Category talk:Bots

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I'll make an Infobox for these, to catgorize all the info we always see. --Chase-san 09:54, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Should this just contain bot subcategories and not any actual bots? I almost like the idea of having a list of all bots here as well as in any applicable subcategories, but I'm not sure if it's useful or just messy overcategorization. Thoughts? --Voidious 16:22, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Oi, this is VERY late response, however bots should be listed here and in the sub category. They are still bots, even if they are megabots, this way if you know sorta the name of the bot you can find it quickly here if you want, without having to search subcategories for it. Knowing sorta the name of a bot makes this far more useful then the search function. Since that only works if you can spell the name correctly. This is generally how well formed categories are done in wikipedia, and other such wiki. --Chase 03:21, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm in agreement with Chase here. I like the policy wikipedia has with 'distinguished subcategories' (see Wikipedia:Categorization) personally. --Rednaxela 04:17, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Works for me. The last time I tried to find out what the "common wisdom" was for this situation, the best I could find was some MediaWiki people saying that it's redundant / bad form to have stuff categorized in both a category and its parent. But I always wanted to have a master list of all bots, too. I even looked into ways to list every page under "Bots" OR a subcategory. But anyway, yeah, we can just update the Template:Infobox Robot to add the Bots category, should cover most bot pages. --Voidious 16:40, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
This is in my opinion possibly a bad idea, since it categories use the name in the category for sorting purposes. For example [[Category:Bots|BrokenSword]] BrokenSword in this sorts it into the bots category, so it appears in the b's, between a bot with a name Bq and Bs, and so on, unless we do some voodoo to autoinject the name in there. Maybe could use the template's 'name' to insert the name into the category. which may work, for the most part. --Chase 00:08, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
What's the problem? If you do not specify the name into the category, MediaWiki use the page name with namespace for sorting. So if you put [[Category:Bots]] to BrokenSword page, it is automatically put under 'b'. And, btw, you can use <nowiki></nowiki> tag for the propose. --Nat Pavasant 14:02, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
Alright, that sounds good> I'm not an expert in how MediaWiki works, just set of some red lights on my 'possible future problem' detector. --Chase 03:51, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

How do you put a page into a category? --Hapiel 20:46, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

FTP Bot...

So I had this cool idea of having a community-made robot made by several people (instead of just one or two) that could be stored at an online location and accessed / edited by people via a ftp client (like filezilla: [1]) Any thoughts on this? --Exauge

There is actually a community made robot (robot under wiki package usually make by more than one person). But with your idea, why bother with FTP? We can use DVCS like Git or Mercurial. We actually have one project (right now) under the development of the RoboWiki named k-nearest neighbours algorithm benchmark, which is host with Mercurial at or my clone of it. --Nat Pavasant 07:27, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

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