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Is the bot still alive? I've been updating some of the talk pages. Please respond. --Gmoney 09:04, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

User boxes?

Hey, how do you make user boxes? --Suburb 22 Zombies 03:37, 17 April 2011 (BST)

Does it need to be case sensitive? Lots of people tend to make the first letter upper-case. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 00:30, 26 April 2011 (BST)

I made a change so that whichever case is used during the update, it is converted to lower case for the purpose of {{Mall Logo}}. See User:DangerReport/Bale Mall and Bale Mall. The former has upper case Ruined, yet the Bal Mall logo is the correct logo (ruined). ~Vsig.png 00:57, 26 April 2011
Gotcha. So it converts all of the text to be lowercase. Nice. :D --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 01:06, 26 April 2011 (BST)
Yeah it converts the result of {{DRstatus}} to lower case. ~Vsig.png 01:16, 26 April 2011

Oh god. This makes things worse! -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:40, 2 June 2011 (BST)

The wiki update, I take it? --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 22:47, 2 June 2011 (BST)
Accepting uppercase input. Basically breaks a dozen other templates if it's used. But it's hardly world-endingly bad. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 22:50, 2 June 2011 (BST)
It makes for some unusual problems, as people can make variant group names just by altering case. Such as The dead or the dead or tHe Dead or the DEad (the actual group is The Dead or the Dead). --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 23:01, 2 June 2011 (BST)

Nonono. I mean accepting "Ruined" v "ruined" in the template. Long story short, probably all the templates in this category would also need this fix which honestly is more effort for maintenance than users just getting it right.

I didn't mean anything regarding the wiki update. Names have always been case sensitive as I recall, so that's nothing new. (The automatic redirect regardless of the first letters case was also there before) -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:06, 2 June 2011 (BST)

I pointed the problem out to people, so Vapor formatted the base template to automatically lowercase the status. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 23:21, 2 June 2011 (BST)
Ok let me step back.
Yes, I realise that the BuildingStatus & Mall Logo templates now accept uppercase input. I am saying this is a bad thing.
It breaks all those other templates which use the status variable, but didn't get changed. Plus since the uppercase input now "works" on the report template, people use it without realising it causes other breakages.
I'm saying it's less effort for user to just correct it if they do it wrong (which they'd notice with a broken image link) then to apply the lowercase logic on all templates that access the status in some way.
Take a gander at Special:Wantedtemplates, you'll notice several templates with an uppercase status being requested, and they don't exist so there'll be derped results somewhere. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:30, 2 June 2011 (BST)
Ah, gotcha. I didn't realize it caused other breakages. Can we go through the rest of the templates to fix them to make them as derp proof as possible? I only ask because I imagine that the people who will not care about the casing will make more work for those of us who do care in the long run. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 23:40, 2 June 2011 (BST)
Well... if it really matters in the long run... then yeah. I'll get around to it. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:52, 2 June 2011 (BST)
Whenever you can is fine. I had just originally brought it up as various users (mainly new ones) kept breaking the various status templates when The Dead 2.0 swept over the land. I didn't want to end up changing them, as I don't have a strong understanding of wikicode. Thank you in advance. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 23:59, 2 June 2011 (BST)


So you're back. I thought you'd be gone forever.

I must admit, I'm quite ashamed of it myself. You did gave me the EMR Bot before leaving, but I never got the chance to use it, test it, or even learn it for that matter. I've been thinking "I must do it, for The Rooster is gone and no one else can" for months, but never bothered to run it even once, until the page clogged up and I had to move some old EMRs elsewhere.

You can find those EMRs, archived from October 29th to November 30th, at my Sandbox page. Thank you for returning and working with them. And sorry I couldn't/didn't do something with them. -- Kittithaj 02:13, 4 June 2011 (BST)

Ah no worries, if nothing else you'd kept an immaculate log that would've done the job just fine anyway. I checked your backup and I did process all of those reports so they're safe to nuke. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 07:20, 4 June 2011 (BST)

I posted a question on the Talk:EMRP:_Reports_to_Process talk page but I'm hoping that you could answer the question since you're controlling the bot. Should all of the "Reports to Process Later" entries be moved to the "Reports to Process" heading? And should the lone report from Feb 28 then be wiped?--UroguyTMZ 03:20, 4 June 2011 (BST)

I answered the talk page. I'll be messing around with the headers a bit until I catch up. No need to worry, just stick everything under "Later" for now. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 07:20, 4 June 2011 (BST)
Thanks I appreciate the explanation. --UroguyTMZ 07:23, 4 June 2011 (BST)

Unused Image

File:1001 Days in Urban Dead.gif which you uploaded is currently unused and is subject to deletion if it is older than two weeks. If you wish to ensure that it remains on this wiki then you will need to ensure that it is included in at least one page on this wiki..--A helpful bot 16:45, 14 June 2011 (BST)

Ironically, including the image is stupid since the wiki thumbnailer breaks horribly. *shrug* -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 12:23, 16 June 2011 (BST)

How Appropriate

You're like a zombie, you know that? You disappear, then for strange reasons you rise and shamble and get active again. I would call it curious were it not for your involvement over the years in a browser-based zombie apocalypse game... ...

It's good to see you again, Rooster. ;) --Maverick Talk - OBR Praise Knowledge! 404 20:43, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks :) Although, thinking about it, I didn't play the game much... -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 21:18, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

EMR RtP shutdown

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that because the EMRBot hasn't been run in over two years, I'm shutting down EMRP: Reports to Process. New users still sometimes post EMRs there expecting them to be processed, so I've posted a sign at the top letting them know it's not active. If the Bot returns at some point, feel free to remove the sign and restart RtP. Thanks! Bob Moncrief EBDW! 13:59, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Thankyou for this.

A ZOMBIE ANT 01:30, 6 April 2018 (UTC)