Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography/Maintenance

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Category:Living people[edit]

It's taken weeks, but Category:Living people is now tagged in its entirety.

I'm currently working on Category:Politicians (including Category:Politician stubs. --kingboyk 16:32, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Requesting help and suggestions[edit]

Thread moved to User_talk:Kingbotk/Plugin#Requesting_help_and_suggestions

Recruiting other people[edit]

I want to reduce - ideally to zero - the number of bot edits I'm doing. I get sick of complaints about false positives, and the IE web control on my computer is faulty so I get gigabytes of cached files on my HDD and AWB always crashes when I'm in bed as out of memory. I think I've done a hurculean effort already (150,000+ edits).

Really doing the tagging now is child's play with my plugin, and all it takes is a computer, a connection, and ideally a bot account. Can some other members consider getting bot accounts so we can continue on a collaborative footing?

It's my intention to finish Category:Politician stubs. I'd like to hand over my partially completed Category:Politicians list to someone else. It should be mostly free of false positives. Any takers? --kingboyk 12:33, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Of course! You've definitely done an immense effort and I know I really appreciate it! I'm sorry if you've felt this was all on you. I'll keep plugging away at tagging with my manual process and will apply for a bot account, but we should definitely get others to help.... --plange 14:25, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Do you fancy finishing off Politicians? I could zip up the list and put it on my FTP site. I'd advise another manual check for false positives, but the list should be pretty clean now. --kingboyk 12:33, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Sure thing-- was meaning to ask to see if you wanted me to :-) --plange 14:58, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Okie dokie. I'll upload it later, at the same time as putting up the new plugin. My reduced tagging efforts are probably gonna concentrate on musician stubs (easier for me to do because it's my area of expertise) --kingboyk 15:53, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Hmm. Well. That resolve didn't last long, did it? --kingboyk 23:10, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Listing the categories[edit]

I've noticed that the pending categories lists go too deep. I always tag the highest level category below which pages can be expected to have the same parameters. So, for example, Category:Scottish MP stubs is listed as pending, but I've already done it as part of Category:Politician stubs. (Note that I do some subcategories seperately, such as Australian politician stubs, if I can tag them on behalf of another active WikiProject at the same time as doing WPBio). --kingboyk 17:25, 9 October 2006 (UTC)