Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DeadLinkBOT

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Wait, wait, wait. Sorry, that I don't have the time (or writing inclination) to commit to WP 24/7, but ThaddeusB response was flawed. Wikipedia:Dead external links isn't a policy it just a unmaintained project, arbitrarily moving dead resources without checking it is a bad idea since it eliminates Wayback history data and will introduces problems. — Dispenser 07:15, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Strongly disagree. This is human overseen, is much needed and fully complies with wikipolicy. It is not arbitrary and leaves a trace in the history. Kittybrewster 09:17, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
The only parts that are overseen were the approval of link changing this is no substitute when the replacement algorithm is flawed? He hasn't shown that it is harmless. It modified comments, nowiki tags, skips citations that embed links in < >.
The approval was granted in a 26.5 hours after the last post by me, for reasons of edit waring, I do not immediately respond to comments. I was out yesterday doing some work so I could respond till the late evening. So it is wikipolicy that a bot can make harmful edits, which are unsearchable in wikiblame. Why was the request of my review of the source code not taken in account? So if I dumped a list of bad pages in 3-4 months Kittybrewster go through the history and find who edited them? — Dispenser 15:34, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
The above comment is factually inaccurate and unnecessarily rude. The bot has *not* "modified comments, nowiki tags, [or skiped] citations that embed links in < >" and even if it did it wouldn't be harmful; the link is out-of-date whether it is clickable or not. Every change the bot makes is logged with easily clickable diffs at User:DeadLinkBOT/Logs and every change is being manually review by me to iron out any bugs. (I've stated this particular fact several time now.) Please DO raise any actual errors the bot makes either on its talk page or mine, but this endless speculation of how its going to harm Wikipedia is getting old.
This request had been open for 2 months and Dispenser is the only person to object. No one user gets veto rights and the task is clearly desirable, despite Dispenser's insistence that it isn't Wikipedia policy to fix dead links. --ThaddeusB (talk) 16:34, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
I want the bot, but I want it to work right. My frustration is in BAG's strange and/or sudden approval in bot processes, often without much warning. The "speculation" was based on the last release of the source code. — Dispenser 17:25, 9 January 2009 (UTC)