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

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File Upload Bot (Lcarsdata)

Operator: Lcarsdata

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic, though supervised, after being set up with a list of images and details regarding them.

Programming Language(s): Commonist or File Upload Service Script

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Occasional one time runupload of a batch of images.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions: Upload images on behalf of User:Lcarsdata - mainly for uploading of Wikinews 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards photographs to be taken on Sunday June 17th, 2007 - however in the future may be used for other file uploads (although file uploads only). Lcarsdata 22:06, 14 June 2007 (UTC)Upload batches of images on behalf of User:Lcarsdata - they will be listed on User:File Upload Bot (Lcarsdata)#Currently planned batches shortly before being uploaded, one is already listed there and will be performed on Monday 18th June, 2007. All of the uploads using this bot will be for the File upload service. Lcarsdata 22:09, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


  • I don't think we need this. I know of at least two users, TwinsMetsFan and Master son, who both use Commonist. What is recommended is to use the perl script. (zelzany - framed) 22:25, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
    • I was explicitly contacted by someone to upload a collection of files on their behalf (downloaded from an FTP server they are temporarily setting up) I did not want to flood recent changes with this so I requested a bot flag. Can you give me a reason why it is "recommended" to use the perl script, also IMHO Commonist is better as it allows me to more easily monitor the uploads and stop it if any errors occurs. I also do not see a problem with having multiple users running a similar program under a bot account. Lcarsdata 06:19, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
      • After an IRC discussion and an update to the userpage, I now have no objection. (zelzany - framed) 22:11, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
  • No objections. -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:38, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
  • No objections — Cary Bass demandez 19:00, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
  • No objections. Cbrown1023 talk 20:10, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I have slightly clarified the request as per vishwin60's request on IRC. Lcarsdata 22:09, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Bot flagged. Early, noting that I am closing this sooner than the usual 7 days. Cary Bass demandez 18:14, 19 June 2007 (UTC)