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See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Anybot's algae articles for the discussion on the later removal of the articles created by this bot. anybot is a computer script written in PHP that creates and maintains stubs on the often forgotten groups that are the bacteria, algae, and fungi.


The bot has created around 6000 articles about algae, using data generously provided by AlgaeBase. It's now taking a break until a data source for fungi or bacteria can be found.

If any systematic maintenance is necessary to algal pages, and could be performed by this bot, please notify User:Smith609.

Bug reports[edit]

Please report any bugs or problems with this bot and the articles it creates and maintains here: User:Anybot/bugs.


Bot approval details:

Operator: Martin (Smith609 – Talk)

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic

Programming Language(s): PHP

Function Summary: Creates and maintains stubs on botanical taxa

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): One-off to create stubs, will be run again if updates, e.g. to taxonomy, are requested.

Already has a bot flag (Y/N): New bot

Function Details: The bot will create a short stub with taxobox on any organism where reliable taxonomic data can be acquired, much as User:Polbot did for the animals and plants. This database is an example of a good place for the bot to start. Of course, it will only acquire data from sites that permit automated access. I for one will find it very useful to be able to find the affinities and synonyms of a given genus without the excessive googling it currently takes! When revisions make reclassifications necessary, the bot will also amend taxoboxes appropriately, on request.