|Resolved||Cyberpower678||T120433 Migrate dead external links to archives|
|Resolved||Cyberpower678||T141347 Create and test v1.2 of InternetArchiveBot (tracking)|
|Resolved||Cyberpower678||T141219 IABot duplicated the page text at least twice on an article|
Per https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1755_Lisbon_earthquake&diff=733707183&oldid=732069654, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=176th_Air_Defense_Squadron&diff=733709280&oldid=713838409, and https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=176th_Fighter_Squadron&diff=733709369&oldid=711781025, some of the neighboring text was duplicated while rescuing a link.
Blanking an article is extraordinarily unlikely. It downloads the page content at the start of the analysis, if it gets a blank article, then it will remain blank through the analysis. Before editing, it checks if the article content changed in anyway, and since it is still blank, it will not edit.
In a way that serves as a sanity check to blanking an article. But I'm really hesitant to adding more. I'm of the opinion that sanity checks only mask the real problems, rather than fix them. I believe in fixing problems at the root.