Talk:Code of Conduct/Bots

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I'd suggest a "comments" section as well. I just saw an account which I presume to be a bot which tagged dozens of years old add release edits of mine with a note to the effect of "You left the media type field empty. Please add the media type(s)". While one, or at most a couple, would have been ok, dozens or more is simply unacceptable. A comment on an old edit does not really fall into any of the categories here at the moment, thus theoretically someone could be under the rules, yet have a bot just hit every single add release edit with a missing media type with such a comment... and I'd get a hundred thousand emails, drsaunde, nikki, etc - all the top editors, who entered LOTS of releases before the media field even existed, would have our email accounts crumble to uselessness. Same for any other field where the edit to create the entity happened before the field was added to the entity. So I'd suggest that bots either not be able to comment on closed edits, or that they be severely limited in doing so. BrianSchweitzer 22:05, 7 July 2012 (UTC)