Common problems are described below. Contact us right away
The bot needs to be shut down nowEdit
The Management Interface tells me I am blocked when I am notEdit
This is a bug. The problem is not with your account. We believe the problem is with the MediaWiki API rather than InternetArchiveBot itself. You can track progress of this bug on Phabricator.
The bot is using English where it shouldn't beEdit
The bot is using the incorrect date format in templatesEdit
- Modify the bot configuration for your wiki. Make sure your wiki is selected from the dropdown on the top right.
- Scroll to "Default used date formats". Define one date format per line, using the strftime syntax. The format that is preferred by your wiki should have the prefix
@default:in front of it.
- Scroll to the bottom and submit. If there are still issues, leave a message on User talk:InternetArchiveBot.
I enabled the bot for my wiki but it is not doing anythingEdit
If the bot has never run on your wiki before, it is possible the bot is not yet configured for it. If you leave a message on our talk page we can work on setting up the bot for your wiki. Also, when a bot is enabled on a wiki for the first time, it can take potentially days for the first edit to be made.
If the bot has run on your wiki before, it is possible that the bot has been disabled server-side. When this happens, it is because there is a bug that is preventing InternetArchiveBot from working effectively on that wiki. Please wait for service to return to that wiki. Also check to make sure the bot is not blocked on your wiki.