I am a bureaucrat here on Wikianswers. I first joined the site in 2009 and became a sysop in 2011. I became a bureaucrat in 2012. My main fields of expertise are operating bots on the wiki, adjusting the abuse filter and title blacklist, and creating new templates (though I lack any real sense of style). Question-wise, I like to answer questions about computers, particularly Linux and computer hardware, though I'll answer questions virtually everywhere.
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I am a prolific bot operator, and run more bots on this wiki than everyone else combined. The bots I operate are:
This was my first bot, and the one with the most edits. I use it for any short to medium-length task that has not been pre-assigned to another bot. This can be anything from setting up of the initial categories and categorizing questions missed by SpellBot to deleting pages and fixing spelling errors.
This was my second bot, and the first special-purpose bot. It runs automatically to try to categorize all new questions and recently edited ones that may have been renamed. Although very crude internally, it has successfully categorized more than 100,000 questions.
This bot fixes double redirects and deletes broken ones. Nothing too interesting, but it frees up administrators to do other tasks.
This bot tries to fix common spelling errors in incoming questions. Only a few words are currently supported.
murders eliminates new "questions" that are not written like one.
This bot is used to perform tasks that may take several hours or days to complete, especially when I'd like to be able to use I am a bot for other jobs. In the future, it may also be used to perform routine but infrequent maintenance tasks, like changing the date on a template, that don't warrant creating a new bot for.
My personal lists are here
Some examples of answers I wrote (since I'm often accused of never answering questions):
- Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
- What does en passant look like?
- What is a cooked grenade?
- How can I increase the size of my pennies?
- How do you get rid of hemorrhoids?
- How can you find out what your WEP key is?
- What is fallout?
- What is 105.7s number to request a song?
- How do you open port 9090 on Ubuntu 10.04 so that Cherokee-admin can be used?
DPL lists (if you don't know what these are, you can ignore them)