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|This user account is a bot operated by HerrDoktor (talk).
It is probably not a sock puppet, but hopefully an automated or semi-automated account for making repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually (or so we'd like you to think).
Emergency shutoff button
Panic! Panic! Panic!
edit What I can do
Login with the Sucker-Tracker Bot and press CTRL+K anytime to start the process. It will ask for a target user/IP and a delay time, and immediately revert the target's last change (if possible, see bellow for limitations). After, it will keep on reverting the assigned user's last change in the informed interval. This action has no effect if the user didn't do another edit during the interval.
To stop Sucker-Tracker press CTRL+K again from the same window you started the tracking. Notice that you can create multiple instances of the tracking process by opening multiple browser windows and assigning the task to them (this feature has not been tested). To select a new target or re-start the persecution, press CTRL+K a third time.
edit How do I work
In order to rollback an user's last change, this bot opens a new browser tab pointed to the target's last changes and fetch the last edit ID from that page. Then it closes the tab and opens a new one with undo edit, and saves this page with a fancy taunting message.
edit Known issues
- Only Firefox compatible: as with all mediawiki scripts, doh!
- Editing limitation: currently we have an anti-spam tool that asks for a human confirmation (that blurred text stuff) if the page has external links. If bumping on this, the bot can do nothing.
edit Fixed bugs
- Update (v.0.2): now it performs the action immediately after the window is loaded.
- Bug: the author still couldn't find a way to close the last (undo) tab. So this bot will fill your browser with tabs each time it performs the rollback.
- Update (v.0.2): apparently, this is also worked out now.
- Bug: the bot auto-opened windows got focus, in a very annoying way, thus preventing the user from operating the browser normally while running the bot.
- Update (v.0.3): now it defocus the new window, so it just flashes briefly.
edit Wanna be a cyborg?
Then you can add this neat userbox to your collection: Template:User cyborg.