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InternetArchiveBot

Joined 9 December 2015

$ Cyberpower678, in accordance with the Wikimedia Foundation's Terms of Use, discloses that they have been paid by Internet Archives for their contributions to Wikipedia. This funding is for the ongoing development of InternetArchiveBot.


Experienced Editor
InternetArchiveBot
This user is a bot
(talk · contribs)
IABot logo.svg
Operator User:Cyberpower678 and User:Kaldari
Author User:Cyberpower678
Approved? Yes
Flagged? Yes
Task(s) Combats LINKROT
Edit rate Continuous
Edit period(s) Continuous
Automatic or manual? Automatic
Programming language(s) PHP
Exclusion compliant? Yes
Source code published? Cyberbot II on GitHub
Emergency shutoff-compliant? Yes

Shutoff procedure

  1. Please use the run page to disable the bot, for the respective wiki, found below. Click on the respective toggle switch.
  2. If that fails please block the bot on the respective wiki.

What is InternetArchiveBot and what does it do?

InternetArchiveBot (abbreviated as IABot), is an advanced bot designed to combat link rot, as well as fix inconsistencies in sources such as improper template usage, or invalid archives.

You can use this bot yourself by browsing the history of any page, and clicking on the "Fix dead links" link in the "External tools" section at the top of the page.

Under the hood, Cyberbot has an immense, and ever growing, database, where each URL is saved along with details with, and archive snapshots, either queried from the Wayback Machine, or collected elsewhere on Wikipedia. On top of that, the bot is highly customizable to suit the wiki's needs. Different options, such as controlling which sources to touch, which pages to scan, and whether or not scan live links and act on that information. IABot is still in ongoing development, to support additional wikis, but is complete for the English Wikipedia.

Wikis currently supported

Status Wiki Description
Toggle green.png species.wikimedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png als.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png bar.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png ckb.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle grey.png de.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

Trial complete.

Toggle green.png en.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request and other Approval Request

Toggle green.png es.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle grey.png fr.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png it.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle grey.png ja.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png nl.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle grey.png no.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png ru.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png sv.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request

Toggle green.png zh.wikipedia.org Bot Configuration: Here

 Approved. See Approval Request