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MinerBot (The Bot Formerly Known As Saperka)[edit]

Operator:  « Saper // @talk » 

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Manually assisted

Programming Language(s): Python using pywikipedia

Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Manual start

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions: Need to clean up categories (like Category:Forests of Poland, Category:Forests in Poland), possibly using Commons:CategoryRedirectBot code, but running on a limited scope. I usually code my own scripts to do the particular task and the actual bot code is always available in the public mercurial repository.

Code example: On the plwiki I run a daily bot scanning all the chemical infoboxes daily and creating a custom index (see [1] for my code for that).


  • I think will be good idea to include Bot into user name. Please also describe tasks which you potentially want to do at Commons except category redirects. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
    Ok, the name is just SUL for my other bots. Is MinerBot ok? The only other application I can think of right now is to mass-repair image descriptions, especially those uploaded by commonist.  « Saper // @talk »  01:06, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
    MinerBot looks fine for me, however DeminerBot is closer to original meaning :-)
    Could you please make a test run for repairing image descriptions?
    EugeneZelenko (talk) 17:20, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Dear Saper, I'm afraid you have not done a test run yet, I wonder if you will be doing it in the near future? Patrícia msg 17:53, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I also believe a test run would be needed, but for the user himself I see no problems with garanting the flags due I concidder him (also from non-commons-experience) totally trustable. abf «Cabale?! Quelle Caballe?» 19:07, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Great, then all we need is test edits :). Patrícia msg 12:28, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
I wonder if Saper still wants to run a bot over here. Multichill (talk) 23:50, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I decided not to update any descriptions, for that simple reason that I wasn't able to come up with any example of doing this. However, I still would like to move some categories, as indicated in the original request. Please see the test run for my bot. By the way, thanks for moving Category:Forests in Poland.  « Saper // @talk »  04:32, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Well, reverting that change. Technically it ran fine, but I shouldn't be changing that category name - the forest spans the Polish and Belarussian borders and this is a UNESCO-standardized name, good or bad. The second run of the bot reverses the change.  « Saper // @talk »  08:24, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
The is also a sample run to fix typos I made when uploading some images via Commonist. Please see the Special:Contributions/MinerBot entries and the code itself.  « Saper // @talk »  00:41, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Bot contributions look fine for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:37, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:49, 26 February 2009 (UTC) Thank you very much!  « Saper // @talk »  17:59, 27 February 2009 (UTC)