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  • ... you can link to Botwiki from Wikipedia and other Wikimedia Foundation projects with [[botwiki:Target Page Name]]?
  • ... that Pywikipediabot is not the only bot framework?
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About Botwiki

Botwiki was started on 18 March 2007 as a collaboration between Filnik and Snowolf, it was originally known as "Fkregex" ( or "Pywikipedia". Back then it was primarily for the development and testing of Pywikipediabot scripts. In 2009 the project became dormant for awhile but in 2011, Snowolf together with Doug began rebuilding the project as a repository of code and a place to learn about all bots. You can help: See Botwiki:Strategic planning for ideas or join us on #botwiki (our IRC channel).

The project's goal is to spread knowledge about wikibots and promote their development and use.

The project isn't organized in the same way as Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects (we have namespaces for programming languages for one thing) and we have different licensing than WMF projects. Please be sure to review our copyright rules before you upload a file or contribute code. In general, if you contribute code it will be licensed by default under the Expat license, though you may choose other GPL compatible licenses.

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  • 2011-12-23 Due to recent spam bot attacks, unregistered (IP) users can no longer edit and registered users must now confirm their e-mail before they can edit and must make a few edits and wait a few minutes before they can create or move pages, etc. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you have trouble editing or are registering a bot and want a waiver from autoconfirmed status, contact Snowolf or Doug or join us in #botwiki and let us know.--Doug.(talk contribs) 07:13, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-12-20 Extension:Check Spambots and Extension:AbuseFilter enabled. Experimental (and crappy) recent changes bot reporting in #botwiki-bots. Snowolf how can I help? 13:22, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-12-03 Extension:DisableSiteNotice has been disabled as it prevents the sitenotice from; sideloading enabled; Snowolf has eliminated the Steward userright and merged it into Bureaucrat rights--Doug.(talk contribs) 23:22, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-12-03 New sitenotice, transwiki import sources defined for sysops, transwiki namespace (NS 114) defined as default import namespace, userrights cleaned up a little--Doug.(talk contribs) 13:54, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-11-30 Updated all extensions, disabled a few broken/obsolete ones, fixed the images (somewhat, there might be still issues), more to come. Let me know of any bugs or issues on my talk page. Snowolf how can I help? 21:25, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-11-27 Upgraded to Mediawiki 1.17 - The upgrade broke a number of extensions and functionalities, we're working on restoring them. Snowolf how can I help? 11:05, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-11-27 Upgraded to Mediawiki 1.16.5 Snowolf how can I help? 16:59, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-11-27 Upgraded to Mediawiki 1.12.4 Snowolf how can I help? 16:01, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
  • 2011-11-20 After a botched upgrade to Mediawiki 1.17, it's rolled back to 1.11 with a backup from 2011-11-12. Doug has proposed a revitalization of the project at Botwiki:Strategic planning, please contribute! Snowolf how can I help? 17:04, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
  • 2007-09-28 Our interwiki prefix, [[botwiki:]] is now fully working on WMF's wikis → meta:User:Snowolf/test. Snowolf how can I help? 22:03, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2007-09-22 Mediawiki updated to version 1.11. I had to disable a couple of extension because of incompatibility, unfortunately. Report anything that doesn't work to the Administrators' noticeboard or to snowolf [at] snowolf [dot] eu. Snowolf how can I help? 13:05, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2007-09-19 Botwiki has now a mailing list, to which you can subscribe on this page. Snowolf how can I help? 14:52, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2007-09-11 New search plugin for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 to search in this wiki (every namespace):
  • 2007-09-10 Fixed (thanks to Huji for reporting it) a bug that prevented users without sysop rights to edit certain talk pages. Snowolf how can I help? 03:32, 10 September 2007 (MDT)
    Finally switched from US Mountain Time to UTC. Snowolf how can I help? 10:27, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 2007-09-09 The new and unfinished homepage is up. I hope that this will force somebody else then me to work on it. New international welcome template: {{welcome}}. A couple of temporary bans for spammers and gibberish posters. New favicon. Old unused test pages deleted. More info available at the Administrator's noticeboard. Snowolf how can I help? 21:23, 8 September 2007 (MDT)
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