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This account is named in honor of Oswald Veblen.

For the time being, VeblenBot is editing from the mw:Wikimedia Labs server, so if it is blocked then autoblock must be disabled.


As of January 2017, the bot has not edited since November 2016, and is likely inactive.

  1. (Inactive)
  2. (Inactive)
  3. (Inactive)
  4. (Inactive)
  5. (Active) Maintain lists of category contents (task request). Updated 10 minutes past the hour.
  6. (Inctive)
  7. (Inactive)
  8. Post warnings to Wikipedia talk:Peer review when the peer review page is close to exceeding the template limits (task request). Runs hourly. — Carl (CBM · talk) 11:34, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions welcome[edit]

Please feel free to suggest improvements at User talk:CBM.


VeblenBot's code is written in perl and published in svn on the toolserver. It can be browsed online starting at

To download the Mediawiki::API and Mediawiki::Edit modules, run

svn co

To download the bot scripts, run

svn co


svn co

where PROJECT can be:

  • categories - make lists of category contents
  • math - assessment tables for the mathematics project
  • per - table of protected edit requests
  • policies - announcements of pages marked as policy

Please feel free to request any code that isn't included in the svn archive yet.