Synchbot

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Synchbot is a maintenance service that creates, edits, or deletes your user pages across Wikimedia wikis. To request changes to your user pages on all wikis, see How do I make a request?. For more info about the bot, see the FAQs.

Synchbot is run on the first weekend of each month. Next scheduled run: 6–7 November 2021.

RequestsEdit

See previous requests.

Flyplanevn27 (migrate to global user page)Edit

request done:
Flyplanevn27 (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Flyplanevn27 on every wiki (except on vi.wikipedia.org and vi.wikivoyage.org)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Flyplanevn27',
request_title = u'User:Flyplanevn27',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['vi.wikipedia.org and vi.wikivoyage.org'],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Flyplanevn27 (talk) 09:44, 13 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done! Deleted two user pages.
The following log shows what the bot did on each wiki. You can click the columns to sort the log.
summary:
timewikilogged action
00:35beta.wikiversity.orgdeleted (was 171 bytes).
00:35meta.wikimedia.orgskipped (cannot delete global user page).
00:36en.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 886 bytes).
00:38vi.wikipedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
00:38vi.wikivoyage.orgskipped (in skip list).
Pathoschild 00:39, 03 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Navaxus (migrate to global CSS/JS)Edit

request done:
Navaxus (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Navaxus/*.css, User:Navaxus/*.js on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Navaxus',
request_title = u'User:Navaxus/*.css, User:Navaxus/*.js',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Please delete all local CSS and JS pages. Navaxus (talk) 20:40, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done! Deleted two vector.css pages:
The following log shows what the bot did on each wiki. You can click the columns to sort the log.
summary:
timewikilogged action
00:41meta.wikimedia.orgdeleted (was 0 bytes).
00:42en.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 1 bytes).
And you don't have any other CSS/JS pages besides global.css. —Pathoschild 00:53, 03 October 2021 (UTC)[]

NavaxusEdit

request done:
Navaxus (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to user:Navaxus/sandbox on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Navaxus',
request_title = u'user:Navaxus/sandbox',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Navaxus (talk) 20:52, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done! You only have that page on Meta, so I added a manual deletion template on that page. —Pathoschild 00:56, 03 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Stang (migrate to global user page)Edit

request done:
Stang (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Stang on every wiki (except on meta, commons, wikidata, zhwiki, betawikiversity)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Stang',
request_title = u'User:Stang',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['meta', 'commons', 'wikidata', 'zhwiki', 'betawikiversity'],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Stang 21:02, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Done! Deleted three user pages.
The following log shows what the bot did on each wiki. You can click the columns to sort the log.
summary:
timewikilogged action
00:57beta.wikiversity.orgskipped (in skip list).
00:57commons.wikimedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
00:57meta.wikimedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
00:58www.wikidata.orgskipped (in skip list).
00:58de.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 452 bytes).
00:59zh.wikiversity.orgdeleted (was 505 bytes).
00:59wuu.wikipedia.orgdeleted (was 95 bytes).
00:59zh.wikipedia.orgskipped (in skip list).
Pathoschild 01:00, 03 October 2021 (UTC)[]

OnwaEdit

request queued:
Onwa (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to every wiki (except on en.wikipedia.org, subpages in es.wikipedia.org and meta.wikimedia.org)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Onwa',
request_title = u'None',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['en.wikipedia.org', 'subpages in es.wikipedia.org and meta.wikimedia.org'],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Onwa (talk) 22:08, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Jonathan5566 (migrate to global user page)Edit

request queued:
Jonathan5566 (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Jonathan5566 on every wiki (except on zhwiki, meta)
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Jonathan5566',
request_title = u'User:Jonathan5566',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = ['zhwiki', 'meta'],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Jonathan5566(talk) 13:48, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Flyplanevn27Edit

request queued:
Flyplanevn27 (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Flyplanevn27/mylinks on every wiki (except on meta.wikimedia.org, vi.wikivoyage.org)
  • and prepend this text:
    *[[m:Special:GlobalWatchlist|GlobalWatchlist]]
    *[[Special:BlankPage/globalsul|Globalize SUL]]
    *[[Special:mypage/common.js|My common.js]] ([[Special:mypage/common.css|css]])
    *[[m:special:mypage/global.js|My global.js]] ([[m:Special:mypage/global.css|css]])
    *[[translatewiki:|Translatewiki.net]]
    

request_user = u'Flyplanevn27', request_title = u'User:Flyplanevn27/mylinks', request_action = lambda bot: bot.save(u"""...""" + "\n\n" + bot.text()), skip_existing = False, skip_new = False, skip_unregistered = True, skip_wikis = ['meta.wikimedia.org', 'vi.wikivoyage.org'], only_wikis = [], delete_summary = None, edit_summary = None,

