Commons:Bots/Requests/DustyBot

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DustyBot[edit]

Operator: Wronkiew (talk)

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic

Programming Language(s): PHP

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Hourly

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions: DustyBot already watches Featured Picture listings at English Wikipedia. This task extends its operation to include updating the Commons {{Assessments}} tags for pictures that have recently been listed or delisted. It will only modify the template parameters pertaining to English Wikipedia. DustyBot will be making about 100 edits per month for this task.

Discussion[edit]

  • I've never taken part in a bot proposal before but I would like to note that this bot will save me much time and effort in the future, so I'm all for it. It will be useful in getting the {{Assessments}} template universally applied to all en:wiki featured pictures, which is a goal as of late so any updated version of this template will affect all en:wiki FPs. Thanks for doing this, Wronkiew. ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 05:57, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Could you please make test run? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:45, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
    Oh dear, I wasn't expecting such a fast response. I'll make a test run in the next couple of days and post here when it's done. Wronkiew (talk) 17:42, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
    ✓ Done The test run is complete. DustyBot updated six recently listed en-FPs, shown below. Wronkiew (talk) 16:32, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
  • I'd just like to add that I fully support the purpose of the bots operations. I had actually thought of doing the same task with SlaungerBot, which I am working on when time permits, as part of regular clean-ups of the {{Assessments}} template. However, I find it much more natural that adding the en-fp specific parameters are done as part of the en-FPC closing procedures. Note that there is an ongoing discussion at Template talk:Assessments to replace the template with another one to fix various problems with the existing template. If and when that is done it will of course affect DustyBots operation, be we will make sure that Wronkiew is kept informed about the progress, and that a possible replacement is coordinated with DustyBot. --Slaunger (talk) 20:27, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
    I can make whatever corrections are necessary when the new template is ready. Wronkiew (talk) 16:32, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
    Thats great. We will keep you informed about progress, test, transition date, etc. --Slaunger (talk) 22:08, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done Approved and bot flag set. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 10:02, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. Wronkiew (talk) 18:15, 28 March 2009 (UTC)