User talk:Giggabot

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Please stop[edit]

Until you support the bannershell do not continue tagging. βcommand 02:21, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page, should be done soon. Giggy Talk 02:33, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

WP Australia tagging[edit]

Would you mind taking this on?

The first task may be to ensure every Australia related category is in Category:Category-Class Australia articles. —Moondyne 02:56, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I could potentially do this (keeping in mind I'm only using AWB). Is there a list or anything to work from? Dihydrogen Monoxide 03:13, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Um, no. I just created User:Moondyne/AU categories but its rubbish with way too may unrelated categories. But maybe we could do some list comparisons between that and Category:Category-Class Australia articles to reduce the number of false positives. —Moondyne 06:13, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, except all the positives would already be in the cat, so a comparison would only leave those not categorised - it wouldn't actually tell us if they should be or not :( Dihydrogen Monoxide 06:28, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I've been manually culling false positives from User:Moondyne/AU categories and its starting to look OK. It does need more work though, but may end up being useful. —Moondyne 00:06, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

I moved the stuff you've marked as done to User:Moondyne/AU categories/Done and will go through and tag all that now. Once that's done (which shouldn't take too long), please replace it with the next section that's been culled. Dihydrogen Monoxide 23:26, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
Whoops, I just read the above comment. The list is now culled and you could go through it from top to bottom with AWB now if you'd like. —Moondyne 07:50, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Running now and forevermore :) Dihydrogen Monoxide 09:19, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Revert class=FA[edit]

Library of Congress Classification is not a featured list. RichardF (talk) 00:12, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Stopping the bot[edit]

Bot is being blocked now; this is just a note that my AWB froze on the system tray, so I'm stopping the bot until I can stop the program from screwing up. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 07:53, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Amazing Grace[edit]

Please stop adding the WPAustralia tag to this article. It's been reverted 3 times, and the hymn has nothing to do with Australia. The Evil Spartan (talk) 04:01, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Yep, that was a few weeks ago and the issue has since been fixed. Sorry about that. dihydrogen monoxide (H2O) 08:21, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Video Game Project bot[edit]

I'll copy the discussion from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games for reference. JohnnyMrNinja 09:34, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


Just thought I'd hash it out here before going to bot requests, but what would people think of a bot that did the following:

Does this sound useful/feasible? JohnnyMrNinja 16:05, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

  • If you're going to parse through on infoboxes, then you should also have the bot reformat the wikicode (won't affect the screen) as to have clean formatting for each parameter (line up equal signs). --MASEM 16:17, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
And perhaps make it so it changes all variations of {{vgproj}} and the infobox to a standard, consistent name? --.:Alex:. 16:45, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
{{WikiProject Video games}} please, I get annoyed that people keep changing the actual template link to one of the redirects. And I do hope that you don't reformat the infoboxen with wasteful space characters, I'd re-edit those right out of every article I touch. The code is not difficult to read. --AeronPrometheus (talk) 18:33, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I have to agree with Masem about the space characters. It doesn't really "cost" anything to have spaces, so I'm not sure what is being wasted, along the lines that WP is not paper and a few dozen bytes won't change the feasible article size, which is measured in thousand-byte units. The improvement in readability is well worth any perceived cost in wastefulness. If the fields become long enough, e.g. multiple release dates, multiple platforms, ref tags with URLs, etc. it makes a huge difference. The thing about the banner template is that I don't think anyone really enjoys typing out the whole name, which is why the redirects are more common. Although it is strange if they are going out of their way to change the template name as that is just extra work for no reason. However, I'd recommend that the canonical name be changed (shortened) so that people manually adding the banner will be more likely to use that instead of a redirect. Ham Pastrami (talk) 01:18, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
I agree with using space characters to line up the equal signs. Just because someone who has been on Wikipedia since 2007 has no problem with reading the code doesn't mean newcomers can't have problems. Editing articles should be as (new-)user-friendly as possible. Kariteh (talk) 09:24, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


Giggy, I think the first and most helpful task would be to add {{vgproj}} to the talk page (creating them if necessary) of any article within any vg-specific categories (similar to what you seem to be doing for WP:Australia). I've never really used the Infobox very much, so I'm not sure about how the formatting could be fixed. Thoughts? JohnnyMrNinja 09:34, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

You couldn't happen to get the bit to remove all instances of Template:WP MMOG could you? It's an obsolete template and confusing to users as the project no longer exists, therefore no articles require assessment by a defunct WikiProject. --.:Alex:. 15:10, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Played around a bit and couldn't work out how to do it (with AWB)... sorry, BOTREQ is your best bet. giggy (:O) 02:20, 21 June 2008 (UTC)