Commons:Bots/Requests/Hazard-Bot 2

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Hazard-Bot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Hazard-SJ (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: Substitute templates that should be substituted (determined from the presence of {{Must be substituted}})

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute):

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N/A

Programming language(s): Python

See example.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  04:29, 18 November 2012 (UTC)


Ok, this seems to be a straight forward job. Is the source code to the bot available? --Dschwen (talk) 05:05, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Here you go.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  04:04, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
No problem. --99of9 (talk) 08:53, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
But what will become with user talk pages size? Especially of those who don't care about license/copyrights? I don't think that such substitutions are reasonable. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:50, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Well... strictly speaking that is not our decision to make. If the community has decided that these templates must be substituted, I don't think we should be denying a bot request because we think that community decision is not optimal. --Dschwen (talk) 16:53, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
In addition, re sizes, talk pages can be archived.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  04:04, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I've created a self-populating category Category:Templates which must be substituted. We can ask the community to review this list (since I guess most were just decided by the template creator). --99of9 (talk) 23:36, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
I've started a discussion at Commons:Village_pump#What_is_our_policy_on_which_kinds_of_templates_must_be_substituted.3F. Hopefully that will draw some attention to the issue. --99of9 (talk) 23:45, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
It was archived due to inactivity. There was no community input.  Hazard-SJ  ✈  20:46, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Hopefully the community made any changes they wanted to the template list. I Symbol support vote.svg Support this. --99of9 (talk) 07:13, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Recently I stumbled over an instance where it would have been very helpful. Users who are directed from their talk pages to a template through a section edit link of a non-substututed template that should have been subst:ed according to its usage instructions. Then, they often reply at the template's page or blank it and this is then reported as vandalism (while it wasn't intended) to our notice boards. So Symbol support vote.svg please start. If a template shouldn't be subst:ed, it should not carry the {{Must be substituted}}-template. Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 22:39, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Approved --99of9 (talk) 02:13, 10 December 2012 (UTC)