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bot tasks[edit]

Are there really edit bots available to do some grunt work as mentioned here Traveller Wiki Editorial Team#Bots?

to do[edit]

  • remove single digit category from {{LE}}, {{LEN}}, {{DE}}, {{DEN}}, etc.
  • replacing duplicate/repeated citations with named references
  • live check external links and mark defunct links with {{dead link}}



There are. There are two parts to a bot. The user (User:AB-101 is our resident bot user) and the code to make the changes. I have a chunk of code to do updates to the wiki and I'll start on these very good suggestions. Tjoneslo (talk) 18:44, 11 June 2020 (EDT)
Ok, I needed to do some minor updates to get my code to work again because I've not touched it in a while. But I got the Stellar Reaches external links updated. For the "TBD" in the template parameters, I would prefer to work through the articles affected by these by specific groups. And I've started on the "(defunct)" pages. But need more updates to the code. Tjoneslo (talk) 22:29, 11 June 2020 (EDT)
Thank you!¡ —¿philoserf? (talk) 09:11, 12 June 2020 (EDT)
User:AB-101 has been busy working on cleanup tasks. It got all of the "defunct" notes updated to {{dead link}}. At starting there were 1300+ articles in the search, there are now 75. AB-101 is also going through Category:Citation Missing and updating those many of those articles as well. There were about 500 articles cleaned so far, and it will continue to work on this. Tjoneslo (talk) 09:10, 13 June 2020 (EDT)
User:AB-101 has completed the pass through the Category:Citation Missing, updating the remaining 1500 articles. There are a few left which need their sources/cites updated but that requires more imagination than AB-101 currently possesses. Tjoneslo (talk) 12:05, 14 June 2020 (EDT)
Great news. I couldn’t resolve everything I saw easily. So certainly the bot did the job well. —¿philoserf? (talk) 17:59, 14 June 2020 (EDT)