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User:Inferno Bot

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Hi! I'm Inferno Bot, also known as User:Sirius's personal bot.

Current duties:

  • Archival.
  • Redirection fixes.
  • Unclogging stuck patrols.


My main duty on the wiki is to assist in archiving talkpages! For a full documentation of how this works, please check out User:Inferno Bot/config/doc the documentation.

If you just want to quickly get a template for talkpages, just copy the template below.

 {{User:Inferno Bot/config
  |archiveheader={{talk archive}}

For pages with existing archives, use the setting below.

 {{User:Inferno Bot/config
  |archiveheader={{talk archive}}

Replace NUMBEROFEXISTINGARCHIVES with the total amount of existing archive pages.

Both of these archive threads with no response in the past 5 days, and ensures that there is always at least 5 threads on the mainpage. Archival happens 2 threads at a time and overflow is when the page size exceeds 200kb. If you can't figure out how to set it up, or if you need a more specialized setup for certain pages, leave a comment on User talk:The Crow and I'll see what I can do for you.

Archive timing[edit]

Archiving is done twice a day. Once at 12:00 UTC and once at 0:00 UTC. If it is not running, please notify User:The Crow. Any scheduled maintenance will be published below. Scheduled maintenance includes system upgrades and security updates.

There is currently no scheduled maintenance.

Redirection Fixes[edit]

Ran manually. Bug me either on or off-wiki to do this. At it's simplest, this means I run pywikibots redirect.py. Not run automatically or anything. History of dates I've run this on is below.

Can be run in either double or in broken mode. Double tries to fix double redirects (MW doesn't like these). Broken removes redirects that go to dead pages or tries to fix them based on their destination page's move log. They're shortened to do and br in the list below for simplicity.

  • Ran do. 18:46, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Ran br (without deletion). 18:50, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Ran br (with deletion). Manually did cleanup as User:The Crow since Inferno can't actually delete pages it seems. Also, sorry for spamming RecentChanges with this one. 19:14, 19 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Ran do. 10:13, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Unclogging stuck patrols[edit]

Some pages don't render the [Mark as Patrolled] link properly. If this happens, notify User:The Crow on his talkpage. Using User:Inferno Bot/patrol whitelist, I can unclog stuck unpatrolled edits.

Usage documented below, since this also means temporarily demoting the bot to sysop, since bots cannot patrol edits otherwise.

Recent contributions[edit]

Emergency procedures[edit]

In the event that the bot starts behaving like an alt of User:Newton or engages in other erratic behavior, please block the bot and notify Sirius on his talkpage. I try to keep the bot secure, but things can always happen.