Function details: MZMcBride runs a bot (source code) which used to update Database Reports, however it broke during the tool server migration. This bot will be updating and fixing some (over time, most) of those broken reports. We've already re-generated a couple of the reports as test cases (although they will not be regularly updated until the bot is approved). For example, Wikipedia:Database reports/Page count by namespace.
This bot is operated by the Community Tech team at WMF.
I'm also a maintainer on the database-reports project on Tool Labs, so I might occasionally be operating the bot. Ryan Kaldari (WMF) (talk) 00:43, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Per WP:BOTMULTIOP, bots with multiple operators should indicate somehow (e.g., through their edit summaries) who is responsible for a given edit. Given that this is run by a team with membership that is not necessarily obvious, I think it would be a good idea to add that, allowing for a point of contact if problems come up. — Earwigtalk 00:41, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Hmm... yeah, that should be fine. I see you've already been testing it, but let's go for a formal trial. Approved for trial (5 days). I realize most of the reports are generated infrequently, but for testing purposes see if you can do all of them daily (if that makes sense). I don't expect any problems here, but it would be good to see that the reports are valid and useful. — Earwigtalk 01:16, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, 5 days for the trial are over and the bot has been disabled until it gets approved. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 19:24, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Approved. Good work. As expected, no issues here. — Earwigtalk 00:17, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Note: This bot appears to have edited since this BRFA was filed. Bots may not edit outside their own or their operator's userspace unless approved or approved for trial. AnomieBOT⚡ 00:49, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
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