Commons:Bots/Requests/Privatemusings notabot bot

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Privatemusings notabot bot

Operator: Privatemusings (talk)

This is not really a bot, I guess, but I would like to be able to use Commonist to upload large sets of images, initially from The Powerhouse Museum (Wiki article on the museum).

In terms of 'permissions', I'd like to be able to upload any large sets of images which are clearly and uncontroversially beneficial to the project (ie. 'copyleft' collections from other large, well established cultural institutions as they may become available).

Thanks! - and I'm (obviously) happy to talk about the best ways to get these awesome images onto Commons :-) Privatemusings (talk) 21:33, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Automatic or Manually Assisted: per 'Commonist' interface

Programming Language(s): none Edit period(s) (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Once in a while - will happily take advice on 'good times', if any....

Bot flag requested: (Y/N):

Functions: Upload sets of images.


I would like to do a test run, and await confirmation that this would be a good idea :-) - further, I should highlight this application for me to become a 'flickr reviewer' which, if possible, and if granted, I would also like conferred upon this account? - The intention is to facilitate smooth uploading of lots of great images :-) cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 21:37, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

You dont need a botflag for uploading large amounts of images. Just upload them. We do have several bots to easily move images from flickr to Commons. I like flickr2commons, but you can find more tools at Commons:Tools#Upload_media. Multichill (talk) 22:10, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi multi - in my recent first attempt (really just getting to know 'commonist' a bit), I think my contributions tended to 'flood' the recent changes page a bit? I guess I can see why the uploading of hundreds (and ultimately thousands) of images, particularly when being achieved through one click 'select all' and 'upload', might be the sort of activity for which a bot flag is a good idea... equally I'm happy to 'just do it'! (but will hold of a little pending further discussion... cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 22:34, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
If you're only going to do that once in a while I wouldn't worry about it, personally - it's when you plan to flood RC on a regular basis that we look at bot flags. I say just do it! Giggy (talk) 11:46, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Do we know how many images will be uploaded?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:12, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Could be about a thousand, all up - and I'm having some luck in finding more leads. Obviously I'm open to advice about how best to spread the uploads / not disturb the site's smooth running in general. cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 05:06, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
okey dokey - so I've done about 200 now as a 'first run' (this has been one of the most fun things I've ever gotten around to doing on wiki! - go add one image to a wiki article!) - I don't think anything broke too badly, and welcome feedback for improvements to my methodology :-) cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 07:43, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

OK, well as it seems this bot will not flood RC, this is  Not done?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 05:44, 22 November 2008 (UTC)