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Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

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BMacZeroBot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: BMacZero (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: For all files in Category:Artwork template with implicit creator and Category:Author matching Creator template, Creator template not used, get the "author" or "artist" field. Verify that the implicit creator is correct by looking for it in the file's categories or any of those categories' parents. If it's found, replace the implicit text with the creator template.

"unknown" and "anonymous" are instead replaced with "{{unknown|author}}" and {{anonymous}} respectively.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): One time, possible future runs when there is a backlog.

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 6

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N (already has)

Programming language(s): C#

BMacZero (talk) 05:15, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


See last 30 revisions for the bot in the "File" namespace ([1]). BMacZero (talk) 05:15, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Appears reasonable to me. --Krd 06:31, 30 November 2015 (UTC)