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    Hi! HostBot is a program, not a person. But I'm a person, and I run this program. If you received a message from HostBot and want to know why, or if you have any other questions about HostBot, ask me on my talk page.

    If you have questions about editing Wikipedia, head over to the Teahouse Q&A board. You will get detailed and personal answers fast!
    —Cheers, - J-Mo Talk to Me Email Me

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    Current status[edit]

    2020-08-04 Teahouse invites, COVID report, and TopK report should all be up and running every day. If they aren't ping me! J-Mo 20:19, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

    Pageview reports[edit]

    I'm building reports to help us triage our work. I'll keep updating this list as I go. Feedback welcome on my talkpage J-Mo 00:14, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

    Current reports[edit]

    HostBot's Role[edit]

    HostBot automates repetitive tasks that reduce the maintenance necessary to keep the Teahouse humming along. If you are interested in implementing HostBot scripts on another wiki or would like to help improve the code base, please check the resources in the Specs section below and contact J-Mo via talk page or email.

    BAG Approvals[edit]

    Current tasks[edit]

    • invites new editors to visit the Teahouse. (More info here)

    Dormant tasks[edit]

    • invites new editors to try out Training Modules (on indef hold)
    • Social media traffic report: This report is a project of the WMF Research team. It presents information about the articles that are receiving the highest traffic volume for four social media platforms. For more information, see the project page and the about page.

    Former tasks[edit]


    This bot is written in Python 3. The source code and some documentation available on GitHub.


    • On April 4 2018 there was an error which resulted in broken subst of invites to a batch of approx. 300 new editors. The invite pointed to the wrong template location, so the subst didn't render correctly. I fixed the error (for most of the affected users) by creating a temp copy of the invite template in the expected location and then sending out duplicate invites to re-render the page correctly. This resulted in most invitees receiving two invites instead of one for the day. The underlying error has been corrected in the code. J-Mo 19:39, 4 April 2018 (UTC)