Chris, I'm ready to approve, if you could just respond to the questions so it is clear what tasks will be done it should be good to go. MBisanztalk 05:15, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Given Urhixidur's comments, I think we should substitute "minor planet" for "asteroid" in the strings
"Lists of asteroids", "List of asteroids" (except when preceded by interwiki "simple:"), "Meanings of asteroid names", and "[[asteroid]] names".
Also, the main pages have already been moved. kwami (talk) 05:35, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
If I understand you correctly you want the bot to replace all links to [[List of asteroids/<number>]] with [[Lists of minor planets/<number>]] and the same with Meanings of asteroids names. It can't really see a purpose for this as all the links I have seen are formated like this [[List of asteroids/<number>|<number>]] which would mean that "fixing" the links would be fixing a redirect that isn't broken. If I am mistaken please correct me, however we do have to watch out for performance as the bot will be doing a lot of pagemoves that will be taxing on the server --Chris 10:28, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Ah, yes, most of that isn't necessary. The only thing that the reader sees on the 'list' pages is the category (Category:Lists of asteroids by number|List of asteroids (######-######)). The rest is internal.
On the list subpages, there isn't even that.
However, on the meanings pages (of which there are many fewer), there is more displayed text. Besides the category (Category:Meanings of asteroid names|Meanings of asteroid names (######-######)), there is either 'asteroid names' or 'Asteroids not yet given a name' on each page. (There are a few other things on early pages, but I can do that by hand.)
If we change the category to 'minor planet' as well, I'd think we should use the same format.
According to NC, we should also create redirects with hyphens. However, I don't see the utility of this, as these are meant to be accessed through the main page, and aren't likely to be entered into a search box. Any editor linking to them should be able to use an en dash. kwami (talk) 21:00, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
A user has requested the attention of the operator. Once the operator has seen this message and replied, please deactivate this tag. (user notified) Has it been decided what this is actually going to be doing? Mr.Z-man 17:58, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
All I want is approval for the moves, the text changing etc can be handled at a later date --Chris 01:23, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Urhixidur and I are agreed that the format should follow the LLNC, with colons and en dashes rather than parentheses, slashes, or hyphens. kwami (talk) 02:40, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Approved for trial. 5 moves. BJTalk 20:58, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Request Expired. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 23:32, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
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