[Wiki Loves Monuments] Pulled the plug on ErfgoedBot

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 12:06:10 UTC 2015

Hi Maarten,
The question is really simple and the answer too.

Is there a conflict? Yes.

Must this conflict be resolved? I suppose yes.

How it can be resolved? Is it sufficient the support of the WLM community?


On 28.06.2015 12:40, Maarten Dammers wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been running ErfgoedBot [1] since the start of Wiki Loves 
> Monuments. ErfgoedBot still runs on old pywikibot compat code that 
> will break soon [2]. I could invest time in updating the bot and I 
> have been considering doing that for quite some time, but I realized I 
> just don't have the motivation for it. Commons has become a toxic 
> place dominated by a small group of very vocal users. These users 
> don't seem to accept that Russavia is banned and to try to turn 
> everything into "Commons community" vs "WMF" battle. I don't identify 
> with that and I don't feel like investing time in a project where this 
> behaviour is acceptable.
> Maarten
> [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:ErfgoedBot
> [2] 
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-ambassadors/2015-June/001178.html
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