User:AnomieBOT II

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Technical details[edit]

AnomieBOT is written in Perl, using a custom API class. For most access, it uses the MediaWiki API, but it also sometimes uses "action=raw" to download pages. It uses SQLite or MySQL for persistent data storage.

In addition to the standard "bot" mode which will only run approved tasks, individual tasks may also be run in a "test" mode that logs proposed edits to the local filesystem instead of actually editing Wikipedia or in an "RFBA trial" mode that will automatically stop after a certain number of edits.

Source code is available at User:AnomieBOT/source. The source may be reused under the same terms as Perl, which is currently available under the GPL and/or the Artistic License; the text of the files posted here on-wiki may also be reused per Wikipedia's licensing for text contributions.

Emergency shutoff[edit]

Individual tasks may be stopped by writing any non-whitespace content to various pages under User:AnomieBOT II/shutoff/; see the task list below for the specific page corresponding to each task. Many tasks also link the appropriate page from their edit summaries.

Exclusion compliance[edit]

This bot is an exclusion compliant bot; see {{bots}} for details.

Bot accounts[edit]

AnomieBOT uses multiple accounts for its various tasks:


The full list of tasks for all AnomieBOT bots is at User:AnomieBOT/TaskList.


Task Disable {{bots}} Approval Description
TFATitleSubpageCreator Here Green tickY Approved 2010-05-31

Fill in the daily subpages of Template:TFA title with the title of each day's featured article.

TemplateUnsubstifier Here Green tickY Approved 2013-11-17

Apply Module:Unsubst to maintenance templates.

Awaiting approval[edit]

None at this time.


Task Disable {{bots}} Status Description
PageCreator3 Here Green tickY Completed 2015-01-30

Create redirects from Regional Indicator Symbol pairs to the corresponding flag article.


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The da Vinci Barnstar is awarded to editors who have "enhanced Wikipedia through their technical work". For writing a new version of User:MediationBot so promptly and without error, and for continuing to provide your excellent bots to the English Wikipedia, I award Anomie and all the User:AnomieBOTs the da Vinci Barnstar. Thank you! For the Mediation Committee, AGK [] 14:44, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
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