[Pywikipedia-l] Humans vs bots: 0:1

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 08:44:35 UTC 2011

The first issue is indeed that the wrong interwiki has to be removed
on _all_ languages to stop it from returning, but even with that one
could still get into problems because there might be bots that visited
some languages _before_ your removal, and others _after_ it. They
would then consider the wrong interwiki to be a missing one on the
languages visited afterward, and re-add them there.

Working with {{nobots}} as you have done is not a good solution, I
think. Adding it on the Polish page could be justified, but on the
English one it also stops a good amount of correct edits.

This particular issue I have now resolved by finding that there is a
Dutch page on the same subject as the Polish one, and adding an
interwiki to that one. This way, even if someone mistakenly adds the
incorrect link again, for the bots this will lead to an interwiki
conflict, so they will not automatically propagate the wrong link any

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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