The bot table has been constructed from a union of the bot status page, the list of bots by number of edits and a scan of the user_groups table for the "bot" group and a through accidental discovery (often because they show up in a plot as an outlier).

The purpose of this table is to allow simple flagging (and often removal) of bot activities when performing analyses.

Location Edit


Fields Edit

halfak@internproxy:~$ mysql -h db42 -e "EXPLAIN bot_20110711;SELECT * FROM bot_20110711 LIMIT 3" halfak
| Field   | Type             | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
| user_id | int(11) unsigned | NO   | MUL | 0       |       |
| user_id |
|       0 |
|     285 |
|    6120 |

Each row represents a user. There should be a row in this table for every user_id used by a bot.

  • user_id: The identifier of a row. The user identifier from user.user_id.

Reproduction Edit

  1. Gather usernames from bot status and list of bots by number of edits.
    1. Join usernames to user table to acquire user_ids
  2. Union with SELECT DISTINCT ug_user FROM user_groups WHERE ug_group = "bot";

Notes Edit

This table was last updated on the 11th of July, 2011. New bots that were created since then will need to be added for analyses of data after that date.