User talk:Mikelid109

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Welcome!

Hello, Mikelid109, and welcome to the RuneScape Wiki! In case you need help with your future contributions here are some pages that will help you out!

Feel free to ask any questions on my talk page. If you're looking for something to do, feel free to check out the Community Portal. If you have any troubles, you could look at a help page or you could ask on the local forums. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a RuneScape wiki editor!

Please sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or use the "sign" button (Signature button.png) above the edit box. This will automatically produce your name and the date. And remember, have fun editing! Second-abyssal-whip.pngPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody.png(Talk) 13:58, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Bots[edit source]

Hi, welcome to the wiki. I'm on a bit of a haitus at the moment so I only just got your message. A good place to start looking is the Creating a bot on Wikipedia. That's got a few good links for libraries in different programming languages - I wrote one from scratch based on the stuff I found there. The Wikipedia bot api is also a good reference although it's more technical. Let me know if you need and more info - I'll be checking my talk page every couple of days or so. Pointy 01:23, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

RE: Bot for non-updated GE prices[edit source]

I think this would be definitely useful. Second-abyssal-whip.pngPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody.png(Talk) 15:37, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, the latest bot status given was given after discussion in the Yew grove. Pointy bot was botted after discussion on its talk page. I don't know much more, except that usually, bot status is given after some test period, where the bot has been running without causing too much trouble. Second-abyssal-whip.pngPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody.png(Talk) 21:16, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Table formatting[edit source]

I fixed the first 2 rows... I don't know much about table syntax, really, I just copied from the table on Fortunato's Fine Wine ;) Second-abyssal-whip.pngPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody.png(Talk) 17:24, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

AGF[edit source]

I know I need to assume good faith here, but it rather bugs me that you set up a bot on this wiki about 2 or 3 days after you joined the wiki, then just set it off without even discussing anything with the community. I think this was a poor idea on your part and isn't really the way you should have gone about starting the bot. I'd like to ask you to stop running the bot until you have discussed it with the community in the Yew Grove. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message at the end of my talk page. ChristineTalkFlickr 13:10, 16 February 2008 (EST)

No offense, but Robert Horning hasn't even been here long either... and that makes just one person. Again, I would prefer it if you shut down the bot until it's been discussed in the Yew Grove. ChristineTalkFlickr 19:15, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
You said you talked to Robert Horning, therefore I spoke of Robert Horning. We have had an overload of bots recently because everyone wants their own, and they're just setting them up without even discussing anything with the community, while the tasks they are doing can be programmed to run by just one or 2 bots, not the SEVEN that we currently have. I don't understand how or why you would have the idea to set up a bot in a new community where you have barely spoken to anyone before, and I really think this needs to be discussed, as you should have thought also. ChristineTalkFlickr 21:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Also: Sure his opinion is relevant, but he still isn't the only member of the community. We are the third most active community in all of wikia, disregarding wikipedia (including them would be insane), and so clearly out community is more than a bit larger than maybe the 4 or 5 people you have spoken to so far, and everyone's opinion matters. As far as I can tell, you've stopped your bot. Thank you. ChristineTalkFlickr 15:48, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
I never said it wasn't helpful. However it's very suspicious that someone would suddenly join the wiki, make a bot a few days later, and just start using it. Most things your bot have done so far have been adding massive amounts of text to pages, or removing massive amounts - like 7k to 39k characters. You are not a well known editor and so all this is merely a precaution to prevent letting a vandalbot run loose, or even a bot that isn't properly programmed, because even one of our older bots consistently blanked the main page. Even though it's intended use was good, there was something in the code that occasionally made it go haywire. You haven't stated a clear purpose for your bot yet, or showed that it could do anything productive even. I think all I've seen it do was add a bunch of text to a page, then remove the very same text just hours later. What exactly is it even supposed to do...? ChristineTalkFlickr 17:24, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Heh, I never knew there was a name for those word image things XD Sounds like a good idea if you can get around that. I don't know anything about programming so I'm no help. What were you trying to link to though? ChristineTalkFlickr 17:43, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Captcha[edit source]

Are you getting your bot to log in before you request pages or try to update? You should really create a separate wiki account for it if you haven't already so that it can be tracked and blocked if it starts going haywire. It also gets around the captcha problem since it's acting as a logged in user and won't see them. It's a bit complicated to get it to log in because you have to make a couple of separate requests and then save some cookies, which you then have to send up each time you request a page.

If you like I can upload my .net bot library somewhere and you can use that (I'll maybe create a codeplex project for it or something). It already supports logging in, reading and updating articles, uploading images, reading page histories and a few other bits and pieces. Let me know if that sounds useful. Pointy 11:21, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Vandal[edit source]

You can check the block log. Yours is found here. In the Title field, just enter in the IP address of the user you're interested in and it'll show whether or not he is blocked. --LiquidTalk 16:54, March 7, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Begging[edit source]

No need to apologise, there have been many glitches like that recently. I had a similar glitch two days ago =P Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 05:53, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

CVU[edit source]

Slow down man. Warn people before you report them please. Those people you just reported don't need to be blocked. HaloTalk 19:43, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

The CVU is only for people needing to be blocked. (As only those people need to be reported). Anyone can warn people, and we generally don't block for just one offense, without a warning. Often times people are just experimenting and don't realize that they are actually damaging the content. After a warning these people will sometimes start making constructive edits. If they don't, that's where using the CVU can come in. It's done at your discretion, but sysops will review the case before any action is taken, and decide what action is necessary and appropriate to take in the particular circumstance. HaloTalk 21:12, August 5, 2010 (UTC)