imfdb.org  

Go Back   imfdb.org > The Forum > imfdb

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-18-2012, 07:02 PM
Excalibur's Avatar
Excalibur Excalibur is offline
IMFDB Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3,842
Send a message via AIM to Excalibur Send a message via MSN to Excalibur Send a message via Yahoo to Excalibur
Default

I'm just wondering how lazy this guy has to be to need a bot to remove spaces.
__________________

"There's a fine line between not listening and not caring...I like to think I walk that line everyday of my life."

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

“It is always wrong to use force, unless it is more wrong not to.”
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Jcordell Jcordell is offline
Formerly "Checkman"
IMFDB Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,032
Default

Well he's banned. Maybe he'll just stay gone when the month is over. If not and he returns to his old ways - well i guess we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Evil Tim's Avatar
Evil Tim Evil Tim is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The surface of the sun
Posts: 740
Default

Well, the original purpose of the bot was pretty sound (it does automatic spellchecking, and automating basic fixes to hundreds of articles rather than doing it by hand is a good idea), the problem is you can't trust a few lines of code to deal with the structure of a page. And that he shouldn't have started running a mass-editing bot without consulting people about what it should be editing.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Rockwolf66's Avatar
Rockwolf66 Rockwolf66 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 813
Default

So basically we have him banned for

A: Makeing major changes without asking the rest of the Wiki.

B: useing a bot that isn't set up for the needs of the forum thus doing alot of potential damage.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-20-2012, 11:49 PM
Excalibur's Avatar
Excalibur Excalibur is offline
IMFDB Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3,842
Send a message via AIM to Excalibur Send a message via MSN to Excalibur Send a message via Yahoo to Excalibur
Default

Sometimes I wish we aren't a wiki site where others can come in and freely register and do whatever they want
__________________

"There's a fine line between not listening and not caring...I like to think I walk that line everyday of my life."

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle
Psalm 144:1

“It is always wrong to use force, unless it is more wrong not to.”
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-21-2012, 02:41 AM
funkychinaman's Avatar
funkychinaman funkychinaman is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 2,621
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockwolf66 View Post
So basically we have him banned for

A: Makeing major changes without asking the rest of the Wiki.

B: useing a bot that isn't set up for the needs of the forum thus doing alot of potential damage.
I think it's more of using a bot to make indiscriminate changes. Theoretically, isn't the point of a wiki peer editing?
__________________
"Me fail English? That's unpossible!"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.