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Operator Jarry1250
Approved? Yes
Active Yes
Tasks See below.
Edit rate 5/min
Automatic or manual Supervised Automatic
Programming language(s) PHP
Emergency shutoff-compliant? Yes
Source code published? Yes
Other information Some tasks run from the Toolserver

This is the user page of LivingBot. Its original purpose is to investigate to the possibilities for bots linked to Category:Living People and related categories, though it is now mostly likely to be found administering the WikiCup, handling the publication of the Signpost or updating Wikipedia:Good articles/recent.


This list is out of date.

  1. (No BRFA filed) Removing Category: Living people from any person who is deceased in that category; Yes check.svg Done
  2. (Original BRFA) Make sure any members of categories with living people in their names are still members of Category:Living people Yes check.svg Done
  3. (BRFA 2) Changing Category: Year of birth missing (living people) to Category: Year of birth missing and removing Category: Living people from any person who is deceased in Category: Year of birth missing (living people) Symbol wait.svg BRFA filed, waiting for backlog to re-emerge
  4. (BRFA 3) Replace instance of template grammar, which redirects to copyedit, with a proper copyedit template which has a for parameter equal to grammar. Yes check.svg Done
  5. (BRFA 4) Replace hardcoded tables in articles on the list of settlements in the Achaea prefecture with settlement infoboxes. Yes check.svg Done
  6. (BRFA 5) Split image parameter of {{Infobox Television Film}} into two. Yes check.svg Done
  7. (BRFA 6) Revitalise the announcements page by letting WikiProjects sign up for an automated process. Yes check.svg Done - running every hour.
  8. (BRFA 7) Tidy up the isbn parameter of {{Infobox Book}}. Yes check.svg Done
  9. (BRFA 9) Update WP:Good articles/recent every 15 minutes. (Coding Yes check.svg Done, running from toolserver.)
  10. (BRFA 10) Add "living=yes" to the talk pages of articles in Category:Living people who don't already have it. Yes check.svg Done
  11. (BRFA 12) Add "living=no" to the talk pages of articles in Category:XXXX deaths who don't already have it. Yes check.svg Done

Future aims[edit]

i.e. those not currently being applied for.

  • Change "living" to "no" on their WPBiography user templates


In general one time runs, checking the mutually exclusive categories, for example.


Its owner is Jarry1250.

Source code[edit]


  1. (No BRFA filed) Source code available.
  2. (Original BRFA) Source code available.
  3. (BRFA 2) Source code available.
  4. (BRFA 3) Source code available.
  5. (BRFA 4) Source code available.
  6. (BRFA 5) Source code available.
  7. (BRFA 6) Source code available.
  8. (BRFA 7) Source code available.


All of the above are based on the Wikibot framework.


Automatic changes[edit]

Add Living people to members of other categories[edit]

25 trial edits, approx 900 other edits.

Replace grammar with copyedit template[edit]

20 trial edits, approximately 310 other edits.

Split TV Film's image parameter[edit]

15 trial edits, approximately 325 other edits.

Tidy up books' isbn parameter[edit]

23 trial edits. Approximately 700 other edits.

Other tasks[edit]

Other tasks are ongoing, so it's hard to put a figure on how many edits they entail, sorry. BRFAs 10 and 12 were in the region of 500 articles each, with an ongoing concern also.

Manually fixed from bot log[edit]

Remove deceased from Living people[edit]

Approximately 60 edits.