[Foundation-l] Flagged bots to edit pages containing spam links

Mark Wagner carnildo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 23:37:07 UTC 2008

On 4/28/08, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:
>  From a technical standpoint: I agree with Brion. There are a whole host
>  of reasons why an edit might fail (locked db's, protected pages, or even
>  the server dying), and the bot needs to be designed to deal with that. If
>  your bot crashes, etc. due to an edit failing: well that's your fault as a
>  developer.

It would be nice if flagged bots were exempt from the spamfilter.
Spam URLs and protected pages are the situations that my bots can't
handle -- for everything else, the bot can either wait or try again.


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