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Wmilbot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Wmilbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Wikimedia Israel is responsible for the operation of this bot

Please contact User:Matanya with any issues regarding this bot.

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: upload images under public domain

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 5 edits per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): pywikibot

Wmilbot (talk) 07:56, 5 February 2018 (UTC)


Do you mean uploads to Category:Files from KKL uploaded by Wikimedia Israel? In that case:
  • Please use language templates for Author and Source fields.
  • Will be good idea to create template for JNF identifier and use {{Information}}'s source or other fields for it.
  • Does source have information in languages other then Hebrew?
  • I think will be good idea to upload without bot status, since images needs categorization.
EugeneZelenko (talk)

15:06, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

@EugeneZelenko: Thanks, there is at least one more category in addition to the the KKL files (Actually, it needs to be renamed to JNF = Jewish National Fund), and might be more categories in the future. The information is available only in Hebrew.
Please make new test run after improving descriptions. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:15, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
running now and updating all previously uploaded images, for example [1] --Wmilbot (talk) 10:46, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
Looks fine for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
I read a bit about the bot flag. I uploaded 2,700 images so far and have ~7000 more images to upload and possibly more in the future. Due to the large amount of image uploads / edits, isn't it better to do this with a bot flag? Also, at the moment I seem to have some very strict rate limiting / blocking of image uploads, I guess due to the large amount of uploads? --Wmilbot (talk) 08:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
I could not comment about upload rate, but many things depend on how much people will work for post-processing uploads (mostly categorizing). If you could organize project (in Hebrew Wikipedia?) and its participants will do job, it's fine to upload with bot status and fast. If you'll need to attract contributors on Commons, it's better to do without bot status and slowly. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Who is the point of contact of this bot? Otherwise, how should we contact WMIL in case of issues with this bot? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 15:59, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
  • updated operator details with contact person --Wmilbot (talk)

JarBot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: جار_الله (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: ( Upload from Arabic projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikisource) files that are in the copy to Commons category. They'll be uploaded in a maintenance category so that we can review them [2] [3])

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute):

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): python

جار الله (talk) 19:41, 24 January 2018 (UTC)


  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info This bot will be usefull to move files from here [4] and here [5]. And avoid problems related to templates [6]. --Helmoony (talk) 20:36, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Will the bot's actions be supervised? What would be the Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute)? After the one time run, will this never need to happen again? If so, why?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:58, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • The discussion related to this bot task on Arabic Wikipedia (permenant link). --Meno25 (talk) 16:56, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • @Jeff G.: We are discussing the technical details about the work of this bot on arwiki currently and will update you shortly. (As this is a coordinated task between Commons and arwiki.) --Meno25 (talk) 17:10, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Who will review candidates for move? Commons has only two administrators who are native Arabic speakers and only one seems to be active. Proper reviews will reduce number of possible conflicts. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:43, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: as per categories in Category:Files moved to Commons requiring review by source, files will be reviewed by Commons reviewers but also by Arabic projects users who are already aware about that since there is an ongoing discussion about exporting files in our local village pump. As you can see in my contributions for example, I'm already preparing the import by redirecting from templates like Arabic WP PD template to the one in Commons, so that even if you don't understand Arabic you will inderstand the license.--Helmoony (talk) 16:35, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Question is not only linguistic. Different Wikipedias have different attitude toward copyrights and its enforcement. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:19, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: In addition to our regular maintenance related to files (bots/reviewers), we have restricted the upload feature for new editors. To ask that feature [7] if you are not a reviewer you need to have already asked for uploading some pictures [8]. That way we can evaluate the quality of proposed pictures and how new users handle files. As you can see, the list of allowed users is quite restrive [9]. --Helmoony (talk) 17:41, 30 January 2018 (UTC)