User talk:CBM

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PeerReviewBot mistake[edit]

Your PeerReviewBot made a mistake, and closed a peer review that I had just opened 30 minutes before. Here's the bot's edit: [link]. I understand mistakes happen, btu thought I should let the bot's master know. Thanks--L1A1 FAL (talk) 15:30, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice, but it is not a mistake. The bot checks to see if there is an open FAC (or FLC), if there is, it closes the PR request. Wait until the FAC is closed, then please try again. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Following here from the help desk, it may not be a mistake, but it sure resembles one. Can you please program the bot to leave an informative edit summary that would avoid this issue, like "Archiving peer review; articles cannot be listed for peer review while there is an open FAC (bot task 1))"--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
CBM has not edited here since March and has not replied to email in months. I hope he is OK, but I cannot edit the bot. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 14:14, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I came to address comments on Wikipedia:Peer review/The Who/archive2 to find it had been closed yesterday evening. It's been running a while, but issues are still being addressed. If the maintainer is not around, the bot should be blocked until they are, or somebody else can take over. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:12, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
First off, Peer review would literally not work without the bot archiving reviews (as no one has the time or interest to do that by hand) If WP:PR gets too big from all the transcluded reviews it literally shuts down and no one can see the reviews listed there, so the old stuff has to be cleared out. That said, the PR bot directions clearly state that it will close reviews after 2 weeks (14 days) of inactivity if they are less than 30 days old, or after 2 days of inactivity if they are over 30 days old. The latter case is what happened to your PR. Archiving the PR can be undone, which is what you did. Where's the harm in that? Even if a PR is archived and stays archived, that just means it is no longer listed at WP:PR, but anyone can still comment on it. Why block a bot that is functioning properly (following the rules set up for it)? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 22:06, 28 September 2014 (UTC)