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RC bot report changes harmed RC patrol ability.
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Author: wmf.amgine3691

Description:
Recent changes to the RC bot output have removed urls from special/log events.
For those monitoring the raw output this has severely harmed their ability to
respond to events such as vandal acount creation, page moves, and image uploads.

These changes have also broken a range of other bots and tools which relied on
the previous bot report output.

Please at least restore the urls.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 9:08 PM
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webboy wrote:

(In reply to comment #1)

This has been fixed.

That is not true.

[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/move]] move * SpecialWindler * moved [[Talk:Michael Andrews (rugby league footballer]] to [[Talk:Michael Andrews (rugby league)]]: per discussion at [[Talk:Rugby_league#Naming_convention_for_individuals|this page]]
[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/newusers]] create * Ethanque * New user account

There are no URLs.

bugs wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

(In reply to comment #1)

This has been fixed.

That is not true.
[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/move]] move * SpecialWindler *
moved [[Talk:Michael Andrews (rugby league footballer]] to [[Talk:Michael
Andrews (rugby league)]]: per discussion at
[[Talk:Rugby_league#Naming_convention_for_individuals|this page]]
[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/newusers]] create * Ethanque *
New user account
There are no URLs.

Hmm... it sems you're right, but I could have sworn this was fixed (I must have confused the Freenode bots' output with the rc bot output). Is it still needed still though? Bots codes have been changed and new ones developed to work this way. If we change it now, won't it break more bots than it will fix? The most active anti-vandalism bot would definitely be broken.

wmf.amgine3691 wrote:

It is still needed if you wish to support human monitoring of bot output. Most likely you don't care if anyone wishes to volunteer to help this way, in which case it doesn't matter for you.

It is far easier to modify a bot to work with urls than it is to instruct all possible volunteers to work without them.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

(In reply to comment #1)

This has been fixed.

That is not true.

[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/move]] move * SpecialWindler *
moved [[Talk:Michael Andrews (rugby league footballer]] to [[Talk:Michael
Andrews (rugby league)]]: per discussion at
[[Talk:Rugby_league#Naming_convention_for_individuals|this page]]
[08:14] <rc> {#en.wikipedia} [[Special:Log/newusers]] create * Ethanque *
New user account

There are no URLs.

Where are the URLs supposed to point? As well, I assume the automated monitoring tools have since been updated?

matthew.britton wrote:

If you want to monitor the IRC RC feeds manually, get a script for your IRC client that converts wikilinks into URLs; there are several around.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

Suggest closing this as WONTFIX. I'm unaware of any problem this actually causes.