#241 Support the use of Assert Edit


It would be nice if the use of the Assert Edit[1] extension was supported by the framework, Because for the wikis it is depolyed on (All WMF wikis) it would prevent bots from editing unlogged inif they choose to have it assert its edits.

[1]. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Assert_Edit


  • Josh Parris

    Josh Parris - 2010-03-06

    The en Bot Approval Group is considering this as a future requirement for bots

  • Merlijn S. van Deen

    What checking period does the BAG propose? Every start? Every five minutes? Every hour? Every edit, every 10, every 100?

  • p858snake

    p858snake - 2010-03-07

    Time? all the asserting does is add something like "&assert=bot" to the end of the address and it returns to the bot interface if it has the right or not, and it should check every edit.

  • Russell Blau

    Russell Blau - 2010-03-09

    Now implemented in the rewrite branch only; using assert=user rather than assert=bot because some wikis may permit use of the framework without a bot flag. Probably this should be configurable on a per-wiki basis, but it's a start.

  • Fraser

    Fraser - 2010-03-16

    It is now bot policy on en.wikipedia that bots which are known to edit while logged out should have an assert edit, or a function which does the same thing, added to them.
    As to the time issue, this is simply however often it is required to make sure that the bot doesn't edit while logged out. Which is probably every edit for bots which have a history of logging themselves out.

  • xqt

    xqt - 2011-08-28
    • priority: 5 --> 6

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