Been on a little New Year's cleaning spree, doing janitorial stuff in bot mode. Broken and Double redirects are gone, files are categorised, I'm now working through all the fork pages and making sure articles link to the actual article they want (where appropriate) rather than the fork. Any suggestions for stuff to do after that, assuming I don't get bored?
Have a beer, I'd say. The only other thing I do in "bot mode" is click random page and make sure everything has sections so we're not faced with a wall of text for most articles.
Cool, beer it is. I actually managed to run out of meaningless tasks! :P
Also, if you want any mass re-categorising doing, let me know.
I've spotted that there is some redundancy with the nav templates and categories; i.e., there's a category in the article even though it's already transcluded in a template. If you spot any (the current version of HotCat works excellently for this) remove them.
Yey, a bot doing that would be good. How does this sound for a super action plan:
a) Decide on all our nav templates. b) I'll go on a massive janitor spree and make sure they're all on the right pages. c) Run superbot to clear out any unneeded cats?
Pywikipedia's category.py can do a bunch of stuff, including renaming a category.
Couldn't someone write an extension or something similar that would let a sysop rename a category using ajax?
- get the category members from the api
- for each, retrieve the wikitext, switch the old category name for new, get edittoken, save page
- mark all the edits as bot, or if you wanted to get fancy, make a new log for it
Good to see you there Blue, how're you doing? Nice Christmas and New Year?