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Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

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Drudgebane Storkksbot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Storkk (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:

  • Batch upload. First task will be to upload approximately 2500 photos of apple cultivars from the UK National Fruit Collection, available under {{OGL2}}. Other fruit types (pears, cherries, gooseberries) will follow.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic (but manually checked for the first ~50)

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 5 per minute, but starting slower.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Python

Storkk (talk) 11:38, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Test run tonight, if there are no objections. Storkk (talk) 11:40, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

I've started the test. I've had to add {{LicenseReview}} to get around Special:AbuseFilter/156... but unfortunately the NFC website is down at the moment, so the license cannot be independently checked. Storkk (talk) 21:52, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
An error where descriptions were occasionally appended was fixed. Storkk (talk) 22:13, 8 December 2016 (UTC)
The preliminary run has now completed. Storkk (talk) 22:37, 8 December 2016 (UTC)