Can it be done in reverse of number 2, in which I create a category for the files we don't need changed, and the bot edits all the other files? The files don't really match a pattern, so filtering is out of the question.
I've finished creating the list on my end. You may want to contact Wikia vis Special:Contact on your wiki and ask them to place a bot flag on my bot account, User:I am a bot. That way, the bot won't flood the Recent Changes page while it's editing.
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