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Bug 14679 - Bot edit should not mark revision
Bot edit should not mark revision
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
FlaggedRevs (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Aaron Schulz
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
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Reported: 2008-06-28 20:19 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Purodha Blissenbach 2008-06-28 20:19:07 UTC
I do not think that an interwiki bot should automatically mark a revision sighted, especially not so, if I am the bot operator ;-) having to take the responsibility for all such bot actions. :-(
Comment 1 Lars Åge Kamfjord 2008-06-28 21:30:32 UTC
Isn't this a right that is given to the group Editors, and not to the group Bots? In that case, this is just about removing the group Editors from the your particular bot, or about changing policy on DE-wikipedia. At least - that is how I understand http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Gruppenrechte (without knowing German...). I see my own bot has Editor-rights on DE-wikipedia.
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2008-06-29 09:00:26 UTC
For a while bots were given Editor rights so they could auto-sight. The software was changed so that all bots autosight, so they don't need the full Editor rights anymore.

Anyway, any flagged bot should just be making minor changes, and doing them right (since it is flagged already), so auto-sighting for bots is reasonable here.

As Lars said, if you want the rights stripped, it can be done by any local admin.
Comment 3 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-06-29 09:13:42 UTC
Well, the situation is a bit more complicated. The interwiki bot should not change the status. If it was sighted before the bot came, the article imho should remain sighted. If it was not, the status should remain unsighted after the bot edit.

This may, however, not be true for all types of bots. If that is so, we might need to have several types of bot users (imho good) or alternatively have the bot software take care of telling mediawiki about how to handle StableRev status with each edit (imho not as good)
Comment 4 Max Semenik 2008-06-29 09:56:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Anyway, any flagged bot should just be making minor changes, and doing them
> right (since it is flagged already), so auto-sighting for bots is reasonable
> here.

There is a serious problem: unlike humans, bots can't tell if the page they edit is vandalised or not. So no bot should sight anything by default.
Comment 5 Purodha Blissenbach 2008-06-29 10:23:35 UTC
Reopening, since "wontfix" is not a workable solution as comments show. The bug would keep reappearing anyways.
Comment 6 Melancholie 2008-06-29 11:34:24 UTC
> Well, the situation is a bit more complicated. The interwiki bot should not
> change the status. If it was sighted before the bot came, the article imho
> should remain sighted. If it was not, the status should remain unsighted after
> the bot edit.

Hmm, but that is still the current behaviour, isn't it?
Did you see any bot sighting a non-sighted article?

My bot is acting correctly, like you described it.

Or do you actually ask for a [[Special:Preferences]] option to activate or inactivate this behaviour?
Comment 7 P. Birken 2008-07-01 16:57:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Well, the situation is a bit more complicated. The interwiki bot should not
> change the status. If it was sighted before the bot came, the article imho
> should remain sighted. If it was not, the status should remain unsighted after
> the bot edit.

This is exactly the behavior of bots and nothing else was ever active or suggested. 
Comment 8 Aaron Schulz 2008-07-02 09:34:49 UTC
The current behavoir is that of comment #7. It has to already be sighted.

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