A bot is an automated piece of software which uses a separate account and performs trivial tasks on a wiki.
The Sims Wiki does not employ any automatic bots, but we have users with bot accounts. These bot accounts utilize bot software to perform tasks, but only when directed by a human to do so. Bots cannot autonomously edit or perform tasks.
List of bots on TSWEdit
|Account||Access level||No. of edits||Owner||Access level|
In addition, Wikia, the website The Sims Wiki is built on, runs a number of bots on all wikis. These bots usually run autonomously or by command from a Wikia Staff member. The Sims Wiki typically has no control over these bots.
|Name of bot||Task|
|Adds the welcome templates to the talk pages of new users, and adds a userpage template.|
|Automatically moves article comments when a page is renamed, along with a variety of other tasks.|
|Bot run by the Volunteer Spam Task Force.|
|Adds pre-made templates and pages to a new wiki|