We're reaching a point where a lot of work will need to be done shortly to clean up the pages and categories on the wiki. I can automate a lot of it via the AWB program I've used before, but it would be better if I can run that program under a second account that I have for maintenance purposes.
The account is Ferbot and I have just created the profile page for it to identify its purpose here. The Ferbot account has been registered on a few wikis as a bot and it's time we get a bot account for this one.
For those who don't know what a bot is, it's an account that has special rights so that its edits do not immediately show up in the Wiki Activity or Recent Changes pages. The other advantage is that because it's flagged as a bot, the edits do not count towards any badges. When there's a lot of changes to be made, it's easy for an account like this to jump to the top of the leaderboard. As an example, over on the Phineas and Ferb Wiki, Ferbot has racked up over 60,000 edits while doing maintenance.
So, in order to get this account approved as a bot, I have to announce it and give everyone a chance to comment on it. Let's run this through about March 27 and if there are no objections that cannot be addressed and worked with to fix, I'll turn in the request after that.