Commons:Bots/Requests/File Upload Bot (Jarry1250)

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File Upload Bot (Jarry1250) (talk · contribs)

Operator: Jarry1250 (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: uploading files created using the SVG translation tool I now operate. At the moment, users have to download and then reupload the file themselves, discouraging new translations. With this bot in place, TUSC authenticated users would be able to upload files directly, much like MoveToCommons and similar tools.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): To start with, one or two a day tops. Hopefully it'll grow.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): PHP / Peachy framework, interfacing with standard Perl script for uploads.

Jarry1250 (talk) 21:14, 2 April 2011 (UTC)


  • As an aside, on the English Wikipedia I am both an admin and a member of the Bot Approvals Group. Note that I have neither registered the user, nor created its userpage, nor performed a trial run, since it's on the user blacklist. Hopefully an admin / accountcreator can sort that for me? Thanks. Jarry1250 (talk) 21:14, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
    • Just login at the enwp and create the account yourself. That way it's linked to you. Multichill (talk) 23:21, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
      • Ah, okay, strike the above then. Thanks, going to proceed with some test uploads. Jarry1250 (talk) 09:14, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
        • If it is only a few uploads I think uploading without a flag would be best. How many files do you plan to upload? --MGA73 (talk) 21:31, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
          • No idea but I would like to get up to a hundred a month. That's the ambition, anyway. Jarry1250 (talk) 21:52, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Good idea.
I'm not sure if the date should be the current date or the date of the original file.
BTW {{Translation possible}} is useful, but I wouldn't place it above {{information}} (diff). --  Docu  at 15:07, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

As of the latest build both current date and original upload date to commons are given. I would also include the old "|Date=" field but I worry about a recursion effect when you translate files repeatedly. As for the template, I've now put it below {{Information}} but left he copyright template where it was before. Regards, Jarry1250 (talk) 20:10, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm inclined to approve this. However, I checked a recent upload File:Royal_Wedding_route_London_2011_hu.svg, and it seems that translation is not 100% complete. What is the reason for this? --99of9 (talk) 01:50, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

The uploader chose not to translate all of the text ([1]), for whatever reason. Jarry1250 (talk) 15:10, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok, no problem. I think for this reason (and because so far it's been a low-volume bot), it's probably better for the uploads to appear in the recent changes, so that other users can check the files. So, let's approve the bot, but what's the reason for requesting the bot flag? (Really useful tool BTW, thanks!) --99of9 (talk) 15:49, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
I've now found that bots can optionally be shown in the recent uploads, and have read your original reasoning better, so am striking my comment. --99of9 (talk) 02:09, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

✓ Approved Good bot, with no identified issues, created by a user knowledgeable about bots. Since it's low volume it can't do much damage before any issues are corrected. I'm still concerned by users who don't complete the translation, and leave us with a half-baked product, but that's the user's fault, not the bot's. --99of9 (talk) 02:09, 21 May 2012 (UTC)