}} them.

Opting out[edit]

Single person[edit]

Single edit[edit]

To explicitly disable notification on a single specific edit, place "!nobot!" anywhere in the edit summary.

Entire pages[edit]

Add {{NoBracketBot}} <!-- This page contains deliberate unpaired brackets. BracketBot should ignore. --> to the page.

Daily Instead of Monthly Headers[edit]

  • Symbol question.svg Show opt out list – view a list of user pages of users whom the bot will notify under a daily header.

Template[edit]

The current template used is {{User:BracketBot/inform}}.

Live Feed[edit]

Currently, the live feed can be viewed at ##930913-ub connect. If it is not running, ping a930913.

In Case of Malfunction[edit]