Wikipedia talk:Bots/Requests for approval

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Page is mad[edit]

@APerson: Can you take a look at this page and the included templates - something is breaking the page - see the errors in the approved requests (sometimes missing) and denied requests sections. — xaosflux Talk 21:40, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Xaosflux (not sure why I was fingered as the one who broke everything Face-smile.svg), the problem is that we exceeded the post-expand include size limit, so some templates were left unexpanded. We currently have 16 BRFAs running, which is more than I've seen for a while, so that's probably the culprit. The only fix I can think of right now is to remove some transcluded BRFAs, which of course isn't ideal at all; on the other hand, the number of trial-completed BRFAs also seems quite high, so maybe a BAG member or two could look into closing them. APerson (talk!) 01:28, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
*cough*I think I may now what the cause is. *cough*.—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 02:04, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
You can thank Cyberbot II 5a, for transcluding a massive page related to the trial. It's grown to a massive size. I've now changed it to a link, which has fixed the problem. :p—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 02:11, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
@APerson and Cyberpower678: Thank you both - maybe we need a banner - Hey BAG guys, if you don't work this page the whole thing will ASPLODE! — xaosflux Talk 02:17, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
YES PLEASE!!—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 02:19, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

API rights to edit[edit]

I'm trying to figure out how to obtain action=edit rights for User:GreenC bot. I've never used the API for writing so not sure how rights works. Is there a place to apply or does it already have the rights since the bot account was approved, in which case it's simply a matter of logging in and obtaining a token? -- GreenC 15:18, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Any logged in user can use the API to edit (technically you can also edit anonymously, but... don't do that). In the past it was pretty simple and you just logged in with action=login, but now because of the fancy AuthManager stuff it's recommended that you create an OAuth consumer and use action=clientlogin. See mw:API:Login and mw:API:Tokens. Also, Special:ApiSandbox may prove helpful. — Earwig talk 17:38, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Slight correction: it's recommended that you create an OAuth consumer (likely owner-only for a bot), or set up a bot password and continue to use action=login if you can't use the more secure OAuth. Bots shouldn't need to use action=clientlogin, that's for interactive clients like mobile apps. Anomie 19:30, 14 June 2016 (UTC)