Hey Utter solitude, I'm Marcus and I'm one of the new Fandom Wiki managers. Our job is to help strengthen the relationships between communities and Fandom staff. We are liaisons and can also help with coding, templates, etc. Additionally we can help mediate any disputes before they escalate. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop me a message! We'd like to make the experience on Fandom great!
Hi! I have been thinking of running a bot on another Wikia I am part of, (It will mostly be to fix links) and I was wondering what steps you took with yours? It's all new to me, and I have looked at the community Wikia about how to get one, but some responses are a little confusing. xD
So a "bot" is just an account with a bot "flag" on it. And all a bot flag does is remove that account's edits from the Recent Activity feed.
Unless the process has changed, you need to have a community consensus to give your account a bot flag on the Wikia you want to use it on. Just explain what you'd be using the bot for. And You have to do that for every Wikia you want to use it on.
I also use an automater to make editing with my bot account easier, especially for things like replacing links or phrases.
Ah, thank you! I did manage to find the help page on the community Wikia, and one of the notes they have added is "Your request should include a link to a public discussion on your community or explicit permission from a bureaucrat." I am a bureaucrat on the Wikia I would like to use it, but I'm not sure if that circumvents around the community consensus. I'll send a message to Wikia, just in case. Once again, thank you for the help!! :-)