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Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

Before making a bot request, please read the new version of the Commons:Bots page. Read Commons:Bots#Information on bots and make sure you have added the required details to the bot's page. A good example can be found here.

When complete, pages listed here should be archived to Commons:Bots/Archive.

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PlantaeBot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Guanaco (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: Uploading 17,835 public domain images of plants from here. The bot will categorize these images by species and also {{information}} including the author if available. It will also apply a specialized license template for this upload, explaining that they are stated to be free of copyright by the USDA.

Automatic or manually assisted: Supervised/assisted for testing, then unsupervised and automatic once I am confident everything is correct and there are no bugs.

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 12 uploads per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Yes, for upload_by_url

Programming language(s): Python/pywikibot

Guanaco (talk) 21:48, 14 July 2017 (UTC)


  • As far as I see not all images from the source site are PD. Which files are you planning to upload, and how do you detect which file is free? --Krd 06:45, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    Copyright status is a search parameter on the site, and each image has a corresponding attribution page stating the same. I plan on attempting to upload all 17,835 images that are marked non-copyrighted. Some are already uploaded, and in those cases it'll abort on the duplicate warning. Guanaco (talk) 16:17, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    As I'm building this, I now see that there are some images with conflicting information. They have copyright watermarks, yet the site says they are not copyrighted. For example this image. I'm going to email them for information and forward what I hear from them to OTRS. Guanaco (talk) 19:02, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    I received this response, so it should be clear to go ahead.
    "thank you for contacting us about this. The copyrighted yet uncopyrighted photo you referred to is taken by Patrick Alexander, and a few years ago he contacted us to request that copyright status be removed from his photos. We were able to make that change in the database, but changing the “© Patrick J. Alexander” in the actual images was not a task we could accomplish without a very large effort, so we decided to just answer people’s questions about this when they came to our attention. I believe his are the only photos we have with this issue. If you want to use his photos you probably will need to spend a lot of time removing the “©” from each of them so there’s no confusion."
    Guanaco (talk) 22:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Please make test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:03, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    Coding... Guanaco (talk) 16:17, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    What is the status of your coding? --Krd 13:38, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
    @Guanaco: ? --Krd 16:50, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

BartBotje (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Bj.schoenmakers (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: Uploading nature related images from, and (and other sites in the future in aid of the dutch nature wikiproject Dutch)

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic when manually initiated

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): One time runs at the discretion of the operator

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): avg. 10 per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Perl using: MediaWiki::Bot and MediaWiki::API

Bj.schoenmakers (talk) 21:10, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


This bot already has a botflag for the Dutch wikipedia. I want to be able to use it for uploading image batches and as a back-end for a tool i'm creating, allowing users of, and (sites for nature observations) to publish media to commons using the correct copyright/attribution etc.

