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Bots, or Robots are software applications that perform automated tasks on the internet. Most often, they run tasks that are simple and structurally repetitive, much quicker than a human could do alone.
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Bots, or Robots are software applications that perform automated tasks on the internet. Most often, they run tasks that are simple and structurally repetitive, much quicker than a human could do alone.  
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== Policy  ==
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Personal bots provisions require prior consent from FamilySearch management.
  
 
== Running your own bot  ==
 
== Running your own bot  ==
  
*[[Meta:Using the python wikipediabot]]
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The&nbsp;[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Pywikipediabot Python wikipediabot] is a collection of tools that automate work on MediaWiki sites
 
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:''For what use?'' E.g. add a footer to some categorized pages,<ref>[[meta:add_text.py|add_text.py]]</ref> add some wikilinks,<ref>[[meta:replace.py|replace.py]]</ref> archive in moving old talk to subpages,<ref>[[meta:archivebot.py|archivebot.py]]</ref> edit categories,<ref>[[meta:category.py|category.py]]</ref> manage templates.<ref>[[meta:template.py|template.py]]</ref>
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=== Frameworks and interfaces for bot development  ===
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== Frameworks and interfaces for bot development  ==
  
:''See '''[[API:Client Code]]'''''
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:''See '''[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Client_code API Client Code]'''''
  
MediaWiki [[API]] is for convenient access to machine-readable data.  
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MediaWiki [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API API] is for convenient access to machine-readable data.  
  
== See also  ==
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*[[Meta:Bot]]
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{{Admin tip|tip=&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;
*[[Manual:User rights management]] for setting bot access.
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights Manual Manual:User rights management] for setting bot access.
*[[:mw:robots.txt|robots.txt]] tells external web robots how to index your site.
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Robots.txt Robots.txt] tells external web robots how to index your site.
*[[Extension:MassEditRegex]] - to allow regular expression edits through a special page.
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*[http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MassEditRegex MassEditRegex] to allow regular expression edits through a special page.}}  
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Bots, or Robots are software applications that perform automated tasks on the internet. Most often, they run tasks that are simple and structurally repetitive, much quicker than a human could do alone.


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Visit the Get Help to receive help with contributing to the Wiki.




Policy

Personal bots provisions require prior consent from FamilySearch management.

Running your own bot

The Python wikipediabot is a collection of tools that automate work on MediaWiki sites


Frameworks and interfaces for bot development

See API Client Code

MediaWiki API is for convenient access to machine-readable data.


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