Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DodoBot 2

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Rich Farmbrough, 17:47, 22 June 2010 (UTC).

The reason why I placed portals in other sections is because other users sometimes try to delete seemingly empty "see also" sections. WhisperToMe (talk) 19:05, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
I think that creating the See Also section would be the best way, perhaps floating the {{Portal}} left as you said, so it does not appear empty. As for tagging lots of articles with portals, I have very little experience with portals, so I'm not sure how many articles are normally tagged. It would be nice to have some more input from people involved with portals, I'm going to leave messages to a couple of people and relevant WikiProjects. - EdoDodo talk 09:01, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
  • (Here from a message on my talk page.) I'm worried that this will encourage the addition of the portal link to all (or a large subset of) project-tagged articles, which would be entirely inappropriate. IMO, the portal tag should only be added to a very small number of top-level articles, and these should be selected by editors after gaining the consensus of the project. Espresso Addict (talk) 10:37, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough, if more editors agree that this is the way portal links should be added then I will be happy to withdraw my BRFA, since a bot would be unnecessary for tagging a few top-level articles. - EdoDodo talk 16:40, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
As the person who requested the creation of the bot, I had the idea that portal links are supposed to be added to "all (or a large subset of) project-tagged articles" - Wikipedia:Portal doesn't specify which articles need to have portals. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:27, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, well do you agree with Espresso Addict's opinion now? Because if so then there is no consensus/need for this bot, and I'll withdraw my BRFA. - EdoDodo talk 15:32, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
I do not agree with his opinion - Portals are not inappropriate self-references to Wikipedia, and people need to see portals from all articles, not just the "major" ones. Portals will receive more traffic if every article is tagged with appropriate portals. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:11, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I mostly agree with you on this, so we can keep the discussion open. - EdoDodo talk 18:00, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Withdrawn by operator. So... It's been a while since I opened this request and I've tried to encourage discussion with the RfC as well as asking a number of users involved with portals for their opinions on this, but it seems that discussion has gone stale. It seems there is no consensus for this bot, so although I would have liked a bit more discussion I am going to withdraw this request. If in the future there is consensus that a bot to add portal links is necessary then feel free to leave me a message on my talk page and I will be more than happy to reopen this BRFA. - EdoDodo talk 16:39, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. To request review of this BRFA, please start a new section at WT:BRFA.