For issues with Ferbot's edits, contact RRabbit42. (Some maintenance is being done right now that involves updating User Talk pages, so you may see a notice that you have a new message when it really isn't new.)
Admin rights Edit
To further assist with cleaning up pages and doing maintenance on the wiki, I am planning on granting admin rights to Ferbot. There's still a lot of useless redirects to go through, and being able to delete them via the bot account would keep those from showing up in the Recent Changes list, like the 230 I deleted yesterday under my account.
There's other things that this would help out with, such as moving pages and editing the protected pages that I normally have to switch back to my RRabbit42 account to accomplish.
- After working more with the redirects, I have decided to grant the admin rights now. It's going to speed things up a bit with the cleanup. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 08:08, December 29, 2011 (UTC)
Main Page PollEdit
Hi! My name is Lexi and I'm a member of the Wikia Community Development team as well as a big Simpsons fan. I was hoping to get a poll up on the main page asking users who their favorite guest star was from Season 25. Would that be all right with you? Thanks!
LexiLexi 18:07, May 3, 2012 (UTC)
I restored this redirect, it is useful. Even if a bot can't find a redirect being linked ON the wiki, people often use them to make shorter URLs to link to character pages from off-wiki. Or to just type in a character's name more easily. Is there a way to prevent the bot from deleting stuff like that? +Yc 15:01, January 15, 2013 (UTC)
- That was something I did under Ferbot, our maintenance account. I think that was back when I was doing cleanup of the redirects. There were between 3000 and 4000 redirects on this wiki, with a lot of them being for really trivial and unnecessary reasons. The redirect for Nikki got caught up in that because it wasn't being used at the time. The number of redirects are now well below the maximum number that can be displayed, so if we need to add one back in like you did for Nikki, it will be okay. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 15:08, January 15, 2013 (UTC)
Maintenance on talk pages Edit
- Sorry about that. If I am using Ferbot to update a link or a file name, I do mark it as a minor edit. This was rewriting a standardized message to make it a little more friendly, so I didn't use it that time. The bot flag looks like it's active, though. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 04:29, January 16, 2013 (UTC)