User talk:Yurikbot

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This is a bot account ran by Yurik. To leave a message, use this page, or email YuriAstrakhan, “ат”gmail.com.

Where should issues be reported?

Yurik, I did not find a way to open an issue about the bot (https://github.com/Sophox/sophox/tree/metabot/metabot is a branch, so any issues would appear to be about Sophox). Is there a more appropriate place to request changes, besides here or Talk:Data_items? --Jeisenbe (talk) 13:27, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Data Items should not be created for undocumented tags

I propose that Yurikbot be changed to only add new data items for documented tags which already have a wiki page in at least one language. I do not see a benefit to creating date items for undocumented tags.

According to Data_items#Item_Creation_Process the Data Items are automatically created by this bot, even before a tag is documented, if a tag has a certain standard format and more than 10 uses in the database. The data item is created in this case with the text "‎Created a new Item: Auto-updating from Wiki pages" - e.g. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Item:Q19947&action=history - this is not helpful.

It is a bad idea to encourage wiki users to start editing these data items without first creating an actual human-readable wiki page to document the tag, and alert other wiki users of the documentation via Special:RecentChanges.

See full explanation at Talk:Data_items#Data_Items_should_not_be_created_by_bot_for_undocumented_tags --Jeisenbe (talk) 17:42, 18 February 2020 (UTC)