Bot873 (Talk · Contribs)
(I never sleep)
Edit rate:Manually directed edits
Edit period/s:As directed
Programming language/s:Python
Built on Sopel IRC bot
Source code published?GitHub
Emergency shutoff-compliant?Yes
Other information:Changelog

Bot873 was designed by Operator873 to facilitate and expedite Global Sysop activities on GS wikis.

IRC CommandsEdit

Currently, all functions of the bot are limited to IRC on channel ##Operator873. The only authorized users are Global Sysops and Stewards. There is no limit to the number of wikis Bot873 can check and report to you. However, users should remove the section of the on-meta page with their account name when they are finished working with the information. In the future, Bot873 will parse and remove pages no longer listed for Speedy Deletion.

Obtain list of Speedy Deleltion requestsEdit

!update wiki1 wiki2 wiki3


Bot873, update wiki1 wiki2 wiki3

Replace wiki1 etc with the WMF abbreviation of the project. Example: arcwiki or enwikibooks
Also available, an IRC only response. The bot will provide links to the pages tagged for Speedy Deletion within the #wikimedia-gs channel.

!onirc wiki

This command is limited to one project to manage channel flooding. The name command is also available (ie - Bot873, onirc project).

Add new GS wikiEdit

The database containing projects is far from complete and I need your help adding to it. If Bot873 reports it does not know a project, a user may:

!add abrev Category:For speedy deletion requests


Bot873, add test Category:Candidates for speedy deletion

Ensure you provide the correct abreviation for the project and the api url is correct. Additionally, the category must include the category namespace (for English languages, Category:).

Bot873 Global Sysop Daily UpdatesEdit

Bot873 delivers daily updates to Global Sysop's talk pages as requested. Projects can be added or removed from the daily update messages in the #wikimedia-gsconnect channel using the following commands.

!daily add mznwiki

This command would add mzn.wikipedia to projects Bot873 reports to your meta talk page.

!daily del mznwiki

This command would remove mzn.wikipedia from the projects Bot873 reports to your meta talk page.

!daily list

This command causes Bot873 list all projects it currently has saved for your account name. This is a good command to use before executing !daily del project

Bot873 WatcherEdit

Watcher function is currently offline pending a rebuildEdit

Bot873 is able to digest EventStream and report changes to selected pages chosen by endUsers. The bot can also be set to ping the requester when reporting changes to those pages. Below are the commands.

Add or Remove a page from WatcherEdit

The syntax should always begin with !watch. Following the command, Add/add/+ or Del/del/- to indicate adding or removing a page from being watched. Then the project in short format (ie enwiki, wikidata, eswiktionary, ptwikibooks, etc) followed by the name of the page. Spaces can be handled with either spaces or underscores.


!watch add simplewiki Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress

The above command would result in Bot873 reporting changes in the channel the command was used in.

!watch del simplewiki Wikipedia:Vandalism in progress

The above command would result in Bot873 removing the indicated page from the list.

Setting pingsEdit

Bot873 is also able to say your IRC nick, known as pinging, when the page is edited. In order for this to function correctly, the nick wanting to be pinged should add the page via the above commands. Once the page is added to the Watcher, they should:

!pingon enwiki Some_Article

The above code would tell the bot to ping the nick when reporting page changes. Multiple nicks cannot be pinged for the same page edit.

To disable the pings use:

!pingoff enwiki Some_Article

There are additional commands that exist, but are currently not available to end Users.