Wikipedia talk:Bot Approvals Group
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Feedback on the design of a bot-centric web API
(Cross-posted to Wikipedia:Bot_owners'_noticeboard because I'm not sure if people read both pages).
Greetings bot developers and administrators! I'm the author of a software library called WikiBrain that democratizes access to Wikipedia-based algorithms from the fields of natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and GIScience. We would like to make these features available to bot developers and Wikipedia researchers through a web API, and have written an individual engagement grant that would support this work.
We need your help in designing the API! Do you have a bot that wants a bigger brain? Head over to the use cases feedback page, review the features WikiBrain offers, and add a sentence or two to tell us what you'd like included in the API. I'd also love pointers to other places to get in touch with bot developers. Thanks! Shilad (talk) 14:28, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
No more interwiki bots
(discussion moved to Wikipedia talk:Bot policy)
I think I need a bot
Hello, I am not really passionate about running bots, but I need to solve the T-cedilla problem (replace T cedilla (Ţ) with T comma (Ț) instead) and it would be too much work for asking others to do it. T cedilla (Ţ) was wrongly atributed to Romanian language and in fact no language is using T cedilla (Ţ). It must be eradicated everywhere in Wikipedia articles, by the way (except just a few articles like cedilla).
All the categories that contain a T-cedilla in their title must be renamed (replacing T-cedilla with T-comma) and the articles must be moved into the new category. For example, the articles inside Category:H.C.M. Constanţa handball players must be moved into Category:H.C.M. Constanța handball players. There are about 139 such categories, for some of them the work is already done - I listed them here: User:Ark25/Robot#T Cedilla - Categories. I started to do the work manually with my bot candidate: Special:Contributions/ArkBot. I am already using ArkBot at Romanian Wikipedia ro:Special:Contributions/ArkBot and I am fairly used with AWB - tens of thousands of edits (more than 20.000 for sure.). Although I would be very happy if someone else would take care of removing the T cedilla infestation, by the way :). — Ark25 (talk) 23:31, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
- This is not the correct place for this request. I see you've already posted at Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 62#Renaming articles containing T cedilla, which is the correct place. Anomie⚔ 12:26, 8 December 2014 (UTC)