Commons:Bots/Requests/YiFeiBot (11)

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YiFeiBot (talk · contribs) (11)

Operator: Zhuyifei1999 (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Get rid of a invisible character (Unicode 200e) in files description pages (mainly category links) as requested in Commons:Bots/Work_requests#Unvisible_controll_characters_in_category_tags.

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic unsupervised

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 6 edit per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): pywikipedia

Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:22, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


  • Test ran at [1] --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:22, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
    I think will be good idea to use Unicode code(s) in edit summaries. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:28, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
    ✓  Done --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:50, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    Carefully with removing from Hebrew and Arabic texts! Isn't it the only place where the characters are needful? --ŠJů (talk) 11:53, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    ✓  Fixed now replace iff the previous character is neither an RTL character nor U+064f. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 10:27, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Check also the characters manually removed here: [2],[3], [4], [5], [6], [7]. Tab characters (?) which impede to recognize the monument ID. --ŠJů (talk) 02:31, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    Not sure about this. Tabs can be useful in some way. Also the tab is included in regular expression character class \s, so regexes can filter it out. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:50, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
    My third (not particularly informed) opinion is to remove the tab characters. I don't see how they're useful in template parameters. --99of9 (talk) 04:07, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  • @Zhuyifei1999, @99of9: What's the state of this? Are we waiting for anything in particular, or can we push this request forwards? odder (talk) 19:31, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm happy with the task. @User:Odder do you have an opinion on tab characters in template parameters? --99of9 (talk) 00:06, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
@99of9: I had a look at the examples given by ŠJů, and I think we should remove the tab characters. Other than that, I didn't review the task, but I trust your and Eugene's judgment. odder (talk) 08:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
@Zhuyifei1999: I'd like to move this request forward. Can you implement the removal of tab characters? Once this is done, I believe we can approve the task, given that the bot is already flagged. odder (talk) 14:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
@Odder: There is tab characters being useful (as in script sources). Furthermore, the script is old and I likely can no longer find it. The removal of U+200E is also being done by another bot if I remember correctly. I'd rather withdraw this than to implement the removal of tab characters. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 14:22, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
@Zhuyifei1999: Can you remember which bot takes care of U+200E? If it is indeed the case, then I agree there's no need for a second bot with the same functionality. I'm sorry it's taken so long to move this forward :-( odder (talk) 14:37, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
@Odder: User:FrescoBot seem to be one. Bot stopped in 13 March 2014 --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 14:47, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
@Zhuyifei1999: Well, I'd really like the bot to remove unnecessary tab characters while removing U+200E, but if that is impossible, then I guess we can move forward anyway. odder (talk) 17:04, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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I withdraw my nomination

See reasons above --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 10:03, 10 April 2014 (UTC)