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KobacBot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Kobac (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Adding categories; batch uploadings

Automatic or manually assisted: Manually

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 20 10 per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Pywikipedia

Kobac (talk) 02:26, 9 March 2012 (UTC)


I have some serious misgivings with Kobac, who already has real problems with incorrectly tagging images for deletion for lacking sources or similar. See for instance User_talk:Ragdoll8 for examples of images marked for deletion for "missing source", a seeming result of haphazard usage of visualchange.js. Only after I have responded on his talkpage has he instead listed the for deletion for copyvios. But the fact remains that Kobac plays fast and loose with deletion methods instead of following correct policies.

Other examples of careless usage include File:NissanGloria95.jpg which was tagged for deletion as part of a wave of deletion requests. Marked as having been uploaded by a user called Suland, who was editing a lot of Nissan Gloria/Cedric-related articles (and adding pictures) six years ago, the car in the photo bears a vanity license plate with his name on it. I have pointed out that placing incorrect deletion tags on images he suspects of being copyvios is not the right way to go about things, but he persists: a newer example of Kobac knowingly mis-tagging.

In the end, I don't see Kobac's grasp of the policies here being strong enough to trust him with a bot. Another example of troublesome use of categories is how he has populated Category:Automobile parts with several hundred incorrectly listed images of interiors and other detail photos of cars. Here are a few examples of such blatant miscategorizations, all made using visualchange. Mr.choppers (talk) 04:09, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

The Source of the material. If the uploader is the author, this should be stated explicitly. (e.g. "Created by uploader", "Self-made", "Own work", etc.) Otherwise, please include a web link or a complete citation if possible. Note: Things like "Transferred from Wikipedia" are generally not considered a valid source unless that is where it was originally published. The primary source should be provided.

If you transferred copyvio images from another source you can't mark them as {{own work}}. So any user can request a source by {{no source}}. Note that no comments from Ragdoll8 (talk · contribs) were received.
File:NissanGloria95.jpg was never published at English Wikipedia as NissanGloria95.jpg, so we had wrong source again.
All files without OTRS-tickets uploaded by Dontforgetthisone (talk · contribs) certainly was deleted by sysops.
Did I correctly understood that automobile badges, dashboards and lights are not automobile parts? Anyway, I'm planning to use KobacBot for categorisation by photographers and to categorize images uploaded by me. Cheers. Kobac (talk) 10:25, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
  • I'm inclined to support this request. Now that we've seen the outcome for those nsd tags, the one that proved ultimately incorrect was the Nissan, and that error was understandable given that it was at a different filename on en-wiki. In any case, Kobac will remain responsible for his edits.--99of9 (talk) 03:23, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
  • 20/epm is too high per m:Bot policy. Thine Antique Pen (talk) 17:50, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Unless there are further issues, I suggest we close this as approved. --99of9 (talk) 22:48, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Approved at 10 edits/sec per discussion above. --99of9 (talk) 11:12, 3 December 2012 (UTC)