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 Loafing, and "The Homestar Runner Wiki Welcoming Committee", 20:59, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Shoplifting?

Hey, I hope you won't use the bot for cheating, Dot com ;-) Loafing 20:59, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

My, TheCheatbot, you're a fast one! And thanks for the kind message! --Stux 08:11, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

The Replacements

I'm curious about these last set of edits? --Stux 21:55, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Each thing the bot does eventually gets posted on its user page. If I haven't updated the user page yet, then it usually means that the task isn't complete yet. — It's dot com 22:30, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
My apologies. At the time I thought the task was complete and I got a little ahead of myself knowing that a post might be possibility. However, in my opinion, I think it would be advantageous to provide the description before the task at hand is being performed, so that users know the bot is doing at the moment. --Stux 22:39, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

“Quote Me”

After changing ’ to ' , ‘ to ' , “ to " , and ” to " on several pages ([1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12]), the thought occurred to me: Can't we get a bot to do some of this work? OptimisticFool 21:48, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Also ´ (as in [13]). OptimisticFool 05:48, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Done for the main namespace. — It's dot com 01:35, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Category organizing

Hey Cheatbot. There are a lot of templates that don't have {{PAGENAME}} in their category. I started to fix a few of those, but then I saw that there were 30-something templates like this. Can you help? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:54, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

I think I got them all, but there may be some leftovers that have to be adjusted manually. — It's dot com 01:35, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Template:commentary

Hey The Cheatbot, we need all of the commentary words on Sbemail pages replaced with said template so it'll show up in the categories. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 22:23, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

You need to be more descriptive on what this project should entail. — It's dot com 22:14, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

1, 2, 4— e-mail me more!

Hello TheCheatbot.com, I noticed the edit where you fixed e-mail to email in 'Lectric Boots. I'm wondering if this will happen automatically, even in in-context cases? --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 20:31, 4 April 2013 (UTC) Oh, and I expect an answer in binary.

(Sorry this isn't in binary.) Okay, I had The Cheatbot automatically replace "e-mail" with "email" on 142 pages where it was pretty straightforward. (If those edits don't show up in recent changes for you, click on the link to show bots.) There were a few cases where I let it go ahead and make a change in the transcript of the sender's message or where Strong Bad is typing—in those instances, the transcript itself was wrong and needed to be fixed. Feel free to go through each of those edits to verify them. I also made 24 manual corrections where for some reason the whole page didn't need to change or the capitalization needed to be fixed. I listed the exceptions, etc. in the edit summary. Feel free to check those too. I identified the following pages that as of this writing have the string "e-mail" in them but where I did not make any changes.
These pages fall in four main categories:
  1. There is an actual hyphen in the toon transcript.
  2. It's an interview or some other external source where we should assume the hyphens were in the original.
  3. The page contains a link to E-mail Birds or Real-Live E-Mails.
  4. It's a page having to do with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.
With regard to SBCG4AP, I think it has captions and labels and stuff like that, and the hyphens are part of the game. Unless someone can say that they're definitely not in the game I think we should leave those pages alone. We also need to look over all of the Main Pages. The button on the site has a hyphen, but most if not all of our pages don't. — It's dot com 21:52, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
I will confirm the edits right away! Oh, and why would my edit to the Homestar Ruiner Responses need verification? I thought that was our text, not their the game's subtitles. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 22:03, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
I think we should make a specific exception for SBCG4AP. For consistency's sake, we should use the hyphen on all its related pages and in lists that refer to it. — It's dot com 22:24, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
I get it. The binary said "It's alright, I was just going to use one of these handy translators anyway. ROBOTS ARE TECHNOLOGY SHAPED LIKE SQUARE PEOPLE." --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 22:59, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

ISC additions

If an image is uploaded to the wiki, does it then have to be manually added to the HRW:ISC lists? Is this something The Cheatbot would be capable of doing — searching the database for images not listed on those pages? I figure it would also need to know how to add the todo and done tags to the newer images. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

When's the last time images were added to those pages? I would just use Special:NewFiles to work backward to that date, making sure all new files already have the right format and keeping things clean as we go. — It's dot com 02:16, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
It looks like several of the pages have last updated dates in 2009 or 2010. The new files page says that there have been 33½ pages worth of uploads (roughly 1600) since DeFender1031 originally compiled the list in the beginning of March 2009. It looks like all the pages currently have between 800 and 1200 files on them, and this would hypothetically add about 200 more to each page. Also, the page says that the lists contain all the files as of 1 March 2009. Seems logical that it should be updated after 5½ years, and I thought this might be the quickest way. The Knights Who Say Ni 04:51, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

autoreplace: Easter Egg → Easter egg

Hellote! After countless capitalization edits where I've changed "Easter Egg" or "easter egg" to "Easter egg", the thought struck me that maybe that could be one of The Cheatbot's autoreplace functions. I don't know a whole lot about bots and how they work, so this comment might be ignorant and/or stupid, but it seemed like a neat idea to me. Would something like that be possible? SRMX12 (talk) 21:30, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, yes, that's certainly doable, if I can remember how the autoreplace function works. Gimme a bit... — It's dot com 21:52, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for your consideraysche! Can I have a stuffed grape leaf? SRMX12 (talk) 22:20, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Since you've replaced the links for Jibblies Painting and Casio Head Strong Bad, it seems like you've remembered how to use autoreplace. (I dunno, maybe this is different somehow— I'm not much a bot expert.) So this would be pretty great. A Youtube → YouTube autoreplace would be nice too. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:41, 19 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm still finding "Easter Egg"s and "YouTube"s all over the wiki. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:52, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Keyboard Strong Bad

Hey,Cheatbot! You should change all instances of "Keyboard Strong Bad" to "Keyboard Head Strong Bad". Will that be good?

You don't need to yell. You do need to sign your posts. As of this writing Keyboard Strong Bad has not been moved. It looks like there's a agreement to move it, but the discussion is still ongoing as to exactly where. Until a move happens, there's no point in making a request on this page. Get back to me once that's done. — It's dot com 16:01, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
It's been moved to Casio Head Strong Bad. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 17:01, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 22:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Twitter Images

I'm no bot expert, so I'm not sure if this is possible, but can you go through @StrongBadActual Tweets 2014 to 2018 and add every image after pic=, pic2=, pic3=, or pic4= to the Twitter Images category? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:51, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 15:21, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
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