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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.

Cull outdated templates[edit]

Hi, I've been looking at ways of tackling the thousands of articles templated into Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in the United Kingdom. In many cases we do have images available from commons, but for a large minority of the articles the template is already out of date as someone has put an image in the article but not removed the template from the talkpage. Is there an AWB fan who fancies taking this on? ϢereSpielChequers 10:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

@WereSpielChequers: Sounds interesting. Could you please provide an example? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 17:45, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure. I did the subcategory Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Wiltshire earlier today and one example was Heytesbury which had an image in the article, so I removed the template from the talkpage. If the ones which now have images had the template removed it would be much easier to go through the rest and search for photos on commons. ϢereSpielChequers 23:09, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
@WereSpielChequers: So one approach would be that if the article contains <code>[[File:....]]</code> (but not inside a comment), then {{Image requested}} could be removed from the talk page. But how would we know that the File link was not a redlink without viewing each article? GoingBatty (talk) 04:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes the articles would need to be looked at, hence I was thinking AWB rather than a bot. ϢereSpielChequers 09:21, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
@WereSpielChequers: Sorry, I was thinking about a bot running AWB, not humans running AWB. Here's one approach people could take using AWB:
1. Create a list of pages in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in the United Kingdom (or a given subcategory).
2. Convert the list from talk pages to articles.
3. On the Skip tab, set it up to skip if the article doesn't contain [[File: and click Start.
4. For every article that isn't skipped:
  • If the article doesn't any images (or doesn't have adequate images), click Skip.
  • If the article has enough images, click on the next article in the list and click Start.
5. When you've completed the list, convert the list back to talk pages.
6. Remove the skip condition, and set up find/replace rules (with the Regex button checked) to:
  • Find: {{Image requested.*?}}\n? and Replace it with nothing.
  • Find: \|\s*(?:needs-photo|needs-image|image-needed)\s*=\s*y and Replace it with nothing.
I'm not going to take this on, because I don't want to decide how many images are needed to remove the tag. For example, if an article has a crest or a road sign, is that enough, or do you need an actual photograph, or multiple photographs? Hope this helps! GoingBatty (talk) 03:18, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
@WereSpielChequers: Using GoingBatty (talk · contribs)'s method above up to step 4. I came up with this list of (2174) pages User:Jamesmcmahon0/Possible false image requested. These pages appear in Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in the United Kingdom but have at least one image / file in the article. As GoingBatty mentioned above from here it will take a more manual and considered approach to decide which pages no longer need additional or alternative images. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 14:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I've dealt with a few of them, and then fixed the error that put map requests in with photo requests. Any chance of a refresh of that list? It should be a lot shorter now. ϢereSpielChequers 08:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Crystal Clear app clock-orange.svg In progress Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 12:45, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes check.svg Done - List updated, now 2000 articles (possibly the category had not fully updated to get rid of the map pages), anyway list is here; User:Jamesmcmahon0/Possible false image requested. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 18:20, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

List of closed railway stations in Ireland - convert to templates[edit]

Please convert each row of List of closed railway stations in Ireland to use a template, as in this example edit which converted the first two rows. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:20, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Alakzi (talk) 19:01, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual#Multiple merge targets[edit]

It would be nice if some AWB userrs could help at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual#Multiple merge targets - in general, each of these is a case where a category needs to be deleted, but first its contnt needs to be upmerged into multiple categories - usually 2, occasionally 3. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 19:06, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Just to check I'm not missing something here. If the task says Cat A to Cat 1 and Cat 2 and Cat 3. Would that simply mean edit every page in Cat A to remove [[Cat A]] and replace with [[Cat 1]], [[Cat 2]] and [[Cat 3]] obviously with correct formatting and layout? If so this seems like prime work for a Bot. If I've missed a complication please let me know otherwise I'll do some manual then submit a Bot Req. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 10:07, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Big Finish Productions[edit]

For each of the ~483 articles using {{Infobox audio drama}}, please add the a parameter |publisher=[[Big Finish Productions]] to that template. (I have just converted it from {{Infobox Big Finish}}, which had the link hard-coded). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Alakzi (talk) 12:12, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Michael Ray[edit]

[[Michael Ray]] -> [[Michael Ray (trumpeter)|Michael Ray]] Disambiguate link now that Michael Ray is a dab. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 05:35, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Most of them were due to the Sun Ra template at the bottom of many articles. I've changed some manually (mostly those that were obviously linked to Sun Ra such as articles for their albums) and there are only a few left that could be gone through without AWB. Dismas|(talk) 05:46, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Looks like this is already Yes check.svg Done. GoingBatty (talk) 04:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)