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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 WP:OTS#Tabs and tabbing).

Please note that Wikipedia:Bot requests sometimes has one-time tasks which can be done easily using AWB. Similarly, issues at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual#Multiple merge targets can also usually be handled with AWB.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia.

Sonny LeMaire[edit]

Yes check.svg Done ϢereSpielChequers 20:51, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Sonny LeMaire -> [[Sonny LeMaire]] Introduce wikilinks now that he has an article. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:32, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Replacement of the same PNG->SVG in multiple articles[edit]

I recently found Commons:Top 200 logo images that should use vector graphics, and plan on working through that list over the next months. I already started with the first two from the List, that is File:Apollo program insignia.png > File:Apollo program.svg and File:FLOSS logo.png > File:FLOSS logo.svg. The Apollo graphic is used in over 1000 articles, spread over dozens of wikipedias, the FLOSS one in over 500 articles. Is there a way for you guys to (semi-)automate replacing the PNG image for the SVG graphic? I am thankful for any help, and/or suggestion as to what to do. --Lommes (talk) 19:26, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Just a quick clarification: I am talking about (semi-)automating the replacement of the references to the gaphics in the articles, not the svg conversion itself. I will do the graphics stuff, I am looking for someone (or some method) for doing the wikitext stuff.--Lommes (talk) 11:11, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes: Would this be a good case for a bot request? The SVG creator could put a marker (template? category?) on each PNG description page; the bot can search for the marker and do the replacement automatically. I don't think we can get away with looking for {{Vector version available}}, because it may be used in cases where the PNG file is still more appropriate for some articles. Certes (talk) 20:16, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Request for all uses of Template:Open-source attribution to be updated to Template:Free-content attribution[edit]


The template Template:Open-source attribution has been moved to Template:Free-content attribution, this is causing me problems in tracking where content from different organisations is being used on Wikipedia (Template:Free-content attribution has a function to add a category for content from different organisations). Please could a friendly wizard be able to change all instances of {{Open-source attribution to {{Free-content attribution ? It is less than 100 pages.

Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Cummings (talkcontribs)

The category issue must be a misunderstanding. See Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Request for all uses of Template:Open-source attribution to be updated to Template:Free-content attribution. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:52, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Ij-to-IJ redirects[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Certes (talk) 19:06, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Since the Dutch digraph IJ is not used in English, its use looks like an error, and English speakers may wrongly render IJ-initial titles as Ij. Could Ij redirects be created for IJ titles, e.g. Ijf Blokker as a redirect to IJf Blokker? The titles are as follows:

Extended content

Of course, if the redirect already exists, it shouldn't be touched. Nyttend (talk) 03:17, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Sort name[edit]

Please can someone apply {{Sort name}} to the names of people in the table at The Life Scientific#Guests? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:14, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done but please check! I didn't use AWB because it needed some manual fiddling to sort Neil deGrasse Tyson under T but Chris Llewellyn Smith under L. I may have got some wrong. (What we really need is a template that does the work for us by grabbing the DEFAULTSORT value from the linked article...) Certes (talk) 16:53, 27 March 2017 (UTC)