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  • The task should involve a large number of changes that would take a human an inordinate amount of time, or would be highly prone to errors.
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Travelling Merchants[edit]

Per Spelling, there should be one L in Online:Travelling Merchants. I need a page move and updated links - well, I could do the move myself but the links require more energy than I have at the moment. —likelolwhat talk lulzy to me 00:53, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Done! Left a redirect for now. I also managed to find a dialogue error because I did a simple search and replace for the word. —Dillonn241 (talk) 03:22, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

ESO Sets again[edit]

Waiting for update sets ;) AlexL (talk) 07:13, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

I'm gonna try and get it working with the new bot, so it may take a little while. If I can't get it in the next few days, though, I'll go ahead with the old bot. Robin Hood  (talk) 08:42, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for info AlexL (talk) 09:35, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
And done! Results can be found here. Robin Hood  (talk) 07:11, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Change LoreLink Template to the Hard Link[edit]

I have a couple of pages that use the LoreLink template a lot, and now I'm getting the expensive parser function cells category on my longest page. User:Vincentius1/Fanlore Timeline, and I might even get it for other pages, namely User:Vincentius1/Fiction/The Royal Lineage of House Ra'athim and User:Vincentius1/Fiction/Wild Elves of Tamriel. There's a whole lot to sift through, which is why I'm adding it here than doing it manually. It doesn't have to be right away, but the sooner, the better. --Vincentius1 (talk) 20:54, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Done for those three. Let me know if you want any other subpages converted. —Dillonn241 (talk) 21:48, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Converting a Legends template[edit]

A straightforward one, I just changed the Template:Legends Opponent Summary to the more appropriately named Template:Legends Deck Summary. I'd like to request a bot job to change all usages of the old template to the new one. Thanks in advance! --Ilaro (talk) 07:13, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Done! —Dillonn241 (talk) 05:26, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

ESO Sets[edit]

Need sets update :( AlexL (talk) 11:02, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

They were actually on my list of things to do today. They're done now. Results are here. Robin Hood  (talk) 20:50, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Oh, thank you! AlexL (talk) 20:56, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

2E 583 to 2E 582[edit]

I'm not quite sure how bots work on the wiki, but maybe one could be tasked with cleaning up all the leftover "2E 583" references, turning them into "2E 582"? --Rezalon (talk) 13:58, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm aware of the statement from Leamon Tuttle on which this change would be based, but we honestly need this confirmed in an in-game source before we can discount Birds of Wrothgar. Developer hesitance to give any real information on dates since 2017's Morrowind update leaves us in a bit of a difficult situation as far as the wiki's reference guidelines are concerned. A discussion needs to happen before any bot job is carried out, as is the case with using any UOL source. —Legoless (talk) 21:00, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I just poked around a bit to see what this would entail if we decide to do it, and it's a substantial job, mostly because there are several templates that link to those pages, never mind any direct links that might exist. And since we're effectively merging 583 into 582, which already exists, separating them back out after-the-fact would be virtually impossible. Long story short, we want to be 100% certain that this is what we want to do before we put the bot on it. If we're not, then as awkward of a "fix" as it is, it might actually be the better approach to have the Year template check for and silently change 2E 583 to 2E 582, just so it can be readily undone if needed, with no bot intervention required. Robin Hood  (talk) 02:04, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

() So this change definitely need to be made given the update to Birds of Wrothgar. 2E 583 has been officially retconned out of existence and I'm not aware of any legitimate use of that date in a lore context. It should be safe to change all instances of 2E 583 to 2E 582 in lorespace (excluding talk pages). This includes plain text as well, since {{Year}} is usually only used in the first instance of a date being mentioned. —⁠Legoless (talk) 23:02, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

All instances you say? That sounds like a dangerous "blunt instrument" request that Enobot can do, but Enobot also needs a list of pages that isn't just an entire namespace. I can do every instance on a lorepage that uses {{Year}} if you think that would catch most of them? --Enodoc (talk) 18:39, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
I believe RH is going to run the job. There is one exception that needs to be excluded from this: Lore:Birds of Wrothgar (old). —⁠Legoless (talk) 20:16, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Done. Robin Hood  (talk) 20:43, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

License Fixing[edit]

I noticed that the license on many of the "File:ON-icon" files is incorrect, as these are direct pulls from the game files they should {{zenimage}}. Jeancey pointed out to me it would be a waste of time to sit and change all of the myself... I don't know how many this effects but it looks like over two thirds off them from a sample of 30. Thanks! Kiz(email - talk) 15:42, 25 October 2019 (GMT)

Update - After some testing, thanks RH, license changes to go ahead as above. Rolled into the same edits, original file names will be added to specify where the images originated from. Icon usage can be added in the same pass where practical which looks to be for every item type over than books due to the reuse of book icons for anywhere up to 30 items. Kiz(email - talk) 23:49, 28 October 2019 (GMT)

Completed - Bot run completed completed by HoodBot over data range of 28th through 31st October 2019. All files beginning with File:ON-icon- had license updates, were matched against the ESOLog to check that the images were the most up to date images and had item links added to allow easier checking in future. Edits done under this job carry the edit summary: Match ON-icons with log viewer. Anything not able to be match by the bot, or requiring updated images was flagged with a hidden category: Category:Online-Icons-Missing Original File. This category is being worked through by editors currently to match the remainder. Kiz(email - talk) 20:37, 7 November 2019 (GMT)

Add altartdeckcode for Legends Cards with Alternate Art[edit]

I collected a list of alternate art deckcode for cards with them via scripting and in game testing. I already updated Template:Legends Card Summary to support "altartdeckcode" parameter. Here is the data list, could you please update those "altartdeckcode" to corresponding card pages. --Champ (talk) 11:22, 1 September 2020 (GMT)

