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Operator: Fale (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

  1. Fix some commons errors(eg: Source=Myself => Source=\{\{own\}\})
  2. Move from it-wiki images (this will be an assisted thing, it will NOT operate alone for this task)
  3. Mass upload of pictures made by me

Automatic or manually assisted:

  • Automatic for #1 and #3
  • Manually assisted for #2

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

  • One time run or when needed for #1
  • When I have time for #2 and #3

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute):

  • 20~30 edits/minute for #1 and #3
  • My reaction time (I'm not so fast) for #2

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Yes (the edits from #2 will be flagged as NoBot by the bot itself)

Programming language(s): C++ (wiki++) and PHP (BotClasses.php) Fale (talk) 21:28, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


You can find some edits over here. Fale (talk) 05:34, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

  • About task #1. We have several similar bots already. Will be good idea to improve existing ones and re-use the code. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:35, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm in favor of code-sharing. Than, I think, this kind of "code sharing" wouldn't be a problem ;). (I hope to have understood correctly the point, if not, please, let me know ;)) Fale (talk) 16:26, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi, as task #1 ist a one time task you can also send my a list (all contributions of Fale I think) and I let my bot do the work. If you are planing to create a internationalisation bot of your own you should add more than just one task, way more. And it is really tricky to avoid all the problems. But as you are a native Italian Speaker you can help me improve my bot in this language or I can borrow you code unfortunately I write in a totally differen language. --Schlurcher (talk) 21:48, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the proposal, Schlurcher. I'll send you a message as soon as I'll have the exact match to change ;). Which language do you use? Do you prefer to have the regex or to have a thing like (Myself=>Own work etc)? Fale (talk) 09:17, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
It would be best if you translate a couple of statements that my bot uses. I put them here. I know it is a lot but but the uploaders are creative. If you have the time simply write the translation behind each statement. That would help me a lot. Thanks. --Schlurcher (talk) 21:23, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
As soon as I'll find new variant, I'll put them in the list :) Fale (talk) 10:53, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
  • About task #2. Please describe image review process (for example about images of modern buildings) and categorization. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:35, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
I would create a sistem like pushforcommons with the advantage of being able to create a "more massive" movement. I will also use a patched version of the commonshelper2 as backend of the bot. In this way all the categorization stuff will work as well as in commonshelper. Fale (talk) 16:26, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
The categorization worked fine. That could use a flag. But uploading new images could be done without a flag so we can see them. How many files are we talking about? 100 a day? 1,000 a day? 10,000 a day? --MGA73 (talk) 19:14, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
About the task #2 (that, in any way it will not use the flag) as many as I can do, and as #3 I have a total of ~10k images, but I have no clue about how many I'll be able to upload each day Fale (talk) 19:59, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Please make a test run. The test run should consist of task 1, 2 and 3. 30 edits for each task (minimum). Overall, you should get 90 edits or more in total. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:26, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

After two weeks still no test run. I propose to close this request as denied unless the operator response within 7 days. I left him a note in #wikimedia-commons. Multichill (talk) 13:04, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't think it's still necessary after some talks with some people, and I have started collaborations with some guys. Thank you. Fale (talk) 13:07, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Fale is going to play around with pywikipedia. Let's see how that turns out. Multichill (talk) 13:40, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Fale transfered a lot of files from itwp. I wonder how these files are going to be checked. Fale? Multichill (talk) 22:50, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Some concerns were raised at my talk page. I agree with these concerns. I'm afraid the files are not properly checked before and after upload (like described at Commons:Moving to Commons). No more files should be moved until fale can convince us that these files are properly checked. Multichill (talk) 11:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

This one should be closed as stale and the user seems to have withdrawn the request, but most importantly, there are unanswered concerns. I propose to do so within the next week if no one has further input. Lar 16:16, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Closing this as   not approved per above. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)