Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Tasks

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This page is for AWB'ers who can't find anything to put it to use on, or who would like to help others with this powerful tool.

Below are tasks for which a page-autoloader with various capabilities would be especially useful. That is, the people posting these tasks need the help of AWB'ers! If you have AWB, please lend a hand. Note that Linky may also be useful for completing the tasks on this list (see Wikipedia:OTS#Tabs_and_tabbing).

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia.

Cookies must be enabled[edit]

You're probably familiar with the bot that goes around generating basic citations for raw URLs. I've just discovered that the bot blocks cookies, causing problems with some citations — this search shows that the bot concluded that pages' titles were "Cookies must be enabled", and that these mangled citations exist on 50+ pages. Is there a way to use AWB to fix these citations? Nyttend (talk) 23:50, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: I'll use AWB to strip the bad citation templates, and then they can be recreated. GoingBatty (talk) 00:51, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Great! I fixed the first one I found, but the search made me guess that it would take too long to do manually. Nyttend (talk) 01:02, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
@Nyttend: AWB doesn't have functionality to automatically suggest citation parameters like [dispenser.homenet.org/~dispenser/cgi-bin/webreflinks.py/ the original Reflinks] or the new Reflinks can do. I found that titles of "No cookies" also need to be cleaned up. GoingBatty (talk) 01:08, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
@Ohconfucius: You might want to update your Fix SOURCES script to replace references that have |title=Cookies must be enabled. or |title=No Cookies with |title=ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!. GoingBatty (talk) 15:11, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
@Nyttend: Yes check.svg Done removing the bad info. Citation bot and the old Reflinks won't make the same mistake, but the new Reflinks will, so I created this bug report. GoingBatty (talk) 16:07, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
@Nyttend: Oops - got an error with Reflinks (but not webreflinks, which is what I used to use), so I created this bug report for Dispenser. GoingBatty (talk) 16:24, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Subst a template[edit]

I've closed a TFD for {{Sectionlink}} as "delete", but it's currently transcluded on 130 pages, and I don't want to delete it immediately and leave holes on all the pages using it, and I don't want to spend a pile of time substing them manually. Could someone run through all the pages that transclude it and subst it on all of them? Let me know if there are any problems. Nyttend (talk) 01:05, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: Should you post a request at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Holding cell#To substitute for this? Hopefully a bot owner would see it an run through the pages for you. GoingBatty (talk) 03:34, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
I've never understood how this kind of thing works. If you're not sure, I'm definitely not :-) Nyttend (talk) 03:43, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

How to fix a massive amount of wikilinks?[edit]

I recently moved Dosh to Dosh (musician) because the move request I made was accepted. Now there are about 110 incoming links to Dosh that should be fixed to Dosh (musician). Can AutoWikiBrowser do this? JIP | Talk 19:57, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, I hope; all except for the strange link in Rupali Ganguly. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:47, 28 January 2015 (UTC)