User:3247's Image Wizard

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Bot This user account is a bot operated by 3247 (talk).

It is not a sock puppet, but rather an automated or semi-automated account for making repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually.
Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it.


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English: This is 3247's Image Wizard.


What[edit]

This bot account has the following purposes:

  • creation of series of similar images (e.g. Bundesstraßen numbers).
  • mass changes to the description of these images (esp. categorising)

The scripts are usually created for each individual task. This bot never runs without human supervision by 3247 (talk).

It is also supposed to become a testbed for WWW::MediaWikiOO.

Why[edit]

Some categories or projects need images that are very similar, e.g. they only differ in some regular features. Often, it is much quicker to write a program that creates such images. The purpose of computers is doing stupid things over and over after all. Of course, if you have a lot of similar images, there's also the need to manage them efficiently (e.g. change the categories, descriptions, etc.) Again, this is better done by bots.

If you want me to create some images, just ask. However, please keep the following in mind:

  • The larger the number of images to be created, the better. For fewer than 50 images, it is often quicker to create them manually (this depends on the complexity of the images and the changes).
  • The amount of time it takes to create a script depends on many factors. It is possible that tasks that seem to be easy aren't (and vice-versa!).
  • Unfortunatly, I can't promise that I'll find enough time to handle every task.

Where[edit]

Currently working on[edit]

  • ISO 639 icons; creating icons ISO_639_icon_XX.svg; improving existing versions; moving everything in this category.

Long-term projects[edit]

Concluded projects[edit]

There's nothing more to do here.