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Bug 10125 - Install Special:Nuke on TestWiki
Install Special:Nuke on TestWiki
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-06-03 19:35 UTC by Thunderhead
Modified: 2011-03-13 17:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Thunderhead 2007-06-03 19:35:23 UTC
A user, Betacommandbot, has created over 7,000 pages on the Test Wikipedia, each with the content [[Category:Uber large category]], or something to that sort. I am a sysop on that project, and I would like to request that the Nuke extention be installed temporarily to help deal with those pages. Thank you.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-06-04 19:39:40 UTC
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-04 22:28:18 UTC
It's a test wiki.  It's good for it to have a large category.  To, you know, test stuff.

Comment 3 Casey Brown 2007-06-07 20:45:55 UTC
Same comment as I put on Meta: Thunderhead... that bot isn't a vandal, it's a ''test-wiki''.  Read: ''not a sandbox'', but a test-wiki...  The bot was testing the effects of a large category and how it was rendered.  But it really doesn't matter why he did it, it's a test-wiki, he was testing the features of the database.  Please do not call him or his bot a vandal.  I don't understand why you are making such a big deal about this, did you even contact the owner?
Comment 4 Casey Brown 2007-06-07 23:32:47 UTC
I'm re-opening this for a different reason than it was originally intended in principle.  Technically, test-wiki *should* have Special:Nuke because of the normal content there.  We just need to educate our sysops on its proper use.  Thunderhead really should have contacted the user first.  I have contacted him and he says it is fine if they are nuked. 
Comment 5 Thunderhead 2007-07-12 02:48:36 UTC
Casey, yes I did contact the owner, who said he was "nuking" the content, which never happened.
Comment 6 Thunderhead 2007-07-12 02:53:21 UTC
Though I did not contact him in a civil way, which I regret. I admit I could have indeed been more civil in contacting him about the bot, though the test wiki runs on Wikimedia servers. A simple "ddfafa" takes up server space and adds to the job queue, which shouldn't be very high, no matter where, IMO.

Comment 7 Aaron Schulz 2007-07-12 02:54:37 UTC
Test edits for category stuff on a test wiki.
Comment 8 Casey Brown 2007-07-12 02:56:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Casey, yes I did contact the owner, who said he was "nuking" the content, which
> never happened.

He deleted the content after I asked him. :-/  Please also keep in mind that
this post was from over a month ago. :-P
Comment 9 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-03-13 17:46:07 UTC
Changing all WONTFIX high priority bugs to lowest priority (no mail should be generated since I turned it off for this.)

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