Forum:Bot Flag for NexBot
Hello people. I'm requesting the user right 'Autosave' (and therefore a Bot Flag) for User:NexBot. I'm not planning on making it a bot, but autosave is crucial if I don't want to get carpel tunnel.
For example, just a few days ago I needed to make near 9000 very very very tedious edits. It was removing Category:Chathead images from every image because the category was already transcluded from (for proof, check any chat head image made before the template. You'll see NexBot in the history, I guarentee it). Yes, I could have clicked "send" 9000 times, but that would take forever (literally, it'd be all day) and my hands would hurt. So I set it to remove the category automatically, and checked periodically to make sure it wasn't malfunctioning. I'm extremely careful with this, I know that it could get bad.
I use autosave for small edits like that, ones that don't need to be watched by a human. I won't use this account as a bot, but as an AWB bot with autosave. Not getting it would hurt wiki maintenance, because, I love you guys, but there's no way I'm slaving over a computer for something like that.
Support - Yeah... ɳex undique 05:01, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
- It's redundant. Admittingly, it doesn't do any harm at all, but removing it cleans the page up a bit, and certainly doesn't hurt. Hofmic Talk 05:52, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
- I think Cook's talking about why the ability to autosave was removed from AWB bots. Suppa chuppa 18:33, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
Support - You can use it and won't abuse it.13:47, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
Support - No reasons not to trust you ;) Like proposed by cook in Forum:Bot policy clarification, indeed any user who is certain there are no bugs or mistakes in the AWB regexes etc, should be able to use autosave. JOEYTJE50TALK pull my finger 10:43, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
Infinite oppose - It's NEXbot! A robot set to bring murder and death! This cannot happen! (btw, didn't you mean 9001 edits? =D)14:18, October 3, 2011 (UTC)
- ^That is obviously a joke. 14:18, October 3, 2011 (UTC)