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MatmaBot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Matma Rex (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: work related to Polish Wiki Loves Monuments. First creating a category tree of Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Poland - there are over 2000 gminas (communes) in Poland and every one needs a category. Then, possibly, some recategorization work (I'll ask for permission for this separately, if necessary.).

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic

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

  • category tree: a one-time job
  • recategorization: on-demand, whenever necessary

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): since I'm requesting bot flag - infinity? I can make the bot go slower if necessary.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Yes

Programming language(s): Ruby + Sunflower gem.

Matma Rex (talk) 12:18, 12 July 2011 (UTC)


  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info Matma Rex (talk · contribs) has been working very closely with me on issues related to the Polish Wiki Loves Monuments contest and he's been advised to create this request page by myself; I have a complete trust in the user and hope that granting him the flag will be just a technical matter. Thanks, odder (talk) 12:29, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg  Info I'll add that I'm also running a bot on (pl:user:MatmaBot), on the same software. As of now it's made over 45 thousand edits. Matma Rex (talk) 12:35, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
    Please make a test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:49, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
    Done, on some random pages. Matma Rex (talk) 16:43, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Personally, I'd do these fixes, linking Wikipedia directly and sorting in Gmina Wodynie by category name.
    If you include a template in all categories, this makes it easier to standardize its contents. Similar to the one in here, it might be used to include the entire description.
    To avoid the categories get deleted while empty, the template should probably include {{part of structure}}.
    BTW "OdderBot" seems to create these too (sample). --  Docu  at 05:09, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
    • OdderBot was creating categories of powiats (districts), there are around 300 of them. I'll be creating cats of gminas (communes), which are smaller than powiats and part of them, and of which there are >2000. I think you have a point there, I'll consult somebody, but probably we'll do it the way you suggested. Matma Rex (talk) 09:25, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Any progress? --99of9 (talk) 01:17, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
  • I am not sure if the flag is still needed, roughly 9 months after the end of Wiki Loves Monuments 2011. Thanks for asking, though. odder (talk) 12:48, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Will the task still be useful for WLM 2012? --99of9 (talk) 13:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

After checking with MatmaRex, he no longer requires the bot flag for this request. russavia (talk) 17:35, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Just let me guess why is that... odder (talk) 19:09, 5 August 2012 (UTC)