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.
0No I don't see the point sorry. I thought the original request on discord was talking about certain vendors showing less inventory items. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:40, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
I've edited {{Inventory/standard merchant}} to accept parameters specifying which kits/tools are available so we no longer need all of these separate templates for each variation of standard merchant. --BuffsEverywhere (talk) 19:31, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Revert the unlisted bot edits (12 October 2019, ~20:00 UTC), incorrectly replacing type = tonic, novelty with type = novelty. The tonic pages are:
    1. Tonics, i.e an item with an item id, rarity, etc...
    2. Novelty, i.e. the unlocked novelty when storing an item in the novelty tab.
and hence should be handled as those to ensure proper smw queries, either for novelties or for tonics.
E.g. Infinite Watchknight Tonic. A look in the history could have avoided this: see here, one edit before. --Tolkyria (talk) 08:18, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. Two days after posting it, reverted by hand. --Tolkyria (talk) 10:27, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Bot edits (12 October 2019, ~20:00 UTC) introducing a new parameter food type (which only categorise but do not shows up in the Template:Item infobox as entry, why!), moving the type "crafting material" to food type (where it does nothing) and leaving the parameter material type which is also set to food types untouched. Not sure what to request here, maybe: 1) remove material type for food 2) display food type in infobox (infobox edit) 3) move crafting material back to type parameter. This needs some proper cleanup. E.g. Bowl of Tropical Fruit Salad --Tolkyria (talk) 08:38, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. 51 edits, moving crafting material from food type = <food type>, crafting material back to correct parameter type, e.g. Bowl of Tropical Fruit Salad.
Changed item infobox to display food type as long as material type isn't set, which in this case are the same, e.g. compare Cheese Pizza ("type = Food, Crafting material", hence Material type: Meal) and Plate of Truffle Steak Dinner ("type = Food" only, hence Food type: Meal). However, not sure if this is the best way to do. --Tolkyria (talk) 12:08, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. 63 pages edited. -AWB Alex User AWB Alex sig.png 17:09, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
1Yes I agree on the first one, however why not just leave a redirect from "A Very Merry Wintersday" to "A Very Merry Wintersday 2019" - then every year we only need to update one redirect. I actually think the Wintersday page should stay as the overview for all festival events. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:15, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
Sounds alright, should have thought of that myself. Shadow of the Mad King is in the same situation but links to the overview article. We should decide on one way. —Kvothe (talk) 13:34, 17 December 2019 (UTC)
  • The Item infox was edited to accept Bulk foods, champ bags and loot boxes as container sub-types so they were categorized there and didn't need to be hardcoded on the page. Moved PvP Loot Box to Reward track loot box as that was more appriopate of a name. Edit pages for those categories so the subtype is in the infobox and removed the category from the bottom(for the most part) and correct links for the reward track loot box items.
Done. 29 edits bulk foods, 38 edits to champ bags, 293 edits to PvP Loot box, 42 to clean up redirects for the loot boxes. - Doodleplex 16:45, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Update the German interwikis for ascended armour pieces and recipes.
The German names are now inverted with a hyphen. E.g. Ventari's Grips went from "Greifer Ventaris" to "Ventari-Greifer". The update seems to span:
  1. All ascended named sets: Ahamid's Masque to Zojja's Masque.
  2. All item types: helms to boots; axes to tridents.
  3. All associated recipes: Recipe: Grizzlemouth's Reaver.
Greener (talk) 18:03, 2 January 2020 (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)