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    malfunctioning bot?[edit]

    It appears that B-bot (BRFA · contribs · actions log · block log · flag log · user rights) isn't running? It wasn't stopped (at User:B-bot/STOP), B (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) hasn't edited the bot recently, and is largely inactive / 99% retired (which is why I'm asking here first). — Fourthords | =Λ= | 13:15, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    The bot has edited every day this week. Why do you say it's not running? Primefac (talk) 14:12, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    In the first half of May, the bot was tagging an average of 51.86 (ranging from 32–74) orphaned files per day. Since 15 May, it hasn't tagged a single orphaned file. — Fourthords | =Λ= | 14:58, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I've let B know of this discussion. Primefac (talk) 15:01, 22 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Hi everyone. The problem is that it gets its list of orphaned non-free files from Wikipedia:Database reports/Unused non-free files and that page hasn't been updated since May 15. That list is maintained by HaleBot (talk · contribs) which looks like it has other recent edits ... just not to that one page. I used to get the list of orphaned files from a m:quarry query, but some time ago, the interface was changed breaking what I had and I had never updated it to do something else. If HaleBot isn't going to maintain that page any more, then I'll need to pull my list from somewhere else. --B (talk) 23:04, 24 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I guess then courtesy pings to Legoktm and 0xDeadbeef are in order, though I do note that the bot edited the Unused non-free files page earlier today. Primefac (talk) 08:05, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    FYI, since the database report has run, B-Bot is tagging orphans again. --B (talk) 00:18, 26 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Inactive bot (June 2024)[edit]

    The following bot can be deflagged as neither it nor its operator (Σ) has edited in two years.

    * Pppery * it has begun... 16:32, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Notification left, though for the record you're also perfectly able to add them yourself. Primefac (talk) 22:19, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]