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GameOnBot (talk · contribs)

Operator: GameOn (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Fixing errors flagged here as syntax errors.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic, supervised although I only check occasionally during a run

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Semidaily, depending on when I've got time to run it

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 6 edits per minute, 1/minute during testing

Bot flag requested: (Y/N):Y Programming language(s):C# GameOn (talk) 12:30, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


  • Looks OK for me. But if you use error code in summary, I think will be good idea to use a link to page with explanation of their meaning. For articles linked to them selves, I think will be good idea to add itself. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:34, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Will do so before relaunching the bot here, thanks for your input. GameOn (talk) 18:15, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
After a few mishaps with the external link in the comment the bot is once more up and running, although on another type of syntax error. Exactly how "picky" are you about the job that the bot is doing? Is a general "Will fix some of the syntax errors listed on this link" ok? Or should I specify which errors the bot are supposed to fix? In total I think there are around 900 more edits that the bot should be able to do (when I'm finished with all the programs) divided among nine different types. GameOn (talk) 11:23, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Now bot provide link to page commons for all projects, but since it operates on Commons, more specific link is good idea :-)
If bot will fix several types of errors on one shoot, I think will be good idea to list them all in edit summary.
I think couple of error types are fine for test run.
EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Bot looks good, but I'd like to see some more error types. --Schlurcher (talk) 07:27, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
The bot currently can fix six types of errors, where type 79 is the most important one for most language versions, commons currently only has 176 places with this error. I'll combine the types of errors into one program so more can be fixed in one run if there are more that can be solved. GameOn (talk) 09:42, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

If there are no objects or comments, I think bot status should be granted. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:47, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Frankly, please don't. The edit on Seymore_Butts and most other pages is an error. It's standard pratice to use a space a sortkey for the article with the same name the category. As gallery's aren't categorized anywhere else, this is just a disaster. --  Docu  at 03:07, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I wasn't aware of this practice here and will of course fix any errors I've introduced if the bot has done something wrong. Are there any problems with the other types of edits the bot has done? GameOn (talk) 08:45, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Is this edit also incorrect? In this case there are more than one category. GameOn (talk) 08:48, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
It's not needed as the gallery should only be in Category:Cao Xueqin. There is a lot of cleanup to do in article namespace. Given that there is no difference to the category, one could even consider redirecting there. --  Docu  at 11:27, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
I really appreciate that you've taken the time to inform me. I'll fix these errors that my bot introduced. Are there any problems with the other types of fixes that the bot has performed? GameOn (talk) 12:02, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
This and this is what should be done if I understand you correctly. GameOn (talk) 12:04, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
This would be ok.
"There is a lot of cleanup to do in article namespace." wasn't specifically meant to discuss your bot's edit. Gallery (article) namespace isn't used that much any more and is thus somewhat neglected. The few edits your bot did wont change it much. I don't think it should be doing more of such edits though.
If you are interested in doing cleanup on Commons Commons:Template i18n/bot replacements listed a few tasks. --  Docu  at 05:15, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your response, and the link. I'll fix the errors I've introduced and take a look at the list above when I get back, I'm going on vacation for a few weeks so I'll take care of this when I get back in August. GameOn (talk) 06:01, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Closing as stale. The bot and its user have not been editing in many months. Just pop up a new request if you return and address the issues above. --99of9 (talk) 01:38, 21 May 2012 (UTC)