On 03/03/12 00:07, Nickanc Wikipedia wrote:
In my opinion, I suggest that
(1) global bots which are on ts should have access to the MMP,
(2) we shall grant every wiki (or at least every major wiki) a user
(or more than one, if the wiki is big) in the MMP for it.
In this way, we may try to reflect the current situation: we have both
*bots which are active in a wiki only, controlling its pages,
*global bots wandering around.
I think that for what concern the bots involved in the (2) above, a
good idea could be asking each group of ts users working on a certain
wiki to take a decision according also to the thoughts of their wiki.
On a brief discussion on it.wiki bot runners' IRC channel, there were
suggested (I don't know whether this is possible or not) to set up a
"fake user" for interwiki on it.wiki usable by every it.wiki ts user,
in order that, in case a bot runner will stop his/her activity,
interwiki will have no problem. While, bots of group (1) I think are
I am interested in this issue. In fact, I was asked by DaB to find 5
or more users to found the MMP, but I hadn't been successful (and i
had also to slow down my presence on wikimedia projects due to real
:) Best wishes,
Instead of users, it should be specified in terms of 'tasks'.
There's Bot A doing X because there's user B running it. Instead, the
task should be presented (it's usually a command line), and run by the MMP.
This can lead to a better distribution of the load. The easiest way, by
running them in a queue with n slots. But if some tasks are very
intensive, I'm not sure it can be done without getting big load. Maybe
with short and long queues...