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I'm not sure what the contents of this page are here for, but it's creating an awful lot of entries on the wanted pages list. Is this something that can be safely removed? {{Signatures/Hurston}} 17:16, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
 
I'm not sure what the contents of this page are here for, but it's creating an awful lot of entries on the wanted pages list. Is this something that can be safely removed? {{Signatures/Hurston}} 17:16, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
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Hey Rich. A user brought [[project:bots#Guidelines|RuneScape:Bots]] to my attention; apparently, "all bots must run on separate accounts from their creators". So I was wondering if you wanted to use [[User:SmackBot]] for the bot edits, as in flag [[User:SmackBot]] as a bot, and de-bot this account. Are you alright with that?--[[User:Richard1990|Richard]]<sup>[[User talk:Richard1990|talk]]</sup> 20:21, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

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My curiosity is peaked

Are you Rich Farmbrough from the big W?--CanadianRichard (Talk - Contribs) 20:20, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

That's a yes by the way... Rich Farmbrough, 17:42 28 October 2007 (GMT).

Skill names

Glancing through recent changes, I notice you decapitalised all the skill names (Smithing, Crafting etc) in one of your edits. Unless something's changed without me knowing, we leave all skill names capitalised. Just thought I'd let you know. It's in our style guide. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 13:33, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Useful

http://forum.runescape.com/forums.ws?22,23,871,52245938,goto,2 Rich Farmbrough, 12:56 21 December 2007 (GMT).

Category:Grand Exchange by date updated

Regarding the category you've created.. I'm not sure that this category will work (i.e. if the original intent was sorting the pages based on dates), as all pages will fall under "2" since the pages must have been edited in 2008. Even if it sorts within the "2" category, it is sorted alphabetically, and not by dates. Thus, I'm wondering whether we should keep this category, as it does not serves its purpose?   az talk   18:01, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Just to remind you. The category does NOT work that well.   az talk   08:50, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
It you sorted the items by REVISIONTIMESTAMP, it does not account for vandalism edits, reverts, and other edits not relevant to the actual "update".   az talk   09:00, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
This is why we have the Category:Needs price update which basically splits the items more systematically in several categories: 7 days, 28 days, 29+ days (since the last update). Even if your method sorts it "oldest first", the category will show all the items in a single category. The current system (Category:Needs price update) seems more effective.   az talk   09:07, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Okay then, let's leave it as it is. I actually do have an "unofficial" bot that pulls the data from the Jagex site, and updates the Exchange pages automatically. (And yes, it is a namespace now.) This edit was done by the bot.   az talk   09:15, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
I never knew what the term "Not Invented Here" meant until I looked it up in Wikipedia just now. I learned a new term today, LOL, thanks Rick!   az talk   09:19, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Dummy?

Dude, why are you saying dummy on every price u update?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Degenret01 (talk).

It's a temporary value. Shouldn't be in the summary. Rich Farmbrough, 13:00 19 November 2008 (GMT).

Price update

Hey Rick, since you're updating the prices using a bot (I'm assuming an automated script of some sort), could you insert the Item objID for the particular item? The objID is used to access the RuneScape page "http://itemdb-rs.runescape.com/viewitem.ws?obj=".

For example, Santa hat's objID is 1050, and the page is located at: "http://itemdb-rs.runescape.com/viewitem.ws?obj=1050"

You could add it in like this:

{{ExchangeItem
|ID=1050
|View={{{View}}}
|Icon= Santa hat.PNG
|Item= Santa hat

  az talk   15:48, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I was planning to add them using a bot, but never had the time to do it. Yeah, I can see that it would be hard to detect vandalism... but we already have links in some/most of the pages anyway.

*[[Grand Exchange Database]] - [http://itemdb-rs.runescape.com/viewitem.ws?obj=1050 Current price]

  az talk   15:57, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

are you botted?

you should be, for this period of time with your current long list of edits it might make it more difficult for the anti-vandalism fighters to spot vandalism.

  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 14:15, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I agree, I can't see the wood for the trees, we must get you botted as a matter of priority. Would it also be possible not to do an update if there has been no price change? Sysop crown Hurston (T # C) 16:06, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
  1. Set minor edits off
  2. Set namespace to Main
I have left a note at Yew Grove about a bot flag.
I have thought about the no-change concept. Possibly there could be a very elegant solution to this.
Rich Farmbrough, 17:13 21 November 2008 (GMT).
  • Ok I have implemented the "no change" but will still do a full update twice a week - Sat and Wed.
Rich Farmbrough, 18:25 21 November 2008 (GMT).
Heh, I was just coming here to say the same thing. Can' spot the vandals in recent edits.--Degenret01 18:50, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
You can select Exchange from the drop down list and click invert selection and it shows everything but :) --Gold ore Mercifull UK serv (Talk) 19:27, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Neat! I have a bot flag now. Rich Farmbrough, 19:28 21 November 2008 (GMT).

Rick, I think you need a separate account. Something like "RickBot" just to do the bot stuff. What concerns me is that as a bot, your "human" edits would not appear in Recent Changes. I highly recommend that you create a separate account just for the automated edits.   az talk   13:15, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

I agree, a bot account would be good, but I sort of like the sound of Farmbot (idk why though).
  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 20:11, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, that's cool if needs be I have registered SmackBot which is the a/c I use on Wikipedia. Rich Farmbrough, 20:21 22 November 2008 (GMT).

Cool.. use SmackBot then.   az talk   08:48, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Source code, please?

I have a serious question however, regarding the automated bot. Do you have source code for this? There is always the Mack Truck theory you realize, you know the one where you get killed by a Mack Truck and we're left without a way to keep updated. More likely would be a case like the PointyBot scenario (trust me, I would never wish a Mack Truck on anyone, but it is one of those theoretical possibilities). What platform/language is it? Inquiring minds want to know. curiously,

  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 20:11, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
I use perl to make a list of pages call wget to read them use perl to analyse them and create an XML file for WP:AWB to run against wikia. Rich Farmbrough, 20:19 22 November 2008 (GMT).
Well i see that AWB's source is housed at sourceforge, but I would bet yours is not.
  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 01:09, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I will probably upload the source at some point to a userpage. Rich Farmbrough, 01:14 23 November 2008 (GMT).
"Mack Trucks? I don't worry about those", the procrastinator said.
  1. REDIRECT User:Kytti khat/sig 01:22, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Holy cow

You've got the 3rd most edits of all time on Wikipedia O_O. How did you do that?! :p 02:51, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Lots of edits mostly. Used to be most human edits. My bot (SmackBot) has most edits now. Rich Farmbrough, 00:38 6 December 2008 (GMT).

Thanks ^.^

thank you so much for the Sig File:Red phat chathead.png‎|30px|My hair is ftw ^.^ Noah Talk to meh here White partyhat detail 13:21, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Category_talk:Exchange_items_with_no_ID

Hi Rich,

I'm not sure what the contents of this page are here for, but it's creating an awful lot of entries on the wanted pages list. Is this something that can be safely removed? Sysop crown Hurston (T # C) 17:16, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Change bot account?

Hey Rich. A user brought RuneScape:Bots to my attention; apparently, "all bots must run on separate accounts from their creators". So I was wondering if you wanted to use User:SmackBot for the bot edits, as in flag User:SmackBot as a bot, and de-bot this account. Are you alright with that?--Richardtalk 20:21, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

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