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This thread was archived on 7 October 2011 by Nex Undique.

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 {{Chat head license}} (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.

Discussion

Support - Yeah... ɳex undique 05:01, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Sure. --LiquidTalk 05:08, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - I don't see why it needed to be removed in the first place. ʞooɔ 05:33, 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 Talk 18:33, October 2, 2011 (UTC)
It was removed because it violated policy. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 22:42, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Why not? Hofmic Talk 05:52, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - You can use it and won't abuse it. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 13:47, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Why not, per Hofmic. --中亚人/中亞人 (Chinasian/Jeffwang16) 跟我谈话 14:10, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Per above. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 14:59, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Oppose - JK. --中亚人/中亞人 (Chinasian/Jeffwang16) 跟我谈话 15:02, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

It's obvious nobody objects... --中亚人/中亞人 (Chinasian/Jeffwang16) 跟我谈话 15:02, October 2, 2011 (UTC)

Support - Awright. Ronan Talk 16:17, 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. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 10:43, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Support, lots of AWB accounts are flagged, no issues here. ajr 13:41, 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) User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 14:18, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

^That is obviously a joke. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 14:18, October 3, 2011 (UTC)

Withdrawn - When compared to Forum:Bot policy clarification, this thread is rather redundant. ɳex undique 19:37, October 7, 2011 (UTC)