Function details: Find and delete the WolterBot templates leftover on the project pages. The bot has been dead for two years now and there is a new tool on the tooserver to replace the task. Therefore the WolterBot templates are no longer needed. The code I will be using to remove this is as follows:
It's possible that outright removing the templates might be putting the cart before the horse—that is, it might be skipping a step. Among other things, there seem to be a bunch of pages that might be affected, in a relatively minor way, due to two templates:
Special:WhatLinksHere/User:WolterBot/Cleanup_listing_header — removing the template would make it difficult to track down those pages again; presumably the pages should be updated to reflect the new service location, deleted outright, or have some other means (e.g., category) of tracking backlinks.
The new tool is based on the toolserver rather than a bot that runs around. Additionally, its a completely separate method of signing up. The old and new processes use a completely different methodology and don't relate. The new tool uses the template, Template:WikiProject cleanup listing rather than the old one by Wolterbot, users request the tool by requesting it here and the information can be retrieved here. I hope this helps but please let me know if you have any more questions. --Kumioko (talk) 03:52, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
When I was starting the toolserver-based version of cleanup listings, I used the contents of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions, that is filled by User:WolterBot/Cleanup listing subscription, as a base. So, all projects that were there at the time should have their listing in my project (except WikiProject Biography which I disabled, because it's too big). Since then, apparently about 20 projects were added, probably in attempt to create the listing for them. I have added those to my project now (and changed the template to the new one for them).
But there is one group of pages in that category that could be useful: about 100 task forces. Dealing with them is more complicated, so I didn't add most of them to my version of the listings. Because of that, the category and the template that fills it may be useful in the future. User<Svick>.Talk(); 22:40, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Ok thanks, then based on that I should probably withdraw the BRFA until the task forces logic can be ironed out. --Kumioko (talk) 01:05, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Withdrawn by operator. - Based on the above explanation provided by Svick. --Kumioko (talk) 01:06, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
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