GD Protostar wrote: It is possible to have the bot scan and fix specific pages? I wanted it to fix three pages in particular that have horible spelling and grammar (there might be more though):
Yes. Be sure you're logged in and have loaded your wiki. Then simply enter the names of the pages, one at a time, into the text field just below the "Make list" button and click the + button, which adds the pages to the scan list below. (screenshot) After you've loaded the pages, click the Start button under the Start tab to begin the scan.
JustLeafy wrote: One last question: Is it possible for this bot to remove spam created by vandals?
No. The bot only checks for things like typos, misspellings, grammar errors, punctuation errors, wikitext errors, etc.
Reguyla wrote: Hey there Joe, I might be interested but I'm curious if the Typo scanner is the same one used on Wikipedia here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser/Typos or something different?
Yep, that's the typo database that I'm using for these bot scans.
Meow2BowWow wrote: Okay, so my bot scan request on the Geometry Dash Fan Wiki was fulfilled weeks ago and a message appeared, in which part of the message said:
JoePlay wrote: If you are interested in using the bot yourself, I encourage you to read this help page: Help:Using AutoWikiBrowser.
I clicked on the attached link, but after I read the page, I’m unsure on whether the intention of the link for me is to add JoeBot to the Wiki or make my own bot that does the same tasks as JoeBot.
The intention of linking to that help page is simply to point you to it in case you decide to learn how to set up and use AutoWikiBrowser with your own username.
JustLeafy wrote: "Double links", or at least as how I define it, are basically when multiple groups of words, with usually the same text, link to the same article. I was wondering if the bot would be able to remove duplicate links to a common article.
Ah, duplicate links. When the bot finds a page with one or more general errors, it stops on that page and previews the suggested edits. On the bot's UI, there is a small area that lists duplicate links along with a button to unlink the duplicate links. So if you want this done as part of your scan, please include that on your request.
JustLeafy wrote: Also, one last question: can the bot remove double links?
I'm not sure what you mean by "double links", but that doesn't sound like something that is part of the scanning for general errors.
JustLeafy wrote: Probably a stupid question, but how do we know and when the bot will scan a wiki?
Wikis are scanned in the order their requests are submitted. Once your wiki has been scanned, I'll leave you a message to let you know.
CheeseCrocker wrote: I have another question: What if a word on an article is misspelled on purpose? Like if there is a quote from a TV show and a character misspells something. Would it fix those too, or would it only fix typos?
When you submit a request in which you have concerns about things you don't want the bot to change, please leave a note explaining it in detail. AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated bot, meaning no edit is actually made until the operator (in this case, me) clicks the Save button after quickly reviewing the suggest edit(s) to the page.
CheeseCrocker wrote: Can the bot fix misspelled image file names too?
You would not want a bot to do this, because changing the spelling of the file name is renaming the file. Any page that was using the image will now display a broken link instead of the image, and you'd have to find and edit every page using the image (for every file that gets renamed) and update the name of the image to match the file's new name.
You'd be better off going to Special:Images and manually reviewing the file names. If you see one that needs to be corrected, you can go to its file page and easily see pages using the image so that you know what pages will need to be edited and updated.
Matthew Cenance wrote: Oh and the person left an "Adoption request" message on my wall when I actually called for a Wiki scan.
That was simply a mistake by me on the title of the message I left, which I just corrected. It's a force of habit, because I also review and complete adoption requests.
CheeseCrocker wrote: Does the bot only edit wikia's with articles with really bad grammer, or can it be any wikia meeting the requirements?
Any wiki that meets the guidelines can be scanned.
JustLeafy wrote: Anyways, back on topic: I think this is a really nice implemention and can help out wikis with a lot of grammar/spelling errors. Though, I have two suggestions:
Good questions! Yes, the bot does allow for a custom edit summary that will be applied to all edits made during the scan.
Considering a content moderator's role on a wiki, it does make sense to allow a user with that right to submit a request for a scan, so I just updated the request page and the original post in this thread to include content moderators!
Frozen.bus.channel wrote: Does this bot work on non-English wikis?
I'm afraid the service is only available for English-language wikis, because the database that is used by the bot to find and fix errors is English.
JoePlay wrote:To see examples of these fixes, feel free to look at my bot’s contributions at God of War Wiki.
Looking at that, I notice that all edits to the end of 2013 (after which there's a large gap) are set as minor edits, but after they resume in May of this year nothing is marked as a minor edit. Is that just a switch in the bot config or something, either mark all edits minor or don't?
Setting all edits as minor is just a checkbox within the bot's UI. I must have had that box checked years ago, but I don't have it checked these days.
Matthew Cenance wrote: So does the statement "A wiki is not eligible to be scanned until 30 days have passed since the previous scan" only apply to that wiki, so if a wiki gets scanned, only that wiki must wait 30 days for another scan?
Correct. When your wiki is scanned, it will be eligible for another scan 30 days later.
Fandyllic wrote: Can we add other namespaces to the scan besides the main one? On WoWWiki, a main namespace only scan would miss all the quests.
Yes, it is possible to scan all pages in a specific namespace.
Darkanine wrote: Does this mean AWB works on Wikia again? It hadn't for awhile which forced me to put off some projects.
Yes, AWB is working again. Be sure to download version 188.8.131.52.
JK55556 wrote: Some names are unique and not counted as words, so as a result, they show up as incorrect. Will the scan correct these?
And will the page change British English to American English or vice versa?
If your wiki has unique names that you think might be incorrectly changed by the bot, please add a note to your request. As for American/British English, the bot does not make this kind of change.
I would assume that it depends on how many pages the wiki has.
Correct. The more pages the wiki has, the longer the scan takes. Additionally, the more errors the wiki has, the longer the scan takes.
Seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days? Will the editors be banned from the wiki during the scan?
In most cases, the scan should take 15-30 minutes. Very large wikis will obviously take longer. The wiki can be edited normally while the scan is happening.
Dragonfly82 wrote: Will it scan the Message Walls and Forums etc?
No. The scan will include all pages in the main namespace.