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Operator: Smallman12q (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Upload of ~3500 72dpi images from the Oregon Historical County Records Guide of the Oregon State Archives.

See also: en:Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Oregon#Bot_upload and outreach:GLAM/Newsletter/March_2012/Contents/USA_report

The licensing template is {{Oregon Historical County Records Guide}}

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 5-10, depends on upload speed

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Already have bot flag

Programming language(s): VBScript w/com using mshtml, msxml, and xhr Smallman12q (talk) 17:26, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

A copy of the images and metadata can be found at this xml file at dropbox (~220 MB)


  • I've listed a different source, as I couldn't get in touch with the ones listed before. See File:Beacon Rock View (Multnomah County Scenic Images)(mulDA0021a).jpg for a sample image format. They will automatically be categorized by county. Though the images are released under a free license which require attribution, the image descriptions, keywords are not. Can the descriptions be uploaded with the images?Smallman12q (talk) 17:26, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
I think Source and Author parameters should be enclosed in {{en}}. Date field should be numeric.
Just wonder, may be images of better quality/resolution of same places are already available on Commons? In this case I don't think that such images should be uploaded.
EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:48, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
I've uploaded a new image at File:Covered Wagon (Baker scenic images)(bakD0133).jpg, (the other one is further in the index) with your suggestions. Please let me know if there are any further changes needed or if the bot is approved.Smallman12q (talk) 19:38, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
I think will be also good idea to add space between brackets of collection name and image code. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:43, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand where you want the spaces? Could you show me on File:Covered Wagon (Baker scenic images)(bakD0133).jpg? Do you mean a space in the filename between (Baker scenic images) and (bakD0133) ? (I've also updated the way the categories will be added to <Scenic images of <county> County, Oregon>.Smallman12q (talk) 21:13, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I meant (Baker scenic images) (bakD0133). --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:49, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Okay that'll be fixed (the space), in further uploads. Is there anything else...or is it good to go? Smallman12q (talk) 15:29, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
It all from my side, but there may be suggestions from other folks. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:38, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Is it approved? It's been listed for a week, and no one (besides you=D) has made suggestions. It got approval from WikiProject I think it's fine.Smallman12q (talk) 16:00, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to run the upload tmrw per Silence and consensus. These lengthy waits are not developer friendly.Smallman12q (talk) 02:18, 15 April 2012 (UTC)
I think you could proceed with uploads. If somebody will have suggestions, you could improve things in process. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:54, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Upload complete. There are 36 categories with 4275 images. There is an error on their site here (File:Enterprise_Building_(Wallowa_County,_Oregon_scenic_images)_(walDA0006b).jpg) in that it says "Septeber 2008" which should be "September 2008". I'll post the source later in the week. The images need to be better categorized...could something be added {{Oregon Historical County Records Guide}} to detect if they have only one category. The images and category at Category:Oregon State Archives should be deleted once their newly uploaded counterparts are updated.Smallman12q (talk) 23:59, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Isn't {{Check categories}} is thing to be used in this situation? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:38, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Forgot about that. I'll add them all to Category:Media from Images from Oregon Historical County Records Guide needing categories with a {{Uncategorized Oregon Historical County Records Guide}} based off ({{Uncategorized-NARA}}) this weekend or so.Smallman12q (talk) 00:11, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

✓ Task already complete You're right the delays are not developer friendly - I'm working on catching up on all the requests soon, hopefully we can keep it efficient after that. --99of9 (talk) 10:54, 25 May 2012 (UTC)