I saw that you created a Bot to update the Outdated icons to the new icons. Mamazu and Nike Aisling are already working on doing it. They've also created some new templates to replace the old templates, so if your bot updates pages, then they do it to switch to new templates, it will be double handling. We appreciate your eagerness to help on the Wikia, thank you.
I am pleased to see your enthusiasm for the wiki. A thing which I am extremely curious to know is whether you have Pywikipedia bot or AutoWikiBrowser bot. If its the former, then I suggest you get in touch with Mamazu as he too uses the same and you both might be able to utilise your tools productively.
If its the latter, then even I use the same. You must be knowing that AWB can only be used for text editing. I suggest that you get started with replacing the icons in the Ages pages as they are centres for high traffic. The tech pages can wait as they are used very rarely.
Sincerely, Pafton (talk) 14:54, September 3, 2017 (UTC)
thanks for your feedback. i'm new to this stuff and i'd like to start with the AutoWikiBrowser. currently i'm working on the authentication. a typical first time issue. maybe it is because the bot account is missing the bot flag. maybe one of you (with bureaucrate flag) can add a comment to the discussion i've started here: http://forgeofempires.wikia.com/wiki/Category_talk:Templates
with that i should be able to obtain the bot flag.
based on my programming skills i'd hope to be able to easily use this bot thing effectively. maybe i'll even try out the Pywikipedia to compare the capabilities.
nice. it ran through all pages and made more than 1000 exchanges of the old templates. i made some sanity checks in between and everything lookes fine. i'll keep an eye on possible other changes which i can do this way. if anyone got an idea please just give me a hint.
regarding the bot thing. i think a bot flag would be more accurate for this kind of changes which i do this way. as stated in the help:bots page, a bot flag can be obtained if a bureaucrat gives his explicit approval for this.
It isn't easy to get a bot flag. Only the Wikia staff can do so, they need to be notified through Fandom support after a b'crat's approval.
Another thing which I advise is to go easy on the bots. Even extremely large wikis like Avatar wiki have only around one or two wikis. And here, I have one, Mamazu has obe, Doublejk2000 has one and even Oraeyn is expressing interest. Its incessant.
Sincerely, Pafton (talk) 09:24, September 6, 2017 (UTC)
I think the tempate change for the Special Buildings is best if a human does them, rather than the bot. They aren't as simple as replacing old text with new text. The new template includes events the special building can be won from, other buildings of sets and any buildings with upgrades including which are previous & next upgraded building.
Could you please change "Medals Package" to "Medal Package" (there are such phrases both in links and in text). And the same for "Coins Package" to "Coin Package".
Thank you very much for your work :)
Harleen❯❯❯ CM | ⎘ | ☎ 19:57, September 12, 2017 (UTC)
That's strange. There should be at least 10 such mentions on the Events pages.
Ohh, I know, maybe we should try "Medals_Package" & "Coins_Package"? They should be written either as, for example, [[Medals#Medium Medals Package]] or [[Medals#Medium_Medals_Package]]. Same goes for Small, Large & Extra Large packages.
Harleen❯❯❯ CM | ⎘ | ☎ 10:25, September 13, 2017 (UTC)