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)
{{Inventory/standard merchant 1}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 2}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 3}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 4}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 5}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 6}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
{{Inventory/standard merchant 7}}  ==> {{inventory/standard merchant | kit = x | tools = y }}
If you genuinely think this is a worthwhile activity, please specify what the equivalent parameters required are for each of the templates. Also why is "kit" singular whilst "tool" is plural? -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:55, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
moved to Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Bots#Rename "Vendors" section on item pages
Unfortunately I've finished renaming the sections whilst you guys agreed not to rename the sections or something. Can you discuss on the community portal then bring back a clear request. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 21:55, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 351 pages edited with the robot. For pages not edited, see the hidden HTML list between here [a] and here [b]-Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 22:07, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Several Marker map templates on event pages have extra [ ] brackets written inside the template before and after markers list. This results in not showing the markers, please remove them. DJemba (talk) 12:28, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
I can't bot that due to page selection/lack of finesse within the json. I'll do it by hand with the bot account though. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:14, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 85 pages edited. -AWB Alex User AWB Alex sig.png 18:53, 17 April 2020 (UTC)
  • To support documenting the Training tab of the Hero panel, add the parameter "training order" to {{Skill infobox}} and {{Trait infobox}}, choosing an integer value based on the order from the API - should be 1110 pages. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:50, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 1110 pages edited. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:31, 8 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Updated the names of weapons using the "of Intelligence" prefix to "of Vision" - they got renamed when Superior Sigil of Intelligence was renamed to Superior Sigil of Vision. (There's probably a few other upgrades with similar issues but I can't think of any right now). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:39, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 80 pages updated. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 17:39, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Please add the parameter type (based on its current section) to the template {{Adventure rewards}} , namely type = first-time for the section "First-time reward" and type = daily for the section "Daily reward". Ultimately, distinguishing this two acquisition types can be used for the templates {{rewards item}} and {{rewarded by}}. Example:
== Rewards ==
=== First-time reward ===
{{Adventure rewards
| type = first-time
| gold objective = <0:35 | gold experience = 80010 | gold item = Griffon Master Course: Gold
| silver objective = <0:50 | silver experience = 40005 | silver item = Griffon Master Course: Silver
| bronze objective = <1:15 | bronze experience = 26670 | bronze item = Griffon Master Course: Bronze

=== Daily reward ===
{{Adventure rewards
| type = daily
| gold objective = <0:35 | gold experience = 48006 | gold item = Jahai Bluffs Griffon Master: Gold
| silver objective = <0:50 | silver experience = 32004 | silver item = Jahai Bluffs Griffon Master: Silver
| bronze objective = <1:15 | bronze experience = 21336 | bronze item = Jahai Bluffs Griffon Master: Bronze
--Tolkyria (talk) 19:57, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
1Yes Done, 79 pages edited. The headers were remarkably consistent which made this an easy task. Probably won't affect you but there's a stub on Time Trial: Pumpkin Paradise for missing XP quantities. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:32, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! --Tolkyria (talk) 20:42, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  • If possible, please fix broken h4 headings (not sure about h5 and h6) as pointed out by this edit caused by this edit. Not sure how many affected pages there are, the wiki search doesn't yield any results, however a google search using "==" and restricting to last week does find some pages, e.g. Super Mace Skin. --Tolkyria (talk) 17:19, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Whilst I believe Doodleplex has run another sweep over her previous bot edits to address the errors induced by Jarvis, I'm running over the last 5000 bot edits to double-check. I will then do something similar to what you suggest to look for errors on other pages.
