Commons:Bots/Requests/Slobot

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Slobot

Operator: Slomox (talk)

Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic supervised

Programming Language(s): pywikipedia

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

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Functions:

The bot will be used for preparation works for issues related to localization and to the Commons:WikiProject Templates. Considered tasks for example are replacing 'own work', 'self-made' and other synonyms of those strings in the source parameter of the information template with {{own}}. This allows every user to see the string in his or her own language. A second possible task would be unifying the format of the date parameter of the information template to ISO format (2009-01-23). That would allow automatic conversion of the date to the format common in the user's preferred language. So it will mainly be text replacement tasks. --Slomox (talk) 09:29, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Discussion

It would be really nice if you could make test edits in different languages for some days, so we can check everything goes ok. Thanks, Patrícia msg 09:50, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Do you have any previous bot experience? Do you know how to work with regular expressions? Multichill (talk) 23:36, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Slobot has a bot flag on nds:, de:, and en:. It was active on interwiki links there. And I know regular expressions. --Slomox (talk) 00:41, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
This all looks OK to me, but I see there has been no action since Jan 23rd. Is bot status still requested? If so, I see no reason to deny it. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:53, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it is still requested. I made no edits, cause without flag you always get a captcha after few edits. That slows editing down to about the same speed as editing manually. --Slomox (talk) 22:22, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Flag granted. Patrícia msg 18:00, 28 February 2009 (UTC)