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Operator: Dori

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Manual

Programming Language(s): pywikipedia

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): one time runs

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions: Uploading images, adding categories. I already have a bot with a flag, User:File Upload Bot (Dori) (over 1000 edits), but the name is unwieldy and also like I said I add categories (after the fact) to my images so it's not just for upload. I'd like to get the flag for this bot, and removed from the other one. I am an administrator, but figured I'd go through the procedure. Thanks, Dori - Talk 04:01, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


Why don't simply rename User:File Upload Bot (Dori)? --EugeneZelenko 14:33, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
From what I understand renaming is a waste of server resources to be avoided unless necessary. Dori - Talk 14:51, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
The more contribs it has, the worse it is, but we don't enforce that as strictly here. I'm open to a rename unless you have 10s of thousands of contribs with it, and I'm also open to just granting the flag for this ID and removing it for the other if that is what you want, no need to have the entire discussion all over again (can you give a link to the discussion where FUB(D) :) was approved? ) ++Lar: t/c 18:25, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
The bot has about 1200 edits, either way is fine with me, I just didn't want to burden the servers. The request was on meta [1]. Dori - Talk 18:59, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
You pick, that's not too many to rename, and the request seems sound, so flipping the bits also is fine. I'll wait a bit to see if anyone else has any objections before doing it, though, just to be safe. ++Lar: t/c 21:52, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
I already did, bot-on on new name, bot-off on the other one. I don't need to have those edits reassigned, and it's load the servers don't need either. Thanks, Dori - Talk 23:58, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done - flipped bot flags - User:DoriBot on, User:File Upload Bot (Dori) off. Advise of any issues please. Please change the user pages to correctly denote which bot has the flag. Note that we have a LOT of users named "File Upload Bot (mumble)" for various values of "mumble" and most of them do NOT have the bot flag so all is well I think. ++Lar: t/c 22:44, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Thank you. Dori - Talk 23:45, 10 October 2007 (UTC)