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UWCTransferBot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Ahonc (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: I wrote a bot using php for transfering free images from Ukrainian Wikipedia to Commons. It is an alternative to CommonsHelper, as CommonsHelper often generates bad descriptions and they are to be checked and fixed, and my bot is better adjusted for it. Images will be checked by local sysops before transfer.

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 5-10

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): PHP, based on Chris G's botclasses framework.

Anatoliy (talk) 21:52, 18 March 2013 (UTC)


Looks like human review before transfer is good idea (example: File:Вп станция сихов.jpg). Also better author attribution is possible (File:Врубель Серафим.jpg, File:Бівуак. Чатир-Даг..JPG). As well as better categorization (File:Голосіїв.jpg).
EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:18, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Situation like in first example is fixed. Such images will not transfered from uk-wiki. They should be transfered from original wiki (in this example Russian). Categories for Commons are taken from template 'Move to Commons' in file description in local wiki.--Anatoliy (talk) 12:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Please can you internationalize the headings to save us having to do this [1] --99of9 (talk) 13:26, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
    Fixed. Changes will be applied during next run.--Anatoliy (talk) 17:02, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
    I still think more human participation in images preparations on Ukrainian Wikipedia is necessary. If it will not done there, chances of fixing problems is less likely here. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:41, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
    @Ahonc, @EugeneZelenko: What's the state of this? Is there anything we're waiting for before allowing this to go forward or closing the request as unsuccessful (should that be the case)? odder (talk) 16:18, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
    I've added some filter. Now bot will transfer only images tagged by trusted users. These users are experienced in licensing policy and bot will not transfer images with bad licenses.--Anatoliy (talk) 23:36, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
    I'm ready to approve this, however if possible, could you also add a tracking category, something like Category:Files moved from uk.wikipedia to Commons requiring review. This will help in case we need to use AWB to do text replacements or subst the templates. (PS I think you can add this with something like: {{BotMoveToCommons|uk.wikipedia|year=2013|month=December|day=17}}) --99of9 (talk) 09:25, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
    It's no problem for me to add this category and/or template. But are they really need there?--Anatoliy (talk) 11:46, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks. I can think of a few things I could do if I could see them all in a category, and others can probably think of others. One possibility is related to translating common terms (e.g. "see below" in the permission field). --99of9 (talk) 13:00, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
    Now bot will add the template. Look example here.--Anatoliy (talk) 22:33, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks. --99of9 (talk) 00:19, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Approved and flagged --99of9 (talk) 00:19, 14 January 2014 (UTC)