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Operator: User:BotInc

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: move videos from OGV files to Ogg Videos, other media related cleanup tasks

Automatic or manually assisted: for now manually assisted only. if required to run regularly i will look into writing a cronjob with pywikipedia

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): so far one time operation, if required more often, depends on discussion here in paris meeting

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): as fast as possible, just replacing categories for now

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y its required should not clutter the logs

Programming language(s): python MediaBot (talk) 08:47, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

See also


  • Symbol oppose vote.svg  Oppose You need a timeout for running this bot without permission, or even identifying who owned it on the bot's page. You know better. -Nard the Bard 02:32, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
    • sorry new to all this, why should i know better, there is no real explanation as to why bots would need an owner. BotInc (talk) 18:12, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
      • Yes there is. –Tryphon 18:24, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
        • That pages lists that bots need to be registered, it does not mention why this is the case, why do bots need an operator, it seams overly restrictive BotInc (talk) 10:45, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Still no operator specified, or any reaction from the bot's owner. I'm blocking it again until this request is taken seriously. –Tryphon 07:49, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Tryphon dot be so serious, one could get the impression i did something wrong, my intention is to help commons and cleanup the categories, of cause if you think this is a bad thing, we can talk about that, also i have other things to do, so dont get all not taken seriously if i do not respond within 10 seconds. BotInc (talk) 18:12, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
      • Well, three days, 10 seconds, doesn't really matter. Just don't run an unauthorized bot in the meantime. Also, the previous owner was User:Firefogg, why did that change? Is it really someone else operating it, or is it just a new account? –Tryphon 18:28, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
        • Its just a new account, i dont intend to use the Firefogg account anymore. BotInc (talk) 10:45, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Is the bot still needed? It seems SieBot took care of the one time task. I see "move videos from OGV files to Ogg Videos, other media related cleanup tasks", which seems to indicate you do have other tasks for the bot. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:29, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

  • can also leave it as it is and let others take care, will not fight for it... BotInc (talk)
I'm a bit confused. Do you have any other tasks that the bot may perform? Such as "other media related cleanup tasks"? As I said above, it seems you're indicating you do have other tasks. If not I think we should close this as not done, per SieBot took care of it. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:41, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
I dont have any other tasks at hand, among other things, because this reuqest is still going on, so go ahead and close it as SieBot took care of it.

Looks to me like it's time to close this request without a flag. Multichill (talk) 13:01, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


Withdrawn by bot operator

. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 14:27, 16 December 2009 (UTC)