User:FlickreviewR

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Bot This user account is a bot operated by Bryan (talk). It is flagged as a bot.

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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FlickreviewR searching for license changes

FlickreviewR[edit]

Currently a lot of Flickr images are uploaded to the Commons. As Flickr allows the uploaders to change their licensing at any time, images must be confirmed to have a copyright status acceptable on Commons. Up until November 2006, this was solely the task of administrators. This resulted in a huge backlog of unreviewed images. FlickreviewR is a bot that checks the image status at Flickr, and confirms whether the license on Flickr is one acceptable on the Commons.

Operator[edit]

This bot is operated and developed by Bryan. For comments please comment at User talk:Bryan (for emergency purposes: block the bot and notify Bryan). Currently, a note at the top of his talk page says that he must be contacted by email.

Bugs[edit]

Bugs can be reported on the talkpage. Any other comment is also welcome. See previous section, too.

Task description[edit]

FlickreviewR's primary task is to scan the images in Category:Flickr review needed. However, since there are a lot of images uploaded in lower quality, its second task is to replace those images with the original version.

Review[edit]

  • FlickreviewR first retrieves a list of images from Category:Flickr review needed.
  • It then tries to extract the link to the Flickr image from the description.
  • Then the exif data is extracted from the database and compared with the exif data from Flickr.
    • If those do not match, or a higher resolution of the file on Commons is available from Flickr, the image of corresponding size is downloaded from Flickr and their MD5 sums are matched.
  • If the images on Commons and Flickr match, the license status is reviewed and the result posted to Commons.
  • If the images on Commons and Flickr match and the license is compatible with Commons and a higher resolution of the file on Commons is available from Flickr, the high resolution version is uploaded.
  • Images that were unreviewable are categorized into Category:Flickr images needing human review.

Return values[edit]

The bot can return the following values and indicates them as such in the log:

  • Passed: The image on Flickr and the Commons are the same, as well as the license.
  • Failed: The image on Flickr and the Commons are the same, however the licenses are not, and the license on Flickr is not allowed on the Commons.
  • Passed_Changed: The image on Flickr and the Commons are the same, however the licenses are not, but the license on Flickr is allowed on the Commons.
  • Md5_Not_Matching: The MD5 comparison failed.
  • Size_Not_Found: No exif comparison was possible or failed, and the image is not available in the same size on Flickr.
  • No_Flickr_Link: A link to the correct Flickr page is absent on the image description page.
  • Flickr_Not_Found: The image was no longer available or private.

Old return values[edit]

Older reviews may also return the following values. In the database they are converted to Exif_Error or Error.

  • NOT_CC_TAGGED: No Creative Commons license could be found on the image description page
  • UNKNOWN_LICENSE: The image on Flickr is tagged with an unrecognizable license
  • NO_EXIF: The Commons does not have any EXIF information regarding the image

Sources[edit]

Source is available on fisheye.

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