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Chase up bot operators whose bot keeps running when the dispatch lag is higher than 5
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To ensure that Wikidata bot edits slow down when lag is high, we should ensure that bot operators follow the guidelines which recommend to use the maxlag parameter with a value no higher than 5.

This task tracks efforts towards getting in touch with tool and bot operators to request compliance with this policy.

A first batch of requests will be based on this 30 min time window where maxlag was consistently above 5:
I will check which bots were still editing during that time and send requests to the bot owners accordingly.

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Pintoch created this task.Dec 10 2019, 7:51 PM
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Pintoch updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 10 2019, 8:09 PM

Many bots already respect maxlag=5, though as maxlag (from WDQS) is updated per minute, they may run intermittently.

@Bugreporter yes indeed! I was off by one hour there. Thanks for your help! Feel free to add more bots which match that period.

Addshore moved this task from incoming to monitoring on the Wikidata board.Dec 11 2019, 11:41 AM
Multichill changed the status of subtask T240374: Maxlag=5 for BotMultichill from Declined to Invalid.Jan 18 2020, 12:41 PM
Xqt added a subscriber: Xqt.Mar 5 2020, 7:36 AM