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This account is used by one or more bot(s) owned and operated by [[User:DavidB4|DavidB4]].  Bot functions include error detection and correction, minor batch edits such as category correction and URL protocol updates, and IP address blocks.<br />
This account is used by one or more bot owned and operated by [[User:DavidB4|DavidB4]].  At this time, the bot functions will be limited to error detection and correction and minor batch edits, such as category correction.  In the future, it is hoped that this account will also be able to act as a "guardog" to help reduce vandalism.<br />
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If you have any suggestions regarding this bot, they will be eagerly welcomed.  This current system  does not allow much "growing room" 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]].<br />
If you have any suggestions regarding this bot, they will be eagerly welcomed.  This current system  does not allow much "growing room" so 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 />
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''If a batch edit is not going 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 />
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''If a batch edit is not going 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 also sometimes connects from the same network address.''<br />
  
 
==Current abilities==
 
==Current abilities==
*Find & Replace
 
 
*Add templates to a set of pages
 
*Add templates to a set of pages
 
*Add predefined text to a set of pages
 
*Add predefined text to a set of pages
 
*Recategorize pages
 
*Recategorize pages
 
*Fix style and formatting
 
*Fix style and formatting
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*[[User:DavidB4-bot/HTTPS URL update project|Update HTTP links to HTTPS]]
 
*Scan for and correct typos ''(requires supervision)''
 
*Scan for and correct typos ''(requires supervision)''
 
*Detect syntax errors such as unclosed parentheses, brackets, etc., unclosed tags, and other such issues ''(requires supervision)''
 
*Detect syntax errors such as unclosed parentheses, brackets, etc., unclosed tags, and other such issues ''(requires supervision)''
 
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*[[User:DavidB4-bot/blacklist|Block IP addresses]]
There 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]].
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*other find & replace operations
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There is currently no multi-user interface, but this may be an option.  If you would like access, ask David. If you have one or more task(s) you would like completed, also ask David.  Please post all such messages on [[User talk:DavidB4|David's talk page]].
  
 
==Exclusions==
 
==Exclusions==
 
*User pages are usually avoided
 
*User pages are usually avoided
 
*Talk pages are often skipped
 
*Talk pages are often skipped
*In general, anything uncategorized will be skipped, since these are often unfinished or special purpose pages
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*In some cases, anything uncategorized 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 />
 
*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===
 
===Exclusion tags===
In most cases, this account will act differently or not at all on pages containing a designated comment tag.  
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In most cases, this account will act differently or not at all on pages containing a designated comment tag. There is currently only one publicly available exclusion tag.<br />
<nowiki><!--nobot--></nowiki>  - Skip this page for '''all''' regular bot activity<br />
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<nowiki>{{nobots}}</nowiki>  - Skip this page for '''all''' regular bot activity<br />
 
''More coming later...hopefully''
 
''More coming later...hopefully''
  
 
==Problems==
 
==Problems==
This bot does have some problems, which are difficult to fix at this time.  Work is ongoing on permit the addition of customization options, but for now, the following are errors to be fixed:
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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>*th century becomes *th-century</nowiki>
*<nowiki>Supercede becomes Supersede</nowiki>
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*<nowiki>no more than one <br /> tag is allowed.  More that that in series are deleted.</nowiki>
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*periods outside of quote marks should be moved inside ("xyz". --> "xyz.") but are not.
  
 
==Other information==
 
==Other information==
[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AListUsers&username=&group=bot&limit=50 List of registered Conservapedia bots]<br />
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[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special%3AListUsers&username=&group=bot&limit=50 List of registered Conservapedia bots] (there are currently {{NUMBERINGROUP:bot}})<br />
 
[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&hidebots=0 See all recent changes, including bot activity]<br />
 
[http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&hidebots=0 See all recent changes, including bot activity]<br />
[http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:Contributions/DavidB4-bot See this bot's activity]<br /><br />
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[http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:Contributions/DavidB4-bot See this bot's edit activity]<br /><br />
'''''Fun fact:''''' a slowly developing security component of this bot has detected with reasonable certainty an unannounced and untagged bot operating on Conservapedia. (2016-2017)
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Latest revision as of 03:55, December 4, 2018

This account is used by one or more bot(s) owned and operated by DavidB4. Bot functions include error detection and correction, minor batch edits such as category correction and URL protocol updates, and IP address blocks.
If you have any suggestions regarding this bot, they will be eagerly welcomed. This current system does not allow much "growing room" but any other suggestions you have will be appreciated! If you have any other comments or questions, please also feel free to contact David.


If a batch edit is not going as intended and damage is being done, it would be greatly appreciated if a moderator would temporally block this account. However, please do not block the IP, since David also sometimes connects from the same network address.

Current abilities

  • Add templates to a set of pages
  • Add predefined text to a set of pages
  • Recategorize pages
  • Fix style and formatting
  • 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)
  • Block IP addresses
  • other find & replace operations

There is currently no multi-user interface, but this may be an option. If you would like access, ask David. If you have one or more task(s) you would like completed, also ask David. Please post all such messages on David's talk page.

Exclusions

  • User pages are usually avoided
  • Talk pages are often skipped
  • In some cases, anything uncategorized 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.

Exclusion tags

In most cases, this account will act differently or not at all on pages containing a designated comment tag. There is currently only one publicly available exclusion tag.
{{nobots}} - Skip this page for all regular bot activity
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:

  • *th century becomes *th-century
  • no more than one <br /> tag is allowed. More that that in series are deleted.
  • periods outside of quote marks should be moved inside ("xyz". --> "xyz.") but are not.

Other information

List of registered Conservapedia bots (there are currently 2)
See all recent changes, including bot activity
See this bot's edit activity