Schema: (altartdeckcode):(card name)
Done! --Enodoc (talk) 19:15, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --Champ (talk) 3:22, 2 September 2020 (GMT)

Indeko runestone glyphs[edit]

Would a bot be suitable for filling in values for Glyph of Prismatic Recovery and Glyph of Reduce Skill Cost? Seems like they'd be tedious to populate by hand. --Xyzzy Talk 12:40, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure a bot job would actually be more time-efficient than doing them by hand, we've done the previous ones by hand. We also don't have values for them yet, but I can get those later on tonight. Just to check, you're referencing the different level/quality levels for each Glyph? Kiz (email - talk) 17:36, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, that's correcct. --Xyzzy Talk 05:07, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Oblivion: Fix broken anchor on several pages that link to the Animals page[edit]

Several of the Oblivion place pages link to the Animals page with an anchor that does not currently exist on that page: Nuisance_Beast . This results in the user "landing" at the top of the Animals page, instead of at the correct spot on that page (which is probably the Mud Crabs and Rats entries).

The full problem link is Oblivion:Animals#Nuisance_Beast. That link has apparently not been working for some time.

Doing a search, some examples of place pages with this link include:

Oblivion:Nornal (Zones 1 and 3)

Oblivion:Cursed_Mine (Zones 1, 2, and 3)

Oblivion:Abandoned_Mine (Zones 1 and 2)

Oblivion:Fort_Ontus (Exterior)

Oblivion:Squandered_Mine (Zones 1, 2, and 3)

Oblivion:Sinkhole_Cave (Zones 1 and 2)

There are probably more pages than this. Usually, the link is in the "Occupants" section of each zone, or the "Exterior" section.

My guess is that there are approximately two ways to fix this:

1. Change the links to point at an existing heading on the Animals page, probably the Mud Crabs entry. Since the bum link is on several pages, this might be good for a bot to do, which is why I'm bringing it up here.

2. Create an anchor, a short new section, or maybe a redirect titled "Nuisance Beast" on the Animals page, so that the existing Nuisance_Beast links have a place to go. This probably doesn't need a bot, but I feel that someone with more experience than me would know the best way to do it.

Thanks! 11:13, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

I didn't scan every edit to the Animals page, but at a glance, it looks like that header has never existed, not even when knowledgeable editors were creating the links on other pages. I reworked the leveled lists table and added Nuisance Beast as a header there, which resolved the issue. If you notice anything else like that, please let us know—we really appreciate it! Robin Hood(talk) 10:46, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Moving Better Cities subpages up a level[edit]

When the Better Cities wiki was merged in, they had a setup that resulted in essentially subpages in each city. So the page for the Bravil Bayside Inn is actually located at Better Cities:Bravil:Bravil Bayside Inn not Better Cities:Bravil Bayside Inn. I would like a bot to take these pages and essentially remove the city part of the name, as it does not conform to our current set up. In addition, there are multiple in-wiki links that got incorrectly parsed by previous botruns, and resulted in them simply being [[City Name:Location]]. The following cities have pages that need moving (links go to the non-created categories containing the pages needing to be moved).

Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Arboretum
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Arena District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Aristocratic District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Elven Gardens District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Market District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Prison District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Talos Plaza District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Temple District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Waterfront District
Category:Better_Cities-Places-Imperial City, Waterfront Tunnel

This also affects some OD4 pages:

Category:Oblivion_Mod-OD4-Places-Banana Caravanserai
Category:Oblivion_Mod-OD4-Places-Galu Oasis
Category:Oblivion_Mod-OD4-Places-Sydura Serai
Category:Oblivion_Mod-OD4-Places-Salt Caravanserai

I THINK this covers all the pages that would need moving. If there are any duplicate names, if you could just append the Place to the end of the name, parenthetically (though, if it's an Imperial City location, maybe just append the district name, rather than the city name as well). Jeancey (talk) 18:49, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Oblivion: Broken anchors on several place pages that link to the Undead Dungeons page[edit]

Several of the Oblivion place pages link to the Undead Dungeons page with anchors that do not currently exist on that page: Restoration_Chest and Restoration_Ayleid_Chest . This results in the user "landing" at the top of the Undead Dungeons page, instead of at the correct spot on that page, which is probably the "Chest 04 (Healing)" entry in the table.

The full problem links are Oblivion:Undead_Dungeons#Restoration_Chest and Oblivion:Undead_Dungeons#Restoration_Ayleid_Chest .

The Undead Dungeons talk page shows that something related to this problem was known some time ago; it specifically mentions the difficulty of editing all the place pages that had a "restoration chest" link. It looks like maybe the place pages didn't get edited after that discussion.

Doing a search, some examples of place pages with these links include:

Oblivion:Sardavar_Leed (regular and Ayleid)

Oblivion:Fort_Ontus (regular)

Oblivion:Veyond (regular and Ayleid)

Oblivion:Moranda (regular and Ayleid)

There are probably more pages than this.

Sometimes the words "restoration chest" also appear in the prose of the place pages, but not as a link. Those probably don't need to be turned into links.

I'm not sure what the right fix is. Like last time, editing the Undead Dungeons page might fix it without having to fix all of the place pages. Or, maybe it's better to bot-edit the place pages.

Thanks! 10:43, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Okay, those have been fixed (give or take a faulty edit summary from a previous job). I don't know if it's necessarily the best solution, but it's better than linking to a section that doesn't exist! Robin Hood(talk) 17:09, 2 March 2021 (UTC)