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Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Profoss (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

The purpose of the bot is to upload images from the Norwegian National Library. It is not clear how many photographs, but at least 4000, possibly more.

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Photo upload

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 0.5/1

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Python (see Commons:Bots/Requests/Riksbot for older version of script

Profoss (talk) 12:01, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


  • Please make a test run with about 10-20 uploads. odder (talk) 09:21, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
    • Pinging @Profoss again, hoping to move this forward. odder (talk) 10:32, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
      • I'm intending to close this request as stale in a week's time () if there is no update from @Profoss on the state of it. odder (talk) 21:51, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
        • @odder: Hi, sorry about the delay, I've been busy adapting the script and having time off during easter. Hopefully I'll have the test upload done by later today. Profoss (talk) 10:12, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
        • @odder: Testrun started, I'll have to make some new categories, but all in all it looks alright. Profoss (talk) 12:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
          • @Profoss: Please use {{other date}} (as in {{other date|between|1880|1910}}) for internationalization purposes. Other than that, the uploads look fine to me, and I thank you for your work. odder (talk) 13:37, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
            • @odder: I'm going to look into that, unfortunately there is a mix of different datestamps in the metadata, so it'll probably take longer to make a "one size fits all" solution to the date issue. Profoss (talk) 20:28, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
            • @odder: OK, I've fixed the dates and I've uploaded a handful of new images, if the date is an ISO compliant date it will use {{ISOdate}} and if the date is in Norwegian (for example 1. Desember 1914) it will be listed as is. Profoss (talk) 12:57, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
              • @Profoss: Thanks. I had a look at the five files you just uploaded, and noticed that the format you are using right now ({{otherdate|between|1880|1880}}) makes very little sense. If the work you are uploading was created in 1880, then posting "1880" is just fine. odder (talk) 09:25, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
                • @odder: ehm, that's actually a slight bug, apparently I used the same parameter twice, if you have a look at the upload comment it shows the right date range. Profoss (talk) 19:10, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
                  • @Profoss: Thank you for making those fixes; other than that issue, the uploads look fine to me. If no concerns are voiced within the next 48 hours, I'll close this request as approved and flag the bot, so please stay tuned :-) odder (talk) 12:25, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Pinging @odder Vidariv (talk) 11:34, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Whoops! Thanks for the reminder! I'm closing this as ✓ approved since no concerns have been voiced. odder (talk) 11:58, 30 April 2014 (UTC)