Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Bots

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A bot account is a special user account which has been flagged so that its edits are hidden by default on Special:RecentChanges and Special:Watchlist (visibility can be toggled with the "Show bots" option). These accounts are used to run bot scripts, programs that automate the process of performing repetitive edits across multiple pages.

While it is possible for normal users to run automated editing scripts/programs without a bot account, this is generally discouraged due to the potential for disruption, since the edits cannot be hidden from RC; this disruption is compounded if a script malfunctions.

If a bot account is observed to be malfunctioning, it is usually possible to halt the bot by posting on its talk page.

Currently active bots[edit]

for a system-generated list of all bots, see Special:Listusers/bot

Bot tasks[edit]

Requests that have been declined and accepted tasks that have been successfully completed are eventually archived at /Resolved tasks, however they should first be posted on this page for visibility.

Requests and discussion[edit]

List requests for bot tasks below. Be as specific as possible about the actions necessary to perform the task.
  • Add a references section and this sentence: * As of September, 2018, players in Belgium are no longer able to buy this item due to the introduction of an anti-gambling law in games.<ref> Guild Wars 2 FAQ</ref> to all gem store dye packages and bundles containing black lion chest keys. Thanks! User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 11:07, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
Seems excessive to me, Belgians should know what they can/cannot buy legally. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:36, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
If you really insist, it'd be in a template in case we need to add more countries/regions later (exactly like the above request). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:49, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. How about: Template:Gambling law notice? Not sure what happens if there's already a references section though. :( User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 09:33, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Normalise armor "type" parameter for {{armor infobox}} for the following:
    • leg / legs → leggings
    • hand / hands → gloves
    • foot / feet → boots
    • shoulder → shoulders
1Yes 724 edits. However do note that I haven't touched Chest / Coat, nor Helm / Head, nor apparatus/breathing apparatus, basically because I'm not 100% happy with the outcome on Property:Has armor type / Property talk:Has armor type.
type Page count
gloves 711
boots 665
Shoulders 660
leggings 640
helm 456
head 267
chest 386
coat 292
apparatus 114
breathing apparatus 53
Grand Total 4244
-Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 15:37, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Currently the armor nav templates say:    Head Shoulders Chest Hands Legs Feet
Should we changed this to: Helm Shoulders Coat Gloves Leggings Boots
similar to Perfected Envoy armor#Components, etc... --Tolkyria (talk) 17:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Rename all invocations of "Area infobox" to "Location infobox" to reflect new template name. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:21, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. All pages updated. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:27, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Run through recently added outfit images and add the armor gallery image template. Please and thanks! User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 11:11, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. Less than a 100 pages edited. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:27, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Now carrying out some other related image template cleanup. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:27, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Change | race = treant back to | race = plant on the pages in Category:Treants. I don't know what User:SkrittmanCometh was thinking, but he's wrong. They progress Plant Slayer and are plants. Konig (talk) 04:15, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Also need reverts to User:SkrittmanCometh's changes to the Choya articles, ensuring they are all | race = plant with [[Category:Choya]] on the bottom. Konig (talk) 04:21, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
0No I disagree with these changes. Infobox should add "plants" when you specify either of the other options, and display both "plants" and "treant/choya". -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:49, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
1Yes 376 pages edited. I'm going to take the opportunity now to confirm the crafting tier is set correctly. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:41, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Tier added to 233 pages. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
1Yes 62 pages edited. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Recurring tasks[edit]

This section lists tasks that, for various reasons, need to be repeated at a future time.
Creating this since I will most likely be repeating this task multiple times.
Ran 29 edits using AWB -Darqam 23:31, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
That's barely a bot task surely, sounds tricky. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:49, 25 October 2018 (UTC)