Apparently all of pywiki scripts used the same user agent header -
Pywikipediabot/1.0, which made it difficult for Wikipedia et al to identify
which script used or abused which API features, as well as impossible to
contact the author of said script to fix it.
I have recently merged a patch from Ori (WMF dev) to both the main and the
rewrite branches. PLEASE UPDATE your pywikipedia code from SVN to
automatically start using the new user agent, which will now include the
name of the startup script and possibly SVN revision (we might want to
switch to a hash-of-main-file based number instead at a later time).
On a separate note, if you are interested in the future of MediaWiki APIv2,
take a look at the
and submit your own thoughts on what you might need for your scripts from
the next version of the API, or email me directly.