Doodle, as I've suggested before, can you please post a summary of what you're running when you're deploying your bot (much like I do above). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:52, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 5000 of the last edited pages by Jarvis reviewed - I think Doodle fixed all her errors. Google results are outdated and all of those pages have also been fixed (circa 100), excluding userspace/template/project namespace. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:21, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! --Tolkyria (talk) 21:03, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I found this thing by chance that removes bizarre spacing and characters and wanted to see if it would find anything with wonky spacing that was using the item infobox. Apparently doing that made the headers wonky, so I won't be doing that again. Total edits was 38. - Doodleplex 21:24, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Update the 14 Drizzlewood Coast map icons to the right category. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 07:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
1Yes Done. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 07:08, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • The List of Guild Wars 1 skins page needs some updating. It seems that the page predates the wardrobe, so most of the items in the list point to the item itself instead of the skin (with the exception of outfits and armor sets). I want to change all the items on the lists to their respective skins, but that would mean that the redirects to the GW1 wiki would have to be moved from those items and onto the skin, and the same would go for the GW2 wiki redirects on the GW1 wiki. Would it be possible to have a bot remove the Guild Wars 1 redirects and "Guild Wars 1 skin" category from those items and instead apply them to the item's skin? --Teletric.3821 (talk) 19:23, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
I'd suggest the item is the more interesting page - the term "skin" for the category here (2013) does indeed predate the wardrobe (2014). I'm amenable to renaming the category but actually I think the current arrangement of linking to the items is preferable. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 20:40, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
It may be more interesting, but linking to the skin page suits the purpose of the page better as the skin page lists all the methods to acquire the skin, whereas linking the item would only provide one way to obtain the skin, I.E. with a named variant instead of crafting. --Teletric.3821 (talk) 02:50, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
As an example, Shield of the Wing (skin) is a gw1 skin that's used by multiple unique items. It would be better to have that one skin page linked than to have each of the items using that skin linked, right? - Felix Omni 19:56, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Update Rune and Sigil pages using Template:Contains upgrade component to use "Extracted from" instead of "Salvaged from" as the header since salvaging those was pretty much removed in November 2018.
1Yes Done. 179 pages edited. - Doodleplex 18:36, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Add the respective essence effect to Fallen, Aberrant and Svanir enemies' combat abilities. (It was added to them in-game with release of Drizzlewood Coast.) DJemba (talk) 20:26, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Per Template talk:Mystory, add the .jpg suffix to the image parameter to align with every other wiki template. Also, if the parameter is the same as <page title>.jpg, just remove the parameter completely. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:00, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 219 parameters completely removed. 215 parameters updated. 32 pages required no edits. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:10, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Upload defogged northern Drizzlewood Coast raster tiles. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:22, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
1Yes 1020 files uploaded. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 09:22, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
1Yes PS = 54 edits. LWS4 = 62 edits. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 19:40, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Almost all of the Crown Pavillion mobs have a Historical location set for them on their respective pages. As the FotW is seasonal content, they are no longer historical! Could definitely use a mass remove of that section on their pages if it's possible. If not, I shall devote my evening to doing it myself! Muirellthe Moon Geode.png 23:49, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
1Yes Manually edited the pages. —Kvothe (talk) 15:33, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
  • May I bring up an old request, see here: "Skill infobox uses some parameter names which need changing: [..] replace "variables" with "facts". The infobox has been configured with temporary backwards support."
    Request: Please rename the parameter "variables" to "facts" for the templates {{skill infobox}} and {{skill infobox/historical}}). This would provide consistency between templates, e.g. the template {{trait infobox}} already uses the parameter "facts", e.g. the skill infobox documentation already states "facts" and doesn't mention variables anymore. --Tolkyria (talk) 12:17, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
6932 pages queued up for changes. Bot started. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:51, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
1Yes Done. Took 3.5 hours but 5811 pages edited, 1121 pages did not require editing. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 13:31, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I removed the parameter "variables" from {{skill infobox}} and from Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Skill formatting (that should have be all occurrences). --Tolkyria (talk) 15:08, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Split Category:Screenshots (26k images) into Category:Object screenshots (~3000), Category:Dye screenshots (~137), Category:User image screenshots (~900) and any other non-contentious subcategories. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:44, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
In progress. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 10:44, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
I've done as much as I think I can manage today. Category:Screenshots is now below 10k - the largest new subcategories are Weapon/Location (scenic, not maps)/Object. I'm not sure what to do with the maps of "how to get to various things" (at least 2400 of the remaining images in Category:Screenshots are how to get to things). -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 18:35, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
837 sorted this morning, mostly to Achievement map images. Must have done a few last week too, as unsorted total in Screenshots is now down to 5217. -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 11:31, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Since I can't do it myself and I think Alex can with his bot: Move any of the PvP armor or weapon that still has "PvP" at the start of its name to either not have it have PvP or change it to be <equipment name> (PvP). I've stumbled across a list that basically says all the PvP weapons and armor pieces dropped the PvP from their name before they got KO'd off the API. - Doodleplex 19:46, 18 October 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)