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. For plantennamen we have a valid OTRS-ticket (ticket:2017031610007597). Bot owner knows what he is doing and the pics at the sites mentioned are great. Natuur12 (talk) 23:18, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Please make a few test edits. --Krd 06:33, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Ok, did a few test-uploads in Category:Images from
    Please enclose author name in language tag. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:18, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Please make dates complaint with {{ISOdate}} in the {{Information}} template to allow for multilingual dates. Example: |date=Tue Apr 25 01:16:25 2017 changed to |date=2017-04-25 01:16:25~riley (talk) 23:32, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question Why doesn't plantennamen have the author's name anywhere? It makes your template statement "This permission only extends to photos taken by Maarten van der Veer at this link." very hard to interpret, because I can't see who any of the photos are by. --99of9 (talk) 02:09, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
    • There is a slight problem with the ticket. Most likely outcome: we will have too delete the test uploads from plantennamen. I will leave some detailed notes at the ticket in some days too explain what went wrong. Natuur12 (talk) 19:58, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
      • I nuked the uploads from Plantennamen. It turns out that this person didn't take at least a significant amount of the photographs himself. This was only found out after an extensive check off the test uploads. Most uploads contained consistent EXIF but some didn't. Perhaps we can still hoste some off the files in the future but not this day and given the situation not any day soon. Natuur12 (talk) 13:55, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
        • Always ask at least one question :). Thanks for investigating Natuur12. --99of9 (talk) 00:00, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
  • I'd be happy to see test uploads from the other sites. --99of9 (talk) 02:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
    • I did some test uploads from, and :
Natrix natrix (Colubridae) (European Grass Snake), Biebrza NP, Poland.jpg
Alces alces (Cervidae) (Eurasian elk), Biebrza NP, Poland.jpg
Eysarcoris venustissimus (Pentatomidae) (Woundwort Shieldbug) - (imago), Elst (Gld), the Netherlands - 2.jpg
Eysarcoris venustissimus (Pentatomidae) (Woundwort Shieldbug) - (imago), Elst (Gld), the Netherlands.jpg
Harmonia axyridis f. succinea (Coccinellidae) - (imago), Elst (Gld), the Netherlands.jpg
Diurnea fagella (Chimabachidae) - (imago), Elst (Gld), the Netherlands.jpg
Lophophanes cristatus (Paridae) (European Crested Tit) - (adult), Oberengadin, Switzerland.jpg
Pseudoips prasinana (Nolidae) (Green Silver-lines) - (imago), Zemst, Belgium.jpg
Bombylius major (Bombyliidae) (Dark-edged Bee-fly) - (imago), Arnhem, the Netherlands.jpg
Ommatoiulus sabulosus (Julidae) (Striped Millipede), Molenhoek, the Netherlands.jpg

Bj.schoenmakers (talk) 11:12, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

  • The latest upload contains {{LicenseReview}}. Ca we assume that the bot checked the license before the upload, can we consider this reviewed? --Krd 15:24, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
    @Bj.schoenmakers: ? --Krd 05:25, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
    • The tool can only be used to upload files with license CC0, BY-SA and BY .. this is checked at upload-time and timestamped using a url-copy at (since users are allowed to change their copyright/license settings), Bj.schoenmakers (talk) 08:47, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
      So if this is already checked at upload time, do we need {{LicenseReview}} or can we consider this already reviewed by the bot during upload? --Krd 12:20, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
      @Bj.schoenmakers: ? --Krd 05:36, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
      Yes, the copyright/license is checked by the bot during upload, do you want me to remove the {{LicenseReview}} template ? (or is it autopatrolled or something ?) Bj.schoenmakers (talk) 14:52, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
      Yes, I'd say if it was already reviewed by the bot it does not require additional human review. It should be replaced by the template version which says review is complete. --Krd 17:20, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
    @Krd: this may be controversial (2014 discussion). I was not allowed to do this for my uploads even though I could prove that using the FlickrAPI meant I had automatically confirmed the license and there was no true value by having the standard Flickr bot do exactly the same thing again. I would support a definition of what is required for bots to skip license review, but this may need a community consensus beyond an individual bot discussion. -- (talk) 12:08, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Why does the account need a bot flag? -- (talk) 12:06, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
    How many upload are intended to be done by this bot? --Krd 13:42, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Could anybody please summarize what is the status of this request? Are there open questions or unresolved objections? --Krd 16:49, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Geograph Update Bot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Bjh21 (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: To replace low-resolution images from Geograph Britain and Ireland with higher-resolution ones. Many pictures from Geograph on Commons are only 640px across, but higher resolutions are often available. The bot will only upload a new image if the latest version on Commons is identical to the 640px version on Geograph.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic, supervised.

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Occasional manual runs. I expect scanning all the existing images to take several weeks.

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): In practice, limited by the rate of finding images to update. Theoretically up to 12 edits 1 edit per minute.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): Python (using pywikibot)

bjh21 (talk) 17:00, 19 August 2017 (UTC)


I think I'm in a position to do a test run, but I've got the slight problem that the bot account is too new to overwrite files, so it gets a fileexists-forbidden error. --bjh21 (talk) 18:02, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

The bot now has the necessary right, and is upgrading images from Category:Images by Dave Bevis as a test. --bjh21 (talk) 19:38, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Test run complete. I await your decision. --bjh21 (talk) 20:50, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Looks OK for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:03, 20 August 2017 (UTC)