Commons:Batch uploading/WLANL

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Batch upload of all suitable images in These images were created for

I'm using BotMultichillT (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo) for the uploads.

How the bot works[edit]

The source. The bot works like this:

  • The bot loops over all the images in the Flickr group
  • The bot checks if a suitable license is on the image
  • The bot checks if an allowed tag is on the image and not a disallowed tag
  • If it's a suitable image the bot will pull the description from Flinfo
  • The description is improved based on the added tags by using a template trick and User:Multichill/WLANL/descriptions
  • Categories are added using the same trick and User:Multichill/WLANL/museums
  • The image is marked as reviewed by Multichill (talk)
  • The categories are filtered using the functions in
  • The filename is derived from the username and the title assigned by the user

For more details see the source code.


I received a lot of permissions, I used a modified (hacked) version of flickrripper to upload these images. Also received permission from the remaining museums. I'm uploading them now. I will do a flickrripper run over the whole pool at the end to catch images not tagged correctly. Multichill (talk) 12:48, 29 October 2009 (UTC)


  • SUPER! --MGA73 (talk) 18:25, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Some Suggestions:
  1. Since the description is in Dutch I suggest using {{nl|}} for the descriptions.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  2. Also {{WLANL}} should have a link to Wiki Loves Art project page or Flickr group.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  3. I suggest moving {{WLANL}} to the source parameter in the information template and adding |url= as a parameter in {{WLANL}} with the Flickr source link.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  4. Flinfo doesn't add a description using the image's name so for it doesn't add "Amandelbloesem, Vincent van Gogh (1890)" which would be a good description.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
  5. Generally, I think uploading to Flickr isn't the best choice since it reduces image quality for non pro members like here . Maybe offering Flickr Pro accounts to participants would dissolve this issue :-)--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your input.
  1. Good point. I will change this
  2. {{WLANL}} sure needs improvement. This is just a quick hacked up version I created because otherwise I would have a red link. It's on my list
  3. I like it at the bottom because it doesn't clutter op {{Information}}
  4. This should be changed in Flinfo. I'll do a request at User talk:Flominator#Flinfo request
  5. Yes. Not having the originals sucks. I'll leave a note asking users to upload the original version if possible. It would be nice if these kind of projects would upload to Commons directly, but with the current tools that's kind of hard.
Multichill (talk) 07:10, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
All images use {{nl}} now. Flominator changed Flinfo to also pull the description from the title.
I fired up the bot to upload. Issues i'm currently aware of:
  1. Some images get tagged as uncategorized, but these images are categorized.
  2. Some names are not that good
  3. I have some name collisions.
Issues are not that serious and can be fixed later on. Multichill (talk) 14:01, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

There seems to be a problem with getting descriptions from titles. It adds the title in the description, but does so twice. This happened to multiple images:

  1. File:WLANL - wendier - de Jonge.jpg
  2. File:WLANL - wendier - Zielenprauw .jpg
  3. File:WLANL - wendier - Verenvitrine Suriname.jpg
  4. File:WLANL - wendier - Danseres Nias.jpg
First part is from User:Multichill/WLANL/descriptions, second part is from the title. Multichill (talk) 16:53, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Last update?[edit]

I received a couple of permissions. Don't expect to receive more of them. I just have to upload the images for which I received permission and do one final run to see if I missed anything. When I've done these two things, this batch upload is (finally) finished. Multichill (talk) 22:59, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Is the upload still in progress?--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 12:43, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
I should probably do some last checking. Multichill (talk) 17:40, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Assigned to Progress Bot name Category
Multichill Waiting for permission in OTRS BotMultichillT