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Hi! HostBot is a program, not a person. But I'm a person, and I run this program. If you received a message from HostBot and want to know why, or if you have any other questions about HostBot, ask me on my talk page.

If you have questions about editing Wikipedia, head over to the Teahouse Q&A board. You will get detailed and personal answers fast!
—Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me


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Current statusEdit

2020-02-27: HostBot is online HostBot should be sending invites daily at around 16:00 UTC. If the bot seems to have stalled, please ping me! J-Mo 19:44, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Pageview reportsEdit

I'm building reports to help us triage our work. I'll keep updating this list as I go. Feedback welcome on my talkpage J-Mo 00:14, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

Current reportsEdit

HostBot's RoleEdit

HostBot automates repetitive tasks that reduce the maintenance necessary to keep the Teahouse humming along. If you are interested in implementing HostBot scripts on another wiki or would like to help improve the code base, please check the resources in the Specs section below and contact J-Mo via talk page or email.

BAG ApprovalsEdit

Current tasksEdit

  • invites new editors to visit the Teahouse. (More info here)

Dormant tasksEdit

Former tasksEdit


This bot is written in Python 3. The source code and some documentation available on GitHub.


  • On April 4 2018 there was an error which resulted in broken subst of invites to a batch of approx. 300 new editors. The invite pointed to the wrong template location, so the subst didn't render correctly. I fixed the error (for most of the affected users) by creating a temp copy of the invite template in the expected location and then sending out duplicate invites to re-render the page correctly. This resulted in most invitees receiving two invites instead of one for the day. The underlying error has been corrected in the code. J-Mo 19:39, 4 April 2018 (UTC)