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 This account is used by one or more bot (s) owned and operated by [[User:DavidB4|DavidB4]]. At this time, the bot Bot functions will be limited to include error detection and correction and , minor batch edits, such as category correction. In the futureand URL protocol updates, it is hoped that this account will also be able to act as a "guardog" to help reduce vandalismand IP address blocks.<br />If you have any suggestions regarding this bot, they will be eagerly welcomed. The This current system is use does not allow much "growing room" so but any other suggestions you have will be appreciated! If you have any other comments or questions, please also feel free to [[User talk:DavidB4|contact David B]].<br /><br /><br />''If a batch edit is not going go as intended and damage is being done, it would be greatly appreciated if a moderator would temporally [[Special:Block/DavidB4-bot|block this account]]. However, please do not block the IP, since David B also sometimes connects from the same network address.''<br />
==Current abilities==
*Find & Replace
*Add templates to a set of pages
*Add predefined text to a set of pages
*Recategorize pages
*Fix style and formatting
*[[User:DavidB4-bot/HTTPS URL update project|Update HTTP links to HTTPS]]
*Scan for and correct typos ''(requires supervision)''
*Detect syntax errors such as unclosed parentheses, brackets, etc., unclosed tags, and other such issues ''(requires supervision)''*[[User:DavidB4-bot/blacklist|Block IP addresses]]*other find & replace operationsThere is currently no multi-user interface, but this may be an option. If you would like access, ask David B. If you have one or more task(s) you would like completed, also ask David B. Please post all such messages on [[User talk:DavidB4|David's talk page]].
*User pages are usually avoided
*Talk pages are often skipped
*In generalsome cases, anything uncategorized will be is skipped, since these pages are often unfinished or special purpose pages
*In most cases, this account will not edit pages containing exclusion "tags." Please use these only if this bot is making erroneous edits to a page, or correction attempts are not wanted for some other reason. If you use these due to bot errors, please also notify David so he can attempt to find a permanent solution. ''These exceptions may be overlooked when parsing and editing pages for vandalism.''<br />
===Exclusion tags===
In most cases, this account will no act differently or not at all on pages containing the following a designated comment tagstag. There is currently only one publicly available exclusion tag. Make sure to use '''all''' which apply:<br /><nowiki>{{nobots}}<!--nobot--/nowiki> - Skip this page for '''all''' regular bot activity<br />''More coming later...hopefully'' ==Problems==This bot does have some problems, which are difficult to fix at this time. Work is ongoing to permit the addition of customization options, but for now, the following are errors to be fixed:*<nowiki>*th century becomes *th-century</nowiki>*<nowiki>no more than one <br />tag is allowed. More that that in series are deleted.</nowiki>*periods outside of quote marks should be moved inside ("xyz". --> "xyz.") but are not.
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