Flyplanevn27 (talk) 07:19, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Jurtaa (migrate to global user page)Edit

request queued:
Jurtaa (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Jurtaa on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Jurtaa',
request_title = u'User:Jurtaa',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Jurtaa (talk) 16:05, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]

AyBars (migrate to global user page)Edit

request queued:
AyBars (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:AyBars on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'AyBars',
request_title = u'User:AyBars',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

All user page and user subpages will be deleted. AYBARS 10:55, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Aqchampion (migrate to global user page)Edit

request queued:
Aqchampion (global account · recent activity · user pages)
  • go to User:Aqchampion on every wiki
  • and delete the page.
request_user = u'Aqchampion',
request_title = u'User:Aqchampion',
request_action = lambda bot: bot.delete(),
skip_existing = False,
skip_new = True,
skip_unregistered = False,
skip_wikis = [],
only_wikis = [],
delete_summary = None,
edit_summary = None,

Aqchampion (talk) 08:14, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]

FAQsEdit

How do I make a request?Edit

Here's how to submit a Synchbot task. If you're not sure how to fill in the template, just choose one below and add a comment explaining what you want. There's no approval process; your request will be handled in the next batch! Make sure you watch this page in case of questions.

To migrate to your global user page (delete your local User pages):
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}} (migrate to global user page)===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = delete
     |title         = User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    =
     |skip existing = no
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}
    ~~~~
  2. Optional: add a comment before ~~~~ or edit the template with any specifics (e.g. pages to skip).
To migrate to your global CSS and JavaScript pages (delete your local *.css and *.js pages):
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}} (migrate to global CSS/JS)===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = delete
     |title         = User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}/*.css, User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}/*.js
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    = 
     |skip existing = no
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}
    Please delete all local CSS and JS pages. ~~~~
  2. Optional: add a comment before ~~~~ or edit the template with any specifics (e.g. pages to skip).
For a custom request:
  1. Add this text at the bottom of the Requests section:
    ==={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}===
    {{#invoke:synchbot|request
     |user          = {{subst:REVISIONUSER}}
     |action        = replace
     |title         = 
     |text          = 
     |skip wikis    = 
     |skip existing = yes
     |status        = <!-- don't change this line -->
    }}~~~~
  2. Edit the template values:
    field how to edit it
    user The name of the user who owns the pages. The default is your current username.
    action What you want the bot to do. This can be replace (overwrite pages with the new text), prepend (insert the new text at the top of the page), append (insert the new text at the bottom of the page), or delete (delete all pages).
    title The title of the page you want edited on every wiki.
    text The text you want placed on the edited pages. A few guidelines:
    • Don't add categories or templates, because they probably don't exist on most wikis.
    • Use interwiki links to link to a specific wiki (like [[m:Article]] for a page on Meta). Don't use interlanguage links (like [[en:Article]] instead of [[w:en:Article]]), unless you really want to link to a different wiki depending on the current project.
    • For a user page, use something simple and informative. Most people provide a few sentences about themselves with a link to their main user page. Consider using your global user page instead.
    skip wikis A list of wikis to skip (in addition to auto-skipped wikis). You can use a wildcard (like pt.* to skip all Portuguese wikis). The format doesn't really matter.
    skip existing Whether to skip pages that already exist.
  3. Watch this page in case I have questions. Otherwise it will be done soon! :)

How long will it take?Edit

The 'next scheduled run' date at the top of the page shows when requests will be handled. All open requests are typically handled within one day of that date.

Which wikis are edited?Edit

The bot edits almost all Wikimedia wikis in every language. It only skips private wikis, fishbowl wikis, and loginwiki.

Can the bot delete pages?Edit

The bot can delete any of your user pages or subpages (except your main talk page). When deleting your user page, you must have a global user page and the bot will skip wikis where you have a block history. On arwiki and on commons, the bot will place the appropriate speedy-deletion template instead.

Can the bot do X?Edit

The bot can create, edit, or delete pages (but protecting/renaming/etc are outside its remit). The bot is very flexible to support custom requests. For example, some custom requests in the past have involved checking for a specific text, page size, and even page history. For text changes the bot can prepend/append, replace the whole page, search & replace a regex pattern, etc. If you have a custom requirement, feel free to ask Pathoschild (the bot operator) whether it's possible.

What is Synchbot?Edit

Synchbot is a bot which makes an automated change to a specific page title on all matching wikis. It's been run by Pathoschild since 2008. The bot uses the global deleter and global editinterface permissions, and runs under a web of permissions, exceptions, and special cases negotiated with local communities.

Historically this was used to support global user pages from 2008 to 2015 (now part of global user pages), global CSS/JS from 2008 to 2014 (now available via your global.css or your global.js), and crosswiki account creation from 2009 to 2011 (now part of unified login). Now it's mainly used to delete local pages that are no longer needed due to the new global user page features.

See alsoEdit