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GLAM Toolset rights[edit]

I need GLAM Toolset rights. I am here since April 2017 and have many edits.--√Jæ√ 10:42, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Please describe what you intend to do with the toolset. --Krd 11:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • @Krd: I want to upload freely images from Flickr.--√Jæ√ 11:59, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
    The GWT is not like F2C, though it can upload images from Flickr, it is up to the operator to extract the right fields from Flickr and feed that back to GWT as a XML file. It would also be good practice to layout any very large planned upload (>10,000 images) as a project with a Commons project page. You have had access to GWT on Beta Commons since the end of January. Please run a test batch upload there first to gain confidence with how the tool is used. -- (talk) 12:08, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@: How I can get a XML of a flickr photoset ID?--√Jæ√ 12:17, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't know of any easy way. I would use the FlickrAPI with calls like this, to datamine the info, then export the records to an XML file formatted like mw:Help:Extension:GWToolset advises. There may be tools to pull data about a Flickr album or photoset straight into a spreadsheet but these are ways of doing it that I have no experience with.
The upload wizard can upload a Flickr album, but this needs the user to be an license reviewer or sysop. Even then, I think the blacklists and license constraints are automatically enforced (not sure, you would have to check).
If you have a particular project in mind, you could write it up as a COM:BATCH request then discuss and think about what you would need to learn if you want to do it yourself. -- (talk) 12:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@: By which way you upload your files? I will upload by that way.--√Jæ√ 13:10, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

It's not something available off-the-shelf without work, but there's nothing to stop you trying. As I explain at User:Fæ/Flickr API detail, the way I do it relies on being able to write in Python, have a Python installation and handle the install of modules that are peculiar to the way I do it. Example Pywikibot based programs you can customize for free are at, but to use these you must be competent with Python first and there is no step-by-step guide. If you know other programming languages, Python is fairly easy, but I expect any programmer would want to rewrite my code into something they understand better. Python is highly recommended as a learning language, if you want to try it as a hobby. -- (talk) 13:20, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@: By this tool I have got the file information but I don't know how to save it?--√Jæ√ 13:24, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

You are supposed to write some code around the call, then import the xml data and process it. The example calls on the Flickr help pages are just that, examples, not a solution to avoid writing a programme. In Python you can use a module like, which requires you set up a Flickr API key (see Flickr online help about their API). Again this is not stuff you can pull off-the-shelf and start using. There's a lot to learn if you have never used APIs as part of your programmes before. -- (talk) 13:36, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

@: By which way you upload this file?--√Jæ√ 13:58, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

By creating a customized variant of this code. Almost every upload project I run requires custom mapping of metadata and customization of how that metadata is either webscraped or pulled from a unique API for that archive. -- (talk) 15:38, 17 March 2018 (UTC)


Please see. --Túrelio (talk) 19:26, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Assign CommonsDelinker bot flag[edit]

I like that we now get echo notifications if we are mentioned in edit summaries. Problem is I keep getting these notifications after I delete a file which was on use on Commons, since CommonsDelinker links to my username. Bots are supposed to be except from this new notification feature, but CommonsDelinker doesn't have a bot flag locally on Commons. Could a 'cat assign the bot a flag please? --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 21:38, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

I know that Commons:Bots/Requests exists, but this isn't about allowing the bot to run or not, but merely assigning the user group for a well established bot, I thought this would be a more appropriate venue - especially since it isn't my bot to request a flag for. --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 21:40, 17 March 2018 (UTC)