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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.

Help with regular expressions[edit]

In Fyodor Dostoyevsky bibliography, I want to replace the short footnotes with extended templated references. If the volume and page numbers should stay, what code will it be? I tried with "^<ref>''Complete Works'', vol. [1-30], p. [1-600]</ref>$" and the output "^<ref>{{cite book|editor=Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House)|title=Complete Works in Thirty Volumes (полное собрание сочинений в тридцати томах)|publisher=Nauka|volume=[1-30]|page=[1-600]|language=Russian|year=1979–90|isbn=5-02-027952-8}}<ref>$", but it does not seem to be right. Tomcat (7) 11:18, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

@Tomcat7: Try this with the Regex and Enabled box checked and the After fixes box unchecked:
Find: >''Complete Works'', vol\. (\d*)(\(I\))?, p*\. ([\d–-]*)<\/ref>
Replace: >{{cite book|editor=Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House)|title=Complete Works in Thirty Volumes (полное собрание сочинений в тридцати томах)|publisher=Nauka|volume=$1$2|page=$3|language=Russian|year=1979–90|isbn=5-02-027952-8}}</ref>
Having said that, I think this change would add unnecessary length to the article. GoingBatty (talk) 01:38, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Greg Droman[edit]

Greg Droman -> [[Greg Droman]]. Introduce links as he has an article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 03:39, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I added a link to 18 articles. -- John of Reading (talk) 05:40, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Automating sort keys "by year"[edit]

I placed this as a bot request, but, for the moment, I was wondering whether AWB can help me.

The specific bot request I made was to do things such as:

For example, would it be appropriate for a bot to change the sort key of Category:Manufacturing companies established in 1897‎ in Category:Manufacturing companies by year of establishment to "1897".

For some specific categories, I feel comfortable that it should be done, but...

I can select the categories in Category:Manufacturing companies by year of establishment, but is there a function to automatically add/change the sort key? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 05:37, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Years in spaceflight[edit]

Please can someone with AWB add a |year= parameter and the relevant value to each article using {{Infobox year in spaceflight}} and named in the sequence 1955 in spaceflight, like this? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:48, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- John of Reading (talk) 19:15, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
And promptly. Thank you. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:45, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Building infoboxes[edit]

~260 instances of {{geobox}} for building need to be replaced with {{infobox building}} (11,780 transclusions) or in some cases, possibly {{infobox church}} (6,063 transclusions). Is this something AWB could be used for, or is the task too complicated? more detials at Template talk:Geobox#Use for buildings. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:57, 21 April 2014 (UTC)