|Ingrid is taking a short wikibreak and will be back on Wikipedia soon.|
It may take me awhile to get back to you. If the bot has made a mistake, I will try to fix it in a timely manner. Porting from python to java is underway. Watchlists will be updated semi-regularly for all all projects which list tagged articles. Scanning categories is not implemented yet. Sorry for the inconvenience
|This user account is a bot operated by Mom2jandk (talk). It is used to make repetitive automated or semi-automated edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually, in accordance with the bot policy. This bot does not yet have the approval of the community, or approval has been withdrawn or expired, and therefore shouldn't be making edits that appear to be unassisted except in the operator's or its own user and user talk space. |
Administrators: if this bot is making edits that appear to be unassisted to pages not in the operator's or its own userspace, please block it.
If you disagree with a tag, feel free to leave a note here, or check with the project -- I am just tagging for them, but will follow up on all comments.
I am a bot for creating a project watchlist. I was written by Ingrid in Python, using pywikipedia.
To manage project watchlists. This bot can:
- tag categories which are related to a given project by interactively traversing the category hierarchy from a given root category
- tag all articles which are in tagged categories
- create and update a project watchlist using all tagged pages
where tagging means adding a template to the talk page.
The old python source and the new java source are available. Please feel free to use it. If you have any suggestions, you can modify it or let me know -- I may or may not change my copy. It's not very well commented or organized -- feel free to ask if you have any questions.
This bot will be run every few days to once a week (no more often than once a day) to update the article list. It will be run less often for tagging articles. This functionality can also be used by other projects (running once to update the watchlist for multiple projects). If you'd like this bot to create or update a watchlist for your project, please let Ingrid know.
If you notice that the bot has incorrectly tagged an article, please feel free to remove the tag, or let Ingrid know and she will handle it. Articles are tagged when they're in a tagged category. To prevent the article from being re-tagged, list it at the do not tag list for the project (see table above).
- retag Texas
- retag Cricket categories
- continue tagging India geography task forces
- Bots table Wikipedia:Bots/Status
- Applied for bot status: Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approvals/Archive#WatchlistBot
- Granted: m:Requests for bot status/Archive/March 2006#en:User:WatchlistBot