@TBolliger will look into how these two similarly named proxy-blocking bots work and are discussed on their respective wikis.
ProcseeBot – started operating in 2009. Request for approval: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/ProcseeBot. During the proposal some folks suggested it work as a global bot. This bot is built and operated by User:Slakr (Kurt, from Dallas). Slakr does not share the source code of the bot.
The bot sets 2 month blocks on IP proxies. More specific details can be found at the request for approval.
I looked on Slakr’s talk page archives (the bot’s talk page redirects here), ProcseeBot failed twice in 2017 due to server issues. This doesn’t seem like a major issue. I found no other requests, other than one small request to add a whitelist. The conversation was very brief. I could not find any other recent conversations about the bot's limitations or opportunities.
- Talk to @Slakr (T177645: Reach out to ProcseeBot and ProxyBot authors for their input on if/how we can improve the bots)
- We may also want to ask the folks at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_on_open_proxies for their thoughts on how we could improve ProcseeBot.
- Read up on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_on_open_proxies
- Potentially reach out to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_on_open_proxies
- Look at ProxyBot on frwp.
In the vote for adminship, I found that Blockbot (sometimes called ProxyBlock) was enabled because ProxyBot "is not very active and works rather in big waves" with large time gaps in its functioning. The vote for adminship for Proxybot was in 2007 and does not have anything pertinent right now.
Regarding https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiProject_on_open_proxies — aside from vandalism and reverts, nobody has edited anything significantly since 2009. Maybe we can drop a line on the talk page, but I don't expect it to be a useful outlet.