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First of all, I'd like to thank anyone who shares there feedback on this idea. Recently, there have been cases where we have had to add categories to over one hundred pages, this is an incredibly time-consuming and boring task for most humans, and as this wiki grows and becomes more popular the need might arise where we would be forced to add categories and/or templates to maybe several hundred to one thousand pages. This could easily be solved with the use of AWB, or AutoWikiBrowser, these bots could save normal editors of the wiki a lot of time and effort. AWB bots are very common on larger wikipedia projects and are used to automatically edit some pages, according to their coding, and add a category, add templates, or even for spellchecking. Creating these bots do take up a decent amount of time, however, I believe the effort is worth it because in my opinion creating a bot is much less tiresome than adding categories to hundreds of pages. I have had previous experience with AWBs and would be happy to start the first AWB on this wiki if I get enough support. Thank you. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 21:03, October 11, 2010 (UTC)


Support- as nom. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 21:04, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Full support- Dark Arc Talk 21:59, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Comment- I have started a code for a bot already on a testing wikipedia, I need a lot of help since there are no set guidelines for AWBs on this wiki. If you'd like to see the code please go here. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 22:24, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Support - AWBs are used commonly on other Wikis, especially for maintenance and template changes.   Chaotic rapier  Jim  Talk  G&A Slayer-icon 23:22, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - You request AWB rights on Wikia Central, don't you? Andrew talk 23:36, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, however, you're asked to get community support first. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 23:37, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

100% Support!! - This is a great idea!! I spent an hour of so trying to fix the clan categories earlier this week (which AoS Wannabe helped fix).
Halo S MinigameGod  Talk Clan Zaros symbol 06:19, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Forgot to add: Why not have a look at the coding the other wikis use? (like runescape wiki and wikipedia?)
Halo S MinigameGod  Talk Clan Zaros symbol 06:22, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I was planning on it, I'll start the bot-making process soon. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 21:46, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Comment- I've sent a request for AWBs for this wiki, so let's hope we get accepted. = ) 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 20:54, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

Approved to use a bot, sent a request for a bot flag today. 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 20:59, October 18, 2010 (UTC)
Bot flag approved, however, I cannot use AWB for some reason. = ( 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 23:42, October 18, 2010 (UTC)
AoSBot is successfully working!!! 120 Dung Cape Jeff Talk Purple party hat 02:42, October 19, 2010 (UTC)


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