At Sunday 15 April 2012 21:12:26 DaB. wrote:
I have two clarification requests regarding the Toolserver rules
1. There's a new rule now in effect regarding interwiki bots. How will
this rule be enforced?
I was (and be) a little bit disappointed, that the TS-user were not capable to
organize a MMP until 1. April, but I was too busy to write an eMail yet so
thanks for the reminder.
I extends the date hereby to 15th May. All interwiki-bots which are running on
the TS are only tolerated, not allowed, now. If there is no ts-user-organized-
MMP until 15th May, I am going to create the (empty) MMP by myself and kill
and disable every longrunning interwiki-bot that I find.
2. There's currently a rule requiring every bot
user page to mention that
the bot runs on the Toolserver. I don't think this rule is followed very
closely (I don't think any of my bots mention where they're hosted at the
moment). I believe this rule originated due to a desire to avoid
inadvertent autoblock damage on the Toolserver's IP addresses if a bad bot
were blocked. But most wikis now whitelist the Toolserver's IP range using
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Autoblock_whitelist>. Is this rule
still necessary and/or in effect?
I guess we can remove it with the next rule-change-edit. But it is
nevertheless a good idea to leave a line on the bot-user-page that the bot is
run on the TS.
 Text: After 2. April 2012 the continuous running of langlink-bots (also
named interwikibots) is only allowed for the Multi-Maintainer-Project
 Text: You have to add a line at the bot-userpage, that the bot runs at
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