|Resolved||DeepBlue||T212471 WikiApiary: Getting a 404 on the api.php should stop further requests to the website|
|Resolved||DeepBlue||T212476 WikiApiary: BumbleBee should stop after 500|
500 is almost always temporary.
There is no reason not to retry in 6 hours, unless the site returned 500 on all past attempts for weeks.
Does BumbleBee only send 1 request to the site? (per run)
If not, 500 should prevent immediate requests (right after receiving 500), because the cause of 500 may be heavy load and last thing they would need are bots.
There can also be a situation when a bug in some extension causes 500 from api.php, but not on the normal site. So administrators of the wiki may not even know that the problem exists (because the wiki itself works).