User talk:Mike.lifeguard

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You are now a sysop, as requested. Don't break anything, and the tab you are looking for is "vet". Prodego (entalk) 01:53, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

/me deleted Main Page. That's ok, right? :P Mike.lifeguard | talk 02:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Yep, in fact I will do it for you if you would like. Prodego (entalk) 02:17, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Pearlwikibot[edit]

Any idea what this user account is for? You just blocked it on testwiki, but it's creating accts on other wikis too. 7 (talk) 05:09, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it is a role account for the MediaWiki::Bot test suite. I created it, and it is meant to be blocked (actually, locked, which it will be shortly). Mike.lifeguard | talk 05:11, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Mass IP edits[edit]

Could I ask why there were a mass number of IP addresses editing your user space? This occurs almost on a daily basis and floods the recent changes page like bot behavior. Care to comment? —stay (sic)! 02:45, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

It is bot behaviour. As described at User:Mike.lifeguard/index, the pages being edited are part of the MediaWiki::Bot test suite. Mike.lifeguard | talk 01:05, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
But what does your bot actually do?!?
Where does those IP addresses originate? And what information is covered in those floating point numbers in those subpages listed in your index? Regards Axpde (talk) 17:57, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
It just tests that it still works. The IPs belong to people and automated systems all over the internet who are running the test suite. There is no information whatsoever in those numbers - they're random.
Are the edit causing an actual problem, or do they just happen to annoy you? Mike.lifeguard | talk 01:21, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, those tests continuously spam the RC of testwiki for nothing! It *is* annoying ... :( Axpde (talk) 14:22, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Axpde. —stay (sic)! 02:41, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
I'm sorry you are annoyed. Would you rather they were rewritten (again) to run on enwiki? Please be assured that the test suite is not for nothing. It's a test suite. It has found bugs in MediaWiki and in MediaWiki::Bot, so I'm sure you'll understand the utility. Mike.lifeguard | talk 23:07, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Your "test suite" spams Special:RecentChanges! One thousand edits in the last 24 hours!! Your program renders vandalism combatting close to impossible! Please stop this spam! Axpde (talk) 21:36, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree, this mass flooding is annoying. At least get it minimized to a certain number of edits per time like a maximum of 5 edits every hour or so.  Hazard-SJ  ±  22:53, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
I'm actually tempted to block the IP bots spamming the RC. —stay (sic)! 00:32, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
To be honest, I have already been tempted. I just resisted. There have been over 50 edits from such IPs today (using UTC).  Hazard-SJ  ±  00:58, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

You used scare quotes around "test suite" as if it were something more nefarious than a test suite. It really is a test suite - you can go look at the code if you want. The increased rate is because there was a new release.

The edits are helpful to both users and developers of both MediaWiki::Bot and MediaWiki itself. The edits are confined to my userspace. The edits are completely innocuous. The edits can be filtered trivially. Finally, this is testwiki. Get some perspective. Mike.lifeguard | talk 02:01, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Yes, this is a testwiki, but not a floodwiki. It would be less annoying if they used a specific bot account for that.  Hazard-SJ  ±  01:06, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
That's possible for some of the tests - patches welcome! Mike.lifeguard | talk 18:54, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
FWIW, recent changes to MediaWiki make it impossible to provide default account credentials for testing safely. You're out of luck on that one. Mike.lifeguard | talk 02:52, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Blocked Mass IP Edit[edit]

Sorry for you, but I blocked your useless bot edit by Special:AbuseFilter/87. If are you have any dissatisfaction, please notify to me. --Devunt (talk) 09:33, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

The edits are not mine - you broke the test suite for 44 other people though. Congratulations. Mike.lifeguard | talk 02:48, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
You can test your bot in here. but please do not set script's default host to here.
my $host = 'test.wikipedia.org';
you should set that line as 127.0.0.1 or other sandbox wiki. --Devunt (talk) 04:44, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, why can't the test suite use this wiki? Are you volunteering to host a MediaWiki installation 24/7 that's configured the way WMF configures their wikis so we can use that? Are you prepared to ensure it stays around for years? Are you prepared to set up the data required for testing, as well as rewrite the test suite? I'm certainly not, which is why the test suite uses this testwiki. I'd appreciate you helping me understand this apparent new rule. Mike.lifeguard | talk 20:38, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
The tests are flooding the wiki excessively. Please gain consensus before disabling the "block", as the majority of the users currently involved seem to find it disruptive.  Hazard-SJ  ±  06:14, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Are you quite serious? Are you even aware what this wiki is actually for? It isn't your playground; it is a test wiki. I have reverted your filter and would advise you not to change it back. PeterSymonds (talk) 11:33, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Since it was queried on IRC, I should clarify that my comment was directed at Devunt and Hazard-SJ. PeterSymonds (talk) 21:13, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure what goes on here on testwiki that could even be disrupted by edits etc confined to a single user's userspace. It's quite an amusing and fanciful claim, but I'm not so sure it is a good reason to break the tests for an open-source software project. Mike.lifeguard | talk 03:34, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Would you mind setting up bot accounts and ask for the bot flag, that would help us a lot. Techman224 (talk) 03:58, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I would, because I'd have to hand out the password in source code. That would allow anyone to access the account. Mike.lifeguard | talk 14:41, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Mike.lifeguard, frankly I doubt all the guys using your software know about the vandalism they are doing. I request my IP to be oversighted, as I was not aware of this fact. -- 77.184.131.204 21:29, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Please make that request to someone who can actually do it for you. As for the test suite revealing your IP by editing the wiki anonymously, I'm not terribly concerned. If you are, you can follow the instructions given at the beginning for doing the tests while logged in. Mike.lifeguard | talk 00:03, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks!

Surena (talk) 20:27, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

IP edits on pages in your userspace[edit]

Hello, Mike.lifeguard. Recently all the IP edits to your userspace have been spamming the SWMT channel (#cvn-sw) and I was just curious as to the purpose of the pages and why all the edits from the pages.

Thanks, Riley Huntley (talk) 20:11, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

No clue why this wiki even feeds into the cvn-sw. I'll try to get that changed. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:27, 15 September 2012 (UTC)