|Anomie is on vacation, and will therefore probably not be doing much normal editing from June 24–July 5.|
|This user account is a bot operated by Anomie (talk). It is used to make repetitive automated or semi-automated edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually, in accordance with the bot policy. The bot is approved and currently active – the relevant request for approval can be seen here. |
Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it.
|Live status for all AnomieBOT tasks is available at.|
|Before blocking this bot, please consider disabling the task in question instead (see #Emergency shutoff). If you want to block it anyway, the button to the left will do what you want.|
AnomieBOT is written in Perl, using a custom API class. For most access, it uses the MediaWiki API, but it also sometimes uses "action=raw" to download pages. It uses SQLite or MySQL for persistent data storage.
In addition to the standard "bot" mode which will only run approved tasks, individual tasks may also be run in a "test" mode that logs proposed edits to the local filesystem instead of actually editing Wikipedia or in an "RFBA trial" mode that will automatically stop after a certain number of edits.
Source code is available at User:AnomieBOT/source. The source may be reused under the same terms as Perl, which is currently available under the GPL and/or the Artistic License; the text of the files posted here on-wiki may also be reused per Wikipedia's licensing for text contributions.
Individual tasks may be stopped by writing any non-whitespace content to various pages under User:AnomieBOT III/shutoff/; see the task list below for the specific page corresponding to each task. Many tasks also link the appropriate page from their edit summaries.
AnomieBOT uses multiple accounts for its various tasks:
- AnomieBOT is a general-purpose bot account handling the majority of tasks.
- AnomieBOT II has the template editor flag, and will only run tasks that require rights granted by that group.
- AnomieBOT III is an adminbot.
- MediationBot formerly ran tasks for the now-defunct WP:Mediation Committee.
- MedcabBot formerly ran tasks for the now-defunct WP:Mediation Cabal.
- The full list of tasks for all AnomieBOT bots is at User:AnomieBOT/TaskList.
Cleans up broken redirects:
Block IPs that hit certain URLs on the spam blacklist too frequently.
Delete Template:POTD protected/YYYY-MM-DD (per WP:CSD#G6) 30 days after the listed date, and remove the "See also" link from the corresponding Template:POTD/YYYY-MM-DD.
Performs mass deletions after consensus at XfD or other processes. Can also CSD associated talkpages and their subpages.
|DatedCategoryDeleterTest||N||N/A, only edits bot's/owner's userspace. On hold||
Investigation for whether a bot to G6 emptied dated maintenance categories would be useful. It will log to a subpage and we'll see how often it actually finds anything.
None at this time.
Unblock non-range IPs blocked in 2008 or earlier, per Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal about some indefinite IP blocks.