User talk:Sellbot

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Desc ID Fixing

How did you find all those items with wrong desc IDs? — Cool12309 (talk) 03:18, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Well, going by this edit comment, this wiki account appears to be used by the same person with the character sellbot in-game, which is a mallbot for the community. So I imagine some coding was involved, and possibly even those edits were automated (if there was a lot of them, or the guy just liked the idea of coding that up). I think Quietust has done a number of similar automated corrections before. I don't know exactly what caused the discrepancy to be noticed. Honestly, I wasn't even aware that sellbot's owner was still involved enough with the game (especially the wiki side of it) to find something like this. Which was a personal failing, apparently. Cool to have that fixed. --Flargen (talk) 07:12, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
    • Mafia source files have been my goto place for bulk item data. (Even though I don't use Mafia itself.) I use items.txt as script input to generate the Items by autosell price pages. That file also has descid. I imagine someone with my skills could, upon noticing a single wrong descid, script up finding all of the bad ones and fixing them. And I imagine that someone who could write sellbot is at least as skilled as I am. --Club (#66669) (Talk) 18:36, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
      • Thanks for the link to the KoLmafia item list.--Sellbot (talk) 20:27, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
        • You removed the question, but in a way, Mafia does have plurals. From what I understand, if it's listed, that's the plural. If it isn't, it's just the item name with an "s" at the end. Don't forget that mafia probably has a lot of missing plurals. — Cool12309 (talk) 22:13, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
  • I did a sweep of the wiki to see if there were other saleable items that sellbot was missing, and part of that was comparing my list of known items and known plurals against the wiki's list of known items and known plurals. I haven't finished that comparison yet, but the descids I've changed as of 2013-11-05 are all ones that were valid descids but for the wrong item. For instance, boot knife was showing a descid of 256242909, which is actually the descid for sharpened spoon. Fixing the incorrect descids and plurals on the wiki is the primary reason I got a wiki account.--Sellbot (talk) 20:20, 5 November 2013 (UTC)