Commons:Bots/Requests/O (bot clone)

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O (bot clone) (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: O (висчвын)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: same as what User:O (bot) is currently doing, minus the daily edit on the Village pump

Automatic or manually assisted: both

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): one-time runs

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): same as User:O (bot) (6–30 edits per minute)

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): mostly Python (pywikipedia)

--O (висчвын) 04:06, 16 August 2010 (GMT)

Discussion[edit]

Should probably speedily granted--DieBuche (talk) 18:48, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

It's not entirely clear what O (bot) does besides the daily edit, but I don't mind if the purpose of this bot is to split off any activities other than the daily edit from O (bot).

A thing to add to O (bot)'s daily edit might be the touch run suggested at User_talk:O_(bot)#O_.28bot.29.

When removing {{ImageUpload}}, you might want to run the general fixes as well.  Docu  at 05:16, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I've listed what the bot does on its userpage. That should have been clear enough.
A little history: the original bot was originally approved under File Upload Bot (Vishwin60) back when what is now batch uploading was called the file upload service. After a while, however, I realised that I also needed to use the bot for what it is currently doing, so a name change was approved shortly after. When my username was changed to what it is currently, the bot's name changed along with that.
This new bot (the one that is being discussed here) is just that, a clone. This means that no tasks will be split from the original bot; the daily VP edit will still always be done by the original bot. Rather, this bot is to be used when the other one is occupied on a job (like the rather time-consuming removal of {{ImageUpload}}) and another job can be fulfilled, allowing better use of resources. This proposed setup is similar to BotMultichill and BotMultichillT. --O (висчвын) 06:15, 18 August 2010 (GMT)
I also think will be good idea to combine removal of {{ImageUpload}} with other clean-ups (such as internationalization). How about request such functionality form other bots owners? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:39, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
My bot, DodoBot, does a bunch of internationalization and general cleanup tasks (it also removes {{ImageUpload}} if it happens to be on the page). It runs under AWB. Would you be interested in the source code (the regular expressions I use)? Otherwise, Slobot and Emijrpbot are also approved for fairly similar tasks, so you might want to talk to the operators of those, they both use pywikipedia. - EdoDodo talk 20:11, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

It looks like users are confused about this bot. This bot is supposed to be a supplement to my existing bot when that is busy, i.e. run another job. I don't know how this turned into a discussion about one job I'm currently running. --O (висчвын) 14:48, 22 August 2010 (GMT)

Yeah, this should probably be speedily approved as a clone of an approved task. However, it would still be nice if you added localization and cleanup fixes to the task that removes {{ImageUpload}} so that the edits aren't all so trivial. - EdoDodo talk 15:00, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Is there a thread were we can look at the bot's initial approval? Seems odd the someone would approve a bot just to remove {{ImageUpload}}.--  Docu  at 02:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Commons:Requests and votes/File Upload Bot (Vishwin60)
It was renamed twice to accommodate what the bot does today (removing {{ImageUpload}} is part of the "Does text replacing as requested" listed on the bot's userpage). Again, this is a discussion about creating a copy of the current bot, in case I need to run two, most likely, different jobs at the same time. --O (висчвын) 19:46, 31 August 2010 (GMT)

If still needed, flag as a clone. If not, close. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:52, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Closed --Schlurcher (talk) 18:25, 28 December 2010 (UTC)