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.
1Yes This template isn't ready yet imo. I have the replacement script ready to go, however the first two pages both had "No gathering node found with this name." which highlighted to me an issue - the wild canonical match on this template might not be the best idea, and rich veins such as "Rich Mithril Vein" won't work because they're redirected to the normal ore page. Maybe we need to split the rich veins first before doing this? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:47, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Other things I need to consider include asterisks instead of colons (approximately every 1/20 pages) and missing spaces between icons and text (less frequent)
Also need to remove any of the "_(node)" suffixes
^(?::|\*)(?: |)\{\{gathering icon\|(?:.*?)\}\}(?: |)\[\[(.*?)\|(?:.*?)\]\]
^(?::|\*)(?: |)\{\{gathering icon\|(?:.*?)\}\}(?: |)\[\[(.*?)\]\]
: {{gathering node|$1}}
I've put together a sample of the unique wikicode from the first 100 pages and put it in the sandbox. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:12, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
I removed the wildcard matching from the template. I also made it ignore the (node) suffix for now but the suffix should be removed when making the bot edits. I agree with splitting the rich veins; it makes sense in conjunction with the current discussion on the community portal. --BuffsEverywhere (talk) 18:49, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Done for all "Area" and "Guild hall" pages - 873 pages edited. I need to figure out what to do with the non-area usage for {{gathering icon}} (particularly POI articles - remove entirely?) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:28, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • For all pages in the category [[:Category:Primeval ghosts]], remove the organization parameter or remove the category as appropriate. These are npcs of type "ghost" which are adequately categorized under Category:Primeval Dynasty. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:30, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done. 28 edits. Followed up by deleting the empty category. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:15, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix parameters for {{gathering node}} such that no area pages link to items instead of objects. Applies to: Iron Ore, Mithril Ore, Orichalcum Ore, Platinum Ore, Silver Ore, Copper Ore, Gold Ore, Artichoke, Cayenne Pepper, Ghost Pepper, Omnomberry, Orrian Truffle, Potato, Seaweed, Snow Truffle, Zucchini -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:02, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
1Yes Done, 112 pages edited. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 16:06, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Sort template parameters. That would increase code readability and make it clearer if a parameter is missing. —Kvothe (talk) 11:48, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Many recipe sheets are "use" instead of "used". —Kvothe (talk) 14:25, 14 August 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)
  • Occasionally add the armor gallery image template to new outfit/armour image files.