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Operator: Smallman12q (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: To upload the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Photo Collection. 4000 files of high-res JPG and PCD. I plan to convert PCD to 2048*3072 JPG for upload.

See User:Smallbot/source/NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Photo Collection for more details.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 5-10 (depends on upload speed)

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): VBScript (Javascript, XMLHTTP, MSHTML, XMLDOM, COM).

Source: User:Smallbot/source/NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Photo Collection

Smallman12q (talk) 22:52, 21 November 2012 (UTC)


The extracted metadata is limited the galleries 1,2, and 3. (See the xml files of User:Smallbot/source/NOAA Office of Response and Restoration Photo Collection). I'm not sure how to name the files where there is no metadata.Smallman12q (talk) 22:52, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Can you give examples of how the file names will be constructed, and can you point us to an example of missing metadata? --Dschwen (talk) 08:02, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I've posted a table here. Some of the items have no description, some have a vague description ("??Oregon somwhere"), some have conflicting descriptions ("Roebling Steel, Roebling, NJ 4/4/90 Water treatment facility located on the banks of the Delaware River." and "Roebling Steel, Roebling, NY 4/4/90 Water treatment facility located on the banks of the Delaware River.") Should I upload with multiple descriptions?
Some are very good. From gallery 4, they follow this pattern: <incident>, <place>, <State>, <Date>. <Description>. such as "Powell Duffryn chemical storage tank incident, Savannah, Georgia, April 1995. Data from a berm chracterization overhead used during the Powell Duffryn incident."Smallman12q (talk) 20:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I suggest the bot includes all descriptions, and humans can work out which one is true. It looks like the directory structure has some info when there is no description. So how do you propose to construct filenames? --99of9 (talk) 11:39, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Gallery 4 is the most complete. I've created a table here. I'll take the first 230 characters of the description as the filename.Smallman12q (talk) 02:45, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

I'm happy to approve the gallery 4 upload. For the others, especially those without descriptions, I'd like to see an example of the proposed filenames before upload. --99of9 (talk) 11:29, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Maybe we're all waiting for each other here. Would the bot operator like to comment on plans for galleries 1-3? Or should I just close with approval of gallery 4? You're a very experienced operator, so I trust whatever you decide to go with. --99of9 (talk) 12:53, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Closing as stale. Smallman12q has retired. Feel free to reopen this if you return. --99of9 (talk) 03:44, 13 January 2014 (UTC)