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.
  • Update {{prefix selection}} usage to reflect currently listed prefixes from the API. In particular: (1) substitute the badly named "all ascended" option for the prefixes, (2) use new prefix groups from the template where possible, (3) otherwise update other prefixes directly.
Figured out which pages to update. Starting with (1). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:55, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
1Yes Forgot to say I finished (2) + (3) too. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Remove prose usage of Template:Map objective - this template is to only be used on area articles in the "Locations and objectives" section. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:18, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
1Yes Replaced with either Template:Waypoint, Template:Map icon, a plain wikilink or plaintext. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:53, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Update old forum urls to link to instead.
1Yes Asked and completed as per these community portal posts. I'll leave it to you, Alex, to sign off below if you wish. G R E E N E R 03:26, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Recurring tasks[edit]

This section lists tasks that, for various reasons, need to be repeated at a future time.
Initial run complete, 1863 pages edited. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 21:28, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Run #2 complete, surprisingly few needed it. 242 pages edited. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:48, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Update {{section-stub}} on NPC/location/item pages to the specific section-stub tag, Ie. {{section-stub|npc}}/{{section-stub|location}}/{{section-stub|item}}.(edit) Or just anything that has an infobox made for it, like events, Living World episodes, skills, etc. - Doodleplex 19:46, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Initial run was done a few months ago; re-run just happened. -Darqam (talk) 20:25, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Forgot to mention: 28 edits done. -Darqam (talk) 20:38, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Ran again npc, 1 edit; event 0 edits; location: 17 edits -Darqam 23:31, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Ran again. Events: 6 Objects:16 NPC:23 Living World:3 Area pages:12 Items: 6. Total edits: 66. - Doodleplex 05:32, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
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)
  • With regards to Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Projects/NPC Coordinates I'll be saving the coordinates with the bot in order to reduce the amount of RC spam. I'll keep a note here of edits done. The edits performed simply add "| coordinates = [xxxxx, yyyyyy]" to npc infoboxes which do not have them, these coordinates are written out by hand. Edits will be done using pywikibot.
First run: 49 edits for Kessex Hills npcs. -Darqam 15:43, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
81 edits done for Queensdale npcs. More to be done later. -Darqam 05:21, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
Finished Queensdale NPCs with 132 edits. -Darqam 00:33, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Added npc coords to npcs in Harathi Hinterlands. Made 114 edits. -Darqam 20:37, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Partial addition of npc coordinates done for Gendarran Fields, 81 edits performed. -Darqam 20:57, 25 April 2017 (UTC)