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Operator: le Korrigan bla

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

  • Uploading free images from fr.wikipedia, using, and after manual review by myself.

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Manually assisted, using the interface.

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): not very fast as it needs manual reviewing, so I do not expect more than one or two uploads / minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming Language(s): python (pywikipedia framework)

le Korrigan bla 08:28, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


Just a quick explanation. I do a lot of transfer of free images from fr.wikipedia to Commons. My method is to review images on fr.wikipedia, asking for more information if the license status is unclear. Then I use Commonshelper to assist me with the upload. As there are still about 20,000 images to transfer, I would need the assistance of a bot, as does Multichill for instance, for the transfer part. I am very conscious of the problems associated with batch uploads and I intend to still review each image and make sure all information is correct after upload. I have already run Korribot as a bot on fr.wikipedia and ht.wikipedia for miscellaneous maintenance tasks. Thanks, le Korrigan bla 08:28, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Could you please make a test run? Please also provide details about categorization. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:49, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I will. Regarding categorisation, I use first Commonshelper's default behaviour (which is to use Commonsense for a first guess) and then I review manually each image to make sure the categories are fine. If there is a better way please let me know, but this is how I have done so far anyway. le Korrigan bla 15:59, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I have transferred a couple of images using the bot. Please tell me if anything needs improving. The categories just happened to be the right ones from start, but if they had been wrong I would correct them. le Korrigan bla 17:29, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
I think for images in public domain (File:Jean sans peur.jpg) will be good idea to investigate and add to description painter/date of creation/or at least dates of subject. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:10, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, although in this case I did not find the origin of the painting and can only add the subject's dates. But when possible, it is a god idea. le Korrigan bla 16:23, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

FYI, I have informed other French-speaking people on Commons:Bistro#Transfert d'images depuis Wikipédia. le Korrigan bla 12:47, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

✓ Bot approved. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:16, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! le Korrigan bla 18:11, 12 October 2009 (UTC)