Commons:Batch uploading/AntWeb images

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AntWeb Images[edit] has information about every known species of ant, and high quality images of many of them. We plan to upload to wikimedia commons all the images for which we have valid taxonomic names.

We have an extensive database of all the images and their metadata. We're planning on using the Eloquence bot to do the upload. The only change we've made is to add a line in the bot's input file to allow it to save a file under a name different from the name used on the AntWeb site. The biggest challenge has been getting the wikipedia commons templates correct.

So far only about 200 images have been uploaded, as the AntWeb bot has not been yet been approved. Questions about the bot, or about AntWeb may be addressed to Dave Thau. Davethau (talk) 02:51, 13 October 2009 (UTC)


  1. Having the order, family... in the description is redundant since it's already in the {{taxonavigation}} template that you're adding.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 21:02, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  2. Remove the text next to permission saying "CC-BY-SA-3.0", since it's also redundant with the licensing template. This would result in "See below" directs the user to licensing...--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 21:02, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  3. Please add "== {{int:license}} ==" before {{AntWeb permission}} for a link to what licensing is in different languages...--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 21:02, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  4. Please also add "== {{int:filedesc}} ==" before everything to indicate a summary.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 21:02, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Assigned to Progress Bot name Maintenance category
Dave Thau finished AntWeb bot Category:Images from AntWeb