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MglovesfunBot This user is a bot.
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Operator: Renard Migrant (t/c)
Approved? Yes
Flagged? Yes
Task/s: General maintenance, updating templates, correcting categories, links, avoiding redirects and whatnot
Source code: None, just AutoWikiBrowser. Occasionally using User:MglovesfunBot/vector.js to automatically replace redirects, fix spacing and internal/external links
Edit rate: Unknown, probably varies a lot
Automatic or manual? Manual login, automated or semi-automated edits

Note: because of the use of AWB, any talk page comments stops the bot until such time I check the talk page. This is one alternative to blocking the bot, in fact it's quicker for me to unblock the bot than it is to log out, log in as MglovesfunBot, and read the talk page. Please bear this in mind.

Note: when an edit is marked 'semi-automated', it means I'm checking if before saving it. It also means I may take the opportunity to fix other minor problems on pages, such as spelling, spacing, bad redirects, typos, etc. Often, this is necessary when formatting pages where the formatting varies significantly from page to page, as opposed to simple replacements can be done fully-automated.


Please dispute anything that seems controversial on the talk page



  • October 2010: typo 'bto' for 'bot' in edit summary.
  • December 10, 2010: Due to forgetting to tick '[skip] if only minor replacement made', bot used edit summary of "bot: de-linking level 2 headers, minor spacing" despite the fact that some edits were just minor spacing.
  • December 30, 2010: Due to human error, bot converted {{ttbc|Maltese}} to {{ttbc|mi}}. {{mi}} is the code of Maori, and {{mt}} is the code ofr Maltese. Fixed within a couple of hours.
  • 4 January 2011: Due to human error, converted lang=Interlingua to lang=it instead of lang=ia. Fixed the 30 or so pages affected within an hour of the original error.
  • 12 January 2011: Incorrect edit summary "bot: {{defn|Middle Chinese}} → {{defn|lang=zhx-mid}}" for Finnish entries. 937 entries affected.
  • 26 January 2011: For uncertain reasons, bot while converting language names to language codes inside {{ttbc}} produced the following code many times consecutively: <span class="error">Node-count limit exceeded</span>. Five entries are known to have been affected: I love you, Malay, peace, river, sun
  • 25 March 2011: Bad edit summary of "bot: {{infl|mk|noun}} to {{km-noun}} (mainly automated) using AWB" while converting {{infl|km|noun}} to {{km-noun}}. Initial mk should have been km.
  • 31 March 2011: Spelling mistakes in edit summaries.
  • 1 April 2010: converted {{infl|tt|noun}} to {{tt-pos-noun|c}} instead of {{tt-pos|noun|c}}. Small number of entries affected; fixed by hand within a few minites.
  • 4 April 2011: Spelling mistakes in edit summaries.
  • 4 April 2011: Missing vertical bar whilst converting {{in plural}} to {{in the plural}}. Fixed within a few minutes
  • 5 April 2011: Typo in edit summaries (extra colon)
  • 8 April 2011: Wrong edit summary, "bot, bypassing template redirects, minor spacing" should have been "converting {{alphagram}} to plain link, or removing when blank, minor spacing"
  • 2 May 2011: unwanted vertical bar (|) when replacing redirects. Fixed 20 October 2011.
  • 1 July 2011: adding en: to non-topical categories. Reason: substandard regular expression. Precise number of entries not known, but thought to be all fixed.
  • 20 October 2011: Erroneous edit summaries for Mandarin entries, approximately 900 entries affected. Human error
  • 11 October 2012: Erroneous edit summaries English entries. Human error
  • 17 October 2012: Due to not unchecking the regex button after a regex replacement, the replacement {{trreq|zh}} to {{trreq|cmn}} went badly wrong, affecting approximately 440 entries. Fixed (hopefully) within ten minutes using a series of plain text replacements such as lang={{trreq|cmn}} to lang=cmn.