User talk:MiniBot

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Welcome to Erepublik Official Wiki! We hope you will contribute much and well. You'll probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! Admin 18:45, 27 June 2008 (BST)

Good, I'll start sperimenting soon --MiniBill chat with me 19:44, 27 June 2008 (BST)

How does it work?--Belea2008 02:29, 28 June 2008 (BST)
There is an account (MiniBot) with bot privileges, and a program(of which I'll soon publish the sources) that connects to the wiki and makes changes --MiniBill chat with me 09:58, 28 June 2008 (BST)


Does your bot have the power to wikify pages? --AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star T / H / E 09:36, 23 August 2008 (BST)

Not yet. What do you mean by wikifing? --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core wanna chat? 09:53, 23 August 2008 (BST)
Adding links to points of interest, and maybe turning titles into headers. Like, turning Pakistan into [[Pakistan]] or turning Chapter 1 into ==Chapter One== or something. --AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star T / H / E
Adding links where pages exists is feasible, the only problem would be to understand where not to put them. Talking about headers (and wikification in general) the two fundamental actions the bot can do are:
  • Searching & replacing (even complex searches)
  • Adding text taking them from different sources(even the web itself) (I could use the Bot, and I will in the future, to automatically create company pages)
The headers thing wouldn't be much difficult after all: it can be expressed like this:
Substitute every line containing only "Chapter [number]" with "== Chapter [number] ==" --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core wanna chat? 10:10, 23 August 2008 (BST)
Ah, so the bot is quite powerful, but not capable of it as of yet. I'll do things manually until you get around to updating it's script. --AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star T / H / E
I can update the script now, I just need two know two things:
  • What to do
  • Which pages
--Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core wanna chat? 10:50, 23 August 2008 (BST)

Sort Keys for Users

Can your bot go through all of the categories and add sort keys to all articles in the User namespace? Rather than having Category:Dioists all listed under 'U', I would like them to be sorted by the actual name. This is a massive pain in the ass to do manually, but it seems like something easy for your bot. How about it? --AgentChieftain Flag of the Crescent and Star T / H / E 12:26, 25 August 2008 (BST)

I see them sorted... --Mini "Template boy" Bill Italian in the deep core call me! 08:05, 28 September 2008 (PDT)


I've moved Balkan War to First Balkan War. Is it possible to get MiniBot to go through and change all the links to not use the redirect and instead link directly to First Balkan War?

MiniBot's broken. Have to fix it, but don't have time to :(. Can't you tweak the Conversion script to do that? --Mini "Template" Bill Italian in the deep core bother me! 14:56, 5 May 2009 (UTC)