Use of various bots[]

(5 May 2009 section copied from a user talk page)

... my opinion is that every responsible contributor should have the option of running a bot if they want.

The trouble is that the bot software that we use is too complicated for most people to figure out. I posted some documentation on how to run pywikipedia python tools, but only AMK was able to try, and admittedly, it is tough for even technically minded contributors.

I have a solution to this problem, but it requires some additional work to adapt to info pages and the new structures. It is very easy to use and is compatible with most Apple and Windows (XP or newer) systems. I expect I may have something in a month or so- hopefully you can manage until then. In the meantime, feel free to post an inquiry on my talk page.

User:PhloxBot can easily perform thousands of transformations. Usually if I have a text file in the form (old name)(tab)(new name) I can do this. Give me an example though because it depends on if you need text in the articles changed as well. -~ Phlox 16:18, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Pywikipedia change[] may be of interest to some users. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:56, September 26, 2013 (UTC)