Wiktionary talk:Votes/bt-2011-12/User:タチコマ robot

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From the vote page:

for the following purposes:
  • redirecy.py (double redirects)

Can you post this redirecy.py's code, please?​—msh210 (talk) 17:53, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm assuming he means mw:Manual:Pywikipediabot/redirect.py. -- Liliana 17:54, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
If so (which he should confirm), then it has several options, and he should post which he plans to use.​—msh210 (talk) 18:24, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't aware bot request discussions taken place on the talk page here.
I user redirect.py from svn with regular svn updates to get the latest/most improved code. I can post the code if you like but it is identical to the code on svn.
I use "double -always" parameters when running my code. This parameter only checks if a redirect points to another redirect and attempts to follow it. These types of double redirects are pretty straight forward. They are often generated when a page is moved and all redirects pointing to that page now point to a redirect and becoming Double Redirects.
  • If it is a redirect that points to itself or if it is a redirect loop, the bot will not make an edit.
  • If the page is protected, the bot will not make an edit either.
  • If the double redirect is formed when a redirect points to another redirect on another wiki, the bot will not make an edit
I am not sure if a bot flag is necessary as the bot would make few edits under normal circumstances. However if a page with lots of redirects pointing to it is moved the bot would make lots of edits. Bots activity is almost entirely dependent on on-wiki pagemove activity. I noticed a lot of redirects get deleted on this wiki - perhaps this could become unneded once this code runs though this is a decision for wiktionary itself would decide.
-- Cat chi? 13:25, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
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Wiktionary:Votes/bt-2011-12/User:タチコマ robot

I did reply to you. Sorry I did not immediately notice the discussion was talking place on the talk page. -- Cat chi? 13:26, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello, the nomination failed because of your oppse vote (I suppose it would have failed either way in the absence of any kind of support) so I'd like to discuss the bot with you before nominating it again. Feel free to ask me any question you may have. -- Cat chi? 02:43, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Might I suggest that you instead post to the BP, outlining exactly what the script in question does, and seeking public opinion on (a) whether we want such redirects 'fixed' and (b) whether we want a bot to take care of them? And then, if the answer to (a) seems to be yes and the answer to (b) is, at worst, unclear, propose the vote again.​—msh210 04:04, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
It is the standard redirect.py (double redirect script) I run at every other wiki but here and one other wiki as I told you at the bots talk page which you did not respond to while maintaining your oppose vote. :)
Sure, I can post it there though I am unsure what to really say as the task is a simple one.
-- Cat chi? 02:36, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
I posted it at Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Bot_edits_to_fix_Double_redirects -- Cat chi? 02:50, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! You've explained it very nicely (at last).​—msh210 18:26, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


Note later vote.​—msh210 (talk) 16:31, 7 June 2012 (UTC)