Just take a look at a topic on boxing i edited yesterday. And the bot had cut the topic abrubptly in the midway of a sentance in the "personalities" subsection. Without adding worthwile or editing anything else, this is clearly a bot that's gone crazy. I'm reverting to the older complete version. and it didn't even add the "+pl" it was supposed to do. dumb bot.
I would watch this bot closely and pull the plug if it does one more thing like this.
Don't worry. The bot is stopped ( Message on talk page stops it). I'm sure that problem is related to the server. The server do not saved all information sent (bot logs analysis) . At the moment another bot is verifing all edits. Margospl 22:41, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Verification done. No more such accidents found. 2 bad edits among nearly 3000 is ok. Margospl 08:05, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
As a result of discussion on the village pump and mailing list, bots are now allowed to edit up to 15 times per minute. The following is the new text regarding bot edit rates from Wikipedia:Bot Policy:
Until new bots are accepted they should wait 30-60 seconds between edits, so as to not clog the recent changes list and user watchlists. After being accepted and a bureaucrat has marked them as a bot, they can edit at a much faster pace. Bots doing non-urgent tasks should edit approximately once every ten seconds, while bots who would benefit from faster editing may edit approximately once every every four seconds.
Your bot, Margosbot which was approved and flagged some time ago has now been deflagged due to inactivity. If you wish to run your bot again, feel free to return to the requests for bot approval page where you can reapply for your bot's task and flag. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the BAG or myself. WjBscribe 01:53, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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