User talk:Snowball II

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Use of the wanted pages bot

Hey there, I'm Gangsir, one of the admins on this wiki. I noticed that you tried to use TheWombatGuru's bot to update the wanted pages for the languages. You weren't really supposed to do that, because normal users' api limits are too low to allow bot use effectively. Don't worry, you're not in trouble. However, in the future, please tell an admin when you want the list of wanted pages refreshed. We've also disabled the use of the bot for normal users. Thanks, --(Gangsir) (talk) - Admin 20:23, 8 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi Gangsir! I know I've ruined many pages and I saw your script changes in history. But I didn't get how I ran this script. Could you please explain that. I'd appreciate that. --Snowball II (talk) 22:31, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

To be honest, I don't know how the bot works, as it's not of my creation. You "ruined" the pages temporarily because the API limit kicked in before the process could finish, I believe. Part of MediaWiki's security. And the fixes were done by Bilka, another of our admins, who fixed the data removal and updated them. It's no big deal, we were just a bit concerned because we didn't know that users without admin perms could use it. All in all, no harm done, and we know to be more careful now. Thanks for your other work with the russian translation. --(Gangsir) (talk) - Admin 02:45, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
You ran the script by clicking on the first line of text on User:TheWombatGuru/WantedPages. Though you don't have to worry about accidently updating the pages again, I turned the script off for now. -- Bilka (talk) - Admin 09:08, 9 May 2017 (UTC)