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Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

[pywikibot] Add support for marking pages for delition

completed by: Theo Patt

mentors: Strainu

PyWikibot [1] is a Python-based framework to write bots for MediaWiki. There are currently 2 versions of pywikibot currently used: - version 1.0 (also known as pywikibot-compat) is the legacy version - version 2.0 (also known as pywikibot-core) is a rewrite of the original framework, focusing solely on MediaWiki wikis with an API (version 1.14 or newer) and offering an improved internal architecture.

The function Page.delete() from pywikibot-core/ allows admins to delete files. If the user running the robot is not admin, the page should be proposed for delition (by using the {{delete}} template - or the local equivalent), but currently a NotImplementedError is thrown. Your task is to implement support for adding the delete template.

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