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This is the requests and votes page, a centralized place where you can keep track of ongoing user requests, and where you can comment and leave your vote. Any user is welcome to comment on these requests, and any logged in user is welcome to vote.

When requesting rights that do not need the support of the community (e.g. filemover) please go to Commons:Requests for rights!

How and where to apply for additional user rights on Commons[edit]

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Requests for license reviewer rights[edit]

Requests for permission to run a bot[edit]

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BFG-bot (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: BFG (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: Automatically identify files which belong in (Category:Animated_GIF_files_exceeding_the_50_MP_limit), adding files to category if needed, and removing files that doesn't belong. These files are affected by the bug in [1]. May also create a second category with files greater than 50MP and affected by bug.

Automatic

Edit type: one time, with potential future maintenance runs, suggested monthly until problem solved.

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

Bot flag requested: Yes

Programming language(s): Planned pywikibot BFG (talk) 23:54, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  • What exactly is the bot flag needed for? --Krd 06:52, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    • It seems to me that if anything adding and removing files in a hidden maintenance category based on objective criteria, isn't something that should appear in normal logs. But I don't seem to find any guidance on what should or should not have the flag. BFG (talk) 12:19, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    You didn't mention before that you want to add or remove anything, but just identify files, this is why I'm asking. Please provide a more detailed description or your intentions. --Krd 12:31, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    Sorry, I thought identifying which files belonging in a category implied adding them to the category. Hope the updated description is more informative. BFG (talk) 12:43, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
    Please make a few test edits. --Krd 13:46, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

TheStoneBot 2 (talk · contribs)[edit]

Operator: Kaganer (talk · contribs)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: Please approve filemover rights. I'm file renamer (as user). Permission requested for more effectively use mass rename tool.

Automatic or manually assisted: manually

Edit type: one time

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 100-200

Bot flag requested: N (are exist)

Programming language(s): no

--Kaganer (talk) 16:03, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Please describe what you are intending to rename. If it is manually, why shall it be done by a bot account? --Krd 11:46, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
As example, to add prefix "StPetersburg-" to all photos from Category:2019 in Saint Petersburg (as first step of attribution). --Kaganer (talk) 13:08, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
I don‘t think this is in line with the rename policy. If you disagree please elaborate. --Krd 13:16, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
@Kaganer: ? --Krd 17:17, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
These filenames should be changed to be more descriptive. This is first step. I'm may be make this "by hand", with "mass rename" tool, from my main account. Running from bot accout will be these same action. --Kaganer (talk) 23:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Doing it by hand is still not in line with rename policy. Please elaborate. --Krd 09:26, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
@Krd: hm. This case, as I see it: (1) the uploader forgot to give the files acceptable names; (2) I recognized that some of the photos belong to St. Petersburg; (3) There are too many of these photos so that I can rename them individually. My actions? --Kaganer (talk) 22:31, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
PS: please ping me with reply. --Kaganer (talk) 22:33, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
I'd not consider moves like File:20190129-P1722665 42.jpg useful. Keeping the request open for additional opinions. --Krd 13:48, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

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