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LegendFPS
Unselfless
Hlymzik
• 12/3/2015

Usage and flagging of a bot

Hello The Long Dark Wiki users!

There have been several occasions where numerous automated edits have been made, such as when Category:Maps and her pages were moved to Category:Regions. There are also several changes that need to be done to many pages and files throughout the site. These edits are numerous and highly tedious, and they would normally flood the wiki activity and recent changes.

This is where a bot comes in. A bot can be used to make repetitive automated or semi-automated edits that would otherwise be too time-consuming for a human user. Furthermore, flagging a bot account with the bot user group would hide their edits from wiki activity and recent changes (their edits are still visible in page history).

I have an account, Botsworth, which could be used and flagged as a bot. Please reply below if you are in favour of or against Botsworth becoming this wiki's bot. Feel free to also add any comments or ask any questions that you may have.

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LegendFPS
Unselfless
Hlymzik
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• 12/3/2015
in favour of - as proposer.
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• 12/5/2015

in favor of - well, if it helps.

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• 12/6/2015

Definately.  Does the reverse also hold true: bots can undo numerous automated edits. 

In case of faults... 

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• 12/7/2015

The bot has been flagged. Thanks Wikia staff.

Unselfless wrote: Definately.  Does the reverse also hold true: bots can undo numerous automated edits. 

In case of faults... 

I'm not sure on how to get it to mass undo or revert edits, but there's almost certainly a way to do it that I'm just not yet aware of.

I know that WHAM can be used to mass revert edits, but it's designed for countering vandalism.

Anyway, I doubt there'll be any faults as the bot will mostly be running in semi-automated mode whereas each edit is manually checked before saving. In cases where it is run in fully automatic mode, a few test edits will be made to make sure it is correctly working.

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