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List of bot actions
- Deletion, renaming and merging of categories. For now it runs manually on a daily bases. More about this on Category:EditBOT.
- Template redirects. For now it runs manually on a daily bases after import of templates dump. If one of the redirected template is used, profile is corrected to directly use the correct template. That makes template maintenance easier.
- Categories corrections. For now it runs manually on a daily bases after import of categories dump. This reduces the creation of new duplicated categories.
- Wanted categories are checked if there exists a category with same name and different case. If it does, all profiles, subcategories and links to it are corrected to use existing category.
- Wanted categories are checked if there exists a category with same name but different separators placing. If it does, all profiles, subcategories and links to it are corrected to use existing category.
- Wanted categories are checked if the category was already renamed by the bot. If it was, all profiles, subcategories and links to it are corrected to use renamed category.
Ongoing one time actions:
- Deletion of empty misnamed categories
- Correction of UTF errors in biography, that prevented display of biography on the profile. (6000 profiles, half corrected, others will be next week)
Finished one time actions:
- Template usage corrections.
- Various minor template renames as part of template maintenance.
- Project Box (One Name Study) -> One Name Study (Corrected 2756 instances 34 left) 18-23 Aug 2017
- Project Box (One Place Study) -> One Place Study (Corrected 2100 instances 2 left) 20-23 Aug 2017
- Project Box (Roll of Honor) -> Roll of Honor (Corrected 1626 instances 219 left) 12-17 Aug 2017
- One Name Studies -> One Name Study (Corrected all 1156 instances and Template deleted) 4-11 Aug 2017
- NSDAR Patriot Ancestor -> 1776 (Corrected all 662 instances and Template deleted) 2nd July 2017
- Organisation of misnamed categories. 18000 categories were deleted and links to them corrected.
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- EditBot WikiTree is a Wonderful WikiTreer Mar 4, 2018.
- EditBOT new daily action Feb 13, 2018.
- EditBot WikiTree is a Wonderful WikiTreer! Feb 1, 2018.
- Suggestion start with bot created FAG citations Dec 6, 2017.
- Does EditBot have OCD? Nov 24, 2017.
- EditBOT correction of UTF errors Oct 19, 2017.
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On 10 May 2018 at 00:00 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:
Or should I really be thanking Aleš Trtnik.
On 19 Apr 2018 at 15:27 GMT Jo Gill wrote:
Thanks little dude!
On 4 Apr 2018 at 17:02 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:
On 3 Mar 2018 at 22:17 GMT Jason Everett wrote:
On 22 Feb 2018 at 01:02 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:
thank you for your good work. However, you have made a mistake. There are at least two villages called Heimersheim in Germany. The one in which several of my forefathers were born is near Alzey, and since 1972 is a part of the city of Alzey, in Kreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz. You mistakenly changed the Kreis from Alzey-Worms to Category: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rheinland-PfalzCategory: Ahrweiler (Kreis), Rheinland-Pfalz. I have changed it back to Alzey.
On 21 Feb 2018 at 14:55 GMT Hans Gerwitz wrote:
On 20 Feb 2018 at 19:03 GMT R Adams wrote:
I appreciate you cleaning up the various creative ways that I and others are writing our Find A Grave links.
I had an efficiency idea to reduce the number of goof-up that lazy sloppy persons such as moi are making.
Could you consider pulling some strings to get a proper template example for a FAG link added on the right hand side of the Profile Editing Pages?
I see there really is space for such an model link in the "Formatting Tips" area. I bet this would be one of the most heavily used "Formatting Tips" if the template were there where people like me could just nab it.
And thank you for all your work, I see it is not without controversy. This is all a work in progress. We learn as we go.
Kindest regards to the bot that never sleeps.
On 19 Feb 2018 at 23:49 GMT Lawrence Bailey wrote:
On 17 Feb 2018 at 16:23 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
Categorization project usually goes out of its way to coordinate with other projects. This was the error of an over-enthusiastic, faillible human being :-)
On 9 Feb 2018 at 03:28 GMT Myrtis Bishop wrote: