Difference between revisions of "Help:Bots"

From Criminal Defense Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Line 6: Line 6:
  
 
By default, bot edits are hidden in [[Special:RecentChanges|{{ns:special}}:{{MediaWiki:Recentchanges}}]].  
 
By default, bot edits are hidden in [[Special:RecentChanges|{{ns:special}}:{{MediaWiki:Recentchanges}}]].  
 
== The MassEditRegex extension ==
 
[[:mw:Extension:MassEditRegex|Extension:MassEditRegex]] provides an alternative way to perform mass edits using regular expressions, through a special page in the wiki. Only admins can normally use this extension.
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 11:04, 21 July 2010


A bot is a computer program that automatically retrieves or updates wiki pages when it is executed. In general, bots are used for repetitive maintenance tasks, whose volume and characteristics are too large to be performed manually by users.

Developing and executing bots is normally outside the role of normal users, requires programming experience and must be done in coordination with the wiki's admins.

By default, bot edits are hidden in Special:Recent changes.

See also